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The Craft Maid is here to help ...

Hi everyone,  I’m getting ready to make the last of the projects options we’ll be making at my November Weekend Crafters Retreat and, as I was putting my supplies into one of my Craft Maids I thought it would be a good time to share it with you too. Not a new storage solution in my range of craft kits but one of the most useful and the one I use every time I create new project.   The idea for this kit came about shortly after I started up my business back in 2013.  I worked off the dining room table, and with piles of paper and tools around me soon found the space I had to work in had vanished, along with my ruler, scissors and paper pieces I'd cut to save for later.  Something had to change .... and it couldn't be the table lol!  After a lot of thought and some design tweaks the Craft Maid was born... it takes up 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" on the work surface, holds papers and tools in one place, clearing up the space we all need to be creative in.  As a crafter I've des…

The Countdown to Christmas continues ...

Morning everyone, I've been busy creating the samples for the project options we'll be making at my Crafters Weekend Retreat next month. Today I'm sharing the the Lantern Kit and Large Box with Aperture Kit altered here as an alternative Christmas Advent Box. Both projects have been altered in papers from the Joy to the World collection by Graphic 45.   The lantern kit, cut from 2.25micron grey board comes in four flat packed A3 sheets, and when assembled stands at approx 20" tall.   It's such a versatile kit that can be altered to suit any occasion.  I used three traditional Christmas coloured papers from the Joy to the World collection and gave the lantern a festive make-over, added acetate behind the double arched centre section which can hold three battery operated tea lights for a really bright shine, or just one as shown, for a warm twinkle. The sections of the lantern come apart for easy storage too.  I've added die cut trim over the side edges of the …

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…

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 …