Sunday, 28 April 2013

Anything but a card

Sheila's choice this week, theme is 'Anything but a card'

Sheila's project

My project is a bag, ideal for any gift. I simply started with a plain paper bag, I cut away the handles and then I punched holes and threaded ribbon for the handles before placing decorated card to fit inside that bag. I used pearlised card to cut the die shapes for the front and back. I then found a backing paper to match the inside and the die shapes to decorate the card matts for the front and and back. I used a die shape for the sentiment on the front and back adn added gems to finish.

Kandis' project

'Hi fellow crafters, my post for 'anything but a card' is a scrapbook page.  I have never done scrapbooking before but when we rehomed our first briard Stroller I did make a little book of photographs for his breeder of his 1 year with us.  I honestly didn't think it was a scrapbook but that's exactly what it was. 
When we sadly lost Stroller and rehomed our little girl Enya I again decided to do a scrapbook of her first year for her breeder.  Both books are treasured by her.  So when I bought the CraftArtist programme I decided to to do a scrapbook of Enya for us but in CraftArtist.  This is page 7 and was her first holiday with us, in fact it was her first holiday ever.  She had a fantastic time as did we and this page is a lovely memory of a fantastic holiday.
Hope you like it too.  Thank you for stopping by.  Do take care of yourself.'

Chris' project

 Sheila's theme of 'Anything but a card' got me thinking of doing some tags and this was the first of a trio where I was playing around with shapes and techniques.

I used the beautiful new flower stamps by Lin Brown (Eclectica at Paper Artsy).
I used Distress stains to colour both the base of the tag and the flowers. A scrap of coordinating handmade paper provided an additional feature of the background.
Once the stains had dried I added an ink spray to the background and distressed the edges with black ink.
I used a square punch to accentuate the centre of the flowers and added depth by decoupaging them.

Kathy's project

The idea of this gift set came from my mate Sheila......There are three boxes measuring 2 x 2 and 1 inch in depth, l for each....Baby Bracelet, First Tooth, and First Curl, using my dies for the frames for the text. Then l made a booklet, from two 6 x 6 cards, used Digi-designer for thepages, the first one for the Birth details etc, and the others for placing photo's or/and memories. l then stuck the two together down the spine with very narrow extra strong(red) tape. Using my dies once again decorated the front.
These were all then placed into the main box, with the lid having an acetate window.


  1. These are all fabulous and thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  2. 4 Great projects - love the baby book and boxes!

  3. Fabulous projects. Chris xx


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