Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A Card and Gift In One

Todays project is a card and gift in one. As crafters we spend hours making cards for our loved ones for them to end up in the bin after the celebration's have finished. We are all having to tighten our belts and budget and save were we can. This gave me the idea to make a card with a gift attached
Materials List

Silver Luxury silver card pack
Centura Pearl White Card
Sara's Signature Collection are below
Butterfly Lullaby fancy flourishes dies
Butterfly Lullaby flit and flutter die
Floral Delight in bloom die
Shabby Chic filigree flourish
Glamour Flourishing Corner Die
6" round MDF Wreath Blank
Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax
Gems and Pearls From My Stash
Collall Tacky and 3D glue gel
Velcro Self Adhesive Tape

I made a 8" card blank from a sheet of A3 white Centura card. which gave me enough left to die cut the flowers and butterfly's. I attached the Wreath with Velcro to the card so it can easily removed and hug up. I decorated the inside of the card for 2 reasons. 1 to make it more stable because of the weight of the wreath. Plus when making a special card its nice to make it more luxurious.

Thank you for popping over to my crafty space, Hugs Julie x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Gate Fold Diamond Fold Pop Out Card

Todays card is a take on a gate fold card and a diamond pop up card. I have used the diamond fold as a pop out insert. After making it came to me , how fab would it be to add photos. Making it a gift and card in one.
Materials I Used
Luxury Green Card Pack
White Centura Pearl Card
Sara Signature Just For Men 6x6 pad
Die'sire only words With Love On Your Special Day
Sara's Signature Shabby Chic Graceful edge die...
Sara's Signature Shabby Chic Distressed Lattice Embossing Folder
Sara's Signature Butterfly Lullaby Flit and Flutter die
Sara's Signature Butterfly Lullaby Fancy Flourishes
Collall Tacky glue and 3D Glue Gel
Gems from my stash
I made the diamond pop out card with 6" high and 12" wide from a sheet of A3 card using the template below. I'm sorry I cant not remember were I got it from, I would love to credit the original designer, if I can find will link back later. I have had it for several years. Make your gate fold card 1/2 bigger so the pop out sits inside neatly. Look forward to seeing your takes on this card, crafty hugs Julie x

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Crafter's Companion Create A Card Die Set

Hello crafty friends, thank you for popping over today. I love to spend a few relaxing hours designing the layout to make a show stopper of a card for a special person or occasion. But there are days when you want to make a stylish classy card but don't have the time. I can highly recommend Crafter's Companion Create A Card range. You get 6 dies that make beautiful cards. Team them up with some Fancy card blanks and Luxury card.

You will need
Gold Luxury Card stock
Black Card
Fancy card blanks,I used the square centre stepper in white
Rococo Hearts Create a Card die
English Country Garden Lazy Daisy die from Sara's Signature collection
Pebleo Empire Gold gilding wax
Gems and ribbon and seed beeds from my stash
Embossalicious embossing folder

Challenges entered.
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog. #250 Embossing
Crafting For The Craic. Mays challenge is anything goes.
Crafting With Friends. Challenge #43 is anything goes.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge. #370 is anything goes use some mirror card.
That's Crafty Challenge Blog. This time is a colour theme is back to black

I hope you enjoyed your visit, i look forward to seeing you again soon, Crafty hugs Julie x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Easter Treat Bag

Having walked round supermarkets looking for Easter eggs I was left feeling disappointed, and shocked how expensive they have become. I do miss Woolworths for Easter eggs and selection boxes at Christmas. So armed with bags of brightly cover solid eggs I found myself in my craft room designing personal gifts for my grandsons and niece's Eva and Arla.
You will need.
Century Pearl Card, I used the bumper pastel coloured pack.
A6 Cello Bags
Selection of small Easter eggs
Collall Tacky glue and 3D glue Gel
Glamour dust fine glitter
Decorative faux Pearls
Satin edge ribbon
Die'sire Celebration Words metal die collection
Bijou Butterflies 6"embossing Folder
Die'sire Essential Oval Dies
Tag and square dies from the Gemini three set
Die'sire Celebration Words metal die collection
Gemini die cutting and embossing machine
The Big Score Board and Embossing Tool
How To Make
1. Do your die cutting first then you can stick all the layers together and set a side to dry. The wings of the butterfly lift up so avoid any adhesive in that area.
  1. 2. After cutting out your 2 squares run the smaller square through the Bijou Butterfly embossing folder.
  2. 3. Using a score board, score both squares in half. this gives a more professional finish rather than manually folding them in half.
4. Once you have popped your eggs into the cello bag add your header with red liner double sided tape.
5. Decorate the header I like to add odd number of embellishments, seems more pleasing to the eye.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like my Easter project Crafty Hugs Julie x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Butterfly Lullaby Decorative Heart

I have fallen in love with The signature Collections by Sara Davies. If you're like me I keep changing my mind which collection is my favourite. Today it's The Butterfly Lullaby Collection. I made this MDF heart as a Mothers Day gift, but you could change the greeting for Easter or on your wedding day. Plus my friends and family in America celebrate Mothers Day on the 13th of May.
You will need
11" mdf heart
Sara Signature Lullaby Butterfly 12" patterned paper pad.
Butterfly Dance decorative metal die
Flit and Flutter decorative metal die
Fancy Flourishes decorative metal die
Die'sire Celebration Words metal die collection
Collall all purpose glue and 3d Glue Gel
Centura Pearl card from the darks pack
Crystal Glamour dust extra fine glitter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Milled Lavender
2 cup hooks, the type you would use to hang net curtains
Gems and ribbon from my stash.
Gemini Die-Cutting Machine
Black Fine Liner Pen
Glass cutting mat
Craft knife
blending tool

How To Make
1. Seal both sides of the mdf heart with a watered down solution of Collall all purpose glue and water
2. Then choice 3 sheets of 12" paper from Sara's Butterfly Lullaby paper pad. They have been designed to go with each other. Lay one sheet face down on your cutting mat. Put an even coating of glue onto the mdf heart and place onto the paper, turn over and make sure there are not any air bubble, set aside to dry. once dry use a craft knife to trim away the excess paper. 
3. with a blending tool and the milled Lavender Distress ink, this will give you a professional finish and hide and rough edges.
4. Use a black fine liner pen to put faux stitching around the inside and outside of the paper covered heart
5. Die cut 4 sets of  Fancy Flourishes from another sheet of coordinating paper you chose earlier.
6. Die cut 4 of the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Dance die and layer 2 on top of each other to give a 3d look. Plus 4 sets of the smaller butterfly's using the Flit and Flutter decorative die.
7. Chose your sentiment from Die'sire Essentials Celebration Words Die Collection. I used the Happy Mothers Day sentiment and cut it from purple Century Pearl Card.
8. make a nice large bow from coordinating ribbon and stick on the heart using 3D glue gel. attach the cup hooks to the back and tie on some ribbon to be your hanger
9.  place all your die cut embellishments around your heart and attach with glue gel. you will have a lovely personalised present .
Thank you for stopping bye today, feel free to ask any questions or shout for help.

Crafty Hugs Julie x