You Inspire Me Sale-a-Bration card.

You Inspire Me Sale-a-Bration card.

Hi! Welcome to my blog. Today I have this card to share with you made using the Sale-a-Bration freebie stamp set Delicate Dahlias. Dahlias are one of my favourite flowers, so I was excited when I first saw this set.

To create the background for this card I used White Embossing Paste and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. While the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled over some Gilded Leafing.

A Bumble Bee Trinket helps to tie the gold in with the rest of the card.

To make a fuller bow I tied a length of Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon and Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon together. Because the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is a nice wide ribbon, I trimmed it in half lengthwise to make it a big easier to tie.

Happy crafting x

Megan

January Cards & Coffee.

January Cards & Coffee.

2021 brings exciting changes to the classes I offer at Made by Megan! One of which is my Cards & Coffee class held in a local cafe. This class is designed to be suitable for beginner stampers up to casual crafters – anyone really who wants to dedicate some time to getting crafty, having a good cuppa, and enjoying the company of likeminded people.

This month’s theme was ‘With Love’, perfect for almost any occasion or celebration. Great to keep aside for Valentine’s Day (GALentine’s Day).

One card uses Magenta Madness cardstock as the base, a scalloped heart punched out of Just Jade, a straight edge heart punched out of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, and the sentiment stamped onto Bumblebee cardstock.

The second card is made using Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider for the layer, and a straight edged heart punched out in Petal Pink. A zig-zag of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon just finished off the design.

We made the two cards using the Heartfelt Bundle. I just love bundles that feature punches, they make crafting just that bit easier to do, and they don’t require a tonne of supplies or tools.

This months class was so much fun, I’m looking forward to next month and hopefully meeting some new people. Check out the Classes tab on my blog, or follow me on Facebook for the event details – @megantearemade.

Happy crafting x

Megan

Forever Blossoms Mini Pizza Box.

Forever Blossoms Mini Pizza Box.

Today I have a gorgeous gift box to share with you. I’ve dressed up the Mini Pizza Boxes with the Forever Blossoms stamp set to make a soft, feminine gift box. Place some yummy chocolates or a few tea pouches inside and it makes a lovely gift.

To make this project you will need:

  • Mini Pizza Box
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Champagne Foil
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Sponge Dauber

Start by adding Flirty Flamingo ink to the Mini Pizza Box using the Sponge Brayer. Do this BEFORE folding on any of the scored lines. You can add as much or as little ink as you like, and you can make it as even or rough a coating as you please. I stayed light on the ink, and wasn’t too fussy about having a even coating.

Fold the Mini Pizza Box on the scored lines.

Stamp the large flower image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Momento ink. Stamp the individual and the two leaf stamp three times each.

Sponge the centers of the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Cherry Cobbler using the sponge daubers. Sponge the leaves with Pear Pizzazz, and add detail using the Light Old Olive Blends.

NOTE: Take the Flirty Flamingo sponging out into the petals a little bit, and keep the Cherry Cobbler sponging just in the center of the flower.

Die cut the flowers and place to the side.

Using the detailed shapes from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies cut the third die up from the smallest in Champagne Foil and the second die up from smallest in Whisper White cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler in the center of the Whisper White piece. Ink up the flower bud image using Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz ink pads or markers. Stamp this off twice, and then stamp over top of the sentiment.

Adhere this piece to the Champagne Foil piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon around the Mini Pizza Box and tie a large bow in the right-hand side of the lid.

Adhere the large flower to the lid on the left-hand side using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be sure to place the Dimensionals where they will sit either side of the ribbon.

Adhere the sentiment piece in the center of the lid using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Again, be mindful of placement for the Dimensionals.

Finally, adhere the individual flowers to the sentiment piece using Glue Dots, and tuck the two-leaf images underneath the sentiment piece using Glue Dots.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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