25 May 2012

Tea Shoppe

These are the little thank you cards I enclosed with customer orders recently.  Quick to make. The teacup is stamped in Not Quite Navy and text in More Mustard, both stamped on to Whisper White card. I punched out the text with the Word Window punch and inked the edges in Not Quite Navy with a dauber.

Pressed for time, and because I had strips of white card already cut, instead of envelopes I made belly bands topped with the flower image from the stamp set, stamped in More Mustard to coordinate, punched out with the Curly Label punch and again edged in Not Quite navy.

24 May 2012

Up, Up & Away

The ladies at a workshop earlier this month enjoyed making this stepper card using the newly launched Up, Up & Away stamp set.  It does coordinate nicely with the Big Top Birthday designer paper.  Fun to make and we naturally finished off the inside of the card, as always, in the same theme, but I forgot to take a photo of the inside.

23 May 2012

Triple Treat Flower

This cute card was so easy to cut using the Big Shot and Scallop Circle die.  The versatile Little Leaves is also a die.  The bottom layer of the flower is stamped in Early Expresso on Old Olive card, the second is stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White card, finished off with Early Expresso on Old Olive for the top 1/2" circle layer. The layers were punched out with coordinating punches. 

Cardstock: Whisper White
Designer Paper:  from SAB 2012 now retired
Stamp: Triple Treat Flower
Inks: Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Early Expresso
Punches: - Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower and 1/2" Circle
The gatefold card is in Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Black.
Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower and Delicate Doilies
Punchs: Lace Ribbon Border, Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower and 1/2" Circle

15 May 2012

Growing Green

If you like parchment craft then the Growing Green stamp set is a perfect choice. Ink your stamp with White Stazon then stamp on parchment and emboss as usual with your embossing tools.  I coloured this one on the back with Stampin Pastels using Blender Pens. 
The flowers on this card were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder on glossy white card. I used Stampin' Ink Refills to colour - a technique I plan to teach at one of my classes.

14 May 2012

French Foliage

French Foliage is one of my favourite stamp set.  A very easy technique was used on the first card, the background is simply a clear mount block inked in So Saffron and 'stamped' on to the card.  The partially embossed corners adds interest and again finished off with a button and Linen Thread.

10 May 2012

Something sweet

Quick post today with Something Sweet, that's the stamp set used for these two cards.  The one on the right incorporates a Circle Treat Cup which can be filled with small sweets or £1 coins if you're feeling generous.  You can't see from the photo, but I made it so the back of the treat cup slides open to make it easy to get to.

More sweetness in the form of yummy cupcakes.  These were make-n-take projects using Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Cupcake builder punch - both were in the Spring mini which ran until 30 April so no longer available.  I don't know if they will reappear in the new catalogue in October - we wait and see.

9 May 2012

Cute gift cards set

Finally for tonight, how cute is this set of gift cards with matching envelopes and box.

Dies: Scallop Envelope
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes, Fancy Flower and Small Oval
Card and paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Old Olive and First Edition Specialty
Stamp sets: Perfect Postage and Create a Cup cake

Step fold and more florals

More floral and glitter on this step fold card with matching envelope and pretty insert.  The gathered ribbon did involve needle and cotton but really didn't take long to do and well worth the effort I think.

Stamp sets: Creative Elements, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel and Perfect Punches
Punches: Curly Label, Itty Bitty Shapes, Extra-large Oval and Boho Blossoms
Dies: Top Note, Little Leaves, Swirls Scribbles and Beautiful Wings
: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede

Bright and summery

Love this - very striking in Pumpkin Pie. The flower petals are stamped with the Build a Blossom stamp set on Whisper White card, punched out with the coordinating Blossom Petals Builder punch and embossed before assembling.  Embossing folders used are Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice.  Finished off nicely with a designer button and 1/8" taffeta ribbon
The ever popular Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, stamped here in bright and summery Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

Crystal Effects

I enjoyed making these cards and love that Stampin' Up!'s Crystal Effects is pliable when dry. No cracking! I used a bone folder to shape the flower petals and butterfly wings and they keep the shape very well. Allow plenty of time for drying - I always leave overnight. Visit Michelle Last's website to see her tutorial.

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue and Delicate Doilies
Punches: Butterfly, Scallop Trim Border, Eyelet Border, Jewelry Tag

Delightful Decorations

I have these Santa owls and tags left over from last Christmas - made using the Owl Builder punch and the tags are stamped with Delightful Decorations stamp set and punched out with the Ornament punch.

I can't remember how many punch outs I used to make the 3D ornament or where I saw the original tutorial - I will find it and add a link here to her website to give credit.

Lovely As a Tree

I made these cards last autumn using the very versatile Lovely As a Tree stamp set. The oak tree being in Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip.

The second card is inked in Old Olive on Whisper White card and the is designer paper is Certainly Celery from the Subtles Collection paper stack.  Trimmed with a designer button and 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Expresso.

Beau Chateau designer series paper

Using Beau Chateau designer series paper for the main background.
Ribbons: Seam Binding in Baja Breeze and the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim
Stamp sets: Elegant Thank You, Perfect Punches, Creative Elements and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch: Word Window, Modern Label, Eyelet Border and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the little pink flowers - finished off with mini brads.

1 May 2012

WOW!!  Where do I start?  There is so much to share with you.  First, I apologise for not having any images of my projects here yet. My blog is brand new and I managed to break my camera - so watch this space ...

Back to some EXCITING news...

The Summer Mini Catalogue goes LIVE today
If I haven't already given you a copy you can view it online here or via the image on the right.  Amongst the amazing new products is the much awaited for SIMPLY SCORED scoring tool.  Not only in inches but we have been spoilt with being able to get a separate metric plate which sits on top.  ALSO available from 1st May is the new Diagonal Plate which will enable you to make envelopes in any size for starters. The Diagonal Plate is not in the catalogue, it's on a separate flyer and priced at £10.95. 

Watch this video to see it in action

Join my Stampin' Up! team
Not only is the Starter Kit now at a new lower price of just £99, it is also fully customisable. Build your own personal kit by picking £130 worth of products from current catalogues. You'll also get £45 of business supplies to get you started.  That's £175 worth of products for £99.

There's more...
Join in May and you will receive FREE Convention 2012 registration - that's a £149 value!  This year Convention is in Mainz, Germany in November.  This is a fantactic offer and if you're interested I'd love to hear from you.  Email me or call 07962 230538