Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Vintagey Treat Holder

I am inspired by Kimberley Van Diepen (a US Stampin' Up! demonstrator), and some time ago I made this little treat holder which was inspired by her style.

It uses the Two Tags Die - I cut 2 of the tags which fold, and joined the flaps together to make a triangle.

The DSP is now retired but the ribbon (in Cherry Cobbler) and the embellishments are all available - Vintage Trinkets and Antique Brads.

I cut the ribbon in half and frayed is a little to give it a more rustic look.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Super Quick Birthday Cards

I was inspired to make this set by the talented Dawn Griffith (see her post here).  These were so quick and simple to make and are great for that quick little card to add to a birthday pressie.

The cards are 3" x 3" and I used the Designer Frames Embossing Folder to create the embossed oval.  The ovals are punched using the Extra Large Oval Punch from Mocha Morning DSP (as everyone probably knows by now - one of my favorite DSP's).  The Happy Birthday is stamped and punched using the Word Window Punch, and I added a teeny flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a Pearl Basic Jewel.  As you can see I also decorated the flaps of my Mini Square envelopes to match.

I also made a little bag to store them all in.  This was another quick and simple project, designed to co-ordinate with the cards.  I used the Fancy Favor Die to create the bag, matched the front and created a handle for it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin Up Regional Swap - 3D

This is my other swap for the Stampin' Up! Regional event in Melbourne. I made the mini milk cartons that are in the same style as the Tiny Tags I made some time ago (see post here). They were quick and simple to make and of course they are the perfect size to hold a chocolate santa.

I think I have got carried away with this style as I have now made - mini post-it notes, chocolate slider, boxes, milk cartons, and I'm sure that this style will work just as well with the new Candy Wrapper die that will be available from the 1st December - must put that on my list to make. At some stage I will take a photo of all the different items I have made in this style (its just as well they are all small otherwise they may not fit in a photo!!).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Regional WOW

As I mentioned I attended the Regional Stampin' Up! event last weekend and I have to say the WOW demonstrations were all fantastic. There were a number of projects that I just had to go home and make and this flower was one of them. It was created by the very talented Miriam Spiess (check out her blog here). She is hoping to put a tutorial on her blog soon so keep an eye on it.

Here is a close up of the flower.

I made the flower using Elegant Eggplant cardstock which was sponged with Night of Navy. The box is made using 5 of the Petite Pockets, and I used the base as a template for the top.

The paper is from my favorite DSP - Morning Mocha and the brad is from the Antique Brads.

I got on a roll making these flowers in all different sizes and colours and now have made quite a few which are sitting on my desk waiting to be used on something - this weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Melbourne Regional Swap

On Saturday we had the Melbourne Regional event for Stampin' Up! It was so much fun catching up with friends, learning some awesome new things, making some cute projects and 'swapping'.

I made a card swap and a 3D swap this year, this was my card swap. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of my swaps before Saturday, but managed to keep this one. I will need to recreate my 3D swap.

I used Concord Crush cardstock, ran it through the Stripe embossing folder, and used my brayer with Concord Crush ink to make the stripes pop. I added a top note die in Melon Mambo with some Cheerful Treat DSP, which I ran through the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.

I little bit of Concord Crush ribbon, some butterflys and a scallop oval sentiment using the Friendly Phrases stamp set - voila.