Christmas Craft projects

Easy Pop Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for visiting my Blog today! If you follow me you would of saw the Pop-Up Woodland card that i made the other day. This has been so popular and i just want to say ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has sent me pictures of their version!! I love seeing your makes! I enjoyed making that card and watching the little scene ‘come to life’.
My mind has been ticking away thinking what else i could make using the same concept. I decided on this adorable pop-up House card!! It turned out so cute and its even easier than the Woodland Card!!

No dies are required to make this card. I did use dies for my door and windows but you can easily make your own. I only used them because i had them. The Tree, Ginger bread men, sign and presents are stamps. I stamped them, coloured them in then fussy cut them out. I just left a small tab sized piece of card on the bottom so i could fold it and use it to stand the elements up. You can use whatever stamps you have.

DIMENSIONS
POP UP CARD MEASURES 5 3/4″ X 11″ 
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 1/2″ 
MARK THE FOLD LINE 1″ FROM EACH SIDE AND MEASURE UP 1″ CUT UP BOTH OF THESE PENCIL LINES
CARD BASE MEASURES 6″ X 11 1/4″ 
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 5/8″
CARD FOR THE HOUSE MEASURES  4 5/8″ X 5 1/2″
MEASURE DOWN 1 3/4″ ON EACH SIDE AND MARK
MEASURE THE MIDDLE OF THE CARD AND JOIN THE PENCIL LINES TO CREATE A POINTY ROOF. CUT WITH SCISSORS

Until next time…..

Ann xx


Christmas Book Box Tutorial

Hi Everyone,
Today i am back with a a Christmas version of the ‘Spooky Spells’ Book Box i made. I have had so many requests to make a tutorial so i have. You can find that on my You Tube channel ( The link for that is at the end of this post). As you no the original Book was made in a Halloween theme, i did think when i was making t that it would look great in a Christmas theme.

As stated in the title, this Book requires no Dies to make the construction. Of course you can use Dies to decorate the final project like i have but you can also use stamps or patterned paper etc. Its so simple to make and it looks adorable. Its very roomy inside and you can fir sweeties or Gifts etc. I suppose you could even use it for Cards & Envelopes.

DIMENSIONS
YOU WILL NEED A 12 X 12″ PIECE OF CARD STOCK CUT DOWN TO 10 1/2″ X 12″
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1 1/2″ & 3″
1 PIECE OF CARD STOCK FOR THE FRONT OF THE BOOK MEASURING 4 1/2″ X 6 1/4″
1 PIECE OF CARD STOCK FOR THE SPINE MEASURING 6 1/8″ X 2 1/4″

I love this little Book Box and i will be most definitely making a few more.

Until next time……..

Ann xx


Lumiere Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Today I am back with a beautiful Lumiere Box tutorial. I am totally over the moon with the end result of these, particularly the White Christmas Box!! The picture really don’t do it Justice! Its so beautiful. I gave it to my Mum today as a gift & she was thrilled with it. I love the fact that these boxes have a lift off top and also gorgeous Metal feet.

Of course you don’t have to use it as a Lumiere, i suppose you could use it to put gifts in or something totally different. The great thing is you can make these boxes for any occasion. As you can see i did a Christmas themed one & also a Halloween themed one. They look stunning with the Tea Lights in.

DIMENSIONS

2 PIECES CARD STOCK MEASURING 8 1/4″ X 9 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5 1/2″

SCORE THE SHORTS SIDE @ 4″ & 8″

LID
CARD MEASURING 5 1/8″ X 5 1/8″

SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1/2″

Please check out my YouTube tutorial for full instructions & also links to products i used to decorate my boxes.

Bye for now

Love
Ann xx


Light Up Acetate Christmas Village

Acetate Christmas Village Tutorial

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & Day 5 of my Christmas Week series. I am sorry this post is late today, i have had lots to do and just never seem to got time for this post until this evening. Anyway its here and so is this amazing Christmas project! I am so proud of this. Its so beautiful and really easy to make. You have to try one! You will love it!!

You may remember a couple of weeks back i made a small light-up Fish Tank. I think i may of mentioned in the Blog post or Video tutorial that i also had another idea for it. Well i think you can guess this is it!! I new i wanted to make some kind of contained Christmas village. To be honest, it turned out way better than i thought it would. Its sitting on my Coffee Table as we speak! It looks stunning lit up.

Acetate Christmas village box. Positivelypapercraft Tutorial

As you can see in the above picture, the roof comes off so you can turn your Tealights on and off and also replace them etc. They are hidden inside the Roof . I would imagine you could fit 3 Tealights in, i just put 2 in mine.

Positivelypapercraft Christmas Village

The fake snow i used in the box is from Hobby craft. You can pick it up on Amazon, Ebay and even places like B&M if you are in the UK. The snow i used on top of my Roof and little houses is True Snow by Aleene. Its great stuff and dries hard so really looks like snow. The little Houses and Trees i used are just cheap Dies i picked up online. If you check out my YouTube Video i have listed all the products in the description.

MEASUREMENTS 
1 PIECE OF ACETATE MEASURING 12 X 8 1/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″ , 3″ ,  9″  & 11 1/2  (You can still make it with 11 3/4″ acetate, your last score section will just leave you 1/4″ section instead of 1/2″ )
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2 1/2″
1 PIECE OF ACETATE MEASURING 8 1/4″ X 6″
GLITTER CARD FOR BACK PANEL MEASURES 6″ X 5 1/2″
WHITE CARD FOR THE VILLAGE BASE MEASURES 5 7/8″ X 2 3/8″
CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 
8 1/4″ X 4 5/8″ 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″
CARD FOR THE ROOF MEASURES 
8″ X 6 1/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″,  4″  & 7″

Love
Ann xx


Last Minute Money Wallet

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog & my last Christmas project of the year!!

Before i share my project with you i would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas & fantastic new year!! Also i would like to say a huge thank you to all my amazing customers & thank you to everyone for all your support this last year. Lets make 2018 a fantastic year!!.

Today i have a really quick & simple money wallet that also looks gorgeous!! I had quite a few of these to make. They are a generous size & the money slides in & out with plenty room to spare. I think these are so much better than the shop bought ones. I hope you like them.

These money envelopes are so quick & simple to make & can also be used for lots of different occasions, not just Christmas!

DIMENSIONS

CARDSTOCK MEASURING 8 3/4″ X 8″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @  2 1/2″ & 6 1/2″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ ON BOTH SIDES
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURES 1 X  6 3/4″ X 2 3/8″
2 X   6 3/4″ X 2 1/8″
1 X   6 3/4″ X 3 7/8″

Thank you for visiting & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Love
Ann xx


Teeny Tiny Table Favour

Hi Everyone,

Today i have a really cute table favour. I made this to hold 1 Lindor chocolate but you might fit any small chocolate in really. Its very simple to make and you only need a small amount of DSP. I hope you like it.

I just think that these are so cute but also quite elegant looking. They would look lovely on the Christmas table.

All the products i used are listed below as well as the link for my YouTube Tutorial.
Thank you for stopping by and i will be back on Sunday with a final Video and to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

DIMENSIONS

DSP MEASURING 6 3/8″ x 3 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 1/2″,  3″,  4 1/2″ & 6″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″

Love
Ann xx


Triangle Star Top Box

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for popping over to my Blog on this fabulous Friday!! Today i have another Festive themed project for you & i think you will like it. First off, i have to say that this is not my idea. I CASED this from one of my lovely Team members, Andrea Parr. Below you will find the link to Andrea’s Blog:
http://www.craftylittleblog.com/

Andrea made this gorgeous little box earlier this year & i think its fab! It really is very quick & simple to make & to be honest its really large. You can fit loads of little gifts or treats in there for Christmas. I thought it would be a perfect festive project as the top has a ‘Star’ effect closure. I emphasized mine with some Silver foil card. You could use Gold or even glitter paper. The choice is yours.

DIMENSIONSCARD MEASURING 8 X 11″SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3 1/2″,  7″  &  10 1/2″NOTCH THE LONG SIDE TOP & BOTTOM @ 1 3/4″,  5 1/4″  &  8 3/4″SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/2″,  5″  & 6″3 X  DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″
Please check out my Youtube tutorial, you can find the link at the end of this blog post.
Until next time……
Love Ann xx


Fold Flat Pop Up Christmas Card

Hi Everyone
Thank you for popping over to my Blog! Today i have the most adorable Pop-Up card that is so simple to make!! How cute has mine turned out!!! I love it. The longest part of this project was gluing all the pieces on, like the trees and little snowflakes etc. I happily sat and glued away though as i really enjoyed making this card.
My mind was also going crazy with all the different types of decorations i could use. Maybe little Houses and Villages etc. Maybe doing some more stamping and adding paper to the background etc. There are so many different ways you can decorate this card.

The dies i used to decorate my card were mainly from Alinacraft. The only ones that wern’t were the large sentiment and the small Tree. When you go and watch my Tutorial you will find all the links under the video. Just click ‘Show More’ on the right hand side or its an arrow if on your Phone /Tablet.

Below i have listed the Dimensions:

RED CARD BASE MEASURES 11 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ 
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 3/4″
WHITE INSIDE CARD MEASURES 11″ X 6″
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 1/2″
PENCIL MARKS FOR THE POP-UP ARE: 
2 CM OR 3/4″ FROM EACH SIDE    –     4.5 CM OR 1 3/4″ MEASURING UP
2.5 CM OR 1″ FROM EACH SIDE    –    2 CM OR 3/4″ MEASURING UP
2 CM OR 3/4″ FROM EACH SIDE   –    1.5 CM OR 1/2″ MEASURING UP

Until next time……

Ann xx


Large Christmas Cracker Box (Holds 6 Crackers)

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog!
Today i have a gorgeous Christmas Cracker project for you. This large box holds 6 Crackers and would make a perfect gift for so many people. The crackers are made from a Cracker die but the box i made myself. Of course you don’t have to put crackers in the box, i think it would also hold a bottle of Wine and some Chocolates.

I thought it would be nice to put an acetate window on the front . You can just use whatever shape dies you like for yours. The box has 2 lids, the bottom one i glued on as i didn’t want the crackers falling out. I also made a carry handle from Ribbon.

Until next time……

Ann xx


Christmas Diorama Cards

Hi everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Today!
I want to share these beautiful Diorama cards with you. I made quite a lot of them and most of them are White, which i think looks so elegant. I think my favourite is the Black & white one. They are very simple to make and you can use most frame die sets. I used a mixture of Ovals &  Rectangles but you could also use Circles & Squares, whatever you prefer.

The Snowy hills are just some Border Dies that i have so you don’t need specific ‘Scene’ Dies, just use what you have. I think they turned out so pretty and the great thing is that these cards fold flat for posting!! Here are some more i made.

Until next time……

Ann xx


Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & project #3 of my Christmas Week Series! I hope you are enjoying all the projects so far, i still have a few more great ones lined up for you.The last project will be on Sunday 2nd December.

I was browsing through Facebook a couple of weeks ago and i came across this type of card. I really can not remember who it was that showed it, i just know that it was a craft hack of some sort. Like a 3 minute craft video type of thing. If i see it again i will put a link to the video. I just thought it was so cool and it also looked pretty easy to make.

DIMENSIONS

THICK WHISPER WHITE CARD BASE MEASURING 7 X 10″ SCORE IN THE MIDDLE AT 5″


4 PIECES GREEN CARD MEASURING :


1 X 8″


1 1/2″ X 8″


2 X 8″


2 1/2″ X 8″


SCORE ALL 4 PIECES ON THE LONG SIDE AT EVERY 1/2″


DSP FOR THE FRONT OF THE CARD MEASURES 6 7/8″ X 4 7/8″

Please check out my Youtube tutorial for full instructions. I really hope you will have a go at making one of these! It was great fun and i will be making them for my family this year.

Bye for now

Annxx


Treat Box & Gift Cad Holder

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog & project number 4 of my craft fair series Sunday. I hope you are enjoying this series & i hope its giving you lots of ideas & inspiration!

Today i have a gorgeous little box that i made to hold some mini candy canes & a Gift card. I made it in non traditional colours which were Black, white & gold. I also used the swirly Snowflake dies. I hope you like it.

I love this box. I cut a sweet little window out of the box & added some Designer acetate to it. Of course you dont have to put mini candy canes in it. You could maybe put some chocolates in instead.

You could put some Whisper white on the back of the gift card holder section so the person can write a message there.

This really is very simple to make and would look fantastic on your craft fair table!!

DIMENSIONS

Basic black card measuring 10 3/8″ x 8″
Score the long side @ 1/2″,  1 1/4″,  2 3/4″,  3 1/2″  &  7 3/4″
Score the short side @ 1/2″,  1 1/4″ & 7 1/4″
Whisper white gift card holder measures 5″ x 2″
DSP measures 5 7/8″ x 2 5/8″
You will also need a small scrap of acetate for your window.

Thank you

Love
Ann xx


Pop Up Present Card

Hi Everyone,

I am back with another tutorial for you & i think its fantastic! As we are so close to Christmas, i will be concentrating on last minute Christmas gift ideas etc.

The project that i have for you today is one that i saw on Pinterest. It was a photo that i came across. There were know written instructions or measurements so i worked them out myself. I hope you like it as much as i do!

I love this card & i think whoever receives it will love it too!.
This card really is quite simple to make. I recommend making one with a scrap piece of paper first. Once you have made one you will realize that its quite simple to do. I think you will become quite addicted to making it.

Please find all the measurements below and also the link to my YouTube tutorial and products that i used to make these cards.

DIMENSIONS
CARD BASE MEASURES 6″ X 11″               OR                   15.2 CM X 28 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5 1/2″              OR                      14 CM
WHISPER WHITE INSIDE PIECE 5 1/2″ X 10 1/2″               OR                14 CM X 26.6 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5 1/4″                     OR                    13.3 CM
CUT MARKS FOR THE INSIDE WHISPER WHITE PIECE: LINE UP @ 1/2″     OR        1.2 CM & CUT DOWN TO 2 CM
LINE UP @ 3 1/2″            OR            9 CM & CUT DOWN TO 3.2 CM
LINE UP @ 2″       OR          5 CM & CUT DOWN TO 4 1/2 CM
LINE UP @ 1/2″              OR            1.2 CM & CUT DOWN TO 4 1/2 CM
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE FRONT 5 3/8″ X 5 7/8″                OR                  13.6 CM X 15 CM
WHISPER WHITE FOR THE FRONT 5 1/4″ X 5 3/4″                 OR                   13.3 CM X 14.5 CM
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE PRESENTS:
1 X    3 5/8″ X 1 1/2″          OR             9.2 CM X 3.8 CM 
1 X    2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″          OR             6.3 CM X 3.8 CM
1 X   1 5/8″ X  1 1/2″         OR              4.1 CM X 3.8 CM
ENVELOPE
9 1/4″ X 9 1/4″              OR                23.5 CM X 23.5 CM
PUNCH & SCORE @ 4 3/8″          OR              11.1 CM
Thank you for stopping by and i will be back on Wednesday.

Love

Ann xx


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