Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels - SBTD 11/2017

Hello and welcome to another Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop!  If this is your first stop on the hop, welcome and thanks for joining us.  Or, if you have hopped on from Judi, thanks for hopping along with us!


Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Patterns, SBTD Blog Hop, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

It was my turn this month to choose our theme so I went with Gift Packaging - specifically for Christmas!

I decided that I would use a stamp set called Merry Little Labels - partly because I am afraid to say I had not even inked this particular set up yet.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

The Merry Little Labels stamp set is available as a bundle with the Everyday Label Punch = a 10% saving.

These two items are part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite - I am ashamed to say there are a few other items in this suite that I have yet to use, until now that is!


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These are the colours I will be using for my projects.


Sometimes labels are good - excellent even!  With these stamps for example, you can create perfect tags for your Christmas presents.  No hassle, no need to think about what to say, because its already there for you!

Whilst I was away celebrating my Birthday a few weeks ago, I saw this little chap and I knew straight away that I would have to buy him - I knew just the person that would give him a good home!  Each of these little birds are hand crafted by a very talented lady called Elissa Palser you can see more of her work here.There is a tradition, in the UK at least, that when a robin appears it is said that an Angel or a loved one who has passed is nearby.  My friend Kath takes comfort in this and I know lots of others who do too.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I decided that my first project would be something suitable to gift the little robin to Kath so I set about measuring the robin - which is easier said than done!

Here is the box I created, plain and simple and quick to make but not very festive (yet)!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I added a wrap of the black and white striped ribbon (its wired so it will hold its shape) and made a tag using the Celebration Thinlits.  I confess I had completely overlooked these until recently but they will be very useful all year round I think.

I cut two white layers and one striped layer in black.  Then I got out all the lovely embellishments that are available in this suite.  I trimmed some of the needles from the green sprig to make it thinner so it would sit between the two layers neatly.  I also added one of the gorgeous silver baubles - how cute are they!  A few jewels and a tiny bow and the front of the tag was finished.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

For the reverse of the tag I placed the two white layers 'back to back' as it gives it a neater look before stamping and adding a couple of jewels and some simple stamping.
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Here is the finished project, the little robbin is safely inside, wrapped in tissue.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


Here are the measurements for my box.

Recipe
Base - 20 cm x 28 cm Whisper White Thick Cardstock, scored at 7.5 cm on all four sides.
Lid - 10 cm x 18cm Old Olive Cardstock, scored at 2.5 cm on all four sides.

Assemble using Tombow.  I cut notches in each end piece for the base and the lid.

Top Tip
Use the Tombow sparingly - if you use too much glue it will take longer to 'grab' - ask me how I know this ...

My second project was made for a friend who asked me to make some table gifts for a party she is having over the festive period.  She wanted something small and not too cute.  The theme for her party is black and white and I know she has a bit of a thing for penguins so, when I saw these chocolates in my local supermarket I knew straight away that they were perfect.

I filled one of the Tiny Treaet Boxes with the chocolates and made a 3cm wrap with some DSP.  I made another tag for the top again adding some jewels, metallic silver thread and some black ribbon.


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Now all I have to do is make another 11 of them!

Here are both projects together - unfortunately not all the chocolates would fit into the tiny treat box (such a shame)!!


Craftyduckydoodah!, Merry Little Labels, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


I hope you enjoyed my projects - I would love you to leave a comment below to let me know what you think of them.  Making gift packaging is really satisfying and even something quite simple can look very impressive underneath the tree.

One of my crafty ladies called round for a coffee whilst I was working on these projects and she asked if we could use Merry Little Labels next week for Coffee & Cards - come back soon to see how different they look in more traditional Christmas colours!

Next on the hop is Tricia and I know she has some fabulous projects for you too.

Details of the products I used for both projects can be found at the end of this post.

Thanks for looking at my blog today, don't forget to leave a comment below!

Happy crafting.

Susan xx

For more gift packaging inspiration make sure you visit the other Stampers by the Dozen blogs - click the image below to hop over to visit Tricia.



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8 comments:

  1. Love the tags. You did a good job making the tags festive.

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    1. Thanks Karie - one of the best things about crafting is that you can custom make projects to give as gifts. xx

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  3. Gorgeous tags. They really make your projects pop.

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