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Quick and Easy Stationery Set

Quick and Easy Stationery Set

A quick little project to share with you! A quick and easy stationery Set! Our local school, that my boys attend are having a fundraising night tomorrow. They wanted local business’ to contribute for a raffle. Realising I was short on time I got stuck into a quick and easy stationery set.

Stationery Set

This is the quickest and easiest project ever!

Quick and Easy Stationery Set Tutorial

Firstly you will need a piece of boxboard about 600 – 1200 um. Cut it to the size you want. This Set I cut the box board 10.5 inches x 4 inches. When you cut it measure your cards and envelopes you want to use and make it fraction bigger.I was originally going to go for a 6×4 card but changed my mind after i made the cover.

Leaving about an inch around the outside so your cards and envelopes don’t stick out. You will also want to leave an extra 1/2 inch on the longer side for the middle fold. Don’t forget to double the horizontal or long side so you can make the cover. Score your 2 lines 1/2 inch apart in middle using your scor board.

Next I found some patterned paper in my stash. It is an old 3 bugs in a rug paper collection. I wanted basic and birthday theme and this matched perfect. I then measured my paper I chose for the cover and added on 1/2 inch on each side so i could cover the edges neatly. I scored the paper 1/2 inch from each side and again measured the 2 lines at 1/2 inch in the middle.

Next step is to cover the box board with your patterned paper. I used x press it tape to stick it but you can use glue.

Cover the Inside

Next is to cover the inside. I used a co ordinating colour and measured the paper out with 1/2″ less than the box board I cut out on all sides (so 1 inch less each side altogether). Measured with the scor board  1/2″ lines in middle. I stuck that with tape to the centre. (before doing that I added some photo corners, but you don’t need to)Decorate the front as you see fit..you could add perhaps a ribbon or twine to keep it closed as well if you like.

Decorate the Cards

I then took my cards and decorated them very simply with a stamped “happy birthday” and some Doodlebug Glitter sprinkles.I made 5 for this set.

Next I measured a piece of matching Kaisercraft cardstock about 2/12″ wide and 8″ long to fit around my envelopes and cards. I placed the cards in the middle of the strip and measured where the sides ended and scored 2 lines 1/4″ apart so the cards would fit in nicely. I then stuck the two outside sections onto the inside of the chipboard covered section so I would be able to fit the cards in. I repeated using the same method for the envelopes, only scoring 2 lines on either side about 1/8 apart. I then added some Doodlebug Washi Tape along the card stock to decorate!

Bingo! A cute little stationery set for our raffle! You may also like to add a pen inside as well down the middle, and you can use any theme you like for your cards. It would make a great gift for anyone!

 

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Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Lest we forget on this ANZAC DAY 2015…..Hubby and my eldest attended an ANZAC day service in our local town while I stayed at home snuggled in bed with my youngest. It’s so cold here at the moment and it’s not even winter yet! I had to get into my craft room and put some brightness back into my day! I knew exactly what i wanted to use and that was the new Doodlebug Design Collection Sunkissed. I love this collection for all it’s summer time themes and the colours are so bright and cheerful! I thought I’d make some Shaker Cards to add to the fun..Shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and add something unique to the front of a card or a project life page.

For the first card, I used the Sweet Stamp shop Beach Bum Stamp Set and stamped lots of the beach balls and sand buckets and spades, and a sandcastle onto X press it Blending card and coloured in with my Copics. I then cut a template for the stripes from a scrap piece of card stock, traced and then cut again using the stripes paper from the 6×6 Sunkissed paper pad. Next I adhered some acetate to the back of the paper, placed some foam tape around the edges of the template so the sandcastle, beach balls and buckets didn’t fall out when i placed them into each open stripe. I finished the card off by sticking the small polka dot paper onto the tape to hold the bits and pieces in and matted using the blue paper. I added some Enamel dots, paper twine and a stamp to finish it off.

Sweet Stamp Shop Shaker Card
Sweet Stamp Shop Shaker Card

So much fun seeing the balls and the buckets sliding around when you shake the card!

The next card I made I used some Nesting Circles and scollop circles to cut out my circles and scolloped border. Using the same technique of acetate, foam tape and some card stock on the back, I added some colourful sequins to the middle. Finishing the card with a Sunshine from the Sunkissed icons Sticker sheet, a few enamel dots and the same stamp. I love the noise this makes when you shake it around!

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I have started working on some project Life pages as well Using the Sunkissed Collection, which i hope i can share with you soon! Below is a list of all the things i used to make my cards. Click on the time to find it in my store!

Doodlebug Designs 6×6 paper Pad – Sunkissed

Doodlebug Designs icon Stickers – Sunkissed

Doodlebug Designs Glitter Sprinkles – Sunkissed

X Press it Foam Tape

Sizzix Happy Birthday stamp

Sweet Stamp Shop Beach Bum (discontinued and one left! be quick!)

Sequins (red, orange, yellow, green)

Acetate (Link coming soon)

Copic markers (Link Coming soon)

Paper Twine (Link coming soon)

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my project! Leave a little love below and I’d love to see your shaker cards! Post them on Instagram and  tag me in your post, or share them on my Facebook page for me to see and i will share your card!

Kerry xx

 

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