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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Saturday 31 December 2022

Beautifully Happy - Sale-a-Bration

 We all love a bargain, especially a Freebie, so I just couldn't resist this stamp set in the latest Sale a Bration event that starts on 5th January and runs until 28th February. This set is free with a £90 purchase and is on Page 13 of the SAB catalogue. At first sight, I wondered why it was that level purchase but after listening to the demos who had been to Vienna, I realised it was because there are 17 stamps including 6 useful sentiments and the stamps are 2-step so there are outline and solid stamps included in that number, meaning  you don't have to use your blends or alcohol markers to colour in!! Woo hoo! Result!



I started with a scrap of basic white, just to try out the stamp set, and stamped in memento. As it resembles a field mallow flower, I reached for the Fresh freesia ink. It was surprisingly easy to line up the flowers and I like the graduated, blended look with one action. For the leaves, I chose Old Olive ink but my pad is rather juicy so I brushed the ink onto the stamps as this was just a trial after all. That worked too! I then just played with the rest of the stamps and added a little bee. These splats are going to be really useful for all sorts of projects.



As it all worked, I decided to make it into a card. Luckily the Fresh Fressia works perfectly with another SAB item - The Dainty Flowers DSP -free with £45 purchase. I ordered these to match the Dainty Delight stamps and dies. In fact I ordered 2 packs of paper as I am sure these will sell out really quickly.

It was just a case of folding a quick A6 card (just cut A4 in half and fold in half again) then adding the spotty mauve mat and the Beautifully Happy mallow on top. Dimensionals would have been better but it was too late, so I stamped the sentiment again on a small scrap, die cut with the stylish shapes banner  and raised this with dimensionals instead. It needed something, so I added a bow with Baker's twine. I'm sure I have a mauve colour somewhere but as I'm just getting over Covid, I didn't want to bend down and search - head still not right for that!

I hope you like my play with this really useful stamp set and have a little sneak peek at the Dainty Flower paper too. If you haven't tried 2 step stamping - this is the perfect set to give it a go. Soo much quicker and easier than colouring, if colouring isn't your favourite. If you love colouring and blending, you can do that, too. The stamp and matching die set will be available in the new mini catalogue (January to April 2023).



If you don't have a Stamping Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you. If you are ordering in January 2023, I have a special Host Code when you place an order over £30; add the code 4CMNRTJP to your online order and I'll send you a little extra something as a gift from me in the post to thank you for your support. You can order online at: LesleyKilby.StampinUp.net (but the new Sale a bration items wont be visible until 5th January)

Thanks for popping by and a Happy New Year to you all. Your support here and on Social Media means so much to me. 

Lesley

xxx

SU Products used:

Beautifully Happy Free Photopolymer stamps 160804
Dainty flower Free  DSP 160834
Basic White card 159228
Fresh Fresia Stampin pad155611
Old Olive Stampin  pad 147090
Stylish shapes dies 159183
Memento Tuxedo black ink pad 132708
Multipurpose Liquid glue 154974
mini  stampin' dimensionals 144108
blending brushes 153611
Baker's Twine essentials pack 155475




Sunday 18 December 2022

5 Different Gift card holders

 I was recently invited to be one of the guest designers for the 5th anniversdary celebrations for the Creative Minds Kind Hearts Facebook group.



I decided to make Gift card Holders because I not only need them at this time of year, but actually any time, and often at short notice! As it was the 5th anniversary, I made 5 different styles and here is the link to the video of all 5. Each part is separate - if I were more techy, I would post each of them to my own YT channel separately - maybe one day, I'll work that out! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPYHk2yO6Q4&t=2s

This is a great resource and I'd love to know if I've inspired you to  make any of these styles. Please tag me on your photos on social media so I can see them

Saturday 17 December 2022

Adorable Owls Triple Floating Diamond card (Inches)

 How absolutely adorable are these little owls! They come as a stamp set of three owls plus some sentiments and best of all, they are FREE with a £45 purchase in the StampinUp! SALE-a-bration. This event runs from 5th January 2023 until 28th February but as a demo I get to preorder; definitely one of the best perks, plus all demos  also receive discount too. If you would like more info on joining my team of demos, please message me and we can chat about it. 

I made this style of card months ago with the Hippest Hippos (metric version) and many people have asked me for a tutorial in inches - so here it is, a little simplified.  Use the original video to help.



You will need:

Base card 2 pieces of 8 x 4, 
3 squares basic white approximately 4 1/2", scraps to stamp, mats for the back to write your greeting
DSP 4 pieces of 1 3/4 x 3 3/4" 
Stampin' blends or watercolour pencils
stylish shapes dies 
cut a cloud shape freehand form waste card to use as a stencil
Tahitian tide stamp pad
memento black ink
ink brush
all purpose wet glue - or adhesive of choice
mini dimensionals

Instructions:

  1. Score both pieces of base card at 2, 4, and 6 inches. Turn the card through 90 degrees and lightly mark the short side at the top and bottom halfway  at 2". 
  2. Cut from this centre pencil mark to first fold, top and bottom on both edges of each piece of base card. You can use 1 waste triangle to stamp sentiment, rest is scrap.
  3. Burnish the fold lines - Mountain, valley, mountain.
  4. Using the largest square die from stylish shapes, cut 3 times from basic white pieces
  5. From a scrap piece of card, cut a cloud shape to use as a stencil and gently brush across all 3 squares placed as diamonds using tahitian tide ink to form cloudy background.
  6. Adhere DSP to 4 rectangles of base card
  7. Lay both base sheets side-by-side and the end pieces should form a diamond shape. Adhere one of the squares over the triangles to form a centre diamond shape and keep both base sheets together. Take care to line up all the edges.
  8. Adhere the other 2 diamonds to each end using the photo/video to help placement.
  9. Stamp 3 owls and colour as desired
  10. Stamp and die cut sentiment using stylish shapes 
  11. Add to diamond using mini dimensionals
  12. Adhere basic white to back of card if wished, for place to write own greeting and sign the card.

I woud love to see your cards, using these directions and/or the Adorable owls. Do send me pics please by Messenger on Facebook or tag me in your posts there and on Instagram. 


All the products are available from my SU shop at LesleyKilby.stampinup.net 

I used:

Adorable Owls 160269

Cardstock - basic white 159228

stamp  pad: Tahitian Tide 159210

Memento ink: 132708

Tea Boutique 6 x 6  DSP 158659

Multipurpose Liquid glue 154974

mini  stampin' dimensionals 144108

blending brushes 153611




Thursday 8 December 2022

Accordion Mini Album




Tomorrow, sees a  brand-new premium collection from Craft Consortium Ltd, designed in partnership with world renowned illustrator, Clare Therese Gray, launching exclusively on:
Create & Craft TV

Join us and the incredible Leonie Pujol, on Friday 9th December at 3pm and 7pm for the exclusive launch
Introducing; 'Little Robin Redbreast'......

'Little Robin Redbreast' - The story of our garden's favourite adorable little robin and it's adventures throughout all the seasons. Starting in Spring, from the walled gardens and the sowing of seeds, through to summer blooms and harvest time, with an incredible bounty of fruits and vegetables. Ending in Winter, with snow covered benches and signs that Spring is once more on its way with pops of snowdrops and floral delights.

Supported by a series of premium patterned card stock, coordinating stamp set and an array of embellishments, from chipboard ephemera, 3D embossing folder, rub-on transfers and washi tape, this collection is truly one not to be missed.
We hope you can join us!
Friday 9th December 3pm & 7pm

As you can imagine, there have been sparks off my crafty fingers, making DT  projects for this launch.



Here is an accordion mini album to hold handmade seed packets from the 6 x6 papers. They also make great storage for small decorations, fussy-cuts,embellishments..and of course, seeds too!  I also used 12 x 12 papers and the co-ordinating papers forthe body of the album and, to decorate, chip-board ephemera, fussy cut seed packets from the larger papers, and made a policy envelope closure. There is no tutorial yet for this project. I was inspired by several I saw on-line but definitley put my own spin on the construction and size of this make. Hope it inspires you to watch the shows and get the collection for yourself. Robins definitely aren't just for Christmas!


Friday 25 November 2022

Bay Window Card

I'm using the glorious Boughs of Holly papers from StampinUp, yet again, for this great card fold. I love them!


Several people have asked me if I make card kits so I am trialling this one and it can be  for all abilities, even  absolute beginners, as I will cut and and score the base,  DSP, mats, provide topper, ribbon, embellishment and enough dimensionals to make 4 cards. The white inserts will however be blank as SU have a rigid policy that everyone must do their own stamping. How else would we learn? All you will need then, is a kit, some adhesive and to watch my YouTube tutorial to put it together. A brilliant toe in the water if you have been thinking about joining SU and just want to see the quality for yourself. This way you can select your own mix of colours. The price for all of this,  including UK postage, is £8 by BACS transfer to avoid fees. This is a real introductory offer while stock lasts, to simply cover my costs and to guage interest. I would love to know what you think of this idea. You can email me (lkilby3591@gmail.com)to let me know and I will send you bank details for payment. Also drop me an email if you would like more info about joining my team - no pressure! 




As well as the Boughs of Holly papers, today I used Soft Succulent card, Basic White card, Real Red card. I stamped with Real Red ink using the Merry Christmas stamp from Brightest Glow set and chose Mossy Meadow ink pad for the splats. The label was made with the Trio punch. 

This is a card fold that I have often made but sometimes you have to be reminded how pretty it is. My thanks goes to fellow demo Julianne Richards for just that.



Tuesday 22 November 2022

Box card

There are many incarnations of similar cards around but I'm calling my card today a "Box card" because it has a folded section that makes it stand really well in a boxy shape. It folds almost flat to post too, so a winner for me. 



I was asked to collaborate with Elisabethhogarthdesigns as part of her Christmas card event and was delighted to make this video tutorial for you all. 










This is sure to be one of the cards on display on a shelf or mantle-piece.


Ive used the new Fitting Florets suite from StampinUp! It comprises dies, stamps,papers, gold swirl embellishments that I've teamed up with the wintry embossing folder and gold shimmer ribbon.

I really love how the delicate leafy spray cuts from gold card for an extra little accent and I've taken inspiration from some fellow demos to colour some of the berries on the DSP red to match the frame.




As a special gift to my SU customers, I am sending a free PDF cutting guide for this A6 portrait card plus A6 landscape, slimline DL and US A2 size. It has all the card sizes in inches and centimetres and needs to used alongside the video for instructions. Please quote the  Host code RQGYK32M for November and December 2022 purchases to obtain your free PDF and a small gift from me depending on size of order. If you would like to upgrade your order to £99 you can obtain £130 worth of goods and 20% discount on future purchases by joining my team. Email me for more details or see online - I'd love to welcome you onboard! This applies to UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium amd Ireland.


All the products are available from my SU shop at LesleyKilby.StampinUp.net. 


I used:

Fitting Florets Collection 163129

Wintry 3D embossing folder 155433

gold shimmer ribbon 152156

Cardstock - Evening evergreen, real red, soft succulent, basic white

Stamp pad: Mossy Meadow 147111

Gold embossing powder included in 155555

Real red stampin blends 154899








           


Monday 19 September 2022

Neverending circle card

 

I loved playing with these gorgeous papers from Craft Consortium. The quality, as always, is amazing and the artwork by Lindsey Kelly is stunning. 



You’ll need:

·        Tis the Season 6 x 6 papers

·        Tis the Season 12 x 12 papers to fussy cut

·        Sentiment Stamps/die

·        a pair of compasses

·        die-cutting machine

·        scoreboard

·        foam pads for front of card

 

Step by step

1.     Select 2 sheets 6 x6 papers. Cut each in half and check they measure 3 x 6 exactly

2.     Score each one gently along the long side at 1 ½ and 4 ½

3.     Turn 90 degrees and score at ½ down to horizontal score line only top and bottom.

4.     Lay 2 of these HORIZONTALLY, one above the other, so they meet exactly. In the 4 corner squares add wet glue and lay the other two sheets VERTICALLY on top, checking sides and centres meet. Press the corner squares down. Wipe away any excess glue. Open gently and burnish folds each time until you return to the beginning.

5.     When opening the gatefolds, take care not to turn the card. Open sideways, top-to- bottom and repeat. This is a standard never-ending card. Now for the magic....



  Place point of compass in the centre. Draw circle as large as possible and cut out by hand.

    To make a template for matts, cut out a 3 x 6 piece of copy paper and score as before. Draw the same size (semi) circle as card, then reduce radius by 1/8” and redraw circle. Cut out smaller semi-circle and cut up for matts – cut away 1/8” along score lines to allow card to turn freely.




8.     Fussy cut flowers and images from papers to decorate. Add plain card for space to write and die-cut or stamp a greeting.

 

 

Top Tip

Use a large ball scoring tool when scoring design papers to avoid tearing

 


Tuesday 13 September 2022

Pop up box cards

 I love making pop up box cards and here is my favourite size card. It folds so easily into a 6" envelope - providing I don't get carried away with the embellishments - and then it's a 7" for comfort! Like this time (LOL)



You will need:

1 sheet A4 card - 250-300gsm, scraps of  thick acetate, red liner tape, design paper and images of your choice


  1. Cut A4 card to 5 1/2" wide by full length and score at 2, 5 1/2, 7 1/2 and 11
  2. Turn and score at 3" but miss the widest section - if you make a mistake, just stick another piece of card over the top of the back  to support the fold.
  3. Cut away the bumps of the scores down to the horizontal crease (2 1/2 " creases only). and the hatched section to make a tab.
  4. Fold and burnish
  5. Add red liner tape to the tab. Fold, press down to adhere
  6. Cut 3 struts 1/2" x 4 1/2". Score  at 1/2 and just shy of 4 1/2" . Fold into Z shape  and burnish
  7. Glue struts inside the box just under the edge going across from left to right 
  8. cut supports for die-cuts etc from thick construction acetate approx 1/2" wide x 3"
  9. Decorate as wished.



Wednesday 31 August 2022

Happy Hallowe'en

 Good morning,

Today, I've found out my Happy haunting collection by Craft Consortium Ltd that they sent me last year. It is still current and available on their website so I thought I'd have another play. The images are really cute not scary; another design by Helz Cupleditch. I thumbed through the papers and refreshed my memory of how lovely they all are and what super quality. Some of the papers have embosed lines as if you'd stamped and heat embossed them. 


I decided to use one of the panorama strips with the beautiful cobweb paper with the torn paper technique to reveal the scene through the cobweb design. Here is how I made it:

I trimmed A4 black card to 11 1/2 length  and folded to make tent card base. I cut the spider paper to 8 x 5 1/2 and cut the scene strip from 12 x 12 paper pad which is approx 4" wide. Holding the spider paper over the strip, I yey-balled where to tear it, pulling the centre towards me to reveal a white torn edge. I trimmed the tear to approx 1/3 of the length and rolled around a paint brush before adhering to the main paper. I adhered the scene behind the spider paper near the torn edges and kept the left hand edge straight before adhering it all to the base. Luckily I had a Paper Boutique sentiment die that was perfect and I finished it with pearls from the Happy Haunting Collection. 

For a simple insert, I stamped the Happy Hallowe'en sentiment, cute hanging spider and flying bat from the stamp set. So many cute stamps to choose from!

An easy technique but the card is better given by hand because of the depth of the rolled paper. - or posted in a stout box.  Hope you give it a try. 


See you soon,


Lesley x


Sunday 28 August 2022

Tartan Doorhanger Treat

Hello again crafters, 

Here is my second project with the terrific tartan papers as I'm calling them! I was inspired by my US friend Karen to try this style, but after researching YT and watching tutorials, I couldnt quite see the size I was looking for. So, I ended up making up my own sizes and probably amalgamating ideas from several people. I don't know who came up with the original idea so I think it would be unfair of me to name just one of the many tutorials I saw.






These would make  super thank you gifts for Teachers, Hallowe'en, Easter, in fact almost any time or occasion and could be easily personalised with a name, large sentiment, card topper, die......  

Here, I've used a JND poinsettia die and stamped and embossed an overlay with some twigs from my stash. Luckily, I had some poinsettias left over from last year. I tend to batch-make these in various sizes, when I am in the mood, and then they are ready to go for a quick project. 

I am confident that I will be making something similar with different papers very soon and might even be tempted to make a video.

If  anyone would like a free template, please subscribe to my blog, leave me a kind comment below and your email to send the pdf.

Have a go yourself and do try these terrific tartan papers from Craft Consortium.

Keep safe,


Lesley

Saturday 27 August 2022

Candy Christmas Shadow Box

 More supplies arrived this morning from Craft Consortium so it woud have been ungrateful not to play, wouldn't it? I got 6 x6 papers in the "Candy Christmas" collection plus washi tape that I had been waiting for, and  top ups for the "Tis the Season" collection too. 

Candy Christmas won and I set to, making a card. I often mix papers from both size pads and today I chose the 4 x 4 toppers, a little decoupage , co-ordinating papers and the 6x6 pad. And glitter! How could I forget that! The front of the card needed a little "je ne sais quoi" and there it was - the pack of sequins. These snow flake ones are soo pretty as they are holographic and really glisten in the light. 

This is what I made.


I already have a tutorial on my blog for the shadow box with different papers, so if you go back a few posts all the instructions will be there. I used a different shape die this time for the aperture as the toppers in the pad are square and I thought this shape went better with the whimsical images in the collection.

The card folds flat and will fit into a 6 x 6 square envelope. Result! 



Thanks for visiting. Please leave me a kind comment below and pop over to see more makes on my socials - I dont always have the time to blog every one.

https://www.instagram.com/elegant_edges_crafts/?hl=en

You'll also find my posts on the Craft Consortium Network Facebook group. 


Back soon


Lesley x

Friday 26 August 2022

All kilted up


After two projects with the Terrific Tartan papers from Craft Consortium, I was ready for a card. When I think of Tartan, what springs to mind? A Scot, with a shapely leg, sporting a kilt! I didnt manage the leg but here is a kilt card. 



 I spotted a couple of kilts on Pinterest but didnt find a tutorial, so I hope this is helpful if you want to make something similar. 

I started with a premade 6" card blank that measured 5 3/4 (I know, don't ask!) and matted with the smallest design from the 12 x 12 Tartan papers 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

To make the kilt I cut a strip 6 1/2" x 2 1/2". If I were making another kilt I would check the pattern carefully and get it centred on the tartan across the front of the kilt. Try cutting and scoring copy paper and centring that on the best tartan paper to do this. Score the strip at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, turn and score same from other edge. fold the first fold each side under and then do valley, mountain etc to centre. Don't burnish. Secure these fold with  narrow red liner tape across the back. 




To make the natural look of a moving A-Line to the kilt, gently pull out the pleats each side, then burnish the folds, keeping the centre panel square. add more tape to the back to secure folds lower down. Add a strip of dimensional foam tape down the centre back to keep it flat. Trim the top of the kilt straight. Cut a narrow strip of black card for the waistband that is wider than the kilt and wrap arond like a bellyband, secure when happy. Take a black  marker and colour the edge of the kilt paper behind the waistband so that it is not noticeable. 




To make the Sporran
I cut a small scrap of black card about 1/2" wide, rounded corners one end and cut to 5/8"
Then I layered white on top cutting narrower and rouning coners. To make the tassels I cut 3 pieces of black linen thread and knotted at one end fraying the ends and trimming so tassel ends were the same. I placed red liner tape on back of sporran base and arranged three tassels on top. To cover the top I cut a flap free hand from the rest of scrap card, added a fold and glued from the back. 
the chains to hold the sporran are silver peel-offs. I have a mountain of these in my stash so great to use even a tiny bit! I wrapped the peel offs around the kilt and adhered sporran on top.

I matted this onto 3 1/2" square white card that I embossed with an argyle folder by Craftwell to continue the theme, black card 3 7/8 and white again 4".

Let me know if you try this.

Happy crafting,

Lesley

Countdown to Christmas


Here is the first of my projects with the terrific tartan papers from Craft Consortium that I introduced in my last entry. 

It's a new take on a perpetual calendar - 



There is a drawer all across the bottom of the unit, above that three pillar shapes sit with a different month on each side, and on top sit two cubes for the days. 


I printed the months on the PC to get the required size,  trimmed thes trips to fit and lightly brushed with pine green ink to bring the colours together. Although I roughly followed a project on YouTube, I found the sizes didn't fit very well and I had to adjust everything. I made the cubes smaller so they fitted with a little more room as I covered all sides of the outside holder. I ended up making templates from copy paper to check all the sizes of the YT and adjusted to fit before wasting card. I really love the project and the flat bow is such an easy trick and worth remembering.

Instead of December, I substituted Christmas so it can be used as an advent countdown; much safer than having candles with young children about. I used various different patterns from the 12 x 12 Tartan pad to show how well they look when cut and go together. Papers from a 6 x 6 pad would work for this project too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jRltKVDba8&t=3s

A fun make and especially good with these lovely Tartan papers. Do comment below if you try it and let me know if you enjoy these papers please.

Have fun!

Lesley

Here is the link for them:
www.CraftConsortium.com
Essential papers - Tartan   available in 6 x6  and 12 x 12

Thursday 25 August 2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

 Good morning everyone,

I've never been a really big fan of checked papers until I opened my Christmas goodies from Craft Consortium and saw the wonderful Tartan Essential papers. 


Obviously with green and red they are perfect for traditional Christmas projects but there are blues and browns, too. Great for the men. 30 Double-sided sheets with 20 different designs, so there should be plenty to keep me busy here for a while and this si just the first one of three different collections.

They are available from Craft Consortium Ltd and other good craft stores. 

My first project is finished but the blog post will take me a little longer to complete. Hope to see you soon to show you the finished article 



Products:

www.craftconsortium.com  Essential Craft Papers   Tartan   

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Magic Box


Here is a walk-through of an inriguing little box Imade with the fabulous new Ink Drops Rose papers from Craft Consortium. These are just so pretty and I had been wanting to make this box for a while, so....



If you would like instructions for this box, please leave me a comment below or on YouTube  and dont forget to subscribe to my channel please. It really makes a difference. 

Meanwhile, let me leave you with a photo of the cover of the paper pad so you have a taste of all the different papers and the lovely colour palette.



Monday 1 August 2022

Triple Twisted easel card

 


Once I started playing with the Hippest Hippo stamps and dies, I knew that they would be such fun with this style of card.

I am writing these instructions in a hurry as I am in the middle if designing for a new launch but as I promised a new subscriber – so here you are.

I made mine in centimetres but it is easy to convert to inches and I have attempted to write sizes for US card. The method is exactly the same.




Score and fold on the dotted line and cut on the red lines.



Metric

base   20cm x 14.7.  

1.     fold in half at 10 cm on long side

2.     Turn card and on short side  CUT at 4.9 cm to the score line, and again at 9.8 cm.

3.     score across the diagonal as shown

4.     fold and burnish

matts

2 patterns of DSP cut 3 of each 4.4 x 9.5 cm and cut across diagonal THE SAME WAY as card. Use 3 of each and there will be paper left to make another card reversing the DSP designs.

 

US Letter size card

base 5 ¼ x 8 ½

1.     score in half at 4 ¼ on long side

2.     turn card and cut 1 ¾ to score line and again 3 ½

3.     score as metric from corner to cut line as diagram

4.     fold and burnish

matts

2 different patterns DSP. Cut 3 of each 1 ½ x 4


UK  using A4 card and inches

base 5 ¼ x 8 ¼   score at 4 1/8, then as US

matts  1 ½ x 3 ¾

 

ALL SIZES

Adhere DSP to card and find suitable stopper – I used a flower from the die set to hold each twisted  easel in place BEFORE finishing the decoration and adding Hippest hippos so that you can align the characters properly.

 

Once you’ve tried it, this is such an easy fold

 

Happy crafting everyone 

 

 


Thursday 28 July 2022

Shadow Box Card



 Enchanted Jungle








You’ll need:

·        Enchanted Jungle 12x12 papers

·        Enchanted Jungle A4 premium quality papers

·        A4 white cardstock

·        watercolour paper

·        Sentiment and Greeting Stamps

·        Embossing powder

·        Enchanted Jungle rub on transfers

·        any set of oval nesting dies

·        die-cutting machine

·        scoreboard

·        3D foam pads

 

Step by step

  1.  Cut white cardstock to 14cm x A4 length, score along length at 1.5, 11.5,   13, 23cm. Fold and burnish, keeping 1.5cm tab to left. Matt and layer first 10cm panel with premium design paper and contrasting plain card, cutting each layer 0.5cm smaller in each direction. Die-cut aperture centrally in this panel – check sandwich for machine as 3 card layers, and may need 2 or 3 passes.
  2. Select design paper to go behind aperture ensuring main image is central and cut to 9.5 x 13.5cm. Check card folds easily and if necessary, trim a tiny fraction from the tab. To glue tab in position, apply wet glue or red-liner tape to tab and fold the 7cm section over it then squash flat to the right.
  3. Cut another piece of white card for the front (14 x 11.5cm). Apply glue to outside of the 7cm panel and lay front card over it aligning all edges. Matt and layer the front of the card.
  4. Die cut topper from white card to match aperture and also frame from contrasting card. Use rub on transfers to decorate topper then add to front with 3d foam pads and bow. Fussy cut flowers from design paper. Adhere to frame so they partly overhang the aperture.

 

Top Tip

Lightly add black ink to edges of fussy cut flowers with daubers or foam to add definition to images and disguise slight imperfections cutting


The new collection is available from www.craftconsortium.com







Sunday 24 July 2022

Mini Handbag Treat box


 Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my first team event with my Stampin Up Team. What a great day and super bunch of demos. I came away with lots of ideas and inspiration so there may be some more new blog posts on the way!!! 

Whilst there we swapped recent makes and several people asked me to share how I had made my contribution. 




They are just big enough to hold a chocolate goody, you could handwrite a name on the closure if using as place names for a table setting or they would make lovely happy mail too.



If you would like to recreate some of these, here is a list of products I used  that are available from My stampin Up shop - lesleykilby.stampinup.net. You can also Join my Team at Stampi@ Up on the same page - please message me for more details or to discuss the fantastic benefits that you could also have.

The gold foiled card is avaiable for a limited time and only while stocks last FREE as a SALE a-bration item when you purchase £45 or more fom my store!!! Item 159941


Tea Boutique Designer Series paper 158659
In Colour DSP 2022-2024 159253
In colour cardstock collection 2022-2024 - parakeet party 159260 / tahitian tide 159262 / starry sky 159264 / sweet sorbet 159266 / orchid oasis 159265 also available as a mixed colour pack 20 sheets 159205

Basic White cardstock 159228
Basic Black cardstock 121688

paper trimmer 152392
simply scored scoring tool 122334
paper snips scissors 103579
bone folder 102300
multi-purpose liquid glue 154974
mini Stampin' dimensionals 144108

Credit: Ann Melvin for original design 

Easter egg shakers – Home décor project with Craft Consortium “Let Spring Begin”

Good morning everyone. I hope you remembered to reset your clocks last night as summer time began today in the UK. When I think of Home déco...