Sunday, February 17, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box - Little Bottle Box

Welcome back to another month of blog hopping with the Thinking Outside the Box Design Team, this month we are featuring the Little Bottle Box. 
This is a very simple little project and would fit so many occasions. I hope you enjoyed Barb's amazing creation! I always feel so inspired by Barb's creations.

Here is my project:
These are the materials and tools that I used:

Lovely Lattice (Sale-a-Bration)
Forever Lovely (Occasions Mini)
Melon Mambo card stock
Old Olive card stock
Lemon Lime Twist card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends
Light Petal Pink Stampin' Blends
Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends
Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends
Classic Label Punch
Well Said Framelit Dies
Organdy Ribbon - Lemon Lime Twist  
I cut the piece of Melon Mambo card for the box aspect of the project and with the card in landscape position, scored the from each side as follows: 2cm, 3cm and 13.5cm. So I scored the first three lines then flipped the card around and scored the next three lines. Burnish the score lines with a bone folder. 

With the card portrait, punch using the Classic Label Punch at the top and the bottom (see the photo above).
For the band through the centre of the inside of the box I cut a piece of card stock 3cm x 22.8cm and scored each end at 2cm and 4cm.  The central part of the band is mounted with a rectangle of Old Olive (2.5cm x14.3cm) and then a smaller rectangle of Lemon Lime Twist (2cm x 13.8cm). It adheres to the card using the 2cm tabs.
The front panel is mounted on a rectangle of Old Olive (14.2cm x 9.8cm) mounted with a rectangle of Lemon Lime Twist (13.8cm x 9.4cm). The stamped base of Whisper White card stock is 13.4cm x 9cm).

I stamped the floral image from Lovely Lattice twice on a scrap of Whisper White card in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, coloured them with the Stampin' Blends listed above then fussy cut them out. It's important to think about the versatility of stamp sets and what images would look like separated - in this instance without the oval and lattice work behind the flowers.

You will see that I left one of the floral images almost in tact and I then cut the others separately and used them on the front and inside the project on the belly band. The sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I cut out the "friend" sentiment using the Well Said Framelit Dies from the Occasions Mini, in Basic Black card stock and arranged these on the belly band with the remaining flowers. The box is held shut with the Lemon Lime Twist Organdy Ribbon which is a popular Sale-a-Bration item,
I hope you are feeling somewhat inspired by the project, it's very easy to make and I plan to put a few more together in the lead up to Easter. Don't leave us just yet because Tanja has a gorgeous project to share with us!

Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Shanni xx

Order of the February Blog Hop
Shannean Moncrieff Australia (that's me!)
Tanja Kolar Germany 
Carrie Bates United Kingdom
Annette Elias Netherlands
Dena Rekow United States
Beate Wacker Austria
Aude Barbara France
Barb Stewart Canada

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fancy Folds - Two Way Fun Fold

So great to have you back for another Fancy Folds Design Team Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Two Way Fun Fold Cards. I hope you enjoyed Satomi's beautiful project - I love how clever Satomi always is.

I followed the amazing YouTube Tutorial by Linda Bauwin which was super easy to understand. Here is my project:
I made a square card because I thought it would complement the stamp sets and the framelits best. I used the floral stamp set from Lovely Lattice (a Sale-a-Bration stamp set) and the sentiment from Forever Lovely (from the Occasions Cattie) - both of which were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I stamped the flowers twice on a scrap of Whisper White card and coloured the flowers with the Dark and Light Poppy Parade, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Old Olive and Light Granny Apple Green Stamping' Blends. I then fussy cut the images.
Because reds are a difficult colour to modulate I removed a bit of the depth with the Stampin' Blend Colour Remover Pen.
The leaves were easier to blend and were a good contrast to the flowers and tie in with the Old Olive tab which folds across the card opening from the rear.
Layering Oval Framelits are brilliant for creating that focal point. Here the scalloped edged oval is cut from Basic Black card to marry in with the stamped sentiment and flower. Pearls were used to finish the project.
The mounting card at the back of the card is a square of Poppy Parade that marries in the colours of the flowers and contrasts sharply with the Basic Black and Whisper White.
I hope you are feeling inspired by this fold style. The fold speaks for itself and the Sale-a-Bration stamp set is a great set for so many cards and projects.

Don't leave us just yet, Nadine Schwede has a gorgeous project that highlights the fold perfectly!

Stay glittery!
Shanni xx

Blog Hop Order February 2019

1.Gina Connor (United Kingdom) 
2.Satomi Wellard  (Japan) 
3.Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) 
4. Nadine Schwede (Germany) 
5.Aude Barbara (France) 
6.Miranda Mols (Netherlands) 
7. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)