Friday, 21 December 2012

Monday, 17 December 2012

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

 As promised - the gift card holder tutorial.

You will need:

  • Sticky Strip,;
  • Paper Trimmer;
  • 11cm x 9 cm piece of Cardstock; 
  • Co-ordinating DSp to decorate if desired ; 
  • bone folder or Simply Scored plus stylus,;
  • embellishments as desired.

1.  Take your 11cm x 14 cm piece of card stock and score it on the long side at 3.5cm and 9cm as per the photograph below:

2. Apply sticky Strip to the edges of the shorter fold to form a pocket for your gift card.  Be sure to check it will fit.  If desired, you can use an Edgelit to make a cute cut away convex edge to the pocket, as shown, and a fancy edge to the top flap (pinking shears would work too).  

3.  Decorate and embellish as desired.  

That's it!  Embarrassingly easy.  Once you have the measurements for the score lines, it practically makes itself!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz Week 1

I know, I'm a little late for the 14 December - 20th December Clearance Rack, I'm so sorry!

And, to make it worse, some things are sold out already!

Click on the link here for all the Clearance Rack Blitz Details!

To recap, the Clearance Rack is a temporary promotion where you can purchase some retired products for up to 70% off!  No wonder they are selling out fast.

As far as I know, the following products are already SOLD OUT!

Real Red Grosgrain ribbon
12 x 12 Regal Rose Smooth Cardstock
Christmas Greetings (Wood) Stamp Set
In Colour A4
Riding Hood Red 12 x 12
Gold Brads
Basic Gray Marker
Holiday Lineup Stamp Set
Soft Holly Wheel
Happy Christmas Mate Stamp Set

Contact me ASAP if there is something you fancy on the list - I can't promise it will still be available!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I was intending to have a couple of posts planned in advance, but sadly, much of my spare time last week was spent standing in a line at Officeworks while the teacher present (a little photobook ) I made with MDS could be printed, and then, reprinted because the new girl who served me didn't realise their laser printer needed to be set to 85% lighter.  Sigh.  

It was all OK in the end.  Phew!

I was pleased with it - I would have probably shopped around for printing options if I hadn't been pressed for time, but I must say, at 20c per page, Officeworks was more economical than printing at home, although the colours weren't perfect.

I have found it a struggle to get near the computer to upload and edit photos, as my children are all on holidays now, and if the boys are playing Skylanders on the Wii, the girls are on the computer watching a movie.  If the girls are playing on the Wii, the boys are playing Minecraft on the computer.....argh!  And it's only the first week!

I'm hoping that I can "unplug" them today long enough to clean their rooms and put up the Christmas tree.  Fingers crossed.

Maybe I can fit in some Christmas Card writing and mailing?

In Stamping news, I have something exciting to tell you:

We have never had the Clearance Rack in Australia, though it has been in the US market for ages.  Wonder what will be on it?