Saturday, 23 May 2015

More Masculine Cards

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By the time you read this I'll be relaxing in sunny New Caledonia.  Just so you don't miss me I have scheduled a number of posts while we are away.

Here are the last of my masculine cards :)

I forgot to take a photo of the box that went with this card!

My 'Little Letters' framelits have had a bit of a work out over the last couple of months :)

You will note a cute box with the cards above - these were made using the Gift Box Punch Board and they are so easy to make and don't require any adhesive to put together AND they hold at least six Whittakers Chocolates!  The card stock is an 8" x 8" square so you get one out of a sheet of A4 card stock.  I really do like making 3D boxes.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

May Card Class

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This week I've held my card classes and these are the cards we made.

I wanted to do a masculine card to showcase the great DSP pack - Adventure Bound.  This design of card (by Julia Leece) can be used for any occasion - just change the DSP for a different look. Depending on the length of the name you can make this card in a portrait or landscape orientation.

This first one is for my brother whose birthday is next month - how organised is that.

And this one if for a friend of ours

This card style has been great as I seem to have had a heap of masculine birthdays in the last couple of months - I still have a few more creations to show.  I've loved using the Adventure Bound DSP for these cards.

The second card is a technique called Bokeh - first you ink your card stock then create a template and apply Whisper White Craft ink.  I used the heat tool to dry off the ink before applying the Craft ink and then used the heat tool again as the Craft ink takes ages to dry.  I've been a bit late getting on board with this technique but better late than never.  It's a fun technique although you do get a bit inky :)

This was my first attempt using a sponge to apply the colour - Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon

For my second card I used a dauber - quite a different effect.  Here I've used Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Altered Notebooks

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I've cleared all the photos from my camera (in preparation of our holiday) and found these which I took ages ago.  They're some more altered notebooks using the 3B1 notebooks.  I just cut them in half with my Table Top Cutter and covered them with DSP and then the fun begins to add the embellishments.

For the bottom pad in the photo above I adhered the DSP to a piece of Coaster Board (pg 192 of the AC) and then punched it out using the Pansy Punch.  It gives the flower a bit of dimension off the notebook.  The small flowers are stamped with the Pictogram Punches set and then punched out with the Petite Petals Punch.

These pens are great - you can get them at Warehouse Stationery or The Warehouse.  The end comes off allowing you to wrap a piece of DSP around the cartridge and then putting it back in the barrel of the pen to give the pretty pattern to match the notebook.

These make great gifts to give away.

Stamp Set - Pictogram Punches, Embellished Events
Card Stock - Whisper White
DSP - A variety of retired papers
Other - Brads, Coaster Board, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Label Framelits, Buttons

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Happy 5th Birthday Jake

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Last Tuesday our neighbours eldest son turned 5 and headed off to school :)  He had a great first day and is still enjoying it.

At the moment he's really into Ninja Turtles which was the theme for his party.  So I've kept with the theme for our card to him.  I CASED this card from Pinterest - not sure who the original creator was but 'thanks'.

Stamp set - Sketched Birthday
Card Stock - Naturals White, Early Espresso, Gumball Green (retired), Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Other - 1 3/4" Circle, Large Oval, Owl Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Little Letter Framelits, Junior Typeset Alphabet (retired), Honeycomb Embossing Folder

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

April Card Class Project

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Where have the weeks gone!  I have my May card classes this week and I haven't even shown you what we made last month!

One Sheet Wonders (OSW) are a great way to create cards.  Most OSW use a sheet of 12 x 12 cards stock or DSP but last year I created one that uses an A4 sheet of card stock.  Depending on the stamp set you use you can create some very different cards.  Here's one I did last year with a Christmas theme (and the template).  For my class last month I used one of the retiring sets - Mixed Bunch and the retiring In Colours 2013-2015 - you get a totally different look.

With my OSW you can also create a bag to hold your four cards and envelopes.  If you didn't want to make the bag you could create more cards just by cutting the panels into different sections.  Maybe I should do another template with that option?

Stamp - Mixed Bunch, Crazy about You
Card Stock- Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Other - 1 1/4" Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Decorative Label Punch, 1/8" Mini Brads, Hexagon EF, Chevron EF, Decorative Dots EF, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Mothers Day Gifts

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Here are the little Mothers Day gifts I made for a local Mainly Music and our ladies at Church - they went down really well.  In all I made 120 of these :)

These are really easy and quick to make and make a cute gift.

I've used up quite a bit of my card stock scraps and retired products - got to make way for new products which should be arriving shortly )


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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day Mum and also to all the mums, aunts and those of us that play a 'mothering' part in childrens lives.  We celebrated with a family lunch at my brothers today which was lovely.

Here's the card I made for my Mum:

It's similar to the card I taught at a recent workshop - same colours and layout just change the sentiment and embossing folder and the card takes on a new look.

Check back tomorrow to see the little gifts (120 of them!!) I made for a local Mainly Music and our Church ladies for Mother's Day.

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