Saturday, 31 July, 2010

clean and simple

Hi Everyone, just wanted to show you this card, it was really quick and easy to make it.  It's clean and simple and I think that's what it so appealing about it.  I started with a base of Kraft (soon to be renamed Crumb Cake), stamped with the Sanded background in versamark for a subtle textured look, then pierced with the mat pack around the edges to give some interest.  I punched out three hearts from patterned paper, scrunched them up and distressed the edges with my distressing tool from the cutter kit and then rolled the edges in slightly.  I have used the gathered ribbon method - so easy to do - you simply run a piece of sticky strip (has to be sticky strip, snail adhesive or double sided tape isn't strong enough to hold the ribbon in place) then you simply gather it and stick it down as you go - voila!

Stamps:  Sanded background
Paper:  Kraft, Patterns Pack DSP (Hostess Level 1)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Bouquet, Mat Pack, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, Full Heart Punch

Friday, 30 July, 2010

My Little Pony

That's what this set reminds me of. This pony is so cute and you can customise it with a party hat, hearts, rainbows, butterflies etc.  All you need is black stazon and a blender pen to add a touch of colour.  Dazzling diamonds glitter justs tops it off, a bit on the mane and the tail - gorgeous. A little tip is to use the stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner for this one - it makes life easier and the pony accessories line up perfectly.

Stamps:  Pony Party, Short and Sweet
Paper:  Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Slot Punch, Blender Pen, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stamp-a ma-jig

Thursday, 29 July, 2010

All Good Things...

All good things must come to an end... and so is the 2009-2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue.  So sad to see some of the beautiful products disappear, but on the other hand can't wait to see all the new stuff - bittersweet.

This Sunday, 1st August Stampin Up will release the Last Chance List, and we will have one month to fulfill our wish lists until the new Idea Book and Catalogue is released on September 1st.  The list will automatically be posted to this website at 12:01am (I actually know some people who are going to wait up for this, as keen as I am, I love my sleep too much so I'll be checking first thing Sunday morning!)  We already know that many of our core colours are going but the rest is a mystery.  Traditionally, all patterned papers are retired at the end of a catalogue so we will no longer see this gorgeous Bella Rose that I have used on the card below *sigh*.

Stamps: Short and Sweet
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Impressions Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Sponge, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1 1/4"  Square Punch 

Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

Scallop Envelope Birthday Box

Hi everyone,
this was a project I demonstrated at a party a couple of months ago.  It is a little box made using the scallop envelope die and the Big Shot.  I then made some matching gift cards to go inside the box and gave it it to my lovely hostess as a thank you for hosting a party.

Stamps:  Party Hearty
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, word window punch, 1" circle punch

Thursday, 22 July, 2010

Father's Day Class

Hi everyone,
my next class is a project class for Father's Day.  We will be making a pull treat chocolate slider (sorry - chocolate is not included) and a cardstock wallet.
We will be using the Windsor Knot Designer Series Paper for the slider.   I have made mine to fit a 220g bar of Cadbury chocolate but you can use whatever brand you like, just bring it along on the day and we will adjust the measurements to fit.  The other project is a wallet, it has two pouches, (I have used mine to hold a gift card and a message card), a photo window and there's even a section for some cold hard cash!  We will be doing faux stitching on the wallet also.

Here is what it looks like when you pull the bow at the top...

This is a close up of the wallet, looks pretty real doesn't it?

And here it is open...  I got my inspiration from here.

Stamps: Occasional Greetings, Life Definitions
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories:  5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Sticky Strip, Crimper, Mat Pack, Vintage Brads, Word Window Punch, Sponge, Corner Rounder Punch

If you'd like to make these projects, contact me to book into my Father's Day Project Class.  Click on my calendar in the bottom left hand corner of my home page or go to the My Events tab at the top. You will make one of each project and take home class notes. If you would prefer, you can change the Father's Day greeting to something else eg Happy Birthday.