Sunday, 24 July 2016

Christmas in July

Hi everyone, today a group of ladies had some fun at my place getting a head start on making their Christmas Cards.  We had a "Christmas in July" Stamp-a-Stack get together and everyone went home with 16 completed cards.




The cards were made using the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.



The cards are designed using two simple sketches.  As it was a Stamp-a-Stack project the simpler the designs the better as everyone was making 4 of each card.


This card is very quick and easy to make with some Regals Enamel Shapes added as an embellishment.


This card looks like it has a lot of work, but a few quick die cuts and it comes together quickly.


This card uses the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, this has a gold side and a silver side on the reverse.  The Holly Texture Impressions Embossing Folder was used on the Very Vanilla background piece.

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Baci Box

Hi everyone, sharing a little gift box that holds three Baci chocolates and a matching card.


The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project as it matched the blue and silver wrapping on the chocolates.

The card measurements are in metric and the Baci box measurements are in imperial as I found it easier to make the box using imperial.

To make the card:

Measurements

Cut a piece of A4 Night of Navy Cardstock in half lengthwise to create card base
Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 10 cm x 14.3cm (for inside card)
Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm
Cut a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 9.3cm

Technique

Fold card base in half.

Adhere the piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to the 9cm x 13.3cm Whisper White Cardstock piece.

Put a strip of Washi Tape across the card front where the patterned paper meets the Whisper White cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of the panel for the card front.  Adhere this panel to the card front.

Cut out the flower and leaves using the Botanical Builder framelits and Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet and arrange in a bouquet on the card front.   Add a Rhinestone to the flower centre.

For the inside of the card put a strip of Washi Tape across the Whisper White piece for the inside of the card.  Adhere in place.

To make the box:


Measurements

Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 9/16"
Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Box Insert

Score the 81/2" x 5 3/4" piece of cardstock at 1" & 2 1/4" on all four sides.  Fold & burnish all score lines.

Cut as per template.


Punch a small hole using the 1/8" handheld circle punch on the square coloured red.  Thread a piece of looped ribbon through the hole and secure the ends with tape on the inside.

Put glue or double sided tape on the 4 tabs to be folded in to form the box.

Put glue or double sided tape on the inside of the 4 outer tabs, and fold over to reinforce the sides.

Cover

Score the 4 1/16" x 5 9/16" piece of cardstock on the long edge at 1/2", 1 3/4", 3 1/16" & 4 5/16".  Fold and burnish all score lines.

Add double sided tape to one edge and form the cover around the box insert to create the cover, making sure that it is not too tight as the box needs to be able to be pulled out with the ribbon pull.

Wrap

Cut a piece of patterned paper 4" x 5 9/16".  Score on the long edge at 7/16", 1 3/4", 3 1/16" & 4 5/16".  Put double sided tape on the cover and secure wrap around the box.  Decorate using the Botanical Builder Framelits, Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

These Boots Were Made for Walkin' (Or Not as the Case Maybe)!

Hi everyone, do you sometimes wonder what to so with an image in a stamp set?  I had this very problem, I kept looking at the boot image in the Country Livin' stamp set and thinking "How can I use this image".  After watercolouring the guitar image with Soft Suede for another card, I decided to at least stamp and colour the boots (maybe and an idea would evolve).


They sat on my work table for a couple of days looking forlorn, until I had an idea (told you it would come eventually).  When I was cleaning up some of my bits and pieces I found a background I had made using the decorative strip from the Flourish Thinlits and sponging Crumb Cake ink.  I put the two together, with a little bit of the decorative strip, added some flowers (these were also left over from a previous project), a sentiment and some gold sequin.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

You Rock

Hi everyone, you know when you start off with an idea for a card and what you finish up with is nothing like the idea you started with. This is what happened to me when I started out designing cards for this months classes.


I had a completely different idea for the stamped background and what I was going to make, it just evolved into a card great for the boys and men in our lives.   

The guitar is from the Country Livin' stamp set (watercoloured with Soft Suede), the sentiment from Crazy About You and the background is stamped using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Colour scheme of Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Don't for get the "Bonus Days" promotion currently running from 7-31 July.
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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Blooms and Bliss ....

Hi everyone, a quick and easy card today, it takes about 15 minutes to make.  This is one of the cards the ladies made at the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser that I held last weekend.


Cut a piece of A4 Sweet Sugarplum cardstock in half lengthwise and then fold in half to make your card base.

The Rich Razzleberry mat is 9.5cm x 13.8cm and the Whisper White piece on top of this is 9cm x 13.3cm.  Cut a piece of Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper 9cm x 10cm and stick this to the top of the Whisper White piece.

Stamp the sentiment on the bottom, making sure to leave enough room for the Rich Razzleberry decorative strip which is made using the Flourish Thinlits. 

Cut out a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Butterfly using the smallest Butterfly in the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  Sponge Rich Razzleberry ink on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out using the small solid Butterfly Butterflies Thinlits, layer the two Butterflies together using glue dots.

Put all the layers and elements together to complete the card.

A small strip of Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper was added to a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm for the card inside.

Do you like this project?  You can get all your supplies for this project from me by placing an order.  An added bonus is the "Bonus Days" promotion that is currently running from 7-31 July, so do not miss out.

Bonus Days

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.



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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Love & Affection Washi Tape

Hi everyone, this is the 5th project that the ladies made at the fundraiser for Type 1 Junior Diabetes Research last weekend.   I often get asked how to use Washi Tape when making cards so I designed this card to use two strips of Washi Tape across the card front (you could use two strips of patterned paper instead).


The Love and Affection stamp set was used to create this card.  The flowers were stamped with Watermelon Wonder, the leaves with Cucumber Crush and the filler foliage with Sahara Sand on Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut.

A small silver metallic doily and some silver metallic thread were added behind the flower arrangement with some rhinestones added to finish the card.

Bonus Days

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a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.



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Carolyn

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Blue Flowers

Hi everyone, fourth project from the Type 1 Junior Diabetes Research Fundraiser. This card has a clean fresh look, I love the pop of blue with the Crumb Cake and Whisper White.


  • Create the card base by cutting a piece of A4 Crumb Cake cardstock in half lengthwise and then fold in half to create the card base.
  • Stamp the flower image three times using Pacific Point ink on the Whisper White cardstock.  Take note to stamp with the small flower to the top to make it easier to put it in the punch.
  • Using the Wink of Stella pen colour over the flowers, this will pick up some of the blue and lightly colour the petals for you.
  • Punch out using the Blossom Bunch Punch and layer some of them together using dimensionals.
  • Stamp the leaf image using Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and hand cut, leaving a small white border. 
  • Stamp the leaf image using Pear Pizzazz on the Whisper White piece for the inside of the card.
  • Stamp the random dotted image using Crumb Cake on the Whisper White cardstock piece for the card front.  Less is more here, you only need to stamp once (twice at most).
  • Cut the square using the Layering Squares Framelits dies and the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Stick this to the card front over the stamped dot area.
  • Stick the leaf image in place and add the flowers.  Add some Pacific Point sequins to finish.
  • Add the flowers to the inside of the card to finish.
Bonus Days

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

My Heart Smiles Just Thinking of You

Hi everyone, this is the third project that the ladies who attended the fundraiser for research into Junior Diabetes made.


  • Create a card base by cutting a piece of A4 Perfect Plum cardstock in half lengthwise then fold this in half to create the card base.
  • Using the large oval framelit cut an oval in the piece of Whisper White for the card front.
  • Using the Lovely Lace embossing folder emboss this piece. Stick this to the card front.
  • Using Elegant Eggplant ink stamp the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White.  Cut out using the smallest oval framelit.
  • Cut a scalloped oval from Perfect Plum cardstock.
  • Cut an oval using the second largest framelit from Whisper White cardstock.
  • Layer the ovals together using dimensionals between the sentiment oval and the Perfect Plum   scalloped oval.   Stick the oval to the card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp and cut out the images required to make the flower arrangement, colours used are So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Stick the flower arrangement around the oval on the card front. 
  • Add a little enamel heart to the sentiment panel.
  • For the inside for the inside of the card, stamp a flower and cut out some leaves to create a small arrangement in the bottom corner.
Bonus Days

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.



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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Hi everyone, as promised this is the second project that the ladies made at the fundraiser for Junior Diabetes Research yesterday.  It is a box that holds two hot chocolate sachets and a two pack of Anzac cookies.


I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper along with Delightful Dijon, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The stamp set is Balloon Celebration, it just had the perfect words for this little box and goodies.  You could change up the hot chocolate for coffee.



The box when it is opened.  I made the diamond shapes by using the Layered Squares Framelits, making sure that the one on the bottom was positioned so that it acted as a closure for the box.

Do you like this project?  You can get all the supplies for this project from me.  There is an added bonus for every $90 you spend from 7-31 July you will get a $9 bonus coupon valid 2-31 August. Do not miss out!


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Mr Fox

Hi everyone, I held a fundraiser today for Junior Diabetes Research which was a huge success.  We had an amazing day with 33 ladies stamping, chatting, laughing, a bit more stamping (they had 9 projects to make) and eating some amazing cupcakes made by a friend who donated them for us to enjoy.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing with you the projects that we made.

Mr Fox is one of my favourites made with the Foxy Friends stamp set, Fox Builder Punch and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack.


You can get all the supplies for this project from me.

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Carolyn

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Just Add "S"

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with the Just Add Ink challenge of Just Add "S".  I have not played along with the Just Add Ink challenge for a while and came across this challenge when I was looking for inspiration to design some birthday cards.

It is amazing what one little idea can inspire you to create.


I was actually just going to use 'sequins' as my "S" but when I actually had a good look at my card when I had finished it I have used a few "S" items:
  • Striped Ribbon
  • Sequins
  • Staple on the Tag
  • Spots on the pattered paper
  • Stamped spots on the tag
  • Stamps
  • Stripes in the background patterned paper
  • Plus the patterned paper is from the "Serene Scenery" Designer Series Paper Stack
The flower arrangement was made using the Flourish Thinlits, Petite Petals stamp set and the Petite Petals punch.  The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set.


You can get all the supplies for this project from me.

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Bella

Hi everyone, sorry for being absent the past week and not posting a project but it is the end of financial year and I have had to work some long days.  So by the time I got home from work I did not have time for creating.  I know excuses, excuses but I was so tired I could not stick anything straight.  Maybe this is why I have put the patterned paper on an angle on my card.


I have used the stamps set Labeler Alphabet for the sentiment and the cute little dog is from the Bella & Friends set.  The flowers were made using the Petite Petals stamp set and the Petite Petals Punch. 

The Layering Circles Framelits have both smooth edged and scalloped edged circles in the set.  There are 16 dies in the set with the largest die being 8.4cm x 8.4cm, just perfect for projects.

A tip that I got from OnStage Local in April is using the Best Badge punch to create a large scalloped edge which I have done on the panel behind the flowers.

The patterned paper is from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Colour scheme is Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

You can get all the supplies for this project from me.

You can place an order online and join in 
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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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