Tutorials for Bags and Boxes

Exploding Gift Box With Pull Out Drawers

Today i have a really cool box for you. As i mentioned in my tutorial i got this idea from a Youtuber called Shrusti Patil, i have linked her tutorial in my description bar on YouTube. I love this box, however i did change the measurements as Shrusti used a very large piece of card to make her box and we do not do that size. I changed it to a 12 x 12″ piece ūüôā I hope you like it.

This box is just so cool!! I really do love it. You can make it for so many different occasions too. The draws are very roomy so you can fit lots of gifts in them.

This box is also really simple to make. You do need lots of card and pieces of DSP but it is so worth it. I used the Tutti Fruiti DSP for my box. I have to admit i was not keen on that paper when i first seen it. I love it now! Its just a really cheery and happy paper.

I really enjoyed making this project and i am sure you will to. Please watch my YouTube tutorial for full instructions, i have put the link for the video at the end of this post.

DIMENSIONS
CARD MEASURING 12 X 12″
SCORE BOTH SIDES¬†@ 4″ & 8″
PARTIAL SCORE THE MIDDLE BOX¬†@ 6 7/8″ DO THIS ON ALL 4 SQUARES AS IN THE TUTORIAL
DSP FOR BOX 4 X¬† 2 5/8″ X 3 7/8″
CARD FOR THE LID 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″¬†
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES¬†@ 1 1/4″ BUT MOVE AWAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE SCOREBOARD FIRST
DSP FOR LID 1X¬† 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″
4X¬† 1″ X 3 7/8″
DSP FOR INSIDE THE BOTTOM OF BOX 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″
CARD FOR DRAW BASES 4X¬† 4″ X 8 1/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE¬†@ 2 3/4″,¬† 3 7/8″,¬† 6 5/8″ & 7 3/4″
CARD FOR DRAW INSERTS 4X¬† 6 1/16″ X 4 3/4″
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES¬†@ 1 1/16″
DSP FOR DRAWS 4X¬† 3 7/8″ X 2 3/4″
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
Thank you

Love
Ann xx


6 Sided Male Gift Box

This would also be a great box for Fathers Day. It is very easy to make and considering the size of it you don’t really need a lot of card. This box would look great in many other colours to.

I used Epic celebrations stamp set which is yours FREE if you place an order with me for £45 (before p&p). I have listed all the products i used at the end of this post & also the link to my YouTube Tutorial.

DIMENSIONS

CARD FOR THE BASE MEASURES 11″ X 5 5/8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†28 CM X 14.3 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE¬†@ 1 3/4″,¬† 3 1/2″,¬† 5 1/4″,¬† 7″,¬† 8 3/4″¬† &¬† 10 1/2″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†4.5 CM,¬† 8.9 CM,¬† 13.3 CM,¬† 17.8 CM,¬† 22.2 CM & 26.7 CM
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE¬†@ 4″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†10.2 CM
CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 11 1/4″ X 3 5/8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†28.6 CM X 9.2 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE¬†@ 1 13/16″,¬† 3 9/16″,¬† 5 3/8″,¬† 7 1/8″,¬† 8 15/16″ & 10 3/4″
OR               4.6 CM,  9.1 CM,  13.7 CM,  18.1 CM,  22.7 CM & 27.3 CM
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE¬†@ 2″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5 CM

Thank you

Love
Ann xx


Large Decorated Gift Box & Candle

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to project number 3 of my Festive Friday series.
I really am quite proud of today’s project. It looks so elegant & quite professional too. This is also a very large box & has a separate tray in the bottom that holds the candle in place.

I also made one of these boxes in Acetate which i show you in my tutorial. The acetate one does not have the windows cut out as you don’t need them.

I did not stamp directly onto my candle. Instead i heat embossed my sentiment onto some heat resistant acetate and i wrapped it around the candle. I secured it with a glue dot.

This really is a very beautiful box and would make a fantastic gift for anyone. All the products i used are listed at the end of this post. The link for the You Tube video will also be there too.

DIMENSIONS

2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler measuring 11 1/2″ x 7 1/2″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 29 cm x 19 cm
Score both pieces the same¬†@ 3 9/16″ & 7 1/8″ (Short Side)¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 9 cm & 18 cm
Score the long side¬†@ 3 1/2″,¬† 7 1/2″ & 11″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 9 cm,¬† 19 cm & 28 cm
1 piece of very vanilla measuring 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 11.5 cm x 21.5 cm
You will also need 4 pieces of acetate for your windows.

Thank you

Love
Ann xx


Vintage Leaves Shaker Box

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog!
As promised, i have brought you the tutorial for the shaker gift box. It matches the shaker card that i did in my previous Blog post & my You Tube channel.

This beautiful box is very simple to make & when given with the card, makes a gorgeous gift set.
I hope you like it.

MEASUREMENTS

Card measures 10 1/2″ x 7″
Score the long side¬†@ 1/2″,¬† 2″,¬† 5 1/2″¬† &¬† 7″
Score the short side¬†@ 1 1/2″,¬† 5″¬† &¬† 6 1/2″
Soft Suede layer measures 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
Very vanilla layer measures 3 1/2″ x 3″

Please watch my You Tube tutorial for full instructions.

Thank you!

Love
Ann xx


Mini Chocolate Box

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my Blog today.

Today’s project is really quick & simple to make & makes a fantastic gift! I made this little gift box to hold a small 40g bar of chocolate. If you live in the UK, i purchase mine from Aldi or Lidl.

I hope you like it.

I have also listed all the products i used for this project at the bottom of this post. If you would like to purchase any products, please click the pictures and it will take you direct to my online shop. You can purchase from there 24/7.

MEASUREMENTS

DSP measures 8″ x 5 5/8″
Score the long side¬†@ 2 1/2″, ¬†3″, ¬†5 1/2″ ¬†& ¬†6″
Score the short side¬†@ 1/2″ & 5 1/8″

Thank you for stopping by & i will be back on Sunday with another project ūüôā

Love
Ann xx


Christmas Cantilever Box Part 1

Hi Everyone!!
I am so excited to be back with some fantastic tutorials in stead of Dies all the time! So lets kick it off with this amazing Cantilever box!! I have made mine in a Christmas theme but you can do yours whatever style you prefer. I LOVE this box & trust me!! Its no where near as hard as it may look!!!

I have split the tutorial into 2 parts, only because i wanted to take my time and make sure you understand how to make this box. I would say the time consuming part is cutting out all the little mats & layers etc. The actual construction of the box is pretty quick and simple. Part 2 will either be on tonight or tomorrow.

So below i am going to list the dimensions for part 1 of the tutorial, just the parts i made in that video. I don’t want to overwhelm you with measurements and i will get sore fingers from all the typing lol. The rest of the measurements will be on part 2 of the tutorial so there will be 2 Blog posts, Part 1 & part 2.

DIMENSIONS 
BOX BASE:
CARD STOCK MEASURING 11 1/2″ X 8 1/4″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/2″ & 6 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE ON BOTH ENDS AT 3/4″, 1 1/2″ & 2 1/2″
DESIGNER PAPER MATS MEASURE:
1 X 6 3/8″ X 5 1/8″
2 X¬† 1 3/8″ X 6 1/8″¬†
2 X 7/8″ X 5 1/8″¬†
2 X 5 /8″ X 5 1/8″¬†
BASE LIDS X 2:
2 X CARD MEASURING 5 7/8″ X 6 7/8″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3/4″ ON EACH END
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″ & 1 3/4″
DESIGNER PAPER MATS MEASURE:
4 X 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″
2 X 5 1/8″ X 5/8″¬†
4 X 5/8″ X 3 7/8″
CARD STOCK FOR BRAD JOINERS X4
CARD MEASURES 3/4″ X 4″

Please stop by for part 2 tomorrow ūüôā

I will put the link for part 1 video at the end of this post .

Love Ann xx


Amazing Exploding Confetti Box

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & thank you for paying me a visit! Today i have the most amazing & really cool exploding box for you. When i say ‘exploding’ i really mean it! It will definitely give the recipient a very big surprise when they take the lid off!¬† The ideas is that you fill the box with confetti, sequins & even small sweets if you like. When the lid is taken off the box pops right up & all the contents jump all over the place! I love it.

I came across a few of these boxes on youtube but the tutorial i watched was from someone called ‘The Creative Guy’ I have linked his video in my Youtube description. I did not follow his tutorial (sizes etc) I just made up my own sizes & made my box from layered card rather than cardboard. It really is super simple to make & all you need is Card, paper, 4 small elastic bands and confetti, sequins etc.

I made my box in a Valentines theme but of course you can make yours anyway you like. It would be fantastic for a kids party or just a regular Birthday etc. I really think you will love this box if you give it a try.

You can find all the measurements below in metric & imperial. At the end of this post i will also put the link to my Youtube Tutorial. I explain step by step how to make this box.

MEASUREMENTS
THE SIDES OF THE BOX MEASURE 3 X 3″ I LAYERED 4 PIECES OF CARD TOGETHER TO MAKE ONE SIDE. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL NEED 18 PIECES OF 3 X 3″ 16 PIECES FOR THE SIDES & 2 PIECES FOR THE BOX BASE.
OR  7.6 CM X 7.6 CM 
8 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE INSIDE & OUTSIDE OF THE BOX MEASURING 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″¬†
OR  7.3 CM X 7.3 CM 
CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 7 1/8″ X 7 1/8″
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″ & 2″¬†
OR 18.1 CM X 18.1 CM 
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2.5 CM & 5 CM 
I will be back again on Friday with another tutorial. I can tell you that it will be something for the Guys!!

Bye for now

Ann xx


Large Box Style Handbag

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog & as always, thank you for popping by Today!

When i did my tutorial on Friday, i promised that i would make a larger version of the box style Handbag. Well here it is!! I absolutely LOVE this bag & as you will notice its quite a bit larger than the original one. It is constructed in a slightly different way but only by joining 2 pieces of card stock together. Obviously you will need more card and paper to make this bag but it is so worth it!!

This bag is identical to the first one i made, the only difference is the size. You can fit lots more in this bag & would make a perfect gift for anyone. I think it would be great to fill with Nail polish or make-Up. Maybe you could put Nail Polish in one of the pockets & some Chocolates in the other one.

DIMENSIONS
2 PIECES CARD MEASURING 10″ X 10″
SCORE BOTH PIECES @ 1″ & 2″ ON ALL 4 SIDES
1 PIECES CARD MEASURING 6″ X 2″¬†
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″
2 PIECES CARD MEASURING 7 7/8″ X 4″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1″
1 PIECE CARD MEASURING 1″ X 12″
DSP
2 X¬† 5 3/4″ X 5 3/4″
9 X¬† 5 3/4″ X 3/4″
1 X¬† 3/4″ X 11 3/4″

Thank you x


Beautiful Handbag With Magnetic Closure

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & a big thank you for taking the time to visit today!!

I am so excited about Today’s project!! I absolutely LOVE it!! The first thing i want to make clear is that this is not my idea. I came across this project on YouTube & it was made by another fellow Stampin Up! demonstrator who goes by the name of¬†Made by Gemma Crafts. If you click the link it will take you direct to Gemma’s YouTube tutorial.

As soon as i saw this project i new that i had to have a go at making it myself. It is nothing short of stunning!! I am sure that you will agree with me and want to make one yourself. Gemma made her bag for 3×3″ notecards and envelopes. You can also fit other things in there if you wish. It does not just have to be for cards.

I did make notecards and envelopes for the cream and gold bag but not for the Black and Grey one. Despite looking difficult to make this bag is actually very simple so please do not be put off. I think once you have made one of these bags you will become quite addicted and want to make more!

Please watch my YouTube tutorial for full instructions on how to make this project. As always i have put a link to the video at the end of this post. You can also find a supply list of all the products i have used. I would be so very grateful if you would support my business and purchase your products through me. Without your support i will not be able to carry on doing what i love and making free tutorials etc.

Also, if you place an order that is less than £150 please remember to use my hostess code before you check out. This will allow me to enter you into my rewards club and send you some FREE Stampin Up! products at the end of the month when i close the hostess code down. I also send a thank you card and a small handmade gift of some sort.

DIMENSIONS
1 PIECE OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 6″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″ & 5″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″,¬† 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″,¬† 6 1/2″,¬† 10″¬† &¬† 11″
HANDLE MEASURES¬†1 X 9 1/2″
DSP FOR THE HANDLE MEASURES 3/4″ X 9 1/4″
2 PIECES OF CARD FOR THE¬†INSIDE POCKETS¬†MEASURE 2 5/8″ X 5 3/4″
SCORE BOTH THE SAME @ 7/8″ ONLY ON 3 SIDES
DSP FOR THE POCKETS MEASURE 3 7/8″ X 1 5/8″
DSP FOR THE MAIN BOX & SIDES MEASURES 3 3/4″ X 3 3/8″¬† X 2 PIECES
3/4″ X 3 3/4″¬† X 5 PIECES
3/4″ X 3 3/8″ X¬† 4 PIECES
I really hope you have enjoyed my project today and please join me on Sunday as i will be bringing you a larger version of this bag!!

Bye for now

Love Ann xx


Elegant Heat Embossed Gift bag

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
I just want to quickly mention the On Stage event that Stampin Up! had last Weekend. This is one of the times that Demonstrators get recognition for there achievements. I am so very happy to say that i was a Global achiever for Sales, Recruiting & Leadership!! Wow, how amazing is that???
I am so very grateful to my Team & my amazing customers! Thank you all so much!

So, on with today’s project. I LOVE this project. Its so sweet but elegant at the same time. Its really easy to make and looks great! This little bag/box would be great for so many occasions. Wedding favors, Gift bag, Gift Box & you could change the decoration and make it into a Christmas gift bag. I hope you like it.

How gorgeous is this sweet bag??? I made a little heart window in mine but you can skip the window if you wish. It will still look great without one. I heat embossed my bag with Colour me happy stamp set & clear embossing powder. I always think clear heat embossing looks so elegant.

This is definitely one of my favorite projects and i will be making more of these in different colours & designs.

DIMENSIONS

BASIC BLACK CARD MEASURING¬† 10 1/8″ X 7″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE¬†@ 3/4″,¬† 1 1/2″,¬† 3 1/2″,¬† 6 3/8″, 8 5/8″ & 9 3/8″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE¬†@ 2″ & 5″
MARK THE 2 SIDES¬†@ 3/4″ AS SHOWN IN MY TUTORIAL

I have listed all the products i used in this tutorial below. Please click on the links if you wish to purchase any of them.
Please also find my Youtube video at the end of this post.

Thank you……until tomorrow.

Love
Ann xx


Large Reinforced Gift Bag

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog & another tutorial. With Christmas only being a few days away, i will be making the last few projects of 2017 all festive! If you are anything like me you will always run out of wrapping paper or gift bags. Hopefully these last few projects will help fix that situation.

I have a very beautiful & elegant looking gift bag today which i love. This bag is also very large & super strong. I would think nothing of it if i saw this bag in an expensive shop etc. It looks very professional & i am sure you will agree.

I used the bundle of love designer paper for these bags. I think it is perfect as it also has the same pattern on the reverse but in a different colour. You will need 2 sheets of 12 x 12″ to make the bag but i think its worth it. Of course you could make your bag smaller if you wish.

You could make this bag for so many different occasions. If you use this designer paper i think they would be perfect for Weddings & Christenings.

Please find the link to my YouTube video below & also a list of all the products i used.

DIMENSIONS

2 X¬† 12 X 12″

SCORE BOTH PIECES THE SAME¬†@ 3″ & 11 1/2″

SCORE THE OTHER SIDE¬†@ 3″ & 10 1/2″¬† ( THIS SIDE WILL BE THE TOP & BOTTOM OF YOUR BAG)

CARD TO REINFORCE THE BOTTOM 8 3/8″ x 2 7/8″¬†

Thank you

Love
Ann xx


12 x 12″ Magazine File Box

chipboard handmade paper storage unit,

Hi everyone!
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Today! I hope you are all having a lovely Weekend. Last night was quite bad with storm ‘Dennis’ but i think we got of lightly compared to some places in the UK. I hope you managed to avoid the worst of it. On the plus side its a good excuse to stay home & craft.

Today you will be pleased to see i have more craft room storage! Even better is that its for 12 x 12″ papers. My idea came from the A4 magazine file that i made the other day. I new there had to be a way to make a bigger one. That is one of the reasons i bought the A3 grey board from Amazon.

I also added some little reinforcements on all 4 joining¬† corners. For this i used a 2″ circle punch. The actual length of the box is 13 1/4″ because i store some of my papers in 12 x 12 plastic sheets. They have a 1″ strip down the sides that has holes punched out so i new making the box 12″ long would not be big enough for mine. You can store lots of papers in this & again its very strong & sturdy.

You can find all the measurements listed below in Metric & Imperial.

2 PIECES CHIPBOARD MEASURING 11 3/4″ X 13 1/4″
MEASURE UP 4″ AND CUT OFF DIAGONALLY TO THE TOP CORNER¬†
OR 
29.8 CM X 33.6 CM 
MEASURE UP 10.2 CM 

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD FOR THE BACK MEASURES 11 3/4″ X 5″
OR
29.8 CM X 12.7 CM 

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD FOR THE BASE MEASURES 13 1/4″ X 5″
OR 
33.6 CM X 12.7 CM 

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD FOR THE FRONT MEASURES 4″ X 5″¬†
OR
12.7 CM X 10.2 CM 

THE BLACK CARD JOINING PIECES ARE ALL 1 3/4″ WIDE SCORED IN THE MIDDLE @ 7/8″¬†
YOU NEED 4 WHICH ARE 11 3/4″ LONG
4 WHICH ARE 13 1/4″ LONG
4 WHICH ARE 4″ LONG¬†
6 WHICH ARE 5″ LONG¬†
2 WHICH ARE APPROX 16″ LONG¬†
OR
4 X  29.8 CM 
4 X  10.2 CM 
6 X  15.2 CM 
2 X  40.6 CM 
ALL PIECES ARE 4.4 CM WIDE & SCORED IN THE MIDDLE @ 1.9 CM 

2 PIECES OF CARD FOR THE INSIDE & BOTTOM OF THE BOX MEASURING 4 7/8″ X 13 1/8″
OR
12.4 CM X 33.3 CM 

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial & will give this a go. I am so happy with it and i will be definitely making another 1 or 2 for my papers.
Please check out my YouTube channel for step by step instructions and also links to the paper pad, chipboard & card etc.

Bye for now
Ann xx


Easy 12 x 12″ Paper Storage

positivelypapercraft paper storage tutorial

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog! Today i have a tutorial on how i made this 12 x 12″ scrapbook paper storage unit. I have been asked so many times if i could come up with something to store your 12 x 12″ papers in. I decided the easiest thing to use would be Pizza boxes. I often use them for my monthly craft boxes so always have a supply of them. I will also put the link for them at the end of this post & also on my you tube video.

I just want to say that this tutorial was very hard to film. As you can imagine the boxes are so large & took up all of my desk. I just hope you can understand how to do it. Its really quite simple & you can also add more boxes if you would like yours bigger. Mine had 5 boxes & it turned out really strong. Mine is being used for my 12 x 12″ card stock.

positivelypapercraft craft room storage ideas

I am pretty pleased with the end result & all you really need is card stock and pizza boxes to make it.
I will list all the measurements below in imperial & metric & also the link to my Youtube video.

DIMENSIONS 

5 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 2″¬†

SCORE ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″¬† THESE ARE TO COVER THE TOP SECTIONS OF YOUR PIZZA BOX¬†

OR  5 PIECES MEASURING 30.5 CM X 5 CM 

SCORE @ 2.5 CM 

5 PIECES OF 12 X 12 

SCORE @ 2″¬†
OR  5 PIECES MEASURING 30.5 X 30.5 CM 
SCORE @ 5 CM 

10 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 1 3/4″¬†

SCORE ON THE LONG SIDE @ 2″

OR 10 PIECES MEASURING 30.5 CM X 4.4 CM 

SCORE ON THE LONG SIDE @ 5 CM 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED 2 PIECES OF 12 X 12 CHIPBOARD OR THICK CARD TO COVER THE SIDES OF YOUR STACKED PIZZA BOXES 

OR 30.5 CM X 30.5 CM 

YOU ALSO NEED 4 PIECES OF 12 X 12 PATTERNED PAPER TO DECORATE YOUR BOX

OR 30.5 CM 30.5 CM 

Love Ann xx


Simple & Adorable Bowling Style Bag

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my Blog today.  I hope you are all staying safe & well.
Today i have a very simple Bowling gift bag for you. I was browsing Instagram a few days ago & i saw a post of a bag like this. It was by a paper crafter called ‘Mommy nd me crafts’ . She said it was a cut file that she purchased. Straightway my brain was working lol thinking if i could make it myself without a cut file. So here it is ūüôā

All you need to make this bag is 4 circles that measure 4 1/2″ and obviously paper & card. Its super easy to make & it just looks so cute! I hope you will give it a try & you can find the rest of the measurements below.

PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 8 1/4″ X 11 3/4″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ ON BOTH ENDS

CARD STOCK FOR THE BAG CLOSURE MEASURING 7 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 7 1/8″ X 5 1/4″

MY HANDLE & DECORATIVE PIECES MEASURED 1″ WIDE

Love Ann xx


Designer Inspired Handbag Case

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping over to my Blog. I hope you are all well & continuing to Craft! To be honest i think thats all that is keeping my going at the minute!. These last few days i have been really struggling with it all. I just hope & pray that it is over very soon. Like just seems so bleak at the minute.

I was looking through Pinterest the other day & i came across this beautiful Handbag Case. It was a ‘real’ Bag & i thought straightaway i would try & make it out of paper. I am quite pleased with the result. It would look great decorated in anyway i think. Maybe you could make it with some pretty paper or do some heat embossing on it.

This Case is very simple to make & the base is made from one 12 x 12″ piece of Black card stock. The square effects on the case are just 4″ x 1/4″ pieces of Black glitter card. I hope you will give it a go, you can gift all sorts of goodies in it & i think it also has quite an elegant look to it.

DIMENSIONS
12 X 12″ BLACK CARD
SCORE BOTH SIDES @ 4″ & 8″¬†
LID
CARD MEASURES 8 X 8″¬†
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″ & 2″¬†
20 PIECES OF GLITTER STRIPS MEASURING 4 X 1/4″
BACK JOINING PIECE MEASURING 4″ X 1″
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 1/2″
INSIDE STRUCTURE PIECE MEASURES 1 X 12″
SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 1/2″

Thank you & i will be back soon with another project.

Love Ann xx


Diamond Top Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you all have a very healthy & happy 2018!!

Today is the first day of my new catalogue week. I will be bringing 7 days of back to back tutorials! My aim is to demonstrate lots of the gorgeous new products that will be available for you to purchase on Wednesday 3rd January.

I am kicking off the week with a gorgeous box that i made to hold a large bottle of Shower Gel. I love this box as its very sturdy and the top makes it stand out. I hope you like it to.

I am calling this a Diamond top box as that is what the lid reminds me of!
To make these boxes i used a beautiful new DSP called Sweet Soiree, again this will be available for you to purchase from the 3rd January. This really is one of the most prettiest papers i have ever seen!! I am pretty confident that you will agree with me when you get your hands on some!
I used the matching stamp set and framelits, Cake Soiree.

I really hope you have enjoyed today’s project and please pop by tomorrow to see project number 2.

DIMENSIONS

CARD STOCK MEASURES 10 1/2″ X 12″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE¬†@ 2 1/2″,¬† 5″¬† 7 1/2″¬† & 10″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE¬†@ 2 1/2″ & 10″
DSP
4X¬† ¬† ¬†7 3/8″ X 2 3/8″
4X¬† ¬† ¬†2 3/8″ X 1 7/8″

Thank you!

love
Ann xx


Chipboard/Thread Storage Box

Easy chipboard storage box

Hi everyone, Thank you for stopping by my Blog. Today i have a beautiful storage box that i made from grey Board. I needed something to store my sewing threads in so that is what the box is designed to hold, however you can store anything you like in it. Its very strong and closes with a Magnet. You can find the links to all the products i used under my Youtube Video description. 

Chipboard storage box

I decorated the top with a selection of Paper Flowers & also some clay embellishments. I think it turned out really pretty & it also holds about 32 Spools of thread. 


DIMENSIONS¬†FOR THE LID YOU NEED CHIPBOARD MEASURING 5″ X 6 1/4″¬†2 PIECES MEASURING 2″ X 6 1/4″¬†PATTERNED PAPER TO GLUE¬† YOUR CHIPBOARD ON TO¬†FOR THE BASE YOU NEED CHIPBOARD MEASURING 6 1/4″ X 4 3/4″¬†2 PIECES MEASURING 2″ X 4 3/4″¬†AGAIN YOU NEED PATTERNED PAPER AND ALSO 2 PIECES TO COVER THE SIDES OF YOUR CHIPBOARD¬†
Thank you and i will be back soon with another tutorial.
Love Ann xx


Tuxedo Tissue Box

Tuxedo tissue box

Hi everyone ūüôā¬†Welcome to my Fathers week and day 1 of my series. I am kicking it off with this gorgeous and very classy Tuxedo Tissue box. This is not just a Tissue cover but an actual box with a lift off lid. It looks so cool and i think any man would be proud to have this on display.¬†If you follow me you may remember that i did a tissue box cover about 3 years ago.

Tuxedo tissue box

This box is very simple to make and i also reinforced the lid. My lid turned out a tiny bit to big so i will give you a smaller measurement to ensure it doesn’t happen to yours. I achieved the white stitching effect with a gel pen and the bow tie was made from a bow Die that i have in my stash.¬†

Make tissue box tutorial

I will list all the measurements below in Metric & Imperial. Please make sure to check out my Youtube tutorial. I will be back again tomorrow with project number 2 of my series.
DIMENSIONS2 PIECES OF CARD STOCK MEASURING 9 1/2″ X 10″¬†OR24.1 CM X 25.5 CM¬†SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 4 3/4″ & 9 1/2″¬†OR12 CM & 24.1 CM¬†SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 4 3/4″¬†OR12 CMCARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 8 15/16 X 8 15 /16″¬†22.7 CM X 22.7 CM¬†SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″ & 2″¬†OR2.5 CM & 5 CM¬†YOU NEED 1 PIECE OF WHITE CARD & 1 PIECE OF BLACK BOTH MEASURING 4 3/4″ SQUARE¬†OR12 CM¬†
Thank you for stopping by ūüôā¬†
Love Ann xx


Beautiful Flower Gift Bag

Paper flower gift bag

Hi Everyone ūüôā¬†Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I did mean to post this yesterday when i did the Youtube tutorial, however i have been having the worst Migraines ever!! Staring at the computer seems to be making it worse, so i thought i better have a break from typing etc.¬†
I am sure you have seen these beautiful Flower Bags in Florists etc, they are so pretty but can be quite expensive. I thought i would try and make my own version! It turned out way better than i thought and the great thing is it will last forever! My flowers are a mix of Paper, Silk and Foamiran. It looks gorgeous and i am so pleased with it. 

Foamiran flower bag
Fake flower gift bag

This Flower bag was pretty simple to make, its just a case of choosing your flowers and gluing them into some dry Florists Foam. I picked mine up from Amazon, i think i got 4 in a box so lots let to make more or other things ūüôā Here is the¬†LINK
This would be a perfect gift for anyone who is in Hospital etc as they do not allow real Flowers. You may even just want to make one for yourself to display at home, we all love Flowers right???? ūüôā¬†
Please make sure you check out my Tutorial which will show you step by step how to create this beauty. I will put the link to the video at the end of this post.
Make sure to join me tomorrow as i have the most adorable and cutest tutorial ever!! I have not seen it before and i am so proud of it! You will love it! 
Bye for now
Love Ann x


Huge No Die Doctors Style Bag

Giftbag, Handbag tutorial, No die Doctors bag,

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by my blog Today. I hope you are all keeping well & safe.  I can not believe its Friday already! The week has just flew by. Hopefully in a few weeks we may have some sort of normality back, well i hope we do.

Anyway, i have been asked quite a few times if i could make some sort of Doctors bag without any dies. So here we are! This is my little creation of a Doctors style bag. Its very easy to make & my tutorial explains it step by step. I hope you like it & will have a try at making one.

This is a really large bag & it measures about 10″ wide, 7″ deep & 7″ tall. You can fit loads in it & i am sure whoever you gift it to will be thrilled with it. All you need to make it is 2 pieces of 12 x 12″ patterned paper and 2 A4 pieces of card. No dies are needed to construct the Bag. I did use a small circle die to make my Buckles and draw some corners on the Bag. You could also use the bottom of a cup or Glass maybe.

Below you can find the dimensions of the Bag & at the end of the post you will also find the link to my Youtube video.

DIMENSIONS 

2 X¬† PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 10″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″ DO THIS ON BOTH PIECES¬†

2 X¬† CARD STOCK MEASURING 7 1/4″ X 7 3/4″¬†

SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ DO THIS TO BOTH PIECES¬†

YOU ALSO NEED TO MEASURE THE MIDDLE AND MARK IT WITH A PENCIL. 
MEASURE OF FROM THE BOTTOM @ 3 1/2″ . SCORE UP BOTH SIDES TO THE TOP PENCIL MARK.¬†
YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW TO DO THIS BY WATCHING MY TUTORIAL.

I will be back again on Sunday with another video.

Bye for now

Love Ann xx



8 x 8″ Embellishment/Keepsake Book Box

Hi Crafter’s

Happy Sunday!! I hope you have had a great Weekend whatever you did. Most of mine was took up with this project! It was worth it though as its gorgeous! I did a swap with a dear friend (Gemma Spencer) and one of the beautiful items in it was an embellishment Book/Box. I asked Gemma for the info and she told me it was a tutorial she followed from Scrap Da World on Youtube. (You can find the link in my video description)
I did not follow the tutorial as i just made my own 8×8 version. I hope you like it! I feel like its took all day long and i am rather exhausted now!

Not only did i have to make the book but also the sweet boxes for the inside and the Rosettes, some of them are shakers to. I am totally thrilled with how it came out! Please check out my Youtube titorial , you can find the link at the end of this post. Its not hard to make but make sure you set aside plenty of time ūüôā Please find the Dimensions listed below:

DIMENSIONS
2 X CHIPBOARD MEASURING 8X8″
1 X CHIPBOARD MEASURING 2 1/2″ X 8″¬†
2 X DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 12 X 12″ TO COVER YOUR CHIPBOARD PIECES (8X8″)
2 X BLACK CARD MEASURING 7 3/8″ X 7 3/4″ TO COVER YOUR FRONT AND BACK COVERS (INSIDE)
BLACK CARD MEASURING 9″ X 3 1/2″ TO COVER THE SPINE
BLACK CARD MEASURING 7 3/4″ X 2 1/2″ TO COVER THE INSIDE SPINE
BOXES
4 X BLACK CARD MEASURING 5 1/2″ X 9″
SCORE 2 PIECES AT 1″ ON ALL 4 SIDES
SCORE OTHER 2 PIECES @ 1″ ON ALL 4 SIDES BUT MOVE AWAY FROM THE SCOREBOARD EDGE BEFORE YOU SCORE
4 X DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 3 1/4″ X 6 3/4″
POCKETS
BLACK CARD MEASURING 8 3/8″ X 8″¬†
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ & 1″
1 X DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 6 3/4″ X 6 1/8″
SMALLER POCKET
CARD MEASURING 8 3/8″ X 5″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ & 1″
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURING 3 7/8″ X 6 1/8″

Thank you for stopping by and i will be back very soon with lots more tutorials.

Love
Ann xx


Beautiful Basket Style Gift Box

Hi Everyone,Welcome to my Blog and as always thank you for stopping by.Today i have the most beautiful project for you! I came across a picture of this box on pinterest. It was a written tutorial from a Blog called Dorcas Designs. Here is the link to the Ladies Blog Post
I am so happy with how it turned out! I can not stop looking at it. Please do not be put off by thinking it looks complicated or difficult, it really is very simple to make. I know you will love it if you make one.

I think this box would be perfect for Mothers Day. You could fill it with chocolates and i think anyone’s Mum would be so happy to receive this gorgeous box. It is very large inside so you could fit lots of lovely goodies in it. I put some beautiful acetate windows in mine and i just think it compliments the box beautifully.¬†

This box opens on both sides and closes with Magnets. If you don’t have any you could also use some Velcro dots. I slightly altered the original design and created an extra score line so that you can hide the magnets underneath. Plus it also makes the closure slightly more rigid.¬†
DIMENSIONSCARD FOR THE BASE MEASURES 12 X 8″SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 4″ & 8″SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/4″ ON BOTH ENDS.CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 12 X 4″SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 1 3/4″,¬† 5 1/4″,¬† 6 3/4″,¬† 10 1/4″ & 11 1/2″
CARD TO STABILISE¬†THE LID MEASURES 1 1/2″ X 8″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2″ & 8″
CARD FOR THE HANDLE MEASURES 10″ X 1″
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE HANDLE MEASURES 9 7/8″ X 7/8″
Please remember to check out my YouTube tutorial. You can find the link at the end of this blog post.


Ombre Gift Box With Acetate Wrap

Hi my crafty friends!

I am back with another project for you and i am really pleased with it! I think it looks so beautiful.
I have had some of the 12″ x 12″ fabulous foil acetate for a while now, however i have not really used it ūüė¶ I dont know why as it really is gorgeous. One of the fantastic things about it is its double sided! Gold on one side and silver on the other. How fab is that??

To me this box has a very Eastern feel about it. I LOVE the ombre effect the Colour Theory DSP gives. You can use this box for all sorts of different occasions.
You could also alter the size and make it bigger or smaller.

As i mention in my You Tube tutorial, the acetate has a protective film on it. Just remember to remove it before you put it on your project.

Please find all the measurements in metric and Imperial listed below:

Thick very vanilla measures 8 1/4″ x 10 3/8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 21 cm x 26.3 cm

score the long side¬†@ 2 1/2″,¬† 5″,¬† 7 1/2″¬† &¬† 10″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6.3 cm,¬† 12.7 cm,¬† 19 cm & 25.5 cm

Score the short side¬†@ 2″,¬† 5 1/4″¬† &¬† 7 3/4″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 5 cm,¬† 13.3 cm & 19.6 cm

ACETATE MEASURES¬†10 1/2″ x 3 1/4″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†26.6 cm x 8.2 cm

score the long side¬†@ 2¬† 9 /16″,¬† 5 1/8″,¬† 7¬† 11/16″,¬† 10¬† 4/16″

DSP MEASURES¬†4 pieces 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 6 cm x 8 cm

1 piece measuring 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6 cm x 6 cm

Thank you for stopping by and i will be back next week with lots more projects!

Love
Ann xx


Easy Light Up Fish Tank

Hi Everyone,
I am back with another tutorial today! I have had this idea in my head for ages, but i have never had time to try it. I am so glad i did get round to it as its adorable!! This would be perfect for kids or even us adults! I will be displaying mine in the living room, its gorgeous and looks lovely at night time all lit up.

This little tank is so easy to make and all you need is some Card, acetate, Fish stamps or dies and a Tea light. The Fish i used were just some cheap dies i picked up on Ebay. I will put the links at the end of the post if your interested in them. The coral i used for the back of the tank are Tree dies from Alinacraft. Just use what you have. I am sure you have some Tree dies or even stamps you could use. The background paper is an Under the sea one from HobbyCraft. Again just use what you have. You could even just use glitter card for the back.

DIMENSIONS
ACETATE MEASURING 6 1/2″ X 11 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 7/8″, 5 3/4″,¬† 8 5/8″¬† &¬† 11 1/2″
CARD FOR THE LID MEASURES 7 X 7″¬†
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2″¬†
CARD FOR THE BASE MEASURES 5 X 5″
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″
PIECE TO HOLD THE TEA LIGHT MEASURES 
3 1/2″ X 1″¬†
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″ EACH SIDE .
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE BACK MEASURES 2 3/4″ X 6 3/8″
BLACK CARD FOR THE BACK MEASURES THE SAME.

I hope you will give it a try. Its so easy .

Below you can find the links for the Fish dies i used:
3 PIECE FISH DIE SET

Until next time……

Love Ann xx


Christmas Cantilever Box Part 2

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a great Halloween!! I will miss making cute little Halloween projects! I never used to bother but this year i really enjoyed it! Roll on next year ūüôā
So today as promised i have part 2 of my Cantilever box tutorial! I hope you found the first part easy to understand and realise that its not difficult to make, just a bit time consuming.

Yesterday we covered the base of the box and the 2 lids that flap open. In this tutorial we will cover the 2 boxes that drop down and the Handle. That’s it basically!! The decoration is up to you. I linked the products i used in¬†Yesterday’s Post¬†so pop over to that if you want the links for what i used. You can also find the links on both Videos.

Below you can find all the dimensions for the rest of the box.

DIMENSIONS:
BOX BASES
2 X CARD STOCK MEASURING 7 X 8 1/4″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/2″ EACH SIDE
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 1/2″ EACH SIDE
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURES
4 X 5 1/8″ X 1 1/4″
4 X 1 1/4″ X 3 7/8″

BOX LIDS
CARD MEASURES 2 X¬† 6 1/4″ X 6 7/8″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3/4″ EACH END
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 3/4″, 1 1/2″ & 5 1/2″
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURES 
4 X 5 1/8″ X 3 7/8″
4 X 5/8″ X 3 7/8″
8 X 5 /8″ X 5 1/8″¬†
HANDLE MEASURES
X 2¬† CARD 1″ X 11 3/4″
SCORE LONG SIDE @1″ ON BOTH PIECES
DESIGNER PAPER MEASURES 10″ X 3/4″ X 2 PEICES¬†

I hope i have not missed anything off, my eyes are starting to go fuzzy lol.

I will link the video at the end and i really hope you will have a go at this box!! I love it and i am sure you will to!!

Love Ann xx


Exploding Box Mini Album

Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday! I am so happy it will be Bank Holiday Weekend soon! We are supposed to be getting some gorgeous Weather to! Lets hope so. I hope you have a great Weekend whatever you do ūüôā

I am really excited about today’s project, i think its so cool! Basically, from the outside it just looks like an ordinary box, however when you open it up, its anything but ordinary! Its a mini album! How cool???

I did see a project like this on another site which was Ayushi Aditi card zone, here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7c3z-Vy2YY. I really love this project and i loved making it to. Please do not think for one minute that this project is hard! Believe me when i say its very simple, it really is. Its not the quickest thing to make but its worth it!

My box was made with Berry burst 12 x 12″ card, Whisper white card and the share what you love DSP. I also used Dragonfly dreams thinlits and celebrate you thinlits which will be carrying over to the new annual catalogue!

I really hope you will try this mini album, i would love to see your versions. You can email them to me or post them to my Facebook business page. I would love to see them.

DIMENSIONS
CARD STOCK MEASURING 12 X¬† 11 1/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 3/4″,¬† 5 1/2″,¬† 8 1/4″¬† & 11″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2 3/4″ X 8 1/2″
DSP FOR THE BOX, 8 PIECES MEASURING 5 5/8″ X 2 5/8″
PHOTO FLAPS, 22 PIECES MEASURING 2 5/8″ X 2 7/8″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/4″
WHISPER WHITE FLAPS, 22 PIECES MEASURING 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″
Thank you for stopping by and i will be back on Sunday with another tutorial.

Love Ann xx


12 x 12″ Christmas Advent Box

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you so much for popping by.
I am so proud of the project i have for you today! Its my own idea & i totally love it! Its a shadow box Advent Calendar. Its very easy to make & has the same concept as the Shadow Parcel boxes tutorial i did the other day. It does take a little bit of time to make but thats just because of all the little boxes you have to make. It holds 25 & they are very roomy so you can fit other things in as well as Chocolate/Treats.

I made this one for my Daughter & she loves it. I put her name along the bottom which i made from some alphabet dies i had in my stash. The numbers on the front of the boxes are also made from number dies. If you don’t have any number or letter dies you can maybe stamp them and heat emboss them. As the title states, you don’t need any dies for this project. You can choose to decorate your calendar anyway you like.

I made my boxes from card stock and then decorated them with patterned paper. You could of course just use patterned paper to make your boxes but then they won’t be as strong. It would cut down on time though. The choice is yours. If you use a nice quality thick paper it may be ok. The shadow box itself is made from 12 x 12″ patterned paper & i reinforced the back with a 12 x 12″ sheet of white card stock.

DIMENSIONS

FOR THE SHADOW BOX FRAME YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 12 X 4 1/2″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 1 1/2″,¬† 2 1/2″ & 3 1/2″ DO THIS TO ALL 4 PIECES

YOU WILL NEED A 12 X 12″ PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER & A 12 X 12″ PIECE OF CARD STOCK TO REINFORCE THE BACK.

BOXES

YOU NEED 15 BOXES MEASURING 8 1/4″ X 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2, 4, 6 & 8″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″, 2 1/2″ & 4 1/2″

EACH BOX NEEDS 5 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 7/8″ SQUARE

YOU NEED 9 BOXES MEASURING 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2,¬† 3 3/4″,¬† 5 3/4″¬† & 7 1/2″
SCORE THE SHORT @ 1/2″,¬† 2 1/2″¬† &¬† 4 1/2″

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 2 5/8″ X 2 7/8″ & 1 PIECE MEASURING 2 7/8″ SQUARE

YOU NEED 1 BOX MEASURING 7 1/4″ X 5 3/4″
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4″,¬† 3 1/2″,,5 1/4″¬† & 7″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 2 1/4″,¬† &¬† 4 1/4″

YOU NEED 4 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 1 5/8″ X 1 5/8″

Please check out my video for full instructions. You can find the link below.

Bye for now

Ann xx


Easy Paper Handbag

Hi Crafter’s!

I am back with a gorgeous paper Handbag tutorial. I am so happy with the finished project and i think this Bag is so sweet. Its also very simple to make and its all constructed from card and paper. Who wouldn’t love to receive this??? Its also a very good size and has 2 sweet little pockets on the side and also a pocket on the back. I think its gorgeous ūüôā

If you watched my BeeBee Craft haul Video the other day, i said i would show you how i make the Cabochon charms and also some of the other products in use. I love the key Cabochon charms they sent me, i chose a gorgeous little Bumble Bee for mine. If you watch the tutorial for this handbag, i show you how i make them. I also used one of the gorgeous little Tassels and also the word ‘Best Wishes’ which you can see on the gift tag.
You can check out BeeBee Craft HERE

I really hope you will give this Bag a try, it really is beautiful and would be perfect to fill with gifts for someones Birthday etc.
Below you will find all the dimensions for the Bag.

DIMENSIONS
2 X CARDSTOCK MEASURING 11 1/2″ X 6 1/4″
SCORE BOTH PIECES THE SAME @ 2 1/4″ & 9 1/4″ ON THE LONG SIDE & 2 1/4″ ON THE SHORT SIDE
2 X DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE FRONT & BACK OF THE BAG MEASURE 6 3/4″ X 3 3/4″
CARDSTOCK FOR THE FLAP CLOSURE MEASURES 5 1/4″ X 7″
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE FLAP MEASURES 5″ X 6 7/8″
CARDSTOCK FOR THE HANDLE MEASURES 9″ X 3/4″
DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE HANDLE MEASURES 1/2″ X 8 3/4″
2 X DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE POCKETS MEASURE 3 3/4″ X 3″¬†
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ ON BOTH ENDS
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″

You can also find the link for the Tutorial at the end of this post.

Thank you for stopping by and i will be back again very soon.

Love
Ann xxx


Mason Jar Gift Bag

Hi Crafters,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are all well and have been enjoying my tutorials. Today i have another adorable one! Its a Mason Jar gift bag and i love how it turned out. Its really easy to make and i have included the sizes for a large bag and also a small one. You can make it with or without the shaker part.

These cute bags are also very roomy inside and would make great gift bags for any occasion. You could make them in a Christmas theme and use a Christmas gift bags. I just think its something a bit different from the norm.

DIMENSIONS FOR LARGER BAG:

CARDSTOCK MEASURES 10″ X 7 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 1 1/2″ & 2 1/2″ ON BOTH SIDES

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 6 1/2″

CARD STOCK MEASURING 5″ X 6 1/2″

DESIGNER PAPER X 2 MEASURING 8″ X 5 1/2″

2 PIECES OF DESIGNER PAPER OR CARD FOR THE LIDS MEASURING 5″ X 1″

MEASUREMENTS FOR SMALLER BAG:
CARD MEASURES 9″ X 6″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 1 1/2″ & 2 1/2″ ON BOTH SIDES

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 5″

2 X DESIGNER PAPER 4 1/2″ X 1″

2 X DESIGNER PAPER 4 1/2″ X 6″

Please check out my YouTube tutorial for full instructions. I have put the link to the video at the end of this post.

Thank you

Love Ann xx


3D Shoes & Shoe Box

No die 3d shoe tutorial

Hi Everyone,Thank you for stopping by my Blog today.  I have the most adorable project today! A really cute pair of shoes & a matching Shoe box gift box!! How cute!! If you are in my Facebook group, the other day a Lady posted a pair of Shoes like these ones. Lots of people loved them and i said i would do something similar. Its not my idea and the template i found online for free. You can find the link for it under my Youtube tutorial but i will also put it at the end of this blog post.
I came up with the matching Shoe Box myself. I thought it would be so cute & it just looks like a mini Pair of new shoes!  As the title states, no dies are needed, You just download the free shoe PDF, print it off then cut it out. Draw around it on the paper/card you want to use and then cut that out. Its really simple to do. 

No die 3D shoe card

I thought it would look really sweet to put the sentiment on the inside of the Shoe. The idea was to make it look like the size label you see inside the shoe. I just stamped mine onto 2 pieces of card measuring 1″ x 2″ & then used a Black Micron pen to draw some faux stitching around the outside.¬† I put a Bow on the front of the shoes. Its just a Bow die from Alincrafts that i have in my stash. You could also maybe put a Flower on the front.¬†
Below you can find the measurements for my Shoe Box in metric & Imperial. 
DIMENSIONS
2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 12 X 4″¬†
SCORE THE LONG SIDES @ 6 1/2″ & 11 1/2″
SCORE THE SHORT SIDES @ 3 1/2″OR30.5 CM X 10.1 CM¬†SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 16.5 CM & 29.2 CM¬†SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 8.9 CM¬†
2 PIECES MEASURING 6 1/2″ X 5″ ( CUT THEM JUST SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE SIZE STATED)¬†
OR 16.5 CM X 12.7 CM 
1 PIECE OF CARD FOR THE LID MEASURING 8 5/8″ X 7 1/8″¬†SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″OR21.9 CM X 18.1 CM¬†
SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2.5 CM 
Thank you and i will be back again on Friday with another tutorial. 
Bye for now
Love Ann xxx
LINK FOR THE FREE SHOE PDF : https://betterlesson.com/lesson/512026/the-golden-sandal-day-3-of-cinderella-unit

Bye for now x


A4 Paper Storage Magazine File

A4 box file tutorial positivelypapercraft

HI Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & thank you for stopping by! I did promise more Craft Room storage & today that is what i have! I am so proud of this & it turned out so much better than i thought it would. Its so strong & will happily hold quite a bit of A4 card stock. Of course you don’t have to keep Card stock in it, you may want to keep your Craft magazines in it or maybe even your card scraps. The choice is yours.

The great thing i love about this project is the fact you can decorate it anyway you like. You can choose colours & papers in the style that you want. As you can see in the pictures i added a beautiful fabric bow that i cut with my steel rule die. On the back i punched a hole & added an eyelet, i hung some gorgeous charms through the hole. Not something you would find on a shop bought file box!

You will be amazed how strong this is & also how simple it is to make. As long as you have some good Chipboard/Greyboard it will be super simple & it will look amazing! How pretty would it look if you had a few of these sitting together in your craft space?? I no for a fact i will be making a few more of these. Last year i bought 2 boring white ones & they have gone in the bin since i made this.

Please find all the measurements below in metric & Imperial.

DIMENSIONS

2 PIECES OF CHIPBOARD FOR THE SIDES MEASURING 9 1/2 X 11 3/4″¬†
OR
24.1 CM X 29.8 CM 

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD MEASURING 11 3/4″ X 3 3/4″¬†
OR
29.8 CM X 9.5 CM 

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD MEASURING 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″¬†
OR
9.5 CM X 9.5 CM

1 PIECE CHIPBOARD MEASURING 3 3/4″ X 9 1/2″
OR
9.5 CM X 24.1 CM 

YOU WILL NEED JOINING PIECES FOR INSIDE & THE SAME AMOUNT FOR THE OUTSIDE. THEY ALL MEASURE 1 1/2″ WIDE & SCORED IN THE MIDDLE @ 3/4″
OR 3.8 CM & SCORED @ 1.9 CM 
YOU NEED 4 PIECES WHICH ARE 11 3/4″ IN LENGTH
8 PIECES WHICH ARE 3 3/4″ IN LENGTH
4 PIECES WHICH ARE 9 1/2″ IN LENGTH¬†
OR
29.8 CM  X 4 PIECES
9.5 CM  X 4 PIECES
24.1 CM   4 PIECES 

CARD STOCK OR PAPER FOR THE INSIDE & OUTSIDE BASE OF YOUR BOX IS 3 5/8″ X 9 1/2″¬†
OR 
24.1 CM X 9.2 CM 

2 X PAPER FOR THE INSIDE & OUTSIDE BACK OF YOUR BOX IS 3 5/8 X 11 5/8″¬†
OR
9.2 CM X 29.5 CM 

PAPER FOR THE FRONT INSIDE & OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOX IS 3 5/8 X 3 5/8″
OR
9.2 CM X 9.2 CM 

Bye for now
Love Ann xx


Chipboard Organiser Folder

positivelypapercraft notebook folder

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog & thank you for stopping by.
Today i have a lovely Notebook Folder/Organiser that would make a great gift for anyone. I made mine from chipboard but you could also use cereal boxes etc. The paper pad i used is called 7th Heaven from Mintay & its beautiful.

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There is 2 notebooks in the folder which i made myself. Its really easy to do. One has copier paper in & the other is some lined paper i cut from a notepad. I just put the pages together and wiped glue over the top where the papers join. I then clipped them together for about 30 minutes. Give it a try!

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On the front of the folder i made a pocket that you could put a photo in or a quote of some sort. I thought it was a nice little feature, I used a die to cut out the window and then put some acetate behind it. The gold closure is also a lovely addition and i picked a pack of them up from Aliexpress.

You can find all the measurements below in Imperial and Metric.

DIMENSIONS
CHIPBOARD MEASURING¬† 6 X5″ X 2 PIECES , 6 X 3″ X 1 PIECE & 6 X 1″ X 2 PIECES¬† ¬†OR
12.7 CM X 15,2 CM,  15.2 CM X 7.6 CM,  15.2 CM X 2.5 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER¬† 12 X 8″ & 8 X 6″¬† SCORE THE LARGEST PIECE @ 1/2″ ON THE LONG SIDE OR
20.3 CM X 30.5 CM & 30.5 CM X 15.2 CM
PAPER FOR THE INSIDE MEASURES 3 X¬† 2 X 5 3/4″¬† ¬†1 X¬† 4 X 5 3/4″¬† ¬†1 X 4 1/2″ X 5 3/4″¬† OR
14.6 CM X 5 CM   10.2 CM X 14.6 CM  &  11.4 CM X 14.6 CM 
NOTEBOOK PAPER IS 4″ X 5 1/2″¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬† 10.2 CM X 14 CM¬†
NOTEBOOK COVERS ARE 4 1/8″ X 6″¬† ¬†OR¬† ¬†10.5 CM X 15.2 CM¬†
POCKETS ARE 4 3/4″ X 3¬† X 2 PIECES¬† ¬† OR¬† ¬† 7.6 CM X 12.1 CM¬†
FRONT POCKET MEASURES 4 1/2″ X 3″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/4″¬†
OR  11.4 CM X 7.6 CM   SCORE 3 SIDES @ 0.6 CM 

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Mens Chipboard Folio

Handmade notebook folder

Hi everyone
Today i have a project that is geared towards the Men in your life. Something that i very rarely make. I think its because i don’t really have any Men in my life so i tend to forget that other people do. Anyway, i am really pleased with how this turned out & its really simple to make. I made mine from old cereal boxes & its super strong.

Positivelypapercraft handmade folio organiser
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I also made the 2 large Notebooks. They were so easy to make. The paper was printed for free online & i used some spare paper from old Notebooks that i had lying around.

I also made the 2 large Notebooks. They were so easy to make. The paper was printed for free online & i used some spare paper from old Notebooks that i had lying around. I just cut it to size, rounded all the corners & used my Reptile glue to seal the tops of the pages together. As i said in one of my tutorials last week, i will never buy anymore notebooks again! There is no need when you can make your own professional looking ones.

This folio organiser has lots of storage pockets & the notebooks can be replaced. I made a slot for them so you just pull them out when they are empty & slot new ones back in. My folio closes with velcro. I did try magnets but with the chipboard & thickness of everything the closure just kept popping open.

I really love this project & it would make a beautiful Gift. You can make them in any style you like. There is also plenty room if you want to add a pen slot. I hope you like it & will make one for the Man or woman in your life! I am sure they would love it.

DIMENSIONS 
2 PIECES CHIPBOARD MEASURING 9 X 4 1/2″
1 PIECE MEASURING 9 X 3/4″¬†
OR
22.9 CM X 11.4 CM & 22.9 CM X 1.9 CM 
12 X 11″ CARD STOCK FOR THE COVER¬†
OR
30.5 CM X 27.9 CM 
1 PIECE PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE INSIDE 9 1/2″ X 8 3/4″
OR
24.1 CM X 22.2 CM 
2 PIECES CARD FOR THE PAGES 4 1/2″ X 8 3/4″¬† SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/4″¬†
OR
11.4 CM X 22.2 CM  SCORE @ 0.6 CM 
2 PIECES CARD FOR NOTEBOOK SLOTS 5 1/2″ X 3 7/8″
OR
14 CM X 9.8 CM 
CARD STOCK FRONT POCKET MEASURES 5 X 6 1/2
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″
SMALLER FRONT POCKET 5 X 4″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″
OR
12.7 CM X 16.5 CM 
12.7 CM X 10.2 CM 
SCORE 3 SIDES ON BOTH POCKETS @ 1.2 CM 
POCKET WITH CALENDAR MEASURES 4 1/2″ X 5″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″
OR 
11.4 CM X 12.7 CM 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
LARGE POCKET MEASURES 9 X 4 1/4″
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″
OR
22.9 CM X 10.8 CM 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
LARGE POCKET MEASURES 9 X 4 1/2″
SCORE LONG SIDE & SHORT @ 1/2″
OR
22.9 CM X 11.4 CM 
SCORE @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER X 2 FOR THE FRONT 4 1/4 X 8 3/4″¬†
SPINE PAPER 5/8″ X 8 3/4″
OR
22.2 CM X 10.8 CM 
SPINE 22.2 CM X 1.5 CM 

Love Ann xx


Oriental Style Giftbag/Handbag

Positivelypapercraft Handbag Gift Bag

Hi Crafter’s
I am back with another tutorial! I have been so busy the last few days and not feeling 100% if i am honest so i did not get my usual Friday & Saturday video out. Not to worry, i am back now. I hope you are all well and managing to carry on as normal with all the craziness!!
Today i have this beautiful Oriental style Handbag for you. I did actually make this bag about 2 years ago. Well i made 2 versions of it, a small one and then a larger one. I thought it was worth doing it again as its very simple to do and looks great. I hope you like it.

Positivelypapercraft Handbag

I have no idea what the paper pad is called as i must of used the front cover for something. I do no that its a First Edition Pad. Its beautiful and is very much an Asian style paper pad. I had a view Oriental style dies so i thought they would go really well with with the paper. Plus, its made with A4 card as well.

Below you can find the measurements in imperial and metric.

2 X A4 CARD
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″ & 2″ ON BOTH ENDS
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″, 2″ & 7 1/4″
DO THIS ON BOTH PIECES OF CARD
OR
2.5 CM , 5 CM & 18.4 CM

2 PIECES OF CARD FOR THE INSIDE POCKETS MEASURE 9 5/8″ X 3 1/2
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″ ON BOTH ENDS
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1″
OR
24.5 CM X 8.8 CM
SCORE 2.5 CM

MAKE YOUR PAPER 1/8″ SMALL FOR THE FRONT , BACK AND THE POCKETS

Please check out my video which will be listed below.

Thank you

Love Ann xx


DIY Mini Aqua Style Bouquet

Mini diy aqua bouquet

Hi everyone ūüôā¬†Thank you for popping over to my Blog. If you follow me on Facebook you will know that yesterday i said i have the most adorable project coming up! Well here it is!! How cute is this??? This is my mini version of an aqua Bouquet. When you get a ‘real’ one, the box holds the Flowers which are wrapped in cellophane and have water inside. I am sure you have seen them or even had one yourself. This is just the cutest thing ever!!

Paper flower aqua bouquet
mini aqua bouquet

Its very simple to make and made in the same kind of way as my Flower Bag tutorial that i did the other day. The ‘Aqua’ box is just 2 pieces of card stock glued together so you don’t even need a die for it. I also made a tiny envelope which i popped onto a tiny wooden peg! I stamped a sentiment onto some card so that the recipient can open the envelope and read the tiny message. How sweet is that!¬†

This little Bouquet would be amazing for all sorts of occasions. You could use them as table decorations at Weddings, Party’s etc. It would also make a gorgeous gift for someone who may be in Hospital etc. Of course you can even make them to decorate your home, they look so sweet and really pretty. Of course the great thing is they won’t die!
I am super proud of my creation and i hope you love it as much as me. Please make sure to check out my step by step tutorial. I will put a link to my video at the end of this post.
I hope you will make one for yourself ūüôā¬†
Bye for now
Love Ann xxx


Easy & Beautiful 3D Flower Frame

Easy flower shadow box

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for popping by my Blog today. I hope you are all well. Its been a week or 2 since i have posted any tutorials. I have been so busy with Flower boxes & Crafts kits. However i have managed to get a tutorial done today.  This is a beautiful Flower box which looks so realistic. I have mine hanging on the wall and really can not tell its made from card and paper! It just looks so real.

My flowers are made using Heartfelt creations dies but of course you can use any Flowers you have. I made 16 of them and put them in a sort of Ombre effect. light to dark. They look so pretty and for the centre of the Flowers i used seed beads. I love using them for Flower centres. You just put a big dollop of hot glue in the middle and sprinkle your seed beads on the top.

The shadow box is made in the same way i did the Christmas advent calendar and also the shadow box that held 4 mini boxes in the middle. Its a really large size and measures about 11 1/2″ x 11″. I hope you like it and will have a go at making one yourself. It really is so easy to do and the end result is beautiful. It would make a perfect gift for so many people.

Below you can find the measurements in imperial and metric. 

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE FLOWER BACKGROUND 8 1/2″ X 9″
OR  21.5 CM X 22.8 CM
YOU ALSO NEED A THICK PIECE OF CARD THE SAME SIZE

CARD MEASURING 11 1/2″ X 11″ FOR THE SHADOW BOX BASE
OR  29.2 CM X 28 CM

2 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 5 1/2 X 11″
OR  14 CM X 28 CM

2 PIECES MEASURING 5 1/2″ X 11 1/2″
OR  14 CM X 29.2 CM

SCORE ALL 4 PIECES THE SAME, SCORE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″,¬† 1 3/4″,¬† 3″¬† &¬† 4 1/4″
OR  1.2 CM ,  4.5 CM ,  7.6 CM  &  10.8 CM

Please make sure to check out my you tube video for full step by step instructions.

I will be back again soon with another video.

Love Ann xx



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