Friday, 5 December 2008

Live Your Dream

I've made a couple of cards using this stamp set for a couple of birthdays - a 50th and 40th card. Here they are:
Stamp Set: Live Your Dream and Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow and Ruby Red Markers
Accessories: Scallop punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Ruby Red Brads, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals and Corner Rounder punch (you could use the new scallop edge punch found in the summer mini catalogue)

The layout for this card was inspired by a card in the summer mini catalogue on page 19. I could have made life easier for myself by using the new scallop edge punch down the sides of the choc chip cardstock but I don't have it yet. The 50 inside the circle was done using rub-ons I had a home. The flower was inked using the Stampin' Write Markers in Ruby Red and Sage Shadow (still on special until the 15th Dec).

Here is the other card using the same set:
Stamp Sets: as above
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Rose Red
Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa and Rose Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Brads, Piercing Tool, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and Close to Cocoa Prints Paper

I really like this card. This card was made for one of our friends at work who recently turned the BIG 40!!! This layout is pretty straight forward. I cut 2 pieces of ribbon; The first one I wrapped around the Patterned paper and stuck down and the second I tied in a knot and then stuck it down where I wanted it. I often do this to save ribbon.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A Little Ocean Commotion

I made this card using my good friend Di's stamp set. This is a set that Di loves but I'm not drawn to it yet - see what you think:Stamp Set: Ocean Commotion and Short and Sweet'
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow and Whisper White
Ink: Sage Shadow and Blue Bayou
Accessories: Sponge, Night of Navy Brads, Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack

The seahorse is stamped 3 times without re-inking in Blue Bayou. When you look at this card face to face you can see the 3rd seahorse better. I lightly sponged some sage shadow and blue bayou ink around the edges of the white cardstock and then stamped the greeting in blue bayou. I used the mat pack to as a guide to pierce holes for the brads so that they were aligned evenly when I was finished. I stamped the swirl stamp randomly (mainly around the edges) of the sage shadow cardstock in sage shadow ink and then sponged the edges using the same ink.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Eastern Blooms

Another card using a summer mini stamp set. This set is called Eastern Blooms and I've also used the Lots of Dots jumbo roller which I love.

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Short and Sweet and Lots of Dots jumbo roller

Cardstock: Old Olive, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Old Olive, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, Dimensionals and the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide

This is such an easy layout and one of my favourites when I'm stuck for ideas. I rolled the dots on the Olive card base. I used the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to make sure I stamped the dots in a straight line as it is noticeable if it isn't straight. I then stamped the large and one of the small flowers randomly in Groovy Guava ink onto the Groovy Guava cardstock. I stamped an extra large flower on a scrap piece of cardstock and cut it out and raised it on dimensionals. I then tied the ribbon into a bow and mounted it onto a piece of Choc Chip cardstock and then attached it to the Olive card.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Tying Up Christmas

Stampin' Up! have got a great promotion running through the whole month of December. When you spend $20 in catalogue merchandise you qualify to purchase select items at 20 percent off regular price. I've listed these items below, as you can see there are some great savings to be had. If there is anything you would like to order just send me an email and I'll put the order in for you. If there are things you would like in time for christmas be sure to email me asap to ensure pre christmas delivery.

Item # Page # Description Regular Price Discount Price
108790 27 Festive Favorites stamp set $45.95 $36.76
108772 28 Crazy for Christmas stamp set $39.95 $31.96
110244 29 Snow Flurries stamp set $20.95 $16.76
108930 43 Tag Time stamp set $53.95 $43.16
108869 111 Many Merry Messages stamp set $64.95 $51.96
103604 133 12" x 12" Days-to-Remember Calendar $20.95 $16.76
104144 133 6" x 6" Days-to-Remember Calendar $18.95 $15.16
109663 138 Winter Bright Simply Scrappin'T $36.95 $29.56
112670 143 Three for You Punch Box $85.95 $68.76
109055 146 Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
109050 146 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
103372 147 White Square Aluminum Metal Edge tags $7.50 $6.00

Sorry about the layout; I did type it up better than it looks. If you have any questions send me an email HERE

Thanks for stopping by,


Back with more from A Happy Heart

Here are another 2 cards I've made using this set:

I've used the same colour combo for all 3 cards because I loved them so much. The colours of the new ribbon in the summer mini catalogue was what inspired me to use these colours.

Accessories: Jumbo eyelet, Cropadile, wide choc chip grosgrain ribbon, 1" choc chip double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, markers and word window punch.

Using the markers on these cards to colour in the flower reminded me that the promotion Stampin' Up! was running in November where you could purchase single markers at $4.95 each has been continued until the 15th December!!! If you would like to purchase any let me know.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Happy Anniversary Matty

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary to by beautiful husband Matt (Matty or Matthew when he's in trouble - just kidding) so I can't talk long as he is on his way home. Here is the card I made for him using the A Happy Heart stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it - perfect timing!!!

I love these colours together, they are Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip (my favourite) and Very Vanilla. This ribbon is also from the new mini catalogue - how nice is it??? The layout is pretty simple.

I've made 2 other cards using the same set but I will have to put those up tomorrow for you to look at.

the Summer Mini is here - YAY!

The Summer Mini is here. There are so many nice things in here and over the next few weeks I will show you some cards and other stuff I have made using them. To view this catalogue online just click on the image. If you would like your own copy then email me HERE with your details and I will post one out to you.
I will be back later with a couple of cards using A Happy Heart stamp set.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas Bauble Cards

I made this cards a couple of weeks ago and really liked how they turned out, again a set of 3. I've used Always Artichoke, River Rock and Very Vanilla for all three. I think these colours look great together. Here's the first one:

Stamp Sets: Season of Joy and True Friend
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and mini glue dots.
Here's the second card:

For the baubles on this card I used the snow flake from the Season of Joy stamp set. I also stamped the polka dot background stamp on the base of the card a little something extra which I really like.

And the third card:

I've used River Rock for the card base and stamped the polka dot background in River Rock ink, apart from that everything else is the same.

For the bows on the cards I stuck the lengths of Artichoke ribbon on the card at the desired lengths using double sided tape. I then tied each bow individually and stuck them down using mini glue dots - they worked a treat.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Season of Joy with some Holiday Harmony

Here are a set of 3 cards I made using the fantastic Season of Joy stamp set and the Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper from the spring mini catalogue:Stamp set: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Always Artichoke and River Rock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper, gold brads, dimensionals, artichoke grosgrain ribbon

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke and More Mustard
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper, Purely Pomegranate sating ribbon, gold brads, dimensionals, large oval punch and mini glue dots

Oh My Goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE this satin ribbon. If you don't have any of this you need some!!! I tied this bow separately and used mini glue dots to attach it to the card.

Stamp sets: Season of Joy
Ink: Always Artichoke and River Rock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and River Rock
Accessories: Large oval punch, artichoke grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, holiday harmony designer series paper and dimensionals

I really love these colours together and the go so well this the patterned paper currently available in the spring mini catalogue.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

simple christmas cards

Here are a couple of quick and simple cards I made the other day:Stamp sets: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages and Snow Flurries
Ink; Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou
Accessories: 2 way glue pen , embossing buddy and glitter
I made a set of 3 using the same layout and stuff. As you can see this card is very simple to make. I stamped the swirl first in soft sky randomly over entire piece of cardstock. I then stamped the snow flurry in blue bayou where I wanted them. I stuck the white to the blue bayou later and then to the soft sky card base. I lined up the card on my grid paper and stamped the greeting in the middle. I wiped the embossing buddy over entire card, used the 2 way glue pen over the snow flurries and then applied the glitter - simple right?

Here's the second one, I've just added some paper piercing to this one:
When you look closely I pierced holes along the dots of some of the swirls to add a little something extra. For this card I only put glitter on a few of the snow flurries.

The third one I added some ribbon:
Thanks for stopping bye, I'll be back with some more chrissy cards for you.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

It's Beautiful

As promised here are 2 cards I made using the It's Beautiful roller from the spring mini catalogue. The first is a card made using the chalkboard technique:Stamp set: It's Beautiful roller and A Beautiful Thing
Ink: whisper white craft stampin' pad and choc chip
cardstock: ruby red, choc chip and more mustard
Accessories: stampin' pastels, choc chip wide grosgrain ribbon, daubers

I used white craft ink and rolled the roller across a piece of choc chip cardstock. I then used daubers and different coloured pastels from the earth elements family to apply colour to the stamped image. When using daubers and chalks you only need to dab the colour on - don't rub when applying the chalk. I layered this onto a piece of more mustard card and then onto ruby red. The greeting is stamped in choc chip.

The second I made using the same roller:

Stamp sets: It's a Beautiful roller and short and sweet

Ink: Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery

Accessories: word window, piercing tool, glietter, rhinestone brad, embossing buddy and 2 way glue pen
This was a very quick and easy card to make. I rolled the roller diagonally across the vanilla cardstock. I mounted it onto pretty in pink cardstock. I used the piercing tool along some of the swirly dotted lines and applied glitter to some of the flowers. Here is a closer look at the piercing:

A close up of the piercing.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Marker and Rub-On Promotion

I haven't posted anything recently as I've been away on holidays. We had a great time and have been doing a few things around the house after getting back. I don't go back to work until next tuesday so I still have a few days of freedom. Anyway I wanted to let you know about this months promotions that Stampin' Up! are offering:

Firstly: you can order Stampin' Write Markers individually!!! Yes for a limited time only (10-30 Nov) you can purchase single markers at $4.95 each. You would normally have to purchase a whole colour family if you wanted markers but until the end of Nov you can simply pick your favourite colours and order those - how great is that. I thought I would make a card to show you how great markers are.

Here I've coloured the flower using 3 markers and then sprayed the stamp lightly with water to get a softer look and stamped it on watercolour paper. The Friend greeting has also been coloured using the olive marker as I only wanted to show the work Friend - too easy. I've also coloured the flower image you can see at the bottom with the really rust marker and stamped it randomly.

To learn more about the special click here. If you would like to place an order you can email me here.

Secondly: If you spend $20 on any product from the catalogue you can purchase any of the rub-ons from the mini and main catalogue at 20% off from the 10-30 Nov. Rub-ons are fun and easy to use and come in 1 sheet of black and 1 sheet of white. The rub-ons also match selected stamp sets that are available. Here are a couple of very quick and simple cards I made using rub-ons from the Spring mini catalogue

Here I've used the flower and greeting from the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons in the spring mini catalogue. These rub-ons also have a matching stamp set and roller also available in the mini catalogue. I will show you a card I made using the roller tomorrow.
This card was made using the same rub-ons in white. The flower was stamped in ruby red onto white cardstock and then the rub-on applied over the top. You can see how the stamp set and rub-ons match perfectly. I then used rub-ons down the side and for the greeting. The flower was mounted up on a couple of layer using dimensionals with a red brad in the centre.

If you would like to find out more about the offer you can click here. To order any of these items or anything else contact me here.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Season of Joy in Blue

Here is the Season of Joy stamp set again but this time in bluesStamp Sets: Season of Joy, Canvas background
Ink: Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: white grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, glitter, 2 way glue pen, embossing buddy

This is a simple and easy layout and quick to make.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Another Season of Joy Christmas

Stamp set: Season Of Joy
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, River Rock
Patterned Paper: Dashing
Accessories: River Rock double stitched ribbon, glitter, dimensionals, circle punch, 2 way glue pen, embossing buddy

I used the small flower stamp inked in River Rock to randomly stamp on the patterned paper. The snow flake is punched out and mounted using dimensionals. I used the 2 way glue pen and added glitter. The embossing buddy is good to use before applying glitter to your card to help prevent glitter ending up all over your card where you don't want it.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Priceless Birthday Card

I was asked to make a few cards from a friend at work so I made this one quite quickly before going to work one morning.How lovely is this satin ribbon, you almost don't want to use it it's so nice!!

Stamp sets: Short and Sweet and Priceless
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla
Ink: Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Silver brads, word window punch, Purely Pomegranage satin ribbon (from summer mini catalogue)

On the butterflies I used a technique called 'Rock 'n' Roll'. I inked the butterfly in Regal Rose ink then rolled the edges in Purely Pomegranate ink. The greeting is stamped on very vanilla cardstock and punched out using the word window punch. I then punched another 4 word windows and stuck them all together so it was raised a little.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Love Note Bag

When we were at Regionals in September another Demonstrator Jayne Mercer showed us some very cool things to make using different size envelopes. I couldn't wait to go home and have a go. One of the projects she showed us was to make a little handbag using 2 love note envelopes, some patterned paper, ribbon and velcro (or 'rip and stick' as I like to call it). How cute does this look. Below is a picture of the inside:

You can see here there are 2 love note envelopes attached together by the envelope flap to a piece of cardstock. The double sided patterned paper is stuck to the other side from top to bottom. You can cut the paper once it has been stuck to the envelopes or you can do what I did here and fold the remaining paper in half and stick it together and use it as a flap. I used the corner rounder punch to round the corners of the flap.

Inside the bag you can make a card and something else to stick inside the envelopes. I made this bag for a friend so I made this very simple friendship card.
I was going to make a magnet to put in the other envelope but instead I made something that my friend could display somewhere in her home so I made this using one of the stamps from God's Blessings layered up with a stand on the back.
Here is the back view. You can see I added a very small piece of ribbon so that the cardstock won't fall flat and remain upright.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Season Of Joy

Here are some christmas cards using the Season Of Joy set from the spring mini catalogue. I've used Old Olive, Real Red and Very Vanilla or whisper White on all 3 cards. For the background strip I stamped the small flower randomly using the olive and red ink. I inked the season of joy image with red ink then again in olive ink and cut out the '&' symbol, the snowflake and the tree and mount them using dimensionals.Same layout here but I've used Double Sided Patterned Paper instead of stamping the background for a little bit of a differnt look.I really like this one. I stamped the tree twice onto the cardstock and a third time on a piece of scrap and cut it out and mounted it using dimensionals in the centre. The bow was tied separately and stuck on using mini glue dots. I used the Merry Christmas from the Occasional Greetings stamp set and the large oval punch.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #25

Here we are again - colour challenge time. This weeks colours are very nice. Here's the inspiration picture:When I saw these colours I thought they would be perfect for another card I needed to make so the card you will see serves 2 purposes - hows that for time management!!! I needed to make a card for my niece for her birthday and new that I wanted to use the Pretty Princess stamp set but didn't know what colours I was going to use so I decided to use the colour challenge colours and I think it turned out really well. Here's the card:
Sorry about the quality of the photo but I was in a hurry as I am going away for the weekend and still packing but wanted to get this up before going away.
Stamp set: Pretty Princess
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Ink: Stazon ink
Accessories: Glitter, Corner rounder punch, dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, watercolor wonder crayons and blender pen.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Happy Birthday Mel

Mel is my friend at work who turns 25 today. She really didn't want to turn 25 so she'll be real happy that I told everyone how old she is - NOT!!! Here's the card I made for her from me and some other girls from work (hi Colleen and Kelly):Stamps: God's Blessing and True Friend from the spring mini catalogue
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Real Red brads, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Boho punch, 5 petal punch, dimensionals

You might remember these flowers from the swap I made for Regionals that I didn't get to finish and had out so I had a lot left over which made this card a little quicker to make. I am loving the wide grosgrain red ribbon at the moment so that was a must on this card.
To line the flowers up I set them out where I wanted them and stuck them down beginning with the middle one.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Micheal's Birthday Card

So as you saw from the previous post the girls made their dad a birthday card each, so here is the card I made for their dad (Micheal).

It's simple but I really like it

Stamp sets: Think Happy Thoughts and Rough Texture jumbo roller Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip Ink: Blue Bayou Accessories: Punches: small star, designer label, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle, silver brads, dimensionals, mat pack and piercing tool.

For the choc chip layer I used the designer label punch 3 times next to each other. I inserted the punch as far as it would go so that each time I punched it I only needed to line it up at the side. I then trimmed the piece of cardstock to the desired size. I then cut a piece of Soft Sky to go across the middle. The rest is pretty self explanatory. Hope you like it.

Chloe and Teagan's cards

On thursday I picked up 2 of my nieces after work so they could stay with me for a couple of nights. Matty went away for the long weekend flying so I thought it was a good opportunity to spend some time with Chloe and Teagan. Here's a photo of them, Teagan with her new glasses she got the other day and she looks very cute in them if I do say so myself.

While they were visiting they wanted to make a birthday card for their dad who's birthday is on Monday. They chose colours and stamps sets they wanted to use for their cards and here is what they came up with.
Chloe chose white, orchid opulence and tempting turquoise cardstock and ink. The cake is from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set with a swirl in each corner of the tempting turquoise from the Priceless set. She used the retired wheel for the centre panel. Chloe was happy with her card and so was her dad. Chloe stamped the same swirl on the envelope to match.

Teagan chose Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red and the Priceless stamp set. The Happy Birthday greeting is from one of last years hostess sets. Teagan had a great time making her card and could wait to give it to her dad. She also stamped the envelope to match the card - very cute.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Kristina's Colour Challenge # 24

Wow it's been so long since I've done one of Kristina's colour challenges. This week's colours are so my colours which should have made things easier but it took me a while to complete and at not 100% satisfaction with the end result. Anyway here is the inspiration picture:The colours as you can see are Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss (which we don't have so I have used Old Olive) and Very Vanilla

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

Stamps: Occasional Greetings, Priceless
Accessories: Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, old olive brads, dimensionals
Ink: Choc Chip and Pumpkin Pie

I've used the Die Cut blooms from the mini catalogue and then stamped the swirl from the Priceless set randomly in pumpkin pie ink over the flower. I used the same swirl for the corners of the cards stamped in choc chip ink.

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 20th birthday and what better way than to offer a selected group of stamps sets at 20% off. Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20% off.

Click on the image above to view the stamp sets available.

Stampin' Up! have selected some great stamp sets to offer at a discounted price. If you would like to purchase any of these sets contact me here and I can place an order for you.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

World Card Making Day Promotion (WCMD)

October is WCMD and Stampin' Up! are offering a 20% discount on all Simply Sent card kits from 4-11 October. If you would like to take advantage of this offer email me here by the 3rd October and I can place an order for you.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Sam's Celebration Colour Challenge

Sam is running a colour challenge in celebration of 20,000 blog hits - how cool is that, CONGRATULATIONS Sam. The challenge finishes tomorrow so I've been busy making a card after getting home from work today. Here is my card:The colours we had to use were Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.

Stamp set: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless and canvas background
Accessories: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, rub-ons, pink brad, white eyelet, dimensionals

I thought I would have trouble putting these colours together but I like the end result and am beginning to love this Fabulous stamp set. It was not a favourite of mine but when I had a little play with it when I was at Di's house I had to borrow it for a while (thanks again Di).
For the large flower I used the 'kissing' technique. I inked the canvas background stamp with rose red ink and then stamped it onto the large flower - very easy and effective.
Check out Sam's blog to see other entries in her colour challenge

Sunday, 28 September 2008

FABULOUS Emerging Colour

I've made 3 cards using a technique called Emerging Colour that we were shown at Regionals by another Demo Vanessa Webb. I couldn't wait to go home and give this technique a try after seeing Vanessa's cards so when I was at my good friend Di's house last monday we had a play and here's what I came up with:

Colours: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and whisper white
Ink: Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue and versamark
Stamp Set: Fabulous Flowers (borrowed from Di), Canvas background, Priceless and Level 1 hostess set
Accessories: Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, rhinestone brads, embossing buddy and powder in clear and heat tool and brayer.

The Emerging Colour technique was really fun to do. What I did here was stamp the canvas background stamp onto a piece of plain whisper white cardstock. I then randomly stamp the large swirl stamp over the piece of cardstock in Brocade Blue ink. I then inked the large flower and another flower a couple of times from Fabulous Flowers in versamark ink and stamped in on the cardstock, apply clear embossing powder to the flower and heat with heat tool. Make sure you wipe your cardstock with your embossing buddy before embossing to minimise any stray embossing powder that you don't want. I then used my brayer and Close to Cocoa ink to go over the entire piece of cardstock until I had an even coverage of colour. I then cut the flowers out and layered the smaller flower on the large flower.
With this card I brayered the entire piece of white cardstock with Bashful Blue ink. I then stamped the large swirl from Priceless randomly over the cardstock in Brocade Blue ink. Emboss the flower using versamark ink and clear embossing powder and then cut the flower out. Again I've used a blue rhinestone brad in the centre and the wide grosgrain ribbon in Brocade Blue. The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Bashful Blue. The happy birthday greeting is from Occasional Greetings. I really like how this one turned out.
This card I've used Close to Cocoa for the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue.
I stamped the smaller swirl from the Priceless set on the bottom half of the card. For the flower in this card I stamped the Canvas background stamp over the entire piece of white cardstock in Bashful Blue ink and then stamped the larger swirl in the same ink randomly over the cardstock. After embossing the flower I used the brayer and Close to Cocoa ink over entire image and then cut it out.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Baroque Motifs card set

A while ago I made a set of 6 cards in a little box for my mum but just haven't gotten around to putting them on my blog until now. Baroque is one of my most favourite stamp sets. You can make a really nice card quite quickly using this set which is great. Here is the card set:When I made this set of cards I wanted to use the same 3 colours but have different greetings on them for a mixture of occasions. I love Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant together which I have to thank Di for as those of you who know her know that she absolutely LOVES Celery. I was at her house one day and we made a card using these colours together and have loved the combo ever since.

These cards have a tent opening. You can see that the layout is basically the same but I have changed the colours around and used different ribbons on each.
Supplies: white taffeta ribbon, certainly celery wide grosgrain ribbon, elegant eggplant and certainly celery ink and cardstock and greetings from level 1 hostess set and boho backgrounds

These cards have a side opening. Again they have the same layout as each other just alternating the colours. I've added some brads and ribbon.

Supplies: Cetainly Celery brads and used the paper piercer and mat pack to position them, elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon, wide celery grosgrain ribbon, word window punch and greetings from Level 1 hostess set and God's blessings.

These cards also have a tent opening. On these cards I've thread ribbon through the front layer of the card using the horizontal slot punch.
Supplies: white taffeta ribbon, celery wide grosgrain ribbon, horizontal slot punch and greetings from Level 1 hostess set.