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Friday, 28 February 2014

Delicious Foiled Vellum cardstock


This is a sample made for my preview event which I haven't gotten round to sharing till now.  It's part of the Love You to the Moon stamp set.  What I really wanted to show case is the gorgeous fancy foill designer vellum.  These come in 12"x 12" sheets and have been embossed with gold or silver foil.  There are 3 each of 3 single sided designs and are acid and lignin free.

I've used the Chalk Talk framelits, Retro Fresh washi tape and Designer papers too.  

Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum 133364

Love You to the Moon



Love you to the Moon 133140(wood mount)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

VIDEO #30 - Gift Box with Making a Point

This card sparked off the thought of making a little gift box to hold a lip balm, or lipstick, or even a small tube of  sweets, so you probably have guessed by now that  this week's video is on making a box to do just that.



Make a Point is an exclusive Hostess stamp set, it cannot be purchased except with Hostess credits.  This is such a cool set especially for teenagers who are growing up to be young ladies. I digress so here's this week's video.





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Monday, 24 February 2014

Geometrical Bundle


These geometric shapes are trending right now!  Not only is there a punch to match the stamp set, but there is a 12"x 12" pack of Retro Fresh  DSP acid and lignin free (6 double-sided designs, 2 sheets each) which coordinates with it too - AND - drum roll.....washi tape!!!!  Don't you just love washi tape?  The printed cork embellies are from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack in this year's Sale-a-bration choices.

Geometrical Clear Bundle

Geometrical Clear-Mount Bundle134942
Price£30.75
Whether you want to say "cheer up," "love you," or "hooray!", the Geometrical Set has the right sentiment--and shape! And the Triangle Punch makes cutting the Geometrical images quick and easy.

Buy the Geometrical clear-mount stamp set and Triangle Punch together at a 15% discount.

Geometrical Wood-Mount Bundle134941
Price£34.95
Whether you want to say "cheer up," "love you," or "hooray!", the Geometrical Set has the right sentiment--and shape! And the Triangle Punch makes cutting the Geometrical images quick and easy.

Buy the Geometrical wood-mount stamp set and Triangle Punch together at a 15% discount.



Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper132993
Price£9.95
Good times and great memories call for funky retro designs and colors. Coordinates with the Retro Fresh suite.

Coordinating colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla.

■ 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs
■ 12" x 12"
■ Acid free, lignin free

Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape

Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape133001
Price£4.50
Attach embellishments to your projects with style! Coordinates with the Retro Fresh suite.

■ 3 designs per package; 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" widths
■ 5 yards of each design
■ Lignin free



Fringe Scissors

Fringe Scissors133325
Price£8.95
Make fringe trim in seconds without tediously making each individual cut. Cut fringe or grass trim with a few snips. Makes quick work of confetti, too.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Burlap and Bloom Wreath

G'day! (as the Aussies say).   In my inimitable way, I couldn't simply follow the given design for this wreath kit and tweaked and added my own personal touches.


Everything you need to make a flat wreath has been provided but I prefer the more rounded shape.  I had some stuffing in reserve for making cushions, but used it on the wreath instead.  The flowers on the Stampin' Up! Kit work sheet had the flowers going up on the left, but I turned mine around to go up the right.  I also sponged and curled my petals and used some extra burlap ribbon to make the bow at the top.  I used a hot glue gun to attach the flowers to the wreath and to anchor the ribbon.



The  one above was made by the lovely Suzanne Tilney, a fellow demo and she's followed the instructions in the kit for a completely different look!  I've stolen her picture so you could admire the different styles!  I'm not sure which I prefer.  I love Suzanne's too!

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit


Burlap And Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit133333
Price£15.95

Celebrate spring with a flowery wreath that will stay fresh all season long. Colorful paper flowers on an earthy burlap base welcome spring in style.

■ 13" chipboard wreath form
■ Die-cut designer printed paper for creating 15 flowers
■ Approx. 7 yards of Burlap Ribbon
■ 24" of Natural Linen Thread
■ 4 Designer Buttons; 2 brads

Has this inspired you to make one too?

Friday, 21 February 2014

See Ya Later

Not Friday again, back so soon?  Where oh where does the time go?  I thought this card warranted a post of its own.  If you follow my blog, you most likely would've seen it on my regular Wednesday video slot. Putting it into a photo collage didn't do it justice, so here it is again.


Stampin' Up!'s fringing scissors created this effect, so here is a list of the cardstock I used.  Starting from the bottom up with the darkest colour to the lightest:

  • Island Indigo
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Pool Party
  • Soft Sky
  • Card Base is Soft Sky
I used Watercolor Wonder DSP matted on to Island Indigo panel in lieu of ribbon to break it up.  The Sale-a-bration stamp set "See ya Later" stamped on top in Island Indigo ink, and Regals candy dots to accessorise.



This card also made a brief appearance on this week's video.  Same stamp set, but such a different look. This time I stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched it out with a 2-1/2" circle punch and adhered it to the tag with dimensionals.

The card base is Coastal Cabana, 2013-2015 In Colors.  I embossed the front of the card with the Decorative Dots TIEF (also a Sale-a-bration item choice as is the DSP and Crisp Cantaloupe Bakers Twine both from the Sweet Sorbet range).  The antique brad pinches the loops of twine together and has been threaded through the angled tag punched out with our new Angled Tag Topper punch in the Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue.  The polaroid photo frame is the On Film framelits die cut from Smoky Slate cardstock.


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

VIDEO #29 Funky Flowers with Fringing Scissors

Hiya!  Back with another Wednesday Workshop Wow - this time showcasing the new fringing scissors Stampin' Up! have introduced in the Spring/Summer Catty this year.


The video illustrates how to make the above flowers but it also shows what other possibilities there are for using the fringing scissors.  You can fringe an embossed border, a mat layer for a tag, use a range of graduated coloured cardstock to cut a fringe for mounting on a card as a feature.  Let your imagination run wild!


The stamp set on the cards is from See ya Later and is one of the Sale-a-bration choices free with each £45 purchase before shipping/handling!  Capitalise on this wonderful promotion right up until 31 March 2014.  If you're local to me - I'm based in Fleet, Hampshire book a party with me. Hostesses earn an extra £25 on top of their usual Hostess Credits for each qualifying workshop!



Enjoy.

If you wish to make a purchase, click on link below to take you directly to the product in my online store.

Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors133325
Price£8.95
Make fringe trim in seconds without tediously making each individual cut. Cut fringe or grass trim with a few snips. Makes quick work of confetti, too.


Monday, 17 February 2014

Peachy Keen Thank yous


These were my thank you notes for my customers at my preview event last month.          The cards measure  6" x 3" and when folded, fit nicely into the Whisper White Square Envelops in the Annual Catalogue. These come with 40 in a pack.

The finished card is 3" square and are a perfect fit for these envelops!  The little cards may be small, but pack as much punch as a normal size card.  I've used our new Peachy Keen stamps, Hip Notes and On Film Framelits.   I forgot to take a photo of the inside, it was just stamped with "Thanks" from the Hip Notes stamp set.

Peachy Keen Clear Bundle

Peachy Keen Clear-Mount Bundle135225
Price£34.75

Wonderfully retro, this set coordinates with the On Film Framelits Dies and the Retro Fresh Suite. The On Film Framelits Dies makes cutting the Peachy Keen images quick and easy.



or

Peachy Keen Wood-Mount Bundle135224
Price£37.95

Wonderfully retro, this set coordinates with the On Film Framelits Dies and the Retro Fresh Suite. The On Film Framelits Dies makes cutting the Peachy Keen images quick and easy.

Buy the Peach Keen clear-mount stamp set and On Film Framelits together at a 15% discount.

Hip Notes
Hip Notes (Clear Mount)133504
Price£9.95

or 

Hip Notes (Wood Mount)133501
Price£12.95

You're hip, you're cool, you've got the 4-1-1. Prove your hipness to everyone else with the Hip Notes Set. Coordinates with Essentials Wooden Elements and the Retro Fresh Suite. Includes 5 stamps. This limited-time set is only available from 28 January. 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sunday Share

For my Sunday Share, here's what I made my hubby for Valentine's Day.  I wasn't able to post it before.


I used the Hearts Framelits to cut two scalloped edge hearts in Basic Black cardstock.   On the face of it, it looks like a card.  The largest heart with the straight cut edge was used to cut the Red and White polka dot DSP from Polka Dot Parade.  The second largest straight cut edge heart was used for the Whisper White layer.


Open it up, and it reveals a box. 


Within that box, are four more boxes.


Slide open the matchboxes and it reveals chocolates.  Untie the gold elasticated cord around the Whisper White heart  to open the card and it reveals "Happy Valentines  Day" from Teeny Tiny Sentiments".  The gold elasticated cord is part of the accessories  from the Gold Card Kit giveaway, one of the choices of freebies during the 2014 Sale-a-bration period with  each  £45 spend.  I took these photos before I wrote my message in it.  

You're probably wondering how I made the boxes!  I measured the actual chocolates and cut four pieces of Real Red cardstock 2-1/4" square and scored it at 1/2" on all four sides, snipped on score lines parallel to each other top and bottom to create the tabs with which to create the box base. Then I cut strips of Real Red Polka Dot DSP 1-1/4" X 5" and wrapped these round the boxes adhering the overlapping bottom layers to make a matchbox type cover.

For the heart shaped card, I just folded a strip of Whisper White card stock in three, placed the Heart die over it, taking care that the cardstock at the widest edge of the Heart die was not touching, then ran it through the Big Shot.  This gives you the hinge on both sides of your heart shaped card.  It's easy to find the centre point on a heart shape.  You just line up the dip in the heart to its point at the bottom and trim off the excess afterwards.  This gives you the perfect gatefold  heart shape closure.  I then closed the card, ran an embossing buddy over the entire surface and used the Perfect Pennants "you & me" stamped in Versamark then gold embossed with a heat tool.  Easy peasy!


Each little match box had a different "Lovely Little Label" from the stamp set with the same name and they have coordinating punches called Little Labels Punch pack, a set of three punches.  The boxes held two chocolates each.  I always share whatever I'm eating, and when I was making these, I made them so that the boxes would hold two chocolates in, in the hope that he would share too!  

I randomly punched hearts with the leftover DSP to fill up the blank spaces on the lid and base. Too late for this year, but I hope it's inspired you to make one for next year, or for an anniversary which can happen any time of the year!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  


Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!



Love you to the moon and back! It sounds cheesy doesn't it....and yet it isn't all that cheesy because the stamp image is such fun!   I cased this from Michele (can't remember her last name) on Pinterest, but added the punched glitter paper star.  I just loved the technique.  I think hers was brayered, but I just used sponging and masking to get this effect.

The card base is Coastal Cabana, and my matted layers are Night of Navy and Crushed Curry.  The inks I used were Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy for the sponging effect.

I used Crushed Curry and an aqua pen to colour in the "Earth", and a marker pen to colour the heart on the rocket.

Have a lovely day with your loved ones today!


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

VIDEO #28 Product Info Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Okay people, this video is a little longer than the norm - as it includes product information and not just a card demo.  Grab a coffee or tea or whatever beverage, maybe a cupcake or two and enjoy!




An online class using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is under construction and will be available soon, free with a £45.00 purchase during Sale-a-bration or at a nominal fee once it goes live.  If you make a purchase online before the pdf is ready, this will be emailed to you in due course so you won't miss out!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Love you to the Moon

Well guys, I'm trying to squeeze in the Valentine type cards before 14 February comes, so not one, but two cards today!   This stamp set is called Love you to the Moon.


When making cards for the men in your life, I'm always mindful that it doesn't border on the effeminate! Don't we all?  Sale-a-bration is in full swing, and one of the giveaways for each £45 spend is this lovely Decorative Dots TIEF.  Embossed directly onto the front of the card, it makes it sing!  Just a simple border made by repeatedly stamping the word "Love you" in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered on to Crushed Curry.  I stamped the heart in the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad  on the Night of Navy Decorative Label piece and embellished it with Regals Candy Dots.



This music note image from the set need not be just for Valentines Day, you could use it all the year round, in my opinion.  My card base is Coastal Cabana, and I silver embossed the Music Notes (it's a standard wheel - page 100 in the Annual Catalogue) directly onto the card base.  The music note was stamped in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White and punched out with the 1-3/4" circle punch.  I also punched out one in Daffodil Delight and offset it and raised them on dimensionals to adhere to the card.  I added a Red Glimmer Heart punched out from the Owl Builder punch.  So that the card didn't look too stark, I added strips of DSP and glimmer paper and stamped a splatter pattern with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink.


For the inside of the card, some Retro Fresh washi tape, and another stamp from the set which says "Hello, you're on my mind"! How cute is that!  Want to see what else is in the set?


Love You to the Moon



Love You To The Moon133140
Price£21.95 (wood)

Need the perfect Valentine's Day sentiment? You'll find it in the Love You to the Moon Set! Includes 7 stamps. Coordinates with Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in wood- and clear-mount, as well as French (clear only).


Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge130517
Price£17.95 (clear)

You don't have to live in Seattle to appreciate some gorgeous grunge--use any of the five grunge-inspired elements here to "dirty" up your creation (in a cool way, of course!). Clear-mount.

Set quantity: 5

Click on my online store if you wish to make a purchase.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Hip Notes and Essentials Wooden Elements

Wow!  These new wooden elements are fabulous to work with!  You can ink them, spritz them AND  stamp on them! 


The sequins come in a roll all strung together, but you can also snip a section off and separate them to use them as I did in this card.  I stamped on the wooden element speech bubble and as you can see, the image has remained sharp.
Gold Sequin Trim


Gold Sequin Trim132983
Price£4.50

Add sparkle to your crafting! Cut the length you need or snip the thread to use individual sequins. Coordinates with the Watercolor Wonder suite.

■ 1/4" wide
■ 10 yards


Essentials Wooden Elements

Essentials Wooden Elements132258
Price£4.50

Can wood get any cuter? Tiny wood accents, ready for you to stamp, ink, spritz them! Coordinate with the Retro Fresh suite.

■ 32 pieces: 4 ea. of 8 designs
■ Largest piece: 2" x 1/2"
Hip Notes
Hip Notes133504
Price£9.95 (Clear)

You're hip, you're cool, you've got the 4-1-1. Prove your hipness to everyone else with the Hip Notes Set. Coordinates with Essentials Wooden Elements and the Retro Fresh Suite. Includes 5 stamps. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in both wood- and clear-mount.


Language of Love

Language Of Love133077
Price£11.95 (Clear)

What's your love language? Find it in the Language of Love Set. Includes 4 stamps. Coordinates with Full Heart, Small Heart, and Petite Pennants Punches, as well as Banners Framelits Dies. This limited-time set is only available from January 3 through May 31, 2014, so order yours today! Available in wood- and clear-mount.

Visit my online store if you wish to make a purchase.

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