Monday, 31 July 2017

Tranquil Tulips - Host/Hostess Set


I so love this Hostess Set.  This card is very simple, yet elegant.  

The Tranquil Tulip Stamp Set is available for anyone who purchases over $250 worth of product.  This can be achieved by hosting a workshop/party event, or by your own sales.  You do not have to host a party to get the host sets.  

The tulips and created using the 2 step stamping technique.  I just used Real Red for them and achieved the variation in colour by stamping off for the bottom layer.  I actually stamped the tulips first so that they were positioned exactly where I wanted them.

I then stamped the stems, followed by the leaves.  The stamp set is Photopolymer, so you can see straight through them for perfect positioning.  If you aren't very good at lining up your stamps, use the Stamp-a-ma-jig - it is positively awesome.  I use it for most of my greetings as I have a habit of stamping them crooked!

The card is made with the following measurements:

Base of card measures 21cm x 15cm (basically A4 cut in half) and scored at 10.5cm
Real Red mat is cut at 14.5cm x 10cm
Whisper White mat is cut at 14cm x 9.5cm.  


Supply List
Stamp Sets: Tranquil Tulips & Soft Sayings Card Kit (Sentiment)
Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi & Crushed Curry

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Birthday Butterfly with Polished Stone Background


I got the idea for this card, the colour and butterflies from the very talented Dawn Griffith.  Dawn has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the USA for a long time and is a fantastic teacher.  If you haven't checked out her YouTube videos do yourself a favour.  

Now that Stampin' Up! has returned the Glossy cardstock, the polished stone technique is a no brainer.  It is so easy to do and it makes the perfect background.  All you need is glossy cardstock, cotton balls, re-inkers and rubbing alcohol.  I purchased mine from Coles.  You get a big bottle for about $8.


All you need to do is put some rubbing alcohol on the cotton ball, then drop a few drops of the re-inkers of your colour choice on the cotton ball and then dab away on the glossy cardstock in whatever way/pattern you like.  Hey presto and you have a perfect background or feature for your card.

To finish off this card, I used two different die sets - Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  Finished off with some Rhinestones and a lovely sentiment cut out using the circle punches and this stunning card was done.

Of course the inside is also matted with the Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and then the Whisper White to allow writing.  Stamped with the beautiful butterflies in the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.  Don't forget any purchase of this stamp set results in a donation to Ronald McDonald House.  



Supplies Used
Stamp Sets: Bunch of Blossoms (sentiment on front of card), Special Celebrations (Sentiment inside card) and Sharing Sweet Thoughts (butterflies inside card)
Die Sets: Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits
Punches: 1-3/8" Circle Punch and 1-1/2" Circle Punch
Inks: Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White and Glossy.
Other: Re-inkers (Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist), Rhinestones, Cottonballs, Rubbing Alcohol.  

All the above items can be purchased from my online store - just click on the shopping cart on the top right hand side of the blog and it will take you to my store.

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 

Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Pretty Kitty Twist & Fold Pop Up Card

As it is my daughter's 16th birthday, I decided that I wanted to make something special and something different.  I had seen all these amazing twist and fold pop up cards and decided that I would give it a go.  The hardest thing was that everything was in imperial measurements - inches!  As we use metric here, I spent all day working out the best way to make it.  Lucky you, I have it all here.  I will link a tutorial at the bottom of the post.

My daughter loves cats, so the Pretty Kitty stamp set suited this type of card perfectly.  Here is the finished product 😊 The inside first -

       



   
These are the 4 panels across the centre of the card that pop up.  I added the balloon, party hats and present just as something extra.  The balloon is stamped and then fussy cut out and popped up on a dimensional for pop, as are the little party hats. I also used a little fine tip glue pen on the balloon to adhere some Dazzling Diamonds for more sparkle.  The present has had fine tip glue pen to it to give it dimension.  
     

Of course, plenty of bling was added!

The top and bottom panels were also decorated:
The second panel (with the flowers) is where I wrote on the card.  I used the flowers to tie into the Designer Series paper that I used.  Although this paper (Blooms & Wishes) has retired, the stamp set has not, so this paper could easily be recreated just with the stamps.  

The colour scheme for the card is mainly Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and a touch of Mint Macaron.  The colouring is all done with Stampin' Write Markers.  A full list of supplies will be included at the end.  

Now the outside:

I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies and the Large Numbers Dies.  I cut out 5 of each to layer them to make them stand out.  For the top layer, I covered it in Versa Mark and then clear embossing powder and heat set.  It is smooth, shiny and gives it a real WOW.  

I had so much fun making this card and my daughter was blown away.  

Good luck - give it a go

TUTORIAL : click here

Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty, Birthday Delivery (present, hats & balloon), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (party time sentiment), Text Ya Later (speech bubble and time to celebrate sentiment), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (happy birthday sentiment), Beautiful Bouquet (flowers)
Dies: Happy Birthday Thinlits, Bouquet Bunch & Large Number Framelits.
Inks: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron.
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper - Blooms & Wishes (retired)
Markers - Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Rhinestones, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Dazzling Diamonds and Fine Tip Glue. 

All of these supplies can be purchased through my online store - just click on the shopping cart on the right hand side.  

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 




Sunday, 9 July 2017

Taking a Break

Hi All,

I am so sorry for not posting anything for the last week or so.  Unfortunately this is my busiest time with work - end of financial year ( I work for a financial adviser)...

My daughter also asked for a room makeover for her 16th birthday so a lot of my creativity has been going in that direction when not working.

Please know...  I will be back soon with posts of my creations.

You can still contact me for questions anytime and I promise to be in touch with you within 24 hours.

See you soon 😁