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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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

Adventure Bound Happy Birthday card

100_1364I love simple cards… and nothing gets simpler than this!

Simply cut a sheet of Lost Lagoon for a card base (cut in half at 14.8cm, then score in half at 10.5cm)

Trim a sheet of the gorgeous Adventure Bound DSP Stack to 14.3 x 10cm

Using the Big Shot die cut the ‘Happy’ thinlit from the Hello You thinlits set in the middle (the Magnetic Platform makes this a breeze!)

Stamp the ‘Birthday’ from Crazy about You onto Whisper White in Lost Lagoon ink.  Trim into a flag shape, and layer onto a Lost Lagoon ‘flag’

Stick it all together, and you have a super quick, super simple card ready to give!

Does anyone else love super simple cards?

Debbie 🙂

Mini card with Perfect Blend

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I love making these little mini cards.  Great way to send a little note, and invite friends for coffee?

The best thing about 3×3 cards?  You can get 6 from a sheet of 12×12 inch cardstock… Plus, they’re cute!

To make these I cut a sheet of Whisper White 12×12 cardstock into 3x6inch pieces, then scored on the long side at 3 inches.

Ink the edges of the card base in Baked Brown Sugar ink.

Stamp the Perfect Blend stampset in Early Espresso ink onto Baked Brown Sugar cardstock twice.

Stamp the sentiment onto one of the cups.

Cut around both cup shapes, then cut one in half.

Using Mini Glue Dots, layer the two cup halves onto the card base, with the whole cup over the top (cover the gap!)

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Now, do you fancy a coffee? I do!

Debbie 🙂

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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 🙂

Stampin’ for the Kitchen!

Hey hey!

Who hasn’t watched TV, been on Pinterest, or even looked through the IKEA catalogue and seen something along the lines of this…

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I have, and I LOVE ‘EM! So when I was fighting with my kitchen cupboards and dropped half a bag of flour I said “Enough is enough!” and promptly left the house and headed out to IKEA to buy myself some pretty glass jars.

I got back home and decanted all my half bags of dried goods into them, and realised I was facing a bit of a problem… I had no way of differentiating what was in each jar (and my memory isn’t that great!) So I had to come up with something… quick… and this is it…

And these are so darned easy to make 🙂

Punch out some Whisper White cardstock using the Note Tag Punch (A/W 14 Catalogue)

Stamp Gorgeous Grunge Stampset in Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry ink (Matches the colours of my kitchen 😉 )

Write on contents using the Stampin’ Write Marker pen

Pierce a hole in the top (I used my Paper Piercing Tool) and tie around the neck of the jar using White Bakers Twine

Done!

I now have lots of lovely glass jars in various sizes, all beautifully labelled! Now I can easily sort these out!

Hope you like!

See you soon 🙂
Debs xoxo

Simple Butterfly card…

Most of my projects tend to be quite simple… and this is quite possibly the simplest I’ve ever done!

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How easy is this? This easy…

1 – Cut sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half (A4 to A5) and fold that in half (to A6)

2 – Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 95 x 138mm (1cm smaller than card blank)

3 – Cut 2nd layer of Whisper White cardstock at 85 x 128mm (again 1 cm less in height and width of previous layer)

4 – Round all corners using the Corner Punch

5 – Layer up card using Stampin’ Dimensionals

6 – Punch 2 Elegant Butterfly shapes from Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper (I used the one with tiny multicoloured dots).IMG_0073

7 – Punch 5 Bitty Butterfly shapes from the same DSP

8 – Ink edges of butterfly shapes using Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush ink

9 – Lift Butterfly wings by bending around a Bone Folder. Adhere to card front using Mini Glue Dots

10 – Scatter 3 each of Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Candy Dots.

Card = Done!

It probably took longer to read/write this entire post than it does to make this card. But I love it nonetheless!

Products used

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

DSP: Confetti Celebration

Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, PL Corner Punch

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Equipment: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder

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

Happy Crafting!

Debbie x