Wednesday, 18 November 2015

It's soooo not a video!

Well, I made a video last night ... it's hilarious, but lots of amendments needed to it, as I managed to get my black bobble hat in it, and my frizzed hair after getting caught in the rain ... it's a disaster!  So I promise that I will re-film it!

However, to make up for it, below I've given you all the instructions on how to make these quick and easy money bag/gift card bags .... I promise, they are beyond easy, and I managed to make 12 decorated bags in less than an hour - I swear!

This is a great project for using up scraps of paper and card stock, as the size you start with is only 4" x 5 1/2" - meaning that you can get 4 bags from one A4 sheet or 6 bags from a 12x12 sheet.

How cute are these?!?!?!

There are so many different ways that you can decorate them, and I used just the one stamp set!  It's called A Little Something, and as you can see, it can be used for lots of different occasions, and can also be used for producing amazing backgrounds .... and such great value at only £15 for all these stamps! (unmounted) The link is HERE  I used two punches for the sentiments - the label bracket punch - which is current ... sadly, the other punch is discontinued,but you could use a circle punch instead.  The paper I used is called Into The Woods HERE and Farmers Market HERE

I added bits of ribbon, clips, pegs etc. etc... but you can use up anything you want.  On the right hand card, I punched out a window and added a scrap of window sheet behind it (so that nothing fell out) .. I punched three flowers, the sentiment and voila another bag made of scraps!  Easy!

Here's a close up of two of the bags

So ... here we go with the instructions ....

Money Bag / Gift Card Holder INSTRUCTIONS

You can make 4 bags from 1 A4 sheet of paper. Finished size is approx ½” deep x 2” x 3 ½”

To start you will need a piece of card measuring 5 ½” x 4” (or 13cm x 10cm)

  • Score on the long side at 2”, 2 ½”, 4 ½”, 5”  or (5,6,11,12 cm)
  • Score on the short side at ½” (1cm)
  • Burnish all the folds
  • Snip out the little corner where the folds meet on the bottom, then snip upwards to the score line on the other three short score lines
  • Now close up the bag using double sided tape, tape runner etc.  on the short flap side (you will see what I mean once you have scored the bag), then add tape to one of the longer bottom flaps.
  • Pop in your money or gift card, and pinch the top sides of the box together 
  • punch two little holes to thread ribbon through and add your ribbon to close the top
  • That's it - you can decorate it now!

 As I say, this is a great way to use up scraps .. and let's be honest, we all have tons of scraps!

If you have any questions or queries, or wish to place an order, then please contact me on:-

My direct shop link is HERE
Mobile: 07747 465186

I hope you enjoy making this quick and easy project - why don't you email me your samples so that I can feature them on my blog?!?!  Care and share!

Have fun!  Cal xxxxxxx

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Monday, 16 November 2015


Whoop whoop!   It's a Stamp Sale!

Stamp sales are the best sales, and this one is no exception! Save 20 percent off retail on select stamp purchases 16–20 November. Now is the time to purchase those stamps that are on your wish list - take advantage of this limited time sale!

The stamps below are those available to purchase with the 20% discount .

The pdf document is available HERE

What a great selection to choose from and just in time to buy for a crafty friends' Christmas present!  
 This type of event rarely happens, so check it out here and get your stamps ordered today!

This sale IS ONLY ON FOR 5 DAYS - today until 20 November!



The 2015 Retiring Products List is available HERE

Again, check those wish lists, and get these products BEFORE they run out on 4th January - HUGE discounts on many products. Once they are gone, they are gone!

This list will be changing regularly as products run out - so get your orders in NOW!


As always, if you wish to place an order, you can:-

*  click on the SHOP NOW image top right (look for stamp sale on left hand side of my online shop) 
* click HERE to gain immediate access
*  email me on
*  call/text me on 07747 465186

Don't forget, if you are ordering online and your order is under £150 then please use the Hostess Code PSTFMBV2  - one lucky customer will receive the hostess rewards for November!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

A wee Weekly Deal for you!

This weeks Weekly Deals have been announced - and they're all Christmas deals - yay!

I am delighted to see that the Embellished Ornament stamp set is in the deals - this is a fabulous set including images and Christmas messages - so if you only buy one new Christmas stamp set this year, this has to be it!

You can also add on the framelit set to match the baubles - which gives you the option of intricate die-cuts, or a basic die-cut that fits around the stamped images.  You can buy this set as a bundle also which has a 15% saving.

I made the following shadow frame box using a combination of the stamp set and the framelits.

I can't tell you how often I have used the matching red cards and envelopes with the holly and berry embossing folder - all I needed to do was add a sentiment, and I have quick and easy Christmas cards - win win in my book!

As always, if you would like to place an order you can either:-

* click the shop now link above
* email me at
* call/text me on 07747 465186

Just a quick thank you for all the recent orders, I really appreciate my customers and friends loyalty considering how long I have been out of action.  

Happy Crafting!   Cal xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Be Berry and Merry .... does that sound right?!?!?!

Are you berry and merry, or merry with berries?!?!

Either way - you MUST see this amazing bundle from Stampin Up! called the Berry Merry Bundle.

Firstly, this whole bundle is only £18.50 ... yup, you read that right .... £18.50!!!!!!

Secondly, that price includes 17 stamps in the stamp set!  Wow! now this IS a bargain!

Imagine how many stunning backgrounds you can produce with the smaller stamps in this set - and not just for Christmas, but all year round!  I personally, also think that you could get away with using the embossing folder all year round as well ... what a great base for any card!

Even just using Whisper White as the card base, you can tart it up by adding an envelope made from scraps of scrapbook papers ... I love this idea!

I can highly recommend this incredible bundle and with an automatic 15% discount - it really is great value for money!

To order yours, please either use the 'shop here' button above, or email me on or call/text me on 07747 465186.

Have fun!   Cal xxx

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