I made this cute-as Box in a Bag for someone special, and the sort of person that at Christmas, who simply appreciates you being around and doesn’t want or need gifts. I popped a few chocolates inside in a cello bag with a handmade card, and that was the present.
I used the Designer Series Paper, Tree Trimmings (no longer available) and stamped the flowers from Eastern Blooms. The centre of the flowers are dazzled up with Chunky Sprinkles – currently available in the Inventory Clearance Sale for a bargain price!
If you’d like to have a go at making the Box in a Bag yourself, then check out the tutorial here.
Last weekend we had a last minute surprise visit from my Dad. It was great timing because it was his birthday – and the kids adore his visits. This meant I had the perfect opportunity to use my Sticky Cut letters … again!
Plus, I used the ever-versatile Cheers to You stamp set. I stamped the martini glass across the bottom of the card and coloured it in using my blender pens and ink pads. I used colours based around Stampin’ Up!’s blue Chunky sprinkles – Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Kiwi Kiss. These are great colours to use for a masculine card!
Last weekend we were in Canberra for my sister’s 30th birthday … animal print theme! It was a fantastic party, awesome night (except poor Cath lost her voice) .. and the kids were even good even though it was a late night!
My card is nothing like we were dressed … but this is what I made for her…
It was an entirely unexpected card, nothing like I had in my head to start with … all I knew was that I wanted a card using my new toy, the Sticky Cut Letters, with Chunky Sprinkles! After that, I stamped Baroque Motifs in versamark and heat embossed it in white … using the emboss resist technique … I then sponged over the white embossing with Pink Pirouette … rubbed off the excess ink with a tissue and then added the gorgeous and coordinating Pink Pirouette ribbon! It really only took about 15 minutes to make … once I stopped looking at the blank white paper!!
The papers I’ve used are Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.
My neighbour gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last Monday, and he’s simply adorable! It’s so nice to have a newborn bubba only next door!!!
This is the card I made to go with his present …
My favourite jumbo wheel, Nursery Letters, is the base for this card. Then I used God’s Blessing for the sentiment, which fits perfectly inside the large square metal edge tag! I was happy about that! Do you recognise a new colour? It’s the new In Color, Pacific Point, and it’s gorgeous!! I even sponged around the edge of the sentiment to use more of the ink!! LOL! The other colour is Bashful Blue … and the ribbon is the Bashful Blue 1″ double stitched.
This is a close up of the stars … aren’t they sparkly!!! I punched out the stars and using my Versamark ink and the Heat & Stick powder, I then adhered Chunky Sprinkles to the stars.