Stampin’ Up Gifts for End of an Era

By | July 20, 2014

Well, it’s been a big week this week as it was the end of term and my son has just left pre-school behind and will head to big school in September.  I had a lot of people to thank both for his time at pre-school and my daughter’s year too.  So what better way than making a little handmade gift with Stampin’ Up! supplies?

I packaged some gorgeous beauty products from Red Lily in these pretty little gift bags.  I can’t take credit for the design of these bags as they were part of Julie Kettlewell’s presentation at our Regional Training Event in Telford recently.  You can see Julie’s bag here.  I changed the colours to our brand new In-Colours – which had to include my current favourite, Blackberry Bliss.

The colours from the Moonlight Paper Stack were my inspiration: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand.

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I’ve used Petite Petals in the three colours and used Sahara Sand as the base colour for the bag.  The sentiment and the little flower are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and the flowers are coloured with our Daffodil Delight range of Blendabilities.  I am just loving the Blendabilities!

I wanted to make quite a special card for the teachers so I decided on a pocket style card.  I’m not sure if that’s the official term for this style of card, but I’m sticking with pocket style card?!?! I used our Envelope Punch Board to make a Sahara Sand envelope, and cut off one of the four flaps. My belly band was coloured with sponge daubers and the ‘splodge’ from Work of Art.  As my kids are really going to miss their current teachers, the Miss you already from Just Sayin’ really did say just what I wanted to.  No fussy cutting either as we have framelits that match the stamp set!!

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Do you recognise the ribbon?  Yes, it’s our white organza ribbon and I’ve coloured it with the middle shade of our Daffodil Delight Blendabilites markers.  It colours so easily and NO inky fingers as it dries so quickly.  I was really pleased with the results.  Oh, and see the little rhinestone in the centre of the flower, yes, it’s been coloured in with Blendabilities too!!

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I considered sticking down my card and having the envelope held closed with the belly band, but in the end, I sealed the envelope and let the card slide in and out.  That way, the kids were able to write a message on the back.  Well, when I say write, I mean it in the loosest sense of the word as my son is only 4 and my daughter, who is 6, recently broke her writing arm and isn’t quite ambidextrous yet!!

I hope the teacher’s and staff liked them, I know the kids were very chuffed handing them over.

Today we had a great little crafting afternoon together as we have a big family birthday coming up and are trying to get ahead of the game and get our cards ready early.  So myself and the kids spent an hour or so, getting our cards ready.  It was no surprise that my daughter was quite fixed on her ideas and immediately plumped for Lost Lagoon!!  I’ll share the results in a couple of days when they have been handed over, though I’m sure hubby doesn’t read my blog … but you never know, better safe than spoil the surprise!!

Here are all the products I used on my projects


I must tell you my craft room needs some serious tidying up as I’m bad enough crafting alone, but add a 4 year old and a 6 year old in the mix who were let loose on my supplies and you can just imagine the MESS!!  But I guess that’s a job for tomorrow…

Until next time, happy crafting

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