Magnetic Gift Card Holder – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop November ’22…

Hello and welcome to the Creativity Abound Blog Hop where today I want to show you how to make a magnetic gift card holder. Our theme this month is Christmas gift packaging, so I might be a little off piste here, but all our nieces want these days is money or gift cards, so it’s nice to be able to decorate these up a bit. The Creativity Abound Blog Hop Team are a group of demonstrators from all around the world who want to share our love of all things stamp, ink and paper with you. You can make two […]

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How to make a card in a box…

I wanted to share something a little different on this week’s YouTube live video, and I opted to show you guys how to make a card in a box, with chocolates, of course! The perfect little Christmas gift for when you’ve been invited for a party, or for those last minute meetings between friends. I used the gorgeous Lights Aglow papers for this project, and paired them with the Christmas Seasons and Merriest Moments stamp sets – I just love how these two work together. The instructions to make this project are all over on my YouTube Channel, just hit […]

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Decorated Christmas Candles – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop October ’22…

Hello and welcome to the Creativity Abound Blog Hop where I am sharing today my decorated Christmas candles. I love making cards, but my heart really lies in making alternative projects like this, perfect for giving as gifts or even for craft fairs… This month is the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp – a crafting extravaganza where demonstrators from all around the world come together to share an amazing suite of products with our customers, and this time we chose the Boughs of Holly Suite. Customers who purchase the suite get materials for 13 make and takes, a full PDF tutorial […]

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Christmas Home Decor – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Sep ’22…

I love making cards, but sometimes I want to change it up and what better than a little bot of Christmas Home Decor, something that can be hung up and admired year after year. I hope you are inspired by this post to have a go at making something for your own home! The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who come together to bring you tutorials, blog hops and even quarterly stamp camps, all full of inspiration and ideas for your crafting. Our theme this month is ‘anything Christmas’ leaving the […]

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Ringed with Nature Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

It’s been a sad few days here in the UK as we heard the news of the passing of our beloved Queen on Thursday afternoon. She served us so consistently for so many years that I think a lot of us ‘believed’ she was immortal in some way. A harsh reality hit us as we learnt that she was no longer with us, but what was immortal though was her commitment, courage, integrity and humility – qualities that will live on in her memory, I am sure. I must say it was a tough decision whether or not to hold […]

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Make a matching gift box and card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop August ’22…

One of the best things about papercrafting is that you can easily make a matching gift box and card for any occasion, at a fraction of the price it would cost you to buy in the shop. Read on to see how I made this lovely gift I made for someone who is having a tough time. The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Team are a group of Demonstrators from around the world who come together to bring you tutorials, blog hops and even quarterly stamp camps, all full of inspiration and ideas for your crafting. This month our theme is […]

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How to make an Accordion File style Gift Bag – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop May ’22…

The theme for this month’s blog hop is ‘friendship’, and what better way to celebrate friendship than to gift someone this cut accordion file style gift bag, filled with goodies and treats, a handmade card and maybe even a note to show them how much they mean to you. To make this accordion style gift bag you will need to choose two colours of co-ordinating cardstock. I chose Basic White and Melon Mambo for mine. Take one of those sheets cut two pieces measuring 9cm x 18cm out of it, then score each of them every 1 1/2 cm. Fold […]

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How to make an Easter Treat – Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop March ’21…

Hello again my crafty friends, this month’s theme for the Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop is ‘Sweet Treats’, so I am sharing with you today how to make an Easter Treat – perfect to fit a small filled chocolate egg treat (you know the one’s I mean!!) Tech 4 Stampers is a wonderful group run by the fabulous Louise Sims, who enables fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to build their own websites and learn about all things tech related – I personally would be lost without her support and guidance! I started making my Easter Treat by taking a piece of […]

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How to make a Wrapped Chocolate Gift…

I am getting ready for a fantabulous craft fair that I have coming up in March, and I thought you might like to see how I made this lovely wrapped chocolate gift by taking a simple (yet very tasty!) bar of chocolate and decorating it up. I used the gold theme of the chocolate bar and chose some of my beautiful retired papers that I couldn’t quite part with – I just love how decadent the Blackberry Bliss looks against the gold. The Designer Series Paper is 6″ x 9″ and the Gold Foil Mat is 10.5cm x 6cm. The […]

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How to Make a Paper Rosette…

I wanted to make something a little bit different this week, so I am here to tell you how to make a paper rosette – they really are much easier than you think and can be used as cake toppers, pencil toppers or just lovely decorations. I made this paper rosette using some of the new Supple Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Speciality Paper, it’s sooooo pretty!! All you need to do is cut two lengths of 12″ x 1.5″ and then score each of these at 1/2″ intervals. Fold them concertina style and then glue them both together, at each […]

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