3D projects, Christmas

TEAM SECRET SANTA!

We had our last ‘Inky Fingers’ team meeting for the year last week.  As usual we had swaps and also had a Secret Santa.  I will show you the Secret Santa gifts in a minute but first I will show you the swaps I made.

I had limited time but I made up some tags with a candy cane attached. These are just some of the selection.

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I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to punch out the top of the tags.  I stamped the background on the tags with ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ for the speckled effect and the stars from ‘Be the Star’ stamp set.  The “Merry” is from ‘Cheerful Tags’ and the “Merry Little Wish” from ‘Get Your Santa On’. I used the Nordic Noel DSP to cut the trees and the stars.

Now I will show you the Secret Santa gift I received.  This is a cute little backpack and was filled with teabags and chocolate!

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Isn’t it sweet?? I have been wanting to make one of these for a while but now I have my own cute one.  Thank you my Secret Santa 🙂

Here is the gift bag that I made for my Secret Santa. It was a regular white gift bag with handles and then I made up the stars to hang off it. It is hard to see but I stamped the stars in Lost Lagoon and heat embossed them. The silver stars were embossed with the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I added a Rhinestone to each star and threaded Silver ribbon to hang them.  I didn’t take a photo of the whole bag.  Sorry – but I think you get an idea.

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I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.  It is hard to believe that Christmas is in just 2 days. Yikes!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny 

cards, Classes

CHRISTMAS STAMP A STACK!

Another Christmas Stamp A Stack is this Friday. Have you been thinking about coming along but not sure.  Then if you are in the local area (Wollongong area) you really must join us.  We are normal – kind of! ;).  We do have a lot of fun and laughs at these classes.  Here are the details for you.

This Friday 10th October 10am or 7.30pm.

Cost: $15.  BYO: scissors and adhesives.

Please RSVP by Thursday so I can have your card cut all ready to go.

Here is what we will be making this week.

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See you there or at another class very soon. 🙂

 

cards

BLACKBERRY BLISS SNOWFLAKE THINLETS!

I made this card a few weeks ago and realised I hadn’t shown you.  I think I shared it on my Facebook page but forgot here.  SO, here it is! This is one of the first cards I made using the Snowflake Thinlets from the Holiday Catalogue.

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These cards are a bit hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea.  I extended the card so it has a little fold out flap. On this flap I adhered some Gold Vellum and a strip of the Gold Foil Sheet.  I cut the snowflakes and the joy word out from Gold Foil sheet also and adhered them on the card.  I stamped the snowflakes from the set ‘Cheerful Tags’ over the Blackberry Bliss card.  I think they co-ordinate so well with this Thinlet.  I finished it off with a Gold Twine bow on the front snowflake. Hope you like???

Thanks for stopping by today.  Do say Hello.  I love to hear from you.  🙂

3D projects, Blog Hops, cards, Techniques

STAMP-A-LATTE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!!

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Welcome to the First Stamp A Latte Holiday Blog Hop.  We all have some great projects from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to share with you today.  You may have just come from Narelle’s blog Here or you may be starting out here. Either way sit back and enjoy your little hop around.

Today I am focusing on the Snowflake Thinlets. I really like this Thinlets set.  They are so versatile for a number of different occasions not just Christmas.  Not only does it contain the Thinlet to create the Flip card but it has a 2 different size snowflakes, a tree, a heart, banner and 3 words (Brrr, Joy, snow).

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On to my projects.  I have made a cute little tag box and a flip card.

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Firstly, the card…

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I have used the Nordic Noel DSP with Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The snowflakes stamped on the card are from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set.  They co-ordinate so well with this die I think.  I cut a large snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller one in Baked Brown Sugar to layer them together.  The Rhinestone in the centre was coloured with the Blendablilites.

What made this Thinlet die even more useful is that recently I discovered that you can cut the centre large snowflake out.  I was watching the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Thinlet video here and they showed this little tip.  I will show you below.

Cutting a Thinlet Snowflake.

Cut a piece of DSP or cardstock larger than the shape and cut it out with your Big Shot.

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Turn the Snowflake to line it up in the Die the other way to cut it out completely.  I found it easier to lay the Die upside down on a cutting plate and place the DSP or cardstock into the Die rather than try and line the Die over the paper. Then you can just lay the other cutting plate on top and cut it.

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This is what you end up with. How cool!

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Now on to the box.

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Once again layering some cut Snowflakes on the top.  The greeting is from the ‘Good Greetings’ set that you can get for free this month. Check the blog post here if you missed those details.

Now on to the inside.

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I used the Nordic Noel DSP again. I added a strip of DSP on the top of the acetate lid but it doesn’t wrap right around.  I lined the bottom of the box too.  This one was the reverse side of the DSP strip used on the lid.  It holds these cute tags I made.  I just made 3 but you could easily fit lots more in there.

Here they are close-up.

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I used the 1 3/4″ circle Punch to cut the Baked Brown Sugar circles. The tree and snowflake are cut from the Thinlets.  The Star is one from the Star Framelits set.  These Banners were cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Here is the back. The “to” and “from” is from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set again.

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OK now you have had a photo overload.  I will spare you anymore so you can be on your way.  If you would like to know how I made the cute Tag Box then stop by tomorrow and I will post a tutorial.  I think I have taken up enough of your time.  You need to get on to the next blog now.  Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Remember to stop by and comment on each blog so you can be in the running for a prize.  You will go in a draw for a Trim the Tree DSP Stack and a pack of Rhinestones (Australian Residents Only & Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ineligible for the Blog Candy).  Now on to Virginia’s blog Here.

If you get lost here are a list of blogs you will visit today.

  1. Leonie Schroder     http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Narelle Fasulo         http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
  3. Jenny Hayward      http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com
  4. Virginia Hampson    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampoutyourartwithvirginia/blog
  5. Libby Dyson           http://www.libbystampz.com