Crafty creations was three days ago and it only seems like yesterday that I was posting the card for the week before and now here are another set, well two really.
This week we finally finished off the Pop boxes that were started 4 weeks ago. We would never have been able to make these without the great video from Gemma Clarke .
There are others for POP up Box on YouTube but this is the one I used and credit where credit is due.
We used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set and the matching Cupcakes and Carousel DSP and lots of Very Vanilla CS. Whilst these four ladies were working on these the other two were happily making cards they had missed out on previously. Thank goodness I had a couple of kits left over.
The box folds into the tray at the front then when you draw on the ribbon, the recipient gets a surprise as the box pops out.
The other card for the 3rd march 2017 I have also CASED from Pinterest and it belonged to Connie Barbara and again there are several versions using the Owl Builder Punch. Some have the owl ears up some have them down both look good, depends on the manufacturer of the guitar!!
Ours look pretty cool great for teenager or avid music fan. The sentiments were from Crazy about You Stamp Set and the stippled background One Wild Ride. We also colored them with Wink of Stella to get that bit of Rock sparkle.
OK that’s it off to create this Friday’s card.
We were lucky enough to have the BIG ROOM at the Caloundra Community Center for our Crafty Creation again this week. So much better to be able to spread yourselves out! That’s right ladies!
As a result there was some fast and furious stamping going on. At the end of the session the ladies were well able to say “We Nailed it”
That is the stamp set they used the Nailed It Bundle with the matching dies. The sentiments they chose were Happy Birthday from Rose’s stamps – thanks Rose- Sorry I screwed up! I knew I liked you the first time I saw you! with some Happy Smiles, from the stamp set.
Not having silver sheets of paper we glued Aluminum foil – the kind you use in the oven – onto card stock and used that for the ruler and screws. Works a dream.
The DSP was from Pop of Pink. We used the fantastic Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impression Folder on Basic Grey CS. The effect was achieved by brushing the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the side of the folder that doesn’t carry the Sissex name then running through the Big Shot.
Some coloring and assembly of card finished the product.
Oh! the card in the center is waiting for the ideal sentiment that’s at home!!
That sums up another delightful day.
Hope you like them
Today we had a mixed class where three ladies made a card and 4 brave ladies attempted to create this POP Box card set.
Back of the box container.
Front of Box.
The Square box with the Tents and the Merry Go Round Horse folds up and pops into the tray at the front which then goes inside the Birthday Cup Cake Carousel cover. (The under side says Enjoy) When you open it the box pops out and SURPRISE!! You can fit some money, a Gift Card or scratchie inside as a gift.
As we are half way through the project you will need to wait till next week to see just what they have made.
The other 3 ladies made a card similar to this one but I couldn’t take pictures as some had to leave before all were finished. Will have more next week.
The last few days have been all out of wack, to the point where I was about to create a new blog and remembered I hadn’t posted my lovely class ladies wonderful achievements for Friday.
We made a card with a difference and tapped into the current craze for colouring. Stampin ‘ Up! as usual are right on trend and have offered this paper free with any order over $90 AUD. They aptly called it Inside the Lines.
Whilst it may look a simple card, Side Easel Card, we had some fun precisely lining up the little squares.
Whilst it is hard to see in the image there is a trail of Olive Green under the butterflies (Now retired) taken from One Wild Ride. Most of the sentiments were courtesy of Rose from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The original card was an Easter card with sentiment from Suite sentiment.
On the inside we made a space for some words. I plan on something like “Now the Easter Holidays are here just grab yourself some Watercolour pencils and just relax!! ” and a piece for more colouring.
Measurements and tutorial can be found here.
We missed some of our ladies this week as they are still in holiday mode. It’s Australia Day weekend down here and lots of families take a 4 day break as it’s their last holiday chance before the Easter break.
We still managed to fill our time with shares from the Occasions catalogue, Sale-A-Bration items and the excitement of Irma becoming a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
Congratulations Irma !
I will have to be on my toes now!!
We made the card I posted on January the 11th with a Tutorial here.
Everyone enjoyed the stamp set, as it seems does so many people on Pinterest. So much you can do with it really, it’s surprising just look here.
I love looking at the little differences to see each persons personal touch.
Well done for 1st day back.
Till next blog
It was our last week for the term on Friday and so we closed with a secret project. I love the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die and have wanted to make a luminary with it for ages. So now was the perfect opportunity.
We used the Thick Whisper White CS and Vellum with the retired Sleigh Ride Edgelits and the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set.
With the room lights were out they did glow beautifully and the little fake candles last a long time. So that you can turn them on and off the bow and Sentiment were made as a separate piece and attached with velcro.
I have just about worn out the die making them for friends, once they saw them it was a “I want one!” catch cry. Hope you like them as much as the class did.
We were fortunate in being hosted at Irmas for a break up coffee and a chat after class. So a big thank you to Irma and the class for all their well wishes, gifts and support.
See you all in 2017. Naomi Connolly
At this time of the year thoughts also turn to the New Year and keeping track of the day, the date and all those thoughts that arise that mustn’t be forgotten. So what better way to help someone along than to present them with a desk calendar and sticky notes!! Which is exactly what we made at class.
“Sending a smile your way “or “You are every lovely word I could possibly think of ” seemed to fit the bill for lasting affirmations for the year. These lovely verses and the stamps are part of the Love and Affection Stamp set and the DSP is Affectionately Yours.
We did attach a small piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to the back as well for a note to the recipient, appropriately decorated with the same stamp set.
The folding is simple. Cut a piece of A4 card stock in half length ways. Fold one piece in half then one end in half again. Cut a separate piece to match the folded size of your card base from the other section and attach to small folded section. For more help go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/
We have one more post for Crafty’s then a Christmas Break till February the 6th.
But pop back here to see what else I am up to during the break.
Cheers and thank you one and all.
Sitting here looking at the streaming sunshine makes these cards just right. Unlike the Northern Hemisphere summer is officially here and what better way to express that summer feeling than with Fresh Fruit, which is also the name of the stamp set used on our Happy Birthday Cards last week.
Whilst I don’t have an image this card had a secret gift card holder inside similar to this one.
To fit an A6 card you will need 1 x 25cm x 14cm or 9¾” x 5½”. Scored at 10cm, 12.5cm, and 15cm or 37/8″ 47/8″ and 57/8″ across the shortest length. Create a mountain fold, and punch a small section from the middle,( Use a window punch, oval, or Decorative Label punch). Glue either side of the cut out, but not across the bottom. Insert into base card.
We used the Stitched Shaped Framelits and of course Pear Pizzaz outlined in Garden Green and Peeekaboo Peach outlined in Calypso Coral.
There was a choice of pears or branches for the background from the crisp, colourful and almost edible Fruit Stand DSP. Love how they have all turned out.
Our break up is Friday the 16th I will post some pics of all the goodies.
Cheers happy Stamping.
Let it Snow …. Elsewhere! Here in Australia the seasonal Christmas cards depicting Snow don’t suit our climate so here at Crafty’s we made one with a difference. Hope you like it.
We stamped the sun from Day at the Beach in Daffodil Delight then sponged over in Peekaboo Peach. We sponged the sky in Soft Sky, the water with Pool Party, and the sand in Tip Top Taupe then added highlights in Crumb Cake with the dots in the Swirly Bird Stamp Set. The grass was from In the Meadow and stamped in Lost Lagoon, now retired.
Of course the sail boat is from Swirly Birds as well, in Real Red and Crumb Cake. Inside we continued using the Day at the Beach with words from Endless Wishes retired also.
Several of our ladies were away this week and Betty has moved further up the Queensland Coast to a retirement village. We wish her all the best in her new home but she will be missed.
Till next Crafty’s Cheers Naomi.
No post last week as we didn’t complete our cards. But we managed to get that finished and one more as well. Everyone fell in love with the cute Bambi from some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.
We did use the Torn Paper Technique to create the snow drifts at Bambi’s feet, then highlighted it with some Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on Liquid glass. The snowflakes, with the smaller one stamped off, were inked with Tip Top Taupe – a change for me from Crumb Cake – and came from the now retired Endless Wishes. The lovely bold sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes in the current catalogue, stamped in Chocolate Chip. The pine cones and needles are from Peace This Christmas, stamped in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.
A Wink of Stella, and some pearls finished this card.
Our other card, from the week before, used the Totally Trees Stamp Set, Botanicals For You and The Botanical Builder Thinlits. The Whisper White was embossed with the Petal Burst EF,over laid with a strip of Irresistibly Yours DSP that was coloured in Pool Party. Some masking of the sun and water in Pool Party and Sweet Sugar Plum made the background with the island, leaves and flowers just finishing the scene.
It feels like we were at a Tropical Island, just waiting for the bar tender to bring us some Piña Coladas or Margarita by the waters edge. Ahhhh!
Of course like most people these days some of the inspiration was from Pinterest. Where would be without it?