The INKreators Blog Hop- One Sheet Wonder

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We’re back for another INKreators Blog Hop and rather than showcasing particular stamps or product we’ll using a technique – One Sheet Wonder.

If you’re already on the hop then you’ve arrived here from LoveLifeLauren and I’m sue she had something wonderful to inspire you.  If you’ve started here then welcome I hope you enjoy today’s showcase.

With this technique we had the option to either use DSP or make our own – I chose to make my own background paper using this month’s new exclusive and limited time bundle Thoughtful Branches.

I’ve used the single leaf and I think it’s a small branch, a bit like holly berries, and a sheet of A4 vanilla cardstock to make my own DSP.  The leaf was stamped in Wild Wasabi ink and the branch in Real Red.   Now I got a bit ahead of myself and chopped up my stamped background before I photographed it but here is a small piece I had left over.  You should still be able to get an idea of what the whole piece looked like.

 

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From there it was just a matter of cutting up the sheet to fit my cards.

My first two cards feature some more stamps from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  There are a total of 23 stamps in this set with a great mix of images and sentiments.  It also lends itself well to Christmas projects with some great tree images and those cute little birds.

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For my third project I decided on a Z fold card.  These are incredibly popular right now, I’ve been seeing them all over the Pinterest.  The stamp set is a new hostess set from the Annual Catalogue called Time of Year.  

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Once again thanks for stopping by and make sure you hop on over to Liv Ingle to see what great projects she has to created for you this month.

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Don’t forget the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available this month or while stock lasts so get in quick to be sure you don’t  miss out.  Onee stock has depleted it will no longer be available for purchase.  If you earnt Bonus Days coupons in July you can use them towards this bundle.  Click here and order yours now before they’re gone.

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Happy Stamping

 

Michelle xx

 

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End of Year Sale!

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Its the end of the year, so we’re cleaning our inventory to make room for new products – and we’re offering you some great saving while we do it!  We’re adding more products to our Clearance Rack and discounting select items from the holiday catalogue.  Some of the products on the Holiday Retiring List are discounted up to 40%.

During the End of Year Sale you can find all discounted products in one location in my online store under the Year-End sale category.  So don’t stress if you can’t find the Clearance Rack category because it’s been integrated into the Year-End Sale.  But be quick! – these products sell out SUPER FAST and are only available while stocks last.

Also for one week get discounts up to 50% off select annual catalogue product.  This is a limited time offering and will expire on 17 December.  See the full list of products HERE.

So do yourself a favour and add something under the tree just for you!

You can place your order online HERE or email me and I’ll do it for you.

Happy Stamping

Michelle

Inkreators Blog Hop – Gift Packaging

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Welcome to another installment of the Inkreators Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring Gift Packaging, just in time for all those Christmas presents.  I especially love to create something special for those little gifts which without the extra fluffing might appear ordinary.

You may have already hopped from the super talented Lauren Matthews at Love Life Lauren who no doubt had something extra special to share with you today.  If you’ve started here then welcome I hope you enjoy the projects I have for you today and are inspired to add that little bit extra when gift giving on those special occasions.  Don’t forget to hop all the way around just click on the button at the bottom of this post.

I decided to go with a 3 piece ensemble with a ‘Kraft’ feel and using the lovely vintage Home for Christmas designer series paper.

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I love the Petite Cafe bags they work perfectly for sweet treats  – both of the chocolate and the cookie variety.  They are the ideal blank slate to be dressed up with stamps, pretty paper or washi and ribbon.

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If you’re anything like me you will have saved lots of the brown packing paper that comes in the box with your Stampin’ Up! order.  With a bit of dressing up it makes perfect wrapping paper for large and small gifts.  I’ve stamped this piece using the small snowflake grouping stamp from the Wonderland set, wrapped a belly band of the Home for Christmas dsp around and tied it with some ribbon.

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The third project in my ensemble is a gift card holder.  Whilst I do love to pick a special present for family and friends I often find myself time poor these days.  This usually results in me resorting to gift cards.  Bujt that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them up and add your own twist to make them special.  I have to thank the lovely Claire Daly over at Art with Heart for this inspiration for this little beauty.  You can get three out of a single piece of A4 cardstock and the opportunities for embellishment are endless.

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I hope you like my projects and if you’d like to create some for yourself just click on the product list below which will take you direct to my online store.

Now it’s time for you to hop on over to the next blog and Laura’s gorgeous project.  Enjoy!

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Oh What Fun….the Inkreators Blog Hop

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It’s the 1st of September and I’m excited to be back with another Inkreators Blog Hop.   If you’ve hopped on over from the lovely Lauren Matthews at Love Life Lauren then I’m sure you’re already inspired but if you’re starting here then welcome.

This month  features our favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue which goes live today.  I’m sure you will fall in love with some of the beautiful holiday products as you hop along today.  Make sure you have pen and paper handy so you can start a wish list of your own.

There are so many fabulous products available in this catalogue I really had trouble deciding which ones to use.  I finally settled on the “Oh, What Fun Tag Kit” and coordinating stamp set.  I love Stampin’ Up! kits – everything you need is right there at your finger tips so you can get straight down to crafting.

This gorgeous kit makes 3o tags – 3 each of 10 designs and features Mint Macaron, Real Red and Garden Green as the coordinating colours.  I think the Mint Macaron and Real Red will be my go to colours this festive season.

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Not only will these tags work perfectly with your Christmas present wrapping they’d also make quick last minute gifts for friends and family.  I’ve whipped up a small box using my Gift Box Punch Board and embellished the front using one of the gold glitter snowflakes from the kit and the  Merry Wishes stamp from the coordinating stamp set.  One full set of 10 tags fits perfectly in the box.

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The great thing about these tags is that they make wonderful additions to other types of packaging.  Here’s one paired with one of the cute dotty glassine bags – filled with lollies of course.   These will make perfect gifts for the kids teachers at the end of the school year.

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Here’s a pic of my two extra projects together.  The different options for using the kit are endless I’m sure you can come up with lots more or your own.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on this gorgeous kit and are inspired to try it for yourself.   Now it’s time to hop on over to Laura and see what she has in store for you.

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If you’d like your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue to drool over let me know and I’d be happy to post you one.

 

Happy Stamping

 

Michelle xx

Shake Shake

I’m back today with another card using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.  I am seriously in love with this set and the corresponding framelits.  Nothing says Christmas more than ornaments – well IMHO anyway.  This time I decided to “shake” it up a bit – excuse the pun – and break out my new shaker frames.


I decided to use the Champagne Glitter glass in my ‘shaker’ as the flakes are larger and the colour works perfectly with the espresso tulle.  Here’s a close-up of the ornament.

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

Happy Stamping

Michelle

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