Sunday, 29 May 2011

Pics from Yesterdays Craft Class - Just love these boxes!!!!!

Just thought we would share with you some pictures from our class yesterday.  We had been asked to make Masculine cards with Fathers Day coming up on the 19th June and after looking through our craft stash, we had lots of stamps and embellishments for golfers & footballers but not everyone is into sport so we thought we would go for the neutral look instead.

Treat Boxes

These were made by die-cutting 2 Sizzix Ornate Frame shapes and embossing them using the Cuttlebug Dots Embossing folder.

We then made the boxes by cutting 2 rectangles ( 1 = 14cm x 10cm & 1 = 13.5cm x 10cm) and scoring all 4 sides at the 1" mark using our Hougie Boards.  Once all the lines had been scored, we then cut along the long edge joins to allow us to fold up the flaps to make the boxes.  All joins were then sealed using double sided tape.

We also used a Dovecraft 1.5" circle punch to add shape to the top box (lid).  Once the boxes were made, double sided tape was then added to the bottom of both boxes and secured to the Ornate Frame Die Cuts.

As a finishing touch, ribbon was then added to the top box for decoration.  The class then decorated the top of the box as they wished.


With this class we thought we would go for a sketch layout and work through a simple but versatile card structure - what do you think?  We also got the class to try out our new Card Candi for the embellishments:

We would love to see your creationz made using this layout - please send us a link to your blogs or upload a photo to our Facebook page -

Claire & Sharon xxx

P.s more details about future classes can be found on our website -

Me To You Birthday Card - Creativity Inspired

Morning All,

Where is the Sun for Bank Holiday????  As long as it stays dry on Monday that is all that I can think about at the minute - family BBQ in the rain will be interesting!

I have been having fun with the new Me To You stamps and embossing folder which came with the latest issue of Creativity magazine.  I love this range and when flicking through the magazine I saw a card very similar to the one I made so thought I would give it a go.  The sizing used in the magazine would not fit the card blank they used so I have made my own sizing to make it work and just love how this has turned out.  I am sure I will be making more cards with this cute bear over the next week or two.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday

Sharon xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fancy Pants Paper Pads Have Now Arrived & Are Amazing!!!!!


We are really excited here at Inspire Creationz as we have taken delivery of the amazing Fancy Pants 6x6 Paper Pads - these are not to be missed!  We cannot make up our minds which is our favourite as they are each stunning.

We have 4 ranges in stock on our website -

- Beach Bum
- Beach Babe
- To The Moon
- Its The Little Things

Grab them whilst you can - more will be following shortly

Claire & Sharon xxx

Monday, 16 May 2011

New "Me To You" Baby Card & Tag - just love this new range!!!!!

Over the weekend I thought I would treat myself to the new Me To You range of cardmaking materials and can honestly say the decoupage pack is amazing!!!!!

 I know you cannot see it properly but the round tag has been decoupaged and as all of the pieces are die-cut for you, there is no need to get the scissors out.  The card has been made with the matching stickers which are lovely, but the decoupage is still my favourite.

I have used them on these projects for a New Baby card & tag but there are approx. 4 different designs in each pack so suited for all occasions and are not to be missed.  Also if you buy the Creativity Magazine this issue you get a fab dots embossing folder and a really cute Me To You stamp - grab it whilst you can!

Claire xxx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Another really quick make!!!!!!! Birthday Card

Afternoon All,  Just wanted to share with you another quick make.  Recently I had a quiet afternoon, so I stamped a number of flower images and made them into toppers ready for when they were needed and can honestly say, good job I did!!!! 

It really helped when this afternoon I realised I need a card in a hurry and didn't need to get all of my craft stash out to make a card before the school run.  Good job as well as most of my craft stash has been packed away to make way for a new kitchen.

I am going to make more toppers now - it's good to always be prepared!!!!

Claire xxx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

New Echo Park Paper Pads Now In Stock...

I am like a child in a sweet shop at the minute as we have taken delivery of the fab new paper packs from Echo Park.  These 6x6 pads are double-sided and have to be seen - they are amazing!!!!!!  We have 5 new pads in the stock and all are available on our website

We have lots more stock arriving so we will keep you posted.

Claire xxx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Another Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip Card - Just love these colours & stamps!!!

Morning All,

Was looking forward to a lovely sunny day today but have been woken up by rain!!!  Hope it clears.

Here is my latest card I have made - I just love these colours and stamps as they are so versatile and help to produce really elegant cards. I cannot decide if I like Baja Breeze or Pacific Point the best - just like them all!  Will be making lots more of these in new colours I promise...

I had better go and get ready, we have a class today making Memory Books using our new Hougie Boards, I hope the class are as excited as we are about these new boards as they are just fab and worth every penny!

Have a good weekend.

Sharon xxx

P.s All of our class dates and details are now on our website -

Monday, 2 May 2011

Quick Makes - Why can I Never Find Anything?????

Bank holiday Monday and trying to sort out my craft materials.  I am having a new kitchen and everything has had to be moved out our conservatory to make way for our new project.  So, I needed a card in a hurry and guess what?  Yes, I couldn't find anything to I wanted!!!!!!  Bought lots of new crafting stash recently but could I lay my hands on it - must get more organised!!!!!!!

Struggling at the minute with my crafting mojo and not being able to find anything was the last straw.  But after lots of faffing, here is the quick card I made - really simply but effective - just what I needed.

Off to start clearing out craft stash - might be a while as I hoard everything and a real messy crafter - hope I am not the only one?

Claire xxx