Friday, April 26, 2019

Beautiful 3D Vase and Flowers, Mothers Day/Teacher Gift

Today we are drawing inspriation from a very creating lady on YouTube. I just found her channel last night and she is amazing. I had to bing watch a few of her videos. Her name is The Posh Paper Lady, go check her channel out, you will love it too. Below is the beautiful Vase and Flowers she made and I just had to make one too. You know how much I love 3D projects. You will find my tutorial along with all the measurements and photos below. Hope you give this a try and give her a shout out and don't forget to share on our Facebook page.

I used my cricut explore to create the flowers but I am sure you could do this with a punch if you don't have a cricut. I also used some flatback pearls for the feet and with my new pickup tool it was easy and quick. I glued them on with my hot glue gun. I also reinforced this vase by putting chipboard on the inside and bottom, so it can be used over and over again.  For the paper collection we used the beautiful Prima Poetic Rose and Light Pink Bazzill cardstock for the background.


Cardstock cut at 7 3/4x11, on the 11" side score at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10 turn to the 7 3/4" side and score at 2 1/4"
Cut away the small retangle on the side where you have the 10" score and then cut up on the other score lines wedging out the edges as we do when we make a 3D box. 
Fold and burnish

You will now need 4 pieces of chipboard or cereal boxes cut at 2 3/8"x5 3/8". Start by glues 3 of these down on the cardstock in between the score lines. They should just fit. This will reinforce you vase. 

Then glue the vase together using the 1" flap, matching the edges. Glue the bottom flaps together making sure the vase comes out square. Now you are ready to glue the last piece of the chipboard inside. Glue it in place. 

Cut 4 pieces of pattern paper that are 2 1/2x7 1/2", run a bone foler over the pieces causing them to bend a little in the middle, we will put these on with a space between the vase body and the decorating paper. Start by gluing them only at the bottom, just enough glue to hold them in place.
The one for the back will be glued straight down, no curve in it. 

Now take the pieces of paper and hold them to the top of the vase and just put down on them until you creat a slight bow in the paper, making it look like a pot belly vase. When you have the desired bow glue the top down leaving the excess to fold over to the inside. Do this to the 3 pieces, remember the back piece is glued straight down no bow. 

Now you can go back and fold the excess pattern paper over and glue it down to the inside covering the chipboard at the top.

Cut another piece of chipboard 2 3/4"x2 3/4", cut a piece of the same cardstock 3 3/4"x3 3/4", place the chipboard on this and cover it, trimming the corners as you do when you do a mini album cover. 
Cut another piece of cardstock at 2 1/2"x2 1/2" and place over the other side of the piece, this will make the full cover for the bottom of our vase. 

You can now turn this piece over and glue the flat back pearls on for feet.

Glue this piece to the bottom centering.

Cut one more piece of chipboard that is 2 3/8"x8" cover just the front and half way down the back of this piece with your cardstock. This will need to be glued in the back of the vase. It will be taller and the backdrop for the flowers. 

Create your flowers and leaves/branches and put them on floral wire, place a styrofoam ball in the bottom to stick the floral wire into.

Glue the flowers on the floral wire and place them in your vase.

Decorate as much as you like. This is it. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mothers Day Stationary Purse Gift Bag

This project comes together so fast and you can make a ton. Embellish and you have some wonderful gifts for those Mothers on your list. Below is the YouTube tutorial and the measurements. If you make them please make sure to share on our Facebook Page.

Cardstock is cut at 12x11 inches and on the 12" side you need to score at 4 3/4" and 7 1/4". Turn it and score at 2 1/2" on the opposite sides.

Cut up on the score lines on the shorter side and wedge. Cut away some of the center tabs. Glue this together to creat a box shape.

Trim for the top are cut at 2x6 and you need to score at 1" on the 2" side. you will need 2 of these.

Cut 2 pieces that are 2"x 2 5/8" and score at 1" on the 2" side.

Handles cut 2 pieces that atre 12"x1 1/2" score at 3/8 and 1 on the 1 1/2" side. Glue together both sides.

Handle fastners cut 4 at 1 1/2"x2 1/2" score at 3/8" and 1" glue together as you did the handles.

Assemble as shown in the video listed above and embellish as you wish. This will hold about  10 to 12 cards and bases.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Laminated Wallet Gift Pouch

What a quick and easy project for this spring day. This is going to be great for Mothers day, graduation, Fathers day etc. And they will be water proof, and touch because they are laminated. Below is the full tutorial and measurements. Hope you give these a try and make sure to share with us on our Facebook Page.


6"x12" cardstock, score on the long side at 4, 4 1/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/8, 8 1/2, 8 5/8, 8 3/4, 8 7/8.

4x6 pocket, score at 1/2" on two short sides and the bottom long side.

Bottom pocket: 10"x4" on long side score at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2", 8", 8 1/2", 9", 9 1/2" turn and score at 1/2" on both sides.
ON this procket trim away the bulk as shown in the video, before folding accordion style.

Glue your pockets on as show in the video, put your closure on and decorate. That is it. quick and easy.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter Wishes Milk Carton Gift Boxes

Here is a quick and lovely project for those last minute Easter items you forgot. I usually do these for my Grands to take to their classmates. Just a bag of candy and these and they are all set. The full tutorial, photos and measurements are listed below. And make sure if you make some of these share them on our Facebook Group. To see a list of all the product used, click the "show more" under the video.

Small Milk Carton

Cut your cardstock at 8 1/4"x5 1/2" score on the long side at 1 7/8", 3 3/4", 5 5/8" and 7 1/2"
Turn and score at 1 7/8", 3 3/4" and 5"

Mats for this is cut at 1 3/4"x1 3/4" you will need 4

Put your mats on in the center 4 squares.

Then on the end with the 1/2" score line cut away the rectangle at the bottom. 
Cut up on all the score lines and trim slightly.

Put glue on the tab you have left on the end and glue the box together, the long tabs at the bottom are you bottom attaching pieces. Then pinch the top together and put a clip on.
Decorate as you desire and you are finished. 

Mini Milk Carton 

Cut you cardstock at 4 1/2"x6 1/2" score on the long side at 1 1/2", 3, 4 1/2 and 6 
turn score at 1 1/2", 3", 4"

Then follow the same instructions as the small one above. 

Mats are cut at 1 3/8"x1 3/8" you will need 4 

Have fun! thanks E

Reinforced Fancy Basket

How pretty and easy this project is and it is so fancy looking. With just paper and a few flowers you can make this beautiful reinforced fancy basket for Easter, Valentines or any gift giving you wish. Below is a full video tutorial, photos and measurements. Howe you give it a try and don't forget to join our Facebook group and share with us your creatings.

Large Basket Measurements:

Cardstock is 12x12 inches score at 3/4"x4",8" 11 1/4"
Turn one turn and score these same measurements again.
Fold and burnish
Cut away the 2 boxes in corners on two sides, just leaving the tab in the middle as shown in the video.
Then cut up on the opposite sides on the 4 and 8 inch score lines just to the score line going across.

Glue box together folding the 3/4" tabs to the outside.

Cut 7 pieces of 1"x11" designer paper. On 6 of these pieces score at 3 1/2 on both ends.
These will be your decorative pieces that go on the outside.
Glue them on the bottom as show in the video, 3 going one way and 3 going another. 

After you have attached all these pieces, then put a strong glue on the 3/4" tabs and glue down as show in the video. 

With the 7th piece of 1"x11" paper you will clue this creating your handle. 

Decorate as you wish and your basket is finished.

Small Basket Measurements:

6x6 inch cardstock score at 1/2", 2", 4" and 5 1/2"
turn and score the same measurements as above.

Cut 7 pieces of designer paper that is 1/2"x5" score at 1 1/2" on both ends of 6 of these peices.

Follow the same directions as above to complete this basket.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Standing Book Box Photo Album

Lets create a standing book box photo album and have some ready for Mother's day. I think the mothers will love them. And you could always slip a gift card in one of the many pockets. Today we are posting part 1, we will post part 2 tomorrow. Hope you enjoy and give it a try. They are quick and easy and so much fun. And oh so beautiful when finished.

YouTube tutorial part 1: 

Product we used in this tutorial:

Paper Poetic Rose:
EK scoring tool: 
Art Glitter Glue:
Mono Eraser:
TH scissors:
Bone Folder:
Score Tape:


Cardstock 5 1/2"x7" cut 2, on short side score at 4 and 4 3/4"
Cardstock 5"x7" cut 2, on short side score at 4" 
Cardstock 4"x7" cut 1 do not score

Glue the two 5 1/2"x7" pieces on either side of the 4x7 inch piece right at the first score line. 
Take the 5x7 pieces and glue on the inside making the score line just even with the edges of the 4x7 inche middle piece, creating another page.


Cut cardstock 5"x4" or just shy of 4" cut 2 pieces

Cut cardstock 3"x4" cut 4 pieces.

Cut cardstock 4"x4" cut three pieces.

Cut cardstock 4"x3 1/2" cut 1 piece

Cut cardstock 2"x4" cut 1 piece 

Below is where I placed the pockets and how. 

We will add the measurements for the mats tomorrow when we do part 2. 

Mats are as follows:

Cut 3 at 3 3/4x6 3/4"
Cut 2 at 4"x4" and trim at an angle as shown in the video.
Cut 4 at 2 3/4"x3 3/4"
Cut 4 at 2"x3 3/4"
Cut 2 at 4 1/4"x3 3/4"
Cut 1 at 5"x3 3/4"
cut 1 at 1 3/4"x3 3/4"
cut 2 at 2 1/4"x3 3/4"
spine is 5/8"x6 3/4" 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Iris fold Card Girl With Umbrella

Iris Fold Card instructions and pattern for Girl with Umbrella. 

Card size is a 5x7. The mat for the iris fold part is 4 ¾”x6 ¾”.
Iris Fold Card – Using up our scraps. 
Print the image at 100% or original size it should come out at aprox. 3 ¼” from tip to tip of the umbrella. 
Trim the little girl bottom out and color with your desired coloring tools.
Choose 5 colors of paper, if you choose one pattern or two then some solid paper that will fill in that is  the colors in the pattern paper.

Here is the link for the Cricut pattern I created. If you don’t have a cricut then just use the pattern and trace it on your paper and cut the hole out. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Note Pad/ Pen Holder

For the notepad/pen holder below are the measurements and the full tutorial. Hope you make a few and share them with us.

Cardstock 3 3/4x11 on the long side score at 4, 8, 9, 10
Cardstock 4 3/4x7 1/4 score on the short side at 1/2" on both sides, turn to long side and score at 4 and 4 1/2"
cardstock 2 1/2x2 1/2 score at every 1/2" 

Mats for the front are cut at 2 1/2"x3 1/2"
Inside mat is cut at 3 1/2"x1 1/4"

Note pad is cut at 3"x4"
cardstock for the top is 2 1/4x3" score at 1 3/8", 1 1/2"