Notepad folder & Gift bag

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I made this notepad folder and gift bag for Kate, who helped organising the bilateral meeting for me last week. Kate arranged everything – the meeting room, interpreters, catering, official dinner and gifts for the delegates. She did everything so well and I just can’t thank her enough.

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I have very little time so I decided to recycle the design of the notepad folder I made a few weeks ago.

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I kept it simple on the inside and made another two small notepads to fill in the small pocket.

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I used two sheets of A4 cardstock for the gift bag, and decorated with a few stamps.

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Stamp: Perfectly Preserved, Summer Silhouettes (Stampin’ Up!), Alphadot (Paper Smooches), Peace Joy Love (Lawn Fawn)

Paper: White Vellum (Stampin’ Up!), various papers I have in my stash

Ink: Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)

Tool: Bird Builder punch (Stampin’ Up!), Boho Blossoms punch (Stampin’ Up!), Large Scallop edgelit die (Stampin’ Up!), Scripty Thanks die (Lawn Fawn)

Accessory: Epic Day washi tape (Stampin’ Up!)

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Handmade A5 notebook

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I have an important meeting of two days early next week. While I’m quite busy reading all the briefs in a big folder, I need to craft – it’s my weekend after all! This is what I decided to make.

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It’s a thin A5 notebook for jotting down important notes relevant to this meeting. One bullet for two birds, right?

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…and this is the back of the notebook.

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Stamp: Hello Love (Stampin’ Up!), Alphadot (Paper Smooches), Harold’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)

Paper: Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!), Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn), white

Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)

Tool: Beautiful Wings embosslits, Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessory: Candy Dots (Stampin’ Up!)

Bilat note 4

Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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So thankful for every bit of you

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

A few months ago my Avid_Inker friend, Rebecca, taught me how to make little rose flowers from scrap paper. I love how pretty and easy to make they are. I have been making a few of these flowers and using them on several projects since. I used them on this ‘thank you’ card too.

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Stamp: Amazing Birthday (Stampin’ Up!), Basic Borders (Mama Elephant)

Paper: White, Pear Pizzazz, Crump Cake (Stampin’ Up!), Le’s Polka (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)

Tool: Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box)

Accessory: ‘Season of Style’ washi tape (Stampin’ Up!)

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Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Quilt Prints – thank you card

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I need several ‘thank you’ cards for my upcoming holiday trip as we will be meeting lots of family members, friends and ex-colleagues here and there during the trip.

I love patchwork and quilting, but rarely have enough time to do it. I got the ‘Quilt Prints’ stamp set a few days ago and was so excited to get my hands on it. Here is the card.

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I used the quilt stamp to decorate the envelope too.

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Stamp: Quilt Prints (W plus 9), Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)

Paper: Smoky Slate Core’dination, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White (all Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Tool: Scripty Thanks die (Lawn Fawn)

Accessory: Calypso Coral Baker’s twine (Stampin’ Up!), sequins

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Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Little gifts for a friend

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

One of my dear friends, Dongmei, from New Zealand visited me a few days ago. I met Dongmei many years ago when we both worked at CSIRO. We became good friends and have been trying to catch up with each other once in a while whenever possible.

I wanted to make little gifts for her within little time I had. I chose to make a post-it note cover and a shopping list fridge magnet.

Here is the post-it note cover

Boutique border post it note cover 1

Boutique border post it note cover 2

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…and here is the shopping list fridge magnet.

Deer freidge magnet 1

Deer freidge magnet 2

Post-it note cover recipe

Stamp: Boutique Borders (Stampin’ Up! – new), Whimsical Words (Stampin’ Up! – retired)

Paper: Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!), Pear Pizzazz (Stampin Up!), Let’s Polka (Lawn Fawn), white

Ink: Smoky Slate, Crsip Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tool: Boho Blossom punch (Stampin’ Up!), Stitched Leaves dies (Lawn Fawn)

Shopping list fridge magnet recipe

Stamp: Into the Wood (Lawn Fawn), Nuts About You (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper: Pear Pizzazz (Stampin Up!), Project Life journaling card, white

Ink: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery, Basic Black (all Stampin’ Up!)

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Pssst…just a card

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

Today’s card has no theme, I just wanted to make something using the cute deer stamp I have. The card is 4 ½” × 4 ½”.

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I used ordinary white cardstock (not watercolour paper), ink pads, a blender pen and a white gel pen for the deer.

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Stampin’ Up!: Pink Pirouette CS, Regal Rose and Sahara Sand ink pads, blender pen, Square Lattice embossing folder, ‘Happy Water Colour’ stamp set, Beautiful Wings embosslit

Lawn Fawn: ‘Into the Wood’ stamp set, Let’s Polka DSP

Pssst 1

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Thanks so very much

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I made this card in an usual size of 3”×6” – giving me an excuse to make an envelope for it using the envelope punch board.

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I purposely placed part of the flower hanging beyond the edge of the card and I quite like the look of it.

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Stampin’ Up!: Lucky Limeade ink, Simply scoring tool

Lawn Fawn: Sripty Thanks die, Harold’s ABC’s stamp set, Stitched Leaves dies, Let’s Polka DSP

Thanks so very much 3

Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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