Friday, 4 March 2011

Greenhouse Gala card and diaper fold treat pouch

Good morning! Today, I've been having more fun with my Greenhouse Gala designer papers. They're on special offer this month and, at only £7.00 a pack, down from £8.75, they are a Must Have in my opinion! (Click here to see this and all the other bargains to be had this month!) Here's a quick card I made using them:

The colours are so gorgeous in this range and it's easy to pick out colours to use for embellishments. I used leaves from the 2-step bird punch, a Boho Blossoms punched flower, more flowers made of layered circles and coloured brads - so quick, and the possibilities are endless!

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 10cm x 20cm piece of Early Espresso card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • Cut an 8cm x 6cm piece of designer paper and mount it on a 8.5cm x 6.5cm piece of More Mustard card stock.
  • Add a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig for accurate positioning.
  • Make a hole in the panel with the 1/8" handheld punch and thread a piece of Early Espresso ribbon through it. Tie in a knot. Attach the panel to the card front.
  • Add flower and leaf embellishments finished with coloured brads.

Stamps: Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Early Espresso, More Mustard plus scraps for embellishments
Other: Greenhouse Gala designer paper, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, punches and brads for embellishments

Sometimes it's hard to stop at making a card though...

...You only need a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper to make this diaper fold treat pouch to match the card (click here for a tutorial by the talented Beate Johns.)

I made some more of my wrapped and decorated mini bars of chocolate to pop in the pouch. I LOVE  making these - but it is important to buy more than you need as they do seem to disappear while you're decorating them... (I'm looking VERY innocent here!)

 And there we are! A lovely way to say thank you or to let someone know you care.

Well it's almost the weekend and I've decided that unless the temperature rises above 2 degrees I'm not leaving the house! (Another excellent excuse to spend all my time crafting!) I hope you'll join me next week for Masculine Monday and I have a fabulous gift idea for you on Tuesday. Until then, have a lovely weekend.


  1. What gorgeous colours Vicky and the card and treat pouch are stunning
    Margaret x

  2. I love the card Vicky... the colours are just gorgeous.. so very pretty :) love love love !!! :D

  3. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous cards and treat pouch....might do one of those for my swops when i go to uk in April...still deciding....

    bit chilly here now ... x

  4. That is a wonderful set you created! I am always surprised how many ideas you have, Vicky! Always fun to come here and watch what you are doing :) Janna

  5. What a great way to cover a bar of choccy it makes it look extra special.

  6. Your mutli-colored leaves are a nice touch. And chocolate treats are...well I'm not sure what to say here, except that my chocolate treats seem to disappear when I'm making them also.

  7. Cute little gift set, Vicky! Love the little decorated chocolate bars... almost too cute to eat! And now I'm all caught up on your blog. Thanks for bearing with all my comments! (It's really your fault for being so stinkin' creative!) :)


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