Monday 23 April 2012

April Class - Dinoroar

This month's project class used the Dinoroar stamp set (page 47 main catalogue). The project consists of a Money Box Tin and two co-ordinating fancy fold cards. Click on the picture for a closer look :o)

The main colour combination I used for this set is Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White - but I used several more colours for colouring the Dinosaurs.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Dinoroar - Class Instructions - £3.00

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Petal Cone Die - 4

These are the last of my Petal Cone projects for now :o)

You will need to cut 2 Petal Cones for each of these projects. They are made in exactly the same way. Just apply glue to the side tabs and join them together to create the 'box'.

I used the flaps to form the lid for the first one. For the other, I have folded the flaps down, so the box is open. Both look absolutely gorgeous - how lovely they would be for Bridal or Party Favours :o)

The stamp set used here is You Are Loved from the current Spring Mini ....... You only have about 2 weeks left now to order this one if you want/need it :o)

Monday 16 April 2012

Petal Cone Die - 3

I have more Petal Cone projects to show you today .....

For this first one, you need to cut 2 Petal Cones. The round flaps were removed from one of them before gluing them both together - one on top of the other, so they remain flat. This produces a lovely little treat holder in the shape of a heart :o) It would be perfect for a Valentine, Mother's Day, Wedding or Engagement gift ...... or in fact for any occasion.

Another Take Out box. This one has been decorated with the lovely Blossom Party die from the current Spring Mini Catalogue.

The Spring Mini only has another couple of weeks left to run now. After that time you will not be able to purchase the products featured in it. If there are still items that you HAVE to get - think about placing your order very soon :o)

Friday 13 April 2012

More Petal Cone ...... Book Mark

Another project created using Stampin' Up's exclusive Petal Cone die. This Book Mark is such a simple project to make.

You need to cut 1 full Petal Cone for the case ...... and 1 half Petal Cone for the Book Mark.

Decorate the half Petal Cone to make a pretty Book Mark. I used the Fun Flowers Die for mine - which is another Stampin' Up! exclusive die. I secured it with Dimensionals, just at the top - so I can hook the Book Mark over my page :o)

Fold the full Petal Cone in half and secure by gluing along the side tab - again decorate as required.

The colour combination used here is Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. The DSP is from the In Color 2010 - 2012 Paper Stack. The ribbon is the Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly ribbon.

Monday 9 April 2012

Easter - Petal Cone

The following projects are both created using Stampin' Up's exclusive Petal Cone die. Each project needs two Petal Cones cut out - the points of which are trimmed off and an extra score line added to create the base.

When cut, the Petal Cone resembles a heart shape. Fold it down the centre of the 'heart' along the scored line. Take note of the scored line towards the top separating the flaps from the body of the Petal Cone. Line this scored line up on your trimmer at 7.5cm (approx 3") and cut off the point. Line it up again with the scored line at 5cm (appox 2") and score a new line.

Open your Petal Cone back out flat. You will see you have 3 small sections on the bottom of your Petal Cone. Remove the smallest of these on the outside edge by cutting along the scored lines - it is not needed. Then cut up between the remaining two sections - these will form the tabs for the base of your box.

The colour combination used for this little 'Take Out' box is Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight. The stamp set is the adorable Everybunny set. The image was watercoloured with the Aqua Painters and ink pads.

The ribbon used is the Daffodil Delight 1cm Taffeta.

This little Easter Basket is created in exactly the same way as the 'Take Out' box but the flaps this time have been folded in the opposite direction to create the open basket.

The colour combination this time is Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. No stamping for this one :o) but I have used the 2011 - 2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper stack to decorate the flaps and sides of the basket.

I created the handle using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. The ribbon Is the Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly.

The beautiful Butterflies were created using the little Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die - another exclusive one from Stampin' Up! I cut them from little bits of paper from the same DSP stack and also from some Shimmery White cardstock (page 95 main catty). The edges of all the butterflies have been daubed using either Blushing Bride or Pear Pizzazz ink.