Saturday, January 31, 2009

hanging treat box

Hiya all, I'm just popping up some instructions for the treat box that I showed over at Divas for our Valentines Samples. I'm really pleased with how these turned out, and its something I will be doing again. I orginally found the instructions over at Splitcoast Stampers however everything was in imperial measurements. I took the concept and made up my own measurements!! You will need to use the image below to help you understand the measurements etc.

You will need to begin by cutting a sheet of cardstock into 2 peices, 15cm x 30 cm. You can use double sided patterned cardstock or something like plain Bazzill. Take one sheet of the cardstock and mark in 2cm and 4cms from both sides. Next mark 10cm and 12cm from the bottom. Score all these lines. Cut away the excess which is marked by the shaded section on the above image. You will also need to cut in the little 'tabs' which are marked with arrows. Next you fold and adhere the box together. Punch a hole in the hanger section. Next - decorate....
I decorated mine by adding pale pink card to both the front of the box and the inside of the hanger. I then added some Maya Road Felt, a large heidi swapp heart outline, a strip of the Little Yellow Bicycle paper. I cut out one of the Teresa Collins journal cards and added a popped up rubon which was also on pale pink card and cut out. Finally a button with loooong string. A great little idea for all occasions... I'm thinking a few movie tickets and some chocolate hanging off a bottle of bubbly - I'd love that as a birthday gift!!! I've seen them also done hanging off waterbottles with altered labels on the bottles - and the box filled with sweets and a thank you card - it was a baby shower gift.
Don't forget to share your creations in the Diva Gallery!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chocolate Heart Pouch


1 Sheet Cardstock
Pattern paper
Sewing Machine
Hole punch
Cut two large hearts from Cardstock. Add some strips of pattern paper. Using a sewing machine, stitch around the heart leaving an opening at the top - backstitch at start and finish. Pop some small chocolates or lollies inside. Punch a small hole through the centre, in the in dip of the heart. Thread though some ribbon and tie in a bow. Add other embellishments. Give to someone special.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quick back to school layout

Hi all, I wanted to share a super fast and clean lined layout - perfect for those back to school layouts. My middle child, Jack, started Prep today and up here in Qld that means full time school. He wasn't keen to go but I settled him really fast, snapped a few photos and left. I got the photos developed today (of course) LOL.

1. Cut Black CS 8.5x11. Cut white CS 8x10.5 and adhere to centre of black. Allign 2 4x6 photos as shown. 2. I've used Scenic Route Strips paper for this but its not essential, just 2 matching pattern paper will do.

3. Cut 1 paper 8x1.5, the other 8x0.5. Adhere to top and bottom of photos as shown

4. Choose a small journal spot - a sheer, a rubon, a stamp.... I used a Kelly Panaccini Stamp on white cardstock with red ink.
5. Cut out journal spot and mount onto another circle of Cardstock (I've used the scallop circle by Stampin Up)

6. Add the date to the centre of your journal spot - I've used Basic Grey and Making Memories stickers

7. Adhere to the bottom of your right hand photo, overlapping the photo and the paper strip.

8. Add your title - I've used the word prep, created with white Scenic Route alpha stickers

9. Finish off your layout by adding some journalling along the top of the larger upper strip of paper and add a small arrow pointing to your title. The arrow is a felt Maya Road arrow and I've used a clear strip of dymo printed labelling for the journalling.

There you have it - a simple layout, using not many materials and recording a great moment!!