Social Stamping Blog Host | Family

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Hello!  Thanks for joining us for week 7 of the Social Stamping Blog Host.

You can see previous weeks of the Blog Host by clicking on the themes below:
Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows
Week 4: Friend
Week 5: War & Peace
Week 6: Birthdays in Isolation

This week we are sharing projects inspired by the theme ‘family’.  With social distancing and travel restrictions in place, I know of lots of my friends that are missing family.  The borders between regions are closed in WA, which means many families living in different regions are unable to travel to see each other.  With this being the likely case for the next 2 months, I’m excited to see the projects on this hop and use them for inspiration to send some happy mail to family who I can’t see.

It’s also Mother’s Day tomorrow here in Australia, so you might see a special project or two for Mums.  Sending lots of love to all the Mums celebrating tomorrow – either with their family or thinking of their family.  A time will come when we can all be together again.  Until then, lets send some paper hugs!

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

 

Participant list | “family”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Mandy Depiazzi

Social Stamping Blog Host | Birthdays in Isolation

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Hello!  Thanks for joining us for week 6 of the Social Stamping Blog Host.

You can see previous weeks of the Blog Host by clicking on the themes below:
Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows
Week 4: Friend
Week 5: War & Peace

Hands up who has a birthday in May?  Me!!!!  I do!!!  It’s my birthday month and this would have been the 4th “Kelly’s Stamping Friends” blog hop.  But lucky me has already been hopping with my friends for the last month under the Social Stamping themes.  This year I’m combining the two blog hops – the theme for today’s Social Stamping hop is ‘birthdays in isolation’.

Though we may still be experiencing some form of physical distancing, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate!  I’ve seen some great ideas for COVID-19 birthdays including specially designed tshirts/jumpers, “honk, it’s my birthday” signs outside houses and driveway drive by birthday celebrations.  Birthdays are always special and having a birthday during April or May 2020 gives us a great chance to be creative in sharing our joy with others.  If there’s ever a good time to flood the letterbox of the birthday girl (or boy), it’s now!

Enjoy the wonderful hop my stamping friends have put on today.  Please feel free to use any of the projects on the hop as inspiration to send a ‘birthday in isolation’ card to someone who know who may be celebrating a little differently this year.  If you need a stamp that is perfect for a socially distant birthday greeting, check out the COVID-19 digital stamp collection released by Stampin’ Up!.  Click here to view.  All proceeds from this COVID-19 Giveback project go to specific COVID-19 relief efforts.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Happy birthday to all the May babies!

Participant list | “birthdays in isolation”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lisa Whitehead
  3. Catherine Creer
  4. Chantell Randall
  5. Mandy Depiazzi

Social Stamping Blog Host | War & Peace

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Hello!  Thanks for joining us for week 5 of the Social Stamping Blog Host.

You can see previous weeks of the Blog Host by clicking on the themes below:
Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows
Week 4: Friend

The theme for today’s hop is ‘war & peace’.

Although there’s been conflict around the world during my lifetime, I’ve always wondered if World War 3 would be part of my life’s journey.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that COVID-19 and our global pandemic status would qualify for a world war.  Instead of bullets and guns and fighting over territory and power, we are fighting a scientific war against a virus that has literally put the world into time out.  We are fighting for control, for scientific answers in a time frame never seen before and against an enemy that is so familiar yet so novel.

As with any major life event, this “war” has brought about so many positives, and the peace – both in the natural world being able to take a breath, and mankind being able to sit still for a while – has been a comfort and much needed reset for some.  For others, especially those on the front line of the disease, there’s been far more combat than rest.

Here in Western Australia, we have been able to “flatten the curve” and are seeing a string of days with no new cases and fewer active cases .  This brings some wonderful hope, which is a relief after some of the chaos of the past few months.  However, as I watch the news, I am aware that the situation is not so good for other parts of the world, and there are communities and cities that continue to be significantly impacted by the virus.  This is war – and to win at war you need clever strategy, major teamwork and sometimes a little luck.

As a global network, we need to all stand together, to be united as one in the face of the pandemic that continues to bring sadness, anxiety and desperation across the world.  This too shall pass and in time to come we shall remember the brave contributors to the war against COVID-19, just as we are remembering the impact that those before us has in previous wars.

The projects for this hop are varied, and I can’t wait for you to see how everyone has put their creative spin on the war & peace theme.  Please feel free to use the creations on this hop as inspiration, with credit to the original designer where due.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Hugs, prayers, love,

Participant list | “war & peace”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Narelle Simm
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  6. Andrea Sargent
  7. Denita Wright-Smee

Social Stamping Blog Host | Friend

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Hey there, thanks for joining us for week 4 of the Social Stamping Blog Host.  It’s been a wonderful opportunity to connect with my stamping friends and allow us to share with the wider crafting community.

You can see previous weeks of the Blog Host by clicking on the themes below:
Week 1: Hello
Week 2: Thank You
Week 3: Rainbows

The theme for today’s blog hop is ‘friend’, because we all need one in uncertain times like these.  Perhaps you have a friend who has lost their job and could do with some happy mail?  Maybe a friend who is now exclusively at home full time with multiple mini-me’s who want feeding & entertaining all the time and she needs to hear that someone is thinking of her?  Is there a friend you know who is working tirelessly at this time because they are in an essential role and the demands of their job went from 10->100 without warning? Do you have a friend who brings out the best in you at this overwhelming time?

Whatever the reason, how nice would it be if we flooded the (already busy) postal system with some mail designed to brighten someone’s day.  Worried about sending or receiving the virus by mail?  The scientific consensus seems to be that the virus can only live on paper up to 24 hours.  So, mail is very likely to lose any risk of being contagious as it transits.  If you are especially worried about receiving mail, leave it to quarantine for 24 hours after arriving.  Of course, if you have an active case of the virus, please wait to send your mail until you are no longer at risk of infecting others.

We invite you to hop through the designers participating in today’s hop who have all created projects suitable to send to a friend.  You are welcome to CASE (copy) the cards on the hop – but please remember to give credit where credit is due!  Let’s turn those projects from craft creations to happiness creators!

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Thanks once again to all my lovely stamping friends for joining in.  Without you all, it just isn’t the same!  Stamps are what often bring us to Stampin’ Up!, the friendships are what means the most!

Participant list | “Friend”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Chloe Evans
  4. Odette Kermode
  5. Sheila Pybus
  6. Richelle Fletcher
  7. Shannon Kissane
  8. Sharon Dalton
  9. Lauren Meiklejohn
  10. Leonie Schroder
  11. Monique Fielder
  12. Tanya Bell
  13. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  14. Chantell Randall
  15. Denise Buetler

Social Stamping Blog Host | Rainbows

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Hello! Welcome to week 3 of the Social Stamping Blog Hosts.  You can see week 1 (hello) here and get some history to why this all started!  See week 2 (thank you) here for more amazing projects.

The theme for today’s projects by my stamping friends is “rainbows”. Out of the chaos that is coronavirus, we are seeing many great examples of community spirit. creative togetherness and inventive ways to stay connected.

One of the initiatives that caught my attention was the rainbow trail.  Households and businesses across Australia (and the world) are using rainbows as a symbol to relay the message that “we’re all in this together”, everything is going to be ok, stay safe and many other positive messages to keep spirits up in a time when it can be easy to be overwhelmed.

People are drawing rainbows in chalk on their driveway, painting their fence in rainbow colours, putting rainbow artwork in the windows, decorating lamp posts with rainbow bows and so many more examples.  They are literally filling the world with beautiful colours, sharing their creativity with others and actively working towards connecting with others.

So, out of this, the theme for today’s hop was inspired.  To see more about the Rainbow Trail in Australia, visit this group on Facebook.

I can’t wait for you to see all the bright, fun and colourful creations made by my crafty friends this week.  Don’t forget, these designers are sharing to inspire you, so you are most welcome to copy (CASE) their designs or use them as inspiration for your own creation.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Participant list | “Rainbows”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meirtiz-Reid
  3. Vicki Boucher
  4. Chloe Evans
  5. Mandy Depiazzi
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Sharni Haines
  8. Michelle Strazds
  9. Lisa Whitehead
  10. Rebecca Scurr
  11. Elizabeth Gross
  12. Nikki Spencer
  13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  14. Julia Quinn
  15. Lauren Meiklejohn
  16. Andrea Sargent
  17. Sheila Pybus
  18. Peta Stephen
  19. Shannon Kissane
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Narelle Simm

Social Stamping Blog Host | Thank You

Hello! Welcome to week 2 of the Social Stamping Blog Hosts.  You can see week 1 here and get some history to why this all started!

The theme for today’s projects by my stamping friends is “thank you”.  I’ve lived by the mantra that there’s no point just making card, you have to be sending them to make a difference.  I give away almost all of my cards – to friends, as gifts, as donations.  It gives me good motivation to create more.

We are currently seeing a time where the hero status of our community has shifted.  It is no longer sports stars or celebrities who are the most valued in our society, but the everyday hereos that don’t always get the acknowledgement they deserve.  The healthcare staff, cleaners, child care & school educators, retail & hospitality staff, transport & couriers, Centrelink employees, farmers & so many more that we cannot function without.  There are so many ‘essential’ services that keep our society functioning and it’s a nice chance to pause and say ‘thank you’ to each and every person for their contribution.

There might also be someone in your life that has made a difference to your COVID-19 experience.  Perhaps they bought you some toilet paper when you were finding it hard to get to the shops, maybe they called to say hi at a time when the crisis was getting you down or is it someone who is just there for you all the time – pandemic or not.

This week, as you craft in isolation, can you create and send a card to one of these everyday heroes or a person who has made your life better?  To remind them that they are noticed and valued, to give them a little boost in what is a trying time for everyone and to spread some gratitude throughout the world in a time of great stress.

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You are most welcome to CASE (copy) any of the cards you see today on the blog hop.  These designers are sharing their creations to inspire you and would love for their design to be part of the thank you message.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Participant list | “Thank You”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Andrea Sargent

Social Stamping Blog Host | Hello

Hello!  Last week I advertised on my Facebook page and invited some of my stamping friends to join me to blog today.  I won’t pretend I’m amazed, because I knew my fantabulous friends would be the first to step up and embrace another occasion to create something to share.  In a week that has been filled with ups & downs for so many families (including mine!), it’s wonderful to come together with the sole purpose of being creative and providing creative inspiration for crafters who may be at home in isolation.

As a bit of background, my use of the phrase “Social Stamping” started last year.  I had to make some changes to the focus of my Stampin’ Up! commitments.  I wanted to keep the things about stamping that were important to me and one of those things was the social aspect – my online friendships with other demonstrators, classes purely for the joy of getting together and providing community for my Paper Adventures team.


The theme for today’s hop is “hello”.  It’s a time when we’ve all been asked to socially distance ourselves from each other, but actually a time when we need each other more than ever.  I’d love for you all to reach out to those in your network, on the edge of your network or bring someone new into your network and use this fast changing and very overwhelming situation for some social good.  It’s possible to be social although physically apart – we just need to think in different ways.

This blog host is born of that desire to pull together the social part of stamping.  To bring us together, to allow us to share and to spark creativity in others.

Below is the master list of participants.  Click on the designers below to see their project. Some bloggers may link to the next blog, but to keep things simple, this was an optional requirement.

Stay safe, stay connected and be comforted in the knowledge that although big at the moment, this will pass.  Until then, let us craft!

Participant list | “Hello”

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Denita Wright-Smee
  3. Jo Stubbings
  4. Lisa Whitehead
  5. Lauren Meiklejohn
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Leonie Stuart
  8. Mandy Depiazzi
  9. Odette Kermode
  10. Rebecca Scurr
  11. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  12. Melissa Gifford
  13. Nikki Spencer
  14. Nicole Wilson
  15. Elizabeth Gross
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Sheila Pybus
  18. Michelle Strazds
  19. Angela Meirtiz-Reid
  20. Sharni Haines
  21. Vicki Boucher
  22. Julia Quinn
  23. Mae Collins
  24. Chantell Randall
  25. Narelle Simm
  26. Catherine Creer
  27. Richelle Fletcher
  28. Leonie Schroder
  29. Kathryn Ruddick

ESAD 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop – Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

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Welcome to the ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop where you will travel around 10 blogs giving you one last showcase of some of those favourites.  If you’re heading around, then you’ve just come from Narelle’s blog.  If you’re starting here, then keep going until you finish at Narelle so you’ll know you’ve seen everything.

So … some of the ESAD girls got together for this blog hop to give you some final inspiration for those items on the retirement list.  Unless sold out earlier (and lots of the list already has!), these products will be available until 2nd June 2015.

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I’ve have selected the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit (134797) to show you today.  Kits are wonderful for lots of reasons, but the two top ones have to be value for money and ease of cardmaking.

So, if you purchase the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, what do you get?

  • Enough materials to make 20 cards of various sizes from full size cards to cute note cards
  • Envelopes to match each size of card
  • A 7-piece stamp set with stamps to suit “every” occasion (happy birthday, thinking of you, thanks, love, congratulations, for you and ‘made for you’ to put on your handmade creations)
  • A clear block to mount your stamps on
  • 2 coordinating ink spots (Basic Grey & Island Indigo) – you can’t buy the ink spots on their own anymore, so this makes them super special!
  • Embellishments to give your projects a bit of wow (twine, buttons, clips)

It all comes in a super cute storage box with full instructions for only $51.95.  You just need to add in your preferred adhesive and have a pair of paper snips handy.  From there, it’s up to you & your craft style what you create.

You can follow the included instructions (more or less) and create cards like this:

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Or you can play with the pieces and create cards like this:

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Or you can go totally crazy and jump outside of the box to create other items using bits and pieces from your box and other products from your stash.  The next three ideas are all made using three of the cards that come in the kit, the stamp set and some craft room favourites:

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Tags Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits
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Retiring: Angled Tag Topper Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits
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Tea Bag Envelope Gifts

Have I convinced you that you need to order at least one kit from every catalogue because they are such good fun!?!

You’ll want to get this one before it’s gone.  You might also want to add a set of clear-mount stamp cases to your order so you can print this cover & store your stamps just like your others.  This will mean they will stay on your radar and you can keep using them once your kit materials are all made up (download the full size version of the cover here).

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That’s all from me for this blog hop.  Next blog to visit is Rachael Lewsley at My Stampin’ Haven who is showing off (among other products) the Label Love stamp set – which I am going to miss immensley!  Thanks for joining us!  Kelly x

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Here’s a full list of the blog hop participants:

1. Kelly Kent – you are here!

2. Rachael Lewsley

3. Keryn Campbell

4. Rebecca O’Gorman

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Leonie Schroder

7. Donna Chapman

8. Cherie Davies

9. Amity Knight

10. Narelle Fasulo

ESAD Occasions & SAB 2015 Blog Hop – Getting into Guy Greetings!

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Welcome to another ESAD blog hop – a round trip through lots of inspiration for products from the 2015 Occasions catalogue & 2015 Sale-A-Bration range.  You might be starting here, finishing here or just stopping by on your way around.  If you’re on your way, then you’ve just seen Amity’s Project Life creations.  Next stop on the journey is Norelle’s blog.  A full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Welcome to my projects.  After buying what seems like most of the products (shhhh!) from the new Occasions catalogue (who can choose a favourite when the offerings are that good???) and earning quite a few SAB gifts, I had quite a selection of products from which to choose for my blog hop focus.

After some umm-ing & ahhhh-ing, I have ended up deciding to showcase the very interesting stamp set “Guy Greetings” (138825/138828/137178) – mainly as a bit of a push to ink it up and hopefully fall in love with it.

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You see, since it arrived, I’ve been struggling to get excited about it!  [And based on the offerings of Pinterest, I might not be the only one].  In theory, it’s a great set – masculine theme, great font and lots of potential… but something about it has been blocking my creative flow.

Well, not anymore for this old-fashioned engine with determination!

Armed with a theme of Night of Navy, Cajun Craze & my favourite neutrals, here’s what I came up with:


“You’re My Anchor”

Guy Greetings paired with Birthday Bash DSP (137783), Starbust Framelits (132967) and Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (137873).

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Do you like the boating knot? Learn how to tie your own by following this tutorial.


“Hardwood Classic”

Guy Greetings coupled with Hardwood Background Stamp (133032) and On Film Framelits (132969).

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The Hardwood stamp would have to be one of my all-time favourite SU! stamps.  It goes with so many themes.


“Mechanical Bro”

Guy Greetings featuring a punch art coverall made using Square Framelits (130921) & Triangle Punch (133375).

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I do love my punch art!  This design would also work for hi-vis (which gives me an idea for the future!) or a crisp white shirt, making it perfect for a range of men.  As well as “brother”, Guy Greetings comes with father, Grandpa, Dad, husband & uncle – fully customisable for the men in your life.


And one final share, to go with my mechanic punch art card.

“Tool Bag Curvy Keepsake Box” (135853).

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Did you know that quite a few of the popular products from the 2014 Holiday Catlaogue are back as ‘returning favourites’, which is fabulous because the Curvy Keepsake Box has definitely been a favourite of mine![You can see them on page 49 of the Occasions 2015 catalogue].

So far all of my Curvy Keepsake Box creations have been ‘lovely for the ladies’ or ‘cool for kids’, so I wanted to create one that was ‘great for guys’.  Think Dad’s Tool Bag could be a winner – especially if it was filled with his favourite chocolates.


Thanks for joining me while I made friends with my Guy Greetings Stamp Set.  It’s definitely grown on me and I’m excited to make more ‘manly’ cards throughout the year.

Next stop on the blog hop is Norelle.  Please leave a comment or two as you hop around – we love hearing from you!  Kelly x

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LIST OF BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

1. Libby Dyson

2. Narelle Hoggard

3. Leonie Schroder

4. Jenny Hayward

5. Tamsin Adams

6. Helen Williams

7. Pauline Bennetts

8. Monique Fielder

9. Nicole Wilson

10. Keryn Campbell

11. Clare Mcilhatton

12. Ria Kaire

13. Kathryn Ruddick

14. Sally Williams

15. Tricia Raineri

16. Nerida Carter

17. Mel Pagano

18. Rachael Lewsley

19. Amity Knight 

20. Kelly Kent – you are here!

21. Norelle Targato

ESAD Occasions Blog Hop 2014 – Retro Fresh DSP, yeah baby!

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Hi!  I’m so excited to be participating in my very first blog hop.  You might be starting here, or you may have just arrived from Nikki’s blog, who was also playing with DSP.  I’ve admired the creations in these blog hops for a long time and gotten so much inspiration from them.  All blog hop participants are members of ESAD, a supportive group of South Pacific Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, a group I am very grateful to belong to.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.


For this blog hop, each participant was asked to select a product from the Occasions catalogue (28 Jan – 30 June) to showcase.  My selection was Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Now, I L-O-V-E patterned paper.  I collect it, I admire it, I adore it and I hoard it!  But, I do use it.  Not as freely as some crafty folk, which is a sin!  All beautiful things in life should be used.  So my mission is to showcase the funky new Retro Fresh in all its glory.  It’s a great choice for neutral / male cards and projects.  It coordinates with Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.

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Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper 132993 $18.95

When I first opened my packet, I used the DSP to make some simple projects where the focus is on the beautiful patterns of the paper.  There is just so much you can do with DSP.  I think it’s a staple in any collection.  One packet of DSP and coordinating cardstock has endless possibilities.

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family message board

My tutorial for you today is a “Little Something  Holder”.  It is the perfect size for a lotto ticket, gift card, money or note of inspiration, and what you need to make when you just want to give a little something to a special someone.

In addition to showcasing the DSP, this project highlights how versatile the Envelope Punch Board is.  At only $31.95, it has to be the most economic Stampin’ Up! product – you get a tool that can help you make a variety of projects (not limited to envelopes) plus a scoring tool (which you can use in the place of a bone folder) and a corner rounder.

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Supplies:

Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Envelope Punch Board (EPB)

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar

Adhesive (Snail or 2-way glue)

Optional for embellishments:

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Cardstock – Coastal Cabana

Stamp Set – Itty Bitty Banners

Framelits – On Film, Bitty Banners

Ink – Tangerine Tango

Instructions:

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  1. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock to 3 5/8 x 6 3/8.  On the long side, score at 2” and 5”.
  2. On the short edge (with the smallest panel), use the Envelope Punch Board to cut 1” from each end, creating a tab.
  3. Fold the top and bottom panels into the middle, creating a pouch using the tab.  Score using the scoring tool from the EPB.
  4. Cut two pieces of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  A larger one measuring 3 1/2 x 1 7/8, and a smaller one measuring 3 1/2 x 013/16.
  5. Cut two pieces of DSP.  A larger one measuring 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 and a smaller one measuring 3 3/8 x 011/16.
  6. Use your adhesive to stick the DSP on to each corresponding size of cardstock.
  7. Stick the larger piece to the top front of the folded pouch and the smaller piece to the bottom front of the folded pouch.
  8. Inside envelope – Cut a piece of DSP to 5”x5”.  Using the Envelope Punch Board, make an envelope by lining up the DSP at 2 1/4 – punch & score.  Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.  Rotate 90 degrees, line up the score line with the score guide on the EPB – punch & score.  Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.  Use the reverse punch on the EPB to round the corners if desired.  Fold up to create an envelope and use adhesive to stick it together.   Adhere the envelope to the middle panel on the inside of the pouch.
  9. Embellish the front if desired. I used the arrow from the On Film Framelits in Coastal Cabana and the “FOR YOU” from the Itty Bitty Banners stamped in Tangerine Tango, then cut out using the matching framelit from the Bitty Banners Framelits.
  10. To create a matching envelope, cut a piece of DSP to 6″x6″.  Using the Envelope Punch Board, make an envelope by lining up the DSP at 2 5/8 – punch & score.  Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.  Rotate 90 degrees, line up the score line with the score guide on the EPB – punch & score.  Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.  Use the reverse punch on the EPB to round the corners if desired.  Fold up to create an envelope and use adhesive to stick it together.

Thank you for staying with me through what turned out to be a LONG blog post!!  You’re now off to see what Alisha has made with the So Very Grateful Stamp Set.  I hope you ‘hop’ all the way around the 25 blogs.  If you end up back here, you’ve done it! Thanks for supporting some of the most amazing Stampin’ Up! demos in the South Pacific.

Kelly x

The full list of clever stampers in the blog hop:

1.  Jenny Hayward

2.  Libby Dyson

3.  Yvonne Walker

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Delys Cram

6.  Gail Kirby

7.  Monique Fielder

8.  Sharlene Meyer

9.  Amity Knight

10.  Clare McIlhatton

11.  Ann Gelach

12.  Andrea Buckland

13.  Narelle Hoggard

14.  Keryn Campbell

15.  Sally Williams

16.  Liv Ingle

17.  Chloe Evans

18.  Kathryn Ruddick

19.  Nikki Sadler

20.  Kelly Kent – YOU ARE HERE!

21.  Alisha Watson

22.  Dianne Dunk

23.  Debbie Lamb

24.  Paula Reid

25.  Angela Harders