Monday, November 30, 2015

Season to Season Wreath Project Kit

Have you seen any of the kits in the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalogue?  If not, this wreath here is one of the fabulous Kits on offer this year and it is so easy to put together and takes no time at all.

This is the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit . It’s a wreath for all seasons. Change the banner from season to season, and create your own for birthdays and holidays using your favorite stamp sets and dies. Makes one wreath with materials for creating three changeable banners: autumn, Halloween, Christmas. I bought it specifically for the Christmas Banner to celebrate the Christmas season with some beautiful home decor.

The best thing about this kit is all the pieces are pre-cut for you. No cutting at all. Yay!!! To complete the kit you do need the Cheer All Year Stamp Set , some inks and and adhesives and then you can have a gorgeous wreath for many different occasions. It is stunning!

Check out the You Tube Clip below on how to put this wonderful kit together. It really is an amazing kit!


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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Can You Case It? #97 - Inspiration Challenge

Welcome and Happy Sunday to you! Today its time for a new challenge at Can You Case it? It's an Inspiration Challenge for you this week. A beautiful Christmas picture. Lots of gorgeous Christmas ornaments, beautiful Christmas colours and some natural elements as well. That's what inspired me.

Isn't this picture so festive??!! Love it. It's really making it feel like Christmas is just around the corner. Better get on to the Christmas Shopping then! Eeek!!!

I've used the small bauble ornament from Stampin' Up!s  Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies and the sentiment comes from the co-ordinating stamp set Embellished Ornaments. I really love these dies and stamp set, I've used them quite a few time this year! The co-ordination of these two products makes it quite quick and easy to create some gorgeous Christmas cards.

I really wanted to add some sewing to my project this week but I don't actually have a sewing machine. The next best thing is to use your paper piercing tool, punch some holes round the edges and then use the trusty old needle and thread and get sewing. It did take a little bit of time but I really love the look of the Gold Metallic Thread sewn around the edges. Guess what's on my Christmas list this year? Ha!

Nothing says Christmas like a bit of sparkle and bling! Don't you reckon?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please go and check out the rest of the Can You Case It? Design Team to see what inspired them and come and show us your Inspiration Challenge creation! I can't wait to see it!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Can You Case it? #96 - A Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge at Can You Case It? is a fantastic sketch challenge. Have I ever mentioned that I love a sketch challenge, maybe a couple of times but I really do. 

It's a simple sketch and you can dress it up to the nines or keep it neat and casual. I think my card sits somewhere in between.

I've used some more of the stunning vellum stack from Stampin' UP! -  Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and some of the co-ordinating embellishments - Snowflake elements and the Iced Rhinestones.

The card is finished off with the gorgeously pretty White glitter ribbon, some Linen Thread, Black Satin Ribbon and the black sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

The Merry Wishes sentiment comes from the 'Oh, What Fun' stamp set. Such a great all round set!

How gorgeous are those Snowflake Elements and the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments?? I just had to get a close up to show you how stunning they are!!! Swoon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my creation! Please go and check out the rest of the Can You Case It? Design Team for their take on this weeks sketch and come and join us for a week of sketch fun!!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Just Add Ink #289 - Just Add Music

This week at Just Add Ink we have a fabulous theme for you - Just Add Music. I really loved the blog hop that I did at the start of the week showcasing Gift Packaging so I thought I would keep on the gift packaging roll and show you another gift packaging idea. Pull out the trusty Envelope Punch Board and the product to fit the music theme, the music sheet DSP from the Home for Christmas DSP pack.

I made the box using the envelope punch board. Those music sheets of DSP are just gorgeous!! How great would it be if there was a whole pack of just that??!! I'd buy it in a heart beat!

The box is then decorated with some burlap ribbon, spiral flower, leaves cut out with the Leaftlets Framelits and some gold elements.

How stunning is that Spiral flower?? I just love how bright and vibrant it is! Such a gorgeous box!

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team! Those gals are amazing!!! Remember to enter your Just Add Music creation too! Can't wait to see what put together!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP011 - Christmas

Hello and Welcome!! Today I have a card that I'm entering into one of the newer challenge blogs on the block - Global Design Project. This blog has got some of the most talented Stampin' Up! artists and I love their work!!! 

This weeks theme is - Christmas. I'm pretty much making only Christmas creations at the moment so it was pretty much a given to enter on of my cards in.

My card today is a very CAS (clean and simple) card but it's one that you can easily recreate if you had to make a lot of Christmas Cards.

I've used Stampin' Up!s Season of Cheer DSP and then the Snowflake elements and the Little Letters Thinlits to create the word 'Joy'.

I love the look of the DSP and how traditional and festive it looks. Nothing says Christmas like a bit of red and green.

It's all finished off with my favourite embellishments Gold Cording Trim and Gold Sequins. Who doesn't love a bit of gold??!!

Have a look at the creations from the Global Design Project Designer Team. If you can't find some inspiration there then I don't know where you will.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Wonderland Edition

Welcome!! Its The Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop time again!!! YAY!! This hop we are using the stamp set from the Holiday Catalouge - Wonderland. This is a fun and very on trend set. I'm sooo looking forward to seeing what the crew are going to do with this set.

Here's a little bit about us if you are hopping with us for the first time. We are a group of International Stampin' Up! demonstrators and we hold a blog hop of the first and third Monday of each month. Each hop showcases one stamp set and we like to show you lots of different creative ways to use it!

Remember, if you get lost on the hop click on the banner at the top of this post and this will give you the list of all the 'hoppers' in The Stamp Review Crew.
If you've come from Heidi Baks you are on your way round though the hop. 

My creation is very CAS (clean and simple) and would be very easy to recreate if you had alot of Christmas cards to make. The good thing about doing a regular blog and using alot of the Christmas products is that I have my cards all sorted. Just have to write them. That's the hardest part I reckon!

I've used the Wonderland stamp set but also a lot of the products from the Winter Wonderland Suite that co-ordinate with this stamp set perfectly. That is one of the best things about Stampin' Up!, their co-ordination of their products is amazing! They make it so easy for us crafters to create wonderful creatons with just a few co-ordinating products.

I've stamped the tree image on Shimmery White Cardstock using the Basic Black Archivial Ink. Tip - Make sure you clean you stamps instantly when using the archivial ink otherwise it will dry on your stamps and you wont be able to get it off. I may or may not have learnt that one from experience. 

The Silent Night sentiment is embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Gold Foil Sheets. I really love the gold on gold and it really gives another dimension to the card than just stamping the sentiment on the banner with just ink.

How regal does the large black and gold stripes look? The card is all finished off with some Metallic Gold Bakers Twine, Snowflake Elements and the Winter Wonderland Embellishments.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope that inspired you to do some creating with this beautiful stamp set.

Next stop on the hop is the amazing Debra Burgin. Click on the next blog button below to hop on over to her.

Remember please leave a comment on our blogs as we love to hear what you think of our creations.

Below is a list of all the items that I used in this project. If you live in Australia and would like to purchase and of these items used then just click on the image and you will be directed to my online store.

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Inkreators Blog Hop - Gift Packaging

Its that time again for the Inkreators Blog Hop and this time we are showing some fantastic Gift Packaging ideas. Perfect for the Christmas Season and any occasion throughout out the year really. Thank you for stopping  by here today and I really hope that you are inspired from our creations today.

 I've made three gift bags with a closure using the gift bag punch board. Each one is then embellished differently for a different look and feel. Stampin' Up! have put out a fabulous You Tube Clip on how to make these gift bags so check it out at the bottom of the post on how easy these fabulous gift bags are to make!

The first one uses some gold elements and some DSP banners from Stampin' Up!s Home for Christmas DSP.

I made my own stencil for the sponged stars by punching out a star on a Window Sheet and using that to sponge the stars on the front.

The Merry Christmas banners are stamped using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp. I love that stamp!!! When you cant find the right sentiment you just make your own!!!

The next gift box is embellished with a fun and bright gift tag and a fantastic sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set. I really love the embossing on the gift box. It just gives it another element and some texture.

How gorgeous are those Reindeer clips!!

The last box is a little bit sparkly!! I used the Bow Builder Punch on some Red Glimmer Paper for a bit of bling.

I just love how it looks like it has been wrapped up in the Red Glimmer Paper like a sparkly red ribbon!!!! The band can just be slid on and off for ease of opening!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Next on the hop is the most wonderful Lauren from Love Life Lauren. I'm sure you will be super impressed by her amazing creations. Click on the next button below to get to Lauren.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Can You Case It? #95 - Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a fantastic day! Mine has been a very quiet, laid back day. Yesterday I attended the very first Stampin' Up! On Stage Local event in my home city, Melbourne, Australia. It was a fun day catching up with my Stampin' Up! Demo friends, seeing and playing with new products and a new catalogue, touching on a bit of business training and having an all round awesome day! After all that fun and awesomeness I can say that I'm a tad tired and I really enjoyed the quiet day with my family and friends.

Today at Can You Case it? we have a colour challenge for you! 

I really love that these design team creations are some times a challenge for me too and get me to use products and colours that I sometimes wouldn't used. Today that colour that challenged me is yellow. I rarely use yellow in my creations and I'm not that sure why. I don't dislike the colour and it looks so bright and vibrant on your creations.

I've kept my card quite simple today to let those flowers pop and to not detract from how bright and fun they are. The flowers are made out of Stampin' Up!s Cherry On Top Cotton Paper.

I just punched out 12 flowers using the Pansy Flower Punch, staked them on top of each other and then put a staple through the centre to hold them all together. Scrunch each layer up and then straighten each layer out so that each flower looks full and has some dimension.

The smaller flower is punched out with the Petite Petals punch and made in exactly the same way.

The sentiment comes from a stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Fabulous Four. Such a great set with four fabulous sentiments.

Make sure that you check out the rest of the CYCI Design Team and what they did with this weeks colours. Lots of great creations to inspire. Make sure you link up your creation! Can't wait to see what you do with this weeks colours!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Below is a list of all the items that I used in this project. If you live in Australia and would like to purchase and of these items used then just click on the image and you will be directed to my online store.

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