Handmade Home Decor using Lovely Lipstick Foil

I have been refreshing my craft room in recent months and am totally in love with the stunning sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I love pink and this foil is just beautiful!

This home decor design is super simple but I love how few supplies you actually to need to make a beautiful addition like this to your home, and the best part is, it’s all handmade!

In person, the vibrant, lush foil looks fabulous against the crisp white background and frame. The white ornate frame is an old Heidi Swapp frame that I’ve been looking to re-purpose for some time, and I love how the bold pink words look in it.

Remember there is still time to earn this gorgeous foil paper for FREE when you place a £45 order in my online shop – but only until Sunday! xx

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Frosted Floral Gift Tags

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

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Another Wonderful Year Christmas Gift Tag & Gift Box Set

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

MEASUREMENTS

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″

 

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Another Wonderful Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Broadway Bound Father Christmas Bag

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

MEASUREMENTS

  • 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″

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Onstage Swaps November 2018 – Mini Exploding Boxes

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 😘

MEASUREMENTS

BOX

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″

LID

1 x piece of DSP measuring 3″ x 3″

Score at 3/4″ on all 4 sides

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Merci Chocolate Treat Holder using Snowfall Thinlits Dies

My family love Merci chocolates so I thought I would create some pretty treat holders as table decorations for Christmas Day.

As you know I am totally in love with the limited edition Snowfall Thinlits dies (only available to purchase until the end of November) as well as copper foil, so these treat holders make me happy!!

I also thought they could make for beautiful wedding favours and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Click play on the video below to see how I made them.

Hope you enjoy making these treat holders and thanks so much for stopping by today xx

Measurements

1 x piece of cardstock or DSP measuring 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″

Score at 1.5″, rotate cardstock 180 degrees and score again at 1.5″

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Rooted in Nature – scrapbooking for Father’s Day

It has been the busiest year ever, and keeping up with my 14 month old son has left me less time than I would like, to share my crafting with you all! The brand new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue has been such a treat though, and I am just starting to play with all my beautiful new goodies! I have never been much of a scrap booker in the past, but with so many precious moments to capture with my family, I have decided to make a special effort this year, to scrap book whenever I can!

Recently it was Father’s Day in the UK, so it seemed like the perfect time to kick off my scrapbook album. This is a picture of my husband Ben and son Grayson in a photo shoot we did in the week following Grayson’s 1st birthday. He is never happier than when he is sitting on his daddy’s shoulders!!

I wanted to keep the theme neutral rather than flowery, so decided on the new Rooted in Nature Bundle. Oh my word, this Bundle is absolutely stunning!! The stamped images are just gorgeous with my favourite being the detailed leaves. Orange is my husband’s favourite colour, so I mounted the photo on a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock and went with coastal cabana, blackberry bliss, merry merlot and call me clover, for the background stamping. I added some pumpkin pie accents using Timeless Textures which remains a firm favourite of mine. The gold heat embossing and black die cuts add texture and dimension along with a more masculine vibe.  The ‘amazing’ was die cut using the Celebrate You thinlit dies, and the black patterned accent pieces were cut using the Flourish thinlits dies.

Just love how it all came together. I’ve also realised scrapbooking is a great way to combine and showcase different stamp sets easily, so am looking forward to sharing more of this with you in the coming months xx

Playful Pyramid Pals

So my playful pals stamp set and pyramid pals thinlets had been sitting on my crafting shelf for a while. I was beyond excited to start having some fun with these pals, it’s just that I knew that once I started playing, I wouldn’t be able to stop and I was so right! My nephew’s 4th birthday party seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this awesome bundle and I went to town. I created far too many pals to talk about individually but I will give special mention to my favourite ones:

The Frog

I started with the frog and he was so simple to make but so adorable! I started by stamping his eyes onto whisper white cardstock and coloured the eyelids in with a garden green stampin’ marker. I then took a piece of 6” x 6” garden green cardstock and ran it through my big shot using the pyramid thinlet and I cut out the eyes and leg using those matching dies at the same time. You only get one die for each body part so you just need to run them through again to get another. Once I had my pyramid base cut out, I stamped the froggies’ smile onto the front part of the pyramid, adhered three sides of the pyramid together using tear and tape and left the fourth back part open. This cleverly folds into the back part of the pyramid without the need for glue which means you can fill your pals with treats and access them easily whilst preserving your pal! Finally I attached his eyes and legs using fast fuse.

The Pig

My pig was constructed in exactly the same way as the frog, except I used blushing bride cardstock for the pyramid base and his eyes were stamped directly onto the front of the pyramid. His ears and nose were cut from the matching dies in blushing bride glimmer paper. He was a cutie.

The Cow

To make the cow’s pyramid base, I cut my pyramid base from whisper white cardstock. I then mounted three different sized ‘spot’ stamps onto one clear acrylic block and stamped the spots in memento black ink all over the cardstock to create the cow pattern. If any of the stamped spot images were not entirely crisp, I filled in these parts with a basic black stampin’ marker. I coloured the outer part of his ears in using the same black marker and finally cut the nose from pink pirouette cardstock and coloured in his eyelids also in pink pirouette.

Once all my pals were made, I filled them with sweeties ready to distribute to a hungry bunch of 4 year olds. Don’t get me wrong, the kids loved their pals and I was delighted to see them opening them up and eating the goodies. But nothing could have quite prepared me for the parents, who seemed more taken with the pals than the kids! So fun to make, and adored by all, you just have to give these a go!! xx