Even more #GDP004

I loved CASEing Louise’s card so much for the Global Design Project design team, I decided to do it again when I made some tags for orders yesterday. I always attach a personalised tag to customer’s order bags from workshops and this week, the orders arrived from my Create Your Christmas event.

I decided that Louise’s original wreath was pretty perfect so I went about copying most of her ideas but changed up the colour combo. I used the same stamp set, Wondrous Wreath and the colours, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Real Red for a Christmas colour combo. I added gold glitter to the tags as well just like Louise did in her original card. After all the stamping, I added some Real Red berries using my Stampin’ Write Marker. There is a stamp with berries on it but I decided I wanted mine to be super fine and delicate – just a tiny pop of red against the blue.

Wondrous Wreath gift tag I #GDP004 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica WilliamsWondrous Wreath gift tag I #GDP004 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams


I mounted the wreath on a tag cut from Whispaer White cardstock using the Lots of Labels framelits and added a sweet Real Red heart to the centre. Some Gold Cording Trim (guess who will be going through about 50 rolls of this stuff this festive season – I ADORE it!) finishes off the tag.

Here they are all ready to deliver.

Wondrous Wreath gift tag I #GDP004 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I hope you’ve already had the opportunity to join in on the GDP fun this week. Perhaps you’ve already done it twice like I have. Here’s a reminder of the challenge this week. You can also click on the picture for more details and inspiration!


Jess x



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#GDP002 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Welcome to Baby week at the Global Design Project challenge.


And why yes, it IS a challenge if all your baby stamp sets retired with the last catalogue and you haven’t replenished yet. Time to think outside the square!

Despite having one particular idea for a while, I changed my mind at the moment of creating and went with something totally different.

I decided to make a gift box of sorts featuring the Tiny Treat Box. The twist was that it would become the basket of a hot air balloon. So sweet!

Honeycomb hot air balloon I Global Design Project I #GDP003 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I started making the honeycomb balloon using White Filter Paper circles. Am I the only one who only uses the rectangles and has loads of circles laying around? In this case it was great because I used 18. I had 17 on hand but just cut the last one from a rectangle. I made my ball using glue dots strategically placed to create the honeycomb, then tied some Silver Cording Trim for the string. I loaded up a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Pool Party reinker and spritzed away until I was happy with the colour.

To create the box, I took apart the Tiny Treat Box and glued it flat to my gorgeous cloud DSP (from Sweet Li’l Things). Could DSP be more perfect for the project? I just cut around the box and glued it back together. I pierced small holes in each corner and threaded through some Silver Cording Trim. Then I tied the cord to the balloon and to the treat box basket.

The finishing touch was the little flag on top. Again, I had no baby stamps so I ended up using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. I used a marker to ink the ‘it’s a’ part of the stamp ‘hope it’s an’ and there was a ‘boy’ stamp for me to use as well. Happy days.

I just love how it turned out. Now I just need someone to pop out a beautiful bundle of blue so I can gift it!

Honeycomb hot air balloon I Global Design Project I #GDP003 I Stampin' Up! I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Ready for more baby inspiration? Visit the rest of the international design team at the Global Design Team site.

Make sure you play along with us. I can’t wait to see the wonderful creations our amazing supporters and fellow crafters come up with!

Jess x

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Man Thanks

I don’t do man cards. Well I didn’t. If ever there was a male birthday in our family or cards to make for Dad or Grandad etc. I’d get the kids to do it. They love making cards as much as I do but it’s still a bit of a cop out.

Recently I decided there was a man I needed to thank. He’s no relation so sadly, I didn’t think a card from my kids would cut it. There was nothing for it but to charge on in and make a man card!

I started with a card from the Moments Like This Project Life card collection. There are some really great neutral cards in that collection with black and white stripes and letters. I chose a striped card. My idea was to build on this background by playing with some ink and making, well, a bit of a mess.


I kinda loved it! Messy look achieved! And then the plan that I had for it didn’t really work…


Boo hoo. I really should have thought that through better! Oh well… It’s now in the unfinished project pile waiting for a new use. And I started again. Luckily, there are quite a few suitable cards in the collection!

Once I had re-made my background, I cut ‘thanks’ out of it using the Little Letters Thinlit dies. And to go with my messy look, I did not even make them straight. Nope. I call it the ‘lazy’ technique. Then I added some stitching, some Chevron Ribbon (well the back of it anyway), some burlap and a little flag. Here’s how it ended up…

Man Thanks featuring Moments Like This PLxSU card collection. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.auMan Thanks featuring Moments Like This PLxSU card collection. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Will you look at that? I CAN make a man card. Oh no. Now there are no more excuses.

Thanks for reading… now go and play and get messy!

Jess x

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Amazing colourful Birthday swap. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Amazing Birthday, Gorgeous Grunge, White StazOn, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo inks...batman_compLittle Letter FRIEND Framelits for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details at www.thepapercaper.com.au & www.facebook.com/papercaperCTC#1_squareProject Life by Stampin' Up! featuring Moments Like These collection. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au #PLXSU