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Birthday Party Favours

Alexander had his 3rd birthday party yesterday and I had fun making the party favour bags for him. I used one of my favourite stamp sets which was in a previous mini catalogue and I so hope they bring it in the next idea and product catalogue. It is called choo choo.

The reason for this post is to show how easy it is to make the bags with the Big Shot!

I cut out the card stock with the Bigz XL Fancy Favor – which means no cutting!!! as the Big Shot does it all for you, Then I stamped my images on the card…

Then with some sticky strip I folded it up, punched in two holes with my crop-a-dile, tied some great red riding hood ribbon to match the ink and filled with lollys and voila!


I used the inks Pacific Blue, Riding Hood Red, and Rich Razzleberry oh and of course Black.


July 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

From Go to Whoa (aka How to mount your stamps)

Mounting stamps with the new die cut stamps is really easy.

Everything comes in the stamp storage box. Pull out your die cut stamps and begin separating them. I find it best before I mount them to separate them all and check which stamp goes on which block to ensure I get the right sizes.

Once you have matched the stamps to their correct blocks, take off the baking paper and attach to the block in the position you want. You don’t have to put them in the middle, but you could put them to one side to help you when lining up stamping later.

You can trim the stamps closer if you like. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.

Now times to put the labels on.

I try and match the label with the position of the stamp on the other side.

Now last but not least don’t forget to label the box

And now the card…. I {heart} heart is from the summer mini and it has a punch that coordinates with it.

I made this card for my husband’s birthday and then since I had the card stock already cut up I experimented with another one. I CASED ideas from the mini catalogue and also the ribbon weaving from Expressions – the stampin’ up magazine.

Card Stock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze; Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red
Stamp Set: I {heart} Heart; Birthday Wish
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch; 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon; Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL, scissors

December 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

New Summer Mini Catalogue

The spring catalogue is coming to an end but fear not the new summer mini is about to start. Orders finish the end of November for the spring but here is a sneak preview of what you can look forward to in the summer catalogue.

Summer Mini Catalogue

I had fun making these two cards with the new sweet treat cups. I tried jelly beans first but they are a little big. Next time I will try jelly bellys which I almost bought but decided not to but I think they will fit better.

Jelly Beans

So then my husband went out and bought mini m&ms for me and they work much better but not sure how they will go in the post.

Mini m's

Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 1 3/4″ Punch, Sweet Treat Cups, Stampin’ Dimensionals

November 12, 2009 at 7:21 am 1 comment

Good Friend

This is a new stamp set in the idea book and catalogue which is quite versatile. It can be a birdie or a whale.


Card:Riding Hood Red; Baja Breeze; Whisper White; Pacific Point
Ink: Baja Breeze; Pacfic Point
stamp sets: Good Friend
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch; Paper Snips; SNAIL.

Turn it the other direction and add a beak and legs and you have a bird.

Happy Birthday Bird

Card: Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss; Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette (Part of this year’s In Color series), stampin’ write markers (bold brights), versamark
stamp sets: Bitty Birthday; Good Friend
Accessories: Paper Snips, SNAIL

Two simple cards… Just stamp, cut and attach to the card. In the case of the bird I tried to stamp the legs onto card and cut them out but they didn’t give me the look I wanted so I just stamped straight onto the card and layered the bird’s body on top.

I CASED the idea of the bird saying Happy Birthday from the idea book.

July 29, 2009 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Alexander’s Birthday

Alexander's Birthday Card

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, More Mustard; Whisper White
Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities; Bitty Birthday
Card: Pacific Point; Whisper White
Accessories: Scissors; Hodgepodge Hardware; Dimensionals; SNAIL

I love this set. It was lent to me by Kelly and I had great fun creating Alexander’s Birthday Card and another one which unfortunately I gave away before scanning.

I tore the bottom edge of the front of the card and stamped a line of stars below it. I stamped the stars in different colours and the moon in Summer Sun on Whisper White. I cut out the moon and stars and layered them over the card front. I then placed the brad and voila all done.

July 20, 2009 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Alexander’s Birthday Invitations

Red Card

Blue Card

Card: Real Red; Baja Breeze; Whisper White; Very Vanilla; Brilliant Blue
Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue
stamp sets: Bitty Birthday; Pleas Come
Accessories: stampin’ write markers (bold brights), SNAIL, Spiral Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Cutter

This took a bit of thinking. I originally just stamped the bitty birthday pictures onto small squares and backed it with matching card and stamped the please come directly onto the main card but that didn’t look good so then I stamped onto a rectangle of either white or vanilla and rounded every corner or used the spiral punch down the left hand side. It still looked too plain and I thought about using ribbon and then decided to cut strips of white or vanilla with a strip down the middle of either real red or brilliant blue. I then stamped the please come in either the red or blue to match the card stock and then used the SNAIL to place everything on the main card of red or baja breeze.

Now to use my stampin’ write markers to put in all the details. I also used the markers to colour in the pictures – using the two main colours of red and blue again. I tried other colours but it looked better just sticking to two colours.

June 1, 2009 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Birthday Card

I am going to a 3rd birthday party on the weekend for fairy princes and princesses – ok Alexander has been invited but I am taking him.

I was lost for a card to design. I am quite pleased with the card – it isn’t anything fantastic but I am happy. My dilemma was how to give the little girl fairy wings…

Fairy Birthday

So I grabbed my heartfelt thanks stamp set, used my stampin’ write markers, inked up a flower petal and stamped. Then coloured in with my pastels and blender pens. I thought it worked quite well. It’s not my best card but I am happy how the fairy worked out. *grin* I am just looking at the Family Accessories Too which are in the new catalogue which include a lovely little fairy crown.

fairy wings

I decorated the background with the butterflies stamp from sprinkles in versamark and pink pirouette.

It looked unbalanced with the Happy Birthday in the top left hand corner, so I stamped her name in the bottom right. I outlined the happy birthday with a frame from the hodgepodge set after using the crop-a-dile to punch holes and brads to hold it in place.

Card: Pink Pirouette
Ink: versamark, pink pirouette, basic black
stamp sets: All in the family, Heartfelt thanks, retired birthday set and simple serif mini alphabet, sprinkles
Accessories: Pastels, stampin’ write markers, Hodgepodge Hardware, crop-a-dile, Scallop circle

May 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

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