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NO Sew EASY Fabric Covered Boxes!

Hi everyone 🙂

Today i have a tutorial on something i have never done before! Fabric covered boxes. I have always wanted to try it but to be honest i thought it would be really complicated etc. The great thing is its not complicated at all! I really enjoyed making these boxes and if you enjoyed the tutorial I am more than happy to do more of these videos 🙂

These boxes look so professional and I am pretty sure they would be pretty expensive to buy in a store. All you need is some fabric, masking tape, PVA glue and some kraft tape. Bare in mind that this not a ‘quick’ projects as you will have to allow your box to dry overnight with something heavy on the top.

Please also check out a brilliant website called http://www.colourwayarts.com. I have also linked it under my Youtube video. This is where i learnt most of my techniques from and also where i bought the corner miter tool from.

Below you can find the measurements for the large and small box and also the link to my YouTube video.

DIMENSIONS

CHIPBOARD FOR THE LARGE BOX

1 X 4″ X 8″

2 X 4″ X 2″

2 X 2″ X 8″

LID

2 X 4″ 8 1/4″

1 X 2″ X 8 1/4″

CARD STOCK FOR THE FRONT

1 X 8″ X 2″

2 X 2″ X 4″

MEASUREMENTS FOR THE SMALLER BOX

CHIPBOARD FOR THE BASE 1 X 4″ X 6″

2 X 6″ X 2″

2 X 4″ X 2″

CHIPBOARD FOR THE LID

2 X 6 1/4″ X 4″

1 X 2″ X 6 1/4″

CARD STOCK FOR THE FRONT 1 X 6″ X 2″

2 X 2″ X 4″

Thank you and i will be back again soon

Love Ann

Hidden Hexagon Surprise

Hi everyone

I promised i would show you a cool gift box i had come up with. Well this is it and love it. I am sure that whoever you gift this to will be pretty amazed that you have made it yourself. Its a pretty large box and lots of room for treats or gifts.

I did use a 6″ and 3″ hexagon die to make this box but if you have a scan and cut or circuit etc you could make your own templates. You can also find some free templates online to print out and then draw round them.

I really hope you like this unusual gift box and will give it a try. Its really pretty simple to make. Below you can find all the written measurements and also the link for the you tube tutorial.

DIMENSIONS

2 X CARD STOCK AND 2 X PAPAER CUT WITH YOUR 6″ HEXAGON

2 X CARD STOCK MEASURING 11 1/2″ X 4″

SCORE BOTH PIECES THE SAME ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ & 3 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″, 4″, 7 1/2″ & 11″

MAT AND LAYER PIECES X6 MEASURING 2 7/8″ X 3 3/8″

MAT AND LAYER PIECES X6 MEASURING 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

CARD MEASURING 11 1/2″ X 2 1/2″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2″

LONG SIDE @ 1/2, 2 3/8″, 4 1/4″ , 6 1/8″, 8″ & 9 7/8″

CARD MEASURING 11 X 7″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ 7″, 8 3/4″ & 10 1/2″

CARD MEASURING 3 1/2″ X 12″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/2″

MEASURE THE LONG SIDE WITH A PENCIL AND RULER AT EVERY 1 13/16″ THEN SCORE

Thank you and i will be back on Sunday with another tutorial

Love Ann xx

Make Your Own Laminate Frames!!

Hi everyone 🙂

I am back with another awesome Laminator project. This time we are making our own picture frames from card then laminating one side of them. They turn out so good and you really would have know idea they are made from card! You really should try this! Its really cool.

The picture inside me frame is actually a napkin! I covered it with print magic which is a Debbie Moore product. I love this stuff! You just need some clear embossing ink and a heat tool.

These would make amaxing Christmas gifts for Teachers,Family, Friends or even for yourself to decorate your house for Christmas.

Below you can find all the measurements and also any links to the products i used in this tutorial. I will also put the link to my Youtube tutorial at the end of this post.

MEASUREMENTS

CARD MEASURING 8 X 8″ FOR YOUR FRAME BACKING

4 X CARD MEASURING 8 X 3 1/2″ SCORE ALL 4 PIECES ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″, 1 1/4″, 2″ & 2 3/4″

YOU ALSO NEED 4 TABS MEASURING 3/4″ X 2″ SCORE THEM IN THE MIDDLE @ 1″

LINKS

PRINT MAGIC https://www.debbimoore.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=8131

LARGE SCORING TOOLS https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07B8HTB6J/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B07B8HTB6J&linkCode=as2&tag=papercraft08-21&linkId=492fb6762333e7031ab21b20c137c74e

MATT LAMINATOR POUCHES https://amzn.to/3jzLKLU

A4 LAMINATOR

https://amzn.to/3iyp7pZ EMBOSSING INK https://amzn.to/33zAGsS

PINFLAIR BOOKBINDING GLUE https://amzn.to/2GHl5y5

Thank you and i will be back very soon 🙂

Love

Ann

GIVEAWAY and Updates/News

Hi everyone 🙂

Sorry i have not been about much on Youtube and my blog but i have been so busy with my shows on Create and craft. I had such a great Weekend and everyone is so lovely down there. Above you can see a great picture of me and Keith from Paper Dynamics.

I hope you managed to catch some of my shows on Saturday 3rd October. If not they will be available on catch up tv. I will put the links on my Facebook page as soon as they are available.

GIVEAWAY X 2!!

Please make sure to head over to my Facebook page positivelypapercraft as i have two fab Sizzix giveaways for you. They have been split into two bundles and you choose which one you would like to win 🙂

The giveaway closes tomorrow night (Tuesday 6th October) Please don’t miss out as these are amazing prizes!!

I just wanted to pop on and update you all and i will have a new Youtube video coming tomorrow (hopefully).

Bye for now

Love Ann xx

Christmas Craft Fair/Gift Idea and Napkin Crackers!

Happy Sunday everyone 🙂

I am back with another tutorial. Today i went for a gorgeous Christmas project which consists of a mini book box and some laminated napkin crackers! They are pretty simple to make and would be great gifts for Teachers,Friends and Family etc.

I made a larger version of the book box last year in a Halloween and Christmas theme. I thought it would look so cute scaled down. You can put cute little Christmas gifts inside and I am sure the recipient will love it. I put some shred in mine with a mint chocolate lip balm, some sweets and a napkin cracker.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial for today. I will put the link for the measurements below and also the link to the you tube video at the end of this post.

DIMENSION FOR THE BOOK BOX

CARD STOCK FOR THE BASE MEASURES 11 X 10″

SCORE ALL FOUR SIDES @ 1 1/2″ & 3″

CARD FOR THE OUTSIDE COVER MEASURES 5 1/4″ X 10″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 4 1/8″ & 5 7/8″

YOU NEED 3 PIECES OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 4″ X 5 1/8″

1 PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 3 7/8″ X 4 7/8″ THIS IS FOR THE INSIDE BASE OF THE BOX

NAPKIN CRACKER

CUT THE NAPKIN TO 4 3/4 X 4 1/2″

SCORE BOTH ENDS @ 1/2″ & 1″

LINE UP @ THE 2CM MARK ON THE PUCH BOARD & PUNCH. DO THIS DOWN BOTH SIDES.

Bye for now

love Ann xx

Laminator Hacks and Project Ideas

Hi everyone,

I have just uploaded a new video to Youtube with a couple of cool laminator hacks! I hope you like them and will find some good use from them. These cute little folders with cards and envelopes in would be great for craft fairs or even as gifts.

One of the hacks i share is great at saving on pouches. If you are laminating one side of your card or paper, you only need to use one half of the laminator pouch! If you check out my tutorial you will see how i do it.

The next tip was leaving the tabs out of your pouch. As i made a folder/wallet for my cards i didn’t want to laminate the tabs. This just allows the tabs to be able to stick ‘paper to paper’ I think its pretty cool.

I also made my own cute envelopes for the cards. I will post the link for my tutorial at the end of this post.

Bye for now

Ann

Awesome News!!

Hi everyone 🙂

I just wanted to tell you all about my amazing news!! Youtube have recognized me as a ‘creator on the rise’ and they have put my channel on the ‘Trending’ tab for 24hrs!! How cool is that????

I could not believe it when i found out. I am so proud and also very lucky to have been recognized like this. Fingers crossed i gain a few more subscribers from it.

Thank you

Love Ann

Get Those Laminators Out! Make Awesome Embellishments!!

Hi everyone 🙂

I am back with another really cool lamination idea! I have know idea if this has been done before by anyone. It most likely has but it was just something i came up with yesterday. You may be able to tell by the picture but basically i have been laminating washi tape! Its so cool.

Many of us have so many washi tapes but have know clue what to do with them. This way you can use them up while making colourful embellishments etc! I only laminated one side of it so that you can then die cut with ease. You really have know idea its washi tape when your finished and the other cool thing is it really looks like you have put glossy accents on top. How cool is that???

As i said in the tutorial, i find that some washi tapes just don’t want to stick! This way you have know worry of that and you end up with beautiful die cuts that are very sturdy. I just took some thick card stock and attached my washi so the card was completely covered. I trimmed off the overhang and then ran two pieces through my Laminator. You can use glossy or matt pouches. I used glossy as i like the look of it on sentiments.

I hope you like this idea. Get your Washi tapes, card, Laminator and dies out and have some fun creating cool embellishments. What a brilliant way to use that washi tape.

Below i will put a link to the Youtbe video.

I will be back again soon.

Love Ann xx

Awesome Corset Card

Hi everyone 🙂

So I am back with another tutorial. Today I have what i am calling a ‘Corset card’ I have know idea if that’s what they are called but that’s the name I have chosen. There are a few of these on Youtube in various different forms. My inspiration came from another Youtube channel called Sharmins Crafts. You can find the link in my Youtube video description.

This really is a beautiful card and its very simple to make. It won’t stand up due to the shape of it and i also think you would need a gift box for it. I am happy to do a tutorial on a matching gift box if you need one.

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All you need to make this card is some A4 card stock or if you are in the USA it will be 8 1/2″ x 11″. Just follow my instructions in the tutorial as its very difficult to give exact sizes for this card. You also need a hole punch, some ribbon and some kind of flowers. The ones i used are paper and i cut them from some dies i have. You can use any flowers you like.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and maybe you will try making one yourself. As i am getting ready to move house it was quite hard to get together supplies for this tutorial. i will be so happy when i am moved and settled.

I will be back again soon.

Love Ann xx

Thank you for following my new website

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to do a quick post to say thank you for checking out and following my new website. I woke up to hundreds of notifications to say you had been following me 🙂

I will be adding lots more to this site including tutorials from old blog. Its a bit tricky as i am in the process of moving home but hope to have it all finished soon.

There will also be a section where you can purchase my handmade flowers and also i may list some ‘one off’ pieces i have made. I do also have lots of craft items that i have left from my previous craft boxes, bits that i ordered to many of etc. I will also be listing these once i am moved and unpacked etc.

Thank you again for following and i hope you enjoy the new website.

Love Ann xx