Friday, December 21, 2012

Fancy Favor Gift Bag

Another Big Shot project, again using the Fancy Favor Die.  You may have seen these on your travels, basically you cut a second box in patterned paper, trim off the tabs and adhere it together then just slide it over the top of the bottom box, tying at the top to keep it in place.
You don't need to undo the bow every time, you just slide the patterened piece off upwards to reveal the box underneath, so cute.
Again we used stamps from the "Joyous Celebrations" set, loving the cute Reindeer and here he is hovering under the misletoe waiting for another Reindeer to pass by!!
The bronze button co-ordinates with the Espresso in the Reindeer and the patterened paper tied with Bakers Twine around a piece of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon.  A couple of jingle bells complete the project.
The Designer Paper is from the Candlelight Speciality pack which is still available until the end of January and has lots of designs that could be used for non-Christmas projects, including the lovely Flocked Acetate sheets that come with it.

Back soon x

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Shot Class

We used the Fancy Favor die on two of our projects this month, firstly on this Hot Chocolate Pouch for the pocket.  The Real Red sleeve holds a sachet of Cadburys Hot Choclate and I found yet another use for the "skinny" cello bags which was attached to the sleve with a velcro dot crammed with mini marshmallows.
I adore the Snow Flurry die which cuts out these beautiful snowflakes, the glitter cardstock just finishes them off. 

We used the Ticket Duo punch to create the "Merry" detail along the bottom, the wording is from the "Pennant Parade" stamp set and the "JOY" is from "Joyous Celebrations" set inked with the Marker Pens to give a multi coloured finish.

Here is the sleeve when taken out of its pouch.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Make a Card Make a Difference

It's really difficult taking pictures at this time of the year, the light is so poor.
Here are our creations from November's "Make a Card Make a Difference" Class.
Of course as you can see the theme was Christmas and we used stamps from the "Ornament Keepsakes" and "Tags till Christmas" sets, both of which have a co-ordinating punch or framelit die.
For the card we covered the ornament with Dazzling Diamonds and it is just so beautiful and the glitter doesn't come off everywhere, the heat and stick powder makes sure of that!
We used a Gumball Green Core'Dinations panel behind our greeting and sanded it with the Sanding Block to get a distressed look as the card had a slight vintage feel.

The gorgeous Doily Sizzlit die surrounded the ornament then some leaves punched from the 2 Step Bird Punch.

We used the "Fancy Favor" box die with the Big Shot for the next project, it is so quick and easy to put together, I love it!!!
I will miss the Tulle ribbon when it disappears at the end of January.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


When I run a class that includes product I like to "gift wrap" it in all different kinds of ways.
The brown paper bags are great for this as you can do so many different things with them, some of which you will have seen on here before.
They would be great for giving Christmas presents in too, just a few punched out elements and stamped images and your'e there!
I wanted to find a way of re-packaging the Faceted Buttons and the new "skinny" cello bags that Stampin' Up! have were perfect for them, they looked so expensive, like diamonds strung together lol!! 
The pictures are not very good, I took them on my phone and obviously need a little practice!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Table Gifts - Petite Purse

At my all day events I love to spoil everyone with goody bags and table gifts, here I made little Christmas Purses containing chocolate money and a Christmas Pudding too!!!
They were cut using the "Petite Purse" die and are very quick and easy to assemble, with lots of different versions that can be created.

I love everything spotty and this paper is no exception, is from the "Be of Good Cheer" pack and the base colour is Gumball Green which tones lovely with Cherry Cobbler.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Butterfly Gifts

Here are some of the other projects we created at my all day class, not Christmassy at all but designed to be given as a gift.
The square card box encased two simple but gorgeous cards, all created using one of the Simply Scrappin Kits called "Afternoon Daydream" which is so beautiful, very feminine, containing Cardstock, Patterned Papers and sheets of cardstock stickers.  These kits are not just for scrapbooking as you can see, everything in there co-ordinates and you get so much product it goes on for ever!
A card can be put together so quickly using the cardstock stickers

We added some extras, lovely Faceted Buttons and giant Jumbo Pearls along with some co-ordinating ribbon.

The butterfly is from a stamp set called "Papillion Potpourri" and has a matching "Elegant Butterfly" punch.

Another project was this decorated tin that could contain mini notecards or even chocolates or jewellery.  One of the sheets of stickers in the Kit is full of borders and we used a couple of them on here, again, so quick to assemble, just peel and stick!  We covered the insides with patterned paper too.