Have you been reading some negative comments about this stamp set and dies that it’s too difficult? Well we used the Let The Good Times Roll and Thrill Ride Pop Up and our little group proved today that that is so wrong. Everyone managed to complete their card in the 2 hrs allotted.
Mind you I did do a fair amount of prep, stamping and cutting out the cars, balloons, presents, flags and banners. Just as well I did because we had 6 of our regular team, 2 new ladies and one marvelous young man and his carer.
His name was Ben and he was delighted to create the card for his Mum. We even found an “I love you Mum” stamp in the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. We weren’t able to take a photo of Ben’s card as he became a bit tired and left when he had completed his card. Well done Ben. Hope to see you again.
For the front of the card we used the Lift Me Up stamp set so that half the class could be working on the front of the card and the others on the insert. We tied it in with a air balloon above the roller coaster.
So if today is your day why not have a go yourselves. The children I have given this card too have loved it and the older young at heart as well.
These lovely people are the reason I am not posting very often lots of of happy time with them like all day yesterday at Aussie Zoo. Very glad they are here to live!!
Friday, seems ages ago now, but we were really preparing for the Christmas” Spirit”. These delightful tags were made using the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and the Cheerful Frames dies, Basic Black card stock and Gold Embossing powder.
Hello from Delightful Tasmania. By now the birthday girl has received her card with squeals of delight so hope you enjoy it too. For those with young families the name Shopkin will ring a bell as they are tiny figures with their own world and movie that are collectables, and a must have for many a young girl.
I had as much fun creating her as did Emily receiving it!! Her main cake was made with Melon Mambo CS which was heat set with dazzling diamonds. She really does sparkle! The hair band was cut using a circle die (R),the icing from another die, candle flame the leaf waste on the Botanical Builders Framelits Die, the mouth a tiny waste from the Rose Garden thinlit, the eyes circle punches and white dots from the Owl Builder punch and the legs of a donkey make the eyelashes!! Love punch art…. all sorts of items become re-purposed.
Old Olive,Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White were the other card stock used. .The lines around the papers were drawn with a Project Life journal Pen.
Hope you enjoyed Shopkin Wishes. I will post Cheeky Chocolate next time.
Hope you all had a Happy Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate! We had a great time with an Easter Egg hunt and a virtual Happy Easter with all the Tassie Relatives. How cute is this one. Our youngest Grandaughter Lauren in her Bunny Suit.
OK! Enough frivolity. The other week when I was doing the challenge cards one of the Shaver Cream Papers just begged me to create a landscape. So I did. I used the In The Meadow Stamp Set with Stazon. For me the motion in the lower part of the card just seemed to compliment the swirls at the bottom of the mountain. Then blue happened for the sky. I popped in a little bit of foreground, added the sentiment on Vellum and tucked ends under. To make it pop I placed it onto Basic Black card stock. How simple is that.
It is a fun technique and can have some happy surprises like this one
My grandson recently turned 6 and he is a delight to us all. We had been teasing him about having had so many toys at Christmas he wouldn’t need any more. The second time the subject came up he responded, in a gentle voice
“That’s OK Nanny and Poppy if you can’t get me one I don’t mind BECAUSE it’s my birthday and I get to choose dinner. Fish and Chips!!! “
If only we were all so easily pleased!
It goes without saying we had a lovely evening by the waters edge eating our fish and chips and a swim for the boys.
Of course he received a present and this card, and the verse that goes with it.
This time I have made a tutorial to make the blog read quicker, for all us busy people.
I was asked by a lady near where I live if I could make a card for her niece who has a premmie baby still in hospital. The wee one was born a month ago and while everything is looking good it is still a stressful time for all the family. Because I loved what Judith Ritter-Österle has done with the Friends and Flowers stamp set this little card sprang to mind.
It’s a compilation of what I had at hand, some retired, some new products, some not Stampin’ Up!. The lady was delighted and really that’s all that matters.
The Whisper White base (21cm x 15cm or 8¼ x 57/8) folded in half. The Pacific Point CS (10cm x 14cm or 4″ x 51/2 ) was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder then glued to base.
I stamped the petals and baby onto some Whisper White scraps, punched out with matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and coloured in the baby. They were arranged and attached to the frame from Spellbinders Decorative Die Frame one, with sticky dots. Pretty but not one of ours. Then glued to base.
I reverted to the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio (retired) for the sentiment from A Word for You. After printing I used the frame from Chalk Talk Framelits which was created by running it through the big shot half way, flipping the frame, inserting back into the cut section and cutting the other half.
Inside was this sentiment I had…. just right for this little fighter.
PS Just heard news am a grandmother again, number 9 so another baby card soon.
It’s been birthday month in the Connolly house and this is the one I made for my eldest grandaughter Emily. Last year I made a fairy toadstool and this year the fairy has some where to live.
Sometimes it’s just fun to use what you have on hand, mixing brands and mediums so I haven’t confined myself to just Stampin’up products, as much as I prefer and love them.
One Happy Gathering.
I did use Whisper White as the base for all the coloured pieces. The tree trunk was made with Chocolate Chip, Smokey Slate and Early Expresso Inks, then embossed. The leaves were from the Bird Punch and coloured with Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi and outlined with EarlyExpresso Inks. The back ground leaf paper was from the Irresistibly Yours DSP and coloured with Mossy Meadow. Around the tree a sponged effect was created with Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Wild Wasabi Inks.
I cut the bird, it’s nest and squirrel from the Hostess set Nuts About You after stamping with Early Expresso and colouring in Pacific Point and Smokey Slate.
The steps are Crushed Curry Card Stock and the door a red scrap I had. I had toyed with the idea of putting Emily’s age on the door but changed my mind and added 8 candles on a cake inside along with a fairy blowing them out instead. (They like to know you know how old they really are!)
The yellow behind the window is a scrap from the All Abloom DSP and Basic Black over it.
Now if any of you want to make one for your daughter, niece, granddaughter and would like the pattern please leave a comment and I will make it available.
With my granddaughters second birthday looming I wanted to make an interactive slider card with her favorite character, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Taking license with the original story I decide to make him as colorful as possible and have 3 not 1 watermelon to eat.
First I chose my colours for the caterpillar; – Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razelberry, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon and Daffodil Delight from my scrap pile and punched them out with the ¾” punch. I punched a single circle from Whisper White using the 1¼” punch for his head. The feelers were created with the candle from the Cup Cake Builder Punch and the dots on the top from the Owl Builder Punch, the legs come from the stalk end of the leaf from the Bird Builder Punch all from Basic Black.
Just about to start my Journey!
I glued the discs onto a strip of scrap card slightly overlapping with Multipurpose liquid glue, glued eyes, feelers and drew a mouth with Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, lightly colouring cheeks with Blushing Bride.
The Whisper White Card Stock was embossed with Decorative Dots then a slit cut across the card. Using a Stampin’ Dimensional, I adhered one to the top of a 5c coin at the back of the slit then I adhered the second 5c coin on top of the Stampin’ Dimensional so that the two 5c coins were sitting exactly on top of each other ensuring that they could slide side to side along the slit unhindered. The caterpillar was glued to the 5c piece at the Blackberry Bliss disc.
Ahh! Nearly There.
The three Watermelon slices were triangles cut from Birthday Bash Series papers and coloured withOld Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Write Pens before attaching to the embossed paper with Stampin’ Dimensional. More Stampin’ Dimensional were added to the back before attaching to Melon Mambo. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black from Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelites with the Big Shot popping it up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrapping a ribbon around and adding the 2 figure that was coated with Dazzling Diamonds completed the front that was then glued to the base card in Whisper White.
Yumm! That Tastes so good.
Inside I created a poem that you can find in verse and a pocket for the much desired Birthday Money.