A bit of teabag folding


SAM_0345This beautiful card uses more of Papermania capsule collection, but this time in a way that is brand new to me – teabag folding. I was watching youtube last week, and came across this video, of a lady making this fold for the top of a box. I thought it was so pretty I had to give it a go! This was my third completed flower (the first I have already given away on a card, which I forgot to photograph!)

I added two layered buttons and some bakers twine to complete the flower before adding to a simple Get Well Soon card

Flower Shop

Yesterday we talked about the different ways of using a flower punch, so today I thought I’d put my flower punching skills to good use and make a card!

Stampin Up! Flower shop

This card uses the Flower Shop stamp set from Stampin Up! along with the coordinating Pansy Punch. This combination requires some careful planning as the stamp and punch only line up one way. My suggestion, and the general consensus, is to punch a piece of scrap cardstock, turn the piece over and mark which end is the top and which is the bottom. Then you can lay this over your stamp, the stamp is the correct way round when the punch image fits over it perfectly, then mark which point of your stamp matches the bottom of the punch and make sure to always orientate it on your block this way round.

This time I stamped in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Real Red, and used basic black to stamp the sentiment. Unfortunately, this stamp is from a now retiring hostess set, Simply Sketched, but any sentiment would work just as well. The flowers were then punched out using the Pansy Punch, before being layered onto the card, some flat and some on dimentionals. You could add more to this card, some jewels or pearls in the centre of the flowers, or heat embossing the sentiment, but sometimes something simple is just as good

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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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I have recently discovered the joys of buttons! This was made all the easier by Hobbycraft, and their packs of 100g of buttons for £1! I’m trying not to spend a the moment, saving for some larger purchases (I’m very excited about what it soon to arrive), but such a stash of buttons for a pound I could not say no! There is a decent selection of colours and chose both within the packs, and of the packs themselves, I grabbed brights and basic black and white. All the buttons in the packs are different but of good quality (although I’m not sure they’d stand up to being worn on clothing). I had to quickly put this card together some of my favourites, and a simple birthday greeting, I stick my buttons on with Glossy Accents from Ranger (also available and hobbycraft)