Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Season of Cheer Washi Tape Christmas Card

A few posts back I showed off  this washi tape Christmas card and said I would be back with another one using the Season of Cheer washi tape collection. Well here it is!

I really like the colours and patterns created by the washi tape plus I think it is a bit different to your traditional Christmas card. What do you think?

The card base is Pear Pizzazz and the washi tape is adhered over Whisper White card.

The stamped and punched sentiment comes form one of the Host sets at the back of the 2015 Holiday catalogue. You can choose one of these sets as part of your Stampin'Rewards when you make an order of $250 or more.  Have a look at the two sets you can choose from on page 51 of the Holiday catalogue.

The cute star buttons are also one of the Holiday cattie items. They come in Home for Christmas Designer Buttons pack. I tied gold metallic thread through the button holes to complete the look.

Hope you like my card. I'd love to know your thoughts about it so please leave a comment below.


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Monday, September 28, 2015

White Christmas Window Frame Corner Pop Up Card

I have been meaning to share this card from last months class where we created Corner Pop Up cards. this card was the most popular sample that my class ladies recreated so it was handled quite a lot, hence the ink mark on it - sorry. I should have taken photos before class. I did of the other samples but not his one, naughty me!

The new Hearth & Home framelits 139666 in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue offer so much potential for creating fascinating cards. I have seen loads of lovely ideas on Pinterest. The stamp set used here is White Christmas 135767 from the Stampin'Up!  2015 Annual Catalogue. I liked the way I could vary the window view using this stamp set.

I cut my Whisper White card to 2 1/2 x 3 inches and stamped my scene. Before adding any litlle extras like the bird, position your window frame over the stamped piece to make sure your little extras don't get hidden by the window bars.

This stamp set being photopolymer means you can shape the tree stamp image to make the snow covered hill higher or lower. There was some fussy cutting required to cut out the banner but it was not as hard as I thought it might be! The addition of the fine tip glue pen makes gluing fine items like this banner an absolute breeze.

If creating this style of card I would suggest when you come to do the sentiment position the sentiment and mat on the open popped up card so as you end up adhering the sentiment in the correct orientation.

Colours used are Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card.
Inks are Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you like my card!



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Garden in Bloom Double Display Card

Hot off my craft table, here is my latest double display card sample for my Technique Classes this week. I still have a few places left if you would like to join us for a fun class creating one of these cards. A perfect card for a special occasion or celebration.

 Class dates and times are -Thursday September 24th
                                          Friday September 25th at 10am
                                          Saturday September 26th at 1.30pm
                                          Tuesday September 29th at 10am

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheet. Please bring a paper trimmer.  Email me if interested in coming along.



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Why Reinvent the Wheel?

When time is at a premium it is always good to have a few quick ideas up your sleeve. One I like to use is if I have a card sketch I like then I reuse it using different stamp sets and card colours. It is a great way to challenge yourself to think of new ways to get more out of your stamp sets. As the title says - why reinvent the wheel?

I CASE'd the card below in July to use for a workshop from Do Stamping With Dawn. I love this card for it's simplicity! Also love the stamp set - Wild About Flowers.

My dilemma, I needed a card for my team members to make at my Team Night this week, some of them have already made this card, so I like the card sketch, it's a quick and easy card to create, so I came up with a couple of other options to create Christmas cards using stamp sets form the 2015 Holiday catalogue.

This card uses Flurry of Wishes stamp set and it has a matching Snow Flurry punch. If you buy these as a bundle you save 15% off the price of buying them individually. I'm quite chuffed with this card, it might even be my Christmas card for this year.

My second card was created using Your Presents stamp set and a technique known as "kissing". This stamp set was designed with this technique in mind. Kissing can be done in two ways. I have done reverse kissing if there is such a term! I inked my solid stamp then placed the pattern stamp onto the solid stamp to remove ink and then stamped the resulting image onto my card stock.

 The other way is to ink up the patterned stamp, then stamp it on the solid stamp to transfer the inked pattern, then stamp the solid stamp on your card stock. Both ways look really effective.

I know I go on about all the great products Stampin'Up! make but the gold and silver cord in the Holiday catalogue is so fabulous! When I first joined Stampin'Up! eight plus years ago there was similar cord in the catalogue then and when it retired a couple of years later I was very disappointed. Whenever Stampin'Up! would have discussions about what products we wish we could have again, I always pleaded for the metallic cord to return and look, my pleading paid off!

I'm looking forward to a fun team night and I know everyone is going to really enjoy creating this card sketch and then sharing it with their team members and customers.



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Winter Wonderland Washi Tape Christmas Card

My latest favourite style of card to create are washi tape cards! You may have seen some of my earlier posts. I love creating these cards! It must be the OCD side of me as they are so neat and perfect looking!
Of course there are new washi tape collections in the new Holiday 2015 catalogue so I just had to try them out on a card.

So here is my Christmas card using the Winter Wonderland Designer Washi tape.

These washi tapes are gold metallic and gorgeous! I also broke open my new pack of metallic foil doilies and these matched in perfectly. Then to crown the whole card off I added my favourite annual catalogue product, gold metallic thread. The random swirling of thread behind images is all the fashion right now.

The sentiment comes from a stamp set in the Holiday catalogue - A Little Something 139827. Card stock is Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.

Stay tuned for a future post where I will share my Season of Cheer washi tape card.

Thanks for coming along to my blog!



Monday, September 7, 2015

September Class - Double Display Card

As promised in my latest newsletter, here is my class card sample for my September classes. This month we will be making a Double Display card. It is a bit like a trishutter card but different if that make sense!

If you would like to learn how to create this lovely style of card, my class dates for this month are below.

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials and instruction sheet.

Dates :- Thursday September 24th at 7.30pm
             Friday September 25th at 10am
             Saturday September 26th at 1.30pm
             Tuesday September 29th at 10am

To book email me Classes are held in Mt Waverley.

Did you know the Neutrals Designer Series paper stack has silver and gold paper designs in it? Silver used here and doesn't it look fabulous!

I hope to see you at one of my classes!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Stampin'Up! Guy Greetings Fathers Day Corner Pop Up Card

Tomorrow is Fathers Day here in Australia. This corner pop up card has been one of my card class samples for this month and now it will be used by my hubby to give his Dad tomorrow. I have two more classes to teach so looks like I will have to remake the card as a male birthday card!

The Guy Greetings stamp set is such a versatile set for making every male celebration card you could require. There are several image stamps and loads of greetings for every male in your life.

Colours used were Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla card.
Inks are Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky. A favourite combo from the retired Colour Coach.

If you would like to learn how to create this card I have a couple of places left for Tuesday September 8 at 10 am and one left for Saturday September 12th at 1.30pm.

Happy Fathers day to all the Dads tomorrow!



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