It’s a Z-Fold kind of Christmas

It’s not hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner living in Queensland this week.  It’s been so warm and lovely here this week!  Although I hope it’s not an indication of how hot it’s going to be in Summer!

Since I saw Bronwyn’s Carols of Christmas Labels Double Z-Fold Box tutorial, I’ve been wanting to have a play with it.  I love her version with the trees but I want to try something different.

My amazing up-up-line Simone Bartrum recently attended the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Thailand and she was asked to create some amazing projects using the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the matching Christmas Staircase thinlit dies.  You can check out some of her projects here.  This stamp set and die bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Well, Simone’s gorgeous projects inspired me to pre-order this bundle (Thanks for enabling me, Simone!!)

There is the most adorable dachshund in this stamp set (and happily, there is a matching thinlit, so no fussy cutting!!).

I was actually going to use the cute staircase which is featured in this set but it was a little wider than the largest Label die so I decided to go with the Christmas tree.  I have to say that this tree is amazing.  Firstly, you stamp the tree and cut it out with the thinlits.  Then there are two branch dies which are the same, but allow you to cut out two branches at once.  But then when I was layering the branches on the tree, they match the shape of the tree exactly!!  But then, would we expect anything less from Stampin’ Up! Oh I forgot to mention that I also put Wink of Stella over the branches of the tree to add a bit of sparkle like tinsel.

I used the Wood Textures DSP Stack for the base.  I thought it would look a bit like timber flooring at the base of a tree.  The cute ornaments are also from the set. Fortunately, the stamp and die have the three attached together so it’s much easier to cut out.  I just coloured these using the markers.

I wanted to put a sentiment on the front so I stamped the label in Garden Green.  Then for the fun part of adding the dog!!  He’s so cute but he’s a naughty boy as he is trying to get at the cookies on the plate!   This set is so fun, that it even includes a thinlit that cuts out the sign and cookies!  I did colour the table, biscuits and the dog using Early Espresso Ink and blender pens.

If you would like to get Bronwyn’s tutorial, just click here.  I’m so happy with how cute this card turned out!

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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Coffee Easel card with a twist

I’m excited to share another tutorial from Addinktive Designs with you this week.

The tutorial I have decided to focus on is the Coffee Café Easel Card.  You can check out Bronwyn’s card here.

This is another easy to understand tutorial with lots of clear pictures to help you create your project.

I don’t have the Coffee Cups framelits or the Coffee Café stamp set so I decided to use the Lots of Labels framelits with the Coffee Break DSP.

I also used my retired paper piercing pack as it goes nicely with the framelits and adds a look similar to the stitched shape framelits.  For the sentiment on the front, I used the Tabs for Everything stamp set in Soft Sky and Garden Green which I punched out with the Circle tab punch.

On the inside, I have stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set and hand cut it out.

If you would like to make your own version of the Coffee Café Easel card, you can purchase the tutorial here.

I’ll be back next week with another great tutorial for you.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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Up, Up and away!!

I’m so excited to share that I have been chosen to be a part of The AddINKtive Designs team!!   My clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley, creates the most amazing card tutorials (check out her tutorial shop here).  Each month, I’ll be showcasing my projects using her tutorials.

For my first card, I decided to use the One Wild Ride, Z-Fold, Slider card tutorial (Try saying that fast!!).  You can check it out Bronwyn’s card, here.

I don’t have the One Wild Ride stamp set so I had a look through my stamps to see what might work.  I found the Lift Me Up stamp set and the matching Up and Away thinlits and thought that the large thinlit balloon would work perfectly on the slider.

I was so brave and decided to cut that stunning piece of dsp from the Birthday Memories DSP, you know, the one with the animals walking over the hill.  I thought it would look like the hot air balloons were floating in amongst the drifting balloons in the sky!

Using old olive cardstock, I created the slider piece and added in some hills.  I sponged it to get some texture but it still need a little bit of something else.  Just as I went to grab my camera to take the photos, I noticed the Sheltering Tree stamp set and it has a grass stamp!!  Just what it needed.

To cut out the large balloon thinlit, I stuck together the piece of dsp and a piece of thick whisper white cardstock using the returned Multipurpose adhesive sheets.  I wanted to give the balloon a bit of stability so that it would fall over.  I then put a little piece of white cardstock behind the basket so that you can’t see the dimensional behind it.

I then coloured the balloon stamps with markers and cut them out using the thinlits.  I just love not having to fussy cut!  I deliberated for a while about what sentiment to use but ended up going with one from the Birthday banners set.

I have discovered that these cards are hard to photograph!  So here we go!!

I’ll be sharing a tutorial from Bronwyn each week so make sure you follow my blog!

Let me know what you think about this project!

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

 

 

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