Onstage Team Gifts Part Two

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Yesterday I shared some gift boxes that I created for the Just Add Ink girls for Stampin’ Up!s Onstage Event last year.

I made the following gifts for my roomies.

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My big shot got quite a workout with all the flowers, leaves and sentiments I cut, but I propped myself on the kitchen table and watched TV at the same time.  The bags I’ve used are Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the flowers and leaves are cut with Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  The sentiment is cut with Hello You Thinlits.

If you’re wondering what’s in the bag – look below.  I found the cutest foldable rubbish bins on ebay.  They’re the perfect size for my desk and for when I hold workshops.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Onstage Team Gifts

Hey Everyone

I made some gifts for my fellow Just Add Ink Design Team members for Stampin’ Up!s Onstage Event last year (yes, last year).  I only just found the photos and thought it better late than never in sharing them.

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are filled with chocolate eclairs and ferrero rochers.  I chose these chocolates because of the gold packaging – they matched the gold spots on the designer series paper from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.  I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock and then a strip of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.  I then tied a bow with some Gold Ribbon, added a strip of gold sequins and used a glue dot to adhere them under the flowers.

My flowers are from my favourite (but soon to be retired) stamp set called Penned and Painted.  I stamped the flower in Basic Black and the centre is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.  The outline of the leaves is also stamped in Basic Black and the centre is stamped with Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  To finish them off I added a “For You” sentiment from a stamp set that I can’t quite remember at the moment – because it was last year and my memory is shocking……

I hope you like them.  I’ll be back tomorrow with some more gifts that I made for the same event.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #270

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This weeks Just Add Ink inspiration pic is all about Christmas.  If you’re like me and leave everything until the last minute, this challenge will hopefully inspire you to get going early on your Christmas projects.

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I received my Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board a few weeks ago and thought it was time to give it a go.

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While I had the papers and stamp sets out, I decided to make up some simple gift cards to go with my gift bag. They measure 7cm x 7cm when made up.  They are busy, but not as busy as my gift bag as people don’t tend to keep gift cards and I didn’t want to waste the ribbon or bling!

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #257

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week and I found the following pictures that I hope will inspire you.

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I LOVE these colours and knew I wanted to make a vintagey tag.  I found some scrap pieces of DSP that I could use.  No matter how much DSP I try and use, my piles of it never seem to diminish.

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We would love to see what you create with this challenge – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #230 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #332

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I saw the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary was to make a Gift Card Holder and decided I could make a head start on my Christmas gift card/money holders.  I’ve combined this challenge with the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts – they’re the perfect colours for Christmas!

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I have a confession – I’ve never used this retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stocking Die before. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that buys products thinking I’m going to use them – only for them to sit in the cupboard for possibly 3 years??? I made sure I used my new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the envelope with Endless Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar and the sentiment is from my Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies. Quick and easy!

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And look! I made more than one!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Creative Blog Hop

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Something a little different from me today.  I’m participating in the Creative Blog Hop – a continuous hop that happens every Monday where creative people all around the world share a little bit about themselves and their creative processes.  As part of the Blog Hop there are four questions to be answered and then at the end, we get to tag other crafters, that will then repeat the process the following Monday.

I’ve been tagged by one of my fellow Just Add Ink Design Team members – Nikki Spencer.  I met Nikki through blogland but got the opportunity to finally meet face-to-face in May of last year at our Annual Stampin’ Up! Convention.  She, along with all the girls at JAI, made me feel so welcome and instantly part of the team.  Nikki is incredibly talented and I’m in awe of her gorgeous creations.  Head over to her blog and check out how talented she is.

1. What am I working on now?

Being on three design teams, I’ve always got design team samples on the go.  After that, I’ve got my favourite challenges that I love playing along with –  lately there doesn’t seem to be enough time to enter them all.  Also after having a conversation with my mum on the weekend I decided it was time to start working on my Christmas projects as she has an upcoming market that I want to help out with.  So with that in mind – I’ve created the projects below (it was only as I was uploading my photos did I realise how hard Smoky Slate and Soft Sky were to photograph!).

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I had to think about this one long and hard…..  I don’t even really know what my genre is as I’ve been mixing it up lately.  Originally I thought my style was vintagey/shabby chic, but lately I’ve been creating with a bit more of a cleaner style.  With all of my cards, I do tend to over-layer (don’t think that qualifies for it’s own style though!).  Who knows – by Christmas I may even change it up and become a Clean and Simple designer! lol.  I guess my style changes for the different challenges I enter.

3. Why do I create what I do?

I’ve been creating for about 6 years.  Before this, I had no interest in anything crafty, so it still surprises me that I’m addicted to this hobby. I head out to my craft room every chance I get and find it relaxes me.  I finally have “my time”.

4. How does my creative process work?

I find my inspiration from challenges.  I’m always searching for a great sketch or a pretty colour combo – if I can, I try and combine both of these together.

Here’s some Christmas cards that I’ve been working on:

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Here I’ve created a gift tag and a gift card/money holder:

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Here’s a close up of the gift card/money holder made with the envelop punch board.  They’re so quick and easy to whip up.
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I was on a roll with Christmas projects and decided to create a simple gift tag with leftovers that I had sitting on my desk.

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Now this is the part where I send you off to the next person on the blog hop – but unfortunately I didn’t find anyone to hop to.  If there’s anyone out there that would like to join in, let me know and I edit this post and have you join in for 29th September.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Card In a Box Class

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I’ve been a bit quiet here for a about a week now as I have just attended Stampin’ Up!s South Pacific Annual Convention.  I’ve had a total ball and am completely beside myself because I’m soooooo tired.  I’m in desperate need of a sleep in.

The projects I’m sharing today are from a class that I held just before I came to convention.  My class girls requested a card in a box – hmmmmm.  I am yet to make one mainly because I’m not a fan of 3D stuff but succumbed because they really wanted it.  Here’s the link to the youtube video I followed to get the measurements for my card.  We also made a matching gift bag that we created out of an envelope.

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Here’s a close up of the card in a box.

 

 

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This is a photo of the card when it’s close flat.  I played with this for ages to try and get it as pretty closed as what it is when it’s opened.

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And finally, one of the gift bag.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle