Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Simply Soft Centrefold Card

Okay time to get back to showing off some of my card creations! Last weekend was my last set of classes for the year and we made Centrefold cards. This one is made using the hostess set Simply Soft. This is such a pretty set with the different floral stamp options plus you have the choice of two step stamping or water colouring in the images. You have to love stamp sets that offer versatility!

For this card I chose the two step stamping option.

Cardstock - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla.
Stamps - Simply Soft, Creative Elements.
Ink - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Black Staz-On
Accessories - Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Victoria crochet trim,Dotted ScallopRibbon border punch, linen thread, Pearl basic jewels, Dimensionals, blender pens.

Do like the effect created by layering the ruffled ribbon over the crochet trim.

Everyone had a lovely time creating their cards and learning a terrific new card construction idea. As for decorating your centrefold card the only limit is your imagination!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Chanel" Mocha Morning DSP Tote

 Well here it is my "ta-da" tote bag! I love how this tote turned out. The moment I saw the Mocha Morning Speciality DSP in the new IB&C when I received my copy in August I knew I had to use it to create one of these totes. It is just so elegant!

The DSP has a black flock so apart from looking great it is also beautiful in a tactile way too if you know what I mean. I love the "Chanel" bow it sets off the whole tote beautifully. The black card circles and handles were sprayed with Champagne Gold shimmer paint made into a mist with rubbing alcohol to give a bit of sparkle and it is topped off with the added bling of the neutrals glimmer brads.

Who would not love to receive a gift in one of these totes??????

Thanks for coming by and seeing all my totes. I will get back to showing off cards next week from my weekend Centrefold card class.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black and White Tote

This is the second last of the totes I presented at Regionals. This is also one of my favourites along with the last one that I will show you next time you visit. There is something about black and white that looks so stylish don't you think?

When I made this tote I had in mind all the 21st birthday parties my daughter goes to that have a B&W theme so made a bag to continue along with the theme for her to use as her gift bag.

The flower motif on the front is done using the Fun Flowers die with the Big Shot. This is one of the  wonderful dies that are exclusive to Stampin'Up! You can order yours through a Stampin'Up! demonstrator like me! To give the flower a bit of dimension I gently curled the petals upwards. A basic jewel rhinestone in the centre finishes it off. The brads to secure the handles are clear rhinestone brads.

Do make sure you visit in the next couple of days to see my very favourite bag/tote that everyone adores. It is so elegant!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Extreme Measures Gift Tote

Here are two more of my Regionals gift totes for you to have a look at for ideas.

The Tempting Turquoise tote at the back is done using 12x12 card, the front tote in Pacific Point card is made using 9x9 card.

I have decorated the back tote prior to scoring and folding using the standard roller wheel Vine and Blossom. The contrast colour used for the handles and corners is Rich Razzleberry. The corners are done using the 2 inch circle punch and it is finished off with matching colour flower brads.

The smaller tote is decorated using the stamp set Extreme Measures. Basic Black is the contrast card and the corners are done using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch. Mini Silver brads finish it off. A great tote for a male or teenage gift bag.

See you again soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gift Tote with Matching Cards

I'm really pleased with how this tote presented. I'm going to give this to one of my friends as a birthday present as she gives lots of cards and I know she will appreciate such a gift.

The tote and cards are made from Crumbcake cardstock and the contrast trim is Chocolate Chip.
Inks are Crumbcake, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.
Stamp sets are Curly Cute, Creative Elements, Pocket Silhouettes, Aviary, Friends Never Fade and Faith in Nature.
Butterflies are Beautiful Wings embosslit for the Big Shot.
Brads are from Vintage Trinkets.

The layout is one I saw on Clean & Simple. I very rarely create a card that has no layering whatsoever but I reckon these turned really nicely. I also like the fact they were so quick and easy to do! My trusty Stampamajig made sure everything was lined perfectly and it made the whole card creating project so easy. Love it!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gift Tote from Regionals

 Sorry about the delay in getting my next totes up on here - back at work and had very busy night duty shifts, so am a little bit tired!!
 Anyway better late than never!

These are the totes I showed at Regionals which I made from Stampin'Up! Designer Series paper. I wondered if the paper would be strong enough but it worked out really well. You would not be able to put a heavy gift in them but for something small or light it would be perfect. The best part about these is that as the paper is double sided you get a gorgeous inside design as well!

The tote on the left is done with Paisley Petals DSP, one of my all time favourites. The Bravo Burgundy looks terrific, it really highlights the paper design.

The tote below is actually a smaller version done with 9x9 inch piece of DSP and you are getting a sneak peek of one of the new Designer Series papers from the upcoming Summer Mini catalogue coming out December 1. This paper is from the Beyond the Garden pack of DSP. Lots of lovely bright summery colours in this set of papers, I know you are going to love them! Wild Wasabi textured card is used on the handles and corners.

Check out the different brads I've used on these totes - Vintage brads for the top tote and Ice rhinestone brads for the smaller tote.
There are more to come so do stop by again soon! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Melbourne Regionals Wow Gift Totes

Here is the first of my sample gift totes that I made for showing at Stampin'Up! Melbourne Regionals yesterday. This is the Christmas version!

Cardstock - Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White.
Stamps - Stitched Stockings and Soft Holly standard roller wheel.
Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Stocking Tag punch, Brights Glitter brads, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, Basic jewels.

I love the new glitter brads for these projects - very Christmassy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Melbourne Stampin'Up! Regionals 2011

 Here's the reason for my lack of posts over the last week, I was busy preparing my Workshop Wow presentation for the Stampin'Up! Melbourne Regionals that were held today at the Melbourne Convention Centre. It was an exciting day and a huge thrill to be asked to present to my fellow demonstrators. At the same time it was very nerve wracking to be on stage in front of nearly 400 enthusiastic stampers!

My Wow presentation was the cute little gift box tote I showed you earlier in the year on here but this time I made several new variations on different themes. The photo below shows some of them on display after my presentation. I will post better photos of them over the coming days.

 I am very pleased to say my time up on stage went well and I had a great time! Overall the day was terrific with some fabulous presentations by demonstrators and Stampin'Up! staff. So many new ideas to try out before they disappear out of my head!

 It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with many of the members in my Stampin'Up! team and to catch up on everyones news. All up an awesome day! I have so much fun being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hi Everyone,
Sorry for the lack of posts this week but have been busy working on a project which I will be able to share with you after tomorrow.
So stop by in the next few days to see what I have been creating!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Centrefold Card Class

Here is a sample of a centrefold card which you will learn how to make at my November Technique class. This will be my last set of classes that I will be running this year.

Dates for the class are :-
Thursday November 24th at 7.30pm
Saturday November 26th at  1.30pm

Class cost - $15

All materials supplied including instructions. If you have a paper cutter with scorer please bring it along to make it easier for you. Time permitting you should be able to complete two cards in the class. Class is held in Mount Waverley at my home so places are limited.

To reserve your place please email me at jannic@bigpond.com

I'll look forward to seeing you there!


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