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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Pizza box style card holder

So here's my pizza box - for note cards and envelopes

So easy to make from an A4 sheet of cardstock. I'll attempt to give you basic instructions so that you can make your own version . I've used the leaf and flower from the Botanical Blooms set being one of the FREE sets during Sale-a-Bration. Just let me know if you would like to own one of these super sets.
Cut cardstock to 6" x 11".
With card portrait, score at 1" and 5".
Turn card 90 degrees so that card is landscape.
Score at 1" 5" 6" and 10".
If you want to decorate the box, it is easier to do that now, before cutting tabs and folding and sticking.
With card landscape, make 1" cuts along each score line, up to the horizontal score line but no further. There should be cuts at 1" 5" 6" and 10".
Turn the card 180 degrees and make the same cuts along the other side of the card.
Now fold all the score lines.
With sticky strip or a wet glue, stick the tabs to form a box base at one end of the card.
Where you have decorated the lid, stick the tabs to form a lid, and fold the hinged lid over the base to close.
I hope this makes sense but if you think how a pizza box works, it will help - I think!!
Before sticking or folding, use a scallop edged punch along the sides of the lid.
Before sticking or folding, use a small circle punch to cut a semi-circle on the edge of the lid to make opening the box easier.
Stick ribbon around the edge of the lid.
Put a brad on the edge of the lid, centrally , to make opening the box easier.
If you find this useful and decide to play with this idea,I'd love to see your creations. Just leave a comment so that I can view it on your blog.
Thanks for popping by today!

Cute note cards

Another retired US stamp set! I don't know what it's called as it has no label but there are just the 4 stamps = 2 piccies and 2 sentiments.
Stamping simplicity!

New Baby cards

You know when you have a tidy up (being the New Year an all that!!) you come across things that you bought ages ago, but have never used. Well here's a couple of cards using a stamp from a retired US set. In the summer of last year, I was on the look out for Stampin' Up sets as I kept hearing this name , 'SU', but didn't want to appear stupid not knowing - well would you?

Anyhow, I did eventually learn what the letters stood for and just had to go search out some of their goodies. Ebay was my first port of call and I was lucky enough to win an auction for 15 retired stamp sets for about £75 icl. P&P. A real bargain, I think, and here's one of the stamps I decided to take out of the box and use. Quick and easy - stamps perfectly (like all SU stamps do) -small area to colour - dazzling diamonds glitter for the stork - matted /layered on SU card stock and DSPs - grosgrain ribbon and brads to embellish.

Look out for more cards - or even a 'pizza box' !!

Mini Magazine card holder

If you want inspiration and new ideas, why not have a look on the In Love With Stamping forum. There's a link at the top of my blog so pop and see what you think!

I sometimes think I do too much blog hopping and dropping into the forum but the ideas I've found this weekend are fab. Here's a picture of the little beauty I found when browsing. If you would like the dimesions and folding/cutting lines, take a peek http://sheetload.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-12-15T21%3A25%3A00-06%3A00
It's very easy and only took about 15 minutes to put together. Obviously you can decorate as much as you like, or as little. But it is quite cute and dinky in size, made to take about 5 notecards and envelopes. Would make a lovely gift!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

New Year Sale-a-Bration with Stampin' Up

What a dreadful picture!! But you get the idea?
With the first Sale-a-Bration this year, from 1st Jan to 28th Feb, these FREE stamp sets are fab!
All you need to do is place an order for £45 or more and you can choose one of the for SAB sets absolutely **FREE**. And if you spend £90, you can choose 2 sets!
Here's the fold-out card I made using stamps from 3 of the 4 sets to show how they can compliment each other.

And inside, voila!! (A little French from many years ago!)

The balloons are from 'Birthday Best' set , just £10.95 for 4 stamps.
The central image is from 'Fun and Fast Notes' set, just £29.95 for 8 stamps, covering all occasions, with wording.
All the sets are die-cut for ease of mounting.
Botanical Blooms - 7 stamps on a floral theme
Yummy - 3 stamps with wording and flourishes
Congratulations - 7 stamps with alternative wording for several occasions
Polka Dot Punches - 4 stamps which co-ordinate with SU punches (3 out of 4)
So, if you would love to own one (or ALL) of these sets, just let me know by leaving a comment here, or emailing me triciaablett@hotmail.com . All orders of £45 or more will entitle you to choose a set for FREE.
If you would like to host a demonstration, you are also entitled to one of these sets when your party sales are £300 or more.
Or, if you would like to join my team as a demonstrator to earn money for yourself, or just enable you to collect SU at discounted prices as a hobby demonstrator , please let me know. I would love to have other enthusiastic crafters locally, or at a distance, to share ideas and basically have fun doing the things we love!
Thanks for dropping by!
If you've got time, please leave a comment and I'll drop by your blog too.
A Happy New Year to you all!

Reminder of Christmas Eve...

With Christmas now just a memory, and the decorations safely packed away until next year, I just had to post these pictures to my blog as it may have been a 'once in a lifetime' event. My wonderful, understanding husband peeling carrots!!
And then, DD with the brussel sprouts and no.1 DS peeling potatoes. I cannot recall this ever happening before - well perhaps a little help from DD now and again, but NEVER men in the kitchen! Over the years, I have always just plodded on with all the preparations, getting a bit stressed in my mind but never saying anything. But this year was different - the assertive side of me came spilling from my lips when I suddenly said, 'There's no way that we'll get down to the local tonight unless YOU peel the potatoes, and YOU can peel the carrots and perhaps YOU could do the sprouts' Within seconds, they were all in the kitchen, implements handed out and the tasks begun.
Can you believe it?
All done and dusted within the hour - potatoes, carrots, parsnips, leeks, swede and onions for turkey and stuffing.
Guess who's going to speak up a little more often?
If you don't ask, you don't get!!


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