Sketchbooks – Raining Flowers & Notable Alphabets

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hello friends.  Today I made two sketchbooks so I can keep all my sketches together for future use (I used to sketch on scrap paper).  Each book has 48 blank rectangles of a standard card size. I arrange some rectangles in portrait and some in landscape layout. This should help me sketch ideas that can be transferred practically into a real card.

I used two stamp sets, ‘Raining Flowers’ and ‘Notable Alphabets’.

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Sketchbooks Recipes:

Stamp Set:  Raining Flowers (w122765, c122767, p73), Notable Alphabets (w126355, c126357, p146)

Ink Pad:  Versa Mark (102283, p159), Crump Cake (126975, p156), Wild Wasabi (126959, p154), Wisteria Wonder (126985, p152), Perfect Plum (126963, p154), So Saffron (126957, p154), Summer Starfruit (126991, p152), Pool Party (126982, p152), Baja Breeze (126960, p154)

Card Stock:  Crump Cake (121685, p156)

Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247, p.175), White Stampin’ Embossing Powder (109132, p.159)

All items are from Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue

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Tea for Two Mug Dresses – measurements & steps

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  Here are the measurements & steps I used to decorate the mugs (posted last Monday).

Pinwheel

Materials:

Main piece

–          DF Front (main) cut a strip of pinwheel pattern 10 ½” in length (the width is about 3”)

–          DF Front (borders) two strips of 1” × 10 ½”

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Sew the DF border pieces to both long edges of the DF front main piece (right sides facing each other)
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the pinwheel shape (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Lollipop appliqué

Materials:

Main

–          DF Front 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF for three large circle

–          DF for three small circle

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer the DF front, batting and backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Iron appliqué paper to the wrong side of DF for large circles and DF for small circles
  • Cut 3 large circles and 3 small circles using Circle No. 2 Originals (you can draw circles and cut by hand if you don’t have the Circle No.2 Originals)
  • Sew the circles onto the DF front piece, using blanket stitch. I use sewing machine, but you can also do this by hand. I used black thread for the small circles and tan colour thread for the large circles.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt around each large circle (I use running stitch in black thread).
  • Sew Velcro into places
  • Attach buttons

Flying Geese

Materials:

Main

–          DF for large triangles, cut two pieces of 4 ¼” × 4 ¼” squares

–          DF for small triangles, cut eight pieces of 2 3/8” × 2 3/8” squares

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • On the wrong side of each small square, draw a line diagonally with pencil
  • Align two small squares to the two opposite corners of each large square (right sides facing each other) (see diagram 1)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line
  • You will end up with four interim pieces
  • Align a small square to the largest corner of each interim piece with right sides facing each other (see diagram 2)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line.
  • You will end up with 8 pieces of the flying geese. You need only 7 pieces.
  • Sew the seven pieces together. Check the length and trim it down to 10 ½“, if needed.  It is best to trim off the side where the Velcro will be placed.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the triangle shapes (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Diagrams - tea for two mug dresses instruction

I hope this is clear enough to follow. If not, please email me and I will try to make it more clear.

Thank you for visiting and happy sewing.

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Tea for Two Mug Dresses

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  Yesterday was Deb’s birthday. Deb is Tania (my upline)’s upline and has been very supportive to me. So yesterday morning before I went to stamp camp, I sewed a mug dress for her using my favourite ‘Tea for Two’ fabric.  Deb loves vintage style and her vintage cards are beautiful and inspiring.  I chose to sew ‘flying geese’ patchwork pattern for her.

I was still in sewing mood when I came back from stamp camp so I sewed another two simpler mug dresses. One I used applique technique with two circle sizes (created with Circle No. 2 Originals). The other one I just showcased the pretty pinwheel patterned fabric.

Here is how they look like.

Tea for Two Mug Dress 1

Tea for Two Mug Dresses 2

And here is the birthday card that I made for Deb. I used the layout that Kristina Werner used in one of her teachings on how to mix and match designer series paper.

Tea for Two Happy Birthday Card - front

I will try to put together the measurements for the mug dressed and post on my blog in the next couple days.

Thank you for visiting and ‘Happy Crafting’.

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Tea for Two Gift Box

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  I just had my first craft class today.  I have planned 4 projects for this class, a greeting card, a gift card/voucher holder, a notepad cover and a gift tag.  We could only complete 3 projects. Considering that each project is quite hands on and most attendants are new to paper crafts, I think we did well.  Everyone was so lovely.  It is a good learning experience for me and I will plan and do better next time.

What I want to share with you today is the gift boxes that I made for everyone who came to my class today.  I actually made 7 boxes in 7 different colours. Here is the one in ‘pretty in pink’.

Tea for two gift box 1

Box Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri

Stamp Pad:  Pretty in Pink (p154, product code 126955)

Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink (p154, product code 106568), Very Vanilla (p156, product code 106550), Pink Pirouette (p152, product code 116203), Lucky Limeade (p152, product code 124388)

Designer Series Paper:  Tea for Two* (p3*, product code 129311)

Punch:  2 ¾” Scallop Circle (p184, product code 118874), 1 ¼” Scallop Circle* (p34*, product code 127811), 1 ¾” Circle (p184, product code 119850), 1” Circle Punch (p184, product code 119868) Elegant Butterfly (p184, product code 127526)

Embosslit:  Little Leaves Sizzlits (p191, product code 114511)

Accessories:  Button (p154. Product code 119745)

Notes: * These are items from the New Seasonal Catalogue

The rests are from Annual Catalogue

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