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THANKS Custom Envelope and a Card

Friday, May 29, 2015
Hi! Alexia here and I want to share an idea on creating custom envelope, die-cut and embossed! I made a thank you card and a matching theme envelope using both Craftwell and Die-namites' products. Great combination of products to work with, I'm convinced to stock up Die-namites cutting dies!  ***Grin***

Here is the close-up shot for the beautiful embossed background, love that texture!

Here is how I create this custom envelope using my Cut 'n' Boss and Die-namites' die.

Step 1: Score vertically 1" from left and from the right. Turn around horizontally and score 4" from the left and followed by another 4" right after. 

Step 2: This step I use different card stock but you will need the same one from Step 1. Place cutting die on desirable area on the middle row then place the cutting mat about 1/2 inch below the scored line (as shown in picture). Run it through Cut 'n' Boss machine.

Step above should result the following

Step 3: This step is to create the embossed background for the front of the envelope. Trim a piece of card stock size 4" x 6.5" and I used the THANKFUL embossing folder from Teresa Collins. At the same time, make a cut-out in pink color using same flower die and trim off the leaves with scissor. Glue the embossed card stock to the back of card stock in Step 2. Adhere all flaps to form an envelope, except the top opening. Glue the pink flower cut-out to the flower on the front of envelope. 

Now you have a complete custom envelope! I also created a card using a different Die-namite's die, isn't the die so beautiful?!

Thank you for checking in, I hope you like the envelope and the card!

Products Used: 

Wishing You Cards

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The weather is getting warmer on my side and it reminds me of beaches and tropical breezes! From where I came from, we have a lot of palm trees near where we lived (it's almost like we were surrounded by palm trees) - miss my childhood. I'm very happy when I received this stamp so I can't wait but to make this cute little card so I can feel home again. 

For this card I masked out part of the image on the stamp to get the way I wanted it. I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. 

The second card is this little cute Happy Birthday card, the flower vase is die-cut from die-namites and the sentiments are from JFF!

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
I hope you enjoy my cards above, I hope to see you here soon! Thank you for visiting the blog today! - Alexia

Peek-A-Book Father's Day Box Card

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
What style or type of card do you like to make most? My style usually is clean and simple but today I want to show you an interesting technique to bring out the best of your card in a different way! I call it a box card, you heard (read) it right it's a card in a form of box. :) Don't get the idea? Let's take a look, shall we? 

Look at the three boxes I created below, what's inside remains a mystery. Perhaps you want to keep reading to find out what is the special surprise. Since Father's Day is next month, I decided to use this as the theme. Do you also see super cute label on the boxes and the envelope? It's one of the Avery products that is available at CutCardStock too, aren't they just too adorable with the little mustache on it? Check it out on the website to get yours today because it's so hard to resist or enter the current giveaway to win one!

I know you are losing patience, maybe I should reveal the secret! 



What do you think? Likey? I finally found a away to create this cute little surprise box to send to your beloved father this Father's Day! Dads deserve something special too (and crafty)! hehe.

I decided to make this one to reveal the sentiment "Happy Father's Day" but you can always replace it with anything you like (a gift card would work too, who says dads don't like shopping?!). ***wink wink***

Or maybe...just maybe...use it as a regular gift box! it becomes a double opening gift box!

Do you want to know how to make it? It's simple...and since you are so patient following me up to this point, I want to share this cut file with you for free (only for personal use)! All you need to do is download the SVG file at the bottom of this post and come back here for the tutorial. 

Step 1: Download cut file and using your cutting machine, cut the image. Following two pictures are what you should get.

Step 2: Take the A cut-out from above and fold along dotted lines (as shown below) and glue B behind the circle opening on A.

Step 3: Glue C1 to the inner left and C2 to the inner right of the box (with the dotted section close to the outer edge).

Step 4: Glue result from Step 2 to the center of the box base. Insert both flaps (C1 and C2) into the center piece (right behind the circle opening)

Step 5: Fold the base to form a box and glue all connecting flaps.

Step 6: Pick a photograph, use a circle die or fussy cut the circle (the size of the circle above), then adhere the cut out picture to behind the circle.

Step 7: (optional) Decorate the box with pattern papers, I use the origami papers from CutCardStock and they look great!

NOTE: For the belt, cut a strip of 2" height paper and stick the wrap-around Avery label on the paper. Score at each corner of the box and glue both ends to form a belt. 

There are a wide selection of templates for the wrap around label on Avery's website, check them out! The step to print the label is also only few simple clicks.

You can even use this wrap around label on regular envelope and if you don't like this box card idea, I have this simple, easy to create Father's day card that you might be interested in. :)

I hope you like this project! Leave me a comment if you have any problem assembling this box card and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful and keep creating! See you soon. -Alexia

Download Cut File: Peek-a-Boo Box Card

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Two Cards using Craftwell TC's New Dies

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Hello all my crafty friends! It’s Thursday again, which means I’m here to share my creation with you! Today I have two cards created using the latest release from Teresa Collins and Craftwell to share with you. If you love creating with dies, this is the one for you!

I love the flower die in this collection that comes in three different sizes (large, medium and small), allowing different level of creativity for any type of paper crafting.

First I embossed the card base using the new embossing folder then I cut the flowers in different sizes.  Double cut the larger flower with smaller flower die in the middle, so you can fill in different color of smaller cut out flower into the larger flower (as illustrated in picture “C” below).

After you do so, you can form a group a flower pattern simply by trimming edges of flower off using desired flower die and then replace or fill the cut-out edge with a whole flower cut-out of the same size. As shown in picture “D”.

Last step, adhere the flower pattern onto the card base using double-sided foam tape, trim off the excess (see picture “E”).


Products used:
-          Craftwell Teresa Collins Pocket Dies (A Girl’s Best Friend Collection)
-          Craftwell Teresa Collins Embossing Folder (Diamond Motif)

Here are some closer shots of the cards. I hope you like them!

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