Monday, 28 June 2010

Match-Book treat pouch

Hello, hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous summer weather!  Today I have a matchbook treat pouch to share with you - I have made a few of these for my grandson to give to his teachers at the end of term.  It’s been filled with chocolates – yum!



I have used Willow from the new Fun in the Sun summer kit, the Lazy summer days sentiment is also from the kit.  I have teamed it up with MME papers.  So to get started you will need:

12 x 12 or A4 cardstock, plus scraps for matting and layering
A DL cellophane card bag
Strong double sided tape
A border punch
Stamped and coloured image of your choice
Sweets, etc to fill



Trim your card to 5 x 12” (or if using A4 this will be slightly shorter than 12” – this is okay as you add a punched border to lengthen and strengthen the flap).  Score at 5”, %.5”, 5” and 11”


Mountain fold the 5” and 6” score lines and valley fold the 5.5” and 11” score lines


Trim a scrap of card to 2” x 5” and score in half at 1”.  Punch a second scrap and trim to 5” by approx 1”.


Trim the cellophane back to around 3.5” and apply strong tape to front and back of bag at the top.  Apply tape to the piece of card you have scored (above).


Fill the bag (but don’t be a piggy like me and overfill) with your choice of filling, remove the tape on the cellophane bag (one side) and the card and attach, do the same with the other side to make a sealed bag.


Attach the treat bag to the inside back part of the pouch.  Adhere the punched strop tot he top flap and tie a ribbon around, lining up with the fold of the flap.


Apply dimensionals to the back of the image – make sure you leave the top inch free of the tape so the flap can fit behind.


Like this


And there you have it, a really quick and economical present for someone.


Side view, showing the over-filled bag lol.


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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Create4Fun challenge



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Friday, 25 June 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge





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Monday, 14 June 2010

Attaching embellies

I have been asked so many times how I  attach flowers and other embellishments to my cards.  I use Crafters Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue, I could not make a card without it!!


Remove the waste wire from the flowers as close to the flower as possible (I use this waste to twirl around a pokey tool and add these curls to the flower arrangement).  Then just apply a dollop of the Crafters Pick glue (which is really thick and grabs almost right away even though it’s not dry – and it dries clear). 


I also use it for punched leaves, just a little is needed for these.  Then I poke them in with a pair of tweezers where I have gaps in the arrangement.


I also use it to attach charms and anything else to the front of the card.

And the finished card


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Chocolate Box Bow tutorial

Gulp, I’ve attempted my first video.  I've had so many requests on how I tie my bows that I thought I would start off with something quick and simple lol.  I have used the new 25mm Organza Ribbon that is now in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.


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