Delicate Flower Stamp and Thin Cuts Alphabet or Numbers

Hi crafty friends 🙂

I just love this beautiful little stamp: Delicate Flowers M1178

   Isn’t it just the sweetest little stamp.

There are so many different ways to use this one, like filling a whole page or just a side strip or the front of a card like the one we are making today. You can colour then in or leave them plain the choice is yours.

So here are the measurements, instructions and the video:

Delicate Flower & Number Thin Cut Card

Card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’

Black 1386 Matting panel: 4’ x 5-1/4’

Lagoon X5968 matting panel: 3-5/8’ x 4-7/8’

White Daisy 1385 Front: 3-1/2’ x 4-3/4’

White Daisy 1385 piece: 1-1/4’ x 1-1/4’

Lagoon & Gold Ribbon Z3362: 5’ piece

Lagoon & Gold Ribbon Z3362 Bow piece: 8’ piece

Delicate flower stamp M1178 , Short & Sweet A1189

Memento Black ink Z899

Gold Shimmer brush Z3316

Glue dots Z341 and 3D foam dots Z3342

1’ & 1-1/2’ Ovals Thin Cuts Z3328

  1. Stamp the delicate flower stamp all over the White Daisy front panel.
  2. Attach the 5’ ribbon on to the bottom of the stamped panel 3/4’ up from the bottom.
  3. Taking the Black and the Lagoon matting panel pieces, choose which No. or Letters you would like to cut out, place them onto the middle of the two panels and cut them out (as these two panels will be covered up by the front panel (you will not see the cut out sections), also cut out the 1-1/2’ oval from the Lagoon panel.
  4. Adhere the black matting to the front of the card.
  5. Adhere the Lagoon to the card and run the Gold Shimmer Brush around the 4 edges to add a bit of sparkle.
  6. Adhere the front stamped panel to the card.
  7. Adhere the Black No. or letters to the front of the card and then using 3D foam dots (cut in half) offset the Lagoon No. or Letters so that you can see some of the black like a shadow behind the No. or Letters.
  8. Brush the Gold Shimmer Brush over the numbers or Letters to give them a shimmery look.
  9. Taking the 8’ piece of ribbon and tie into a bow and trim the ends.
  10. Using a glue dot adhere the bow to the ribbon on the left hand side.
  11. Stamp the happy Birthday on to the 1’
  12. Cover the 1-1/2’ oval with the Gold Shimmer Brush and adhere to the right on top of the ribbon with 3D foam tape.
  13. Adhere the 1’ oval on top as shown in the picture.


I hope that you like this card and give it a go.

So till next time…

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxxxxx


Daisy Card using Basic Oval Thin Cuts

Hi crafty friends 🙂

I have often seen a card with this daisy on the front on Pinterest and thought that it  would look good made with some of the beautiful papers and the Basic Oval Thin Cuts from Close to My Heart range. So I gave it a go, and I’m very happy with the way it turned out in both of the papers from the Make Waves paper pack and the card stock to match.

Here are the measurements, instructions and video:

White Card X254: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’

Blossom X5973 Matting Panel: 5’ x 3’

Bashful X5941 Matting Panel: 4-1/2’ x 3’

Pewter X5954 Matting Panel: 3-5/8’ x 2-7/8’

White Daisy 1385 Front panel: 3-1/2’ x 2-3/4’

Make Waves Paper X7227B piece: 1-3/4’’ x 7’ 

Canary X5982 piece: 1-1/4’ x 1-1/4’

Blossom X5973 piece: 1-3/4′ x 1-1/4′

Sweet Leaf X5980  piece: 2’ x 4’

Black Journal pen Z1979

Stamp set: For you Darling Z3375 (Happy Birthday with the Darling cut off)

Basic Oval Thin Cuts Z3328:

Cut a 1’ oval from the Canary piece

Cut a 1-1/2′ oval from the Blossom piece

Cut 5, 1-1/2’ ovals from the paper piece

Cut a 2-1/2’ and a 1’ oval from the Sweet Leaf piece

  1. Using the Journal pen draw lines around the edge of the white daisy front panel, as shown.
  2. Taking the 5 paper ovals add adhesive to the back of one and then off set two on either side underneath add more adhesive and then add the next two so that it looks a bit like a fan.
  3. Adhere the 1’ Canary oval on to the top, as shown.
  4. Adhere this to the top of the white daisy front panel.
  5. Adhere the Sweet Leaf stem section to the flower.
  6. Fold the leaf in half and adhere to the stem, as shown.
  7. Adhere the Blossom  and the Bashful matting panels to the front of the card.
  8. Adhere the flower panel to the Pewter matting panel and adhere this to the front of the card.
  9. Stamp the “happy Birthday” in Black ink onto the 1-1/2’ Blossom oval and using a 3D foam dot adhere this to the front of the card, as shown.
  10. If you wish you can add some small dots to the middle of the flower with the journal pen.

I hope that you like this sweet little card. The pattern comes from the Make it From Your Heart Vol. 4 and the idea for the flower comes from Pinterest.


I hope that you like this card and give it a go 🙂

so till next time …

keep on creating and bye for now.

Colleen V     XXXX

Gimme Some Sugar Box for 10 Cards & Envelopes

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

I’m very happy with the look of this box with its flowers on the front and the fact that it holds 10 cards and their envelopes makes it a great gift to give away to family and friends.

Here are the Measurements, instructions and video:


Linen X5946 Box Base: 11- 3/4’ x 8-1/2’

Score on the 11-3/4’ side @ 3/4’, 5-1/4’, 6-1/2’ & 11’

Bashful card X5941 stock Box Lid: 10’ x 5-1/4’

Score on the 5-1/4’ side @ 3/4′ & 2’ on all 4 sides

Gimme Some Sugar Paper X7228B pieces: 1’ x 5-3/4’ cut 3,  1’ x 1′ cut 2

White Daisy 1385 strip: 3’ x 12’ (for stamping the flowers and leaves)

Chelsea Gardens-Scrapbooking stamp set D1760

Inks: Bashful Z2189, Blossom Z2810, Tangerine Z2809 & Juniper Z2865.

Sponge Z697 Wedge for Blossom ink

Box Base:

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Follow the cutting guide below.
  3. Add adhesive on the right side of the two side panels that have the top rectangle cut away from them (as this is the back of the box) as well as the two square flaps, as shown in the picture.
  4. Add adhesive to the two long and the two short 3/4′ top panels on the inside side of the box, as shown in the picture.
  5. Fold the back panel in and then fold the bottom square flap up so that it will be in the middle of the side of the box.
  6. Fold the front of the box up and meet the bottom edge and side edge to form the box.
  7. Fold in the side top section and then the front and back sections.

Box Lid:

  1. Fold and burnish all the fold lines.
  2. Follow the cutting guide below.
  3. Add adhesive to the four small flaps on the right side of the lid.
  4. Then turn the lid to the wrong side and add adhesive to the two long and two short 3/4′ sections.
  5. Adhere the paper to the three 1-1/4’ x 6’ sections, and the two small 1-1/4’ x 1-1/4’ sections.
  6. Fold the small flaps in and match them up to the cut edge of the side panels. Repeat this step to form the other corners.
  7. Place the lid on top of the box.

Stamping the Flowers:

  1. Taking the white daisy strip, stamp the larger flower in the Bashful ink then gently add some Blossom in to the middle of stamp with a sponge before you stamp it on to the white daisy card stock.
  2. Stamp the centre stamp with Tangerine ink.
  3. Repeat this step for the smaller flower as well.
  4. Stamp two of the large leaves in Juniper ink
  5. Then fussy cut them all out.
  6. Adhere the leaves to the front of the box and then add the flowers with some 3D foam dots (make sure that they sit just below the lid of the box.

Here is the box in the Chelsea paper 🙂

flowers in Glacier Ink and Lagoon ink and the leaves in Sweet Leaf ink.

I hope that you like this box, as I’m very pleased with the end result.

so till next time…

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V xxxxxx




Rhonda’s Gift Wrap for a Bag of Lindt Chocolates

Hi crafty friends 🙂

This was a beautiful gift that I received from my lovely friend Rhonda Foster for Christmas. I just loved the presentation and of course the chocolate were my favourites too…..yummmmm

Here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Bashful card stock : 10-1/2′ x 5′ cut 2 light side

Score on the 10-1/2′ side @ 2-1/4′ & 9-1/2‘ (or score one end @ 2-1/4′ and the other end @ 1′)

Charcoal card stock panel: 6′ x 4′ dark side

Bashful card stock strip: 6′ x 1′ dark side

Basic fundamental paper strip: 6′ x 1-1/2′ light side

Bashful Glitter paper: 4′ x 3/4′

Heart Boarder Thin Cut (the overlay one)

White Daisy Banner piece: 2′ x 1′

28′ piece of Ribbon from the Basic Fundamental collection

Stamp set: Happy Birthday  M1186

Ink: Charcoal

Cricut Flowers in Bashful card stock:  Small @ 1-1/2′, Medium @ 2′ & Large @ 2-1/2′ from the Artiste cartridge, page 54, accent 3, shift

Leaves in Fern card stock: @ 2-3/4′, Flower Market Cartridge, page 49 Shift, Ponsetta

Gold Glitter paper flower centre: cut one circle @ 3/4′, Artistry, page 43

  1. Fold and Burnish all the score lines.
  2. Add adhesive to one of the 2-1/4′ ends and place on top of the other one.
  3. Adhere the two 1′ sections down to the inside of the wrap.
  4. Adhere the ribbon to the front of the wrap,  leaving a 5′ overhang at the top for tying the bow with.
  5. Layer up the Bashful card stock (dark side) and the Fundamental paper on top of the Charcoal card stock, as shown in the picture.
  6. Lay the Heart overlay Thin Cut on top of the bashful glitter paper (make sure that you have a full heart on either end)  then run it through the big shot. Trim of any excess on the heart  ends and adhere to the front of the panel about 3-3/4′ up from the bottom.
  7. Stamp the sentiment off to left hand side on the piece of white daisy in charcoal ink and cut a banner in to the right hand side. Adhere a 1/4′ up from the bottom of the panel on to the left hand side.
  8. Adhere this panel to the front of the wrap over the top of the ribbon.
  9. Taking your bone folder. Gently curl he edges of all the flowers and adhere them together.
  10. Adhere the leaves to the front right hand top side and adhere the flowers on top. Adhere the Gold Glitter circle to the middle of the flower.
  11. Place your chocolates inside and bringing the ribbon up the back, tie a bow to finish.

I hope that you like this little project and give it a go

So till next time…

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V xxxxxx




Large Triangle Box with Gold Striped Cover

Hi Crafty friends 🙂

Today’s project is not small by any means.

Actually it’s quite large.

It uses 2 pieces of black card stock and 1 sheet of patterned paper and when filled it will hold a 320g box of Cadbury Favourites, plus a little something else.

As this is my secret Santa gift for tonight, when we go out to dinner at 12 Stones.

So here is the box next to the one that i made early in the year. As you can see there is quite a big difference in size.

The smaller one measures: 4-1/4′ x 3-1/2′ x 2′

and the large one measures: 9′ x 6′ x 3′

I’m very happy with the way it turned out, and I though that I would share it with you.

Here are the Measurements, instructions and Video:


Black card stock 1386: 9-3/4′ x 12′ (you will need two of these pieces)

score on the 9-3/4‘ side @ 3′ & 9‘ do this on both pieces

Make a mark on both pieces on the 9-3/4′ side @ 1-1/2‘ (this will be in the 3′ side section)

score on the 12′ side @ 3′, do this on both pieces

Box cover:

Silver & Gold paper X7226B: 12′ x 12′ cut into two 12′ x 6′ pieces (either the Gold hearts or the gold strip paper)

Score on the 6′ side of one piece only : 1/2′

Either use one of the Merry Everything tags Z4049 or you can use it as a template to cut one from some Gold Glitter paper Z3238.

Cut a 2-1/2‘ circle Thin cut Z3318 from Black card stock.

Some Gold and White twine Z4014 and some wide Ribbon similar to the one I found in my stash.

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Cut away the small rectangle at the bottom of one of the black panels and cut the vertical score line to the horizontal score line and notch in on the square flap.
  3. Repeat this step for the other black panel.
  4. Using a ruler and a scoring tool. Score a diagonal line from the bottom horizontal score line up to the 1-1/2′ mark at the top on the side 3′ section.
  5. Do the same on the other panel.
  6. Fold these triangles to the inside of the box.
  7. Add adhesive to the 3/4′ side section and place the side panel of the other piece to join the pieces together.
  8. Add adhesive to other 3/4′ side section and fold the other side panel on to it to form the box.
  9. Add adhesive to the two bottom side flaps and fold in closing the back in on top. Them add some adhesive to the front flap and close up onto the back flap to form the base of the box.
  10. Fold and burnish the 1/2′ score line on one of the front striped pieces.
  11. Adhere this to the top of the other piece to form a long  piece of paper.
  12. Pinch the top of the box together and place the paper over the top so that the box can not spring apart, and fold the sides down and under the base of the box on both sides.
  13. Remove from the box and burnish the fold lines to give them a much crisper look.
  14. add adhesive to the smaller bottom section on the cover .
  15. Place the box back into the cover (make sure that you do not stick the side with the adhesive to the box) and fold the section back around and adhere together, but not to tightly as this cover needs to slip on and off the box.
  16. Using a 1/4′ hole punch. Punch a hole in the top of the tag.
  17. Stamp “Merry Christmas” on to the white circle that comes with the tags, in Black ink. And adhere to the black circle.
  18. Using glue dots adhere this to the gold glitter tag.
  19. Wrap the piece of ribbon vertically around the box and tie of the top with the White & Gold twine, leaving long tails to tie the tag to the front of the box.
  20. Use glue dots to secure the ribbon in place as this becomes the decoration on the box.

Here is the cutting and scoring guide

I’m not so happy with the Gold ribbon on this box so I think that I will buy some more White Organza ribbon to replace it.

I hope that you like this large box and give it a go.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and by for now 🙂

Colleen V xxxx


Three Candle Christmas Card

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

I feel like I’ve been MIA, for far to long, but sometimes life just seem’s to jump up and grab you and you just can’t shake it loose, no matter how hard you try…… a very sick Dad, my 4 beautiful small grand children.Bonnie’s 1, Evelyn’s 2 and Henry’s 5 (and Charlie, who’s 7, but he’s at school), my own health and not to mention lots of craft events this past month alone.

Now let’s get on with the crafting!

So here is the card,

and it has  candles on it …. which I just love xx

So as you can see this is a very easy card to make but very effective to look at.

Any papers can be used, but I have chosen to use Beary Christmas paper X7225B as I simple love all the papers in this pack.

the two stamp set that I have used are “First Noel” C1688,  this is the Merry Christmas stamp which I have cut in half so that i could have the Merry above the Christmas and thee “Prince of Peace” D1734 for the pine branch and flower.

So here are the measurement , instructions and video:

Standard white card  X254: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Cranberry X5975 Matting: 5-1/4′ x 4′

White Daisy 1385 front panel: 5′ x 3-3/4′

Beary Christmas paper X7225B:

cut 1 @ 3′ x 1′ in the Green leaf pattern

cut 1 @ 2-1/4′ x 1′ in the red and white strip

cut 1 @ 1-3/4′ x 1′ in the blue and coloured spots

1 piece of Gold Glitter paper Z3238: 1-3/4′ x 1-1/2′ for the flames

1 piece of White Daisy : 3′ x 2-1/2′ for the pine branch stamp

1 Large Gold Glitter Gem Z3312 and a Bitty Sparkle Z1263

Extras that you will also need are: the leaf thin cut from the “Falling for You” Scrap-booking stamp and thin cut set Z4044, Black Memento ink Z899, Cranberry ink Z2816, Chevron Embossing folder Z3247 and some Shin-Han markers ( Carmine, Sap Green & Clay)

  1. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the top right hand corner of the card front in Cranberry ink.
  2. Run the front through the Chevron Embossing folder.
  3. Place the green paper on to the card front about 3/4′ up from the bottom.
  4. But the  striped piece up to the green keeping the bottoms level then place the spotty in to the middle of these to pieces (do not add adhesive to the top of these paper so that you can slip the candle flame in under the paper).
  5. Cut three leaf thin cut from the Gold Glitter paper, and adhere these just under the top of the paper.
  6. Stamp the Pine branch and colour in with the Shin-Han markers.
  7. Fussy cut this out and using 3D foam dots attact it to the bottom of the candles.
  8. add the Gold Glitter Gem and if you like you could add a Bitty Sparkle to the middle of the flower.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V xxx

Snow Globe Twisted Easel Card

Hi My crafty friends 🙂

My friend Desyne found this beautiful little card on Face Book, made by Bernadette Lewin, and she asked me if we could make this in one of my classes. So we did.

I just love this card, as it uses the new Tree Line Boarder Thin cuts. I think that this would make a great card for a baby’s first Christmas.

This one is made in Crystal Blue

and this one is in the new Bashful card stock.

Here are the instructions, measurements and video:

Bashful X5941 or Crystal Blue X5977 Card Base: 4’ x 8’ score on 8’ side @ 4’

Bashful  or Crystal Blue Card Front: 4’ x 4’

White Daisy 1385 Matting panel: 3-3/4’ x 3-3/4’

Bashful or Crystal Blue Matting panel: 3-1/2’ x 3-1/2’

White Daisy Front panel: 3’ x 3’

Basic Circle Thin Cut Z3318 : 2-1/2’

White Daisy for Tree Line Boarder: 5-1/4’ x 1-1/2’

Tree Line Thin Cuts Z4037

Pebble X5955 Card stock for the globe base: 1-1/2’ x 2-1/2’

Clear Acetate Square: 2-3/4’ x 2-3/4’

Silver Embossing Powder Z2067 and Heat Gun

5 Bashful Pearls Z3369

Clear Sparkles Z3274 and Bitty Sparkles Z1263, 3D foam dots Z3342 and Clear Shimmer Brushes Z3293

The base of the snow globe is from the stamp of the month Christmas Tunes S1710, this months stamp.

  1. Once you have scored the card in half on the 8′ side. Score  a line from the top right hand corner to the bottom score line, as shown in the picture.
  2. Add adhesive to the bottom triangle and attach the Bashful card front.
  3. Attach the White Daisy panel to the card front.
  4. Attach the Bashful matting panel with 3D foam dots.
  5. Using the 2-1/2’ basic circle, place it 1/2′ down from the top of the 3’ x 3’ White Daisy front panel and cut. Keep the circle.
  6. Using the tree line thin cuts. Cut out two of the double tree line and attach them in layers to the 2-1 circle and trim the excess away to fit the circle shape.
  7. Lay the front panel on top of the Bashful matting panel. Add adhesive to the back of the circle and place into the circle cut out.
  8. Lift of the front panel of and add some Bitty Sparkles and Clear Sparkles to the trees as well as some clear shimmer brush.
  9. Place the 2-3/4’ square clear sheet onto the back of the circle with glue dots.
  10. Add 3D foam dots to the back of the front panel and place it over the top of the tree covered circle.
  11. Stamp just the base of the Snow Globe onto the piece of Pebble card stock with Versamark ink. Add Silver embossing powder and heat set in place.
  12. Then cut out around the base section.
  13. Using 3D foam dots attach this to the base of the circle so that it just overlaps the circle and looks like a snow globe.
  14. Fold back the card and add a large Bashful pearl as a stopper for the card front.
  15. Add small Bashful Pearls to the corners of the front panel.                            This card comes from Bernadette Lewin, and is Desyne’s  request

I hope that you like my version of Bernadette’s card and give it a go .

so till next time,

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V    xxx