Tuesday, 7 December 2021

How to Make a Spinner Card! - Ribbon Rosette Die and Stamp Set (affiliate)


If you're looking for a fab die and stamp set to say "Congratulations" to someone or to have handy for occasions when you need it, look no further! The new Ribbon Rosette Stamp and Die set has everything you need :) 

These are my affiliate links to the sets if you are interested  - 


In this blog post I show you the steps to making a spinner card with the set but you can also see 2 other cards and how to make them in my video here



To make this Spinner Card you will need the following products along with the Showcase set

Craft Perfect Bright White 6x6 card blank
Craft Perfect Arctic Blue Texture Weave Card
Craft Perfect Silver Silk Speciality Card
Craft Perfect Chrome Silver High Gloss Mirror Card
Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Layering Circle Dies
White thread
White card


How to Make it
1. Cut a 14cm square of Arctic Blue card and glue to the card front.

2. Die cut a 10.5cm diameter circle from the card. Reserve the blue circle.

3. Using both dies shown, die cut a silver Rosette.

4. Use the outer Rosette die to cut out 2 of the blue outer shapes.

5. Glue a length of thread down the centre of one of the blue shapes.

6. Glue the two blue shapes together with the thread down the centre and then glue the silver rosette on top.

7. Glue the thread tightly at the top and bottom of the aperture on the inside of the card. Cover with white card.

8. Glue the blue circle from the front of the card directly behind the aperture.

9. Front view.

10. Use both dies shown to cut out the silver sentiment circle and then the outline die to cut out the blue scalloped circle. Glue to the centre of the card.

11. Cut out a selection of stars and ribbons and glue around the aperture, snipping if necessary.

12. Add Crystal Drops

You can see how to make the other 2 cards below in my video here - 













Monday, 6 December 2021

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Use a Die (#ad)

 Hello :)

This week's challenge at Allsorts is to "Use a Die" .

As long as there is a die, however small on your card, you will be eligible for the prize/and or top 5 places.

There is a beautiful Tattered Lace die for 1st prize and I'm sponsoring 2nd prize with a choice of 3 digital images from my website - Ruth Hamilton Design

Be sure to check out the challenge blog where you can see some beautiful cards by the Design Team, including some who have used my digital images :)

I have used the Rose Bud image for my GDT card along with the 

Festive Treats Mason Jar die set

UK - https://shrsl.com/36dtn

USA - https://shrsl.com/36dtp

 from Tonic Studios. I've had the paper and ribbon in my stash for quite a while and thought they worked well with the image. 

I coloured the image with 

Tonic's Nuvo alcohol markers

UK - https://shrsl.com/35oz9

USA - https://shrsl.com/35ozd   (affiliate links)

 and popped it onto some vellum.

Thanks so much for looking :)

Don't forget to join in the challenge :)


Sunday, 5 December 2021

Last Minute Christmas Makes - Christmas Cracker (using SVG file) (affiliate)



Using Tonic's Christmas Cut'ables is a great way to save time in this very busy Christmas Season.
If you have a digital cutting machine you can buy the files from the Tonic website, download them, then resize and cut out.
If you are new to cutting files you will find this information from Tonic very helpful - 

To make this cracker you will need (I've added my affiliate links where applicable)

a digital cutting machine

Deco -Edged Square Cracker Digital File
Craft Perfect Teal Card
Silver Pinstripe Speciality Card

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Hi tack tape
Let it Snow Pure Sheen Sequins (Aqua Aurora)
Craft Perfect Bright White Double Satin Ribbon 5m x 3mm


How to make it

1. Download the files, save and open with whatever machine you own.
I have used the Cricut Maker and resized the cracker to 20cm wide.


2. Remember to add the score lines. I use a Scoring Stylus so I have it in place and check the relevant box before cutting.
Load your card onto the cutting mat and proceed.


3. Cut out the main cracker shape from Teal card.


4. Choose whichever decorative elements you want to use and remember to duplicate to have the correct amount to fit each part of the cracker. You will need 4 rectangles, 8 end pieces and 16 shapes for the inner parts as shown.


5. Glue the rectangle pieces to the centre of the cracker.
On the left of the photo you can see plain rectangles. You can add these behind the silver decorative rectangles before gluing in place if you like. I decided not to use them :)


 6. Glue the 8 end pieces in place.



7. Add hi tack tape to the tabs at the side.


8. Attach the tape to make up the cracker.


9. Tie the ribbon around the ends and add sequins to the cracker.











Saturday, 4 December 2021

Last Minute Christmas Makes - Christmas Sleigh Digital File (affiliate)

  


Tonic's Christmas Cut'ables are great for making last minute gifts but you also give you the option of                                     resizing to create stunning centre pieces for your Christmas table.

If you have a digital cutting machine you can buy the files from the Tonic website, download them, then resize and cut out.
If you are new to cutting files you will find this information from Tonic very helpful - 

To make this cracker you will need (Affiliate links )

a digital cutting machine

Christmas Sleigh Digital File

Craft Perfect Teal and Bright White Card 

Silver Pinstripe Speciality Card

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Hi tack tape

Let it Snow Pure Sheen Sequins (Aqua Aurora)


This is my affiliate link to the Christmas Sleigh Die Set (NOT SVG) if you are interested


1. Download the files, save and open with whatever machine you own.
I have used the Cricut Maker and resized the sleigh to 17cm wide. You'll need to group and scale all the relevant pieces then ungroup and cut separately to fit the card. 


2. Remember to add the score lines. I use a Scoring Stylus so I have it in place and check the relevant box before cutting.
Load your card onto the cutting mat and proceed.


1. Cut out these 3 pieces in white.


2. Cut out the top pieces in teal and glue onto the white pieces.


3. Fold and burnish the centre panel and glue the tabs along one side to one side of the sleigh.


4. Repeat on the other side.


5. Cut out the decorative panel in silver. You can attach this in a couple of different ways. I prefer to snip off the side tabs and cut the panel into 3 pieces.


6. Glue one panel to the back of the sleigh.


7. Glue the shorter panel to the front of the sleigh.


8. Glue the centre inside the sleigh.


9. Cut the box background from teal card and the detail in silver card. Glue together and glue to the inside back of the sleigh.


I have cut out another sleigh in the same size as an actual die cut one made with the sleigh die set.
Depending on what machine(s) you have, you can either die cut or digitally cut with beautiful results!


This is the Christmas Cracker Cut'able along with the 2 sleighs.








Friday, 3 December 2021

Papercraft Special Issue 1 RSPB magazine (affiliate)


 I've just come home to find my new RSPB magazine kit waiting for me. Issue 1 of this brand new Papercraft Special looks amazing! It's a boxed magazine with a fabulous big stamp set, matching dies, toppers and an embossing folder.

If you know me, you'll know how much I love birds so I really enjoyed making 3 cards for this issue
🙂
If you're interested in having a closer look, this is my affiliate link to the magazine
My commission was to use the stamps but as you can see there's so much more to use
🙂
Enjoy!






Monday, 29 November 2021

CYBER WEEK Country Carden Milk Churn dies - Tonic Studios (affiliate)

I just love this set of dies, stamps and shaker elements! Autumn in the countryside is definitely a favourite of mine!

You can check the Cyber Week deals out through my affiliate links here

You can see my video here


I saw these milk churns up in the hills of Country Antrim earlier in the year and this set reminded me of that beautiful day.

I've used the set along with the Harvest Moon paper pad to create 2 beautiful cards. One of these is a simple bridge fold but it looks great with all the die cuts from the set. I've layered the die cuts and added in extra detail with Nuvo alcohol markers for depth of colour and also popped up some elements with 3D foam pads.
Please let me know what you think of these :) I think Autumn is my favourite time of year. The colours of nature are simply amazing.

Harvest Moon Paper Pad

I've used the following colours of Craft Perfect card

Pistachio Green, Chocolate Brown, Amber Yellow, Marigold Yellow, Pumpkin Orange
Frosted Silver Satin Mirror Card
Pea Pod and Spiced Orange Nuvo alcohol markers
Golden Acer Confetti

Nuvo Deluxe adhesive

Thanks so much for looking :) If you enjoy the video please don't forget to "like" it and subscribe to my channel :)