Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Egg Throne Box

Happy Easter!

This year I wanted to make something for the staff at school (they certainly deserve a treat) plus, I don't have a class of my own to 'spoil' or to do Easter craft with 

I came across this awesome You Tube Tutorial by Connie Stewart via Pinterest and modified the design a little because I needed to make 20!

Easter Egg Throne Boxes

Don't forget to link up your Easter Projects at SUO Challenges this week!

Thankfully my friend (and down-line) came around on Monday night and helped cut the ribbon and assemble most of the little 'thrones' for the bottom section of each box while we chatted and drank Mochas. Thanks, Candice. You are such a blessing in many, many ways.

 The Production Line



Ta Dah!

All Packed and Ready to take to the Staff Meeting

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets - Petite Petals and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Summer Starfruit
Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green
Accessories - Petite Petals Punch, Bird Builder Punch and XL Oval Punch (which co-ordinates with the Oval Shape Designer Frames Embossing Folder), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon (SS), Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

This is seriously one of the cutest Easter projects I have seen.  Thanks, Connie, for the inspiration. Here's a link to Connie's Blog if you want to pay her a visit -  Please note, I embossed an oval shape (Designer Frames) before punching out the XL oval.

If you are an Australian resident in need of any Stampin' Up! supplies, interested in hosting a workshop or joining up as a demo, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's Easter Time for SUO 94

Hi.  This week at SUO Challenges  we are featuring Easter projects. I've made a very simple Easter Egg Card to match the bag that I made for the last challenge. 

An Easter Egg Card

A cutting file was made from an egg shaped template to make the card base from Wisteria Wonder Card Stock.  The overlay was cut from Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  The 'ribbon' strips are 3/4" wide and cut from Gold Foil, complete with a bow e-cut from the Tags For All Digital Kit.

There's only a small amount of stamping involved in the making of this card - 'Happy Easter' from Teeny Tiny Sentiments was stamped directly onto the vellum with Black Staz-On Ink and the centre of the bow is stamped from the Hello Lovely Stamp Set and finshed off with a Basic Pearl.

I hope you will play along over the next fortnight and share your SUO Easter projects with us.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Scalloped Tag Easel Card with Punch Art Vintage Caravan

Just popping in for a quick post with a cute little project to say a fond farewell to SALE-A-BRATION 2014.  We had a beautiful and varied selection of free product to choose from (as always) and I think that the top two for me were the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet DSP and Banner Punch.


My brother is really into restoring Vintage Caravans (campers) and I bought a book for him today called, VANTASTIC - Retro Caravan Holidays in the Modern World by Kate Ulman, which inspired this bit of Punch Art on my Scalloped Tag Easel Card.

Somehow, I think that I will be back with some more caravan paper creations as I really enjoyed making this one.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SUO 93 - Boxes, Bags and Baskets

I'm back!  Phew ... it has been a whole fortnight since I've posted a project!  I've certainly had plenty of time to think about what I was going to make for this Boxes, Bags and Baskets Challenge for SUO but have been away on a relaxing holiday with hubby and only just arrived home on Sunday night.

I loved having a break and we had a very special time eating out, snorkelling in the Barrier Reef, sight seeing in and around Port Douglas (far North Queensland), shopping, reading and relaxing by the resort pool but it's good to be home. It was certainly a lot of fun to get back into my craft room yesterday and make this little glamour bag in between the loads of washing and unpacking that I had to do.

 A Glimmery, Gold Bag for SUO 93

 Filled with Caramel Lindt Balls

 Side View

Empty Bag

Using a piece of Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, I followed a Mini Bag Tutorial from Silvey's Craftroom then added a 3/4" x 4 1/2" Gold Foil edge, cut with the Fringe Scissors to the top of both sides of the bag, made a clasp using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (2" x 4 1/2"), then added some Gold Sequin Trim for the handles and finished it off with a beautiful rose made from the Spiral Flower Die and a Large Pearl.

I hope you will play along over the next fortnight and share your boxes, bags or baskets with us.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pinks and Purples for SUO 92

Today for the Pinks and Purples Challenge at SUO, I have made a Tea Cup Easel Card using a combination of MDS and traditional stamps, punches, inks and dies.

A Tea Cup Easel Card for SUO 92

Here's a 'guide' to how I made my Teapot Easel Card.  It doesn't go into great detail but I hope you can work it out from the series of photos.
The tea cup base of the card was designed in My Digital Studio using the floral tea cup brush stamp and label, printed out and then fussy cut (see below for 'hybrid' pieces).

Sticky Strip was added to the front section of the card so the single tea cup could be attached to form a pocket.


The 'saucer' was cut out from Wisteria Wonder card stock using the largest circle die. I should have made the rim of the saucer first before inserting the 'label' through a slit on the base.

Top View

View Underneath
(label has been glued to the underside of the saucer)

Flattened Top View

Tea Cup Easel Base

A rim was made from the two largest circle dies and sponged with WW ink. The scalloped circle was cut from Whisper White and paper pierced to form the doily. The sentiment is from Chalk Talk and heat embossed with Whisper White embossing powder.

A medium sized circle was cut to form a base for the punched flowers and then inserted into the front pocket of the tea cup.


Back View of Finished Card

Ta Dah!

If you have any questions, you can email me in about two weeks time :) because when this post goes live I will be enjoying a well earned holiday/long service leave in sunny, North Queensland.  I'll be trading in my lap top and stamps for some sun, surf and relaxation!
Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Morning Meadow (Hostess), Chalk Talk, Petite Petals, Tea Shoppe Stamp Brush Set Digital Download
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Versa Mark
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Candy Dots (Subtles), Circle Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Basic Pearls, Petite Petals Punch, Dimensionals, MDS, Printer, Paper Snips

I hope you can play along over the next fortnight and share your pink and/or purple creations with us.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Fond Farewell

It's never easy to say goodbye to a member of staff, especially one that has been with the school from the very beginning.  An extra special card was needed and seeing that the family are moving to WA, I thought a card in the shape of a suitcase would be pretty appropriate.  One of her favourite colours is orange and I had no idea that she had just bought a set of orange luggage for the big move!


The suitcase card base was e-cut from a Silhouette download from Tangerine Tango and Basic Black Card Stock.  After I had taken the photos I decided to add a couple more layers so there was more room for people to write messages inside and some chevron ribbon to hold the glued handles together.

Washi Tape and faux stitching made a great 'frame' for the stamped images from the Around the World Set and the finished colour combo was Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Banner Fun at SUO Challenges

Hi there!  If you follow my blog you will know that I love making fun shaped cards, especially easel cards.  This design has been in my head for a while and I held off making it until this week because it just so happens to fit in perfectly with the Banner Fun Challenge at SUO.

  A Double Scalloped Tag Topper Easel Card for SUO #91

 Side View

 Back View

 Inside View

 Folds into a Standard Size Card Envelope (C6)

The Fringe Scissors make it easy to add some 'grass' to the card.  Did you also notice the three SALE-A-BRATION goodies (one free for every $90 you spend) that were used in the making of this card?
  • Sweet Sorbet DSP
  • Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
  • Banner Punch
Happy SALE-A-BRATION everyone!  It's one of the most 'fun times' on the Stampin' Up! ® calendar.

I made the easel part on each side 2 inches wide so the Woodgrain Tags, made from the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, would be a perfect fit. It's based on THIS CARD I made when I was on the Dynamic Duos DT, but in reverse and the middle section has been completely cut away.  I've called this new design a Double Scalloped Tag Topper Easel Card.  Phew!... a bit of a mouthful but a lot of fun to make. 

I hope that is a good enough explanation for now and maybe I will do a tutorial later when I have a bit more time on my hands.

So what BANNER are you going to make on your next project?  I hope you will play along over the next fortnight and share your creativity with us.

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