Last Saturday I did a demonstration for one of my Stamp A Stack ladies and with this month’s Designer Series Papers promotion I wanted to show how well everything co-ordinates and how easy the colour matching really is.

alwayssweetI had seen this Convention swap card made by Lisa Beck from New Zealand which my up-line Tracey had received and this was just the inspiration I needed for the demonstration.

I don’t do many demonstrations and find it hard to work out what to do at the best of times so I really need to do more so if you want see some gorgeous products and get some for free then contact me today to book your demonstration in – I need all the practice I can get!

So after casing Lisa’s card I thought I’d make a little gift bag to match so made a box in a bag using the same paper from the Sweet Always DSP. I used the coordinating cardstock from the colours made in this pack.

Now if you look in your catalogue on page 132 where it shows the patterns of the papers in the Sweet Always DSP you will also see that there is a colour swatch there too showing you exactly what colours they’ve used in this paper pack. This is awesome as you dont have to try and work out whether its Pretty in Pink or Pink Pirouette or whether its Tangerine Tango or Pumpkin Pie! So now all you have to do is find the paper pack your using and the colour coordination is right there for you! How easy is that??sweetbagalopenbag

Here’s my Box in a Bag I made – very easy indeed – Ive just used Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the box base and Regal Rose for the tabs at the top. I’ve tied it up with some Pumpkin Pie Ribbon and embellished it with a couple of flowers from the Flower Fusion kit and a pretty rhinestone brad in the centre.

With my Box in a Bag here I have made a bag-a-lope from a Stampin Up C6 envelope.  I’ve first run the Always in Bloom standard wheel over the envelope in Pink Pirouette then scored around the edges and folded the corners under. I’ve used the same layered style as on the card above.  I just love using the eyelet border punch – it just gives projects an elegant lift. The heart stamp is from the Always stamp set.

Now as I was making these items I remembered the gorgeous little handbag that Keesh demonstrated at Convention – yes she was on stage presenting and did a fantabulous job too – as did a few of my other friends. Its so nice to know important people and to hang out with them! Seriously, its great to see such lovely ladies being recognised for the awesome talents and being asked to present up on stage.

sweethandbagnboxHow awesome is this little bag?

Its so very easy to make too – I love Keesh’s tutorials as she has lots of pictures and they arent too hard either and as most of you know – I dont do hard!!

Now do you see that little box? This is another one that is super easy and I was given the instructions by my lovely Diva friend Pat Washburn. I commented on one of her boxes she shared on the Diva’s group and she went to the trouble to write out the instructions and send them to me along with a sample all the way from USA – how sweet is she??

Well I hope you like these projects and as you can see all the Stampin Up products are so wonderfully coordinated that you no longer have to stress over the right shade of cardstock or search high and low for a stamp or embellishment to match – and you can do all this shopping from the comfort of your own home – I come to you and show you just how much fun it all can be.

Just a reminder too that there is only a little over one week left where you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $150 and you get an awesome box of goodies just for filling out the forms. You dont have to become a business demonstrator – you may just want to sign up and get the great discount I do and all the benefits of being a Stampin Up demonstrator without all the work! There is no pressure to do any more than you want to and no fees if you decide to buy nothing after getting the kit either. There are no annual renewal fees either.

If you would like more information about joining Stampin Up! or booking a demonstration (remember I need lots of practice for these) please feel free to either ring or email me.



  1. How busy have you been!!! I can see you’ve had a lot of fun “playing”. I love that card especially.

  2. Just bought these papers … aren’t they just the yummiest!!! But … don’t have the stamp set! Yep! I can hear you saying “WHAT”!!!! from here! Perhaps I should add it to my wish list??? You have been very busy and these are all so pretty!
    Hugs, Andrea

  3. these are just beauiful Leonie.. these are now on my I MUST DO list thanks for the inspiration xxxx

    Leonie N xxx

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