Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas Ornaments in a Side Spring Card

Yesterday afternoon I had my monthly card class and the ladies enjoyed making a new style card called the "side spring card".

With a few scores lines and then valley and mountain folds in the right place we made a card like this:  

Here are two more "side spring cards" with slightly different designs.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, 
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations
DSP: Be of Good Cheer
Punch: Ornaments
Other: Simple Scored Scoring Tool, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Delightful Ornaments

In a couple of weeks I will be doing a workshop with some elderly people and so I thought we would make a small Christmas card (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") using the new ornament stamp set and punch I bought recently.  I have made a few different ones to see what I like the best.

Here are all three:

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Ornament
Other: Markers, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Here they are in more detail.

First card:
This first one uses very vanilla cardstock, although it is probably hard to tell in the photo.  This is probably my personal favourite as I think it is a bit more elegant with just the very vanilla and cherry cobbler and without the gumball green.

Second card:
With this card I thougth I would include two different colours of ornaments and use whisper white card.

Third card: 
This final card also uses whisper white and has the ornaments the opposite way around.  I have also added the the string to hang the ornament from with matching markers.  I wonder if it spoils it a bit.  I think adding some Baker's Twine would be good, but I don't have it in gumball green and it would be a bit fiddle to do with the elderly group, but probably effective.  I will have to try that one too sometime.

Which one is your favourite?

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Three Little Ducks

This is a made a card for a little girl who has just turned one.

I used the cute duck stamp from the Easy Events set.  I didn't want the sentiment below the image, so I used my basic black marker to ink the image part of the stamp and then stamped it.  I did it three times to have them swimming in a row.  I was trying to line them up, but it didn't quite work.  In the end I think it looks quite effect like this.  I also coloured them with markers.  I love the way the embossed background gives texture to a card.  I would really have liked to include the number 1 on this card to show that it was for a 1st birthday, but I didn't have anything I could use.  Memorable Moments would be perfect for this and is on my wish list.

Stamps: Easy Events, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Lucky Limeade 
Markers: Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pretty In Pink
Card stock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
DSP: Lucky Limeade from In colours 2011-2013 DSP
Other: Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Scalloped Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.


Monday, 1 October 2012

October Promotion - Free Ribbon

During October, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $70 purchase. 

Dates: 1-31 October 2012

Promotion Details:
At Stampin’ Up!, it’s spool time! For the month of October, get a FREE package of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon—a $19.25 value—for every $70 you spend!
Choose from the following ribbons:

Retail Value
126848 Ribbon Gumball Green 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin $19.25
126847 Midnight Muse 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $19.25
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $19.25
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $19.25
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon $19.25

If you would like to attend one of my classes in October or place an order, please contact me.