I hadn’t participated in a Secret Sister swap for a while so when our ESAD group decided to run one I thought, why not. The person I had to send to for the 3 months was a fellow sideline, Juliette Chapman. Juliette doesn’t live too far from me so I knew she’d realise straight away if she saw my postcode on packages, so I had my mum ship them from her place for me. At least for August she was still unsure who was sending to her.
August was the last month for the previous catalogue so we filled our questionnaires out knowing we’d be updating them. Juliette mentioned on her first copy that her favourite stamp set was Bright Blossoms from the Autumn/Winter mini. Well lucky for me I had that stamp set and thanks to attending Convention and the generosity of Stampin’ Up I had a pack of the upcoming Summer Smooches DSP and Designer Fabric. So what to create??
I can’t remember which card I sent first but these are the 2 Juliette received for August.
I hadn’t made a telescopic card before but I was happy with my end result. I love the colours in both these cards and Bright Blossoms is a great set to create with.
Now for the gift. August had a theme of Stationery. What could I make and send to Juliette that I hope she would like and find useful.
I decided a notebook never goes astray. So I covered and personalised one. Then decided to use some fabric to create a pouch for it. And while I was using the sewing machine why not make a pouch for some pens too.
Here’s the items as she received them.
And here’s what was inside.
Pop back tomorrow and see what I sent Juliette for September.
Stamp sets: Bright Blossoms, Loving Thoughts, Just Believe, Broadsheet Alphabet
Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Decorative Label, 1 3/8” Circle and Word Window Punches, Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Folders, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circles – Scallop # 2 (retired), Circle – Clear (retired), Circle Scissor Plus (retired), Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Mini Brads – Silver, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric.