My Stampin up favourites 2016






Welcome to the Jems blog hop for December. The theme for this month is a review of 2016.


I decided to pick out a selection of my favourite makes of the year using Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. 


So I’ll start off with some home decor pieces. I love that papercraft isn’t just limited to card making.
 I’ve made a few pictures this year for various occasions; the first was a keepsake for my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. I layered up a mixture of glimmer paper and cardstock using various different dies and a couple of stamp sets, I added some sequins into the frame for a little fun and love the result!


I also made a little keepsake for my friend’s daughter for her first birthday.  It uses a mixture or the following stamp sets – made with love, Date it, Labeller alphabet and something for baby. Again I threw a few sequins in the bottom to add a bit of fun and sparkle!


Next up a selection of bags, boxes and other 3D projects I’ve made this year.

I love the foxy friend suite; it’s one of my favourites from the annual catalogue. Here I used it to make little Hershey kiss favours and a cute cat gift box.



I adore the cookie cutter bundle and loved using it to make these candy cane hangers/gift tags!



And an unusual shaped bag using the gift bag punch board and endless birthday wishes stamp set.


 And finally a sneaky peek of a project I made for a journal club I’m part of, although my projects usually end up being 3D!! The theme this month was jewellery and was picked by my lovely friend Maggie. I made her some butterfly earrings and a lovely little box to keep them in, the box was inspired by Julie Davison. It uses birthday bouquet paper that was in the spring/summer catalogue and I adored it! If you’re quick it is currently on offer at just £4 a pack in the year end deals.



 And finally a selection of my favourite cards I’ve made this year.

Firstly some teacher thank you cards I made for my daughters teachers when she left reception earlier this year. They feature the pretty kitty and Bella & friends stamp sets. I adore both of these stamp sets, they are such cute little images and look lovely coloured with ink and aqua painters or blender pens. I also used the labeller alphabet again to personalise them!


 Next a card I made using the cute elephant from love you lots and some balloons from balloon celebrations. I love how this card turned out! Again the labeller alphabet came in handy to personalise the card.




I made a similar card but using the penguin from snow place here.



And I’ll finish with a few cards made using the birthday blooms stamp set, I wouldn’t have necessarily  bought this set as I’m not an overly floral person  but we were using it at a team training event so I added it to my shopping basket... I love it!! It can be used in many ways, as an outline to watercolour, stamped in the same colour as the cardstock as a subtle decoration or even randomly stamped to create lovely DSP. 

 

I could go on but I think I’ve shared enough haha! So please do carry on hopping to see what everyone else has come up with!


Sam xx 

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Comments

  1. I love your picture frames Sam, I am sure they are treasured by the recipients. I am always drawn to 3D items too. Your children's cards are fab!So hard to narrow down your favorites.

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  2. Fabulous selection of projects Sam. I'm with Nic in my live of 3D items I think it takes papercrafting to a whole new level. Thanks for taking part again this month. X

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  3. Great range of projects Sam. I love the heart frame and those large letters with snowflakes and cookie cutter figures are brilliant. k x

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  4. Wow, what a fabulous selection of cards and projects, difficult to pick a favourite as they are all super - you have showcased these beautifully. xx

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  5. What a lovely selection Sam! Heres to many more makes in 2017!

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  6. So many lovely projects - and such personal gifts too x

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  7. Cute projects. I think the elephant and balloons is my favourite.

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  8. What a plethora of all gorgeous projects! I too love the frames and they sure do make a wonderfully thoughtful gift. And this reminds me to use my Labeller Alphabet more too, they really lift everything. Thanks for sharing xx

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  9. Stunning collection of projects Sam... But I particularly adore your 3D frames and the 2 swaps I have....

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  10. Wow -so many lovely projects! I really love the frames that you have done.

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  11. what a lovely selection of makes! I'm not a floral fan either but I love Birthday blooms too x

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  12. They are gorgeous projects especially the picture frames, they are so pretty, and I have some frames like that and some occasions to make things for so I think I may need to copy a few of these lovely ideas!

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  13. Busy lady!! Love all your projects. Lxx

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