Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sweet Treat Cup Card

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Yesterday my nephew turned 20 (not sure where those years have gone!).  I wanted to make a fun card for him and here's what I created.

To create my background I've used the Dots Decorative Mask and matched the inks to the M & M's inside the sweet treat cup.

As you know no birthday card is complete without a chocolate treat container.

I love the new Curvy Keepsake Box die and they are so quick to make.  Inside they hold some Whittakers mini chocolate slabs and one box also contains some money :) to go towards some new boots he wanted.

Stamp Set - Hey You
Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Other - Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die, Washi Tape, Decorative Label Punch, Sweet Treat Cup, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Happy Birthday Matt - hope you had a great day :)

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Endless Wishes One Sheet Wonder and an ESAD Blog Hop

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Wlcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  You may have arrived from Christie's blog or just joined my page.

So what is ESAD?  ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Now on with my project.  I wanted to use the Endless Wishes stamp set so I've created a One Sheet Wonder and turned it into four cards and a cool box to store them in ready to give away.  First of all I stampes an A4 sheet all over with your the images from Endless Wishes and then cut it up as per the template I created.

I then went about creating four cards using the pieces from the template:


And here's the box which also holds the envelopes.  The measurements for the box are 16cm x 29.7cm.  On the long side score at 2, 14, 16 and 28cm and on the short side score at 2cm.

After I made the cards and box I used Dazzling Details (my newest find) to add a bit of bling to my stamped images

Stamp Set:  Endless Wishes
Card Stock - Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky, Naturals White
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky
Other - Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Brad Bases, Rhinestones, Dazzking Details Silver Sparkle, LArge Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch. 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Silver Metallic Bakers Twine

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog - now it's time to hop on over to Amity's blog

1.   Keryn Campbell

2.   Narelle Hoggard

3.   Gail Kirby

4.   Libby Dyson

5.   Emily Campbell

6.   Debra Spijers

7.   Kelly Kent

8.   Monique Fielder

9.   Andrea Buckland

10.  Debbie Lamb

11.  Sally Williams

12.  Christie Kunkel

13.   Paula Reid

14.   Amity Knight

15.   Ria Kaire

16.   Nerida Carter

17.  Rochelle Blok

18.  Tracy Speight

19.  Rachael Lewsley

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Kinda Eclectic

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I've just been doing a 'clean up' of my computer and found a card I made a while ago and forgot to post - so here it is.

I've managed to use all the stamps from the set on this card and all but one of the new In Colours - Blackberry Bliss just didn't seem to fit in with this layout.

I love how the butterflies co-ordinate with our two butterfly punches - so much easier and quicker than having to manually cut them out.

Stamp set - Kinda Eclectic
Card Stock - Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla
Ink - Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Other - Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sweet Treat Cups

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I'm a bit late showing you this but this is the card I taught the other week at my card class.  The theme was 'a card for a boy'.  This could actually be for anyone - just change the colours to suit.

I didn't have any DSP that was appropriate for a boy so I decided to try using the new Decorative Masks to create my own DSP.  It worked a treat with daubers and we could arrange the colours in whatever pattern we wanted.

A 'sweet treat cup' card is great for all ages and I have a special way of getting to the 'loot' without damaging the card - a 'trap door' from the inside of the card.

Now you can get to the M and M's without damaging the card :)

I took this card to work to show the ladies I work with - they like it so much I now have orders to make more of these :)

The other card I taught them was the one I did for my recent team swap here.

Stamp set - Hey You
Card Stock - Tangelo Twist, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink - Tangelo Twist, Garden Green, So Saffron
Other - Decorative Mask - Dots, Chalk Talk Framelits, Circle Framelits, 1 3/4" and 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Daubers, Dimensionals, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch
Non SU - M and M's

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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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