Panda Notecard

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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If you NEED to have this stamp set in your life you can place an order through me directly email daffyscrapper@gmail.com or the online HERE  The Current Hostess Code is: JK7E4YYK

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Saturday’s Project

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

Christchurch Extravaganza this Sunday

Im really excited to be teaching at our Christchurch SaleABration Extravaganza this Sunday with some other amazing teachers from around Christchurch and the awesome Jacque Williams from Auckland. There is still time to register with me today or tomorrow so feel free to flick me a text on 027 603 6873 or email me at daffyscrapper@gmail.com for more details and to registerMake five projects with five teachers, all featuring techniques and new Stampin’ Up! products! All levels welcome.

Location: Burnside, Christchurch
Time & date: Saturday 10 February10.30-4:30pm
Doors open at 10am
Cost: $35

All materials and instructions to make the projects provided
enjoy an afternoon tea plus go in the draw to win one of our fabulous spot prizes.
All You need to bring is:
1. sharp scissors
2. bone folder
3. double-sided adhesive (SNAIL or similar), Tombow Glue, and Dimensionals (adhesives for sale on the day, too)
4. camera (for snapping all the ideas out on display)
5. and a smile – we’ll provide the fun!

6. packed lunch

To register, please email daffyscrapper@gmail.com and make payment of $35 to secure your seat.

December Daily Page 5

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The papers I used for Page 5 were a bit more vintagy looking so it has quite a different look to the earlier pages. Page 5 covers December 21st to 24th which is only 4 days there was plenty to fill them finishing on Christmas Eve with my darling Granddaughter sprinkling her reindeer food on the lawn! Looking at it now I may have to go back and change that second card along the bottom because the colour is glaringly out of place, not sure how I missed that! I still have to get photos printed for Christmas Day but luckily Digitalmax has a 9 c print deal until Jan 28th.

December Daily Page 4

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9 Cute mini layouts and 3 journaling cards for December 16th  to 20th –  lots of writing for this page on lovely decorated journal cards.

3 Clever Tips:

  • Take a screen shot of a text conversation, especially if you don’t have a photo for that moment
  • Stamp a label or two to stick out behind a photo to write your journaling on
  • Didn’t get a photo of you baking? Then add a photo of your cup of tea and treats when you are ready to eat them!

December Daily Page 3

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Here we are with Days 11-15! I used those cute little trees from Watercolor Christmas down the bottom too. These little mini layouts (pocket Page cards) are a great way to use up those scraps that often get thrown away.

A few ways I have used them:

  • punched circles and other shapes
  • banners
  • strips
  • tags
  • fussy cutting ( the church in the top right corner)

December Daily Page 2

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Here is Dec 6-10. Had to protect the innocent on this and the next few pages hence the blob circles on the photos. most of the supplies are Stampin’ Up! but I also used some printables etc I picked up off the internet.

I fussy cut a few pieces from Designer paper on this layout so I could use them to flash up some corners. I again used my Merry Mice Stamp Set which gives some continuity to the whole project. Also punched circles make a great accent.

 

 

 

Daily in December ….. Maybe

OK this is the year! I have watched a heap of Youtube videos on December Daily and similar Christmas/December documenting projects over the last while and so this year I’m going to give it a go.

I decided to do it as a section in my usual scrapbook using pocket pages rather than a separate album as most fold seem to do. I’m trying to keep it simple and achievable. I’ve made up some “foundation pages” which I can add photos and stories straight to. The first page has a 4X6 intro card as well. Here the pages I have set up so check back over the next few weeks and see how I’m getting on with this challenge.

I have used a Designer Series Paper pack from the Seasonal Catalogue called Merry Little Christmas plus lots of leftover bits from retired Christmas packs. The two stamp sets I have used so far are Merry Mice from the Annual Catalogue and Watercolour Christmas from the Seasonal catalogue

Different way of documenting

I have been exploring Travellers Notebooks recently as a different way to document thoughts, things I want to remember or reminisce about and having a “feel good” book of inspiration for when things are tough. I love that I can have different notebooks for different purposes and I can really break out and experiment with techniques or styles I haven’t tried before.  This isn’t the project I was going to share with you today but after a fun filled day with my family (and discovering there was no ink in the printer to print the photos for said project) this is the one you get instead.

This is a spread from my “Change” notebook where I am gathering supportive quotes for helping me to make some life changes.

The best thing about this layout was that I used up some of my sadly neglected Washi Tapes along with some paper strips.

I made the notebook myself and it measures 11 X 21 cm when closed. I’ve also made my own covers that hold 4 notebooks. Gotta love Youtube and the people who share their knowledge and creativity so freely.