Thursday, July 31, 2008

All About Gifts!!!

Well lastnight was the second 'All About Gifts' night and I think (hope) it's safe to say that everyone on both nights enjoyed themselves and loved what they created. (Hello Lovely Ladies!!!).
Needless to say there was an excessive amount of M&M's consumed, together with homemade muffins and of course (for me) not ONE but TWO evening full of chatter!!!... oh and the occasional BOOT from Baby Kale', when I was least expecting it... hahaha.... makes for an interesting night when I'm half way through explaining something and I let out a little YELP!!!!.

Well here are the goodies that we all made, plus a couple of extras.

First up.... we made a CD Holder, I got the tutorial and colour ideas from the very talented Makessha Byl (who had sent me a CD Holder she had made earlier this year.... all beautifully decorated, just so that I could see how it was made... so THANKYOU Makeesha!!!!).

The girls got to fight over who got what paper... the flowers or the dots, but then some were even VERY brave and turned their paper over and made a CD Holder completely different to the two I showed them. AWESOME. Both of these have been made using Real Red card stock for the base and strips of the Summer Picnic DSP (available in the SPRING MINI!!) with some Old Olive Grosgrain, which I have just realised in the picture has slipped down...oops!!!!
Then I've used my Scallop and circle punches for the embelishment and on the flower one I've used the flower stamp from the Level 2 Hostess set 'Cause for Celebration'.

Next up we made these gorgeous little 'Gift Card Holders':-

This has Really Rust as the card base and then we used some of the DSP Apple Cider (again from the new Mini Catalogue). The saying is from the Level 1 Hostess Set 'So Many Sayings' and the embelishment has been made using the Boho Backgrounds stamp set (LOVE this set!!) and my Scallop and Circle punches. The pattern on the scallop (green) was done by reinserting the scallop once cut back into the punch and turning it slightly and then punching it again. Then we added some River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon and a couple of Brads to secure the 'Gift Card Pouch' and the job was done. These can also be adapted to a larger size to allow you to fit a photo into them if you wanted to send photos to friends.

And then.... we made a 'CHOCKIE SLIDER' mmmmmm!!!!!! oh and fully adapted in size to fit a 'Cadbury Block' into it.... YUM!!!!

This is the one that the girls made.... and we've used Brilliant Blue as the base and the layers are Wild Wasabi, some paper from the Jersey Shore DSP range and Soft Sky and Whisper white.... the stamp set I used was from Boho Backgrounds, but the girls were all super creative and some of them chose a slightly different layout and different sentiment using the Cheery Chat stampset. It was all finished off with some Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon and a little tag.

I thought I'd make a chrissy one too, so here it is.

I've used Old Olive as the base and then some Real Red as the bottom layer with a strip of paper from the Dashing DSP range, then another layer of Old Olive and the stamp from 'Seasons of Joy (Mini Catalogue) was stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Add some Real Red Grosgrain and a little tag, again the stamp was from Seasons of Joy, and that is my first Christmas Gift ready to go.... and 5months early!!!!

I'm nearly done!!! PROMISE. But I couldn't resist making this next card. From the minute I saw it on Kristina's blog, I just had to make one.

My very own PINK christmas card....

I've used Pretty In Pink as the card base and stamped it with stamps from the Seasons of Joy stamp set (you MUST get this set... it is just GORGEOUS!!!) Then added some Wild Wasabi textured card stock and another layer of Whisper White with the the sentiment stamped in Regal Rose. Add a splash of Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain and WHOLLA..... who said you couldn't have a PINK Chrissy Card???

So there you go..... all the goss on two jam packed evenings of Chatter, M&M consumption and 'All About Gifts' making and stampin', oh and of course ONE pink Chrissy Card. All the lovely ladies who came to both nights should be sooooo proud of themselves.... they did a wonderful job.

Hope you like.

Here is a list of everything used:-

CD Holders
Stamps:- Cause for Celebration, Forever in my Heart (Flower), Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock:- Real Red, Summer Picnic DSP, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:- Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories:- Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Gift Card Holder
Stamps:- Boho Backgrounds, So Many Sayings (Level 1 Hostess)
Cardstock:- Really Rust, Apple Cider DSP, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Ink:- Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, River Rock
Accessories:- River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Silver Brads, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensionals.

Chockie Slider
Stamps:- Boho Backgrounds, So Many Sayings, Seasons of Joy
Cardstock:- FIRST SLIDER:- Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Jersey Shore DSP - SECOND SLIDER:- Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP.
Ink:- FIRST SLIDER:- Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie - SECOND SLIDER:- Real Red
Accessories:- Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Real Red Grosgrain.

Pink Chrissy Card:-
Stamps:- Seasons of Joy (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:- Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi Textured, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories:- Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, Dimensionals.


Rebecca Ross said...

Totally gorgeous as usual! I will have to try out the CD holders. I really like the idea of "All about gifts". Might have to have a go at that before Christmas comes - it's coming so quickly though!