Wednesday 2 March 2011

Greenhouse Gala coordinated gift set

I loved Sale-a-bration - didn't you?! It's always great to watch my customers getting freebies! Of course it's all over now and things could have fallen a bit flat but now those fabulous Stampin' Up people have come up with another way to cheer us all up: March Frenzy! Instead of free stamps they've knocked up to 30% off each of these crafting goodies - looks like a bargain to me!

One of my favourites on the list is the Greenhouse Gala designer paper, usually £8.75 but now only £7.00. In the pack you get 12 double-sided sheets of 12" x 12" paper which you can use to make all sorts of beautiful bags and boxes, cards and scrapbook pages. Here's a little card and some treats I made using some of the papers.

This paper is so dynamic it needs little more than some coordinating lengths of ribbon and a stamped and punched sentiment! The sentiment is from Perfect Punches - the quickest way to add a sentiment: stamp it, punch it, attach it!

These Green and Blacks mini chocolate bars make lovely treats when wrapped in the papers and decorated with ribbon, punched flowers, leaves and brads. I gave this little set to one of my lovely hostesses to say thank you for booking a party. If you live somewhere vaguely near Buckingham and would like to book a fun stamping party with me I'd love to help. Just send me an email or give me a ring on 01280 820593.

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Other: Greenhouse Gala designer paper, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta ribbon, 1 3/8" and oval, 2-step bird and Boho Blossoms punches

We were talking about hobbies today and I'm not sure if my boys have the hang of it at all. My eldest son cast me a reproachful look, saying that he wished I hadn't thrown out the Argos catalogue as reading it had been his hobby. My youngest son capped this by announcing cheerfully that his hobby was looking out of the window!

Thank you for spending time with me today and do let me know if I can help.
I'll be back tomorrow with Three Minute Thursday. Hope to see you then,


  1. Love that designer paper. What a nice thankyou gift for your hostesses! Your blog is now on my faves list.

  2. Wow - love that paper and your card is stunning. I would maybe have a go at making the little chocolate bar covers but I think I would probably eat them before I had finished! - Jacqueline xx.

  3. Oh how I love "matching" Vicky, these are gorgeous
    Margaret x

  4. hi Vicky
    lovely papers and love what you have created with them...


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