Time to share…..

My computer was out of action for such a long time that I have quite a few photos here of things to share with you, so I will post up a few now, and perhaps some more in another post tomorrow.

This is a really pretty project I made using the Envelope Punch Board – I’m not sure what you would call it, an Envelope Card perhaps…..


Anyway, it’s just making the envelope and then putting a flat piece of stamped cardstock into the centre, then making a belly band to go around to hold the envelope part closed.

I have used the Gingham Garden papers, the Mixed Bunch and  Morning Meadow (Hostess set) stamp sets.
I love how bright and cheery this card is, especially now that the cooler Autumn weather has arrived here.  Still, it’s a good excuse to stay out of the chilly wind and do some crafting!

I am entering this card in this week’s challenge at The Paper Players – they are looking for a clean and simple card celebrating spring!
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Washi Tape Butterflies

I was really happy when Stampin’ Up! brought out Washi Tape – it’s so much fun to play with!  How cute are these Washi butterflies?  They are just created with some Whisper white cardstock, with Gingham Garden Washi Tape stuck on it, and then the butterflies are punched out.  Simple!

I have made some Quick and Easy 3×3 (that’s inches!) Note Cards, to play along with this week’s challenge at Friday Mashup.  Lots of cool inspiration there this week for ways to use Washi Tape on your cards.
I have been getting some crafting time in today, so will have a few more things to share with you soon.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Herringbone Cards

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!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Treat box and matching card

We used lots of goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue to create our Treat Boxes and matching cards at my catalogue launch.

The base cardstock is in the colour Soft Sky, isn’t it just so pretty?  We used some of the Gingham Garden papers (Page 153 Annual Catalogue)  to create the large gingham banner, which was layered over one our pretty Paper Doilies(Page 156).
The flower has been made using the Mosaic Madness stamp set, and matching Mosaic Punch, in Crisp Cantaloupe and Old Olive.  The cute little peg to hold the top of the box together is from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit on Page 158.

This Treat Box is really simple, great for gifts, party favours, Christmas…..
Here is a masculine version which I have made from the Natural Composition Specialty papers (Page 150), which I have given a light sponge with Early Espresso ink to give it an aged look.

If you would like to order the products to make these, please click here, or send me an email.

Happy Stamping!
Chris