"Hi there crafty friends! I’m so excited to be dropping by from Australia to share some new products and ideas with you on Stampin’ Up! Saturday.
Fans of Stampin’ Up! will know that we recently launched our 2016-17 Annual Catalogue and at the very top of my wish list was the adorable Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder Punch. You’ll notice that although the product suite is centred around foxes, there are loads of other forest friends you can create too.
Immediately I thought of all the fun things I could use these products for when creating party décor. It’s perfect for baby showers and birthdays. It’s so on-trend, even tweens and teens will love it too.
I first set about creating some party favours. The first loot bag was a cinch to create. I simply cut a piece of the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP) to fit my Gusseted Cellophane Bag. I scored the DSP to create a base and pushed it into the cellophane bag. I filled it with popcorn, folded down the top, added a banner, a cute raccoon and secured it all with a Gold Binder Clip.
Next I created a similar bag using a Glassine Gift Bag. I scored the sides and base to convert it into a sack and then inserted a piece of DSP. The glassine bag softens the DSP but still allows the design to be seen. I stamped, punched and assembled a fox and mounted him onto a DSP banner.
Now the next favour sample is as easy as they come. The new Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the cutest and are made from acetate so you can see straight through. I simply added some DSP, filled it and tied with Smoky Slate 1/8” Stitched Ribbon.
Tip: Give your ribbon some more party pizzazz by making it into korker ribbon. Wind it around some dowel, secure with pegs and bake in a cool oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the dowel. Remove pegs and you have some fun, spring-y ribbon. Ribbons made from man-made fibres work best.
OK, now if these aren’t the cutest party favours, I don’t know what are! Adorable tipi’s made from Pyramid Pals Thinlits. I used the A Little Foxy DSP Stack to make these and the paper designs work so well with this theme. Before assembling, I snipped the top off the pyramid and stuck in some small wooden toothpicks. I did add a piece of cardstock to enable me to create some flaps. You could add a little critter if it takes your fancy.
Now let’s move on to something equally as fun… cupcake picks. Yes – there must be cupcakes, right? I used the Fox Builder Punch to create each of these little fox picks. Just punch out in your desired colours and assemble. Easy! You can leave them as is or add some extra little details such as a little hair bow or kerchief tails. You can see I also created a pastel pink one, perfect for a sweet birthday party or baby shower. The tree is simply a stamp from the Foxy Friends stamp set and the banners were so easy – just cut straight from the DSP stack.
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that you’ll need invitations for your party as well as cards to give. I’ve used Note Cards & Envelopes packs for these samples as they make it so easy to create and go.
Here’s a sweet invite example using soft pastels and another adorable little critter. Make sure you do a little envelope decoration too!
In case you thought I was done showing off new critters, how gorgeous is this kitty? I’ve paired her with her birthday number and mounted it on a sheet from the A Little Foxy DSP Stack.
Tip: To make your Foxy Friends extra adorable, give them a pink nose. Cuteness overload!
My final project is a simple card that shows off some other products that can help with your forest and/or party theme. The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes an awesome background and the Balloon Builders stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch turn a plain card into a birthday card.
I do hope you feel inspired to create your own party favours, cards and décor. Thanks for having me!"
~ Jessica Williams – 2015-16 Artisan Design Team
Thank you Jessica for the amazing and ADORABLE projects using the new Foxy Friends collection! We too love those sweet foxes and are thrilled that our friends at Stampin' Up! would love to share this bundle with one lucky reader too…
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Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the Moments Like These Card Collection and Accessory Pack along with a little bonus for one lucky reader. The winner of June's prize is…
I think my favourite is the Irresistibly Floral, but it was close … so many of them are fabulous! Would love to win this – I love Stampin' Up products. Posted by: Katherine Wallis | June 21, 2016 at 08:37 PM
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Thank you again for joining us for our monthly infusion of Stampin' Up! goodness! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
~ Catherine, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine