I am enjoying taking part in some different challenges at the moment, it is definitely helping to get the mojo flowing!
This week’s Mojo Monday sketch has inspired a few ideas, so I might just be making a couple of cards for this one.
Here is the sketch:
My card uses the lovely Simply Sketched Hostess stamp set, and I have just kept the image really simple so that the shapes in the layout of the card become more of a feature. I have also used the Needlepoint Border Embossing folder to create the horizontal feature lines, and the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out the two circles.
This is such a versatile sketch, you could do so many things with it. Why don’t you have a go 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.
Here are the cards that we made at my Wetlands Stamp-a-Stack on Wed evening. We all had a good time, lots of laughs, creativity and the lovely ladies went home with 6 cards each.
Keeping things short and sweet today, lots of “stuff” going on in my life at present, mostly to do with a new kitchen that is starting to take shape. So crafting has taken a bit of a back seat for a while, but I assure that won’t continue for long!! 🙂 So keep checking back, I might even post some kitchen photos soon.
Last night I ran a class making some cards which used the Herringbone Technique, at the suggestion of one of my lovely stamping ladies. I had so much fun, and really enjoyed playing with this new technique.
The first card we made used strips of patterned paper. This one uses the gorgeous Venetian Romance.
I have kept the rest of the card as simple as possible to allow the background pattern to be the feature, and just used the Thanks a Bunch stamp from the Friendship Preserves stamp set, and the Window Frames Framelit Collection.
I made one using some retired papers to show how different the card could look, depending on which papers you used. It’s a great way to use up some of that stash of retired papers that you have sitting around!
The we used the same technique, only using Washi Tape instead of patterned papers, and made two cards using the two different sets of Washi Tape available in the Annual Catalogue (Page 171). The first one is a lovely bright and cheery card using the gorgeous colours of the Gingham Garden Washi Tape. And the second card using the Epic Day This and That Washi Tape to create a great masculine card.
The tutorial for this technique can be found here.
I hope you will give it a try, it is such an effective technique and heaps of fun!
I just wanted to pop up a quick post this evening to share the good bags that I made for my catalogue launch parties this week. I love the way Stampin’ Up! co-ordinates things so beautifully.
I have used plain brown paper bags to put everyone’s catalogues and other goodies into, which I have then added some of the new patterned papers to, and a matching tag.
In this case I have used the gorgeous Eastern Elegance Designer Series Papers (Page 154 Annual Catalogue), with a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock. The tag has been made using the Chalk Talk stamp set (Page 12) and matching Chalk Talk Framelits (Page 187), along with some of the gorgeous new Chevron Ribbon in Smokey Slate (Page 173).
The photo doesn’t do justice to the colours, we had rather a dull day here in Canberra today, so it was a bit difficult to take a better photo.
Did you miss out? I will post a photo tomorrow of the some of the projects we made. Make sure you stay tuned, and also look out for more classes and stamping get togethers being announced soon. All classes have a limited seating so please contact me to let me know that you are would like to come along. I can cater for complete beginners in most of my classes.
A gorgeous colour combination again this week, Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler.
What can I say… other than, yum, yum, yum! 🙂 Love these colours!
The photo doesn’t really do justice to the card, the embellishment consists of one of the Soda Pop Tops, which has been flattened by running it through the Big Shot, and then I have layered it with one of the Vintage Faceted Buttons. I have also used the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, some of the gorgeous More Amore Specialty papers, the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and matching Framelits Dies and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punch.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for these colours here, and I look forward to seeing what you have made too.
….so I thought I had better get on and make some Easter cards.
Again, I have used the Oval Framelits along with the very cute Everybunny stamp set – too cute!
I am a bit addicted to banners and flags on my cards at the moment, so I have used the gorgeous Tea For Two Designer Series Papers to create them here, and some brads to “secure” them at the top. Little bunny has been heat embossed using black embossing powder and then coloured using inks and a blender pen.
You can contact me if you would like more information about any of the products I have used for this card, and since Easter is less than a month away, contact me also to order your Easter stamps and papers now so that you have some time to create something special for someone special! 🙂
Hope you have a crafty weekend. Happy Stamping!
I have to apologise for my lack of posts recently, things have been rather busy in our household. I have been doing a little crafting so I will try to catch up and share some of them with you.
Today I will share a card that I made using the new Oval Framelits. I just love oval shapes, especially on cards, but have only just had the chance to try them out. Need a few more hours in the day, I feel. Or perhaps I just need to sleep less 🙂
This card uses the Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri and Apothecary Art stamp sets, along with the colours Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse and a half of one of the pretty doilies.
Promise to be back soon with more of my creations.
This week at Our Creative Corner it is my turn to set the challenge, and I have chosen a colour theme, using my favourite colour Purple, along with Silver, you can use other colours as well, just as long as purple and silver are the feature colours for your project. Our Creative Corner will taking a break over Christmas and it is our last challenge before our break, so lets make it a Christmas project as well.
I have had fun with the Big Shot and embossing this week on my card. I have used a stamp from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set which I have heat embossed with silver powder onto Elegant Eggplant card stock and then cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Dies. The silver layer is some of the gorgeous Glimmer paper cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and for the white layer I have used the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and I have used a little bit of Pink Pirouette card stock for some interest and some non-Stampin’ Up! ribbon that I found in my stash!
Our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner is to create a project which uses some stitching and fabric. Stitching can be done on the sewing machine or faux stitching, and the fabric could be used in any part of the project, either as an embellishment, or as I have done, an entire panel.
Again, I am sewing machine-less… that is, without sewing machine…. so I had to use “faux stitching” on my card. Faux stitching is one of my favourite’s, so it wasn’t a chore, actually I think I may have got a little carried away with it, what do you think? That’s all faux stitching around the outside of the greeting and the lines along the top and bottom of “Season’s Greetings”, plus there is some around the red star, it’s just a bit hard to see in the photo.
I stuck with some traditional Christmas colours for this one, and have used a non Stampin’ Up! embossing folder which has been sitting unused for some time now. The Christmas tree looks a bit lumpy in the photo, but I have just used some cotton wool behind it to make it puff out a little.
The Christmas Tree was cut out of the white panel of card stock using the Holiday Collection Framelits die, and the fabric is from the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabrics. And the greeting is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.
If you have any questions about how I made my card, please feel free to send me an email. And you can see what the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge here. We do hope you will give this one a go and join in the fun, we love to see what you have created using our challenges.
Next week is my challenge, so make sure you come back to see what I have for you, and it is also our final challenge for the year, as we are taking a well earned break over Christmas.