Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Designer Tin Of Cards - the perfect gift

With Christmas fast approaching my gift list still needs a heap of work how about yours?

What do you give someone that has all they need, asks for nothing and is always very kind and generous with your family?

I have racked my brains over this gift and now I think I'm sorted. I have purchased 30 stamps, made up the Designer Tin Of Cards Kit and added extra cards to give my friend so she can share the love a little easier in the new year.

The kit alone makes it very easy and is a lovely gift. With 16 beautiful cards and the envelopes included its also great value. The tin can be refilled over and over keeping all your cards neat and tidy till your ready to send them.


Don't forget to include a nice pen - my friend is getting one engraved with her name in this tin.
To create your own Designer Tin Of Cards Gift set you will need

Friday, 2 December 2016

A little bit of Happy

#imbringingbackbirthdays is back in this house with my Stamp Club.

It was a classic case of 2 birds one stone with this card as Miss 17 needed a card for her friends birthday and I needed a Stamp Club project with the brief  'No Christmas Please'.

Searching online for Z-Fold cards and Double Z-Fold cards and there were some that were amazing and this one captured my eye. Sabine Beck from Germany created a balloon party card that I really liked, her blog is in German and she has some great ideas and designs. Another great sample can be found with one of my favourites Dawn and she even has a quick Video.


This Card really needs that all round view doesn't it?
Here's some more photos - My dear daughter needed to add a cash holder as that's what her friend was collecting this birthday.

so the process of adding the cash holder started with the Big Shot and the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits. Using the card as inspiration this came together very quickly.

So thanks for stopping by, hope you have liked this card as much as I did making it. My Stamp Club loved it and one of the ladies was very new.

Dawns post that's tagged above has some measurements but these were mine for the basic structure of the card. The gift card or in this case cash holder used half a sheet of Whisper White, ink and a couple of extra Baloons.

Tempting Turquoise.
11" x 4 1/8" (27.9 x 10.5 cm)
11" x 1 1/4" (27.9 x 3.2 cm) 

Pumpkin Pie
3 15/16" x 2 1/2" (10 x 6.3cm) x 2
3 15/16" x 5 1/4" (10 x 13.3 cm) x 1
strips 5 1/4" x 1" (13.3 x 1.3 cm) x 1
2 1/2" x 1" (6.3 x 1.3cm) x 2

Whisper White
3 3/4" x 2 1/4" (9.5 x 5.7cm) x 2
3 3/4" x 5" (9.5 x 12.7cm) x 1

My window strips were cut to 1cm x 7cm then trimmed as required.

The rest of my goodies are below. Note I have the bundle of the Large Letters as they are great value but you can get them separately. The recommended blocks for the Balloon stamp set are A B G & H and the Letters For You A & D.

Product List

Sunday, 27 November 2016

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

Thanks you for joining me - if you have hopped here from Nerida's Blog I hope you are liking what you have seen so far. If you have found me by shear luck welcome this is a great time to pop in and you are most welcome to hop through the other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators linked to this hop and see what one of their favourite Catalogue products are.

Christmas is coming and as much as I am looking forward to the next Occasions Catalogue I would love to share with you these cards I made with what is now another of my favourite stamp sets.

When sitting down trying to decide what set was my favourite and needed a special feature on this Blog Hop I had a lot of difficulty - I love so many of the sets and I am still buying them for my personal stash.

Don't you just love the DSP - yep made it myself. Here is a closer photo of them.

Can you see our new Stitch Framelits there? Its a bit hard on the computer screen so here is a close up just of those .

The ribbon, the Washi and most of all the sentiment how great are they? The insides are decorated as well just because I can. Oh and that envelope with that little bit of Washi screams - I am not a Bill I am Happy Mail!

These are the colours I used - picked just because I love Crushed Curry and thought they went well together.
Now the kids want a heap for their friends! I may have created a monster job for us because they can make their own cards now.

What did I use to make these cards and Tags?
So because I did a whole sheet of DSP I had a bit left over after I made my cards I made some tags. I make Christmas cakes for some people in the community each year as well as my family. These little tags will pop onto the ribbon beautifully and that sentiment sums it up nicely. 

Extra bits to make the tags.
How did these cards start? Well I was getting ready for my December daily attempt (yep I am going to try again this year to do it so wish me luck). I have my album, both the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, a massive list of titles to cut out and even some planned photos. I have even made some extra little cards to pop into the pockets - you know those just because I can ones! 
The green in the kit and the album is Emerald Envy but I love Cucumber Crush so I will make it work and who says we have to follow whats already started.

My Hello December Album goodies I am using.
Just for my reference as I am building a Pinterest board of Stamps fitting into their cases - you know some are a super tight fit! Its a bit like playing Tetris every time so I'm saving photos. This ones not to bad or should I say not to squeezy!

So would you like to see more favourites?

Please Hop along with us the next Blog belongs to Megan thanks heaps for visiting.
Here is a list of all participants and their blogs.

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