Baby Wipe Medallions

Taking a little break from Christmas projects today to share the card we created at October’s Technique Class.  It features the super Baby Wipe Technique which is SO effective and gives a completely different result each time you stamp!

As I wanted the stamped medallions to be the feature of the card, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple with just a little bit of gathered ribbon & doily for effect.  The colour combo is Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry & Pool Party which is one of my favourites!moroccan_baby-wipe-close_magpiecreates
I used both the Moroccan Nights & Frosted Medallions stamp sets for the various sizes of medallion.

Stamps: Frosted Medallions, Moroccan Nights
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Versamark
Other: Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Heat Tool , White Embossing Powder, Pearls



Christmas Pines Gift Card/Money Holders

Woohoo, back to Friday again! We are off to the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s A Midsummer Nights Dream tomorrow as an early birthday treat for my Miss 9 – she is super excited to finally see the show as we were able to watch rehearsals & also watch some of the costumes being constructed when we had a private tour of the ballet last year! Sunday is taken up with ballet concert rehearsals & lots of sewing for me. Miss 6’s class are making soft toys on Tuesday so I am pre-cutting the toys and doing the initial sewing so the kids only have to stuff them, hand sew the closure & decorate them. On top of that I need to magic up a costume for Miss 9’s Go kart race at school on Thursday – her team have a Mary Poppins themed kart and so she needs to be dressed as Michael. Whew, busy busy times!

Here is a peek at the Gift Card/Money Holders that I created for the Christmas Cottage. These are the perfect size to pop a gift card or some cash into and are a really nice packaging option rather than just putting cash inside a card. I used my favourite Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies & Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (this is still my favourite bundle EVER) for some of them, and used some simple punch-art to create Santa Suits & Elf Suits for the others.

These holders are super easy to create using the Envelope Punch Board and then just adding decorated belly bands – quick & easy, just want you need at Christmas time!

Cardstock: Real Red, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Circle Punch

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Punch Art Lolly Tubes

One of the most popular items we sell at Waterloo School’s Christmas Cottage each year is the punch art lolly tubes!  The kids (and plenty of the parents!) love them, and they make great stocking stuffers, or just a little extra to add to parcels heading overseas.  In past years we have created them using just punch art for santa, elf & reindeer faces, but this year we took the easier route of using the Jolly Friends Stamp Set & Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  This bundle made them so much faster to create but still just as cute, and with the addition of Mini Jingle Bells & some Wink of Stella they had an extra special touch!


I masked the elf & santa faces and sponged them with some Blushing Bride and it was totally worth the little extra effort as it really finished them off perfectly.

The reindeer (or is it a moose?) uses the Blackboard technique which is really simple to achieve using Basic Black cardstock & Whisper White ink.  I love how much the hat stands out on the black background!jolly-friends-reindeer_magpie-creates
I have some cute Gift Card/Money holders to share later in the week so will see you then – stay safe everyone!




Sweet Christmas Houses

On Wednesday night I had a table at my daughters school Christmas Cottage.  This is a wonderful community event that I have attended for the last 5 years – lots of local crafters sell their wares and it’s the perfect place for the locals to start their xmas shopping while supporting a great school!

My downline Leigh & I have collaborated on our table for the last few years and we each make different items to sell.  Here’s an overview of this years table:christmas-cottage-table_magpie-creates

Over the next few days I will share a few of the different items I created, starting with these cute houses.  This first one was a quick & simple version in Red & Whitehome-sweet-home-bundle_magpie-creates

And then I created these more in-depth Gingerbread Houses.  These were a fair amount of work, but SO CUTE that it was totally worth it!

Stamps: Sweet Home
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Other: Big Shot, Home Sweet Home Edgelits

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