Thursday, October 20, 2016

Basket of Wishes goes Scandi - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! When I saw the succulents in Basket of Wishes, I knew I wanted approach what might have been intended as a warm cosy stamp set in a fresh and modern way. So here's my kind of Scandi take on it! This would make the perfect little gift set for a teacher, workmate or friend.

Basket of Wishes 3x3 Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Basket of Wishes 3x3 Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Basket of Wishes 3x3 Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Basket of Wishes 3x3 Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Basket of Wishes 3x3 Gift Set ~ Susan Wong

Hot Tips:
1) Did you know you can make boxes of many sizes using the Envelope Punch Board? Joanne at The Crafty Owl has done all the ground work for you in this handy dandy Box Buster tool. I still recommend a scrap piece first while you get used to using it. I made mine just slightly wider than my 3x3 cards but not so tall it hid the tops - 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/8".

2) Stamp on your Glassine Gift Bag for a subtle coordinating look. I cut the bottom of the bag off so it only pokes out just the right amount.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Basket of Wishes
Inks: Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate, Momento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Delicate White Doilies, Glassine Gift Bags
Accessories/Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Binder Clips, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Blender Pen, 2" Circle Punch


I can't wait to see what Val has for us! Happy hopping!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Jar of Haunts - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hey hey - welcome to October!!! Halloween is just around the corner so we're featuring the Jar of Haunts stamps set this week on the Artisan blog hop. Is pretty fun. Hope you like...

Jar of Haunts Halloween Treats ~ Susan Wong

Jar of Haunts Halloween Card ~ Susan Wong

Jar of Haunts Halloween Card ~ Susan Wong

Jar of Haunts Halloween Treat Box ~ Susan Wong


Hot Tips:
Use Stazon Jet Black to stamp on the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
For the designer paper tag - use the jar inner framelit.
Use the fringe scissors for quick & easy black packaging.
FYI, the white front of the card is our Notecard size. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Jar of Haunts, Jar of Love (small jar)
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Kraft 12x12, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Jet Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie Markers, Project Life Journalling Pen, Smokey Slate
Accessories/Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Silver Metallic Thread, Handheld Stapler, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Blender Pen


Now let's go see what Val will freak us out with ;)


You may have noticed things look a bit different around here. I'm so thrilled! A very special thanks to Jane Lee of Fancy That Jane - former Artisan and total all-round awesome gal - for her mad graphic design skills. So now you know where to go to if you need anything.