Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!

Firstly let me apologise for the poor pictures taken in bad lighting conditions but I don't think I've actually been at home in daylight hours this week! (Anyone else who works in personal tax will know why LOL - roll on February :D ).

Secondly and far more importantly welcome to everyone who is joining me from Carole's blog.
Nice to have some visitors in on a cold Sunday in January.

My first project is a set of mini note cards using the Vintage Labels set (yours FREE with any purchase of £45 or more before the end of February, as if you didn't know!).

I used some Love Notes (these are little 3"x3" cards and envelopes, and they come in a pack of 20, ten Whisper White and ten Very Vanilla) and designer series paper in the following colourways: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red and Bashful Blue.
Ink and cardstock to match.

I stamped the label using white craft ink and punched it out using the co-ordinating scallop circle punch. I then used the 3/4" punch to punch out the sentiment in the middle that I had stamped on whisper white card. The eyelet border punch was used to make the trim.
Tip: When using the border punches (either the scallop edge punch or the eyelet border punch) on the designer paper I get a cleaner punched edge if I punch two sheets of paper instead of one, as the punches are designed to be use with heavier weight cardstock.

The bag was made from a sheet of A4 printer paper. The handles were made using the 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

My second sample uses the Good Neighbours Sale-A-Bration set
I think the houses in this are really cute.

And lastly this little gift tag uses the Good Neighbours set again. I used my Stampin' Write markers to colour my stamp with two different colours before stamping it on to whisper white paper. The flower is from the Pretties Kit (as is the pearl) and has been coloured in using a real red marker.
Some more Sale-A-Bration samples made using the Happy Moments set can be found here.

I hope you are having fun on the Sale-A-Bration blog hop today and you can find some more gorgeous samples on Clare's blog - just follow the link and thank you for visiting. Hope to see you by this way again soon :)

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Linda said...

Love the little bag and cards, simple but stunning... gorgeous

simplyfairies said...

Gorgeous , I too love the bag!! Any cahnec of a tutorial!!! Loving that frilly grass too!!

debbi taylor said...

love the tag - so striking x

Dawn said...

I love your neighbourhood set.

Teri said...

Love all your projects! The little bag is beautiful .... and I love how you've created the grass on the House card!

Teri xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Wow wow wow Mrs you have been busy. Stunning creations as always. Mmmmm I NEED more of these stamps I think lol. Enjoy the rest of the day.

Need More Time to Craft said...

Maggie, Loving your projects, especially the tag.

Vannessa said...

Great projects. I love the little matching set of cards!

Biscuitlid said...

great ideas, love that tag. The love notes and bag are just gorgeous

Elizabeth said...

Lovely projects all - but the tag is my favourite for sure. I love the 'country homespun' you have created. Off to make one this evening!

Emma - A crazy crafter said...

what a lovely bag of cards. Emma xx

AuroraDawn said...

What fabulous cards, love that tag ... TFS

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous projects. And that little tag is super cute. Thanks !

Jo said...

Lovely projects, the love notes are so cute :o)

Jo said...

Smashing Maggie - very cute cards.

Lesley said...

brilliant projects - Lesley x

Maria said...

Totally love your set of cards. Simple to make but look amazing

Sara said...

A yummy set of projects to tempt us all with. I love the little notecards. Simple enough to make quickly if you've forgotten a gift for someone but look stunning.

Sara xx

Anonymous said...

These cards are so lovely. It is nice to see a card set for the vintage labels stamp set.



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