Saturday, 17 May 2008

3 Piece Ensemble

A friend of mine from work (Melissa) is helping organise a fundraising evening for her soccer club of which I will be having a stall. I have enlisted Di to help me on the night and beforehand organising and creating bits and pieces for our display which I am very appreciative and thankful for. This is one of the ensembles I have made for our display. I love these colours together; Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.

This card was inspired by a card in our current catalogue on page 87.
Stamp sets: Together Forever, Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Basic gray textured card stock, whisper white and pretty in pink
Punches: Scallop punch, 3/4" punch, 1 1/4" punch and 1 3/8"punch
Accessories: Pink rhinestone brad, double sided tape, dimensionals, basic gray ink pad, piercing tool

Stamp sets: Together Forever, So Many Saying (level 1 hostess set)
Cardstock: Whisper white and pretty in pink
Punches: Tag punch, horizontal slot punch
Accessories: pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, small cellophane bags, crimper, double sided tape, chocolate hearts from Darrell Lea

I crimped some whisper white card stock and then cut it into thin pieces and arranged it in the bag, placed the hearts inside and then tied the ribbon arounde the top attaching the tag at the same time.

Stamp set: Together Forever
Cardstock: Whisper white, basic gray textured card stock
Punch: Corner rounder punch
Accessories: Pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, double sided tape, whisper white envelope, basic gray ink pad, mini glue dots

I made this last time I was at Di's house, she showed me how to make it as I had never made one before. For those who don't know how to make one it's very easy and something you need to try. All you do is get an envelope and seal the back as though you just put a card inside. You then you need to decorate the envelope, in this case I used the flower stamp from together forever and stamped on a diagonal all over the envelope. They you score both long sides and the bottom 2cm in. Score the bottom corners on an angle. Now fold along all score lines. Cut the top of the envelope at desired measurement depending on how big or small you want your bag to end up. Now open the top and if you have scored well the bag will start to naturally fold where it should. Use a mini glue dot to glue the bottom folds on the underneath of the bag. Cut a piece card stock, in this case basic gray to attach to the back of the top of the bag to fold over. It's up to you how you attach the ribbon. I attached it under the basic gray card stock at the back and then brought it around to the front and tied it into a bow; and there's your bagalope! I'm not sure how clear these instructions are for those who have never made one but if you have any questions just email me here and i'll try and help.

Thanks for checking out what I do, I hope you like these

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Colour Inspiration # 9

This is Kristina's colour inspiration for this week. It took me a while to make a card with these colours but here's what I came up with:

I used so saffron for the base of the card. I used the so saffron Prints paper from this month's special. I layered real red with tempting turquiose then put a scallop in old olive behind the flower in pumpkin pie with a pumpkin pie rhinestone brad in the centre which is mounted using dimenstionals. I used old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the card and attached it with double sided tape. The stamps sets used are Baroque Motifs and Occasional Greetings.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Happy Anniversary

My Manager at work asked me to make her an anniversary card so this is what I came up with. One of my new favourite colours is Basic Gray. You probably can't really see the colours well but I've used whisper white, basic gray, certainly celery Prints Designer Series Papers from the palette o' prints and vellum cardstock. I used elegant eggplant, certainly celery and basic gray ink pads stamped onto the vellum. When you stamp onto vellum you need to make sure you wait a while as it takes a little time to dry. I've used the absolutely and newly favourite Baroque Motifs stamp set. Once I stamped onto the vellum I used a couple of rhinestone brads to keep the vellum in place before adding the ribbon. The ribbons I used are 5/8" certainly celery grosgrain, basic gray taffeta and 1/4" elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbons. I tied the basic gray and elegant eggplant together which I really like. I always like to stick the ribbon down with double sided tape just so it stays where I want it. I then used the greeting from a level 1 hostess set called So Many Sayings in basic gray. Next time though I would stamp the greeting first as I had to remove one of the rhinestone brads because I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to postition to stamp correctly. I really like how this card turned out.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Colour Inspiration # 8

This is Kristina Werners Colour Inspiration # 8. Kristina puts up a colour inspiration challenge each week on her blog for anyone to participate. If you haven't checked out her blog you need to. Here is my attempt at the colour inspiration:

Sorry the pictures aren't clearer. I made this tri-fold card using brilliant blue for the base. I made the stripes on the front and middle section using various widths of pumpkin pie, brilliant blue and bashful blue and used my new striped grosgrain ribbon in bashful blue; I only received it yesterday so as my husband would say 'that's a sign'!!! I've used the scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch. The stamp said that was used was Boho Backgrounds and everything was stuck down using double sided tape or dimensionals.

It was fun making this card using colours that I wouldn't normally use, it's good to try new colour schemes so why not have a try using colours you wouldn't normally reach for next time you need to make a card.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

More Flowers

I really like square cards and I felt this flower needed to be on a square card, sorry the photos not exactly centred. We made this card in the workshop I did on the weekend.

Cardstock: whisper white, tempting turquoise, purely pomegranate textured cardstock
Punch: large oval punch, 1 3/8" square punch, 3/4" circle punch
Accessories: purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon, petals and paisleys DS patterend paper, double sided tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals®, pretty in pink brad, tempting turquoise ink pad, mini glue dot, occasional greetings stamp set, stamp-a-ma-jig.

To make the flower I punched 8 ovals and positioned them on the purely pomegranate card stock before sticking them down. I made the tempting turquoise corners using the square punch then cut in half diagonally and trim to desired width and stick down. To adhere ribbon fold and stick together using a mini glue dot and then stick to cardstock using another mini glue dot.
Feel free to contact me here if you have any other questions, thanks.