Easter Blog Hop

March

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.

This is my first Blog Hop with the Art With Heart group.
I haven’t taken part in a Blog Hop in a very long time, so this should be heaps of fun!
I have used the gorgeous Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, along with the equally gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, to make a card and two cute little “Bag in a Box”.

Easter 1

Bunny has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter.

Easter 2

Here is bunny up close.

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And the boxes are just so quick and easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect for a few Easter eggs.
Easter 3

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Catherine Proctor
Caroline Manwaring

Thanks for joining us today, and happy hopping!
Chris
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Milk Carton Box

I found a fabulous tutorial on making these gorgeous little Milk Carton Boxes yesterday.  The tutorial is by Sam Hammond Donald, and you can find the link to the video tutorial here.
Definitely check that one out, Sam does some amazing tutorials.  Thanks Sam.
So, here is my version…..

Blue Box 1

I have used the gorgeous Balmy Blue cardstock and then stamped butterflies from Butterfy Gala stamp set and some flowers from the Happy Birthday stamp set, also in Balmy Blue.  And finished it off with a tiny peg that I had in my stash.
So cute.
They are just the right size to fill up with some chocolates, or some little Easter Eggs…. Hmmmmm……  Easter Eggs.
I may have to make another one of these for Easter inspiration 🙂

Blue Box 2

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Chocolate Boxes

I am keeping busy at present, making Christmas goodies for the upcoming Christmas markets in a month’s time here in Cooma.
I have made some of these cute little boxes that perfectly hold 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

If you are interested in making some, I found the youTube tutorial by Linda Parker here:

Here’s a closer look:

The Designer Series Paper is a retired one from a few years ago, but lovely traditional Christmas colours! 🙂

Hope you are having a crafty weekend!
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

Sweet Sorbet

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!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Merry Christmas!

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.

 

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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!
Happy Stamping!
Chris

 

Sent With Love

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.

Happy Stamping!
Chris