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


Ombre Trees

At the recent Party Time event Jackie Noble did a fabulous WOW presentation about Ombre Stamping, and I was lucky enough to receive one of her ombre cards as a thank you for this years Great Welly Paper Caper:

Ombre Trees_Jackie_magpiecreatesThis is such a great ink technique and I can’t wait to give it a go myself!  Thanks Jackie for the inspiration and the card!

Stamps: Festival of Trees
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Other: Rhinestones, Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape, Tree Punch



Christmas Decor & Packaging Class – only 2 spots left!

Christmas Decor & Packaging Class!

Christmas Wrap & Decor Class

Come and learn some great Christmas decor ideas to brighten your home this year, along with ideas to give your Christmas packages that extra special touch!  I will share several ideas, plus you will go home with 3 completed projects.  And don’t forget your camera so you can take pictures of the ideas I will have on display!

DATE: Thursday 20 November

TIME: 7.30pm

WHERE: Lower Hutt

COST: $20




Happy New Home

Woops I forgot to post at the end of last week!  A lot is happening here at the moment so I am a little out of my normal routine but today is the start of another week and a chance to try again, right?

Another card using the Holiday Home stamp set today – can you tell how much I love this set?!

Holiday Home_New Home_MagpiecreatesI abandoned Christmas this time in favour of a Happy New Home card.  I coloured the house with my blendabilities  - I love how bright & vibrant the colours are using these markers.  One little change I would make it I could go back and fix it would be to stamp the little heart above the greeting instead of below.

Have a great week everyone – and don’t forget there are only 5 weeks ’til Christmas!

Stamps: Holiday Home
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Other: Holiday Home Framelits, Big Shot