This year’s Halloween paper is absolutely gorgeous and whilst Halloween is still almost two months away, I find myself using it again and again (you’ll see it make an appearance in my Birthday Party Live Week). For this project, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous bats and the giant label you get as part of the stamps and dies, so a large box was the perfect solution.
The large bat on this project was the first item I used when I received my Mini Catalogue pre-order, the fact that the dies fit around the Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns is a great added bonus and I love how these bats look when they’re cut out.
I went quite simple with the box design so that the paper and the decoration could take centre stage. The Metallic Mesh ribbon is perfect for this project with its almost spiderweb appearance – but could be a great addition on Christmas projects too.
Finally, a bit of blends colouring on the label brings it all together. The box is large enough to fit numerous treats – perhaps to give to children out trick treating? Or as a table gift at a Halloween party? What do you think? I hope you like it. #
Best Wishes, Suzanne
Cardstock = 8 x 11 inches.
Designer Series Paper = 6 x 9 inches.
Base (Cardstock): 2 inches on all four sides.
Lid (Designer Series Paper): 1 inch on all four sides.
This stamp set was the first one from the Annual Catalogue to make it on my ‘wish’ list. I absolutely love hedgehogs and this one is so cute! I love the sketched nature of the stamp set and the free reign it allows me for art materials – the imagery would suit Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, using ink with an Aqua Painter or just left as outline images.
For this particular card, I chose to use Stampin’ Blends as I wanted to play around with the colours and the shading. The image shown is made up of three separate stamps – the mushrooms, the hedgehog and the leaf. Only the mushrooms came with grass as part of the image, but the versatility of my Stampin’ Blends allowed me to replicate under the hedgehog and leaf also – barely noticeable too?
I wanted to keep this card simple to show off the coloured image, so backed it onto a single piece of Just Jade – which I think it absolutely gorgeous. Don’t you agree?
Happy Hump Day to you all! I hope you are all keeping safe and well? Today, I wanted to showcase some dies recently introduced in the Annual Catalogue. I love basic shapes – squares, circles, rectangles – and we have a lot of these available as dies with stitched effect too. However, we didn’t have any triangles until now..
At first I wasn’t too sure how I was going to use them, but I knew I wanted them to be purple and not used around a sentiment. In the end, I kept playing with their positioning and this is what I came up with. I love the differing shades of purple and how they work with one another – another reason to use Stampin’ Up! colours.
I then finished the card off with the ‘Lovely You’ stamp set and kept the card neutral from any event, with a touch of Crumb Cake ink to highlight the floral stamp used. I hope you like this as much as I do?!
How is already that time of year? Schools are getting ready to break up for the six weeks of summer (for those year groups that have been able to return following Covid-19 closures). For my eldest son, this is his last year in Primary School and he moves onto the scary world that is High School from September. Even though he will have only been back mere weeks, he wanted to get his teachers something to say ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’.
Inside these boxes are 10 After Eight chocolates, just the right amount to say thank you to each teacher without overloading them to the point they need a gym membership to work off the extra pounds gained from end of year gifts.
My son chose the Whale of a Time paper stack and a fish pattern in Shaded Spruce – which works well as the After Eight’s choc box is also a dark green. At first we tried stamping and colouring in the apple from Harvest Hellos with Stampin’ Blends, but something just didn’t quite sit right. A quick look on Instagram showed lots of stampers embossing their apples on coloured card stock, which has worked brilliantly on these boxes.
Finished off with a little note inside & a bow of ribbon on the front, these are gorgeous little teacher gifts without breaking the bank. My son can’t wait to give these to his teachers on the last day of school!
Squee! I absolutely LOVE the Artistry Blooms paper – I cannot stop using it! I absolutely love the ombre effect side of the paper and these bags show off the paper in great style.
This bag uses a single strip of glue (for the sentiment), which means they can be stored flat until you’re ready to construct and gift. The paper being double sided means the inside has a gorgeous patterned interior.
I decided to finish mine with a bit of ribbon & a punched out sentiment – take a look at the video to find out more and let me know what you think!