Two More 3 x 3 Boxed Gift Card Sets - Using Up Your Scraps

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sometimes you wonder if it's worth keeping most of our scraps. Believe me, as a demonstrator and instructor, I have a lot more than you may have. I'm getting better at not hording them, but one great way to use up your scraps is making 3 x 3 Gift Cards, and even better is making a set of them in a box!

On Friday, I showed you one set that used one entire 12 x 12 sheet of paper. Today I'm showing you two sets made with a bunch of scraps! 




These two boxes have a large sentiment on the front, "Enjoy the Little Things" from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.


Next, you see the card box open with the ten 3 x 3 cards and their envelopes.


Each of the cards is using up scraps from the English Garden DSP series in the Annual Catalogue, and each card has a little sentiment punched out with the "Word Window" punch and back with other punched cardstock pieces.


Here is the second box of little cards, this one all dressed up in pink (Melon Mambo).


Box opened, revealing the ten cards and their envelopes.


And again, each of the cards is using up scraps from the English Garden DSP, and again each card has a little sentiment punched out with the "Word Window" punch and back with other punched cardstock pieces. Some are stamped on the inside, and others are not.


I didn't take a shot of one or two cards individually, so next is one that has been cropped more closely. Hope you can see a little of some of the details.


Cute little cards to add to a gift ,or a quick note into a lunch, backpack, briefcase or suitcase. Also make a great gift to give a hostess at a dinner, or for a party.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look. If you'd like to make 3 x 3 card stets to use up your scraps, I've included the main things I've used below.

Happy Stamping!







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Botanical Blooms Boxed Note Card Set

Saturday, January 30, 2016

On Friday I shared with you a Boxed Gift Card set where I used the wonderful Botanical Blooms stamp set. Today I am showing you note cards using this same stamp set. Many of you know that normally I love to have layers on my cards, but every so often I am drawn to creating all on one layer, the card front itself!

I'm showing you the whole set, but there are some I had to force myself to include in the set, because I liked others more. I'm sure when you mass produce, that happens to you too. It was a matter of colour choices for me.

Lets begin with viewing the card box. I created this using my Stampin' Up Simply Scored score board, and stamped all over the flap of the box in a similar way to the cards within. Each card is using a different set of colours.


Calypso Coral & Pear Pizzazz
Open Box
Entire Set

Real Red & Archival Basic Black

Tangelo Twist & Chocolate Chip

Delightful Dijon & Archival Basic Gray

Watermelon Wonder & Mint Macaron

Hello Honey & Mossy Meadow

Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz

Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz

Wisteria Wonder & Pear Pizzazz


With the exception of all the different ink pad colours I used, below you will find everything else that I used to make these cards. For those attending today's crop, this set will be for sale.

Thank you so much for checking in today. Hope that you are inspired for creating today.

Happy Stamping!



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Botanical Blooms 3 x 3 Gift Card Set - For Sale

Friday, January 29, 2016


A good way to use up scraps is to make 3 x 3 cards (as with the boxed set on either end in the photo below). Or, use one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP for the box and 11 cards (as with the boxed set in the center).


Today I'm going to show you the center Gift Card Set. For this set I used the DSP as background and focused on the Botanical Blooms stamp set using different colours for each card and the box.


The box is created out of a single 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock sheet using the scoreboard and corner rounder making a flip top box or attached lid box as you see in the next photo.


I did not want to take a photo of each card and grouped them all together. Now I see that should have taken at least a photo of one of the cards for you to see better the details. My original thought was to create a variety of sentiments to place on them, but decided to leave them entirely blank , inside and out.


Next is a close up of a section of the cards. I hope you can see a little more of the stamping detail. I stamped the darkest foreground flower first, then with a mask created with the Botanical Builder die, I stamped the off stamped bloom and leaves. After taking the flower mask off, I randomly stamped the tiny floral bunch that is part of the stamp set. Love that little bunch of flowers!


With the exception of all the different ink pad colours used, I've included what I used to make these cards with, below. I will show you the other two 3 x 3 Boxed Gift Card Sets tomorrow.

All three of these sets will be for sale at tomorrow's Crop for those of you attending.

Happy stamping!



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My US Thanksgiving in Phoenx Folio & A Christmas Folio For Sale

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Welcome!

OK, just to warn you, this is a real long post, showing you two Seasonal Flip Folios. I thought I had posted the Thanksgiving one in December, but didn't see it on this blog, so I'm posting it now for you. I'm showing this to you, so that I can also share one I made using scraps of Christmas DSP. That one is without photos and is for sale, and this one will show you the photo layout for the empty Christmas Folio.

In December (2015) I completed a new Flip Folio Project of my US Thanksgiving celebration with my eldest son in Phoenix.

Here are just a small portion of the photos. (I don't know what the colours will be like for you, but on my computer they are showing awfully bright and not at their true colours - Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, & Hello Honey)



It measures 8 1/2"w x 6"h x 5/8"thick.




























 




For some of my more recent flip folios, I'm doing a lot more stamping on them than I eve used to, and using less designer paper. You can see that I used a number of different stamp sets for this folio. But if you make one, you can of course choose how you want to proceed with yours; less stampin & more DSP or more stamping and less DSP.

Hope you are inspired to create a Flip Folio for your photos.

FOR SALE

Now I will show you the Christmas one that I have up for sale. It's almost identical, using a little more DSP, and is ready for you add your 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", Wallet size, 4" x 6" & 5" x 7" photos! You can use the above photo layout for most of this Christmas Folio.

I left the year off after Merry Christmas, so that you can either stamp it in or write it in.


Rather than the elastic (ran out) and magnets, I used velcro throughout. Within the stitched area is space for a 5' x 7' photo, or a collage of smaller ones.


Tried to get a close up of the details of stamping on the flap. Didn't show up too well.


Next you see the flap open ready for either square or wallet sized photos.


When the bottom flap is opened it reveals two booklets, and the center set of accordion pages.


We'll be going through those accordion pages, and the first one had a green pocket large enough for a 4" x 6" photo, with a tag that can be pulled out from behind it. The tag is great for square photos, or 4 portrait wallet sized photos.


When you flip that page to the left, there is space for one wallet sized and one 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 sized photo that tuck under the stamped oval nicely. On the right side (holly) you can make a collage of smaller photos or place three landscape and one portrait wallet photos as you see in the Thanksgiving folio.


Detail shot...


When you flip the next page to the left, you see another velcro flap on the left. Within the stitching area you can place a collage of smaller photos or position a 4 x 6 photo.


Flip up the flap and see space for your choice of photo arrangement with a journaling spot.


On the right there is a narrow band of red. On this you can place five 1 7/8" photos.


Next we close the pages turned to the original position and start turning pages to the right. When we turn the first page to the right, a double page spread is revealed. the two flaps, tucked into the ribbon, holds landscape wallet sized photos. Not to say you can't place portrait ones there, you just have fewer photos on the flaps then.


Here you see the flaps open...



Turning the next page to the right, you see another flap on the left and a large mat on the right. The left is a decorative flap; on the right you place any sized photo/s you like.


Here is a close up of the flap details...


When you lift up the flap you can create a nice little layout, or add two large photos.


Turning the last flap on the left, is a layout for three 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 photos (as per the Thanksgiving Folio). One of these photos will have to be cut in half because it is centered on the fold, so be sure you use a photo where that will work.


Now we go back to the bottom flap that reveal two booklets. The one on the right is to add a couple of photos to, and the one on the left has a space for a wallet sized photo on the cover. However, on the inside it has paper pages to write about your Christmas happenings.


Photos...


Journaling...



So, that's it for this flip folio. I had the Christmas Flip Folio up for sale at the Vendor market last week, but it did not sell. So if any of my viewers are interested in purchasing it, it is still for sale.

$30.00 if you can pick it up at my place or when I'm at the Crops at the Legion
$40.00 if I need to ship it to you.

Let me know if you are interested.


Thank you for letting me share these with you today, and Happy Creating!






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