Friday 25 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 3 Reindeer Candy Canes

I am participating in a little Christmas Market at the local primary school this year.  I cant wait to get the kids creating & playing with all the Stampin' Up! goodies I have stashed away.  Often when an item retires I keep it for a little while just to see if I use it.  The two tags die is one I will keep using as I love it & find it very versatile.  I was looking through pinterest & came across some cute little reindeers made from this die & thought they would be perfect for my market stall.  These are easy to make so I figure why not get the kids to create their own.  

I think they would make a nice little table gift for the kids on Christmas day too.   My kids want to make these for their friends as little christmas presents. 

Paper:  Whisper White (106549),  Early Espresso ( 121686) & Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)), Dimensionals (104430), Black Marker (100082), Googly eyes, retired Poppy Parade ribbon &  Two Tags Die, Candy Canes. 

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas: Week 3 Colour Me Christmas Thinlit Swing Card

 I am so glad the gorgeous NEW Thinlit Swing Card dies have finally arrived! Yes, you can order them now!  These dies allow you to create lovely cards with a real "Wow".  The thin framelit cuts and scores in the right places with just one pass through your Big Shot.  

There are two shapes to choose from, and each die comes with 8 or 9 additional framelit shapes to help dress up your cards. 

I used the oh so cute Colour Me Christmas Stamp set with the funny little reindeer & chose to use the Circle Thinlit & the Season Of Style paper stack for a quick easy background.  

Colour Me Christmas Flip Card
 I used two other stamp sets from the new Holiday Catalogue - Wishing You  & Tags 4 You stamp sets.  I also used the new Label Bracket Punch on the inside.  
Inside the card

Stamp Sets:  Colour Me Christmas (131745), Tags 4 You 131823), Wishing You (131751)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Crumb Cake (121685), Early Espresso ( 121686), Cherry Cobbler (121681), Gumball Green (127543), Season Of Style DSP Stack (132181).
Ink:  Gumball Green(126861), Early Espresso (126974) & Stampin' Write Markers in: Cherry Cobbler (119681), Early Espresso (119680), Crumb Cake (120967) & Gumball Green (126856).
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), NEW Circle Thinlit Flip Card Die (133480), Magnetic Platform (130658), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906),  Label Bracket Punch (1321523), Dimensionals (104430), White Gel Pen (105021), Linen Thread (104199). 

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Saturday 19 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 2 Card & Gift Box - Festive Flurry vs Chalk Talk

I know, yet another Festive Flurry project, but I promise this is it for now, as I have lots of other projects to show you that feature some exciting new products.  I am showing both the card & box today as I am running a bit behind in my posts.   This box & card combo was our Stamp Club project this month.  My aim was to feature Chalk Talk & the Tag a Boxes but in a Christmassy kind of way. I also wanted to show off the Festive Flurry stamp set & matching framelits as I just love them.

Please excuse the photos - It is a grey rainy day, & the lighting in here is pretty bad today.

Festive Flurry Gift Box
I used one of the new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes featured in the Annual Catalogue on page 158.  (#130927)  You get 8 in the packet & they come with their own acetate sleeves. These are great for little gifts & would be perfect for that Kris Kringle present we all seem to get landed with at Christmas.   I used the Winter Frost DSP stack & Smokey Slate for the box.

I then made an extra long tag by folding over the Bermuda Bay cardstock in the Chalk Talk framelit for added length.  I cut a large Festive Flurry snowflake from Silver Glimmer paper, & stamped another large one in Coastal Cabana ink & cut it out too.  We did a bit of scoring on this one & I layered on top a silver embossed medium snowflake, a Bermuda bay small snowflake & then a heat embossed white on vellum small snowflake that was also scored to give it depth.  On top of all this was the crowning glory - a Frosted Finishes Embellishment. Oh and to hold it on the box a Smokey Slate Chevron Ribbon.   Here is a close up of the tag

A base of Smokey Slate, a thin layer of Bermuda Bay & the matching Winter Frost paper stack were used to offset the Smokey Slate gift tag.  The tag has a small Chalk Talk image plus a silver embossed vellum snowflake.  Layered on this is a Coastal Cabana small snowflake embellished with with some rhinestones & a Silver Glimmer star punched from the Merry Minis Punch Pack which were carried over - Yay!  I used the Expression Thinlits to cut out a Silver Glimmer Merry & phew we were all done!

Festive Flurry Tag Card

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778), Chalk Talk (130634)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost DSP Stack (132183), Smokey Slate( 131291), Bermuda Bay (131286).
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Bermuda Bay (131171), Coastal Cabana(131175).
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Magnetic Platform (130658), Expression Thinlits Dies (132171),  Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  Silver Embossing Powder(109131), White Embossing Powder (109132), Basic Rhinestones (119246) & Hot glue gun (Non-SU).  

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Thursday 17 October 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2 Bottle Tag

I know we dont have snow here in Australia for Christmas but I just cant stop using the beautiful new Festive Flurry Framelits & matching stamp set sold as a bundle (#133285).  I often give wine as a present for Christmas so it was a no brainer that I would make a bottle tag out of these.

Festive Flurry Bottle Tag

The tag part is easy.  Just cut a length of DSP or card stock (I used the Winter Frost Specialty DSP) to 20cm x 7cm & scored it at 7cm.  Then I punched out the circle with a 1 3/4" circle punch, but you can use the 1 3/8" circle punch.
For the snowflake I used soft sky cardstock & embossed the large snowflake in white.  I then used the Silver Encore ink pad & made another large snowflake which has been scored & raised on dimensionals.  The last layer is white embossing powder (with a pinch of dazzling diamonds glitter) heat embossed onto vellum.  A small star shaped flower from Boho Blossoms punch & a rhinestone centre & it is all done.

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost Specialty DSP (132341), Soft Sky ( 131292)
Ink:  Silver Metallic Encore Pad (132142)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Magnetic Platform (130658), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  1 3/4" Circle punch (119850), Basic Rhinestones (119246) & Hot glue gun ( Non-SU).  

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 1 Silver Star Card

Firstly, I need to apologise for this late post.  I wrote it & thought I scheduled it but something went wrong & it didn't post automatically. I went to post Week 2 of the countdown & saw this sitting there.

 Have you seen the single stamps that Stampin' Up! are offering at the moment?  I thought I would buy a few of the Christmas ones & give them a try.  Starting from just $8.95 I figured what did I have to lose.  Considering my 1st project this week was a monotone silver based ornament, I decided to make a matching card. The star is quite large & would make a very nice sized ornament or tree topper.

Shimmery Silver Christmas Star card

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Star (134813)Festive Flurry (131778), More Merry Messages (126402)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Shimmery White (1217170
Ink:  Silver Encore (132142)
Cool Tools: Dimensionals (104430), Dazzling Details (124117), Rhinestones (119246)

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Thursday 10 October 2013

12 Weeks Of Christmas - Week 1: Festive Flurry Ornament

Can you believe yesterday was exactly 12 weeks until Christmas?  I look forward to this time of year as I start my Christmas preparation,  I share all my creations with you in my 12 Weeks Of Christmas blog posts.  I try to post one card & one 3d item each week to help inspire some creations.

Today is the 1st of my 12 weeks of Christmas posts for 2013 but you can go back to last years & check out all those ones by clicking HERE.

I am holding an Ornament making class this sunday so what better way to start the countdown than with an ornament!
Festive Flurry Sparkly Ornament
 I have used Smokey Slate & Silver Glimmer paper here for the monotone feel.  The rosette was made using the gorgeous new Winter Frost DSP & I added some of the Festive Flurry snowflakes on top.  Seriously how sparkly are those Frosted Finish Embellishments.  They are too nice to use on just any old thing!  As you will see below they are quite beautiful.

Sneak Peek 
This is a bit of a sneak peak of one of the ornaments we are making on Sunday. If you would like to join us I have 2 spots left.  Drop me an email or call me 0411113530.  

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry (131778)
Paper:  Whisper White (106549), Silver Glimmer (124005), Winter Frost Specialty DSP (132341)
Ink:  Smokey Slate (131179)
Cool Tools: Bigshot (113439), Festive Flurry Framelits (132193), Magnetic Platform (130658), Designer Rosette Bigz L Die (125594), Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150), Dimensionals (104430), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853),  Silver 1/8" Ribbon (132137), Hot glue gun ( Non-SU).  

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Tuesday 1 October 2013

Flower Shop Posy Class

Remember that flower shop vase class I was running a few weeks back?  Here are the finished flowers. 

Flowershop Posy

Don't they look great.  This has been a really popular class & I have decided to run it just one more time in early November.  Those of you who are interested please Email me  or phone 0411113530 to register your interest & book your place.  Cant attend this class?  Ask me today about a class in the mail!  

I used the Flowershop Stamp & Punch Bundle ( 132726) to create this vase of flowers.   Right now, you can buy the Flowershop stamp set & coordinating Pansy punch together & get a 15% discount!    Click here to head on over to my online store where you can buy yours now!

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