Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Sky Is The Limit Joins Number of Years for this Fab Birthday Card

Hello everyone, today I'd like to show you a card I've made using two of my favourite stamps and thinlit bundles from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.

I've used the wonderful versitile Bloomin' Love Stamp Set with the Number of Years Bundle which includes large numbers thinlit dies as a great package and Sky is the Limit Stamp Set,  You'll save yourself 15% by ordering those as a bundle and I can promise you, you'll be using them time and time again :) 

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Crafty Measurements:

  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • 1 panel of Perfectly Artistic DSP measuring 8" x 3 1/2" for the top
  • 1 panel of Perfectly Artistic DSP measuring 8" x 2 1/4" for the bottom

Crafty Recipe to create this card:

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If you'd like to purchase any of the products used in making this card, I'll be happy to help you with your Order, or to make some suggestions on the projects you are intending to make. You can order 24hrs a day from my Online Shop or you can email me at cathy@bespokegiftsandcards.co.uk

Thank you for stopping by

Cathy xxx

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Lovely Gift Box with Slide Ribbon Lid

Today I'd like to show you a lovely little gift box that I've made - in fact I loved it so much I made two!  I was inspired by a fabulous Video Tutorial from Linda Parker at Paper Craft With Crafty and you can click the links above to have a looksee for yourself.

As the box is double layered, it makes it really sturdy and could be used for lots of things, for example, some lovely chocolates (it actually fits 6 or 7 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates inside), or you could use it for some lovely little smellies, or even some lovely little notelets could fit inside! (in fact, I'll be making some at a later date, so watch this space)!.

So, I decided to use Basic Black and Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock as I think the colours married together are quite striking.  I stamped the lid with a beautiful versatile Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set with Stazon Jet Black Ink.  I do think it looks so elegant, don't you?  I'm so loving these boxes!  I used some sheer ribbon that I had in my crafty stash already, but there is a gorgeous black ribbon available in the catalogue if you need to buy some.  I finished off the box with a decorative flower made from the pansy punch stamp set.  Youi can buy the stamp set and the punch separately, but they are also available as a bundle which if you order, will save you 15%!

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What you will need to make this:


  • Using your black cardstock for the Base measuring 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"  score along the long side @
    1 1/2", 5", 6 1/2", and 10"
  • Turn sidewards and score along the short side @ 1 1/2" and 5"
  • Using your Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamp all over one side with the Flowershop Stamp Set which creates the pattern for the Lid.  
  • With the long side at the top, score @ 1 5/8", 5 1/4", 6 7/8" and 10 1/2"
  • Turn sidewards with the short side along the top and score @ 6 3/4" and 11"
  • Fold and Burnish all lines
You can watch the full video tutorial of the original creation by Linda Parker at Paper Craft With Crafty on the links provided above.

I hope you've enjoyed reading about this cute little box. You can buy any of these products by clicking on any of the links which will take you straight to my Online Shop, where you can also have a look through the catalogues available to you.  If you would like help with this, or anything else, you can either leave me a message here, or email me at cathy@bespokegiftsandcards.co.uk and I will help in any way I can.

I'd love  to hear your comments, so please do leave me a message, and don't forget if you would like to receive up to date news on posts, please click the subscribe button above before you leave!

Thank you for stopping by.

Cathy xxx

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Sale-A-Bration at Stampin' Up!

 It's a Double Celebration here at Stampin' Up!

Both the Sale-A-Bration and Spring/Summer Catalogues have been launched, which means a whole host of new seasonal projects, brand new products and freebie items available when you spend £45 or more.

You get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for EVERY £45 you spend.  So if you spend £90 you get TWO freebies!  That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on whilst earning more products for free along the way!  Happy Days!


 The free items available from The Sale-A-Bration are available NOW until 31st March AND there's more!  There are limited exclusive products available now but only until 15th February so don't miss out on these fantastic products!


The Brand new catalogues are packed full of wonderful products, with co-ordinating DSP (Designer Series Papers), as well as Punches, Ink Pads etc!  In fact, everything you need and more!  So don't delay, have a look today!

I'll be happy to help you with your Order, or to make some suggestions on the projects you are intending to make.  You can order from my Online Shop or you can email me at cathy@bespokegiftsandcards.co.uk


Cathy xx

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