Thursday, 20 October 2016

International Project highlights - Cookie Cutter note card gift set

Welcome to our International Project Highlights using current Stampin' Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost. You are currently in Australia with Lou Kitzelman.

I find myself very busy at the moment so I have a quick project for you that looks great but is very quick to whip up. Let's face it - we all need quick projects sometimes. Here is a Christmas version of my note card gift sets that I showed a few months ago here and here. Thanks again to Rachel Tessman for her wonderful tutorial for the gift card holder.

So ready for this simple project? You use 1 piece of Designer Series Paper. The note card holder is a piece of DSP cut at 19 cm (or 7 1/2"). Follow the instructions on  Rachel's blog to make them. She has a great video. If you prefer the metric measurements contact me via the tab at the top and I will email you the instructions.

So you get a cute holder..........

.......and with the left over strip of DSP you can use it on 5 note cards. Be warned - the card designs are simple!

As you can see they are all just a variation on the same design. I have varied the side of DSP, added a stamped and punched element with some baker's twine and a sentiment. The Cookie Cutter bundle is great for projects like this. You don't need to get lots of stuff out!

Show the envelopes some love too!

And look how good it all looks when packaged up!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

CASEing The Catty #100 Presents & Pinecones

I have been an avid CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop follower for a long time. A few weeks ago I entered their monthly challenge and was lucky enough to be chosen as the monthly winner. My special prize is to participate in this blog hop as a guest designer. Thanks for having me girls.

This week we are CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) the Present & Pinecones section of the Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday catalogue.

So I CASEd 2 cards from this picture which is on page 18. Not a pinecone or present in sight you must be thinking! Well I was suffering Christmas overload so instead of using the products on this page I took inspiration from the card layouts. Can you pick which ones?

I really like this layout and can see me using it with other suites of products as well. I have layered my elements in the same way as they have in the catalogue.

Instead of the pine branches in the catalogue picture I have used splotches from Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures to give a similar effect. I have stamped my kraft cardstock with Versamark. I like the subtle effect it gives.

For my second card I have used the same Moroccan Designer Series Paper. I really liked the tag on the bag and used that as inspiration for my card layout. The Sunshine Saying bundle is great for tailoring sentiments for your specific need.

The doily and label are raised on dimensionals to help give the die cuts some space to splay up. After cutting the large flourish from the Flourish Thinlits I cut it in half so that I could have some poking out from both the top and bottom. I have only adhered them down under the doily so that they can be free to curl up slightly.

Why don't you have a try at CASEing in one of the themes this month and entering? Make sure you check out all of the projects in the hop. Next you're off to see what Julia Quinn has made for you. (Coincidentally we live in the same town!) Thanks for having me.

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