Pleased to see our two new ladies enjoyed themselves enough to return this week. Well done Ladies.
Having had a couple requests for other uses with the Envelope Board besides Envelopes and with Easter fast approaching it seemed an ideal time to make a box. There have been many examples of this bag in a box on Pinterest.com so I won’t name names today, just a thank you to all who post there.
We used the Have A Cuppa DSP and the Friends and Flowers Bundle for the Rabbit. Bunny feet were from Flower Flair Framelits and the small oval punch. The tail is the tiny flower in the Botanical Builders Framelits. The 1” punch worked for the head and rear end. The ears were colour in Pink Pirouette and the greeting just one I happened to have.
Today at Crafty Creations at the Caloundra Community Center we had a very different day.I made the ladies do all the work!! For my example card I
used the Balloon Punch, Number of Years Dies and some DSP from Have a cuppa. I had made this for a sprightly lady celebrating this big milestone soon.
I brought in lots of DSP pieces from my stash in to the class in colours I knew to be the ladies favorites. Having decided on the age they would use they were then encouraged to choose their favorite DSP’s. It was easy. That’s one of the fantastic things about Stampin’ Up! colour matching is a breeze.
There was much giggling and happy chatter as they all picked and chose their way around the selection.
And as you can see they all made some delightful cards.
There are 6 cards to view, a chance to CASE and use up those scraps.
I mentioned that there was some excitement in the air and so there is. I have just been appointed to lead the Crafty Creations Card Group at the Community Center in Caloundra. It has been very ably run by Vicki Wright for the last 8 years and she will be sadly missed, big shoes to fill.
As this has come about a bit faster than I had envisioned, (which is why I missed last Monday’s Blog) I have created a shaker card that symbolises the “shaking up of things” and as the ladies enjoy a cuppa the lovely tea pot from the Cup and Kettle Framelits Die seemed perfect.
I must confess Nicol Tugurl posted one similar on Pinterest
The ladies were all very creative with their cards and enjoyed the challenge. They could see that the image needed a background that had some life but not too busy as in the reverse of this DSP. It is lovely but not the best way of showcasing the teapot.
I love the way the spout fills up as you tip the card back and forth. The “tea” is just glitter from the $2.00 shop. Silver, gold and bronze mixed.
If you check back at a later date I will have posted the tutorial. Thank you for stopping bye.
Thank you’s with a thank you to Kathie Durgan. Some things are just so timely, call it Karma, coincidence, meant to be but just as my free papers arrived and I needed some thank you cards for stampers Kathie created a post.
I immediately grabbed the papers and my Envelope Maker and reproduced these cards, with a couple of variations.
Quick and Easy.Using Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. .Just below for tutorial on how to make the bow.
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.
YES! Today is the first day we can finally order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!
Now you can get your hands on some of the delightful new products.
Just like this little Ice cream.
Having made the “A Nice Cuppa” for Meg I was browsing through the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and spied the bag on page 147. Just the thing for her chocolate coated ginger!!
A quick bag make with the Stampin’Up! Birthday Boutique DSP papers with the Gift Bag Punch Board. Three other pieces were cut with the Banner Framelit Die. Rang all three layers through big Shot with the smallest eyelet from Chalk Talk at the top. Stamped image in Crumb Cake on Whisper White from Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set and again on Pink Pirouette Card Stock in Pink Pirouette ink. Cut out the ice cream and adhered to cone image. Stamped Greeting from Honey comb Happiness. Peeled the paper off back of tiny ball of Honeycomb Embellishments and placed on ice cream. Covered peg with tiny strip DSP then Tied a bow in Whisper White bakers twine and all done.
Meg was delighted with not only the chocolates but the cute bag they came in.
Off to put in an order.
PS: Have just created my first Newsletter, filled with whats happening in my world, a few tips and the latest Stampin’ up! news. Contact me if you are interested in receiving one.
PPS This is the free stamp set that was used to create this bag can be yours also when you spend $90.
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 SayingsStamp 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!
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.
Products used and remember buying the Butterfly Basics bundle saves you 15% which you can spend on something else!!
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 StampSet 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.
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.
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
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.