Joyous Bakers Box!

Is it too early to start showing Christmas projects?  NO! I hear you yell – excellent, because that is exactly what I have for you today!  You all know how much I LOVE Christmas, so I was really excited to see that it has made a return to the Annual Catalogue after a 2 year absence.

Have you seen the cute Bakers Box Thinlits die?  Doesn’t it make just the most adorable little box!  I will be making a ton of these this year!  I paired this one with the Lots of Joy stamp set and traditional red & gold for a quick xmas treat!

Joy Close_Bakers Box_Magpiecreates Joy_Bakers Box_MagpiecreatesThe new Metallic Thread has to be one of most favourite items in the catalogue – I have added it to just about everything recently!  It adds such a great detail and it is SO cheap – WIN!

Now come in close because I want to whisper something to you – this is just between you and I, ok?  The Holiday Catalogue is coming soon! 51 pages of festive fabulousness – EEP, so exciting!!



So Sweet Hearts

It’s Friday – the weekend is almost here! What does everyone have planned for the weekend?  My daughters have dancing and netball Saturday morning but the rest of the time is unplanned – love that!

Today’s card is one I created to share at one of my recent Technique classes.  At my technique classes we learn a new technique and then create a card using it.  If possible I try to have a couple of extra examples of it’s use to further inspire my class attendees and this is one of those samples!

Bouncing Brayer_So Sweet_MagpiecreatesI kept to all pink tones for this one and I was pretty happy with how the whole card came together.  I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set and did you know that many of the images in this set coordinate perfectly with the mini treat bag thinlits dies – I just love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything, it makes crafting so easy! Better yet, they have bundled these 2 products for a great discount!!

There are still 2 spaces left for the evening session of my August technique class where we will be learning the Bokeh technique!  Class is next Thursday at 7.30pm.  Email me to book your place!



Green & Gold Ferns

Hello out there!  As promised I am back with another project share.  This is one of my recent favourites – I love the green fern, it sings New Zealand to me!  The stamp set is Awesomely Artistic and it has 9 really great images (you will have seen me use some of them before)

Green Ferns_Artistic_MagpiecreatesWondering where that burlap thread comes from?  Simply unravel part of the Burlap ribbon!  And I love the stamp I used on the Old Olive panel at the bottom – it has the same effect as burlap!  It’s a little hard to tell in the photo but some of the ferns have been heat embossed in gold for a lovely touch of shine!



Bohemian Snap Close Box

Hmm, have I shared this project with you before?  I can’t remember – I created it a few months ago to teach at one of my monthly project classes (find all my classes here).  I love this box design – it is a great size, the shape makes it a little different to most boxes and it has a fabulous squeeze open top which snaps closed when you let it go!

Snap Close Box_Bohemian_MagpiecreatesI have used the Bohemian Designer Series Paper for this one.  I will be honest and say that I did not love this paper when I first saw it in the catalogue – it looked too bold and ‘out there’ for me.  Anyway, we were all given a pack of it at Convention which forced me to use it and I have to say, it has really grown on me!  I have used it on several projects now and been really happy with the results – it just goes to show how our tastes and ideas can change over time!

Here’s what I used:

Have a great start to your week!  I’ll be back on Wednesday with another share!