Wednesday 14 September 2011

Designer paper card and gift box

Oh my goodness, it's hard to watch the items on the Last Chance List switch to No Longer Available! These items are so familiar to me as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Do you think it's like a teacher saying goodbye to a class at the end of the year? I think if I were a teacher I might feel fond of some of my pupils, and rather proud of their achievements, and it's definitely like that with my favourite products.

It's always hard to say goodbye to some of the gorgeous designer papers like the stunning Greenhouse Gala range. Here's a simple card I made which showcases my favourite design from the pack:

I fell in love with this paper the moment I saw it! Those magnificent flowers and that colour scheme need very little in the way of embellishment but I think Wild Wasabi card stock teams well with the paper and I simply added a strip of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and a punched sentiment. ALL colours in this ribbon style are retiring, as well as the Designer Label punch - a particular favourite of mine.

I made this cute mini milk carton to match the card - it's a Bigz L die which makes short work of creating little treat boxes and favours as it cuts and scores everything for you! Do you recognise the little library clip? Some of you were lucky enough to get these free with the August special offer - I adore them!

And here they are together making a very happy couple!

Supplies needed for today's gift set:
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Cajun Craze
Card stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Other: Greenhouse Gala designer paper, Designer Label punch, Large Oval punch, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Pumpkin Pie
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

At the end of our road there's a public swimming pool, which is very handy for the children who like to meet their friends there. My youngest son was telling me how much progress he's made with his swimming. He could now do several strokes, he told me, but his favourite was "that one where you look like a frog". Ah yes, that'll be the breaststroke then!

I'm still in a terrible muddle because of reorganising my Craft Square Metre! Thank you so much for all your words of wisdom and sympathy - they are all very much appreciated. In fact I didn't mean to post this at all today as I wanted to show you the present I made for my lovely cousin when I went to visit her in Northern Ireland. It'll have to wait until Friday now but here's a sneaky peek...

Don't forget to come back tomorrow and have a look at my superfast card for Three Minute Thursday! Hope to see you then,


  1. Fab little gift set Vicky!! The mini milk carton is soooo cute!! I am intrigued by the sneak peak and can't wait for friday now!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  2. Lovely set, the colours are so cheerful.
    Hope your crafting space get's better soon.
    My hubby just put up 2 racks for my punches, didn't have the heart to tell him I need 2 more!!

  3. The floral papers look great used for the treat box, a fab gift set all round.
    The sneak peak looks interesting too. I now definitely know I'm too late for the stamp I like on the last chance list:(
    Jenny x

  4. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous set is Fabulous everything ....
    Hugs sylvie

  5. Love how you've used your paper. Makes a lovely gift set. This is a favourite set of mine too and I'll be very sad to see them go. x

  6. Tantalising sneaky peek there Vicky!

    Love your bright zingy card!

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Vicky these gifts are lovely, and the colours are so bright and cheerful.

    If this is what you can do with your crafting meter in a muddle and so cluttered, I cant wait to see what you can do when you get organised??

    I'm looking forward to seeing your sneaky peak on Friday.


  8. Absolutely gorgeous! That paper is beautiful - love the colours, and the little carton displays it beautifully, as does the card. I love them both

  9. The sneek peak looks fantastic- can't wait to see it in full !
    Julie x

  10. Lovely set Vicky. Glad your little frog is doing so well :0)
    M x

  11. I know what you mean about saying goodbye to old friends. Whether it's people or well used stamps and accessories, we miss them. This is a beautiful card and box that I think would make anywone very happy!

  12. Beautiful paper and love the carton Vicky!
    Val x

  13. Such a lovely cheerful card Vicky, gorgeous colours... fab matching carton too. Looks like there's lots of lovely products retiring, what a shame. Lisa x

  14. fab gift set Vicky - can't wait for the big reveal on Friday - Jacqueline xx

  15. I can see why you fell in love with this paper it's gorgeous. So are your projects with it.

  16. Hello Vicky

    What a fabullous idea with gorgeous colours
    and sentiment.



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