Simply Elegant Box

Just realised the downside to grandchildren. All the lovely bugs and things they pick up at nursery and primary school 😆 Shandy and I were not very well over the weekend and just as he was recovering enough to return to school, we got a phone call from the local youth workers to say he and Arwen had been in contact with someone who had tested positive at youth group so they are now self-isolating until the weekend. Once he gets back to school, there will only be a week until the summer holidays.

As soon as I saw this paper, I knew it was going to be a box. It is such gorgeous paper.

Simply Elegant Suite – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page s 68-69

Box base – Basic Black Cardstock 6 1/2″ x 4 ” scored on the long side @ 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2″ and 6 “
Scored on the short side @ 2 1/2″
Designer Series paper – 4 panels @ 2 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

Lid Base – Basic Black Cardstock 3 9/16″ x 3 9/16″
Scored on all four sides @ 1″
Designer Series Paper – 1 panel @ 1 7/16″ x 1 7 16″
4 panels @ 1 7/16″ x 7/8″
14 panels @

Tag – Basic Black Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

The tag was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper. I haven’t yet bought the whole Simply elegant Suite (it’s on my list), so I didn’t have the Elegant Tag Punch. I used the Delightful Tag Topper. I wanted a simple sentiment for my tag and the best wishes sentiment from the Art Gallery set was perfect.

Unfortunately my mini catalogue pre-order hadn’t arrived in time for me to use the gorgeous new Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots which would have been perfect for this project. But never fear, they will be popping up on a project using my pre-order soon 😃

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Fern Stripe Card

Forever Fern Stripe

It’s been a very chilled day, I have crafted, listened to music and sung along to  a mix of  modern country, Blondie, Kirsty MacColl, The Beautiful South, The Moody Blues and Suzanne Vega amongst others.

Loving this stamp set it has such great detail and of course the fact that the papers are a mixture of greens makes me very happy 😃

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 button_see-it-here

Card Base Just Jade Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ score @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Forever Greenery 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2″ Circle – Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White Cardstock for leaves

I definitely think this will become a firm favourite. The suite contains so many great elements for changing things up.

Today’s project from the Pinkies Weekend Retreat was a beautiful box card made with the Prized Peony Suite and designed by Kim Price. You can find her over at

When I first saw this project I thought there is no way I can make that, but Kim made it really easy and I was so pleased with how it turned out 😃

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Butterfly Wishes Pizza Box Card Gift Set

Butterfly wishes pizza box

We recently did a team Party with Deb’s Upline Sam (Pootles), where she used this stamp set. I didn’t have it at the time, but I fell in love with it. This was the stamp set that was included in the bags for the ladies for our Catalogue Launch Party.  This was my project that they made with it.

Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 16 button_see-it-here

Pizza Box
Layer 1 – Highland Heather Cardstock
1 piece of 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
4 pieces 3 1/4″ x 3/4″
Layer 2 – Whisper White Cardstock
1 piece of 3″ x 3″
4 pieces of 3″ x 1/2″

Two Card Bases – Highland Heather Cardstock 6″ x 3″
Two Card bases – Blushing Bride Cardstock 6″ x 3″
Front Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

Whisper White Cardstock


Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Small Ornate Garden Box

small Ornate Garden box side

The foil paper in this Suite is so lovely, I wanted to do something that showed it off and didn’t cover it. I kept to a simple little Whisper White box, but used gold foil to accent it. I am really please with how this turned out, especially as everything I touched today was going wrong 😆 I think it would make a very lovely wedding favour.

Ornate Garden Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 64 – See it here

Box – Thick Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Scored on two sides @ 3/4″ and 3″
Lid- Thick Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scored on two sides @ 3/4″ and 3 1/8″
Gold Foil 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
Ornate Garden Paper 2″ x 2″
Sentiment – 2 3/4″ x 3/4
Flowers – Scraps of Gold Foil

I don’t get my heat gun out anywhere enough. Expect some more projects using heat embossing over the next few weeks. There is also some amazing looking Rainbow Glimmer Paper in the catalogue, so will have try that out at some point 😃

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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