Sunday 29 June 2014

EPB Gusseted Treat Pouch Tutorial

Wow, I've never had as many comments on a post as I've received in the past few days. The reason - apparently you'd like a tutorial to make the envelope punch board treat pouches I shared this week. I've remade my favourite version (thank goodness I had some paper left), taking pics all the way. The pouch is made from basic envelope punch board principles with a little twist, so I'm sure you'll have tons made in no time.
Here's are pics from the side & open so you can see the gusset.

The Tutorial
I used cardstock for the main tutorial pics, as it was a bit tricky to see the scores on the checked paper. Rather than adding all the pics here in the post & leaving formatting to Mr Google, I've created a downloadable PDF. Just one request, If you wish to share projects made with my tute, please direct people back to this post to download or pin the tutorial, rather than sharing it from your own site or editing it. Thanks :-)

Here are some screenshots of the tute pages to give you a peek. Clicking on these will take you to the pdf download too. Don't just save the pics as they're just low res images.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you find this tutorial useful & enjoy making lots of little pouches. I'm going to have a play to make some bigger versions & will share them if I do. Don't forget to leave me some comment love if you liked the project...& pin away. Hope you have a happy Sunday.
Inky wishes, Di

Thursday 26 June 2014

Bargains, bargains & farewells

Just popping in quickly to tell you that lots of Christmassy goodies from our last Holiday Catalogue have been added to our Clearance Rack today. See them here in my store.
If you'd like a paper version, you can download this quick summary. See the store for bigger pics & more info on the products.

Remember we also have great new weekly deals announced every Wednesday on current stock. These deals are available until 1 July WHEN OUR NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCHES, squeeeeeeee :-)

Only 4 Days 'til they're gone

30 June is the last day to order retiring items from our annual catalogue & lots of items have sold our already. See & download the retirement lists here & order them in my store or directly with me.

Occasions Catalogue ends 30 June

Our Occasions Catalogue period also ends on 30 June. Some items are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue but many are not, so please order your faves by 30 June.
See all Occasions Catalogue goodies in my store

Well there's a lot going on, so contact me if you need any info or would like to order any items.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Thanks muchly for all your comments on my convention pouch post. I'll be working on a tutorial so stay tuned for a post soon.

Monday 23 June 2014

My convention treat pouches

I can't believe it's already been a month since Sth Pacific SU Convention in Melbourne. I could go on all day about the four wonderful days of fabulous friends, fun, fantastic ideas & inspiration, but today I'd like to share a little convention project. Each year, I like to make a little something to share with friends - generally including some sort of chocolate treat. This year I made little gusseted treat pouches with my trusty envelope punch board (EPB).
The idea was a happy accident discovered while playing with little scored pouches & envelopes with the EPB. I had a thought to combine the two - luckily it worked!  Unfortunately my little brainstorm happened just before I left for Melbourne so most of the actual pouches were actually made in my room the night before convention started (explaining the very rustic pics taken on my dull balcony).

The pouches are really quick & easy to make with the EPB, but I don't have time to share instructions today. Just leave me a comment if you'd like me to put together a tute & if I get enough requests, I'll make one for you all :-)... it's now done. See bottom of post :-)
Anyway, here's a closer look at my original design.
This one used Retro Fresh DSP for the pouch with Flower Shop & Perfect Pennants stamps to decorate. Here it is open...
& from the side so you can see the gusset (click for a bigger pic).
The next 2 pouches were a popular variation on the original. These were quicker to make as I could punch both flag pieces using the hexagon punch (the original was cut by hand). Btw, I coloured the flower with my pink pirouette marker. Purty!
Sorry again for the not so great pics. Thanks very much for visiting & remember to leave a comment if you'd like me to share the instructions for the pouches.
Inky wishes, Di

Edited 29 June 2014Tutorial is done & posted! See & download it from this post :-)

Supplies (all SU unless stated)
Stamps: Flower Shop, Perfect Pennants, Regarding Dahlias (hi)
Card/Paper: Retro Fresh DSP, Gingham Garden DSP, tangerine tango, pool party, strawberry slush, whisper white , very vanilla card
Ink: tangerine tango, bermuda bay, coastal cabana, strawberry slush ink pads, pink pirouette marker
Accessories: mini glue dots, dimensionals, velcro dots (non su)
Tools: Envelope Punch Board, pansy punch, hexagon punch, stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday 15 June 2014

Bye Bye Betsy

Each year, our retirement list brings lots of "nooooooooo, I love that one" thoughts & this year is no exception with Betsy's Blossoms on the list - she's so fresh, cute & flexible. To give Betsy a proper farewell, I'm sharing a few creations that somehow never made my blog.
 Here's a little selection of Betsy mini cards from one of my classes.
And here are a last couple where I've punched the large flower circle stamp with the blossom & scallop circle punches.
So to refresh your memory before I go, here's Betsy in full. Available in clear mount for $39.95, or wood mount (at 25% off) for $37.46 while stocks last, or until 30 June.
& matching wheel - just $7.67
So there you go. I hope you enjoyed this little tribute to Betsy. If you don't own her already, don't wait! Until next time, thanks for visiting.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: You can see all the retirement lists here in this post.