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’

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Don’t forget to stop by and see what my other teamies are up to :
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

Three For Thursday: Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

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Welcome back to another Three for Thurdsay post here at Scarlet Moon Crafts. This week I am turning my attention to the boys! I have my teenager’s 17th birthday looming and my husband is about to graduate university – not to mention Father’s day is fast approaching! Have you ever noticed that it can be tough to find gorgeous craft supplies for adult male cards and projects? I am like a little magpie drawn to bright colours and glitter so my stash needs a serious testosterone injection. I have sat down with a cuppa and the Stampin’ Up! catalogue and found some wonderful products for male projects. These are my top three!

3 – Bookcase Builder Stamp Set

This is not necessarily a male orientated set, but I think the Bookcase Builder Stamp Set is a great option if you want to make a card for a male friend or relative. It is ideal for building up a bookcase to replicate his office or man-cave, but it is versatile enough that you can make a card for just about anyone. It is also great for new home or new job cards!

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2 – One Wild Ride Stamp Set

These One Wild Ride Stamps are great for making male cards and projects, even if the man in your life is not a biker. You could also use them to document bike shows, trips to the transport museum or even road trips. This is a two step stamp set which means that you can build up the image your way!

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1 – Urban Underground Suite

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My top pick for this week is the Urban Underground Suite. Sometimes it is really hard to find a nice ‘male’ or at least gender neutral kit that is not for kids. I think the Urban Underground Suite really hits the nail on the head – if you pardon the pun! The core colours are Basic Black, Basic Grey, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla with a touch of silver foil. Although the overriding theme of the set is actually construction and father’s day, the patterns on the paper are geometric and would actually work well for any occasion and any gender. I’ve seen it paired with the Beautiful You Stamp Set for a really feminine card too, so it is really versatile.

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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

Easter Egg Treat Box Tutorial – Stampin’ Up Festive Birthday

If you are looking for a quick and easy handmade Easter gift then these little boxes are quick and easy, especially if you are caught on the hop at the last minute!

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You Will Need The Following Products :-

Sizes & Scoring Measurements

You will need to trim your paper down to 11 inches by 3.5 inches. This means you can get 2 boxes out of A4 Cardstock, or 3 out of a sheet of 12 by 12 DSP.

Once cut you will make your scorelines at the following points :

  • Long Edge : 0.5 inches, 1.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 10.5 inches
  • Short Edge: 0.75 inches, 1.5 inches, 2.25 inchs, 3 inches

The full method for making up your Easter Egg Treat Boxes can be seen below.

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

 

Three For Thursday : Succulents, Balloon Rides & Happy Days!

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Hello moonbeams! Welcome to Three for Thursday! Each Thursday I will be sharing with you some of my favourite products from the Stampin’ Up! range! This week, Spring is finally in the air and I am all about sunshine and bright colours! That has definitely influenced my choice this week as you are about to find out!

3 – Succulent Garden Suite

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In at number 3 this week is the entire Succulent Garden Suite! I am kind of in love with this collection right now! Just look at how well all of the products go together! Start off with the designer series paper, but you are soon going to want the matching ribbon, cardstock, dies and stamps!

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2 – Lift Me Up Bundle

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How stunning is this bundle set? I am loving Hot Air Balloons at the moment and I am really into this great stamp and die set. When you purchase them as a bundle in the Lift Me Up set you save 10% on the price when purchased separately too – how cool is that? Now, as an added bonus.. If you buy this bundle and throw in another small item such as an ink pad, you would hit the £45 mark which up until March 31st is going to qualify you for a free item – why not select the coordinating ‘Carried Away’ papers that are only available in this promotion! Contact me today and I can make sure you get your order in before the cut off!

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1 – Oh Happy Day All Inclusive Set

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Number one on my wish list is the Oh Happy Day Card Kit. I think this is a fantastic product for those who are new to Stampin’ Up!, but want to try it out since it gives you a great chance to try lots of different products. The kit includes everything you need to create 20 cards and a gift box. It includes, Set of 13 photopolymer stamps, 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes, Giftable kraft box, Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes, Embossed sheets, Printed die-cut images, Die-cut gold foil sheet, Die-cut white sheets, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot, Printed color doilies, Baker’s Twine, Glittered dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and  and Acrylic stamp block. All you need to add is adhesive!

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 this week is W23URX36. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration until March 31st, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

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