Teamie Tuesday: In Color Pocket Letter

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This week, our Teamie Tuesday theme is pocket letters! I love making these and they are an excellent way to use up any scraps that you have been saving. In fact, this entire pocket letter is made using scraps of In Colour 2016-2018 cardstock and paper!

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If you are new to crafting this is also a really great way to get started on a smaller scale. If you can make a pocket letter, then you can definitely do lots of other crafts too. Each card also works great as a card topper or a gift tag. If you scale up your design, you have a scrapbook page!

You can see my process video below.

Products Used

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper (Retired)

2016-2018 In Color Cardstock — £10 [Item #141412]

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (Retired)

2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper (Retired)

Whisper White Cardstock — £8.25 [Item #106549]

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad — £6 [Item #141396]

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad — £6 [Item #141397]

Stampin’ Dimensionals — £3.75 [Item #104430]

Love Sparkles Rubber Mount Stamps (Retired)

Better Together Clear Mount Stamps  — £33 [#141736]

You can order these products, or anything else from the Stampin’ Up! range by visiting my online store. Don’t forget to use the hostess code 3TFRY2CQ to receive a free gift on orders over £25.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

3 Ways to Use Your Envelope Punch Board #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, the day of the week when all of the independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in Team Ugly Bug take the same theme and put our own personal spin on it! This week, we are doing a really fun project – ‘One Product Used Three Ways’.

I knew right away what I wanted to use as soon as I saw the theme because I think that it is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that you can put into your kit! I am of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board! Not only does this useful little tool allow you to create envelopes that will perfectly fit your projects, but you can use it for all sorts of other great ideas as well! Here are 3 great ways to use the Envelope Punch Board for a variety of projects.

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1 – Beautiful Bows

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2 – Gorgeous Gift Box

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3 – Easy Embellishments

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You can see all three of these projects in my latest video over on my YouTube channel

If you want an envelope punch board of your very own, then you can grab one from my webstore, or get in touch with me to order personally. Don’t forget that the hostess code for May is BKRT3VQV and anyone using that online will get a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Don’t forget to stop by and see what my other teamies are up to :
Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans
Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Quick & Easy Monochrome Card – #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another Teamie Tuesday here are Scarlet Moon Crafts. This week our theme was ‘For Him’, but I didn’t have any of the traditionally male Stampin’ Up Products on hand. So I decided to show you a quick and easy way to make a unisex card using monochrome!

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My son is sitting his Highers this month so I made him a wee card to wish him good luck. I’m using the Pop of Pink suite, but focusing on the black and the gold in the suite as it’s for a boy! I’ve also made a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for  May is BKRT3VQV and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Foxy Flip Book Mail Art – #TeamTuesdays

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This week, the theme for our Teamie Tuesday challenge was ‘My Favourite Craft’. This really has left the challenge wide open, since all of us on the team have different areas that we ‘specialise’ in! I know that Kelley has done a stunning 3D project while Michelle is doing some stamping. One of my personal favourite things is to make mail art – you may already have guessed that since I have my mail art workshop coming up very soon. There are still two spots open! So, I decided that this week I am making a flip book to send to a pen pal. I haven’t put up a full tutorial because you will need to join in with the workshop for that, but I hope you enjoy seeing what I have made.FlipBook01

The front cover of my flip book has some stamped images along with a few tags cut from cardstock and punched withe the triple banner punch. I also used a little honeycomb embellishment.

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The inside of the front cover has a secretarial pocket which I have tucked a few journal cards in for my pen pal and the facing page has a little pocket which will hold the letter.FlipBook03

Over the page we have another little pocket which contains a mail tag with some questions and prompts that my pen pal can answer in her next letter. There is just some decoration on the other page and a little banner with some golden paper clips for my friend.

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This next page has two different pockets to tuck in a few goodies. I added some enamel dots in one and washi samples in the other. Then on the back page I have clipped a little envelope made from vellum using my Envelope Punch Board which I then filled with some flower embellishments.

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Products Used:

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamps | Fox Builder Punch | Better Than E-mail Photopolymer Stamps (Retiring Item) | Foxy Friends Cardstock (Retiring Product) | Envelope Punch Board | Vellum | Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad | Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad (2016-2018 In Colour) | Triple Banner Punch | Honeycomb Embellishments (Clearance Item)

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Spring Treat Box With Stampin’ Up! #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, where the Ugly Bug Stampin’ Up Team get together and create a new project using the same theme. It’s a great way to see all of the different ways that Stampin’ Up products can be used. This week our theme is ‘Spring’. That is a pretty open ended theme and it means different things to different people. I sat down to think about what spring means to me. We just recently celebrated Ostara which is all about the rebirth of the Earth. The weather starts improving, the days get longer and new growth starts to sprout in our gardens and green spaces. We celebrate with symbols of this like Eggs, Rabbits and Flowers. School just broke up for Spring Break and the clocks have gone forward too. Before we know is Easter is going to be upon us! Spring has well and truly sprung!

Even although we have already shared our chocolate eggs on Ostara, I know plenty of people will be doing so on Easter Sunday instead, so I am sharing this tutorial for making a cute little Egg Box which makes a lovely little Easter gift. It fits 2 standard chocolate eggs – Creme Egg, Lindor Egg, Caramel Egg etc.

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Easter Egg Duo Gift Box

I am using DSP from the Festive Birthday range because they are so bright and colourful! You will need one piece of paper measuring 6 inches by 6 inches and also the Envelope Punch Board. The only other items you need for this are your choice of adhesive and any embellishments that you want to use.

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The first step is to punch and score our paper. Your starting size is 6 inches by 6 inches, so you will be able to get 4 boxes out of a single sheet of 12 by 12 DSP. Start by lining your paper up at 1.5 inches on your Envelope Punch Board and punch the edge. You then score the paper at this setting too.

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Rotate your paper 45 degrees and line it up at 3 inches. Once again, Punch and score the paper at this setting. You are then going to repeat both of those steps on the other two sides of the paper.

So, to summarise :-

  1. Side 1 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
  2. Side 2 is punched and scored at 3 inches.
  3. Side 3 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
  4. Side 4 is punched and scored at 3 inches.

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Once the first punches have been completed this is were it gets slightly tricky as we need to make a second punch on each side of the paper. Your envelope punch board has a little indicator on the punch that you would normally use to line up your envelopes. What you need to do is line up the score lines with this indicator and then punch. Do this on each side of the paper.

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Now flip your punch board around and use the reverse punch to round off the edges of the two largest ‘points’ on your paper.

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Now we need to make a couple of cuts in the paper in order to allow us to construct our little boxes. If you look at the smaller ends of the shape you will see that the scoring has created tabs. On each of these you need to make one cut along the score line. It doesn’t really matter which direction you go, but do make sure that all four are the same direction. Personally I make the cuts on the longer side.

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Fold these tabs and use your favourite adhesive – snail or fast fuse is ideal – and secure the tabs inside the box. You now have your basic box shape!

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You can use your choice of embellishments to decorate the boxes. I have added Bright Enamel Shapes and a little tag stamped in Flirty Flamingo using the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set.

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Now all that is left is to pop your eggs in and secure the boxes shut. You can glue them or use magnetic tape or even velcro – the choice is yours!

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If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

 

 

Easy Cards Using a Sketch #TeamieTuesdays

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This week, our Teamie Tuesdays challenge is to take the sketch chosen by Michelle and create a card of our choosing using any Stampin’ Up! products. Sketches are a really great way to get your  creative juices flowing as it can inspire you to create a really pretty card. If you find yourself lacking in inspiration, then I highly recommend heading to Pinterest and searching ‘Card Sketches’. I’ve pinned a load onto a board on my own account too. You can check that out here.

Anyway, I love the sketch that Michelle picked out for this week. It is lots of simple geometric shapes and it is a great way to use up some scraps of paper too! The Triple Banner Punch is an excellent tool for making the banner on the bottom layer and if you struggle to cut your own circles, then I would suggest the 2 inch Circle Punch. I am waiting on mine arriving, so I just drew around a roll of packing tape and fussy cut it.

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As I said, this particular card is really great if you want to use up some of your scrap paper. I had some off cuts of Dapper Denim designer series paper and envelope paper left over from other projects, so I decided on a blue theme. I am using a half sheet of Whisper White A4 folded in half to create the base of my card.

You can see all of the pieces below that are required for this card – I added the bow just for a little bit of 3D effect on the finished card. It is also made from scraps.

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Below you can see the step by step process of layering up the pieces of the card, starting with the banner, adding the piece with the angled edge, then the strip and finally the circle. I started off by laying out the pieces where I wanted them and then putting a little pencil mark on the edge where they sit so that I knew where to add them.

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I had originally made the bow to decorate the parcel that was going along with the card, but I decided to add it to the card instead just as a little additional interest point and a little more dimension. I also added some hand lettering in the bottom corner using a gold gel pen.

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The finished card went perfectly with one of the envelopes that I made for last week’s Teamie Tuesday post! I am really pleased with the end result. It is a really versatile card. You could use it for any occasion and using any colours. All you would need to do is add an appropriate sentiment!

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If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products used in this project or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this week is W23URX36. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration for just a few more days, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Louise @ Slow Cooking Crafty Girl

Pretty Envelopes – Stampin’ Up! #TeamieTuesdays

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133774GHi! Welcome to a new little series here on my blog called Teamie Tuesdays! Basically, all of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that are a part of Team Ugly Bug under our upline Michelle will be showcasing a small project that they have made using their kit. We will usually be having a bit of a theme, but since a few of us have only just signed up and are light on kit at the moment, this week we just though we would start with any project!

One of the items that I selected for my demonstrator’s kit was the Envelope Punch Board. I have been wanting one of these for ages. Not only does it allow you to make perfect envelopes every singe time in a range of sizes, but it can also be used to make other projects too! However, today I am just sticking with the basics and doing the envelopes. I also got the In Colour Envelope Paper with my kit. The paper is not as thick as cardstock, but is stronger than standard paper so it’s ideal for envelopes.
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I was eager to get started and I had cut my paper down to size and read the instructions – or so I thought. My first 2 were a disaster! It was then I realised I had not paid close enough attention to the steps! So if you do decide to purchase the punch board, my top tip is READ steps 4 to 6 carefully! Once  figured it out I trimmed off the mistakes and just turned those two into smaller envelopes instead! That is my other top tip for today! Don’t throw away mistakes, you can salvage them 9 out of 10 times, even if it is just to use scraps for a Gift tag or a Project Life card!

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As you can see it is fairly easy once you get the hang of it and there is even a little reverse punch to round off the corners! Now, here is a look at my finished envelopes.

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If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this month is DXFX66Q9. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Now, don’t forget to see what the rest of the girls on Team Ugly Bug are doing!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Louise @ Slow Cooking Crafty Girl