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This month’s InspireINK challenge was a really challenge for me…. so much that I choose to CASE a project from a very talented demonstrator, who is MUCH better at 3D crafting than me! However, I then managed to put the bag together upside down, so this is my Oops project, but I still think its a great project and so decided to share it anyway!
I shared this project with you on Saturday, and promised a quick video tutorial too, so here is my Pinch Top Bag using Sale-a-bration Designer Series paper!
You can find a whole heap of inspiration with Sale-a-bration goodies HERE! I am LOVING Sale-a-bration this year… did you know that the Designer Series Paper I’ve used to create this cute bag was completely FREE! Oh yes, you can find out more on my Sale-a-bration page.
Designer Series Paper; 6 x 12″ (15 x 30 cm)
Score on the long side at; 3-1/2, 5-1/2, 9 and 11″ (9, 14, 22 and 27 cm)
StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #033 It’s Party Time, Party Favours with Mini Pizza Boxes
It’s out very last Inspire.Create.Challenge of 2018, and we are going out with a BANG! This challenge will be open for entries for a whole 4 weeks (rather than the usual 2!) and we would LOVE to see your Party themed creations! Maybe your making Table Favours, Thank you Cards, Gift Bags, or some fabulous Decor projects, share them with us over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog!
At the most recent Stampin’ Up! event I sat with one of my Stampin’ Besties (Sam of Sam’s Crafty Things!) and I realised that I had never actually used one of the Mini Pizza Boxes that have been in the catalogue for a few years. So, when I got home the first thing I got out to craft with was these fab little boxes… and made this fun Party Favour Box. The Mini Pizza Boxes come flat packed, but the slot together really easily, and they are food safe too (and the perfect size for a hand made cookie to two!
I added a hint of colour to this one using a sponge brayer, but you could also colour them by sprintzing or painting.
The stamped panel uses the Hand Delivered Stamp Set. This stamp set is one of the hostess exclusive sets in the Annual Catalogue. These sets are exclusively available to customers who either hosts a party that spends over £150, or places an online order of the same value.
I stamped it with Memento Ink, and then coloured the balloons with a selection of Stampin’ Blends. I did HAVE to add a hint of sparkle to some of the balloons using a paint brush and some Frost White Shimmer Paint, which gives the effect of those fun shimmery balloons.
Right, that’s all from me today, do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the creations of the other Design Team Members, and share your creations with us too!
StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown Cute Snowflake tags using Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!
I am in LOVE with the November exclusive goodies at the moment! I am a bit of a sucker for anything winter-y stamp set with snowflakes anyway, but these stamp sets are just so stunning. If you haven’t checked them out yet you totally should, but bear in mind that they are While Stocks Last so grab them before they disappear
I whipped 6 of these cute tags in a very short space of time last week, and filmed a tutorial for you to. These are destined for a few special Christmas presents for some very special people. Christmas this year is going to be very low key in our house with our house move and baby on the way, however I will be spoiling my husband with presents as he has the awful job of working night shifts all over the festive period.
The colours here are not what I would consider traditional colours, however I still think these feel very festive.
StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown #3 Self Closing Table Favours with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!
This years Christmas Countdown isn’t going slightly as smoothly as I had planned… but I am carrying on, and hoping that I’ll get another one to you next week!
How cute are these? Our Christmas will be a little dis-jointed this year as James works nights over the festive period, however, I still have plans for our own Christmas day (a few days after the big day) with a festive table and lots of James’ cooking! These will be taking pride of place on the table with a couple of after dinner chocolates in each one
Designer Series Paper; Frosted Florals; 4-1/2 x 6″ (12 x 15 cm)
Score on the short side at 2 and 4″ (5 and 10 cm)
Score on the long side at 2″ (5 cm)
Turn the Designer Series Paper so that the short side is at the top, with the 1″ score line horizontal at the top, and the skinny score line on the left, then score at 1-1/2 and 3-1/2 (4.5 and 9.5 cm)
I hope you have enjoyed Dashing Deer Week! Do go back and check out the other projects from this week;
StampinByHannah Team Retreat Mini Origami Chocolate Boxes
Yesterday I shared the mountain of swaps I received from the lovely ladies in that photo at our recent Team Retreat in Manchester. Today, I thought I would share the swap I gave them!
I am a big believer in keeping things simple…. especially when you have to make 50 of something. So, I resized a fun box I shared a few weeks ago to fit a popular hazelnut filled chocolate
These cute little boxes are so quick and easy to make. In fact, I recently had to attend a train the trainer day as part of my day job where we had to teach each other a skill…. and I taught these! The other ladies where mesmerised as a flat sheet of paper became a fun and useful box!
These boxes use the fun Tea Room Speciality Designer Series Paper, as it’s a lighter weight that the standard Stampin’ Up! Paper it’s easier to create the fun origami folds of this box.
Want to join me for the next Team Event? You Can! I am always looking for new team members, you can find all the information about becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! on my Join My Team Page or if you have questions, check out my Joining FAQ!
StampinByHannah How to make a Twist Top Box using Stampin’ Up! products
I do love a fun box…. and I think this one is particularly good! There are loads of things that you could use if for; candles, a mini bath bomb, chocolate, jewellery…. and I’m sure you’ll think of something I haven’t!
I was inspired by a swap I received from the lovely Jillian probably about a year ago. Jillian’s version was a little smaller and was perfect for holding a trio of tealights, but I wanted something a little bigger…
Card stock: 8-1/4 x 6″ (21 x 15 cm)
Score on the long side at 2, 4, 6, and 8″ (5, 10, 15 and 20 cm)
Score on the short side at 2 and 4″ (5 and 10 cm)
Designer Series Paper: 4 pieces 1-3/4 x 1-3/4″ (4.5 x 4.5 cm)
I found these during a Pinterest trawl, when I found THIS blog post from Gathering Beauty.
These are super easy to put together, particularly if you use a thinner paper like these ones from the Tea Room Speciality Designer Series Paper pack, or the Frosted Florals from the upcoming Autumn Winter Catalogue.
The ones I’m sharing today use US Letter sized paper, 8-1/2 x 11″ but you can totally use A4 sized paper too, you just get a different sized box at the end! If you use A4 you end up with a more rectangular box, rather than these which are square. Either way though they are going to look fab on your desk holding pens, or on your bed side table holding a tiny plant…. what else could you use these for?
Lay your paper in front of you, with the long edge at the top. Fold the paper in half and open it out again.
Fold in both sides to meet the centre fold, and open back out again.
Next, fold the paper back in half along the centre line and ensure that the folded edge is on the right.
Fold the bottom right corner up to meet the centre line, creating a triangle. Repeat on the top right corner
Take the top layer of paper on the left side, and fold the bottom left corner to meet the centre line to make a triangle. Repeat on the top left.
Then, fold the bottom two triangle up, creating a crease at the along the bottom of the triangles. Repeat this on the top triangles. Open back out and rotate so that your paper now looks like the shape of a house.
Fold the bottom flap up, so that the triangle meet.
Lift this new layer to reveal a pocket. Then, continue to pull to form the back and 2 sides of your box. You might need to re-enforce your creases here to help form your box.
Position your box with the back facing you. There should be 3 squares facing away from you.
Take the right hand square and bring the two scored lines together to form a triangle. Repeat on the left.
Tuck these triangles into the triangular pockets on the sides of your box.
Check out the video to see how quickly these come together.
StampinByHannah Make It Monday Stitched Around All Pocket Card
Today’s project is a fun one… we all send cards all the time, but why does a card have to be card stock folded in half?! I think today’s project would make a super cute invitation, or a fun ‘just because’ card, or a great way to dress up a gift card!
Firstly, lets just talk about those colours! Oh my goodness I am in LOVE with this colour combination: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape and Petal Pink. One of the best things about Stampin’ Up! products is the coordination. The Card stock is the same colour as the Ink, is the same colour as the Embellishments, is the same colour as the ribbon, Designer Series Paper and more! I would LOVE you to try Stampin’ Up! inks…. we have SO many fabulous colours. You can check them all out HERE
This is simple project…. really it’s just an envelope with a fun insert! But there are SO many ways to dress this up… I would LOVE to see your versions! Share them with me over on my Facebook Group!
Card stock: 7-7/8x 7-7/8″
Punch and score using the Envelope Punch Board at 3-3/8″
Gorgeous Grape: 4 x 5-1/2″
Whisper White: 3-3/4 x 5-1/4″
Petal Pink: 1-1/2 x 11″
My other love at the moment is the fabulous Stitched All Around Bundle! That label die is finding it’s way onto a heap of projects at the moment. Did you see my Notecards and Envelopes Project last week… it used the same die, but it looks so different!