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;

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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

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Label Love birthday card with Gorgeous Grunge

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I love simple cards, and this is quite possibly one the simplest I have ever made.

First, trim A4 Whisper White card stock in half, and fold in half to create a card base (Measurements are 14.8cm, by 10.5cm)

Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 14.3 x 10 cm, then a third layer of Whiper white at 13.8 x 9.5 cm

Round all corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Stamp the smallest layer (Whisper White) with Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate, and Tangerine Tango (I stamped each colour 2 or 3 times)

Stamp the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Love collectioin onto spare Whisper White cardstock in Bermuda Bay and punch out using the Artisan Label punch.

Build the cards centring each layer on top of the other, using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the Happy Birthday label on top dimensionals slightly off centre.

Card is done!

I also made the same card using the same base (Whisper White and Bermuda Bay) but supplemented the other colours with Island Indigo.  Here are the 2 side by side…

IMG_0070editWhat do you think?  Do you have a favourite?  I think adding the Island Indigo gives this card a more masculine feel, and I love that!

Debbie 🙂

Gorgeous Grunge Butterfly Mini Cards

Oh, I love these.  My favourite stamp set is quite easily Gorgeous Grunge, and I love the Butterfly punches 🙂 So I just had to combine the two to make this little 3×3 Mini Card!

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I will definately be making some more. Probably in a few different colour combos… Should be fun!  But for now, I have this one…

To make it do the following…

1 – Cut Whisper White cardstock to 6×3 inches, and fold in half. (FYI You can get 8 of these babies from a single sheet of 12×12!)

2 – Round all 4 corners using the Project Life Corner Punch

3 – Using Smoky Slate ink stamp the biggest ‘splatter’ of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

4 – Use Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the middle ‘splatter’ over the top. I did this a few times, turning the stamp in different directions to create a ‘circle’.

5 – Stamp the thin stripes in Smoky Slate ink onto Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Punch an Elegant Butterfly, and 2 Bitty Butterflies, lift the wings, ink the edges, and glue to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

Super simple 🙂

Products Used

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, PL Corner Punch

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (Clear Mount)

Hope you like!

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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