Friday, February 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies Card in a Box and a Valentine Box

Well I finally jumped on the popular "Card in a Box" trending at the moment but instead of a "flowery" one I opted for the sooo cute Stampin' Up! stamp set Zoo Babies. The Valentine one is for my daughter. They are fun and easy to make, I was quite surprised because they do look a little on the difficult side! We did the Zoo Babies one in my class yesterday and whilst there is quite a bit of fussy cutting for the zoo babies I think the result was worth it and everyone else liked it too. Well the weekend is nearly here.....yay! Thanks for looking............Sue :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Recycling ideas for using Stampin' Up! Brown paper and cardboard packaging.

I was inspired by a friend to see what little gift packaging ideas I could come up with for a fundraiser, so to keep costs down and funds raised higher I decided to have a play with recycling the brown paper packaging that comes in our order boxes (we love our big brown boxes and some of the other cardboard packaging. I did a little bit of stamping and embellishing with some of my other left over bits and pieces and came up with these ideas! In the middle picture the bottom box is actually one of Stampin' Up! Kraft gift boxes (ready to assemble) so I made the similar one above it out of cardboard and recycled acetate sheet, used the fringe scissors to make the brown paper shredding and just added a bit of embellishment. Enjoy what's left of your weekend and thanks for looking......Sue :)
P.S. Don't forget Sale-A-Bration has started so for every $90 worth of Stampin' Up! product ordered you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Male and Female Valentine's Card Ideas made with Stampin' Up!

Here's some "His n Hers" Valentines cards we will be making in my class this week. Have to say I'm not really into much Hooohaa for Valentines Day and I don't have much in the way of Valentine's sentiment stamps but I think the ones I have used work fine and all anyone needs to do is write a happy valentine message inside. They could also work for another ocassion as well! I was pleased with my male card when it was finished I think it much more "blokey" than "mushy" and I had fun playing with the new Stampin' Up! Gold embossed vellum papers for the female card! Thanks for looking, hope everyone's off to a great start to the week!............Sue :)