Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thrifty Gift Ideas

All these gifts are made using one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock and one sheet DSP, plus a scrap of cobweb paper (non SU)             

Gift Box made with left overs from above projects.

 Gift giving doesn't have to cost the earth to show how much you care. These handmade gifts look amazing but are really inexpensive to make, a few things you will need : note pad,post it note book,jumbo paperclip,craft magnet,ribbon, hair tie, mini gel pen,brads and  hot glue gun, if your like me you already have a stash of all the above  just waiting to be turned into works of art.

Supplies Used
  • Card stock-soft sky (retired),baja breeze, crumb cake
  • DSP-elegant lines (retired Sept 2011)
  • Accessories-vintage brads, fun flowers die, big shot,scallop trim border & corner punch, circle #2 die, crop-o-dile, rhinestone jewels & ribbon.

Cherry Cobbler Vintage Gift Basket

I don't think i shared with you that i won a free pass to an online craft group called "Inkpirations 4U" Christmas Edition 2011, well this basket was one of the tutorials. The flower however was the one Miriam Spiess showed us at regionals training, so love this flower!! Thank u Miriam i will be making a lot of these. The basket is a perfect fit for a face washer, mini powder & hand cream from Avon, a great xmas gift!

Supplies Used
  • Cardstock-cherry cobbler
  • Ink-cherry cobbler
  • Stamp-very vintage jumbo wheel
  • Accessories-Lace ribbon punch,2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle,crop-o-dile, vintage brad, crumb cake seam binding ribbon,vanilla  shimmer smooch spritz,

Regional Training day Melbourne 12/11/11

Kylie with a swap she received

Everyone busy with the make & takes
Kylie making one of the 3 projects
one of the display boards using the stamp set we received at training
Beautiful flower Ideas by Miriam Spies, everything here is made from paper!!

more swaps

few more
Stamp set Under the big top we used for the make & takes 
Cute little card gift box

Cards to go inside box above

6" x 6" Scrapbook page

my Card, i changed the background :)

card opened, just love this idea!
What an amazing day out!! That was my first training event and I really enjoyed it ,can't wait for next years now! I got to meet & swap with heaps of other demonstrators from Vic.  We learnt  heaps of new techniques my fav being the flowers Miriam showed us how to make & the wheel wow workshop.Thanks Stampin' Up! for putting on a great event! Only problem is that  my wish list is enormous now, lol

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beau Chateau meets Elements of Style


Card & Envelope Pouch

Envelope Pouch
close up of  flower (cut with the fun flowers die #121812)

Choc Slider
Tissue Box

Vintage Card Instructions

Cut cardstock to 5” x 20cm score in half @ 10cm (crumb cake)

Blue strip cut to 5” x 1” punch with eyelet border punch (marina mist)

Designer Series Paper cut @ 5” x 2 ¾ “(Beau Chateau)

Ribbon about 10cm wrap around tape to back adhere border then adhere to card base. (marina mist satin ribbon)

Make ribbon bow using vintage brad to wrap around and stick to ribbon.

Stamp Image then cut out and use pop dots to adhere to card(Elements of style stamp set)

Envelope Pouch Instructions

Designer Series Paper cut @ 6” x 9 “( Beau Chateau)
Score @ 1/2”, & 4 ¾ “ ( long side)

The card fits inside the pouch as an alternative to using a regular envelope.
Tape the sides together and along the base. Using a crimper turn 3 clicks.
Cut out a top note with the big shot, & half a top note in designer series paper,( long ways)  trim around little cut marks and layer onto top note. Glue to the back of the envelope pouch.

Punch out 2 five petal flowers and 1 set of boho blossoms, use boner to give dimension, then prick a hole in centre and add a antique mini brad. Using the 1/16th punch punch a hole in the top note above the centre point then put flower & brad through and close.

Chocolate block slider to fit Nestle bars

If you saw the post about my secret sister swap you will remember seeing a choc slider that i received from Angie Jones, well i just had to have a go at making my own so i pulled mine apart very gently and got the measurements from there, so thank you again Angie. Stampin' Up! is all about Inspiring, Creating & sharing.

Cut Designer paper or cardstock @ 8” x 9”

Score long side @ 3 ¾ “, 4 ¼ “, 8”, 8 ½ “

Fold all score lines. Punch out small oval on both sides for ribbon to run through. Run tape along side edge and adhere together. Using about 56cm of ribbon wrap around choc block and pull out the holes, tie together with a smaller bit of contrasting ribbon. Trim edges to make it look like a snakes tongue.

Decorate. I used the fun flower die and tiny tags, Jewelry punch, & dmc thread

Tissue Box 

I got the tutorial for this project from Stamp & Scrap with Fenchie,to watch her video tutorial click here.

Cut cardstock to measure  7 ½" x 11"
Score short side @  ½ ", 1 ½ , "6”,& 7"
Turn & score @ 1”, 3 ½ ", 4 ½ " & 7"

White card stock layers -back- 4 ¼" x 2 ¾"
                                      -bottom 4 ¼ " x 2  ¼"

Decorated with Elements of style stamp set using Marina mist ink pad and Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.