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Birthday Bonanza with Stampin’ Creative


Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Creative February blog hop!  This month our theme is “birthdays” – a bonanza of them, in fact!  If you’ve arrived from Gina you’ve already been inspired.  If you’ve started here or arrived from someone else, welcome!

I used the Party Animal DSP from the Spring/Summer catalogue as my inspiration for my projects – I didn’t especially like this when I first saw it – I thought it was a bit too clashing.  But seeing it in person really changed my mind and now I love it!

I started with a white treat box, carried over from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I’m always looking for different packaging ideas, especially boxes, as we give a lot of vouchers as presents in my family.  It’s great to have a box or bag, instead of a boring white envelope!

Party Animal, white treat box

I cut squares of the Party Animal DSP – the box side dimensions are 3×3 inches, so I cut the four DSP panels at 2 13/16 for a small border.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from Window Shopping (Spring/Summer) in Emerald Envy on the front of the box and then added the panels using tombow. I added the gorgeous Emerald Envy taffeta ribbon (Spring/Summer) and hung a couple of the matching embellishments with plain white thread (not Stampin’ Up!).  I slid the box into it’s matching plastic sleeve for protection until I want to use it.

Next, I made a card to go with my box.  I’ve used this quick and simple design before, but the bright DSP jazzes this one up and gives me an opportunity to use Emerald Envy again! Simple doesn’t have to mean boring.

Party Animal DSP, Birthday

Finally, I created a stepped up version of my card – I flipped the DSP over for a different (and gorgeous) pattern and I also flipped the card orientation.  I added a skinny border of Crushed Curry to highlight the DSP and I added a Stitched Oval layer in Emerald Envy behind the sentiment.  I went two-tone on the sentiment by using Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy markers to ink the stamp up – I really like that effect.

Party Animal DSP, Birthday

And that’s it!  A completely different take on the same design.

Don’t forget we’re in Sale-a-bration season!  Like what you see and want to place an order? For every £45 you spend until 31st March, you can choose a completely free item – the catalogues are to the right.  If you spend under £150 please use this hostess code – TRS79Q47, over £150 please don’t as you’ll get the hostess rewards to spend.  As an additional Sale-a-bration reward, spend over £200 and get an extra £20’s worth hostess rewards!

Our next hop is on 25th March, see you then!

And now onto Mikaela, who I know will have something beautiful to share – click the button below.  There’s also a full list of all the blogs for today, in case you get lost or want to hop around.  Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects!



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Stampin’ Creative October blog hop – trees & leaves



Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative October blog hop.  If you’ve arrived from Eimear you’ll have seen some gorgeous projects from her.  If you’ve started here, welcome!  Please hop around and comment – it’s great to hear what you think of our projects.

We have another guest hopper with us this month – welcome to Heidi!

I recently got a new bundle – the Christmas Pines stamp set and the Pretty Pines framelits.  I decided this was the perfect time to play, although ended up just using the stamp set for these projects.


I went very traditionally Christmas with my colours – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and metallic copper on Whisper White.  And yes, I made my own DSP!


For the card I went very clean and simple – I used just one of the two step pine frond stamps in Garden Green and heat embossed the pinecones and the sentiment in copper (my new favourite).  I added a skinny black border, which really helped give definition.  Next, I made a tag and a very simple bag:


The bag is more accurately a squashy box and is from Sam Hammond (Pootles) via my sister Liz for the actual template.  For the DSP I stamped the pines in Old Olive and Garden Green, the sentiment and dots in Cherry Cobbler and the pinecones were heat embossed in copper.  Making the box is really easy – check out Pootles’ or Liz’s website for the details. For the tag I stamped the pine fronds in the two greens again and embossed the sentiment (from Tin of Tags) in copper.  I added a Garden Green layer and used the tag topper punch – the two pieces are separate, just kept together by the ribbon –  the gorgeous silky taffeta ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.

That’s it – I hope you like today’s matching projects – I’m thrilled how versatile this set is (with a little help from Tin of Tags).

Click on the button below for Emma – there’s also a full list of links at the bottom of my post.

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Just a reminder – we hop on the last Saturday of every month – see you there!


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