17 November 2012
This is a layout of the day Ben and I spent in Assisi. It was the first day on our tour that we had really lovely weather, which is why I've used such bright colours. In the last two photos, I've highlighted the use of Dazzling Details, which is a new product being sold by Stampin' Up! It leaves a nice glossy finish and it's perfect to highlight details such as flower petals and (in this case) the title of the page.
Paper: Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango Card Stock;
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Bitty Buttons, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon Lucky Limeade, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Daffodil Delight, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Daisies, Tangerine Tango Marker, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Full Heart Punch, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
16 November 2012
This is the make and take we made at the party last week. That beautiful tulle ribbon is only available until January 2013 and comes in three colours - Cherry Cobbler (used above), Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
Stamps: Four Frames, Bright Blossoms, Elements of Style
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch
Stampin' Up! released a new app for Apple* users yesterday. It's free and it's really easy to use. It's called Simply Sent. It's actually designed to help you make digital cards that you can then share on social media or email to your family or friends. Here, I've used it to make a scrapbook page. It's only my first attempt, so it's only a very simple page, but I can already see the possibilities.
Click here to access the app
*Unfortunately the app is not yet available for Android devices, but hopefully soon.
11 November 2012
I first saw this technique on Pinterest - note how the top of the card looks like a couch cushion? I've used the Diagonal Scoring Plate at 1-1/2" intervals and then placed some Basic Pearl Jewels on each cross-over.
The beautiful paper at the bottom of the card is from the Festival of Prints DSP (only available until 31 January 2013). The ribbon is the Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon and the greeting is from Petite Pairs.
10 November 2012
I've just spent the day at Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt event in Sydney. The day was just about perfect. I caught up with some old friends, made some new friends and learnt some amazing new techniques. It was wonderful to see all the demonstrations. I love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family.
09 November 2012
This was the second lucky door prize I had at the party on Sunday. I put 4 gift cards with envelopes into an embellished box. The gift cards were 6" x 3" pieces of cardstock, folded in half. I then put a piece of DSP on them, some Glimmer paper and a greeting. I covered the box in DSP and decorated the front, then I sprayed the box with a mixture of Shimmer Paint and Isocol.
Stamps: Mixed Medley, Merry Minis
Paper: Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Red and White Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gumball Green
Punches: Merry Minis, 3/4" circle punch, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch
Accessories: Basic Jewels - Rhinestones, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint
I made this treat box as a lucky door prize for a workshop that I had on Sunday. I'm really loving the Papillon Potpourri stamp set along with the matching Elegant Butterfly punch. What do you think of this colour combination - Melon Mambo and Pretty In Pink? The greeting is from the Mixed Medley hostess stamp set and the Victoria Crochet Trim holds it all together.