Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Jumper Day

Hi bloggers, Friday was a great day at the shop celebrating the annual Christmas Jumper Day for Text Santa. Everyone looked great in their Christmas attire and we want to thank everyone who turned up on the day to support it. So far we have raised £102.90 for three great charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish and Save the Children.

Caz made a fantastic card for our customers to make at Create & Take that captured the spirit of the day. Read on to find out how to make it:-

Products Used:

Woodware Little Red Robin Stamp Set
Elizabeth Crafts Props 5 Die Set
Taylored Expressions Nordic Embossing Folder
Woodware Mini Heart Punch
Bazzill Basics Crimson 12 x 12 Cardstock
Bazzill Basics White Smoothie 12 x 12 Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Bark 12 x 12 Cardstock
White Ink Pad
Black Detail Pen
Black Versafine Ink Pad


1. Cut a piece of white cardstock, Bark cardstock and patterned paper 3.75" x 3.75" and stamp the Robin on to all pieces.

2. Keep the white cardstock as it is. On the Bark cardstock, cut around the robin and then also cut the wing out. On the patterned piece cut around the main body of the robin, cutting across the neck to look like a jumper. Use detail pen to add a faux collar. 

3. Adhere the Bark robin onto the white robin but leave the wing to one side. Adhere the patterned cardstock on top of the bark, then glue the wing in place.

4. Colour the beak, holly and berries with pencils.

5. Cut a piece of Crimson cardstock 4.5" x 5.75" and emboss with the Nordic embossing folder.

6. Take a white ink pad and gently swipe across the embossed surface.

7. Assemble the card as shown and stamp the wording along the bottom of the card, adding a punched out heart inbetween.

We love this festive robin in his Christmas jumper and complimented the theme of the day beautifully.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Little Christmas Boxes

Hi bloggers, today we are going to share some more Christmas inspiration in the form of little gift boxes. Jo Wojcik designed these cute gift boxes that can be used to gift chocolates or small gifts with some unusual twists to wow your recipient.

Let's take a closer look.....

This beautiful little box has a tie at the side to open the box to reveal another box containing chocolates. This box displays the inside gift beautifully and you can even include your own message on the other side.

This twisted creation opens at both ends of the box, perfect for tiny little gifts to include as stocking fillers and definitely has that wow factor.

Jo used some papers from the Bo Bunny Whiteout paper collection and is available here.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Create & Take: Snowman Tag Card

Hi bloggers, it's been too long since our last Create & Take inspiration post so we are back on track this week to share with you some Christmas ideas and inspiration, starting with this lovely card using the new WRMK tag punch.

So let's get started.....

Products Used:

Gold Glitter Card
Bazzill Basics Red Cardstock
Black Ink Pad
Marianne Gold Golf Gem


1. Cut a piece of Holly paper to measure 3-3/4" x 4-3/4" then cut approx. in half. Use the corner rounder on two of the edges of each piece of card as shown in the picture.

2. Cut Merry Christmas paper to measure 2" x 5" and use the WRMK tag punch on the end. Fold on the line and flip over the small tag and poke in to create the top of the tag. Tie some twine to the top of the tag.

3. Cut a piece of red cardstock to measure 1-1/2" x 3-3/4".

4. Stamp the snowman and earmuffs onto white cardstock and colour with pencils. Use the die set that matches to die cut around these stamped images.

5. Die cut a snowflake from gold glitter cardstock.

6. Assemble the card as shown and add a gold gem in the center of the snowflake to finish.

These DIY paper punches from WRMK are great for cards, parties and more. Make sure you check out the rest of the range here.