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In today’s posting I’d like to share a way to share your favorite holiday snaps. Using Serif Craft Artist I took some of the photos from holiday and turned them into cards and postcards, I’m thinking of combining them into a set for a Christmas or Birthday gift.

Shakespeare Collection: Mary Arden's Farm; card

Shakespeare Collection: Mary Arden’s Farm; card

As well as Craft Artist software, I used Vintage Paraphernalia digikit also available from Daisy Trail. This photo was taken at Mary Arden’s Farm.

This one was taken at Nash’s House;

Shakespeare Collection: Nash's House; card

Shakespeare Collection: Nash’s House; card

I love vintage don’t you? Thought it went really well with these kinds of images too. I mounted these images onto Centura Pearl card for the cards and onto white cardstock and stamped a postcard layout on the backs of others to create postcards. They turned out nicely and I’m pleased with the results. What do you think, would they make good gifts?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a card I made using digital crafting and mixing it with real life crafting, otherwise known as hybrid crafting. Making use of Serif Craft Artist and my favorite rubber stamp to create this;

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Card

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Card

The background was created using Serif craft artist software and digikits, next I added text using a font style called Papyrus which I adore. I printed this out and stamped on my favorite stamp HJ009 Singing crane.

The base card is Centura Purl cardstock.

On the inside of the card I made a panel again using Serif and the same font as on the front of the card. I bought a plaque with this poem on, a short while after my father passed away and it really summed up how I felt, that as long as I remembered my Dad and spoke of him then he wasn’t ever gone, he would live on in my heart and mind.

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Insert

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Insert

This particular card is a sympathy card but it would also work well as a card for support for someone going through stressful times, although I’d use a different insert if I used the design again in that way.

To keep the theme continuing though the project, I also stamped the crane on the envelope.

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Envelope

I will Write Peace Upon Your Wings; Envelope

Haven’t made a card in AGES. A lot of that is down to the fact that now Paper Mill are only available mail order and postage charges are so high, getting more card-stock is so expensive. As is posting anything too dimensional.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a new way to share your favorite holiday snaps. Using Serif Craft Artist I took some of the photos from holiday and turned them into cards and postcards, I’m thinking of combining them into a set for a Christmas or Birthday gift.

The Shakespeare Collection; Part 1; Shakespeare's Birthplace

The Shakespeare Collection; Part 1; Shakespeare’s Birthplace

As well as Craft Artist software I used Vintage Paraphernalia digikit available from Daisy Trail. This photo was taken at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

This one is from Ann Hathaway’s cottage, more designs in the coming weeks. I love vintage don’t you? Thought it went really well with these kinds of images too.

Shakespeare Collection: Anne Hathaway's Cottage; Card

Shakespeare Collection: Anne Hathaway’s Cottage; Card

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

PS Soz about the typo, I only just spotted it oops!! Dear old dyslexia strikes again. I blame my Mother for telling me to spell things as they sound!

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Today I’d like to share a couple of pictures of a diary I made.

Hand made diary: 2013

Hand made diary: 2013

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The layout I created from scratch using Craft Artist software v1, the cover is made from white hammered card. The binding style is Coptic stitch, so that the book lays flat in use.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

PS: Yes I know there aren’t any numbers on it, that was intentional, I’ll write them in, so I can use the same template each year without having to retype so much ;)

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Today I’d like to share a quick picture of the Christmas card I designed with the help of Serif Craft Artist digikits.

Christmas Card 2012

Christmas Card 2012

The digikit I used was called Season of Giving Bumper kit. It has the most wonderful classic images I associate with Christmas and you can alter the color ways of many of the elements to make it your own. I combined a number of images and altered them to create my own project design.

The best thing about digi crafting like this is that I was able to use the same layout and alter the size, so I used the same image on toppers for gift boxes and bags, you could even make the design really small for gift tags.

A great way to get a really coordinated, professional yet still personal look for your holiday gift wrapping.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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Funds being over stretched as ever, I wanted a way to present a little gift to neighbours without it costing the earth. So I measured the size of a cake case and designed the box around that. This will also fit standard size individual mince pies so will be ideal for little treats for Christmas too. If you make handmade jewellery or want to give neighbours a few sweets to know they are thought of, these boxes are ideal.

Small Gift Box. Ideal for sweets cupcakes or mince pies ;)

Small Gift Box. Ideal for sweets cupcakes or mince pies ;)

You Will Need

  • A4 cardstock 260 gsm or above. You can also use 12 x 12″ if you prefer
  • Scoring board, I’m using a Scor It board.
  • Steel Ruler
  • Scoring Tool
  • Cutting Mat
  • Bone Folder
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Brush or scrap of sturdy card (white or pearlised to prevent colour transfer)
  • Decorative ribbon to co-ordinate with your card
  • Topper of you choice (or you can emboss off cut card to decorate the panels of the box)

Method

This is a simple project but it will be much easier to show you how to create it with a video.

Part 1: Card size and Score Lines

Part 2. Assembly and Finishing

Options/Added Extras

In the film I was demonstrating with printer paper for high contrast. For your own box I’d advise cardstock of 250 gsm or above. The boxes look superb made in pearl cardstock such as Centura Pearl available from Crafters Companion.

If you have a cardstock friendly printer, why not design your own background patters with Craft Artist or your favorite crafting CD. For your first box, start with plain card, just to get the hang of where all the folds appear on the box. Once you know your way around use your favorite patterned card.

Christmas Gift Box; great for cupcakes & sweets

Christmas Gift Box; great for cupcakes & sweets

Links

I used Serif; Craft Artist software and the digikit; Season of Giving to design the topper seen on the front of the box. Both are available from Daisy Trail.

Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of the Mother’s Day card and mini book, I made for my MIL

Mother's Day Card and Mini Book

Mother's Day Card and Mini Book

Created using Serif Craft Artist and a selection of digikits

Hope she likes it and you do too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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