Thank you in flowery style

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

I gave a This & That Documented journal to Tanja as a hostess gift for yesterday workshop. Tanja likes travelling (like me!) and has recently visited Italy for her honeymoon. I thought a journal would be a good gift for her.

I made also a gift bag to carry the journal and an acetate thank you card, both with flowers, for Tanja.

Flower gift bag 1

Flower acetate card 1

A flower on this gift bag is made in the same way as the one I used on a Floral frame card posted very recently, but this one is in Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.

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Tanja likes this pattern paper in the Flower Pot DSP set, so I used it on her thank you card. I decorated the envelope too.

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Here are the materials I used for the card and the gift bag.

Paper: Brushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Flower Pot DSP

Stamp: Painted Petals

Tool: Floral Frames Collection framelits, Circles Collection framelits, Stylish Stripe embossing folder

Accessory: Cotton twine, sequins

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Shopping list fridge magnet

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

My workshop today went well. Everyone who came was very nice and very appreciative of what I prepared. We had a lovely time crafting and chatting.

For the make and take, we made a shopping list fridge magnet and a matching envelope.

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The notepad is 3 7/8” x 5 7/8”, the notepad cover is 4” x 6” and the envelope is 4 ½” x 6 ½”.

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Here are the materials we used:

Cardstocks: Soft Sky, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp: Painted Petals, Butterfly Basics

Tool: Butterflies thinlits dies, Envelope punch board

Accessories: Doily, button, magnet strip

I have made also the other one in a different colour combination (Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White) just as an example. I like the first envelope better. This one looks a bit too busy in my opinion.

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And here are the two colour combinations side-by-side.

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Floral frame card

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator

Hello. Today is an exciting day for me as it is the first time I have to run Stampin’ Up! workshop. I was asked just over a week ago and I quickly said ‘yes’. A few minutes later I asked myself several questions…what have I done? Am I really ready for it? Well, it is too late to turn back now so please wish me luck.

I will share with you what I prepared as the hostess gift and the make and take projects after the workshop. For now, I would like to share a simple floral frame card that I made recently.

Floral frame card 1

Steps I used to make this card:

Card base: Watermelon Wonder cardstock, cut into floral shape using the largest die in ‘Floral Frame Collection’ framelits

Centre flower: stamp flowers (in Watermelon Wonder ink) and leaves (in Cucumber Crush ink) using ‘Painted Petals’ stamp set on photocopy paper and cut into flower shape (five larger flowers and two smaller flowers) using the second and third smallest dies in ‘Floral Frame Collection’ framelits

Sentiment: from the new hostess ‘Floral Wings’ stamp set, on Tip Top Taupe cardstock using Versamark ink and white embossing powder

Floral frame card 2

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Mini envelope album – Part three

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Hello, today’s post is the last part of my mini envelope album.

I piled a lot of things on these pages and they look a little busy.

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I used vellum quite a bit on these pages. On the left, I added a sheet of vellum embossed with ‘Large Polka Dot’ embossing folder in between the two pages. On the right, I tried to create my own patterned vellum by stamping dots with Versamark ink and then embossed with silver embossing powder. I used this patterned vellum (mixing with other patterned paper) as a background behind the vellum pocket for the tags.

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I embossed one of the tag with silver embossing folder too. I added silver paper at the top of the other tag. Ummm… lots of dots, silver and vellum here, LOL!

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I kept the photo inserts in each large pocket very simple, using plain cardstock cut with the File Tabs Edgelits. On the other side I decorated each photo insert with patterned paper. On the back cover of this album, I used ‘Around the World’ (suitcase) and Stylish Stripe embossing folder.

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I hope you like some of the pages in this album. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me here. Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Mini envelope album – Part two

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka 

Hello, I have more pages of this mini envelope album to share with you today.

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I love all the twelve patterns in this sale-a-bration ‘Best Year Ever’ designer paper. I’m glad I grabbed two packs. I am not ready to move on from this set yet.

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It is not easy to go wrong with banners, right?

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The little paper clip from Stampin’ Up! is quite strong for its size. I used ‘Itty Bitty Bits’ stamp (retired) for the three flowers on the hearts. The little envelope is 2 ½” x 3”, made using the envelope punch board. I inserted four tags of different colours on the lower pocket on the right hand side page.

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There are lots of tags here too! I probably have mentioned before that I love…love that cute little bread twistie (using Stampin’ Up! Handpicked framelits dies).

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Mini envelope album – Part one

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

I made this envelope album for the photos I took during my work trip to Korea. I never printed photos for work trip before, but there were many interesting things I did and saw during that trip that make me want to album them with some journaling. As they relate to work I will only share the album itself without the photos or the journal.

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For this album, I used six standard-size envelopes and the pretty ‘Best Day Ever’ DSP (2015 sale‑a‑bration).

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Other materials used on the pages posted here are:

Stamp: Something Lacy, Indescribable Gift

Paper: Smokey Slate, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, translucent sheet

Tool: Butterflies thinlits dies, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Accessory: paper clip, washi tape, ribbon, twine

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If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me here. Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Notepad for my wish list

It is only about two weeks away from 2 June when Stampin’ Up! new annual catalogue (2015-2016) is live. I love so many things in this catalogue and need a notepad to jot down my long wish list (smile & sigh). I used an inexpensive notepad, found in many $2 shops in a pack of five, and dressed it up with cardstock, pattern paper (retiring ‘Flower Pots’) and a butterfly (Stampin’ Up! Butterflies Thinlits dies).

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I used little arrow post-it note (from Kikki K) to mark the different categories of my wish list.

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I also made a spare one. This notepad was made from scratch using unused pages of an old exercise book, cut to 4 1/8” x 5 3/4”, dressed up with yellow cardstock and retiring ‘All Bloom’ DSP stack. I also added flowers made using two sizes of circle punches (imitating the flowers on the DSP) at the bottom. I thought it looked a bit too busy so I added a piece of white paper with a message to cover a portion of the DSP.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me here. Thank you so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

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