Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Mother's Day gifts - and an inverted scalloped edge!

So sorry for the lack of posts – I don’t know where the time’s gone! Well, most of Saturday was spent preparing for and holding a Mother’s Day class, attended by 17 eager stampers who each made four projects.

There was the joy fold card, very similar to this one but we used True Friend instead of Pocket Silhouettes – I can’t show you the real one as it’s gone awol. There was a little gift pouch; again, I don’t have a completed one but I’ll make up another (one day!). And then there were these two gift items; a chocolate box and a post-it note holder.

The box was made using this grid paper technique, although I didn’t make the class go to such lengths – all their templates were cut out for them. The box holds two Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which are slippery customers so someone had the great idea of putting a glue dot under each one to hold it still.

The post-it note holder is a simpler version of this one, made in cardstock as it’s sturdier. I love these colours together – the combination was inspired by the Felt Flowers, which we used on the card.

Do you like the inverted scallop edge along the top? I thought of that all by myself, which is a rare occurrence! Here’s how to make it with your Scallop Square Punch:

1. Insert your paper or cardstock into the punch, as shown, and punch. I always work with punches upside-down so that I can see where I’m punching.

2. This is what you will have punched.

3. Re-insert the piece of paper into the punch, lining it up against the last rounded piece that you punched.

4. Punch again and you will get this. Mine is very wonky but bear in mind I had a camera in the other hand!

Stamps: Best Wishes & More, Basic Phrases, Doodle That
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie, corner rounder

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  1. Oh WOW! Love the color combos you used and I love the inverted scallop edge. I have to try this!

  2. Very cute!!! Love the box!!! And the colors you used look great together :)

  3. Nice gifts and I like the colors you used....thanks for the tip on the scalloped edge too!!

  4. Very nicely done, love the scallop edge, nicely done!

  5. What a creative way to create a scalloped border.


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