Wednesday 31 December 2014

Painted Blooms family resolutions - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

The Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team is back and we're all keen to inspire you with a whole bunch of fabulous new products from the upcoming spring/summer catalogue! Are you ready for some sneaky peeks? Okay - let's get hopping!

It's the time of year for making resolutions, for changing things in our lives so that we can become happier, healthier or fitter. For my project this week, I thought it would be fun to create some resolution cards for the family that we can fill in and keep. Come and see:

I used the Envelope punch board to make an envelope out of a lovely leafy design from the gorgeous new Painted Blooms paper pack and labelled it with a panel printed from my computer. I added the year using the Metro Type alphabet ( yes, you do get numbers in that set too!) and a sprinkling of punched stars.

Inside the envelope, there are some cards which I backed with another of the Painted Blooms papers. Aren't these papers just stunning?! Every single one of the papers in this pack is utterly beautiful and everyone that sees them is immediately bowled over by them so I can't imagine they'll be in stock for long! There are coordinating stamps and an embossing folder too.

The cards were stamped with lines using the Draw the Line stamp set from the annual catalogue so that we all had lines to write our resolutions on, and I decorated one corner with leaves from the Painted Blooms stamp set. Let's take a look at some of those resolutions...

Look out folks, my youngest son plans to get big muscles this year! And it would certainly be a good thing if my husband could stick to his resolution!

But what's this? Hmm, Let's see if these naughty animals can behave this year shall we?!

I love the idea of family resolutions and am looking forward to getting them out on New Years Eve next year to see how we got on! Maybe you'll be inspired to incorporate this project into your family rituals too.

Now it's time to hop over to the lovely Allison Okamitsu and see what she's been making to inspire you!

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We have all got quite good at putting food out of reach of an inquisitive puppy... except my husband! There was a particularly tense moment yesterday when he found her sitting on her rug with a packet of smoked salmon in front of her and a guilty look on her face! I suggested he rapped himself over the nose with a rolled up newspaper!

I'll be back on Monday with some more sneak peeks so I'll hope to see you back here then. Meanwhile have a lovely New Year's Day and a great weekend!



  1. Cutest idea, love that we are on the same page.

  2. These NYR cards are perfect Vicky.

    However, I have resolved not to make any . . . they never work out! Decided I can't be any MORE awesome anyway . . . so why try?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Sniggers in corner!*

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. Lol Sarn - there's no way you could be any more awesome! xx

  3. These are so cute! I've not written any yet, but have quite a few in my mind xxx

  4. Beautiful project, but not for me, the resolutions usually go before mid January.

    Best of luck with yours and Wishing you and your Family Happy and successful 2015

  5. Great idea! Love your resolutions! Too cute!


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