The Design Team at Just Add Ink have had a bit of a break over Christmas, but we’re back with our very first challenge of 2014 and our challenge for you is to:
Just Add………Thinlits or Envelope Punch Board
You may’ve hopped from the lovely Mae Collins blog and been wowed by her project – if you didn’t come from Mae’s blog that’s ok, you can catch it on the way around or by clicking on the full list of names below.
So I didn’t have either of these until I saw this challenge coming up, so I brought both. Lucky I did because I have somehow lost my unopened Stampin’ Up! Thinlits somewhere in my craft room – not sure how I could totally lose them, but I did. A bit of a clean up might produce them, but I’m not that motivated at the moment to do a big clean up 🙂 So I had no choice but to go with my Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board. Not knowing anything about the board before Monday I decided to do a bit of YouTubing and found hundreds of tutorials on how to use it. I can now say I’m addicted to it and have made about 15 different projects since Monday!
I have a card class coming up soon so I thought this was the perfect chance for me to get in front for once and have my projects made ahead of time. Here’s what I’ve created:
I’ve made and decorated a gift box that holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes. To find the tutorial I used – you can click here. Here’s a photo of the front of the decorated box:
I made 2 different cards designs that I tried to keep de-layered so they would fit easily in the box (not sure that I achieved the de-layered bit, but I did try!)
As I was on a roll with scoring and punching I decided to make a chocolate bar gift box that I played around with until it fit a chocolate bar that I had at home – my inspiration for decorating of this box came from my mum who had a sleepover the other night (thanks mummy!). Here’s a link to the tutorial that I adapted my box from.
I hope you like my projects! So the next stop along the way is the super-talented Nikki Spencer. You’re going to love what she’s created – I always do! Click on the blog hop picture below to take you to her blog:
If you get lost along the way I’ve also added the designers names hopping with us that you can click on at any time to find your way.
Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!
After you finish hopping, we’d love to see what you create with Stampin’ Up!s Thinlets or Envelope Punch Board. Your projects can be linked up to the challenge by heading over to Just Add Ink.
Thanks for hopping by today!