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Making Sweet Treats for Christmas

Hi Everyone, today I'm sharing two fabulously festive gift ideas with you.   If, like me you love making and giving hand made sweets and treats as gifts at Christmas you'll love these two boxes of delights. Our Petit Four Box kit holds one layer of hand made goodies, or bought ones if you wanted to add a hand made touch to the packaging.  Altered here in papers from the Christmas Night collection by Scrapmir and full of hand made marzipan fruits.  It takes a couple of 12 x 12 sheets of paper to decorate the box, which is assembled using our Signature Black Construction Tape.   The embellishments were die cut from an old Sixxix Bigz die, silver stars by Tonic and a flair and chipboard piece from the paper collection.  If you'd like to know how to make the marzipan fruits click on the vide below.  They're so easy and inexpensive too.  Our deep mini window box doubles up as a box for a mini album, which you may have seen and a box that holds two layers of treats.  I used…
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Capture the Magic of the Christmas Countdown with our Advent Calendar Kit

Hi Everyone, with October flying by and the Christmas countdown fast approaching it's time to start thinking about Christmas crafting (if you haven't already!). If like me you love the countdown to Christmas our triptych style Advent Calendar kit is  perfect to make as a keepsake for a loved one or maybe for yourself to look forward to seeing as each countdown to Christmas comes around.  Made from 3mm MDF, the kit comes flat packed and when assembled  with the three sections joined together measures 13 1/2" wide, 4 1/2" deep and 9 tall.  The The large centre shadow box section is 2" deep, a great space to create a dimensional scene that can be framed with the oval insert that comes with the kit. Small wooden numbers 1 - 25 are also included. Acetate sleeves keep all the little boxes in their place when the calendar is packed away. Full assembly instructions (digital download) are included with the kit too. 
Here are a couple of ways to assemble the Advent calendar.…

Life's a Journey Art Deco Style Travel Folder ...

Hi everyone, Happy October. Can you believe it? I'm not quite sure where this year has gone but it's definitely been a fun one full of changes, lots of new projects and products.  For most of us our holidays are a distant memory and all we have to remind us of the fun times we had are our pictures.  Create a gorgeous memory book with this new Art Deco Travel style collection and our File Folder Kit/Bundle.  I used the bundle (PDF Assembly Guide - digital download included), made up the folder covers and pages and then used a mix of florals, purple, turquoise  and black papers to decorate it.   When assembled the cover measures 10" x 7 1/2" x 1 3/4", has an integral  magnetic closure and holds to add a 1" D ring binder mechanism to hold an assortment of pages inside. There's a new style acetate pocket page in this project too.  I used the Art Deco Travel Poster cut-aparts from the 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 paper pads to add additional pops of colour through the…

Dreamland and Live's a Journey collections have arrived....

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week.  The latest paper collections from Graphic 45 arrived here earlier this week and I've had a fun couple of days altering one of our Album in a Box kits in papers from Dreamland. If you haven't seen the collections let's dive in and take a peak at them both and then I'll take you through the project.  Dreamland  - a twinkling fantasy world full of storybook delight, perfect for childrens projects, and if you take a look at the B side of the papers the collection includes some fantastic papers that will work so well as backgrounds on any project too.  In addition to the two sizes of paper pads, patterns and solids, stickers, chipboard, and ephemera there are now die cut pieces too.  Each pack has 51 elements giving you even more embellishment options to add to your projects.  Life's a Journey - if you're off on vacation or creating travel memories this collection is the perfect crafting partner.  In true art deco style …

Crafting for Christmas ......

Hi everyone, thanks for calling by.  Today I'm sharing two new Christmas Paper collections with you, new in from Scrapmir along with some simple card ideas.  Our first collection is Nordic Spirits.  With a gorgeous mix of rustic browns, ice blue/greens, reds, snow flakes and pine cones the collection has a wonderfully rustic feel to it. There are 10 double-sided 190gsm sheets in the paper pack, which comes in both 12 x 12 and 8 x 8, and additional chipboard elements, epoxy stickers and flairs to add detail and dimension to your projects.  Here's a few card ideas from this collection a video walkthrough of both paper collections and card ideas for the second of our Christmas collections too.  I've used kraft card blanks for the base of my cards from this collection along with opera red mirror card to add a little shine.  For this card I took one small and one large out sentiment from the collection, mounted both on red card (the larger one is reversed) and then layered the…

How to Make quick and easy A5 Brag Books

Hi everyone, this week I'm sharing a crafty hack with you on how to turn our A5 Notebook Holder Set into a fun and quick to make Brag Book.  I've designed a number of insert options made from card/cardstock that can be decorated to co ordinate with the cover or left undecorated for more of a scrapbook look.  Another great gift idea for a stocking filler or birthday.  Here's a little info on the featured samples and pics of their covers, the video walkthrough of all three samples, links to all the supplies I used and then at the bottom of the post the 'How to Make' video link.   This includes dimensions to cut your own covers from chipboard, a full supply list, tool list, cutting guide for the pages and decorative papers and video clips to follow for assembly.   Kaleidoscope A5 Brag Book   .   For my Kaleidoscope sample I used the 12 x 12 Signature sheet from the collection to decorate the front and back covers, an off-cut of black and white paper for the spines to …