Paper Flowers, Scrapbooking

Saturdays Scrapbooking Class – Book now

There are still spaces available for this Saturdays Beginning Scrapbooking Class! So Email me! to find out more or book your space now. Cost is $20 and it starts at 1pm in Leeston. Heres a sneak peek of one of the layouts we will be making using the Cottage Wall DSP from the Winter mini catalogue. remember you can download this from the link on the RHS of my blog.

And here is another layout I have just completed for my girls album.

Cute little watercoloured babies from a retired SU set added a special touch to this desing which was part of a Swap Sisters Scrapbooking Challenge. Lots of squares makes for an effective layout and a great way to use up all those scraps of Patterned paper and cardstock that seem to accumulate so quickly. I varied the makeup of the squares but kept the uniform 2″ size. The wee flower on the background is from Occassionally and most of the DSP squares are cut from Washington Apple.

The flowers are called Dahlia Fold I think and were much easier to create than I thought they would be.  they are made from folded circles and I did them in two different sizes. The littel ones were from a 3/4″ circle and were quite fiddly but well worth it……


Just a quickie!

Hi folks Im off out to dinner tonight so Im short of time so here is a quick post to keep you going.  I have just finished a challenge for a group called Swap Sisters that I belong to. I will probably play with it a bit more as I forgot to add small hearts around the pictures.

My nearly 5 year old did some of the journalling.” I (heart) to feed and hold my worms. I use a glove”

This page uses:

CARDSTOCK: Opulent Orchid, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

INK: Real Red, Baja Breeze and Versamark

Paper from Washington Apple DSP

STAMP SETS: Something Sweet, Organic Grace, alphabet

My ride will here soon so I better pop off.

Cards Fancy Folds

Pop! display Card

I had a play session with my friend Anne earlier this week and we made this!

For Everything Pop up cardA Free Standing Pop Up Card. We both did pretty much the same thing using Washington Apple DSP and the For Everything Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Find  detailed instructions  for making a similar card by Mary Jo Albright HERE! at Split Coast Stampers. Have a look through the gallery to see more variations.  This one has fold out sections to make it look more ” gallery window looking”. It is important to get the scoring measurements just right so it sits properly. When you collapse it flat for putting in an envelope for posting lean the Pop up  back slightly so the flaps slide through more easily.

Basic instructions  are:

  • 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock for base
  • 5-1/2″ x 6″ piece of cardstock for pop up

Score the 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock at at 1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″, and 10″ Flatten in each fold. Cut a thin slot along the 5 1/2″ score line to the width of tab of the Pop up.

Score the 5 1/2″ x 6″ piece of cardstock 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ down the 6″ length also score in at 1″ high to the scored lines on either side to form a rectangle which will be trimmed out to form a central tab to attach to the base

Its good idea to stamp and  decorate the two pieces before you put them together.

This card inspired me to try something else but I will leave that as a surprise for tomorrow!

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General

Cupcake twist and a cherry on top

This cupcake stamp is so cute! In the Hostess set Sweet Little Sentiments is the perfect words to go with it too. “Celebrate one cupckae at a time!”

I used So Saffron cardbases for both cards but they still come off looking quite different. My trusty -I dont know how I ever got along without it- Corner rounder was well used for the first card as I used it to do scallop borders on the strip and then again on the circle. Other colours used were Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Close to Cocoa.

There goes that Washington Apple paper again. As usual I really wasnt sure about this pack but it has proven very useful. Now just to change the cupckae up a little I punched out some 1/2″ circle cherries and gave them a wee shine with the white Uniball Signo Gel Pen. These of course cover up the whats left of the candle after I snipped it flush with the top of the cupcake. The cupcake cases were stamped on another paper from Washington Apple and the cupcake parts on variuos cardstocks which were all then trimmed and assembled

Cards - General

Still quacking!Lucky Duck

Add a little dimension and gloss with Crystal Effects!

This was my first Lucky Duck card. These colours are gorgeous together Certainly Celery and So Saffron and the ribbon adds a special touch too.  I used Boho Backgrounds flowers with Certainly Celery ink and again with So Saffron to add interest to the cardbase and mat. I masked off the wagon to stamp the duck then colour him with markers. The little flower image is from Short and Sweet. Here comes number 2…

Bashful Blue and Tangerine Tango used with a paper from the Washington Apple packA nice simple card. I used the fine end of a marker to frame the stamped image and outlined the image with Sahara Sand to make it stand out more. Add a little knot and you are done.

No more ducks for a few days now but still using the Wagon full of fun set tomorrow. Today I am at the Rolleston Community Market for a special extended  pre Chirstmas market from 10-2 pop along and say Hi!

Box Bag Tag, Cards - General, Gift, Technique

To you From Me

That is a such a great sentiment that you can use for so many occassions. You can find it in the Best Yet Level 1 hostess set Contact me! to find out how to book your in home workshop and earn this set for FREE!

I have just learnt how to make the Bag in a Box. It is so cool!! and very easy once you figure out how.Make them as plain or fancy as you like.

  • 1. Cut a base of 4 1/2″ square score at 1″ in from every edge and crease
  • 2. At each corner make a snip along one of the sides of the small square formed by the scoring, only as far as the scored inner square to form a flap at each corner for gluing the base together. And then glue  in place to form tray base
  • 3. Cut a piece 5 1/2″ X 11” of patterned paper to fit around the base.  Add tape around the outside each of the base or the inside lower edge of the patterned paper
  • 4. Add a strip of tape up the inside of one of the 5 1/2″ sides
  • 5.     Remove tape from lower edge and adhere patterned paper to tray base midway across the back starting with the edge WITHOUT the tape on. Remove the side edge tape when you have it wrapped round and stick together.
  • 6.   Cut a strip long enough to go around the base of the tray   part. Cut one edge with a border punch if desired and adhere in place
  • 7.    Punch out 2 Round tabs, scallop circles or any other similar punch that can be folded in half symetrically add tape and stick in place on Centre front and back of bag. Punch a hole with Horizontal slit or normal hole punch to thread ribbon through to close after you have filled the bag.

I usually stay well away from ORANGE but I was feeling brave and I wanted to use this lovely paper from the Washington Apple Pack. I made a matching card using nearly all DSP which is again something out of the ordinary for me. I do love double sided paper, it makes life so much easier. The red double stitched look paper is the other side of the floral. I stamped and cut out the butterfly from Great Friend which has been a wonderful set I will be sad to see it be retired on November 30th. Order yours now! while there is still time I will be placing the last qualifying order on November 29th so dont miss out.

Right I better get off to work now. Ka Kite