Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Mini green house

Mini green house 

This fab little green house holds little trinkets and anything you need to hide 
Hope you all enjoy this tutorial 
Card stock 
 : 12 x 12 
Scored on all 4 sides at 1 and 3 inches 
Cut as shown to make a reinforced box bottom.

Card stock 
: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 
Scored on all 4 sides at 1 1/2 devide the middle section in to 4 and then die cut 2" round circles one out of each section to give you 4 holes in the top as shown
 then cut the corners as show to form a box then will slot inside the bottom with the 4 holes pointing up. As shown.

Card stock 
1/4 x 11 1/2 ( 3 needed ) 
1/4 x 5 7/8 ( 2 needed ) 

: 5 7/8 x 11 1/2 
Apply 2 of the 1/4 x 11 1/2 to either side of the acitate and the last one in the middle of the 2 as shown

Then add the 1/4 x 5 7/8 to the middle going the other way with the last one fold to make a handle to go on to the top

Glue the short part of the acitate on both sides and slot between the 2 box sides to form a curved top let set and then to the 2" holes add mini plant pots with the 2" circles that was die cut out add a 2" styrofoam dome to each one

decorate each one with flowers and leaves then with the left over flowers and leaves decorate the top and add a tag with a sentiment on and butterfly.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

cute little boxes

cute little boxes

# 4 the happy crafters design tea the final week for me for the design team and I have loved using the bird banter stamp set and making my own DSP so this week I have 2 little cute boxes just to put little trinkets in hope you like them.

each one has a belly band using the bird banter stamp set the first one I used the bag punch board to create the box and the second one I used the envelope punch board.

I will be uploading a new project every Tuesday morning so hope you all keep following me and liking my projects

Friday, 20 April 2018

orchid flower box tutorial

 This is my first tutorial all measurements and tutorial have been designed by myself hope you like it

 Orchid flower box and flower tutorial.

this box uses up quite a lot of card stock so be prepared
for the background 6" x 11 3/4"  (inside back and the box back ) 2 needed 1for the  front 1 for the  back  
6" x 11 3/4" ( you will need 2 of these ) sides
6" x 6" ( you will need 2 of these ) top and bottom
2" x 2" folded in half ( 4 needed for tabs )

with the 6" on the top you will need to score at 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 on all 4 pieces
only on the 6 x 6 you will need to turn the card so that the 3/4 is at the top and score to the second line at 3/4 and 5 1/2
using this line cut away and the cut at an angle out wards on each one to create the shape above
you then need to attach the double sided tape to each section as below on both sides
you will then need to make your tabs for the sides these are 2" x 2" folded in half and double sided tape applied to the back of each one
attach these to the 6" x 6" as shown
so you now have some tabs coming off the wider sections
attach all sections to an 6" x  11 3/4 " this is the background as shown
fold in all the sides to form a box using the tabs on the side 

 then bring each section in and under to create a shadow box as shown
this is the front of your box done now for the back using the other 6"x 11 3/4" backing turn over and apply to the back coving up all the joining section from the sides
if you wanted you could cut a smaller bit of card in white and add a sentiment or message and send it to a friend

orchid flower

for the pot I used the popcorn die box and cut down each score line to 3/4" and folded over the sections cutting away the extra tabs used to glue the box together then assembled the box as normal then fill the bottom with florist oasis and glue in to place fill the top with moss and also glue in to place
to make the wire I measured the length I needed moulding it to the shape I also required in the box leaving a little extra for the stem to go in to the pot , I then cut smaller sections of wire and covered them in florist green tape and attached each on to where I would want a flower head ,
using the orchid stamp set and die I cut out 3 large and 6 small orchids and shaped them to be a 3d effect when each one was assembled then I hot glued them to the florist wire and left to cool down
I used some green card stock and cut lengths from 3" to 4" and then used the envelope punch board to curve the corners I then coloured then using the range of green inks and when over the top with some glitter pens to bring each colour out more attaching them to soma florist wire

add your orchid stem to the pot and hot glue in place adding the leaves and bending the wire round add glue to the bottom of the popcorn box and add to the bottom of the box frame bending and shaping the orchid and leaves to fit.
and you have your finished project hope you enjoyed it

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

# 3 happy crafters team

mini photo book

# 3 The happy crafters design team.

this week I have been looking through and found a fantastic little photo book that Ann Melvin ( positively papercraft ) made and just had to copy for myself , this is one of the easiest photo books I have made and anything easy is good with me .

all the project details can be found underneath
this is a fantastic little album.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

little bag

Small bag

#2 The happy crafters design team.

I found this bag ages ago and fell in love with it and needed to make it as soon as I could using my own designers papers with the bird banter stamps and my new favourite coloured card I set about making it and loved it even more the best thing is that the day after I had made it Intatwyne design (the original designer of the bag) re did it and made an even bigger one.

I think this came out better than I thought it would.
All the links to the project are underneath for both the small and the larger bag

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

#1 happy crafters design team Invitation


using the bird banter stamp set

#1 the happy crafters design team

when I received the bird banter stamp set I didn't have a clue what to make then brainwave (light bulb moment ) let have a trip out the butterfly house and invite some of my daughters friends so I set about making a little set up for each of them first they needed to be invited so this is my first make for the trip hope you all like it

It is a peace of a4 card stock folded in half both ways and then the two bottom rectangle are cut from the outside inwards to create a point then thin double sided tape in the middle and folded up to make two pockets one side for the guide the other for the invite (not yet typed up)
I stamped my own dsp and loved doing it then cut each section to give a nice boarder corner punched the note paper and attached a su paper clip .

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

mini succulent garden

Mini succulent garden for a friend .

using brown card stock stamp using a dark brown ink with the wood grain stamp.
 Die cut using the basket die x 2 add florist foam cut the right size to fill the bottom of the basket
then measure the diameter of the top and cut  more brown card stock to fit punch a hole in the middle for the plaque to sit in .
die cut the succulent dies x 2 for each one in different colour greens shape them and glue using tombow to layer up ,
with a wink of stella add little shading to the leaves and attach to the brow card stock using dimensionals
For the sign using a coffee stirrer  some coloured card and white card stamped with a sentiment attach each layer to either side of the stirrer and slot in to the hole that was punched.
for the terracotta pot layer up the same as the basket to use up any extras you may have .