Posts tagged ‘Botanical Gazette’

July 18, 2011

Vintage book box and cards…

Well!  What a couple of weeks I’ve had!  I was asked by Michelle Last, UK number one Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator of the year, to design a project for her quarterly training event that took place in Bicester yesterday.

Wow!  I felt over the moon and very honoured to be asked.

So I set about creating something that I thought would get everyone’s creative juices flowing, and also showcase some fabulous designer series paper from Stampin’ Up!

I designed a box to hold four A6 size cards and envelopes …

And a little peek inside the box …

I love the vintage, distressed style that is so popular at the moment and the Botanical Gazette designer series paper, available in the current mini catalogue, was the inspiration for my project.  I particularly love one of the typeface sheets, and this was the starting point for my design.   I made the box to look like a book, and created four different designs for the vintage style cards to go inside.

If you would like to make this project yourself, full step-by-step instructions with colour photos are available to download in pdf format by following the link on my right hand toolbar. 

All the designer series paper from Stampin’ Up! is double sided, and the designs co-ordinate so beautifully with each other… the cards virtually make themselves!

This project would make a fabulous gift… if you can bear to give it away … 🙂

The ladies who attended training seemed to love it and I enjoyed seeing their own takes on my design.  Thank you ladies for all your kind words, and thank you to Michelle too for all your encouragement.  I was exhausted at the end of the day, but it was so worth it!

Thanks for dropping by today


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