Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gift Box/ Lantern

Here is another item I made with the Marianne Creatable Rectangle Passe-partout Craftables Die  I really enjoyed putting this together and have made a tutorial for it which you will find below, if you have a go at it I would love to see it.
The base of mine is removable if I decide I want to use it to pop a gift into.

Here is the list of the products I used.

Memory Box Flutter Vine
Martha Stewart Frond Leaf punch
Distress Ink antique linen stamp pad for all the edges and the birds.
Tombow marker no 757 for the colour on the rolled roses.


and here is how I made it.

To make my Gift Box/Lantern you will need two A4 sheets of fairly sturdy card stock
Cut four pieces at 5¾ inches x 4 inches out of one of the sheets.

Using a ruler, draw straight lines from corner to corner on all four corners.
This helps you place your die centrally on the piece of card.

I used the Marianne Craftable Rectangle Passe-partout Die CR1242 but you could use any die or even cut your own aperture by hand. Keep two of the center cut out pieces if you want to make the tag for the box lid like mine.
Once you've cut them all out you can erase the pencil marks.

Next take two of the pieces and score the two long sides at 1/8th of an inch and only one of the short sides at 2/8th of an inch, on the other two pieces just score the short side.


From the other two pieces cut off 1/8th of an inch along the tow long sides.

Now fold all of your scored lines.

Cut fours pieces of acetate 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches or whatever size you window is, and using double sided tape adhere them to your windows.

Next place some narrow tape on the long sides of the two pieces with the folded sides, and adhere one of the pieces from which we cut the 1/8th of an inch strip from the sides.

Join all four sides together in this way.
and then cut off the corners of two of the bottom/base folded pieces.

From the other sheet of card stock cut a piece 3 ¾  inch square and adhere it to the bottom of your box.

For the box lid cut a piece 5 inches square and score all four sides at a ½ an inch and fold.
Cut out the little pieces for the tabs as shown and glue.

For the tag on the lid score two of the long sides of the cut out pieces you saved at 2/8th of an inch and fold inwards place a few dabs of glue on the pointed bits and glue together, when its dry add some thin tape or glue if preferred on the folds and glue to the top of your box lid.


And there is your finished box to decorate as desired.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Have a Hoot

Hello Bloggers

I thought I'd go back to one of my very first card techniques for this card.......3D or some call it paper Tolle I think.

I printed the Grumpy Owl image by (Laurie Furnell) out three times and cut different parts of it to make three layers, the striped background is from the same Clip Art pack.
A yellow Spellbinders circle for a moon, the layer behind that is the Bird Call Cuttlebug embossing folder,
I really enjoyed putting this card together and it goes to my Grumpy (apparently) brother in law.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

She's got Style

Hello Readers

I have made another card using the gorgeous Vintage Parasol from Marianne Creatable's.

         I started with the Couture Creations 5" x 7"  embossing folder Cabaret then ran over it with some black ink.
Then I cut the Marianne Craftable Rectangle Passe-partout in black and layered it over the silhouette of the lovely stylish young lady I also cut the Vintage Parasol from black and covered the back with some white card and added the little red heart over the embossed heart on the parasols handle.
The roses I made with the Royal Rose by Die-namics and the leaves are Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf strip

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Thank You

 The nursing staff at the hospital where John had his surgery were absolutely wonderful.
He asked if I could make a card to send to them to say thank you.

This is what I have made.
I used a lot of the things I already had spread around my desk from the gold dahlia fold dress

The flower bowl on a pedestal is the top part of the Marianne Creatable Vintage parasol turned upside down the pedestal is the Marianne Creatable Lamp Post and Sign Die.
The flowers I made with the Marianne Creatable Branch and Flowers 1 Die
The leaves are the Marianne Creatable 3 leaves Die
The Little Bee is another Marianne Creatable and finally the embossing folder is Couture Creations Cabaret

Thank you for taking the time to visit and leaving a comment I love to read them and know you've been.