Saturday, October 18, 2014

Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop - Holiday Collection

Hi and welcome to the first Design Team Blog Hop for Create with Connie and Mary Holiday CollectionI'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer and will be participating in these blog hops each Saturday as well as sharing a tutorial later on, so make sure you subscribe to the Holiday Collection today!
Thanks for hopping along to my blog. Oh wow! wasn't Natasha's project just gorgeous? I hope you are enjoying all the 'eye candy' and getting some great ideas for your Christmas projects.
It's my turn and I've changed a popular design of mine into a Top Note Owl Easel Card/Gift Card Holder -

It features the beautiful , 'All is Calm' Specialty DSP made from the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies and Frosted Sequins from the Holiday Catalogue.
The easel card base is made from the Top Note Die and you can find the instructions for the punch art owl face, HERE.

Back View

The next stop on the hop is with my fellow Guest DT, Claire Broadwater -

 Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, October 10, 2014

CTC 12 - Gift Boxes and Bags

I love CASE-ing the Catty and I absolutely love my Gift Box Punch Board.  For this challenge we are being inspired by all the beautiful gift boxes and bags that are featured in the Holiday Catalogue.

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #12

Page 6 has some great sample projects - I CASED  a cute box and just changed it a little.  I really liked the wrapped twine around the punched Christmas Tree Tag -
Take some time out, browse through the catty and join us for this fortnight's challenge.  We'd love to see what festive packaging you will CASE!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Create with Connie and Mary and CASE-ing the Catty

Hi there!  It's preview week at Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection and every day this week you get to meet the Designers, access some free tutorials and have a chance to win some blog candy!

Check out Mary's beautiful 'Believe Banner' here-

Today you can hop on over to the main blog for your chance to see some gorgeous Christmas Cards and be directed to the Designer's Blogs for a chance to win some more blog candy and a subscription to the Holiday Collection Tutorials.  I'm excited to be a Guest Designer and will also be participating in the Saturday Blog Hops.  These hops will feature a collection of Christmas Cards made from a wide variety of new products from the seasonal catalogue (link on side bar).

While we are on the topic of the beautiful Stampin' Up! ® Holiday Catalogue, don't forget to join us for the latest challenge at CASE-ing the Catty.  It's all about getting inspiration from the tags that are featured in the catalogue.

I used this sketch from page 28 to make a tag for a Christmas Cracker -
All is Calm Party Ensemble (MDS Digital Download)
 (Page 23)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Guest Designer at Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Collection - A Double Pocket Gift Card Holder for Preview Week

October is in full swing and that means the launch of the Holiday Collection at Create with Connie and Mary.  I'm happy to announce that I'll be joining them as a Guest Designer for this round and today marks the start of PREVIEW WEEK (October 5th -11th).  That means there will be lots of preview projects, blog candy, a chance to meet the Guest Designers and an opportunity to sign up for the Early Bird Special.

 Here's some more of what's in store -

• Holiday Collection 2014 runs October 11 - November 8
• Features Christmas and Winter Holiday Catalogue Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project ideas
• Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!
• The Holiday website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!

Create with Connie and Mary
Holiday Collection 2014

Early Bird Special
Only $24.95 USsave $5 off the
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I'm looking forward to having access to an amazing array of Christmas project ideas and playing with some new stamps and accessories over the holiday season.  Why don't you join me and subscribe today!

For preview week I have a little note card to share with you that I made using the new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies -

A Double Pocket Gift Card Holder

Inside View

 Instructions -

Add embellishments and ribbon attachment to the front of the card and gift card closures to the inside envelopes.  Pop in two gift cards for that special someone.  Ta dah!  So simple.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty #11 - Tags

Better late than never!  I finally managed to sneak a bit of time in my craft room to make a tag for the latest challenge at CASE-ing the Catty.

For CTC #11 we are CASE-ing the Tags from the Holiday Catalogue.

Endless Wishes Stamp Set (page 32)
Frosted Sequins (page 22) inside the shaker tag.

I combined two ideas - the round tag from page 24 and the shaker tag from page 30, to make my circular, snowflake and sequins shaker card.

I hope you can join us for our new 'look' challenges as we CASE our way through the Holiday Catty. We've also switched to FORTNIGHTLY challenges to allow people more time to submit an entry!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Little Vintage Vans

I made a blue version for my brother's 50th on the weekend and made a spare set using Real Red Polka Dot DSP.

The Card
The Gift Box

 The Gift Box could also be used as a Card Holder

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vintage Vans - Card and Gift Box

My brother turned 50 today and we celebrated his 'milestone' birthday at the Fifties Diner in Deloraine.  His hobby is restoring wooden vintage caravans so when I spotted these cutting files in the Silhouette Store, I just had to make a set for his birthday.

Happy Birthday, Andrew!
The Card 
 I made a little gift card holder for inside the card.
The Gift Box
The colour scheme is Marina Mist, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I used some Polka Dot DSP and ribbon from my retired stash and filled the little gift box with Jelly Bellies, Starburst Berries and Cola lollies. 

A while back I bought him an early birthday pressie (a book on vintage caravans) which inspired this card -

Thanks for visiting.  I've shown you the blue set and will be back again soon to share the red version that I also made.  Love my Silhouette Cameo!


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