Sunday, June 26, 2011

Display stands by Rachael Guy

How are these for gorgeous display stands!!!!!???? I first saw these at the last Paperific Show and then again when one of my friends ( Hi Naomi!) suggested I use her stands for displaying my cards at her workshop recently.

My customers thought it was a terrific display so I contacted  Rachael and ordered a couple and here is one of them showing off my cards at my class yesterday. They are designed to frame a 12 x 12 scrapbook page so as you can show off your lovely pages and not have them hidden away unseen in albums. What a clever idea!!!

My other frame has been filled with loose photos for the moment as I was keen to see how that would look and it takes 6 photos in landscape and looks great. The frames are magnetic so either place a couple of stick on flexible magnets ( Rachel includes these) or create your own. I'm going to stick my Stampin'Up! vintage brads onto round magnets to make a decorative magnet to hold my cards and scrapbook pages in place.

I have the gold version of the circles design but she has another design too and they both come in gold or silver.

Thanks to Chris Mclucas for the butterfly embossed card which I CASED and the French Foliage card is CASED from a sample I saw at our recent Stampin'Up! Convention - thankyou to the demonstrator who created it!

Thanks for looking!

My Version of Managers Reception Invite

Here is a card I've been meaning to put up here for some time now. I loved the invitation we received from Stampin'Up! to attend Managers Reception with Shelli Gardner our CEO at our recent Australian Stampin'Up! Convention. The one I received was in Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

I played around with the colours and came up with this version! I've used Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. The stamp set is Eastern Blooms. Nice to use a stamp set that has not seen the light of day for some time!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Forest Friends

If you are looking for a quick and cute card how about this one made with the cute and cuddly Forest Friends set. I'm pretty sure I saw this set on the retiring list in the US so there is a chance it may well be disappearing from our new Idea Book when it comes out in September.

This is 4x4 inch card that was so quick to put together. Stamped up the images, punched them out using the smaller square punch, ran the matching colour inkpad around the edge of each square before mounting on the larger punched out squares of card. then adhered them all to my Choc Chip folded card. The words come from the fabulous new birthday greetings set in the Autumn mini - Bring on the Cake. Great set to get as it has so many good birthday greetings in it - 13 in fact!
Finished it all off with a bit of bling on the toadstool and flower. The bling is the funny looking shadow!!!! Just realised the flower comes from the Funky Four stamp set! Another really cute set!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Gift Bag Class

Here are the gift bags I will be teaching you how to make in my next class sessions. The bag on the left is the one I made for my down line members who attended Convention. The other gift bag is called a bag-in-a-box. It is great to fill with chocolates and give as a special gift to someone as a thankyou.

Class is $20 and will be held on Saturday June 25 at 1.30pm and Thursday June 30 at 7.30pm. Classes are held in my home in Mt. Waverley. Class size is limited to 8.

If you would like to attend please email me at

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Inspired by Nature emboss resist

Just a quick post today, I'm off to do a class on creating invitations which should be fun and interesting!

I made this card last weekend because I sorted through my sample box and discovered a majority of my samples were from before the Colour Renovation and so by rights needed to be updated. So the process has begun!

My original of this card is on this blog done in Taken with Teal in A5 format. This time it is a 6x6 card and the colour is Perfect Plum. Emboss resist is such a WOW technique to show at workshops. Basically you create a background on your card piece. Wipe over with your embossing buddy then stamp your image in Versamark ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat set with your Heat Tool, then brayer over the whole piece die ink. Here I've used the same colours but you can use contrasts if you like. Then wipe over the whole piece with a tissue to take off excess ink from the embossed image and your piece is ready to be made into a card.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Inlaid Embossing / Faux Fabric Cards

I've finished night duty for the week so thought I would get the photos up showing the Inlaid Embossing card samples form my recent class teaching this technique.
The first two samples have been stamped on Whisper White and Very Vanilla card. The Bella Toile one below was coloured with marker pens before being run through the Big Shot machine using the Square Lattice embossing folder. I got the idea for the card below from Tracy Wilson, a demonstrator who posted a sample of her card on our demonstrators gallery page.

These last two cards were done using punched out shapes. The one above uses various circle punches which were randomly adhered over my Baja Breeze card piece before running through the Big Shot with the Square lattice folder. The one below used stamped images from the Button, button set that were punched out and glued to Whisper White card.

Thanks for looking! Remember you can always email me to make an order and this month is a great month to do so as Stampin'Up! are rewarding orders that total $450 inc postage with an EXTRA $70 FREE to spend from the catalogues! That makes a whopping $110 of free products you can choose plus your Level One hostess set! Have fun daydreaming about what you would choose!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Faux Mother -of-Pearl Technique

Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a look. Today I've added some of the sample cards from my recent technique class where my lovely ladies learned how to create the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique.

This is such a pretty way to add some shimmer to your cards and you could make up a whole heap of these at a time and have them ready on hand when you need a card quickly. The secret is using Shimmer Paint which we have available from Stampin'Up! at $11.50 a bottle. The colour used for this technique is Frost White. Very simply, you pour a few drops of shimmer paint onto a plate/lid/pallete and using a piece of cling wrap scrunched into a loose ball you dab the cling wrap into the paint, dab off the excess and lightly dab it randomly over your piece of glossy white or whisper white card stock. Leave it to dry or dry off with your heat tool and once dry, brayer over the top of the card stock with a light coloured ink. Your background piece is now ready to be stamped on using Black Staz-On ink.

In my samples above starting at the top I have used River Rock ink and stamped over with French Foliage ( has to be my favourite stamp set at the moment!), Bridal Blush stamped over with the Level 2 hostess set Fast & Fabulous, and the final one uses Baja Breeze and stamp is Sail Away. The idea for the torn frame came from our recent Convention and was a Workshop Wow by talented Kiwi Sharnee Torrents.

Give me a couple of days and I'll put up photos of our Inlaid Embossing Cards from the same class.

Thanks for visiting!


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