Thursday, 18 December 2014

A little gift

After my recipe book last week, I was inspired to make a little notelet set using all of the Chalkboard set by Creative Expressions.

When the cards were finished, I simply tied them together with bakers twine and added a tag - I love the designer feel the set has and they were so simple to make - less is certainly more here.

I stamped using Adirondack Snow Cap (a must have for the chalk effect) onto black card, cut the corner with a decorative punch, then matted onto white and then the kraft card blank - cutting the corner really draws the eye in and shows off the stamped image, as does the black /white contrast.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Yummy stuff

If you're a foodie, or know a foodie, the new Chalkboard stamps from Creative Expressions will be perfect for you. For my first project using them, I've gone with an upcycled gift - perfect as a stocking filler for the cook in your life. I started with a kraft covered spiral bound notebook (you could make your own book if you have a cinch or bind it all, but this one was so inexpensive that it was cheaper to buy than it would be to make)

I stamped the A6 Sketched Utensils onto a strip of white card and wrapped some bakers twine around the strip before adding a scalloped border. Next I stamped and white heat embossed the Real Good stamp onto black card, punched the corners and matted onto kraft card. I applied this to the book with silicone to lift it away from the book. Finally, I added a knot of twine.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Lets Dance

Today, for my first Creative Expressions post of the month I have a slightly unusual card fold and a tutorial worksheet for you to download and follow - just click on the link below.

Here's the link to my PDF for you to follow along.

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