Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

A Little Treat or Tag Box

It's been a while, since my last posting.
But today I've got a little box tutorial for you :)

Supplies you need:

  • sheet of card stock and a sheet of matching designer paper
  • adhesive and liquid glue
  • scissors, pencil and ruler
  • bone-folder and eyelet puncher 
  • 1 brad
  • embellishment (tag, ribbons, ..

First you start with scoring your sheet of card stock at 8, 13.5, 18.5, 24.5 and 2 cm.

Now you flip your piece about 180° and you score at 8 and 13.5 cm.
You will see a row in the middle with 5.5 cm. Score on the left and right handside 1cm at the 1st and 3rd section - these are going to be our pieces we need to fix the box.

Next step is to cut out the box shape and to crease the score lines with the bone-folder.

Turn your piece and start decorating it with little pieces you cut out from the designer paper. Mention that these stripes must be a little smaller. I did it 1cm smaller. Just fix them with some double sided adhesive.

We're coming to an and :) with the liquid glue you now fix the pieces together and the box is finished.

As a closing you punch a little hole into the front side of the box, put in a brad and than slide in the box roof.

If you like you can decorate it with some embellishments and that's it!
Isn't it simple?!

I love my little boxes to keep all my 3" tags in it! Its so great :)

Have a nice day!

Dienstag, 6. März 2012

it's a boy

The idea of this card was just born. Because since this morning a friend is mother of two and I thought it would be a nice touch to send her a baby card.
It's the first time for me crafting a card about this topic but it's pretty good I think :)

wedding day


One of my friends ordered (as so often! thanks a lot!!) a card for her office. Because a colleague is going to marry. My charge was to give the card a classic look everything else was left on my own device. 
Normally when I see a classic looking wedding card it's white or champaign with some glittering details and a little bit of gold. I gave my card a bit more color and I think it's really romantic :) 
Hope you too?!?
Thanks for visiting my site, 

The main detail of my card

Sonntag, 4. März 2012

paper blossom (tutorial)

Have I ever told you that I love flowers and that I'll always create flower decorations, accessories etc.?
Okay, now you know :)

Yesterday while I was crafting I thought of doing my own paper flowers. And I created some of them. They're easy to do with a nice effect!
First I show you one of my little blooms and than I'll try to explain how to do.

I'm sorry for the glue spots. It's a very fresh pic ;) but in the end the glue will dry crystal clear!
For the flower above I was using 4 pieces of punched*  paper flowers in this

All of this pieces are inked at the edges and turned in with a round embossing tool. 

Next step is to make a cut from the edge to the center point. I've done this with 2 of my flowers. When you now overlap the first and the last leave you'll have a lovely round flower shape with 4 leaves. Don't forget to fix them with some adhesive!!
Now it's time to fix this two 4-leave-flowers onto one with 5 leaves - now a lovely blossom exists :))

The last step is to cut the fifth flower into 5 single leaves and to glue them in the center of the paper flower. I use liquid glue here.

As a finish I like to put a gem stone or button into the middle. That's it! 
If you change the shape, size and colors of your flower you can create tons of lovely blossoms!!!!

Materials needed:
  • Paper
  • ink color
  • embossing pen
  • adhesive and glue
  • gem stones or buttons
  • puncher, shape cutting machine

Try it out and let me know about your experiences!

*if you don't have a puncher or shape cutting machine, you can also draw one flower and use it as a template to cut with scissors. I'm sure you'll find such a shape also in the internet for free :)

foretaste of spring

Hello :)

Use my time ill at home once again to update my blog. Yesterday I made some new cards. They're very spring influenced. The idea came up because someone special has birthday. I'm not sure yet which card I'll give to my friend...


Samstag, 3. März 2012

window picture

gift boxes

Here you can see 3 different gift boxes. One for halloween treats and the other 2 are maybe for some little chocolates or a small jewel.