Plaid Daddy

Mixing and matching is a big part of the fun when crafting. Grabbing different colours, stamp sets, dies etc and bringing them together to create final project. This particular project is a great example of that – where originally I wanted to make a plaid top to sit on a box lid, but then somehow created a card front fit for a daddy’s birthday.

The Plaid Builder dies have been in my stash since the Annual Catalogue launched back in June, but have yet to be used on a project. They’re the perfect size for a card front, so when I realised the size, my plan quickly changed.

One of the dies as part of the Plaid Builder has cute little squares as off cuts, so I recycled these and paired them up with the Playful Alphabet dies to spell out ‘Daddy’ and then teamed it with the Baby Pull Toys and sets to really finish the project off. I love it!

Have you used the Plaid Builder dies? Perhaps you could join my Crafty Hullahbaloo Facebook group and share your makes?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Pull Toys Love

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?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Measurements:

  • Base Cardstock = 8 x 5 inches
  • Lid Cardstock = 41/2 x 71/2 inches
  • Whisper White = 23/4 x 53/4 inches

Scoring:

  • Lid = Score @ 3/4 inch on all four sides
  • Base = Score @ 1 inch on all four sides

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Pull Toy Congrats

This is a warning – this stamp set may appear so many times between January and June that I might just annoy you a little with it! I’ve already got two projects lined up in January and more on the way!

But, just look at how cute this little elephant is? He was the first stamp that I used from my demonstrator pre-order, I simply stamped him and went from there. He’s coloured with blends in this project – Grey Granite and Balmy Blue to be exact. To allow him to pop off the card, he’s been fussy cut and popped on dimensionals.

I don’t have anyone to gift this card to just yet, but it’s a perfect one to have ready in my card stash if / when a baby boy is born.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!

Simple Sunday #5 – Moving Along

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Way to Go! stamp set, which is so versatile for many different themes – children, welcoming new babies, car / train hobbyists or for those setting off on their travels.

As you know, I love getting my blends out to colour in. However, this stamp set also features two step stamping. Meaning you don’t need to use blends like I have, meaning the one less item from the list of items used. And in true style, I have shown a second colour way in my video below.

I love the dimension of the fussy cut train against the stamped background, highlighting the sentiment and tying the whole project together. For the baby boy version, I used Balmy Blue where I featured Petal Pink for a baby girl inspired card. But you may not wish to follow the traditions and go with something a little brighter.

And best of all? You don’t even have to use a train, the stamp set also features a car and a helicopter! Perfect! But I think I prefer the train – reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine that I used to watch as a child. Which do you prefer?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Measurements:

  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping

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Baby Elephant Congratulations

Aww, look at the baby elephant! How cute is this set? And the awesome-ness doesn’t stop there! This gorgeous elephant comes in a bundle including stamp set and punch and teamed with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (DSP), you have endless opportunities for baby related projects.

On this project, I let the paper lead the inspiration and the ideas flowed into this card. Both a pink and a blue one were made and both of them look absolutely gorgeous as the products co-ordinate so well.

The elephants are perfect for cards, boxes, bags, frames – the list is endless! I’m sure you would agree.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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No Glue Triangle Box

Squeeee! I absolutely love making baby projects.. it reminds me of when my own children were small. The Twinkle Twinkle suite takes me straight back to those times and the little gifts that you get for your new arrivals. But I didn’t want to keep using the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in all of my projects, so adapted slightly by using the Subtles DSP stack – which opens you up to so many colours to be used.

This little no glue triangular box is perfect for mini treats or perhaps be used as a table gift at a baby shower or christening / baptism. The best part? These can be very quickly put together if making multiples of them and they’re so adorable, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Whilst I have gone with a baby pink, using the DSP stacks allows you to utilise any colour you wish!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Twinkle Twinkle Bag

 

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Ahhhhhhh, how cute is the elephant in this stamp set? I absolutely adore it and the best part – it comes with a baby elephant too! Now of course, you can’t have a baby elephant without making something baby related.. and that’s what I’ve done here.

Originally, this was meant to be a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ box with a lid. But as you’ll see from my video, that quickly changed when I randomly pitched the box base and turned it into a wide bag. It’s amazing how these ideas come to you at the most random times.

A full punched holes and some gorgeous striped ribbon and we have a bag that can house a fair number of sweet treats for mum, booties or bibs for baby or even a mixture of the two?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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020918 – Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper Bag

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