It was the Pootlers’ Team Retreat last weekend and as part of it four lovely ladies, including Mamma Pootles Sam Hammond created some lovely ‘make & take’ activities for us all to make.
As all of these projects were so amazing I wanted to dedicate a blog post to all of them to show my appreciation for all the hard work these lovely ladies did.
The photos below are the items I made; obviously the examples provided by each ‘make & taker’ were to a much higher standard.
Mini Treat Bags – Sam Hammond – www.pootles.co.uk
Our first make & take was from Sam, this project enabled me to 1) use a DSP that I didn’t think I would like and 2) make cute little gift bags. I ended up loving the DSP and found that not all papers were coffee related which was perfect for me. These little treat boxes comfortably fit two tea lights in and would easily fit many other items, most importantly chocolate!!!!!
14 Cards From a 12″ x 12″ Sheet Of DSP – Heidi Smith – www.flutterbyheidi.wordpress.com
When Heidi first announced what her project was, I took a deep breath and and thought I hadn’t heard right . . . I had heard right, so off I set! I couldn’t believe have many cards could be made with one piece of DSP. I absolutely loved this project as it was something I would never have tried on my own and now know that a little goes a long way. I got to use Lemon and Lime Twist DSP which is my favourite, so that made my cards extra special to me.
Masked Christmas Cards – Janice Thomson – www.jazzledazzlecrafts.com
Janice’s project was masking, which was a completely new technique for me, and now i really wished I had used it sooner. We used four of the new in colours (Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist) to create two beautiful Christmas cards. I would have never thought that these summery bright colours could be used for a winter themed card, but I loved the final outcome.
I see this a a bit of joint ‘make & take’ between Sam and Angelina; this was a great little project that will be perfect for teacher gifts or for those people in your life that have a home office. Mine is currently sat next to me as I am typing this blog, shimmering in the light! The Foil Frenzy DSP is amazing and a must have for any crafter! I’ve saved all the little off cuts from this project as it is too beautiful to throw away.
Memories & More – Amanda Charlesworth – www.scrimpingmommy1.blogspot.co.uk
Our last project was to create a memories spread using some of the new Memories & More Card Packs and 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages. I used the Color Theory Card Pack which I now absolutely love (and have purchased). I didn’t quite get around to finish my spread but will be added some additional sentiments and embellishments. this was a brilliant way of presenting photographs in new and fun way. Thank you for sharing Amanda.
Once again our ‘Make & Taker’s’ did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what tutorials they post next, thanks ladies.
Hope you liked this blog post, keep crafting