Saturday, 18 February 2017

Floral Boutique Gift Bag Swap & My First YouTube Tutorial!


Tomorrow I am attending an event that my upline Michelle Last has arranged for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in her downline. I'm really looking forward to it as I've not see my good friends Baz and Sasha since November and I can't wait to have a catch up with them. Of course I am looking forward to seeing everyone else and also to do some much needed crafting!! Michelle designs the most beautiful projects and its really nice to sit back and make something that someone else has designed.


I made a treat bag in this style back in December and I had lots of lovely people comment on my blog and email me asking for a tutorial. I am pleased to say that I have finally plucked up the courage and made a YouTube tutorial - I hope you like it and please do let me know by liking it or subscribing to my channel.

I designed this treat bag myself, I think its quite unusual as it has a square base and curved sides. Its super quick to make and its the perfect size to hold a few treats. From one pack of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, you can make 48 of these bags!


To make this bag you need a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper and score as follows:
  • Score at 1 3/8"
  • Turn paper clockwise
  • Score at 1 3/8" (only to the score line)
  • Score at 2 3/4"
  • Score at 4 1/8" (only to the score line)
  • Score at 5 1/2"
Once you have done this, grab some scissors and some tape and click on the link further down below to watch my video to see how to make this gift bag.


You can click here to go to YouTube to watch my tutorial or you can click on the play button below.


To make this project you can buy the products I have used from my Online Shop which can be found in the menu bar at the top of the screen. All the products are listed below under labels - you can also find the product names and the product codes on my video as I use each product, please do contact me through my social media channels if you have any questions at all.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Little Foxy Get Well Soon Card featuring in Kylie Bertucci's Blog Highlight


If you are visiting my blog for the first time, hi! my name is Kim and I live in the UK. If you live in UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from my online shop. If you are visiting from further afield, a very warm welcome to you! I hope you find some inspiration here today. You are more than welcome to follow me through any of my social media channels and keep up to date with my craft creations.


Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight. Our theme for this highlight is Get Well Soon. My husband Phil had a minor operation on his hand last week so this theme fitted perfectly with real life events. (Thanks Kylie!)


I designed this card so that it could suit either a female or male recipient. The A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper is so cute but isn't necessarily "girly" so I felt it was suitable for this card. This was my last piece of this paper, so I may have to just order another pack as it is likely to retire in May just before the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is published.

You may have seen me use this particular pattern a few times before and each time I make this the main feature of the card. To give it some extra detail, I tore the patterned paper and Perfect Plum cardstock by hand and I am really pleased with the effect, which leaves lots of white space at the bottom of the card.

I decorated the inside too with the reverse piece of torn patterned paper and added some more torn Perfect Plum cardstock. The sentiment I have used is the same on the front and inside of the card and comes from the Iconic Occasions Stamp Set that is available as a Hostess set in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Spring Summer catalogue. If you want to know how you would go about getting this stamp set, please get in touch with me!



You can order all of the products I have used to create this card from my online shop (find Shop Online in the menu bar at the top of the screen) - however if you would like to get in touch to place your order, ask a question or request a catalogue - you can contact me through any of my social media channels found in the sidebar, or you can simply email me by clicking here.

If you like my card, I would really appreciate your vote. Just click on the button below and find my project under number 36. To vote, all you have to do is click on the heart in the top right hand corner.
Plus I have some exciting news! I have filmed my very first YouTube tutorial!! I will be publishing it on Sunday morning and blog subscribers will receive an email notification when it is live. Click here to subscribe so you don't miss it.

Just before Christmas I made some little treat/gift bags and I received an overwhelming response asking for a video or written tutorial on how to make these. I've updated the design of the bag using different DSP and in my tutorial I will show you how to make it.

Come and visit my blog on Sunday and view my video tutorial but please be kind and leave me a comment, I'm really nervous about it, but at the same time I am happy I have finally done it!

Until Sunday.... 


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