Thursday, 18 September 2014

Choose Happiness Card

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Here's the last Make & Take we made last Saturday.  We were shown how to create a mask so that the stalk of the branches didn't stamp over the flower which was stamped first.  This also gives it a bit of a 3D effect.

To get the mask effect stamp the flower image first using Momento Ink then cut a circle out of scrap paper, place it over the flower and then stamp the leaves (again in Momento).  When I got home I added some more leaves as I had a bit of a gap.  I don't have the 'Choose Happiness' set so I used 'Bloom with Hope' which is a Hostess only set.

The leaves and flower were coloured in with the Blendabilities Markers.  These markers do tend to 'bleed' on the back of the card stock so it is adhered to the card base rather than stamping directly onto the card base.

We were fortunate to have Sophie from the Australian office at our event and she gave a great session on using Blendabilities.  One tip she gave was to use the Colour Lifter to add highlights to you image.  I have done this with my flower and I'm pleased with the effect - thanks Sophie.

Stamp Set - Choose Happines, Bloom with Hope
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Momento Ink
Markers - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Colour Lifter
Other - Artisan Punch, Rhinestone,, Dimensionals

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Kraft Grid Journals

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Back again with the second Make & Take we made on Saturday.  This project uses the new Kraft Grid Journals on page 200 of the Annual Catalogue.  I was fortunate to be in one of the winning Prize Patrol groups and won six of these - thank you Stampin' Up!

We have again used the set Choose Happiness to decorate the front cover.  The leaf images are stamped with Momento Ink and then coloured in with Blendabilities Markers.  The 'bird' and border image are stamped with Baked Brown Sugar.  I like the effect of stamping directly onto DSP - must remember this and do it a bit more myself!

Did you notice the spine of the Journal?  We added a strip of Washi Tape which covers up the page stitching and adds a cool look.

Stamp set - Choose Happines
DSP - Typeset
Ink - Momento Ink, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive Blendabilities
Markers - Old Olive, Basic Black
Other - Kraft Grid Journal, Label Bracket Punch,Sequins, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Sweet Sadie Washi Tape

Well I've got one more project to show you - so check back soon to see what we made.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Petite Cafe Gift Bags

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I got busy last night doing baking and other domestics around the place that I forgot to do my blog post!  So without further ado here we go:

This was the first Make & Take that we completed at our Regional Training event last Saturday.

It uses the new Petite Cafe Gift Bag from the Holiday Catalogue (pg 10).  These come in a pack of 10 and are food-safe poly-lined treat bags with a tin tie closure - just the right size for gift giving this Christmas.

We stamped the front and made a cute banner that goes over the top - an easy way to 'dress up' a kraft paper bag.  You can find the pegs and sequins on page 208 and 209 of the main catalogue - guess what's going on my list!  The sequins (available in the 2013-2015 In Colours) come in three shapes - stars, circles and hearts and were also used on our other two projects which I'll show later this week.

Here's a closeup of the banner

Stamp Set - Choose Hapiness
Card Stock - Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla
DSP- Typeset
Ink - Crumb Cake
Other - Petite Cafe Gift Bag, Clothespins, Sequins, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Linen Thread

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Yellowbear Name Badge

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Yesterday we had our Regional Training Day here in Auckland.  It was lots of fun and great to catch up with my fellow demos (esp those from out of town).

We were asked to make name badges before we came so at 10:00pm on Friday night I started making mine!  And this is what I created:

Isn't he cute?  I even took along the 'real' Yellowbear as he never misses a big event.

This bear has been created with seven different punches.  I used a dauber to go round the edge of each piece with Daffodil Delight before putting him together - the shading gives him a 3D look.  I found a badge pin (left over from a previous badge) sitting on my desk which was great so I attached this to the back of the Black Oval.

I'll be back tomorrow with some of the projects we created.

Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Daffodil Delight
Markers - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, White Chalk
Punches - Small, Large and Extra Wide Oval Punches, 1/2", 3/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch (Circle)
Other - Oval Framelits, Little Letters Thinlits

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Festival of Trees - part six

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Here we are at the end of the week and the end of the showcase - I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creations.

Toady's card is a CASE of my Christmas Wreath card I made for team swaps last month.  You could use all sorts of stamps with this style of card and it's a really easy card to make but very effective.

My stars on top of the tree are gold embossed.  Stamp your VersaMarak ink pad on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, cover it with gold embossing powder and heat.  Then punch out three stars with the star punch from the  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
Card Stock - Garden Green, Whisper White
DSP - Trim the Tree Paper Stack
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other - Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Gold and Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, VersaMark

I hope you've enjoyed this past week and are inspired to get creating.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Festival of Trees - part five

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I hope you're enjoying this showcase of ideas using the new Festival of Trees.

For this card I've used a layout from a recent creation and just changed the stamp set.

Instead of stamping the second layer on the tree I used the larger sized pearls and coloured them with the light, medium and dark shades of the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to give a contrast of colour.

Again with this card base being Whisper White I've added a couple of layers to the inside to give it a bit more strength so it can stand on it's own.  The sentiments on this card are all from the Festival of Trees set.

Stamp set - Festival of Trees
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
DSP - Trim the Tree Paper Stack
Punches - Tree Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch
Other - Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, White Bakers Twine, Arrows Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Well tomorrow is the last day of my Festival of Trees showcase - and I've saved the best till last.

See you then.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Festival of Trees - part four

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Back again with another Festival of Trees card - this time with a silver theme.  I love how this set is so versatile.

Have you noticed the 'red' pearls appearing on the trees?  You can create whatever coloured pearls you want with our new alcohol based markers - Blendabilities.  Just colour them in and adhere to your project.  You can also colour in our rhinestones with the Blendabilities.

Stamps - Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
Card Stock - Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Other - Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Tree Punch

See you tomorrow

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