Monday, December 6

A Bouquet of Candy


Kathy has coloured the candy cane bouquet from the new Candy Canes set to create this stunning card. The shadows and highlights she's added really give depth and dimension to the image, which really looks as though it's been fussy cut and popped up from the background. 


Head over to Kathy's blog to see more of her beautiful work.

Saturday, December 4

Gift Card Treat Box


I love a cute little treat box or a sweet gift card holder at this time of year, so combining both is twice the fun! You can fill the box with sweets or a small present and slip a gift card or some cash in the side pocket... perfect for all the teenagers in your life!


NOTE: I used a sheet of A4 card stock to create this project. If you cannot purchase card stock in A4 size where you live, simply cut a piece of 12"x12" card down to 111/2" x 81/4".

TEMPLATE

1. Place the card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 23/4", 71/4", 81/4", 10" and 11".


2. Turn the card stock so that it's now vertical on your score board, with the last score line you made in step one, closest to the top. See the photo below.


3. Score 13/4" from the left edge, starting at the top of the card stock and ending at the fourth score line. Repeat on the right hand side.


4. Place the card stock horizontally on your cutting mat and cut away sections from all four corners. The left hand corners are cut 13/4" from the top and bottom edge to the second score line. The right hand corners are cut 13/4" from the top and bottom edge to the first score line you come to. (NOTE: The cutting lines should line up with the score lines added in step 3).


5. Cut along the score lines as shown in the image below. You should now have three tabs at the top and three tabs at the bottom of your card stock. These pieces will form the top and bottom closures for your box.


6. Trim the two outer tabs on the top and bottom of the card stock to 1/2" tall.


7. Score the centre tabs, top and bottom, 3/4" from the edge of the card stock. Fold along all the score lines pressing firmly with a score tool.


8. If desired, round off the corners of each tab with a corner punch or small pair of scissors.


9. The first section of card stock will fold over to form the pocket for a gift card. As you can see in the photo below, it is much larger than a standard gift card, which will make it difficult to slide the card out of the pocket. To make it smaller, cut off a triangle of card stock from the top, left-hand corner, starting at the first score line and ending at the left side of the card stock.. It doesn't really matter how large the triangle is, but for reference, I came down about 2" from the top.


10. OPTIONAL. Cut a long, narrow window from the centre panel of the box and add a piece of acetate over the top. My window is 3/4" wide and 33/4" long.


11. To decorate, add patterned paper to the different sections of the box. Place one piece on the second panel, keeping in mind that when the pocket is glued shut you will only see the top part of the paper.


12. Flip the card stock over to decorate the outside of the box.


13. Decorate the front panel as desired, then add a strip of glue or double sided tape along the bottom and side edge to create a pocket. Secure it to the second panel.


14. Fold the last panel back and apply glue or double-sided tape to the entire length. Fold it over so that the folded edge lines up with the edge of the pocket you created in step 13. This will form the box.


15. Tuck in the tabs and close the top and bottom of the box. Add your gift card and fill with candy before giving it to someone special!



Stamps:

Thursday, December 2


The challenge gallery has been hopping all month long with awesome creations, new card folds, fabulous images and card designs. It's been such a pleasure to take time each day to look through all the beautiful blogs and read the comments you've been leaving for me and each other, it's lovely to be part of such a supportive and friendly community!

Wednesday, December 1

The Final Winners


I have five extra prizes rattling around the bottom of my prize bag
that I think should go to this year's most prolific crafters...

Congratulations to
Gail (167 entries)
Suze (124 entries)
Sarah W. (99 entries)
Yvonne G. (73 entries)
Suzanne H. (37 entries)

You've each won a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $10.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Comment Winner - Day Thirty


Congratulations Suzana!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $5.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.
Suzana said...

This November challenge was awesome! I can not thank you enough for it.
I tried to enter in this flow doing each day something new. Was not easy, but it was pleasant and the days were full of joy. When I write this I am not sure yet what to do, as last project, because there are so many things I love. I have to surprised myself!
I want to thank you to all of you, because we are, during these days, linked in a special way, by our ideas and our creations. And it's so beautiful this feeling.
I wish you Merry Christmas and I hope all your cards will spread joy.
Thank you again, Beccy for the way you inspired us with images and words of appreciation. You are awesome!

Race Winners!


The winners of our very last race for 2021 have crossed the finish line!

Congratulations to
Swissie (1044)
Dee (1045)
Donna R. (1046)
Marianne (1047)
Tracy M. (1048)
Elle-Jeanne (1049)
Draper's Creations (1050)
Gail (1051)
Margreet (1052)
Suze (1054)

You've each won a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $10.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

New In Store


The last of our Christmas images for 2021 are now in store!

Snow Time
digital stamps


Candy Canes
digital stamps

December Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of December 2021 (AEST).


DIGITAL PAPER

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenge. For December, we're going to have an embellishment challenge... let's see some brads, paperclips or eyelets on your creation. As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.

PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of December 2021 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish. 
  • At the end of the month three winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

Tuesday, November 30

Ready, Set, Go!!!


I promise this will be the very last race for 2021...
some of you really need to get some sleep!

The next ten people to upload a card to the Month of Holiday Cards Challenge will win a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place. You can upload as many cards or projects as you like, but you can only collect one prize until all ten have been won.

Our starting point is card #1044
Ready...
Set...
Go!

Race Winners!


The results are in!

Congratulations to
Yvonne G. (1020)
Teresa H. (1022)
Sarah W. (1024)
Fit Kitty (1025)
Tracy M. (1026)
Suze (1028)
Elle-Jeanne (1029)
Suzana (1030)
Gail (1031)
Gina (1032)

 You've each won a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $10.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Ready, Set, Go!!!


It's the last push to the finish line!

The next ten people to upload a card to the Month of Holiday Cards Challenge will win a $10.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place. You can upload as many cards or projects as you like, but you can only collect one prize until all ten have been won.

Our starting point is card #1020
Ready...
Set...
Go!

Comment Winner - Day Twenty-Nine


Congratulations Tracy M.!
Your comment has won you a $5.00AU store credit at Beccy's Place.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $5.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.
TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS Marianne!

I will join you for the final sprint ... I think I will have to do a clean-up first, the house is dotted with crafty bits and I am running around in circles around my Christmas Crafting Chaos, wasting time searching for items that have not been returned to their normal spot!