Thursday, 14 December 2017

Envelope Gift Card Holder Tutorial... AVSC

Hi all,
Today I have an envelope gift card holder tutorial to show you.
This is so easy to make, it literally only takes minutes to complete.
The decorating took me ages and I would try one thing
then discard it only to actually use it down the track lol. 
Cut a piece of cardstock at 8 3/4 inches x 6 3/8inches and score it at 1 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Cut away as shown.

Round the edges. Fold over the large flap and adhere the smaller flap on top. Fold up the bottom flap and adhere that to the two side panels. This gives you the envelope shape.

I decided to use this colour scheme then changed my mind as the green was too strong; with the panel from the Bo Bunny Magical Christmas kit from Aunty Vera. You can purchase it HERE

The Top Note die comes from Sizzix Stampin Up.

Cut a pink panel at 9cm x 5inches with a 1 1/8inch circle punch
Cut a pattern piece at 8 1/2cm x 4 3/4inch with a 1 1/2inch circle punch
Ink all the edges of your paper except the white with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.
I adhered the panel with 3D foam tape to give it some depth.

The back panels are the same size as the front. 

I painted the images on the panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Paint.

The gift card measures 3 3/8inch x 4 7/8inch
the white panel measures at 3 1/8inch x 4 5/8 inch
The tab is from Stampin Up Tab punch.
I love this stamp from Kaiser Christmas collection and stamped
it in Stampin Up - Strawberry Slush.

The back is the same measurements as the front.
I have added a strip measuring 3 3/8inch x 2inch in pink bazzill
The patterned panel measures 3 1/8inch x 1 3/4inch (only adhere three 3 sides) so you can tuck the gift cards into the pocket.

I die cut the Top Note in white and folded it in half as shown. I stamped
'Welcome Christmas into your heart' from the  Heard from the Heart stamp set from Stampin Up in Strawberry Slush.
 I inked a star with Victorian Velvet and sprinkled some glitter over it.

The envelope gift card front.

The envelope gift card back.

Don't you love these panels from the Magical Christmas December kit from
Aunty Vera. HERE
I love how this turned out but thinking next time I might use a plain top instead
of the Top Note Die.

I hope I have inspired you to create
glorious things
Donna xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

December Magical Christmas Bag - AVSC

A Design Team project for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft...
 Hi all, well I cannot believe Christmas time is here already..
What happened to the rest of the year?
I had a wonderful time with the Aunty Vera Creative Team and really challenged myself
to create gorgeous projects as the other team members set such a high standard.. I loved it..  
Now on to my project with this gorgeous December Kit..
Magical Christmas Bag..

Cut the base at 2 1/2inches x 5 1/4 inches and score 1/2inch on all four sides
Cut up to the score line as shown and place a little double sided tape on each corner.
( I cut a bit off the corners as shown to make it easier to fold).

Cut two handles at 12inches x 3/4inch and two pieces of this glorious paper
at 12inches x 1/2inch.
( I ink all the edges of the designer paper, though not the white)

A Hint: Using a bone folder/scorer/ruler, gently but firmly pull it along the paper as shown to break the fibres. It helps the paper to curl. 

Cut the bag at 12inches x 5inches and again break the fibres by using your hand or ruler to bend the paper. Place a strip of double sided tape on the inside bottom of the bag. (I really did not want to cut this paper sighh) 

Cut two pieces of contrasting paper at 12inches x 1/2inch and adhere to the top and bottom of the bag.

Peel off the adhesive on the inside and wrap it around the base as shown.

Because of the fibres breaking, it is quite easy to put together.

It should look like this..

Attach the handles with brads on the inside of the bag..

Cut another strip of contrasting paper at 12inches and 3/4inches and adhere on the inside of the bag covering the prongs of the brads..
Don't forget to ink ALL the edges of the designer paper.. I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, it is perfect with this paper..

Poinsettia die from Doohickey.. Season's Greetings from the kit.

I painted some Glimmer mist on the stars and bells..
I also added some 'snow' around the edges and a little over the bag..
I love the paper so much I only wanted minimal embellishments.. 

The bag finished..

The back of the bag. I fussy cut two tags and the bow from the paper in the kit and using foam tape adhered as shown.. 
I didn't like the white handles on the inside being bare so I cut up some scraps into strips and adhered them to the handles.

My apologies for poor quality of photos but I do not have the full use of my studio as my daughter has all her furniture in there and I can only use my desk which is now chockers of things I could reach lol..

BUY Aunty Vera's Monthly Kits HERE

December Monthly kit is available for $54.85 which is a saving of 20% on buying the items separately.

Postage is $8.50 anywhere in Aus.
For internationals, please email for accurate prices.

C O N T A C T:


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I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..

Thursday, 7 December 2017

December Kit Unboxing - AVSC

Hi everyone,
Today I have the December Kit Unboxing for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft
on my youtube channel.. you can see it

Look at this gorgeous paper and also a peek at my project I am working on (shh).
I love this paper..
Donna x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

My Crafty Friend for AVSC

Hi all,
Well after six months travelling around Australia, I am finally home.  I had a wonderful time hassles and all and even though I crafted on the road I feel excited to start again with the Creative Team for Aunty Vera.

I have created for you three projects for the month of November. I did'nt get the chance to use the gorgeous stamp or die set but know I will use it in a future project for Aunty Vera.

My first project is an Easle Drawer Card; with the gorgeous papers I knew that was going to be one of my projects straight away..

Look at this gorgeous kit, Wow!! 

I am making three of these at the same time so you will see different colours as I progress as I would complete a step and forget to take a photo so hence three of them lol.

Cut one piece at 6 inches x 6inches and score 1inch on all four sides
Cut as shown (cut a small sliver off the tab to fold easier).

Adhere as shown (see the different colour lol)

Cut one piece of cardstock at 4inches x 8 inches and score on the 8 inch side at 2 inches and 4 inches.
Fold as shown. This is the easle part of the card.

 Cut one piece of cardstock at 4inches x 11 inches and score at 1inch, 5inches, 6inches, 10inches.
 Fold as shown and adhere the end to make a band (as in the back of the photo)

Cut your mats as shown in the photo.

Ink all the edges of your mats..

Adhere the gorgeous paper to the mats.

Adhere the front panel on the box then insert a brad. Cover the back of the brad with a panel. as well as the other three sides. as shown. I covered the bottom of the box with one of the 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces of cardstock. DO NOT cover the outside sides of the box as it won't slide in the cover, just the outside front and back.

Place the box in the band and adhere the easle on the top of the box as shown. I added a plain mat and some of the gorgeous paper.

Cut a 4inch x 4inch piece of cardstock and adhere half of the bottom to the easle.
I hope you can see what I mean as yep forgot to take a photo of this step completely..
 DUH!! (still in holiday mode I think).

Decorate as desired. I just loved this quote as in my case it really is..

I covered the dress form chipboard with Distress ink and using my finger smooched the gorgeous pearl drops over it. Loved the effect..

I hope you like this little project and hopefully understand it,, 

BUY Aunty Vera's Monthly Kits HERE

November Monthly kit is available for $61.40 which is a saving of 20% on buying the items separately.

Postage is $8.50 anywhere in Aus.
For internationals, please email for accurate prices.

C O N T A C T:


Please visit me on my  FB page Donna's Creations  HERE

I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..



November kit from Aunty Vera
Chipboard Dress Form
Kindy Glitz
Lace Doily
Small Rose
Bazzill Cardstock
Scissors Embellishment
Pearl Brad


Still on the road and still sightseeing this wonderful country of ours.. 
I have been so busy gawking at everything that I have hardly had time to craft lol

Can you remember the Clip Art I did a few posts back, well I made two little books to place them in.
I hope you like them as I do and dont forget I have limited resources while
on the road.. My hubby wouldnt let me bring the studio with me lol..

I do love my crafting and being on the road for so long didnt matter as long as I could created something..

Happy Craafting people
Donna xx