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Secret Santa 2010

Last year was the first year I joined in my upline, Jo Wassen’s, team Secret Santa.  And, gosh I’m glad I did!  Not only did I receive an awesome gift that came packed so perfectly from Rachel Jackson (my secret Santa) – check out Rachel’s Bag in a Box here, I forced myself to come up with this gift to give to Michelle Le Breton.  And Michelle is so super-talented, it was simply a challenge to make something worthy enough to give to her!

I say “forced” because I decided to make a cover for her present – which was a clear stamp set.  So, really, this can also be used for a DVD too.  I simply took my paper and started measuring and came up with this design to hold her present.  Of course, then I decorated it!  You can see how the stamp set fits in below:

So, to decorate this stamp set cover, I used the colours Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White.  I popped some Real Red cardstock through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then I dabbed it with Champagne Shimmer Paint – I LOVE SHIMMER PAINT, LOL!!  Then I stamped two of the images from the stamp set Welcome Christmas.  For the wreath I used the marker-to-rubber technique to add the Real Red berries to the Garden Green wreath.

To finish it off, I added SU ribbons – I can’t have enough ribbon!

Now, if I get really organised, I hope to put a tutorial up for this in the near future.  

Thanks for looking 🙂 

Sweet Treats New Catalogue Launch party

Well, it’s been over a month since my New Catalogue Launch party, and I’ve been quite MIA on the blogfront (sorry!), but I have been busy!   I think it’s time for some catch-up blogging … I’ve so much to show you 🙂

These are the cards everyone made at my launch and the gifts they received …

 This card was made with the Newsprint DSP (I love it!) and was entirely inspired by Jen Sannes here.  Thank you for a stunning card, Jen!   The cardstock colours are Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  And the Star was punched from Basic Black cardstock that had been through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  A silver brad attached the star to the card and on the strip of Very Vanilla the sentiment is stamped from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments. 

This card was also an inspired card.  This time I was inspired by My Sweet Stampin Spot here.  I’ve used the colours Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  Using the Big Shot, I cut out the Top Note in Whisper White, then ran it through with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I then used my brayer and Sahara Sand ink to roll over the top of the embossed image – and wow!  The ink rolls onto the embossed image.  Very cool effect, heh?

 We then stamped the sentiment from Perfect Punches, and punched it out with the coordinating punch.

This card was inspired from my trip to Convention in Sydney this year.  I’ve used the colours Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette and More Mustard – oh, and the strings are my Bashful Blue marker pen.  It’s using the stamp set Party Hearty, which I just love – it’s so versatile, especially for kid’s birthdays.

 Here is a close up with the silver flower and grosgrain ribbon.

Next is my daughter so wanting to be part of the night instead of going to bed!

Each guest received a little cupcake of Baja Breeze ribbon and a “brownie” box of goodies.

Aren’t the “brownie” boxes the cutest ever?  I saw them as a fan of Stampin’ Up! on Facebook here.  And I found an great tutorial for the boxes here.  For my boxes, I embossed the brownie boxes with Perfect Polka Dots and Manhattan Flower.  Then decorated them with pearls, ribbon, flowers punched from the Boho Blossoms punch and felt flowers.

 Thanks for looking 🙂