I recently held a technique class using Dry Embossing to create cards. I made a Clutch style bag containing four notelet cards, they measured 3" x 3" and each used a different embossing folder from Stampin' Up! The techniques used on the small cards could easily be transferred to larger scale projects both in card making and scrap booking.
The bag is created using paper measuring 8 1/2" x 11" there is no glue required it is all in the folding. I used Tempting Turquoise for the colour and added Silver Glimmer card to provide bling factor!
The template for the bag is quite simple I used the Simply Scored scoreboard and the diagonal plate for additional score lines. The scores create a box shape to store the cards easily. I used a Bow paperclip as a closure. A handle can be created from a strip of coordinating paper if desired, I have taken a picture to show the bag with a handle but I didn't attach to the final project. I embossed two pieces of card to use on the edge of the bag and I did have to use glue for those!! Full instructions for the bag and notelet cards can be found in the PDF file below. Happy Crafting!
I had a request recently from a lady who regularly attends my craft classes, she wanted to do more home orientated projects. I didn't get any more than that so I went back to something I made when I first started crafting - a tissue box cover. Full instructions are available below in PDF format.
I used the beautiful Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654) from Stampin' Up! The papers co-ordinate with Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and then you have Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand. My colour choice was Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride all colours found in the Blooms and Bliss papers. The box base is two strips of Sahara Sand card stock and then a square for the top is all that is required. The two strips are scored using the Simply Scored tool (122334). I layered the DSP on Whisper White and then on to Mint Macaron card. Two panels had DSP and two panels I stamped using the two smallest stamps from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set. I often ignore the small stamps in sets but I am really glad I didn't in this instance. I created a random stamped pattern for the sides and on the lid too. I used Deco Labels framelits layered together to create a frame of white card and a Mint Macaron frame to layer around the hole where the tissues pop out. Sadly these have retired but Lots of Labels (138281) would work just as well.
Today I am sharing this little notelet set and box I made using the beautiful Floral Boutique Suite from Stampin' Up! The papers remind me of China cups and Willow patterns from days gone by. There is a mix of hand painted floral designs floral designs as well as geometric patterns with stripes and spots to add a few. The Detailed Thinlit die set (141482) cuts a beautiful and delicate floral pattern which I used to create the decorative panel for the front of the box. The cards are 4" x 4" and I used a 6" x 6" square of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663) cut in such a way I could decorate the complete set of cards. I just added Silver Glimmer paper (135314) and Rhinestones (119246) to add the bling factor!
The box base is double walled and uses an 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" piece of thick card stock scored at 1" and 2" on all sides. Then you just create tabs by cutting away three of the squares (x marks the squares to cut away) I have added a pic hope it helps! The sleeve is made by cutting a long strip of card from an A4 sheet which measures 4.5” x 11.7” (inches) keep other piece to use for notelet card layers. Score on the long side at 2 3/8” 3½” 8” and 9 1/8” Then just wrap around the base and glue. I have provided full instructions below so Happy Crafting!! If you need any more information on how to make this set or if you are interested in buying any of the Stampin' Up! product range please get in touch (see below for more details)
Hi, my name is Pauline Barnfather and I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator in Basingstoke, UK. Welcome to my Blog!
I get excited about any style of paper crafting so enjoy having a look. I hope my projects inspire you to get crafting!