Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Treat boxes - Bunny Style

Well Easter is only a week away, so I have made some little treat boxes.

Little Boxes all ready to go!

And the recipe is:


Stampin' Up Curvy Box die
Die Cutting machine (I used my Grand Caliber)
White Card for boxes (Adorable Scorable, ideal as it doesn't crack on folding or Centura Pearl)
Washi tape in various spring designs
Ranger, Tim Holtz, Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
alternatively for the above use pink card, or an alcohol marker to colour white card to pink.
Ink applicator sponge or cut and dry.
Punches in the following shapes and sizes:
Large oval
Large scallop oval, just slightly larger than the plain oval
Circle punches, sizes; 1 3/4",  5/8",  3/8", 1/4"
Black pen
White pen, or white black board pen.
Cosmic shimmer glue
Tape pens
Dimensional glue stickers (sticky pads)
Mini eggs or any treats you wish to add - have fun in filling :)

and the method folks is:

Die cut the box halves and then before assembling, add the washi tape to the lower section of the boxes at the desired height. I positioned mine at approximately 5mm from the base on all four sides.

The boxes were assembled with the cosmic shimmer glue.  I find this has a quick grab and holds the boxes secure.

Now to make the faces :)

These are the pieces needed to build the face

Use this to help with assembling

Punch out all of the pieces for the faces and get ready to have some fun. I added distress ink to all the edges of the white card pieces except the scalloped ears.  To layer the pieces I applied adhesive to half of the round white cheek pieces and placed them so that the tops met roughly in the middle of the circle towards the lower half, this allows enough room then for the eyes to be adhered behind the cheeks and the pink nose placed to cover the centre gap. (You can place the eyes first and then the cheeks, I just found that it was easier for me if I placed the cheeks first and built around them).  I drew the eyebrows in, added teeth and the little dots on the cheeks for where the whiskers would come from. The white pen added the highlights to the eyes.  Experiment with the eyebrows and the eye highlights, you can get all different expressions by playing with these!

The faces were then applied to the boxes with a sticky pad (dimensional sticker).  The next fun part comes with the filling - I'm going to fill them up with mini eggs - yum yum!!!  Off out to buy them now as just found that hubby has eaten my stash of them -  lol.

The boxes can be opened without effecting the little faces; have fun and enjoy.

Thanks for looking; more coming real soon.

Crafty Hugs, Kaz xxxx

Monday, 30 March 2015

Butterfly Wishes - Hunkydory - On a blustery Spring Day

Hi All

Well it's a beautiful day here on the South Coast, much better than yesterday which was very windy, dark, gloomy and grim!!!! Anyway, thought I would post my make from my Butterfly Wishes Kit from Hunkydory to brighten up the days.

Front view of my Butterfly Wishes

'The recipe today folks is': 

Ingredients:  Adorable scorable
                       Butterfly wishes kit
                       Tonic Die
                       Tonic Butterfly punch
                       Pink chiffon ribbon
                       Cosmic shimmer glue
                       Dimensional squares
                       Stickles crystal glue
                       Paper trimmer

Method:  I used A4 Adorable Scorable card which I trimmed and scored to create a gate fold card. I then used a Tonic Butterfly die to create the design on the front of the card.  The die produces a beautiful open lattice work design which is cut in two halves, on each side of the opening.  The Butterflies are part cut from the card and so it is possible to lift the wings for dimension. I used decoupage pieces from the main topper (used on the inside) and attached them to the front of the card, with dimensional stickers. I punched six butterflies out of paper from the kit in pale pink polka dot and pale blue polka dots, these were assembled into pairs, lifting the top layer wings and then adding  Stickles glue to the bodies of the butterflies, providing a little bit of sparkle. Cosmic Shimmer glue was used to attach them to the card.  The inside section of the card was backed with the paper from the kit which co-ordinates with the set of the butterflies on the front.  The topper was applied with dimensional stickers, including a layer of decoupage and  finally the sentiment was added and the ribbon threaded through the lattice - and 'ta dah' - a lovely Hunkydory Card that I am very proud of.  Another variation to this is to emboss the card before scoring and die cutting.

 Off to make some Easter boxes now; be back soon with some makes, take care and thanks for dropping by :) x

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Bird House - Hunkydory

Hi All

Well with Easter fast approaching here's my Easter Bird House Tree, a little bit of home decor with the lovliness of Hunkydory.

I have used the Bird House Kit by Hunkydory, which is divine, to create this little piece. 

Here is a list of all the ingredients used:

My Lovely Little House

One of the die cut bird houses
Tin Pail (the little bucket for the base)
BBQ skewer (cut to size)
Cream Spider Web Ribbon
Fir tree wrap, with leaves (on a spool)
Paper flowers, cream and lilac petals
Oasis (dry, for filling pail and adding flowers)
Hearty air dry clay
Crystal dots
Two sizes of flower punches
Dimension squares
Double sided tape
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Chocolate mini eggs – yum, yum!

"And the recipe today folks is": Cut the oasis to size to fit into the pail. Push the BBQ skewer into the oasis, ensuring that you have cut it to the desired length.  Apply double sided tape to skewer.  Wrap the foliage around the skewer and trim accordingly.  I used the Air Dry Clay to support the post by adding a piece under the box around the skewer and a little inside, then mould to appropriate shape, this can then be covered with foliage before or after it has dried with glue.  The flowers were added to the foliage and secured through the oasis to give the effect of a climbing rose. The Bird house was assembled but the roof eaves were snipped at either side in the middle, to allow for one side to be lifted for box access.

Hinged lid - look at all those little choccies - mmmmm

 Acetate was added to the front entrance (so the choccies don’t fall out) and a circle topper added. The birds have been added with sticky dimension squares to add depth. Velcro added to both side of opening section of lid.  I punched out some flowers from the scraps between the die cuts to keep the theme and colours running through and crystal embellishments were added to birds eyes and the centre of the flowers.  The cream spiders web ribbon was added to keep the rustic feel to the project and a little bit of lace added to the base of the birdhouse.  My little bit of Easter home decor.

Many thanks for dropping by xxxx