Carols of Christmas

Ok, one last Xmas card for the week and I promise that next week I will try and do some non-Xmas so we don’t get overloaded.  This is a very cute set, called Carols of Christmas, I really like how big the sentiment is. Makes for a nice quick card that’s very eye catching.  This is going in my favourites box as well.  And I did go traditional for the colours.  Although I prefer non-traditional Christmas colours, like blues and purples.  There is something awesome about a nice red and green.

All materials used are Stampin’ Up!®

Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White

Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas

Accessories: Oval Thinlits (Retired) and Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched-Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Mini Pizza Box

Once again I start a post with I know it’s been a long time….7 months to be exact since I last posted. I’m amazed at how quickly the year goes.  I just wanted to share a quick post on something that’s in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which I thought was just so cool.  These mini pizza boxes make great little gifts for teachers and friends.  You can get mini envelopes that fit the box and make cute little gift cards.  I think they’re adorable.  These didn’t take long at all to make.

Materials Used

Colours : Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: Snowflake Sentiments

Designer Paper: Merry Music Speciality

Other: Mini Pizza Boxes, Mini Envelopes, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits

 

Birthday Fiesta

Just a quick one I whipped up using the Birthday Fiesta set.  Very festive 🙂  I quite like the banners and streamers, there’s also a matching Sizzix Thinlits Die Set which makes cutting the pieces out nice and easy.  I’ll put another card up in a couple of days using the same set but a different design.  There’s so much you can do with it.

Fiesta

All products used are Stampin’ Up!®

Colours (Inks and Cardstock) – Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White.

Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta

By The Shore

Whilst I was playing the other day, I had a couple of designer paper pieces left over that I wanted to use.  I wanted to show how easy it was to make a quick card using whatever you have left lying around without having to get out a lot of stamps and inks.  It’s always handy to have some cards on hand for emergencies.  I know my kids raid my stash a lot for their friends.  This card uses the reverse side of the Dapper Denim monochromatic paper that I used on the Seaside Shore card the other day.  I matted with some of the Calypso Coral cardstock and embossed the card to give it some texture.  Nice, quick and easy.  The Ahoy There greeting is one I had hanging around my desk after finishing the other card. It doesn’t hurt to keep things that you haven’t used in a little storage container, you never know when it might be the perfect piece you’re looking for.

Seaside-Shore-Ahoy

 

All products used are Stampin’ Up!®

Cardstock – Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla

Inks – Dapper Denim

Designer Paper – By The Shore

Accessories – Seaside Embossing Folder

I Should Be Studying…

So, this is what happens when I decide that I need to take a study break and do something creative to be able to refocus.  I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but am quite pleased with how it did. I finally decided to use the Hexagon punch that’s been sitting in my drawer for a while.  And the new Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, such delightful papers.

Hexagonal

No doubt, there will be a few more posts this week as I procrastinate from the studying…..especially considering I have 2 weeks off work and a box of goodies set to arrive on Monday 🙂

Butterfly Fun

I had a few extra minutes the other day and decided I it was a good time to play with the butterfly thinlits I bought a while ago. They are so cool and delicate, love the way they cut out. There will hopefully be a few more cards made with these 🙂

Butterfly-Thinlit

And that paper is so delightful too.  It’s from the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, so many designs in the booklet, well worth getting.

Stamps- Butterfly Basics
Colours-Pacific Point, Old Olive,  Calypso Coral.
Paper- Pretty Petals