Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Card in a Box - Baby Crib Tutorial

Hi there.  Welcome to my blog.  Today I am sharing the second Card In a Box - Baby Crib Card that I designed.  There is a slight difference in the way this Hardwood Baby Crib is constructed compared to the White Zoo Babies one featured in yesterday's post.

Full of the cute little critters from Life in the Forest Stamp Set.

No dies or Big Shot Machine required for this second design, just a paper trimmer and some Stampin' Up! ® punches.
Folds flat into a card sized envelope.
Both designs shown in the above photo are included in my Card in the Box - Baby Crib Tutorial which consists of two, three page tutorials with detailed instructions and photos ($5.00 AUD).
The response in the first 24 hours of its release was beyond amazing!!!  A huge thanks to everyone that purchased the PDF instructions.  I would really LOVE to see what you have created, so feel free to share your photos or blog links via email.
Please note - The tutorials for sale are not available as instant downloads.  As I will be personally emailing your copies, please be mindful of International time differences. On receipt of payment, I will send the PDF files as soon as possible.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Curvy Keepsake Pram Tutorial

Hi there.  Welcome to addINKtive designs.  If you stopped by my blog from the Zoo Babies Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, you would have spotted a little pink pram that I made from the Curvy Keepsake Die.  As promised, here's a quick tutorial on how to make one, with a few tweaks and a new colour palette.

 Curvy Keepsake Pram Tutorial

1. Cut out the two pieces of the Curvy Keepsake Die with your Big Shot and snip off one of the sides with a handle about 3/4" from the score line.

2.  Emboss the two pointy sides with the Argyle Embossing Folder about 3/4" from the base score line to avoid embossing the other sections.

3.  Assemble the box as usual and curve the cut out section towards the insides of the box.

4.  Cut a 'blanket' from DSP (A fraction smaller than 2" x 2") and glue to the inside base of the pram.
5.  Add a handle made from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (6-1/2" long).

6.  Make a square rim to go around the bottom edge of the box from DSP - 3/4" x 11" long and scored at 2-1/2", 5", 7-1/2" and 10".  Attach to two of the sides with Glue Dots. Birthday Bash Specialty DSP used in this example.

7.  The wheels are stamped in Tangerine Tango Ink from one of the stamps from the Amazing Birthday Set onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched out with the 1" Circle Punch. Glue on 3/4" white circles to cover up the writing and add a Mini Silver Brad to each wheel.  Attach to the pram with Dimensionals.

8.  Embellish with the cute little stamps from Zoo Babies.

Compare the Pair


The Stamp Review Crew - Zoo Babies

Hi and welcome to the Zoo Babies Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators who love to show you just how much you can do with one stamp set. I can't wait to see what everyone has made with this adorable set.

If you get lost, just click on the banner below to take you to our main blog, where you will see a list of all the participants for this round.  Enjoy!


I've just had a two week break from my day job (school holidays) so I've been a busy little 'bee' getting ready for blog hops as well as next week's South Pacific Convention on the Gold Coast.  Yay!  I'll have lots to share over the next few weeks, so make sure you check out my blog and Facebook page, AddINKtive Designs, to see the latest news about Convention.

I'm just a little bit excited about my projects today as I designed all of the 3D items. They certainly have been a labour of love with countless hours of construction and fussy cutting until I was finally happy with the results.

1. A Card in a 'Box' - Baby Crib

(In Aussie lingo, a baby cot)



A have written a tutorial for my 'Card in a Box - Baby Crib', so I won't go into listing all the project details. A few weeks back I went searching for a baby crib card to make but only came across SVG files in the Silhouette Store or similar 'take-offs' and templates, so I decided to set about designing one made from SU punches and/or dies and came up with two designs.  This is the first one that I constructed especially for the SRC Blog Hop and I am beyond excited with how it turned out. 

2. Berry Basket - Toy Shopping Trolley

This project was inspired by a 'push toy' shopping cart that my daughter had when she was a toddler.  The main colours are Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise and was constructed using the Berry Basket Die. The wheels are stamped from the Amazing Birthday Stamp Set.

3.  Curvy Keepsake - Baby Pram

I created this little pram from Pink Pirouette Card Stock and stamped with the five, soon to be retired, In-Colours (sniff), plus Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party.  The handle is made from the Berry Basket Die and about a half of one section of the box has been cut away to reveal the inside and front of the pram.  The wheels and tag trim are stamped from the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set.  I have tweaked this design a little and have posted a detailed tutorial on my blog if you would like to check it out HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Up next is Yapha Mason -

or ... Back to Debra Burgin -

Both these ladies are super talented and I am loving being part of  this amazing team called The Stamp Review Crew.  See you for another Blog Hop in two weeks' time.

Friday, April 17, 2015

CASEing the Catty Blog Hop - The Wedding Section of the Occasions Catalogue

Thanks for stopping by on the CTC Blog Hop. You may have just 'hopped' here from Stasia's blog or landed here directly.  Either way, I hope you are enjoying our Hop. Tonight the Crew have 'CASED' ideas from the Wedding Section of the Occasions Catalogue (pages 42 - 44). 

There's lots of inspiration packed into 3 pages and here's what inspired me to make a cute little Tealight Birdhouse -
  • Theme:  Wedding (Favour/D├ęcor)
  • Colour:  Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Kraft (Baked Brown Sugar)
  • Technique:  White Embossing on Vellum and Colouring the Images
  • Accessories:  Sahara Sand Lace Trim
I love the 'Choose Happiness' Stamp Set and the white embossing on the vellum gives it a soft 'romantic' look.  

The DIY Mini Milk Carton was designed by Sam from Pootles Papercraft and I followed a video tutorial on Stampin' Connection made by Maria Russell. You can see it here on You Tube. I also noticed that she has created a video of my Top Note Owl Card!  She certainly has great taste in paper craft projects.

I made a summary of Maria's (and Sam's) tutorials, with my version thrown into the mix, so I have the measurements handy for future reference.

Mini Tutorial for Tea Light Bird House

Sahara Sand Card Stock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/4", Roof 1-7/8" x 5"

(Arrows Embossing Folder)
Scored on the long side at 1-7/8", 3-3/4", 5-5/8" and 7-1/2".
Scored on the short side at 1-7/8", 3-3/4" and 5".

1" Circle Punch

Just use a small amount of snail adhesive if adding a tealight, for easy access.


Next up on the Blog Hop is the super talented, Jess Williams -
Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by,

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