Monday, 19 March 2018

Springtime Foils Week Part 1: Mixed Metallics gift bags

No Mix It Up Monday project today as I’m working on a super-secret crafting project so have no time for any other crafting.

Instead, it’s Springtime Foils week here on AllThingsStampy, as I show you some projects using the gorgeous Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration).

These are the gift bags everybody received at my All-Day Craftathon on 10th March. I really milked the “mixed metallics” trent here with these gorgeous gold-striped bags, some silver glimmer paper and the Springtime Foils DSP which I sponged in Flirty Flamingo and *gasp* Peche Fraiche. The strip was brayered in black to give the copper dots a striking background.

Each bag contained a pretty guest soap, but my friend and helper Kelly needed a bigger gift, in a bigger package, so I made her this...

For the body of the pouch I used the beautiful floral sheet from Springtime Foils, and didn’t ink it or sponge it or colour it at all. It’s just beautiful as it is.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Caturday: Ajax

Sorry for the late post but I ’ve been out today, crafting with Ajax and his Mum, who is one of my downlines. He doesn’t look too happy about having his picture taken, does he?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Flirty Flowers envelope pouch

The final project of the day from my All-Day Craftathon last weekend was this clever pouch made from three standard envelopes. I found the idea on the blog of a Dutch demonstrator called Carmen Morris and adapted it for the lovely Petal Passion Designer Series Papers and Flirty Flowers stamp set.

This paper is so versatile because you can stamp on it and make it fit any colour scheme you like. It’s black and white, so we stamped extra leaves (from Petal Palette) in Lemon Lime Twist to bring the colour scheme together. 

What I forgot to photograph was the flip-down section on the left inside the pouch - this is another little pocket which is just sized perfectly for a gift card or a packet of postage stamps.

Inside the left pocket of the pouch are these cute little notecards. You’ll find these in the Spring/Summer catalogue but they fall into the “I don’t think they wanted you to see them” category, as they are pretty well hidden on page 19. So if, like me, you tend to skip the Valentine’s stuff, you’ll miss them!

In the right hand pocket is this slim notebook which is simply covered in a piece of DSP. We had to avoid any bulk on this, and on the note cards, otherwise they wouldn’t fit inside the pockets, which are simply envelopes so not particularly roomy.

It’s a fun project which can be adapted to include all kinds of goodies – hop on over to Carmen’s blog to see what she put inside hers!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Tutti Frutti notecards Panda pouch

This project, from my All-Day Craftathon at the weekend, used the Tutti Frutti Notecards from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Everybody made four cards, one in each colour, and an envelope box to put them in. Stamp set? Party Pandas of course!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Petal Palette candle and pocket card

This week I will be showing you the projects from my All-Day Craftathon at the weekend. There were three classes throughout the day, in no particular order. This one was ideal for Mother’s Day, or could be used for other occasions, to. There’s a candle in a box, and a pocket card. Guests could choose their colours as they each had all of the 2017-19 In Colors at their disposal...

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Caturday: Walk cat

Met this sweet little cat on a lunchtime walk the other day. She (I think it's a she) was very happy to be stroked, and didn't try to follow me home, which is a bonus.

Friday, 9 March 2018

This Little Piggy... can fly

Only an idiot would make a set of cards and only photograph the top once once it’s in its acetate box, right? Well that’s what this idiot did, so you’ll just have to imagine the rest. I love these piggies and the way this one is flying on a watercoloured background really makes it pop out of the page.

Off for more All-Day Craftathon preparations... it’s happening tomorrow!

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