Fancy Folds

{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge 44 Take Two}

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Annetriangle box These are some lovely projects made by by friend and downline, Anne Dil.  She doesn't have a blog (yet!), so I am happy to host her creative efforts here.  That offer stands for any of my team or customers who want to play the game!

Anne's first project is a simple box that we've nicknamed the Triangle Box.  She's used Baroque Motifs here – the most used and loved set I own.  I love how she's embossed with glitter over the word – a great detail that doesn't take too much away from the focal image.

Annebirthdaybest Her second project is a wee card made with a retiring set, Birthday Best (29.95 set of four).  The close is done with the slit punch and the background is made up with a great little set called Little Pieces (39.95 set of eight), which is also being deleted by the end of the month!  Order these two goodies before they run out!

Thanks Anne for sharing!!

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{Colour Challenge and an Easy Gift Idea}

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This is a little gift idea I stole off the net a while back; I love it!

 Stampinupribbongift It's an easy little folder/pocket that has a cello bag inside filled with ribbon wrapped around four Round Tab punches.  I love that the "gift" inside can be made to totally coordinate with the project.  This is great for crafting friends without spending a bundle, either.

This project features the slit punch for the closure and also the two flowers from Office Accoutrement set, which just so happens to have shown up on the Retiring Stamp set list on Sunday.  The white border around the flower is made up of . . . the large oval punch!

Stamp sets:  Office Accoutrement, Sprinkles, So Many Sayings

Colours used:  Soft Sky, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery

Stampinupribbongift2 Other:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge punch, Word Window Punch, Slit punch, Round Tab punch, brads, ribbons, soft subtle buttons

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{Kristina Werner Colour Challenge #44}

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Brown and pink together is one of my favourite combinations – a no-fail standby.

Stampinuplikeitalatte Today has been quite cold in Auckland, although that might be because I have shorts and a singlet on, so I pulled out this hot chocolate pouch for a sample.  Pretty much everything on this project is being deleted by the end of March, so get it now if it's on your wish list!

If I have time tomorrow, I will do up a page using this colour combo as well; we'll see how much work I can get done today!

Stamp sets:  Like it a latte

Colours:  Pretty in PInk, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip, Purely Pomegranate

Other: Berry Bliss Designer Series Papers, Soft Subtles Eyelets, various ribbons, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, stampin' sponges

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{An Easy Mini Album or WOW card}

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This is a fantastic little template a lovely lady named Carrie showed to us at last year's Stampinupminialbumafttea Stampin' Up! training convention in Sydney.  I have used this quite a bit, and am pleased to hear that many of you have been as well!

One sweet customer, Lisa, told me that she made some of these up and let her daughter do all the embellishing, which is a great idea!  What young girls (we're all young, aren't we?) wouldn't enjoy that?  I'm thinking about the tween birthday party my eldest wants to have next month . . .

The first sample is one that many of you have made with me, using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and the Live Your Dreams stamp set (which is on the Bushfire Appeal list). 

The second sample uses the Le Jardin papers and the Carte Postale stamp set (both on the retired list) and the third one – you'll have to watch the movie! 

Stampinupminialbum The basics of how this goes together is in the movie (mum's tv show, as it's called at my house) because it's rather tricky to explain in print, but easy to explain with visuals.  The rest, the embellishing, is up to you!  Enjoy!

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{Oh So Lovely Tall Box}

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Another favourite Hostess Set! Oh, So Lovely has been well used at my house becuase it's the only "tall" flower in the book!  And I enjoy the look of the distressed stamp (the Creamy Caramel texture behind the flower), both with this set and mixed in with other Stampinuptall-box sets, too.  This particular stamp set will be deleted as of March 31st.

This is an invaluable template because this box uses only one measurement and no template!  You only need one sheet of A4 card to make this size, but of course, it can be made smaller and bigger, shorter and taller to suit your needs.

I teach a fun class I call "No Template Bags and Boxes".  Book yours today and receive your FREE Oh, So Lovely Stamp set! 

Stamp sets:  En Francais Background stamp, Oh, So Lovely, Occasional Greetings

Colours: Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, various markers for colouring image

Other:  Hodge Podge Clip for closure, ribbon, Dazzling Diamons glitter

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{Masculine Peek A Boo Card}

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Peekaboo cards are a fun twist on the traditional card and hold a sweet inside!  This is a take on the lovely card AnneMarie designed a few weeks ago. 

Stampinuppeekaboo Once you know where to score, this one goes together very quickly.  The centre window is made using the circle scallop punch, and then the remaining image is used to layer on the front.

The focal image is done using In the Stars stamp set and the two sizes of star punches.  I added just a bit of glitter, even though I was going for masculine!  I did run this by my husband, and he gave his approval. 

Colours Used: chocolate chip, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi

Stampinuppeekaboo2 Stamps Used: In the Stars, Rough Texture jumbo wheel

Other: Scallop circle punch, both star punches, Scallop Edge Punch, silver brad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

The chocolate heart inside is from the Chocolate Boutique and come in a myriad of colours.

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{Masculine Valentine Double Card}

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Rivetmaleapproved Likely the most difficult cards to design . .  masculine!  And a Valentine to boot! 

Inspired by the beautiful elements from Nicki Tidbold's swap, I set out to design a card for the men in our lives. 

IMG_5309_edited-1 I have used a double card design here for added interest.  The concept is simple – make a smaller, coordinating card and adhere to the front of Stampinupmasculinevalentine your main card, which gives you lots of room for writing love notes (or for an invitation!).  I told my ladies that were here for class that if you didn't have much to say, then just do some conveniently extra stamping inside the cards!

This card uses a neat trick with the crimper.  First, run your card through one way, turn it 90 degrees, and run it through again. Repeat until you have the texture you would like. 

Stampinupmasculineval The buckles or hinges here is the Designer Label punch turned sideways.  Love it! 

The hearts used here are great for Masculine Valentine because they are not toooo girly.  They are from the set Polka Dot Punches and you can only get this set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (running through the end of the month) with any qualifying order or workshop.  I love the punched tin look of these stamps.  And the fact that they coordinate with the punches makes them extra easy to use!

Yes, you still have time to get this set before Valentine's Day! Email me to get yours sent out today!

Colours used:  Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Soft Sky

Stampin' Up Stamps Used: Sanded Background, Polka Dot Punches

Other: Crimper, jumbo eyelets, Designer Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Double stitched ribbon

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{Cute, Quick, & Easy Valentine’s Chocolate!}

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I took this idea from Angie Juda, a demo from the United States.  I can see where she's from, but from her accent, I'd guess Texas?  You can see her project here.  And this is my adaptation on it:

Stampinupchocolatevalentine This is a super easy project, made easy by the slit punch.  This is such a useful punch for creating little closures!

The images are from both Big On Spring and from Love Owl-ways, both sets from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  The scallop is done with the new scallop edge punch.

I love the Love Owl-ways set for Valentines because it includes words suitable for friends.  I suggest we all Stampinupvalentinechocolate make a valentine and remember our girlfriends!  My girls and I are going to make up Valentine treats and take them to some of the  the single ladies at church. 

Of course you can change the dimensions and the treat inside to suit you!  please email me for the dimensions on this to fit the Whittaker's chocolates.

Colours Used:  Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamp sets used:  Big on Spring or Love Owl-ways

Other:  Slit punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, blender pens, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

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