Walk In the Park DSP

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A Birthday Gift

I had another family birthday this week and we’ll be catching up with her on Saturday afternoon so I’ve been busy making her gift. This is a special birthday as she turned 21.

I won’t go into detail of what she’s getting but I will share with you the finished product.

This is the complete set of handmade items.

We have a decorated gift bag, a fantasy/stepper box, a money holder and of course the birthday card.

I’ve use the lovely Walk In the Park Designer Series Paper and Great Friend Stamp set which unfortunately isn’t available for purchase any longer. I have lots of the dsp left over from my World Card Making Day event as we only used 2 prints so this was a great use for another one and what better way than creating something for family.

I think this is gorgeous, even if I do say so myself. I hope she likes it too along with the other gifts she’ll receive from us.

This was quite a simply set to make. I’ve made a few of the fantasy/stepper boxes now so they get quicker each time.

For the birthday card I didn’t have any number stamps so I created the 21st on my computer using an outline font and printed directly onto some DSP. I’ve then cut them out and adhered Dazzling Diamond Glitter to them.

Here’s a closer look.

I’ve stamped the ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ from the Happy Everything stamp set using Versamark and embossed with Black EP.

Stamp sets: Great Friend, Happy Everything
Inks: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark
Card: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze Striped grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron Twill (past promo item), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Stick, Sticky Strip, Black EP, Hidden Garden Rub-on (retired), White Gift Bag.


It’s all in the packaging

A simple little gift can be made into something wonderful just by creating some fabulous packaging. Well that’s what I think anyway.

A little while back while reading one of Makeesha’s blog posts about her stamp camp I saw this lovely fold out box that had 4 little compartments to it. Well after some searching/blog hopping I located a tutorial for it. It’s actually called a Fantasy or Stepper Box.

My eldest daughter had a birthday party to attend this past weekend for one of her friends and we’d purchased the birthday girl a pair of earrings. Now a little earring box doesn’t really say much so I decided to put the tutorial to use (instead of pushing it aside for however long until I remembered it again…) and make one of these Fantasy/Stepper boxes to present the earrings in.

I’m still loving the gorgeous Walk in the Park Designer Series paper (don’t forget the Spring Mini ends 30th November so don’t miss out) and of course the Great Friend stamp set (I’d go as far as saying this set would be my most used of any SU set in the past 3 1/2 years) so I have again used those. I made a card to match too.

and then when you take the lid off and open it out it looks like this.

To fill the other compartments I’ve added some yummy Darrell Lea chocolates.

Now wouldn’t you much rather receive a pair of earrings presented this way than just in the tiny box or pouch the jewellers supply??? I know I would.

Happy Stamping

Family Birthdays Part 1

I hope you have all enjoyed seeing the wonderful Secret Sister gifts that I received and also those I sent to my Secret Sister over the last 2 weeks or so. I really wish I could share my recent items I made for this new round of Secret Sister but alas they will have to wait till January so I don’t spoil my Secret Sisters surprise just in case she happens to visit my blog and see them.

I do however have some things to show you over the next few days and that is items I’ve made for recent or upcoming family birthdays.

The first one will be my 2nd daughter’s birthday which was today and she turned 11. The birthday girl, Courtney, loves the colour blue. I made her lolly boxes just like I made for 2 of her sisters back in September but instead of being pink hers were blue. Baja Breeze to be exact.

Courtney's Lolly Boxes


Don’t they look great. And guess what? One of her friends didn’t show (we hadn’t received a reply so we weren’t real sure either way) but I’d made one just in case. You know the way it works. If I didn’t make one she would have come so I thought I’d be prepared. But don’t worry it wasn’t wasted, I got one……lol

I’m so glad Marelle Taylor shared the instructions for these Seven’s Boxes as I have now used them for 3 of my girls birthdays now. My other daughters birthday was back in May and I made her little handbags designed by Makeesha Byl.

Guess what? I also made her card before her birthday. Well I guess technically it wasn’t but it was before she woke up…..hahaha. I had a late night/early morning (2:15am bed) finishing off the lolly boxes, wrapping her presents and making her card. However, I was determined to have them all done before I went to bed so then I didn’t have to rush around in the morning.

Would you like to see her card?

Again I followed the Blue theme and also used the Great Friend stamp set. I’m really going to miss this set when the Spring Mini end at the end of November. I truly hope it makes it into the next big IB&C in September 2010 but it will be a long wait to find out.


Courtney's Bday card

I’ve used Not Quite Navy as my base card, some Walk in the Park DSP which is a Baja Breeze print and for the 3rd colour I went with Whisper White.

I can’t remember where I saw this layout but I really like it at the moment and the double layer Scallop Edge Medallion really sets the card off. I’ve been meaning to try this for a while and last month Kirrily Matthews took some great Christmas Cards using this to Marelle Taylor’s team meeting for show & tell.  After seeing her cards I knew I had to give it a go sooner rather than later. I had already printed the SCS tutorial to do this but had put it aside until Kirrily’s reminder.

If you pop back tomorrow I’ll show you what I made for my dad’s birthday which is next Saturday.


Happy Stamping