Saturday, 27 March 2010

Let's HOP !!!

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HELLO and welcome to our 2010 Mini Catalogue Blog hop. In just a few more days Stampin'Up! will be ready to launch the new Mini Catalogue which is very exciting news as it is just delicious. So a group of demonstrators got together and organized a blog hop featuring fabulous projects all showcasing brand new products. EXCITED????????? I bet you are...
So I reckon you will have arrived to my blog from this lovely and talented girlie. I love what Jo's done I think I will have to re create one of those folders.
My projects for today are focused on one of the new stamp sets in the mini. It is called Vintage Vogue and is just stunning, plus it has the benefit of a matching wheel.

I have demonstrated this lovely gift box at our Regional training in Sheffield and the Experience Event in the evening, it is really easy to make and I have a bit of a tutorial for you.

Take one sheet of A4 Bashful Blue card stock , score the length at 7cm, 14 cm, 21cm and 28 cm. Turn it portrait way and make one score at 7cm.
Next cut away the small rectangle at the end and make three angled cuts on the score lines. I have used the matching wheel to add a lovely background to my piece of card.


Add some sticky strip to the narrow flap, line both outside edges together and glue shut.

Add more adhesive to the bottom flaps and glue those down. Fill your box with your gift or treat of choice then simply pinch the sides together. You can glue the top shut or add some ribbon like I did here. To make it easier to tie the ribbon I have used a tiny clip from our clip assortment to help me. Your gift box should look like this


You are now ready to decorate as you wish. For the front I have made a made a topper from a layer of black card measuring 7cm x 5.5 cm, then a layer of barely banana cut at 6.5 cm x 5 cm, and a layer of whisper white cut at 6cm x 4.5 cm. I have used the rock n roll technique to add visual dimension to those beautiful flowers by inking in barely banana first then rolling the edges of the stamp on the bashful blue pad.
Made a matching card as well.

My colours for those projects are Bashful Blue, Barely Banana and Basic Black.
I cannot wait for you to see what the other Jo on the loop has got for you, her project is soo sweet.
All those yummy products will be available to order form 1st of April and like always I will have a Mini Extravaganza Special Offer on for those ordering from me to give you the chance to win some FABULOUS PRIZES. Thank you for visiting me today hope you'll have a wonderful day being inspired by the lovely projects on the hop, ENJOY !!. Till later Hugs xxx
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30 comments :

Pat said...

Lush....love that card Monica x

AuroraDawn said...

One word ..... GORGEOUS!

Beautiful card and gift bag Monica - will have a go at the tutorial this afternoon :O)

Elaine said...

Love Vintage Vogue - so nice to get lots of ideas from everyone.

Zoƫ said...

Lovely projects and beautiful colour combo. Talk soon. Hugs Zx

Anne said...

Love the effect of this colour combo when rock and rolled. Thanks for the mini tutorial too. x

Deborah O'D said...

I love love love those colours ... beautiful!!! x

debbi taylor said...

Love the card to go with the bag - and measurements too! x

Peg Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

two words from me "absolutely gorgeous"£"

Linby said...

absolutely love these and would never have thought of that colour combo, but it is so beautiful.
Lynn x

Helen said...

Gorgeous projects Monica! Thanks for taking part

Lizziski said...

Oh these products look gorgeous. I am EXCITED about seeing them all in the new catalogue. Love your card and gift bag, so pretty

Sara said...

Love the blue and banana flowers - so gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sara xx

Melanie said...

Oh stunning as always Monica.

Linda said...

Wow, stunning, the colours are gorgeous too... definately a reason for me to ink up this set at last....

stampingheaven said...

Stunning as always Monika.....Scrummy details as always. Hugs Ali x

Shaz said...

Fab project Mon,great colour combo.

Jo said...

Gorgeous as always hun :o)

Need More Time to Craft said...

As per usual, your project is stunning. Just adore it.
Carole x

CarolynUK said...

Love these Monica!

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous card and box Mon! Love the rock n roll technique on those flowers - gonna try that myself tomorrow!

Jo said...

Mon, the colours are devine and everything is just beautiful as usual. I really must try the rock & roll effect, it's stunning.

J x

Judith said...

As always these are fantastic. Love the colour combos x

Alex said...

Great projects Monica, love the little box/bag and card.

Have a good week.

Alex x

kerenbaker said...

Beautiful ! Striking colour combo- looks really elegant!

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous work Momica, love the colours
hugs
Victoria
x

Donna said...

Wow Monica, your combination of colours on this set is stunning, the stripe ribbon is so scrummy...a really beautiful little set :) Donna x

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Monica, I'm a newby to your blog, hopped across from Jo's. Like what I see and as a newbie, am so eager to learn new things. Have joined as a follower. Will visit you often. Hugs Sharon

Carol said...

The colours are striking Monica! gorgeous projects :)

Carol xx

Shazza said...

absolutely stunning, I will have to try the rock and roll technique - looks great
x

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Gorgeous with the blue/yellow/black combo! Love it! So striking! TFS!