Team Day Shoebox Swap

I recently held my team Christmas stamping day – a fun day where we get together and stamp, eat treats, chat, laugh and just have a good day!  One of the things we always do is a shoe box swap – this is a great way for everyone to share stamping ideas and is always lots of fun!  Here are all of the wonderful cards that my talented team designed for the swap:

Ainsley Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by Ainsley

Annie Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by TraceyJulie Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by JulieLeigh Swap Closed_Magpiecreates Leigh Swap Open_Magpiecreates A great Gift Card Holder designed by LeighMarg Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by MargMary Ann Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by Mary AnnMichelle Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by MichelleNoeline Swap_magpiecreates Designed by NoelineRachael Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by RachaelTracey Swap_Magpiecreates Designed by AnnieYvonne Swap_MagpiecreatesDesigned by Yvonne

I’ll share the card I designed next week!  I hope you are all surviving the last minute Christmas rush! At least with school now finished there is not the after school activity rush to contend with! And if you are lucky no alarm clock to contend with either, although my girls are still young enough that an alarm clock is never really needed anyway – they are awake just after 6am regardless!


8th Party Invites

My daughter recently celebrated a birthday and she asked to have a few friends over for pizza and a movie to celebrate the occasion!  These are the simple invitations I created fro her to give out:

Jessica Invite_MagpiecreatesMy other daughter also have a birthday coming up soon but her invites were a bit more complicated as she had a set theme in mind – I’ll share that invite with you next week!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, All Abloom DSP Stack, Real Red Glimmer Paper
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, White Gel Pen, Big Shot, Little Letters Thinlit Dies, Corner Rounder Punch


Masked Gift Box

Today’s project is one that I have demonstrated a few times in recent months.  It is a great gift box created using the Gift Box Punch Board, but before assembling I have used the Stars mask and Whisper White craft ink to add some extra detail.  This was very easy to do, but really looks quite spectacular!

Masked Box 1_Magpiecreates Masked Box 2_MagpiecreatesThis box is now all loaded up with chocolates to give to my daughters teacher on the last day of school (which is now only a day and a half away – eek!)

Stamps: Mingle all the Way
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Other: Note Tag Punch, Stars Mask, Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/16″ Circle Punch


Christmas Gift Wrapping

I always love those pictures in home decor magazines where there is a gorgeous Christmas tree and then all these perfectly wrapped & matching gifts piled up underneath!  I would love to wrap all the gifts under our tree that way, but it doesn’t really work with the whole young kids stage of life.  To make up for it, I wrapped all the gifts for my recent team stamping day with extra care and attention:

Team Gift_MagpiecreatesI LOVE the wrapping paper that Stampin’ Up! released in the this years Holiday Catalogue (and it’s currently on SALE here!). After wrapping the box, I added an extra piece of the wrapping paper which I punched with the Star Confetti Punch (so cute!), and wrapped it all with the Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, before finishing it off with a simple gift tag.

How are you wrapping your gifts this year?

Stamps: Mingle all the Way
Cardstock: Whisper White, Festive Kraft Wrapping Paper
Ink: Real Red
Other: Confetti Stars Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch



Christmas Fry Bucket Box

I’m actually not sure that is the right name for this box, but that’s what I’m calling it!  It is created using the Fry Box Bigz L Die – you cut 2 of the back part of the box and then join them together.

Fry Bucket Box_Front_Magpiecreates Fry Bucket Box_Side_MagpiecreatesI love the shape of this box – it reminds me of those bucket style handbags!  I also love this Specialty Designer Series Paper – it is cardstock weight and SO good for creating boxes (it’s also currently on SALE so snap some up while you can – you’ll find it here)!


Have you checked out all of the Year-End Closeout specials – there are a heap of great bargains to be had! Find them all here!

Stamps:Endless Wishes
Cardstock: Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Real Red, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Fry Box Bigz L Die, Gold Bakers Twine, Many Merry Stars Kit, Large Oval Punch