Monday, 30 September 2013

Flower Shop Gift Box with Cards

Recently I had one of the young ladies who has been coming along to my classes, sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  She joined up under me as my first downline.  I am excited to have her on my team and I look forward to supporting and helping her.  There are many great benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I hope she will enjoy it as much as I do, as well as have a lot of fun using their great products.

This is a small gift I made for her.




Supplies:
Stamp Set: Flower Shop
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
DSP: In colours 2012-2014 (last year's design)
Ink:Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, 
Other: Simply Scored Tool, Stampin' Trimmer, Pansy Punch, Pearls, 1" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow, Sticky Strip

Angela

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Calm Christmas Thank You Tag

This is the Thank You tag I made for my customers who put in an order with me recently using the Calm Christmas stamp set.  I love this Dove stamp and the new Pretty Print embossing folder with its deep texture.  This tag features a new favourite colour combination which I have used on some of my Christmas cards - Midnight Muse and Whisper White.  Something a little different from the traditional red and green colours.


Supplies
Stamp set: Calm Christmas
Cardstock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Ink: Midnight Muse, Garden Green (marker)
Other: Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Label Collection Framelit Dies, Dimensionals, Tombow, Ribbon, Star Punch (to punch hole for ribbon - non SU)

Angela
 


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Punch Art

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, my daughter, Danielle, turned seven earlier in the week.  She had a Strawberry Shortcake themed party with her friends, so I thought I would make her a Strawberry Shortcake card to keep with the theme.  This is the card I made for her.



My upline, Julia Leece, has a friend, Kathryn Tyrrell, who had already made a Strawberry Shortcake figure with punch art so she had done all the hard work for me.  She had figured out which punches would be best to use.  Kathryn had some very detailed pictures and instructions which she lent me and with that, I made this card.  It was made with lots of different punches.  I had a few of the punches, but the ones I didn't have, Julia kindly let me come over and use hers.  So a big thank you to Kathryn for her pictures and instructions and also Julia for letting me use her punches.  

If you would like to know how to make this Strawberry Shortcake punch art, please contact me and I will pass your details onto Kathryn and she can send you the instructions.

Thanks for dropping by.

Angela


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Craft at a birthday party

My daughter, Danielle, turned seven years old yesterday.  On Saturday she had a birthday party with her friends and we made a craft as one of the activities at the party.   This is what they each made.


There were ten girls, so a few too many to teach how to make this gift bags, so I pre-made them and they got to decorate the fronts of them.  I pre-cut the coloured card for the front, the embossed white card and pre-punched the butterflies.  They got to choose the colours they liked and put it all together.  They seemed to enjoy the activity.  This was their goodie bag to take home.  The gift bag is based on the gable box tutorial.  

I had also planned for them each make a Petite Purse Bag which nicely fits a small snack sized chocolate treat.  Only some of them had time to finish them at the party and so I finished the rest of for them for them.


Come back tomorrow and see the Strawberry Shortcake punch art card I made for Danielle's birthday.  

Angela


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Kids' School Holiday Card Class

Have fun making these three cards using punches and other Stampin’ Up craft tools.   
    



When: Wednesday 2nd October

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Where: Unsworth Heights area
Cost: $15 per child
RSVP: By Monday 30th September
 
This class is for primary and intermediate school aged children and suitable for both girls and boys.  For either class, five year olds must be accompanied by an adult.  Adults of older children are also welcome to attend and make the projects too.  Please let me know at the time of booking, so I can have enough resources prepared.
 
If you are interested in either of these classes, but these class times do not suit, please let me know as I may also hold other classes in the second week of the holidays if there is enough interest.

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, or to register. 

Angela

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Kid's School Holiday Craft Class

Here are some fun projects the kids can make in the holidays when they attend one of my classes. 
 
Project One: One Gift bag of either design


         


Project Two & Three: Christmas Bag Toppers:


Christmas may seem a little way off, but these two crafts are perfect for gifts for friends or teachers. 


You will get to make:

Two reindeer bag toppers with the long cellophane bag attached. (One will be filled with Jaffas in class.)



Two Christmas bag toppers with the cellophane bag attached.  These are ideal for biscuits or other small gifts. (Biscuits not included.)



When: Monday 30th September
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Where: Unsworth Heights area
Cost: $15 per child
RSVP: By Sunday 29th September
 
This class is for primary and intermediate school aged children and suitable for both girls and boys.  For either class, five year olds must be accompanied by an adult.  Adults of older children are also welcome to attend and make the projects too.  Please let me know at the time of booking, so I can have enough resources prepared.
 
If you are interested in either of these classes, but these class times do not suit, please let me know as I may also hold other classes in the second week of the holidays if there is enough interest.

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, or to register. 

Angela

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Christmas Single Stamps

A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

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  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won’t be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These holiday-themed stamps are only available through 31 January, 2014, so get them while you can! 
If you are interested in purchasing any of these lovely single stamps, please contact me by phone or email.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

A Minion Birthday

On Thursday my son, Jonathan had his 9th birthday.  He likes Minions so I made him this card.

This card was inspired by various images I found on Google, but a lot of my inspiration came was from Donna Kish, although I adpated it to make the one-eyed minion.

Today he had his birthday party and this was the cake I made.


I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Angela


Friday, 13 September 2013

Christmas Cards "Stamp a Stack" Class

Christmas may seem a little way off, but now is a great time to start making some Christmas cards.  Here are the samples of what we will be making in my upcoming class.
 


For my first Christmas card class of the year, I have designed three different cards. Please note the red and green ones are the same layout, just opposite colours - green on red and red on green.
 
Cost: The cost of the class is $10 for three cards. Three cards of your choice. You can make all three the same, or three different designs. If there is enough time and resources you are welcome to make more - three more for $10, or any additional ones at $3.50 each. 

When: Thursday 19th September at 1pm  (My morning class is already full).  
Or get a group of friends together and contact me to arrange a time that suits you.

Email me to confirm your place or if you have any further questions. 

Angela

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Angry Birds Punch Art

I needed to make a birthday card for my nephew and for my son's friend.  Since they both like angry birds I thought I would see what I could come up with.  I googled some images and created an angry bird out of punch art. 

The two cards were slightly different.  This is one of the two cards I made:





Supplies:  
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself (Hostess set)  
Cardstock: Real Red, Gumball Green, Marine Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake  
Ink: Basic Black (marker)
Other: Big Shot, Cloud Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Punch,  Boho Blossoms Punch, Owl Punch, Twine, Tombow, Glue-stick

Angela

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MDS - Digital Tour

On Saturday afternoon, which also happened to be my birthday, I attended the Stampin' Up! "Make a Statement Digital Tour" in Auckland.  I had an enjoyable afternoon and I learnt a lot about the MDS software.

I still love making handmade cards and I will continue to do so, but MDS has so much to offer. You can make things like invitations, photo books, recipe books, create party themed products, cards, tags, journals and scrapbook pages.

For those of us who attended, we were there with our laptops so we could follow along with presentations and have a play and try it ourselves. 

It was a worthwhile afternoon, very well presented, good value for money, and I learnt a lot. 

Here are just a few of the displays that were made using the MDS software..







If you would like to know more about MDS, you can find more information here or feel free to contact me

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Angela

Friday, 6 September 2013

A Slightly Different Sunburst Card

Here is a slightly different Sunburst card.  This time a portrait card and it uses only three pieces of DSP rather than four.


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself (Hostess set)
Cardstock: Naturals White, Island Indigo, Melon Malibu
Ink: Island Indigo (marker)
DSP: Gingham Garden
Other: Island Indigo Ribbon (SAB - retired), Tombow, Glue-stick

Thanks for visiting.

Angela


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Gingham Garden Sunburst Card

Here is another card I made with the Sunburst technique.  This time with the Gingham Garden DSP.  I love this paper.



Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Label Love
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo (marker)
DSP: Gingham Garden
Other: Artisan Punch, Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Ribbon (SAB - retired), Tombow, Glue-stick

Tomorrow I will show you a card that uses the sunburst technique but slightly less DSP as it is a portrait card.

Angela

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Modern Melody Sunburst Card

The sunburst card is very popular at the moment.  I had lots of fun making this and I enjoyed teaching at my class in the weekend.



Supplies:
Stamp Sets:Express Yourself (Hostess set)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Black
Ink: Basic Black (marker) 
DSP: Modern Melody
Other: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay, Button & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Moulds, Sponges, Tombow, Glue-stick 

Here is the card with the co-ordinating box I made to go with it.  For more details on the box, see yesterday's post, which I have now edited and added a supply list.



Have a great day.

Angela

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A box from one sheet of 12" x 12" DSP

Last weekend I had my monthly card class.  We had lots of fun making two projects.  We made this wonderful box and a then a sunburst card - very popular at the moment.  

This box was made from one piece of 12" x 12" DSP and required no cutting. The Simply Scored Tool makes scoring this box a breeze.  Thank you Tanya Bell for your inspiration on this one.






Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Label Love
Cardstock:  Black
Ink: Primrose Petals

DSP: Modern Melody
Other: Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Artisan Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Button & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Moulds, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip.

Thank you also Paula Reid for the tip that this box neatly fits six Whittakers mini bars.  I made some more of these boxes in different DSP for Father's Day and learnt that six Cadbury mini bars also fit well - my husband, like me, prefer Cadbury chocolate.  This box is also great for other small presents.  It nicely fits a pack of three washi tape.  Lots of great uses for this wonderful little box.

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow and see the sunburst card we made.

Angela