Gift for a Friend!

My Lovely Friend – Rosie – is recovering from a major operation. She is currently at a rehab centre doing physio, exercises & generally recovering from the operation.

I remember when I was in hospital last year & at times, you can go “bonkers” from not doing the “normal” things in our life. To make the time go fast, or seem to, I decided to make Rosie her own Gift Bag with cards inside – ready for when she needs to send out “Thank You” cards or whatever.

So below is my creation & matching cards:

Cardstock: Rose Red & Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Garden Whimsy, Inspired by Nature, Organic Grace (Level 1 Hostess), Always & Hello Again (Summer Mini).

Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss & Rose Red

Other: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Slit Punch & Hemp Twine


Birthday Card for Special Lady

Below is a birthday card I just whipped up this morning.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP from the current Spring Mini (valid until 30 November 2009). I love this paper & the co-ordinating cardstock that goes with it.


Cardstock: Kraft & Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Always & Sincere Salutations

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss & Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Markers & Chocolate Chip Ink Pad

Other: Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1″ Circle Punch & Baja Breeze Ribbon (Valet Ribbon Originals)


Margaret  xxoo

Gift Cards

Below are a couple of gorgeous little gift cards, I made during the week. I made the flower, by using the Scallop Punch – firstly by punching out 3 scallops, then cutting each scallop in half (you then end up with 6 scallop halves) & then shaping each half into a cone shape (glueing both ends together) to form a petal. Adhering each petal to the card to form a flower.


Cardstock:  Rose Red & Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess) & Always

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Punch, Gold Brad, Raspberry Tart DSP, Large Oval Punch & Flower Fusion Too

Non-Convention Go-ers Projects

There was a SPECIAL  group of ladies who didn’t attend the Stampin’ Up!® Convention in Canberra this year – BUT WE WILL BE THERE IN 2010.

We participated in Group Challenges – the following are some of what we made.

Card Sketch No. 1


Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Pumpkin Pie

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand & Pumpkin Pie

Other: Level 1 Hostess Patterns Pack 11, Scallop Punch, Pigtails Ribbon Originals & Dimensionals


Acetate (Vellum) Box


Cardstock: Riding Hood Red & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Always

Ink: Brilliant Blue

Other: Vellum, Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP, Scallop Punch, Valet Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals


Lunch Pail Box


Cardstock: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White

Other: Sweet Always DSP, Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, Bright Delight Rub Ons, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop A Dile, Dimensionals


I have also made some wonderful friendships over the weekend with other Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around Australia. I’ll be adding their Blogs to my Favourites later on today.


Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret  xo