Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Happy Birthday card using A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper

I made this card for a friend of mine Sasha, who is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It was her birthday earlier this month and I wanted to send her a surprise. Sasha has a blog too so please go and check it out by clicking here.

The paper is just so cute I had to use it again. I never feel pressure to over embellish a card and this is one of those simple cards that I like to make.

My last project used the same Designer Series Paper and also featured the colour grey - if you missed it, take a look at it by clicking here. Its interesting to see how different colours paired with grey look so different. Grey is very versatile and I have been meaning for ages to try it with yellow. I love this version which uses two greys - Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Pool Party.

That's it from me today. I hope to be back in the next week or two. Unfortunately I have WiFi issues at home so I am blogging from work on my lunch break today.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

International Project Highlights Visual Blog Hop showcasing A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack

Welcome to our International Project Highlights using current Stampin' Up!® Products. We have all created a gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see more photos of our projects. If you scroll down to the end of this blog post, you can see the gallery of all of our projects. This will be shown on every blog that you click on.

My project today is a thank you gift that I made for my downline Aimee who is now a qualified Stampin' Up! recruit. I decided to make her a handmade gift and present it to her at the recent Onstage Local event in Telford, directly after I had to stand up for being in the cateogry of having 1-4 qualified recruits.

I decided to use the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack as the main feature of my project. Isn't this pattern just too cute? I might just have to get the coordinating stamp and punch now!

I love the colour grey (grey IS the new black - you heard it here). In fact most of my house is now grey and what I love about it is how an additional pop of colour can really transform it from looking dull into something that looks very cool. Why don't you give it a try in your projects - it looks great with most colours!

For today's project I've used Basic Gray and Sweet Sugarplum and I LOVE it. I used Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to die cut the word congrats using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. In real life, I think it looks so much better alongside the Sweet Sugarplum, unfortunately this image just does not do it justice.

I made a matching box to go along with the card which was to hold a EOS Lip Balm that I picked up when I was in the states a few months ago. You can pick them up from Amazon too.

This little box is perfect for holding this lip balm and I would like to credit my friend Sam Hammond aka Pootles for this fab design - if you haven't see Sam's version already, visit her blog by clicking here.

I changed a couple of things from Sam's design - I used different colours, I added a layer to the lid of the box and I used the same pattern DSP for the lid as I did for the rest of the box. I also added the fabulously sparkly Glitter Ribbon which is in the current Autumn Winter Catalogue. I'm on my second pack already and I will be really sad to see this go.

I also gifted a Stampin' Pad too and popped it in a retired gift bag with some more of that lovely ribbon. 

Now, my bows aren't ever that great, but I really find this particular ribbon so much more enjoyable to tie into a bow than any other ribbon - my bows still need some work but I'm happy with how they turned out.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss, so make sure you visit the blogs in the list below and let us know you visited our blogs by leaving a comment. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators around the world!