Project Life - Pocket Pages, Scrapbooking

Project Life Card Idea plus a Giveaway

Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE

If you wish to do an Online Order with me – you can do this where ever you are in New Zealand and it will be sent straight to you – You can follow the link to my online store on the right sidebar of my blog. The current Hostess code is ETR49PAB Just pop it in the box when requested as you go through the order process. It helps me keep track of the smaller orders but if your order is $300 or over not including shipping then you qualify for your own Hostess Code and Rewards. If anyone needs help setting up an account then I can help with that too.

Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too!P1080154 Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.

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This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Crazy About You Stamp Set

Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch

Hello You Thinlits Dies

The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.

And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds

Cheerful Critters Latch Card

I revisited this awesome retired set, Cheerful Critters, to make this card for my nieces birthday recently. The tutorial I used for this Latch Card was from Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

P1050154The gorgeous birthday candles paper is from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack ( # 138443 page 144 $17.00). I water coloured all the cutesy animals with Stampin’ Write Markers which I scribbled on an acrylic block and picking up the colour with an Aquapainter. The words on the front are from Crazy about You and inside is a gorgeous one from the  Cottage Greetings set.

We are counting down now to September 1st when the new Holiday catalogue goes live.  My supply of these has just arrived so if you would like to get your hands on one of these then leave me a comment or flick me an email at moocowgen@ihug.co.nz

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Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards - Wedding

Blushing Bliss Eleanor

I was playing with some old card swaps I had and as some of them were notecard size or square and I like to keep them to a standard card I got a bit creative. I liked one of the cards I “tweaked” so much that I used the layout again for this one. The sentiment isn’t quite right but it was late and I wasn’t being very inventive (READ: I was too lazy to go find something else LOL). The colours are Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Pool Party which is a great combo for many occasions.

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Eleanor with funny scrappy strip background

Hi folks Im back with heaps of new ideas and gorgeous cards. For the next few days I am concentrating on an older stamp set called Everything Eleanor which is available in Wood and Clearmount

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I had all these strips of coloured card sitting on my table and I hate to waste them so I glued them all onto a piece of scrap paper butting them up tight to each other. Then I cut the whole piece into various sized strips then offset them to create this background. It could be called Bargello??? Im sure one of you clever people will be able to tell me! : )

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Next comes the Everything Eleanor stamp set. I stamped the biggest flower and 2 of the medium flower then stamped two of the leafy branch from the Crazy About You stamp set. A leafy branch is the one thing that is missing from this set but it does have a gorgeous flourish! Lastly I added some pearls, Dimensionals under the big flower and the wee bird stamp. The sentiment is from the new Build a Birthday stamp set

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Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Two Cards One Sketch

Sprinkles of Life Day 4 – swapsies

Recently I took part in a team card sample swap and I used Sprinkles of Life and some of our new In Colours, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush along with So Saffron. I also used the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.

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The wispy thread behind the flower basket is a single strand from a piece of  Bakers Twine – a great cost saver as a little goes a long way. I had also used this design with the Crazy About You stamp set so take a look at this.

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Simple and stepped up with a whole Rich Razzleberry flower, Bakers twine and sequins. The stepped up one uses slightly different colours with the yellow being Delightful Dijon and the green Mint Macaron. These again are sized notecard size so you can get 3 cards from one A4 – cut at 3 3/4″,  7 1/2″ and 11 1/4″ and score in half.

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Build A Birthday Fancy Hat

Me again. Here is another Build A Birthday card and definitely not a cake!

P1040892 I tried a File Folder card in Watermelon Wonder, the front is covered using some of the new In Colour Envelope Paper. This is a much lighter weight than our DSP and obviously suited for making envelopes but also works for layering on cards. This is in the Tip Top Taupe colour as is the Dotted Lace.

TIP: I trimmed off the top edge of the lace, coiled it to add a wee touch behind the flower  and gathered the rest onto the bottom of the image panel.

The great thing about Photopolymer stamps is you can reshape them into curves and I did this a little with the cake stand stamp I used for the hat. You can tell its a hat can’t you???

TIP 2: To add the striped ribbon on the hat I lightly stamped the cake stand on the back of a piece of white card, cut around the lower edge of the foot piece to get the scallop then on the blank side stamp the stripe candle piece and trim to length before gluing on the “hat”.

The flower was made by “faux suedeing” 2 X 7/8″ scallop circles and layering them. Cute huh! The sentiment of course from my fav sentiment set ever Crazy About You!

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What to do with the leftover bit!

After I made the card (posted yesterday for Colour Throwdown Challenge) I was left with the pieces from inside the letters and the “negative” of the word. P1040784Using a couple of sticky notes I then sponged 1 cm stripes of colour on a piece of Whisper White the same size as the “negative” card piece. I adhered the “negative” in place ( you could use dimensionals here to raise it up a bit) then stamped the Birthday sentiment on some WW, punched it out with a Word Window punch and popped it on some Dimensionals under the word. Then I matted and mounted the whole piece as shown. Cool huh! Here is a closer look at the sponged stripes.

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Faves Farewell Blog Hop

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Welcome! If you didnt arrive from Kathe Oldham at The JorjaRose Files then make sure you click all the way through to see all the great projects featuring our Favourite Products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

My projects feature the retiring set Today and Everyday which is one of my favourites. I used it to make my Mum’s Mothers Day Card and try a new Fancy Fold called a Double Twisted Easel.

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I used the super word set Crazy About You from the  Occasions Catalogue for the sentiments and leaf stamping. The DSP is also from the Occasions catalogue and is called Painted Blooms. The card colours are Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.  I’m quite sad to see these 2013-2015 In Colours going as they were real favourites with me. And it’s too late now to get any more as the Cardstock is all gone : (

Take a closer look at the two display fronts. One is very clean and simple but the other has been coloured, fussy cut and layered to make it 3D and Crumb Cake seam binding threaded through some punched holes. I was this technique on a card by Sandi Hartka

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I also added a touch of gold with my Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker (retiring) and used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the lanterns.

I’ve put together a tutorial for you for the Double Twisted Easel Card so give it a go. Double Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Here are some wee Notecards I made too

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The next stop is to Sally Robertson’s Up and Away

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Links to all the blogs in the hop in case you get lost:

1. Lisa – Daffyscrapper – You are here
2. Sally Robertson
3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4. Delys Cram
5. Alicia Yap
6. Jackie Noble
7. Ria Kaire
8. Katherine Oldham

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General

Happy Birthday Throwdown

Hi folks I loved the colours in The Colour Throwdown Challenge this week and had seen a sketch for a card I wanted to try then the planets aligned and a card was created. Here are the colours

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I used So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie and Pistachio Pudding.

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The sentiment and flower are from a very flexible and super useful stamp in the Occasions Catalogue called Crazy About You. It coordinates with a Thinlit die set called Hello You, both are available as a bundle which saves you 15%. Of course I wasnt bright enough to do that! But Wow those dies are so fun, I even made something with the negative from Happy. You might get to see that tomorrow if I remember to post it!

Check back after 7 tonight for a Faves Farewell Blog Hop showcasing retiring product from Stampin’ Up!