Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Delightful Day Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I would show you a quick card I made to match the hexagon gift bag I made yesterday.

There is a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel at


1 piece of card stock for card base (A4 sheet cut in half at 5 7/8" and then scored at 4 1/8")
1 piece of whisper white 4" x 5 3/4"
Scrap of matching card stock 2 1/2" sq
Scrap of whisper white 2 1/4" sq
Delightful Day stamp set
Matching ink
1 piece of dsp 1 7/8" x 5 3/4"
Scrap of dsp for butterflies
Butterfly Duet Punch
multipurpose adhesive


Cut the card base and then score at 4 1/8" and then score the front half again at 2 1/16" and fold it back to make a z fold.

Adhere the whisper white mat to the inside of the card, leaving a small border all the way around.

Adhere the dsp layer to the front flap of the card leaving a small border all the way around.

Stamp the sentiment to the square of whisper white and then adhere to the card stock square, add dimensionals to only one half of the square and arrange it in the middle of the card front flap overhanging the rest of the card, see the picture above.

Punch out 7 small butterflies, bend the wings up and adhere them to the whisper white section of the inside of the card as shown above.

Simple, quick card to match the hexagon gift bag, why don't you make a set too.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Hexagon Gift Bag

Hi Everyone,

Today I am bringing you a cute hexagon shaped gift box/bag using my favourite designer series paper (gingham, I just love it).  It will hold a few sweets, chocolates or small treats.  I made lots of these last Christmas for my craft fairs too.

There is a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel at


pop over there and have a look.


1 piece of card stock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (I've used call me clover and mint macaron)
2 pieces of dsp 3 3/8" x 1 7/8" (I've used the designer series paper stack)
Scraps of whisper white for the butterflies and the sentiment
Small piece of ribbon for the tie (optional), if using this you will need a 1/8" hole punch
Library clip to close (optional)
Butterfly Gala stamp set
Delightful Day stamp set
Ink to match
Butterfly Duet Punch
Story Label Punch
Clear block
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive


On the long side score the card stock at 2", 4", 6", 8" and then turn on to the short side and score at 2", fold and burnish all the straight lines.

Put the card stock flat on the table and with a ruler score diagonal lines across the 2nd and 4th large rectangles at the top section of the card stock in both directions to form a cross. Then score a line from the centre of the cross to the top of the card stock (these are all fold lines).

Remove the bottom skinny rectangle and wedge the upper skinny rectangle - this will form the tab to close the box.

Cut up the other score lines to the middle on the lower section of the card stock, these will form the bottom flaps of the box.

At this point add the dsp to the upper rectangles that have not been scored.

Fold in the two side flaps and the back one too and then adhere the front flap closed to seal the base of the box.

Push in on the two sides of the box at the top and it should fold together so that the side sections pop out into the hexagon shape (see the main picture).

If you are closing the bag with ribbon, punch out in the centre at the top with the 1/8" hole punch and thread the ribbon through and tie in a bow.  If not, secure with a library clip.

Stamp the sentiment and a set of butterflies on the scrap whisper white in the ink of your choice and punch out with the punches.  Bend up the wings on the butterfly and adhere the small one to the sentiment label and the large on to the bag.  Add dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere to the bottom of the front of the bag.

There you go, a quick and simple gift bag, hope you will give it a try.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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Monday, 19 August 2019

Dinoroar Large Fold Flat Gift Bag

Hi Everyone,

The gift bags that I made a couple of weeks ago have proved to be very popular so I have decided to have a go at a larger one and am using the very cute dinoroar designer series paper as I need a gift bag for a child's birthday which is coming up soon.

There are several videos for this type of gift bag around but my inspiration has come from one done a couple of years ago by Mixed Up Crafts (Sam Clayton).

There is a video for this project over on my YouTube channel at



2 pieces of 12 x 12 designer series paper
2 pieces of card 1 1/2" x 7 7/8" (to reinforce the handle area)
1 piece of copier paper cut in half longways (for the handles)
Double sided tape
Thin knitting needle (for rolling the handles)


Front - score at 1 1/2" down to 7 1/2", score at 3" all the way down, 11" all the way down.
Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3" all the way down, then at 4 1/2" to the 2nd score line, then flip the paper over and missing the large middle section, complete the score on the tab edge.

Back - score at 1 1/2" down to 7 1/2", score at 3" all the way down, 11" all the way down.
Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3" all the way down, then at 4 1/2" all the way down.

Make diagonal scores from the end of the shorter score which will be the fold line out to the score lines on either side.

Fold and burnish all the long score lines and cut tabs as shown in the picture.

To make the handle, start with the long side of the copier paper towards you and starting at the bottom right hand corner, start to roll the paper tightly around the knitting needle (see picture for the angle),

when you have finished rolling, the handle should measure about 12" and be as tight as you can get it.  Put a dab of glue on the end of the piece of paper and stick down. Make another one to match. Leave to dry for a few minutes and then flatten it out along the length. Then slowly and carefully start to bend the handle between your fingers to make the handle shape, see picture.

Make a mark on the inside at the top of the front and back of the bag 2" from the fold lines at either side to show where to place the handles.  Put about 1" of red line tape on each end of the handle and stick them down (see picture). 

Then put adhesive all over the reinforcing piece of card and place over the top to seal in the ends of the handle, do this front and back.

Add red line tape to the long side tab and stick the two pieces of the bag together, repeat this step with the other side to form the bag.

Fold in the back bottom flap and then add adhesive to both of the side flaps and stick them down, then glue the front flap down over the top, this will enclose the side tabs between the two layers making for a neater finish on the inside of the bag.

Stand the bag up and then push in at either side where the diagonal scores are and the bag will begin to fold, press the front and back layers together and then start to push the bottom of the bag so that it folds up against the rest of the bag and press all the edges with your bone folder.

Add a tag and your bag is complete.

I hope that you will try this gift bag.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Woven Threads Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

I've been looking around for gifts to make for my craft fairs and found these small bottles of shower gel (Wilko's) which are relatively inexpensive and would make great like stocking fillers or gifts for co-workers, teachers etc.  I've designed a box using the 2019 in-colours, beautiful woven threads dsp and the matching in-colour ribbons.  I hope you like them and will give them a try.

The bottles hold 50ml of shower gel and are 4" tall.

There is a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel at:



1 piece card stock 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Scrap of card for sentiment mat
4 pieces dsp 1 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Scrap of ribbon for band
Scrap of whisper white card for stamping
1 3/8" scalloped punch
1 1/2" circle punch
Trio punch
Beauty Abounds stamp set
Multipurpose adhesive
Simpy Scored
Bone folder
Ink to match card stock
Tear and tape
In-colour faceted dots


On the scoreboard put the 5 1/2" side to the top and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2". 3 3/4", 5", then rotate so that the long side is to the top and score at 1 1/4", 5 1/4", 6 1/2".

Fold and burnish all the score lines and then cut as per the diagram below.

Add the dsp strips to the long sections as shown in the picture. Round the corners on the lid section as shown in the picture.

Put adhesive on the long tab and fold to make the box shape.

Fold in all four of the bottom sections, glueing as you go and making sure that the front one is the last so that is the one that sits on top for a neater finish.

Fold in the side flaps and close the lid, you may need to trim a sliver off either side of the piece of the lid that goes inside the box if you have trouble closing (sometimes when we trim, we don't get all of the score line off and this may hamper the closing of the box).

Put a strip of tear and tape on the back of the ribbon and fold the ribbon around the box with the join to the front and stick in place.

Punch out a 1 1/2" circle in matching card stock and then stamp a sentiment on the scrap of whisper white and punch out. Add the stamped image to the coloured circle and add this to the front of the box (covering the join in the ribbon) with a couple of dimensionals.

I hope you like this project and will give it a try.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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