Party Time Notebook

Here is the final make n take project we created at the recent Party Time event here in Wellington.  I LOVE these cute little notebooks and have already decorated and gifted several of them – they are the perfect size to fit in a handbag for all those little bits that you need to jot down!

Party Time_Notebook_magpiecreatesOnce again we used the Choose Happiness stamp set – I honestly can’t get enough of this set at the moment!  I also love the Sweet Sadie Washi Tape down the spine – a quick and easy way to add extra detail!

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Cardstock:Typeset DSP, Sahara Sand
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, Old Olive Blendabilities
Other: Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, In-Colour Sequins, Artisan Label Punch


Last Minute Christmas


Last Minute Christmas Sneak

4 fast, fun projects (2 gift boxes & 2 gift bags) that will have you all prepared for Christmas in no time! We all know how busy it gets in December so this class is designed to give you really quick & easy ideas that will have you out enjoying the season rather than rushing to get things finished!

Date: Thursday 4 December

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Lower Hutt

Cost $25

Spaces are very limited so get in quick!



Bright & Beautiful Pink

I always like to do a few non-traditional colour combinations at Christmas time and this card was an attempt at one for this year.  I say an attempt because although I really like how the majority of the card turned out, I really DON’T like what colour I stamped the greeting!  In hindsight I would have stamped it in Smoky Slate and then I think the card would have looked a whole lot more balanced…

Bright Beautiful_Pink_MagpiecreatesSee what I mean?  It just looks a touch too pink heavy, and the Smoky Slate would have pulled in the silver foil paper nicely too.  Also you can;t see it in this photo but I actually used the Rock n Roll technique on the large star for a 2-tone colour effect.

Stamps: Bright & Beautiful
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Big Shot, Stars Framelits Collection, Confetti Stars Punch, Rhinestones


Curvy Keepsake Santa

I wasn’t orignally going to get the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die but then I kept seeing so many cute ideas using it on Pinterest that I just had to have it! One of my absolute favourites and probably the one that tipped be over the edge was this cute Santa box:

Curvy Keepsake_Santa_MagpiecreatesIsn’t it so cute!!  It’s just perfect for fitting in a few chocolates, using as a little dinner table favour, or if you give cash as a gift then what better way to package it!

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Curvy Keepsake Die, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Little Labels Punch Pack,Petite Curly Label Punch, Silver Ribbon

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Party Time – Choose Happiness Card

This is the second of the projects we created at the recent Party Time event here in Wellington.  I have loved the Choose Happiness stamp set ever since Shelli demonstrated with it at our South Pacific Convention this year but didn’t yet own it, so I was really pleased to be able to use it at the event:

Party Time_Card_MagpiecreatesOnce again I have used Blendabilities for my colouring – this time going deliberately for a distinct shift in the colours rather than a smooth blend.  I also love the cluster of sequins in the centre of the flower – its a pretty finishing touch!

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites, Old Olive Blendabilities
Other: In Colour Sequins, Linen Thread, Artisan Label Punch