Open Sea Box

The Open Sea set from the Summer Mini Catalogue (p18 ) is fast becoming my favourite stamp set of choice for male cards/gifts.  I just love this set as it makes me think of my dad – he was in the Navy for 20 years and also used to make model ships.  I made this box for my dad and it held a gift card for him for Christmas.

 I coloured in the ship using a blender pen and ink, here is a close up:

The box is shaped like a book and you open it by pulling on the bookmark, click HERE to see my other book box with more photos. 

Cheers Deb

Merry Christmas

I received this fantastic Christmas gift this week from my friend Irene – sending you a big “Thank You”.  In the bag is a yummy Christmas tree made from ginger bread star cookies and icing.  I considered hiding it from my family so I could have it all to myself but… I shared it and we all loved it!  I might try to make some of these next year.

We have been out to see the beautiful Christmas lights tonight and have a busy day planned tomorrow catching up with everyone in the family.

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 

Cheers Deb

Merry Christmas from Owen

Today I wish to share with you a card my son Owen made for himself for Christmas!  He liked his card so much that he didn’t want to give to anybody – I feel like that too sometimes!

Owen also wanted me to put a picture of the card on my blog and let everyone know that he did this all by himself and he is only six years old. 

Owen also made little christmas cards for his class mates and did all the stamping, punching and writing!  Proud mum moment:

It is amazing what a year at school does… my little boy is growing up!  Let’s hope he keeps up his interest in stamping as he gets older.

Cheers Deb

Just Add Sparkle – JAI98

Wow – Christmas is a busy time of year! I got my Christmas cards done early but have been busy making Christmas gifts and attending various Christmas functions!  I can’t wait for Christmas day so I can just sit around and rest… before hitting the shops for those boxing day sales!

More about my project today… Just Add Sparkle is this weeks Just Add Ink #98 Challenge.  It was the perfect inspiration for me to make my last teacher’s gift.  I made a trip to IKEA a few weeks ago and purchased a number of these cute little jars.  They are quick to decorate and look great with the Christmas M&M’s inside.  The sparkly glimmer paper is from the Summer Mini Catalogue and I used the stamp set Perfect Punches (p95 IB&C).

I will post more of my Christmas gifts and end of year teacher gifts soon.

Cheers Deb

Project Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Perfect Punches
  • Card: Whisper White, red glimmer paper and silver glimmer paper
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Accessories/Tools: dimensionals, paper snips, sticky strip, mini glue dots, basic jewel rhinestones, 3.2mm Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, 1.3cm Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon, 6cm Scallop punch, 4.4cm Circle punch, 3.2cm Circle punch and 3.5cm Circle punch.

Book Gift Box – CCMC180

My favourite new stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue is The Open Sea stamp set (p18 mini).  I used the set to make this Book Gift Box with the Well Worn designer Series paper (p129 IB&C).  I based my layout for the front of the box from the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge CCMC180.

For the map of the world, I first gave it a quick colour in using inks then covered it in crystal effects.  Here is a close up look:

The box opens when you pull the bookmark:

Cheers Deb

Project Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: The Open Sea
  • Card: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, sponges, paper snips, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, hemp twine, sticky strip, crystal effects, cutter kit distressing tool, crop-a-dial, color spritzer tool, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and First Edition Speciality paper.

Merry & Type Christmas Gift

I recently attended our Avid Inkers Christmas party and I made this for my Kris Kringle gift.  The coasters are made to place a photo in them but I decided to decorate them using the Merry & Type Stamp Set (p19 IB&C) and Letters to Santa DSP (p130 IB&C). 

Here is a close up of the coasters:

Cheers Deb

December Frenzy & New Summer Mini

Do you like bargains?  Are you behind on your Christmas Shopping? 

Then Stampin’ Up! has a deal for you with a frenzy of savings for December.  Take advantage of some great savings for yourself or choose a present for a friend or relative at great price.

See the list below of products on sale–with discounts ranging from 30 to 50 percent!

Page

Description

Discount

Retail Price

Sale Price

22

Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set

50%

$39.95

$19.98

22

Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set

50%

$49.95

$24.98

28

I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set

40%

$42.95

$25.77

35

Got Treats Wood-Mount Set

40%

$40.95

$24.57

42

Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set

40%

$44.95

$26.97

46

For Everything Wood-Mount Set

40%

$47.95

$28.77

67

Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set

50%

$32.95

$16.48

72

Every Moment Wood-Mount Set

40%

$31.95

$19.17

74

Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set

40%

$71.95

$43.17

75

Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set

50%

$31.95

$15.98

75

Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set

40%

$25.95

$15.57

75

Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set

40%

$19.95

$11.97

88

Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set

40%

$47.95

$28.77

96

Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel

40%

$9.95

$5.97

126

Padded Envelopes (3)

40%

$6.50

$3.90

138

Poppy Parade 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon

30%

$16.95

$11.87

138

Blushing Bride 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon

30%

$16.95

$11.87

143

Regals Flower Brads

30%

$16.95

$11.87

143

Neutrals Flower Brads

30%

$16.95

$11.87

146

Distressing Essentials

30%

$37.95

$26.57

149

Craft & Rubber Scissors

30%

$37.95

$26.57

149

Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat

30%

$37.95

$26.57

*Normal postage and handling charges apply. Sale period 1 -31 December.

**NEW** SUMMER MINI CATALOGUE

 

 The new Summer Mini Catalogue is here!!! 

Limited time products available to order from now until 31 March 2012.

We now have the Simply Adorned Jewellery range and many more stamps, DSP and embellishments.  CLICK HERE to take a look.

 Cheers Deb