Coming Home to You

I love trying out new techniques and whilst I have done sponging before, I’ve never paired it up with masking at the same time. So I thought I would give it a shot! The moon on this card was masked prior to sponging the gorgeous shades of blue background, to give the effect of a night sky and I absolutely love the results!

I teamed my background up with the Coming Home stamp set, using blends to colour in the images (of course!) and then layered them up on the front to create a cute little scene. I am such a fan of these little houses and trees.

When I had finished the scene, I picked a message from the Peace & Joy stamp set and finish the night sky with the little stars from the All the Trimmings embellishments. Which I think finishes the card front off perfectly! What do you think?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Gleaming Selection Box

I think I am well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit now – the second lockdown that the UK currently faces has almost pushed me into getting organised and so my projects have turned to Christmas treats for my team at work. Every year, they get a box (or bag) of handmade gifts from me as a Christmas present usually including something tasty and something they can put to use in their role.

This gorgeous box is a selection box and houses four different mini chocolate bars (multipack size). Rather than building segments into the base, I have created four separate mini boxes and then housed them with a single lid. The Brightly Gleaming paper has to be one of my ultimate favourites and I will be sad to stop using this paper when the Mini Catalogue comes to an end. However, whilst its still here, I will continue to use it as much as I can (and quite possibly buy more!)

What chocolates would you house in a box like this? Let me know…

Best wishes,
Suzanne

This video was recorded during my TFI Crafty Friday Live – Please feel free to skip sections where I am chatting to those watching live.

Measurements:

  • 4 pieces Whisper White = 31/8 x 55/8 inches
  • Night of Navy = 71/2 x 53/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper = 51/2 x 33/4 inches
  • Tag = 2 x 3 inches

Scoring:

  • 7/8 inch on all four sides on all five pieces.

Supplies:

Gleaming Cube

Making large boxes isn’t done often, mainly because I like to save Designer Series Paper (DSP) and not use an entire sheet in one go. But that’s silly – that’s what it’s for and should be used for others to be amazed by. So I’ve done it, this project uses a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of Specialty Designer Series Paper and a full 12″ x 12″ foil sheet. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I wish I had done it a lot sooner.

The Brightly Gleaming paper is a returning fave from last year’s Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue and you can see why – it’s absolutely beautiful. There isn’t much you need to do to a project when you have paper like this! So I decided to make the most of the stunning paper and not do too much to cover it up.

The foil base sits with the paper lid and a wrap of Night of Navy ribbon – the only extra piece is a small label, ready for the recipients name to be added. I love it, almost too much – who is going to receive this from me? It’s a great size to fit lots of treats, jewellery, scarves, ornaments, a bundle of smellies… all sorts!

Have you got your hands on this paper? If not, why not?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 12 x 12 inches
  • Copper Foil = 12 x 12 inches
  • Copper Foil scrap.
  • Very Vanilla scrap.
  • Night of Navy scrap.

Scoring:

  • Designer Series Paper = 4 inches on all four sides (see video for tip)
  • Copper Foil = 4 inches on all four sides

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Hexagonal Thanks

I enjoy making unusual shape boxes – anything that isn’t square or rectangular. I also love making big boxes that can house lots of treats and goodies. This box was meant to be a flat bottomed, tall box with a hexagonal top to it. However, when making the net of my sample, I got the idea to turn both ends into the same.

On my second version, I switched things up a little by using ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas version. The paper is absolutely gorgeous and so many designs to choose from – I went for a Cherry Cobber candy cane pattern.

My most favourite part is the gold cord that I used to tie up the two ends of the box. I’ve always loved cord to tie boxes and bags together, it is so forgiving when tying bows and is easy to untie to gain access to the contents.

Which colour do you prefer – the Night of Navy or Cherry Cobbler?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 73/4 x 11 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (6 pieces) = 11/2 x 4 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side (11) = 13/4, 31/2, 51/4, 7, 83/4, 101/2 inches
  • Short side (73/4) = 13/4 inches on both sides

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Happy Boho News

Stampin’ Up! make simple cards so easy – the products in the Annual Catalogue are beautiful and co-ordinate with one another perfectly. To make life even easier, they bring together Product Medleys – one of which is used in this project. The Boho Indigo product medley is gorgeous, full of floral patterns, shades of blue and finished with gold accents.

This card uses three simple items from that medley – a piece of Designer Series Paper, a gold edged die cut for a sentiment and two gold pop out die cuts for decoration. All I added was the card base and stamp a sentiment – which is ideal for those last minute cards that are needed or for someone who is new to crafting and isn’t sure where to start.

But I think you would agree – Boho Indigo makes great projects every time?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Twinkling Congratulations

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Ahhh, how peaceful and serene is this card? A change away from the Festive theme that I’ve had going on the past few weeks and can suit any occasion – with the gorgeous starry sky and the subtles colours to accompany it.

To add layers to this card, I used a circle of vellum – which also adds a backdrop to the sentiment and provides the perfect area for some glimmer stars. Completed with a quick ‘congratulations’ sentiment, which can be changed out to suit.

I absolutely love this card and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) used, I really didn’t want to cut into it, but it makes such a lovely background and serves this card justice.

How are you finding the Twinkle Twinkle suite? Let me see what you’ve made..

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Frosted Floral Box

O M G! The new Autumn / Winter 2018 Catalogue has some of the most gorgeous suites and this one has to be my own personal highlight. When looking at the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the catalogue or online, you do not see the sheer beauty of this paper series. If there’s any paper series that you love so much that you don’t want to cut into it, then it’s this one. The picture below shows you the sheer beauty of the paper with its pearlescent shine.

Gorgeous, isn’t it? Because of its sheer beauty, I wanted to showcase the paper so that it took centre stage, rather than cutting it into small pieces and using as card fronts. This box is a good size measuring 4″ x 7″ and a lovely 2″ deep. The decoration is simplistic, ensuring the focus remains on the paper. Some of the new cord has been added, which in my opinion is better than any of the cords Stampin’ Up! have previously had.

The sentiment may as well be speaking about the paper, but of course, can be about the intended recipient! Absolutely gorgeous!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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