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Tutorial: Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Calendar

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SweetSayings

sweet sayings desktop calendar

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope desktop calendar

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As promised, I’m back today to share a sweet little desktop calendar project. This is one of the projects we’re making in my January parties and clubs, and they are heaps of fun to make. Practical, too!

Got any spare mini calendars lying around? If so, you can whip up one of these in under 10 minutes. You can also print out your own mini calendars – there are many options available online.

**I have a few spare kits left over. Read on to find out how you can get one of these ready-to-create kits – including the calendar – for FREE!**

This project uses the card base and envelope from the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack that I shared earlier this week. It even has a pocket at the back for storing all those odds & ends that accumulate on our desks. 😉  Or is it just mine?

Calendar sweet sayings top view

 

Ok, so how do we do it?

Let’s start the clock.

 

1. First up, embellish the card front. It’s much easier to do this now, before we turn it into a stand-up calendar.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Bright Blossom stamp set on mine, with flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I also added a Pool Party mat behind my calendar and attached bakers twine before hanging it from a mini silver brad.

Calendar sweet sayings flowers

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2. Cut white cardstock to 12.7cm (5 inches) x 6 cm. Score at 1cm, 3cm and 5cm, creating a concertina fold.

Adhere flaps to the inside front and inside back of the card using Sticky Strip, to create a base. This will prevent the card from ‘walking’ (ie. when the front and back move apart). We don’t want our calendar to collapse on us over time!

score base

Adding this base makes the calendar stand up, nice and sturdy. And you can even pop a pen in there!

Here you go, this picture might make it a bit clearer…

Calendar top side

3. Ok, now for the pocket.

Choose one of the envelopes that come in the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack.

Sweet Sayings Stampin Up

Remove the flap. We won’t be needing it. 🙂

pocket trim flap

Now score the remaining three sides at 1cm. Be gentle! Don’t tear the paper.

pocket score lines

Put your hand inside the envelope and carefully flatten the sides. Add glue dots to secure the bottom corners underneath.

Now you can attach the pocket to the back of your calendar!

pocket

Would you like one of these ready-to-assemble kits?

I’ll pop one in the post for FREE, along with your thank you card, to the first six people who make a $30+ purchase from my Stampin’ Up! online shop this month. (Australian orders only)

   Calendar sweet sayings

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave me a comment <3!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Pillow Box Handbag Tutorial

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Pillow Box handbag stamped in black and Melon Mambo, with the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set (Level 1 hostess set).

Here's a fun little project that would be perfect for a group of girls to make at a birthday party, or when you need a gift holder in a hurry. My very talented downline Juliana Main inspired me with her clear window sheet versions of these bags – very cute!.

How to make a Pillow Box Handbag:

  1. Start with Whisper White card stock, 6inch x 6inch square (yep, you get 4 of these from each 12×12 inch sheet of cardstock or scrapbooking paper).
  2. Run the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Pillow Box die (page 154 of the Idea Book & Catalogue).
  3. By starting with Whisper White you can stamp on it or decorate it any way you like (do this while the cardstock is still flat though LOL). Sticky Strip works best as the adhesive on the side tab.
  4. Just before you seal the sides, slip in the two ends of a matching piece of ribbon as your handle.
  5. This die has score lines on it, so all you have to do is fold on the score lines and the box 'pops' into shape. Too easy.

We've been making some of these in a Christmas theme at my workshops lately, and they have been a huge hit. Let me know if you're interested in hosting a workshop and we'll tee it up before we get too far into the silly season.

Happy stamping,

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Tutorial: Creating Rhinestone Gems from Stampin’ Up! brads

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Have you ever wanted to add embellishments to one-layer cards, without it ruining the look on the inside?

I really wanted to add some bling to these simple, clean cards but I didn’t want the pins from the brads to show on the inside. With multi-layer cards it’s easy… you just add the brads to the top layer only, and then attach that layer to the card base. Problem solved. You can’t do that with one-layer cards though.

Today I’m sharing a trick that’s been around for ages, but it is sure is a beauty. Simply grab a Stampin’ Up! brad (the Fire and Ice circle and square brads look fantastic), and follow the steps below to extract the gem.

Step 1

STEP 1.

Choose a Rhinestone Brad
(p149 Idea Book & Catalogue)

 

 

 

Step 2

STEP 2.

Pull the pins (legs) apart to expose the back of the brad

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

STEP 3.

Using a sharp tool (hobby knife or the ends of your scissors), pry open the two clasps holding the rhinestone brad

 

 

 

 

Step 4

STEP 4.

The rhinestone should come out quite easily, but you might have to give it a gentle push. Be careful not to scratch the front of the gem with your blade.

 

 

 

 

STEP 5.

Push the gem onto a Mini Glue Dot (p154 IB&C).

 

Your gem is now ready to use.

 

  

Bling Close Up

 

Happy stamping,

 

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