Monday, 30 December 2013

PPA 185 Sketch

After lots of Christmas cards it time again to make some other types of cards.  I used the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #185 as my starting point.  This is my creation for masculine birthday card.

For this card I got to use for the first time my tiny wave rotary cutting blade in my Stampin' Trimmer which fits in the Rotary  Blade Addition . I love the way you can change the blade, to cut card or use it as a decoration.  There is also a perforating blade and a small scallop blade.

Stamp Sets: Label Love, Simply Stars
Card: Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Seasons of Style Washi Tape, Stylish Strips Embossing Folder, Stampin' Trimmer, Rotary Blade Addition, Tiny Wave Rotary Cutting Blade, Artisan Punch, Tombow
The card is based on this sketch.


Here is the inside of the card.

Thanks for dropping by.  Wishing you a Happy New Year!


Friday, 27 December 2013

Gift Card Holders

Part of final preparation for Christmas included making a couple of gift card holders.  I didn't get around to posting these before Christmas, but here they are now.  These are the two different styled ones I made.  I was inspired by Amy Koenders.  Both use the Envelope Punch Board.

This first one is a sliding gift card.

This is the inside of the other one which is a smaller and simpler version.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas.  I hope you are having a lovely day with family and friends.  Have a safe and Happy New Year.

Thank you for your support this year.


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wishing You

Here is my take on one of the cards we made at the Christmas Extravaganza in November. The card was created and taught by Paula Reid and Heather.  I finally got around to making some more at home.  You can see their original card here.

I have this Wishing You stamp set so I was able to use it, but I had to make a few minor changes.  I don't have the Decorative Label punch they used, so I used my Framelit Label Dies instead.  I also made use of the green ribbon I had which was different ribbon to the original card.  The one on the left features Old Olive ribbon which is possibly retired.  The card on the right features Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon.

I loved the layout of this card, the bright Real Red colour, as well as learning a new technique  - The emboss resist with a twist technique.  We only embossed part of the front and left part of it smooth so we could stamp an image. 

Thanks for visiting and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Season of Style Gift Boxes

These are some boxes I made for my Music Box team to thank them for their work this year.  Music Box is a music and movement session for toddlers and their mums/caregivers, similar to Mainly Music.

What did I put inside?  It neatly fits 6 treat sized Whittakers bars.

These boxes were inspired by Tanya Bell.  They are easy to make once you know how.  They only use one piece of 12" x 12" DSP and some extra card for the belly band.  My Simply Scored Tool came in very handy for making this box.  And once again the Label Love stamp set and Artisan punch have been very useful to decorate the belly band.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz - Up to 80% off!

Get in quick. Don't delay.  Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.  All Clearance Rack items will be listed on the online store.  You can purchase items through my online shop hereItems will be removed when sold out and new items will be added, so remember to check regularly.   

If you are not able to purchase online and would like to make a purchase, please contact me.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Cracker made with the Envelope Punch Board

The new Envelope Punch Board is a great new tool which I am really enjoying using.  It makes envelopes, Christmas crackers and boxes.

This is a three-sided Christmas cracker and inspired by my upline, Julia Leece.  You can make two of these out of one sheet of A4 which is great.


Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card: Cherry Cobbler   

DSP: Seasons of Style DSP

Other: Simply Scored Tool, Envelope Punch Board, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Ribbon, Star die from Thinlit Circle Card Die Set, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sticky Strip, Tombow

Here is the new Envelope Punch Board.  A great price at $38.95.  Watch the video and learn all about it.

I also made these small Christmas crackers  They are 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" which is the size of the DSP stack, so no cutting required. 

This small Christmas cracker can fit a lipstick, refill ink bottle, 4 Chocolates Kisses or something else small.  They are quick and easy to make as they don't require much decorating.

If you would like to purchase supplies to make either of these crackers or any other craft supplies, please contact me.   I can even show you how to make them -  your own free tutorial with me.

Thanks for stopping by.  


Monday, 2 December 2013

Colour Me Christmas using the Thinlit Card Dies

Yesterday afternoon I had my final monthly weekend class for the year and one of the cards we created was a card using the Colour Me Christmas stamp set and the new Thinlit Card Dies.  I made it with an extended flap so that there is more room to write a message.

Stamps: Colour Me Christmas,
Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
DSP: Seasons of Style
Other: Big Shot, Thinlit Card Dies, Stazon Cleaner, Blender pens, Seasons of Style Washi Tape, Sponges, Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by.   Enjoy your week.