Gift Tag- Parisian Blossoms


 

I am so excited we have a tag, that can be made into a shaker card. I guess there are many ways to make a shaker tag, but this tag using the Bonanza Dies makes it so much easier. Just choose your canvas, and cut. Add a few embellishments and you are done. A super way to use up those spare bits of DSP and or cardstock.

 

 

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Thank you for visiting. Have a crafty day.

Connie Rae xx

Mini Chest Of Draws Jewellery Box


I really love this little gift box. It is a real cutie. There are so many ways this little box can be used. You can leave out the insert and just add chocolates. And Cherry Cobbler, well that has always been my favorite Christmas (red), colour. I love the blue based reds, they are so rich in colour. And what about that Glimmer Paper? it is so easy to work with as the glitter does not come of the paper, very user-friendly. At Christmas time I can’t think of a better project to dress up some small little tokens when handing out gifts for the Christmas season.

I also think that this is a great little party and or wedding favour box. Just change the paper and the sentiment and you could have a really cute party favour.


 

Project Details:

Please watch the video tutorial for complete instructions.

Card-stock: Cherry Cobbler Main body of chest: 8 cm x 13.5 cm

On longest side (landscape) score @ 2 cm, 6 cm, 8 cm, 12 cm.
Turn card-stock around to the short side (portrait), and score @ 2 cm, on each side

Draw pocket/sleeve: Card-stock: Cherry Cobbler 4 cm x 11.3 cm, on the short side (portrait) score @ 1.2 cm, 5.2 cm, 6.4 cm & 10.4 cm.

Draw insert: Card-stock: Cherry Cobbler 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm score @ 1 cm, on all 4 sides.

Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper: Decorate 4 cm x 13 cm glue from top lip of box wrapping around box from top to bottom.

Two panels of Glimmer Paper: 4 cm x 3 cm for both sides of the chest draws and Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper: 4 cm x 2 cm for the face of the small draw

Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper Chest insert, 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm scored @ 1 cm on all 4 sides. Cut an x shape as per the instructions in the video tutorial.

 

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Connie Rae xx

This weeks "Weekly Deals"


Hello friends, I hope everyone is travelling well?  February is over and we are into March!! Now we start with the Easter Egg giving. Way too much chocolate, around!

Speaking of beginnings and endings, we will be approaching the end of March before we know what has happened. So I would like to put it out there that the “Free” items that are available to anyone who purchases $90.00 of products will end at the end of March 2016. So please be mindful, of taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration specials, where you can get some fab freebies before the end of March 31st!

There certainly has been a lot of hype this year on social media, then again, perhaps I am paying more attention to things, however, I have seen some amazing artistic projects from stampers and crafters, who clearly did take advantage of the “Free” items offer, which happens every year at the same time. Why not try to make your own baskets, cards, or packaging for your Easter giving…or get the kids involved!

I am always blown away, as they say, with stampers and crafters, there are always amazing artistic designs and idea’s that I find inspiring and encouraging, I love to get inky hands, DSP and card stock and get playing and designing. Even if you have never stamped before, there is so much available on social media, that you just can’t go wrong. So don’t put of that “me” time anymore!! get in and have some fun! And who doesn’t love a bargain? right?

Connie-Rae xox

 

 

 

 

This weeks “Weekly Deals”


Hello friends, I hope everyone is travelling well?  February is over and we are into March!! Now we start with the Easter Egg giving. Way too much chocolate, around!

Speaking of beginnings and endings, we will be approaching the end of March before we know what has happened. So I would like to put it out there that the “Free” items that are available to anyone who purchases $90.00 of products will end at the end of March 2016. So please be mindful, of taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration specials, where you can get some fab freebies before the end of March 31st!

There certainly has been a lot of hype this year on social media, then again, perhaps I am paying more attention to things, however, I have seen some amazing artistic projects from stampers and crafters, who clearly did take advantage of the “Free” items offer, which happens every year at the same time. Why not try to make your own baskets, cards, or packaging for your Easter giving…or get the kids involved!

I am always blown away, as they say, with stampers and crafters, there are always amazing artistic designs and idea’s that I find inspiring and encouraging, I love to get inky hands, DSP and card stock and get playing and designing. Even if you have never stamped before, there is so much available on social media, that you just can’t go wrong. So don’t put of that “me” time anymore!! get in and have some fun! And who doesn’t love a bargain? right?

Connie-Rae xox

 

 

 

 

Weekly Deals


Some interesting special’s this week. I am thinking about the Gift Box Punch Board. This would be very useful enabling me to whip up a gift box when needed. Especially since the hard guess-work is done, you just need to score and fold!  Yes! the more I think about it the more I realise I do need this. I don’t know how many times, I have thought that the stunning Designer Series Papers make superb, wrapping papers, boxes and cartons. Yes I have convinced myself that I need it. Oops!

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Valentine’s Day 2016


Happy Valentine’s Day.

I know not everyone wants to send a Valentines Day card. Whilst I did have this in mind the Valentines Day theme in my head, just wouldn’t go away, I just loved the stamp set and of course out pops this design. One of my most important rules for designing is that you must be able to use and send this card design, for a different occasion? I  always take this approach when I design a card, because I want the design to be used! So this certainly can work like a personal birthday card or special wish for someone, just by changing the sentiment.

I do stick to a few rules. Create a card for any occasion if needed. Make it flow with symmetry, and make it a special moment for the recipient, and it must clean and simple.

This is my approach when I create.  When I set out to complete a card, for any occasion, sometimes it turns out very different to the idea in my mind’s eye. As I am sure most of you know, designing is the hardest part. I like people to look and my designs with interest, and curiosity. I want them to enjoy what I produce, just as if it were a painting in a Museum. I do hope that you enjoy my card design for Valentines Day 2016. I also hope that you will use it and create it too send to anyone at any time. The hardest part has been done for you. I consider paper crafting an art form, one that can be shared and remade over and over the best part of paper crafting and the beauty of it…. Happy Valentine’s Day…Don’t forget to share your art!

Connie-Rae xoxo

 


Bloomin Valentine's 2016

Connie-Rae Designs

Stampin’ Up! Items/Product List

  1. Bloomin’ Love Stamp set: 140643

  2. Love Blossom Card Pack: 140717

  3. Itty Bitty Accent Punches: 133787

  4. Sweetheart Punch (heart): 133786

  5. Rose Red Stampin’ Ink Pad: 126954

  6. Botanical Gardens Designer series, vellum         141019

(Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum) is a free from the Sale-A-Brations 2016, with every $90.00 spent, (not counting shipping and handling costs).

 

 

 

 

Card Layers/Construction

  1. Base Card Tip Top Taupe                              11” x 4 ¼’
  2. Mat “Love Blossom Card Stock Pack”        5 ¼” x 4”
  3. Mat Tip Top Taupe                                         5” x 3 ¾”
  4. Mat/Vellum Cover small flowers                 5” x 3 ¾” (same size as 3rd mat above, adhere over the 3rd mat with tear & stick tape at the top and bottom)

Stamp Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock, using the heart stamp. Punch out a small heart using the Sweetheart Punch, then punch out the even smaller hearts using the Itty Bitty Heart punch, make sure whilst using the smaller heart shapes you support the flowering pattern. Using a mini glue dots, stick on to vellum as pictured above or as you prefer. Place sentiment on Tip Top Taupe as I have done with the xoxo….Well done! Gorgeous don’t you think?