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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Busy weekend

Good afternoon all,

Well at last it's the weekend, where I can push my red pens and school books aside and get out my crafting goodies instead :)

Today, I'm going to spend the whole day crafting. I made lots of Christmas cards between October and December. Then for Christmas, I received a fair bit of Stampin' Up! goodies from Santa, but haven't really had much time to play with them all! Here they all are below:

I got lots of SU textured cardstock in all colour families, a few different Christmas stamp sets, Christmas stamp wheels, scissors, dazzling diamonds glitter, stamp-a-ma-jig, write journaler, tag, round tab and scallop edge border punches.

I've been itching to break open the clamshell stamp set cases and ink up the stamp sets. I made a few Thank You cards - see below, the day after Boxing Day.

A Little Bit of Happiness
(Hostess Level 1 Set) - P.9. This stamp set is not available to buy from the Stampin' Up! catalogue, but is available to choose from if you spend £150 in one transaction/total. This stamp set comprises of four stamps - friend, hello, love and thank you.
Riverting - not available in the UK catalogue yet. This is a Retired Set from the US Catalogue. Perhaps it will appear in the UK catalogue due out later this year.
SU Scallop Edge Border Punch - P.86.

Here's another card I made using the same stamp set and some Bo Bunny decorative papers:

I've also recently experimented (from a post on another crafting site) and made a pop up card to hold a gift card - a popular choice for Christmas presents!

Here is the front of the card. I haven't taken a photo of the inside, but when you open up the card, there is a flap that holds the gift card. I will be making more of these for people's birthdays or for Christmas. Just change the stamp set at the front and the colours and you can make a pop up card for any occasion and for anyone.

Soft Swirls - US Catalogue Retired 2006.
Riverting - US Catalogue (Hostess) Retired 2007.

I hope I've wetted your appetite, off to make some cards now.

See you soon,



  1. Nice cards Alexa, thank you for sharing your artwork with me!! Talk to you soon!

  2. Alex. Your Blog is looking good :-)
    Love the cards you have made.


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