Saturday, 2 April 2011

Three projects for our blog hop marathon

Hi everyone. If you've joined me from Emily then welcome, didn't you just love what she did? Gorgeous! If you're starting here then don't worry, we'll pass you around the hop until you get back to Emily and then back to me. At that point you'll have the chance to hop over to another 3 groups! Truly a blog hop marathon today and so much inspiration that I'm sure we'll have your head spinning by the end of it ... and your wish list will be mighty long - we can help with that, lol.

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My first project is a super quick and easy party treat. Great for kids parties and not sniffed at by the adults either. I gave one each to my hostesses last night and there'll be one for each guest at my Mini Launch Party today.

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Bigz L Die: Fun Flowers
Non-SU: Lollipop

I used the Fun Flowers die in the Big Shot to crank out all the flowers. The largest and smallest were cut from Daffodil Delight card and the middle one was cut from Greenhouse Gala DSP. I found I could cut three layers of card and four of DSP in one go with no problem. They were layered up with a tiny spot of SNAIL between each to hold them in place, a hole punched through the middle and the lollipop pushed through.

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Next up I've used the new Windowpanes which come as a pack of 12; four each of three sizes.

I saw this project created originally by the very talented Jackie Topa using hearts. For mine, I've used the new Strength and Hope set. Stampin' Up! are donating £1 from each sale of this set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I created mine to use at my Launch party today as I'm offering it as a free event but asking people for a donation to the Cavendish Cancer Care, our local charity helping breast cancer patients. It seemed appropriate.

Although this uses all four of your large Windowpanes you can easily change the ribbon and the backing sheets to fit any occasion or even dismantle and reuse the Windowpanes at any point (so not really as excessive as it first seems). Please use a battery operated tea light for safety.

Stamp set: Strength & Hope
Cardstock: Vellum Card, Medium Window Sheet
Ink: Regal Rose
Taffeta Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Bigz L Die: Mini Milk Carton
Other: Beveled Windowpanes
Non-SU: Battery operated tea light

I followed Jackie's instructions fully, using Window Sheet to create just the base of the Mini Milk Carton to wrap the panes around for stability. The Windowpanes were tied at each corner with Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. Pieces of Vellum card were stamped with the Hope sentiment and inserted between the Mini Milk Carton and the Windowpane.

And finally from me - a masculine card. Yes, Stampin' Up! have listened to us and included some great masculine stamps in this Mini.

Stamp set: Sail Away, Plane & Simple (sentiment)
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Linen Thread

The card blank is an A6 portrait of Cajun Craze. A short panel of Sahara Sand was put through the Crimper leaving an uncrimped section top and bottom to make it easier to adhere to the card front. The sailboat was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White card and matted onto Night of Navy card leaving more mat exposed at the bottom. A Pewter Jumbo Eyelet was added to this exposed piece using the Crop-a-dile and Linen Thread wrapped through a few times and tied in a knot. This was popped up on dimensionals on the card front. Using the sentiment from the Plane and Simple set I stamped with Night of Navy ink onto a narrow strip of Whisper White card and cut a horizontal "V" into the end to create the flag. This was matted onto Night of Navy card cut to match and popped on dimensionals.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and I invite you to "follow me" so you don't miss any of the exciting ideas that I've got coming up.

For now I'll pass you on to the next person in our blog hop loop - Rita, who's got more creative ideas in store for you.

When you're ready to check out the other loops you can find the start of each of them here:

Off now to my Launch Party!

See you soon.

Sara xx


Caroline said...

These are lovely, I love the sweet flowers! Perfect for school fairs!

Amanda said...

As always Sara - gorgeous projects. Particularly love the Lollipop Flowers....

PS I have had to giggle though on seeing the Sail Away card as my son has just Sailed Away for a week - and I have just spent the morning creating 14 treat bags for the trip with that stamp set ( ie it was my excuse to buy the stamp!!!) Job done!!!

Sharon said...

Love the lollipop flowers!

TwinTrouble said...

Wow Wow Wow... I Love Love Love the projects and idea's... gorgeous and if you don't mind I Love to Case a few of them please :) x

Zoë said...

What a clever lady you are making a tealight holder out of the window panes. Great idea! Zoë x

Anonymous said...

Fab projects Sara, great idea with lollipops.

debbi taylor said...

love the projects as usual I also love hope and strength! tfs x

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I love your projects the lollypops look fab x

Jan said...

Hi Sara, love the ship card! Hope today has gone ok. Jan x

Evelyn C said...

beautiful projects - love the window pane tea light holder , what a fab idea, and you are never to old for a lolipop x

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

I love this set of projects. Emma xx

Karen said...

Lovely projects and i especially like the fact that you have included the recipes, thanks for that.

Karen x

Lorraine said...

beautiful, love the flowers with the lollipops

scrappy duck said...

Lovely projects. I know my children would love me to do the lollipop flowers.
The tealight is fAB

simplyfairies said...

Suoperb as always Sara, I am never disappointed when I pop onto your blog!

Carol said...

Lovely stuff you've made Sara as always :)
Love what you've done with the windowpanes!

Carol xxx