Thursday, 30 August 2012

Pillar Box

I can't believe that this die is retiring.  It is so easy to just whip up little gifts with this die.  

Today is last day for you to order all thoses stamp sets and accessories from the retiring lists before they are gone for good.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy
DSP:  Twitterpated
Ribbon:  Bakers Twine in Cherry Cobbler
Punches:  Jewellery Tag Punch and Bo Ho Blossoms
Embellishments:  Brads (brights)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Welcome Christmas

I can't believe that half the stamp sets I own are retiring.  But the good thing is that I get to buy heaps of new goodies.  I am sure you are the same as me and just hanging out for the 1 September!!!!!

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Welcome Christmas
Ink:  Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade
Ribbon:  1/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon in Old Olive

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

You Mean the World to Me

I thought this card would be appropriate for my dad for father's day.  Extreme elements is another stamp which is retiring at the end of the month. 

Stamps:   Word Play
Ink:   Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze and Basic GreyCardstock:  Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, So Saffron and Basic Grey
Ribbon:   Linen Thread
Bigshot:  Framelites

Monday, 27 August 2012

Card and Mini Milk Carton

This set would be perfect for all those girly girls out there.  I used the retiring stamp set Clearly for You.  I really like this set and should of used it more.  I also added bling using the lovely Silver Glimmer paper.  I am sure you recognise this set as I cased it out of the 2011/2012 idea book and catalogue on page 88.

Card and Milk Carton Box

Milk Carton Box

Close Up so you can see the Smooch Spirtz

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Clearly for You
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Melon Mamba and Silver Glimmer Paper
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder
Ribbon:  Bakers Twine in Whisper White and Organza in Whisper White
Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Jewellery Tag, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Postage Stamp and 1” (2.5cm) Square
Bigshot:  Vintage Wallpaper
Other:  Smooch Spirtz – Silver Foil

Sunday, 26 August 2012

A Simple Male Card

I always find male cards a challenge.  So I kept this one really simple.  I also wanted to use up some of my stash of DSP before the new sets come out on 1 September 2012.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Curly Cute
Ink:  Early Espresso and Baja Breeze
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Not Quite Navy
Ribbon:  Bakers Twine Whisper White
Punches:  1 1/8” (3.5cm) Circle and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
DSP:  Pocketful of Posies

Saturday, 25 August 2012

It is never too early for Christmas

I CASED this card from Sally McDonald.  I just changed it to suit the supplies that I had.  It was really easy and came together in no time.  I will definitely be re-creating this card again.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Word Play
Ink:  Riding Hood Red
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive
Embellishments:  Pearls
Punches:  Bird Builder, Owl Builder and 1 ¾ Circle
Bigshot:  Vintage Wallpaper

Friday, 24 August 2012

Sad to see Extreme Elements Go

Extreme Elements is another stamp set that is retiring at the end of the month.  I will be very sad to see this go as I find it is an extremely versatile stamp.  I CASED this card from Debra Currier as I just love her clean and simple style.  Thank you Debra.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Extreme Elements, Need for Speed and Create a Cupcake
Ink:  Ridinghood Red and Black Stazon
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Brads (brights)
Other:  Blender Pen

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Welcome Christmas

This stamp set is retiring at the end of August.  I did a lot of sponging on this card and I am very pleased how it turned out.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Welcome Christmas and Lovely as a Tree
Ink:  Not Quite Navy and Black Stazon
Cardstock:  Whisper White and Not Quite Navy

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sneak Peek

It is nearly the 1 September which means a new Catalogue with lots of new stamps, inks and papers.  I do have a card to show you so you can have a sneak peak at one of the new stamp sets that will be available.  The ink pads have been changed and they are just fabulous to stamp with.  I also used the new In Colours which are vibrant and strong.

I fussy cut out the rose and adhered it with a dimensional so that the front part of the card tucks underneath it to keep it closed.  I layered the stamping and used the rock and roll technique on the bird.  It is a little harder to do this with the new ink pads but it can be achieved if you are very careful.

Front of Card

Fancy Fold

Inside the card

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Papaya Collage and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Star Fruit
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White and Summer Star Fruit
DSP:  Twitterpatted

Sunday, 5 August 2012

My Favourite Stamp Set

Creative Elements is one of my favourite sets. 

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Creative Elements and Curly Cute
Ink:  Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon in Not Quite Navy
Embellishments:  Basic Jewels

Saturday, 4 August 2012


I wanted an embossed only Christmas Tree so I cut out a chip board triangle for the Christmas tree and glued it onto the outside of my embossing folder.  I then ran the folder and cardstock through the Big Shot so that only the tree shape would come out embossed.  This is an old card from last Christmas so I think I am going to have to recreate it and see if I can step it up a bit for this Christmas.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon:  1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler
Punches:  Jewellery Tag Punch

Friday, 3 August 2012

Stocking up on Christmas Cards

Here is another really quick and easy Christmas card.  I did swipe shimmer paint all over the embossing so it is lovely and shimmery in real life.

Remember that this stamp set is retiring and so are those cute little vintage tags.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Heard from the Heart and Pennant Parade
Ink:  Riding Hood Red
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon in Riding Hood Red
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red
Bigshot:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls and Shimmer Paint – Frost White

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Christmas Box Set

Here is the Christmas Box Set using the one sheet wonder (from Rachel Knight) that we made at class last week.  Everyone loved it so much that they all wanted to make another set.  It was a perfect choice for Christmas cards.  Remember, I showed you a sneak peek over a week ago so here is the whole set, complete with a gift box.  It would make a lovely gift.

The new Catalogue comes out on 1 September and the retiring list is out now.  This stamp set is retiring so if you want to order it, contact me before it sells out.  There are already a few
items that have have sold out, so be quick. 

Stampin’ Up! have modified the Classic Inkpads and changed the surface of the pad so that stamps get a better ink coverage which means your stamped image will look nicer, which is why the existing stamp pads are all on the retired list.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Season of Joy, Curly Cute and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic Grey
Ribbon:  5/8" (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon in Old Olive and Bakers Twine in Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Grey
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Cute Little Boxes

I totally CASED this little box from Tanya Bell.  Isn't it just too sweet.  I also made another slightly larger one and a little card to match it.  I made the whole set from all my left over card, ribbon and DSP.  I used the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool which made the whole process even quicker.  The Diagonal Scoring Plate is next on my wish list.

Supplies Used
Ribbon:  1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party and Bakers Twine in Island Indigo
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party
Punches:  Bo Ho Blossoms
DSP:  Twitterpated
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls