Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Teacher Gifts

Today's projects were made especially for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight for August.  The theme for this month is TEACHER GIFTS.


The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite projects.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please VOTE for my project.


I am very happy to work in an amazing school as a teaching assistant and I am very lucky to have received many fantastic gifts from families.  The class I help in is for children aged eight and nine.  As a class we celebrate birthdays by giving a card and singing "Happy Birthday".  Sometimes there are even sweets or cakes!


For my Teacher Gifts I decided to create two items that could be displayed on a desk, that are both pretty and practical.  The first is a box for cards and there is also a smaller version to hold Post-It notes.


I've included a Thank You card and a couple of Birthday cards all using the Pick a Pattern papers teamed up with sentiments from the Pieces and Patterns stamps.  The images are such fun!


The Number of Years stamps and matching dies are so useful for all sorts of birthdays and anniversaries - I would be lost without those numbers! 


There are a couple of weeks left before the start of the new school term so I am pleased to prepared with pretty items for the teacher's desk!


Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I'd be delighted if you visited Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Happy Crafting 


If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
 

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sending you hugs in the post

Being on the receiving end of a handmade card or gift is always appreciated.  It shows that the sender has taken the time to make sure that the recipient feels special.  Happy post is always welcome and there should be more of it!


Today I'm sharing a card with you that is perfect to send as happy post.  Just right for situations where you need to give a hug but can't actually be there to give it in person.

This card uses two of the gorgeous In Colors; Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  I have combined matching ink, card and washi tape for a smart, coordinated look.  To finish I have wrapped white Bakers Twine just below the sentiment and tied a little bow.  There are also a few silver metallic enamel shapes to add a hint of shine.


Who will you send a hug to in the post?

Happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:

Friday, 4 August 2017

More Carols of Christmas

Welcome back to my creative haven.  I have another Christmas card using the new Carols of Christmas bundle to share with you.  In my last post I mentioned that I love blue, white and silver cards.  That combination doesn't have to be exclusively for Christmas, but I think that it does work rather well for that occasion!  I also love small, square cards. 


So for today's card I'm showing you a cute card that ticks both those boxes!  The Card Front Builder thinlits contains a die that naturally creates a rectangular frame for a card front.  You can see how I have done this on my card HERE.

It was easy to make a square frame instead.  I started with a square layer of Night of Navy card (10cm x 10cm) and cut out one side of the frame.  Next, I lined the frame up again in the opposite corners of the layer.  The middle section of the die overlaps with the middle section that has already been cut.  I secured the die with a couple of pieces of washi tape to ensure that it didn't wobble out of place.  After the second pass through the Big Shot I had a lovely square card front all ready for the layer with the words.



The silver element for this card is in the form of silver heat embossing to create another faux frame around the words.  The little blue stars in the corners are "waste" from cutting the frames.  Waste not, want not!  The white layer is popped up on dimentionals so that it sits proud of the blue frame.

Thank you for visiting today.  Happy Crafting,

 
If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
 

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Carols of Christmas Bundle Early Release from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! have decided to release the Carols of Christmas bundle today which is a whole month ahead of the launch of the Autumn Winter Catalogue on 1st September. 
Please click here to see a fantastic Stampin' Up! video of how you can use these products. Remember, if you buy the bundle of stamp set and dies you save 10%.  

I love blue, white and silver Christmas cards, so my first creation with this set had to use that colour combination.


I have used the stamps and the dies along with some oval dies, glimmer paper and seam binding from the main catalogue.


Hope you have enjoyed this Christmas crafting in the summer.  Don't forget that you can now use any Bonus Coupons that you earned in July.



If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: