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Today I would like to share a free download with you. A calendar page for May 2010.

Free Calendar Page; May 2010

How to Use

  • Click on the image to open the calendar picture to full size.
  • Right Click and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.
  • You can print it as, is or open a Word Processing programme and insert the image. (Once it is on your machine.) This will give you more control of the final size of the calendar page.

  

Feel free to tell your friends about this offer and forward them a link to this site. 

Let me know what you think, of these calendar pages. If comments suggest this is popular…it just might become a regular feature. 

Links

Glenda Waterworth from Graphicus, is having a give away on her blog. Check out the link below for more details.

Glenda’s Blog Giveaway

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a free download with you. A calendar page for March 2010.

Calendar page for March 2010

How to Use

  • Click on the image to open the calendar picture to full size.
  • Right Click and choose ‘Save As’ from the list of options.

Once it is on your machine.

  • You can print it as, is or open a Word Processing programme and insert the image. (Once it is on your machine.) This will give you more control of the final size of the calendar page.

  

Feel free to tell your friends about this offer and forward them a link to this site. 

Let me know what you think, of these calendar pages. If comments suggest this is popular…it just might become a regular feature. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a tutorial for an exploding box. It’s still a paper craft project for those of you getting worried! These make wonderful place settings for holiday parties and are a great alternative to crackers for those of us with limited dexterity.

The finished box will look like this;

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You Will Need

  • Exploding Box Templates. I created templates for 3cm and 6cm Boxes with full instructions. The PDF’s were kindly added to the Stamping Mad Forum site. The link will take you to the post on the forum. From there you can download the PDF’s for the boxes of your choice.  You will need to download these to follow this project ;)
  • A4 card stock that will go through your printer.
  • A printer
  • Steel Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Scoring tool

You can use plain or pre printed patterned cardstock. If you only have plain paper use craft CD’s to create the patterned paper that will suit your finished project.

The template has been designed to fit within an A4 sheet. For the 3cm box, print one A5 background from Artylicious CD, the box and it’s lid will fit within it. The 6cm box with the lid and inserts will require 2 sheets of A4 backgrounds from the CD.

Method

  • Open the PDF of the size of box you wish to make.
  • Read through the instructions on the screen.
  • Print your background designs on to your chosen card, then allow the ink to dry. Put the card back into the printer and print the box template directly onto the card.
  • Follow the instructions within the PDF for how to cut, fold and assemble your Exploding box and it’s lid.
  • Add additional images as toppers to your basic box, and embellish you box to your chosen theme.

Ideas for your box

I am using these one’s as place settings for our Christmas table. These are also ideal for anyone with dexterity problems who can’t manage crackers :) Due to RSI I cannot pull a cracker, so it will be nice to be able to join in with these instead. I’m sure there are shops that sell paper hats and you can print your own jokes if you really want to use these as alternatives to crackers. You could add a special small gift or the confectionary of your choice to the smaller inner box. If you want to add a larger gift, don’t add the inner box, this will leave you more room inside the box. :)

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If you made this box in different styles of card, it could easily be adapted for;

Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Baby showers. It is a perfect size for place settings and enables you to tailor your chosen gift to the person you are giving it to. Try printing on pearlescent card for a really impressive result.

Links

Here are a just a few suppliers who produce CD’s of papers and toppers, that you can use to create your background papers.

  • Graphicus  I used their Season’s Greeting’s CD from their Artylicious range to create the sample shown in this tutorial.  Artylicious is a truly wonderful range of artwork that is even better when you see it in real life.
  • Joanna Sheen  Joanna has a wide range of CD’s on all kinds of topics, they all include background papers, as well as toppers.
  • Crafters Companion  All kinds of images on a variety of CD’s

I would like to thank

Many thanks to Helen on the Stamping Mad forum for posting the PDFs for me.

Stamping Mad Forum  A friendly and welcoming forum for crafters of all levels, do come and have a look round.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

**Edited & updated from a post previously published on this blog 28 November 2008**

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In today’s post another free download, designed to take the stress out of the holiday season. All too often our jobs take us far away from dear friends and family and leave little time to get in touch for a good chat. Holiday time gives us the opportunity to get in touch and swap cards and gifts to let those close to us know we still care about them.

The problem is the distance between friends and family mean it is very difficult to choose the perfect gift. You want to choose something they will really love but it seems rude to ask…. Sound familiar? It’s hardly surprising that holiday shopping is so stressful. Well hopefully these downloadable ‘Catch Up Cards’ will help you out.

Download your Catch Up Cards Today

Catch Up Cards

What Are Catch Up Cards

Catch Up Cards look like postcards, there’s an area for your news, but here’s the new part, the other half is for you to add details of your favourite things. The reverse of the card is blank, this allows you to get creative and add your own design, or print a background from a CD. Even better add a photo to the back of the card to truly personalise it. Pop this card in with your usual card you will send to friends and relatives and they will have a much more personal update on your news, and also a bank of ideas to help them choose a gift you will love too.

Remember you are adding favourites like;

  • Authors
  • Bands/music
  • Colours
  • Cosmetics/Perfumes
  • Shoe size (some people like getting slippers as gifts).

This makes it less like a wish list, more general  ideas.

Spread the Joy

Print an extra card and back it with the ‘Catch Up Card’ descrition and encourage your friends and family to add their details, so you will know what their news is and learn their favorites. Over the years knowing what gifts to choose for people, especially those you haven’t seen for a long time has become more and more of a challenge. If this sounds like you, have a look at the ‘Catch Up Cards’, see if they could work for your family and friends.

It is important to add that I am not a mercenary, I do recognize holidays for their original meaning. Personally I celebrate Christmas and this year will be sharing hand-made gifts, to bring the celebration a more personal touch. Believe me, the presents I’m making took a lot of time and love to create!

It is also important to recognize, that there are many celebrations, from many cultures that involve gift giving and I’m sure these difficulties in knowing what to give people, are a universal issue. The internet is a global space and people from all over the world are reading this. For these reasons, the downloads have been left without reference to an individual celebration. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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