Hexagon Kuwaii

Birthday Party Live – Project #7

It’s the last project of the Birthday Party Live series!! It’s gone by so fast! I thought I would end the series with this cute Kawaii inspired hexagon pencil pot. And you don’t need a lot to make one! Each one turns out differently because of the random stamping technique used to decorate each of the pots.

I chose to keep these ones quite simple, with a cute flower pattern and a face. Both stamps are from the Hippo Happiness stamp set. As you can see from the photograph, the pots are a good size and fit pens / pencils, glue, stamp blocks and many other things.

The Petal Pink version in the video below was done in the same way. All three are glued together with Tombow and helps to keep things together on a craft table. My daughter has stolen the Purple Posy version from me, but I still have the Petal Pink one.

Which colour do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Biggest Hexagon = 6 x 91/2 inches
  • Medium Hexagon = 41/4 x 91/2 inches
  • Smallest Hexagon = 31/2 x 91/2 inches

Scoring:

  • Biggest Hexagon:
    • Long Side (91/2″) = 1/2, 2, 31/2, 5, 61/2, 8 inches
    • Short Side (6″) = 2, 51/2 inches
  • Medium Hexagon:
    • Long Side (91/2″) = 1/2, 2, 31/2, 5, 61/2, 8 inches
    • Short Side (41/2″)= 2, 33/4 inches
  • Smallest Hexagon:
    • Long Side (91/2″) = 1/2, 2, 31/2, 5, 61/2, 8 inches
    • Short Side (31/2″) = 2, 3 inches

Supply List:

Double Slot Treat Box

Birthday Party Live – Project #6

I love when Stampin’ Up! release dies that make cute little boxes such as the new Little Treat Box dies that are available. They are great when you are struggling to bring a box together for a project and mean you don’t have to work out the measurements before making it. This cute die is meant for a small treat, perhaps a small treat bar or some biscuits?

The treat box size is quite narrow, so does limit the treats that go inside it – however, I adapted mine to have two slots, so double the treats!! Who could say no to that?

To make the project does require two sheets of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, but it’s well worth it in my opinion. I chose to make mine from the Regals paper stack, but this could be very easily adapted to suit any occasion. A Christmas Designer Series Paper stack would be perfect with a few stocking filler treats inside – perhaps some chocolate coins?

This project means that there is only one left of my Birthday Party Live Event, I’ll be sad to see it end…

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Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper (2 Pieces) = 6 x 6 inches
  • Whisper White = Scrap piece

Supply List:

Blackberry Oval Box

Birthday Party Live – Project #5

So, back in July you saw me make a cylindrical box using the Layering Circles dies – this time I’ve made an oval box using the same method and I think I prefer the oval to the circle! Made in my absolute favourite colour, Blackberry Bliss and decorated with Halloween goodies, this box is a great size. It uses the largest die of the Layering Ovals set to form the template for the lid and the base, and just like the cylinder box the lid sits flush.

In last night’s live stream, I made another in a different colour way but still highlighting the gorgeous Magic in this Night suite from Stampin’ Up! The papers have got to be the best set of Halloween papers I’ve seen Stampin’ Up! do – I know, I say that every year!

Once again, I’ve brought out the iridescent pearls and the glittered organdy ribbon. But they’re so perfect for a Halloween inspired project, that I would be insane not to!! Which one do you prefer? Blackberry Bliss or Pretty Peacock?

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Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Outer Base Piece = 21/2 x 101/4 inches
  • Inner Base Piece = 23/8 x 11 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Base = 13/4 x 11 inches
  • Lid Piece = 11/4 x 101/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper Lid = 1/2 x 11 inches
  • Ovals (4) = 27/8 x 33/16 inch Oval Die
  • Designer Series Paper Oval = 23/8 x 35/16 Oval Die

Scoring:

  • Outer Base Piece
    • Short Side (21/2) = 1/2 inch
    • Long Side (101/4) = Every 1/2 inch to the first score line
  • Lid Piece
    • Short Side (11/4) = 1/2 inch
    • Long Side (101/4) = Every 1/2 inch to the first score line

Supply List:

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Never Ending Birthday

Birthday Party Live – Project #4

Yesterday was my birthday, so I had to make sure the project done on my birthday was a special one. Neverending cards have been around for some time – they’re certainly nothing new BUT I have never tried to make one myself, so what better occasion?

I went for one of my favourite colours for the first one – Cherry Cobbler and teamed it up with the Regals 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper stack. This alone gave some nice texture / difference on the differing sections of the card. To decorate it, I used a multitude of dies available in my collection, stamping any sentiments or images with matching Cherry Cobbler ink.

The second one in the video below was made in exactly the same way, except this time I used Bermuda Bay card stock and Designer Series Paper. Now, I just have to overcome my addiction to making them then sitting there flipping them round and round and round again!

Keeps the children entertained too! Bonus…

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Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Coloured cardstock (4 pieces) = 6 x 3 inches
  • Whisper White (8 pieces) = 27/8 x 27/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (8 pieces) = 23/4 x 23/4
  • Whisper White (10 pieces) = 13/8 x 27/8 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (10 pieces) = 11/4 x 23/4 inches
  • Whisper White (8 pieces) = 11/4 x 11/4 inches

Scoring (cardstock only):

  • Long side (6) = 11/2 inches on both sides

Supply List:

The below supply list only contains the items to make the card without decoration – you can of course use any sets you wish to decorate:

Thank You Wrap

Birthday Party Live – Project #3

At this time of the year, my thoughts turn to Halloween, Bonfire Night, Autumn and Christmas gifts. With Covid-19 having such a large impact on 2020, I have been producing many thank you gifts to my workplace team members for their help and assistance during these unprecedented times.

With this in mind, this project is a great gift to pass on your thanks. The outer wrap encases a small wine bottle – this one being a rose wine – and gives the bottle a more personalised touch. I went for an autumnal theme using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the co-ordinating punch pack. The acorn punch and trinkets are just the cutest things and look gorgeous on the finished project.

To finish off the bottle and taper the wrap around the neck, I’ve used a piece of metallic ribbon from the Basketweave and Metallic ribbon combo pack – which is utterly gorgeous! Have a go at making one yourself!

** Don’t forget to take part in my Birthday Party Giveaway **

Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 7 x 71/4 inches
  • Designer Series Paper (6 pieces) = 1 x 41/4 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side (71/4) = 2 and 61/2 inches
  • Short side (7) = 11/8, 21/4, 33/8, 41/2, 55/8, 63/4 inches

Supply List:

InColor Notes Part 2

Birthday Party Live – Project #2

Yesterday evening, the second of my Birthday Party Live events took place over on my Facebook page – if you missed the video, you can view this here on my blog or over on my Youtube challenge. Thank you to those of you who watched and showed your support, it is much appreciated.

During my first live stream, we made 5 incolor notecards and I mentioned a box to house the notecards and their envelopes. Of the five colours to choose from, I went with Magenta Madness – as someone who doesn’t really like pink, this colour is amazing! To keep in with the theme of the cards, I decorated the front in the same design as the cards.

The notecards fit perfectly inside with their envelopes and make the perfect gift or craft fair item. With a switch of the sentiment, they could suit any occasion too!

** Don’t forget to take part in my Birthday Party Giveaway **

Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Box Base = 91/4 x 63/8 inches
  • Front Image = 3 x 3 inches
  • Sentiment = 13/4 x 11/4 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side (91/4): 1/2, 11/2, 47/8, 57/8
  • Short side (63/8): 1/2, 11/2 (both sides)

Supply List:

InColor Notes Part 1

Birthday Party Live – Project #1

Yesterday evening, the first of my Birthday Party Live events took place over on my Facebook page – if you missed the video, you can view this here on my blog or over on my Youtube challenge. Thank you to those of you who watched and showed your support, it is much appreciated.

These incolor notecards came about from an idea my daughter had – a few weeks ago, I made a Penguin Winter Card using an ink technique, which she wanted to do again. However, with the small surface area that a notecard presents, she decided to use a single colour in a simple circle.

Together, we added a simple sentiment and finished them off with a resin dot. Keeping them simple and without using many resources.

** Don’t forget to take part in my Birthday Party Giveaway **

Good Luck!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Card Bases = 6 x 3 inches (5 pieces)
  • Whisper White = 13/4 x 11/4 inches (5 pieces)

Scoring:

  • Score all 5 card bases at 3 inches

Supply List:

Birthday Party Live Giveaway!!

HULLAHBALOO BIRTHDAY PARTY LIVE GIVEAWAY!

As part of my Birthday Party Live Event, I have launched a special giveaway – the prize? The winner of the giveaway shall receive a Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit, full of all the things you need to make 8 cards (you would only need a block for stamping).

To enter this giveaway, you can action the below:

  • Comment on this or any Birthday Party related blog post. This shall give you one entry into the giveaway draw.
  • Comment on the giveaway Instagram post. This shall give you one entry into the giveaway draw.
  • Comment on the giveaway Facebook post. This shall give you one entry into the giveaway draw.
  • Place an order with me between 07/09/2020 19:30 and 13/09/2020 23:59. This shall give you five entries into the giveaway draw (plus the usual free gift from me).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • All comments and orders must be placed between 07/09/2020 19:30 and 13/09/2020 23:59 (UK time) to be placed into the draw. Comments and orders outside of this time will not be entered.
  • You must reside in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, France or Germany to win the Stampin’ Up! prize.
  • All comments will be monitored to ensure fair play i.e. no unnecessary spamming. Only one entry per blog post, per person will be entered. Duplicate entries on a single post from the same person will only count as one entry.
  • Five runners up will receive a free gift from myself for taking part.

Best of Luck!

Suzanne