Easter Basket

This project was due out on Saturday, but I somehow didn’t set the date properly, so now the DSP is no longer available 😦 We do however have lots of other lovely papers for you to choose from if you visit my store 🙂

A lovely Easter basket cased from France Martin at http://www.frenchiestamps.com

easter basket

Pool Party Cardstock 6″ x 6″
Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6″ x 6″
Pool Party Cardstock 8″ x 1″

Attach the DSP to the 6″x6″ Pool Party Cardstock using snail.

easter basket handle


Punch a hole in either end of the long strip of cardstock and run a piece of ribbon between the two holes. Curl It slightly with your bone folder to form a handle.




easter basket open

Put your square on the scoreboard DSP side down.
Score at 2″ and 4″. Turn 90°
and score at 2″ and 4″
Cut up the top and bottom square as far as the scoreline.
Round the corners on both sides of all 4 outside squares.



easter basket

Bring the two side square in towards the centre until they just meet and punch a hole through all three layers.
Turn it around and do the same on the other side.

Bring the two side squares in and put a brad through. Add The handle and push the brad through the final square and secure. Do the same the other side.

Punch out two small flower and secure them over the Brads with glue dots. Add a pearl to each side.


easter basket top



Make a bow and add to the top of your handle with a glue dot.
Fill with shredded paper and yummy Easter treats.




These are quick and simple to do, so I’m off to male lots more for my grandchildren, nieces and nephews 🙂

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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Postcard Pals


potcard pals
I hadn’t really paid attention to the Postcard pals until now, but I wanted o play with the marbled background and decided I needed a new set to go with it. I actually think it is very sweet. Also gave me my first go at using the watercolour pencils and a blender pen.
Postcard Pals – pg 49 Annual Catalogue
Base Card 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded at 4 1/8″
Whisper White 6″ x 5″
Inside layer 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Piece of Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Scrap of Whisper White
potcard pals marble
On the large piece of Whisper White stamp the marbled background using the Stamparatus in one colour, the turn your card and stamp again in your second colour.
Cut it down to 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
potcard pals in
On the inside layer, stamp your sentiment.
Stamp the sentiment on a piece of scrap Whisper White and punch out using the Classic Label Punch.
potcard pals env 


Stamp the otter on the front of your envelope.

Stamp the otter on the 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″piece of Whisper White.

Cut out using the largest oval.

Colour with watercolour pencils using the blender pen for a smoother finish.



potcard palsNow we can assemble our card.

Affix the inside layer.

Glue the marbled background to the front of your card.

Place the oval in the centre near the top using Dimensionals.

Position the sentiment under the oval using Dimensionals.
Finish off with some Metallic sequins

Think I will have to play with this stamp set a bit more 🙂

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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Tiny Tealight Box


This cute box was cased from the amazing Sam Hammond Donald otherwise known as Pootles. Check out her blog at www.pootles.co.uk and her videos on YouTube.  It holds a tealight candle. All the items you need to complete this project can be bough from my online store in the links below.

Happiness Blooms Suite pg 25 Spring/Summer catalogue

Box Base 5 1/2″ x 3 1/8″
DSP 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Scrap of Foil Card
Scrap of DSP Scrap of Cardstock

Tiny Tealight box flat

Cut down the score lines as shown in the picture. Keeping the rectangles straight and notching both sides of the squares.

Score on the long side at 3/4″, 2 3/8″, 3 1/8″ and 4 3/4″
Score on the short side at 3/4″ and 2 3/8″




Tiny Tealight box open



Fold into a box and secure with Tear and Tape.
Punch a finger hole to make it easier to open.
Fix your 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2 DSP to the top of your box.




Tiny Tealight box sidePunch a piece of Cardstock out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.
Punch a piece of DSP out with the 1 3/8″ Scallop Punch.
Punch a piece of the foil card out with the 1 1/8″ Scallop punch
Punch the small flower out of your lovely lipstick cardstock leaving enough room to then punch out the 1 1/8″ scallop punch from the lovely lipstick cardstock with the hole from the punched out flower in the centre, so the foil will show through.
Keep the flower to decorate your box.

Tiny Tealight box top



Layer all your punched out pieces together as shown in the picture.
Tie your ribbon around your box, securing at the side with a bow.



Tiny Tealight box ribbon



Attach your layered decoration to your ribbon.
Finally attach your punched out flower to the top of your box and finish it off with a coloured pearl.



If you have the 2017-2019 in-colours; Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig, don’t forget to order your re-inkers and cardstock as soon as possible as they will only be available as long as stocks last.

There is only a week of Sale-a-bration left so make sure you order soon to get those free goodies.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx


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Triple Stamp Card

I am using my favourite stamp set today, Painted Seasons. I will be so sad when Sale-a-bration is over and it retires. I have seen several versions of this card all over the internet. so have no idea who to credit, but it is a very effective technique.

Triple stamp card

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Layer1 – Whisper White 5 3/4″ x 4″
Layer 2 – Lovely Lipstick 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Layer 3 – Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
Layer 4 – Lovely Lipstick 5″ x 3 1/4
Layer 5 – Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3″
Inside layer – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Triple stamp card in




Stamp your flower on your inside layer and set to one side.


Triple stamp card env



Stamp your flower on the bottom left-hand side of your envelope



Triple stamp card env back



Stamp the fern on the flap at the back of your envelope.




Triple stamp card layers



Take your Whisper White layers and put some glue on the back. Take off some of the stickiness and layer them together. Randomly stamp your flower, fern and dots all over, ensuring that some stamp over the edge.



Triple stamp card

Separate your white layers and affix them to the corresponding coloured layers.

Stamp your sentiment and punch it out.

Now we can assemble our card.

Glue the inside layer in and them build up your front layers.

Finally attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you like this project as much as I do.

Until next time,

Happy crafting

Cas xx

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Cascade Card

I came to Stampin’ Up!  accidently when my son was showing me something on YouTube and I managed to click on a video by Brandy Cox. This card is a case of one of her cards. I can no longer complain about the time they spent on YouTube as I am now as bad 😉

cascade pastel finish

Pop of Petals Bundle pg 47 Annual Catalogue

Everthing you need for this card can be purchased from my shop in the links below. and until the end of March for every £45 you spend you can receive a free product for Sale-a-bration. Why not join my team and receive £170 worth of products for £99 or £170 and the Stampin’ Tote (whilst stocks last) for £125.

Base Card 8 1/4 x 5 7/8, scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Scraps of Whisper White and co-ordinating cardstock

cascade stamp

Stamp your flowers in a variety of colours, you will need about 14. Check which way up you have your stamp so it lines up with the punch. I have marked mine on the back. Punch out your flowers.

Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White and punch out with the 1 1/8″ Scallop punch.
Punch out a 1 3/8 Scallop in a co-ordinating colour.
Layer these using Stampin’ Dimensionals and set to one side.


Put the front of your card into the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.

With the card in portrait, trim off 1 1/4″ from the front.


Add one of the flowers to the inside bottom right- hand side of your card with liquid glue,

Add a flower to the bottom left-hand side of your envelope.

And another to the back flap of your envelope.

cascade pastel

Put a line of liquid glue along the side of your card and place a selection of your flowers down overlapping the edge. Then using the Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the rest of your flowers and your sentiment.


Finally finish off with some Pearls.

Which is your favourite? For me it has to be the pastel colours.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Cas xx

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