30 December 2012
I made this card using the Stippled Blossoms set as well as the Itty Bitty Banners and Bordering on Romance sets. I love two-step stamping and Stippled Blossoms is a set which is especially suited to this technique. This is one of the cards that we will be making at my next stamp-a-stack on the last Saturday of January. Please contact me to book.
24 December 2012
I've been thinking of trying this technique since the Holiday catalogue was released and I finally tried it out. I stamped some snowflakes onto Midnight Muse cardstock using the new Illuminate Ink from Stampin' Up!. Since it's a pigment ink, I thought that I'd be able to emboss with it, so I tried it using clear embossing powder and it worked! You can't see the sparkle in the photo, but those snowflakes look amazing. The tag was die cut using the Lots of Tags set and the silver glimmer paper. I then punched the greeting using the Extra Large Oval punch. The ribbon is Whisper White Organza ribbon. To make all the snowflakes pop, I put some Basic Rhinestones in the middle.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
22 December 2012
This beautiful card was made after seeing a very similar card in Paper Crafter's Library. I've used the Snowflake Soiree and Petite Pairs stamp sets. The main panel started off as a Whisper White piece of card stock, but once I'd embossed the snoflakes, I sponged over it using Baja Breeze. I then added Iridescent Ice (because you can never have enough sparkle at this time of year). The sentiment is on a panel die cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I then added Basic Rhinestones to the centre of each snowflake and to the sentiment panel.
21 December 2012
I CASEd this card from Marelle Taylor who made a very similar card using Whisper White on Whisper White card stock. I used Midnight Muse as my card base and a Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon. The sentiment is from Snowflake Soiree. I love the glimmer paper which is currently available in the three colours I've used on the card - Red, White and Champagne. I punched the glimmer paper out using the 1-1/4" square punch and the Whisper White pieces were punched out using the Postage Stamp punch. The little windows on each of the Whisper White panels were punched using the Merry Minis punch pack. I then added three Basic Rhinestones under the sentiment.
19 December 2012
I made this card for some of my family and friends. I've used Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler as the colour theme. The patterned paper is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The little ornaments were punched out using the Merry Mini punches and the Champagne Glimmer Paper. The greeting is from Bells & Boughs which is probably my favourite Christmas stamp set this year.
07 December 2012
I made these as a gift to all the ladies that attended my class a couple of weeks ago. It was the last class of the year, so I wanted to make it a bit more special. Inside, I placed little chocolates for everyone.
I made the crackers using Cherry Cobbler card stock, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Champagne Glimmer paper, Mixed Medley hostess set and Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.
02 December 2012
I CASEd this card from a card made by Connie Stewart (a demonstrator in the US). I thought it was so cute, so I made it for my friend's daughter. I changed a couple of things such as the cherries and the awning, which she made using the Rosettes die, but I used the Scallop edge punch and Simply Scored.
Paper and Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Punches: Scallop Edge, Word Window, Cupcake Builder
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Simply Scored
01 December 2012
The new Stampin' Trimmer is now available. This new design is exclusive to Stampin' Up! so you won't see these benefits in a trimmer anywhere else. Wider base, sturdier construction, longer cutting track, grids and measurements that won't wear off, even a handy storage compartment. Contact me to place your order.
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