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Create-a-Card Dies - Stacey (and many more)!

Friday, July 29, 2016
The new Create-a-Card card base dies are here! Check out Crafter's Companion's online store now to see many other designs, see HERE! The one I'm using for the card below is called Stacey card base dies, my other favorites are Ruth and Rosie. I think Rosie will make pretty good mini albums and frames, card, scrapbooking, etc! More project ideas can be found on Crafter's Companion's blog or pinterest board!

Or click on the image link below to read more details about each die's specifications:

Birthday Party Cupcake Holder!

It's summer and it's party time! For all summer-born babies planning for a birthday party, here is a project for you! I created this cupcake holder for birthday celebration (honestly, it can be used for any occasion!). What's good about this is you can change the message and use it for different event. 

See below for detailed instructions on making these yummy treat holders.

Step 1: Prepare a 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, place on scoring board horizontally and score at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4" and 7". When done, rotate 90 degree to the right and score at 1/2", 1", 4", 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and lastly at 8".

Step 2: Trim the excess/unwanted area according to the picture shown above. 

Step 3: Use a circle die (about 2 1/8" in diameter) and place it in the middle of the square (as shown in picture above) then run through the die-cut machine.

Step 4: Assembling the box by folding all the scored lines to create a holder, apply glue to all the flaps to shut. Note: for the pull-out message piece, fold the flaps to the back and glue a piece of cardstock to form a pocket for holding the message/tag which is explained in Step 5.

Step 5: Die-cut the message/tag and embellishments. Stamp sentiment on the tag and punch a hole for the ribbon. Insert tag to the pocket located on top of the cupcake holder. Decorate holder with patterned cardstock and cutouts. 


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, this project is not difficult to make at all and it's perfect for any celebration in life (you don't have to wait for a birthday party to eat a cupcake!). So make it today and celebrate YOU! :) Thank you for checking out my post today, I hope you have a fabulous week! 


Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Stamps!

Friday, July 22, 2016
Love me some roses! Sheena's new stamp set A Little Bit Sketchy is coming to town, they are now available at Crafter's Companion website! Head over there now to check out the entire line. I colored this rose with Spectrum Noir Markers, love the shadows and layers! 

The butterflies are from the latest Mixed Media Die'sire metal dies which is available on HSN. It has three sizes and the one I used is the smallest. 

Here is the stamps included in this set - Every Rose. Click picture to see the details!

And here is the butterfly die (Graceful Butterflies set) I used, the following are three sets put together as one and sold on HSN hence extra savings than to buy each set individually. Click picture for details.

Mirrored Text Thanks Card

Monday, July 18, 2016
A quick pop in to share this thank you card with you, made with Crafter's Companion lowercase alphabets dies and Floral Delight border die. This idea came to my mind the other day when I sat a card right in front of the mirror to see how it will look like through another medium. It's like seeing it through another person's eyes, I know it sounds weird but it does look different to me sometimes. 

I also particularly enjoy the gold foil reflection in the light. What do you think? 

- Sara Signature Floral Delight Collection Scalloped Border Die
- Lowercase Alphabets Dies
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Stick It Large Size Stick It Die-Cut Adhesive

Other Supplies:
- Gold Foil Cardstock
- Silver Glitter Cardstock

Thank You Treat Box

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Who doesn't love a sweet treat? I'm back today with a tutorial on how to make a 'thank you' treat box. I think this is a cute way to show gratitude to someone you love or use it as a party favor box for any occasion. I love the gold foil cardstock by CutCardStock, it's very shiny and elegant. It makes every project so gorgeous by just adding a little gold foil cardstock to it. 

The glitter cardstock is also my another favorite, what can I say? I think I'm just in love with sparkly cardstocks! Check out the tutorial below to start making this sweet treat box.


Step 1: Choose a frame die and cut it on a gold foil cardstock, at the same time cut the sentiment using alphabet dies on a silver glitter cardstock.

Then adhere the silver glitter cardstock on top of the gold foil cardstock.

Step 2: Prepare the supplies needed to create the box. Basis cardstock is used in this project along with a 6 x 6 patterned paper that is also available on CutCardStock website. For the transparent affect, any acrylic packaging can be used. 

Score the A4 size Basis cardstock all around (refer to the picture below for the scoring information).

Step 3: Trim the excess to form the base for the box below.

Step 4: Glue a patterned paper inside the box and then adhere the flaps together as shown below (exclude the opening flap for the box).

Step 5: Adhere the acrylic sheet over the top of the box and decorate the corner with a different patterned paper. Finally, adhere the sentiment on top of the acrylic sheet and done!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, I will be back to share more projects with you soon! Have a super crafty day.


Sliding Giftbox

Monday, July 11, 2016
Hello all! I'm back with a Downtown Abby project, created this with the Downtown Abby stamps and embossing folder which are available on Crafter's Companion website! The cover frame is actually from the product packaging, you know me....! #loverecycling hehe...

This can be used as gift box and the compartment slides in and out both ways.

- Downtown Abby A6 Unmounted Rubber Stamps (A Little Something)
- Downtown Abby 5 x 7" Embossing Folder (Leaf Flourish)
- Downtown Abby Lace Trim 
- Downtown Abby Die Cut Toppers Set 1
- Spectrum Noir Markers (LG5 , LG4, LG3, CT4, CT1, BT5, BT4, BT2)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock

Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic day!

Sara is live on HSN!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Today is the day!! Crafter's Companion is on HSN right now with a LOT of new products for you! My most favorite part of this newly launched products is.....EVERYTHING! I'm sorry because you will be badly tempted! So be warned, any consequences after watching the show I will not be responsible for it. Lol.

Made this elegant gift box with some of the newly launched products, you can probably tell I kinda lean towards the Regency Swirl background die but that doesn't mean I don't like the rest! I just simply fell in love with this elegant design. The butterfly dies are gorgeous too, I like the fact it comes in couple different sizes. 

- Together Forever Metal Die (Regency Swirls)

- Together Forever Luxury Foiled Paper Pad

- Together Forever Luxury Matt Mirror Card

- Songbird Mixed Media Dies Set (Grafeful Butterflies)

- Die'sire Celebrate Stackable Dies (Dresses)

HSN Sneak Peek - Mr. and Mrs. Card

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Another card today! More HSN Sneak Peeks mean more project inspirations! Made this card to celebrate those of you who's getting married today and of course, those of you who are married. There is always a reason to celebrate - Today. hehe. This card comprises mainly the products from the Together Forever collection which will be revealed to you tomorrow on HSN! Be sure to stay in front of your TV or computer to watch the big secret unraveled! I can't wait to see the launching of the new Gemini Machine too, it's an awesome craft tool you will want to have.
I will be sharing another project tomorrow, check back in to see what it is! And of course, most importantly don't miss the airing of the new products on HSN. I'm an enabler. Watch it!! Or you will regret it. Lol.
- Together Forever Luxurry Matt Mirror Card
- Together Forever 6 x 6 Paper Pad
- Together Forever A5 Printed Vellum
- Together Forever 3-Piece Dies (I Love You)
- Die'sire Stackable Dies (Heart)
- Die'sire Essentials Dies (Circles)

HSN Sneak Peek - Celebrate It Card

Monday, July 4, 2016
A card using Together Forever collection that will be soon available on HSN this Wednesday! See the background size die? That's my favorite! Love the intricate and elegant design. The heart die is a separate die. To do this I first die-cut the background pattern, color it with Sparkle Pens then adhere it to a white cardstock (Stick-It adhesive worked like magic for this step!).

Using a heart shape die I diecut a heart shape in the middle of the card (discard the cutout or save it for another project). Then using the same die, die-cut the same heart pattern on a white cardstock and this time fit the cutout into the heart shape earlier.

For a better result, I embossed the gold foil background with the Vine Leaves embossing folder. Now you can see the embossed pattern through the heart window.

I hope you like this card! It might take some effort to create this card but I think it's all worth it. I love the multi-dimensional feel and look. 

- Together Forever Metal Die (Regency Swirl)
- Together Forever Metal Die (Forever In My Heart)
- Together Forever Metal Die (Celebrate)
- Together Forever Embossing Folder (Vine Leaves)
- Together Forever Luxury Matt Mirror Card
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (Sterling Silver, Peacock Blue)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Stick It Die-cut Adhesives (Large)

HSN Sneak Peek - Party Favor Box

Sunday, July 3, 2016
You won't believe it! Crafter's Companion is going to be on HSN coming Wednesday (6th of July) with plenty more new products in store for you! One of them being this new Together Forever paper crafting collection. It speaks wedding/anniversary to me, perfect for the wedding season! As you can see, this collection is filled with lots of gold and silver foil!
I created this party favor box, you can use this for wedding or anniversary parties. Isn't that bell die-cut is so adorable?! It's one of the new Die'sire Stackable die sets, they are more designs such as the butterflies, hearts, wedding shoes, birdcage and so much more! You are going have to check them out yourself on HSN on the 6th! I will be sharing more sneak peek projects with you in the next three days!
Do you know what else will be on the HSN on Wednesday too? The Gemini diecutting/embossing machine! This machine is awesome, it cuts through dies perfectly and my favorite part about it is the "pause" and "reverse" buttons! You will have more control over the cutting process which means, less mistake! Remember to tune in HSN! :)
- Die'sire Stackable Metal Dies (Bells)
- Together Forever Metal Die (Celebrate)
- Together Forever Luxury Foiled Paper Pad
- Cornertastic Dies (Heart)
- Nature Love Mixed Media Dies Set (Comtemporary Hearts)
- Gemini Machine

Other Supplies:
- Acetate

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