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Peppermint Cream Sandwiches

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It’s that time of year when the kids are finishing up school and kinder, and all their other activities, and there are lots of people to thank. This year I’ve had fun making Christmas Tree ornaments out of the wonderful scallop punch, a couple of circle punches and yummy peppermint cream chocolates from Cadbury’s sandwiched in the middle. They make fun little treats and look great when done up in a gift box.

 

These are acetate ‘matchboxes’ I made for the girls in my Stampin’ Up! group at the recent Melbourne Regional training day. They perfectly fit 3 of the Peppermint Cream Sandwiches inside. The slide-off ‘lid’ is made from clear acetate sheets (similar to overhead transparency sheets) which are available from office supply shops.

  

 

 

This one (above) features the Level 2 Free Hostess Set Spring Solitude – now that is one understated stamp set! When I first saw it I thought ‘not me’, but it has really grown on me. With any of the 2 Step stamp sets it takes a little more effort to see their potential, because it’s not immediately obvious what you can do with it, but let me tell you this is one great little versatile set! Colours: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum.

Better get back to the chocolate, oops I mean stamping…

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December Stamp Club and Challenges

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Here are some more projects using beautiful new stamps and Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Above is Ginger Blossom DSP and the lovely Embrace Life stamp set (p19).  We made these popular little “Bags in a Box” at Stamp Club this month.

 

 The card above is my submission for this month’s EurekaStampers challenge. Juliana challenged us to make a project with a stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalogue. My version uses Eastern Blooms stamp set with Regal Rose and Choc Chip ink, and the Bali Breeze paper. The card base is Old Olive.

This final card was another of our December Stamp Club projects. The ladies loved Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful watercolour paper – it’s divine to work with, and almost impossibe to make a ‘mistake’. But hey, as I always say there’s no such thing as a mistake, only an opportunity for embellishment.

The card features the For Father stamp set, coloured with markers and a blender pen. Colours include Bordering Blue, Rose Red, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip and a couple of shades of gray!

Till next time,

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Scrap Challenge: Notepad Cover

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I had a scrap of Fall Flowers Designer Series paper in my hand, and was just about to drop it in the recycling bin, when inspiration hit for this little project. I tend to keep every little piece but my scrap bucket nearly needs its own room, so I’m trying to get tough on that.

All it took was a rectangle of Fall Flowers DS paper (approx. 7cmx11.5cm), a strip of pre-cut Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon (I knew it would come in handy one day), and half a sheet of Really Rust cardstock. I cut the cardstock down to 18cm x 13cm. The long side is scored at 8.5cm in from each side, which created a 1cm spine. This particular notepad has a coil binding at the top – perfect for tying scraps of ribbon to – but that means we do need a wider spine.

This covered notebook is similar in concept to one I posted on my old blog (over here).

The textured Die-Cut Bloom (from the Spring Mini Catalogue) is sponged around the edges with Really Rust ink. I love the effect of sponging on textured cardstock – it really brings out the grain so beautifully. You can click on the photos to see it better.

The narrow Old Olive thread tied in the button is actually the edge cut from the grosgrain ribbon. Waste not, want not!

The little project has inspired me to dig down into my scrap bucket more often and see what I come up with. Next time I’ll take a before photo!

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