Monday, 25 January 2016

Change of Plans & A Gift Set

I will begin today with an apology.  I am sorry to say that due to my circumstances I will not be able to create instructions for more projects, including the one that I mentioned in the last post. I am sincerely sorry, but health issues keep me from being able to do that for you. I still create projects, and maybe will sell the completed projects rather than instructions. I miss being able to have instructions for you and am hoping a time will come when I can once again provide instructions for you.

In the mean time I am going to share some photos taken of a very special gift set that I made.

I took an empty CostCo Christmas treat box that has front magnetic closures and covered the box inside and out with Stampin' Up 'Timeless Elegance' DSP.

I used the 'Ornate Tag Topper' punch on both ends of the black cardstock to create the box label. From the side you can see the secondary exterior paper.

In this next photo you see the interior, and the fact that I had to add magnets to the flap because with the store paper layer and then  my own on top of it, the magnets needed some help to close the flap.

In the center I created a long box dividing the space into two sections. This box is meant to hold pens and such. At the back end of the pen compartment you'll see a tiny box. I created this to hold stamps, a roll of stamps.

Here is the little stamp box. It measures 1 3/4" square, by 1 3/4" high. I used the Word Window punch to make the little 'stamps' tag.

Next you see a dozen 3 x 3 cards made for the Card Box Gift Set. (I'm not showing them individually, but if you click on the photo, you can see the image a little larger to get a better look at them.)

Here are 14 tags that I made real quick to try and coordinate with the cards made for last year's card classes.

There are 14 cards in this gift set, so I had to split the pile into two. You will recognise these cards from last year's classes and postings.
The first seven cards...

The next seven cards...

With all of the cards out of the box, you can see that rather than make a box for each section, I wanted to see the DSP without having to cover all the boxes with more DSP. So I decided to hold the cards in their sections by just attaching ribbon on the bottom and tying them around each stack of cards.

A closer look at the ribbon ties.

A closer look at the tiny 'stamp box'.


This Card Gift Set holds 14 cards, 14 gift tags, and twelve 3 x 3 gift cards! If you were to total up all the items created for this set, it would come to $92.50!  With this box, once the cards and tags are gone, you can keep adding purchased or your own hand made items to put inside. Great gift, right!

Unfortunately this Gift Set did not sell at the Vendors Market last Wednesday (for the asking price of $75). But I am willing to go down in price if anyone is interested in purchasing this Gift Set...somewhere around $65.00.... It could be a Valentines gift, Easter gift, Mother's Day gift, Birthday gift.... If you are interested, email me ( and we can make arrangements. I'll even ship it with the shipping cost added to the price we agree on.

Happy Papercrafting!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sneak Peek of a New Project

I've just completed a new Flip Folio Project of my US Thanksgiving celebration with my eldest son in Phoenix. I still have to prepare pieces to assemble for step by step instructions for you, take the photos (possibly video if I can get it to work again), and type up the instructions for you. With Christmas soon upon us, it may take a while, and I'm sorry for that. But, you will be able to get it so that you can create one for your Thanksgiving photos, or change it up and make it for your 2015 Christmas photos.

Here are just a small portion of the photos. (I don't know what the colours will be like for you, but on my computer they are showing awfully bright and not at their true colours)

It measures 8 1/2"w x 6"h x 5/8"thick.

I'm doing a lot more stamping on these kinds of projects now, and less designer paper. But you can of course choose how you want to proceed with yours.

I hope to have this out for you by end of December, but it may go into January.

ADDED JANUARY 25 - I am sorry to say that due to my circumstances I will not be able to create instructions for this project. I am sincerely sorry, but health issues keep me from being able to do that your you. I still create projects, and maybe will sell the completed project rather than instructions. I miss being able to have instructions for you. 

Thank you for your patience, and happy papercrafting!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Quick Family Vacation

I tried, I really did! I wanted to have a new set of instructions ready for you before I went on a short trip to visit some of my family, but I just couldn't get it all done before I left. I hope to complete it and have instructions for you some time after I return.

In the meantime, just to let everyone know that any orders you make for instructions, between Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, December 1st, may take longer to receive while I am visiting some of my family in Arizona.

Happy Papercrafting everyone!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Tall & Skinny Accordion Mini Album

I have another fun project for you that would make a wonderful Christmas gift! Of course it can be created to fit any kind of occasion. The one I am showing you does not yet have photos in it, but I will add the photos later so that you can see what I've done with is mini. I am working on several projects to have completed for Christmas by November 20th. Of course, as it is with all of us, things take longer to completed than anticipated. I will be travelling to Arizona, and will want to drop off my Christmas gifts while there, so that is why I'm posting this before I have added the photos in it. I want you to have enough time to create one or two before your Christmas gift making deadline.

So here are a few photos of the mini album.

As you can see this little mini will hold a ton of photos. It has a three magnet closure, and closed, measures 4 1/4"w x 8 1/2"h x 1" thick.

I used Stampin' Up!'s "Timeless Elegance" DSP (138444). I used 14 sheets, which means that you may need to purchase two packages of this lovely designer paper, or fill with 2 or three sheets that would blend well with it. I am looking forward to getting the photos in there for one of my daughters as her Christmas gift of her 2015 photos.

The instructions are constructed with step by step photos, sorry no video, and are 24 pages in length. If you require additional help just email me -

Below is the link to purchasing the instructions if you are interested. If you wish to see what Stampin' Up! product I used for this project, check it out here.You will find it at the end of the post. If you wish to order anything, you may contact your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or go to my store to shop, here.

Tall & Skinny Accordion Mini Album

Hope that you will have a lot fun creating this unique mini album for yourself, family & friends.

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Tall & Skinny Flip Folio

With having so many difficulties with cameras, and iPad uploading of videos to YouTube, I've had to make a decision. As I can't replace my camera, and have other recording issues, I am going the old way for now by preparing my instructions with step by step photos and instructions. I do hope, one day, to get back to videos. So in the mean time, to keep things easier for now, my projects will be more simple.

Today I am showing you the instructions for a birthday gift I made for my Mom. Her health is not what it used to be, and she can't go to her beloved Butchart Gardens any longer. So I decided to create a little something that would bring them to her. I created a simple Tall & Skinny Folio filled with photos of the lovely gardens.

Here are some photos of the project.

There are 52 photos in this folio, and I managed that by printing most of the photos as wallet sized, punching many of them in 2" circles. For the photos on the little square envelope pockets, they were printed as 3 1/3" x 5 1/2" photos and cut down. There are three panoramic photos that where printed at 7" wide.

This tall & Skinny Flip Folio would be great to make and give to family and friends for their Christmas photos, just change the designer paper that you use. As many occasions as you can think would make this project a great display and memory keeper.

Happy papercrafting!