Friday, January 29, 2016

Macarons Anyone!

 This card was made using the new Occasions Catalogue set called Balloon Builders. The sentiment come from the Sale-a-brations set called Sky is the Limit. I made this card for one of the ladies in my downline to congratulate her on signing up her first recruit.

Product supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Mint Macaron cardstock
Mint Macaron ink
Strawberry Slush ink
Cucumber Crush ink
Mint Macaron dotted lace trim
Whisper White cotton ribbon
Silver cord
Balloon Builders stamp set (Occasions catalogue)
Sky is the Limit stamp set (Sale-a-bration)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Try It Tuesday - Emboss Resist

I love doing techniques that I don't need to buy any special materials for. The emboss resist technique is one of those. Just a few supplies and your ready to go!

Embossing buddy
Powder tray
Embossing powder - I use clear
Heat tool
Versamark ink
Water based ink - I use Stampin' Up! classic ink pads
Stamping sponges
Stamps - background stamps work well for this technique.


1. Cut cardstock to 10cm x 14.5cm
2. Drop the embossing buddy onto the cardstock and rub all over. This will take the static away from the cardstock.
3. Ink the stamp using versamark
4. Stamp the image on the cardstock.
5. Sprinkle the embossing powder over the image and tap off the excess into the powder tray.
6. Heat set the embossing powder using the heat tool until all the powder is shiny.
7. All to cool for a few seconds.
8. Using the stamping sponge rub the coloured ink over the cardstock. Multiple colours can be used and looks great!
9. Complete your projects as desired using other stamps and embellishments.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flowering Fields

Here is a card that you can throw together five minutes before you need to walk out the door. I made this card while cooking tea the other night. It only uses minimal and basic supplies that all crafters would have on hand.

Product supply list
Heavy white cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral marker
Pear Pizzazz marker
Calypso Coral baker twine
Flowering Fields stamp set (Sale-a-bration)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Botanicals for you

OK, I think I am on a bit of a roll - although it may be very short lived!

This card I cased from Kylie Bertucci - I just love this design. It was quick and easy to make and the best thing is that it work with any colour combination and Designer Series Paper.

I made this card for Nathan and sent it to him while he was away at the Australian Jamboree. I wish I was there to see his face when he got snail mail!

Products supply list:
Heavy white cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Sahara Sand cardstock
It's My Party Designer Series Paper (Occasions catalogue)
Botanicals For You stamp set (Sale-a-bration)
Whisper White candy dots

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Try it Tuesday - Acetate Card

Here is something easy to try and all you need is a few supplies that you will already have in your stash.

- Cardstock
- Acetate sheet - I use the overhead projector sheets that you can get a stationary stores such as Officeworks
- Stamps
- Ink
- Embellishments
- Adhesives

1. Cut the card base to 13.1cm x 15cm
2. Place the 13.1cm edge along your scoring tool. Make a score line at 2.5cm. Fold on the score line.
3. Cut a piece of acetate at 10.5cm x 15cm
4. Using double sided tape adhere the acetate along the inside of the fold - make sure the the acetate is level in the corners and along the edges of the card base.
5. cut a piece of cardstock 2.5cm x 15cm. Adhere this cardstock along the bottom of the acetate card front.
6. Using stamps, inks and embellishments complete the card as desired.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Where has the time gone!

I cannot believe that it has been more than a year since my last post - time certainly does get away from you!

As you may know Stampin' Up! has just released the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. I thought that I would share a few creations with you using some of the fantastic new products.

I made this card for Liam just a few weeks ago and sent it to him while he was at the Australian Jamboree in Sydney. I wanted to write a few words of encouragement with him being say from home for almost two weeks.

The products that I used on this card are:
Heavy white cardstock
Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Night of Navy cardstock
Whisper white cardstock
Real Red ink
Starburst thinlets die
Starburst Sayings stamp set
1 3/4 inch circle punch

You've Got Style

This card was made in project club last month. The stamp set used is You've Got Style.  I don't always go for stamp sets like this o...