Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Birthday Card with Foamiran Flowers















Hi everybody,

today i worked on two commissions, one was a birthday card for a lady who loves flowers and who will turn 90 next month.

I combined golden mirror card stock with colourful foamiran flowers and chose a 6" x 6" card base as the format for the card.

Once the card was finished, i felt the need to create a matching box for it so i created the box and decorated it with the same DSP and card stock as the card to match it up.

I love the outcome and hope the card exceeds expectations from my client.
The card is rich in die cut elements, features a doily and the sentiment is from the better together stamp set.

I used the painted autumn DSP and teamed it up with  berry burst card stock as well as the kraft card stock for the box.

The foamiran flowers i made the other day and they came in handy for this project... an organza ribbon  holds the box shut and i added die cut golden mirror scribbles from the swirly scribbles die set to add some interesting eye catching accents.

Of course a golden 90 die cut from mirror card stock is compulsory on a card like this! 



I am quite pleased with my creation and hope you like it, too!
Thanks for dropping by today and have a nice evening.

Bye for now

JoJo xx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Gatefold Double X!














Good morning dear friends,

today, i quickly want to show and explain to you how to make the gatefold double x!

All you need is a piece of 12" x 12" card stock. In my case, i used the lemon lime twist and cut it in half, leaving me with 2 pieces, each 6" x 12".

Score one of the two pieces on the long side at 3" and at  9", that will be the outside of your card.
Score the 2nd piece at 3" and 9" as well, but nudge at the 6" mark on top and bottom.
Now, take a metal ruler and a stylus, and  score from your 6" nudge mark both to the bottom left and bottom right corner.
Do the same with the 6" nudge mark at the bottom and score diagonally to both the top left and top right corner.
You will find that the two diagonal score lines will exactly meet on the 3" and  on the 9" score line.

Burnish and fold your diagonal scorelines to a valley fold, and the 3" and 9" to a mountain fold.

Decorate the inside of your card with any DSP of your choice, add a sentiment to the center piece ,add some embellishments or whatever you prefer to finish off the inside of your card.

Next, glue the inner and outer card stock together so that just the center piece and the two large triangles to the left and right stick together, so your card now folds open like a gate , revealing the double x fold inside, presenting the sentiment and interior design in a very stylish way.

Rest assured this type of card will wow your recipients!



I finished my card off with a belly band made from  organza ribbon, that is fed through the center of a large die cut circle of lemon lime twist card stock.
I die cut a 2nd circle to cover up the backside , and stamped the large snowflake from the flurry of wishes stamp set , fussy cut it and cut out the center piece in a circle as well to feed the ribbon through. I layered my snowflake with dimensionals, and tied the ribbon to a double bow.
Like this, my belly band remains adjustable!

I added a few clear faceted gems here and there and that was my card finished!

I hope you like my creation an you will find the shopping list below, as usual.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!
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if you haven´t done so yet and share your results there with me!
Thanks for dropping by today and bye for now

JoJo xx


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Saturday, 9 September 2017

The Hexagon Tower Box Tutorial is now available!











Hello my friends,

i have been working on the tutorial for this box and i am happy to let you all know that it is now available at my Etsy store  as a downloadable pdf file.

This box is easy to make and suitable for beginners as well, and it´s all made from the wonderful new Christmas range at stampin up!

There´s a short video about it here:



You are also welcome to join my Facebook group for more ideas here:

Crafty JoJo´s official group

The tutorial has a link to all the supplies needed for this project for those who dont know stampin up yet, and it also holds the link to the short introductional video i created for this box.

I really really love the new year of cheer dsp and i am sure i will create many more projects from it.

I hope you will love making your own hexagon tower boxes for Christmas and thanks for your purchase in advance.
Your ongoing support keeps me going!
You can purchase the tutorial here:

The Hexagon Tower Box Tutorial

Thanks for dropping by and have nice weekend @all

JoJo xx
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