Sunday 19 March 2017

Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop with RACHEL TESSMAN

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Welcome back Crafter's

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Today we are all hopping along with Rachel Tessman and CASEing some of Rachel's fantastic projects..

You are here with my (Kim Oliver) I will have a list of participants for you to keep following the hop to see more gorgeous projects all CASEd from Rachel Tessman's work.

My CASE today is this fabulous birthday book of Rachels that she made using some items from a Paper Pumpkin kit (we don't get these here in Australia)
We live in hope that one day this will change for us Aussies!

 As we are not able to get the Paper Pumkin kits here, I CASEd this birthday book using DSP, framelits, stamps, window sheets and foil sheets
 As it is coming closer to that time of year when our DSP designs are renewed and updated, I thought this would be a perfect project and time to help use up some thoroghly gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) I had stashed away and some washi tape (DWT) too!

I am trying my hardest to overcome my hoarding habit!!!

Celebrate Birthdays

Perpetual Birthday Book

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Items used:

  • Pop of Pink DSP
  • Pop of Pink DWT
  • Happy Celebrations stamp set
  • Layering Circles framelits
  • Whisper White card stock x 9 A4 sheets
  • Pink Pirouette card stock x 3 A4 sheets
  • Melon Mambo (scrap)
  • Gold Foil sheet (scrap)
  • Window Sheet
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Embossing buddy
  • Heat tool
  • Melon Mambo ink pad
  • Pink Pirouette ink pad
  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Stitched Ribbon - Melon Mambo
  • Organza Ribbon - Whisper White
  • Thick Bakers - Twine Melon Mambo and Whisper White
  • Bakers Twine - Basic Black
  • Metallic Thread - Gold 
  • Mulir Purpose liquid glue

Front Cover 

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

I used the irregular circle stamp from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped circles in groups.
I then stamped the celebrations sentiment in versamark and applied gold embosing foil. I heated it with the heat tool to make it shiny. It stands out nicely against the bright circles.

I used my computer to make my numbers and lines for each month. I alternated the colours between Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. These pages were glued ontop of the DSP and then I added contrasting Washi tape top and bottom of each page. I added a blank page for notes or even just doodeling lol
Most of us doodle in our note books at some stage or another.
I know I do :)

Open View

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Rachels birthday book, had silver numbers from the paper pumkin kit for each month, The numbers were sitting on the monthly tabs...I went to use the number framelits that Stampin' Up! have, but they were a little large for this job. 
So, for now I have left this area black...
When I work out who I am giving this too, I will personalise it to suit them along the tab areas.

To finish my birthday book, I tied ribbon and twine around the binders. This added even more of those wonderful bright colours to the front cover....

#Popofpink #Washitape #Perpetualbirthdaybook #Happycelebrations #KOCreationscards #Handmade #Celebrate

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. 
I will now share with you the list of our other participants and their wonderful projects inspired by Rachel.

If you would like to purchase any of the items that I used to create this project, then I have added them to the carousal below for your convenience.

Just click the required item to be taken to my store.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply x 


  1. WOWSERS, this is so cool Kim! What an awesome CASE. xo

  2. What a fantastic idea Kim! Love it! xo

  3. I'm so excited that you chose to CASE my perpetual birthday calendar Kim!!! Your version is so fun and lively. Thanks for taking part in the hop!!

    1. Thank you Rachel...It is such a fun and useful project :)

  4. I'm not much a fan of washi tape but after seeing your project I think I might buy some! Super project.

    1. Thank you Fiona, I am always looking for ways to use my washi x

  5. This is totally and completely AWESOME!!! I just love what you've done!!

  6. What a fabulous idea Kim - love it!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the hop and to leave a comment Nanette. You have made my day x

  7. What an awesome it Kim

  8. Kim you have cased this to a T - I love the Pop of Pink DSP that you have used and its so bright and cheerful - why wouldn't you want to use this everyday and show it off - gorgeous xx

    1. Thank you Leisa...not sure who it's for yet :) But whomever it is I hope they enjoy it

  9. Gorgeous project Kim, so bright and cheerful. I think I need to make myself one now :)

  10. This is just amazeballs Kim .. awesome work! x

  11. awesome CASE Kim! I love your take on this! Might have to have a go at one of these myself

    1. Thank you Sarah, I hpe you do give this a's fun to see that we can create without the aid of Paper Pumpkin :D

  12. Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely amazing!! And on top of that, wonderful use of washi

    1. Thank you Rosalie :) I love finding ways to use my washi xx

  13. The pop of colours is gorgeous. They just jump right out at you and what a CASE!!! you are incredibly talented

    1. Thank you so very much Nadi xx Your comment made me feel very proud :)

  14. Love your bold book! Smashing!

  15. You had me with Melon Mambo! What a fantastic idea and great way to use DSP. tfs Kim xx

    1. Hi Sue :) I do love Melon Mambo (not all pinks like you lol) It is just so vibrant and fun! I think this is going to be a gift for my teenage niece :)


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