Sunday, 28 June 2020

Beautiful Chipboard Thread/Storage Box


Easy chipboard storage box

Hi Everyone
Thank you for stopping by my Blog. Today i have a beautiful storage box that i made from grey Board. I needed something to store my sewing threads in so that is what the box is designed to hold, however you can store anything you like in it. Its very strong and closes with a Magnet. You can find the links to all the products i used under my Youtube Video description. 

Chipboard storage box


I decorated the top with a selection of Paper Flowers & also some clay embellishments. I think it turned out really pretty & it also holds about 32 Spools of thread. 

DIMENSIONS 
FOR THE LID YOU NEED CHIPBOARD MEASURING 5" X 6 1/4" 
2 PIECES MEASURING 2" X 6 1/4" 
PATTERNED PAPER TO GLUE  YOUR CHIPBOARD ON TO 

FOR THE BASE YOU NEED CHIPBOARD MEASURING 6 1/4" X 4 3/4" 
2 PIECES MEASURING 2" X 4 3/4" 
AGAIN YOU NEED PATTERNED PAPER AND ALSO 2 PIECES TO COVER THE SIDES OF YOUR CHIPBOARD 

Thank you and i will be back soon with another tutorial.

Love Ann xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

#4 Sizzix Week Adorable Greenhouse card


Fold flat greenhouse card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to my Sizzix week & today i have an adorable & very simple Greenhouse card for you. The great thing is that it folds completely flat for posting. I have even made an envelope for it. I hope you like it and will give it a try. 

Fold flat greenhouse card


You can find the links under my youtube tutorial for all the products i used in this tutorial. Below you can find the measurements for the card & also the envelope. The envelope was made on the envelope punch board.

DIMENSIONS
CARD MEASURES 8 X 4 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" ON EACH END THEN 4"

CARD MEASURES 10 X 4 3/4" 
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5"

ACETATE X 2 PIECES MEASURING 4 1/2" X 2 1/8"

PAPER FOR THE ENVELOPE MEASURES 10 1/8" X 10/1/8" 
PUNCH AND SCORE @ 4 1/2"

I will be back tomorrow with project #5 

Bye for now 
Ann xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

#3sizzixweek Exploding Flower Garden


Exploding Flower garden card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to project number 3 of my sizzix week. Today i have a very beautiful exploding Flower Garden card. I love this project & i am sure whoever you make if for will have no idea whats inside!! I am pretty sure they would never guess it has a mini Garden inside! 

its very simple to make & all you really need is card , Paper, Flowers and some dry floral foam. I used a couple of Sizzix Flower dies & also there flower foam. The rest of the Flowers are some silk & paper ones that i had in my stash. I did also make a couple of rolled roses from paper & a Sizzix bigz die. 

The paper pad is a DCWV pad & the two little sentiments on the inside are also from the paper pad. I glued some Faux moss into my little Garden part ( You can find all product links under my youtube video).

I hope you like Today's project. You can find the dimensions below. 

DIMENSIONS 

12 X 12 " CARD FOR THE BOX BASE 
SCORE BOTH SIDES @ 4" & 8" 
OR
30.5 CM X 30.5 CM 
SCORE BOTH SIDES @ 10.2 CM & 20.3 CM 

CARD FOR THE FLORAL FOAM & FLOWERS MEASURES 5 7/8" X 5 7/8" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1" 
OR
15 CM X 15 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2.5 CM 

PAPER TO DECORATE THE PANELS MEASURES 3 3/4" X 3 3/4" 
OR
9.5 CM X 9.5 CM 

CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 6 1/4" X 6 1/4" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1" 
OR
15.8 CM X 15.8 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2.5 CM 

I will be back tomorrow with project number 4.

Love Ann xx

Monday, 22 June 2020

#2 Sizzix Week No Die Inside Pop-Up Card


No die pop-up card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to my Blog & Day 2 of my Sizzix week. I am so excited to share this pop-up card with you! Its so cool and you don't need a die to create the pop-up mechanism.  A Lady posted a card like this in my Facebook craft group last week. I thought it was so cool! I found a free template online to create the pop-up ball mechanism. I will put all the links under my YouTube tutorial. You just need to print it off & cut it out.

No die pop up ball card

I used the Love Birds Shadow Box die set from Sizzix to decorate my Card. I love this die set! Its just the cutest thing ever. The little Birds are so sweet. You get everything included like the hearts & Flowers etc. Of course you can decorate your Pop-up card any way you like. I am sure you will make more than one of these! 

No die pop up ball card




Sizzix Love birds pop up card

The great thing about this card is that it fold down completely flat! Because you add an elastic band inside it creates a kind of spring action. Its not hard to make and you will love it and so will the recipient! 

Below you can find the measurements for the card in metric and imperial.

DIMENSIONS
CARD BASE MEASURES 12 X 6" 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3" & 9" 
OR
30.5 CM X 15.2 CM 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 7.6 CM & 22.9 CM 

PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 5 7/8" X 5 7/8" X 2 PIECES 
2 7/8" X 5 7/8" X 4 PIECES 
OR
14.9 CM X 14.9 CM  X 2 PIECES 
7.3 CM X 14.9 CM X 4 PIECES 

WHITE CARD BASE MEASURES 5 3/4" X 5 3/4" 
OR
14.6 CM X 14,6 CM 
CARD FOR THE BELLY BAND MEASURES 1 1/4" X 12"YOU MAT ALSO NEED TO ADD ANOTHER PIECE ON TO MAKE IT FIT. MINE MEASURES 1 1/4" X 2" I JUST GLUED IT ON THE THE END 

FRONT CARD FOR THE BELLY BAND MEASURES 5 7/8" X 1 1/8" 
OR
2.9 CM X 14.9 CM 

Thank you for stopping by & i will be back tomorrow with project number 3.

Bye for now 
Love Ann xx

Sunday, 21 June 2020

#1 Sizzix Week Terrarium Gift Box


Sizzix terrarium gift box

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog and Day 1 of my Sizzix Week!! I am so excited about the next 7 Days! I really have some awesome projects lined up for you! I have had so much fun the last week & its a true pleasure to work with Sizzix products. The quality is second to none & if you have used any of there products you will already know that. 

We are kicking of the week with this gorgeous Terrarium gift box. This would love gorgeous displayed in your house or it would make a beautiful gift for lots of different people. Its a very large box & i am thrilled with the end result.

Terrarium gift box
Sizzix Terrarium Gift Box


The large dies i used to create the windows are just ones i had in my stash. You can you whatever you like though, squares, ovals or even just cut the windows with a craft knife & a ruler. You don't have to use dies. I placed acetate behind so it looks more like a real Terrarium. I added gold card in the bottom of the box for a nice refection & also around the windows. 

The cool thing is when you lift the lid off, the little Terrarium comes out as it is attached to the the lid! If the box gets moved etc it swings & its just so adorable. You get all the flower dies & leaves etc with the die set. I will pop a picture of it below & if you click it you will be taken direct to the sizzix website if you want to purchase it or check it out,


Below you can find the measurements for the Terrarium gift box in metric & imperial.
DIMENSIONS
2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 9"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 8" 
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 4 1/4" & 8 1/2" DO THIS ON BOTH PIECES OF CARD
OR
30.5 CM X 22.9 CM 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 20.3 CM 
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 10.8 CM & 21.6 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE BOX FRONT X 4 PIECES 7 7/8" X 4" 
OR
19.7 CM X 10.2 CM 
4 X ACETATE MEASURING 6 1/2" X 4 1/8" 
OR
16.5 CM X 10.5 CM 
GOLD CARD FOR THE BOTTOM 4 1/8" X 4 1/8" 
OR
10.5 CM X 10.5 CM 
CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 6 3/8" X 6 3/8" 
OR
16.2 CM X 16.2 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1" OR 2.5 X CM
I will be back tomorrow with project number 2 ( You will LOVE this one) 

Bye for now 
Love Ann xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Easy No Die 3D Shoes & Shoe Box


No die 3d shoe tutorial

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog today.  I have the most adorable project today! A really cute pair of shoes & a matching Shoe box gift box!! How cute!! 
If you are in my Facebook group, the other day a Lady posted a pair of Shoes like these ones. Lots of people loved them and i said i would do something similar. Its not my idea and the template i found online for free. You can find the link for it under my Youtube tutorial but i will also put it at the end of this blog post.

I came up with the matching Shoe Box myself. I thought it would be so cute & it just looks like a mini Pair of new shoes!  As the title states, no dies are needed, You just download the free shoe PDF, print it off then cut it out. Draw around it on the paper/card you want to use and then cut that out. Its really simple to do. 

No die 3D shoe card


I thought it would look really sweet to put the sentiment on the inside of the Shoe. The idea was to make it look like the size label you see inside the shoe. I just stamped mine onto 2 pieces of card measuring 1" x 2" & then used a Black Micron pen to draw some faux stitching around the outside.  I put a Bow on the front of the shoes. Its just a Bow die from Alincrafts that i have in my stash. You could also maybe put a Flower on the front. 

Below you can find the measurements for my Shoe Box in metric & Imperial. 

DIMENSIONS

2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 4" 

SCORE THE LONG SIDES @ 6 1/2" & 11 1/2"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDES @ 3 1/2"
OR
30.5 CM X 10.1 CM 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 16.5 CM & 29.2 CM 
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 8.9 CM 

2 PIECES MEASURING 6 1/2" X 5" ( CUT THEM JUST SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE SIZE STATED) 

OR 
16.5 CM X 12.7 CM 

1 PIECE OF CARD FOR THE LID MEASURING 8 5/8" X 7 1/8" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1"
OR
21.9 CM X 18.1 CM 

SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2.5 CM 

Thank you and i will be back again on Friday with another tutorial. 

Bye for now

Love Ann xxx


Saturday, 6 June 2020

#7 Fathers Day Week-Record Card & Sleeve


Vinyl record card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to my Blog & my last project in my Fathers Day Week series. I really hope you have enjoyed it and it has given you some ideas on male cards etc. If you follow me, you will no that i don't make male projects at all really. I just don't have many Men in my life and i just prefer to make projects for women. I find male projects a struggle if i am honest so i hope i did ok this week. It was difficult for me but i did it!!

The last project is this really cool vinyl record & sleeve. Its very quick & simple to make and its so quirky!! Again this card could be made for so many different occasions, not just Fathers Day. I am really pleased with it & it looks quite realistic! 

Below you can find all the measurements in metric & imperial. Please also make sure t check out my Youtube video :-) 

DIMENSIONS 

MY LARGEST CIRCLE DIE WAS 5" 

PAPER OR CARD FOR THE SLEEVE MEASURES 6 3/8" X 5 7/8" 

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" ON EACH END

SCORE ONE OF THE SHORT SIDES @ 1/2" 

OR
16.2 CM X 15 CM 

SCORE @ 1.2 CM 

PAPER OR CARD MEASURING 5 3/8" SQUARE 
OR
13.6 CM

CARD FOR THE BACK STAND MEASURING 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" 

OR
6.3 CM X 8.9 CM 

SCORE @ 1.2 CM 

Thank you and i will be back tomorrow with a another video. Not Fathers day week though, we have something to do with Flowers :-) 

Love Ann xx

Friday, 5 June 2020

#6 Fathers Day Week-Cute Briefcase Easel Card


Briefcase easel card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to my Blog & project #6 of my Fathers Day week. That means we only have 1 more project left :-( I hope you have enjoyed all the things i have made. 
Today we have a really cute Briefcase Easel card. Its so cute & very quick & easy to make. 

briefcase easel card


Please make sure to check out my Youtube video for full instructions on how to make this cute card. You can also find all the measurements below in Metric & Imperial. 

DIMENSIONS 

CARD BASE MEASURES 4 1/4" X 10" 

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5" & 7 1/2" 

OR 10.8 CM X 25.4 CM 
SCORE @ 12.7 CM & 19 CM 

THE SUITCASE PIECE MEASURES 4 1/4" X 2 1/2" 
OR
10.8 CM X 6.3 CM 

YOU NEED 2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 1/4" X 2 1/2" FOR THE LITTLE STRAPS
OR
0.6 CM X 6.3 CM 

I will be back again tomorrow with my last project.

Bye for now

Love Ann

Thursday, 4 June 2020

#5 Fathers Day Week-Domed Front Card


domed front card

Hi everyone,
welcome to project #5 of my Fathers Day Week. Today i have a really elegant and simple Domed front card. I love this type of card. Its really quick to make and you can decorate it anyway you like. I went for Cogs and Clocks. I love the gold embossing on the front of the card.






This card could be made for Ladies Birthdays, Weddings, Get well soon, Mothers day and lots more. You would have to make some sort of box to gift it in though as its not designed to fold flat. 

Please check out my Youtube tutorial for instructions. You will also find all the measurements below in metric & Imperial. 

DIMENSIONS

CARD MEASURES 11 3/4" X 6"
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 7/8"

OR
29.9 CM X 15.2 CM 
SCORE @ 14.9 CM 

CARD FRONT IS 6" X 7 3/8" 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" EACH END 

OR
15.2 CM  X 18.7 CM 
SCORE @ 1.2 CM 

INSIDE EMBOSSED CARD MEASURES 5 3/4" X 5 7/8" 
OR
14.6 CM X 14.9 CM

Thank you and i will be back tomorrow with project #6

bye for now

Love Ann xx


#4 Fathers Day week-Football Easel Card


football easel card

Hi everyone,
Welcome to project #4 of my Fathers Day Week. Today i have a really quick and simple Football easel card. This card could be made for so many different occasions, Birthdays, Get well soon cards, loads of different things. It would also make a great card for kids too. 

All you need to make it is a Circle Die, a small Hexagon die and some card. It lays down flat so you can post it. I glued my sentiment onto some craft foam so that it lifted it up and also doubled as the stopper . 

My circle die was about 6" and my Hexagon was about 2 1/4". Its really quick to make. Please make sure to check out my Youtube tutorial for step by step instructions. 

I will be back again tomorrow with project number 5.

Bye for now

Love Ann xxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

#3 Fathers Day Week-Drop down Shirt Card


Drop down shirt card

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to project number 3 of my Fathers Day week. Today i have a very sweet shirt/suit card. As the title suggests, the shirt drops down and you can decorate the inside however you wish. Its a really cute card and the great thing is no dies are required. All you need is some card, paper a Pencil & Ruler. 

Fathers Day Card tutorial


I choose some Balloons & stars to decorate mine but i also think it would look nice if you put a picture inside or maybe a lovely verse. You have a few different options. 
I had a stamp set that had a Tie in it so i just stamped, coloured in and then fussy cut it out. If you don't have a stamp like mine you could just use a Bow die and have a Bow Tie instead. You can also make your own Bows if you have an envelope punch board. 

Male shirt card


My faux stitching was created using a white gel pen & i think it really sets the card off. The buttons are die cuts but i think they are a little big for my card. You can of course use real Buttons if you have any. 

Below you can find all the dimensions in Metric & Imperial. Please also make sure to check out my Youtube tutorial.

DIMENSIONS

CARD BASE MEASURES 8" X 5" 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2" & 6" 

OR
20.4 CM X 12.7 CM 
SCORE @ 5CM & 15.2 CM 

MARK DOWN THE 2 SIDES OF THE CARD @ 2 1/4" & MEASURE ALONG THE TOP AT 1" ON EACH END. JOIN THE 2 PENCIL MARKS TOGETHER AND THEN SCORE TO GET YOUR LAPELS. 

OR
5.7 CM & 2.5 CM 

WHITE CARD FOR THE SHIRT MEASURES 3 3/4" X 11 3/4" 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5 7/8" 

OR
9.5 CM X 29.3 CM 
SCORE @ 14.9 CM 

MARK THE SHIRT AS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO AND CUT IN ABOUT 1" ON EACH END OF THE SHIRT 
OR 
2.5 CM 

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE WAISTCOAT MEASURES 4 3/4" X 3 1/2"
OR
12 CM X 8.9 CM 

MEASURE ALONG THE TOP AND BOTTOM @ 1" 1 3/4" & 2 1/2" 

MEASURE UP 1 1/4" FROM YOUR MIDDLE PENCIL MARK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAPER 
MEASURE DOWN 1" FROM YOUR MIDDLE PENCIL MARK AT THE TOP OF THE PAPER. 

CUT AS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO

I hope you are enjoying my projects so far. I will be back tomorrow with project number 4.

Bye for now

Love Ann xx

Monday, 1 June 2020

Fathers Week-Tool Box Gift Box


Tool box gift box tutorial

Hi Everyone
Welcome to Day 2 of my Fathers Day week. Today i have a really cool Tool box gift box. I love this & it would be great to pop sweets/chocolates in. It has 3 boxes that you can fill with goodies! Its fairly simple to make but you will need 12 x 12" card for it. You also need about 10 brads.

Tool box gift box




Fathers day tool box tutorial


I love the Red & Black colours as i think it looks very striking. You can of course make yours in any colour you like. I think the black ink around the edges also looks rather cool! I was going to use some Black brads and i sort of wish i had now. 

Below you can find the dimensions/measurements in Imperial & Metric. Please make sure to check out my Youtube tutorial. Please subscribe if you haven't already & make sure to click the bell icon. This will alert you every time i upload a new video. 

MEASUREMENTS 

CARD FOR THE BOX BASE MEASURES 12 X 9" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1/2" & 2 1/2"

OR
30.5 CM X 22.8 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1.2 CM &  6.3 CM 

CARD FOR THE 2 TOP BOXES MEASURES 12 X 8 1/2"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2",  2 1/2",  9 1/2"  &  11 1/2"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2, 4, 6  &  8"

OR
30.5 CM X 21.5 CM 
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1.2 CM,  6.3 CM,  24.1 CM &  29.2 CM 
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 5 CM,  10.1 CM,  15.2 CM  &  20.3 CM 

YOU WILL NEED A PIECE OF CARD FOR THE HANDLE WHICH IS ABOUT 3/4" X 16" 
YOU WILL NEED TO JOIN TO PIECES TOGETHER, THEN SCORE EACH END AT ABOUT 5"

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF CARD FOR YOUR HINGES MEASURING 3 1/2" X 1/2" 
OR
9 CM X 1.2 CM 

I will be back again tomorrow with project number 3.

Thank you 

Love Ann xx