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.

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