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.
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.
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.
I know it’s been way too long and while there is no excuse for my procrastination, here are some that might get me off the hook –
- Husbands 70th birthday and visiting family from Tasmania have consumed time and love.
- Grandson’s electric wheelchair broken down so Nanny has now resumed the school run morning and night – never thought I would be back here on a daily basis. All good though.
- Weather, how did that song go “Always blame the weather”! So hot here and with my crafting gear outside, not real practical to craft for too long at a time.
- After the rush of the blog hop my mo jo waned.
Having said all that I have not been completely idle and have enjoyed making this card for eldest daughters birthday. Some of you know her from Deanies Kids Cuts.
Anyone visiting cards on Pinterest would have seen these wonderful creations and I have been keen to give them a go for some time now. Nadene’s birthday presented a perfect opportunity.
The flowers were stamped with the Flower Shop Clear stamp set in Regals Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Rose Red and Crushed Curry inks onto Whisper white and punched with the Pansy Punch.
Some smaller flowers from the Petite Petals Stamp set were stamped in Crushed Curry and punched with Petite Petals punch.
The same inks were used for the butterfly’s from the Papillon Potpourri then punched with the Elegant and Bitty butterfly punches. Leaves were punched using the Bird Builder punch in Garden Green Card stock.
The base card was Garden Green with panels from Sale-a-bration’s Painted Blooms Series paper mounted onto Whisper White card stock.
The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White using the stamp from Flower Patch Stamps in Island Indigo. Punched out with the Decorative label Punch. The same punch was used to add backing in Garden Green.
For instructions and measurement I give credit to Sandi MacIver who is an awesome creator/card maker. This is the link to her Explosion card. Thanks for your efforts Sandi.