They’re back – the cute little animals from the Baby Pull Toys stamp set are back. It doesn’t take long for me to reach for this stamp set again and again, it’s almost addictive! You have to admit that the little animals are the cutest things ever, and they’re so easy to colour in with Stampin’ Blends.
I took inspiration from the Mini Catalogue and stamped all three animals in a row to form a gorgeous little train. I chose to colour these ones with blends using an assortment of different colours. In my Facebook live yesterday, I put together a baby girl version of the box using Blushing Bridge – but you could of course make this box from any colour (although I personally love the subtles!)
The box is so simple to put together and has the most adorable finish to it. What colour would you choose to make it in?
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?
How amazing is the ‘Nothing’s Better Than’ stamp set? You may not like all three feature items in it, but at least one of them will be a vice, mine is chocolate (and sometimes cocktails!). A couple of years ago, I made chocolate boxes for my team which included a long thin chocolate bar – a bit like a Ripple / Flake / Twirl / Time Out. I thought I’d remake these to make full use of the stamp set.
I used chocolate inspired card stock with Early Espresso and Soft Suede for my two samples, using tone on tone stamping by using the matching ink shades. These boxes could be very easily adapted to suit the coffee sachets available in supermarkets, ideal to gift to a caffeine crazy friend / family member.
I wanted to give my boxes a wrap of some sort and a contrast away from the dark shades of cards, so I added a small piece of Plush Poinsetta Vellum around the middle. Finishing off the wrap with a chocolate inspired sentiment. These are such cute boxes and easily to reproduce on larger scales. I have recently made 15 of these for my UK team, which took me no longer than an hour to complete.
How gorgeous is the deer on this card? I couldn’t wait to use it when I first opened the stamp set but wasn’t sure what to do with it. Doing my usual browsing of Pinterest and other craft forums, I came across a card from a fellow demo Karen McClure using the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP). Unfortunately, the Dashing Along DSP was only available for a limited time as part of an offer in September, so I decided to make my own interpretation with products still available in the current catalogues.
Combining tone on tone with the beautiful die cut from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies is absolutely gorgeous and I think everyone would agree that the combination of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake suits the festive season perfectly.
Tone on tone was introduced to me in my early days as a demonstrator by my lovely upline, Pootles. It is the amazing technique where you stamp onto cardstock with the same colour ink as the card. My example shows the GORGEOUS Highland Heather, teamed with the Falling Flowers stamp set.
I don’t know why, but I always reach for the floral stamp sets when doing tone on tone cards. But I’m sure you’ll agree that the Falling Flowers set suits this perfectly. You can’t go wrong with flowers stamped in random patterns.