Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gift Bags

So a few weeks ago I started playing with a few ideas for Gift Bags and Boxes as Christmas is fast approaching.
I designed these little Gift Bags as I thought they might come in handy for giving a small gift to a friend or work colleague, either filled with chocolates or yummy Christmas biscuits or even some beauty products!
The papers I have used are a mix between Basic Grey's Jovial and Echo Park's Merry Christmas. I've prettied them up with ribbons and flowers.
All these cute little Gift Bags are available for purchase in store at Creations In Paper, Montville


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pretty Twine from The Twinery

Look what finally arrived today from The Twinery
I have been looking around with suppliers to stock some twine, but some of the suppliers I came across were just too hard to deal with or I wasn't 100% happy with the colours they had, some seemed a little washed out!
That was until I found The Twinery I love the colours that they have, they are so colourful and bright and also the quality is fantastic, 100% cotton and eco friendly.
All of the colours below are now available in store and sold by the metre!




Lemon Drop:



Pea Pod:

Pink Sorbet:

mmmm,they colours are just georgeous!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On a roll...

So, while I was on a roll the other day making cards, I decided to keep with the same style - kraft and simple.
I've finally made a start on my Christmas Cards and projects to start selling in my Creations In Paper Store.
Again, really simple designs, that can easily be mass produced for any level of Papercrafter. All products used on these cards are available in store.

Last week I received some new Just Rite Christmas Stamps in store, lately I am loving these stamps and especially the Holiday Cheer set in particular as they are cute and tiny and I can still colour them in with my Copics!
I pumped out about 40 of these in a few hours!!

Not really sure when I should start putting Christmas items out to sell as I don't want to be too early that I get sick of Christmas myself but then I also worry if I leave it too long then people will have already got there gifts or cards! Any suggestions??

Be sure to pop back over the next few weeks as I add more great Christmas ideas and projects to my blog!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Kraft and Simple

Over the past few weeks my mojo seemed to have disappeared! Everytime I pulled out my stamps and papers, I would sit and stare at it for a while, then pack it all away! This has been going on for the past 3 weeks so you can imagine how frustrating this is and I'm sure we all go through it at sometime, but not good when you have your own shop and teach classes each week!
Anyway after many hours of blog surfing and getting more frustrated cause still nothing was falling into place, I decided to stop stressing about it and take a step back in my card making and go back to basic's.
Sometimes I think that I need to use my stamps and copics all the time when making cards, but this is not always the case.
So going through my stash of older stuff, I came across some 3D stickers from Creative Imagination's and old Rub ons from Stampin' Up! I've always been a huge fan of Kraft or Natural cardstock so I thought I would keep my cards fairly plain and simple.
Below are my cards that I made using the items listed above, just added a few buttons, ribbons and twine and things all fell in place! Anyway, I'm happy with the outcome!

Sorry the photos aren't great, not the best lighting here on the Sunshine Coast today with all the bad weather!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Stamps from The Greeting Farm

Now available in store are October New Release stamps from the Greeting Farm.


Saturday, October 02, 2010

Advanced Copic Class with Sharon

Last month's Advanced Copic Class with Sharon was a real hit, so we have decided to make it a regular monthly class.
Below is October's class with Sharon and again you will not be disappointed!

Above is a sneak peak of the 2 cards you will make.
To see these cards in full detail please call into Creations In Paper to view them.

Saturday 9th October – 1.30-4
Saturday 30th October – 1.30-4

Cost is $25.00 per person
You are invited to spend an afternoon of fun and creativity with friends whilst using gorgeous papers from Echo Park and Paper Loft as well as stamps from Magnolia and Wild Rose Studio. This class is jammed packed with heaps of techniques!!

Copic Markers are used in this class, so previous experience using these markers is essential and each student is required to supply their own Copic Markers.

You will also need your Basic Tool Kit, which should included items as scissors, double sided tape, ruler, pencil, paper trimmer, bone folder, foam dots, etc.

To secure your seat please call in store on 5478 5494 as places are limited.

List of Copic Markers Required:
Skin Tones: personal preference
Hair: personal preference
MALE: Y15, Y17, W00, W1, W3, W5, E71, E77, E25, E29
(any of the E’s that you already have will work)
FEMALE: G21, R83, B91, B93, B95, B97
(some colours from the Male card are used also for the Female card)

To view other samples of Sharon’s cards, please go to her blog



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