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DIY Journal Cover

Monday, February 22, 2016
Do you keep journal? I had never done it in the past so I decided to start this year - it was one of my new year resolutions. So far I'm quite enjoying it and I even made couple of journals to give to my friends to encourage them to capture everyday's memories. 

I made this following journal and decorated the cover with Crafter's Companion stamp and dies. I just love the poppy stamp, looks even more gorgeous after coloring it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens! Check out the second picture below for a close-up look, shiny! 

I use the circle die and created an open window on the cardboard then with double-sided foam tapes, adhere the stamped image behind the window. I also created the same window on the clear acetate cover.

I hope you enjoy this project. See you next time!

- Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Die'sire Essentials Dies - Circles

Valentine's Treat Box and Card

Friday, February 19, 2016
Hi all! I'm back today with another Valentine's project - heart shape treat box! I fill it up with chocolates but you can actually put anything you like in these cute boxes! 

What you will need to create this project:
- Craftwell Teresa Collins A4 Embossing Folder - So In Love
- Craftwell Teresa Collins A4 Embossing Folder - Love
- Acetate Sheets
- Red, Pink, Hot Pink Card Stocks


Step 1: Download cut file and cut the shape out in different sizes and colors (as shown in second picture below).

Step 2: Cut a strip of card stock that is 1 1/4" x 11" long and place on a scoring board, score at 1/4". Fold along scored line and using a scissor, cut in 1/4" intervals as shown in second image below. (Prepare two to make a box)

Step 3: Prepare embossed acetate and other embellishments.

Step 4: Place one of the cut out heart shape on the embossed acetate and trace the shape using a marker. Cut out the shape.

Step 5: Using the card stock strip prepared in Step 3, adhere the strip to a heart shape cut-out to form the base for the box. Result as shown in picture 2. In picture 3, glue the pink heart frame on top of the red one. Take the second card stock strip from Step 3 and glue around the result frame in picture 3 below (to form the cover for the box).

Lastly, using double-sided tape adhere the embossed acetate prepared in Step 4 to the inside of the finished cover. As shown in picture 4. 

Here is the final product! Hope you like the idea and project! 
NOTE: Using the LOVE embossing folder, I made a matching card to go with the treat box.

If you are interested in the following two new embossing folders, make sure to head over to Craftwell website for more details.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Sliding Gift Card Holder

Monday, February 15, 2016
Hi all! I'm sharing this sliding birthday gift card  holder today! It's actually pretty easy to make and fun for the one to open this! Who doesn't like a little surprise?!

I colored the image using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, love the stamp too! Too cute. I attached a small orange ribbon at the bottom so I can pull to reveal the gift card on the top. See following pictures for example. 

Ta-daaa....on the top is where the gift card slides out! Don't you just like the surprise? Oh and I also added a birthday sentiment at the bottom when the ribbon is pulled.

Take a closer look...

- Die'sire Essentials Die - Circles 
Die'sire Essentials Dies - Scalloped Squares
Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Pennant Bunting
Barkley Rubber Stamp Everyday Set - Let's Party
- Spectrum Noir Markers (CT4, IB2, BT2, PP5, DR2, IG5, IG4, IG3, IG2)
- Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Laguna EZMount™ Stamp
Shimmering Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 8pc package - Coastal Pearl

I hope you like this sliding gift card holder! If you would like the tutorial to create this, please leave me a note in the comment so I will make one for  next post.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Let's get back to crafting... :)

Valentine's Squash Card and Gift Card holder

Friday, February 12, 2016
Hi all! I'm back today with a Valentine's project and I want to share how I make this squash card and gift card holder combo. 

What you will need to create this project:
- Two 4 x 7" Card Stock
- Three 8 x 8" Printer Papers
- Patterned Papers
- Other Basic Craft Tools


Step 1: Prepare two 7 x 4" card stock such as following. Trim the top corners off and cut the bottom into 1" wide connecting strips (don't cut it all the way).

Step 2: Join the two card stocks together like you would to weave a basket, cut the excess and glue the opening. Then take three 8 x 8" printer paper and fold in in all directions (as shown in red lines). The result should looks like the one in picture 3 below. 

Step 3: Connect the folded papers together by gluing the 1/4" of the squares onto 1/4" square of the other. Cut a piece of square card stock that is slightly larger than the folded paper, glue it to one side of the joined papers. Apply some double-sided foam tapes on the back of the "weaved" heart shape and place the folder papers right on top of foam tapes. As shown in 3rd picture below, cut an opening at the front of the heart to form a pocket (as the gift card holder). If you prefer, draw dotted lines on each squares on the heart shape. 

Step 4: Decorate the inside of the folded printer paper with patterned papers. Picture 2 and 3 show how it looks like when it's folded. Trace the heart shape on a card stock and adhere it to the other end of the squash card.

Step 5: Prepare die-cut embellishments.

Step 6: Embellish the inside of the folded papers with the die-cuts from Step 5.

Step 7: Use the "LOVE" die-cut piece as the gift card holder and insert it into the opening created in Step 3. Use a square card stock and glue to the back of "LOVE" die-cut for a stronger support for holding the gift card.

I hope you will make this project! I got the original idea from Craftingeek and Gustamonton, by combining two different techniques (squash card and weaved heart) into one. The gift card holder part is an addition from me. hehe. Thank you for checking out my post, hope you have a crafty day too!

Textured Thank You Card

Monday, February 8, 2016
Hello all! I'm back today with another card created for Crafter's Companion. I love this card a lot. Love the texture on the card and the flower stamp! See below for few tips in creating this card. 


Other Supplies:
- Texture Medium Paste
- Bling

- Make sure to always tape your stencil to the paper you are working on and a larger piece of paper underneath both as mat so you don't get your work area messy! 
- When applying the texture paste, spread the paste in one direction (if possible) so they stenciled image will not smeared.
- Use dauber to create the background

Love You Bunny!

Monday, February 1, 2016
Welcome February! It's time for my first Valentine project, made a card with Crafter's Companion's products! Don't you just love the cute bunny? I enjoyed coloring it a lot with Spectrum Noir Markers. See below for the complete product list.

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