Thursday, 23 May 2013

Criss-cross box template and online shopping


I’m here, honest, just finding everything that involves computers very difficult. Just had to reinstall my watermark programme, find my watermark etc… all takes time. In fact, there's a rogue watermark lurking on these pictures which I will have to deal with another time. 

I do have VERY exciting news to share, although I am a couple of days behind other demonstrators. But the great news is that now you can shop with me any time of day or night! No need to worry if I’m at work, in the bath, in bed, or on holiday (I wish!), just visit my online store and click away.

Now I haven’t had chance to test this properly yet, so I would be very interested to hear how it goes. But all you have to do to visit my all-new professional SU website and store, is click the “Shop Now” button on the left. Or here, that should work, too!

Apparently I can set up workshops so you can order as part of a workshop, but I haven’t looked into that yet, so watch this space.

Meanwhile, if you want to place and order, just go for it!

This month’s Virtual Hostess Club order is here and most orders are on their way or have been collected. Here’s a pic of this month’s gift – a little box of orange jelly beans.

I decided to force myself out of my comfort zone and use this season’s hot colour; Calypso Coral. I admit this is not one of my favourites, but it’s cropping up everywhere – and, of course, it’s one of the In Colors which is being saved from extinction and returning as a core colour with the new catalogue in July.

It’s also one of the colours of the Washi Tape you get with the This and That journal, so this was my first foray into using this fab little product. I simply stamped my words, laid a strip of tape underneath – which was easy because I could line it up nicely and reposition if necessary – and then die-cut the shape.

Recognise the flower? Thought not. It’s from a new set which is coming your way in June. I coloured them with a Calypso Coral marker (and blender pen), cut them out (yes, all 10 of them!) and toped them with an extra large rhinestone.

The box. Ah, I knew you’d be asking about that. I have adapted it from one designed by Nichole Heady so that I could make it from A4.

I began by cutting my A4 down to 8” x 11½” and then scored as shown in the image. I stamped just the triangles, using Whisper White on Midnight Muse. I think it goes rather well with Calypso Coral and can feel a U-turn coming on…

Stamps: Best of Flowers, Just Believe
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Apothecary Accents dies, Calypso Coral marker, Blender pen, Epic Day Washi Tape, Large Rhinestones, Medium Cello Bags

1 comment:

  1. These boxes are simply gorgeous (must make some) and I particularly like the Calypso Coral (and the coordinating jelly beans).


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