Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Egg Holder

Here is a cute project for Easter. One of my downline ( Thanks Simone! ) found these on FaceBook posted by Arlene Stokes, and shared it with her team.

They are so cute and very easy to create. This was my shoebox project at my Team Day last weekend.

Here is how you make one -

Cardstock  8" x 2".
Punch both short ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch,
Score the strip at 3 1/2" and 4 1/2". 
With the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder position it between the top and the score line on one of the side, Run through the Big Shot to emboss. Repeat the same step on the other side. I found this was needed to fit the size of the eggs I was using.
Using the  Large Oval Punch centre it over the embossed oval and punch out the oval. 
To decorate I used the Petite Petal punch and matched the card stock colour to a matching paper stack colour. The flower centre was made using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. A rhinestone to the middle added a touch of bling!
Finally a few leaves using the Bird Builder punch and a ribbon bow.

I hope you have some Easter fun making these.


Monday, April 7, 2014

April Class - Tag Topper Punch Fun fold Cards

Here is my first sample to show what you will be making in my April Technique Classes this month. You will make 3 fun fold cards using the terrific new tag topper punches from Stampin'Up! that are available in the current Occasions catalogue.

If you would like to come along and learn how to use these punches for so much more than creating lovely decorative tags, then this class is for you.

Class fee - $20 includes instructions and all materials for 3 cards

Dates - Thursday April 24 7.30pm
             Saturday April 26 1.30pm

Email me at to book your place.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Flower Shop Card in a box

As you know I am loving making these cards and I always have so many ideas when I start trying out a new style of card. I also want to give my class ladies as much inspiration as I can when they come along to my classes. So I create lots of samples for them to see!

Here is another one of my card in a box creations. This one uses the Flower Shop stamp set and matching Pansy punch .

I have been wanting to try one of these cards using an embossed card to decorate rather than patterned paper. Then I decided I'd try it with Core'dinations cardstock. One way to combine two ideas in the one card!

What do you think of it? The colours are Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Core'dinations card.

No fussy cutting needed for this card which is a time saver! All done with punches and sizzlit/Big Shot.

Last class for the month is tomorrow. Hope my class ladies like this one!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simply Stars - Card in a Box

Here is another one of my Card in a box samples that you can recreate in my March technique classes this month. My last class is being held this Saturday March 29 at 1.30pm and there are still a couple of spare seats. If you would like to come along class is held in Mt. Waverley and cost is $20.

Email me - if you would like to make a booking.

I love the designs in the Fresh Prints Paper Stacks in the Occasions catalogue!

This card in a box is a smaller version of my previous samples. This one will fold flat and fit into a standard C6 size envelope. In class you will have a choice to make this size or the larger size card in a box. You will also make a paper prototype of each size to keep in your technique file.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Hexagaon Hive Thinlit Card

I have seen some lovely creations on Pinterest using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Big Shot die. Here is my take on it.

I have overlaid the cut out piece using dimensionals over Tangerine Tango card which I embossed using the Sale-a-bration embossing folder - Decorative Dots. You can still earn this folder for free during Sale-a-bration if you make a $90 order in my online store up to March 31. After this date you will have to wait until the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is released in July, when it will be available to order in my store.

The bees are from the set Backyard Basics and are cut out using the matching framelits die.I added Dazzling Details to the wings to add a bit of sparkle to the whole card.

The bees were stamped on Watercolour Wonder Designer Series paper to give more light weight appearance and graduation in colour background.

Card Requirements -

Card - Tangerine Tango 116206, Daffodil Delight 121680

Stamps - Backyard Basics   Says It All

Extras - Big Shot113439, Hexagaon Hive Thinlits  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder 133520, Dazzling Details 124117 Backyard Basics framelits

Click on any of the highlighted items to see them in my online Stampin'Up! store. If you like them then you can create your order there and have it sent directly to you.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pomp and Circumstance Graduation Card

My son's girlfriend graduated from her University yesterday, so that calls for a card! I saw a card sketch on Clean & Simple that I thought would be perfect for my new stamp set - Pomp & Circumstance 
You can see it in the current Occasions catalogue or click on the stamp set title above.


I embossed the graduation caps with black embossing powder and the sentiment has been embossed in gold.

Cardstock - Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White. A combination I found on my Stampin'Up! Colour Coach. A real help for when you are stuck on which colours to use!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Life in the Forest Card in a Box

I am so in love with this style of card! I wish I had more hours in the day to create them as I have so many ideas using different stamp sets.

Here is a sample card I have made as inspiration for my class ladies this month. It uses the cute stamp set Life in the Forest

 If you are into fussy cutting you are going to love making this card! I did have a lot more stamped images from the set cut out and ready to pop on the card but decided less is more. What do you think?

Do you like my grass?
It is created using the new Fringe Scissors
I thought I was being terribly clever using them here!!!!!! Sometimes the simplest things amuse me!

Now if you would like to come along to one of my classes this month and learn how to make one of these lovely cards, here are the details :-

Thursday March 20 - 7.30pm
Wednesday March 26 - 7.30pm
Thursday March 27 - 7.30pm
Saturday March 29 - 1.30pm

Class fee is $20, includes all materials and instruction sheet.
Email me - to book your place.

Stop by again to see more samples!



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