A show case of my own handmade items, Creative Designer and Instructor of card and gift packaging creations, including Punch Art and 3D / OTP items. The services I offer are: a range of Tutorials and Kits available for purchase, Classes, Handmade Invitations, Pre-Made Handmade Gift Boxes, Cards and Personalised Gifts.
|Posted on December 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Waving to my new site members, Facebook likers and to those I meet in person at recent craft markets
Apologies first, Its nearing Christmas and is my busiessed time of the year, I have been a busy, busy, very busy bee and not had much time at all to get onto my website, I am also sorry if I have missed repling to any emails, I work full time, then hometo make kits, completing orders and also deal with the usual home life issues, there isnt much energy left except to fall into bed lol to then try and trail through all the scam/junk emails I receive and some genuine emails may get overlooked, if I have missed replying, please don’t hesitate to send me a friendly reminder.
Along with keeping those that have ordered kits online, inspired with their christmas projects, I have been trying to work on my own handmade goodies and gifts for upcoming craft fairs, I do have some goodies to show.
I have managed to work on a couple of new kits that I have added to my webstore. I finally had a play with creating a Punch Art Full body Santa. I used my Santa Punch Art Head design and then pieced together his body, added an embellishment tag and presented him on a Chocolate Block Slider Pocket.
I have my full body santa punch art available as a basic kit, the punch pieces included make two full body santa’s. I am also offering as a separate kit the pieces to make full body Punch Art Santa and also includes the pre-cut , scored cardstock to make a Chocoalte Block Slider Pocket Gift (using a 100g Cadbury Block), the instructions also include additional measurements for a couple of the more common various sized Chocolate Blocks ie Cadbury 200/220g, Cadbury 100g and 100g Lindt Milk Chocolate.
I have also listed in my webstore the Stocking Gift Card Holder die cut kits, one being a basic kit and the other including the Stocking Accent die cut pieces for added decoration.
My latest creation has been made using the Stampin’ Up Petite Purse Die, while my version and design is different, for the initial inspirationI would like to give credit to Debbie Henderson for her version of a reindeer treat box using the Petite Purse die. I have my own preference to punches and die cuts and the look I like to use in my designs, this is my version of Rudolph the Reindeer Petite Purse Gift Box and , I have added a tag using the Moden Label Punch and in this example have filled with Reindeer Spares (Malteasers & Jaffa) for Santa’s eight reindeer & Rudolph.
These were very popular at a recent craft market and after quite a few people asking, I have my version available as a pre-cut cardstock kit, and will be available in my webstore shortly.
Ok, back to the grindstone, the Christmas rush will slow down shortly and I will be back
|Posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have found a few minutes to come back and show a couple of Christmas Kits I have finally gotten around to advertising. Using a modified Candy Wrapper Die Cuts, cut from Acetate to create the Candy Wrapper top closure but with a flat box base.
I have created a Reindeer and Rudolph Spares Gift Box Pre-cut Kit (in my example I have filled with Malteasers and Jaffas for Reindeer and Rudolph Noses and also an Angel Kisses Punch Art & Candy Wrapper Flat Bottomed Gift Boxes (filled with Hershey Chocolate Kisses) – both feature a cute pre-printed and punched poem, perfect for your gift giving project for this Festive season.
Reindeer and Rudolph Spars Gift Box
KintaKards Angel Kisses Gift Box
Pre-cut kits are now available in my website webstore. Kit includes all the pre-cut Acetate Candy Wrapper modified dies cuts, pre-punched cardstock pieces to make specific design, a step-by-step colored pictured tutorial and includes a special pre-printed poem for Angel Kisses, making it a cute themed gift for the festive season.
|Posted on September 10, 2012 at 5:55 AM||comments (1)|
I now have available catalogue tabs color coded to the newly released Stampin Up 2012/2013 Catalogue.
This years tabs are a set of 17 double pre-printed and punched Tabs for you to adhere to your own 2012/2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue (Australian). These tabs enable you to easily and quickly find the relevant section you want, just by choosing the color coded/printed section tab .
You will receive seventeen (17) color coordinating tabs, hand punched from Stampin’ Up! Cardstock. Coordinating with the relevant colors and wording used in the 2012/2013 Catalogue. The wording is double printed on the cardstock tab, so that you can easily find the section you are after, no matter where you have the catalogue open to.
Note: you are purchasing just the double printed punched Cardstock tabs only – the Catalogue is not included in this purchase - the pictures including the catalogue are provided as an example to show what the tabs look like once they are adhered to your own catalogue. The picture with just the the cover of the Catalogue is just to show which years catalogue these tabs are suited for.
All that is required is for you to apply adhesive or double sided tape and adhere them to your own catalogue, you can easily see each tab even when the catalogue is closed, once adhered the tabs protrude aprox 1cm from the side edge of the catalogue.
I will provide a color printed instructions which will give you instructions on how I have adhered these tabs in my own catalogue.
The tabs are available for purchase in my Webstore (click the Purchase from Webstore tab at the top of the page).
|Posted on September 9, 2012 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Sorry it has been long time between posts, I had a huge post pre-typed and then managed to not save it. Genius that I am lol.
Now I am back to not knowing where to start, except to say that I have been flat out, time is again flying by and Christmas Kit orders are keeping me really busy, I really need a clone lol.
I am currently having a play with some new christmas projects and as much as I love the Stampin Up 2 Step Owl punch, I have made way too many lately and was looking for something different. I have been wanting to make a different punch art owl style, quite some time ago I saw on another blog a punch art owl made from a circle punch, made by Heather Summers – Love Owls and put this into the back of my mind for something I wanted to create.
Over the weekend, I have had a play session with some new punches from the newly released Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue. For my creation of the Circle Punch Art owl - which I have named him Otto the Owl, I have used the 1 ¾” Circle punch, the sizes could be varied just by altering the circle punches used and because I am working on Festive projects, I added a Santa Hat, Embellishment Tag and added onto a m&m filled Skinny Treat Bag – Introducing Otto the Christmas Owl.
I think Otto is just so cute, it could be just because I have made so many Owl Punch owls, but this little fella is def going to feature in my christmas projects.
I am working on the tutorial and will have Otto the Christmas Skinny Treat Owl available as kit shortly.
|Posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
Thank you to all those lovely people who commented on and purchased my Chocolate Bouquets from yesterday's Caledonian, Art, Craft and Produce Market. I hope the recipients love these edible goodies.
Dont forget me for your next occasion or function, these Chocolate Bouquets are the yummy-ist alternative to flowers for any occasion. Custom orders a speciality.
I have added a few examples of my Chocolate Bouquets into the Creation Gallery. Hopefully these will give you a few ideas on some of the Edible Bouquets I have available, fully customisable and made to your gift giving requirements.
|Posted on May 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Hi All, I would like to introduce to you a peek at some of the new items I have been working on.
One of the items that has taken my creative fancy is Edible Chocolate Bouquets. I love flowers, but find floral bouquets such a waste when they flop and die so quickly, so when I give a gift I want the recipient to enjoy it for as long as they wish (or can hold off from eating) lol.
The first item I have to show is something I have created for Mother’s Day. These are Flower Pot Rose Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and Hershey Chocolate Kisses Rose Buds, I have the Flower Pots available in three sizes – Mini, Medium (medium pictured) and Large, avail in a range of colors.
Another edible creation is my Turkish Delightful Delights, I have even incorporated Turkish Delights as the vase, this one also has Hershey Chocolate Kisses Rose Buds. This one has been very popular for Mother's Day.
I have a range of bouquets available and have more to show, you can also check out my facebook page for more pics www.facebook.com/kintakards , but in the meantime orders can be taken for made to order items. Unfortuantly, I am not sure how these will handle being posted, so at this stage I have these available for pick up / delivery locally to Ballarat or surronding areas (by arrangement).
I will be back shortly to share some more KintaKards Gift Packaging Ideas I have underway.
|Posted on May 2, 2012 at 6:05 AM||comments (3)|
Here is something I have created previously, but not yet shown to my blog viewers. This cute little guy or girl (by the bow) was inspired by my Ollie the Owl Punch Art Card and has been made into a Spiral Bound Post It Note Holder.
These make a novel and unique one of a kind gift or keep it all for yourself. Ollie’s body shape makes the outer cover, with the spiral binding at the top flips open to reveil the Post in Note Pad inside.
The cover is cut from sturdy Chipboard, with Ollie’s body being made using various pre-cut cardstock, die cuts and punch pieces to create the design.
I have these available now for sale (made to order) and are currently working on a plan to offer as a make it yourself Cardstock kit. Due to the spiral binding needing to be punched after partual assembly - the make it yourself kit will come partly assembled - including:
• The pre-cut Chipboard cover edges will be pre-painted, The front and back cover pieces will be adhered to the Chipboard and the front die cut piece adhered and the Spiral Binding pre-punched and attached.
All you will need to do is create Ollie’s body by layering the various pre-punched pieces included in the kit and adhere the Post It Note Pad to the inside back. You can add further embelishments as you wish, to give your own Ollie the Post It Note Owl it’s own added character.
Due to the Spiral Binding, any made to order or in kit form will need to be posted as a flat rate Parcel and not as a letter, as most of my kits are. If you purchase mutiple items with this order, you will only pay the one parcel postage price – why not make the most of the postage cost.
Message me if you would like to purchase you very own Pre-Made Ollie the Owl Post It Note Holder and I will also keep you updated on the kit availiability.
|Posted on May 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
Just letting you know that KintaKards has finally opened a Facebook Page.
I would love for you to come along and Like my page, for updates and to see what I have been creating. Please share this page with your friends that may like to make or receive Handmade Gifts. I will start to add all my pictures and the page is currently a work in progress, but should allow greater and easier interation that my website blog. My Page link is www.facebook.com/KintaKards
I don’t actually know where the time has gone. I thought I was on the ball for creating some new (and unfinished) Easter kits, but Easter came and flew by me, with the bunny leaving just a trail of chocolate eggs and now Mother’s Day is fast apporaching at the same speed.
I have a few projects on the go, I am still slowly working on turning my Flower Pot card from previous years into a tutorial & kit. I will hopefully soon have this available. Maybe I should start on Christmas items, as I might actually get around to having them ready for the Festive Season lol.
Over the next few months, I have some new plans and directions for KintaKards Creative Gift Packaging. I will be adding in some new product lines, focussing on personalised Gift Packaging.
I will be back shortly to show you some new creations, and I hope to see you over on my Facebook page.
|Posted on March 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM||comments (1)|
I am back to show some of the Easter goodies I have been playing with, last Easter I first saw a cute picture of a punch art carrot pouch bunny using the Stampin’ Up! Petal Cone die on Sandy Stamper blog - created by Theresa Vargas.
I have created one of my own, using my very own Buster the Bunny Punch Art Design.
These cute little Buster the Bunny Punch Art Carrot Pouch is a perfect Easter Treat holder, all you need to do is add your choice of treat. maybe alter the colors and these would also make cute Baby Shower favours or even gift packaging for the new arrival.
Finished measurements aprox:11cm (high) x 21cm (wide). Will hold a treat / gift in the pouch of aprox 4mx 3cm x 6cm.
I have these available as a pre-cut Cardstock Kit, with a colored pictured step-by-step tutorial, the kit will make two Buster the Bunny Punch Art Carrot Pouches. I have added these to my webstore for purchase.
|Posted on March 17, 2012 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
Yes – just letting you know that I am still alive and continuing with helping others to be crafty, I am just trying to fit 25 hours into a 24 hour day arghhh.
I have been flat out with work, orders and then trying to prepare for a few craft markets, I recently attended the Werribee Park Masion Craft Market and had a ball – thank you to all the lovely people I met and I hope that you very much enjoy creating with the kits and other goodies you purchased.
I need to focus again on my webstore and I have a few new kits to add, along with some increased blogging to show what I have been doing these last couple of months.
And for something to show, here is a card that I made for a recent card swap, I like cards with multiple purposes and of course what more can we ask for than a card with Chocolate enclosed, I used my template for the mini Santa Chocolate Block (see you can use it for other occasions), I embossed the cover and also grunged it up a bit with some heaver sponging than I usually would, added some gathered ribbon, the butterfly is from the Strength and Hope stamp set and added some adhesive rhinestones and pearls for a bit of bling
The card front opens up, this is where you would write your greeting and then you pull the ribbon bow upwards to reveal the Chocolate Block Slider. The Chocolate Block I have used is the 40g Aldi Chocceur Milk Chocolate Block.
Ok till next time, I promise it wont be as long in between posts.
|Posted on January 3, 2012 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year to you all, Christmas is over and I am on holidays, so have been having a play with some Easter projects (when I haven't been hibernating from the heat), I really dont like the heat.
I really should be finishing off the Easter Projects I started last year, but I have have come up with couple of more designs (and more unfinished projects) - so there is hope folks that I have more to come lol.
Introducing my new "Bobby" the Bunny Punch Art Design. I already have the Pre-Punch Cardstock Kits for these cute little fella's added to my webstore.
I have also been playing with a Gift/Treat Box, using the Stampin Up Bitty Box Die, perfect for Easter Eggs, other chocolatly treats or any other small gift. Perfect for a small Easter gift, or modify the sentiment and use for Baby Shower Party Favours etc.
I have also added the Bobby the Bunny Bitty Box, Acetate and Pre-Punched Cardstock kit avaliable for purchase in my Web store. The colors I have used are Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake with Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue Cardstock colors.
Ok, back to it again, maybe I will go back an occasion and play with something for Valentines Day.
|Posted on December 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
I am finially listing another kit that I have had completed for a little while now.
I first added my Buster the Bunny Punch Art Design onto an assembled Milk Carton Die cut for Easter, but I have since had a play using the Stampin Up Nursery Nest DSP, to bring it in line for a baby theme, perfect for welcome baby gift packaging, baby shower or party favours etc and still perfect for Easter Gift Packaging.
I have been able to just fit a newborn bonds baby singlet into the milk carton (when made with a bottom opening, my tutorial will show you how I did this) or its perfect gift packaging for a pair of socks or booties for a newborn “baby bunny”.
The colors used that correspond with the Nursery Nest DSP are Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum and Marina Mist.
Buster the Bunny Milk Carton Gift / Treat Box is now available in my webstore as a Pre cut Cardstock and DSP Kit that will make two Buster the Bunny Milk Carton Gift Boxes, in your choice of Cardstock colors to suit the Nursery Nest DSP.
|Posted on December 28, 2011 at 5:10 PM||comments (1)|
I hope we all had a very Merry Christmas, I have been flat out with Christmas items and had heaps to show, but I quite often will make something and then give it away before getting a happy snap of it and after this Christmas rush, I had enough trouble getting the goodies made - was I the only one that Christmas snuck up on this year?
Anyway, I have moved on to some other unfinished projects. I would like to introduce Poh the Panda Punch Art Kit.
i Actually made this little fella quite a few months ago at a weekend retreat and since I have been so focused on Christmas Kits, he got put to the side. I thought it was time to show him off, here I have added him to a spiral bound sticky note pad, my partner is always pinching my sticky notes from my desk, so this will be his own.
I have added Poh the Panda Pundh Art Kit into my webstore which you can find here.
Ok, I am off to finish off a couple more unfinished projects, before I start on something new.
Getting in early here, Happy New Year to All.
|Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hi all, I have finally had a weekend to just have a create and play, especially with some items for some upcoming craft fairs.
One of the things that are always popular at craft fairs are the little token gifts, such as Magic Reindeer Food, Reindeer Poo, Rudolph Spares etc.
I recently saw a Punch art Reindeer made from the Stampin Up Stitched Stocking Punch, on a blog by Karen Haden
After a few tweeks, this is my version, I have made a Naughty (Reindeer Poop) Punch Art Reindeer, below left and also used the small and large Tag, Modern Label and Word Window Punches and added to the top of a filled Skinny Treat Bag or Plastic Test Tube. Below left is some (Magic Reindeer Food), using some Skinny Treat Bags and the Reindeer from the Deer Friend Stamp set. The Skinny Treat Bags and Dear Friend Embelishment Tags are available in my Website Webstore.
On to some other items my friend Jackie made similar Punch Art Plum Puddings and I just had to have a play with them, I love the look of these, you will probably see these on a few of my Christmas goodies this year. I finally got my hands on some hinged nugget tins and have had a play with my favourite Stampin Up DSP, it is just way too sad that it is retired. Here is another Craft Fair Item, Some simple wrapped Hershey Nugget Gift Packs.
And my last show and tell, I also had a request to make a Santa DVD Holder, so here it is (below left), shown with my Santa Chocolate Block Sliders (100g Cadbury Block and Mini 40g Chocolate Blocks).
Ok, back to it, I have a few craft fairs coming up, so must really get moving on a stock of handmade goodies.
Christmas kits have been really popular, please check out my Webstore to purchase any kits or tutorials.
Happy Creating Everyone.
|Posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Hello all, sorry I am still here, but I have had a very hetic last few weeks.
I was busily preparing for a huge days festival held locally – SpringFest, it’s a range of market stalls around the 6km Lake Wendouree forshore, I decided last year that I was going to attempt it this year and the weather was going to be fantastic.
Well it all didn’t quite go to plan, These last few weeks, I was kept very busy with online orders and I had been chasing my tail trying to get a stock of kits and goodies made for Springfest (which were walking out the door as fast as I could make them, thank you to all my customers though).
Add to that the week before Springfest, all around the same time, we had the funeral for a long time family friend, my budgie died and I came down with a viral infection and am still fighting it off. Somehow I still made it to Springfest, but the weather gods did not listen to me when I said the weather was going to be great, it was a horrible day weather wise. I managed to have a reasonable display and stock on show and had a great day sales wise and the people I meet were lovely. But in doing so, it took every ounce of energy I had, I even forgot to take a pic of my display for you.
In the lead up, I had full intentions of giving you all in cyber land an update on some of the items I had made, but sorry, please bear with me, I am still trying to catch up from my down time with this horrible infection, and it is taking some time for me to get back on my feet.
The Christmas markets are also starting to come into full swing, my next local market is a twilight market at the New Caledonian Primary School on Friday 11 November. Good grief, I need to pull my finger out.
Ok, time to show you a couple things I have been playing with. I have added this an extra to my Santa and Rudolph Mini Chocolate Block Slider Card tutorial, as these were designed to hold a Aldi brand of mini Chocolate Blocks and this may not be easily available to those without an Aldi supermarket. At the request of Tracy (hi). Tracy asked if I could make these to suit the 100gram Cadbury Chocolate Blocks and this is what I have come up with, It is simply just a Chocolate pull, does not have the card opening design the mini has, but I have added and embellished a piece of cardstock to the back, where you would add your Christmas Greeting.
Ok I will be back to show you some more things, I have been working on, when I find some extra hours in the day hehe. PS. The Santa Sleigh and Stocking Nugget Holder Kits are ready, I just need to list them.
|Posted on October 16, 2011 at 3:25 AM||comments (2)|
While it has been a little while between blog posts, I have been busy behind the scenes - mostly trying to finish off the tutorials and kits I have had on the go, while keeping up with orders, madly trying to prepare for upcoming Craft Markets and Fairs (which are coming way too soon) and I should add working full time into the mix as well.
Today I have had a play with the Sizzix Pillow Box Die, together with some of my Punch Art Designs.
Firstly, I have been playing with my Oswald the Owl Punch Art design - made in a different Cardstock Color, these ones were made using the new 2011 Stampin Up Incolor - Wisteria Wonder.
Oswald the Owl Punch Art Kit and or a PDF Tutorial are available for Purchase in my Webstore, for the pre-cut Kit you can choose any of the current Stampin Up Cardstock colors that you would like - just let me know during the check out process. I will hopefully have more of these to show in various colors - as I prepare stock for the craft fairs.
The second Pillow Box Project - I have made using my Santa and Rudolph Punch Art Designs, using a Pillow Box Bag - pillow box die cut with the handle being a Top Note Die Cut and also embellished with the new Stampin Up Ribbon Punch. These make great gift packaging for the Festive Season, and with the handle, you can even hang them on the Christmas Tree.
I already have the tutorials completed for all the components - I will put them all together and have a Pre-cut Kit available for purchase shortly.
Ok, back to it, I am off to try out my Santa Sleigh Nugget Gift Box and put the finishing touches to the tutorial, its taken forever, but it is now not too far away. And I will be back showing some more of my craft fair goodies.
Happy Creating, Regards Angela
|Posted on September 24, 2011 at 3:35 AM||comments (2)|
Just another quick post to let you know that I have finished the tutorial and added the Candy Wrapper Santa and Rudolph Pre-cut Kit and PDF Tutorial into my webstore.
Here is a free standing Santa Sleigh Nugget Treat Box, I have been playing with off and on for a while now and was all set to get the tutorial and kit worked out this weekend.
However I have also been itching to play with the new Stampin Up Stocking Die and the Stocking Accents die and thought I could incorporate the same concept (Nugget Treat Box) into the Stocking Die Cut, so I just had to stop everything and create the free standing Stocking Nugget Gift Box, the Stocking Accent Die cut pieces pull up to reveal a card for writing a Christmas Greeting.
The Stocking Die also makes a quick and easy gift card holder, here is one I have been playing with also, in pulled out view. These are going to be very handy for the Festive Season - I remember I made similar Stockings last year, however had to had cut these, with the die cuts - these are going to be great to work with.
I am just finalising the tutorial for the Stocking Nugget Gift Box and Card and the Stocking Gift Card Holder and will have this and a pre-cut kit available shortly.
Ok, have to go and be social, happy crafting everyone.
|Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:40 AM||comments (1)|
Wow what a busy weekend and past few weeks I have had, and all I want to do is just play (create). Hopefully I can start to get more of the ideas and unfinished projects I have on the go completed. But every now and then and idea pops into my head and I cant complete anything else until I get it out and these Candy Wrapper boxes were one of those.
If you had seen one of my previous posts on my Santa and Rudolph Skinny Treat bag Punch Art designs, I wanted to do something similar to what I did with the Skinny Treat Bag Bunnies at Easter and made up a kit with the Skinny Treat bag bunnies and Candy Wrapper Bunnies, so an idea formed to come up with a Candy Wrapper Santa and Rudolph.
And here is my finished design. How cute would these look on your Christmas Table - as place settings or as always small treat or gift packaging.
These have been made with Stampin Up Cardstock, punches and dies. My next task is to put the step-by-step tutorial together and I will have these available shortly in kit form or a PDF tutorial, that can be emailed world wide.
Here is a sequence of the versions I made until I was happy with the design, the ones up the back were my first basic piece together and I am not going to show you the mess on my floor with all the punch pieces lol.
Ok - here is another Candy Wrapper Christmas kit I am working on, using the new Stampin Up DSP - Letters to Santa, Candy Wrapper Die and Owl Punch.