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 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 (3)|
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 (2)|
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.
|Posted on August 13, 2011 at 1:20 AM||comments (1)|
Yea, I have finally completley finished the tutorial and kit for my Santa and Rudolf Chocolate Slider Block Cards.
I created these for Christmas last year and they were very popular pre-made for gifts. I have spent little spurts of putting together a step-by-step tutorial and kit for purchase and have just now finally spend the last couple of days finishing these off.
I Just need to finalise pricing, the PDF Tutorial and the Pre-cut/scored and punched Kit (with tutorial), will be available in my Web Store, very soon.
Here is the front closed view of both Rudolf and Santa Chocolate Block Slider.
And here is a view with Rudolf Open and the Chocolate Block slid out.
Ok, back to the next, unfinished and Christmas Project. More to come.
|Posted on August 6, 2011 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
Hello All, I am just poping in to quickly say hi "Hi".
Yes I am still around, I have plenty going on in the background and will be back soon with some new kits and tutorials, unfortuantly at the moment, I keep finding more projects I want to create and have a backlog of projects to finish. I will have some to show you soon.
FYI - The Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 catalogue finishes 31 August and the retireing list is currently out now. One of my favorite punches is retiring its the Small Oval Punch 1 3/8" x 5/8", I do use this punch quite often in my punch art kits and tutorials, but you need to hurry the retiring items are only available while stocks last and no later than 31 August. See the Stampin Up Website for more info www.stampinup.com.au
Ok, I will be back soon to show off some new goodies.
|Posted on June 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM||comments (1)|
I have finally finished the tutorial and kit another of my unfinished projects, here is my Punch Art Owl Movie Ticket / Money Slider Card. I made a bunch of these as thank you gifts last year and they were very popular for Christmas (just add a santa had to the owl and modify the sentiment to suit).
It is designed to fit cinema movie money or cash and opens like a card, where you can write your greeting, with the tickets pulling out from a special pocket. Make a great way to package up a small simple gift.
Here is a view of the inside, sorry I havent embelished the inside of this example. Example showing movie money or cash slider.
I have this now availalbe as a pre-cut kit with step-by-step pictured tutorial (postage available within Australia only) or a PDF emailed tutorial (available to be emailed worldwide). Measurements include both Metric and Imperial measurements.
To purchase please see my webstore or contact me for special orders.
|Posted on June 7, 2011 at 12:31 AM||comments (0)|
Here is another project I have been working on. Its a Yearly Card Organiser. I have this available as a pre-printed Cardstock/DSP Kit with Tutorial or available as a PDF, the tutorial only with all the required printable templates.
The Yearly Card Organiser is a great way to keep track of and be super organised for any upcoming birthdays or special occasions. Each month has that months printed dates and includes a pocket for to hold any pre-prepared cards. So you should never have the excuse of missing any upcoming birthdays again, just check which cards you need to pre-pare for the particular month and have them sitting inside that particular months pocket waiting for the time to come.
Why not make one for yourself and they also make fantastic gifts.
In kit - (available to be posted Australia Wide) You will receive all the required cardstock and DSP to complete, some further cutting will be required. Note: Stamped images and other embellishments are not included. The completed Example is for display purposes only.
Additional Items you will need to complete and not included in kit: Double Sided Adhesive Tape or Tombo Liquid Glue, Paper Trimmer with Cutting and Scoring Blade, Bone Folder. Stamps, punches, ink and embellishments to decorate and embellishments - as you wish. Other: you will either need a 1 ¼” binding comb and a use bind-it-all or take your finished project to a OfficeWorks or printers and have them bind your Yearly Card Organiser for you. Remember if you take it somewhere to be bound, make sure they realise that it will have cards added, so needs at least a 1 ¼” binding comb, to give it room to grow.
Or purchase the PDF Tutorial and Templates, detailing all the Cardstock, DSP, Punches and additonal items needed to complete, includes the templates used for the printed wording.
|Posted on June 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM||comments (1)|
Just a quick post today, I have quite a few unfinished projects and am trying to get them finished. I would like to introduce you to a couple of my latest creations.
Intrducing "Oswald" the Pillow Box Owl and "Freddy" the Pillow Box Frog. Great for small gift giving, treats or party favours.
Made using the Sizzix Pillow Box Die and Stampin' Up! Punches. As usual I have the Step-by-Step pictured tutorial and pre-punched kit available for purchase.
First let me show you "Freddy" the Pillow Box Frog.
And here I have added some additional embelishements to suit the required Gift Giving Occasion.
Ok, now time for me to introduce you to "Oswald" the Pillow Box Owl.
In in this one, I couldn't help but embelish to add a Santa Hat, perfect for Christmas Gift Giving (left), or even a simple thank you tag (right).
Ok, back to another unfinished project.
|Posted on May 23, 2011 at 1:29 AM||comments (0)|
Just letting you know about a special fundraiser class that is being held at my local Community Centre. If you are local to Ballarat, Victoria. At the Haddon Community Centre I will be holding a fundraising class, this coming Saturday 28 May 2011 - 2pm - 4pm.
With the proceeds going to our locals who lost their craft supplies and much more in the recent floods. The cost will be $20 per person, with all equipment supplied.
Here are the goodies that I will be showing you how to make, all featuring and using Stampin' Up! products.
A cute set of three gifts, that be given together or individually to various recipients. Featuring a cute little gift bag (made from a tutorial purchased from Becky Roberts, Inkin Idaho), a Hershey Chocolate Nugget Gift (everyone loves chocolate) and my new Mini Nuggets 'n' Notes Chocolate and Cards Gift Pack.
If you would like to come along and support the local people of Ballarat and make this great gift set, then please give me a call or email me email@example.com ASAP, to ensure a place is available. Should you not be able to attend on the day, but would like to make this gift set, please let me know as an additonal class may also be available or if you would like to host a class in your own home, this too is available.
|Posted on May 22, 2011 at 5:46 AM||comments (0)|
Well I am back home from a lovely Scrapbooking Retreat away, thanks to Andrea for a great well done effort in organising and hosting this event, and thanks to Liz, Jenny, Karen and an unsual room buddy - a baby Joey.
I have have arrived home and am grumpy (most likley from the lack of real coffee) and thinking oh no the working week is about to start again and I wont get any time to create. I had a great time away this weekend and while I didnt think I got much done, thinking about it - I did, there are some new tutorials and kits on the way.
I made my Matchbox Kitty Cat Treat Box into a card, finished off the tutorial for the Nuggets 'n' Notes Chocolate and Card Gift Set, made up a new tutorial for a mini Nuggets 'n' Notes Gift Set (these will be listed in my webstore shortly), finished the tutorial and kit for Ozzie the Owl Punch Art Card/tag, Created a design for a pillow box Punch Art Frog and a punch art panda.
Here is a pic of my Mini Nuggets 'n' Notes Card and Chocolates Gift Pack, one has been made with as a small note card and the other features my Ozzie the Owl Punch Art Card (which the tutorial is now available for).
Pictured below - the two on the left are the mini version and on the right is my standard version, the mini version holds three small cards, while the standard version features 4-6 note cards. Both hold three Hershey Chocolate Nuggets and come with envelopes matching number to Note cards, using the Sizzix Stampin' Up! Bigshot Exclusive Scallop Envelope Die Cut .
The tutorial and pre-cut kits are now available for my Nuggets 'n' Notes Card and Chocolate Gift set - Mini & Standard Size. Note: the kits will come with all the pre-cut cardstock, DSP, Note cards and Scallop Envelope die cuts, but do not include stamped images, embelishments, Hershey Chocolate Nuggets. They will come plain ready for you to decorate or embelish as you wish.
A Class by mail Kit is available if you would like to purchase the stamp set to complete - contact me for further details.
Remember the Stampin' Up! Deals of the Week are happening in May and the below specials are only available until Tuesday 24 May, then a new weeks deals will be released. If you are after any of the Deals of the Week, please contact me ASAP to place an order. Orders are available to be posted to your door Australia Wide.
Are you ready for some weekly surprises? You may have seen the Stampin' Up! ad in the May issue of your favourite crafting magazine letting you know that throughout the month of May, we are bringing you a new deal on our exclusive products every week! Check our website every Wednesday in May, and get up to 40 percent off a selection of incredible products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue!
There are no limits to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase and no minimum purchase is required.* Now is your time to stock up on your favourite products!
Be sure to hurry and purchase each week's deals early on so you don't miss out! When the new week's deals start up each Wednesday at midnight, the last week's deals are over . . . forever!
This week's deals, available until 24 May.
Item No: 119750, Page 137, Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon - sale price $11.87
Item: 119963, page 137, Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon - $9.07
Item: 109112, Page 139, Square Fire Rhinestone Brads - $13.97
Item: 109113, page 139, Square Ice Rhinestone Brads - $13.97
Remember to contact me ASAP, if you would like to place an order for any of these specials - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted on April 25, 2011 at 1:27 AM||comments (1)|
I am back to show you my latest Punch Art Creation - introducing "Willy the Worm" Bookmark. "Willy the Worm" is a recreate from a design I played with last year, in which I made these cute worm bookmarks and used them as my Stampin' Up! Convention Swaps.
I also made a fit to size matchbook cover, which the book mark easily slips in and out of for cute gift giving. I have redesigned using a couple of different punches and have my "Willy the Worm" punch art design now available as a pre-punched cardstock punch art kit or tutorial only. The pre-punched cardstock kit also comes with a pre-cut and scored matchbook cover and Giant Paper clip - kit makes two.
|Posted on April 24, 2011 at 3:11 AM||comments (0)|
Ok I am back to show what I have created together with my Nuggets 'n' notes Gift Set (thanking my friend Sharon for the name suggestion) and my latest punch art creation "Ozzie the Owl".
Pictured below is the "Ozzie the Owl Nuggets 'n' Notes Gift Pack. It includes four cute little Punch Art Note Cards and envelopes (made using the Stampin' Up! Sizzix Big Shot Scallop Envelope Die).
I have finalised my Nuggets 'n' Notes turorial and this is available as a pre-cut cardstock and DSP kit. I am just working on finishing my "Ozzie the Owl Note Card" punch art tutorial and this will be available shorlty.
Here is another "Nuggets 'n' Notes Gift Set, I have created, this time I used Play Date Designer Series Paper and the cute little lady bugs are all made from Stampin' Up! punches, the inspiration for the Lady Bugs were from Andrea Walford's website from a card made by Sophia.
|Posted on April 17, 2011 at 1:40 AM||comments (1)|
Hello All, I am back quickly to show you another new Punch Art Owl I have created and he is so so soooo cute.
In between trying to get some last minute Easter orders completed, work on some new projects, I just had to have a play with my punches and get this little fella out of my head. I am very happy with the finished cute result. Introducing Ozzie the Owl (thanks goes to Jackie for the name suggestion).
Ozzie has been made by using the same concept as my Ollie the Owl card design that I showed yesterday, but he is in miniture (and again all made with Stampin' Up! Punches). Ozzie is very tiny, he fits perfectly into the Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope Die cut, and makes the perfect note or gift tag that I am sure anyone who likes owls, will love to receive. Below is an example of the size difference between Ozzie and Ollie the Owls Cards.
Ok, I better stop playing and get back to work, I have Ollie the Owl Card tutorial and kit completed, but I allso need to finish off the three unfinished tutorials I have on the go, I will be back shortly to show you my next tutorial/kit featuring Ozzie the Owl.
Kind Regards Angela
|Posted on April 16, 2011 at 1:04 AM||comments (1)|
I have been having a play with some projects for Mother's Day and have this cute card - all made using Stampin' Up! punches and die cuts. hehe, I had to quickly whip up one to look like its for Mother's Day, as this can be modified for any occasion, but what little spare time I have is supposed to be spent working on some new Mother's Day projects.
Look familiar? Introducing my Ollie the Owl Punch Art Card Design, the making of Ollie has been taken from my own original Matchbox Punch Art Owl Giftbox design - that has been very popular. I have made Ollie into a bottom opening card, and all made using Stampin' Up! Punches and Die Cuts.
Here is a comparison picture, with my original Matchbox Punch Art Gift Box Owls and the new Ollie the Owl Punch Art Cards. Below left is the Standard Sized Matchbox Owl Punch Art Gift Box, Middle two are the new Ollie the Owl cards, and below far right is the Gift Card Sized Matchbox Punch Art Owl. Cute, Cute, Cute.
Here is another example, showing that Ollie can be modified for any occasion. I will have a step-by-step pictured turorial and Pre-cut/punched kit available for to recreate the below pictured Ollie the Owl Punch Art design.
I would like to thank my friend Alisa for the initial inspriation to make a card from my Matchbox Punch Art Owl Design, which is perfect for when you need to give a card over a treat / gift box.