Sunday, April 24, 2011

Build A Cupcake / Create A Cupcake Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break with family and friends or doing what you love!

Here is a card I CASED from  Mary Fish This is a card designed by Stampin'Up! that the demonstrators made at a Stampin'Up! Founder's Circle meeting. It shows off both the new Create a Cupcake stamp set and the matching Build a Cupcake punch beautifully!
These two new items are available in the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. You can see them on page 12 of the mini catalogue. If you would like to order these items please email me and I will arrange an order for you.

There is so much you can do with this set and punch. It is terrific for male and female card creating plus those of you who love punches will find plenty of new uses for the punch for punch art creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

C is for Cat and D is for Dog Cards

The stamp sets C is for Cat and D is for Dog are so cute! Here I've used them with the faux dry embossing technique. You can see an earlier set of examples and get an explanation on how to do this technique here.

These stamped images look so clean and simple just matting them and mounting them onto Confetti White or Confetti Vanilla cardstock. Love how the diamente looks on the cat's collar!!!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter break.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inlaid Embossing Cards

Don't you love it when you finally get around to trying out a new technique! You've seen it online and you keep thinking I really must try that out. Well I'd been thinking just that about this technique - you might also see it called Faux Designer Series Paper or as Faux Material. However I left it so long that I was worried that I'd not be able to show off my creations because the technique uses the Square Lattice Embossing folder from the Summer Mini, but yay, Stampin'Up! has kept this folder on as one of several items from the Summer Mini that you can continue to order!

This technique has the potential to create so many new ideas that I wish I had more hours in the day to play with it. For the technique you need an embossing folder with a close pattern - hence why the Square Lattice design is so perfect! On your base card either stamp an image and colour in or as I have done in my samples here, adhere punched or die cut shapes. Once it is all dry place your card piece inside the embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot and hey presto look at what you have created!

My card above uses the Big Shot Sizzlits Birds & Blooms dies and the one below uses Sizzlits Little Leaves along with Embosslits die Beautiful Wings. Please excuse the obviously crooked ribbon placement on that card. A late night card making session obviously had me not seeing straight!!!! I didn't notice it until I loaded the photo on here!

Go on and give this great technique a try - you will be very pleased with the results!

I've done more but those ones will remain a secret for now as they are my swaps for our upcoming Stampin'Up! Convention right here in Melbourne next month!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Motorcycle Card from Autumn-Winter Mini

If you need ideas for masculine cards then this stamp - Motorcycle from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is just what you need! It is one of Stampin'Up!'s A La Carte stamps - that is it is sold as a single stamp and not in a set like the majority of Stampin'Up! stamps. Cost is $13.95 Aust.

I CASED the idea for this card from one of my downline - Lorinda de Regt-Penn. She had a card very similar to this on her display poster at Paperific and I just had to recreate it for myself!

Cardstock is Basic Grey, Whisper White and Basic Black Textured
Ink is Staz-On Black
Stamps are Motorcycle 123571 and Perfect Punches 121560
Accessories used Basic Black Striped Grosgrain, Cutter Tool for distressing around stamped image and Extra Large Oval punch.
I know what I meant to do and that was add Crystal Effects to the tyres! Will have to remember to do that next time!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Strength & Hope Card

The current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue has a very special stamp set available for you to purchase. The set is Strength & Hope, a set of 4 stamps and you can see it on page 23 of the mini catalogue. Stampin'Up! is donating $2Aus from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This Foundation is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

Here is a card I have created using this lovely set of stamps. I have used the Rockn'Roll technique on the butterfly and stamped it twice, cutting out the second image to overlay it over the top of the original image and catching it only by the body with a Dimensional so as the wings can be folded up.
Inks used were Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose.
Cardstock is Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.
Ribbon is Early Espresso 1cm taffetta

To order this set please email me and quote Strength & Hope 123663 for woodmount $35.95 or 124232 for clearmount $28.95. Postage and handling is an additional cost.

Please think about assisting this cause as I am sure many of us have been touched in some way by this insidious disease.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Quick and Easy Card

You know how much I love making quick and easy cards. Well here is the sample of one I used on my recent poster display for our stand at Paperific.

I've used the stamp set Growing Green and randomly stamped the images in Staz-On black ink onto Whisper White card. I roughed up the edges of the white card with the distressing tool in the cutter kit.This was then mounted onto a strip of metallic silver card after basic black one eighth inch taffeta had been caught behind the white card. A bow in the same ribbon was attached separately. The card was then adhered to a folded basic black card and the sentiment stamped in white craft ink from the hostess set Silhouette Sentiments.

Very quick, easy and elegant I think!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Patchwork/Quilt Card

Here is another sample of the patchwork/quilt card you can make in my Patchwork/Quilt card class this month. Classes are on Thursday April 28 at 7.30pm and Saturday April 30 at 1.30pm and cost $15. Email me if you would like to join us for this class. Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

For this card I've used the autumn toned Speciality Designer Series Paper from the new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue. All the papers in this pack are textured heavyweight card stock and it is called Autumn Spice.
A pack sells for $22.95 plus p&h. You can see the new mini catalogue at 
 If anything takes your fancy in the new mini please email me with your order. Payment can be made by credit card.

The colours in this set of papers co-ordinate with Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and More Mustard. I have mounted my quilt piece onto Cajun Craze, then Old Olive and then onto folded textured Early Espresso card stock.

I hope you like it!


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