Monday, 22 July 2019

Magnolia Blooms - Happy Birthday - Technique Video


I used the Magnolia Blooms stamp set for today's card. Now you won't find this set in the Annual Catalogue .... only in the Beginner Crafter Brochure. There is a link to this in my left sidebar.

The stamp set coordinates with the Good Morning Magnolia set which is in the main catalogue, but this one is Photopolymer. It's a wonderful set with images and sentiments .... and I really like it as a stand alone set, you don't also need to have the Good Morning Magnolia set to create lovely projects with it :o)

I wanted to create a card that would coordinate with the Gift Box I showed you in my previous post. I didn't want to use a large Flower for the front of it and have to make another box to hold it :o)

So ... this is what I came up with.


I love this little image from the stamp set. It's prefect to stamp 'randomly' too as it just fits around itself perfectly every which way!



Now then :o) I actually had another stamped mat ready. I was originally going to use Terracotta Tile instead of Rococo Rose for my Gift Box, but changed my mind during the process of making it. So ...... I decided to make another card using the panel and also highlighting a die-cutting Technique at the same time.


Did you spot the difference with this card? It's very subtle, but awesome at the same time :o)

The main panels look different. You can see an even border of Terracotta Tile around this one - it's not wider at the point like my first card. 

Here are the two cards together, so you can see the difference easier ...



Don't get me wrong .... I love the original dies. What I also love though is that they are versatile and you can change the shape of them subtlely .... or significantly .... if you wish to.

Here is a short Video showing you how ...



The Technique shown isn't limited to the Stitched Nested Labels dies, you can do this with many different ones. It's easier if they are 'stitched' because the rows of little holes help you line things up straight. Our Stitched Shapes Square and Rectangle dies are other  perfect examples that you could play with to alter their sizes or shapes :o)



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Friday, 19 July 2019

Beautiful Gift Box using Magnolia Blooms - Video Tutorial


Good Morning! :o) 

Today's Video will show you how I created this lovely Gift Box. It's a great size, measuring 6" x 4" and is 3" tall.

I used some of the Woven Threads Designer Series Papers for this. As soon as I saw this paper in the catalogue I knew it was for me :o)

One thing that attracted me - apart from the designs - is that the colours used in the pack are all the new In Colours! I used Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose for this project.


In the Video I show you two different ways to create the Base. I cut down a 12" x 12" sheet for mine, which is the easiest and quickest way to create it. But not everyone always has the right colour in that size of card. So ... I also show you how to create it using standard size card (A4 or 8½" x 11").


In my previous Video I showed you how to make gorgeous large paper flowers. The one I've used for the top of the Box is one of them. If you haven't seen that Video you can find a link to it HERE.

I used the Magnolia Blooms stamp set for the panel underneath the Flower. You can find this set in our Beginner Crafter Brochure (link in my left hand sidebar). I used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set just to create the large leaves for the Flower.

Here is today's Video ...


Measurements

Lid:

Pretty Peacock                               8 1/16"  x  6 1/16"
 - Scored on all sides at 1"

Base:

Pretty Peacock                               12" x  10"
- Scored on all sides at 3"

Alternate Base:

Pretty Peacock (2)                         10½"  x  7"

Scored with LONG side across the top at           -  4"  and  10"
Scored with the SHORT side across the top at  - 4"     

Mats For Decoration

Base - Cut 2 of Each:

Rococo Rose                             14.9cm  x  7.2cm         (5⅞"  x  2 13/16")
DSP                                            14.5cm  x  6.7cm         (5¾"  x  2⅝")

Rococo Rose                             9.8cm  x  7.2cm           (3⅞"  x  2 13/16")
DSP                                            9.4cm  x  6.7cm           (3¾"  x  2⅝")

Lid - Top:

Rococo Rose                             14.9cm  x  9.8cm         (5⅞"  x  3⅞")
DSP                                            14.5cm  x  9.4cm         (5¾"  x  3¾")

Lid - Sides - Cut 2 of Each:

Rococo Rose                             14.9cm  x  2.1cm         (5⅞"  x 13/16")
DSP                                            14.5cm  x  1.7cm         (5¾"  x  11/16")

Rococo Rose                             9.8cm  x  2.1cm           (3⅞"  x  13/16")
DSP                                            9.4cm  x  1.7cm           (3¾"  x  11/16")   

You will also need more Whisper White and Rococo Rose card for stamping and die cutting.



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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Beautiful - Large Paper Flowers - Video Tutorial


Hi There! :o) Another Bonus Video for today - I'm trying to build up to two a week ... so you will see additional Videos more often now.

Today's is a little different. No project as such, just these gorgeous Flowers.

They are all so pretty and very simple to do.


The first one (top left) is the only one that uses all dies and it's the smallest Flower of the set.

I used the Magnolia Memory dies - they coordinate with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. The five dies needed are shown in the above pic. You just need to cut one of each.


These were some variations I created. The first two use vellum instead of Whisper White card. Two different techniques were used to apply the colour. I used a Sponge Dauber for the first one and Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers for the other two. Both techniques are shown in the Video.


The centre of the second Flower is the first Flower. An extra layer has been added underneath it using the Hot Air Balloon punch.


These next Flowers were created using the Balloon Bouquet punch .... together with the 1" Circle punch for the second Flower.


And this one? ...... well isn't it just gorgeous? This is the last Flower but with an additional layer underneath created using the Hot Air Balloon punch. Honestly the variations are endless .... and all just lovely :o) I hope you'll give some a go ....



Here is the Video ...