I held a workshop last week and the Host asked to use the High Tide set. As a Thank You to her I made up a little notecard set and put them all together in a box made with the Wood Crate Framelits. Here they are for you to see.
For the sentiment on the crate I went over the “shine” word with the markers and stamped on white card. I did have to go over it a little with the markers when I stamped it to get a clear impression.
Here are the cards for you to see each one. The cards measure 7.5cm x 7.5cm (3″x3″). I made them all different. The set is so versatile and so many combinations you can create. I hadn’t played with this set that much until I made these.
This is the Make and Take card we made. This is Cased from Julie Davison HERE.
I think I need to use this set more. I have so much to play with at the moment. Just not enough time 🙂
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How is the Christmas shopping going? Are you stuck for ideas for some special people OR are others unsure what to get you?? Maybe a Stampin’ Up! Gift Card is the answer. Saves joining in the crazy Christmas traffic and the crowds.
If you are local there is still time to grab one from me OR you can contact me and I will email one to you if you are not in the area. Posting by snail mail this week it may not arrive in time. 🙂
Here they are nicely decorated and ready to go for you. Just choose the amount.
Now this will be a great idea for perhaps a partner or family member to get you. You know saves them the worry thinking about what to get. We need to help them out. 😉
Contact me ASAP though.
A couple of weeks ago with my order I got the new ‘Sweet Home’ stamp set and the matching Thinlits. I finally had a play recently and made a cute little house. I thought I would show you.
These ‘Home Sweet Home’ Thinlits have so many special little “bits”, OK well dies to be more technical – 22 in fact. You can create so many variations. I will say this did take some time but I think now I have made one I can whip them up pretty quickly. I think the most time consuming part was the roof. Also, I found it a little tricky lining up the stripes on the walls of the house. This house was CASED from Pinterest but I added the circle wreath on the door using one of the dies and then punched some small red circles from the 2-step Owl punch for the “berries”.
In the photo above it doesn’t really give you much idea of the size. I thought I would take another photo for comparison. Check out the size against an ink refill.
Isn’t it the cutest?? I can’t wait to have some more play with these.
Have a wonderful day/night wherever you are in the world.
Can you believe it is Easter in a few days? I have been busy making some Easter Treat Baskets. Some were for my Easter class last week but I also have an Easter Night Markets tomorrow so I have been getting ready for them too. I thought I would show you some of the projects.
Here are some of the baskets I have made.
The Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo baskets wereone we did at my Easter Class last week.We made them in the Bermuda Bay. This is made with the Envelope Punch Board. There are a number of similar tutorials on the internet but the one I used for this basket was by Deb Valder and you can find that HERE.
I stamped the ‘Easter Lamb’ on Sahara Sand and cut it with a Circle Framelit. Then I coloured the fleece with the white Gel Pen. I saw this idea on Pinterest which I thought was very clever. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I added a flower punched in Daffodil Delight using the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch pack.
I added a mini butterfly punched with the ‘Bitty Butterfly’ Punch too to finish it off.
Now these cute little bags are made with the Envelope Punch Board too. (Have you got one of these punch boards yet? They do more than just envelopes!. Add one to your next order.)
These little bags are called Bag in a Box baskets by Sam on Pootles. You can find the Youtube video to make these HERE. I used some retired Designer Series Paper.
The little flower basket image is from the set ‘Sprinkles of Life‘ which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set. I stamped the basket on Daffodil Delight and hand cut that out. I stamped the flowers and punched this out with the punch. Then they were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers. The sentiment was stamped on Tempting Turquoise and punched with the Word Window Punch. I tied it up with some Retired Daffodil Delight ribbon.
I have some more Easter ideas that I will share tomorrow so come back again. 🙂
Easter is fast approaching! Actually NEXT WEEK! It seems like we have just recovered from Christmas. Although I think Easter eggs have been in the shops for a while. 🙂
Come and join in some Easter fun this Friday at my Easter Class. Here are the details.
We will make an Easter basket, Treat Holder as well as 2 tags that you you can add to your own store bought Easter treats.
WHEN: This Friday 18th March at 10am or 7.30pm.
WHERE: My studio East Corrimal. I will give you the address when you reply.
COST: $15. Please bring your own adhesives.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 16th March.
It’s the last class of the year THIS FRIDAY. We have a special project to make. This Luminary was inspired by a few I have seen on Pinterest so I thought it would be nice to finish off the year with. How about it?? Are you local in Wollongong? Come and join us. Here are the details.
Friday 4th December – 10am or 7.30pm. End of year Christmas.
Come along for a fun time of celebrating and stamping. We have a special project for our last class – and maybe some surprises. Cost: $15 BYO:Scissors and adhesives. PLEASE RSVP by Wed. 3rd December. (Thurs. am the latest). 🙂
RSVP ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!!!
There is only one week left of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue. I know there are lots of sneak peeks around of the new Catalogue but today I want to share a special project with you. The Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalogue is just so gorgeous and it saddens me that I haven’t used enough of it yet. I had this idea in my head last week and just had to get this idea working before the week was out.
Firstly, I made the cards. In the pack of Painted Blooms DSP there is a sheet with a gorgeous flower garden scene. What could you really do with a sheet like this??? It just seems too nice to cut into it. I saw this idea on Patty Bennett’s blog to cut the sheet equally and make a card set. So I did just that!! Here are my cards.
Laying out all the cards like this you can see the lovely image. It does seem such a shame to cut it up but it does make a gorgeous card set. I changed the sentiments on my cards to the ones Patty had on her blog. The bases for the cards were either Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi or Rose Red. I used ‘Perfect Pennnants’ for the sentiments in the top row. If you have a look under the sentiment, I punched out a circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch, cut it in half and adhered that under the sentiment to layer it.. The sentiments for the cards in the bottom row were from ‘Wetlands’ set. I cut this out with the smallest banner die in the Banner Framelits set and I hand cut a narrow banner to adhere under that.
Now after making this card set I needed something nice to put them in. I wanted a window gift box. I came across this idea from Chiaki on Stampingpro. I used the Dressup Card Box listed HERE on the instruction Sheets. I did change the measurements. (It took a little fiddling!). The Australian card bases are larger in size than the US and the envelopes I had were larger too (mine weren’t Stampin’ Up! ones – shh!). I will tell you my measurements shortly but here is the finished box.
ABOUT THE BOX
The lid for the box was made using another sheet in the pack of Painted Blooms DSP. On the bottom of the box inside I adhered a matching piece of that DSP to line the box. I didn’t take a picture of that. The Blackberry Bliss Satin ribbon is not wrapped around the whole box. I wrapped a piece over the lid and tucked the ends just inside the lid. That means the receiver won’t have to undo the ribbon each time they open the box. I tied a bow with the ribbon and attached that to the top.
I cut a window in the lid – BEFORE ASSEMBLING – with the Deco Labels Framelits. The width is a little wider than the Big Shot so I had to fold up one side and lay it over the framelit. I adhered a piece of Window Sheet inside the box lid. That just finishes it off. I cut a large butterfly using the Butterfly Dies and adhered that straight on to the acetate. A little bling never goes astray to finish off a project 🙂
Now for the actual box measurements. I will give you the measurements I used. For those with Imperial measurements you can follow Chiaki’s tutorial. I am sure those measurements will be fine.
THE BOX (Metric)
Cut card 19cm x 24cm. Score on each side at 3.2cm. Cut up opposite tabs on both ends and adhere.
Cut card 21.5cm x 16.5cm. Score at each side at 1.9cm. Cut up opposite tabs on both ends. Cut your window before adhering together.
Hope you like this project?? Thanks for stopping by,
I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos. I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them. If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.
Butterflies are always popular!
Flowers of all types!
I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.
On the left is a collage card. I have been wanting to try one of these. One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals. It looks great! (I will give this one a go too).
A variety of cards here.
Some ideas for the men!
These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags. Check out the black dress.
I had to take a close-up of the dress. It is using the Bow punch. How clever!
Some little treat holders. Very cute!
Tags and bookmarks
There you go. Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try. What is your favourite?? What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.
Thanks for stopping by today. Join me again soon,
Easter is fast approaching. Can you believe that??? Sometimes I would like time to slow down a little BUT…… I do have some cute projects for our upcoming Easter class.
This is what we will be making. Aren’t they cute??
Here are the details.
Friday 27th March 10am or 7.30pm. We will be making an Easter Basket and cute Bunny Box (includes the chocolate Bunny).
Cost: $15 with own adhesives or $20 to use mine. Please RSVP by Wed. 25th by leaving a comment or emailing me.
Class is at my Classroom in East Corrimal. So do join us. 🙂
I am away this week but thought I would schedule a few posts for you – so you don’t miss me too much 🙂 The last couple of months I have done a few Fairs and School Fetes so I thought I would show you the projects I have made for these. Previous posts for these on my blog have been really popular (and I will add the links at the end if you have missed those). I know when I have done these I have searched around the internet looking for ideas so I am sure you might do too.
Here are some of the projects I have recently made.
Firstly, I made up some Gift Card Holders. These are very useful at Christmas time I think as many people give Gift Cards as gifts. I used the Envelope Punch Board and made it to the Gift Card size holder on the measurements. These were decorated with all kinds of stars. Some of the stars had been sitting around my desk so it was a good way to use them.
Many people give money as Gifts too so I thought it would be nice to dress up the cash instead of just sticking it in an envelope. I found this idea on a blog somewhere and I am sorry I am not sure where now though. I did adjust the measurements to make a better fit for our size notes. I have the instructions just below. Just check your own currency note size to fit.
MONEY HOLDER (in metric).
Cut card to 18cmx18cm. Score on one side at 8.5cm and 17cm.
Fold on the score lines. Punch a half circle on the front flap with the 1″ circle punch. Add Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive along the narrow tab and fold up on the score lines and adhere together. Decorate as you like.
Cut card 8cmx16cm. Punch out 2 1″ circles from co-ordinating cardstock fold in half. Staple one on each end towards the edge of the card to allow the note to slip in on either end. Remember just to check the measurements for your own currency. You can’t see but I stamped the insert front too.
Now how can you forget your furry friend. These were very popular at my fairs. I just cut the topper from the Top Note die and folded it in half. The stamps are from the the set ‘D is for Dog’.
You can check previous posts on Craft Fair Projects HERE.
Stop by again in the next few days I have some more projects to share with you.