Monday, 16 December 2019

Dressed to Impress pop out card

Hi everyone,

A couple of days ago, I showed you how to make a pop out card using the fabulous Birthday Bonanza suite. I liked it so much, I’ve done another version, this time using the very pretty Dressed to Impress. It’s a mixture of beautiful florals and very cute, shoes, makeup, perfume and handbags.

It’s made in exactly the same way and shows how easy it is to change the appearance and feel of a card, just by changing up the colours, stamp set and dsp. This time the colours are softer and more feminine on the outside, but when you open it up, there is a pop of gorgeous grape and silver foil to emphasise the cute die cut images. 

The materials are all the same as for the Birthday Bonanza card, just change the colours and the designer series paper, and I've coloured some of the die cuts with Blends.

I hope you will give it a try. 

Happy crafting,

Karen xx

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Birthday Bonanza Pop Out Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I am making a cute pop out  6 x 6 card featuring the fun new Birthday Bonanza Suite from Stampin'Up!   This is Project No 11 of the #31dayscraftchallenge.


1 piece of 6" x 12" card stock in grapefruit grove
1 piece of 2" x 12" card stock in grapefruit grove
1 piece of 4" square card stock in bermuda bay
4 pieces of silver foil 2 3/4" x 3 1/4"
1 piece of silver foil 5 7/8" square and scraps for the images and the sentiment
4 pieces of bermuda bay card stock 2 1/2" x 3"
Scraps of bermuda bay for the images and the sentiment
Scraps of whisper white to stamp images
3 pieces of dsp 5 3/4" square
Bonanza Buddies stamp set
Assorted pompoms
Bonanza dies
Die cutting machine
2" circle punch
Starburst punch
Ink pads - terracotta tile, daffodil delight, bermuda bay, grapefruit grove, grey granite, memento black
Clear blocks
Multipurpose adhesive


Score the 6" x 12" piece of card stock on the long side at 6" and fold in half to make the card base.

Score the 2" x 12" piece of card stock on the long side at 3", 6", 9" and fold so that it makes a W shape.

Adhere the dsp layers to inside of the card, leaving a small border all the way around the edge. Then adhere the silver foil mat and the dsp layer to the front of the card.

Put a thin bead of glue along one short edge of the W strip and adhere to the centre of the left hand edge of the inside of the card. Fold the rest of the strip on top of that and then put a bead of glue on the other side and close the card and press down until the glue sticks.  The W shaped strip will now be attached across the centre of the card.

Decide which of the buddies you want to use on your card and stamp them on the whisper white scraps and then die cut them as required.  If you don't want to stamp the images, you could die cut the buddies from the dsp instead.  Arrange the buddies on 3 of the pieces of bermuda bay, I've added hats with pompoms and a balloon to mine and then adhere to the silver foil layers.

Stamp a sentiment to the remaining bermuda bay piece of card and then adhere that to the silver foil to match the buddies.  Add the adhesive to the W strip of card and then arrange the buddies and the sentiment as you like.

Stamp or die cut two of the buddies and add to the 2" circles and stamp out a sentiment on the other 2" circle. Adhere all three circles to three starburst punch outs in silver foil and arrange on the front of the card.

I hope that you like this card, I love these cute little creatures.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Chocolate Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

Today I am making a gift box for a large bar of chocolate, this particular one is 180gms but they are not all the same size, so check the size of the bar against the measurements before cutting so you won't be disappointed.


1 piece of card stock 8 1/4" x 9" (I have used Old Olive)
Multipurpose glue
Trio punch
1 piece of designer series paper 3 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Scrap of old olive card stock for the tag
Tag topper punch
Old olive ink
Perfectly plaid stamp set
Scraps of gold foil
Large Letter dies (these are retired but you could print something out on your computer or stamp another sentiment)
Piece of ribbon (Old olive and pretty peacock)
Glue dots
Mini dimensionals


On the long side score at 1/2", 8", 8 1/2"

On the short side, score at 1/2", 4", 4 1/2" and 8"

Cut the tabs as shown in the picture below and fold and burnish all the score lines. I have accidentally taken the picture before removing the front piece that the lid folds into. Remove the section between the two tabs on the front edge of the box.   Round the edges of the lid with the trio punch.

Add glue to the 1/4" tab on the long side and fold over and secure to make the box shape, then fold in the flaps at the bottom and glue in place.

Add the dsp to the front of the box and decorate as required.  I have used large letter dies to cut out my husbands name, but you could decorate it in lots of ways depending on the recipient.

Make a tag with the tag topper punch and round off the bottom corners with the trio punch. Stamp a sentiment in old olive ink and then add the tag to the ribbon and tie around the box.

A quick and easy way to wrap up a little treat and make it look special.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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Large Woven Threads Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I have made a pretty birthday card for my Sister. I have used sentiments from my personal stash as I particularly like the fonts but you can use anything that you like.  Again, I've used the Woven Threads dsp,I just love it, but this time I have used a pre scored card base as I wanted a larger card, this one is 8" x 8".


1 x 8" x 8" pre scored card base (actually measured 7 7/8" square)
1 piece of silver foil  card 7 5/8" square
1 piece of dsp 7 1/4" square
Scraps of silver foil for the frame and the sprigs
Scraps of purple posy for the sentiments and the flowers
Scrap of coloured foil for the butterflies
Floral essence stamp set
Perennial flower punch
Sprig punch
Butterfly duet punch
Purple posy ink
Gorgeous grape ink
Silver embossing powder
Versamark ink
Heat tool
Heirloom dies and embossing folder
Stitched rectangle die
Die cutting machine
Multipurpose glue


This is a very simple card to make.

Stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card and then adhere the silver foil and dsp layers to the front.

Die cut the frame with the silver foil card and then emboss using the matching folder.

Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink on the scrap of purple posy card stock and then sprinkle with the silver embossing powder and set with the heat tool. Leave to cool for a few minutes then adhere to the back of the silver foil frame and add that to the front of the card using dimensionals.

Stamp six sets of petals using purple posy card stock and then punch them out, lay one on top of another, offsetting the petals and using a dimensional in between the layers.  Punch out two sprigs in silver foil for each flower and arrange them behind the double layered flower. Then attach to the card (I've used wet glue but you could use more dimensionals).

Stamp sentiment in gorgeous grape (if required) and then cut out using a small stitched rectangle die and add to the front of the card with a dimensional.

There you are, one pretty card done fairly quickly, I hope you agree, it looks great, I hope my Sister will like it.

Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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