Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pinkies Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2014/15 Blog Hop




Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

As well as celebrating the arrival of the new annual catalogue, we've been preparing for the school holidays, making gifts for playgroup helpers and school teachers. Today's project is the gift I made for my youngest son's playgroup helpers. 

I knew that I wanted to make them a gift box with the Kraft card stock in the style of a christmas cracker to house a glass tea light/candle holder, but I was undecided between the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the Be a Star set as the theme for the box and thank you card. That was until I made a prototype. The answer just jumped out at me as I was playing around with closing the opening of the box. I think you will see why from the pictures below. 


stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Stars Mask Gift ideas

As I was pinching the mid section of the box, a star shape formed at the top. All I had to do was to manipulate it a little bit and pinch the card stock for the shape to remain in place. I decorated the box with the new star mask from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask set with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. The star shaped tag is made using the new Stars Framelits and the initials are from the Little Letters framelits. I used Gold Baker's Twine to keep the box closed with some Gold Sequin trim to finish it off.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Stars Mask and framelits Gift ideas

I made a card to co-ordinate, using the little stars from the Be the Star set as well as one of the mid-size stars. I used the new Eclectic Paper Piercing set to pierce the white star and the outline of the star around it.

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Be the Star card making ideas

I just love that Stampin' Up! designs so many co-ordinating products!

stampin up uk independent demonstrator Tracy May Stars Mask and framelits Gift ideas
So what do you think? I think I have accidentally created the design for my Christmas cards too! A different colour scheme and sentiment stamp but the design could easily be very Christmassy! 
So next stop is Sarah's blog, why don't you go and take a peek at what she has been up to? Thanks for stopping by........




28 comments :

  1. Love your projects Tracy! (well I guess you are ready for Christmas ;-))

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie - knowing me I'll still be making Christmas cards at the last minute :-)

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  2. SU!-per projects... love them!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Best wishes,
    Angélique

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  3. Oh, super! I really really like these.

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  4. I love the project and card, just lovely. Would you share instructions on how to make the box? Or is it a die?

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I will be doing the boxes in my class at the end of the month and I will share the instructions then. It's not a die - just scored and cut with a bit of the envelope punch board in for the top, but I will post a picture tutorial after my class :-)

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  5. what a lovely box, and card, and indeed, you can change them easily into Christmas ones.

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  6. Hi Tracy. These are stunning. Love both the box and the cards. So so pretty. Gorgeous xx

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  7. Oooooh - Something else to try! Blog hops need a health warning!! Can Cause Excessive spending. LOL

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    1. ha ha they certainly should have a warning on Paula :-)

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  8. Love those gift boxes and the combination with the card.
    Great gift for anyone. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. You are a star Traci! I love your stuff. x

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  10. Oooh terrific little boxes Tracy! Are you treating us to a tutorial too? ;)
    Lizy xx

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    1. Thanks Lizy - I will indeed. Will be at the end of the month after my class :-) x

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