Monday, 30 October 2017

Cocoa Matchbooks

Hi all

Its been a very difficult summer craft-wise. My crafting space is still under construction. My wonderful hubby is doing his best to get the room completed after work, thank goodness the painting has been finished now the dark nights are in. He's currently working on the electrics side so I am more than happy for him to take his time and be SAFE!

In the meantime, I've been very busy making my swaps for Onstage which happens in just under 2 weeks time. It's my first time and I'm very excited to be going!

Stampin Up! hold these events twice a year (April & November) to introduce new products and give demonstrators a chance to get together. They encourage people to make swaps to share, but there's no rule to say you have to. I've made 30 so looking forward to meeting lots of new people to swap with.

My swaps are Cocoa Match-books. I wanted to make use of the cocoa sachets I squirrelled away while on holiday in the summer. 

You can get two match-books from a sheet of card stock. 

You'll need a piece of card - cut to 4" x 11"
Score this at 4 3/4" x 10"

A piece of DSP (Designer Series Paper) measuring 4" x 3 3/4"

  • Fold score lines and sharpen creases.
  • Decorate top flap and stick on DSP (toward bottom of cover).
  • Punch holes in top with choc sachet inside - take care not to punch holes into sachet, but rather into the sealed top part.
  • Make up tag to put inside match-book.
  • Guide ribbon through the holes ensuring tag is attached. Tie in a bow and trim any frayed edges
  • Add any embellishments you like 
"A little cup of cocoa
I'm sending round your way
And hoping you'll enjoy it
On a cold and wintry day"

Cherry Cobbler 144646
Garden Green 108605
Whisper White card 106549 
Very Vanilla 106550
Be Merry DSP 144111
Christmas Around the World DSP 144629
Cherry Cobbler Ink 126966
Garden Green 126973
Basic Black Ink 140931
Sahara Sand 126976
Soft Suede Ink 126978
Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set143049
Hug in a Mug photopolymer stamp set
Double Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler 144117

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324
Pretty Label Punch 143715
Tombow glue 110755

Nearly completed, just two more to finish off once I get some more ribbon!

Love, Peace & Happiness
Karen x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Twist & Pop Card

After a hard days work, its lovely to sit and share a few crafty moments. This evening its my dads birthday card. Its not until next week, so just as well he doesn't 'follow' me!

Here goes ....

My dad likes to make cards too, and at 83 he does a pretty  good job of them! I know when he receives this, he's going to want to know how it was put together, so maybe I'll introduce him to Crafty LittleMissK!

Cut an A4 sheet of card in half lengthways, then score at 5 7/8"
Take a 2nd piece of card measuring 10" x 3 1/2" and score at 2 1/2", 5" and 7 1/2". Fold with the middle score line as a 'mountain' fold
Take a 3rd piece of card measuring 8" x 3 1/2" and score at 1 3/4" on short edge. Place marks at 2 1/4" and 5 3/4" on both long edges. Score diagonally to form a cross as shown below
Fold to form an 'arrow' shape as in photo below. Use strong adhesive tape on front and back of 'arrow'
Lay the arrow centrally on your open card (I used a ruler to check), remove the adhesive, fold card over and press well. Turn the card over and repeat. You should end up with ....
Place the 2nd piece of card (W shape) on top of the mechanism, ensuring the mountain fold is in the middle. Keep the outer flaps closed at this stage.
Add strong adhesive tape to the lower outer area only - see photo, then open flap and press down to adhere. Repeat on the other side, but add the adhesive to the upper area only
Your card should now look like this ...

Using contrasting coloured card, cut 4 panels measuring 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" 
Decorate and add to card as shown

Cut 2 panels measuring 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"
Decorate and then add to areas above and below the central mechanism
Finally decorate the front of the card. I matted 2 layers as follows
3 7/8" x 5 1/2"
3 5/8" x 5 1/4"

That's about it! Just time for a quick video clip of the card in action

All my supplies are from Stampin Up! Some are sadly now retired, like the Starburst Stamps and matching Starburst Edgelets. All card stock and ink colours are current

Love, Peace & Happiness

Karen x