Friday, September 12, 2014

A christmas bauble card.....

Sorry peeps, have been unwell for the last week or so - so haven't been up to much of anything except trying to rest, so no posts until today...  Last month we started Christmas cards in our monthly card class, and while I have already posted the images of the other two, this one I hadn't gotten around to posting so here it is:

 Its really hard to tell but I have used the tag topper for the fancy top of the bauble to give it more shape, as I didn't want to leave it completely round, and I love that extra addition, makes the bauble so super fancy and also gives the ribbon something to tie around like a traditional ornament.  I love how it is attached to the circles without being "added on" - so much nicer don't you think?
The colours are whisper white, lost lagoon and crumb cake, with a smattering of silver glimmer paper (love).

I cased it but changed it up a bit from HERE
How to make the bauble shape is HERE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gift Box Punch Board Video

 Hi there, popping in to share with you a video (not by me you will be glad ha ha ha) on how to use these super easy boxes in all sorts of sizes.  Far too easy and cute!

Too easy isn't it?  Just to let you know though - I don't use adhesive for this - it is entirely optional :)

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas...

ITS HERE - The brand NEW holiday catalogue woop woop!

Twas' the night before Christmas when all through the house.....

Don't you love that poem, I do, its one of my very favourites - especially as it is about my favourite time of the year.
I have created a card and matching gift box below: 

The card has about an inch and a half taken off of the front flap, I have embossed the front with our new embossing folder called filigree frame, and have also embossed the inside with the same frame (LOVE IT)
I have used our postage stamp punch to create the presents and the bow and ribbon upon those presents are from the all new stamp and framelit bundle (Wondrous wreaths - code for bundle is 137624 - you get 15% off the bundle yay!).  Its a photopolymer stamp set (Again I LOVE it)
The presents have been attached all along the side of the cut front flap.

Was a little tricky to photograph but I think you get the drift.  The sentiment is also from the new stamp set Endless Wishes.
The dsp is Trim the tree stack (48 sheets of 11.4cm x 16.5cm - perfect for cardmaking)
This card style with the smaller front flap I had recently seen over on Brandys cards :)

Now for the chimney!
I started off with our new Gift box punch board (OMG you really do need one of these)
It makes boxes of so many sizes - AM-A-ZING let me tell you, and generally you don't need glue to assemble these babies.  BUT for this project I did use glue as I wanted the box to be opened at the top so I glued the top flaps down - simple right?

I had some crumb cake left over from the box so I created the top of the chimney using my scoreboard to look like bricks.  A bit of soft suede ink and a sponge to give definition.  The chimney delivery sign is from the new stamp set GET YOUR SANTA ON which also has the santa that is on the front of the box.  The Joy banner is also in that same stamp set (It rocks right?)
I popped one of our "muslin sacks" in the box filled with treats - santa always carries his sack on Christmas Eve right?

A little trick - I used the same idea for a pop up box on the inside of this one and added a row of presents BEHIND the original front piece to give it all more dimension.

I am hoping you love this project as much as I do, please feel free to leave me a comment I love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Saturday, August 23, 2014

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree...

 Ooohhh don't you just love sneak peaks!  I do, some of you may have a copy of the holiday catalogues by now as they have been posted out, but here is a super quick card using non traditional christmas colours.

Hmm the bottom of the card is cut out around the stems of the trees - something a little bit different.

And for the next one:  Two very different looks - this one a little nordic looking :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Join Stampin' Up! with more product for your money!

We have super exciting news from the home office! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! 

It IS short:

 It only lasts from 22-29 August.

 And it IS sweet: 

New recruits will receive $255 in their choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $169 Starter Kit price.
  It's a great deal AND it's only available for a short time 

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Village Advent Calendar

When I first saw this new upcoming set of stamps with matching framelits that had little houses I knew I wanted to create an advent calendar of a little village!  I love that each days countdown has a house number on it lol. 

Corny I know but I had so much fun making it.

Each little box was made using a brand new tool coming out in our new holiday catalogue but I can't show you just yet - well not until the 28th anyway.
The best thing about these boxes is they do not need glue to hold them together.

The numbers were a MDS stamp set called Christmas Countdown.  I just printed them out in cherry cobbler and cut them out, added a little of our dazzling details onto each number to give them some sparkle. 

Now I won't be displaying these as they are below, but I wanted to get them all in the photo, I have
a long buffet at home, and I will make it into a street scape :)

I love themes at Christmas lol.

I have given each house a light colour wash - not taking too much care about staying in lines as it wasn't the look I wanted to achieve, I wanted it to look as it is - rustic!

Something a little fun anyway
Let me know what you think :)

Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Wonderful Christmas....

Its not many weeks until Christmas - about 19 or 20 I think eeeekkkk... so its a great time to get a start on some chrissy cards - using all new christmas goodies from Stampin' Up!  

This is just a sample of some of the deliciousness that will be available come the 28th August. 
I am loving the embossed star background not to mention that I fell in love with the wreath, the ease of making and reproducing this card in bulk was far too easy.  

Pop back on the 28th August to purchase some of these yummy items!

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Thanks for stopping by.... Melissa