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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Christmas Card Club - Reindeer and Friends

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set

It's my choice for the Christmas Card Club Challenge this fortnight and way back when we did the list I chose Reindeer and or their friends as the theme.  I've taken a very elegant reindeer from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and added him to the new elegant Saleabration free gift paper Springtime Foils which seems a contradiction in terms when posting about Christmas, but hey you just have to get use from all your papers as much as you can. They are no use sat on the shelf and attract unwanted attention from partners who might just question what you've spent recently, so I find using them distracts husband from making unwanted comments tee hee. 

This stunning set of papers are as the name implies foiled. They are a mixture of patterns and come with silver, gold and copper foiling.  I chose this one which has gold and silver and then added some old olive using my Stampin Blends alcohol markers as the paper has a shiny/glossy coating and the Stampin Blends work perfectly on this card.  If you like foiled card take a look at my last post with a tutorial for an Easter Basket using stampin up Sweet Soiree foiled papers. 

I stamped my deer with chocolate chip ink onto whisper white and cut a partial circle with the stitched shape framelits and also a silver foil layer using one of the layering circle dies which is a mix of scalloped edged and plain circle dies.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up set Merry Mistletoe and that is heat embossed with gold powder then matted onto a layer of chocolate chip card as is the foiled paper.  A loop or two of metallic edged ribbon and a stampin petal passion embellishment add that bit of pizzazz that I like on my projects and a simple, but elegant card is achieved.  

This card was really quick and easy to complete and had the added bonus of the therapuetic colouring thrown in.  I hope you'll enjoy visiting our merry clan of ladies and our early preps for the festive season.  

Thanks for popping by today.  

Zoe x

P.S. You can see the new Saleabration free gifts with purchase on my stampin up website.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

When a box is a bag! - Gift wrap tutorial

Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop time with all these lovely global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Welcome everyone and whether you've come from Yoshiko's  blog or just joined here with me Zoe Tant I hope you'll enjoy our hop this month which features tutorials for

I've used an origami box pattern from Pinterest increased the size to use a full sheet of designer series paper and added a handle to make this sweet basket that only requires glue for the handle. You can make a coordinating tag that could be attached to the handle but the folding of the basket itself provides a handy pocket in which to tuck your pretty tag.  You can see how to make it in my youtube video below.

The basic measurements and products used are listed below

1. Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper one cut a 12" x 12" piece so that you have one strip which is 3" x 12 " and another which is 9" x 12" 
2. Score the 9" x12" piece at every 3 inches on both sides of the paper so that you have 12 squares that are 3" x 3"
3. Score the 3" x 9"  piece on the 3" side at 1.5inches all the way down.  This will fold in half to form your handle and should be stuck on the open side with tear and tape (double sided sticky tape).  You will also need to add tear and tape on each end of the strip on one side only up to 3 inches in so that when placed inside the basket it sticks to the inside of the basket.

I've added a box on each side of the handle using Stampin Up Berry Burst 3/8" (1cm) metallic edged ribbon and it also appears on my tag.  

The tag features stamps from the Stampin Up Cake Soiree set which has coordinating dies called Sweet Cake which I've used with double sided adhesive sheets and old olive card.  When purchased as a bundle (stamps & dies) you can save 10%.  I've also used the popular Stampin Up tag topper punch to create the tag shape and some berry burst card stock.  To partially fill your basket you can add some berry burst shred that comes in a mixed colour way bag with white and silver also in the Spring catalogue. 

Of course you can make the basket in various colour ways and here is the Valentine basket I made and showed in the video. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I look forward to seeing you soon
Zoe xx

Please enjoy the rest of the hop. You'll love Annette's project over in The Netherlands. 

Blog Hop List 
1. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 2. Yoshiko Endo (Japan) 3. Zoe Tant ( United Kingdom) 4. Annette Elias (Netherlands) 5. Sharlene Meyer ( New Zeeland 6. Dena Rekow (USA) 7. Beate Wacker (Austria) 8. Aude Barbara (France)