Paper Roses

When the Spiral Flower Die came out in the latest Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue, it was one of the things right near the top of my list of “must haves”!  I have to admit, however, that it hasn’t had as much of a work out as it should have, until now.  I thought I would make up for it!
Continuing on with the current Crafty Boots Challenge theme of “Anything But A Card”, I have created a centrepiece using rather a lot of Spiral Flower Die roses! This could be used as a table centrepiece or a decorative piece in the home, or alternatively would be lovely for a wedding or special occasion.

I have used a lovely candle holder that was in the cupboard and definitely not getting enough use either, and stuck a foam ball into the top of it with some sticky strip.  Then I have cut heaps of flowers, sponged the edges and rolled them to create different sized roses, and glued them on to the foam ball using a hot glue gun.  And really, that’s all there is to it.  I needed something a little monotonous to do while I was watching a great game of World Cup cricket, and it fit the bill nicely – something I could easily do while watching TV. :)
Make sure you head on over to the Crafty Boots Challenge website to see all the rest of the inspiration for this challenge from the rest of the Design Team.
Happy stamping!
Chris

New Papers

New Designer Series Papers = more excuses to make stuff!  Right?
Well, ok, who needs excuses….. just had to make some cute little boxes to show off some of the gorgeous new papers!
These boxes use both the Envelope Punch Board, and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

This first one combines the Lullaby DSP with some Hello Honey coloured cardstock, some gold Baker’s twine and a tag made from the Occasions stamp set (part of the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit), and  the Artisan Label punch.
Here is the box when it is open….

And a close up of the tag.

And a second box, a little bigger, but made in the same way, this time using the absolutely stunning papers from the Gold Soiree DSP.  Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous box for a wedding gift?

This box has a layer of Vellum around it, and is tied with some of the gorgeous Gold Ribbon.
Having fun! Hope you are too. :)

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Envelope Punch Board

I couldn’t wait to play with my Christmas present, the new Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board!


I have used the punch board to make not only envelope, but also the little slider box.


I have used some gorgeous new papers which will be available during Sale-a-Bration, starting on January 28.  Aren’t the colours just gorgeous?  Lots of other goodies available free during Sale-a-Bration, so make sure you contact me to find out how you can make the most of it.


The papers are called Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Papers (#133521 available Jan 28 2014).  As well I have used the Chevron Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits (#130159), Label Love stamp set (#130622 Clear, #130619 Wood), the Artisan Label Punch (#130920) and of course the Envelope Punch Board (#133774).   You can order any, or all of these products by visiting my Stampin’ Up! website here.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

 

 

Treat box and matching card

We used lots of goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue to create our Treat Boxes and matching cards at my catalogue launch.

The base cardstock is in the colour Soft Sky, isn’t it just so pretty?  We used some of the Gingham Garden papers (Page 153 Annual Catalogue)  to create the large gingham banner, which was layered over one our pretty Paper Doilies(Page 156).
The flower has been made using the Mosaic Madness stamp set, and matching Mosaic Punch, in Crisp Cantaloupe and Old Olive.  The cute little peg to hold the top of the box together is from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit on Page 158.

This Treat Box is really simple, great for gifts, party favours, Christmas…..
Here is a masculine version which I have made from the Natural Composition Specialty papers (Page 150), which I have given a light sponge with Early Espresso ink to give it an aged look.

If you would like to order the products to make these, please click here, or send me an email.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Pillow Gifts

It’s a Stampin’ Up! tradition to make something special for our room mates if we are sharing with other demonstrators at convention or other events, so today I am quickly going to share with you the gifts I made for the lovely ladies who I was lucky enough to share with this year.
Firstly, I made some fridge magnets using the gorgeous Designer Builder Brads.

I just cut off the split pins at the back of the brads using the fabulous Craft and Rubber Scissors – yes, they are strong enough to cut through the metal, and then glued some magnets onto the back.

I added some of the More Amore papers to the front of a journal, and added some chocolates (a must have at convention!).  I liked the idea of a journal, rather than a note book – they can be used as a smash book, design and ideas book, note book…..

Enough from me for today, I have a lot of catching up to do!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Owly Thanks

I’m not entirely sure that “Owly” is a word, but you get the idea!  Hopefully all of the recipients of these little thank you cards have received them by now, so it’s ok to post them here.

I love this gorgeous Owl punch but it has been very much neglected.  So he got a work out making some thank you cards, and while I was at it, I thought I would make a book mark for my son, who always has numerous books on the go at once, so we can never have too many book marks in our house!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Candy Canes

I promised yesterday that I would share the decorated Candy Canes that I have been making, so here they are…

I have used the same things as I did on the card from yesterday.  I am looking forward to hanging these on the Christmas tree this year.

Well, just a short post today, but I do have lots of things to share with you, so promise to be back real soon.
Happy Stamping!
Chris