BLAST OFF – CARD IN A BOX!

Have you seen the ‘Card in a Box’ floating around the internet??? I had to make one.  I did share this on my Facebook page last week because I was so excited to show someone but I thought now I would show you.  If you don’t want to miss seeing some of my creations make sure you have ‘LIKED’ me on Facebook.  My link is on the right hand side.

Anyway, back to the card.  The other reason I was so excited about it was that it was the first time I had used the set ‘Blast Off’.  I love this cute set.  I can’t wait to use it again soon.

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Wouldn’t any young boy love this for the Birthday??? I used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP for this. Who would have thought it would be so cool for it. If you want to make one of these then check Tanya’s blog out here.  She has the video there.  Tanya has the measurements to make these to the Australian standard size envelopes which is great.  This box is just the easiest.  You have to make one yourself.  I have to say decorating the box takes longer than making the actual box.  They are so fun though.

The “box” will fold flat so you can put it in an envelope and it is still fine to post.  Check it out here.  Isn’t it just the cleverest!  I can’t wait to make another one soon.

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I have to show you this photo too.  We are getting our bathroom redone at the moment.  My craft room is opposite the bathroom so I thought I would evacuate for a while.  Just as well I did.  The whole top floor of our house is covered in dust from the jack-hammering of the cement.  I had closed the door to my craft room but somehow those tiny specks of dust makes their way through the smallest little cavities.  I moved out to my studio which is out the back of our house.  I just hold my classes here but now I have set up here I think I will stay for a bit.  It’s getting a bit messy already. I am starting to create for an exciting event coming up soon.  That’s a shame you can’t see anything yet!! 🙂

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Hope your week is going along OK??? Hope you are getting some time for yourself to create.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny x

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ESAD OCCASIONS BLOG HOP

ESAD blog hop Occasions

Have you checked out the Occasions Catalogue yet??? There are some fantastic products in there! Today you can join in on a Blog Hop and check out the fantastic projects that some Demonstrators have been creating. This Blog Hop you are joining in with today is the ESAD Demonstrator group. Hopefully the projects will inspire you!!!

Firstly though, What is ESAD?

ESAD –

stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So, if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Now onto the Blog Hop.  You may have come from Angela’s blog or starting here.  Either way, Grab your coffee and settle in for the ride.

Today I have chosen to use the ‘Petite Petals’ Bundle.  This is a cute little stamp set AND matching punch. You can see these on page 33 of the Occasions Catalogue. Not only is it a cute set but it co-ordinates so well with many other stamps and accessories you probably have already. I have shown you some projects here and here already with this set but I have created some other projects just for you today.

Firstly – a card.

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I have layered some of the gorgeous Watercolor Wonder DSP behind the lattice Diecut. One of the flowers from Petite Petals were stamped 5 times in Tangerine Tango and punched out with the matching petal punch. No cutting out these little flowers!! I added some Gumball Green leaves punched with the 2 way Bird punch and a little Dazzling Diamonds to the centre of the flowers for some dazzle.  The greeting is from Label Love and punched with the Label Punch.  A second label was punched in Island Indigo and cut and layered behind the label.  I tied some Linen Thread around the card too. Now this card turned out differently to what I had planned. I think it is kind of tropical though, don’t you???

I have another project for you too.  This is a cute little gift box and matching card.

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For these projects I have used the paper from the free Sale-A-Bration ‘Sweet Sorbet’ DSP.  The instructions for this cute little box can be found on Sam’s blog here.  Now if you scroll down in that post you will see the measurements.  I followed the metric measurements.  I didn’t bother trimming off the 4 or 5 mm that Sam suggested.  It is not really necessary.  It is just the cutest box and way easy, so go and make yourself some!  The circles layered with the flowers are punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle and 1 3/8″ circle.  The greeting is from ‘Simply Sketched’ and I just finished the card and box off with some Crisp Canteloupe ruffled ribbon and some pearls.

Now you can head to your next stop.  Go and see the wonderful creations that Libby has in store for you here.

PETITE PETALS MEETS FLOWER SHOP!!

One of the great features with the Stampin’ Up! products that I think many people love is how great they co-ordinate together.  Card, ink, ribbons co-ordinate.  Stamp sets co-ordinate with punches and dies.  What about stamp sets co-ordinating with other stamp sets??? Well, this new little stamp set available in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue looks great when used on it’s own but how great is it when you combine it with one of the other stamp sets!

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The small flowers are from the new stamp set ‘Petite Petals’.  There are 6 little flower stamps in the set plus there is a matching punch.  They are very cute on their own BUT why not layer them! Here I have added them with a flower from the ‘Flower Shop’ set.  For this card I have used some of the new DSP ‘Watercolor Wonder’. Absolutely gorgeous paper. You must grab some of this.  The colours and images are just beautiful.  The problem is though that each side is so beautiful it seems a shame to cover up one side to use on a card!  On the card I have also used the new Embossing Folder – Decorative Dots.  You can grab one of these for Free during Sale-A-Bration with a $90 order.  You will need that Embossing Folder too.  The greeting on this card is from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’. This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

Hope you like what you see!!!

Would you like your own copy of the upcoming Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure?? Let me know and I can send one directly to you. I am mailing them out now. (Australian Residents only).  You will be able to check out these products I have used on this card PLUS so many more great products. Don’t forget the freebies you can get during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny