Tuesday, March 31, 2015

3x6 Series: Tiny Paper Bag

This is a teeny tiny, very cute little paper bag which could hold dainty jewellery, a few sweeties or small pieces of make up such as a single eye shadow.

Monday, March 30, 2015

3x6 Series: Domed Box

Welcome to my 3x6 Series! Every day this week all the way through to next Monday, I'll be bringing you a tiny project using a piece of designer series paper measuring 3x6 inches. You can slice up a piece of 12x12 DSP into eight pieces of 3x6, so I am bringing you eight tutorials. I've recently changed my upload and blog post times to 11:30am, so be sure to check back daily for new tutorials!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Essential Oils Gift Box

This week's Spiritual Sunday tutorial is for a lovely essentials oils gift box. This box features a cut-out window for the label of the oil using the Word Window punch, and can hold three beautifully scented standard sized essential oil bottles! Download your free Spiritual Sentiments here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Large Double Layered Multifaceted Box

In this video tutorial we are making a large double layered multifaceted gift box large enough to hold chocolate bars! This is a really gorgeous and unique design and I am so excited to be able to bring you this much bigger version of my original double layered multifaceted box!

My original smaller sized double layered multifaceted gift box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooY1iGUZKsY

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Milk Carton with Lid

This is a very cool tutorial on how to make a milk carton with a lid that comes off at the belly band! It was inspired by a standard milk carton box I had made a while back. I had used some extra DSP to create a band around the milk carton and thought to myself, this would be quite nice if it actually opened from the middle. So here it is :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

DIY Letter Writing Paper

I love letter writing, I think it's a real shame that people no longer hand write letters to each other. Thank you notes or party invitations are sent via email these days, and short notes can be sent via text or WhatsApp, but I love a hand written note. There's something incredibly personal about receiving something in the mail that has someone's hand writing on it. 

I have pen pals around the world whom I write to often, so instead of buying dozens of sets of letter writing paper, I decided I would make my own using Stampin' Up stamps. I think the results are beautiful and unique, and really allows my personality to come though and lend itself to that personal touch I really love. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spiritual Sundays: Tarot/Oracle Display Stand

This week's Spiritual Sunday tutorial is for a really pretty Tarot / Oracle card stand which you can use to display your daily or weekly draw cards. You can make these up in colours to co-ordinate with the Sabbats, seasons or your altar. The 'sentiments' are available for download here

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lidded Box with Permanent Ribbon

Here is a very practical way to attach a ribbon with a bow to a box, without the recipient struggling to get it off or put it back on. The one on the left is actually the prototype for my wedding favours! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Make Stampin' Up Clear Mount Stamps Cling Well To Clear Blocks

I share my tip on how you can get your clear mount stamps to cling to your clear blocks, without removing the pretty sticker. Such a simple technique and it works for all my stamps. Just be sure not to apply the glue to the edge of the stamps to avoid the sticker ripping off as you take the stamp off the clear block!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easy No-Cut No-Glue Gift Bag

I love this fold flat, super easy to make gift bag! It's perfect for any occasion and can be finished and embellished in a number of ways. You chose your closing; belly band, ribbon, magnetic closure or just seal it closed with some washi tape! Here's the video tutorial:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spiritual Sundays: Crystal/Tumblestone Gift Wrap

I love crystals. They all have their own individual energies and properties and used in the right way can help us gain confidence, get through tough times, and even alleviate aches and pains. As a Pagan, I'm a fan of gifting crystals to my friends, both Pagans and non Pagans, who often appreciate the beautiful colours, even if they are not sure what they do. This is a cute way of gift wrapping them, and I show you two different sizes.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Small Fold Top Paper Bag

To make up for not replying to my pen pals sooner, I decided to make them some cute little bags to hold a few mini eggs this Easter/Ostara. These bags are super simple and easy to make, and there are so many ways you could decorate and embellish them. Here's my tutorial:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Decorative Label Punch-Out Box

I'm a sucker for anything tropical or nautical, so my two decorative label punch-out boxes show the best of both of my loves. The nautical one is the one in the tutorial, I hope you guys like it as much as I do! 

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