Thursday, 27 November 2014

12 weeks of Christmas - Week 9

Did you know it is less than 30 days till Christmas ? Hasn't that time gone fast. We are up to Week 9 already of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.

This week we have Virginia Hampson with some lovely treats for you using the gorgeous Curvy Keepsakes Framelits Dies, along with a few other Stampin' Up! supplies.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This versatile little Framelits set creates the sweetest gift box in a shape that can be hung on a Christmas tree, used as holders for party favours or bonbonniere boxes for weddings/engagements/christenings etc. They can even be used with Vellum for a table decoration by putting a little battery operated tea light inside to make it glow.

Her first samples are  gift boxes that show you how you can use both sides of patterned papers to create a unique customised Keepsake boxes. You do not have to have larger sheets of pattterned paper or cardstock either. You can see how much they will hold by these photos below as well. Two standard tea light candles, or one Votive candle. She photographed them so you get an idea of what space you have when you get around to filling them with goodies.

        Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator   Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

In Virginia's tutorial , she will show you exactly where to place your sheets of paper/card on your Big Shot machine' magnetic platform so that you make the most of smaller pieces, or, like she has done in her samples, use two different patterned sheets from the Trim The Tree Double Sided Patterned paper stack (page 7 of the Holiday catalogue).
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Her 2nd samples, she has used translucent Vellum sheets (page 193 of the annual catalogue). You can cut out both pieces from an A4 sheet as well as stamp the little baubles from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp set (page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue).

    Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator     Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For the Christmas one, she used Cherry Cobbler and stamped her pieces before gluing them together. She put them together so that the stamping is on the inside of the closed box. Doing this gives a more subtle look. If you put a little battery operated tealight inside, it's gives a beautiful effect as you can see.
                                        Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

The 2nd Vellum sample she is showing uses stamps from the Stippled Blossom stamp set, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss ink pad. Isn't it pretty!

And she did the third some time back so she is reposting it as a reminder. Those Four Feathers stamps and matching Framelits are brilliant for this.

 Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator   Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

FYI the battery operated tea lights she has used in her samples can be picked up at local discount stores. At this time of year, these are quite popular.

 Tip 1: Remember, you can cut your A4 sheets of vellum in half and cut the two pieces you need at the same time as the Vellum is quite fine and you can do two sheets at once. Don't do this with cardstock and thicker papers as Framelits are quite thin so you may not get a clean cut right through.

Tip 2: As ink can take a little longer to dry on Vellum, give it a blast with your heat tool to dry it.

This weeks bundle deal is as follows;

White Vellum, A4 cardstock $10.95
Trim the Tree Paper Stack $11.95
Linen Thread $7.95
Gold Sequin Trim $8.95

 Retail value is $39.80, however, if you order them bundled from me, it will be $35.00 and you will
also receive a free bottle of Tombow Multipurpose glue!
If you want either the tutorial for this, or to order the bundle, make sure to email me -

I hope you have enjoyed another installment of 12 Weeks of Christmas. Make sure you come back next week as I will have a delightful Christmas Table Centrepiece to share with you.

Thanks for dropping by.

Have a great day.

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