Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vintage Vans - Card and Gift Box

My brother turned 50 today and we celebrated his 'milestone' birthday at the Fifties Diner in Deloraine.  His hobby is restoring wooden vintage caravans so when I spotted these cutting files in the Silhouette Store, I just had to make a set for his birthday.

Happy Birthday, Andrew!
The Card 
 I made a little gift card holder for inside the card.
The Gift Box
The colour scheme is Marina Mist, Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I used some Polka Dot DSP and ribbon from my retired stash and filled the little gift box with Jelly Bellies, Starburst Berries and Cola lollies. 

A while back I bought him an early birthday pressie (a book on vintage caravans) which inspired this card -

Thanks for visiting.  I've shown you the blue set and will be back again soon to share the red version that I also made.  Love my Silhouette Cameo!

I Couldn't Help Myself ...

... I just had to see what this little guy would look like with a mustache -

Just in case you missed it, here's a link to my tutorial -

Friday, September 12, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #9 - Thanks

At CASE-ing the Catty Challenges we are up to the Thanks Chapter of the Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue already!  Time flies when you're having fun.

My project is CASED from page 145.  Instead of using the gorgeous embellishments just to package the little journal, I decided to put them on the front cover instead.

Some Fancy Foil Designer Vellum was used instead of a Dots Mask, plus some different stamp sets and In Colour Sequins to add my own twist to it.  I did, however, keep the great colour combo - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Gold.

I'm really enjoying the challenge each week to find something from the catty to CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Why don't you join me and find a project that inspires you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Goodbye to SUO - My Last DT Project

Hi there and welcome to my last submission as a Design Team Member for SUO!  I was thrilled to be asked by Robin 10 months ago, to join this very talented group and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the DT.  Thank you, Robin, Karen, Connie, Justin, Pam, Mary, Julie and Stacey for all your inspiration and support.

I'm still very much involved with CASE-ing the Catty Challenges and have another Guest Design stint in November with another DT.  It's important that I don't have 'too many fingers in too many pies' at the one time and with the warmer weather approaching, I'm wanting to spend much less time on the computer and more time outside when I come home from work.  After 6 years of 'paper craft obsession', I feel like I'm walking into a new 'season'.  I don't think I'm saying goodbye to all things 'stamping' etc. but I'm really wanting to get back to doing photography as a hobby and Project Life may become my new craft interest :)  We will see where it goes from here ...

Anyway, onto my last project for SUO Challenges ... it's all about embellishments.  I chose to feature a brad, some twine, burlap ribbon, a star clip and a little paper garland for SUO 105.  This box was made for the door prize at our last stamp class (Projects for Father's Day).

Father's Day Box and Matching Cards-
I hope you can join us this week as we feature embellishments for SUO 105. Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #8 - Card Giving

Here's my card for CTC 8, better late than never.  I do have a good excuse - hubby took me away for my birthday this week. We enjoyed a bit of R & R with magnificent beach views and beautiful spring weather. It was just what I needed after a hectic time at work.

At CASE-ing the Catty we are looking at the Card Giving section from the Annual Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue this week.  I was in need of a sympathy card so this is what I put together -

It's CASED from a card on page 120 of the catty -

I kept the colour scheme (Smoky Slate and Old Olive) and the layout the same, just changed the stamps as my friend's dad loved to watch the birds in his garden.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you can join us at CTC for the card giving theme this week.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Bottle Tag for DAD

With Father's Day only a week away I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made at our last stamp class.  I have included instructions at the end of the post.

Instructions -
1.  Cut the bottle tag base from Basic Black Card Stock - 7 1/2" x 3" (19cms x 7.5cms)
2.  Score at 2 1/2" (6.5cms) for the bend in the tag.
3.  Punch at the centre of both score lines on each side of the tag with your Envelope Punch Board.
4.  Punch out a circle at the top of the tag using a 1 3/4" Circle Punch.

5.  Cut out a piece of DSP, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" (11.5 cms x 7 cms) and round the corners using the EPB.

6.  Cut the tag from a piece of Whisper White Card Stock - 2 1/2" x 2" (6.5cms x 5 cms) and punch the top with the Angle Tag Topper Punch.

7.  Add embellishments to complete your 'wine' tag.  I cut the Burlap Ribbon 4 1/2" (11cms).  The 'DAD' lettering is a digital download (Alphabet Soup) but Little Letter Thinlits Dies could be used instead if you don't have an e-cutter.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

B is for ...

... Bordering Blooms - one of my new photopolymer stamp sets and Blendabilities - SU's alcohol markers.  It also stands for Brilliant Resource - our Annual Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue! 

J is for ...

... JOIN US at CASE-ing the Catty Challenges as we CASE our way through the Home Décor Chapter of the SU Catalogue.

Here's some added inspiration from the Home Décor Chapter -
  • Use the colour combo - Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Smoky Slate - Butterfly Canvas Board on page 94.
  • Feature Yellow Polka Dots on your paper craft project - Cushion on page 95.
  • Use the File Tab Edgelits Die to make a card - inspiration from page 97.
  • Use the Hardwood Stamp and emboss a white sentiment over the top - idea from page 100.
  • Use a red 'hello' on your project - door mat, page 101
You are only limited by your imagination!  Have fun creating.

 What will you draw inspiration from in the Home Décor section of the catalogue?


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