Can you believe that it’s a new year already!!! I can’t!! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great new year with friends and family.
I wanted to share a project that I made for a fabulous friend’s birthday.
I had received a Christmas version last year (woops, sorry the year before!!) and wanted to make a non-xmas one for my friend.
I picked up the cane heart for $4 from a Homewares store (which I then saw for $2 in the Boxing Day sales!) Then it was just a matter of deciding on a stamp set and away I went.
My friend loves purple so I used Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. I also used a couple of embossing folders, Lacy Brocade and my first favourite, Perfect Polka Dots and the Oval Accent Bigz die and of course, the Deco Labels Collection framelits. Gee, the Big Shot really got a work out on this project, didn’t it!!
A bit of hand cutting and then I was ready to assemble it and attach it to the heart with my trusty hot glue gun.
I hope you like it!!
Stamp Set: From my Heart
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Perfect Polka dot embossing folder, Oval Accent Bigz die, Deco Labels Collection framelits, circle punch, large rhinestones, white organza ribbon, Vintage faceted designer buttons.
I realised recently that I didn’t have any good flower stamps in my collection. I had been seeing a few cards using Stippled Blossoms which were very pretty and decided that this is the one for me!!
I was inspired by fellow Aussie demonstrator, Leonie Schroder’s card here. Isn’t this a gorgeous card!! I needed to make a card for a work colleague who is leaving today, so I turned it on it’s side and used the Go Forth stamp from the Word Play stamp set. This was a really easy card to make with only a little bit of fussy cutting around the flowers.
I shared this card on a demonstrator only facebook group that I am on, and I inspired Juliette Hendry (here) to make it as well!!
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Word Play
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red.
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, labels collection framelits, Lacy brocade embossing folder
If you simply need to have all the accessories to make this lovely card, click on here to go to my online Stampin’ Up! store.
I hope you had a Happy New Year!! I had to work during the day and I was so tired, I didn’t manage to stay up!! Must be getting old!!
Week 2 of the Clearance Blitz is still on until 3 January so get in while you still can. A number of items have sold out but there are still plenty of bargins to be had!
Click on the image to be taken to the list. If you are interested in purchasing any of these retired items, please contact me straight away at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 193 792.
I have one final Christmas project to show you. My wonderful upline and friend, Tracy, made me this gorgeous cane heart ornament for my home. Photos do not do it justice!!
Aren’t I a lucky duck!! Thank you, Tracy.
Stamp Set: Heart of Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso Core’dinations Card stock.
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Large pearls, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle, Naturals Designer buttons, Vintage faceted buttons.
One of my downline has just announced that she’s having baby no. 2, which is exciting news!! (Even though it means she will miss convention next year, really I think she should have timed that better!!)
So I needed to send her a congratulations card. I was inspired by the Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper. I wasn’t really into this DSP from the pictures in the Catalogue but seeing as I have earnt some free paper from a promotion earlier in the year, I thought I would get it. Well I am really impressed!! It is very nice and perfect for baby cards!
I’ve also used some of the free ribbon from this months’ special. Check out my Specials page for the details.
As I mentioned the other day, I don’t really have a lot of kiddie or baby stamps but I do have some with the right words so here is my card.
Stamp sets: Party Time
Ink: Primrose Petals
Paper: Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Window Frames framelits, Festive Paper Piercing pack, Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon.
I have dabbled in lots of crafts including embroidery, cross stitch, folk art, stamping, scrapbooking and patchwork over the years. I was crusing around Pinterest the other day (don’t you just love it!! I am addicted!!) and found a card that looks like a wedding ring quilt!! Turns out this gorgeous card was featured on Mary Fish’s blog, Stampin’ Pretty, which I also love. The card was made by Ellen Smallwood.
I recently purchased the lattice die and this is a great way to showcase it! Here’s my version of Ellen’s card.
Here’s a close up of the “wedding ring quilt”. I have “quilted” it with the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder from the Holiday catalogue.
Stamp Set: Trust God
Paper: Twitterpated DSP, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Lattice die, two way glue pen, Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon,Decorative label punch