Buzzing! That's what I still am after Saturday's Stampin' Up regional event! It's wonderful to get together with a group of friendly, supportive people who are passionate about crafting, meeting old friends and making new ones, exchanging ideas and inspiration, getting giddy with excitement about Stampin' Up breaking news, receiving free stamps... One of the highlights for me was meeting up with some of the ladies in my downline for the first time. We've known each other from Blogland for some time but it was lovely to meet in real life!
I made some of my little tissue boxes for some of the ladies in my group - come and see:
Aren't these florals gorgeous?! They're from the Comfort Café designer paper range. I thought tissues might come in handy to mop up the tears of joy and laughter LOL!
This tag was made using the Ticket duo builder punch layered over the Label punch and trimmed at the sides. I thought the recipients would appreciate this sentiment from the Occasions Alphabet set. It usually says 'celebrating another year of love' but I inked it up with markers leaving off the last word and added Stampin' Up from the Creatively Yours set, using my stamp-a-majig to position it.
The other tag is perfect for the little stars in your life! I cut the star out of silver glimmer paper then cut the negative shape out with a 1" circle punch. This was layered over a scalloped circle with a smaller circle of Summer Starfruit stuck onto it. The tags were bound together with white bakers twine and tied to the tissue box with grosgrain ribbon - I adore the stitched detail on this and it comes in so many of the Stampin' colours!
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Occasions Alphabet, Creatively Yours
Ink: Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso/Night of Navy
Punches: Large oval, 1 1/4" Scallop circle, 1" and 3/4" circles, star punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack, corner rounder
Other: Whisper White bakers twine, Stitched grosgrain ribbon in Night of Navy/Early Espresso, stamp-a-majig
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One of the best things about being away is coming back home to my favourite people in the world. My family gave me a lovely welcome home - you'd think I'd been away for weeks! My oldest son came downstairs after everyone else. "Hello," he said. "I haven't seen you for ages. Where have you been?" I couldn't believe it - all last week I was telling him I'd be going to the Stampin' Up Regionals. I began to say this when he interrupted me with his throaty chuckle. "I know!" he said. "I'm only winding you up!"
See you tomorrow for more crafting fun!