By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies

 I just realised Christmas is 7 days away and this post is my last Artisan blog hop for 2014! As our next blog hop falls on Christmas Stampin’ Up! have told the Artisan team we can have a week off to be with family and friends celebrating Christmas.

The project I am sharing today has quite the shory to go with it but I will share only part of it today! I am sure you can relate when you first see a new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue loaded with amazing new products and you need to flick through a few times to “take” it all in then you pull out a note pad to start to write your wish list, I see you shaking your head saying yes! When I first saw the current Holiday Catalogue and spotted the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set with the matching Snowflake Card Thinlits dies they were PERFECT for my nieces upcoming Frozen Party.

I then set out and created the sweetest invites for her party and what was even cuter was she helped me with making them! She wrote the name on all the envelopes and could not wait to give them away to her friends! However I am kicking myself as I had taken photos of all the finished invites, even photos of Ebony helping and her writing on the envelopes, then about 3 weeks ago my computer was lacking space on one of my drives so I went through and deleted photos I thought I had copied over these photos and others to my external hard drive…. without checking I deleted the photos! I did start to remake the invite to show you but my heart was just not in BUT this is a good reminder to cherish your photos…. and for me to double check before deleting.

This cute little bags are what we made for the treat bags for the kids to take home after the party, I used the Snowflake Card Thinlits dies  and Pool Party Cardstock, the cardstock was 10cm x 28cm and I only cut the top Snowflake section of the die. Inside is a cello bag with some sweet treats, there is no point in me listing the scoring measurements as the sizes will need to be different based on what you have inside the “bag” think of this as a starting idea.

By Teneale Williams | Artisan Blog Hop | Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies

I just love the video resources that Stampin’ Up! Create, their video on the Snowflake Card Thinlits dies was fabulous and answered the question I had from looking over the Hoilday Catalogue where they had the die cut snow flakes on top on Christmas Trees.


Next up is Vicky

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Here are the items I have used: Click on the item and start showing online:

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Blog Hop | Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees

Yesterday if you stopped by my blog you would have seen I was a BAD stamper, I did the unthinkable and left my card for the INKspired blog hop until the morning of THEN slept in, leaving me without a card to share with the rest of my team! I spent more of Sunday trying to finish my card, however I just could not get a card to come together…. I blame the “pressure” I put on myself, anyway I finally finished a card, is it great? NO but I finished and reminded myself not to leave things to the last minute.

The INKspired blog hop is a group of my Stampin’ Up! Downline who come together to create card based on sketch I design, this week I created a sketch that was a little too challenging, well for me anyway.

Here is the sketch:

INKspired Sketch #INK007

This is what I created based on the sketch, I am loving the gold the Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral with Whisper White, its clean and sweet!  The trees are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and the dots over the top are stamped in Calypso Coral. The papers I have used are from Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit. The photography does not quite show the shine of the gold, which I think does like really nice.

By Teneale Williams | INKspired Blog Hop | Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees

Next up is Barbara Williams or Mum as I call her! Who had a birthday yesterday so stop by and wish her a belated birthday….her daughter MAY have also not finished her birthday card either…..

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By Teneale Williams | Christmas 2014 | Wondrous Wreath. Post Card and Butterfly Basics

Do you ever make a card and think! I like it but not sure, something is not right! Well people it happened twice in 2 weeks and with the same stamp set, last week for my Stampin’Up! Artisan blog hop I used Wondrous Wreath {HERE} and did not like it as I had something else in mind! So I thought I would have a “re-try” this week for my Artisan, well guess what it still don’t have it right! GRRRR I totally ADORE the Wondrous Wreath stamp set but I am just not pulling the card together, I dare say I am trying too hard. Oh my stampin’ mojo where are YOU!

Here you decide….

By Teneale Williams | Stampin Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Wondrous Wreath. Post Card and Butterfly Basics

I have gone from a clean design last week to a more vintage feel this week, the colours I have used I do LOVE I have Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Blackberry Bliss with Very Vanilla and Kraft Cardstock!

The little heart hanging idea is from my beautiful friend Louise Sharp, I always think of love with I think of Christmas so the heart stuck with me, I also feel when I send a card I am sending love and seeing this card has a postage theme it was perfect.

By Teneale Williams | Inside | Stampin'Up! Post Card and Butterfly Basics

Above is the inside design, I played around with adding a wreath but it was “too” much so I just went with the postcard and boarder stamping.

If you know your Stampin’ Up! Product very well you may be thinking I am not sure where the postage stamp and boarder stamp come from, well they are a little sneak peak into the up coming Occasions Catalogue that is out Jan 6th…. Its called Butterfly Basics {its pretty amazing}

This post is part of the Artisan blog hop, so if you click on the button below you will head to the AMAZING Vicky and she will WOW you will a simple yet always clever design that leaves me thinking how did she think of THAT!

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By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath | Artisan Blog Hop December

Hello December! Can you believe December has arrived, whats more….Christmas is just weeks away! I am daring to say I am kind of organised for Christmas, most of my shopping is done and wrapped but I am a little low on Christmas cards! I needed some semi-fast designs to create, ones that have a few layers but don’t take hours to create. Todays post is one of these designs, not to simple but has that little bit extra, I am making 20 of these! With matching framelits to the stamp set it makes cutting to add layers SO MUCH EASIER… and I love that.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath | Artisan Blog Hop December

So what do you think? Clean design but having the wreath and poinsettia cut out adds so much to the card but not a whole lot of work. I do like traditional Christmas colours, with that I have used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow which looks AMAZING!

Below you will see the inside design of the card, with the wreath images stamps and trimmed to look like garland hanging at the top of my card.


By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath | Artisan Blog Hop December

This post was part of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop, we all get the same products to feature each month so you can get a good lo0k at the way we each use the same stamp sets, I love Thursdays; to hop around and check out the amazing ideas the girls have.

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Males cards are tricky but they harder with you are working with teens and pre-teens, they are also a little hard to shop for at times so I often go the gift card option or iTunes cards. I am not a fan of shopping for gift cards at often given and I am always thinking or hunting of new ideas to give them. | Artisan Blog Hop | Using Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit | iTunes Gift Cards

I picked up an few iTunes cards the other day for two gifts I am giving to a 12 year old and a 17 year old “dudes” they will like the iTunes and I did not have to go shopping for the boys which I love! As I HATE shopping unless it is from a Stampin’Up! Catalogue. Anyway I have used the Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit from the Holiday Catalogue to created these cards. | Artisan Blog Hop | Using Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit

Simply pull out the card! And below I have used the same idea for the inside of the card with a pocket and a card that pulls out this time a message will be written.  I cut out the @birthdayboy’s name {sam} to carry over the layout from the front. | Artisan Blog Hop | Using Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit  | Inside


The second idea I came up with was the same kit but I folded the pocket to create a envelope. | Artisan Blog Hop | Using Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit | Gift Card Pocket

Remove the ribbon and lift up the flip to see the gift card, no note in the pocket but I know the 17 year old does not care much about my birthday wishes however I could write a note on the back for the pocket. | Artisan Blog Hop | Using Simply Created Gratitude for Days Kit

I popped the card the pocked then scored a line to create a crisp fold line.


Next up on the Artisan Blog hop if you are playing along is Vicky Hayes 


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