Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bright Butterfly

This is the last of my adventures into iris folding for the time being. A very bright butterfly, pretty isn't it and perfect for a birthday I think.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


Another Iris folding card.  I used the same colours as I did for yesterdays card as I thought they would work quite well for the cat. 

Friday, 12 August 2011

Champers anyone?

I've been trying to clear out some of the stash that I have accumulated over the years.  There is rather a lot of it :/  I found these cards that I had bought a couple of years ago and realised that I haven't done any Iris folding for ages!  I thought this design would be perfect for my parents anniversary next month, so for once I am organised way ahead of time!!   I am in the process of making a couple more now which I will share tomorrow.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Christmas pieces

What a great way of using up all those scraps of designer paper that we just can't bear to throw away!  Using Old Olive as the base card we added a strip of cherry cobbler along the bottom and various squares of jolly holiday designer paper.  A trimming of ribbon and a Christmas message and voila!  Another quick make from our team training day.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Simply Christmas

  I love this card!  Lovely and simple and quick to make but beautiful too!  Another project from team training and one that I will unashamedly copy for my own classes (thanks Amanda :)  ).  The colour combination is the classic old olive, cherry cobbler and vanilla and uses the Jolly Holiday designer papers too along with a touch of satin ribbon for trimming.  The embellishments are created using Stampin ups Bauble punch and label punch and uses the contempo christmas stamps for the message.  The card could be varied by placing the elements differently or by using different designs from the paper pack.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Snowman Box

Cute isn't he!  Another project from team training day.  This cute little box is made from a scored rectangle to make the base of the box and 3 top note die cuts, one in cherry cobbler which is cut in half lengthways and 2 in white.  The two white topnotes are stuck front and back of the box with the two halves of cherry making up the hat.  A strip of cherry makes the brim of his hat and then some tiny black circles punched from Stampin Ups owl punch and a tiny triangle of pumpkin pie for his carroty nose.  A hint of rosy cheeks is created by a daubing of pretty in pink ink.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Noel - Christmas Bunting

This is what mine is going to look like when I've finished making it! The bunting was one of the projects at our Stampin Up team training day recently and this is the lovely Amanda holding up her sample. 
I think the bunting looks amazing and will look great in my house at Christmas and it really isn't that difficult to create.  The designer paper pennant triangles are from Jolly Holiday and are matted onto cherry cobbler.  Then each pennant is trimmed with vanilla card that has been edged with the scallop border punch.  The letters have been inked in old olive and then crystal effects to give them that gorgeous glossy shine.  The letters are then placed onto vanilla circles and cherry scalloped circles.  We used the cropodile to make holes in the corners and to set the jumbo eyelets and the whole thing is joined together with some old olive satin ribbon.  Of course you could make much longer bunting and use different words, hmmm I've got an 18th birthday in the family next year I might make some in a different colour scheme for that!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Tree Baubles

This is a really simple card to make.  I took the idea from Stampin up's catalogue where they have made a similar scrapbook page. 
Using the Jolly Holiday papers I punched a series of Bauble shapes and layered them on the card front in the shape of a tree.  The tree pot is made from a short piece of striped grosgrain ribbon and the bow at the top is also old olive narrow grosgrain ribbon.  Simples !  :)

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