Friday, September 30, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

I'm helping a friend make her baby shower invitations tomorrow, I offered these 2 cards for her to choose from, she chose the one with the baby buggy on the right. We're going to have an assembly line going, we need over 80!!!!

The tutorial for this centre-step card is under 'free tutorials' on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Embossed Stockings

I wanted to do the sketch challenge today, look how simple it is, just my style!

I chose the new 'Stitched Stocking' set from the Holiday Mini ... I know we're all going to be sick of seeing samples made with this by January, but look how gorgeous it is!!! I pulled out my embossing powders (I hope the pic shows the gloss) and trimmed the stockings with the new velvet ribbon. How couldn't you LOVE this?

... and a close-up of the embossing and stocking details .... see the dazzling details on the toes and heels?

Stamps : Stitched Stocking, Bright Hopes (sentiment)
Cardstock : Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink :Versamark
Accessories : Embossing Powders (Wild Wasabi, Pewter, Cherry Cobbler), Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Curly Label Bigz XL Die with Punch Windows Movers & Shapers, Modern Label Punch, Vanilla Velvet Ribbon, Dazzling Details

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Quick 'How To' for Rhea

Rhea, from Rhea Stamps, left me a comment a few days ago about how to make the scallop square cards I often put together (I love them!). Well, my friend Robin, About a Girl, showed me this quick and easy trick to make the scallop square card PERFECT! A lot of people just make a fold and cut the squares with the fold just inside the cutting blades. But that makes the card lobsided  ... so here's Robin's trick :

Step 1 : Cut out TWO scallop squares using your Big Shot and Bigz Die

Step 2 : Score ONE of the scallop squares at the first indented scallop. On the Stampin' Up Simply Scored Tool it's at 1/2". (well, it would be at 1/2" on ANY scoring tool but I just wanted to say Stampin' Up Simply Scored Tool because it's the best one there is) ....

Step 3 : Using Sticky Strip (or strong glue), stick the scored back piece to the front.

And here's a pic taken from the BACK, see the score-line? This makes the perfect, scallop square card! Hope that helps, Rhea :)


September CLUB Projects

First, I must apologise for the lack of stamping on my blog recently. My husband is going through some scary health issues, I won't go into details here, this is a happy, stampy place ~ but thanks to my good friends who have held me together over the past week, all will be well!

So, without further ado, here are the 3 projects we'll be making in my newly enrolled Club this weekend. I always want to show projects with a twist on the traditional card, the Halloween one was inspired by Monday's TLC, Fill the Opening, brought to us by the lovely and talented Joan Ervin. The easel card is GENIUS, and the brainchild of Bronwyn Eastley who is an immensely talented SU Demo out of Tasmania, Australia. This is my version on Bronwyn's Two Tags Easel card, with a little more inspiration from my friend Lisa Foster's new catty swap card! Thanks Lisa :) The final project is all mine ... I found some teeny notepads in Staples whilst shopping for Sarah's back to school supplies. They are so cute and will fit beautifully into a purse, or kitchen drawer. I ALWAYS need notepaper in a hurry! I hope my Club girls enjoy making these projects ... and hopefully you'll be inspired to try some too.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

50th Wedding Anniversary

I've made this 50th Wedding Anniversary card for my parents. Very Vanilla Base, More Mustard, Spice Cake Designer Paper and a Top Note cut out of Vellum Cardstock. Easy to do, although heat embossing on vellum can be a bit of a nightmare! Here's a closer look and the inside.

Stamps :  Curly Cute, Kindness Matters, Butterfly Prints
Ink : Versamark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Spice Cake DSP, Vellum
Accessories : Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Top Note Die

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Christmas Stockings

I'm pretty sure you've heard that the new SU Holiday Mini Catalogue is now live! There's a link in my side bar if you fancy having a look :)

I decided to try out a couple of new products today, the stocking stamp set and coordinating punch, and the new snowflake embossing folder. How cute are they? I can see everyone having A LOT of fun with this set of products :)

 And here's a closer look at the stockings ...

Stamps : Stitched Stockings, Pines & Poinsettias (Sentiment)
Ink : Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories : Stocking Builder Punch,Snow Burst Embossing Folder, 1/2 Pearls, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot