Friday, 23 December 2011

Polar Party Easel Cards

I bought these mini easel frames a couple of months ago, knowing that I could make something different with them - only I had put them in a "safe" place and had to hunt around for a few days to find them!!

As time was running out, I have only made this style of card for Lucy and Philip.

I have used the pretty hostess Cheerful Treat papers for Lucy's card, I love these papers!! The colours are Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant.

A close up of the detail, I covered the stocking and candy cane with Crystal Effects to give them a glossy button like finish.  The cute penguins were coloured with Stampin' Write makers, I punched them out with the Four Frames punch and some Dazzling Diamonds added for "sparkly" snow.

For Philip's card I stamped the polar bear, again coloured with the Stampin' Write markers, the colours are Whisper White, Real Red and Pool Party.

I made some bunting for the top of this card and added a piece of Pool Party ruffled ribbon at the bottom.  I'm sure you can't miss the super sparkly red paper - but you will have to wait until 4th January to find out more!!

Angela x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Treats

I have been busy completing orders for Christmas Treats during the past few weeks. I used the exclusive Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton die, changing the colours and decorations to suit the themes and colours for each order, filled with chocolates, sweets or after dinner mints.

This is a set made with in Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla, the box was die cut and then embossed with the polka dots folder, I wrapped some First Edition DSP around  and tied a gorgeous Very Vanilla satin bow, adding a Gold "snowflake" punched from the new 3-step punch with a "merry" from the Tiny Tags stamp set and of course punched with the matching punch. These boxes were given a spritz of twinkling shimmer mist made with the  Champagne  shimmer paint mixed with alcohol in a fine spray bottle, the mini clip is also a Stampin' Up! product.

The next box is from a set of 6 made with Basic Grey card, spritzed generously with Champagne shimmer mist and stamped with the Serene Snowflakes stamp set in Craft White ink.  The bows are tied with the gorgeous Whisper White satin/taffeta ribbon, and the "snowflakes" punched with the 3-step punch using Shimmery White card, the top ones were covered with Dazzling Diamonds and for a little sparkle a rhinestone was added to the centre of them.

 Here is one of the fun "Santa" boxes, made with Real Red card and the Tags Till Christmas stamp set.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get all of my boxes photographed before they were collected, I mostly used the Stampin' Up! exclusive Mini Milk Carton die, I think this has to be one of my "best buy's" so far from this Stampin' Up! catalogue.  These little boxes are so easy to decorate in so many different ways, and of course can be filled with all kinds of sweets and chocolates.

Angela x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Bunting

Today the light was slightly better as I managed to dash home mid afternoon, so I grabbed my camera and quickly took these pictures, before going back out to brave Asda!!

Hung between the Christmas stockings is my reindeer bunting, made with of course the exclusive Stampin' Up! Bunting die.

A closer up of the details (although slightly fuzzy?!).

I cut the bunting in Chocolate Chip card and embossed them with the Square Lattice folder, the eyes and nose are made using various circle punches, the "fluff" is from the Boho Blossom punch, antlers are cut with Swirls Scribbles die, threaded on to elastic cord with some Real Red grosgrain ribbon tied between them.

If you look closely you may notice a NEW product, I will have all the details very soon!!  Getting my hands on new products early is just one of the many things I love about Stampin' Up! - if you would like to find out how you can get your hands on these new products first contact me to find out more!

Angela x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Teacher Gifts

As school finished last Friday for the holidays, many small gifts were made and sent for the teachers and teaching assistants.

I found some chocolate "Wishes" and thought they would make perfect Christmas treats.

This gift wrapping idea is inspired from the lovely Convention gift I received  from my SU "mum Jules.

I cut two Cherry Cobbler scalloped circles with a big shot die, then embossed them with the Vintage Wallpaper folder, they were scored at the bottom and fixed together with Tombow adhesive. I used the crop-o-dile to punch a hole at the top, threading a length of scalloped dots Chocolate Chip ribbon tied with some beautiful Victoria crochet trim. I stamped the baubles and used the matching punch to make the hanging tags adding a pretty rhinestone for a  little bling.

The chocolates slipped into the wrapping, here are some of them all ready to go into school.

 Angela x

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Hello Again!

I just cannot believe how quickly this past month has gone!! I have been busy with so many appointments and school activities that my blog has been neglected but hopefully I can get back into regular posting again. I will share some of the many projects I have made during this week as many of them are of course Christmas projects.

Last week I held my final classes of 2011, I decided not to make Christmas projects and instead we did a "One Sheet Wonder" class using the Circle Circus stamp set inspired by my lovely SU "mum" Jules

We used the new "In Colours" Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, and Calypso Coral with the very versatile Circle Circus stamp set. Once we had stamped our A4 sheet of card it was then cut to make pretty background paper for the cards.


As everyone is busy shopping for Christmas gifts, I thought the cards from this class could make a pretty gift, so we added a decorative band around a clear acetate box to hold the cards and envelopes along with the matching gift bag to present them in.

My next classes are on 11th & 13th January 2012, if you would like to join our friendly group contact me now to book your place as spaces are very limited.

Angela x