Sunday, October 12, 2014

Advent Calendar

G'Day Stampers!

After seeing the original design for this Advent Calendar created by Jacquii McLeay I just had to purchase the tutorial and make one. I have to say it was a lot of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. It will be treasured from year to year and carefully packed away with all my favourite Xmas creations. Thank you Jacquii for taking all the hard work out of it lol! Your tutorial was extremely easy to follow. If anyone would like to make one of their own then click on Jacquii Etsy shop

I did change the top of the design for my version, thought I would make it look more like a little house, enjoy!

Most of the supplies are out of the new Holiday Catalogue, although the 25 & Counting Stamp Set is a retired set.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Summer Lanterns

Hello Stampers!

Seeing how the weather has finally started to warm up, thank goodness for that, I hate winter!
I decided to make something nice and summery. I came up with these little lanterns. I plan to make a heap more to hang up in rows along my kitchen window.

I started with a piece of 12 x 12 whisper white cardstock and stamped it with the Flower Patch Stamp.

I then cut this into 4 pieces 6" x 5". The 2" left over strip was used for the handles. Each 6 x 5" piece was cut 1/2 down from the top on the 6" side, down to 1/2 from the bottom. I then did this all the way along the 6" edge at 1/2" intervals to create the body of the lantern.
I cut a strip for the top and bottom of the lantern and punched it using the scallop border punch to make it stronger and also to make it look more finished. Added handles and some more cardstock strips to the base to hold in the candle.

Have a go and make some yourself, they were a lot of fun to make and not too hard.

Happy Stamping!

Products used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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