Print Candee Tutorial

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to make this cute little gift box – all the papers are digital papers from Print Candee. If you haven’t checked out the store yet, you should do so as they have hundreds of digital images and papers to choose from.

Firstly, here is the finished box. I am entering this into the current Wee Memories Challenge #75 – to make Home-made gifts, tags and boxes.

My inspiration for the top of the box came from this beautiful heart that I came across on Pinterest which lead me to the original post here. The template for the box came from here – but I modified the dimensions for the top of the box to make a more snuggy fit.

Let’s begin.

1. To make the box, I printed off the pink star digital paper from the Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack onto some pink bazzill cardstock and cut it into a 9 and 1/8 inch square. The lid of the box was white card stock cut to a 5 and 5/8 inch square (this is slightly different from the template –  this is the bit I modified).

2. I then scored lines onto the box base at 2 and 1/2 inches on all 4 sides. To form tabs on the box to be glued, I cut along one of the score lines in each corner. Refer to the cross on the template.

3. Using adhesive I glued to tabs to form a box.

4. I did exactly the same as the above to form the box lid but I scored at 5/8 of an inch on all 4 sides before cutting along a score line in each corner to form a tab.

5. And what you should end up with is a box that has a lid that fits nice and snug.

6. I then printed off 3 more patterned papers from the same Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack onto white card stock, but made sure that I printed the pattern on both sides. Make sure the ink on the card stock has dried before printing on the other side.

7. Using my Craft heart punches, I cut various hearts from the 3 double sided patterned papers that I had printed off.

8. Using a scoring bone, I folded each heart in half (yes, the small hearts were fiddly!)

9. Using a piece of scrap paper (which was cut to the size of the lid of the box), I drew a heart shape and cut it out. (I folded the paper in half to make sure that the heart shape was symmetrical).

10. This template became my guide for placing the folded heart punched out shapes onto the box lid. I temporarily adhered it and removed it when I was done. I glued down the flowers as I went.

11. And kept going till I was happy with the results. I added some pearls as a finishing touch.

And there you have it.


Digital Images/Stamps: Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack
Ink: Canon colour printer
Card: White card stock, Pink Bazzill
Other Supplies: Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Karl Craft punch – Hearts – 3 sizes, Martha Stewart score board

Thanks for sticking with me. Be sure to head on over to the Print Candee store and have a browse around. The amount of projects that can be created from these products are endless!


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AnnaBelle Stamps Garden Silhouettes Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to AnnaBelle Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Kylie’s Blog, you are in the right spot.

Today, the Belles are showcasing the Garden Silhouettes Stamp set. This is such a versatile set with so many stamps in it. Today I decided to challenge myself and use a stamp from the set I had never used before. I chose a little flourishy motif and after some playing, my card and tag were born. I wanted a sentiment that matched the flourish, so I used a portion of a stamp from the Standing Tall stamp set.

Thanks flourish

The little tiny hearts are covered in Ranger enamel accents. Love this stuff!

Flourish tag

Thanks flourish card and tag


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Garden Silhouettes Stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds Stamp set (sentiment)

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts Folded Note cards – Azure

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, heat tool, anti static powder pillow, AnnaBelle stamps hemp twine – 0.8mm twine, Martha Stewart heart punch, Ranger Enamel Accents – white,  Tombow Mono Multi glue

Now if you would like a chance to win yourself a copy of the Garden Silhouettes Stamp set, leave a comment on all the DT’s blogs and then head back to the ABS blog and add your name to the inlinkz. Too easy.

Andrea also has generously discounted the Garden Silhouettes Stamp set by 20% for this weekend only. Go here to grab yourself a bargain.

Your next stop on the hop is my uber talented friend Therese (who I get to meet in person for the first time this weekend – woo hoo!)

Thanks for stopping by,


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog




Marion <– you’re here!



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Vellum is the star

Another card for the  Online Card Class – His and Hers. I actually made this earlier in the week, but wasn’t quite sure if I liked it…


This was inspired by uber talented Cristina Kowalczyk and her vellum creations on Day 2. I never did get around to making a female version as I ran out of time – but I was thinking almost identical to this but with hearts and using shades of pink.

I actually had this blue and teal vellum in my stash (it must be at least 10 years old!). Vellum is not the easiest of materials to work with – especially concealing the adhesive! I find scattering elements on a card quite difficult – there certainly is an art to it.

Happy Birthday vellum


Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment sampler Stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: Neenah solar white cardstock, Hero Arts folded notecards – Azure

Other Supplies: Vellum – blue and teal (no idea of the brand), MFT Star stax dies, PTI Alphabet Dies, Cuttlebug, AnnaBelle Stamps metallic sprinkles, Glossy accents (to adhere sprinkles), foam dimensionals

Thanks for looking,


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Sending warm wishes


The end of the school term has FINALLY arrived and I have 2 weeks off! Time to get crafty and I did just that today!

I thought I would enter this into two challenges. Firstly, A Blog Named hero has their first challenge – Challenge #1: Playing Favourites. I have used lots of colours of my favourite coloured folded notes cards from Hero Arts to create the background (LOVE all the colours!). Then to top it off, I dug through my HA supplies and used some favourite background stamps to add some interest. The second challenge is over at the Hero Arts Blog where the theme is Sunshine and Showers. I think my card fits into the theme nicely.


Stamps: Hero Arts Flourish Background (CG119), Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern (CG330), Hero Arts Friend Definition (CG125), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern (S5507), Hero Arts Dots and Flowers (S5213), Hero Arts Flower Wood Background (S5142), Hero Arts All Occasions Messages (CL272)

Ink: Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Chipped Sapphire, Versacolor – Turquoise, Green Tea, Bark, Purple, VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: Hero Arts folded note cards – Hero Hues – Blush, Pool, Floral, Foliage, Sunshine, Sea, AnnaBelle Stamps pre-cut cards

Other Supplies: Die-namics Die – Hearts a Plenty, Cuttlebug, Jane’s Doodles button, AnnaBelle Stamps 0.8mm twine – white, Glue dots, 3D foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Love Always

Hi everyone,

I finally got a chance to have another play around with some techniques/ideas that have been demonstrated in class. This is what I can up with this morning. I layered up the hearts as shown by Jennifer McGuire on Day 3.

I love that I didn’t have to use any foam dimensionals! I would never have thought to do it this way.

For this next card I used the same technique as above, but made a window card like Kristina did on Day 6.


{Love Always – First card}

Stamps: Hero Arts All Occasion Messages (CL272)
Ink: VersaFine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Hero Arts folded cards – Hero Hues – Blush, white card
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug die – Concentric Hearts, Cuttlebug, Tombow adhesive, AnnaBelle Stamps 4mm pearls, square punch (to create the banner ends)

{Love Always – Second card}

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers stamp set
Ink: Versamark Watermark ink
Card: Hero Arts folded cards – Hero Hues – Blush, white card
Other Supplies: Zing white embossing powder, heat gun, Cuttlebug die – Concentric Hearts, Cuttlebug, Tombow adhesive, Kaisercraft pearls, White gel pen (signo), antistatic pillow

Thanks for stopping by,


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