First Birthday Box frame

Ikea stock great box frames at low cost. I have seen loads of crafters use them and I have never seen any at better quality for the price. Follow me on pinterest for some inspiration. I made this one for a baby boys first birthday. Hope you like it.

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Birthday Boxes

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Throw back Thursday!

I thought i would make this light hearted post to show case some of the cards and gifts that I have previously made. I am very busy this month finishing off various orders and preparing for the birth of our new baby! Only 3 weeks left! Id love to know what crafty things everyone else is up too.

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Birthday gift box and card.

I love to give little surprises along with my cards. I truly believe that it is nice to give a little something with out going over the top. It’s the though that counts, isn’t it? I made this card and little box for my brothers birthday I filled the box with lots of haribo sweets. To make the little ‘ chip’ style box I used StampinUp’s fry box die for the sizzix big shot. The stamp sets used are also from StampinUp. I hope you enjoyed this little project!

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Happy 60th Birthday

So far this summer box cards have been in massive demand!Everyone seems to love them! This box card was made for a ladies 60th birthday. I wanted this card to be bright and colourful, my two favourite colours a pink and blue they work perfect together. I stamped the flowers and coloured them in, something I don’t often do! The stamp set I used is from Stampin Up and is called Petite Petals (133152) and this set comes with a matching punch (133322). I also used Stampin Up Rhinestones (119246) to add a little sparkle!

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Products Used:

Petite Petals 133152

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Petite Petals Punch 133322

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Happy 30th Birthday

I loved making this girly box card! I think the colours work perfect together and reminds me of summer. The butterflies I used are made by Hunkydory, the little flowers are from Stampin Up and I also used the matching punch to cut them. ‘Happy Birthday to you’ is also a Stampin Up product but unfortunately it has been retired. I hope you like this card as much as I do! Happy crafting.

 

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Happy 1st birthday

Yesterday was a very special day for me and my husband, we marked the occasion of our daughter’s very 1st birthday. We celebrated with family and friends. I made this special card for my little girl along with the help of my Silhouette Portrait machine. The papers used are from be bunny, I have had them in my craft stash for ages! The paper bow was made with the help of Stampin Up bow builder punch.  My inspiration came from a card which I found on Pinterest. I really enjoyed making this card so I plan to make some more similar to this. Hope you have a wonderful crafty week.

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To a classic happy birthday dad!

After a crazy day yesterday trying purchase some of the retiring Stampin Up products I needed a little bit of crafting therapy to calm me down. I normally struggle with making male theme cards, but after some thinking the ‘Guy Greetings’ (137178) Stampin Up stamp set provided me with some inspiration. I used black card and layered it with grey card. I stamped the hat design onto this and used cream satin ribbon to ‘lift’ the colour. The main image of the car and the greetings has been stamped onto an off white coloured card. I hope you like the final outcome. I would love to see some of your creations inspired by the Stamp set.

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90th Birthday Card

I was requested to make a special 90th birthday card for a client. I decided to make a tri fold card and use a pink famine theme. On this card I used Stampin Up Simply Pressed clay (130685). This is the first time I have ever used this product and i can honestly say it was brilliant fun! It is a soft and very easy to work it clay, it is best if you leave the product to dry over 24 hours. When dry it is very light weight and feeling more like a foam than a clay. If you would like some of this clay click here http://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=130685. I then coloured the clay using encore metallic gold ink. My craft room is still in ‘make over’ mode so all my stash is packed away but hopefully it will all be back out in a few weeks. Happy crafting.

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Curvy Keepsake Box

This week I received another Stampin up order full of awesome products. My new favourite thing to make is these cute little keepsake boxes. There perfect for sweets or some yummy homemade treats. My mind is buzzing with ideas to decorate them and when I can use them. I know that I will  be giving these to family and friends filled with homemade treats at Christmas! I hope you have a crafty week, I am busy preparing for the madness of Christmas card orders and craft fairs!

If you would like to purchase any of the product I have used this is the link to my Stampin up website and shop:http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/ashlinnleyden/

 

 

 

 

 

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Products used:
Curvy Keepsake box thinlits die (135853)
Garden Party Stamps (133997)
Stampin Pad: Coastal Cabana (131175)
Stampin Pad: Strawberry Slush (131178)

 

 

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Products Used:
Curvy Keepsake box thinlits die (135853)
Bakers Twine: Bermuda Bay (134575)
Stampin Pad: Coastal Cabana (131175)
Label Love Stamps (130622)
Artisan Label (130920)

 

 

 

 

 

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Products Used:

Curvy Keepsake box thinlits die (135853)
Deco Labels Framlits (130102)
Stampin Pad: Coastal Cabana (131175)
Bakers Twine: Bermuda Bay (134575)