Category: 3D; Christmas

Christmas or Birthday Money Pouch Gift Pocket

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas is all about giving, and one thing I find a lot of us give is the gift of cash or gift cards. I found myself in the situation yesterday where I needed to give a gift of cash, so I wanted to create something a little more special to give it in. So today I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to create a fancy gift pouch that you can whip up in minutes to give someone a gift of cash,  gift card or even movie vouchers.

 

So simple, so fast to create, but a gorgeous way to present your gift!  I even added a panel to write your message on the inside of the birthday one –

What do you think?

If you would like to make some of your own, here are the measurements –

Pouch – 7 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  Score on long side at 2 1/4″ and 5″. Fold and burnish. Apply adhesive to each edge of small flap.

DSP for front and whisper white for inside top panel – 7 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

DSP for front of bottom inner panel – 7 1/4″ x 2″.

Here is my Youtube ‘How To’ video over at My Paper Oasis.

Have you noticed some of our gorgeous new saleabration and Occasions catalogue goodies? I can’t wait to play with them all beginning the 4th of Jan!

I will take a short rest over Christmas, but will be back in full swing in the New Year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Mel xx

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Christmas Sampler Shadow Box

Hi Everyone!

I absolutely love how this project has turned out so I had to do another quick share with you this week!!!

I had a special weekend class where the attendees got to make this lovely 12″ x 12″ frame to assist their Christmas Decorating this year.  It was a huge hit!  The ladies even starting embellishing with ‘tinsel’ around the tree, we adhered bells to just about everything, and a load of fun was had! And now it’s hanging in pride of place in my house!

It was sooo hard to get a good picture without the glare! And believe it or not, the sentiment is embossed with the gorgeous new glitter embossing powder! It adds such a sparkle!

I have dressed it up a bit more now with our mini jingle bells and twine! Its a great way to display all those christmas products you have on hand….and if you don’t, why not get together with a friend a share your supplies. But you had better hurry to get your hands on the Candy Cane Lane DSP – as it’s on the Year End Clearout Sale!

Have fun creating!

Mel xx

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Twist and Pop Panel Cards – Wow for any occasion!

Hi everyone!

Well it’s definitely drawing closer to Christmas and the rush is definitely real!

Every year at Christmas, I like to have at least one ‘WOW’ card to give to special people – my nan in particular – she LOVES a special card and has requested that I make one for her daughter (my Aunty) this year.

Now I had seen quite a few of these Twist and Pop Cards for a while – they are currently very popular – so I set about finding a tutorial from someone who had made one.  I came across a few that used a full A4 piece cut and scored and inserted into the card.  But when you are trying to run a class, unless everyone remembers to bring their paper trimmers, its a little impractical and time consuming to have everyone take turns scoring and cutting  their cardstock.  I came across a tutorial from Sincerely Rina.  She made a card using 12″ cardstock.  The majority of my card is A4 size, so I altered my card to that so it could fit in a regular envelope for posting. I made one Christmas design and one birthday design, and my youtube clip is another birthday card design.

This first design was using our Blooms and Bliss DSP and Flourishing Phrases Bundle.

 

The Christmas design was using the Presents and Pinecones DSP and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set.

 

You can learn how to create your very own over at my You Tube Channel by clicking here.

Measurements are :

Card Base – A4 cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″ (4 1/8″ x 11 3/4″)

Card Panel – 3 1/2″ x 10″ scored at 2 1/2″, 5″, and 7 1/2″ and folded from the left – valley, mountain, valley (mountain fold needs to be in the middle)

Folding Mechanism – 3 1/2″ x 8″ scored on short side at 1 3/4″ and mark on long sides at 2 1/4″ and 5 3/4″

Card front base cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Card front DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″

Insert squares Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/2″

Insert Squares white 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″

Original post from Sincerely Rina can be found here

Happy crafting!

Mel xx

PPPSSSTTTTT  Don’t forget about all the amazing bargains to be found at the Year End Closeout Sales!

Sale items and retiring items and clearance rack all combined into one big event!

Some of the items to make these cards (especially the Christmas one) are on sale now!

Click the image below to go straight there.

You’re Welcome 🙂

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Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat Holders

A big hello to you all!

I don’t know about you, but the madness is ramping up and I am soooooo busy this time of year at my house!  As December approaches, I like to try and give my class attendee’s a little christmas gift that they can take home with them.  So seeing as it is so busy – my aim is to find ideas that are quick, simple and well…….gorgeous!

I came across these cute little coffee cups and a quick search on pinterest helped me find exactly how to create them, thanks to a UK demonstrator called Heidi Smith.  I loved them, so whipped some up for my class attendee’s for this week and demonstrated how to make them on my Stamp it Sunday live Facebook video.

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How cute are they!!! Fast and simple and the gold ferrero rocher sets off the Candy Cane Lane Paper beautifully!

The measurements to make your own –

A piece of DSP 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Score the long side of DSP at 7/8″, 1 3/4″, 2 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 3/8″ and 5 1/4″.

Score the short side at 1″ and 2 1/4″.

Handle piece is 1/2″ x 3″.

Refer to my video for assembly instructions at My Paper Oasis

Here is the original post by Heidi at flutterbyheidi

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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Merry Mice Christmas Bauble Card

Hi everyone!

I am a bit excited to share with you today another trick I learnt at on stage using Stampin Up’s Fine Tip Glue Pen! In my last post I mentioned that it dries faster than dimensional magic, but did you know it can be used like dimensional magic! Neither did I! So, on my Stamp It Sunday Facebook Live Video this week, I set about to show you how it was done!

I absolutely love the shimmery christmas bauble effect – if I do say so myself!

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How cute are the mice out of that set! I held off getting it for a while – but with the brilliant discount until the end of November I just couldn’t resist any longer!  And they are super simple to colour with a little bit of ink and an aqua painter!

Here’s a closer look at that effect!

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Isn’t it pretty! And it doesn’t dry sticky AT ALL! I can see so many new projects happening with this now I have had a play – so be warned – you may see a few more tips and tricks with the Fine Tip Glue Pen in the future!

You can watch my video over at You Tube at my channel –  My Paper Oasis – don’t forget to subscribe!

And here are all the measurements so you can make your very own!

Card Base – Night of Navy Cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″

Gold Foil Piece – 5 1/4″ x 3 5/8″

Shimmery White Cardstock – 5′ x 3 3/8″

I used the second smallest circle shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Shimmery White Cardstock for the bauble.

I hope you enjoy creating with this new technique!

Mel xx

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Santa’s Sleigh – literally! For #GDP059

I know – it’s the Santa’s Sleigh bundle, so how can you NOT do a Santa’s Sleigh!

I have wanted to create this every since seeing this bundle, but knowing I was having a Santa’s Sleigh class I kept it for now!  And I am really happy with the way it turned out! It makes such a lovely table centrepiece or Christmas Decoration.

And do you know what! Since the Global Design Project #059 is showcasing animals this week – I thought I may as well enter it there too!

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It’s a bit fiddly, but not too tricky to make.  And my little santa sack has been recycled from our SU paper packaging! It was perfect cut from the Mini treat bag thinlets! Hope you like it as much as I do!

This set is truly so much fun, so why not have a play! And pop over to the GDP to see all the other amazing projects!

Happy crafting

Mel xx
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Christmas Advent Tree

As soon as I saw this beautiful project by Allison Okamitsu of Nice People Stamp, I absolutely knew that I wanted to, needed to, must have a go at creating it too!

Who wouldn’t? This project is amazing! Her projects are amazing!

She was so generous to share her project details on the USA Stampin Up Page and I have seen many classes run since.  I wasn’t any different – we created this project in my last class for the year last week.

I used a paper ache round box for my base that I found at Spotlight.  It has a lid, so I can weight the base if I find it needs stabilising once filled with goodies.  The Home for Christmas DSP was PERFECT for this project.  I cut mine into 1 7/8″ squares. The numbers were taken from the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Kit.

Now all thats left is to fill each box with yummy chocolate goodness and enjoy!!!!

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Mel xx

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Christmas Tags in a Box

Don’t you love giving personalised gifts? Birthdays, thank you’s, babies and of course Christmas all allow you to create some lovely personalised gifts sets and tags.

I sometimes struggle with gift tags.  I want them to look really good, but in such a little space to work with i often find it difficult to create the effect I am after.

This Christmas however, I found it reasonably simple.  Our gorgeous ornate tag topper punch and scallop tag punches made tags very simple, along with our lots of labels framelits and beautiful stamps and DSP.

Pull out your gift bag punch board and make a matching card, and you have a complete gift set! You can also use gift tags to decorate card fronts too!

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Happy Stamping 🙂

Mel xx

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Snow Way- it’s time for a Holiday Catalogue Hop already!

 

I am so excited. It’s time for our FIRST EVER Pennsationals Team Blog Hop. And what better way to kick off our regular hops, than with products from our gorgeous new Holiday Catalogue.  It goes live for you all on Tuesday, so the LONG wait is over….get your orders ready…and hopefully you will find some fabulous inspiration along the way in our hop to add to your ‘I NEED’ lists!

You may have arrived from the talented Tracy Penn or be starting here. Which ever the case, I hope you enjoy hopping around and seeing what we have created to inspire you all!

It was so very difficult to control myself with this new catalogue! I love just about EVERYTHING in it. I think it is one of the best Catalogues we have ever had!  But, I did have to make a decision, so I knew the first things on my list was that beautiful, traditional Home for Christmas Designer Paper. It has so much potential. And when combined with our Hearth and Home Framelits – it really comes into it’s own.

I have been quite excited about these cards, but I haven’t been able to show anyone for weeks.  As soon as I got my parcel of goodies, I was inspired and made them….but then I have had to wait SSSOOOOOO LONG to show them off to you all!

Anyway, here it is. Those santa’s are too cute, and the window framelit makes for such an easy christmas card that draws the focal point to one small area. So thats all you really need to decorate and embellish – a little area 3′ x 2 3/8″ – you can easily manage that and get a whole stack done! Which is exactly what I did……

I used this card for our team swap card. I didn’t limit myself to just one style Santa.  I used them all. They make for such an adorable card.  I am already well and truly in love with our corded trim in silver and gold –  and I highly recommend the new fine tip glue pen. It made creating those christmas banners at the top of the window super simple. Such precision in that tip! And the New Sleigh Ride Edgelits make the perfect backdrop for the scene.

Once I had created one style of this card, I had to see what else I could come up with using that same paper. So I made a typical christmas window scene. LOVE IT! And Yes – I did hand cut those individual presents under the tree – but I do like a bit of fussy cutting! It’s a bit hard to see – but gold glitter on the candle lights really sets this off too.

I had also ordered the Delicate Ornaments Thinlets, so had to have a play with those too.  I created this little gift box as a Name Place for the Christmas Table. You can fill it with some special christmas goodies. I placed an ornament on both sides of a Baker’s Box (I used one from the All Boxed Up kit) so you can see straight through when its empty – that way you can even put something like an electric candle inside – could you imagine those around the Christmas table at each place setting. It really does look stunning with the new red foil sheets.
Now these dies do cut the outline as well as the intricate patterns – so I have backed it with a window sheet inside the box and adhered the ornament to it.  I closed it of with the Gold Cord Trim, so they can get into it without ruining the box!

So here’s a picture of the whole lot together. What do you think?  Inspired to get ready for Christmas yet?

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave some Blog Love in the comments below before hopping over to the wonderful Jessica Williams at ThePaperCaper who I know will have something gorgeous for you all.  There is a list at the end of this post in case you get lost along the way 🙂

 

Here’s a list of everyone on the hop in case you get lost along the way 🙂

 Rebecca Scurr
http://www.thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/2015/08/30/welcome-to-the-first-ever-pennsationals-team-blog-hop/
2.   Tracy Penn
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracypenn/blog
3.  Mel Pagano – You are Here!
http://createwithmel.blogspot.com/2015/08/snow-way-its-time-for-holiday-catalogue.html
4. Jess Williams
http://thepapercaper.com.au/2015/08/30/silent-night/
5.  Emma Palonek
http://vintagegraffiti.com/2015/08/30/the-pennsationals-first-ever-blog-hop-handmade-or-the-season/
6.  Jane Wilkinson
http://www.cards4youbyjane.com/2015/08/be-bold-use-gold/
7. Roslynne Lockwood https://mildredsparrowdesigns.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/mildredsparrows-first-pennsationals-blog-hop

Stampin Up – No Bones About It

I was a sucker for our retired Dinoraur Stamp Set, so I was pretty happy when Stampin’ Up! released the No Bones About It stamp set this catalogue.

I have a brand new nephew and thought it would be a good time to have a play with this set and create something a little bit different for his room.  I cased this one from the catalogue, but it had to go into a smaller frame than what is in there.
Its a great set and makes some stunning cards too. I really encourage you to have a play with it.
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