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Easy Gift Wrapping Idea

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas to all my crafty friends and fans!! Need a last minute gift wrapping idea?! Here it is, this is good for gift card, treats, and whatever you can think of! And it's also suitable for use for other occasion (just change the patterned paper!). The shape is cutout from a Create-a-Card die from Crafter's Companion! And the number dies which you will soon find available on HSN in January, check back to find out more! (hint: more project ideas are coming - woohoo!!). I hope you and your family are having a wonderful time together! See you next year!!

- Diesire Create-a-Card Card Base Die (Stacey)
- Sara Signature Birthday Party Number Dies
- Stick It Large Size Stick It die-cut adhesive (5 sheet pack)



DIY Christmas Ornament

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Check out this DIY ornament I created using oatmeal container! Reuse and up-cycle unused items into something new. Not only it's cost effective but also environment friendly! Very festive for the season. You can personalize it by putting something different in the center on the container, such as pictures and other memorabilia items. 

Usually the oatmeal container is pretty tall, I cut it down to about 1 1/4" wide and use the original cover as the base. Add mini ornaments by punching two small holes on the side of the container and string twine and ornaments through. Then glue the clear acetate to the back of the opening and you get this! Don't forget to decorate the background with patterned papers if desired. 


- Hot Glue Gun
- Twine
- Mini Ornaments
- Clear Acetate
- Oatmeal Container

Christmas Card Using Negatives from Die-Cut

Monday, December 19, 2016
Another Christmas Card using Contemporary Christmas paper crafting collection by Sara Davies! Using the negative from a die-cut it makes another perfect simple and elegant card. Which means if you make a die-cut you are actually able to make two projects. How awesome is that?! My all-time favorite craft projects are die-cutting and stamping but I've been involved in die-cutting much more than stamping this year! Check out my Instagram for more die-cutting techniques and project inspirations!

Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Contemporary Christmas Metal Die - Stylish Tree

Christmas Magic Layout with Stardream Metallics

Friday, December 16, 2016
Hi! I'm back today with my first A4-sized scrapbook page using Stardream Metallics cardstock. I usually make 12 x 12 scrapbook layout but creating this smaller size version is just as much fun. I picked the Mars and Opal cardstocks from Stardream Metallics collection for my layout, I simply love the shimmering colors for a scrapbook background!


Step 1: Prepare the supplies for creating the layout, including the die-cut shapes that will be used for embellishing the scrapbook page.

Step 2: Run the metal dies and color or patterned cardstock through the die-cut machine. For the following shape, I cut the tree twice (one with a solid green cardstock and another with patterned cardstock. See supplies list for the 6 x 6 pattern cardstock used for this step.

Step 3: Start decorating the 8 1/2 x 11" Stardream cardstock with the cutouts from the dies. Gold foil cardstock is used as some of the embellishment as well. 

Step 4: Add some pearls and acrylic pieces for some unique (3-dimensional) touches to finish off the layout. 

I hope you enjoy this layout! If you haven't try a A4-sized layout you should really give it a try! Here I wish you have a wonderful holidays! -


Entwined Holly Card

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I'm back!! Today's project is this Merry Christmas Card using paper piercing technique. I first did the center piece using regular die-cut method and then using the same die, I die-cut it on a gold mirror card and fill the missing pieces on the silver cardstock with the gold pieces like a puzzle. It's actually pretty easy to create and it looks great for the contrast. What's your opinion?!

Remember to follow my Instagram account for more project inspirations! Look me up with handle alias alexia_teh! 


Merry and Bright Christmas Card

Friday, December 9, 2016
Sharing a festive Christmas card today! If you are looking for more project inspirations, look me up on Instagram with my IG handle alias alexia_teh! I have been posting a project everyday for the 24 days till Christmas Holidays Countdown series! The card below is the project inspiration of the day! It's getting closer, one day closer to Christmas! How many items on your to-do list is crossed out so far? Mine still have plenty to go....sob sob...not enough time!

I created this card using the embossing folder from Sara Signature Traditional Christmas paper crafting collection. It was embossed on a gold mirror card and trimmed by hand. The presents were all handmade (not from die-cut!). I love the Santa sleigh very much, perfect for this arrangement with all the presents stacked on top. 


Wall Frame Home Decor with Stencil

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ever thought of making a wall frame home decor using stencil and texture paste? Create not just colorful but also dimensional wall art using these amazing stencils by Sheena Douglass from Crafter's Companion! The stencils come in few different design and can be used on cards, DIY, mixed media projects and so much more. Especially for those who are into the retro feel, this Groovin' 60's crafting range is the pick! Check out link below for more information. 

Spectrum Noir Sparkle

- 10" x 18" Wall Frame
- Tim Holtz Texture Paste

Holidays Countdown Series with CutCardStock

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Welcome to the Holidays Countdown Series with CutCardStock! I'm going to share this quick and easy gift wrapping idea with you. This project is not only intended for wrapping chocolate bar (as illustrated in tutorial below), this idea also applies to other different gift wrapping. With Stardream Metallic cardstocks, it's easy to give any kind of project an elegant outlook. 

Since this is a easy project, the tutorial is going to be really short.


Step 1: First prepare supplies as shown above. You can choose to use any decorative die that you prefer. 
Step 2: Trim the cardstock according to the length of the gift (in this case the length of the chocolate bar). Then score the cardstock according to the dimension of the gift. Fold along scored lines. 

Step 3: Wrap the cardstock around the gift and secure the opening with double-sided tape. 

 Step 4: Diecut the decorative band and then score the band similarly to step in Step 2. Wrap this around the crystal cardstock in Step 3.

Step 5: Apply ribbon and string mini ornaments. Tie a bow and done!

I hope you like this project idea. Little gifts like this is perfect for friend, kid's schoolmate, teacher or anyone!! It's an elegant inexpensive gift. After all it's the thought that counts. Remember to also check out the other posts created for this Holidays Series for much more inspirations! 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you!


Contemporary Christmas Card

Friday, December 2, 2016
Can't believe we are in December already, only a few more weeks until Christmas! Lets spread some Christmas spirit by sharing this holiday card with you! This card is created using both Contemporary and Traditional Christmas collections by Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion. I just love the swirls on top of the golden shimmering Christmas tree, what do you think? There are so many things to get done around this time of the year but I'm trying to create as much as possible so I can share them with you everyday till Christmas (fingers crossed)! And I hope you are having a great time hand crafting gifts for your loved ones too. Be back soon....!

- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Stylish Tree Metal Die)
- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Falling Snow Clear Acetate)
- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Stamps)
- Sara Signature Traditional Paper Crafting Collection (6x6 Patterned Paper)

- Gold Shimmering Cardstock

Easy Gift Tag For The Season

Monday, November 28, 2016
Holidays gift wrapping idea, dress your present with this easy to make gift tag! It doesn't have to be super fancy to be beautiful, simplicity can also be pretty elegant! This gift tag was made using Crafter's Companion circle dies, Season's Greetings sentiment die and Christmas tree border die. It's not only easy to make but it's one of a kind. What's better than adding this unique touch to your beautifully wrapped presents? 

Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Contemporary Christmas Metal Die - Scenic Borders
Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Festive Wonder Decorative Metal Die - Season's Greetings

- Shimmering Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 8pc package - Forest Green

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty friends! I'm just popping in to share two cards here before I go and start my busy day in the kitchen (I can smell the Turkey already)! If you are interested in the stamps I used on the following cards, make sure to make a purchase at Crafter's Companion because it's free with purchase! Oh goodie, it's perfect for making lots of Thank You cards!

Both cards are colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. love these blendable pencils!!

Hope you like the cards and again, thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! May you have a beautiful and memorable day. 

Gift Presentation with Die-Cuts

Friday, November 18, 2016
Need some quick gift presentation tips? Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to decorate your gift box using die-cuts. Along with the gift box punch board from We R Memory Keeper making gift box is so much easier and faster! I'll demonstrate how it's done but first lets take a look at the different sizes of gift box I created! 

Cardstocks by CutCardStock is perfect for making these adorable gift boxes, especially the cover cardstocks they are great for sturdy boxes. 


Step 1: Prepare a cardstock by referring to the measurement details as shown on the Memory Keeper Gift Box Punch board. In this tutorial, a 8 x 8 cardstock will be used to make a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4" box. Score and punch according to the instruction explained on the board. Fold along lines to form a box. 

Step 2: Take a decorative die and place it in the middle of the scored cardstock in Step 1. Run the cardstock and die through a die-cut machine. Prepare a clear acetate (any plastic packaging can be used for this step) and adhere to the inside of the box (behind the circle) with double-sided tapes, as shown in pictures above.

 Step 3: Die-cut a paper bow using any bow dies you have.

 Step 4: Make a band for the box where the bow sits on. Using the same punch board, punch notches on both sides of the band as shown in picture above. Place the bow on top of the punched notches and done.
Die-cut other holidays decorative dies and use as gift box embellishments. It's that simple! I love the cardstock quality from CutCardStock, it makes quality gift boxes! And CutCardStock also offers so many different colors cardstock for different occasions, how convenient!! And don't forget to stock up the Red, Green and White cardstocks now while they are on sale!


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