Even More May 2013 Crafting

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“Whateva!” – that’s what I chose as a greeting on one of my cards in today’s batch.  You’ll find the card in the first set of cards.

Today’s selection also includes a tissue box I’ve covered and decorated with some of the circles I showed you at the top of my last blog post.



(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)

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  1. Wine drinkers landscape pyramid topper by Sharon Poore (I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the layers.  I stuck the base layer onto a sheet of co-ordinating Core’dinations cardstock using finger-lift tape and trimmed to leave a small border using a Perfect Layers Tool.  The matted image was then stuck to another sheet of co-ordinating Core’dinations cardstock from the same pack, again trimming – this time leaving a larger border.  I took a sheet of cream 300gm Hammered Card and scored it using my Hougie Board and folded it in half.  I then stuck the matted and layered base image to the base card. I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the pyramage layers in order.  I finished off by colouring a die-cut leaf and two flourishes in colours to co-ordinate with the image, Holly for the leaf and Tan for the flourishes and sticking them in place using glue gel.  I haven’t added a greeting to the card yet as I’m not sure what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Coral Bay Striped Papear Pack 2 – CU4CU by Mary Jane Harris and Girl Next Door by John Methven (I took too colours of backgrounds from the paper pack kit, together with one of the girls from the Girl Next Door kit, into one of my graphics packages.  I made two copies of the blue background and then re-sized, manipulated, and used fancy edges until I had a layout I was happy with.  I also made two extra layers of the girl, one full body and one just her top, to put on the other side of the A4 working area to use as decoupage.  I printed the design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut across the bottom of the design, working round the girl’s feet.  I tore round the other three edges.  I cut out the two layers of the girl, and used a grey marker between her legs to save cutting out the landlocked area. I made an easel card out of 300gsm white card-stock and put two 6″ squares of grey striped heavyweight paper from my crafting stash on it, one on the outside and one on the inside after doing a rough border around the outside of both pieces with a black metalic marker.  I took a white gel pen and emphasised the dots down the girl’s top on the uppermost layer.  I stuck my torn out topper onto my prepared card base and used the same white gel pen to go around thre three sides of the black “layer” of the topper.  I then attached a small piece of black spotty paper as a stopper using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape, and shaped then attached the two layers of the girl using glue gel.  The greeting I used on this design is “Whateva!”)
  3. Another angle view of the same card as previously.
  4. Lovely Cheetah Pyramid by Karen Wyeth (I printed the sheet out onto Glossy Crafty Bob paper and cut out all the pieces.  As I didn’t want a tall pyramid, to keep the profile of the card low for posting, I split the layers in half, every other layer, so that I had two bundles of three layers.  I stuck the base layer to a toning Core’dinations cardstock and trimmed it to leave a small border.  I then stuck this layered image to another toning card-stock from the same pack of Core’dinations cardstock and again trimmed to leave a small border.  This was stuck to the front of a 6″ square card made from cream hammered card-stock.  The second bundle of images was made into a card the same way, putting the largest image layer onto black cardstock first before using the same colours as for this one for the next two layers.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know the occasion or language the card will be used for.  I’ve kept this card totally simple so it can be used as a card for a man, or as a simple note card.)

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  1. Fantasy Garden background in Blue by Christine Crowther and Fairy Silhouettes SVG by Vicki Avcin (I printed this sheet out at half size onto Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock and trimmed it out.  I prepared a base card by scoring and folding in half an A4 sheet of navy Adorable Scorable cardstock.  The background was stuck to the front of this using finger-lift tape.  I cut out some fairies out of dark blue textured cardstock by taking the file into the Silhouette Studio software and cutting using my Silhouette Cameo.  I attached three of these to the card front using glue gel.)
  2. Butterfly Daisy in the Country 5×7 by Maurine Tapscott (I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper then cut out all the pieces, cutting the girl and butterflies out of the second topper to use to decoupage.  I stuck the base layer onto very pale card-stock and trimmed to leave a border.  I used a pale blue shade of the same Adorable Scorable cardstock to make my base card and stuck the matted image to this.  I used 1mm deep, double sided foam tape to attach the rectangular topper to the base layer and then used glue gel to attach all the other pieces.  I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in yet.)
  3. Wine & Grapes by Janette Padley and White with lilac spots insert by Stephen Poore (I printed the background design out twice – once onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and once onto 120gsm, good quailty, white paper.  Both were trimmed, corners rounded with a paper punch on the cardstock one, scored using my Hougie board, and folded in half, the cardstock one with the design outside as a base card, and the paper one with the printing inside as an insert, which I attached using finger-lift tape.  I printed the digi-stamp sheet out at less than the size provided onto 300gsm Super Smooth white card-stock and coloured it in using my ProMarkers.  The colours I used were: bottle – Forest Green, Meadow Green, Bright Green, Metalic Marker – Gold, Copper; wine – Berry Red, Antique Pink; glass – Icicle;  grapes – Purple, Spring Lilac; stalk – Cocoa; outline – Fresh Meadow. To save on cutting around the whole image I partly cut it out as a circle, using an out of the box technique so that parts of the coloured image are outside the circle.  I went around the circle with the Purple penI’d used on the image itself. I attached the topper I’d created using 2mm deep, double sided foam tape.  I hunted in my assorted die-cuts pack and picked out some flowers and a greetings panel in red, and some flourishes and smaller greeting panel in white.  I coloured round the greeting panel, and all over the flourishes, with the same colour I’d used to outline previously.  Foam tape was used to attach the greetings panel and glue gel to attach the flowers and flourishes in opposite corners.  I’ve left the greetings panel blank at the moment as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  4. Inside of same card.



The tissue box is just a standard square tissue box cube from the supermarket.

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  1. Red and White Dots Backing Paper by Sue Way (I printed this sheet twice onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I took a box of tissues and took out the cardboard shape from the centre top where the tissues come out and used this as a template to mark the correct shape towards one side of one of the sheets I’d printed.  I cut this out.  This sheet was used to make the top and one long side of the box.  The other sheet was used to make the other long side and around to the two short sides.  I used the box itself as a form and scored and folded and trimmed and finally stuck the card sheets in place using Template Tape.  I stuck a strip of the same tape around the bottom of the box cover and put a strip of red satin ribbon from my crafting stash around it.  I also put a strip of tape around the top of the box round the cutout shape and put the same ribbon around, pleating it as I went.  I decorated the box with circles of different sizes of red and white cardstock cut using my EK Success Circle Scissor Pro.  I used a roller glue tape pen to attach these.  A quick and easy way to make up an inexpensive gift, making a simple box of tissues look more special.)
  2. The same tissue box cover at another angle.



Part 6 of my “Making Paper Flowers” section is now complete, so you can now go to the page and see how I made my “Flowers From Circles” that I used on a project in my last blog post

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15 Replies to “Even More May 2013 Crafting”

  1. Wow what stunning projects you have done they are absolutely fabulous xx

  2. Beautiful creations again . The tissue box cover is wonderful , love how you have used the circles again xx

  3. These are all so gorgeous, I especially love the leopard one and the one with the silhouetted fairies and the beautiful blue background but they are all fab
    Lindsay xx

  4. A wonderful and varied selection Gwyneth. I love the “Whateva” card and the tissue box looks fabulous x

  5. I so feel like that today, Gwyneth, “Whateva”, LOL, great selection of cards, and love the Tissue Box cover, love and hugs hun xxxx