International Highlight Winners Blog Hop – Teachers Gifts

International Highlight Winners Blog Hop – Teachers Gifts

Big Plans Teachers Gift


Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack

International Winners Blog Highlight

Welcome to my blog ! Thanks to all the lovely people who voted for my card in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight earlier in August, I placed in the top ten and get to hop with Kylie and all the other winners. The theme is the same as for the highlight … Teacher’s Gifts.

Here is my top ten card from the August Highlight.

Painted Harvest Pocket Card Front

Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack

For my project today, I have used the Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack to create a special thank you card and a tag for a gift box.

Big Plans Card and Gift Tag

These Memories and More card packs are intended for more than just pocket page memory keeping, hence the “more” in the name. They make wonderful elements when you need a quick easy card with minimal stamping and colouring. And you can get folded cards and envelopes to match both the larger cards (as I used today) and the smaller cards, which make it super easy to create a very quick card when you need one in a hurry!

Big Plans Card for Teacher

Included in this pack of cards are 50 double-sided cards in total in a mixture of large and small sizes, all with a co-ordinating theme, plus 6 single-sided specialty designs with a silver foil accent and 4 sticker sheets.

[mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”300″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#dd9933″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]Now I am not talking mamby, pamby stickers here. These are cardstock weight stickers which co-ordinate with the cards.[/mks_pullquote]

The flowers on this card are stickers … aren’t they gorgeous! No colouring required, all that is done for you.

As is the banner strip underneath. These are a whole series of strips in different sizes and you just select the ones you want to go together.  I chose adjacent strips so I could cut the fish tail banner in one end.


You’ve gotta love a pop of drama!

The die cut Basic Black leaves are not a part of the kit. I used the detailed leaf die from Beautiful Layers Thinlits to add a pop of drama.

A Big Thank You

The greeting is from “A Big Thank You” stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.

I added a touch of shine with a swirl of Silver Metallic Thread and some silver sequins.  However my favourite part of this whole card, without a doubt, is that little row of Bermuda Bay teeny tiny diamond shapes. This is another die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies, die cut from the Making Memories Gray Granite patterned card so that the Bermuda Bay layer behind shows through. This little element echoes the dots on the banner, and ties in the Bermuda Bay used in the background layer and the greeting.

Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies

The Pièce de Résistance …

would have to be this little greeting on the inside of the card which is from the stamp set “Another Wonderful Year”. This is such a special greeting to give a teacher from a student. A good teacher can make a world of difference to a child’s whole life, which is why teachers are such a valuable commodity.  They should be celebrated … and paid more!!  I will get down off my soapbox now.

The inside Story

You Are My Fav?

So I found this small sized card in the Big Plans Making Memories Card Kit … I umm’d and aaah’d about using it on a tag for a teacher.  “Fav” … I know and you know that this is short for “Favourite”.  But to me it reads with a short A, as in FAV, not FAVE. My first thought was “What’s a Fav?”

lol … overthinking here … just use the card and get on with it Cheryll.

Bakers Box with TagI trimmed the card down to around 5cm (2 inches) and made the fish tail end by punching it with the Triple Banner punch. In addition, I used another one of those fabulous stickers (cut in half) to decorate the tag. The tag is tied onto and attached to the actual box lid so that when the ribbon is removed, it will remain on the box as a decoration.

Bakers Box Sans Ribbon

I used Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon and Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon …. a perfect match for the colours in the card pack. Stampin’ Up!, you make it so easy for me when everything co-ordinates so well.

And the box?  It is one of the new and upcoming Baker’s Boxes out of the new Holiday Catalogue. On page 49, it is easy to miss. This box comes flat pack, pre-scored and ready to just fold together. I was putting chocolates in mine, so I taped the two back flaps into place.  Otherwise, it went together in 10 seconds flat.  It is generously sized, 10.8cm x 10.8cm x 5.4cm deep with a clear window sheet in the top, perfect for a very specially decorated cupcake (or patty cake as we used to call them when we were kids).

Big Plans Card and Gift Tag

Thanks so much again everyone for voting for my project in Kylie’s International Highlight. If you have a blog or facebook page to showcase your work, you too can submit a project into Kylie’s monthly Highlight. It is simple, pop on over to the International Highlight Facebook page.  Kylie gives you video instructions on how to put your project up.  Not only will you get lots of traffic to your blog, you will get to showcase your work to a larger audience.  And you never know, you too could be hopping with Kylie as one of the top ten voted for projects.

Below is the list of all the top ten winners, headed up by Kylie’s Blog.  Hop around and check out all the fabulous projects and inspiration. And a big thank you to Kylie for hosting this fabulous opportunity!

xxx Cheryll

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would like a catalogue showcasing all the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! have to offer, please email me and I will get one out to you. There is a new catalogue coming out in September, the Holiday catalogue …. and just a tip …. it is AMAZING!!

If you are interested in watching me create projects like this live on Facebook, I jump on every week on Wednesday evenings (8:00pm South Australia time, 8:30pm East Coast Australia) on my Stampin’ Up! Facebook Group. Anyone can join in and I would love to have you pop on and say hello. Pop on over and join the group to receive notifications of my live events.

Whimsy Wednesday


And don’t forget, we are into the final two days of the Bonus Days promotion.  For every $90 spent in one order, you will receive a Bonus Days Voucher, which you can redeem in September. This is so amazing, it is like being given $9 in cash to spend with Stampin’ Up! BONUS!!!!

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