Using more of the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper today, and of course my fabulous Envelope Punch Board, to create another cute gift set.
The card also features the Love You More stamp set (#131853 Clear, #131850 Wood), which is available during the “Whole Lot of Love” promotion until the 27th January 2014 or until sold out. And while this set is a Valentine‘s set, I think this particular one has a whole lot of other uses!
And I have lined one of the standard white Stampin’ Up! envelopes with the papers to match the set.
This cute little pouch can be made in a number of different sizes using the same sized piece of patterned paper, just changing where the punches are made to create the different sizes and shapes. It just uses a belly band around to keep the pouch closed, but is so quick and easy to make – perfect for those last minute gifts.
The idea came from a fellow demonstrator from the UK Michelle Last, you can see her blog and video on how to make the pouches here. Thanks for sharing Michelle, love how simple and easy your instructions are.
Hope you are celebrating the holiday season with some crafting time too!
Slightly belated, but I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas Day.
Here is a little bit of Christmas creativity to share with you, before I move onto something different in a later post.
As much as I love Christmas, it is such a crazy time of year that I find myself looking forward to the slower more laid back days which follow it, and find myself wanting to move forward.
So stay tuned for another post to follow shortly with something completely new!
Just wanted to share a gorgeous little box which I made using the Sent With Love papers.
I just love this bundle…. the papers are bright and cheery, the stamp set is very versatile and of course if you bundle it with the Baker’s Twine you get 20% off, but it’s only available until the 15th June.
I love it so much that I think I will be making some note cards to go in this box, so stay tuned.
And did you know that you can also get them in Digital format through My Digital Studio? That’s right, in fact this box is actually an MDS template which is also available.
They can all be ordered through my Stampin’ Up! site, or send me an email and let me know what it is you want to order or any questions you might have.
Hope that you’ve all been enjoying the gorgeousness of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. The Holiday Catalogue also went live on the 1st of September, but we thought we’d give you a couple of weeks to get into it before we bombarded you with the beautiful things the Holiday Catalogue brings!!!
So another Artful Stampers Hop ~ this time to celebrate the Holiday Catalogue Launch!
You may have hopped here from Melissa at Bee Devine Designs
, but if you are just starting here, keep hopping on through. I’m stop 4 on the Hop and I’m glad you’re here sharing in the fun!!There are lots of gorgeous Christmas goodies in the Holiday Catalogue, but I thought I would showcase something different. So, my projects for today all use the Orchard Harvest
suite on pages 28-30 of the Holiday
Catalogue. I am making these for my sister, who has a property with heaps of apple trees. Eventually they want to open a cidery, so I thought I should keep her inspired with these gifts. She doesn’t spend much time on her computer, so here’s hoping she won’t check out my blog and see them before she gets them!!I have used the Orchard Harvest patterned papers and the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set for the card and the cute little box. The box also uses the Cannery Set Framelits Dies which match the Perfectly Preserved stamp set. Love how Stampin’ Up! match everything up. These also come as a bundle to save you even more money! Love it!
And I have made a Lavender Bag and Coaster, both of which use the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric. Unfortunately the fabrics didn’t have apples on them, so I had to use pears instead!
I have a few other things to make to add to this collection, but I have been away for the last few days so haven’t had a chance to get it all done. But I’ll share them all with you before I send them off to my sister.
Yes, I have been making lots of boxes with the scoring tool. Can’t help myself… the tool makes it all so easy!
I have made this slider box to hold four tealight candles, and used the new Framelits to create a clear window so that you can see the candles inside. I am going to make a stack of these to sell at the next markets stall in a couple of weeks time, they would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift.
Cheerful Treat is the name of the DSP, and I have combined it with Concord Crush cardstock. You could add more decoration to this, of course, perhaps a flower and a tag, or a lovely piece of matching ribbon around the box.
I whipped up these boxes this afternoon to go with the card from my previous post. The boxes will be part of a gift for someone special whose birthday is coming up soon.
Boxes are so quick and easy with the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
If you would like to buy one of the Simply Scored Scoring Tools, just get in touch, as long as you live in Australia, I can get one to you. I will also include instructions on how to make boxes with lids that fit, some hints and tips and also a pre cut and scored box for you to make so that you see how it all fits together and make yourself a box. So just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you live in the Adelaide area and would like to attend a class and be taught how to make boxes and lots more as well as how to use the Simply Scored and other tools, also send me an email.
Hope you are having a crafty Sunday. Happy Stamping!
Just thought I would share this with you. I made it to put a few choccies in for my son. I also thought I should use it for the Just Add Ink latest challenge, which is Fancy Packaging! Definitely time to start getting back into the challenges that I so love to take part in. It’s always good for getting the creative juices flowing!
This is made using the Big Shot with the Pillow Box Die, and I have used the yummy new sparkly silver cardstock which is available in the current Mini Catalogue, for the belt buckle.
I hope you will forgive me for being absent for a while, I have had some health issues but back on track now and I have quite a few things to share with you, as I have been doing some crafty stuff!
But in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow, and stay safe.
Merry Christmas, and happy stampin!
On Wednesday 16th June at 7.30pm and Saturday 19th June at 1.30pm, I will be holding a class featuring the Autumn Days Stamp Set and Autumn Traditions Designer Series Papers. Here is a bit of peak at what we will be making:
The cost of the class is $25 and we will make four cards and a box for them to go into, making it a very special gift box to give away or keep for yourself. This class is suitable for beginners and the inexperienced, but should be lots of fun for the more experienced stampers as well.
As with all my classes, seats are limited so contact me now to book your place. If you can’t make it on either day, then you have two options, either find a group of your friends who would like to do the class and work out a date with me, and I will bring the class to you. Or I can make up a kit for you to make the set at home in your own time.
I will be back soon with more dates for classes and stamp-a-stacks, including a Christmas in July Stamp-a-stack, so stay tuned!
Yesterday was a public holiday here in Canberra, and was also my lovely sister’s birthday. She was very, very lucky because I used some of my new goodies from the Autumn / Winter catalogue to make her card and gift box.
This first box is one I made for the gift from my Mum to my sister, and it matches the Tri-Shutter card from this post. It uses Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red cardstock and inks, as well as Kiwi Kiss Ink, and features A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set. The ribbons are not Stampin’ Up! but are from my large stash!
The second box I made to hold a photo frame. The frame was from one of the $2 shops and cost me…. $2! But shhhhhh don’t tell my sister that. I have used the Planter Box Rub-ons to decorate it and am quite pleased with how it came out. I did try to take a photo of it out of the box but it didn’t turn out very well, but you get the idea.
And the box is made from Orchid Opulence cardstock for the base, clear acetate for the lid, and the belly band is made from the absolutely divine Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. I have also used the Cottage Garden Stamp Set for the three little flowers that decorate it. And don’t forget, you can order these both from 1st April, although personally, I don’t know how you can stand to wait that long!
There is a matching card to go with this box as well, but I thought I might keep you in suspense a little and save it until tomorrow!!
So until then, happy stamping,
I recently had a request to design a male Valentine’s Card for a group of ladies. I struggled with this at first, my husband and I do usually exchange cards on Valentine’s Day but we don’t place much significance on it. I also don’t have many stamp sets which have hearts or “happy valentine’s” greetings on them, so I had to come up with something using what I currently do have. I hope you like the end result. I also made a small matching box. We made a similar box at last year’s Stampin’ Up! training night here in Canberra, but I altered it slightly and made it from one piece of cardstock instead of two. Much easier for my class of beginner stampers and box makers. And it is just the right size for a couple of chocolates or a small gift.
Stamp Sets: Hello Again (Summer Mini Catalogue), Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess Set), Boho Backgrounds.
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP.
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Snips, Markers, Sticky Strip.
Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2010 Stampin’ Up!
Enjoy your day.