Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Thankyou card

I was asked to make a thankyou card, this is what I came up with: Colours: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Stamp set: Level 2 Hostess set
Accessories: Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch and die-cut flowers

I love this card and it is so simple to make. It is a 12cm square card. I then put an old olive mat on the very vanilla. I chose 2 flowers in the same shape but different size then stamped and punched out the greeting and mounted in using a dimensional.

The ribbon was attached by cutting a length for the left side and taping it down. I then cut a longer length and tied it in a knot and attached it with tape. Obviously I did that before sticking down the olive mat.

Monday, 25 August 2008

For Colleen - Love Ya Guts

Someone at work wanted me to make this card for Colleen. All she asked was that the card have Love Ya Guts on it so here it is: Colours: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery
Stamp sets: Level 1 Hostess Set, True Friend and a non stampin up alphabet set (hero art)
Accessories: dimensionals, word window punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, rhinestone brad, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, 5 petal flower punch and groovy guava double stitched ribbon.

The card is 12cm square with the front of the card being about 5 mm short, so when the card is closed completely you can see the guava from the back of the card. I scored the card at 9cm and added a strip of chocolate chip for this effect.

The flower image is made by stamping the large flower stamp from the True Friend stamp set found in the spring mini catalogue in certainly celery. I then punched the groovy guava cardstock twice using the 5 petal flower punch, layed them over each other so that they lined up with the stamped flower image. I stuck them using dimensionals. I then punched a circle in choc chip using the 1 3/8" circle punch. I stamped with flower in certainly celery and punched it out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. I then put a green rhinestone brad in the centre and mounted it on dimensionals.

I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to position the brackets around the words Love ya guts. To make the ribbon corner I cut a small length of ribbon and tied it in a know and just stuck it down.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Farewell Annette

It was Annette's last day at work on Thursday so I made this card for the girls to sign and give to her.
Colours used: Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White
Stamps sets: Level 2 Hostess set, Happy Everything and A Beautiful Thing (from the spring
mini catalogue)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Die-cut blooms, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon and White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

I love how Real Red and Old Olive go so nicely together.

The girls at work bought her a present so I wrapped it to match the card:
I used paper from Ikea and stamped it using the circle heart image from the level 2 hostess set. I would normally have stamped the paper before wrapping the present but because it was a box I decided to stamp it once it was wrapped so I could put the stamps where I wanted them to go. I used the wide grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive and tied it into a bow. I love how this turned out and everyone commented on how it matched.

Annette we will miss you at work and we wish you all the best in your new job and house. I'm sure you won't forget us and keep in touch.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Colour Inspiration #18

Kristina has given us a Colour Inspiration this week with interesting colours. I thought I would have trouble putting them together but I think I did ok. Here is the Inspiration picutre

The colours are Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and you could use Summer Sun or Green Galore. I chose Green Galore. I must try using Summer Sun in a card as I don't really use that colour.
Here is my entry for this week:

I've made a square card (love them at the moment). The layout is pretty basic I think. The flower is from the Die Cuts in the Spring mini catalogue as are the Rub Ons used for the greeting. I've used a jumbo eyelet for the centre of the flower then added a rhinestone brad in the centre also. The brads are from the earth elements and bolds brights colour ranges. The Black cardstock is textured and in the corners I've used the slit punch and just taken a little bit out from each corner. The circles in the centre of the flower were made using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches and once stuck together were mounted using dimensionals along with the pumpkin pie flower.

Here is a closer look at the flower with the eyelet and rhinestone brad in the centre:

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Carte Postale Birthday Wishes

My Co-ordinator at work asked me to make a card for her. She picked a card from the catalogue that she liked but wanted it in blues so here it is:The card that my Co-ordinator liked is on page 114 of the Idea book and Catalogue so that's what I used to make most of the card. I changed the colours and didn't add all the detail, I really like how it turned out and so did she.

Cardstock: Soft Sky (textured cardstock), Blue Bayou and Groovy Guava
Ink: Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava and Soft Sky
Stamp sets: Carte Postale and God's Blessings
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, dimensionals, double sided tape and Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Happy Birthday Tom

Today is my nephew Tom's 1st birthday and here is the card I made for him:This card was inspired by the Nursery Necessities stamp set. I don't have it but wish I did. I decided I would make my own boat using our punches.

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue

Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/8" square punch, word window punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Boho punch (spring mini catalogue) Bashful Blue striped grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, double sided tape, Jumbo roller and stampin' around wheel guide

Stamp sets: Nursery letters jumbo wheel, fun and fast notes and the number is from a non stampin up set

Here is a closer view of the boat
There is no right or wrong way of making the boat, it just depends on the size you want to make it.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Inspired by real living magazine

I bought Real Living magazine last month and I really loved the colours on the cover so I thought I would use the cover to inspire myself to come up with something. Here is the cover of the magazine for you to see:The colours I've chosen are Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Basic Black

I've been meaning to make this card for a while but just never got around to it until this morning. I visited with my good friend Di yesterday and gave her the challenge also so check out her blog next week to see what she has come up with.

Anyway here is the card I made:
I love square cards and I found some envelopes the other day 13cm x 13cm so I made this card 12cm x 12cm (sort of). When you first look at this card it looks like a normal 12cm x 12cm card but the front is actully smaller. The front of the card is only 9cm. As you can see in the picture below I attached Black textured cardstock to the top of the Taken with Teal base card after I used the slit punch to make the scalloped edge and attached the left over piece of cardstock to the inside of the card.

A closer look at the Black scalloped edge I attached to the base of the card

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black textured

Accessories: Paper from Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' kits, 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Slit punch, Black brads, Flower sticker from Scrappin' kit, piercing tool and rub-ons from the spring mini catalogue.

Once I attached the Black scalloped edge I attached the pink and white paper after attaching the ribbon. I then put a brad in the centre of the flower and 2 at the bottom left of the card. I then put the make a wish rub on down the side of the black cardstock and that's pretty much it. It was a very simple card to make and I quite like it.

Friday, 1 August 2008

The Spring Mini Catalogue is here

I am so excited about the new Spring Mini Catalogue because there are so many beautiful products inside. You can click on the link at the side to view the mini catalogue online. For those of you who are on my mailing list your copy is on it's way. For those who are not on my mailing list but would like a copy contact me here and I will send one out to you.