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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Gather Together

Stampin' Up! have chosen some unusual colours for their Come To Gather DSP this year.  It's always refreshing to think outside the box.  They've selected Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock and Whisper White and I love it!

Here's a quick simple card for today - these Tags and feathers "wooden" type elements are just fabulous!












Sunday, 10 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday and Dino Days

Before I share the card I made for today's blogpost I wanted to say that it's Remembrance Sunday today and I'd like to take a moment to remember and honour all  the soldiers and men folk who lost their lives for their country....

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

*****

Back in September and at the time of writing this, I had sworn that I wouldn't indulge in this Dino Days set.  I was really trying to be judicious about my purchases and as my grandchildren are now past the age of childish pursuits, I couldn't justify getting this on a whim.

My upline held a Fun Day for her direct recruits, and amongst the shoe box swaps was the Dino Days Bundle.  

What are shoe box swaps you ask.  It need not be literally in a shoe box - just a name for a vessel containing everything you need from stamps, ink, card stock and embellishments needed to make a card that the contributor has designed.  Every volunteer supplies one of these and we move from table to table to make each other's designs - hence the word "swap".

Well, I made the card, but botched it so when I got home I wrestled and wrestled with my conscience and lost so hence I am now the proud owner of  these cute Dinos!



This card folds flat for posting but needs to be in a 6"x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) envelop.  As there was a promotion going at the time with DSP - buy 3 get 1 free, I could afford to be generous and made an envelop to match the card too.


This is the back where you can write your message.  I've included a cutting guide as an aide memoir for myself should I ever wish to duplicate this type of card again.  I made one of these many years ago, but can't seem to find the post anywhere!

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Cutting Guide:  

Imperial Measurements

Card Base: 5-3/4" x 8-3/8" , Long side on top score at 1-3/16", 2-3/8".  Rotate c/s 180 degrees and   
repeat for opposite end.

Bridge  mat layer : 5-7/8" x 1"

Bridge Whisper White layer : 5-3/4" x 7/8"

DSP for front and side return panels : 4 pieces 1" x 5-1/2".  You can reverse 2 pieces for contrasting design.

DSP for front lower third - 1-1/2" x 3-3/8"

Whisper White for front upper  two thirds - 3-7/8" x 3-3/8"

Whisper White for back centre panel - 5-1/2" x 3-1/4"

DSP for outer back panels - 2 x 1" x 5-1/2"

Metric Measurements

Please note that the metric measurements are in mm

Card Base: 146.05 mm x 212.7 mm, Long side on top score at 30.16 mm, 60.3 mm.  Rotate c/s 180 degrees and repeat for opposite end.

Bridge  mat layer : 149.2 mm  x 25.4 mm

Bridge Whisper White layer : 146.05 mm x 22.2 mm

DSP for front and side return panels : 4 pieces 25.4 mm x 139.7mm.  You can reverse 2 pieces for contrasting design.

DSP for front lower third - 38.1 mm  x 85.7 mm

Whisper White for front upper  two thirds 98. 4 mm x 85.7 mm

Whisper White for back centre panel - 139.7 mm x 82.6 mm

DSP for outer back panels - 2 x 25.4 mm x 139.7 mm

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By the way, I used the berry dies from the Cup of Cheer die set for the coconuts in the palm tree.



Here are the list of supplies I used.




Friday, 8 November 2019

Christmas Countdown #8 of 12 - Still Scenes gift card

We all need gift card holders especially for the Christmas season.  I don't know about you, but as our children went from teenagers to adults, we often give gift cards from stores they frequent, or more often than not, they prefer cash or a cheque to allow them greater flexibility to spend as they wish.  

This day and age, the sales start on Boxing Day, and armed with their Christmas money, they go on a spending spree and pick up bargains during the Christmas break.  How times have changed!  

I got my inspiration for this from an Australian Demonstrator, the lovely Bronwyn Eastley on Pinterest.  I don't know how she made hers, but here's how I made mine, so I thought I'd share how.  Enjoy!






Cutting Guide

Imperial
  • Card Base-Thick Whisper White 11-3/4" x 4-1/8". Long side on top score at 3/8", 3-1/8", 5-7/8".  On the second panel, punch finger hole using the 1" circle punch.  Apply Tear and Tape on 1/2" tab
  • Bridging piece for pocket - Whisper White - 1" x 2-1/2", short side score 1/2".  Fold along score line and apply tear and tape on both sides.  Cut ends at 45 degree angle.  Mitre tab on card base
  • Front pocket  layer 1- Seaside Spray 2-3/8" x 4"
  • Front pocket layer 2 - Whisper White 2-1/8" x 3-3/4"
  • Front Pocket Layer 3 - Feels Like Frost specialty DSP - reverse side with silver pattern on top 3-5/8" x 2"
  • Inside card insert for Snow Dome - Feels like Frost specialty DSP 5-3/4" x 4"
Metric
  • Card Base-Thick Whisper White 29.8cm x 10.5 cm. Long side on to score at 1cm, 7.9 cm, 14.9 cm.  On the second panel, punch finger hole using the 1" circle punch.  Apply Tear and Tape on 1.3 cm  tab
  • Bridging piece for pocket - Whisper White - 2.5 cm x 6.35 cm short side score 1.3 cm.  Fold along score line and apply tear and tape on both sides.  Cut ends at 45 degree angle.  Mitre tab on card base
  • Front pocket  layer 1- Seaside Spray 6 cm x 10.2 cm
  • Front pocket layer 2 - Whisper White 5.4 cm x 9.5 cm
  • Front Pocket Layer 3 - Feels Like Frost specialty DSP - reverse side with silver pattern on top 9.2 cm x 5 cm.
  • Inside card insert for Snow Dome - Feels like Frost specialty DSP 14.6 cm x 10.2 cm










Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Birds of a Feather and To Every Season

I used the adorable chick holding a star from this stamp set as one of the projects in my September team meeting and am re-visiting it to make a Thanksgiving card with the Turkey image.

To see how I made this fun fold, press play on the  video tutorial below.  It's so much easier to have a visual rather than me trying to describe the steps by words alone and I know if I tried to, I'll end up getting in a muddle!





There is some partial die cutting and partial embossing involved, but it isn't as complicated as it looks.


I've also used the new To Every Season stamp set which is bundled with a mini punch pack containing four punches which can punch leaves, snowflakes, bats and hearts and practically covers the seasons throughout the year.  Definitely worth the investment!






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