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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

How to make a paper gift bag - Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop





Welcome to our December blog hop for Thinking Outside the Box brought to you by demonstrators across the Stampin' Up! world is actually tutorials for making quick and easy gift bags just in time for last minute gifts for friends, family and neighbours.  I'm sharing how to make a very easy no measuring or cutting paper bag that can vary in size purely on the size of paper you use.   I hope you like the video tutorial. If you do please subscribe to my channel as more tutorials are on the way. 



Here are some more examples of the bag.  You can use any paper the normal Stampin' Up! Designer series paper is great as well as the slightly lighter weight specialty papers, you do need a  bone folder to create the folds though with both types. 


Papers I've used are Fresh Florals from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and Merry Music from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Winter catalogue.  Ribbons are from the annual catalogue.


Don't forget to travel the globe and see the others ideas. You're off next to see my lovely downline Annette Elias


Here's the whole team


Thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop.  You can find all the products I used for my bags in Zoe Tant stampin up online shop

More soon 

Zoe xx



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Twas the Night Before Christmas.....

New challenge for Team A at Moving Along with the Times.  Our challenge theme is the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas...."  As you can see I've gone with "Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!" or his friend for that matter.  I've had this stamp in my stash for absolutely years and I'm ashamed to say this is the first time I've inked it up.  It's just darling and I have added to it with a little touch of fairy dust from my inevitable Stampin' Up! stash.  The sentiment is just perfect from Snowflake Sentiments and the stockings are from Stampin' Up! set Ready for Christmas and I've shortened them to make sure they fit the snug little beds of these two uber cute mice.  I stamped and coloured the images with my Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut the mice, nutshells and the candle out. I stamped the whole image again onto my matting layer and just coloured the match stick and then stuck on the cut out piece.  I've then layered the design onto a piece of Merry Little Christmas designer series paper and finally onto a card base of cherry cobbler.  A sprinkle of gold metallic enamel stars and I'm done..

Please do join our challenge at MAWTT and share your Christmas joy.


Thanks for stopping by

Zoe xx