Sunday, January 20, 2019

It's a Brand New Day - Donna's Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends!
Donna has another card for you today - gotta love shaker cards!
Sounds like a Sunday afternoon well spent don't you think?

Hi all,
I have another card to show you, this one is a shaker card on a easel base.
Are you loving this Coffee paper yet from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft,

I am loving it ..

I created this card in two parts for you..
Part one: The Shaker.
All the bits..

I die cut the cut apart for the front of the shaker card with the Eileen Hull Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die that I chose as an add on to my box.. 

 Using the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die, tape the two frames together as shown with washie tape and cut out..

The frame...

I die cut the frame as shown above, the large front of the shaker card, a large piece of acetate and a larger black cardstock piece for the back of the shaker card for stability..

Stamp the girl from the Coffee Understands - Picket Fence Studios (core Product) on to watercolour paper, colour her in using Distress Inks. Stamp her pants and top and coffee cup and her book on to different papers and fussy cut them out.  

I ended up fussy cutting her out completely. Adhere all the bits on her as shown.. 

I placed a little of the washie tape onto cardstock and fussy cut the tiny cup to place around her coffee mug and in the actual shaker piece..

Using the basic steps for creating a shaker card finish it off with a wooden cup cake.. 
The Credit Card Sleeve and Tags die is a perfect set for shaker cards..

 Part two:
The Card Base
Stamp around the two mats with the Picket Fence Coffee Understands stamp  

Cut one piece cardstock at 3 3/4 inch x 9 1/2 inch, fold in half and on one side fold in half again as show in photo. (Easel Card)..
Cut one piece at 3 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch.

Cut four pieces of the solid cardstock from the Core Products at 2 1/8 inch x 3 1/2 inch
Ink the edges with frayed Burlap Distress Ink..

Adhere two of the pieces on the inside of the card as shown.

Adhere the 3 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch as shown to the base card remembering to only adhere the bottom half..

Adhere the other two pieces of cardstock to the back of the card.

Adhere the two stamped blue mats 3 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch as shown.
Adhere a cut a part on the bottom of the card as shown.
Adhere the pink embossed mat 3 1/4 inch x 4 1/4 inch as shown

Adhere the shaker piece on the front of the card as shown  and embellish with Kaisercraft Mini Wooden Flourishes.

I added a few sequins on the card itself..

I Hope I have
Inspired you to Create
Glorious Things
Donna xx

Core Products:
Coffee Understands Stamps- Picket Fence Studios
Coffee Paper - Echo Park Paper Co
Coffee - Solid Paper Pack - Echo Park Paper Co

Did you know Aunty Vera has layby options, and she can order you anything you need..

Distress Oxide Inks - Frayed Burlap
On The Go Texture Fades - Sizzix
Lucky Dip Wooden Flourish - Tea Party
Kindy Glitz
Nuvo Crystal Drops

You have to see Aunty Vera's shop HERE and don't forget anything you purchase from Aunty Vera's January Theme products come with a wonderful discount..  
Check out my Blog HERE
My Facebook page HERE

Friday, January 18, 2019

It's a Brand New Day - Tina's Coffee Gift Bags.

Hello Crafty Friends!
What a fun and versatile project from Tina today!
These gift bags can be made to suit any occasion - but don't they look just fabulous coffee themed?!

Hello everyone. Today I want to share a little project that will make a nice gift for a coffee lover like myself, but can easily be filled with many other things other than coffee.
I have a couple of little gift bags I made using the Echo Park - Coffee collection.

To start, I used both the 12 x 12 papers and the 6 x 6 paper pad. I cut the papers as shown below ( I have done this in white paper just to show the measurements).

Next score the papers as shown below.

Fold and burnish the bottom folds.

Glue one of the bottom pieces on top of the other.

Now fold along all the score lines and burnish well.

With the sides folded,  bring the piece marked A to the spot marked B and burnish where it folds.

Do the same with all the other sides. There is no measurement where B sits, I just folded it where it easily folded and then made sure that the other side matches.

Once all the sides are folded, the inside should look like the image below.

Now glue the four folded sides down, (I'm using the pattern paper now).

On the front of the bags, cut out a small window.

For each bag I cut two pieces of the co-coordinating cardstock 2'' wide and 5'' long. Score at one inch and fold.

I cut my pieces with my Tim Holtz Alterations Ornate die (making sure not to go too far and cut into my fold) but any edge die or punch will work.

I inked my edges with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and glued them on to the top of the bags to hide the raw edges. Because I had cut them long, I can adjust them in the position I want and cut off the excess.

Punch two holes on the top for the closure, I used some ribbon from my stash for this.

I decorated the bags with some of the stickers and some of the ephemera pieces in the same collection.
I filled some clear bags with whole coffee beans for one and ground coffee beans in the other. Finally thread the ribbon and tie a bow and the gift bags are finished.

I hope you enjoyed this project.
Thank You and Happy Crafting.
Tina xxx

The items I chose for this project can be purchased HERE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's a Brand New Day - Gina's Happy Mail Folder

Hello Crafty Friends!
We LOVE Happy Mail here in Aunty Vera Land and today Gina has the perfect project for senders and receivers of Happy Mail...... a beautiful little folder with pockets to fill with loveliness!

Hey everyone, I hope that everyone is having a good year so far and unlike me is still trying to keep their resolutions ;)

For this week's project I decided to make a happy mail folder. I love to send and receive happy mail and have pen pals from all over so I designed this folder so I can send the goodies in a nice package. I spend a lot of time looking at different projects on pinterest and designed a folder from the ideas that I liked.

I started with the light blue/ dark pink cardstock cut at 7" x 12''. Place the 12" side against the top and score at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4".

Fold the cardstock on the scored lines. Cut a piece of patterned paper to line the inside at 6 7/8"x11 7/8". I've chosen the cappuccino cups paper and stuck it on the blue side of the cardstock which I have chosen as the inside.

I've cut the same 4 pieces of the light blue/dark pink cardstock at 5"x7", 4"x7", 3"x7" and 2"x7".

I've placed the 5"x7" cardsock with the 7 inch side facing the top on my WRMK envelope maker and punched it at 1 3/4". Turn it over and do the same on the other side and cut out the tab created between the two grooves. Do the same for the other 3 with the 7" side facing the top and punch at 1 3/4" on both sides and cut so we have our 4 pockets.

Next I've cut out some strips from the cardstock. 2 strips at 5"x1", 2 strips at 4"x1", 2 strips at 3"x1" and 2 strips at 2"x1". Place each of these on the scoreboard with the 1" side facing the top and score at 1/2" and fold them.

Stick them to the sides of the cardstock we cut previously at 7x5,4,3,and 2 inches like so.

I've then cut my patterned paper at 4 7/8"x6 7/8", 3 7/8"x 6 7/8", 2 7/8"x 6 7/8" and 1 7/8"x6 7/8". I've used 2 different patterned papers, "I like big cups" and the checked paper at the back of the "Vertical Journaling cards". I've placed them on the envelope punch board with the 6 7/8" side facing the top and scored at 1 5/8" at the 2 sides and cut between the grooves again. You can skip this step completely and use patterned paper if you wish instead of cardstock when cutting out the pockets.

Next we stick our patterend paper on the cardstock. I've also alternated the cardstock colours with the patterned paper so the checked paper is on the pink and the "I like big cups" is on the blue.

Put double sided tape on the 2 sides and the bottom of the 5"x7" pocket and stick it on the lower part of the folder. Stick the 4"x7" pocket on top of the first one from the bottom up and the next 2 so that you have 4 pockets like this

For the top part of the folder I've cut a magnetic sheet at 4"x6" and I've stuck one of the 4x6 horizontal journaling cards on top of it. I've stuck them in the middle of the top half of the folder.

Now to cover the outside of the folder, I've cut 2 strips of the "Coffee blend" paper at 6 7/8"x5 5/8" and one at 3/8" x 6 7/8". Stick them on the front, back and the 1/2" spine. For the spine I've used the other side of the paper.

To decorate the front I've chosen another 4x6 journaling card and the banner die cut from the ephemera pack. Over that I've stuck some cappuccino cups that I fussy cut from the "Cappuccino Cups" paper. On the bottom left corner of the journaling card I've stuck a flower sticker from the sticker sheet. On the other 2 corners of the cover, I've stuck 2 corner die cuts and at the top and bottom of the cover I've stuck some lace to finish it off.

I also added a half inch strip of the coffee beans side of the "Cappuccino cups" paper on the inside of the spine. Here's a picture of the folder opened up showing the outside and the inside.

I hope you will try this out and show me pictures of what you come up with. If you don't have the envelope punch you can also use a circle punch or tabs or even leave them as is.

I've made a video showing the process but in the video I've used a 6"x11" piece of cardstock to start with so I could use my 6x6 paper pad but the process is the same so please do have a look

If you've made it this far thanks for reading :) For my next project I will make a few things that can go in the folder

xx Gina - stay awesome
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