Brightly Gleaming Bauble

brightly gleaming bauble

I found this project on Pinterest by The Paper Pixie (she had cased it from Samantha Clayton of Mixed Up Craft) and then watched her YouTube video. It was nowhere near as complicated as I though it would be, so I decided to give it a go 🙂

Everything you need to make this project, can be found in the links below.

Pretty Peacock Cardstock 10 1/2″ x 6 1/4″
17 1″ squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP)
10″ ribbon

brightly gleaming bauble template

Put your cardstock on your scoreboard
Score the long side at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 5″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/2″, 8 3/4″ and 10″
Score the short side at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5″

On each of the squares containing a triangle, measure along to 5/8 inches and make a mark.
Using a ruler and your scoring tool, join the mark to the scorelines at the corners making sure the bottom ones are the opposite way round as shown in the diagram.

brightly gleaming bauble template cut

 

Fold and burnish all your straight scorelines.
Now cut off the squares, shown on the diagram by X.

 

brightly gleaming bauble template dsp

Now attach your DSP to the squares shown on the diagram.
brightly gleaming bauble bottom
Put glue along the narrow tab and fold it to seal.
We are now going to shut the bottom of our bauble up leaving the square with the DSP until last.
Start by gluing opposite sides, so they cover each other exactly.
You will need to pinch the diagonal scorelines to do this.
brightly gleaming bauble open
Punch a hole in each of the top flaps using an 1/8″ punch.
You can fill your bauble with treats if you are going to use it as a gift.
brightly gleaming bauble
Fold your ribbon in half and tie a knot .
Now thread the ribbon through the holes, making sure you leave the front panel until last.
If you are not filling it, you could glue the panels shut as you go.
I hope you like this project as much as I do. Think my neighbours may be receiving these filled with sweets this Christmas 🙂
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Card

brightly gleaming card

So many lovely sets in the new catalogue. I love Christmas and am loving the chance to do so many Christmassy projects. I already have an order for a set of these cards 🙂

Card Base – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scraps of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Cardstock

Stamp a selection of baubles (at least 2 large ones and 3 small ones) In Versamark ink on scraps of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla cardstock. Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder and set with the heat gun.
Punch out the baubles.

brightly gleaming card envelope

 

Stamp the bottom front left-hand side of the envelope with the large bauble in Versamark Ink
Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the heat gun.

 

brightly gleaming card envelope back

 

Stamp the back flap of the envelope with the small bauble in Versamark Ink.

Cover with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the heat gun.

 

 

brightly gleaming cardfront

 

Colour some Basic Pearls with Mossy Meadow Blends and set aside to dry.

On the front layer stamp your sentiment in the bottom left-hand corner in Mossy Meadow Ink.

 

brightly gleaming card inside

On the inside layer, attach one of the small baubles to the bottom right-hand corner.
brightly gleaming cardfront
We can now assemble our card.
Glue the inside layer in.
Attach a piece of Mossy meadow twine to the top back of each bauble with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional and add more dimensionals to the rest of the bauble.
Attach the other end of the twine to the back of your front layer with Tear and Tape.
Peel the backing off the baubles and secure them down.
brightly gleaming card
Secure the front layer down.
Finish off with your coloured pearls.
Until next time, happy crafting
Cas xx

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Magnolia Blooms Calendar

Magnolia Calendar open

 

My third and final project from the Christmas Craft Day is cased from Craft with Kate.

Early Espresso Cardstock 11″ x 4″
Early Espresso Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 4″
Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4
Magnolia Lane DSP 5 x 3 1/2″
Scraps of Early Espresso and Whisper White

Score the 11″ x 4″ Early Espresso on the long side at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold and Burnish the score lines to create the easel.

Magnolia Calendar
Stamp the Magnolia flower in Memento Black ink on the scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, colour with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it out.

Punch a Starburst from the scrap of Early Espresso and set to one side.

Attach the DSP to the Petal Pink Cardstock and then add the ribbon at the bottom securing it to the back of the Petal Pink Cardstock.

 

Layer the Petal Pink Cardstock onto the 5 1/2″ x 4″ Early Espresso Cardstock.

Place your Starburst at the top of your DSP layer and add the Magnolia using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The calendar can then be added between the Starburst and the ribbon.

Magnolia Calendar open

 

Add your layered Calendar onto the short end of your easel.

Finally attach your Post it notes to the bottom flap of your calendar, so it supports the easel.

 

Until next time, happy crafting,

Cas xx

 

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Christmas Wreath

Wreath

 

Another of my projects from our recent Christmas Craft Day, a simple Christmas wreath. Some of the ladies used the 3/8″ Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue and it looked great. All the products that I used can, as always, be purchased from the links below.

Piece of Garden Green cardstock 3″ x 1 1/4″
Scraps of Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Cardstock

Using the piece of garden Green Cardstock, punch either end with the Delightful tag topper punch.
Stamp your sentiment and punch out with the Timeless Label Punch.
Attach to your wreath with some linen thread.

Leaving a long piece free at the top wind your ribbon around the wreath and the tie in a bow at the top.

Punch out four flowers using the Four petal flower punch. Layer two of the flowers together at an angle to form two Poinsettias.

Die cut out several leaves and pine cones and attach them to the bottom of your wreath using tear and tape and glue dots.
Finally, add an embellishment to the centres of your flowers.

On Saturday, I will be sharing my third and final project from our Christmas craft Day, which isn’t actually a Christmas project 😉

Until next time, happy Crafting

Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Ornament

Brightly gleaming ornament front

So you may have noticed I have been absent, the projects I had scheduled had to be postponed when I had to cancel the class that featured them due to ill health. Life has also been manic. Yesterday was the annual Christmas Craft Day that I run with my upline and friend, Debs.  The ladies did six projects and received a goodie bag, lunch and refreshments. We also had a fun game of pass the parcel. This was one of the projects that I did which I  cased from a fellow Pootles team member, the lovely Angelina over at http://intatwynedesigns.co.uk.

4 pieces of /whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock 2-3/4 x 11-3/4″
Scraps of Mossy Meadow and Real Red Cardstock
Scraps of Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock

Brightly gleaming ornament stampartus

Punch out 20 large baubles and 20 small baubles.
Set up the large bauble stamp on your Stamparatus and stamp a template onto your small grid paper.

Line the punched baubles onto the template and stamp all 20 large baubles in Mossy Meadow.
Repeat the process with the small baubles in Real Red.

Brightly gleaming ornament 3d

 

Set 5 large baubles and 5 small baubles to one side and score the rest of the baubles down the centre and fold them with the pattern on the inside and burnish them.

Glue 3 baubles of the same size together and then attach to the back of one of the unscored baubles.
Do this until you have five large and five small baubles.

 

 

Brightly gleaming ornament placement

 

Punch out a 1 1/8″ scalloped circle in Whisper White or Very Vanilla, 1 3/8″ scalloped circle, a 1 1/2″ circle in Real Red, a 2″ circle in Whisper White or Very Vanilla and a starburst circle in Mossy Meadow.

Put glue all over the 1 3/8″ scalloped circle and add the end of your large baubles evenly spaced all around the circle, then add end of the small baubles in the gaps between.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament front

 

Cover the ends of the baubles in silicone glue, making sure to keep it on the scalloped circle and building it up slightly. Add the 1 1/2″ Circle on top of the silicone glue.

Stamp a star in Mossy Meadow onto the 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle and add that on top of your Real Red Circle.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament back

 

Turn the ornament over and add the Mossy Meadow Starburst.

Stamp your sentiment in Real Red onto the 2″ circle and add to the starburst.

Finally, punch a hole in the top of your ornament and add some ribbon to hang it.

 

Brightly gleaming ornament

 

These are quite time consuming, but such fun to do. Will definitely be making more 🙂

 

 

Come back on Wednesday to see another one of the fun projects that we did.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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