Tag Archive | Best Yet

Best Yet punch gift tags

I totally forgot I’d made these!  These little gift tag bags were one of my free gifts at my Sale-a-bration launch earlier this year.

I took an SU cellophane bag and slid a piece of DSP – Bella Bleu – inside.  Then I punched the Word Window punch to make a slit at the top of the bag.  Then the little gift tags went inside and I tied a knot of Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon at the top.

 I based the gift tags on the colours from Bella Bleu. I love Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla together!

 I love the way Stampin’ Up! punches layer together and look so good! I’ve used a variety of punches for these gift tags, but I made the Scallop Square punch my “unifying” punch on each gift tag.  For the above gift tag I also used the 1 3/4″ Circle and Designer Label punches.

For the above gift tag, I used also the 1 1/4″ Square and 1 3/8″ Square punches.  And, sadly, the stamp set Best Yet will only be available as a hostess set until the end of the month – and then it’s gone! 

And for this gift tag, I used the Curvy Label and Wide Oval punches. 

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Last of the Christmas cards …

Here are a few more Christmas cards I made for friends and family …

I made a card like the one above last year, except a different colour.  This one is Riding Hood Red and uses the stamp sets Season of Joy and Short & Sweet.  I love the Riding Hood Red tafetta ribbon!

I wanted to try a different colour scheme for a few Christmas cards, so this colour combo above is Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie.  I rolled the jumbo wheel Classic Stars in Versamark, stamped the sentiment in Old Olive from Best Yet, and the Christmas Tree from Fun & Fast Notes, coloured in with a Pumpkin Pie marker pen.

This one is similar to the colour combo above, minus the Sahara Sand.  Same stamps.  Can you make out the watermark of Classic Stars on the Very Vanilla in Versamark?  It’s a bit too subtle for my liking.  What do you think?  Compared to the card above, I also think I prefer stamping the Christmas tree and sentiment in Staz On Black better than stamping it in Old Olive.  It’s a stronger picture.  I wonder if you agree?

These two cards are the same design as from my last post inspired by Jenny from Stamping Moments.  The base colours are the same, WW, Kiwi Kiss and Real Red, and the ribbon colour on the top is Chocolate Chip and the one below is Baja Breeze.  The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas, Best Yet and Season of Joy.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Stamp-a-stack cards 2009

These are some of the designs I used for the Christmas stamp-a-stacks I ran for customers/friends last year.

This one is one of my personal favourites and was inspired by Nancy Littrell on SCS here.  It was made using the masking technique, sponging using the colours Pacific Point and Pink Pirouette.  The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages. 

These two were inspired by Albongo on SCS here, using the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes, plus Best Yet and Short & Sweet.  Again, these cards used the masking technique.  And the colours are Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Real Red.  Plus, you can’t have a Christmas card without lots of Dazzling Diamonds!

The next one is a subtle colour combo, using Sahara Sand and Bashful Blue.  The stamp set is Season of Joy – so versatile!

The last card uses the colours Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Real Red which was inspired by the incredibly talented Jenny at Stamping Moments here.  The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas for the swirl on Whisper White and Season of Joy for the greeting.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Choo Choo … the Spring Mini is here!

Well, today is the first day of Stampin’ Up!’s Spring Mini Catalogue.  You can view it online here.  I think the Mini is inspirational this year, with lovely colour combos, stamp sets with a reasonable price tag and exciting accessories!

One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demo is getting together and sharing ideas and tips with the team I’m lucky enough to be a part of – the Creative Stampers.  During school holidays we have a ‘Card in a box’ day, and this school hols, the cards were beautiful!  This was my contribution to the day (sorry I took so long to post it, Christie! Happy making!) …

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This card uses the new stamp set, Choo Choo, a must for anyone with little boys!  But, as you can see, it is also a great Christmas card.  To add a Christmas element, I’ve used the stamp sets, Spotlight on Christmas, Best Yet, and Short and Sweet.  The colour combo is Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Baja Breeze – inspired by the new DSP in the Spring Mini, Ski Slope.  Of course, a little touch of sparkle makes a great Christmas card, and to do this, I used Tombow glue and SU White Chunky Sprinkles.

If you would like to place an order from the Spring Mini from anywhere in Australia then email me today.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Only a week to go … sneak peek time!

Very exciting!!  The new Spring Mini catalogue starts on 1 August 2009, and I think it is outstanding!  Of course, I’m biased, but I think the colour combinations are going to delight your day, the price of the stamp sets will surprise you and the ideas will inspire you.

This card is made using one of the Christmas stamp sets – Tree Trimmings.  The simple Pacific Point and Whisper White colour scheme looks effective, don’t you think?  And I love, love, love the Filigree brads!  I also found my Stamp-a-ma-jig invaluable in stamping the string in the right position – and the sentiment.  Although you can’t really notice it in this photo, I have stamped the baubles on Whisper White and then cut them out and stuck them on with dimensionals.

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The sentiment is from the stamp set Best Yet (very versatile!) and perfect for Christmas cards. 

One of the best things about being a demo is that I have the opportunity to purchase from the Spring Mini a month in advance of customers.  But it will be your turn soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂