18 January 2012 – Spice Cake

No, I’m not cooking a spice cake today, but I am in love with the Spice Cake DSP in the latest mini catalogue!! The pictures really don’t do it justice.

I’m attempting to be more organised this year and actually send out more birthday cards this year.  To this end, I’ve been thinking about a birthday card folder where I can get the cards ready at the start of the month, including addressed, stamped and written in and then just be able to whip the card out a week before and post it off.

I’ve had lots of cardboard used as stiftening for projects so I thought it would make a good base for the folder.  I was going to use a different DSP for each month but I fell in love with Spice Cake so the whole book will be the same paper.  I’m also using the matching stamp set, Spiced Paisley.

Of course, my photo really doesn’t do it justice but you get the idea.  I’ve usedthe Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits for the title and the very glittery Silver glimmer paper.  There’s also the new velvet ribbon for the border and flowers.

January

Here’s close up of each page.  Special birthday’s are indicated by a rhinestone.

February

March

April

I’ve still got a few pages to go but I’ve run out of paper!!  And I think I might need some bigger rings as well.

Stamp Set:  Spiced Paisley

Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Very Vanilla.

Ink:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Very Vanilla.

Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits, velvet ribbon, Silver Glimmer paper, various punches and big shot dies, brads, paper flowers.

 

Happy New Year!!! – 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!!!  Can you believe that we are now in 2012!!!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  I spent Christmas day going to church and then with my parents and in-laws at my place.  We were stuffed by the end of the day!!!  Santa was also very kind to me and I got just about everything on my list, including a silver pandora bracelet!!  Now to fill it up!!

Stampin’ Up! have announced that the Stocking Tag punch will not be continuing into the main catalogue later this year and when stocks run out, that’s it!!  So if you were thinking about purchasing this punch, you need to get in quick.  Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792 to order.

I’ve had to work between Christmas and New Year so I’m just getting into playing with some of the new products from the Summer Mini.  One of my goals this year is to be more original with the cards that I post on my blog.  So I’m going to try out a few of the sketch challenges that are out there. This week, I’m trying out one from Mojo Monday, who have a great sketch every week.  This one has already closed but I thought I would give it a try anyway.

Here’s the sketch:

I’ve been wanting to use the Spiced Cake DSP from the Summer Mini.  This paper is just gorgeous and the catalogue really doesn’t do it justice.  I think I set a record on this card for the number of big shot dies that you can use on one card!!  Love my Big Shot!!!

Here’s a close up of the flower (and isn’t the paper lovely)

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned

Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Oval Die, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Neutrals Flower Brads, Very Vanilla Velvet Designer Ribbon.

I also participated in a Secret Santa swap with ESAD (Extremely Special Aussie Demonstrators) which is a Facebook group that I belong to for SU demonstrators.  I sent a parcel to Richelle and I received a parcel from Louisa.  I was very lucky and got lots of lovely goodies.  Thank you, Louisa!!

All the packages before opening.

After opening!!!