Robert is 21 – his Fun Card

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Robert is 21..Woo hooo!

My son, Robert, turned 21 and we went out to dinner to celebrate on Saturday night. We went to a lovely place in Moss Vale called the ‘Southern Highlands Brewery & Taphouse’.

The ‘Taphouse’ is a old building from 1897 and was called Tooses Stores ,the old sign above the shop is still there and adds to the character of the building. The front facade is very Art Deco with beautiful glass windows.

We had a wonderful night celebrating and sharing a meal and Birthday Cake made by Lee Lee’s Cupcakes. Love the Topper she made for the cake and I had to follow that through with his Birthday Card…

My son has taken up photography as a hobby…so of course we had to have a lens or shutter theme.

How to make this card.

  • Using an image from Clip Art of a shutter – print to required size
  • Card Front Basic Black – Attached printed Clip Art to a piece of Basic Black cardstock using a re-positional adhesive.
  • Cut out the sections to be filled with DSP. You can do this by using  a craft knife on glass. I have a video about how to cut using this method of cutting on my YouTube Channel HERE.
  • Using 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Brights 152487, I traced out the shapes and cut out larger but making sure the inner curve was only above 2mm larger.
  • Each piece was adhered on the back using ‘sticky tape’ this allowed me to move them if need be…and I moved sections a lot.
  • Card front was then cut down to 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card mat Brushed Mettallic Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm, adhere card front to the mat using Seal+.
  • Card Base Basic Black Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.8cm, scored at 10.5cm. Attach card front to card base with Multi Purpose glue.

 

  • Adhere a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Brushed Mettallic Cardstock.
  • Withe the numbers 2 & 1from the Playful Alphabet Dies 152706 run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Peel off the backing and attach to the front of the card.
  • Card Insert Whisper White – 10 x 14.4cm. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set 148618.
  • Each letter colour with Stampin’ Write Markers – Brights147157 & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker 100082 (sold separately). Breath on the inked image and stamp
  • Adhere the Whisper White insert into the inside of the card.

Robert loved his card….

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Playful Alphabet

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Playful Alphabet

FUN, FUN, FUN!…..That’s what these cards sing out to me.

This card uses the Playful Alphabet Dies and the colourful Brights 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

In making one card you end up with 2 because the negative spaces taken from one card made the second card…

Products used in this card are…

  • Playful Alphabet
  • Layering Circle Dies
  • 6 x6″ Designer Series Paper – Brights
  • Well Said Stamp Set
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

How to make these cards.

  • 2 x Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.8cm, score 14.9cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 10.5 cm x 14.9 cm
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Cut 2 strips of each colour 1cm wide.
  • Using Multi Purpose glue adhere each strip of DSP to the Whisper White Cardstock.
  • When dry trim the the stripped piece down to 10 x 14.4cm.
  • Place the 2nd largest circle die onto the stripped cardstock piece and adhered down with Washi tape or post-it note tape.
  • Using the Playful Alphabet lay the letters to spell ‘HAPPY’ with in the circle die. When happy with your lay out adhere down with Washi or Post-t note tape.

  • Once you are happy with where everything is placed. Run it through the Cut & Embossed Machine.

Card 1

  • Adhere the card front to the Basic Black Cardbase.
  • Position the letters to form ‘HAPPY’ and glue into pace using Multi purpose Glue.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp ‘BIRTHDAY’ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. Trim down and adhere to the card front with dimensionals
  • Card Insert – Whisper White 10 x 14.4 cm, 1.5cm x 10cm
  • Using any off cuts from the strips (or cut More like I did) adhere them to the Whisper White 1.5cm strip & trim
  • Basic Black strip 1.8 x 10cm
  • Adhere the DSP Strip to the Basic black , plush along the bottom edge, leaving a 3mm strip of Black along the top
  • Adhere the finished strip to the bottom of the Whisper White Card insert and attach the insert to the inside of the card.

 

Card 2

  • Card Mat – Basic Black 10 x 14.4cm
  • Adhere the Circle to the card Mat using Multi Purpose Glue – Don’t forget the little pieces in the ‘A, P, P’
  • Using Black Dimensionals, attach the mat to the Card Base
  • On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp ‘BIRTHDAY’ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. Trim down and adhere to the card front with dimensionals
  • Card Insert – Whisper White 10 x 14.4 cm, 1.5cm x 10cm
  • Using any off cuts from the strips (or cut More like I did) adhere them to the Whisper White 1.5cm strip & trim
  • Basic Black strip 1.8 x 10cm
  • Adhere the DSP Strip to the Basic black , plush along the bottom edge, leaving a 3mm strip of Black along the top
  • Adhere the finished strip to the bottom of the Whisper White Card insert and attach the insert to the inside of the card.

 

 

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Quite Curvy – Happy Birthday

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Quite Curvy – Happy Birthday

This card was inspired by the Blends/Vellum back ground I created a week ago. It is so soft and cloud like that I had to use it with the Quite Curvy Bundle ‘Birds’. I love colouring these little guys.

The colours I used in my back ground are Flirty Flamingo and Seaside Spray, so I used the same colours for the flowers and the sentiments. The birds I also used these colours and added So Saffron, Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate. The greenery I used Just Jade and Mint Macaron.

Don’t forget this amazing Bundle will be available to order on the 3rd November – 4th January

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Happy Birthday

My card today is fun Happy Birthday Card that has been filled with a special treat.

When Stampin’ Up!® released the 2020-21 Catalogue and I saw the Mason Jar stamp, punch and domes…I knew I had to have it.

Ok….So what could you fill a Mason Jar with?

Mini M & M’s of course!

 How do you get them out? Do you see the wheel on the right side of the card front? All you do is turn the wheel and they all the M 7M’s will fall out from window on the reverse side of the card front.

The Stampin’ Up! ® products I used are –

  • Jar of Flowers Bundle
  • Mason Jar Domes
  • 2020-22 In- Clolour Designer Series Paper 
  • 2020-22 In-Colour Cardstock Misty Moonlight. 
  • New Foam Adhesive Sheets 
  • Well Written Dies
  • 2020-22 In-colour Enamel Dots
  • Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock

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Poppy Moments See Through Card

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This week I have been working a special for a very special person, my Mother as her birthday is not far away.

Poppy Moments See Through Card

For this card I have used the products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite found in the Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue.

I have ‘CASED’ this card from Jennifer McGuire. She has a wonderful video showing how to make a this card.

In making this card I have made a couple of changes from the products Jennifer used.

  • I have used products from the Stampin’ Up! ® 2020 Mini Catalogue – Poppy Moments Dies
  •  This card is a three fold card and by having the fold to the side instead of the top I was able to make the card base with only the join to card front.

This card was not a hard card to make but I did have to play with it to get the layout of flowers and leaves the way I wanted it.

Jennifer suggests to use ‘Glad Press’n Seal’, glad I had this in my stash as it would have taken a lot longer with out it. When removing it, take it very slow and gently so not to damage the die cuts.

Stampin’ Up!® Products and Measurements used…

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Dressed to Impress Gift Bag and Cards

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Need a little gift bag, small enough to fit a nice piece of jewellery or a small bottle of perfume..

It was so easy to make and with most of the work done for you by Stampin’ Up! by using the dies in the Dressed to Impress Bundle which will cut and score ready to fold and glue together. The dies include the pocket, buckles and buttons to finish it off. I have also decorated mine by adding a piece of Best Dressed 15.2 x 15.2 (6 x 6″) Designer Series Paper to the front of the bag. To do this I just cut out another front for the bag from the DSP and trimmed of the side gust piece and glued to the from of my bag.

This would even make a great Party Bag filled with lollies or small toys for a little girl or change the handles to go over to the back just like a back pack for any little boy.

This little bag I filled with 7.6 x 7.6cm (3 x 3″) Best dressed Note cards & Envelopes. These cards have printed fronts, are blank inside & the envelopes are also printed on the front with liners inside to match. This Note cards were so easy to do with only a couple of products, The sentiment and image were stamped in Smoky Slate and then the image was highlighted with some Wink of Stella to give it a touch of Glam!

I just had to make one extra card with the Perfume bottle from the stamp set as the feature.

The three bottles where stamped on a extra piece of Whisper White cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black, then coloud using one of the stamps and then a bit of ‘Glam’ with Wink of Stella. Die cut them out with the matching die a couple of dimenionals on the back and they are ready to attach to your card. Stamp the sentiment and add the ‘Splodge’ (for the want of a better word) over the top, then attach to the from of your card. Adhere the bottles and another card completed and ready for someone special.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog.

 

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 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

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Timeless Tulips Pencil Topper

Welcome to my blog post today, I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

Friday night was my first class for 2020 and we had so much fun. The class was based around the Timeless Tulips Bundle from the 2020 Mini Catalogue.

Here are the projects the class made, we had so much fun….lots of laughing, as always.

Video below with what I used and How these tulips were made.

This card we used the sponge Brayer to create the  monochromatic background and then sprinkled some water on the card front to create the splatter look. The water pushes the colour away leaving the white. spots.

This card was CASED from the card we made at On Stage last year. On Stage is one of the benefits of being a Demonstrator, you get to play with some of the products before they are released.

I have added my FB Live video showing how the Pencil Toppers were made.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

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 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

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The Gang’s all Meer…Keep On Stampin’ Challenge #1

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Do you want to have some FUN! I hope your ready and want to play along with me.

We all love a challenge! I love a Challenge.

I love a challenge because it gets me thinking and sometimes thinking out of the box. Sketch challenges are so easy because someone has given you the idea and the design You just have to add the colours, papers and stamp set that you want to use.

OK…so this is what is going to happen… Each week on Wednesdays I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge. You can play along and add a photo of your finished card into the comments on my Facebook Page.

RULES

  • Have Fun!
  • Use Stampin’ Up!® Products
  • Make it your own.
  • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
  • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
  • SHARE with your friends

The Gang’s All Meer

This is the card I made using the Sketch. I love this stamp set and it can be found in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

How do you get it…Spend $90 and you can get this for FREE!

Now it’s your turn

Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

 

 

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Breathtaking Bouquet

Have you started to work on a card idea and then relised you used the wrong product. Well, that happened to me yesterday. Have all week been wanting to make this card idea I had and sat down to make it and instead of using the White Embossing Powder I used the Clear Embossing Powder.

So what do you do? Throw it out and start again or go with the flow and work out what to do now. I decided to go with the flow and worked with what I had. So its different to what I was going to do and I think it looks great……What do you think, do you like it?

You may not recognise the the stamp set….this is a sneak peak to what is coming in the new Mini Catalogue. It is an all over floral design stamp and its very big, so don’t be afraid to cut it down to suite your card size.

How did I achieve this look.

Products used:

  • Breathtaking Bouquet- NEW Mini Catalogue*
  • Happy Birthday to You – NEW Sale-a-Bration*
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Card Base- 14.5 x 21cm score at 10.5cm, Card front -12 x 14.5cm
  • Whisper White cardstock,  2.5 10cm, Insert 10 x 14cm
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Multi Purpose Glue
  • Dimensionals

* these products will be available 2nd January 2020

Tools used:

  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Gun
  • Trimmer
  • Sponge

What did I do…

  • Place Card front piece in stamparatus, position stamp of top and close plate down so stamp adheres.
  • Wipe card front with Embossing Buddy. Coat stamp with the VersaMark.
  • Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the top of Card front and tip off the excess powder. Heat with heat gun until melted.
  • With a sponge lightly rub over the embossed area with the Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz. Don’t worry if the coverage is not even as this just adds to the texture. Buff card front with a tissue to remove any ink sitting on the embossing.
  • Trim the Card front down to 1o x 14cm
  • Whisper White strip stamp your sentiment in Blackbeyy Bliss, I used the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday to You stamps.
  • Gently swipe the edges of Whisper White strip through the Delicata Ink – Golden Glitz – You will need to let this dry before handling.
  • Adhere the card from onto Card Base with Multi Purpose Glue and the Whisper White strip with Dimensionals
  • On inside of card adhere the Whisper White Insert. If you wish you can stamp floral strip down the right hand side of insert before adhering into card. I did this by lining up the cardstock in the Stamparatus so then only the edge was stamped.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and like me, I hope you find that not all mistakes are mistakes but just another idea wanting to get onto paper.

If you have any questions please contact me. All the products except the stamp sets will be listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store.

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Dino Days Cards

Look, at what we made in this October card class!

Aren’t these so cute….It was so much fun playing with Dino Days Suite by Stampin’ Up! Found on Page 99 in the Annual Catalogue.

Card # 1.

This Fun Fold card is simple to make. The only stamping is on the front panel and on a panel on the reverse side of the card to write on, the back panel we used the Dinorour Designer Series Paper.

You can find the instructions for this card by clicking HERE.

Card #2.

This card I CASE’ed from Sarahs Stampin Retreat found on Pinterest. This is such a cute Dino stamped in Lovely Lipstick, with Mango Melody spine onto a scrap of Whisper white cardstock. Then cut out using the matching Dino Days Dies. The Birthday sentiment is from Botanical Bliss stamp set and was embossing in White Embossing Powder onto Peacock Blue Cardstock..

Card #3.

For instructions to make this card and all products used can be found HERE

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have found some inspiration for your next project. Please drop in on my FaceBook page on Wednesday’s at 7.30pm for my FaceBook Lives – Stamps, Paper & Ink.

All Products used in my cards will be listed below and are link to my On-Line Store, any questions please contact me.

New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you!

Available to order from the 1st November

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