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Hostess gift – Box in a Bag

Here is another Box in a Bag (did I say how inspired I was by Rachel’s pressie, lol?!).  This one I made for one of my hostesses as her thank you gift.  If you would like to make your own Box in a Bag, then click here to see the tutorial.

For this box, I used Love Letter Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla and Basic Black textured cardstock.  For the tag, I first rolled in Crumb Cake the Music Notes wheel.  Then I stamped the thank you sentiment from Curly Cute in Riding Hood Red.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and popped a Vintage Brad at the top of the tag.

I tied the box together with two punched Round Tab pieces of Basic Black, a hole punched in both with my Crop-a-dile, and then threaded with Basic Black satin ribbon and Chantilly Crochet Trim lace.  And that was it!  So easy.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Last day of 2011

Well, I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas – so I hope you had a lovely Christmas!  But, on time, I do wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope you have a super night, fulfil every New Year resolution and have a safe and happy New Year.

Before the New Year ticks over, I have to show you the Mini Milk Carton I made for one of my special hostesses for her workshop at the end of November.  This was her hostess gift.  Just in time for Christmas …

I used the Cocoa Specialty DSP (not available now) together with Real Red textured cardstock and Soft Suede and Real Red cardstock.   I love this colour combo – Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  And I love the contrast between SU’s gorgeous White Satin ribbon and the hemp twine.

The Delightful Decorations stamp set and Ornament punch have made awesome Christmas gift tags for me this year – couldn’t have done without them.  And the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die and my Big Shot are indispensibe.  Aren’t those cartons adorable?

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Acetate Milk Carton

I was extra fortunate a few weekends ago to do a workshop on Sydney’s harbour.  Well, not actually on the harbour, as we weren’t in a boat, but it was at one of the apartments on the piers, so we were definitely over water.  Check out the view behind this cute milk carton!  I was pretty impressed.  And even more impressed by my amazing hostess.

I demonstrated this cute little box made with acetate and then gave it to my hostess.  I’d brought along the jaffas, because I’d had this idea stuck in my head that had to get out – a clear milk carton with jaffas inside!  Don’t you get ideas like that? 

The box, of course, is made with the Mini Milk Carton die and the Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped from Tiny Tags, and I layered it with two more tags punched from Real Red textured cardstock and the Cocoa Specialty DSP (now not available).  The SU ribbon also isn’t available any longer. 

Now, I took these photos at the workshop before my hostess kindly offered for me to try the balcony for better light, lol!  Of course, the photos above have far more than better light!!

How good do the jaffas look in this box?  I adore it 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

Top Note purse

There are lots of these cute boxes floating around the net, but this is the first one I’ve made.  And I made quite a few because they were one of my free gifts for my guests to my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch, a couple went to my daughter’s school as gifts for the Mother’s Day stall, and one was a gift to my cousin for hosting a stamp-a-stack.

I made the box using Melon Mambo cardstock, which was embossed using the Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then cut out with the Top Note Die.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and was stamped in Melon Mambo.  I punched a large oval from the leftover of the polka dot Melon Mambo cardstock and layered it onto Pink Pirouette textured cardstock, punched from the Scallop Oval punch.  I finished off the box with a pink rhinestone brad and Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon.

This is the side view:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, holiday season and exciting New Year’s Eve.  What a terrible blogger I’ve been over the past couple of months.  Sorry.  I can’t guarantee that I’ll improve this year as I am determined to finish writing, and then polishing/editing my novel.  However, it doesn’t mean I’m not creating!  I have a stash of photos I wanted to post in December and didn’t.

So let’s start with one project.  These gorgeous boxes were inspired by Marelle Taylor.  She calls them her Sevens Box and she has a great tutorial (click on her name to see it).  They are fabulous!  This was my take on the box, with a Christmas theme.

I used the stamp sets Winter Post and Season of Joy.  The little flower is from Season of Joy, the other stamps were from Winter Post.  I really love Winter Post, but I don’t own it, I borrowed it from my lovely friend and team member, Michele Knight

 I also used the colours Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Old Olive.

The punches are the Large Star, Designer Label and 1 3/8″ circle.  And my absolute FAV ribbon ever … but sadly, it’s no longer available, as it was only available in the Spring Mini and we now have the Summer Mini.  If you haven’t seen the Summer Mini yet, you can check out what’s available in it here.


And for the treats inside, I used Stampin Up cellophane bags, stamped with white Staz On and tied it all up with Riding Hood Red tafetta ribbon.  

These were gifts for my Stamp-a-Stack hostesses before Christmas.  Thanks so much for hosting card nights for me, ladies! (you know who you are!!)  I really appreciate it, and hope everyone had fun.

Thanks for looking 🙂