Saturday, 19 July, 2014

Eureka Stampers Blog Hop

Wow!  My first ever blog hop! How exciting! 

I hope you enjoyed seeing Tracy’s gorgeous projects, they were fantastic, she is such a talented lady.

If you know me, then you’ll know that I love cards that offer something a little special or unexpected, they are often called fancy folds.  I decided to revisit a pattern I shared with my Tap Tap girls from a couple of years ago, it is one of my all-time favourites. This is my go to card when I need something a little bit special and I LOVE IT!

We are so blessed to have welcomed two gorgeous new members to our family in the past month, so I designed something just for Taylor and I hope his family enjoy it. Something For Baby stamps and the co ordinating Baby's First Framelits made super cute embellishments, and the new photopolymer Back To Basics stamp set made creating the banner a snap.
Now to work on something for little Morgan.

I think the only problem with it is that it’s a bit hard to photograph. 
But anyway this is the front of the card.

Then when you undo belly band and open the front flaps, this is what you see.

Then the top flap opens upwards to reveal this.

Project Life cards lend themselves perfectly to this type of design, and the tag hiding in the pocket .

The tutorial was created by Maria Bell. Pictures copyrighted and the property of Maria Bell   I changed it a little to make this one slightly smaller.

I thought I'd share this scrap page, it is one that we have been making at classes this month.
I was inspired by the soft sky and smoky slate palette that I saw on another lovely wedding page.
I can’t remember where I saw it but if it was yours, please let me know so I can give credit.

To create the soft background effect I used a sponge dauber to apply smoky slate ink to the
I Love Lace stamp which we received at Managers Reception this year, taking care to avoid the edges.
This technique allows for a soft muted background without harsh edges…
it gives a great vintage effect..

The large scallop square framelit cut in soft sky created the perfect layer for mounting.
Then all you need is a little bling, an embossed strip, a doily, some silver cardstock
and a "fabulous" tag to complete the look.

I've enjoyed sharing my projects with you, now you can either return to Tracy 's blog, or go on and be inspired by the lovely Lorinda at her blog here.
Maureen xx



Maureen, that baby card is AMAZING! Love it to bits. Tucked it away in my head to CASE sometime soon. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted by Jess W on 19 July, 2014 at 09:47 AM #

Gorgeous Maureen! I'm loving the technique of sponging ink onto the background stamp. Perfect way to avoid the sharp edges. Wow!

Posted by Simone on 19 July, 2014 at 10:16 AM #

Gorgeous projects as usual Maureen. I love that you incorporated project life into the baby card. Your scrap page is soft & subtle yet really striking. The sponging you did on the background stamp eminds me of that foggy effect they put around photos. Thanks so much for sharing your projects!

Posted by Tricia on 19 July, 2014 at 10:53 AM #

Beautiful work Maureen! I think you need to share a tutorial on the team page for that amazing card!!!! And love the effect on your scrapbook page. Well done and thanks for the inspiration :-)

Posted by Mel on 19 July, 2014 at 11:29 AM #

Wow Maureen. I love the fancy folds card. This would be a very special gift for anyone xx

Posted by Linda Whalley on 19 July, 2014 at 12:01 PM #

Definitely going to have to CASE the baby card. Will contact you for the pattern soon!!!! Gorgeous work from you as always absolutely lovely Maureen!

Posted by Janine Rawlins on 19 July, 2014 at 12:39 PM #

I always love your fancy cards!! And I love the scrapbook page! The lace looks gorgeous!! And Congratulations on the new additions!

Posted by Rebecca on 19 July, 2014 at 06:37 PM #

Awesome folds as always Maureen. Thanks for the idea of using Project Life cards. Great stuff!

Posted by Rose P on 21 July, 2014 at 11:10 AM #

Great idea's Maureen. I need to make that scrapbook page :0)

Posted by Lorinda on 23 July, 2014 at 09:43 AM #

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