I have had such a busy week with one thing and another, including a trip to Leeds for the Stampin' UP! regional training day.  Having only recently become a demonstrator, this was ll new to me and you will find out more on my Stampin' Up! blog as soon as I get the chance to pot!  So far, I have just got the basic design of the blog more or less sorted - I just need to ask my son how I change the black border to the pool party or island indigo colours to match the blog header!

I came back filled with loads of ideas from the training day, and also with a gorgeous stamp set, so I am really looking forward to getting some use out of that and putting some of those ideas into practice.  If only I didn't have to work in the meantime!

I have managed to find some time to use Unforgettable by Aimee Harrison Design Studios:



Isn't it gorgeous?  I've linked the preview to the shop at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio in case you want to take a closer look.


I decided to make two card box sets to try and show the versatility of this kit.  Whilst it is meant to be more of a Mother's Day kit, there are definitely some more masculine papers hidden in there. Whilst I was not completely successful in making a masculine card box set, these are what I came up with:




The box was a basic template found on the internet but I made fasteners by punching out a 1" scalloped circle on kit papers and then cut out two of the kit brads for the inside of the fasteners.  I added the ribbon from my stash and used my cropodile to insert the eyelets.  

The "Happy Birthday" was made using the kit alpha, printed onto photo paper and then cut out and trimmed with a background layer of paper added.

The two butterflies were from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Fanciful Flight die and I added the bakers twine from my stash to complete the cards.

One of the other two cards was made using the scraps of paper left after I had cut out the card backgrounds, with brads from the kit covered in glossy accents and attached using 3d foam pads.  On the fourth card I cut out one of the buttons and added gemstones.  The red and green banner effect is from papers where I used the Vintage Lace die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  It's actually made using the left over paper once you pull off the die cut lace!



This is the second set I made:




The box was another template from the internet and the flower on the front of the box was from the kit.  I printed two copies of the flower, fussy cut them out and then cut down each petal before sticking the flowers together and onto the box.  I curled the petals slightly to give more of a 3D effect.

The cards were created using papers from the kit and plain cardstock whilst the flowers were made using my Tim Holtz/Sizzix tattered florals die.  I love that die and am always using it! The lace effect borders were made using papers from the kit and the Vintage Lace die, again from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  The "Happy Birthday" was from the kit alpha as noted above.



Both sets look turned out really well, and jut o to show how you can create two completely different sets of cards using the same kit.  You have to love digital papers, because you can just print off the ones you need and you never run out!

I'm off to go read a book now and have a glass of wine, so happy scrapping!



1 comments:

  1. Louise said...

    Hi Lynn,

    Gorgeous creations!

    Lovely to meet you on Saturday in Leeds and can't wait to see what you get up to on your SU blog ;-)