Can you believe we’re down to our final two Stamp Review Crew posts for 2017???
What an amazing year of projects it’s been. You can revisit all my SRC projects by clicking here.
I love being part of this design team. It’s filled with international demonstrators that are as lovely as they are talented!
You’re currently hopping with Kelly Kent in Bunbury, Australia. From here it’s back to the US to visit Stesha Bloodhart. Be sure to complete the blog hop by clicking through the next button at the end of each post.
Today’s theme takes us back to the Annual Catalogue and one of the sets we got to play with last April at the OnStage event – Wood Words.
It has coordinating framelits including a cute little wood crate. You’re going to love the diversity on this hop!
My favourite part of this stamp set is the block lettered sentiments, the pretty floral stamp and the lined shapes. There’s so much potential!
I started my Stamp Review Crew creations by using the floral stamp as a bottom ‘peekaboo’ layer for this Navy & white card.
It’s such a stylish colour combination that I kept the design clean & simple. The flowers are stamped on a base layer, which is then partially covered up by a small strip at the bottom and a larger panel at the bottom. This then creates a sense of the flowers being in a window or peekaboo panel.
Here’s what is looks like from a side view…
That ribbon just makes me smile – so luxurious!!! This bow has three layers of ribbon all tied together in a bow and attached with a glue dot.
My next project is for a friend who sells skincare with a direct sales company called Rodan + Fields. They are newly launched in Australia and in the 3 months since launch, she has achieved wonderful success.
R+F uses lots of hearts in their imagery, so I thought the heart stamp in their range of colours would be a nice way to show her I’m thinking of her.
I actually have a number of customers who are direct sales consultants for companies like R+F, doTERRA, Jamberry, Tupperware Nature Direct & Scentsy and buy Stampin’ Up! supplies to use in their own business. If you are a direct sales consultant in Australia, get in touch with me to find out how to bring your customer thanks yous, team recognition and packaging up to the next level!
The Sweetheart punch (currently on the Australian Clearance Rack) is perfect for R+F too! Punches are so easy to use and are awesome for notecards, tags, envelope seals & packaging!
My final project for today (I know…3 creations in one blog post!) was inspired by the “Fresh Treats” sentiment. And the choice of baked treat? By the semi-circle stamp in the Wood Words set. It makes awesome bananas if you stamp in yellow and then use the stamp edge in Soft Suede for the banana ends.
A banana theme is actually perfect, because who doesn’t love beautifully wrapped Banana Bread??
SNEAK PEEK ALERT…. I’ve combined the Wood Words stamp set for my packaging with some upcoming products from Occasions 2018. The Tutti-Frutti DSP has bananas!!!
These are my top secret tips for any kind of bake sale (or cake stall as they are called here in Australia).
- Bake mini – these little loaf tins are the perfect size to increase the cute factor!
- Disguise your cake as ‘bread’. It sounds like a healthier choice but we all know it’s really not!
- Wrap in wax paper for a cafe style look
- Finish with a cute tag & patterned paper!
Want to try out my Banana Bread recipe? Here it is:
In a bowl, combine 150g self-raising flour, 75g plain flour and 100-200g brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like it). Add 125g melted butter, 2-3 mashed bananas (I like lots of banana) and 2 eggs. Mix well. Bake in mini loaf tins for 25 mins in 180 degree oven.
My recipe is based on this one from taste.com.au.
Yum!!! It really is a crowd pleaser. And a great recipe to use up all the bananas that enjoy visiting school but come home at the end of each day!
That’s all from me today! Visit the gorgeous & talented Stesha Bloodhart next.
You can find the full list of all participants here. Please accept our apologies for any links that may be not working shortly after the hop goes live. Sometimes it takes a little time to fix the inevitable IT issues!
Thanks for joining us! See you in 2 weeks for the final Stamp Review Crew post of 2017!
Add Wood Words stamp set & Wood Crate Framelits to your collection…