Class 4 – Christmas projets

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

As promised, here are the projects (five of them!) we made in my last class, two weeks ago.

Project 1 – ‘Lots of gifts’ card  

There were two options, but everyone chose option 1.

Wishing you card 1

Perfectly preserved n Owl occasion card 1

Project 2 – ‘Reindeer in the wood’ card

This was the most challenging project, with lots of steps and techniques. However, everyone managed to finish the card quite well.

Warm & Wonder raindeer card 3

Warm & Wonder raindeer card 2

Project 3 – ‘Owl Santa’ card

I posted this card on my blog before (on 7 October). My crafty friends wanted to make this card, so I included it in this class.

Owl Xmas card 1

Project 4 – ‘Shaker ornaments’ card

I didn’t have shaker frames, so we used thick card board and glue instead. Well, it worked!

Ornament shaker card 1

Ornament shaker card 2

Project 5 – Little gift basket

This little basket is so…easy to make. I think it is the easiest out of the five projects. It can accommodate three Ferrero Roche and a few candy canes. I gave my colleagues last Christmas (same size, but different design). I am happy to see that they still keep the basket on their desk to hold paper clips, labels, etc.

Xmas little gift basket 1

Xmas little gift basket 2

Well, it was a full on afternoon. But we had a wonderful time. Tanja made beautiful (& big!) yummy tart and Christina brought coconut ice biscuit from the UK, which made the afternoon so special for us. Thanks again, Tanja & Christina.

Class 4 - Xmas projects

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Class 4 gift – Christmas gift tags

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

These are Christmas gift tags that I made as a gift for everyone who came to my ‘Christmas projects’ class last weekend.

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 1

Each received a set of three little gift tags. Gift tags are always handy to have at hands. You can never have too many of them, especially at Christmas. Also, you can make tons of them with little amount of materials.

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 2

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 3

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 4

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 5

Class 4 gifts_Xmas tags 6

I will post the Christmas projects we made in that class next time.

Materials used:

Stamp: Wishing You, Tags til Christmas, Owl Occasions, and non SU Holiday Envelope Sentiments

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Black

Paper: Crump Cake, Whisper White, and scrap pieces of non SU designer paper I have in my stash

Accessories: Twine

To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Seasonal Catalogue

To order Stampin’ Up! products, you can either email me or click shopping online.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Janis is getting married

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

One of my colleagues, Janis, is getting married this weekend, so I made a wedding card for everyone in the team to express their warm wishes to Janis.

Janis wedding card 1

The Pool Party background piece was embossed with ‘Pretty Print’ embossing folder. I stamped on the Pool Party label piece with flower stamp in the ‘Love & Laughter’ stamp set in Pool Party ink. It wasn’t as subtle as I would like, so I sponged the whole piece with white craft ink.

Janis wedding card 3

For the three large flowers, I used ‘Flower Shop’ stamps on vellum (use Versa Mark and white embossing powder), coloured on the back with markers, then punched them out with the matching ‘Pansy’ punch.

Janis wedding card 2

I decorated the envelope too.

Janis wedding card 4

Janis wedding card 5

Materials used:

Stamp: Flower Shop, Love & Laughter

Ink: Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana

Paper: Pool Party, Vellum, White

Embossing folder: Pretty Print

Punch: Pansy

Accessories: pearls and white organza ribbon

To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Seasonal Catalogue

To order Stampin’ Up! products, you can either email me or click shopping online.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Sending Holiday Wishes

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

Today’s project is another Christmas card. This card was inspired by the two cards created by Wida Miller, one of my craft idols. Her work is amazing!  You can check out her work here.

This is the card I created.

Sending holiday wishes 1

Sending holiday wishes 3

Sending holiday wishes 4

Sending holiday wishes 2

Then I went ahead to add more twines, just want to see how it would look. I kind of like it!

Sending holiday wishes 5

Sending holiday wishes 6

Here are the two gorgeous cards created by Wida that got me inspired into making this card. They are clean, simple, but look so amazing!

Wida's card 1

Wida's card 2

Materials used:

Stamp: Perfectly You (and non SU stamp: ‘Holiday Envelope’ from Simon says stamp, and ‘Christmas in the Country’ from Papermania)

Ink: Black, Real Red, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil delight, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana

Paper: Smokey Slate, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Whisper White (and scrap pieces of non SU designer paper that I have in my stash)

Embossing folder: Square Lattice, Stylish Stripes

Accessories: twine, sequins

To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Seasonal Catalogue

To order Stampin’ Up! products, you can either email me or click shopping online.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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‘Flower Shop’ class

 

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

These are the four projects I posted to Lynn Padman, my Stampin’ Up! friend in Raby, NSW. I made these projects for my last craft class in October.

Flower Shop class

Project 1 – ‘braided fold’ card

Flower shop class_card 1a  Flower shop class_card 1b

I got the braided template from Brandy Cox.

Here is another card I made with braided fold a while ago.

Project 2 – ‘window flowers’ card

Flower shop class_card 2a  Flower shop class_card 2b

I saw a card with similar layout on SU Connection a few months ago and really liked it. Unfortunately I forgot who made that card.

Project 3 – ‘gate fold’ card

Flower shop class_card 3a  Flower shop class_card 3c

Project 4 – Post It note cover

Flower shop class_post it note cover

Materials used:

Stamp: Flower Shop, Gingham (wheel), Simply Sketched

Ink: 2013-2015 In-colours

Paper: 2013-2015 In-colours and Very Vanilla

Embossing folder: Modern Mosaic, Flower Garden, Stripes

Punch: Pansy, Itty Bitty Shape punch pack

Framelits/Embosslits/Sizzlits: Label Collection, Beautiful Wings, Little Leaves

To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Seasonal Catalogue

To order Stampin’ Up! products, you can either email me or click shopping online.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Thanks so much Lynn

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra
I met a lovely SU demonstrator, Lynn, at the SU Convention in Brisbane last May. Lynn is so kind & generous. A few days ago I received a surprise parcel full of beautiful items made by Lynn. I felt so thankful and here is a ‘thank you’ card I posted to Lynn yesterday to express my sincere gratitude.
Thanks so much Lynn

The letters in ‘thanks’ were made using ‘Typeset Alphabet BigZ’, and the phrase ‘so very much’ is a stamp in the ‘Outlined Occasions’ stamp set.

Because the card is quite long (to accommodate the word ‘thanks’), I had to emboss the Baja Breeze piece (with the ‘Woodgrain’ embossing folder) twice. As I didn’t do a very good job, leaving a tiny a little gap unembossed, I covered up this gap with washi tape.

Thanks so much Lynn 2

Thanks so much Lynn 3

I also posted the four ‘Flower Shop’ projects that I made and used in my last craft class to Lynn. I will post these projects next time.

Here are some of the beautiful items that Lynn made and posted to me.

Cardstock samples decorated with ‘Mosaic Madness’. As you can see, Lynn gave me more than one!

Lynn - CS samples

Notebooks – beautifully stamped with ‘Mixed Bunch’ and embossed.

Lynn - notebooks

Beautiful cards, one in soft feminine colours and the other in men-ish colours. Lynn sent me all the materials (card base, card mats, ribbon, etc) that are enough for me to make twelve of these cards!

Lynn - cards

Joining Stampin’ Up family has allowed me to meet so many crafters who are so talented and generous.  If you live in or near Raby and would like to know more about Stampin’ Up!, I am sure Lynn would be happy to assist you. Lynn can be contacted at l@lynnspapaers.com

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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‘Daydream Medallion’ engagement card

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra
I made this card for my lovely crafty friend, Tanja, who has her engagement party last month.
Daydream Medallion Engagement card 1
I used ‘Daydream Medallion’ stamp set in Crisp Cantaloupe, Bake Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White paper for the centrepiece flower, mounted on Sahara Sand card mat embossed with ‘Stylish Stripes’ embossing folder and then on Sahara Sand card base.
Daydream Medallion Engagement card 3
I decided not to have any sentiment on the front of the card, but decorated it a bit further using creamy organza ribbon, pearls, ‘Very Vintage’ button and twine.
Daydream Medallion Engagement card 2
I stamped sentiment on the inside of the card using ‘Love & Laughter’ stamp set.
Daydream Medallion Engagement card 4
To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Seasonal Catalogue.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
To order Stampin’ Up! products, you can either email me or click shopping online.
Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!
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