Thursday, 30 May 2013
This is a great way to use up some of those scraps of designer series paper that you have hanging around. Yes, we all have them, can't possibly throw anything away that might possibly be used on a card someday!
The Feel Goods sentiment has been cut with framelits in the Big Shot but you have to cut the banners yourself. An easy way to get your banner tips even is to either use a square punch or snip up the centre first and then from the corners.
Friday, 24 May 2013
I have a very pretty card to share today. It wasn't designed by me (no surprise there!) but by one of my Stampin Up colleagues Angela Blechynden and she demonstrated the card at the Sandown show in January.
It doesn't show up very well in this photo but the background has been embossed with the Flower Garden folder and then the punched butterflies 3d mounted on top.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Here's a card that we made at Make, Do and Send card club recently. The base card is Wisteria Wonder and the butterflies are stamped in Wisteria, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. I'm so glad that Stampin Up will be retaining most of the current In-Colours although we will lose Lucky limeade at the end of June.
I also stamped the butterflies a second time and punched them out with the matching punch so that I could 3d mount them. Some simple scoring and a little bling finish it off.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
This was a project that we made at Make. Do and Send card club recently. The original idea came from Amanda Fowler, you can see her blog here.
The little gift bag is made from just one piece of card which is scored using the fabulous Simply Scored board and then folded, it is held closed by ribbon. The bag is the perfect size to hold four 3x3 inch cards with their envelopes. I kept the decoration of my cards to a simple colour combination of Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral, I shall be sorry to see these colours retire at the end of the current catalogue in June, do you think we can persuade stampin Up to keep them?
Here's a closer image of the gift bag, you can see that I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set to decorate it.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Does this look familiar? It's a new take on the thank you card that I made for Alice to send after her birthday, you can see the original post here.
I redesigned it slightly to use for Make, Do and Send card club at the beginning of August, if you would like to join us please check out the details on my monthly clubs page.
I really love the Twitterpated designer paper that we have in the Summer mini catalogue, we only have it until the end of the month and I will be sad to see it go so I;m making the most of it now. so the paper gave me the colour pallette for the rest of the card; the butterfly is 3d mounted to look as though it has just landed and I used a dauber around the edge to give it more definition. A detail that I added to this version is the paper pricking in the top right and bottom right corners, I think you can just see it in the photo.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Another new technique! Well not quite, I have attempted this one once before. This effect is achieved by taking an inkpad to the inside of an embossing folder before placing the card inside and running through the Big Shot. There are a lot of layers to this card, the pretty in pink base card and then Rose Red designer paper followed by a crumb cake layer and then the embossed layer, the embossing folder is elegant Bouquet. The butterfly was punched from dsp and attached with a rhinestone brad.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
This stamp set has been on my wish list forever and it's another set that has a coordinating punch to go with it.
My daughter turned 18 in March but for various reasons we couldn't hold her party until mid April and Oh what a great night it was. Lots of family and friends joined us to celebrate and we all danced the night away to the wonderful A-band-on-ship who did indeed abandon their ship for the evening to entertain us.
However, I digress! Back to the card. Of course Alice had many thank-yous to send and this, along with yesterdays card, was one of the designs that I made. This version uses a designer paper that retired from the Stampin' Up! catalogue last year but you could use any coordinating paper to create a similar version. My colours were Rose red and Marina Mist which are echoed in the dsp and the butterfly is punched and 3d mounted for definition.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Who says you should stick a paper butterfly to a card?! This is my goddaughter's birthday cake, her mum used the butterfly punch with coloured rice paper for the finishing touches. I think it looks gorgeous and I bet it was tasty too :)
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Card number 2 from the boxed set. I like this one, simple but effective. Just a strip of Blueberry crisp paper, a 3D'd greeting and a punched butterfly to embellish. The flourishes in the corners have been inked in pacific point to match the base card and don't forget the rhinestone to add some bling :)