Thursday, December 20, 2012

Favour Boxes

Sarah breaks for  Christmas tomorrow, she's so excited. Her final Christmas break in grade school! Wow, how did that happen? She has 5 special teachers she wanted to make truffles for. They looked so gorgeous, I thought she should make a simple and easy gift bag to package them in.

Fancy Favour Die ~ easy peasy. I let her use my Raspberry Ripple ribbon, I have tons of it from when it was a freebie a few months ago. Doesn't quite coordinate with the DSP as it should, but still looks pretty!

Here they are, all packaged up and ready for school tomorrow.

See those oval tags? Available in the Spring mini .... oval framelits!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

One more Christmas Card

I'm still working furiously on my Christmas cards! Here's a very simple design I came up with yesterday which is easy to mass-produce and pretty cute!

I think I came up with a good way to use the 'window' framelit as a card base. You do all the work on the back so the front just looks like the beautiful shape it is. Cut 2 framelits, the back section is scored along the top, lining up the squared-off corners and then the trick is to trim about 1/8 to 1/4" from the bottom. This gives it a nice, firm base to stand up on. It works really well and is easy once you know the trick! The photo shows you exactly what I mean.

Stamps : Scentsational Season, Teeny Tiny wishes
Ink : Crumb Cake, Gumball Green
Cardstock : Naturals Ivory, Be Of Good Cheer DSP
Accessories : Big Shot, Window Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, Dazzling Details (Cherry Cobbler), Dimensionals, Heart Punch (for the flag banner)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thomas is ONE

My cousin and his wife will be celebrating their son Thomas's first birthday next week. I am late sending this card, it has to get to China and with the Christmas post, there's no way it will arrive in time. However, I don't think they'll mind waiting, how CUTE is this??? All credit goes to Stampin' Up for the cuteness ... this is a stamp set which will be available in January AND there's some Pool Party cor'dinations paper AND a new scoring template (waves) AND a sizzlit which cuts out the whale, fish and anchor. Oh my, too many lovely things!!!

This bottom pic really shows that great cor'dinations paper, you score the wave lines first, then use a handy dandy sanding tool to take the top off the paper which adds so much dimension. Love that!

Stamps : Oh Whale, Memorable Moments, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink : Marina Mist, Pool Party
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pool Party core'dinations
Accessories : Big Shot, Clearlits Happy Whale, Simply Scored Borders Plate, 1/2 Crystal, Itty Bitty Framelits, Small Oval Punch, Sanding Blocks

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Cards ~ Late AGAIN!

Will I NEVER learn? I'm late once again for the England cut-off dates for Christmas cards. Oh well, I say it's better late than never. Right? I am pulling together this card to get in the post tomorrow. It's so easy to put together, the gold embossed ornament is so luxurious-looking in the flesh, I love the way it turned out. Lots of shimmer from my frost white shimmer paint and alcohol mix. The carpet is sparkling tonight!!!

This last one is the sentiment on the inside. Love that, it's from Open Sleigh, a set from the main book. This shot really shows off the shimmer from the frost white spray. 

Stamps : Ornament Keepsakes, Open Sleigh
Ink : Versamark & Soft Suede
Cardstock : Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Ornament Framelits, Snowflake Embossing Folder, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Frost White Shimmer Spray

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Seasonal Catalogue Product Sneak Peak

I had some fun today playing with some of the new product being offered in the Seasonal Mini Catalogue from Stampin' Up. Included in this card are:

Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set
Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies
More Amore Specialty DSP
Artisan Embellishments Kit
Pool Party Core'dinations Paper
Pool Party Embossing Powder
1 1/4" 2 Tone Ribbon