Business Card Holder

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Wow! This is a quick post!

Earlier today I went to a networking event run by a friend of mine.  Before I went I shared these quick phone snaps of some business card holders that I’d made to take with me over on my Facebook page, and in a couple of groups that I’m in. And I honestly wasn’t expecting such a FANTASTIC response from everyone who saw them!  I’m still a little overwhelmed a few hours later… SO… Here’s the post I promised of how to make them 🙂

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You will need:

Cardstock measuring 3 3/4 x 7 inches – I used Old Olive, and Calypso Coral.
Pretty Petals DSP – Front panel measures 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches… or whichever gorgeous Designer Series Paper you fancy 😉
2 DSP Side Panels measuring 1 x 2 inches
Very Vanilla cardstock trimmed to 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches for the sentiment.

To make the card holder;

Score your cardstock on the long side at 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 4 3/4 & 5 1/4 inches.
Attach the DSP panel to the top front flap in the centre using Snail Adhesive.
Stamp the Very Vanilla strip with “HELLO” from the Crazy About You stampset in co-ordinating colours.  Attach to the bottom centre of the bottom flap (Snail again).

Score the 2×1 inch side panels on the long side at 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4 & 1 1/2 inches.  Concertina fold, and attach to the inside/bottom of the holder using Snail.

For the closure I used the 2nd Smallest Buttons from the Neutral Designer Buttons pack in Very Vanilla, adhered with Mini Glue Dots to the back.

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This is also my first attempt at playing with my new photo backgrounds, and I really like them! 😀

Let me know what you think, speak to you soon!
Debbie
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

New Beginnings… Happy New Home!

Recently I moved house, and I wanted to give friends my new address… But I wanted something a little bit more special than a text message. I wanted to get creative; so I chose to make these little note cards…

Luckily for me, the new Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue launched just in time, and contained a lovely little stamp set called Holiday Home, with coordinating framelits, available as a bundle here with a saving of 15%!

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This may well be a holiday set, but, as with all things Stampin’ Up! it’s versatile, and I think it’s just perfect for this!

If you would like to make your own cards, here is how I made mine…

1 – Stamp taller houses in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White cardstock.  2 houses per card.

2 – Stamp small house in chosen ink colours (I used the brights collection). 1 house per card.

3 -Using your Big Shot cut all houses out with co-ordinating Framelits die. I roughly trimmed my sheet down, and held the die in place using washi tape. (The Magnetic Platform is on my wish list!)

4 – Adhere 2 taller houses towards the bottom of card base using Mini Glue Dots.

5 – Place a smaller house over the two taller ones,  adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add height.

6 – Stamp “Happy New Home” sentiment at the top of the card in matching ink colour, with contrasting Candy Dots on either side.

That is your card done!

However, I wanted to add a little something to the envelopes too! So…

1 – Stamp smaller house stamp at an angle on the lower corner of envelope in coloured ink (I used the same as I had on the card).

2 – Mask off the coloured stamp using a spare cut out (I cut another house from scrap cardstock, and held it over the edge with a piece of washi tape)

3 – Using the taller house stamp, and Smoky Slate ink, stamp over the masked house, to create the impression of a layered effect similar to the cards.

All done! Now I have a coordinating set of New Home cards and envelopes 🙂

Products used

Stamp Set: Holiday Home (Bundle)

Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, Whisper White

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad, Brights Classic Stampin’ Pads

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Equipment: Big Shot Die Cut Machine

If you have any questions or queries, please feel to contact me below, or via my Facebook page.

Happy Crafting!

Debbie x

Don’t forget this week is the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save promotion running from 1-6th October!

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