While I have been in “hiding” I have actually made a card or two. This was for my cat mad Niece and she loved it!. So many Pussy Cats…. Lucky I had bought the Pretty Kitty Stamp set just for this occasion. You can check it out on page 30 of the current Annual catalogue. Its quite a versatile little set as it comes with quite a few sentiments too.
I recreated one of the Try It Kit cards using current products and as I dont have any of the pretty new papers yet I used some cards from my Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Kit
I also used one of our gorgeous new pearlised doilies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and Hedgehugs stamp set. That one is so stinking cute!!
I was asked to donate something to goody bags for a Volunteer Thanks Event so I created these Try It Card Kits for the ladies. This was a great way to use up lots of DSP – Designer Series papers and retired card colours. I basically used 3 designs, 2 of which are below, to make the kits come together quickly and to get as much use from my scraps as possible.
I couldn’t resist trying another CASE from the Occasions Catalogue, this time from page 49. This one is pretty similar in style with just a few substitutions for things I didn’t have.
I decided to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Catalogue and used the daffodil card from Page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue. I CASEd it not once but twice! This first card using Southern Serenade is quite similar with the main image on white tilted to one side , a base of DSP and a flagged sentiment strip. But I swapped the button for a small fussy cut flower bumped up on a dimensional and added 2 punched out vellum leaf branches using the Leaf Punch.
For the Second card I replaced the DSP(Designer Series Paper) with a piece of card embossed using the stems one of the Petal Pair Embossing folders. I matted the the central image of the peacock from SAB Exclusive Beautiful Peacock on Cajun Craze. The main image has a few wraps of gold Metallic Thread around the bottom and the final touch was the accent strip under the Sentiment piece.
The catalogues aren’t just pretty to look at, they are a great resource to help you be creative as well. Be sure to have a go at CASEing one of the beautiful creations in them soon
A certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I made this card and, yes, its THAT box again for her. I have a lovely wee piece of jewellery to go in it. Dont you love the curly ribbon on the paper clip! I just used the back edge of my scissors and pulled the ribbon through against them and my thumb. Just like making paper curls. This method works for bakers twine too.
I don’t usually do pretty insides of my cards but the left over piece from the card front just screamed to be added.
Hi folks here is the card I made using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder and my Sitting Here Stamp Set. To add a bit more dimension I gently rubbed over some colour with a Stampin’ Sponge and some Soft Suede Ink. Bit hard to see in the photo but check back to the box I posted last. I think you can see it better there.
I love the colour combo of Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.
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Hi folks here is another version of the card I posted yesterday. Same cut but I have added 2 strips of the Tutti Frutti Washi Tape from Page 29 of the Occasions Catalogue along the front cut edge and then stamped the birthday sentiment down the inside edge. The stamp set is only available for a limited time as a Sale- A – Bration reward when you spend $110. It is called Party Pandas.
As you can I forgot to prime the stamp before using it for the first time and it resulted in a patchy image. Often with these solid images you need to clean the factory mold release agent residue off the them and sometimes just give them a rub over with your hand, a rubber eraser or something similar. Then you get lovely crisp solid images. It also helps to have a well inked stamp pad.
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What a great day we had on Saturday at our first Christchurch Extravaganza! We had 5 awesome teachers including myself and 1 super organised “manager” for the day to support us all. It was very busy and lots of fun meeting new people and reconnecting with the familiar.
My project was a reasonably quick and simple one which once everything was cut and scored I could stamp and put together in 5 minutes! The speed of this means its also quite versatile and great for those moments when you need a card in a hurry or a wee gift box. The other thing I liked about it was that the box is super easy to score and has very little waste. You can get 2 boxes from one piece of A4 card.
The light was rather strong when I took the photo so it may be a bit hard to see the powder pink stamping of the large lacy image behind the flower bunch on the card and all over the box.
I used the Southern Serenade Stamp Set From the Occasions catalogue (Page 49) available in wood #145918 $61; or Clear #145921 $44. The card is one of the Note Card and Envelopes on p.195 (Whisper White #131527 $12.75), and what you cant see is I trimmed 1 cm off the long front edge then stamped the lace trim image along the inside long edge using Lemon Lime Twist. So Pretty. I used A4 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (p.194 #140490 $15) ,this cardstock makes your box a bit more sturdy.
Check out tomorrows post when I show you another version of this card
Hi folks just wanted to share the card demo’d at my party on Wednesday. It used a few techniques, Masking, sponging and collaged stamps. I love the effect and the sponging is so simple but looks really effective. You might remember I use it on this card back in January when I first played with my In This World stamp set.
Its a fun wee Z type fold.
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