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DIY Tealight Candle Gift Box Template and Tutorial using Stampin Up papercraft supplies

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a project I made earlier in the year, but realised I hadn't shared with you. It's a DIY / handmade gift box for tea light candles. I have both the template and a step by step tutorial for you to download for free. 

DIY Tealight Gift Box Template and PDF Tutorial by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have incoporated a window into the top of the box and it has a decorative belly band that slips over the box. You can adjust the length if you want less tea lights, and can adjust the height based on the height of the candles too. 

DIY Tealight Gift Box Template and PDF Tutorial by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I made this one before the papers changed over in the Annual Catalogue, but I have updated the tutorial to link to alternative papers, trims, and a great punch to make your own tags.

DIY Tealight Gift Box Template and PDF Tutorial by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Download the Free Template and Tutorial

There is two separate documents to download for this one:

One page box template: Download Tealight candle gift box template PDF

Step by Step PDF Tutorial with photos: Download MWC17 Tea Light Candle Custom Gift Box Tutorial

 

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All the products I have used today are available NOW in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code (if it's past October when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Don't forget to let me know if you would like the new 2021 Stampin' Up!  January to June mini and Saleabration catalogues mailed out. You can give me your details HERE.

Get free 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalogues in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Thanks for visiting today. Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Claire

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Quite Curvy Bundle embossed card for a friend, plus request your new 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration catalogues in Australia

Today I have a Blushing Bride embossed card to share with you. I think this is a perfect Stampin' Up! card idea for a friend. We are using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. I also include information about how to get on the list to get the new 2021  Stampin' Up! catalogues mailed out for free if you are in Australia.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

As cute as the little watercoloured birds are; I think it's the Greenery Embossing Folder which is the star of this card. This embossing folder is one of two mini folders which are purchased together, and were designed especially to fit in the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (available to customers at the start of next year). It also fits the standard sized Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine too.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle card idea from 2021 Mini Catalogue. By Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've kept the card monochromatic, with the exception of some Gray Granite ink for the sentiment (from Quite Curvy stamp set) and some colouring on the birds. The strip of patterned paper is from the Subtles 6x6 Paper Stack. These paper stacks are really versatile as you get 4 sheets of each of the 10 colours in the colour group. They are available in each of our 4 colour groups and in the InColour Collections too. To finish off my card, I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems and some Linen Thread.

I think that's a wrap on the Quite Curvy bundle cards for now. Time to move onto something else and start creating some sneak peek samples from the 2021 Stampin Up January to June Mini Catalogue. If you are a regular customer of mine in Australia, you will be receiving this catalogue in the mail around mid December, along with the 2021 Saleabrations Catalogue (this is full of items you can earn FOR FREE with $90 or $180 orders in January or February 2021). If you haven't purchased from me yet, and don't have a demonstrator you do regular business with, you can give me your details HERE and I will send you these catalogues in December too.

Get your NEW 2021 Stampin' Up! Mini and Saleabration Catalogues mailed out free in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you would like a reminder of the other creations I have made with the Quite Curvy bundle over the last month. You can find them below.

4 Stampin Up card ideas using the Quite Curvy bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue. Cards designed by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourhe Australia

You can find the card shown in the top left of this picture in this blog post.

The card bottom left is shown in this blog post.

The card bottom right is shown in this blog post.

I have loved playing with the Quite Curvy bundle and hope to have a play again in the new year.

 

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All the products I have used today are available NOW in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code (if it's past October when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Thanks for visiting today. Don't forget to request your free copies of the new 2021 Stampin Up Catalogues if you are in Australia, and don't already have a demonstrator.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Sympathy Card Idea and a great Stampin' Up! Colour Combination for Men.

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a masculine sympathy card idea using Stampin' Up! products from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! catalogue. Sympathy cards are difficult to make at the best of times, but coming up with ideas for sympathy cards for men can be even more challenging.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I chose to keep my card simple and classic, use colours that felt masculine to me, and feature the sentiment in a small cluster of die cuts. The sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set, and the stems are from the coordinating Well Written Dies. The heart is from the Detailed Hearts Die.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I really love how the colour combination turned out for this card. Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider are my two favourites of the 2020-22 InColours, and they look great together for masculine cards.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder. Masculine colour combination using Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider and Seaside Spray Stampin Up Colour. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the Subtle Embossing Folder again. I seem to use it in on so many cards these days. It's really classic.

Masculine sympathy card using Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalogue cardmaking supplies including Well Said stamp set, Well Written Dies, Subtle embossing folder and a masculine colour combination. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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All the products I have used today are available NOW in my Stampin' Up! Online Store, and all the individual products are linked at the bottom of the post. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code (if it's past October when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Quite Curvy Bundle Stampin' Up! birthday card idea.

Today I am sharing a Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy bundle birthday card idea with you. The Quite Curvy bundle is a NEW bundle from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue, but it has been released early, so is available NOW. I can't stop playing with it as it's so cute and very versatile. Find it HERE in my online store.

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle Birthday Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

How to make this card (all of the supplies I mention are linked at the end of the post):

  1. My base card is a half sheet (cut vertically) of A4 Mint Macaron cardstock.
  2. I embossed the card front with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder.
  3. I used one of the Curvy Dies (from the Quite Curvy bundle) to cut a curved edge on the top layer about 2/3 of the way down.
  4. I used the curvy die with the holes in it to cut a piece about 3.5cm deep (making sure the edge with the holes in it is at the top). 
  5. I stamped the curved birthday sentiment in Gray Granite ink, just under the holes.
  6. I embossed the leaf design image in white embossing powder onto some Fluid 100 watercolour paper.
  7. I watercoloured the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron by using the Water Painters and picking up the ink from the inside of the ink pad lid (I also like to wet the area to be watercoloured first). I then adhered this over the very bottom edge of the top layer.
  8. I stamped the birds in Gray Granite ink, and then coloured in Gray Granite, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso. I just used Whisper White cardstock for that, but coloured with Aquapainters (don't use too much water on them this time as the Gray Granite ink will smudge)
  9. I tied a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and tied in a bow.
  10. I adhered a piece of Mint Macaron patterned paper on the inside of the card, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside at the top, so it will be covered by the top layer.

What I love about the Quite Curvy bundle:

  • Being a photopolymer set, you can bend the stamp a little more on the block if you need to better match a curve. That's very cool.
  • I really like the good variety of sentiments and the modern fonts. I will be using this for birthday cards, friends cards, hello cards, congratulations cards and thinking of you cards. How's that for versatile?
  • Those birds are oh so cute too!

 

Stampin Up Quite Curvy Bundle. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Stampin Up Quite Curvy stamp set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I hope you love the Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy bundle as much as me! 

 

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How to Make Folded Christmas Tree Cards - Free Tutorial

Hey friends. Today I have a free tutorial on how to make handmade folded paper Christmas tree cards. Isn't it the cutest little tree ? It's easy to make and requires very little supplies. I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes dies and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from the 2020 July to December mini catalogue for mine, but you could cut a circle shape another way and use any paper you had available.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different versions, one basic one, and another more 'stepped up'. The sentiment is from one of my all time favourite Christmas sentiment sets, Itty Bitty Christmas (linked at end of post). I stamped the sentiment three times without reinking, on the bottom right of each envelope as well. Love how that turned out.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the more basic of the two cards.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the stepped up version where I added Champagne Rhinestones, added some coiled gold cord and folded the edge of the patterned paper.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I think the stitched edge of the tree really adds to the effect.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The cards are really quick and easy to make, Great for beginners or you can dress them up some more.

Folded Tree

 

Here's the free tutorial for you:

Download Folded Christmas Tree Cards Tutorial Claire Daly

 

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Thanks for checking in today. Look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

Claire

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