My youngest daughter Hannah turns 12 in Lockdown today. We live in Sydney Australia and we have been in lockdown since the end of June and we are now at week 11 and there looks like there will be another 8 weeks at least.
But as Hannah turns 12 and we are in lockdown I wanted to celebrate her as much as we can at this time. So I made her this card as she is a huge fan of Harry Potter. She has read all the books and her favourite house is Hufflepuff which is why the card is the colours that they are. The majority of her gifts are Harry Potter related so I hope she is going to be super excited with them.
I used the Suit & Tie dies and the Playful Alphabet dies from Stampin’ Up! And then used the Biggest Wish stamp set for the sentiment inside. I did make a smudge on the collar but hopefully it just adds to the look of the card and highschool 🙂
I always love a One Sheet Wonder and so tried out this one from Kelly Kent and wanted to use some of the papers from the Flowers For Every Season DSP from the current Annual Catalogue. Here are the cards that I came up with.
I paired the Flowers For Every Season DSP with Poppy Parade, Just Jade & Mint Macaron. These papers I found hard to use but I am loving how these cards came out.
If you’d like to see more of the One Sheet Wonder cards that I have made you can see some here. Tropical Oasis, Using up DSP and I created my own DSP in this post. I would love to see some of your creations using a One sheet wonder template.
The Painted Poppies Stamp set is one of my favourites from the January to June Mini Catalogue. And we have recently found out that these stamps are carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee!!
I decided in January that I was going to use this suite of products for my April Retreat.
The reason was because Poppies are traditionally used as a flower to remember those we have lost during times of war. My retreat was going to be held over the ANZAC weekend.
In this very simple card I have used a Blackberry Bliss card base. Stamping the three poppy stems on a piece of whisper white card and then, using one of the mottle stamps, I stamped blackberry bliss over the poppy heads to add some colour. After that I attached a strip of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper on the left hand side of the whisper white.
To step up the project I stamped the poppy onto the envelope to keep the theme going and to match the card.
Unfortunately I had to postpone my retreat, but I was able to host a virtual one in its place and send out a retreat in a box for those that wanted to participate. It was a fun weekend that I believe everyone that “attended” enjoyed.
The Annual Catalogue is now live and there are so many fabulous products and suites inside and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Stampin’ Up! have outdone themselves this year with this catalogue. At the front of the catalogue they have all the bundled products where you can save 10% if you purchase them in the bundle. That’s a great saving in itself. They have also stepped the catalogue up with their suites. They have 12 suites of products and they have made it so easy for you to order the entire suite using just 1 item number. You can still order each item individually but you could also just order the lot with just 1 number.
I am so excited about this new catalogue and would love to share some of the new products with you. Contact me today and we can organise for you to host a party. Whether it is in person or online I can share the Stampin’ Up! products with you.
If you haven’t got your catalogue yet, then let me know and I will pop one in the post for you. There is nothing like have a catalogue in your hands that you can mark all the pages of the products that you love and want to buy.
There are so many lovely stamps that are going to be retired as of 3rd June. Check out all the retiring stamp sets before they’re gone for good. You can check them out on my online store. I have added a taste of whats retiring below. Click on any of these items to be taken to my online shop.
For my final project from my 12 Days of Christmas Series I have the Secret Santa Gift that I made for our Team Christmas Party.
I used the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series papers for my inspiration. I made a little bonbon and some half bonbons to put product and chocolates in. I used the labels I’d made on previous projects on the bag and the Jar of Malteasers. I purchased the little jar from Kmart.
I also make up a little box for some ribbon that uses no adhesive and can fold flat. The box was originally made by Sam Hammond from Pootles.
This box was originally made by Sam Hammond from Pootles.co.uk
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