I didn’t run away, but have had some issues with my computer which has made it really difficult to post here. So I do apologise for the break in sharing my creations. Don’t alarmed though, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating it just means I have lots of blogging to catch up on.
Here is a set of cards I made recently with a stamp set that I have just got, the Giggle Greetings set. I have kept the cards simple so that the image and greetings are the main focus.
I enjoyed making this set, sometimes simple is good but I think I am feeling the need to get into some vintage / shabby style creations, but I still lots of other things to share with you first.
In the meantime, happy stamping!
Very quick post today, just to send out details about next week’s stamp-a-stack……
We will make 6 cards using the Timeless Talk stamp set.
Wed 12th Feb at 7.30pm at my place. Please bring your own adhesives and envelopes are not provided. Cost is $18 per person.
Places are limited, please contact me to book your place by email.
Back soon with some new creations!
It’s never easy having to come up with a quick Sympathy card, so I went looking for inspiration on Pinterest…. lots of inspiration on Pinterest for all sorts of things!
I liked the idea of the watercoloured background and the simplicity of the card, but as usual I have made my own modifications.
I have used a sheet of watercolour paper and the Aqua painter to colour the background over the stamped image from the Wetlands stamp set, which was stamped, along with the greeting, in black Stazon ink. Pretty simple really, just use lots of water, and keep on adding ink and blending until you are happy.
Very quick post today, I just wanted to wish my wonderful boy a Happy Birthday, I can’t believe he is 8 years old today!
Just like a lot of other 8 year olds, he loves Angry Birds, so here is the card I made him.
Yes, ok, I admit it, I am addicted……. to my Envelope Punch Board!
I have had a few people asking for some basic instructions on how to use this fantastic tool, so I thought I would share with you a video made by Mary Fish, which explains the process very clearly and simply. Thanks Mary.
Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq23wwHPeZM
And here is my card in the same size as the one in the video with matching lined envelope. This time I have used standard cardstock to make my envelope (in Pumpkin Pie), and while it is a lot heavier than a standard envelope, it will still go through standard mail ok, and protect your wonderful handmade creation a lot better too! Of course, you can also use patterned papers for the envelopes if you prefer.
I have used the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (#132185) for this card. Halloween is not something that we celebrate much here in Australia, but I loved the colours of these papers and thought they would be great for some masculine cards! And the stamped image is again from the Love You More stamp set (#131853) available until the 27th January 2014.
So make sure you get your order in for these items before they go, by clicking here. And feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have any questions.
Using more of the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper today, and of course my fabulous Envelope Punch Board, to create another cute gift set.
The card also features the Love You More stamp set (#131853 Clear, #131850 Wood), which is available during the “Whole Lot of Love” promotion until the 27th January 2014 or until sold out. And while this set is a Valentine‘s set, I think this particular one has a whole lot of other uses!
And I have lined one of the standard white Stampin’ Up! envelopes with the papers to match the set.
This cute little pouch can be made in a number of different sizes using the same sized piece of patterned paper, just changing where the punches are made to create the different sizes and shapes. It just uses a belly band around to keep the pouch closed, but is so quick and easy to make – perfect for those last minute gifts.
The idea came from a fellow demonstrator from the UK Michelle Last, you can see her blog and video on how to make the pouches here. Thanks for sharing Michelle, love how simple and easy your instructions are.
Hope you are celebrating the holiday season with some crafting time too!
I couldn’t wait to play with my Christmas present, the new Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board!
I have used the punch board to make not only envelope, but also the little slider box.
I have used some gorgeous new papers which will be available during Sale-a-Bration, starting on January 28. Aren’t the colours just gorgeous? Lots of other goodies available free during Sale-a-Bration, so make sure you contact me to find out how you can make the most of it.
The papers are called Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Papers (#133521 available Jan 28 2014). As well I have used the Chevron Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits (#130159), Label Love stamp set (#130622 Clear, #130619 Wood), the Artisan Label Punch (#130920) and of course the Envelope Punch Board (#133774). You can order any, or all of these products by visiting my Stampin’ Up! website here.