Saturday, 25 October 2014

Star Box Tutorial and Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit....

Oh My Goodness! The photo of the Many Merry Stars Kit does NOT do it justice.

There are 26 star boxes to make in this kit for just £23.95 with tons of other pieces to decorate them with.

LOVE the wooden snowflakes, there's gold glitter ones as well as pre-cut words.

I made these in just a couple of hours yesterday morning, just a few while catching up on Downton Abbey and Strictly!!!

I made a few for Home Decor and made a few boxes with lids.

One piece of Christmas already sorted!!!

The middle box, I cut an aperture in both sides so you can see all the way through it.

The stars are in the kit as well, as gold bakers twine, sequins.  The tiny bows are in the kit as well, the only thing I added was the wreath and the cherry cobbler sheer linen ribbon.

I've still got half the kit left.

This one I cut an aperture in just the front.

These two I cut the box in half to make the lid and base.  So simple!  

I lined the inside of the box as well.

Turn these stars into boxes, using just whats in the kit.

The sides of the stars come with all the double sided tape on them and they are all pre scored how wonderful, thanks SU!

Decide on the star you wish to make and then find the matching side panel.

Use your Stampin' Up! Trimmer and cut it in half as shown below.

Keep one for the top of the star box and one for the base.

Fold along the score lines as shown concertina style.

Join the ends together make two pieces as below.

I found it was easier to make up the star sides first before add them to the top star.
I used the double sided tape and laid down the tabs lining up the sides.

ONLY do this to one side only at the moment.

Find the two matching stars.  These two are plain so you could stamp on them, I didn't as I was adding bits to the top of the box lid.

Add one star to the sides using the rest of the double sided tape already on the sides.

When you turn it over the lid looks like this.

Now place inside the lid the other half of the side without taken the double sided tape of the tabs.
This makes the base slightly smaller than the lid.

Now once you are happy with the shape, remove the tape covering and join up the points.

Add the second star shape to the tape to make the base.
Press down really well.

There you go! Now you have a lid and perfect base star box.

Decorate the top and tie some bakers twine around the box and tie a bow.

For larger star, I decided to line the box.  

I used the scrap the red star came out of on some of the Under the Tree Speciality paper as I already had some.  Draw around the star shape and cut out by hand.

Add to the inside of the box using the rest of the double sided tape which was on the inside.

This one I cut just one aperture.

You could use star framelits and a bigshot but if you don't own one (its a crime not owing a Bigshot!) you could just draw around a smaller star in the kit!

Cut it out using a craft knife or scissors.

Add it as the lid on a normal star base.

You can order this for just £23.95 via my ONLINE SHOP or Email me to order it for collection.

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I hope you found this helpful,
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Stampin' Up Christmas Extravaganza.....

I had a lovely evening last night.  A couple of ladies couldn't make Saturday's Extravaganza so they came and made the projects last night while I was cutting all the papers for my Ribbon & Paper Share.

Sneak Peek time!

One of the things I really enjoy coming up with for my Stampin' UP! Extravaganza's is the table decorations.  Previous Christmas Extravaganza table decorations have been Tree's and Wreaths.  

Instructions are on the right hand side if you want to make a 3D Pleated Tree.

This year I have fallen in love with the Gift Box Punch Board on page 5 of the Autumn/ Winter Catalogue. 

 I decided to do a stack of pretty boxes for my table centre piece using the Under The Tree Speciality Designer paper.

They range in different sizes from XL, Large, Medium & Small.  The boards make 15 different sizes all ranging in different heights and widths.

I tied them all together with the Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon.

I had lots of stars left over from one of the Extravaganza Projects, which will be on my blog on Sunday Morning, so I added them with some Little Letters in Lost Lagoon.

The Little Letter framelits are perfect for cards and project life layouts.

24 Boxes later and all the table decorations were done! While catching up with Strictly....

So Simple with the Gift Box Punch Board, its a bargain at £17.95.

Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals over on my online Shop.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Autumn Project Life Scrapbook Pages.....

We went for an Autumn Theme this month for my Scrapbook Club.

I've decided to use a mixture of Page Protectors for my Scrapbook Club spreads, as I love the Project Life very easy system but we do love to use the 12 x 12 plain pockets as well.

All the photo layouts for this month are 6 x 4 areas.

I used For all Things and Truly Grateful Stamp Sets.  The colour combination was Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Crazy Cajun, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss.

The title was Autumn, haven't the leaves been fantastic this year.  They've fallen earlier this year compared to last year.  We've had 46 butternut squashes from just 5 plants this year from out Allotment.  Perfect photo's for my pages.

The itty bitty flower punch was used to add a pretty embellishment.

The stamps in the For all Things stamp set, stamp so lovely with lots of texture.  The wooden leaves were added with some linen thread.

The wonderful wreath stamp set was also used for the right hand side.  This is a plain 12 x 12 pocket but I started off with a 12 x 12 old olive layer and then added three 6 x 4 layers for a look like the other project life pockets.

The corner layers are for lots of journalling.

It's my Scrapbook Club next Wednesday if anyone fancies have ago?

Wednesday morning at 9.30am or Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Stampin' UP! Designer Paper Share Anyone?

Designer Paper Share  £17 Collected  or £19 Posted.

12 6 x 6 Speciality Typeset paper
120 6 x 6 Designer paper 
12 sheets of Moonlight paper stack
12 sheets of All Abloom paper stack

In Colour 2014-2016 Designer paper & Ribbon Share
£8 Collected or £9.50 Posted.

1m of 5 colours of Stitched Satin Ribbon
20 6 x 6 Sheets of designer paper to match

In Colour 2013 - 2015 Designer paper & Thick Bakers Twine Share
£9 Collected or £10.50 Posted

3m of 5 colours of Thick Bakers Twine
40 sheets of 6 x 6 designer paper to match.

Christmas Catalogue Designer Paper Share
£9.50 Collected or £11 Posted

12 6 x 6 Speciality Under the Tree paper
12 6 x 6 Speciality All is Calm paper
12 Sheets of Trim the Tree paper stack
48 6 x 6 Designer paper 

Email Me if you want to take part.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 20 October 2014

Stampin' Up! Extra Christmas Supplement GOES LIVE Today!

Morning Everyone,

Stampin' UP! have another Super Christmas Supplement available from today until stocks last!

Click on the photo to take you to the brochure.

Go and get a cuppa and watch this Stampin' Up! Video showing you the fantastic Star Kit.

You can order via Online Shop

Email me

All orders over £45 include FREE Shipping.

Thank you to everyone that came to my Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 

I am repeating this again in Yeovil on Sunday the 26th October.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Stamp Stock & Save Special Offer ONLY UNTIL MONDAY.....

Morning Everyone,

Stampin' UP! are giving you some discount one a few selected items.

Only available until Monday 6th October.

I am ordering tonight if you would like anything or you can place your own order via my online shop.

Pootles Stamp Stock Save visuals

Stampin' UP Joining Special


There's no better time to share what you love than the month of October, because signing up to become a demonstrator means you'll receive six months of FREE Designer Series Paper!

You read that correctly.

You'll receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator. After signing up, you simply need to place a demonstrator order each month to redeem your chosen qualifying paper!

Don't miss out; talk to your demonstrator during the month of October to sign up and qualify for this sweet deal.

  • One FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator during the month of October. Redeemable beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.
  • Free paper must be redeemed on demonstrator order and is subject to shipping and handling. You must remain active during incentive period (November 2014-April 2015) to be eligible for free items.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.
  • By e-mail or post (paperwork received in office): Friday, 24 October, 2014; noon (CET)/11:00 AM (GMT); 
  • Online IDA: Friday, 24 October, 2014; 23:00 (CET)/22:00 (GMT) 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Flower Shop 50th Birthday

Morning Everyone,

I made this large A5 card for my downline Maria last week who was celebrating her 50th Birthday. I know she loves the flower shop stamp set, so I went with that.  Nice and cheery.

I chose the Deco Label framelits for the middle section and the numbers were cut with the red glitter card.  The leaves are from the bird punch.

This is the inside.

I think I will make Sid a card to cheer him up.

We're all missing Robert so very much, but looking forward to hearing all his news this afternoon when he's meant to be phoning home.

Thanks for looking,