Mini Chocolate Jars

In the past, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the packaging that Stampin’ Up! has sold. Not because I felt the packaging was rubbish or because I didn’t like it – but because I felt I could make my own. However, Stampin’ Up! then decided to release cute packaging like these jars that form part of the Life’s a Peach suite – they are really, really good for last minute gifts and do fit a surprising amount of treats in them.

From the image in the catalogue, you would think these treat jars are tiny but they are a good size – which you will see in my video below.

Mine are going to be used as thank you gifts to pop on tables in my workplace, but you could use them for absolutely anything. I have seen other demonstrators pop jam, curd or marmalade in them and add a Designer Paper Series lid. They are cute in every instance.

What would you put inside yours?

Best Wishes,

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Simply Elegant Magnetic

This was actually the first project I made with the Simply Elegant Suite when I received my pre-order. It was meant to just be a play around that got me my crafting mojo back, but it turned out to be a nice project that I really liked and so here it is. I’ve changed a few small things in my tutorial video, but the underlying box template remains the same and I love the use of magnets on the closure.

I think this Art Deco inspired piece of Designer Series paper is my most favourite from the pack, it really gives the box impact and meant I could focus on other elements – such as the punch tag closure – instead. Speaking of the punch tag closure, how gorgeous is the Elegant Tag punch? I really love the decorated top of the tag, it really lends itself to multiple uses.

I originally heat embossed the sentiment, but looking back, I wasn’t so happy with it and so swapped it for stamping on my second box – which I think looks much better, it pops the sentiment off the box and makes it much clearer to see.

Like any project of mine, I brought out the embellishments and ribbon – both gold to match the foiling in the Designer Series Paper. I have fallen in love with the Bumblebee trinkets, LOVE them. In fact, more of them may have fallen into my latest order!

Have you got your hands on this set yet?

Best Wishes,

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Artistic Thanks

Sometimes the prettiest things happen by accident, you had something completely different in mind or you didn’t know what the finished project would look like but you had a play anyway. Today’s card is one of those moments, whilst on the phone to a friend I was distracted by the conversation taking place and randomly stamped images from the Artistically Inked stamp set on a sheet of Basic White card stock, then cut them out with the co-ordinating dies.

I didn’t know where I was going from here, but I knew that I loved the colours used and the stamped images – they are so pretty and they’re ‘disinktive’ which means a single stamp gives you all the different layers and texture with very little effort, which is the best kind of crafting.

Whilst placing the images onto another sheet of Basic White, I couldn’t help but think it was missing something, so I stamped So Saffron on the background to give some dimension to the other flowers. But again, it was still missing something and then I remembered the Expression in Ink Suite comes with an ephemera pack!

The Gold frames and floral shapes as part of the ephemera pack really gave the ‘wow’ factor to the card and finished it off – I absolutely love it! The sequins are also from the ephemera pack, so really ties the whole project together. A beautiful suite and one well worth the money, I can see myself making a lot more of these cards and gifting them to friends / family / work colleagues.

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

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Elegant Cubes

Sometimes you just need a project that you can put together in a short amount of time as you have a last minute gift you need or perhaps you’re working in bulk. Stampin’ Up! sell some gorgeous pre-made boxes ready for you to construct and decorate in any way you please. Today’s project uses the Simply Classic Treat Boxes which come with a white bottom and gold cube top, perfect as they are if you don’t wish or have time to decorate.

As the Gold co-ordinates perfectly with the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper, I used that to decorate the panels on the top lidded section of the boxes. TIP: To get the Designer Series Paper to fit snug on the top panel of the box, you will need to punch a hole in the centre and feed the ribbon tag through. I show you how to do this in my tutorial below.

On the first sample, I made an error and used a ‘Thanks’ sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set – I like how it looks, but I wanted to make sure I used everything from the same suite / bundle, so in my video I have used a ‘For You’ from the Elegantly Said stamp set. I love both of them, so just shows how versatile you can be!

To add a little more co-ordination, I included a small ribbon of Gold Trim and a Gold Metallic Pearl – love it. The best bit? This was made in approx. 15 minutes – great for bulk production!

Best Wishes,

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Details below are for the colours and products used in my project today. Please remember, if you purchase from my store to add the host code (displayed in the top right sidebar) for orders under £150.

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Designer Series Paper = 6 x 6 inches
  • Belly Band = 6 x 11/2 inches
  • Scrap for stamping & flowers

Scoring:

  • Notch @ 2, 3, 4 inches on all four sides.
  • Join the notches each with a score line diagonally (see video)

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Hooray for You

I was recently challenged to use the colour Pink more as it’s not a colour I reach for that often, unless it’s Magenta Madness. I took part in a team event that was based upon the Curvy Variety bundle and so used that as an opportunity to dip out of my comfort zone and used pink – in this case, Petal Pink.

A version of this card was showcased by Deb Toner using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP), but I chose Peony Garden for my version. I love the finished outcome, especially the silver sprig focussed on the right.

Look at the detail on those dies, they emboss the leaves at the same time as cutting out the sprig. As I had used silver for the sprigs, I wanted to use the Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon but incorporate it with the pink theme. To do this, I coloured in the ribbon using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, which I think looks amazing!

Which colour in your collection do you find is used the least? Why not challenge yourself to use it – you may be pleasantly surprised?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Joy to the World

Eek! It’s October – how did that happen? The nights are already drawing in and the clocks will change soon also. Most would see that as a negative, but I absolutely love it. I love the run up to the events during this time of year – Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas etc. So I thought it was time I cracked out the foil and make some full blown Christmas projects.

Today’s is a slimline pocket pouch, a great size for small bags of sweeties or perhaps small chocs such as Green & Blacks. Ideal for table favours, part of a hamper treat selection or in the stocking on Christmas Eve.

The word ‘joy’ on the front is made from the dies of the same name using two different foils. The dies come with three separate segments to make up the wording, however I chose to only use two for this project.

And of course, I had to break out the Wonder of a Season ribbon combo and do the double ribbon bow tie that I previewed when I first got my initial order from the Autumn / Winter catalogue.

What do you think would fit nicely into this pouch?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 8 x 4 inches
  • Green Foil Scrap
  • Gold Foil Scraps
  • Whisper White Scrap

Scoring:

  • Long side (8″) = 33/4 x 41/4 inches
  • Short side (4″) = 1/2 inch on both sides

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