Saturday, May 21, 2016

Copper Botanicals

It's our gorgeous daughter's 23rd birthday today and I made her a Planter Box Card full of Copper Botanical Blooms


 


I'm entering Laura's birthday card in the challenge at Seize the Birthday -

Our "Toppings" option this time is...
"Dimension"

Project Recipe -
Stamp Set:  Thoughtful Banners (release date - June 2016)
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Basic Black Archival
Card  Stock:   Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Retired - Brushed Copper, Black Glimmer 
Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits 
Non-SU:  Paper Weave and Japanese Black Woodgrain Papers 


Thanks for stopping by,
 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback Stamp-a-Stack

On Thursday night I headed off to a Stamp-a-stack that my lovely up-line was holding at a friend's house and got to make 10 cards in one sitting!  That is a massive achievement for me as it usually takes me all evening to make a single card.  However, Stamp-a-stacks are all about simplicity and I really enjoyed the projects and the company.


#1 - Clean and Simple Sunbursts
 

The cute clouds were fussy cut from the Shine On Specialty DSP and the Shimmery White sunbursts were spritzed with Crushed Curry Ink.

Thanks, Sharnee, for getting me enthused to make more cards using the Sunburst Sayings Bundle and to use my spritzer more often.


If you're looking for some other gorgeous projects using this bundle, you just have to check out the following links -

Jessica Williams   http://thepapercaper.com.au/2016/01/10/ctc061/
http://thepapercaper.com.au/2016/04/19/35-new-catalogue-card-samples/

Marisa Gunn   http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2016/03/artisan-mar-2.html

Connie Collins   https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/constantly-stamping-2427095/artisan-design-team-blog-hop-featuring-shine-4796677247

Debbie Henderson    http://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/sunburst-die-meets-cupcake-builder-punch.html

Shannon Lane   http://crushoncolour.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/artisan-mar-2.html

SU You Tube Tutorial    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-fhjL9Jk2U



#2 - Shine On Birthday Cards

Check out the links below for more info on these CAS birthday cards -

Sharnee Torrents   http://alarnee.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/shine-on-birthday-cards.html

Susan Wong   http://stampingsusan.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/artisan-mar-2.html?m=1


Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Colours for The Paper Players

The colour challenge at The Paper Players got my attention as the Subtles Collection is my favourite SU colour group. I made a card in a box with punched Spring flowers (Stamp Set - Beautiful Bunch) for a friend of mine.  The recipient will be her grandmother in Canada who is turning 86 this year.



http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/pp294-color-challenge-from-jaydee.html    

The card base is made from some specialty paper I bought from an art supplies shop in Sydney (Eckersley's Art & Craft , York Street) called paper weave and the leaves are punched from the Bird Builder Punch.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thanks, Claire and the DT -

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/pp294-challenge-winners.html


 
Thank you catluvr2 at Splitcoast Stampers -
 Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES for the week ending May 15. See post #68.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Spring Flowers for the Card Concept

I love making 3D cards, I love a fun Card Challenge and I love the fact that my craft area has moved to a spare room inside the house. I've set up a comfortable, clean and tidy, organized space where it's warm and cozy and I have left the mess of the converted garage/rumpus room behind. 

My mojo is back and I have spent some of Mother's Day in my 'happy place' making a birthday card for a friend.

Freestyle Collage for the Card Concept #54

 http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/the-card-concept-54-spring-flowers.html  

The Card Concept Challenge Blog has a Spring Flowers' Theme, my new Flower Patch stamps needed to see some ink, my friend loves purple and I wanted to try out a new idea for a card in a box base ... so here's the finished project -

   


Mini Tutorial
A Card in a Box made from Stampin' Up!'s ® Gift Card Envelope Thinlits ...

   
... and embellished with Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle.

 

1.  Die cut two gift card envelopes and trim off the wider flaps at the lower edge on both pieces.
2.  Cut out two pieces of card stock that measure 2-3/4" x 2".


3.  Attach the small rectangular pieces to the outside of the small flaps on the end with strong adhesive or tape. Stamp with Gorgeous Grunge before adhering the second side.
4.  Fold down the two larger flaps to form the base of the card.


5.  Cut two inserts 2-1/2" x almost 5" and score 1/2" in from both sides. Fold ends as shown above.


 6.  Secure inserts to the inside of the base with strong adhesive. Embellish with your choice of stamped images or die cuts.
7.  Card folds flat and fits inside a standard card size envelope (C6) ready for posting.


Thanks, Jodene and DT
 

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