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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Number of Years Stamp Set


Now that Christmas is over it is time to start playing with products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue which launches on January 5th.
The Number of Years Stamp Set is one of my favourites as it has matching Framelits.
First I made a card for a friend's birthday.


Then I started on Thank you cards to the kind people who sent me gifts from afar!
I have cased a card from the new Catalogue and just added some extra dots to the top and bottom of the cards.
The Gold Sequins,Wink of Stella Pen and Baker's Twine add an extra bit of bling.

Christmas Cards 2015


One of the many benefits of breing a Stampin Up Demonstrator is that you are never short of cards to send to people. I find it easier, when compiling my own Christmas Cards to send to friends and family,to repeat the same card in two or three different colours.
The two main colours that I used were Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy.


I love the All Ye Faithful Stamp Set so I decided to go with that. I also love the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. It gives such a delicate shape to the top of the tag.
I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to neaten the corners and the new Wink of Stella Glitter Pens to colour Mary and Joseph. The fact that you can use these as Blender Pens is great.


The rays of silver on the Night of Navy Card Stock behind the Tag were stamped with a stamp from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Paperie Retreat Wreath Class


 
This week I held my first Wreath Class. This was my favourite project from the Paperie Retreat that Monica Gale did in October so all of the credit goes to her for designing such a beautiful wreath.Here I am covering the pine cones with a diluted paint mixture.





Below is the wreath which I made at the Paperie Retreat.
I used Whisper White Card Stock for the roses with Silver Glimmer Paper for the leaf inserts.
The Roses were cut out with the Stampin Up Spiral Flower Die.
A Hot Glue Gun is essential for this project.
I am running two more wreath classes and there is only one space left so please let me know if you would like to join us.
One is on Monday, December 14th at 7.30pm and the second on Thursday, December 17th at 9.30am.


The next photo is the wreath that one of my ladies made this week. The roses were die cut from Very Vanilla Card Stock and we used Gold Gimmer Paper for the leaves.


The last photo is a close up of the pine cones on soggy kitchen roll having just been dipped in the paint mixture.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bakers Box Die


I recently ordered the Bakers Box Die Bundle and I have to say that I love it.
The first two boxes were made out of A4 Card Stock. The colours are Real Red and Cucumber Crush. The Tags were made with the Merry Everything Stamp Set and the matching Tag Punch.


It is so quick and easy to make adorable boxes with this Die and fill them with the inevitable chocolate treats. I have just made a load of boxes for a craft fair tomorrow.
The set includes a circle to cut an aperture with and a choice of three handles for the top. The one that I used can be applied on the first sweep of the die whereas the other two have to be cut on a second run through the Big Shot
 I decided to use some of the Speciality  Winter Wonderland DSP on the next two boxes to add some extra class. I embossed the Tag with Gold Embossing Powder to match the gold in the DSP.


The Gold Cording Trim added the final touch. I am so sad that it is retiring as it is so easy to use and looks fabulous.


The last two boxes used the DSP from the Speciality Winter Wonderland pack.
The boxes fit a generous amount of chocolates in them which is another bonus.