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.






Product List
Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle
Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle
[140819]
$87.75
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

16 comments:

  1. What a great way to use this die set. Love all the variations you made!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. It is such a great set to use.

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  2. Lou, Lou, Lou....amazeballs!! Absolutely fantastic, love them all xox

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    1. Thanks Deli. Appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

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  3. So clever Lou - I always love your projects!!! Kelly x

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Appreciate the comment - know how super busy you are. Not long til Onstage now!

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  4. Such fun ways to use the 'Shake & Celebrate' Bundle, Lou! The clever upside-down 'accident' that turned out beautifully. D x

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    1. Thanks Denita. It was a happy accident!

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  5. Wow! They're all stunning and so creative. Love them all. Awesome work and designs Lou. :)

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  6. What a clever idea. They all look fantastic. Must try this out with my gift bag thinlits. Thanks for sharing Lou.

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    1. Thanks Kirsten. I love the mini treat bag thinlits.

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  7. I love all these cards! Great job with this set! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).

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    1. Josee you are most welcome to share. Thanks for looking and the link back.

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