Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Sunday, 24 July 2016


HI lovely crafting friend introduced us to this new technique 'emboodling' - doodling with embellishments. How great is that? Bright and fun card totally outside my usual style but I love it! 

Hope you like it!

Helen x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Teachers Gifts and Cards

Hi again

So it's not been a great two weeks health wise :-( but I've been able to make some teachers gifts and cards from my bed which has helped keep me happy :-).  Crafting is definitely good for the soul...

So my challenge was something not too expensive, that teachers might like and a little bit different.  I have made some boxes for some amazing soaps from the Faith in Nature company.  They are organic and don't contain any nasties which is an essential for my super-sensitive skin, oh and they smell delicious. The coconut soap smells of fresh coconut straight from the palm tree!  You can also get them from Holland and Barret or Amazon for very little money and they are manufactured in a small town near where I grew up which is even better. I love supporting British companies and for a couple of pounds it is a really affordable little gift, especially when you have to produce 10+ gifts for all the teachers, TAs, dinner ladies, lollipop lady etc :-D.  It's all different from when we were kids hey?

The boxes are made on my trusty Stampin' Up Simply Scored board(how could I live without it!), but you could use the Stamin' Trimmer as it scores as well as cuts. Have I ever said how much I love my trimmer? I LOVE it! So much so I've sold one to my sister after raving so much...

Anyway, back to the projects.  I've used up some retired papers and punches as we all do.  But the oval framelets would work just as well.  A happy coincidence was that I lined the sniff-hole (everyone has to smell the soap!) up with the word 'faith' on the soap - and seeing that they are going to a CofE school that was perfect. 

The cards are made from the Stampin Up notecards and leftover ovals from the holes and using the bits cut off the boxes.  Cunning hey? And very economical. The dimensions are below if you are interested.  Get in touch if you have any issues re-creating them.

Hope you like them and hope the recipients do too!

Helen x


Cut card stock to: 20.5cm x 17.5 cm
Score LONG side at 6, 9.5, 15.5 and 19 cm
Score SHORT side at 1.5, 5, 12.5 and 16 cm
Cut DSP at 7cm x 5.5 cm

Finished dimensions 7cm x 5.5cm x 3cm

Rough diagram (I can do a video if it makes no sense at all - just ask!) 

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Tiny treats and teeny-tiny treats dimensions

You may remember a while ago I shared some pictures of my tiny treat pouches  which are perfect for a pack of Biscoff biscuits and a wrapped tea bag, or a small bag of chocolate buttons.

and on facebook my teeny-tiny treat pouches - perfect for 2 mini Kinder chocs:

They are both made in the same way and I've been asked to share the dimensions.  So here goes:

Tiny Treat Pouches

Cut your paper to 8"x6"
Score on the LONG side at 3 1/4" and 4 3/4"
Score on the SHORT side at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2"
You then glue and fold as the diagram shows below:

Teeny Tiny Treat Pouches

Cut your paper to 6"x4"
Score on the LONG side at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2"
Score on the SHORT side at 1" and 3"

Diagram below:

Both are perfect for little teacher presents, party favours, or tiny thank-yous for colleagues.  Love them! Hope that helps and if you are still stuck I might be persuaded to do a little video tutorial for you.

Helen x

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Rose Wonder Twisted Easel Card

Hello and sorry for the absence!  But here's a little card to get your creative juices flowing:

 I've used the Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder dies to cut out the roses and leaves and they are freestanding abover the twisted easel just using tiny bits of tombow glue.  The card base is cut from a piece of A4 so is 5.5" square. The gorgeous paper is the new Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper.  Isn't it gorgeous.  I just had to have it seeing that I love pink so much.  Just noticed it is Helen Signatured pink and green again. I can never tire of that combo.

You can see a bit of the 3D nature from the side view. I'm entering this card into a challenge on Michelle Last's blog.  I'd love it if you would go vote for your favourites. If it is mine then even better ;-)

Hope you love it as much as I do. Now who has a birthday coming up?

Helen x

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