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{A Flock of Angels Christmas Ornaments}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea IMG_5444_edited-1 I really enjoyed this little project and intend to let me three daughters make more of these.  How gorgeous would that be to have a tree covered in pastel-coloured angels?! 

These beautiful creatures are made with the stamp set Fabulous Flowers, and this project was created by Lorraine in New Jersey.  Her complete tutorial can be found here.  If you do a bit of search on her site, you can also find a similar project, but made into a tree rather than an angel.  Both very clever and super cute.  I just love to find ways to use my images and tools in "extra" ways!

The beads are from the Pretties Kit; you need both a large and a small pearl.  The cord is just some extra I had here – Order this set and mention this post, and I'll Stampinupflockofangels throw in a few metres of the cord for FREE. 

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{Oh, So Lovely Poppy}

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Rivetbudgetwise This is another design done up at Jacqui Mitchell's stamp camp using the hostess set, Oh So Lovely.  That stamp set is not available for purchase; you must be a hostess to get one.  And when you hostess a workshop or organize a class for your friends, you get all kind of free goodies!  And if hostessing is not your thing,  ask me how you can get one for FREE without having a workshop!

We stamped the poppy in Basic Black on Whisper White card and then coloured the beauty in with blender pens and using our ink pads for a colour medium.  No embossing needed as the Basic Black ink is waterproof!  How easy is that?!

I will be offering some classes early next year featuring some colouring techniques Handstampedcard– keep an eye on my calendar for those!

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{Enjoy Every Moment Bagalope}

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stampin up demonstrator auckland Rivetbudgetwise If you have not seen the magic of making a bagalope, then schedule a workshop today!  This is a really fun and easy project that you can use not only for Christmas, but for birthday favours and any small gift item.

Our Whisper White and Very Vanilla envelopes have the same ultra-smooth finish on them that the Whisper White and Very Vanilla card have, designed specifically for stamping to give a crisp, clean finish.  And by the way, there is a misprint in the catalogue.  The catalogue states you receive 20 for 12.95, but in fact you receive 40 for that price. 

Enjoy Every Moment is a great stamp set, not only for project like this, but a super one for scrapbooking pages.  Not that I have one made up yet, but will do over the Christmas break!  I have also used my markers (on special for just a few more hours!) and just coloured the JOY in this word to use as a Christmas sentiment.

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{Easy No Template Bag}

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Rivetbudgetwise Notemplatebag I think Anabel named this one the "Tall Box".  My dearest and oldest (not eldest) friend, Melinda, showed me this template donkey's years ago; it's a good old stand-by.

My preference is to do projects that require no templates because I hate to draw, trace, or maneuver anything remotely like a puzzle. 

This box is wheeled all over with It's Beautiful, a really fun design in the Spring Mini catalogue in Pretty in Pink.  The flower is from One of a Kind and also uses the coordinating punch for the little flowers.

This is exactly the same box as the one posted earlier (scroll down) done up in Real Red and Green Galore – achieving a very different look!

To schedule your NO template packaging class, email me today!

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{Scrapbooking Mini-Book Class}

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Scrapbookingcorner  Rivetbudgetwise

I really enjoy making these quick and easy little books!  Fill these with photos, recipes, embelishements, advice, etc.  You can make these as thick or as thin as you wish and any size.  Featured here is the Artfully Asian set, coloured in with the Stampin' Write Markers and then accented with Crystal Effects.  Crystal Effects leaves a scrapbooking classes Auckland dimensional, shiny look, making the flowers stand out and look "wet" or embossed.  The background is stamped with the Weathered background stamp, one that is overlooked but a really useful one!  It's really neat when layered with flowers if you enjoyed the aged, distressed, or heritage look.

The designer paper used here is Apple Cider, also used on a scrapbook page posted earlier in the month (scroll down for it).  These aren't colours that I would naturally think to combine . . which is one reason I love to use the papers: it makes the colour combination decision for you!  These particular papers will be retired in 6 days, so please order now!

The neat feature of this book is the double set eyelets.  This book uses four of the Stampin' Up! jumbo eyelets, so the back is as neat looking as the front. 

If you would like to make this project, contact me to set up a time.

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{Holiday Harmony Pop Can}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Here's version two of the pop can for this year.  (scoll down to see another design) So, depending on your mood, these can be bright and fun or more sophisticated.
 
The stamps used on this project are often missed in the catalogue because easy gift ideas handmadeit's such a small set.  It's called Snow Flurries and the words are from Short & Sweet.  If you love these colours, grab the papers now as they will be deleted Nov 30th!
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{Pop Can}

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RivetbudgetwiseMy favourite packaging idea revisited!  Not only great for Christmas, but perfect for birthday party favours (or invites!!) or any other fun occasion.

I've done this one up using the Wintergreen Designer Series Paper and the Crazy for Christmas set, which is perfect for this project.  I quickly coloured in here & there with the Stampin' Write markerrubber stamping classes pop cans and done! 

I have just a few slots left in December for classes – let me know if you'd like to book a class for EASY and NO TEMPLATE packaging ideas!  It's a great way to also learn rubber stamping techniques!

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{The Little Things}

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Scrapbookingcorner  Rivetbudgetwise

 I am now "getting it".  I have this tremendous urge to spend lock my door and scrapbooking layout ideas scrapbook!  I really love it.  Next year will bring more pages to my classes, more on offer, and more on this site.  How about a scrapbooking day?  Show of hands?

This page is an easy layout and actually the first layout I have attempted that uses more than one photo, as my dear Ria pointed out to me.  I have a preference for layouts with a strong focal point . . . that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

The layout was inspired by My Time.  Her great layout can be seen here.

The Designer Series Papers are Summer Picnic, available through the end of November.  I just love the bright colours in this series. This is also the papers used on the spinner card below.  The die cut blooms are a coordinating accessory for these papers and lots of fun, especially since they are on textured card and super big!  My friend Jan G made a particularly BIG and BOLD page using this same layout.  I forgot to get a shot of hers before she took off – send us one, Jan?

Stamps used here are from It's a Beautiful Thing and Enjoy Every Moment, both from the Spring mini catalogue.  Journaling to coordinate with your project is another great use of those markers on promotion this month!

Oh, and yes, I also made three of the girls in the photos.  The fourth one is a close friend of our family, Ayla.

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