Monday, 19 August 2019

Mixing the old with the new: Alternative Christmas Card

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it. I made this card using retired DSP, I have so much of it I have decided to make cards with it rather than just stroke it! lol

I have gone for a non traditional colour Christmas card, its the first time I have used the loved Word Wishes dies and I have to say I love them. This card can easily be made using current DSP ...in fact I may just do that later and bring a tutorial to you.

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Word Wishes Dies



Time for the closeups!

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Word Wishes Dies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Word Wishes Dies

Nigezza Creates with Stampin' Up! Word Wishes Dies




I hope you like this project and will give it a try. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

Happy Crafting!

Gez xxx

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Product List


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    Sunday, 18 August 2019

    Gift Box For My 6"x6" Mini Album

    Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator 


    Thank you for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate it and hope you like the project and will take a look at the video tutorial as well.  Do you remember the 6" x 6" album I made? Well I gave as a wedding present to my Nephew and his wife so obviously I needed to make a gift box to put it in. I wanted the box to match so I have used retired papers. It was a beautiful wedding and I hope they enjoy filling the album with the wonderful memories made that day and days leading up to it and after. We had an absolutely amazing time going over to the US to celebrate their special day with them. 



    Measurements and Materials


    • Night Of Navy card stock
      • Base was made using 2 pieces measuring 9 1/4" x 7 1/4"
      • Score on long side @ 6 1/2" & 8 3/4"
      • Score on short side @ 2 1/4"
    • Box lid also made from 2 pieces of Night Of Navy card stock
      • Each piece measured 9 3/8" x 4 9/16"
      • Score on long side @ 6 9/16" & 8 7/8"
      • Score on short side @ 2 5/16"
    • Shaded Spruce card stock mats
      • Lid top: 6 1/4" x 2 3/16"
      • Lid ends, 2 of these: 2 1/8" x 2"
      • Lid front and back: 6 1/4" x 2"
      • Base front and back: 6 1/4" x 4 3/4"
      • Base sides: 4 3/4" x 2"
    • DSP mats
      • Lid top: 6" x 2"
      • Lid ends, 2 of these: 1 7/8" x 1 15/16"
      • Lid front and back: 6" x 1 3/4"
      • Base front and back: 6" x 4 1/2"
      • Base sides: 4 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    • Decoration
      • Stamped sentiment from Colourful Seasons using Night of Navy on Soft Sea Foam
      • This was cut out using the largest stitched oval
      • This was matted onto a scalloped oval that was cut from Night of Navy
      • They box was finished off with some Shaded Spruce ribbon. 


    Now watch the video tutorial to see how the box was made :-) 


    Video Tutorial







    I hope you like this project and will give it a try. To make sure you don't miss any of my projects why not subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter? I will be back tomorrow, until then ...

    Happy Crafting!

    Gez xxx

    Below are the products I used, if you click on the item it will take you directly to my shop where you can purchase the items.


    Product List
    Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
    Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
    [146289]
    £10.25
    Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
    Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
    [146331]
    £10.25
    Simply Scored
    [122334]
    £28.00


    Please remember to use my host code so I can send you some FREE product as a thank you for shopping with me :-)

    BUT if your order is £150. or more then DO NOT use the host code because you will have earned your own host rewards and can chose your own FREE items.

    My Shop 

    My shop is open 24/7 Click here to shop!



    Don't forget to use my host code to receive a share of the Stampin' rewards as a thank you for shopping with me :-) 

    Host code is S7432HQP



    If your order is £150 or more before P&P then do not use the host code as you qualify for host rewards on your own and can chose what you want :-)


    My Team

    • Click here to join my team!
      • No obligation to sell, make videos, blog etc
      • You can just join up and get the 20% discount for yourself
      • If you want to start a business for £99 then this is the way to do it!
      • Chose £155 of products for £99
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      • You also receive a business pack to get you started
      • 2 months FREE online shop
      • Support from me and the wider team when you join my team
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    Saturday, 17 August 2019

    Throwback To My Pootlers Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box

    Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator


    Thank you for joining me for another throwback project today. Last September I was so excited about the team retreat. We have such fun when we meet, we share crafting and laughs, lots of laughs. As with all Stampin' Up! events 'Swaps" are an important part of the proceedings. I am currently planning my swaps for this Septembers team retreat so was looking at past swaps and decided to share this one with you today. 

    The box measures 1 1/4"x 1 1/4" by 3/4" tall. A nice neat little gift box that would hold jewellery, chocolate, sweets, other small gift which would be great for a table top gift at Christmas. The paper and stamp set have now retired but this could easily be recreated in new products. 

    Pootles Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box Nigezza Creates


    Measurements and Materials 


    Product List

    Video Tutorial 





    Time for the close ups!


    Pootles Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box Nigezza Creates


    Pootles Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box Nigezza Creates

    Pootles Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box Nigezza Creates


    Pootles Team Swaps: Matchbox Gift Box Nigezza Creates

    I really hope that everyone enjoyed their swap, I will be back on Tuesday with another project and on Thursday with the swaps I got this weekend. I know how much you enjoy seeing all the swaps we receive, so much inspiration from this amazingly talented team #pootlersrock

    Happy Crafting 

    Gez xxx


    My Shop 

    My Shop 

    My shop is open 24/7 Click here to shop!



    Don't forget to use my host code to receive a share of the Stampin' rewards as a thank you for shopping with me :-) 

    Host code is S7432HQP



    If your order is £150 or more before P&P then do not use the host code as you qualify for host rewards on your own and can chose what you want :-)


    My Team

    • Click here to join my team!
      • No obligation to sell, make videos, blog etc
      • You can just join up and get the 20% discount for yourself
      • If you want to start a business for £99 then this is the way to do it!
      • Chose £155 of products for £99
      • You will also receive a coupon for £8 to be redeemed in September or October
      • You also receive a business pack to get you started
      • 2 months FREE online shop
      • Support from me and the wider team when you join my team
      • I am also a Pootler which is Pootles team (Sam) 
      • You will also become one of these when you join with me

    Nigezza Creates, Stampin' Up! Joining offer

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