Secret Sister

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Timeless Portrait

September was the last month for the Secret Sister Swap so this gift has more Stampin’ Up product than past months.

As we’d just had the release of the new IB&C 2011|2012 we had new Designer Series Papers and I chose to use the Timeless Portrait pack. I actually forgot to even photograph this set before giving it to Julie so she graciously took photos for me.

All the items have been decorated or made using the Timeless Portrait DSP. The bag has a cover which fits over the handles made using cardstock and then decorated. I’ve wrapped some DSP around a bottle, there’s a slider on the left, a small box and lid and then another items that’s been wrapped in dsp also.

Here’s a photo of what was inside them all.

We have 2 Stampin’ Wheel storage containers (1 standard & 1 jumbo), a textured impressions embossing folder, a sizzlits die, a stampin’ around wheel and the covered bottle is????? Can you guess??

Yes that’s right a refill bottle of Stampin’ Mist.

So that made up my final gift for the last round of Secret Sister Swap on Stampin’ Up in Oz.

Come back tomorrow for some more creations.

Till next time…..

Ornate Love Letters

No this post has nothing to do with Love Letters as such but the ‘now retired’ Love Letters DSP and Notably Ornate Stamp Set.

This was my July gift to my Secret Sister, Julie Price.

I made a box using the Love Letters DSP and some Basic Black cardstock which I then decorated with images from the Notably Ornate stamp set. I’ve tied it all together with some Basic Black Satin Ribbon.

From memory the card was a sketch challenge at the time (no idea where from now though….lol). The sentiment is a retired Rub-On.

I cannot remember what I put inside but it was full of items that Julie had listed on her Wishlist for the swap.

I have one more month to share with you tomorrow so come back and check out her final gift.

Till next time…..

Autumn Spice Set

I was cleaning out some of my old photos yesterday and came across the items I’d made in the last round of Secret Sister for the Stampin’ Up in Oz group. I’d actually thought I had posted some of these but was pretty sure not all of them. After checking this morning I realized I hadn’t posted any of them so to try and get myself back into regular blogging I’m going to set up some posts for the next few days (this should also give me time to create some more items) and hope for the best. I have created lately as I had a workshop on the weekend but the whole creating, photographing, editing and then blogging just isn’t coming as naturally as it did at the beginning of last year.

My partner for this last round of Secret Sister, which was for June/July/August, was a close friend of mine named Julie Price. You may want to check out her blog as she does beautiful work with Copic markers and ‘other’ brand stamps but she does quite often use Stampin’ Up card and accessories too.

Here’s the full set of what I made for her.

I’ve used the Autumn Spice DSP which was in the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue at the time (we’re almost up to this year’s one now) and I’ve teamed it with the French Foliage stamp set and the Leaves Die.

From the back left going clockwise we have ‘the card’, a Tea Bag Dispenser, a coaster set and a Box #2 Die.

The Tea Bag Dispenser was from a tutorial I found online but I have no idea where from right now. I’ll make a note to check on that and update in the next couple of days.

The Coaster Set is made by covering a cheapish purchased coaster set with DSP and then embossing with clear embossing powder. You could of course do the same with the blank chipboard coasters and adhere some felt or cork to the underside and then hand make a box to present them in.

Inside the Box I think was some ribbon that Julie had on her wishlist.

I know she liked this as it’s sits on her kitchen bench.

Tomorrow I’ll share her July gifts. So come back and check them out.

Till next time….