Saturday, April 19, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Gift Bags: Part 1 with the Hot Spots Small Base Die + Video!

Happy Easter weekend to all of you celebrating! I'm here to show you how to create gift boxes using the Hot Spots Small Base die by Paper Smooches. This first gift box, with a container strip measuring 1.5" x 7.25", can hold sweet treats and even a small toy. It also uses a Quote Tag 'thanks' die and Flowers dies. The beautiful cardstock is from from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's a detailed look at how I made both of these gift boxes:

The second gift box is narrower, with a container strip measuring 1" x 7.25", and it can hold a set of four mini greeting cards. If you need a last-minute gift, this would be really easy to whip up and you could do it in any theme for any occasion! These ones use a Birthday Words die and two Balloons dies. The Buttercream baker's twine is from The Twinery.

I'll be sharing more gift box ideas using the Hot Spots Large Base die very soon! Stay tuned. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Animal Antics

Welcome to the third Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Animal Antics which means you need to include an animal on your project. The design team is featuring Stampendous products. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.

I made an Easter/love/friendship card using the Impression Obsession Bunny Set and added Stampendous Fuzzy Fun Flock to their tails. I used pearlescent embossing paste and the Mini Art Deco Leaves stencil on part of the card base.

While that was drying, I created the little scene with coloured cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the water/grass panels using the Borders 1 dies from Paper Smooches. The shadows and speech bubble die are also by Paper Smooches. The sentiment and heart bubbles are from Everyday Greetings by Mama Elephant.

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!

It could be you!

I hope you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)