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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.

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 

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