Category: Gift Cards

CTC 124 – Hostess Sets Love You Lots!

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter (I hope it’s been lovely for you) and welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge -CTC 124! You may be starting here, or arrived from Kathryn’s page – but make sure you keep hopping around to see all the amazing inspiration provided!

This week we get to CASE any of the hostess sets from any of the catalogues!

For me that meant I was going to CASE a project using the Love You Lots Stamp Set.  My most favourite Hostess Set Ever!  What’s not to love about all those cute critters.  I will be sad to see this one retire at the end of May, but I will be hanging on to my set for future use!

I decided to focus on the card on the right from the image below …

A simple, quick notecard that could be created using any set really.  I began by CASEing the card directly, but substituting colours and ribbon for wash tape, and of course using Love You Lots!

Love You Lots Hostess Set for CTC 124 by My paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Sunshine Wishes

I know that ribbon has retired recently from Saleabration, but it just set the card off nicely with a bit of silver bling!

Then I moved on to a similar card, utilising one of the other Sunshine Wishes Framelits, but still those cute bugs …

Love You Lots Hostess Set for CTC 124 by My paper Oasis, Stampin Up, Sunshine Wishes

I hope you enjoyed these cute critter creations!

 Don’t forget to take a look at the Retiring List to grab yourself some amazing bargains!  You can click the Shop button below to go straight there 🙂

Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog and see what gorgeous project she has created for you all!

Then come and play along by adding your pic to the CTC 124 album on our Facebook Group


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Christmas or Birthday Money Pouch Gift Pocket

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas is all about giving, and one thing I find a lot of us give is the gift of cash or gift cards. I found myself in the situation yesterday where I needed to give a gift of cash, so I wanted to create something a little more special to give it in. So today I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to create a fancy gift pouch that you can whip up in minutes to give someone a gift of cash,  gift card or even movie vouchers.


So simple, so fast to create, but a gorgeous way to present your gift!  I even added a panel to write your message on the inside of the birthday one –

What do you think?

If you would like to make some of your own, here are the measurements –

Pouch – 7 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  Score on long side at 2 1/4″ and 5″. Fold and burnish. Apply adhesive to each edge of small flap.

DSP for front and whisper white for inside top panel – 7 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

DSP for front of bottom inner panel – 7 1/4″ x 2″.

Here is my Youtube ‘How To’ video over at My Paper Oasis.

Have you noticed some of our gorgeous new saleabration and Occasions catalogue goodies? I can’t wait to play with them all beginning the 4th of Jan!

I will take a short rest over Christmas, but will be back in full swing in the New Year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Mel xx

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Watercolour Wishes Card Kit

It seems I have been going mad for kit projects lately – and I HAVE!

I have kits super refreshing after such a busy year, to allow mw to create, without having to ‘think’ too much!

I took my Watercolour Wishes card kit away on a short trip with me as I knew i wouldn’t have to take anything else other than adhesive.  This kit truly has absolutely EVERYTHING you need to create 20 beautiful cards, in a number of different sizes.  It would be a great gift for the crafter who is just beginning or has very little supplies, as well as the experienced crafter.

The kit includes everything to decorate the 20 cards, including an exclusive stamp set, a mini clear block, two coordinating ink spots, dimensionals, embellishments, card bases and envelopes.  EVERYTHING! All packaged in a beautiful presentation box.

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my paper oasis, watercolour wishes card kit, stampin up, watercolour cards, card kits, birthday cards, thank you cards, sympathy cards, easy card making

I have used sentiments specific to my needs – for my wonderful customers who place online orders through me – but the stamp set that comes with the kit has a great variety of sentiments – 10 in all!

There was also lots of embellishments left over – so I added more bling to my cards!

I HIGHLY recommend this kit. And remember – any $90 spent until March 31st will earn you Saleabration Freebies!

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Mel xx

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Timeless Elegance Chest of cards

I have had the tutorial for this chest of cards for AGES and have never gotten around to making it.  But this year, seeing our Timeless Elegance Designer Paper, I knew I had to make it.
I’m definitely a vintage kind of girl – so this DSP is easily by far my favourite in the current catalogue.  How good does it look on this cute chest.  It makes the perfect gift for someone.



I made matching cards in the same colours, and matching envelopes for the gift cards with our neutrals envelope paper and envelope punch board.
You can purchase this tutorial for yourself from UK Demonstrator Jenny Moors at for a mere £2.50.  Just look for the tutorial ‘Mocha Morning Card Chest’ in the right hand side bar 🙂 It really is worth it to create this gorgeous masterpiece. Oh, and make sure you get strong magnets! Sadly mine are not 🙁


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Four Feathers Thank You Gift Card

I always like to add a little Thank You card ( and sometimes a surprise gift ) to the lovely ladies who place orders through me.

Often those thank you cards end up being quite floral because they’re just so….well….pretty!
So I was just a wee bit excited when some of my new goodies arrived this week and I got to play.
I used the Four Feathers stamp set and dies bundle that is still available in the Occasions Catalogue as a Returning Favorite to create these ‘not so girly’ Thank You Gift Cards.
These cards are using Lost Lagoon and Smokey Slate. I have added speckles from Gorgeous Grunge (one of my absolute go to sets!) and the background from the new Perpetual Birthday Calender Set.
Add a twist or two of the Painted petals cotton twine that has had the threads separated and you have created a gift card.

Lost Lagoon base 3 1/2″ squared.
Whisper White 3 1/4″ squared.
I hope you enjoy making some of your own 🙂