Snow kid tent card

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Saturday, 05 November 2011

Christmas Tent Card to see an image of this tutorial go to blog entry on the 5th November


Tools: Circle cutter and glass mat, scallop oval punch, ornament punch, wide oval punch (extra lge oval), 1.3cm small circle punch

Stamps: Loads of Love

Inks: basic black BL, old olive OO, pacific point blue PPB, rose red ROS

Card: whisper white WW, real red RR, bashful blue BB, celebrations paper dsp

Extras: Dimensionals, stick on rhinestones, shimmer paint, sponges, daubers, glitter, 2 way glue pen, black marker pen or journal pen, real red marker pen



1. Cut an 8½” x 4¼” piece of WW card. Fold in half and adhere a 4” x 4” square of dsp onto the front. Cut a 3” circle out of the front centre of card. Keep the cut out piece of dsp to re use.

2. Cut a 4” x 4” square of WW card and using a scrunched up piece of plastic food wrap, dab blotches of shimmer paint on card. When dry, sponge over whole card with OO ink. Stamp two Christmas trees on one side of card. Adhere to the inside of your card along the top edge only!

3. Cut a ring by cutting a smaller circle, then a larger circle using the circle scissors cutting system. Adhere over top of the cut out circle on the centre of your card.

4. Make up the snow kid punch art as per picture using the ornament punch for the face and top part of hat. Use wide oval punch to create brim of hat. Draw in face and dauber rose colour on cheeks. Punch small circles for the hands (these are adhered on last).

5. Stamp Merry Christmas on BB card and punch out with a scallop oval punch. Use a 2 way glue pen and glitter to decorate the edge of the punched shape.

6. Cut a small section of the left over dsp to fit inside the bottom of the ring. Turn dsp over so that the opposite side shows through. Adhere in place. Then adhere snowkid on one side and greeting on the other (use dimensional to adhere greeting on).

7. Cut a 4” x 4¼” WW card to make the stand. Score at 1”, 2” and 3” to make 4 equal sections. Valley fold the middle score line and mountain fold the 2 outside score lines. Adhere one of the outside sections to the inside front of the card, taking care to line it up with the bottom of the card. The last section gets adhered to the inside back of the card and the sponged WW square card lifts over this attached piece and settles into the valley of the stand.


Perfume Counter Card

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Perfume Awning Card - To see image of this card, go to the post on 22nd October 2011

STAMPS Tags til Christmas, Contempo Christmas, Delightful Decorations, Baroque Motifs, French foliage

CARD/PAPER Basic Black (BB), Whisper White (WW), Bashful Blue (Bbl)

INK PADS Basic Black (BB), Elegant Eggplant (EE), Bashful Blue (Bbl)

PUNCHES Scallop Edge (old style punch*) Ornament, Decorative label, large oval, 5 petal flower, ½” circle, itty bitty circle, crop-o-dile

TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES Elegant lines and vintage wallpaper embossing folders, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dauber, dimensionals, rhinestones, silver thread, white gel pen, big shot, cutter and scorer, scissors, adhesive tape


  1. Cut an A4 BB card in half long ways so that you end up with two long skinny pieces of card. Use one of these as the base for your card and fold in half.
  2. For the top awning, take a piece of BB card measuring 4¼” x 2” and score at ½” and 1⅜”. Scallop the edge nearest the 1⅜” fold line. Tip: Line up the scallop edge perfectly with a full scallop pattern on your punch guide to ensure you have no half scallop left at the end. Fold into valley fold at the ½” fold and into mountain fold at the 1⅜” fold line.
  3. Punch out another scalloped edge from a piece of 4 ¼” x 1 ¼” WW card and attach it just underneath the BB scalloped edge so that a small piece of white shows through underneath. (The card I did, that is posted on this website used small pieces of the doily triple layer punch but it was very fiddly to do). Score from the groove of each scallop up to the ½” score line. Set aside.
  4. To make bottom of the shop, take a piece of BB card measuring 4¼” x 3⅛”. Score it at 2½”. Put through the big shot with the elegant lines embossing folder. Set aside.
  5. Take a piece of WW card measuring 4⅛” x 5” and adhere to the front of your main BB card base, lining it up with the top fold line. Adhere the embossed BB of card on next; this is lined up with the bottom of the card.
  6. Stamp the 25 Dec stamp in Bbl ink on white card and punch out with the decorative label punch. Stamp the word ‘cherish’ in BB ink on white card and punch out with the oval punch. Dauber edges in EE ink. Mat to centre of decorative label punched piece. Add two BB circles punched from crop-o-dile at either side if desired. Attach to bottom of card using dimensionals.
  7. Adhere BB top awning to top of card.
  8. Adhere perfume bottles to finish.

Instructions for Bottles:

Skinny Bottle – Stamp star ornament from delightful decorations in Bbl ink. Then using the rock and roll technique, ink edges of stamp in EE ink and stamp onto Bbl card. Punch out using oval punch, with the star pattern in the centre. Cut away unwanted Bbl card using the stamped image as a guide.  Use the small itty bitty circle punch to make a top for the bottle. Punch out of a left over piece of cardstock that has the EE ink on it. Once the bottle is adhered to the main card, put a rhinestone in the centre.

Round Bottle – Run a piece of Bbl card through the big shot with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. (Stamp small patterned stamps from delightful decorations stamp set first if desired). Punch out an ornament shape and cut the bottom pointed piece off. Punch a ½” circle for the bottle lid. Dauber the bottle and lid in EE ink. Tie a small piece of silver thread around the neck of the bottle. Stamp ‘Paris’ circle stamp from French foliage stamp set in BB ink on WW card. Punch out using ½” punch and attach to front of bottle.

Triangular Bottle - Stamp ornament from Contempo Christmas stamp set in EE ink onto WW card. Hand cut close to the stamped image. Cut angled sides using the dots on the image as a guide. On left side cut from just outside the top dot to just outside the second bottom dot. Do the same on the right hand side. Cut the bottom flat across. Use glue pen and glitter to add sparkle across the top of the bottle. Cut one petal from the 5 petal flower punched shape in EE card to make lid for bottle. Draw lines with a gel pen.





Punch art Tucan

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Thursday, 01 September 2011

How to make the Tucan
You will need 3 x word windows for the tail (Basic Black)
1 x Xtra large oval for the body (Basic Black)
1 x 1 1/4" circle for the head (Basic Black) - cut a small piece off one side
1 x scallop oval for the wing (Basic Black) - cut in half diagonally
1 x large oval for the chest (So Saffron) - I orginally used the smaller Stampin' up! oval punch for this but it has been retired now. Cut in half diagonally
2 x large oval for the beak. (Certainly Celery) - Re punch to get the curves needed to make the upper and lower beaks. The lower beak is the same as the upper but just turned over so the narrow edge is showing rather than the wider edge. On the upper beak, use the negative left over card from where the chest piece was punched out of as a mask to mask off a small oval piece where you can sponge on some real red colour. Use picture below as a guide.
Finally the eye is 1 x itty bitty circle punch with a large crop-o-dile hole punch for the centre.


Buckle card instructions

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Motorbike Big Buckle Card

Stamps: Motorbike stamp
Bring on the cake stamp set
Sandy Speckles wheel

Card: Peach Parfait (PP) 3¼” x 2⅜”
Always Artichoke (AA) 5½” x 7⅛” Score at 4¼”
Chocolate Chip (CC) 3 pieces:   5½” x 3¼”,     5½” x 1½” Score at 1½”,      3½” x 2⅝”
Very Vanilla (VV) 2 pieces: 5¼” x 4⅛”,         3” x 2⅛”

Inks: Always Artichoke (AA),
Chocolate Chip (CC)

Marker Pen: Chocolate Chip (CC)

Punches: Word window,
Corner rounder

Other: Mat Pack and paper piercing tool,
Square lattice embossing folder,
Big Shot


  1. Fold AA card along fold line with the help of your bone folder. Then emboss the front flap with the square lattice folder. Use the embossing folder facing up (so that you can see the Stampin’ Up! logo) and laying at right angles to you (ie in a landscape position) insert cardstock (with card in portrait position ) into embossing folder as far as the fold line only. Remember you are only embossing the smaller front section of the card.
  2. Punch a word window hole in the front of your card. I used the old style punch and placed the punch in as far as it would go from the bottom right hand side of the card front. The black outside edge of the punch should be about ⅛” up from the bottom of the card.
  3. Place the largest CC card inside of the front flap but don’t adhere yet. Trace the shape of the word window punch and punch out the traced shape from the CC card, then adhere in place.
  4. Take the long strip of CC card and corner round two ends furtherest away from the score line. Use the sandy speckles wheel to stamp dotty image on card and use the mat pack to make faux stitching lines around all the edges of the strip. (You will not need to go past the fold line as that part will be hidden. You may need to freehand pierce the holes at the corners to give the stitching a nice rounded look at the corners.)  Use the small eyelet placement section on your mat pack as a guide to draw in guide marks for 3 holes. Punch out holes using the smaller circle punch on your crop-o-dile.
  5. Stamp your desired sentiment on the biggest piece of VV card using artichoke ink, taking care with placement so that the words will not show through on the closed card. Adhere the CC buckle to the back of your VV card, making sure buckle is in the right place to go into the punched word window and then adhere both pieces to the AA base card.
  6. Stamp motorbike image with AA ink on the smaller piece of VV card. Use the paper piercing tool to make two small holes close together in the VV card and poke a safety pin trinket through, then mat onto PP card and finally mat onto CC card. Adhere to the top of your card, centring it so that a small portion hangs over the front flap.
  7. Stamp “Wish Big” on your envelope.



Treat Holder

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Saturday, 09 July 2011

Chocolate Treat Holder
To see an image of this tutorial go to blog entry on the 9th of July 2011.

STAMPS Eat Chocolate, Occassional Quotes, Baroque Motifs
CARD/PAPER Whisper White (WW), Early Espresso (EE), Real Red (RR)
INK PADS Versamark, Early Espresso PUNCHES Decorative Label, Word Window
TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Adhesive, Pencil, Rubber, Trimmer and Scorer.

1. Cut EE card to 12cm x 21.5cm. With card in landscape position score at 7cm, 8cm, 15cm and 16cm.  Turn card 90º to portrait position and score down 1cm at each side. Cut away side pieces as shown on the diagram. (Leave side pieces from the 3rd and 4th horizontal score lines and below. The 1cm side pieces above these score lines are all removed.) The remaining side pieces will become tabs to fold into your treat holder. At the 4th horizontal score line cut along the score 1cm just until you hit the intersecting vertical side score line.
2. Measure 2cm up from the bottom right of the treat holder. Draw a line in pencil from this mark to the 1cm side score line at the bottom left of the treat holder and cut that portion away. Stamp random patterns using a stamp from the baroque motif stamp set over the outside of the treat holder.
3. Now fold along all score lines. Use strong adhesive or sticky tape on the tabs and adhere in place. Place a Kit Kat chocolate inside.
4. On WW card measuring 8cm x 5cm, stamp ‘to do list’ from the ‘eat chocolate’ stamp set and adhere to inside top flap of treat holder. On another small piece of WW card, stamp ‘birthday wishes’ and punch out using the word window punch. Adhere to inside of treat holder. 5. Make a belly band to keep the treat holder closed.  Take a 3.5cm strip of WW card and layer EE card and real red ribbon on top. Fold it around the closed treat holder, with the ends meeting in the middle at the front.
6. Stamp ‘I would give up chocolate...’ on WW card using versamark, then early espresso ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat to set. Punch out shape with corresponding punch. Use the 2-way glue pen and glitter to add sparkle if desired. Punch out 2 more shapes in RR card and cut in half so that they create a border behind the white punched shape. Use dimensionals to attach to belly band. Place so that it hides the join at the front of the belly band.
7. Slide the band in place and your treat is complete.

Key to diagram Bold lines are cutting lines. Dashed lines are scoring lines.


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