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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Birthday Time

My Sister had her birthday last week and she collects Royal Doulton Lady Statues, so I wanted to make a card that was a little similar to her collection - this is what I came up with . . .

I used the ink pad and rubbed it on one side of the embossing folder before I ran it through the Big Shot which is how I got the pattern on the Very Vanilla Cardstock - easy but effective. A few bits of bling finished off the card.

Project Recipe
StampsCreate a Cupcake
Card stock & Papers    Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Patterned DSP
 InkElegant Eggplant
AccessoriesBasic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools    Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired), Dress Up Framelits, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

The second card was for the daughter of a friend on her 7th Birthday. I have to confess that my daughter Jessica made the card for us to give her, so credit goes to her, but she said it was ok to post it here . . .

Project Recipe
StampsSketched Birthday
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party
 InkStrawberry Slush
AccessoriesDimensionals, Pool Party Ribbon (Retired), Basic Rhinestones
Tools     1&3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 2&3/8 Scallop Circle Punch

Hope these cards have given you some inspiration to make some of your own. Don't forget to contact me if you have any questions or would like to join in my classes for card-making
Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Wildflower Meadow Playtime

A get-together with a group of friends who are also Stampin' Up Demonstrators gave me a chance to play with some of the new catalogue products that I haven't ordered (yet).  I was lucky enough to try some new colour combos with the Wildflower Meadow Stamp and Embossing Folder.

This first card uses one of my favourite new In Colours for 2013-2015, Strawberry Slush, and was very quick and easy to make. . .

Project Recipe
StampsWildflower Meadow, Mixed Medley (hostess, retired)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
 InkStrawberry Slush
Tools    Fancy Flower Punch, 11/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Big Shot

The second card uses another In Colour, Crisp Cantaloupe - don't you just want to eat these colours - I love the names, and also allowed me to have a play with the Simply Pressed Clay. I made the flower in white and then mixed re-inker with Crystal Effects and painted it on the top. The card was another quick and easy one, but the clay does take a day or so to dry. I find it easier to have lots of flowers and buttons made in advance and then I can just colour them as needed. You can also colour them with the ink pads or markers, so they are very versatile.

Project Recipe
StampsWildflower Meadow
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
 InkCrisp Cantaloupe - Pad and Re-Inker
AccessoriesPearls, Simply Pressed Clay Flower, Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Tools    Glue Gun, Crystal Effects, Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scissors

The final card did take a little longer to make as I used the Markers to colour the stamp, however I think the effort was worth it. I have seen it coloured in various combinations and you get quite a different look depending on the colours you use.

Project Recipe
StampsWildflower Meadow, Pretty Petites (Retired)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Marina Mist
 InkMarina Mist, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Blushing Bride Markers
AccessoriesBasic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools    Wildflower Meadows Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Petite Curly Label Punch

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards and please contact me if you would like to order any of the products featured in them, or to book into a class to make some of your own creations.
Thanks and Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

New Annual Catalogue

Today the new Annual Catalogue for Stampin' Up! goes live. There are some fantastic new products and five amazing New Colours that are being introduced: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana. As usual with all of Stampin' Up's products there are co-ordinating ink pads, card stock, ribbon and accessories. Please contact me if you would like to order any of these awesome products.