31. Xmas Table Decoration

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I wanted to create a centrepiece for my Xmas table. I used to have one, but a mouse got into the loft and had a nibble 😂 yuk!

1. Use a piece of 12×12 heavy weight cardstock and add double sided tape to one side.

2. Roll the card into a tube and gradually release one end to form a cone.

3. Trim the bottom so the come stands flat.

4. Ruche ribbon and adhere to the bottom rim.

5. I since decided to cut sections of ribbon and stick on individually to save ribbon.

6. Adhere pinecones leaving sections of the ribbon poking out. Adhere the string lights in place ready for decoration to cover the wire.

7. Continue building up the layers working from the bottom to the top of the cone. Add further decorative elements such as pinecones, twigs and sprays.

8. I have also added microbeads in red and silver, mini silver baubles and white glass strawberries.

9. I finished off with adding ceramic effect, crushed ice, red ribbon bows and a bird on top. Products used are at the end of the blog.

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30. Inside Pop Up Card

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I don’t know where 2 weeks disappeared to but they seemed to have snuck passed me without even a blog in site. So I’m making up for it by posting two 😇 😂

Today I would like to share with you an aperture pop-up inside the card which was based on my blog ‘pop-up card box using Tonic dies, dated 9 June.

I had bought a new stamp set and was thinking of different ways in which to use them. I thought of my blog design which I posted on 9 June 2018. The shape of the stamp would sit nicely, so I created the pop-up in the same way but added another tier to the pop-up to give further dimension. I encourage you to check out my previous blog first.

1. Instead of creating my own card blank I used pre-made 6×6″ and trimmed where necessary https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/blank-cards/cards-envelopes/50-mont-blanc-cards-envelopes-6-x-6-white-350gsm/. Excuse the remote 😂 this was used to flatten the card to show measurements. This part will the front of the card. Note 1/2″ has been trimmed off one side (see post 9 June).

2. Cut and score forming the pop-up element. The 1/2″ tab is to be adhered to the inside of the front of the card. As the card is opened the box pops up with the card front. The middle scores are the spine of the popup box and the bottom section is adhered behind the main card section (the part with 1/2″ cut off).

3. The 3rd piece of this card design forms the 2nd tier of the pop-up. The tabs are 1/4″. To assemble, I found it easier to glue the 1/4″ tab inside the 1/2″ tab prior to adhering to the main card.

4. Using patterned card https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/paper-pads-and-tags/christmas-jingle-collection/christmas-jingle-paper-pad-6-square/ I adhered to the main card back (1/2″ cut off) and trimmed off excess. This would be the visible furthest tier of the pop-up aperture. (I later decided to leave in white so I could stamp my sentiment).

5. Add the pattern card to the Two other tiers. The box part and the intermediate tier and trim off excess.

6. Using the largest circle die required cut the aperture into the box part (1/2″).

7. Then line up the smaller die to correspond on the intermediate tier (1/4″).

Below you can see. Top (main card front), bottom (front pop-up) and left (intermediate tier with smaller aperture).

8. Lining up my stamp image on all 3 tiers, I stamped prior to assembly and completed with stamped sentiment https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/everyday/circle-bloom-lace-stamp-set-a6-limited-edition/

9. The front of the card was decorated after assembly of the box using AMD https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/create-and-craft-tv-show/inka-gold-cream-wax-aprikot/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/mixed-media/paste-effects/perlen-pen-pearlescent-3d-pen-cream/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/viva-stamps/viva-decor-a5-letters-embellishments-stamp-set/

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29. Lollipop Tree Card

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I have created a simple lollipop tree card for this weeks blog. It uses only a few items and is nice and flat for posting in the mail.

1. Cut your card mat to size. I used mont blanc card. https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/promotion-products/50-mont-blanc-sheets-a4-card-white/

2. Using scrap paper or card. Die cut a circle aperture to use as your template.

3. I used distress oxides for the tree tops in colours tattered rose, antique linen, tumbled glass.

4. Heat set after each coloured circle.

5. Mask off the area of stencil you do not want to use. I used tree stencil https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/dies-cutting-and-stenciling/viva-stencil/stencil-mask-a4-autumn-impressions/

6. Using inka gold and a palette knife to spread through the stencil on one lollipop tree. Heat set and repeat for all trees.

7. Using versamark ink pad stamp the sentiment and heat set embossing powders. https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/everyday/bloom-birthday-wishes-stamp-set-a6-limited-edition/

8. Using 3d foam pads mount your card onto the card blank. I used https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/blank-cards/landscape-cards/50-mont-blanc-cards-envelopes-a5-landscape-white-350gsm/

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28. Fun Fold Pretty Paper Dress

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I’ve created this pretty easel card using a fun fold pretty paper dress. I will list all products used at the bottom of my blog.

The dress on my card was created using 5×5″ piece of paper.

1. For the blog this week I’m going to share with you how I folded the dress. The dress can be made using any size square. For illustrative purposes only I have used a single sided 5×5″ piece of paper.

2. Fold the paper first down the centre, then into quarters.

3. From one side then the other. Fold over to meet the furthest crease.

Then repeat from the other side. This will produce 5 score lines in total.

4. Using the already made crease lines, fold the paper as below. This will form the pleat of the dress.

5. Turn the project over and turn back the paper whilst in this shape. This is going to create the V neck to the dress. There is no right or wrong how big you make the bodice of the dress but I turned back approx 3/4″.

6. Push the paper down to crease. Don’t worry if the paper tears or crumples a little bit on the back.

7. I used a ruler to fold back each side of the dress. This will create the sleeves and give a shape to the dress. I held the ruler against the V neckline and as close to the bottom of the dress to allow me to turn back the paper using my ruler.

Turn the dress over. The front will now look like this.

8. Fold back the top sections of the folds just made to create the little sleeves.

You could leave the dress like this which looks like a pinafore.

9. To create separation between the bodice and skirt. Make two creases close to each other. There is no right or wrong, just how long do you want either the skirt or the bodice. The lowest crease on my project was approx 2″.

10. Fold back to create separation. Holding a finger near the crease of the skirt gently tease each side a bit further out to create a fuller skirt and to open up the centre crease. You have now completed your fun fold pretty paper dress.

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Products list :

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/create-and-craft-tv-show/garden-bloom-pink-6-x-6-paper-pad/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/mixed-media/paste-effects/perlen-pen-pearlescent-3d-pen-copper/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/card-and-paper/card-car-and-paper/glitz-2-sided-pearl-card/a4-glitz-2-sided-pearl-card/ivory-a4-pk10-glitz-2sided-pearl-card/

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https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/everyday/bloom-birthday-wishes-stamp-set-a6-limited-edition/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/everyday/corner-bloom-lace-stamp-set-a6-limited-edition/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/mixed-media/paste-effects/perlen-pen-pearlescent-3d-pen-cream/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/blank-cards/landscape-cards/50-x-scalloped-landscape-cards-envelopes-a5/

https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/stamps/everyday/blooming-figurine-stamps-set/

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/baby-pink-grosgrain-running-stitch-ribbon-6-mm-x-5-m/566226-1001https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/baby-pink-grosgrain-running-stitch-ribbon-6-mm-x-5-m/566226-1001

https://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/for-the-love-of-stamps-shop-til-you-drop.html

Kraft card from stash and I have no idea where I bought it but you can get that at any craft store.

27. Quick Duo Xmas Stocking Hanging Decoration or Stocking Shaped Card

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I am sharing with you today an idea that can be used as both a hanging decoration and a novelty shaped card.

1. On an old A4 envelope or scrap paper, mark out the size of card you would like to create. I marked out 8×8″. Draw your Xmas stocking.

2. Cut out your template and draw around with a pencil onto a good quality heavy weight card stock to create the base card. I used https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/promotion-products/50-mont-blanc-sheets-12-x-12-card-white/

If you want to create a hanging decoration, then you need only cut one. Only cut 2 if you intend to create a card. Rub out any pencil marks.

3. Decorate the card front (or front and back if using as a hanging decoration) with Xmas papers. I used https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/paper-pads-and-tags/christmas-jingle-collection/christmas-jingle-paper-pad-6-square/.

I positioned the paper ‘let it snow’ and laid alternate paper designs from this. Each piece is hand torn. I alternate the direction of the tear to give both pattern and white showing on the torn edge.

4. Trim away the excess. No need to go all the way to the top. I find it easier to turn over your project to cut the excess off.

5. Cut and fold in half the card top. I used red card. With the card folded I cut a shaped bottom. I stuck one side down, then trimmed the excess. Then stuck and trimmed the other (you need only to cut one top if used for a card).

6. For the hanging decoration (papers both sides), I punched and fit an eyelet and threaded a loop and bow. I also decorated the top with crystals to give a Xmas feel. I used https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/create-and-craft-tv-show/crushed-ice-crystals-glitter-200-gr/

7. If creating a card. Score 1/2″ from the top on the back piece of the card. Holding both front and back pieces together stick the folded tab to create a tent fold card.

8. I finished the card by adding a sentiment and inking the edges of the card front and sentiment https://annamariedesigns.co.uk/shop/paper-pads-and-tags/christmas-jingle-collection/42-x-christmas-jingle-die-cut-messages/

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26. Create And Decorate An Acetate Box With Napkins

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I’ve been crafing with napkins. Napkins can be used on all sorts of materials. I created this heavy weight acetate box to suit the size of the images on the napkin.

1. The acetate used was 12 x 12 but it still would not have been large enough to make the box in one go so I added a side on with double sided tape.

Score the acetate at 31/2″, 7″, 101/2″ in both directions.

2. Cut the box sides as below. The sides of the box faces are cut with tabs to apply double sided tape. The furthest to the left box face is the lid and has a tab on the end to tuck inside to keep shut.

3. With the box assembled, I covered in ceramic effect which is a product available on https://annamariedesigns.co.uk

4. You can either apply the napkin images when the ceramic effect is still tacky or let to dry and stick with napkin glue.

5. I stippled ceramic effect on all edges of the box to blend in.

6. Decorate the box to finish. I added buttons, ribbon, crushed ice and perlen pen (found on Anna Marie website).

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25. Creating Texture

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Thank you for joining me on my blog this week. My scheduled posts got a bit muddled and 23 & 24 accidently got swapped, sorry for the confusion.

A quick blog today to talk about the heart in this card. I’ve been thinking of this idea for some time and thought I must give it a go. It’s a good way to use scraps and create interest and texture.

I created an 8 x 8 weave piece and when I went to colour it my spray carried on spraying and I covered too much of the weave and I wasn’t happy with it. I didn’t use it in the way I intended, instead I die cut it into a heart to use as the focal point on this project.

1. To create the weave, cut your scraps into strips. I cut random widths but you could have a uniform weave if you wanted too.

2. I used a tape pen to run one strip of adhesive onto my scrap white paper and adhered one end of my strips onto it. This anchors them down to give a solid start point.

3. One at a time weave your strips in the opposite direction and alternate above or below the first strip.

4. Keep going until you have created your desired size. While one end is still adhered, put a glue dot under each area where the strips meet. Remove from the temporary tape adhesive and colour and cut as required.

I will definitely give this another go in a different application and be thinking of other ways to add texture to my projects.

I hope you enjoyed my blog this week. I would love you to share your ideas how you create texture on your projects.

Keep crafting ❤

23. Magic Slider Card Using Hunkydory Stamps

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Today’s card is a lot of fun and can be decorated in so many ways. I’ve used products from my stash to create this project.

1. Create a tent fold card. Cut an aperture window out on one side and slit the top so it’s wider than the aperture. You can create any size (depending on what dies you have).

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2. Create a tab that will cover the aperture. Cut a T shape on the bottom to stop the slider from pulling out the slit and add a finger pull for the top, I used a small circle die cut.  Line the side with double sided foam tape either side of the T at the bottom of the slider.

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3. Put the slider into position and add double sided foam below the T shape.

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4. Cut a piece of card and acetate the same size to sit within the foam shape. Stamp the same image and in the same position on both. (This is where you can mix it up a bit, add different images on the card and/or acetate for a bit more fun).

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5. I made masks with post it notes and coloured my background with distress inks. Afterwards I stamped a pair of the glasses on the dog as a bit of a surprise on the card.

6. Add double sided sticky tape around the aperture. Sit the acetate over the image and line up. Put the tab into position then fold the aperture over to stick onto the acetate.

7. To finish I added a stamped sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will click the follow link on the blog to join me again next time.

Keep crafting ❤

 

 

24. Using Napkins On A Glass Jar

Hi ❤ Here is my next segment for my blog. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. I will add to my blog on a weekly basis hopefully it will inspire, encourage and motivate you to get crafting ❤

This is my first round at using napkins. I know napkins and craft have been hand in hand for a long time. I just want to try all aspects of papercraft and I suppose there are only so many hours in the day 😂

Much more examples of all my makes can be found on Instagram and Pinterest. So check those out too 😊

This is an inexpensive glass jar with led lights inside.

I decided to have a different front and back but you could opt for one finish. All products used were from Anna Marie Designs.

1. Separate the 3 ply tissue napkin and tear up the plain into small pieces. Using the napkin glue and soft bristle brush stick all over the jar. I chose to do this to give a more opaque finish through the glass as I thought the napkin would be too transparent? If you’ve tried this for yourself I would love to see your makes.

2. As the jar is an unusual shape I tore main images out and using napkin glue brushed over each image making up a solid image to the front of the jar.

3. On the back of the jar I used Ice Effect and a stencil to give the snow dot effect and then with a pallete knife I added more Ice Effect to shape a heart motif around the stencil effect.

4. While the Ice Effect is still wet, tip Crushed Ice Crystals over to give it sparkle and twinkle.

5. To finish off I wound silver twine around the bottom and the neck of the jar and hung a MDF snowflake. To give added pizzaz I added led lights 😊

I hope you found my tutorial helpful and I would love to see your makes 😊

Keep crafting!❤

22. 3D Shadow Box Frame Folds Flat To Post Using Creative Expressions Dies

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I had a bit of a background creating day. One of them looked, how I imagine outer space to be like.   If you’re anything like me, I have stash that I haven’t used😂 and I thought why not use this background with dies from my stash. I hope you enjoy 😊

1. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 61/4×5″. I used Anna Marie Designs pearl card, I thought the the lovely deep blue would be a good space colour.

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2. Score each piece at 1/4 and 11/4.

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3. Cut your aperture out of one piece and apply tape adhesive to both 1/4″ strips and stick together.

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4. Cut strips at 51/2 and score 1/4″ from each side. Crease the tabs and apply adhesive tape. You can add as many or as little as you want.

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5. Attach your strips to the side panel and lay flat with adhesive exposed.

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6. Lay everything flat and fold the right hand side down onto adhesive.

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7. Expose adhesive on the right, and fold the left side over to stick together and form your shadow box. Decorate as required. TIP. you could choose to adhere background papers or inserts to strips prior to this stage.

Here’s my background that inspired my project for this week’s blog.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, please follow along on my blog and social media with me on my crafting journey.

Keep crafting ❤