It’s an exciting day! A few weeks ago I woke to a lovely email inviting me to join The Stamp Review Crew blog hop design team. What an honour. Of course I said yes. So without further ado, here is my very first post for The Stamp Review Crew.
This blog hop features Sprinkles of Life, this year’s charity stamp set. For every set purchased, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities. How fab. I know I’ve raved about the versatility of the set before, but honestly, nothing comes close especially when you throw in the coordinating Tree Builder punch!
I’ve gone with the cupcake theme for my project and have made a little box with a cupcake on the front. Perfect for giving a birthday cupcake or filling with something else.
The box is made from Sweet L’il Things DSP using the Baker’s Box thinlits – my new ‘go to’ tool for cute little boxes. I then used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to make the cupcake wrapper (base) and gave it a 3D effect by leaving some tabs on the side and adhering them to the box so that the wrapper itseld would be curved. I also made a sweet flag using a stamp from the set and adhering it to a toothpick.
The honeycomb style cupcake top is made from Cherry on Top Cotton Paper (Watermelon Wonder sheet). I punched out nine x ‘tops’ (it’s a good idea to use some scraps of paper behind the cotton paper as you punch) and then systematically adhered them with 1/4 of a mini glue dot. Yep – even the mini ones are too big. You can find a link to the honeycomb tutorial via this post.
The Baker’s Box thinlits come with various extras for closing the top of the box but today I’ve opted for a Mini Metallic silver peg, silver ribbon, silver thread and the crazy silver swirly stuff from the silver baker’s twine. Yes, I did use my entire arsenal of silver trims!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my first TSRC blog hop. Now you simply must hop on over to visit Ann Schach for more inspiration!
Or if you started here, you may wish to backtrack to Mike Funcke.
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After a small hiatus, I’m back for another week of CASEingthecatty.blogspot.com.au. This week, we’re CASEing the Card Giving section which is just huge with so many samples to choose from. This week my projects were also used at a recent workshop which was based around the Little Letters Framelits. I wanted to showcase their versatility so ended up making four cards, each with a different twist on the original sample.
The closest to the catty sample (page 125 South Pacific Catalogue) is the card on the bottom left. It features window sheets and confetti, making it a shaker card. I then made some similar cards using the ‘confetti’ designer series paper sheet from the Gold Soiree pack (top left) and also some strips of coordinating washi tape from the Sweet Sadie and Watercolour Wonder packs (bottom right). The card on the top right was inspired by fellow demo Rachel van Rij who demonstrated this technique at our annual convention in May. I’d been dying to try it ever since. The rest of the card was cased from page 124 of the catty. Do I get double points??
Now when one has a coordinating collection of cards, one has to make a coordinating gift box, right? My gift box was inspired by Teneale Williams and used one of the Tag a Bag gift boxes. A bit of slicing and dicing the acetate sleeve results in a ‘lid’ for the cards. Too cute.
I had a happy accident (love those) while making this where the letters didn’t actually fall out of the thicker kraft box like they do with cardstock so I left them in for another different technique with the Little Letters Framelits.
And here they all are together..
Now to find the perfect friend to gift them to – the best part!
Today I’m sharing a confetti card! I’ve seen several of these and there’s a lovely sample in the current Occasions catalogue which reminded me to give it a go.
I chose some backing paper, in this case it’s Strawberry Slush dots from the InColor designer series paper stack. Next, cut some vellum to size. I also stamped with white StazOn ink on my vellum to add some more interest. Then add some little punchies in various colours if you wish. Lastly, it’s just a case of assembling the card, making sure your confetti punchies are stuck between the vellum and backing paper. I chose to stitch mine together and finished with a little banner greeting. Love fun cards!