One of my daughter’s friends was just about to celebrate a milestone birthday. Sally is allergic to cocoa butter and so can not have a lot of the chocolate that is available in the shops. We have worked out the cooking chocolate that we can use in my fudge recipe that you can find here. I worked out a gift that I could make for her with some special touches from my daughter.
We started with this split ring…
And then I made a series of numbered tags, one for each year, each tag had a punch on the back with sweet sentiments about their friendship.
As you can see they are a collection of different themes and ideas, current and retired products.
This cute little cat was made with the Fox Builder Punch.
Once all the tags were made I added them to 18 bags of fudge…
The idea is that once the fudge is all gone the tags can be threaded onto the split ring as a book of love.
Here’s the card that Tegan had to go along with the gift…
Here’s a perfect little something for someone! I’m sure most people would find a little calendar and some post-it notes handy. I love giving these to teachers and to friends who have jobs that tie them to a desk.
The little calendars can be found at scrapbooking shops or online.
These little free standing calendar/post-it notes combinations are easy to put together and do not use very many supplies.
Start with a sheet of A4 cardstock, cut it down the length at 10.5 cm. With one of these pieces score at the centre (approximately 14.8cm) and then score again 7.4cm.
Cut the other strip at 14.8cm, I know the score lines are difficult to see, this is what you’ll have.
Adhesive only goes on the longer piece, on that first section to the score line.
This is how it will fold up once assembled….
You can decorate the top layer to your tastes. I’ve used a sentiment from “Layering Love” and some paper from a retired pack that is very similar to “Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper”.
Line up the smaller piece over the top matching the bottom and sides.
Now you should be able to use your fold lines to get it to stand up, when you have it as you like it adhere a stack of post it notes (this will act as an anchor too).
Please let me know if you have any questions! Product List
The Botanical Builder Framelits would have to be my most used set in the current Annual Catalogue, I absolutely love it. Here are some recent projects that I have made using them. I have added a product list but it isn’t complete, if you have any questions please let me know.
These little treat boxes featured below were made using some cute little pillow boxes I was given. The sentiment is from “Flower Patch”.
A friend of mine recently treated herself to a new craft desk (here’s the desk she chose, isn’t it lovely!)
I wanted to make her a little something to celebrate having a beautiful new place to craft, I hope you get the idea, it did look a look better in real life.
The little vase was from IKEA. The ribbon is the chevron one we had that has since retired. The paper is the Designer Series Paper called “Typeset” which is also retired. I absolutely loved these flower dies from the Bouquet Bigz Die (you guessed it also retired). I added some butterflies (cut with the thinlits in the product list). Everything is either glued onto florist wire or skewer sticks. The little tag has been stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.
I recently ran a class with these beautiful flowers….
The bag was just a simple one from a discount store, it doesn’t take much to make it really pop. Hot glue is your friend when putting together these flowers. You will find a silicone mat makes it so much easier too. This video really helped me.
Welcome back to the school term for 3 out of 4 of my kids! My eldest starts University this year, how crazy is that?
I’ve loved Scrapbooking for a long time but the main thing that hooked me into Stampin’ Up! was the ideas for gift packaging. With four kids in school I’m always keen for inexpensive thoughtful gifts for teachers and support staff. My fudge recipe is my typical gift but I love to have a new way to package it. (Find my fudge recipe here) I had a pile of Stampin’ Up! chevron bags (now retired) and I found an idea for the tag that I modified to suit the supplies that I have.
This particular group was given to our Tuckshop staff at each of our schools. If they wanted to they would be able to regift the bags and the tags. Also retired are the little clothespin pegs, our other clips would work well too. Product List