Saturday, 30 November 2019

Bright Rosa Craft Kit & Fancy Fold Card Tutorial

Positivelypapercraft fancy fold card


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you for stopping by Today.
I am sorry this post is late, i am supposed to have a video?blog every Friday but i had so many problems with my editing software! I wasted hours uploading and then went i clicked save it was freezing all the time. So frustrating.

Yesterday i received the new monthly craft kit from Craftstash. I have to say that this one is beautiful and i think its my favourite so far! I just love the pinks and floral papers. Pink is one of my favourite colours. Also the die set you get is beautiful! It a very large flower but you also get lots of frames with it to. You can use these on so many projects.

In my video i do a full un boxing of the kit and also a tutorial on how i made a fancy fold card. I am really pleased with how it turned out and its very easy to make. Another great thing is that it folds totally flat to pop into a normal envelope.

Bright Rosa Craft Box


I hope you like it and will maybe try it out. Of course if you don't have the craft kit you can still make the card. Just use what you have:-) If you would like to get your hands on a Papercraft Society box, here is the link: Papercraft society box
As i said i think this one is my favourite box so far but the next box is also fab!! I can tell you it its by Olga Direktorenko and you also have projects ME in it! How cool is that!! I am really looking forward to seeing them in the booklet.

Please check out my Youtube video as i show you everything you get in this months box. You can find the link at the end of this post.
Until next time.....

Ann xx


Thursday, 28 November 2019

Amazing 12 x 12" Shadow Box Advent Calendar NO DIES REQUIRED!

Shadow Box Advent Calendar No Dies Needed


Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you so much for popping by.
I am so proud of the project i have for you today! Its my own idea & i totally love it! Its a shadow box Advent Calendar. Its very easy to make & has the same concept as the Shadow Parcel boxes tutorial i did the other day. It does take a little bit of time to make but thats just because of all the little boxes you have to make. It holds 25 & they are very roomy so you can fit other things in as well as Chocolate/Treats.

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I made this one for my Daughter & she loves it. I put her name along the bottom which i made from some alphabet dies i had in my stash. The numbers on the front of the boxes are also made from number dies. If you don't have any number or letter dies you can maybe stamp them and heat emboss them. As the title states, you don't need any dies for this project. You can choose to decorate your calendar anyway you like.

I made my boxes from card stock and then decorated them with patterned paper. You could of course just use patterned paper to make your boxes but then they won't be as strong. It would cut down on time though. The choice is yours. If you use a nice quality thick paper it may be ok. The shadow box itself is made from 12 x 12" patterned paper & i reinforced the back with a 12 x 12" sheet of white card stock.

DIMENSIONS

FOR THE SHADOW BOX FRAME YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 4 1/2"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2",  1 1/2",  2 1/2" & 3 1/2" DO THIS TO ALL 4 PIECES

YOU WILL NEED A 12 X 12" PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER & A 12 X 12" PIECE OF CARD STOCK TO REINFORCE THE BACK.

BOXES

YOU NEED 15 BOXES MEASURING 8 1/4" X 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2, 4, 6 & 8"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2", 2 1/2" & 4 1/2"



EACH BOX NEEDS 5 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 7/8" SQUARE

YOU NEED 9 BOXES MEASURING 7 3/4" x 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2,  3 3/4",  5 3/4"  & 7 1/2"
SCORE THE SHORT @ 1/2",  2 1/2"  &  4 1/2"

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 5/8" X 2 7/8" & 1 PIECE MEASURING 2 7/8" SQUARE



YOU NEED 1 BOX MEASURING 7 1/4" X 5 3/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4",  3 1/2",,5 1/4"  & 7"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2",  2 1/4",  &  4 1/4"

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 1 5/8" X 1 5/8"


Please check out my video for full instructions. You can find the link below.

Bye for now

Ann xx


Monday, 25 November 2019

Unusual Shadow Box Of Gift Boxes!

Positivelypapercraft gift box tutorial


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & thank you for stopping by!
I am quite proud of Today's project!! I think its quite unusual & for some reason it reminds me of some kind of Puzzle box! I have had it in my head for a few days now & i am so please with the end result. It turned out way better than i imagined. Its really simple to make so please don't be put off as its so easy.

Its basically a very deep shadow box that holds 4 seperate gift boxes inside. An acetate wrap finishes it off & holds it all snugly together! I love it! The large paper bow on the top of the box is a tutorial i did a couple of years ago. Again its so easy to make. Here is the link for it, EASY PAPER BOW

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Positivelypapercraft shadow gift box tutorial


I think this would make a fantastic gift for either a Male or female. You could fill each box with lovely Gifts. For a woman you could maybe have Nail polish in one, Lipstick in the other or Jewellery etc. You could maybe even fill them with craft items or Chocolates.
Also say if you have 4 children or or giving a gift from 4 people, you could allocate a box to each person so they get a box containing a gift from someone different! Just an idea.

MEASUREMTS 

SHADOW BOX

4 PIECES CARD OR DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 7" X 6"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" & 5 1/2"
DO THIS TO ALL 4 PIECES

BOX BASE MEASURES 7 X 7"

BOX BACKING MEASURES 6 7/8" SQUARE

ACETATE WRAP MEASURES 9 X 9"
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2"

(YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ACETATE MEASURING 8 1/4" SQUARE,  SCORE @ 1 5/8" ON ALL 4 SIDES) IT WONT COME AS FAR DOWN THE BOX BUT ITS STILL OK TO USE.

2 STRIPS OF CARD FOR THE ACETATE (TO CREATE A PARCEL WRAP EFFECT) MEASURE 1 1/2" X 9"

4 BOXES

4 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 8 1/4" X 10"

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 3/8",  4 3/4",  7 1/8"  &  9 1/2"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 5/8",  3" &  6"

DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE BOXES
4 PIECES MEASURING 2 1/4" X 2 7/8"
1 PIECE MEASURING 2 1/4" SQUARE

YOU WILL NEED THESE 4 TIMES AS THERE IS 4 BOXES

I really hope you will give this box a try! I am sure you will love it.

Please make sure you stop by my Channel & Blog this Thursday as i have a great tutorial along these lines :-)

Bye for now

Ann xx








Sunday, 24 November 2019

Day 7-Christmas Week-Large Faceted Parcel Boxes

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Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & Day 7 of my Christmas Week series. As its Day 7, sadly that means this series has come to an end :-( I hope you have enjoyed it! I have but at the same time i am very dissapointed in some of the views i got. I thought they would do better so rather dissapointed in that respect. Not sure whats going on there.
Anyway, today i have a very large faceted parcel box for you. I made this 3 years ago on my Youtube channel. It was much smaller & i always new i would get round to trying a large one sometime. This one is a really big size and you can fit loads of goodies in.

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I love the look of kraft card and white, it goes so well together. I stamped the leaves in Versamark Ink and then i heat embossed them with White embossing powder. The stamp set is a new one i purchased from Craftstash. The actual stamp set is called Ferns and its by WOODWARE. Its such a beautiful stamp set. It can be used for so many different cards and projects.

MEASUREMENTS

LARGE BOX 
2 PIECES KRAFT CARD MEASURING 10 1/2 X 8 1/4"

SCORE BOTH PIECES THE SAME ON THE LONG SIDE AT 5" & 10"
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 5 1/4"

SMALLER BOX
2 PIECES OF CRAFT CARD MEASURING 8 1/2" X 8 1/4"

SCORE BOTH THE SAME AT 4" & 8" ON THE LONG SIDE 
SCORE BOTH THE SAME ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 5 1/4" 

Please check out my Youtube tutorial for full instructions.

Until next time.....

Ann xx


Saturday, 23 November 2019

Day 6- Christmas Week-Beautiful White Paper Wreath

Positivelypapercraft Christmas Wreath Tutorial


Hi Everyone
Welcome to my Blog & project Number 6 of my Christmas week. Can you believe we only have 1 more day left :-( I hope i have given you lots of ideas to make your own decorations/gifts this year. Its so much fun making your own things and you get so much satisfaction knowing that it was all hand made by you!
So today i have a very elegant White & Silver paper wreath. The base is a polystyrene ring that i picked up from my local craft shop. It measures 8" in diameter & it was only £1.50. Everything else on the wreath is just die cuts and white/silver paper & card. It looks stunning.

Positivelypapercraft Christmas Wreath

Easy handmade Christmas Wreath


Please check out my Tutorial on Youtube, it will show you how its put together and what Dies i used on the Wreath. The main one were Simply made crafts Poinsettia Dies but sadly they are still out of stock. Of course you can use any Poinsettia flowers you have. It will work just the same.

Until tomorrow

Love Ann xx


Thursday, 21 November 2019

Day 5-Christmas Week-Beautiful Light-Up Acetate Christmas Village

Acetate Christmas Village Tutorial


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & Day 5 of my Christmas Week series. I am sorry this post is late today, i have had lots to do and just never seem to got time for this post until this evening. Anyway its here and so is this amazing Christmas project! I am so proud of this. Its so beautiful and really easy to make. You have to try one! You will love it!!

You may remember a couple of weeks back i made a small light-up Fish Tank. I think i may of mentioned in the Blog post or Video tutorial that i also had another idea for it. Well i think you can guess this is it!! I new i wanted to make some kind of contained Christmas village. To be honest, it turned out way better than i thought it would. Its sitting on my Coffee Table as we speak! It looks stunning lit up.

Acetate Christmas village box. Positivelypapercraft Tutorial


As you can see in the above picture, the roof comes off so you can turn your Tealights on and off and also replace them etc. They are hidden inside the Roof . I would imagine you could fit 3 Tealights in, i just put 2 in mine.

Positivelypapercraft Christmas Village


The fake snow i used in the box is from Hobby craft. You can pick it up on Amazon, Ebay and even places like B&M if you are in the UK. The snow i used on top of my Roof and little houses is True Snow by Aleene. Its great stuff and dries hard so really looks like snow. The little Houses and Trees i used are just cheap Dies i picked up online. If you check out my YouTube Video i have listed all the products in the description.

MEASUREMENTS 

1 PIECE OF ACETATE MEASURING 12 X 8 1/4"

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2" , 3" ,  9"  & 11 1/2  (You can still make it with 11 3/4" acetate, your last score section will just leave you 1/4" section instead of 1/2" )

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2 1/2"

1 PIECE OF ACETATE MEASURING 8 1/4" X 6"

GLITTER CARD FOR BACK PANEL MEASURES 6" X 5 1/2"

WHITE CARD FOR THE VILLAGE BASE MEASURES 5 7/8" X 2 3/8"

CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 
8 1/4" X 4 5/8" 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1"

CARD FOR THE ROOF MEASURES 
8" X 6 1/4"
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1",  4"  & 7"

Please check out my Youtube video. You can find the link below.

I hope you have enjoyed Today's projects. I will be back tomorrow with project 6.

Bye for now

Love
Ann xx


Day 4 Of Christmas Week-Easy Paper Cone Wreath

How to make a paper cone Wreath


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & project number 4 of my Christmas Week. My project yesterday was those easy Paper Cone Wreath. Its a great way to use up some of those 12 x 12" papers we all hoard. You can also use 6 x 6" papers as the largest cone is 6 x 6".

Positivelypapercraft Paper cone wreath, #christmaswreath


I glued some cheap Baubles in the middle of my Wreath. I just pulled the caps off the end and then hot glued them into the middle. You could also put some Flowers or a handmade Rosette in the middle.

I really enjoyed making this. They have been around for ages and i always kept meaning to try one. So glad i did, i loved it. I am going to make another for my Mum.

To make your Wreath all you need is approx:

16 squares of 6 x 6" designer paper

14 squares 5 x 5" designer paper

9 squares of 4 x 4" designer paper.

Bye for now

Ann x