Two posts in one day!! I had to stop by again and let you know of a Casual Stamp Day I am having on Saturday. If you are in the local area (East Corrimal, Wollongong) you are most welcome to join in. Here are the details.
Have you seen this cute set in the Holiday Catalogue “Get Your Santa On”. I love colouring the images. I have a few things in mind with this set but first I just played around with some simple cards. Check them out!
Aren’t they cute!
They are similar layouts. The one on the right is one we did at my Stamp-A-Stacks on the weekend. I used the ‘On Point’ Embossing Folder and the Nordic Noel DSP. I also used the Starburst Framelits or the Circle Framelits. The red ribbon is the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon. I love that ribbon. It is so easy to use and tie.
To colour him I used the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pack. The lightest colour is a good match to Real Red. How good is that!! I used the Nude colour in the Skin Tone pack for his cheeks and the darkest colour in the Smoky Slate pack. You can’t see it in this photo but I used some Dazzling Diamonds applied with the 2 way Glue pen.
Here they are close-up.
Hope you like them??
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
As promised, I finally have my swaps from last week’s Stampin’ Up! Convention all sorted to share with you. I have tried to organise them into separate categories to make it easier.
So here they are ……
Vintage/Shabby Chic Style
Geometric and a few others
Flowers of all types
3D (tags, notebooks, boxes)
I hope some of these inspire you in your creating. That’s why I like to share them. If you have any questions on any of them or would like some close-ups then let me know.
One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is the people you meet. I have made friends not just locally but in so many countries that I would not have otherwise known. I am so blessed to call them my friends. Recently I made a card for a special blog friend in the US that I have got to know over the last few months. I sent her a card and a little bit of Australia.
Before I show you the card I will show you the gift I sent her.
I forgot to take a photo of it before I sent it so I have just taken it from her blog. Sorry Patti I hope you don’t mind??? 🙂
I sent her a Tea Towel with the Kookaburra and Rosellas. I thought she might like to see the visitors I get to my garden. I didn’t realise HOW wrapped she would be though!! The tag is from Chalk Talk and is stamped in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.
Here is the card I made for her (after the first one went missing somewhere between here and there).
I have had this ‘Ex Libris’ stamp for nearly a year and haven’t used it yet. (Hangs my head in shame). I inked the stamp in Pistachio Pudding and then sponged over it in places with Crisp Canteloupe then stamped it on Whisper White card. The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’. (One of the stamps you can get for 25% off until Monday). I stamped this on a piece of Whisper White and flagged the ends then sponged the edges in Crisp Canteloupe. For the label on the card I stamped the stamp again on Whisper White. If you look at the stamp it has a label on it which is larger then our Decorative Label Punch. I cut around the inner line of the label and then sponged it with Pistachio Pudding. I added a flagged strip of Crisp Canteloupe underneath the label. The butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri. I stamped the smaller ones in Crisp Canteloupe and used a blender pen to slightly colour the centre. The large butterfly was inked in Crisp Canteloupe and sponged in Pistachio Pudding. Then I added some Dazzling Diamonds with the 2-way glue pen. It does look so sparkly in real life.
Now I received a special package from Patti. Check this out!!
Some delicious Maple Candy!! Who Hoo! AND a beautiful book of Vermont where she lives. Throughout the book she had added post-it notes with little notes of the area or where she had been. It made it so special. What a beautiful part of the world!
Then a gorgeous card.
This is using the set ‘Gently Falling’ which I don’t have so that is lovely. The ‘Just for You’ is from ‘Label Love’ and was stamped then embossed in White Embossing Powder. Finished off with one of Patti’s specialty bows. How special to receive a treat like this from across the other side of the world. You must go and visit Patti and say G’day. Stop by Patti’s Stamping Studio here.
Thanks for visiting. See you again soon.
I was playing around with the Expressions Thinlets the other week and created 2 cards. This first one was CASED from Kris McIntosh. You can see her original card here. I just changed the colours on this to blue where she used red.
I have used the new Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder too. I love these colours this Christmas. I think I have said that before today!!
For this next one I am seeking your help. I am really not happy with this.
I have used the lovely Designer Series Paper ‘Season of Syle’ and layered this on Old Olive and then Cherry Cobbler. I used a strip of the new Burlap Ribbon seen in the Holiday Catalogue. I cut the Merry from Gold Foil Sheets in the Holiday Catalogue. That’s all OK BUT it is missing something! I tried adding some small ornaments and played around for a bit with other things. What do you think??? Is it missing something? What should I add? I would love to know your thoughts. I will try some of your suggestions and post an updated version soon.
Thanks for stopping by. I love your visits.
School Holidays have finished now and it is back to school tomorrow. I can’t believe one more term left of school for the year and one more week before the HSC for Josh. YIKES!
Take care and visit again soon,
Last week I was invited to a 60th Birthday. I was really quite honoured to be invited. It is nice when the people who are your customers become good friends and you are included in such special occasions. So, I had to make a special card. I had been tossing around a few ideas for a couple of weeks and then finally a few days before the party I managed to put something together.
I created a paper Medallion from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP (see below how to do this), and I added a silver ’60’ cut using the ‘Timeless Type’ alphabet dies (retired). This was layered on 1 1/4″ circle punched in Island Indigo. The whole piece was a centre-piece on the front of the card stamped with the large image from Daydream Medallions in Island Indigo. I then added tails with some Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon. The greeting is from ‘Perfectly Penned’ and then I added a little butterfly cut using the’Beautiful Wings’ Embosslits in Pool Party to finish it off.
How did I make the Medallion??
There are a few blogs out there with instructions but I found the most helpful was a video by Dawn Olchefske. You can view it here.
Basically it is taking a strip of your DSP (which is 30.5cm long or 15″). You score your strip every 1.2cm or 1/2″. If you use your paper Trimmer you just line your paper up and score every 1/2″ and move your paper along and keep scoring. It is a lot easier to use the Simply Scored. Line the paper along the top edge and score down every 1.2cm or 1/2″.
Once you get to the end, then flip your paper strip over keeping the same edge of your paper along the Left Hand side of your Simply Scored (or Paper Trimmer). Now you will score every 6mm or 1/4″. Then concertina fold your strip all the way. Add sticky strip to one end and join the strip into a circle.
Punch a circle from 1 1/4″ cardstock and add Sticky Strip or Hot Glue over the circle. Gather up your Concertina ring into a medallion shape evenly spreading the folds out and then place your punched circle with adhesive face down on to the centre of the medallion. This is where you need extra hands sometimes!!!!! This is the back of the medallion. Then turn your medallion over and decorate as you like.
There you go. Add a medallion (or paper rosette) to your next special card.
Thanks for stopping by today,
You might have seen these new Triple Layer punches in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. They are great. You can create various layers and patterns by assembling the punch outs in various ways. I thought I would put together a chart to show you some of the ways you can layer these punches. This is using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. I used the colours from the Ice Cream Parlour ribbon and buttons that I had lying around. They are Pacific Point, Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. I hope you can see them clearly enough???
I think this is just the beginning of what you can do with this punch. Maybe you can come up with some other suggestions. Here are some close ups of some of them.
Apart from the various flowers you can create a tag with the outer scallop and a centre. You can pierce a hole in the top and add some twine to tie it on to your card or project.
Layer all the different punch outs together for a fancy flower, or create a cute embellishment to add to a card!
I had a lot of fun putting this chart together and I think it will be very useful.
This punch works differently to the other punches, so I came across a few videos on YouTube to see how they work. You can check this one out here if you need some tips.
Have a play with this punch and see what you can create.
Have a great weekend. We have a long weekend here, so I’m not sure what we will get up to. I really hope I can get some stamping in. With school holidays at the moment I am not getting much done. That’s ok, we have been doing lots of other fun stuff!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Last Monday I got together with Andrea for our regular stamping day. It was a shame that Leonie and Tracey couldn’t join us, but it was nice to just chat together. I have to say though, we only created one card all day. That doesn’t matter – it’s nice to just chill out and chat!!!
I brought along my new Blossom Bouquet punch. It was good to have a play around with it. It operates a little differently to the other Stampin’ Up! punches. If you would like to know how to use this punch then head over here to check it out.
This is the card I created.
The colours used are Confetti White, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake. The greeting is from the new Hostess set “Happiest Birthday Wishes”.
It was based on this card by Mary Brown at stampercamper.com. Andrea had the card saved for her to CASE sometime. The funny thing is when I got home and had a look I had saved the exact same card, so it was good to tick one off the list that we both had.
There are lots of ways to use this great punch and I am looking forward to using it a lot more soon. As for now. I’m off to bed- it is way late AGAIN!!!!
See you again soon,