Wednesday, 29 April 2015

2015 Convention Swaps - Treat boxes made with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Can you guess the Colours used?

Hi Everyone
I thought I would show you one of my swaps for Stampin' Up Convention this year. It is being held on the Gold Coast and I will show pictures from there soon.
Last year I missed a combined day that Teneale & Marelle held. I loved the little treat boxes that Marelle had for the day. You can see the picture of them on Marelle's blog.

I thought they would make a great swap for Convention ( thanks Marelle for the idea). A lot of demonstrators bring a cardfront or whatever they have made to swap. It is a great time to meet new people and to catch up with old friends.

I cut a variety of cardstock  and used the Colour family DSP that matched.
Here is what I did:

1. Cut a strip of cardstock  measuring 5cm wide by 17.8cm long

2. Cut a strip of matching DSP measuring 3.2cm by 15.6cm long

3. Put the end of the cardstock into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punch both ends, making sure I feed the cardstock in evenly.(I turn the punch over to ensure that it is flush and even on both sides see below)

Turn over feed in,even then punch

Harder to see that you have it even when punching this way up

Note: To get the measurements to score at I placed the three tic tacs inside the c'stock  and pressed it around them, which made a mark on each side at the bottom of tic tacs, then pressed at the top on each side and pushed down on top which gave another mark. (see my very rough template made from copy paper)You could do this with any treat that is in a box - need to measure the treats and adapt measurements.

4. I then placed it on the SU cutter and scored the measurements that I had worked out.

Used a thin piece of cardstock to butt the punched end against to ensure I had the same measurements each time.

5. I placed the DSP around the sides of the cardstock(with treats inside) and slightly pressed at the corners.

Not finished yet - no tag or flowers! Still in production phase
6. I then used the 2-Way Glue Pen on both sides of cardstock and some down the edge of the DSP where it wraps over itself.

7. Place three of the Tic Tacs or other little treats inside cardstock and then wrap the DSP around.

8. Punch out some little flowers and some words to place on the front.

9. Some ribbon to tie the two sides together. Or you could use a small peg like Marelle has with a bow on top.

Now here is the finished swaps with my sister's dachshund  "Ginger" assisting, she is so cute but bosses all the cattle dogs around!

Will put a list up of product required when I return from Convention!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Retired List starts 21/4/2015

Hello everyone just letting you know that the Retired List is out. You can click on the icon on my right side tool bar which will take you to the list.
If you want to order anything, get in quick.

If you ordered the 2013- 2015 In Colour stamp pads or the Cardstock & Pad Kit be sure to order the ink refills as they go quick... see picture below and go check your stash to see what you have.

If you want to order any retiring items text or ring me on my mobile

0400 883 897 

or you can click on my Shop Now button and then click on the shop located in top right hand corner.

Then either sign in or register

Away you go

Maree xx

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 15

Hello and welcome to our next blog hop we had a lovely three week break due to Easter but was I prepared definitely not....too many other things were happening over Easter. You may have hopped across from the delightful Marlene's blog and I am sure she had a wonderful card to show us all. 

Here is the sketch Teneale has given us

Here is my card - I kept it simple.
I immediately turned the card sideways , used Real Red & Basic Black cardstock.
I gold embossed the circle stamp onto the Real Red cardstock - then attached them to the Sahara Sand lace.Used the Hello U thinlits and cut the word thanks from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (I would have done the words in gold but had used it all...sigh!).

Before we go just a quick pic of a frazzled mother who wants her baby to grow and not return to her pouch. I love how he wants to stay secure even thou mum's pouch is nearly on the ground! He only lasted another week then was stopped from hopping in. You may see that next time.

Thank you for stopping by

Now it is onto Narelle  to see what she has in store for us

If you would like to see what I have used to make this card the items are listed below.
If you click on the pictures they will take you to my online store.
Your order can then be delivered direct to you.

If you have any problems give me a call or send a text to my mobile

0400 883 897

or you can send a note to my e-mail address

Thank you for stopping by

Maree xx
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