Sunday, 20 May 2018

It's graduation time

It's that time of year when young and not so young graduate from universities up and down the land and these days graduation ceremonies from schools and colleges and even nurseries are not unusual.

This super simple gift box is modelled on a graduation ceremony cap and has been kept traditional black with a coloured tassel. It's not pretending to be a replica it's inspired by those caps and can be any colour or pattern you like.


It's a great sized little box at 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 and perfect for a piece of commemorative jewellery, some folded up money, a key to a car or new flat (for the very lucky) or even to use for cake at a celebration party.

It's made using basic black cardstock from Stampin' Up! with a little bit of Fresh Florals in Fresh Fig in the bottom of the box, a Fresh Fig tassel and a punched label in black using the Tailored Tag punch.

Why not give it a go. I do have a quick tutorial on You Tube HERE.

If you want to grab the punch or cardstock you can do so in my online store and if you want the tassels be quick as they are retiring in a few days.

Shop HERE.

Have a great week.

Andrea x

Scrapbooking - My First Attempt

After my mother died earlier this year I decided it was time to do something with all of the photos I'm just amassing in boxes and put them to use so I thought about scrapbooking.



After looking around and checking out some page sketches I decided to jump right in, print off some photos and have a go and this was the result.

This page represents my parents, love, marriage and everything that comes from it. It reflects their colourful natures and represents them with happy colours instead of mourning colours. I used new In-Colours and some gold accents and die cuts from a retired Love Notes Framelits set.


I made a video talking about scrapbooking and speeding through the process to assemble this page and showing some other page ideas I have and sketches. So if you want to check that out CLICK HERE.

If you want to shop for any papercrafting supplies in my online Stampin' Up! store then CLICK HERE.

A subscription to my channel will make sure you know when I post another scrapbooking video if you're a newbie like me and want to travel this road with me. I've created a playlist to add my scrapbooking videos to so that everything will be kept in one easy to find place.

Thanks for popping in, enjoy the last bits of this weekend when the world was focused on the love of two people starting married life together.

Andrea x

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Memories and More Meets The HP Sprocket

If you are interested in scrapbooking and want to make it as easy as possible to plan out and coordinate your memories then you could not go wrong with the Memories and More sets from Stampin' Up!

I show a few bits and pieces and explain how it all works in this chatty video and the Christmas themed set I use in this video is available right now for just £3.60 on the Clearance Rack in my online Stampin' Up! store, so no better time to grab a kit and have a look at how you might be able to use it.

These sets are perfect for scrapbooking and memory keeping or journaling and cards can also be used as toppers for greetings cards.

I also show the HP Sprocket, a pocket sized full colour blue tooth printer which prints your photos out on the go onto self adhesive backings so you can pop them straight into your journal/scrapbooking projects.

To shop for Memories and More with me go to my online store by CLICKING HERE.

To watch my video go to my You Tube channel by CLICKING HERE.