Wednesday, 21 September 2016

International Blog Hop - Shake & Celebrate mini treat bags

Welcome to this International Blog Hop highlighting Stampin' Up! products. Everyone in this hop participated in a blog highlight run by Kylie Bertucci and were lucky enough to be voted as the top 10 entrants. Thanks to all who voted for my reindeer frame and also to Kylie for providing such a great opportunity for us all. Make sure you hop around to see everyone's great projects by using the list at the end of this post.

If you haven't had a good look at the Shake & Celebrate bundle from the 2016 Holiday catalogue, you really should. It is such a versatile set with so many possibilities. You might have already seen my shaker cards and tea light tent cards using this set. Today I have made some mini treat bag cards. As you can see I got onto a bit of a roll!

All of my cards are just a variation on the one basic design. I started by using the mini treat bag thinlits with the cake section cut out from the front before adhering together. Then I just added a card inside and decorated in different ways.

This card would be perfect for a wedding or birthday. I love having cards like this on hand that can be used for a few different occasions. It is rather simple but I am really happy with the result. I must admit that this is my favourite of the 4. The Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP) is great for an elegant card like this. And as a bonus the embossed pattern doesn't flatten when you die cut from it.

This Floral Boutique designer washi tape was the perfect width for the cake layers. I lightly marked my insert with pencil so that I could accurately place the tape. This stamp set has a variety of sentiments and many of them fit into the cut out sections such as the 'celebrate' that I have used here.

From a cake to a tree! I was going to decorate this tree with baubles from the set but I decided it looked better plain. Very Vanilla cardstock embossed using the Softly Falling TIEF adds an elegant touch.

I simply wrapped gold metallic thread around the This Christmas DSP before adhering to the mat. It is a bit hard to capture the sparkle but the gold looks great - take my word for it! On the back of the insert I have stamped a message from the set but completely forgot to photograph it for you.

By turning the cake upside down it can become an ice cream. I admit it is a bit out there but I think it would be a good child's card. The Swirly Scribbles thinlits make great scoops of ice cream and the cherry on top is the swirl from the middle of the small swirl.

I accidentally placed the cake upside down for the 1st attempt of my navy and white card so instead of tossing it in my reject box I turned it into a flower pot. The pot is stamped on the card insert. I placed the blank insert into the treat bag and lightly traced around the cut out shapes so that I could accurately stamp the 'pot' and have it line up. To give it a more pot-like proportion I have covered the bottom piece with burlap ribbon and the top with some of the flowers.

Thanks for checking in with me (Lou Kitzelman). Make sure you hop on over to the next person in the line up below to see what great projects they have in store for you.

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Christmas Glamper Greetings

Just a quick post today to show you a couple of samples for an upcoming class. We will be learning the quick watercolour background technique that I showed you a few weeks ago. It is such an easy way to create a background. To go with the sleigh card I showed in that post we will also be using Glamper Greetings. I love this cute set and it has lots of images to build a scene.

I have 2 samples because I was having one of those creating days where nothing exactly came together. So I have lots of different coloured caravans sitting on my desk! Adding gold Wink of Stella adds nice detail to the sun and star. I have also used the fine tip glue pen on the lights and windows to make them stand out.

This card was not very photogenic (a bit like me!) and it does look better in real life. Don't forget the Christmas stamp sets that are in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. Holly Jolly Greetings has lots of words that you can put together to make your sentiment.

Now what am I going to do with all my extra caravans?

PS. I just saw that the challenge over at What will you Stamp this week is using this stamp set so thought I would enter one of my creations in it. I love seeing different ideas using the one stamp set so make sure you check out the ideas from the design team and all of the other entries. #WWYS82

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