Saturday, 18 August 2012

Swing fold card

I'd seen some examples of these swing fold cards and wanted to have a go, and decided to try it out on a card I was making for my friend for her Mum's 60th birthday.  I looked on YouTube for some guidance on how to do it, and found a few different styles.  I think I want to try one with more of a 'swing' action next time, but I still think this one works well!

Products used:
Stamps: Elementary Elegance (Sale-a-Bration set)
Inks: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake for edgeing
Card Stock: Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Papers: Attic Boutique
Embellishments: Pearls, Linen Thread
Equipment: Number dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Beautiful Butterflies die, Framelits

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Apothecary Art and Attic Boutique

I'm still loving the Apothecary Art stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue!  And I've also only just realised how beautiful the Attic Boutique papers (also in the Summer Mini) actually are!  I bought them ages ago but have only recently started using them. 

This card has more of the spiral flowers which I really like making...

Products Used:
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Inks: Pool Party, Crumb Cake,
Stamp write markers: Pool Party, So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Pearls
Equipment: Label Framelit dies, Circle punch, Bird builder punch, Itty Bitty punches

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Happy August!

Yes, I know we're well into August now (where does the time go??) but I wanted to tell you about Stampin' Up's current special offer.  It's the Reason to Smile offer and it features a brand new stamp set only available this month.
This stamp set has 7 stamps including three delicate flower outlines and their co-ordinating shading! They are so versatile as they can be coloured in, or are great for creating backgrounds.  I think they look like daisies (or gerberas) and buttercups!

There are two ways to get your hands on this stamp set.... either get it for FREE with a purchase of £60 or more, or buy it at the regular retail price of £14.95 for clear-mounted, or £18.95 for wood-mounted.

Contact me to order or why not book an August workshop or party and get even more free products as a hostess!!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Baptism card

Here's a quick post to show you a baptism card my friend asked me to make.  It was for her friends seven year old son, Elliot, and she wanted something bright and fun rather than something religious.

I used the Big Shot and letters dies to cut out the name and printed out the sentiment.  The papers are some retired ones (Play Date) and the leaves are punched out using the bird builder punch.  The owl stamp is from Fox and Friends!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

I love tea!

Yes, I do love my tea!  And I love this teacup stamp which comes as part of the Tea Shoppe stamp set in the Summer Mini catalogue! 

Rather than rely on my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly line up each cup, I first scored my card using the Simply Scored tool to make squares which I could stamp in!  The Tea Shoppe stamps I used were clear-mounted so I could easily see where I was stamping.

Products used:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe (Summer Mini Catalogue)
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Pool Party
Card stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Tools: Simply Scored, Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Embellishments: In-colour brads, Everyday Enchantment ribbon (July freebie)

Just as an aside...I thought I would share a snapshot of my work area - this much mess was for making just a couple of cards!  Can you imagine what a 10-20 card session might look like??  Well let's just say the mess is not just confined to one table, or one room for that matter!!