Friday, 15 November 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Toile Tidings

Hello everyone and welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. Well there's no denying that Christmas is fast approaching and this month we are showering you in red and green with the Toile Tidings Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

The traditional vintage feel of this suite is very different to what I'm normally drawn to for Christmas craft but once I got my hands on the products in the suite it didn't take me long to be flooded with inspiration. For these particular projects I really wanted to find a way to showcase the beautiful Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, however I changed the monochrome feel of the paper by colouring a sheet of the leaves and berries patterned paper with Stampin' Blends. Isn't it amazing how you can achieve a completely different look simply by adding a little colouring.

For this card I used my custom DSP as a background for a couple of die cut wreaths in Granny Apple Green and Garden Green and a contrasting black banner with a white embossed sentiment. The addition of some Gold Glimmer paper, Gold foil "swishes", Real Red Ruched Ribbon and some rhinestone "berries" take the card up a notch to something extra special.

Once I had finished my card and saw how well my custom DSP went with gold the next obvious step was to decorate a Gold Mini Pizza box to be used a gift packaging. Since I wanted to use the beautifully wide Real Red Ruched Ribbon to tie a bow around the box I needed to keep the other elements to a minimum so I simply added a couple of gold glimmer leaves, the white embossed sentiment on a Stitched Shape circle and a fun gold Jingle Bell tied on with some Linen Thread

For me gift tags are an essential part of Christmas preparations so of course I had to create a few coordinating gift tags to use with the Toile Tiding Gift Wrap. What do you think? Doesn't this gift look just too pretty to unwrap? 

Next up in the hop is my beautiful Kiwi friend Angela Meiritz-Reid, who has some gorgeous gift packaging to share with you all. 

Thank you for stopping by. 
- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Toile Christmas
Card: Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Paper, Vellum, Toile Tidings DSP, Toile Tidings Gift Wrap
Ink: Versamark,
Accessories & Tools: All-Around Wreath Dies, Christmas Cardinal Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Light Granny Apple Green Blend, Dark Real Red Blend, Dark Crumb Cake Blend, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Real Red Ruched Ribbon, Jingle Bells, Gold Mini Pizza Boxes, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold ¼” Glimmer Ribbon, Linen Thread


  1. WOW! The colouring makes a huge difference. Beautiful projects!

    1. Thanks Jan. Yes I was surprised how much of a difference it made

  2. These are absolutely stunning!! Thanks for the creative reminder about coloring DSP designs. What a great tip.


  3. Oh, everything revolves around this beautiful crown and it's wonderful to discover it as well! Versatile and adorable! Well done !