Tuesday 16 September 2014

Another use for Stampin' Up's Curvy Keepsake Box part 2

Did you see the mug I made yesterday with the Curvy Keepsake Box from the new Stampin' Up autumn/winter catalogue? Well, I have a confession to make... I made that card when I saw this week's Beverage challenge at Less is More, only the trouble is I forgot it was supposed to be one layer. Now, has anyone else made that mistake before?!!! I couldn't admit defeat though and so today, I bring you my Curvy Keepsake mug part 2! Come and see:

This time, when I made a mug out of the die, I used it as a mask. I placed the mug mask off the side of a Crumb Cake card base, put a sheet of scrap paper over most of it and stamped the Hardwood background stamp to create a 'table'. The scrap paper was moved to cover the table and I sponged Whisper White craft ink around it and the mug.

To decorate the mug, I used the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to make a stencil and sponged inside it, adding a gem. The Stampin' Up chalk marker made excellent steam and I added some more gems to that. Ahhhhh! Nothing like a cup of lurve!

Here's a close up of that Hardwood table. I love the way it looks stamped in Wisteria Wonder on Crumb Cake card stock and sponged with more of the ink. The sentiment is a favourite of mine from the Hopeful Thoughts stamp set, stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.

Here's a quick visual reminder of how to make the mug:

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I've been very touched by all the messages of support I've received about my daughter leaving home to go to university. We gave her a great send off with a fun games evening on the evening before she left. Her lovely boyfriend introduced us to some brilliant games that will remain firm family favourites (the saucepan game anyone?!)

The whole family escorted her to Manchester and helped her carry her belongings to her room.

There was a tricky moment when my daughter found my eldest son in the kitchen eating a brownie that one of the new students had baked to share with her new flatmates. "But there was a sign on them saying help yourself!" he said indignantly. A black eye can be painful, so we whisked him away while my daughter settled in and met everyone. We returned later to take her out for a slap up meal and I was able to hear about her day before our journey home. Of course I shall miss her like mad but I know that she'll be happy and we'll certainly keep in touch :)

See you tomorrow,


  1. Great one layer card Vicky, very clever!

  2. Very clever card Vicky love it and that die is on my wish list....I am sure your daughter will have a great time, it always hard when they leave home...


  3. I hope your daughter isn't too far away for you to visit often. It must be a little tough watching the first fledgling 'fly the coop' so to speak.
    Your imagination must be working overtime to work out the coffee cup design from a die cut - well done. Talking of which, ...... must be time for a cuppa!

  4. I wondered where your fab card was on the LiM gallery!!! I hadn't remembered the one layer bit either :0) This is a brilliant way around it... your card has a real warmth to it :0)
    Please dont tell me that's all your daughters belongings for Uni!!! or did we just go overboard with Hannah?? Wishing her all the best, I bet she'll make loads of new friends for life xx

  5. Another FAB use of that Die . . .well done that Woman!

    Aww . . . Manchester! So far away from you Vicky . . . but always close by in your heart and head.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Card = WOW! (Nothing more to say, really..)
    THe saucepan game? Sounds intriguing… you can't leave us in the dark over that one….

  7. So clever to use that die for a coffee cup and it is so cute! I hope your daughter is happy with her roommates and loves college. It's hard to see them leave home.

  8. I LOVE the card, but then again, I always do love your creations. It would be great if we could meet up at some point when you're up this way again x

  9. LOL about the brownie!
    Vicky this is awesome, what a brilliant one layer creation with plenty of depth and dimension, how clever to use the die
    Thank you for joining our challenge this week at LIM
    Less is More Designer

  10. A very beautiful and clever card Vicky.
    Fantastic what you've managed with a one layer.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  11. What a clever use for the Curvy Keepsake box die Vicky! Love your card - it has a real 'rustic' feel, whilst still being very clean. Yesterday's was great too!

  12. Fabulous masking and stamping and a most ingenious use of your stash!
    Thanks so much Vicky
    "Less is More"

  13. Fab card Vicky! I am sure your daughter will soon settle into Uni life! Nx


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