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Seed Packet Folder

Hello and Happy Christmas!!!

Here is one of the gifts that has been found this morning for Christmas. I made this for my sister in law after my husband drew her in the Schirmer Family Kris Kringle. He wanted to get her an unusual present and came up with the fresh herb idea for her Kitchen. He came home with packets of seeds, the gorgeous pot and some gardening gloves. So different to what he first came up with before he went out.

Wrap these please and off he went to work again. So I hope she really likes this. Not generally her colours at all but I had to make the folder to go with the pot.

So here are some pictures:

Outside of the seed packet folder

I made my prototype with photocopy paper and could have used that as it turned out quite well too. Here below is what the inside looks like:

This is what is inside the folder.

I have seen coffee bags and tea bag holders done very similarly to this but I enjoyed making my own one up for this. Here it is with the gorgeous pot that hubby came home with for her. I love the colour and the shape of the pot!

Seed Folder with the pot - folder closed.

And again with the Folder opened:

Seed folder with the pot - Folder Opened

I took extra time to write down instructions and as soon as I can after Christmas I will get them up on here.

Thank you again for stopping by and to you and your family, have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year. Although if more creativeness strikes I will post those ideas too.

“May the Stamps be with you”



Happy Christmas, Mate!

Hi there and Thank you for dropping by so close to Christmas. I have been so busy making presents for family and friends and I am still going. I love that I am going to see some of the faces of the ones that I have made gifts for. It just makes me so happy when they love them as much as I enjoyed creating them. I am happy with myself as I had an idea for a Christmas Card thats a bit different to send to family and friends.

Here is what I come up with:

Happy Christmas Mate! Cards for Family and Friends

I first masked the images so it appears that the Kangaroo and the Candy Cane Koala are in the surf too. These were stamped with Staz On then watercoloured with stamp pads, markers and crayons. It was a relaxing couple of days watercolouring all the images. They are finally in the post which is quite novel for me to send Christmas Cards before Christmas, although most probably wont receive them till after Christmas.

Another picture close up of the Crumb Cake based card.

Happy Christmas Mate - Crumb Cake

This morning I made a lovely gift  for my sister in law. I am going to schedule a post for Christmas Day so that I can show off what I came up with, and so that she doesnt see it before the big day!!

I would like to take the opportunity to wish all you a special Happy Christmas!  Love, health and happiness for 2012.

Until next time….. “May the Stamps be with you!”

Wrap it with Ribbon and Tie it with String.

Hi and Thank you for stopping by. Just a quick little post today.

The first pictures below are inspired by Alisa Tilsner. She made these for her children for end of school. I am not usually a punch person so this gave me the inclination to put my punches through their paces. They have turned out well.

Santa M & Ms

A close up of the punched Santa toppers.

Punched Santa Heads

The next set of pictures are “cased” from Michelle Grech. She did hers for our recent Stampin’ Up! Regionals in Melbourne. Here they are. I think they look awesome.

Mini Snowballs

These are made using the Perfect Pennants Die and the Sweet Treat Cups. I have filled them with Glitter (a medium I love for the bling but hate cause of the mess).

A close up of the Mini Snowballs below.

Mini Snowball close up.

I enjoyed making both of these and figure whatever I cant sell at my last markets this weekend, will be great for our Family Christmas this year. Speaking of Family and Friends. Its now time to stop making for markets and to finally concentrate on making my Christmas Cards. I usually end up posting them after Christmas and the goal this year is to get them out before Christmas this year. So time to pack up the punches and clean up the desk and stamp just for my friends and family.

Thank you for stopping by

“May the stamps be with you”

xx Tess xx

Cancer Council Markets On Bribie

Hi just a quick post today. I am at the markets today.Here are some pictures of what I have on my stall just for today.

Some of the Christmas Goodies today.

Christmas Goodies

Post It Note and Pen Sets

Post It Note and Pen Sets

You can see in the one below, Calendars and Note books for the Fridge and also some of my Handbag notebooks.

Other Goodies

My Stall

My Stall today 2nd December

Finally Bribie Island today!!

Looking up the passage towards the Bribie Island Bridge

And another

Looking out across the Passage towards Sandstone Point

I love where I live.

So not all totally a craft related post. Until next time “May the Stamps be with you”


ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Hi and I would like to welcome you to my post in the ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop. A Blog Hop is all about fellow Demo’s and myself, showcasing ideas and projects to do with the fabulous items available to purchase in the new Summer Mini Catalogue, you are able to purchase and view the Catalogue from today, the 1st of December. You may have started here or have hopped on over from Jenny Hayward, either way, you are going to love what you see from the talented ladies linked in this Hop. If you get lost, just click on any of the links below my post and you will be directed to one of the participants.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now onto my First Project.

This is featuring the “Give a Gift” stamp set, featured on page 8 of the new Summer Mini Catalogue. This is a set of 7 stamps available in either wood-mount or clear-mount options. I have created an “All Occasion Gift Tag Box”, featuring 6 of the 7 stamps in the set. I cased the idea from The Southern Stamper, the tutorial is a free download.

This is the finished project with holes punched in the top of the tags to attach some twine, which I have placed in the box. I love these tags as they match all our punches.

All Occasion Gift Tag Box

This is the first time, I have done one of these collagey type pictures. You can get the general idea of what I have done. I made use of our Stampin’ Write markers and also some water colouring.

The Tags that are in the Gift Box

As we don’t really celebrate Halloween traditionally in Australia, I decided not to put that tag into the box. However, I didnt want to leave it out and I think when the kids come to my door “Trick or Treating” next October, I will have some of these cuteys ready for them.

Give a Gift - Halloween

I am sure the kids will love them.

Now my second Project

Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I get to preview and pre-order products from all our catalogues, usually a month before they are available to our customers. This gives us the time to play and create to showcase our lines. When I saw the stamp set “Open Sea”, I just had to have it! Before it even arrived, this technique and idea were in my head. I couldn’t wait to start. The set is again available in the clear-mount or wood-mount options and contains 5 gorgeous stamps, you can see it on page 18, in the new Summer Mini Catalogue.

This is a masked collage technique card (hoping this is the correct term for what I have done). I haven’t used this technique for a very long time and I really enjoyed creating this card.

Open Sea - Masked Collage Card

I decided, that I needed to make a couple of gift lines to go with the card to make a lovely set to use as a gift for any occasion for that special person. Here is the Box#2 die available from our main catalogue. I have put a mini Kit Kat in there but you could place any small item in this box.

Open Sea - Masked Collage Box # 2

Last but not least is a Post-It Note and Pen holder.

Open Sea - Post-It Note and Pen Set

And finally the gift set, all together.

Open Sea - Collection

Thank you for taking the time to look around and feel free to leave your comments and feedback. I love to hear what others say about my craft. I feel sometimes maybe my family are being nice to me when they say they like it. That is it from me and a big Thank you for visiting my Blog. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Now onto the lovely and talented Michelle Halling. Enjoy.

2011 – 2012 Summer Mini Blog Hop Participants:

1. Michelle Halling

2. Tanya Bell

3. Yvonne Walker

4. Tracey McDonald Old

5. Keryn Campbell

6. Sherylee Tutt

7. Nicole Derendorf

8. Corina Beyer

9.  Sharlene Meyer

10. Kelly Nelson

11. Ann Gerlach

12. Jane Norrish

13. Richelle Fletcher

14. Jacinta Argent

15. Nicky Adamson

16. Pauline Bennetts Barns

17. Elizabeth Dyson

18. Monique Fielder

19. Joanne Kechagias

 20. Christie Kunkel

21. Felicity Fernandez

22. Jenny Hayward

23. Theresa “Tess” Schirmer You are here.