Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas bells

These little bells are so cute and easy to use on your Christmas cards.

At only 15 cents each they are great value.
Why not pop in and get a few for your Christmas cards.
Here are a few more ways we have used them.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Rosemary's birds

When Rosemary brought her Sizzix Big Shots machine she got a free die along with it.


I just loved the cards she made with it. They look stunning.
Thanks for sharing Rosemary.

This die is available for purchase in the shop.

Don't forget we still have the Sizzix Big Shots special running. When you purchase the machine for $140 you get a free die valued at $33.95.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Circle cards

Do you need a card in a hurry?

 All you need is a Sizzix Big Shots machine, scalloped circle dies  and plain circle dies (Sizzix or Spellbinders brand) .

Cut out 2 scalloped circle dies and 2 plain circle dies. I have used the largest die in each set. 
Adhere 1 plain circle to the scalloped circle to make the front layer. Repeat this step with the 2 remaining circles. 
Use your ruler and score across the top of the front layer. I scored across 5 scallops. You can see my fold line in the 2nd card below.
Use a strong double sided tape to adhere the 2 layers together and decorate the front layer and inside.

Super simple and easy to make. It is also a great way of using up all of your off cuts that we end up with.

Don't forget to have a look next time you pop into the shop.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Easel Heart card

Here is another sample of how we have used the Sizzix Framelits Heart Dies.

 This easel card is super easy to make and looks fantastic. 

If you would like to know how to make it make sure you ask us next time you pop in for a visit.

The Heart, Tickets, Flower and Square dies are our best sellers from the Sizzix Framelits range but that may change as 3 different types of Fancy Frames and Fancy Labels dies arrived this week and have been walking out the door.

Sizzix Heart Framelits dies

This card was made a while ago but it is always a favourite with the customers. 
We have used the Sizzix Framelits dies to make the base of the card as well as the layers. We love these dies as they are larger than standard metal dies. The largest die in the set is big enough to use as a card base.
We have plenty of these dies in stock at the moment so make sure you pop in if you would like to add this set to your collection.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

More boxes.

Our customers are still making the Spring Folding boxes we taught them in our March classes. The one above is made by Robyn. It features the Blast Off paper from Bo Bunny and looks amazing. The box below is made by Merle. It is choc full of flowers and is full of colour.
Well done ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Friday, 12 October 2012

74 sleeps until Christmas!!!!!!

Christmas is coming!!!!!!

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

We have.

We have combined some lovely new stamps from Stamp It along with printed paper from Bo Bunny and Kaiser to make these lovely cards.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Folded Wreath

We found this delightful little wreath in a magazine and Jill just had to make it up and put it onto a card.

Here are the instructions on how to make the wreath.

Cut eight 2” x 4”  (5cm x 10cm) paper strips. Fold each one as follows:

1. Fold in half - 4” edge up to meet 4” edge.
2. Fold in half - 1” end to meet 1” end and open back out.
3. Holding paper with open edges at the top, fold down corners at each end to be even with folded edge.
4. Re-fold along centre crease, bringing the pointed tips together.
5. Once you have eight of this shape, slot the pointed ends of one piece into the two ‘pockets’ at the top of the next piece. (One point per pocket).
6. Continue inserting each shape into the next, finish by inserting the first tips into the last pockets. Adjust so finished wreath is evenly shaped.

If you wish to hang a bell inside the wreath, before inserting last tip, adhere looped thread from bell in place at rear of shape – position tape so it will be hidden once shape is inserted into next shape.

If you are making a card like the one shown, remember to cut the circle (where bell hangs) from the card BEFORE you emboss the card to avoid flattening your embossing!

Make sure you have a look at this gorgeous card next time you pop in for a visit.

81 sleeps until Christmas!!!!!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Sizzix Big Shots bonus

Have you been thinking about purchasing a Sizzix Big Shots diecut machine?

Now is a great time to do so as you will receive a free die valued at $34 when you purchase a Big Shots machine.
The rrp of the Big Shots machine is $180 but at Crafty Capers we sell them for only $140.
Not only do you get a $40 saving but you will also get a bonus die valued at $34. Below is a selection of the dies you get to choose from.

We have 8 machines just waiting to find a new home - could it be with you?
This offer is available until stock runs out.
Let me know if you would like me to hold a machine for you.
9448 4470 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Fancy Folds

This is the class sample that we taught in September. 
The aim for this card was to design a Xmas card that looks great but is easy to create.
We used 3 new stamps from the Stamp It Twinkle Christmas release along with new paper from the Bo Bunny Mistletoe collection.
Dotty Christmas TreeHeartfelt WishesHolly DoubleTo You

Below is a card made by Shirley (one of our very clever customers). After coming along to the class she went home and made this great card using the card base and layout from class.
 The stamp is another great image from Stamp It and has been coloured in with Spectrum pens. She has also used the Diamond Plate embossing folder, Spellbinder label die # 11 and white rub ons on the card.

Wind & SailsDiamond Plate & Riveted Metal Set by Tim Holtz

The two cards below feature the stamp set that was the free gift from the August issue of the Do Crafts magazine.  The first card uses the layout from class. The image was coloured with Spectrum pens. The second image below was coloured with Tombow pens. 
Thanks Shirley for sharing.