Wednesday 17 November 2010

Annabelle Stamps - Borders By Design Preview Day 2

Hello Blogger's,

Let's start with an apology....
There was a little hiccup on the blog hop for Day 1 A Christmas Wish.  Sorry about that, Teresa's post is up now so if you get a chance check out both.

Here is the order of our blog hop and all the links are in my left hand side bar.

Sue  (me)
Iwona (Chupa)
Annabelle Stamps Blog

Leave a comment at each of the stops along the way for your chance to win today's set, which is another of the Borders By Design - No1.

For my first project I've made a 4 x 4 inch card and what I call a Twist and Turn Box, perfect for small gifts or to fill with lollies.

I wanted a real country style gift set which Kraft, red check and a few hearts gives me.  I did reach for the fancy sentiment border from 'A Christmas Gift''s so sweet!

Wish I could tell you where this pattern came from! I think I watched a You Tube tutorial.....sadly didn't book mark it.
On the box I stamped the polka dot border then embossed the first layer.  The gingham has had one of the small accent stamps added and the green spray is the same as used on the card. I've just used a continuous line to wrap around the box, with a couple more of the pretty accent stamps for good measure.
There's that sentiment again.....oops can't help myself! Attached with some red twine with the smallest bells I could find tied to the ends.

Have you checked the Annabelle shop lately? Andrea has put together a card kit, it's a great buy and perfect for a stocking filler or that crafty friend.  I mention this right now because my second project features some of the goodies from the kit. More about that at the end of my post.

 For this card I've stamped another of the borders in Close to Cocoa on some red card.  Just to dress up the red card really, rather than embossing.  I love these borders for that alone.   The label (part of the Card Set)  has been stamped with the elegant sentiment from A Christmas Wish......ooh and there's the fancy scroll at the bottom LOL!  I've also sponged around the tag for an aged look.  Love this ribbon (also part of the card kit) and 5 sultana sprinkles along the bottom.
Here's the inside.....The Jolly Santa paper used on this card is from the Kaisercraft 6 x 6 set 'Tis The Season Collection'.  My P.I. helped with today's projects cutting the gold bauble and the white inside piece.  It also cut the large scallops and the V shaped cut-out on this card.  I used the piece left behind for the red section on the inside page

Just before you leave to see Ida's project today, here's a sneak peek at the card set, you can order yours here.  

Kit includes :     
5 x white pre-cut and scored 10cm cards 
5 x kraft pre-cut and scored 10cm cards 
5 x white envelopes
5 x kraft envelopes
5 x white tags
5 x kraft tags
2m Red Cotton Twine
2m Red striped ribbon
2m Red with white stitching ribbon
1 x Brilliance Rocket Red Dew Drop 

That's it, if you made it to the end of this post give yourselves a pat on the back!!!!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for stopping by today.  See you soon...................


Check out the Annabelle Stamps On-line store for all the goodies featured here today.


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

All projects are stunning, Sue! :)

Rene Sharp said...

Wow, super duper creative projects Sue!! LOVE what you did with the set :)

Susan Hogan said...

Love the twisted box thingy - and your cards nail it.

Robyn said...

I LOVE that set- you have made me very tempted to purchase it with your lovely inspirations!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Sue, all of your cards and projects are gorgeous!! NO! Stunning!! said...

Fantastic projects which show your creativity in using this stamp set! TFS!

Ida said...

Wonderful card and project. I love the "Country" look on your first project and the traditional look/feel of your second card. Both are really nice.

Sharon said...

Wow, just love all your projects Sue. You girls are really rocking with this set. I feel totally inspired by you all. TFS, hugs Sharon

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work and that twist turn box looks amazing. Loving this set!

craftieodmae said...

WOW! You have out done yourself with all these fantastic cards/projects!

Lyn S said...

Wonderful projects Sue! I just love your gift box!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I don't think that a stamp collection can every have enough borders. You have proven that with all of your creative uses here. Gorgeous work, Sue!

Kylie said...

Sue, you have been a busy little bee lol!
I LOVE, LOVE your twist and tum box and with your matching card, GORGEOUS!
Your Santa card is AWESOME and that DP is soooo yummy lol!

Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Shirley-Anne said...

great selection of creations on show . Love the ' country feel' that you achieved with your first card .

Theresa's Studio said...

Great projects, Sue. Love them all...fantastic. Out did yourself to ditto Olga.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Stunning work!!

Erum Tasneem said...

fab projects! love all the cards!

Monique said...

Oh what fun projects.. I love the Christmas Cracker... I actually just make on the the other day they are so easy and fun... Great work Sue!!

kathy s said...

Your projects are fab- TFS. love the ideas you have given so generously

Janet O'Brien said...

fabulous ideas there for the background stamps - I adore that cracker you made!

Sherryn said...

stunning cards and love the xmas cracker xx