Monday, 30 October 2017

Christmas Treat Box

I made another treat box for the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #42 - Treat Holders. I found the idea here: I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

This was very easy to make and holds 4 of the Lindor or Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Using a piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 6 1/2", I scored at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6" along the 6 1/2" side and at 1/2", 2", 8", and 9 1/2" on the 10" side. I cut, trimmed and folded to get the following shape.

The middle hole was made by folding the cardstock in half and punching with the Decorative Label punch. You could use any punch you have, or even cut a shape by hand. It just allows the candies to show through. I used a corner rounder punch on the two side tabs and punched part of a circle out of the edges of the bottom piece. This allows for easier opening. I also tapered the sides of the flaps on the sides and at the bottom to make it easier to fold and close.

I decorated with patterned paper - 3 pieces cut 1 1/4" x 5 3/4" and 2 pieces cut 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". I didn't put any paper on the bottom edge. After the paper was attached, I re-punched the hole. It's easier to punch them separately so it isn't too thick. I used Scor-Tape to adhere the bottom tab to the back of the top edge and folded and closed in the side tabs. 

I stamped the sentiment, punched it out and matted it with a scalloped circle. I attached on one side and a bow on the other side. 

I used the following supplies:
Stampin’ Up!: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
                        Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink
                        Decorative Label punch
                        1 3/4” Scalloped Circle punch
ek tools 1” and 1 1/2” punches
Scor- Tape
Art-C stamp set
corner punch, ribbon from my stash

Friday, 27 October 2017

Halloween Treat Holders

I decided to make some Halloween treat holders for the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Treat Holders. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

These are a matchbook style so they were so quick to make. I started with a page in the Witch's Dust paper pad. It is quite thick, so it's almost like cardstock. It measured 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" and I cut it in half to get two pieces of 2 1/4" by 6 1/2". It is reversible so I made one of each.

With the 6 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 3/4", 3 1/2" and 4". I folded up the 3/4" and stapled near the middle of the edge to make the bottom of the 'matchbook'. I folded along the other two score lines to make the top and front.

I stamped the two images and fussy cut the one with the bat. The spider image was cut with the Creative Memories circle cutting system. I matted it with another circle cut from orange cardstock. I adhered these to the front with some foam squares.

I filled each one with a treat sized candy bar.

Supplies used:
Recollections Witch’s Dust Halloween paper pad
Hampton Art Happy Halloween stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Creative Memories Circle cutting system

yellow marker, foam squares, white and orange cardstock from my stash

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Turquoise for September

This week, for the StampTV MIUM challenge, we were given a colour to go with each month of the year. We had to use the colour associated with our birth month. We could also use black, white and ivory. I am also entering this in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Birthday Card, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Monochrome and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

My birthday is in September, so I had to use aqua or turquoise. I decided to use the Turquoise Sea ink, cardstock and envelope by Gina K. Designs. I started by sponging the ink through a stencil onto a piece of white cardstock. While that dried, I formed my card base into a gate fold card by scoring 2 1/8" from each side and folding them onto the front so they met in the middle. I cut the stenciled piece in two and adhered one piece to each side.

I foiled the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched square die. I attached this to a postage stamp die cut and added them to the left hand side of the card front with some foam squares. I stamped a little flourish on the envelope to finish it off.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Turquoise Sea ink, cardstock and envelope
                            Happy Birthday foiling element in the Made with Love StampTV kit
                            Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
Plaid FolkArt stencil - Swirl Background
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square set die
Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frame die
foil, foam squares, adhesive, white cardstock from my stash

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Red, Green and White

The challenge this week at StampTV Mix it up Monday is Red, Green and White. I decided to make a treat box and enter the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge - Treat Holders.

I found this design on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit. I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". With the 5 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 1 1/2" and 4". With the 8 1/2" side at the top, I scored at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5" and 6 3/4". I folded all of the score lines and then on the 5 1/2" side, I cut along the score lines between A and B and between B and C. I repeated this at the other end (between M, N and O). On the two 8 1/2" sides, I cut on the two middle score lines (both sides of G and I). 

To assemble the box, I folded up the two middle tabs on the long edge (G and I). Then I folded E up and brought D and F over G and I. I then folded A and C to the inside. I repeated the process, bringing K up, J and L over D and F and folding M and O to the inside. I added adhesive to the inside of J, L, M and O before folding. I hope I have described this well! If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

I added patterned paper to the outside faces, stamped and punched out the sentiment and added the holly stamp. Once I adhered this to the front with some foam squares, I added the holly berries with Liquid Pearls. I punched a hole in the top two sections before adding the ribbon. This will easily hold 2 of the chocolate balls shown.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sentimental Holiday stamp set
                            Cold Snap patterned paper pack
                            Grass Green ink
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Decorative Label punch
White cardstock, ribbon, foam squares from my stash

Monday, 16 October 2017

Release Party Challenge

Gina K. Designs had a new release last Thursday and I made this card for the Release Party Challenge. We were asked to have the sentiment as the focal point and were to frame it somehow - dies, punches or other borders. I am also entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Birthday card.

I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards so I thought I would make one for the challenge. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in copper. I used a set of circle dies to cut out the sentiment and three layers.

Using a white card base, I layered Dark Chocolate cardstock and the patterned paper. I adhered my circles together and added them to the center of the card front.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Blessings stamp set
                             Give Thanks patterned paper
                             Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate cardstock
VersaMark ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Set dies
copper embossing powder, white card base from my stash

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Creative Crop card

The challenge this week for the StampTV MIUM is Creative Crop. We had to stamp an image that went off the edge of the card.

I looked through my stamps and decided to use the bicycle image. I thought that it gave a feeling of motion as it came in from the side. 

I stamped and embossed the bicycle, cut it out with the coordinating die and coloured it with alcohol markers.  I cut a piece of patterned paper, adhered it to the front of a white card base and added a piece of ribbon along the bottom of the patterned paper. I stamped and embossed the sentiment before attaching the bicycle with some foam squares. I trimmed the back wheel along the edge of the card base and added some Wink Of Stella for some shine.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Made with Love patterned paper
                            Your Own Kind of Beautiful stamp set
VersaMark ink
Spectrum Noir: Alcohol Markers LG3, BT5, CT2, OR1, CR7, true black

                         Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Clear Wink of Stella pen
black embossing powder, ribbon, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Vellum Birthday card

I made this card for a few challenges: StampTV MIUM - Vellum; StampTV Kit Addicts - Birthday; World Card Making Day -; Happy World Card Making Day - Simon Says Stamp.

I decided to use a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's site - using the vellum over an image on the cardstock below.

I stamped the first flower in the middle and then used masking paper to cover it up before stamping the other two flowers. I added the leaves in the same way. I just received the new sets of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - Nature and Vintage and was eager to try them out. I coloured the images using the greens from the Nature set and the magentas from the Vintage set. I wanted fairly vibrant colours so they would show through the vellum layer. I used the heavy 120 lb. weight cardstock from Gina K. so I knew the markers wouldn't bleed through.

I lined up the vellum with the card base and stamped and embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. I stamped and embossed the sentiment, using black ink and clear embossing powder. I creased the top of the vellum and adhered it to the back of the cardstock. 

Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
         White heavy base weight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
VersaMark ink
Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: AG2, AG3, AG5, MG2, MG3, MG4
Forever in Time vellum
Scor Tape
White, clear embossing powder from my stash