I hope you are all enjoying the festivities of the season and the final countdown to Christmas – can you believe it is just 1 week away??! I feel totally unprepared but somehow the tree is up, the presents are wrapped and the cards have all been sent! I’ve no idea how it all got done but I’m so glad everything appears to be on schedule for now.
Today is a very special day for my husband Ben and I as we are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. Christmas has always been my favourite time of year so it seemed fitting to have a wedding to match. Some people say their wedding day is a bit of a blur, but I remember every detail of my wedding as though it happened yesterday. In fact, I can’t understand where the last 10 years have gone!
I wanted to make a 10 year anniversary scrapbook page to mark this milestone in our lives – the photos are of us then and now. And the Frosted Floral suite was the perfect way to adorn the page. I have loved using every part of this gorgeous suite.
The great news is the First Frost stamp and die set will carry over to the next catalogue, but I will miss this beautiful Frosted Floral DSP so much. The colours of our wedding were red and gold for Christmas, so I used merry merlot for the mat layers and champagne foil as my chosen metallic foil paper. Gray Granite is prominent in the DSP and with the black and white photos, I thought champagne would be perfect with its warmer grey tones.
Of course, no scrapbook page (or any page for that matter) would be complete without a little Joyous Noel tranquil tide glimmer paper. I rarely buy products when they are retiring. but I must admit to stocking up on another pack of this stunning paper!
A lot has changed for us over the past 10 years – people have come into and gone out of our lives. The most important newcomer has been our gorgeous little boy Grayson who is now 20 months old. We feel so blessed to have him. Times have been testing, but our love for one another remains just the same.
Every year, my mum helps her church at Christmas time. They lay on an amazing Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings for people who find themselves on their own at this time of the year.
This year, my mum and I are organising the event together, and one of my jobs was to put together the Christmas gifts for every attendee. Such a huge responsibility!
I was pleased with the way these tags turned out. When you’ve got 120 gift bags to put together, punches make life so much simpler!
The Christmas sentiment from Flourish Filigree is gorgeous and the beautiful burlap ribbon perfectly coordinates with the tag and theme. Most of the supplies to create this gift packaging are now in the year end close out sale so take a look by clicking on the products listed below.
Making up these gift bags was such a labour of love – I adored being able to add a piece of myself and Stampin’ Up! to each and every gift. I hope they will be well received by the recipients on Christmas Day xx
Healing Hugs is such a beautiful and classic stamp set. The single rose image is so striking all by itself, little else is needed. But for this card I decided to pair it with the gorgeous Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder.
The poppy parade and gray granite colourway makes for a cheery get well soon card. Love how simple and elegant this card turned out to be xx
I love the entire Frosted Floral Suite so making a set of Christmas tags using this beautiful set was a must!
I wanted to keep the colours and design of these tags less traditional and more feminine, whilst still being easy to replicate.
I opted for a rich razzleberry, blackberry bliss and gorgeous grape colour way, set against either a galvanized metallic or sparkle glimmer stitched circle.
I added a subtle silver foil sprig for some interest, and those boxwood wreath embellishments just pop against the tags. The iridescent wreath is currently on sale while stocks last so click on the picture of them below to go straight to my online shop!
Love the simplicity and winter berry colours of these tags, hope you do too xx
This week is all about Christmas tags, and these ones are super cute and easy to put together. I love the stitched shapes framelits dies and how gorgeous these square ones look layered up together.
Although I stayed with a merry merlot/tranquil tide and copper theme throughout, I absolutely love the design break with the buffalo check background stamp. So beautiful, why did I wait so long to use it?!
Having made 6 gorgeous tags, I just had to make a matching box to hold them all in!
Click play on the video below to see how to make the buffalo check tag & tag box.
Hope you love this tag gift set as much as I do, thanks for stopping by today xx
TAG GIFT BOX BASE
- 1 x piece of cardstock 4-1/8″ x 7″
- SCORE at 3/4″ on all 4 x sides
TAG GIFT BOX WRAP
- 1 x piece of cardstock measuring 5-5/8″ x 7-3/4″
- on LONG side score @ 2-3/4″, 3.5″, 6-1/4″, 7″
This Christmas Card was inspired by the Frosted Floral Banner I made and posted on my blog last week. Tranquil Tide is one of my favourite colours and this glimmer paper is truly stunning.
I chose one of the more subtle designs in the Frosted Floral DSP pack and just love how that beautiful glimmer paper pops against that soft shimmery background DSP.
Aside from the die cutting of my large letters, this card was so quick and easy to put together and the result is simple yet stunning. The papers do all the work for you! Even the die cutting was quick as you are able to run all your letters through the big shot at once. The end result is a WOW card for minimal effort and you’ve gotta love those 😉
Thanks for stopping by today xx
I am trying to be organized this year with Christmas presents and making all my own gift packaging, and wanted to make some Christmas treat bags for under the tree.
These bags are tall and sized to hold a 125g Lindt chocolate Father Christmas, but they are large enough to hold an abundance of most types of Christmas confectionary or maybe bottled gifts.
I wanted a change from Christmas DSP and it occurred to me that the Broadway Bound DSP could easily double up as Christmas Paper with all those beautiful Metallics.
Love these bags as an alternative, more contemporary take on a Father Christmas style bag.
Click play on the video below to see how I made them xx
- Take a piece of DSP that measures 9″ x 10″
- On the SHORT side, score @ 1-3/4″, 4-1/4″, 6″, 8.5″
- On the LONG side, score @ 1-3/4″
A fellow demonstrator asked the members of our team if we could send a handmade card to a brave young girl who is facing a tough journey ahead.
I wanted to get involved and decided to use Floral Frames and that simple yet lovely sentiment, ‘sending love’ on my card. I love it when sentiments are easy to use and you can convey a lot with just a few words.
I kept the design very simple and coloured in the flowers with my Stampin’ blends before adhering the frame itself to a corrugated mat. What a fabulous embossing folder, uber chic!
Never underestimate the power of a handmade card. I hope this one lifts Evelyne’s spirits and brightens her day 😘 xx
Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
I have LOVED this season’s Frosted Floral DSP and will miss it so much when it retires. Here in the UK, inventory is already very low so if it’s on your wish list make sure you order it soon!
I decided to make a banner with it so I can continue to admire this gorgeous paper long after it’s gone!
I chose blackberry bliss for my banner base as its a great match for the colours in my lounge and the colours of the baubles on my Christmas Tree.
One thing I haven’t used enough of until now, is that stunning tranquil tide glimmer paper. I love how elegant those large sparkly letters look in that beautiful colour way.
Really enjoyed trying my hand at some home decor for a change. Hope you like the way it turned out as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by today xx
Last weekend was Onstage Local where we celebrated Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary. I was able to meet with lots of other demonstrators, got sneak peaks of future product releases and of course, took part in the time honored tradition of swapping!
I had so much fun putting these mini exploding boxes together as my swaps, and whilst the concept is nothing new, I never get tired of the element of surprise they bring!
My mini treat boxes are designed to hold one Ferraro rocher.
Such a fabulous onstage event, I’m already excited about the next one! Thanks for stopping by today 😘
1 x piece of cardstock measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″
Score at 1.5″ & 3″
Rotate 90 degrees & score again at 1.5″ & 3″
1 x piece of DSP measuring 3″ x 3″
Score at 3/4″ on all 4 sides