Saturday 11 October 2014

Adhesives ...

Just a quick post today. As some of the dies are very detailed I loved when Stix2 started doing the foam strips. On the same sheet they come as 5mm and 3mm wide which is ideal for different projects.

I just trim the length I need with a non stick scissors. I prefer to cut them rather than using the ready cut 3 x 3mm as this are a pain to place and remove backings. With the strip its so much easier!

Ps: the peace die cut is from the Christmas Phrase Card and the butterflies bellow are from the Butterflies cards.

They would also make the best shaker card adhesives!

Saturday 4 October 2014

A Christmas ornament tree card

I love Christmas trees, I love flowers and I love triangles. Combining all three things I designed a die that is intricate and creates a beautiful detailed apertures in the shape of a Christmas triangular tree - 659976 Sizzix - Ornament Tree by Paula Pascual.

It will fit on a 5 x 7" card, but worry not, I made a template to create the triangular card that you can download here. It has three pages, with four different ways, a double fold triangular card, a trifold card, a topper with edges, and a single triangle that can be used for bunting. remember that use is strictly personal and for charitable causes.

The die cuts all the little holes and bigger flowers. It is so simple and quick and easy to make, that I think this will probably end up as my Christmas card!

I printed and cut the folded template to create the brown card base. 

I followed the template marks to cut and score down the middle.

Then I used the single triangle template to cut and score the patterned paper.

I then die cut it. 

I just attached it to the brown card by folding the flaps to create a bubble effect. You may need to trim the flaps a bit more as I designed them big enough to create a box like the one on the left photo.

I used a strong glue to attach the flaps, but remember if you are not too bothered about the bubbled effect, then use the single triangle template and glue directly.

This was done out of copier paper just to test the template. And I loved the effect of the white on white so I thought I would share it!

Thursday 2 October 2014

Entrevista en carrot Cake.

Ha salido una pequeña entrevista en carrot Cake Scrap & Friends.

Estare en Madrid del 16 al 19 de Octubre en creativa dando talleres con Carrot Cake!
Mas información aquí.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

New Stamps! Mixed Christmas Messages CICSA6254

Here you have Mixed Christmas Messages CICSA6254!

Paula Pascual Clear Stamps - Mixed Christmas Messages by Personal Impressions CICSA6254

I have done quite a few circle stamps, some square ones, so the next step was to do oval ones that would match my new dies for Sizzix - Oval Cards 659968.

I wanted a mixed feel about it, messages, definition, oval as well as definition ones, and also some more numbers as I love what Paula Whittaker does with them - like this ones, but this time I wanted them to be Christmas themed.

But you can use the numbers for none Christmas projects like above. (The message is from Bold and Beautiful set and the flowers are Sizzix Thinlits Intricate Flowers 2)

There are 15 separate stamps, so plenty of combinations! To give you an idea of size, the top left stamp measures approximately 48mm x 21mm.
Coordinates with Sizzix Framelits Die Set 11PK - Oval Cards 659968, with the smallest oval die as well as with more fancier ones.

Also works well with other of my Paula Pascual stamp sets: Fancy Christmas and Big Christmas Essentials.

As usual it is an A6 size stamp sheet, it is made of high-quality, durable material (for use with an acrylic block - not included) and it is distribute by Personal Impressions, so all their stockists should be able to get hold of them.

Available now from:

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