Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds and 3D projects blog hop


Welcome to this special ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. We thought we would show you some fancy folds and 3D projects using products from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Christmas is always a busy time of year for me (like most people). It is when I have the most things to make and the least amount of time to do it in so I am always on the lookout for easy projects that have a wow factor. I go for minimal effort, maximum effect!

I came across this great idea for a Gift Box on a Card on Rachel Tessman's blog. Immediately I thought they would be perfect for table decorations for my Christmas table. Every year I make some sort of bon-bon alternative and it gets hard to think of new ideas. Perfect! Armed with products from the Year of Cheer suite I quickly whipped these up.  I might say I was quite pleased with myself. Now I just need to remember to fill the boxes!

The original idea has a pattern for you to make the boxes that sit in the card but these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size and look fab with DSP inside. The perfect time-saver!

Each design is embarrassingly simple. A piece of DSP, come pieces of washi tape (how gorgeous is that?), some ribbon, embellishments and some metallic embossing!

 You cut a section out of the card for the box to sit in. Details are at the end of this post for you.


Okay they may be embarrassingly simple but I think that DSP speaks for itself! Why not let that do all the work for you?

 Each design has the same elements so it is really quick and easy to make a few at once.


The Merry Little Labels stamp set is perfect for creating the different tags and sentiment panels for each card.


This design might be my bon-bon replacements this year. I think I will pop them on the table, filled with goodies and a name tag added to the top of the box.



Stampin' Up! makes it so easy for you at this time of year for you create special, unique gifts and decorations. I just grabbed the whole Year of Cheer suite of products and the Merry Little Labels stamp set and away I went. You could grab any suite of coordinated products to make up this design in other colours.

Here is how to cut the section out of the card for the box to sit in.


The DSP for the card front is 14.8 x 6 cm and the DSP strip to go in the acetate box is 5 cm x 20 cm - scored at 5, 10 and 15 cm. Once you have mastered the cut out section the design is easy. This is definitely one you can have fun with and make up in lots of different styles. 


Next up is Leonie. Make sure you check out her great projects and continue the rest of the hop as well - you are bound to get some fabulous ideas (and new things to add to your wish list!).

Lou
Blog Hop Participants:
1. Lou Kitzelman - You are here!
14. Sue Vine


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Friday, 20 October 2017

Just Add Ink #382 - Colour Combination

Welcome back for another Just Add Ink challenge. What a wild week we have had in South East Queensland. Let's just say I may have to change my address to the Sunshineless Coast and with the amount of rain we have had I am wary of sitting still for too long in case mould grows on me!

This week we have a fab colour challenge for you from Patrice.


I thought these colours would be great for a stylish wedding card. I have used mostly Whisper White and just added hints of the other colours with a touch of silver embossing to set it all off.


The Cheers to the Year stamp set has some great sentiments and design elements that are fun to use. I love the scribbly circle, heart cluster and border details. Perfect for silver embossing I say!


I added in some Black Vintage Crochet trim as a border and some Fresh Fig ribbon too. Wondering how I got the decorative ends on the sentiment panel? I cut a strip of cardstock and then used the Everyday Label punch on each end. Some Black Rhinestones added a rivet like detail.


Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. Why not give this colour combination a try and enter the challenge yourself?

Lou

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