You make me smile, Friend…Part 2

Thank you for visiting my Blog today. Back in October I shared with you a card I made using the Pigment Sprinkles by Stampin’ Up! Not long after making the cards I went to my 40yr School Reunion and I took with me two little presents for my best friends. I very quickly took photo’s before packing them away in my bags.

Since then I have made a video also showing how I made these cards. So today I thought I would share these with you.

The gifts I gave my friends were these lovely Key Chains, each one matched the box perfectly.

Here is the video on how I made the cards. I hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

A fun little Christmas Self-Closing Treat Box

A fun little Christmas Self-Closing Treat Box

I love this little box, its so simple to make and looks amazing. Its made to fit a Ferrero Rocher but you could put Jewelry in it as well.

You could have a basket of them under the tree for the visitors that call in. Or on the table as a treat for your Christmas Dinner guests.

Or make them in pretty paper for Birthdays or Wedding favors….

I have made this box using the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 146921 and decorated the box using the Christmas Traditions Punch Box 148030 to make the gorgeous tags.

I have a written Tutorial as well as a Video showing how to make these great little boxes.

There is an alteration in the written tutorial making the width of the Designer Series Paper a little wider to give longer tabs which are folded to form the base of the box for extra strength. If you are just going to put a Ferrero Rocher in the box then the measurements on the video are fine. If you were to put something a little heavier in the box then you will need to follow the Written Tutorial.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my Blog…I hope you have fun making these cute little boxes like I did.

If you have any questions please contact me, all the products used will be below linked to my On-Line Store.

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Petal Promenade by Stampin’ Up!

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

I have never been big on using a lot of the Designer Series Papers but this year Stampin’ Up! have brought out some beautiful papers. There are two that I really like Share What you Love Specialty designer Series Paper and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

This week I have been playing with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 146913, making Post-it Note Holders for a stall/display that is part of a Art Expo.

What do you think…CUTE!

The Petal Promenade paper is a photographic design paper, floral on one side and marble or textured design on the other. There are 6 designs in all and you get 2 of each design. Two of the papers have smaller elements that can be cut down for note cards or other projects. I have used the smaller elements which are 7.6cm (3″) square and stamped in the center using sentiments from Ribbon of Courage 143855 and Colorful Seasons 143726.

Thanks for reading my post this week…I will try and get a tutorial done soon on this project. I really recommend you to look at this paper it is stunning and more so in real life. You can purchase it through my store by clicking on the links above. Have a wonderful day…Keep on Stampin’

Here is a Tutorial of my Post-it Note Holder

 

 

Stampin’ Up! On Stage 2018…Sydney, Luna Park

 

 

On Saturday I went to Sydney, Luna Park…to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event which is held at different locations around the world each year.

It is one of the fun thing you get to do as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

What do we do there….

*We find out about new products to be released later in the year..sorry can’t share with you….I know your very upset about that!

We watch presentations about the products and then get to make some of them ourselves to share with you…..

*We jump up and down with excitement when we get a copy of the new catalogue or just about anything exciting that happens.

Can now share the cover of the Annual Catalogue 2018-19.

If you live in Australia and would like to reserve a copy contact me today…there will be a $5 charge to help cover postage.( CC or PayPal payments)

*We have Prize Patrols where we win new Product.

We also get new Products at Registration in our Bag and another prize for all attendees. The BEST PRIZE of all was being there and “MY” prize was meeting Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up!

*We spend weeks making swaps and then run around swapping them with others and getting really excited about what others have made.

Making “Swaps” and sharing them is so much fun..its a great way of meeting others and sharing ideas.

I made this wonderful Mini Punch Board Bag that would be great for small gifts, Party or Wedding Favour, it fits a Ferrero Rocher inside.

I first saw this bag done by Coul’Heure Papier https://youtu.be/vrpamCkiXb8

Here is a YouTube video of what I made. So yes you can make one too!

If you want to join me in the fun each year, come and have a chat with me…would love to talk to you about Stampin’ Up!

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Christmas Packaging with Stampin Up!

Christmas what a beautiful time of the year…

I love Christmas…don’t you?

In the last class for the year I decided we would make great little Christmas gift boxes for those small but still important gifts.

We made 3 projects…no cards, but 3 easy to make “Gift Boxes” using Stampin’ Up! Tags and Trimmings Bundle 146062 and the Gift Bag Punch board 135862

 

The boxes where then decorated using the stamps and Thinlits from the Tags and Trimmings Bundle and Designer Series Papers from Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 & Merry Music Specialty DSP 144623.

How to Make….

Christmas Stocking

Stocking and pillow box back was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, a 1/8 hole was punched in the back of Pillow box to attach a folded and knotted length of Quilted Christmas Ribbon 144620 to be used as a hanger.It is a lot easier putting the ribbon in now than after stocking is completed.

Fold and burnish the side tabs on back panel, also the bottom tab and gently shape the top of stocking. Add Tear and tape to side tabs on back panel as well as bottom tab.

Remove Tear and Tape backing, carefully match the corners at top and adhere down, doing one side at a time.

Burnish, fold over and adhere other side (Sorry forgot the ribbon in these pictures)

Remove backing of tab and gentle fold into box and burnish with bone folder to inside of stocking.

To decorate we using the Snow flake paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the cuff, heal and toe of stocking attached with Multi Purpose Glue. I also adhered the gold pom pom trim to back of cuff before attaching to stocking front.

Bell and Pom Pom Trim was cut from Gold Foil Paper. Two leaves and the large button was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut using the Thinlits. These then where layered using glue dots …large leaf coming from behind the bell with the smaller leaf on opposite side and at the front. Large button on top with a small bow in Red/white Twisted bakers Twine (Discontinued)

Pillow Box

Cut two back panels from Crumb Cake cardstock and remove the log tab from each panel and side tabs only from one panel.

Fold in the scoring lines and Tear and Tape and this time when you join the panels together you need to top and tail them

You can see here the notched one is at the top the other at the bottom. Join other side and gently fold in the tops and bottoms of box.

With the pillow box to decorate I cut a strip of Merry Music Specialty DSP 6 x 15cm. Tear along both edges removing approx .5cm from each side. This is then wrapped around the box and adhered with snail. Wrap the Jute Twine 144625 around the box twice and tie off in a knot. Using the tag from the stamp set I added two leaves and a small button and tied onto the Twine with Red/white bakers twine.

Gift Bag

With a 15 cm x 30cm piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 Score down one long side 2.5cm and fold this is the top of the bag.

Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch board 135862 to make the large gift bag. Fold and adhere bag together.

The Gift Box, I wanted to be more of a Santa Sack so instead of making handles I just threaded the Jute Twine 144625 through the holes and knotted at the front, the bow and tags where then attached at the knot.

The Whisper White tag is only approx 3 cm in width, because the bag is so small it didn’t need a wide tag. I just folded a bow shape and added the Gold sequence at the back and wrapped White bakers twine around the center where the knot would be. I used a glue dot to hold in place on the tag and then using the tails to tie to the jute knot on the bag.Finish off by adding another two leaves and button with the Glue dots.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects we did last night, it was a great way to finish off the year.

Here we all are WISHING each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS

This was at the start of the evening….before the fun began!

If you have any questions please just contact me…All items used with links to my shop will be below

Make sure you pop over to my SHOP and check out some of the SALES we have happening at the moment with the Year-end Sales Event.

There are Discontinued Items and Retiring Items from the Holiday Catalogue….so HERE’S! Your chance don’t miss out before they are gone.

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Design Project 071 | Theme Challenge

Welcome to my Blog..

This week for Global Design Project we are doing 3D – Off the Page!

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This  is a fun little project and it just sort of came together…….

I have been getting things ready for my market this Saturday and the other day purchased some candles and this great jar. Now I was going to store lavender in this jar….

but then read that GDP was doing a 3D project…..OK I can make this work. This will be a great display item.

With few little pieces of ribbon, gold thread and some flowers this is what I came up with.

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Its getting closer……

It’s Wednesday night and only 2 days left to get everything ready…

ready for what, I hear you say.

Ready for the Moss Vale Night Market..

If your in the area please call in and say Hi!

Anyway here is what I have been working on…

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I am so please with how these have worked out and they will be a great part to my display.

I’m hoping to run a class on making these as I can see these as great gifts or even part of a display for a Wedding or Engagement Party.

If you are interested in learning how to make these or be apart of a class then please contact me.

2017 Calendar – Part 1

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The other day on Facebook some of my friends were discussing Calendars and the different ways to make them. As I haven’t made one for myself so far I decided well why not know!

It’s the beginning of a new year and a new calendar is needed.

The idea for this A-Frame stand came from a Class I taught at my local Church many years ago, where we made a stand to hold some wonderful Bible Verses.

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Now this is only Part 1 as all I have done so far is make the stand and write up a tutorial.

Actually its more like a “Pictorial” as there are more photos and not much writing. But I hope I have explained it well enough for you.

The Tutorial only covers the making of the A-frame Stand and Part 2 will cover the Calendar, which will be available in coming days. I also didn’t go into decorating the stand, that I will leave up to you. But i have listed below some of the items used. Not all of these items are listed in the PDF.

Click on the Link a-frame-stand-and-calander-part-1 for PDF or you can find in my Tutorials.

I hope you enjoy the PDF and that you will join me for Part 2.

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Paper Stars, Christmas Decorations

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This is a FUN little Christmas Decoration that I have been making for the past 3 months and selling in a local shop – @Highlands Handmade and they have been very good little sellers. they use up all that left over sheets of Designer Series Paper. Not suitable for card stock as it is too heavy.

I saw this originally on Pinterest as Scandinavian Fabric Stars and thought if it can be done in Fabric …I can do it in Paper. so with a few minor changes here it is.

The Instructions can be found in my Tutorials or Click the link below.

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Happy Star making and a MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Shhhhhh….Don’t tell Aaron! Global Design Project #023

This year my eldest son turns….21!

Wow! a major milestone for him…..and my husband and I survived!

One down and 3 to go!

I’m still trying to sort invitations and venues….then Global Design Project said this weeks challenge was…..

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Now Aaron is an outdoor sort of boy, he’s been a Scout and now is a Leader, is a member of RFS- Rural Fire Service and is a diesel mechanic….

what great opportunity to make him a card.

I wanted to do something that had a masculine feel to it.

A CRATE…..with an EXPLOSION of BALLOONS coming out of it…

Had never done a Card in a Box before, this will be interesting!

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I stamped my box and extra card stock with the Hardwood stamp and then cut it up to create the reinforced sides of the crate.

The balloons was stamped with Balloon Celebration and highlighted with Wink of Stella- Clear.

The large numbers cut from Glimmer Paper makes them pop out from amongst the balloons.

The Instructions for the box I used the You Tube clip by Tanya Bell.

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