Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day Three - A Gift Bag tutorial To Hold 12 Tea Lights

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

I'm here with my third, and final picture tutorial this week for Swedish House Crafts blog.
 This time I have made a gift bag to hold 12 tea lights.

(If you don't have tea lights you could fill the bag with treats or a gift?)

Above is my completed tea light gift bag.

To make the bag, I used Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" Outdoors 12" x 12" paper.

The pretty lace, pearls, and crinkled seam binding are from my stash.

The die cut lamp post is the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die.

In the above picture, you can see the side of the bag.

I used the die cut Christmas tree that was left over from the centre of the bag, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I decorated the tree with 8mm, and 3mm white, and green pearl flatbacks.

I coated the tree with Snow -Tex.

For the arrangement I used a cinnamon stick tied with twine, and rusty jingle bells on top of a bed of green moss from my stash.

The wine coloured pomegranate apples, and wooden pine cones are from the store.

The arrangement is coated with Snow - Tex.

To make the gift bag, you will need;
Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper
A die cutting machine that takes A4 card/paper
A score board, and a scoring tool
paper trimmer
Hole punch
Gummiapan Christmas tree die
12 tea lights, treats or a gift.

The tutorial.

Cut a piece of Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper to measure 29cm x 25.5cm

Position the paper landscape on the scoring board, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Position the paper portrait, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Keeping the paper portrait, you will need to score between the 1cm, and 3cm score line, and repeat again between the 15cm, and 17cm score line as shown above.

Position the paper landscape, and using a pencil draw a triangle in each of the rectangle boxes, and using a scoring tool, score on top of the lines. Rub out the pencil lines.

The above photo is how the triangles should look.

Keeping the card portrait, with the triangles at the top. Cut out the areas as shown above.

Next, cut the areas as shown at the top, and cut up to the second score lines at the bottom to make the tabs either side.

use a rounded corner punch to round the top, and bottom tabs.

Position the Gummiapan Christmas tree die onto the paper with low tack adhesive tape, and run through your die cutting machine.

If you are using a die cut machine that takes A4 card, you will need to fold over the score lines top, and bottom of the tree before running it through.

Fold in all the other the score lines. The triangle score lines should be folded inwards.

Turn the paper over, and adhere a piece of clear acetate over the die cut tree.

Measure 2cm down from the second score line at the top, and using a hole punch, punch 2 evenly spaced holes. The holes are to thread a piece of ribbon through, and tie into a bow.

Using distress ink, Ink the edges along the folded score lines.

I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

The bag is now ready to assemble

This is how the bag should look when assembled.

Decorate the bag how you wish!

I hope that I have inspired you to make a gift bag?

Links to the products that I used from Swedish House Crafts are listed below.

Crafty hugs.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day Two - Pillow Box Tutorial

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

I'm back with day two's picture tutorial that I have made on Swedish House Crafts blog.

The pillow box is super easy to make, and is perfect for holding treats, or a small gift.

I used some lovely products from Swedish House Crafts store.

Links to the products can be found in text at the end of my post.

Here is a picture of my completed pillow box.

The papers are Maja Design 12" x 12" "Joyous Winterdays" Christmas Time.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is Gummiapan.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut it out, and matted it onto a strip of design paper.

The gold ribbon is from the store, and the white lace that I have adhered on top of the ribbon is from my stash.

I used Roxstamp stitched circle die to cut the design paper, and stitched around the outside with a length of red embroidery thread.

I stamped Gummiapan Santa image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut it out using Gummiapan matching Santa die.

I coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.

I used glamour dust on the pom pom of Santa's hat, and a thick coating of Snow - Tex for his beard.

On to the tutorial.

You will need; A score board or a scoring stylus. paper trimmer, card, pencil, ruler, scissors, glue or sticky tape, and a CD.

Cut a piece of card to measure 17cm x 17cm.

Position the card on the score board, and score at 1cm, and 9cm.

Fold in the score lines.

Fold over the card completely, ensuring the 1cm tab is inside.

Position the CD as shown above ensuring it's lined up, and with a pencil draw around it.
You will need to do this both ends.

This is how it should look.

Cut around the pencil lines as shown above.

Open out the card and cut off the two edges around the score line.

To make four curved fold lines, position the CD so it overlaps where the centre score line and tab score line end.

This is what the four curved fold lines should look like.

With a pencil draw half circles ensuring they are central.
You can do this by making a mark with a pencil half way from the centre score line. Around 4cm.

Cut around the the circle lines.

Fold the box in half, and adhere the tab with glue making sure it's inside the box.
When the tab is completely dry. Fold in the ends.

This is how the pillow box should look when completed.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at making a pillow box?

Links to the products that I have used can be found below.

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, 27 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day One - Swedish Mail - Box Tutorial To Hold Christmas Tags

Hello, lovely blogger friend's.

For the next three day's on Swedish House Crafts blog, I'm going to be showcasing some picture tutorials.

For my first tutorial, I am going to be showing you how to make a Swedish mail box to hold Christmas tags.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my decorated mail box.

I used the gorgeous new Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" collection to decorate the mail box.

The lace, and flower pearl trim are from my stash.

I decorated the sides of the box with the papers. I didn't decorate the back, but there was plenty of the paper left over to use if you wish do to so.

I stamped Gummiapan Merry Christmas text sentiment onto a piece of cardstock, and cut it out to fit behind a decorative chipboard frame.

I made the larger flowers with the papers, and Gummiapan flower 3 dies.

The white paper flowers are from the store, and the 10mm open roses are from my stash.

For the foliage I used Gummiapan little twigs die.

I coated the flowers, and decorative chipboard with Snow - Tex.

I used Gummiapan nesting stitched rectangles to cut out the image, and stamped the top corner with Gummiapan Angelpost stamp.

I adhered a tiny blue rhinestone to the centre of the snowflake, and added some glamour dust to the snowballs, and snow on the ground.

To make the tags. I cut out the images that I had left over from "Vintage Frost Basics" diecut sheet, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

I used scrunched seam binding, and twine to thread through the eyelets that I made at the top of the tags.

I hope you like what I achieved?

Now on to the tutorial.

You will need; Scoring board, paper trimmer, card, scissors, ruler, pencil, and glue or sticky tape.

Cut a sheet of A4 card to 27cm x 19cm.

Position the card landscape on the scoring board, and score at 1cm, 9cm, 14cm, and 22cm.

Position the card portrait, and score at 1cm, and 6cm.

Position the card landscape and score 2cm down where I have marked with a pencil.

With the card landscape cut out the areas shown as above.

Using the scissors cut up to the score lines as shown above, and fold in the score lines.
You can then start to assemble the mail box with glue or sticky tape.

Once assembled, the first part of the mail box should look like above.
Using scissors. Snip off the corner at the top of the box.

To make the lid you will need to cut a piece of card measuring 10cm x 8cm.

Score, and fold 1cm in from the top of the card.
With the score line folded in, you will have a piece of card Measuring 9cm x 8cm.

Using a pencil, mark in 1cm each side, and cut up, and along the score lines.
You now have your lid ready to place inside the mail box.

Assemble the lid to the inside of the box as shown above using glue or sticky tape.

Ta Dah!

One Swedish mail - box to hold your Christmas tags.

Below are the links to the products that I used from the store to decorate my mail box.

Thank you for stopping by!