Vintage Card using Pressed Petals Washi Tape

Hello all my lovelies!

Hope this finds you all well.  Can you believe that I have actually made another video!  Yes I know they have been few and far between.  However I just had to show off the beautiful new Pressed Petal Washi Tape from Stampin Up that makes it so easy to create beautiful flowers for any project you may be working on.

All the materials and dimensions used are listed below and the “How to Video” is attached.

I hope you like today’s card and apologies for the very amateur videoing, I’m still learning!

MATERIALS USED:

Pressed Petals washi tape

Tin Tile embossing folder

Crumb cake ink

Sponge Dauber

Pick a Tool

Scissors

Glue

Metallic Brad

Gold Foil Sheets

Triple banner punch

Leaf Punch

Sprig Punch

Scalloped Linen Thread (Rococo Rose)

1″ circle punch

Gold faceted gems

Stampin Dimensionals

Multipurpose glue

CARDSTOCK and DSP

Crumb Cake cardstock

  • for card base – measuring 29.6cm x 10.5cms (Half of A4 size cardstock cut lengthwise)
  • for sentiment tag backing 8.5x 3cm
  • 5 x 7.5cms

Very Vanilla cardstock

  • For card front 10 x 14.3cms (to be embossed with Tin Tile embossing folder)
  • For sentiment 8 x 2.5cms
  • Scrap for circle for flower and also for the leaf and sprigs

Rococo Rose DSP

  • 6 x 7cms

Gold Foil sheets

METHOD:

  1. Punch out a circle and make up flower as demonstrated.
  2. Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder through the big shot machine.
  3. Distress all sections of the card front using either a distressing tool or a pair of scissors
  4. Using a sponge dauber “age” the edges of all cardstock and DSP with Crumb Cake ink.
  5. Punch out sprigs and leaves and age and curl as shown in video
  6. Tag the sentiment strip and the sentiment backing strip and remember to “age” the tag after cutting.
  7. Adhere a strip of the washi tape down one side of the embossed card front
  8. Adhere the two sentiment strips together with the brad
  9. Adhere the DSP onto the piece of crumb cake cardstock measuring 6.5 x 7.5cms at an angle
  10. Put together the “bouquet” and adhere to the DSP and crumb cake card pieces
  11. Adhere the linen ribbon around the card front and adhere two ribbon “tails” to the “Bouquet”
  12. Punch a hole in the sentiment tags and adhere with a brad.
  13. Assemble card together and use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment tags.
  14. Adhere card front to card base and your card is complete!!!

 

Please feel free to contact me at any time with any queries or questions you may have.

Hope you all have a great day and until next time – keep on crafting!!

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Leaf Punch

$28.00

Sprig Punch

$31.00

Magnolias anyone?

Good afternoon all my lovelies out there!

Oh boy have I had fun today creating some cards to share with you using some of our beautiful new products.  My current favourite being the Magnolia Lane Bundle.  I just love Magnolias and these stamps and dies are to die for!  Hahaha!!   The DSP is also extremely beautiful.  You can see one piece of the DSP in this pictures shown.

CARD NUMBER 1

The first card is using the silver embossing paste and the brick wall stencil to create a background for the large magnolia flower which I have stamped in Crumb Cake only very lightly and then lightly coloured using water in an Aqua pen and the ink pad (use the opposite side of the pad as a palette).  I have used Petal Pink and Old Olive to do the colours.  The sentiment is from the Painted Glass set and embossed using silver heat embossing powder.  I have added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of bling.  The card front is on whisper white and is mounted on Soft Sea Foam cardstock

Magnolia Lane Brick wall card

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Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
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$11.50


CARD NUMBER 2

Magnolia Lane Dynamic Lace card

Check out this beautiful white embossed cardstock made by using the new Lace 3D embossing folder.  I have added a strip of some of the Magnolia Lane DSP and again I have coloured two smaller magnolias using Petal Pink and Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and us mounted on an Oval Stitched die.  The Thanks is heat embossed in gold and the Petal Pink flourishes surround it is a stamp from the Magnolia Lane set as well.  A simple but elegant card.

The Magnolia Bundle will be available as of June 3rd when the new catalogue is launched.  To play with these great products before you buy though you could think about coming to our launch day on 9th June cost is $60 and includes everything to make 5 cards, lunch and afternoon tea, prize draws throughout the day, a free gift for all attendees and you automatically go into the draw to win a basket of goodies valued at over $50.  Call me to book your seat/s on 0419721461.

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Hope you like today’s cards, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time, keep on crafting.

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Heart Wreath Home Decor Piece.

Good afternoon my lovelies!

Well Hubby is out mowing the lawn so I have been in my craft room creating once again.  I recently did a succulent wreath class (with real plants) with one of my beautiful Daughters in law and I thought I could do a flower wreath from my punches and dies.  I have seen a lot on Pinterest etc but this is what I came up with.

I wanted to use up some DSP so used it to make some of the flowers. This added colours. I had a couple of injuries mind you!!  LOL, burnt myself on my hot glue gun, pierced myself with my paper piercer while unclogging an old glue bottle (not SU).  Then I ran out of hot glue so a trip to Bunnings and came back with not just the glue but a few plants for the actual garden.  Have you ever gone to the shops just to buy one thing and come back with just that one thing?    MMmmm never happens to me!

The wooden sentiment and the actual wreath are the only things that aren’t Stampin Up as I had some of these in my drawers to use.  I think it makes a nice home decor piece!

I used Wonderful Romance stamps and dies for most of the foliage and punches for the flowers.  The list of products is below if you would like to order any of the products.  Unfortunately the Pansy Punch is retired but you can use any of the new punches.

I will also take any orders for floral wreaths in a colour and theme to suit your occasion.  Costs start at $30 (Could vary depending on size etc).  Call me on 0419721561 to order.

Would love to know what you think!

Well back to the craft room to clean up my mess that I made!

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

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Sprig Punch

$31.00
Pansy Punch

Pansy Punch
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$28.00

Apron of Love!

Good Sunday morning to you all my lovelies!

OMG, I am so looking forward to Tuesday’s Coffee and Card Class, booked out with 7 ladies coming along.  We are going to have so much fun.  Sorry if you wanted to come along and you have missed out but there is a Technique Class coming up on 19th March one at 10am and one at 7pm.  If you would like to come along it is $25 which includes making three cards with the techniques that we learn and also includes all supplies and refreshments.

TODAY’S PROJECT

Today’s card which is not a card it is actually a little treat box.  I have had this set for a while now and have been itching to make something with it.  I love to cook and what better stamp set and framelits to own than this one!  The little utensils are so cute and it can be for male or female as there are BBQ utensils as well.  So versatile.  Don’t forget when you purchase a new stamp set or bundle always look at the little stamps and framelits they can come in handy when you just can’t find something to add to that special little project.  The little flowers in this set are adorable and I can see I will use them not just when using this set but with so many other sets as well.

Would love to know your thoughts on this little treat box, please leave a comment here on my blog!

I haven’t filled the box yet because I haven’t baked anything to go into it but plan on making some little tiny cookies to fill it with to give to someone special.  MMmmmmm who could that be????

Check out the product list below and if you would like to order this great set check it out and order on my 24/7 online shop!  Or call me if you have any questions.

**************COMPETITION TIME*****************

I have a card kit to giveaway!!!  So here’s the plan, book a workshop or attend a class between March and 30th April and you will automatically go into the draw to win this great gift it is valued at $40 but I will put some other little goodies in with it so it is valued at over $50!  Awesomeness!!!  Call me to book a workshop or to book into a class – 0419721561.   If you can’t make it to a class or book a workshop, any orders over $50 will also go into the draw!  Come on get those orders in to win!!!!  The prize draw will be held 1st May and winner notified.

Well that’s about it for now.  Hope you like today’s project.

Keep on Stampin!

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Apron Of Love Photopolymer Bundle

Apron Of Love Photopolymer Bundle
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$79.00

Basic Black Craft Stampin' Pad

Basic Black Craft Stampin’ Pad
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$13.95

Country Road Male Birthday Card

Good afternoon everyone,

Well it’s a Billy (Grandson) day today but haven’t been in my room all week and thought while he’s asleep I would quickly get in and make this card that I have been wanting to get made.

We all know how hard it is to find a nice design for a male birthday card, well here’s a quick and easy one.  It may look difficult but I can assure you it is so easy.  Just using your sponges and inks to tone in a sunset look background.  The colours I used were Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobler and some Fresh Fig.  Of course you can create your own type of sunset tonings in whatever colours you wish.  I cut a circle from one of my punches and used some washi tape to secure it while I did the sponging.

The stamp set is the adorable Country Road a great set for male cards!  I also used the flying bird stamp from High Tide but only stamped one bird onto the card across the sun.  Used a mask so that the other birds wouldn’t stamp.

The design is mounted onto Daffodil Delight cardstock and then that is mounted onto Early Espresso card.

The list of supplies are noted below so if you would like to purchase any of these great products, click on my shop on line button to place your order.

I will be doing up a list of the classes for next year, early in the new year so if you would like to come to any of my classes, be sure to contact me to receive your monthly newsletter for all the latest details!  Call me on 0419721561 if you have any queries.  There are classes to suit all levels of paper crafters!  Not just card making but I can show you some great 3d projects or scrapbooking layouts.

I will be doing some Christmas cards in the upcoming days as this heat in Brisbane will keep me indoors and in air conditioning!!

Hope you all have an amazing day!

Cheers

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Peaceful Poinsettia

Good morning all,

Well despite not having cleaned my craft room, it will happen today some time, but as always happens when I get new products, I just have to try them out.  So here’s the latest the beautiful Peaceful Poinsettia bundle in the new Holiday Catalogue #149962 (photopolymer bundle) page 22 in the new cattie!!  I used the new Buffalo Check Background stamp #147794 page 38.  Such a versatile background stamp.  The colour of the background is Crumb Cake, one of my favourite Neutrals.  To colour the poinsettia and holly I used watercolour pencils.   I would have like to used blends but I didn’t have a Cherry Cobbler blend so I used water colour pencils.  That’s the great thing with Stampin Up there is always an alternative.  Don’t know if you can see the shimmer paint I sprayed on the card.  WOW I love this stuff!  Check them out o page 38 of the catalogue.  I used the Champagne Mist #147044 they are $14 for a small bottle but you only use such a tiny amount mixed in with alcohol (no not your good Gin or Scotch) I use Isocol rubbing alcohol and put a few drops of the paint in a water spritzer and mix with some Isocol.  It gives a beautiful shimmer to any projects.  The sentiment is heat embossed using the new in colour embossing powders (Lovely Lipstick).

We will be using this at the catalogue launch day on 21st October.  What? you haven’t booked!  Call me now to book in on 0419721561.   (hahahaha).

Well now I better go and clean my room up!!

Hope you like today’s card! Have a great day!

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My projects so far today!

Ok ok, I know I said earlier today I would post my projects but didn’t think I would get to do it so soon.  I am just loving this card I just made using the new TILE DYNAMIC
TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER – yes that’s a mouthful.  I inked the folder up with Night of Navy before running it through the big shot.  Result was amazing!  The stamp is from the gorgeous new Country Home set in the new Holiday catalog available from 5th September.

The Christmas card I made is here also using the Detailed Deer Thinlets Stamp set and not sure if you can see it but I have also used the Champagne Shimmer Paint which gives a very subtle shimmer to wherever you apply it.  It is gorgeous and comes in four shades, Copper, Gold, White and Champagne.  A must have from the new Catalog.

Would love to know what you think!! Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?  Come join me for the launch of the new Catalog and make six Christmas cards!  Details coming soon!

 

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Well that’s me for today, I promise.

Have a great day!

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TUFTED EMBOSSING FOLDER

Good afternoon everyone,

Long time no hear from me!  Have been visiting the family in Gladstone but back home now with a bad back but itching to get into the craft room.

Just before we left on holidays I received my order and haven’t had a chance to use any of it but today I found a little time to “play”.

I have been wanting to use this gorgeous embossing folder “Tufted” just one of the new folders from Stampin Up.  I used the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock (how gorgeous is this colour?) as well as the four petal flower punch to create this sympathy card.  I unfortunately have had to use up some of sympathy cards in my stash of late and so had to create some new stock!

The sentiment is silver embossed.

Don’t forget if you would like any of these products, be sure to visit and click  my online store to place your order.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Hope you like today’s card!  Let me know what you think.

Cheers for now!

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Quick and easy Mother’s Day Cards!

Ok it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you haven’t made your cards here’s a couple of quick and easy ones that anyone can make before Sunday!

Both of these cards are used with stamps alone, no designer series paper or fancy techniques both can be done very easily with products you have at home and not necessarily Stampin Up products.  Use your imagination to improvise with what you have.  Why not just use a paint brush and brush some ink from your ink pad onto the cardstock to form a background??

CARD 1

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Card number one is using white cardstock for the card, Mint Macaron (new colour in Stampin Up) but you can use any colour ink and cardstock you wish.  Even if you don’t have the cardstock to match just use the white cardstock and ink still looks lovely!

I have inked an acrylic block with the ink (use piece of plastic of some sort if you don’t have an acrylic block) ink it up and then spritz it with some water (use a water spray bottle that’s all).  Then stamp the inked up block onto your white cardstock and it gives a mottled effect.  I did this one twice and it has come out a bit dark but still got a water mottled effect in the background.  I then just stamped a flower stamp, this one is from the Petal Palette set but you can use any flowery stamp you have and stamped it in black memento ink over the top.  I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front and added three little pearls at the bottom.  Very easy.

CARD 2

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Although I have heaps of designer series paper here in the craft studio, I wanted to show how easy it is to create your own backgrounds without the special papers.

Take some small stamps – the ones in sets that you may overlook – these are great for backgrounds!  Randomly stamp the card front.  In this one I used three little stamps from the Swirly Birds stamp set (flower, stems and dots) and believe it or not I haven’t used these little stamps before and I think they make a great background.  For the dots I stamped them off once so that they are a lot lighter in colour.  I used Balmy Blue ink and cardstock another new colour in Stampin Up but as I said if you don’t have this colour use any of the colours you have at home.

I tied some white baker’s twine around the card and silver embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder but if you don’t have any embossing powder just stamp it in black or the same colour ink you used to do your card.  I only have the one Mother’s Day sentiment and you know you don’t have to just say Happy Mother’s Day, I thought always thinking of you is just as appropriate.  You always write happy mother’s day inside the card anyway!  I adhered it on with dimensionals.  Another very simple card when you don’t have a lot of time!

Hope you get some ideas from these cards today and I would love to see your Mother’s day cards you have made.

 

Cheers for now!

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Card made with Share What You Love DSP

Couldn’t stay away from my craft room today with it raining outside and my delivery of the Share What You Love DSP sitting on my desk.

Here is a card using the beautiful new DSP (Designer Series Paper) which will be available in May for you to purchase from the Share What You Love Suite prior to the launch of the annual catalogue.  There will be different bundles you are able to purchase and all bundles have free products included which will not be available in the annual catalogue.  Check out the earlier blog post with the video for details or call me for further details.

Hope you like the card, let me know what you think!

Cheers all

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