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Ice-Cream and Beer… Poppin’ Box Cards

I’m SO excited to share with you today’s cards! The April Technique class was all about ‘Poppin’ – cards that pop! And today’s card was definitely the show stopper. Whilst it took a little while to complete in class with the 11 attendees, it was certainly worth the time and effort.

I’ve got two versions of this Poppin’ Box Card; an ice-cream version using the Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats suite and then a manly beer version using the Stampin’ Up! Mixed Drinks stamp set.

Cool Treats

This was the version of the card that we made in class. 11 wonderful ladies put their skills to the test to create this fun and “cool” interactive birthday card. How fruity and delicious are the colours used in the stamping and the designer series paper on the box. They are Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzaz, Peekaboo Peach and Early Espresso. Even their names are tasty treats!

           

You’re probably wondering where the “box” in photo 2 came from… well this is where we “POP”! Watch the short video below to see how much fun this poppin’ card is for the recipient to receive!

Thats’s right… it pops right on up and out of the tray!!!

Mixed Drinks

As I mentioned above, I’d made 2 versions of this card.. unfortunately, I don’t have a poppin’ video for this card, but it pops exactly as the one above does, the design and stamps are just different. I actually think this one is my favourite and is an awesome masculine card. So much so that… I never give my husband’s best mate a card for his birthday… however this year it was a “big” birthday for him, so I wanted to knock his socks off and I knew he would love the extra surprise that a poppin’ box card brings.

          

These popping box cards are so much to make! Don’t be daunted by them. Once you get your score lines and folds in the right spot, assembly of the box itself is pretty easy, as are the tray and the wrap. The awesome Gemma over at Made by Gemma has some great YouTube clips (Part 1) (Part 2) to step you through how to make the box and tray/ wrap as well as some templates that you can download and print to ensure all your lines are in the right spot!

I hope you give this fun card a go. If you do create one and get stuck at any time, you are more than welcome to contact me. I’d love to hear/ see that you are being inspired and taking some time out for yourself to create.

Happy Crafting,

Top 5 Occasions Catalogue Products

Hello!

Today I’m giving you a quick run down on my top 5 products from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue. I’ve been creating this week so there are plenty of blog posts to come, it is just a gloomy, wet day in Melbourne today so not good for taking photos! Plus, I have to wait for the recipients to receive their card  before ruining their surprise.

The new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue commenced on the 4th January! And I must say, when I first opened it there were some things that I HAD to have…. but also, there are a few things that I didn’t initially notice that I’m very pleased I ended up ordering.

So without further ado, my top 5 products from the new Occasions catalogue are:

1. Cool Treats Stamp Set (in fact the whole Cool Treats Suite), page 32 & 33 – this will come to no surprise to those who know me well! I love food stamps and in particular with this suite, I love the colours they have used; Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder. It is a great colourful, summery suite that will make great, bright cards and 3D projects – I do feel an ice-cream banner coming on!

 

2. Party Animal Designer Series Paper, page 5 – again, the colours have captured my attention! So vibrant and perfect for those hard to make male birthday cards!

Party Animal DSP

 

3. Mini Egg Cartons , page 18 – whoever came up with this idea is genius! These come in a natural cream colour so there is plenty of opportunity for you to be creative and style these cartons any which way you like! I can’t wait to get spritzing and add some colour to them! They also fit 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates in the “egg” holes… a great gift for your chocolate loving friend (me!).

4. Everyday Hero Stamp Set, page 49 – I think having two young boys in my house makes me think of so many uses for this stamp set and the extra bonus is, they’ve included a female Superhero too (as they should!). I’ve had a play with this set already and made a super fun Magic Card which I can’t wait to show you!

5. Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, page 15 – these may have slipped under your radar as they’re not a predominant picture in the catalogue but they make a great embellishment to any card or project and even better, if you have a planner and use it to keep yourself organised, then these will make your planner look nice and fancy!

And because it is such a gorgeous catalogue, I thought I’d give some “honourable mentions” to some of my other favourite products:

  1. Iconic Occasions – Hostess Stamp Set, page 3
  2. Star Blast Edgelits Dies, page 11
  3. Watercolour Pencils, page 24
  4. Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, page 40 (I bet you’ve missed these!)
  5. Perfect Mix Stamp Set, page 35 (awesome if you give lots of baked goods as presents)

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my favourite products! Leave a comment below to let me know what products are tickling your fancy.

Happy Crafting,

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By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Occasions Catalogue, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments