Saturday, 26 April 2014

ILWS Spring & Summer Blog Hop

A small  group of demos from ILWS got together and decided it is time for another little blog hop featuring some of the fabulous goodies in the Stampin' Up! Spring and Summer 2014 catalogue collection... 

The hop started with Laura and if you followed all the way along you should have landed here from Lorraine's blog

 So after all the fabulous projects you have already seen, here is mine - which I hope you will like. I  got the inspiration for this project from a friend (who is also a demo) while I was visiting her on holiday in the USA. She was planning something similar for one of her groups but of course I was not going to be there to experience her group or to see the finished projects. When I came home I decided I would  take the basic idea, add  my own twist, change things up a bit and this would be my main blog hop project.


 So for this project I have made a set of six any occasion cards in a range of colours using the Starburst Sayings stamp set   and the matching starburst framelit dies -both featured on page 34 of the Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue.

And  because a set of cards makes a nice gift, I decided to make a matching bag box to hold the cards and envelopes until they are needed. 

The card holder was made from two 8x8 pieces of card and uses the same decorative elements as used on the cards themselves.

             I  chose to make the cards in different colours - matching card base and ink colour while keeping the silver elements the same on each card  and I changed the design arrangement on a couple of the cards..

 I  used the gorgeous designer  printed vellum in both the spots and the stripes designs

To keep the set as versatile as possible I kept the insides of the card plain, with just a single stamped element in the bottom corner. This allows for any personalised message to be added later.

The same stamped details is carried on to the bottom corner and the back flap of the envelope  to give that coordinated effect.

And that is the set.  I was undecided as to how to close the bag - it doesn't actually need a closure, the score lines hold everything in place,  but if it is a gift then I think ribbon would look here is the finished set all tied up with a bow.

 I hope you had fun hopping along with us today. If you would like to know anything about the projects featured, the products used or if you are generally interested to learn more about Stampin' Up! please do not hesitate to contact me

You have now reached the end of the blog hop. In the unlikely event you got lost along the way or if you landed here purely by chance and would like to see all the projects featured in this hop, I have added a complete list of blogs taking part in the hop today below.

1) Laura Mackie -
2) Jo Blackman -
3) Sarah Keerie -
4) Janneke de Jong -
5) Sue - 
6) Lorraine -
7) Christa -  * YOU ARE HERE*

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx


Anonymous said...

They're lovely Christa :) isn't it great what you can do with one stamp set!

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

What a lovely set of cards. :) Love these dies and stamps

Elaina said...

Lovely idea, great gift

Janneke de Jong said...

Great set of cards and that box, I love to make it to ;)

Lorraine said...

This is lovely. I really like the silver.

Laura Mackie said...

Great cards, thank you for joining in with the hop xx

Jo said...

Another great project, who can resist a box 😛

C said...

Thank you all for dropping by xx

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