Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Santa stache - card in a box tutorial

Today I have a tutorial for you to make a fantastic card in a box using Santa stache

Items needed

Santa’s stache stamp set
Mustache framelit
Stars framelit
Beautifully baroque embossing folder
Cherry cobbler – stampin` blendabilities
Whisper white cardstock
A4 Cherry cobbler cardstock
A4 sheet of Early espresso cardstock
Glimmer paper – dazzling diamonds
Cherry cobbler inkpad
Memento ink
Crisp Cantaloupe ink
Aqua painter   
Tombo and/or red tape

Stampin dimensionals

To make the box take a piece of A4 early espresso card stock and score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm down the long side.
Then turn it 90 degrees and score at 7cm on the short side too.

Cut along the 4 score lines up to where it meets the 7cm score line that runs horizontally.
Then on the end piece (the flap) where it`s narrower, cut across from the score line so there is only a lower flap. Then using a piece of red tape along the flap put the box together.

Cut the following from cherry cobbler card and emboss with the beautifully baroque embossing folder.
3 panels 13 x 6cm, 3 panels 6 x 6cm and 1 panel 6 x 20cm. Then using off cuts cut two pieces 1.5cm by 9cm and score at 1cm each end as per photo.

Using tombo glue, stick the pieces inside the box below the top edge of the box, so you won`t see it later.
Then stick an embossed panel on each of the side panels, front and the tall piece of the box facing you. Then cut a piece of whisper white card 21 x 6cm and stick on the rear, so that a greeting can be written here.

Stamp 3 Santa’s using memento ink on to whisper white card and colour in using cherry cobbler blendabilities (I used the light and medium) I then coloured the face using the aqua painter and crisp cantaloupe ink, but of course if you had the skin tone ones you could use them! Then cut out the faces, I know sorry I hate fussy cutting too L
Then use the mustache framelit to cut out 3 from the glimmer paper and stick on with dimensionals.  Then attach the Santa’s on to the box, one on each of the strips and one on the back of the box. If you need to make one higher then cut a piece of cherry cobbler card to make a body

Stamp in Cherry cobbler ink the greeting on to whisper white card and cut out using the stars framelit and stick on to the front flap of the box

Here’s the finished project, hope you liked it and enjoy giving it a try


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Two fabulous offers, but hurry as one is only until the 6th October!

Today I have a very special offer for you and I think you are going to want to check back tomorrow for more details of another special offer

To celebrate national card making day (4th October) from today until 6 October you get the chance to Stamp, Stock Up and Save on some important supplies.
Why not expand your collection with 15% off all stamp pads making them just £4.21 and then as you can never have enough card stock again you can save 15%

How does 15% off envelopes for your Cards sound? You can also try the wonderful Fast Fuse adhesive – with another discount of 15% off as well.

That is not all, there is also 20% off a selection of Stamp Sets! To check out exactly what is on offer and place your order here.