Thursday, 19 May 2011

Gift Card holders?? – It’s a Big Shot!


Now come on, How many times have you bought Gift Cards for family or friends and just wished that it looked like you put more thought or effort into the gift?  I know I have.  And sometimes due to the distance we all live from our families and the cost of posting items a gift card is the best option isn’t it?

Well at a recent training event we made this fabulous gift card holder that can either be put inside (handmade) birthday card or could even be the birthday card and gift card holder!

Top Note File

It’s made mainly with the Big Shot top Note, various punches and embellishments like Ribbon, elasticated thread, brads and Dimensionals.

The inside had little pockets for the Gift Card….


Top Note File Inside

If I get enough interest I'll put together a tutorial for this project for you.  Let me know.

Don’t forget you can order any of the items used here through me.

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Elaine x

Monday, 16 May 2011

A Wedding is Always Elegant


Inspired by own wedding back in February and the royal wedding recently I thought i would show you this very simple and elegant wedding card that I made.


I just love the mix of Concord Crush and Pretty in Pink on this card.  The Whisper White satin ribbon just gives it that wedding touch.

The punches I've used are the Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Oval and the Modern label.  All of the punches work well together to give fabulous different layouts for your greetings.  The combinations are endless.  Just stamp, punch, punch other shapes and mat together.  They add depth to any project.

I used Always Elegant stamp set from page 3 of the 2010-2011 IB&C.  The background pattern is just so pretty and delicate and would look stunning embossed.  Ooh I feel another project coming on!

A touch of bling on the background pattern and there you go, one very fabulous Wedding or even and Anniversary Card.

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Elaine x

Saturday, 14 May 2011

I told you I like Bookmarks……


Hee Hee.  I couldn’t resist another Bookmark.  And this is made entirely from scraps left over from other projects I've done.

I used up some Night of Navy, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight cardstock.  A touch of Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon and a couple of Basic Pearls on the greeting.

The stamp sets used are Oval All and Tiny Tags.  You can make some fantastic backgrounds using the different elements from the Tiny Tags set.

Book Mark 2

Quick & Easy to make. 

Why not go through your scraps and make a bookmark for someone?

I’m sure there will be at least one or two more soon. Winking smile

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Elaine x

Monday, 9 May 2011

Beautiful Bookmarks!


Why oh why I haven’t made these sooner I don’t know!

They are so simple  to make and yet look so stunning!

Book Mark 1

So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery were the order of the day colour wise.  I used the 5 Petal Flower punch and the Boho Blossom Punch to make the flowers, securing them together with a Gold Brad.  The handy Crop-a-dile was used to punch through 3 layers of cardstock and then secure the Jumbo Eyelet so that i could thread the Certainly Celery Ribbon through. 

The sentiment Always is from the Always Elegant stamp set which was then punch out with the Large Ova Punch and mounted inside the Scallop Oval.

I’m thinking of making a few of these for the teachers at my sons Pre-School Playgroup as he leaves this year to go onto Reception in September.  I can’t believe he is getting so big now!

Do you know anyone who reads, perhaps your children, parents, auntie or Uncle?  Why not send me pictures of your book marks and I'll post them up on here with a link back to your blog if you have one.


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Friday, 6 May 2011

Congratulations Card

So it’s here, the Big Shot. I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MACHINE!

It is so versatile. You can cut numerous mediums with the cutting dies (Excluding the sizzlits).

I’ve used one of my most favourite Bigz Dies on the card I have made. The Top Note Die! I love it…well I did use it for my wedding stationery!!!!


I punched 3 Rose red flowers out and then ran some Pretty in Pink cardstock through using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder and then punched out the flowers. The leaves are using the same flower punch and just trimming the petals into leaves.

Along with the use of Dimensionals and Basic pearls & Jewels this card has so much depth and interesting bits to it and yet is sooooo simple & easy to make.

The Congratulations phrase is from the versatile Perfect Punches Stamp Set.

I hope you like it.

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Elaine x