Thursday, 30 August 2018
I love it when you can craft your winter blues away with something that reminds you of warm and summery - the Tropical Chic Bundle is one of those sets that does just that!
Using this bundle, I've made another gift card wallet and a matching card using 3 different greens - Garden Green, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, and the flowers were stamped in Blushing Bride. All of the leaves and flowers were cut out using the Big Shot, attached to the card panel with our multipurpose glue, and when dry, trimmed off with our snips. They were attached to the card front with dimensionals for that extra pop. The flowers and sentiment panel were also attached with dimensionals.
The inside panel of the gift card wallet is flat so the wallet folds nicely.
If you would like to make these yourself, let me know, I would be happy to organise a private class for you and a friend or two :)
This set is part of a suite called Tropical Escape, and includes Designer Series Paper, ribbon, matching card stock and embellishments:
Check out this gorgeous suite of products here.
Until next time,
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
I love 'new catalogue' time - don't you?
All of those new goodies just waiting to be ordered and played with!
And my favourite time of the year is leading up to Christmas - that anticipation! Even though we always have a quiet Christmas, it is still an exciting time, and Christmas crafting is the best!
I sent out a bunch of new catalogues last week, and I included some little gifts - a shopping list in a decorated holder, tea in a decorated holder, and yummy little Merci chocolates in a cute little box. I've already had some of my ladies contact me asking for directions on how to make the box - it's so cute!!
Here they are:
I used the new Festive Farmhouse DSP and the new Tags and Tidings stamp set from the Holiday catalogue to decorate all the little goodies, they were the very first things I ordered when demonstrator preorder started this month.
So many more patterns and stamps from these sets to show you - stay tuned! And mark your calendars for September 5 - that's when you can order them too!
Let me know if you need a catalogue, I would be happy to pop one in the post for you!
Until next time,
Monday, 27 August 2018
I'm a bit addicted to these gift voucher wallets!
I like to make a gift voucher wallet to include when someone orders one of my gift vouchers.
I have 3 different coloured vouchers to choose from, I'm using my 'rich razzleberry' one, and the brand new Designer Series Paper called 'Frosted Florals' from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue was the obvious choice to match!
I have let the paper do the decorating - it was just too pretty to cover up with a sentiment, but I did add a little bit of the gorgeous Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon - it's just so soft to touch!
Usually I add a section at the top for a message, but as the birthday girl's mum has already sent her a card for her birthday, I left it blank and let the paper and the small peek of the gift voucher on the inside draw the eye instead.
If you order a gift voucher, and would like that message area added, just let me know :)
This new Frosted Floral dsp is really very versatile - even though it is in the Holiday Catalogue, it's one of those that can be used for any event - from Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, Thank You or even Sympathy.
The paper is silky smooth to touch and each page is printed on shimmery paper, it's just gorgeous in real life!
You can order this paper yourself from September 5 when the Holiday catalogue begins - if you would like a copy of this new catalogue for yourself, just let me know! I would love to pop one in the post for you :)
You can order a gift voucher at any time, and for any amount you choose, and I accept direct deposit as payment. They come with just an envelope or you can request a matching wallet - just let me know your preference.
Gift vouchers purchased from me can only be redeemed through me, the order must be placed directly with me, via text, email or phone call, and not through my website or with another demonstrator.
Please contact me at any time with any questions, I'm happy to help!
Until next time,
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Makes me feel pretty old writing that - my best mate's hubby is turning 50, and he's not much older than me!!
But at least he is turning 50 before I do, I'm holding on to that!!
His 50th isn't until later in the week, but his party is this weekend, so I made him a special gift voucher wallet. He is currently restoring a vintage Holden, and the colour is very similar to Tranquil Tide, so this paper sheet from the Tranquil Textures DSP pack is perfect!
The gift voucher ( for a specific car part shop he goes to) is printed on an A4 sized sheet, so a custom wallet was needed to fit.
To fold the A4 perfectly into thirds, I divided it by 3, making each score line 9.9cms apart.
To make the wallet big enough, I cut down a 12 x 12 whisper white sheet to 28cms x 23cms, and scored at 10.5cms and 21cms.
With the smaller section to the top, insert it into your envelope punch board and punch at 3 1/2". Then using your trimmer, line up the valley of the punched part with your cutting track and trim off the excess, which forms the file folder look on the wallet.
To add a little sparkle to this masculine-style card, I added some Wink of Stella to the 50 and the Happy Birthday, can you see it?
And then finished it off with a custom-made envelope.
Shh, I used a few retired products - the Large Numbers framelits and the stamp sets, I am a bit of a hoarder ;)
I loved making this - the birthday boy is a long-time friend, going on 28 years now - so it was nice to tailor something just for him.
I hope he likes it!
Until next time,
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