A Nice Cuppa

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A Nice Cuppa from Occasions Catalogue 2016

Welcome back,  {Sneak Peek}

Have been happily playing with my new products and made this card for my friend Meg’s birthday. She is one of those lucky or unlucky people to have a birthday on New Years Day, so can be over looked with all the celebrations happening.

The Beautiful papers and Framelits make for a quick easy card.

My base card is Pink Pirouette cut at 21cm x 15cm and folded in half. I embossed the Whisper White   (14.5cm x 10cm ) with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder.   (retired)

I adhered a 5cm x 10cm strip DSP from Birthday Bouquet DSP to the Whisper White card stock. Using the same but different patterned DSP I cut out the Tea pot and  the cup with the Cup and Kettle Framelits Die. I then cut the handles from the cup to make a sugar bowl and added gold from the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the tea pot handle, the spout and the base of the sugar bowl.

I used the Pink Pirouette CS for the spoon and heart also from the Cup and Kettle Framelit Die.

The kettle was adhered to a circle of Pool Party CS and glued to the DSP. I popped the the sugar bowl up with dimensionals and inserted the spoon in place. I touched up the heart for a bit of glisten with the Clear Wink of Stella. Just LOVE these little guys, so easy to use and so pretty.

Finally I stamped the greeting in Memento black from Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. They just fit perfectly into the tag from the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die and it looks like a tea bag top I think.

Inside I used the “There’s always time for Tea stamp” and  “and spending time with you” stamp to complete. Hope she likes it!

Remember 6 more days and these lovely products can be ordered by you too!  DSC00024

 

Five Fishes

IMG_20151222_091742Hello again,

Hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and a relaxing Boxing Day. We did with two very excited young boys.

Talking of excitement…I am very excited with the new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the  Sale-A-Bration catalogues so have a sneak peek here. Having purchased the Festive Flower Builder Punch, for the Christmas poinsettias, I was delighted to see a set of stamps using the same punch. Good on SU, they do make an effort to help use the products we purchase in innovative ways.  So needing to make a small boys 5th birthday card I grabbed on to the idea on page 46 of the Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalogue and created the card above.

The clouds were made using the Tree Builder Punch and coloured slightly with Smoky Slate The waves used the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper which was sponged with Marina Mist, Sky Blue and Pool Party to give a varied water effect. I then punched the top edge with the 1″ circle punch. 

My Fishes were stamped in Tangelo Twist from the Friends and Flowers Set (page 46 Occasions 2016 Catalogue on sale January 5th) and punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, in the medium size. The tails were from the joined leaves and just angled slightly before attaching with sticky dots.  The hats used the top of the  Tree punch and the bottoms rounded with the 1” circle punch from some scraps of DSP HIgh Tide (retired) (Placed from inside out). The little pom pom was made from the tiny flower in the Flower Fair Framelits Die set.

Happy birthday I stamped in Memento black, sponged the edges in  Marina Mist and cut out a star fish from the High Tide DSP.  This DSP was also used on the little pocket inside. It was scalloped with the Adorning Accents edgelit (retired) and mounted on Whisper White Card Stock that had also been scalloped, creating the surf.   I just happened to have a rub on Happy Birthday in my odd stash pile so added that.

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Hope you like them as much as I do. They were quick and easy to create and make for a Happy card for a Five Year old who does happen to have a fish tank in his bedroom!! Pop over to verses for the inside poem.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Irresistible Butterflys

Do you still have some  Irresistibly Yours DSP paper to use? I do, so decided to combined some with my favorite butterflies.

I used So Saffron Ink to sponge the DSP, mounted it on to So Saffron Card Stock then cut three 3¾cm strips from So Saffron Card Stock to go under this which were glued to the Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and mounted on to more So Saffron Card Stock. What a sentence still following?

I cut out the Whisper White Card stock on the Big Shot with the Butterflies Thinlit Die and then a finer one in vellum, keeping it intact,  which was then glued under the top one. Gently curved the wings, popped it onto the DSP with sticky dots and attached rhinestones to finish.

The sentiment from Butterfly Basics was stamped in So Saffron then punched with the Scallop Oval and attached with dimensionals.

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Products used and remember buying the Butterfly Basics bundle saves you 15% which you can spend on something else!!

Happy Crafting!!

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I can feel the excitement building, one day to go before orders can be placed from the new Stampin’Up Catalog.
I know you have your catalogs and are eager to get creating with some of the exciting products on display. Over at Vickie’s blog she has created some lovely cards with the new colors and stamps. Pop over and see after you have looked at my offering with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and two of the 2015/16 colors.

What a great way to help Ronald McDonald House Charities. On the news the other night they showed the  new fantastic building going up next to the children’s hospital in Brisbane  that is in need of more funding so get behind them with this stamp set.

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I have chosen to limit myself to two colors, Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush. What about the white you say, well according to my son when he was 6, years ago, in his “I’m right”, voice which he often was, it’s a shade called Whisper White.  The Internet will agree and disagree but I like to remember him when I’m using black or white.

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It is a simple layout with the background paper from Irresistibly Yours DSP sponged in the Tip Top Taupe Ink. One scalloped 8cm circle in Cucumber Crush and one 7cm in Whisper White, which were popped up with dimensionals provided the resting place for the tree.

This tree, after stamping from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set  was  punched with the Tree Builder Punch.

Sentiment was from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and stamped on Whisper White  Card Stock then cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits with the Big Shot.  The under mount, in Tip Top Taupe was created with the same framelit cut half way, then the framelit reversed, put through the Big Shot again, cut half way to create the other end.

A pretty bow with Organza Ribbon, topped with the little bird from the Tree Builder Punch, attached with sticky dots helped fill the card.

I Stamped the sentiment and the Tree from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set inside and the card was complete.

Till next time Happy Crafting.

PS: In case you were were wondering, the scallop was die cut using KaiserCraft Scallop Nesting Die

Some of the products used below.

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THANKYOU CARD

I have been delighted with this little stamp, Lotus BlossomIMG(3), as well as have many others, judging from the pinterest uploads.  It’s from Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  I needed some thank you cards for my customers that highlighted the great offer on at the moment. (Thanks to Rose for scanning these images as I forgot to get image before giving to her.)

I used Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise inks and papers. I embossed a backing piece of Very Vanilla card stock 3/4 way up with the new  Happy Hearts folder, adhered some washi tape and glued to the tempting turquoise.   I then punched my stamped image out with the Tag Topper Scallop Punch backed it with punched Tangerine Tango card, attached ribbon and butterfly and I was done put it on the very vanilla again then the Tangerine Tango. Voila all done.

Inside was stamped image from You Brighten My Day Stamp Set IMG_0002(3)and the Butterfly Basics for the leaves and butterfly.

Wow! this blog was far more time consuming than the card, for a newbie any way. Stay tuned I’ll get quicker and smarter. Never know what you might learn here! You may have noticed no watermarked logo on my card. I have  a lovely one made and will work out the use soon.  Yesterdays post had to happen first.

OK Time for coffee!! PS Clicking on below images takes you to my online web page where you too can purchase them and create.