Friday, 12 March 2010

Thinking outside of the (gift) box

Sorry for the lack of posts, it's been (yet another) hectic week. Yesterday I spent all day at a Stampin' Up! event - yes ALL day... from 10am to 10pm! But it was brilliant. I learned loads, met lots of lovely people, won prizes (!) and received some fantastic swap cards, which I will share with you when I get chance to photograph them in daylight (I don't think daylight is on the agenda for today, by the look of things outside).

Meanwhile, here is my second attempt to use my stamps in a different way. I stamped the “bubbles” from Circle Circus repeatedly (I use the Stamp-a-ma-jig® to get them close together without overlapping) and then cut out a rectangular shape from the stamped area. A simple strip of ribbon and a bow turns this into a present. An easy card for anyone, including those tricky beasts, men, if you create it in masculine colours. Although I don’t like to send a card with a present on it unless I’m actually giving someone a present – are you with me on that one or not?

Stamps: Circle Circus, A Bit of Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Rose Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Corner Rounder

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  1. This is divine! I am still so new to stamping ans so I live seeing how other folks use their stamps.

    Thanks for sharing Helen! x

  2. Love this one, may be a contender for the auction box Kate and I are doing!....Had a fab time last night AND won a prize!! See you saturday.

  3. Clever idea on your card.
    Hope the training was good fun.

  4. Clever! Can't wait to hear all the details of your SU event and prizes! CC

  5. This would be for the average guy aged 16-30 I would say. But mostly, guys don't actually care as much as they might think they do. As long as the woman are happy, a guy doesn't want for anything!

  6. This is brilliant ! I love the way it turned ! And beautiful colors.


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