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Make the Most of these Deals!


olo-main_onlineex_nov2116_sp_ukOur Online Extravaganza begun today and I wanted to make a card using some of the products that are featured. I also wanted to have a go at these Fancy Fold Pivot/Twist and Pop Up cards.


Not great photography but you get the idea : ) I used the In Colour Enamel Shapes which are featured in today’s Enamel Shape Bundle and the Playful Palette DSP Stack which is featured in the Flash Sale on the 28th. I also used my Brand New Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies for all the squares. Even though they aren’t in the Online Extravaganza I have to say they are pretty awesome and a great way to get a variety of shape dies without having to buy all the sets.





Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save! Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.


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Diagonal Flash Cards

I had an enquiry for instructions on how to create the Diagonal Flash Card from my Flash Birds post a few days ago so I did a wee photo tutorial which you can download below. Here are another couple of samples using this cut.


The one above uses the Made with Love Stamp set and the colours from the TGIF Challenge Pool Party, Basic Grey and Daffodil Delight. I used Markers to outline each of the small images which is a great way to add colour if you don’t like colouring in. I did have to add the tiny bit of white for the little banner but otherwise its all Flash Card pieces.


Here is another one but instead of neutral card for the top layer I used some DSP and used the same outlining method to do the background pattern. The white borders cover my little boo boo and I used the leftover strip for cutting the neutral pieces of the Flash cards. Here is the PDF for this technique. Flash Card Diagonal Cut – Flash Birdies Enjoy!

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2 cards 1 sketch

I Kind of CASED this one from the Card using Blended Bloom on page 114. It is a great design that could used in a number of ways. The Blackberry Bliss one uses Sprinkles of Life and the Cucumber Crush one uses another of my new sets called Made With Love.


The paper banners are made using papers from Cherries on Top 6X6 Paper stack


How cute is this wee deer! And there is that gorgeous Cherry paper again. To get the water coloured look to the baby suit I quickly ran over the stamped lines with a Blender Pen (p 163 of the catalogue) then I deepened the stripes by using the Inkpad squeeze method. Squeeze the inkpad while its closed and then open the ink pad and the should be a smudge of ink on the lid. Pick up a little of the ink and scribble it on the lid and colour the stripes. I used this method to colour the deer as well.


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Cute Note cards

A pair of cute note cards for you today still using up the scraps. I added the 3 squares to the front offset to the left. Then I added a skinny strip to each edge of the squares. I used Cottage Greetings to complete one card and Sprinkles of Life for the other one



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Cottage Scraps

I had to prep for a class lately and greatly OVER prepared as lots of people cancelled at the last minute so had lots of leftover squares of DSP ( patterned paper). So I had a play to figure out how to use them up. I love to use up my scraps!


Quick and easy in design and so open to adaption. I added the stamped, matted Sentiment panel and faux stitching to the outer edge of each square. The stamp set is again Cottage Greetings, its so cute!


Last one is Notecard size and uses Tree from Sprinkles of Life.



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Thanks a Bunch

Still experimenting with Cottage Greetings – I added a few more touches with this card. I used a strip of paper from the In Colour Envelope Paper pack and ruled lines down each side of it and around the edge of the circle. The sentiment from Sprinkles of Life was stamped on a narrow strip of card and then each end notched with the wee banner punch.

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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.


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.


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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Sprinkles of Life Day 3 Two cards one design

I had two go’s at this card design just because I liked it so much! They are both so cute and use the Tree Builder Punch and Sprinkles of Life.P1040902

These cards are a bit smaller than the usual A5 fold. You can get 3 from each A4 sheet. just cut across the sheet at 9.5, 19 and 28.5cm to create the 3 cards. Score at 14 cm to create front flap. You need two mats – front 6.5 X9 cm and inside 13.5 X 9 cm. Here is version 2 using the basket of flowers.

P1040903 Close up of the basket
P1040904The basket/ cupcake case needs to be handcut but the cupcake tops can be punched out along with allsorts of other bits


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Sprinkles of Life Day 2

Another easy to put together card. I love this white on white shadow style which was easy to create with the Tree Builder punch that coordinates with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.


How cute is this! Punch the white trees and trunks, glue the trunks in place and arrange on the card front. Glue in place. Use the Paper Piercing tool and template to add a border around the edge. Stamp the trunk and branches on Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush respectively and punch out with the Tree Builder Punch. Adhere in place and stamp sentiment. Ta Da Done!

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Sprinkles of Life day 1

139971GFor the next few days I am showcasing the awesome Sprinkles of Life Stamp set. It is definitely going to be  a best seller judging by the comments and projects I have seen splashing their way across the internet. It is also this years Ronald McDonald House Charity set and SU gives $3.50 from each set sold to the charity. You can find it on the inside back page of the catalogue


Two quick cards made using two sheets from the 6X6 Cherry On Top DSP Stack. I cut them to 14 X 9.5 cm then layer them together and cut longways at 4.5 cm, then the first pair of strips at 4.5 cm off the top end and the 2nd pair at also at 4.5 cm but off the bottom end. Then you can mix and match the 4 patterns on a cardbase leaving an even narrow border around each piece.  The stamped and punched cupcake is mounted with Dimensionals on a 2″ circle and 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punched shape. Quick and cute