The Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers have amazing designs and some of the pages are artworks in their own right.  These works of art need to be treated with care and I love to find greeting card or project designs that show it off.  A while ago I saw a lovely tri-fold card by Ronda Wade that perfectly frames these miniature compositions.  I played around with the dimensions and here's my version, featuring one of the pretty Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pages...

I love all the packaging that Stampin' Up! has to offer and find, in particular, that the Kraft Pillow Boxes are versatile and easy to personalise.  I always have them on hand!  However, sometimes the chosen gift doesn't fit inside the Pillow Box, so a little bit of imagination and construction is necessary.  For this project, I extended the Pillow Box to make it taller and finished it with the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper...

I am so fortunate to count myself a part of this amazing group Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the South Pacific that earned the Stampin' Up! 2019 Incentive Trip - an incredible Greek Isles cruise sailing on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas, which we have just returned from.  Getting together with friends, sharing some laughs and swapping is all part of this fabulous experience...

I used the same background sponging technique as the Above the Clouds and Daisy Lane cards to create this thank you card using the fabulous Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies...

I have recently seen a lot of Diamond Easel Cards and fell in love with the design idea and shape of the card.  So I had a play and figured out what sizing to use to feature the popular Daisy Lane stamp set and the two coordinating punches.

I love the words and the pretty fonts in the Free as a Bird stamp set.  This one says, "The world needs more of you", and it would make a great thank you card.

I created a small gift for each of my guests at the Hamilton Extravaganza.  Using the Mini Shipping Boxes, I decorated them with the gorgeous patterns from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and finished the gift box with the delicate Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon and a pretty handmade Magnolia flower.

On the weekend we held the Hamilton Extravaganza.  It was a cold day outside, but inside there was a warm, relaxing atmosphere and everyone enjoyed creative inspiration from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.