Gift Basket

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Gift basket

Adapted from a design seen on nedesembegenirsin.blogspot.com.es
Photo of project is on my post 15 March 2016

Stamps: Timeless Textures (pg 29) Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Suede
Markers: Tangerine Tango, White gel pen
Soft Suede, Whisper White, “Cherry on the top” DSP
Accessories: Candy Dot Bases, Metallic Baker’s Twine
 1¾” circle punch, ¼” hand held circle punch, Piercing tool & mat, Daubers

1. Cut A5 size Soft suede card at 8 ¼” (in landscape position).   You will end up with a square piece. With the left over piece, (in portrait), cut a 2½” strip, turn this piece you have just cut 90º and cut at 5” then score at 2 ½”. This will make your gift card. The long left over strip will be your handle and the rectangle piece is scrap.2. Punch two half circle shapes from the left over scrap of soft suede card. Dauber edges and set aside.
Score the large 8 ¼” x 8¼” square at 1”, 2”, 3”, 5¼”, 6¼” and 7¼”. Turn 90º and score at 3” and 5¼”. Fold along all score lines.
4. In landscape position find the centre of the card, which is 4⅛” and make a pencil mark on top edge. Do the same on the opposite edge.
From where the vertical 3” score line intersects horizontal 3” score line, draw a pencil line to the middle 4⅛” point. Then draw another pencil line from where the 5¼” score line intersects the 5¼” score line. You will make a triangle shape. Do the same on the opposite side. (See diagram). Cut up score lines and pencil lines as shown. Cut on bold lines only as shown in diagram.
Stamp outside of card and handle. Dauber along all cut and folded edges if desired.
6. Adhere basket together, starting with middle triangle piece. Bring the “flap” to the right of the middle piece over top of middle piece and attach to the top, making sure that the top right hand corner of flap aligns with the point of the triangle. Cut off the excess that overhangs the left hand side of the triangle. Do the same with the left hand flap, this time making sure that the top left hand corner of flap aligns with the point of the triangle. Repeat with the alternating next two flaps. The last two flaps do not meet up at the triangle but go straight across to form the side of the basket. Cut the excess triangle point off that shows above the straight side flaps.
Repeat step 6 on the other side of the basket. Glue on half circles that you punched in step 2 to cover join where side flaps meet.
Attach handle to inside of basket. Pierce hole in half circles and push candy dot base through.
Decorate gift card with a chick image. Stamp once on white card and once on patterned paper. Hand cut chick from the patterned paper and glue on top of the first image. Colour beak and feet with marker and attach card to basket with metallic baker’s twine.


Flap Fold Cards - instructions

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Flap Fold Card - Designed by Rhonda Fawcett

See photos of flap fold cards posted on 17th of November 2015

Stamps: Joyful Season
Ink: Choc Chip, Old Olive,
Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Hello Honey
Old Olive,
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,
Season of Cheer DSP
1¾” Circle, 2½” Circle, 2⅜”Scallop Circle, Trio Corner
Cherry Cobbler dazzling details, dimensionals                 

1. Cut an A4 (Old Olive) card in half lengthways (10.5cm x29.7cm)
Score card at 6.5cm and 18.2cm
2. Punch a large circle (use 2½” circle punch) from the side of the card, centring it over the 6.5cm score line.
3. Fold card into 3 sections. Punch decorative corners on the top smaller flap section using the trio corner punch.  Stamp branch image on the front of this smaller flap section.
4. Decorate front flap (bottom section) with designer paper and a strip of Cherry Cobbler card.
Adhere a slightly smaller scallop circle to the designer paper at top right so that it fits inside the cut out circle, which you made in step 2. Stamp bird image on white card and punch out with a 1¾” circle punch. Adhere this onto the scallop circle. See photos above.
6. Add a sentiment, stamped on white card and matted on cherry cobbler card. Mount on foam dimensionals to the front of card. The top flap will just tuck under this shape and will hold the card closed.
7. Stamp branch image at the top of a piece of white card (11cm x 10cm), stamp berries in cherry cobbler ink and sentiment in old olive ink. Punch out decorative corners on the bottom of piece of white card.
8. Open the card up and attach white card inside for your greeting. Stamp envelope if desired.
9. Use dazzling details glitter glue to add berries to the outside of card, on the branch image stamped in step 3.



Chicken Punch Art

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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

I have been asked a lot of times for instructions to make this card:

So here they are -

Body big chook- 1⅜” circle, hand cut a curve out of the top

Wing- 2 step bird punch, insert narrow end into the ⅞” scallop circle to punch curves on the end.

Tail- mitten punch

Crest- scallop square punch

Head- pansy punch, just use one petal

Beak- hand cut

Wattle- small heart from owl punch

Eyes- cup cake builder punch circle with owl punch tiny circle for pupils


Body smaller chook- small oval punch (retired – old Stampin Up punch)

Wings-1” circle, place behind the narrow oval body

Tail- mitten punch

Crest- 1¼” scallop circle punch, cut off 3 scallops to use

Head- part of the body (no separate head for this chook)

Beak- hand cut

Wattle- small heart from owl punch

Eyes- cup cake builder punch circle with owl punch tiny circle for pupils



Flexi fold fruit card instructions

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cut A4 Lost Lagoon card in half and then cut one piece in half again so that you have two quarters, each measuring 15cm x 10.5cm and one bigger piece. (You will not need the bigger piece).

Cut one of the quarters with card in portrait position to 6.5cm

You will now have two smaller pieces to make your flexi folds - (One measures 15cm x 6.5cm and one measures 15cm x 4cm) and one base card piece.

Score both flexi folds at one end. Scoring at 1.3cm (with card in landscape position), to form tabs.
At opposite ends measure a pencil line 0.7cm in and cut out a notch. See diagram – the size and location of notch does not matter.

Cut a mat out of Pool Party card to 14.3cm x 9.8cm Stamp with hardwood stamp (and soft suede ink) making sure that wood lines are vertical when card is in landscape position. You will not cover all the card with the stamp this way but you can stamp a second image lined up alongside the first. Mat onto base card.

Stamp the smallest flexi fold with the same stamp and ink; And in the same direction.

Emboss the largest flexi fold with your choice of embossing folder.

Put tape on the inside of the tabs. Opposite to where you have stamped or where the right side of the embossing is.

Tape to the back of the base card. Lining up the bottom edges. The larger flexi fold goes on the left and the smaller one goes on the right.

Make a slit for the notch of  the larger flexi fold by measuring in 4cm from the right hand side of the base card. Fold large flexi piece over and make a pencil mark (at the 4cm line) the length and position of the notch. Cut with a craft knife. You will be cutting through both base card and mat.

Make a slit for the notch of the smaller flexi fold by measuring in 5cm from the left hand side of the card with large flexi fold lying flat against the base card. Fold small flexi piece over and make a pencil mark (at the 5cm line) the length and position of the notch. Cut with a craft knife. You will just be cutting a line in the large flexi piece so unfold it before you cut it.

Decorate with punched fruit pieces and sentiment from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set






Snow kid tent card

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Saturday, 05 November 2011

Christmas Tent Card to see an image of this tutorial go to blog entry on the 5th November


Tools: Circle cutter and glass mat, scallop oval punch, ornament punch, wide oval punch (extra lge oval), 1.3cm small circle punch

Stamps: Loads of Love

Inks: basic black BL, old olive OO, pacific point blue PPB, rose red ROS

Card: whisper white WW, real red RR, bashful blue BB, celebrations paper dsp

Extras: Dimensionals, stick on rhinestones, shimmer paint, sponges, daubers, glitter, 2 way glue pen, black marker pen or journal pen, real red marker pen



1. Cut an 8½” x 4¼” piece of WW card. Fold in half and adhere a 4” x 4” square of dsp onto the front. Cut a 3” circle out of the front centre of card. Keep the cut out piece of dsp to re use.

2. Cut a 4” x 4” square of WW card and using a scrunched up piece of plastic food wrap, dab blotches of shimmer paint on card. When dry, sponge over whole card with OO ink. Stamp two Christmas trees on one side of card. Adhere to the inside of your card along the top edge only!

3. Cut a ring by cutting a smaller circle, then a larger circle using the circle scissors cutting system. Adhere over top of the cut out circle on the centre of your card.

4. Make up the snow kid punch art as per picture using the ornament punch for the face and top part of hat. Use wide oval punch to create brim of hat. Draw in face and dauber rose colour on cheeks. Punch small circles for the hands (these are adhered on last).

5. Stamp Merry Christmas on BB card and punch out with a scallop oval punch. Use a 2 way glue pen and glitter to decorate the edge of the punched shape.

6. Cut a small section of the left over dsp to fit inside the bottom of the ring. Turn dsp over so that the opposite side shows through. Adhere in place. Then adhere snowkid on one side and greeting on the other (use dimensional to adhere greeting on).

7. Cut a 4” x 4¼” WW card to make the stand. Score at 1”, 2” and 3” to make 4 equal sections. Valley fold the middle score line and mountain fold the 2 outside score lines. Adhere one of the outside sections to the inside front of the card, taking care to line it up with the bottom of the card. The last section gets adhered to the inside back of the card and the sponged WW square card lifts over this attached piece and settles into the valley of the stand.


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