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

Bohemian Work of Art card & Matching Gift Card Holder

P1010150eBig, bold & colourful… Both the Bohemian DSP, and the card!

I sometimes struggle using DSP in projects, so I challenged myself to do.  I have tons of it, because I love looking at it, but I’m starting to hoard it… I need to change that.  I bought the Bohemian DSP as soon as I could, and then tore it open and instantly fell in love with this pattern from the series, so I decided to make it the focus of this card, and I think it turned out pretty well.

This isn’t quite a 6×6 inch card, as I’ve used the Blackberry Bliss from the A4 Bohemian Cardstock Pack, so it’s 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  The DSP is 1/4 inch smaller, and adhered straight down with Snail.  The sentiment, from Work of Art, is in Bermuda Bay on 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Very Vanilla, layered onto 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 Blackberry Bliss (Snail again), and popped up on Dimensionals.

I’ve put a layer of Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches on the inside too.  It’s a great size and has plenty of room to write a mini essay… draw a picture… whatever you fancy!

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I couldn’t leave it at just a card… the scraps on my desk were looking all sad, so I whipped up a quick Gift Card Holder from them!
I grabbed the biggest leftover piece of cardstock which measured 2 3/4 x 9 inches. I scored it at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches. Added a piece measuring 3/4 x 4 inches to the very bottom on the inside gluing only 3 sides to hold the gift card.
Tip: lay the smaller piece inside the card along with anything credit card sized to make sure you don’t put too much glue on, then flip it over and stick it down with the card inside just to make sure there’s wiggle room!
Decorate with a 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch Very Vanilla carstock and some 3/4 inch wide strips of DSP.  The closure is a small square of Blackberry Bliss glued to the front.

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What a lovely pair!

See you soon!
Debbie xoxo

Timeless Elegance Romantic Card & Box

Timeless Elegance Romantic Card & Box

Well, it’s not everyday I go all romantic… but with this paper, how could I not?! It’s simply STUNNING!
So stunning, that I didn’t really want to cut it up…So to use it in it’s full glory I had to make it the focus of this card.

Trim the Timeless Elegance DSP to 5 1/4 inches square, and colour the roses in Cherry Cobbler ink using a sponge dauber.
Mount on a 5 1/2 inch square of Basic Black card with Snail Adhesive.
Tie a bow across the corner. I used some leftover Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen from the A/W 14 catalogue, which is unfortunately no longer available.
Mount on a 6×6 inch card blank in Cherry Cobbler using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I matched the layers on the inside of the card using Basic Black, and Very Vanilla in place of the DSP.

Now as for that adorable, teeny tiny box… I have had a tutorial for this Origami Box saved on Pinterest for months just waiting to give it a try.  I made it using a 6×6 piece of DSP, again from the Timeless Elegance series, and I think it turned out great! Perfect size for a piece of jewellery… Best bit? There’s no cutting, or gluing required! Just a pretty ribbon to keep it closed and finish it off!

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Check it out, give it a go, and let me know what happens 🙂

Hope you like!
Debbie xoxo

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ gift box

Oooh, it’s getting colder! Anyone noticed? Everyone on Facebook certainly has! Haha 🙂

I love this time of year! The leaves have changed colour, nights are longer… Autumn/Winter for me means the comfy jumpers, warm gloves and boots come out of hiding. Yay! And I get to spend my evenings cosied up with my favourite films/books/blogs with my huge snuggly blanket in front of the fire with a big mug of hot chocolate with loads of mini marshmallows 🙂 Mmmm…

I can’t think of a better way to spend cold evenings, and as the big “C” is approaching I wanted to share this cosiness. But I can’t knit blankets, so I came up with these as a cute and quick gift… (I’m thinking teacher gifts & stocking fillers!)

Firstly, I measured my sachet on my Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper. These particular sachets measure 6 1/2 inches tall by 2 inches wide, and almost 1/2 inch deep (that’s a lot of chocolate!)

To make the box I did the following:

1- Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 x 5 1/2 inches.

2 – Randomly stamp the large ‘splatter’ from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Early Espresso ink pad. Then the middle sized splatter in Baked Brown Sugar ink, and finally the small splatter in a both ink colours.

3 – With the stamped side facing up; Score the cardstock on the shorter side at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 and 5 inches.

Score the longer side at 1/2 and 7 1/4 inches. SumthinSumthin1

See PDF template.

4 – Fold and burnish along score lines. (in Grey – Measurements on template in Pink)

5 – Trim as shown (Pink on the template).  Round corners of top flap.

6 – Apply Sticky Strip along outside tab.  Fold the box together to close.

7 – Fold in flaps to close the bottom of the box and adhere with sticky strip.

8 – Sponge all edges of box using Baked Brown Sugar ink (Optional)

9 –  Pinch together the top of the box, so flap folds over to the front.

For the decoration and close:

1 – Stamp A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ stamp onto Very Vanilla Cardstock in Early Espresso ink.

2 – Cut out using the Note Tag Punch

3 – Punch another tag from Baked Brown Sugar cardstock

4 – Sponge edges of both tags with Early Espresso Ink

5 – Pierce hole through both tags, and secure with a Candy Dot Brad Base, topped with Early Espresso Candy Dot.

6 – Push brad through front of box, just below flap to secure in place

7 – (Optional) Secure tags in place using mini glue dots

All that’s left to do is put the sachet in the box, and give it away 🙂

Hope you like?

Speak to you soon

Debbie xoxo

Supply List

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar

Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Punches: PL Corner Punch, Note Tag (A/W ’14)

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso

Embellishments: Neutral Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases

Adhesives: Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots

Equipment: Grid Paper, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored, Clear Mount Stampin’ Block, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponges