Simply Sketched – Saturday Challenge Blog Hop! Round 3

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who fancied a new challenge to share with you all.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

I’m back! 😀 I had to miss the last hop because I was c-r-a-z-y busy, and didn’t catch a minute, but I’m SO GLAD to be back this week 🙂 How cool were the last projects?! AWESOME.  I’ve got my work cut out for me here… So without further ado, this weeks sketch was designed by the fantastic Angelina from Intatwyne Designs, so here goes;

Sketch 3

Here is my take on the sketch…

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This cute little box holds 2 Yankee Votive candles, and I love it.  These are the start of some Christmas gifts I’ll be handing out this year, and I can’t wait!  Here’s the how to…

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I’ve used the Neutrals DSP Stack for this, and you can get the whole box from one sheet. You need a piece measuring 7 x 12 inches, and a second piece measuring 2 x 12 inches.

To make the box base, using the larger piece score along the short (7 inch)side at 1 3/4 (this is the base!), 4 & 4 7/8 inches

Rotate 90 degrees

Score along the long (12 inch) side at 1 3/4, 5 3/4, 7 1/2 and 11 1/2 inches.

Score the long 2 x 12 inch strip on the long side at the same intervals.  Adhere this centrally in the 2 1/4 inch panel (the one above the base) on the larger sheet.

Burnish all fold lines.

Cut up the score lines to the 1 3/4 inch score line to make the base of the box, and remove the thin narrow (1/2 inch) bit at the end.

Put Snail Adhesive along the 1/2 inch strip and fold to make the box. (This glue line will be in the back corner)

Gently fold the top of the box down to the score line and pinch together so the front and back meet, the 7/8 inch sections should meet in the middle. Punch a handle into the top using the Medium Oval punch.

Folding the box in half, line up the punch in the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to make the ribbon slots.  – TIP – Line up the edge of the layer of DSP to the outside of the guide on the punch.  Repeat on all 4 folds.  

Fold and glue the bottom panels with Snail to make the base, put the candles in, and close the top.  Feed the White Glitter Ribbon through the ribbon slots, and tie a bow.

To finish stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from Petite Pairs in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White, and punch out with the Large Oval Punch. Sponge edges with Smoky Slate for contrast.
Layer onto a Scalloped Oval punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using Mini Glue Dots, adhere to the front  of the box using Mini Glue Dots.

And that is how it’s done! I REALLY hope that makes sense to you, I tried to make it as simple as I could.

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The second box is made using Whisper White with a panel of Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  I used Fast Fuse to put this one together, as it doesn’t show through the vellum, and holds cardstock better than Snail.

Right, that’s me DONE! Now you can carry on hopping along to Suzanne at Hullahbaloo, or back to Ania and her Stampin’ Cave 🙂 Have fun, and I’ll see you soon,

Debbie x0x0

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SHOPPING LIST:
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Whisper White Cardstock
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Petite Pairs Stampset; Clear Mount / Wood Mount
Clear Block C
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Large Oval Punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
Gold & White 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon

Christmas Washi Notecards

Christmas Washi Notecard

I love giving out handmade cards, and at Christmas, we give out a LOT of cards… so the simpler the better! This year I took inspiration from a project I saw on Brandys Cards last year.

Armed with a pack of Notecards & Envelopes, and a few simple supplies I managed to whip up a set of these cards in no time at all…

It looks a lot… It’s not 😉

This is a great little assembly line project… here’s how I did mine;

Lay strips of Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape onto the front of the Notecards
Stamp Designs from Festival of Trees Stampset in Versamark onto Whisper White Cardstock, and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder.
Do the same for the sentiment (I used the ‘A Merry Little Wish…’ from the same set)
Punch out the embossed images using the co-ordinating Tree Punch and Washi Label Punch

Adhere the punched shapes to the card fronts using Dimensionals
(TIP: Use the strips from the edge of the dimensionals for the sentiments)

JOB DONE!

Christmas Washi Notelet

If you want to go one step further you could stamp the inside of the cards, with the other half of the sentiment, but I left mine blank so we have plenty of room to write a little message in each card 🙂

I made 10 of these in just a few minutes, and I know I’ll be making more… I also have a few other coordinating projects lined up, so keep your eye out!

Debs xoxo

Joyful Christmas Cards

I can’t believe we’re already in December! And WOW what a busy month I have ahead of me, as I’m sure we all do 🙂

I’ve been back in my crafting ‘spot’; sat on the living room floor in front of the fire! Nothing like getting toasty (even if a little uncomfortable!) and I came up with these little beauties…

Real Red, Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso

I love colour, so I had to do a few different colour ways… decided to stick to 3 for this little project based on the amount of other stuff I was doing too 🙂

Surprisingly easy to put together… the fiddliest part was lining up the wreaths on the Big Shot, quickly got the hang of it though thanks to the little tabs.

Colours: Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango

If you want to make your own, here are the layers I used for mine 🙂

I cut A4 Whisper White cardstock in half, and folded in half again to creat the card blank.

Cut Silver Glimmer Paper to 3/4 x 41/2 inch strips, and cut those to points for the first layer, adhered with Mini Glue Dots

Coloured cardstock was 4 x 2 inches, cut to a ‘flag’ shape, and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer stampset and Framelits Bundle was then used to create the lovely little wreaths on Whisper White cardstock, and cut using my Big Shot.  The wreaths were adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.

The sentiment I borrowed from the Holiday Home Stampset, and layered on top using Mini Glue Dots.

Then ‘Joy’ was cut from Silver Foil Paper from the Wondrous Wreath framelit set, and adhered with some mini Glue Dots.

The colour combinations I used are;

Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso

Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango

Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry

Colours: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry

I hope you like!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Sheets

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath (Bundle), Holiday Home

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Snips

Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals too, updated every Wednesday!

See you soon!

Debbie xoxo