Make My Monday Tags and Toppers

Today’s card is a something a little different, for me at least.  I found yet another new challenge and thought it would be fun to play along, but I wanted to do something completely different.  The challenge is from Make My Monday Challenges, and it is to use Tags and Toppers.

So I have used a stamp set that is not in the catalogue, just to confuse you! 🙂 Actually, it was part of a promotion which Stampin’ Up! ran recently for demonstrators, and which I got for free (just one of the many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!)  The stamp set is called “Good Greeting” and has heaps of fabulous and useful greetings, not just Christmas ones.
So, I have stamped the greetings around the white layer of cardstock, and then run this layer through the Big shot with the star embossing folder (a bit of a sneak peek, even though you can’t really see it very well in this card).
I have then made a tag and punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and used some Washi Tape to decorate the tag.  The colours I have used are real red, Pool Party and Crushed Curry.
And that’s it really, pretty easy 🙂

If you would like to find out how you can also earn the Good Greeting stamp set for free, get in touch with me and I’ll give you the details.

Happy stamping!
Chris

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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

Stamping Fun!

Yesterday afternoon I held my first stamping get together since moving to Cooma, which was really exciting.  Not only did we have a lovely afternoon of stamping and chatting, but I met some lovely ladies who share my passion for crafting.

The ladies got to make two projects, and since we had some complete novices, I kept the projects fairly simple.
We started off making a tag (or bookmark), using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

Then we made a card.  Both feature the fabulous new stamp set Work of Art and some of the gorgeous new In Colours and Stitched Satin Ribbons.

Special thanks to the ladies who shared the afternoon with me, I certainly had a lovely time!

Check back soon for more, as I have heaps of crafting to share with you! 🙂
Happy stamping!
Chris

Bloom with Hope Bookmarks

I really enjoy making Bookmarks as a quick and easy gift, most people find them useful, even if it is only to use in your Stampin’ Up! catalogue!! 🙂

Yes, of course I have used Blendabilities to colour these flowers from the Bloom with Hope stamp set, and I am finding the more I used them, the quicker I get at the blending and colouring technique.  These bookmarks also use the Scallop Tag Topper punch at the top, which is a little hard to see in the photo.
Here is a closer look at the colouring:

 

I also promised to share some photos of some of our recent adventures.  We spent a day recently at Yarrongabilly Caves, which was a fantastic experience, and we all learnt a heap about caves and how they are formed.  Well worth the trip if you end up in our area.

I took nearly 100 photos that day, so I won’t show you all of them!!

The scenery in the area is also quite spectacular!

 

Following our look through two of the caves, we decided to have a dip in the local thermal pool.  Yes, it is the middle of winter here, and was around 2 degrees at the time (that’s Celcius, of course).  However, the pool is thermal and maintains a temperature of somewhere around 27.  We didn’t stay in for all that long, but it was heaps of fun.

Time for me to do some stamping.  Hope you have a crafty weekend!
Happy stamping!
Chris