Friday, 29 September 2017

Emboss using Framelits - Christmas Bauble Card.

Did you know you can use your framelits to emboss with.  Exchange one of your plates with a rubber mat. The framelits are then cushioned to emboss rather than cut.

I picked up the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits  Dies from the Clearance Rack.
To get the fine gold outline on the bauble, pat the die with Versa Mark before pressing. Apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat to set.  Extra glimmer was applied using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Dazzling Details Christmas Bauble Card

To make the glittery window, punch or cut out a circle with a framelit and apply a sticky sheet to the back. Apply Dazzling Details glitter to the sticky window. I used some clear contact but clear packing tape works well too.  If you don't have either the Multipurpose Adhesives Sheets (144106) could be used as well. Add the ribbon and adhere the DSP behind to complete the bauble.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Card made from the Clearance Rack.

I was checking out the Clearance Rack and picked out the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.
Here's one card made using the DSP from the paper stack. Getting my supplies ready to start my Christmas cards!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Foil Snowflakes Card

Love the pack of Foil Snowflakes from the Year Of Cheer Suite.  The snowflakes come in a  pack of 24, 12 silver foil and 12 in gold foil.  

I made a quick an easy card using a silver foil, co-ordinating washi tape, decorated with some rhinestones for extra bling.  The sentiment came from another new set Add a Little Glitz. I used Smoky Slate cardbase with a whisper white top layer,

Friday, 15 September 2017

Congrats Card featuring the Marker Batik Technique

The colour marker combination used to make this Marker Batik background (and last card in this series) was Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Dapper Denim.  This was a quick and thrifty card to assemble. I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to cut the 'congrats'.  I used scrap pieces of ribbon on which the 'congrats' was glued to.  Further I had a stack of Metallic Enamel Shapes that had been waiting to be used!  Good feeling to make use of those things that we purchase and for some reason never get used! Usually
I reach for the rhinestones.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sympathy Card featuring the Marker Batik Background

This is the second card made in this Marker Batik series. The combination of markers used to make this background paper was Wisteria Wonder,Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant. Not sure of the name given to this technique, but I am going to refer to it as the Raised Inlay Die Technique.  The choosen thinlit from the Flourish Thinlits set was cut three times from Wisteria Wonder ( same as card base) as well as from the Marker Batik glossy sheet.  All were glued and stacked, ending with the glossy sheet. The decorative sheet was then adhered to the cardbase. Next, glue the stacked thinlits back into its spot. Embellish with rhinestones.  The sympathy sentiment came from Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped on Vellum with Versa Mark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and finished with Bakers Twine bow.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Baby Card featuring a Marker Batik Background

l have been playing around with glossy cardstock and found a technique new to me - Marker Batik.
Easy and doesn't make a big mess! All you need are some Stampin' Up Markers, glossy cardstock, plastic wrap, and some water in a spray bottle. Choose three markers, scribble on the plastic wrap and then spritz with water. Lay your glossy cardstock down, turn it over and use your hands to crinkle the plastic. Wrap the plastic edges over and leave to dry. Love the results!

In this baby card I used the marker combination of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.
I used the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment and safety pin.  Both were stamped and embossed on vellum with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut the safety pin out. It made the perfect embellishment with the ribbon. Pink enamel shapes from the Subtles collection comlpeted the embellishment of the sentiment.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Naturally Eclectic - 6x6 One Sheet Wonder Cards

I used a 6x6" piece from the Naturally Eclectic DSP pack to create these cards and cut it accordingly to the pattern posted on my 29th blog page. On that day I made some Christmas cards. Today an assortment of birthday cards - with guys in mind.   I tried to use scrap pieces to complete the cards.  My favourite of the four was the 'Congrats Birthday' card.

Card base - Soft Sky(131292)
Decorative strip - Night of Navy(106577)
Happy Birthday - On a piece of Soft Sky, which had been            washed using an aqua painter, graduating down in colour        with Night of Navy ink (106577). When dry cut out using
     Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700).  Brush with Wink of          Stella 141897).

Card Base - Night of Navy (106577)
Decorative Strip - Lemon-Lime Twist (144250)
Ribbon - Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135)
Stamp - Stylized Birthday (141828) stamped with Versa Mark       (102283) and embossed in White Embossing Powder               (109132).

Card Base  - Night of Navy (106577)
DSP  Paper pieces  were  adhered to a strip of Lemon Lime           Twist cardstock (144250) measuring 2 3/4 x 4"
Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set           (143662) was stamped in Night of Navy ink (106577) on         a piece of Soft Sky (131292) measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/4".           Then layered on Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock measiring         2 1/2 x 2 1/2".
Ribbon - Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon      (144189).

Card Base - Soft Sky (131292)
The DSP decorative paper was layed on Night of        Navy (106577) piece measuring 4 x 1 3/4".
Birthday was stamped using Labeler Alpabet              (141936) in Night Of Navy ink (106577) on        a scrap of Whisper White.
Congrats was cut from Night of Navy cardstock          (106577) using Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Season Like Christmas - Paper Tearing.

The technique this week is Paper Tearing. It's stepped up a little in this card with a torn border at one end. Easy to do. In this card the Whisper White (106549) piece measured 2 1/4 x 5 1/4" and the Lemon-Lime Twist (144250) piece of cardstock measured 2 1/2 x 5 1/4'. Hold the card together with a equal border of colour on each side.  Tear towards you on a slight angle.  After completing the stamping of the tree adjust the torn border edge to match width of side border and adjust length.  You may need to trim down the length of the white strip and then adjust length of coloured strip.
The tree was stamped in Tranquil Tide(144252). Stamp the first image off once to lighten. The tree trunk was stamped in Crumb Cake(121685).  The dots and sentiments were stamped in Versa Mark(102283) and embossed in silver (109131).  The decorative strip of Naturally Eclectic DSP (144185)

Monday, 4 September 2017

Season Like Christmas - Easy and Elegant Card in Smoky Slate

This was my first get from the new Holiday Catalogue - Creativity Delivered.  I love Christmas Trees!  This stamp set, Season Like Christmas (144860) is a two-step set, meaning multiple stamp layers are stamped to give dimension.  This is easy to do with a photoplymer stamp, as you can see through it for easy aligning.
The tree was stamped on  a piece of Whisper White measuring 2 1/2 x 3 5/8" and mounted on a piece of 2 x 3 7/8" Silver Foil.  The tree was stamped in Smoky Slate. Stamp in order as pictured on the cover. Stamp off to lightened the first image, stamp the second and trunk in Smoky Slate.  Stamp the dotty tree shape with Versa Mark and emboss with Silver embossing powder. Heat to set. Adhere the white layer to the foil sheet. Then attach to card base of Smoky Slate with dimensionals.  Stamp sentiment in right bottom corner with Versa Mark and emboss with silver embossing powder.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

6x6" One Sheet Wonder Set of Flurry of Wishes Cards.

I have my cards ready to decorate. I chose the Flurry of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday section of the main catalogue (p.116) to use.

Also, the matching punch is available in the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack.  Lots of new product was recently added and
I recommend that you take a look. Click here to view.  

To complete the cards you will need some extra Vanilla Cardstock,  ribbon, and some rhinestones.
The images were stamped with Tuxedo Black ink. The Stitched Shapes Framelits and punch (as mentioned above) cut the decorative shapes.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

My 6x6" Wonder Christmas Cards

Following on from yesterday, I had my pattern and a very large stack of DSP.  I choose one piece of 12x12" Christmas paper which I did cut down.
Make 4 card bases measuring 4x5 1/2" with Very Vanilla thick cardstock. You will also need 4 quarter inch  strips of A4 black cardstock.
 Here are my 4 finished layouts.  I am sure you could even come with more layouts with the cut pieces.  One simple way would be to take advantage of the paper being double sided.

The narrow long strip of paper from the pattern was reversed to make the green decorative strip in the first card.

Now they are ready to decorate. See my next post.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

6x6" One Sheet Wonder Pattern

 I have just recently moved my craft space.  I previously was using my dining room. It did work well for a while doubling as a dining and craft room but we do continually keep adding to our stock. I had craft products stored in my sideboard, on a bookcase hidden behind the door  and in a cupboard in the garage. So when my daughter complained that her room was too small, it was an easy decision to move her to the dining room and I take up her room.
Love my new craft space!  It did take us awhile to move and organise things. My hubby is quite good at putting flat packs together now! I now have all of my things in one room.  All of this is leading into today's post.  I have so much stuff not used.  I am now on a mission to use up what I have.
I am starting with my DSP stack.

Here is a pattern for a 6x6" One Sheet Wonder set of cards. It can be used with our paper stacks or by cutting up a 12x12" sheet and makes 4 cards. Each  finished cards measure 4x5 1/2 ".

By using a 6x6" pattern I will end up with a variety of cards as I can use it with lots of different DSP. Also, if you want variety remember most of the DSP is double sided.

See my next post for what I did with this pattern.


Monday, 28 August 2017

Tabs for Everything Stamp Set and Punch Projects

The elephant image from this stamp set is so cute I thought it would make a great baby card. Night of Navy has been a favourite colour of mine lately. I love the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon too. The DSP came from the Delightful Daisy Pack.

I punch some cardstock and stapled it onto a portion of a sponge. Now I will have a readily identifiable sponge for each colour. And no need to wash the sponge!
My last project was a birthday giftcard pouch featuring the Birthday Memories DSP.
These were some of the projects you could make in my card classes.
Love to see you there!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Tabs for Everything Bundle

This is a great bundle to own. Punch out tabs and decorate them using the stamp set or use them on their own. I have seen some great stamping on cards, in journals, in diaries and on gift wallets using the stamp set. The punch makes great labels. Section off your catalogue for quick finds. Another great idea is to punch out coloured card stock and staple to a sponge - makes a great grip and readily identifies the ink on the sponge.
Here are some samples from the catalogue and I will share some of mine in my next post.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Beautiful You Stamp Set - Wishing You Brighter Days Sympathy Cards

This card uses one of my favourite techniques - water colour block background. On a clear block load with Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink. This can be done in two ways, scribble on the block with markers or swipe the ink pads across the block. Mist with water and stamp onto water colour paper. Before lifting, give it a little wriggle to blend and spread. Blot off excessive ink or let it run for the look you want.  Fully dry before stamping image and sentiment in Night of Navy.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - Two Cards

This is another new DSP series that I love.  I am making a set of cards for a gift using two sheets from this series of papers. Here's two cards from the set.

Delightful Daisy Suite

Another set to make your crafting complete.  Purchase the Daisy Delight stamp set with the Daisy Punch in a bundle (145361) and save 10%.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July's Stamp of the Month - Happiest of Days

I selected this stamp set as my stamp of the month. I am offering four bonus card designs/projects if you purchase this stamp set from my online shop.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Card Design - Finding the Inspiration!

It is hard to be original and creative all the time.  Above are two cards that I made.
How alike but different!  The Stampin' Up catalogue is a wonderful resource with so many layouts!
I love looking at all the accents and storing up little things, for instance, the ribbon trim on the cards above.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper - Little Girl Vintage Birthday Cards

I couldn't wait to start using this gorgeous vintage paper.  It brings back some great childhood memories and I have a great scrapbooking project in mind using the little girl.  I have some childhood photo's of my sister and myself in our Sunday best ready to be scrapped but for now I have two cards to share.

Birthday Memories Suite

Save 10% when you purchase the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, Birthday Memories DSP and the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies in the Birthday Delivery Bundle. (145294).

In my following  post I will be sharing two cards made with the Birthday Memories Designer Paper.  Just love these vintage DSP's.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Lime Lime Burst Card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

The background of the card base was stamped using 'Make a Wish' stamp from the stamp set (143662), as too was the birthday greeting. The balloon was punched from the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Paper using the Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609). I further glitzed it up with some Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) and Sliver Sequin trim. Mini Sequin Trim (144230) is new.

Purchase the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (14301) and save 10% on the stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

Here are some further examples using the Foil Frenzy Suite. The suite includes the stamp set, punch, thinlit die, Foil Frenzy DSP and the cute Mini Gift Bows (144127).

Friday, 16 June 2017

Birthday Gift Card featuring the new Frenzy Foil Designer Series Paper

A very quick and easy card to make.  Just cut a 3" square and wrap it with ribbon.
I choose my favourite In Colour from the new Frenzy Foil Designer Series Paper (144125).  There are 12 sheets : 1 of each 3 single-sided designs in 4 colours ( Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine foil on heavyweight  12" square kraft paper).


The birthday greeting comes from the Better Together stamp set (141736).  A stamp for every occassion. It was cut out using  the an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).

Lemon Lime Twist - My Favourite new In-Colour

Lemon Lime Twist is my favourite new In Colour. It is so fresh and bright!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Memories and More

I love scrapbooking but for some reason I have let it slip!  My motivation to get back into it was spiked when I saw Stampin' Up! new memory keeping card range.
Stampin' Up! has all your supplies to use with albums and pocket pages.
The new co-ordinating card packs will help to put quick easy pages together. And you can make lovely cards with the unused cards.