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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 🙂

Wish Big Gift card holder

At Stampin’ Up! Regional Training in September we made as one of our ‘make and take’s’ a cute little gift card holder. This is what it looks like, although I’ve finally created one in different colours. It’s really easy to make and inside are the cutest Love Notes cards and envelopes. What a lovely gift to give to someone special! We made this one as a class the other night.

I’ve used the colours Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose. The Soft Sky is textured card stock. The DSP is Spring Break. And the stamp set is a sneak peek of a new stamp set, Live Your Dream, which is the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue (starting 1 December 2008). The flowers from Live Your Dream coordinate really well with the Spring Break DSP, don’t you think? And, of course, the phrases “Wish Big” and “Best Wishes” are from Short & Sweet (my fav stamp set at the moment!)!

My camera has lots of “off” moments, unfortunately. The photo above is quite grainy. Sorry. Perhaps Santa will be good to me this year with a new camera!!

These are the little love notes and envelopes inside the gift card holder. At Regionals we were even shown how to “line” our envelopes … looks great, doesn’t it!?

Thanks for looking 🙂

Another masculine birthday card

It was also my brother’s birthday last month.  And this is another card I’ve made using the Outlaw Designer Series Paper.

I managed to make this card without a Really Rust Ink pad … (on my wish list!) … I did use the Really Rust marker pen though, which helped out!  I like these colours for a masculine card … Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla.

I must admit, I did go on “punch” overload with this card … I have used the Large Star, Star, Designer Label, 1 3/8″ circle and Photo Corners.  It didn’t seem like so many when I was making the card!

Thanks for looking 🙂