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CAS(E) this Sketch - Fine Feathers

It's rare that I get into my craft room on a week night but I had the house to myself for a little while and decided to ink up a brand new stamp set called Fine Feathers . CTS #38 I'm playing along with CAS(E) that Sketch (a new challenge blog for me).  I was inspired to make a really quick and easy card to highlight four of the feather stamps as well as the five new SU 'In Colours'. Feathers seem to be pretty trendy in the paper crafting world at the moment and I really love the detail in these stamps. Project Recipe: Stamp Sets:   Fine Feathers, Trust God Ink:   Card Stock:   Whisper White Accessories:   Basic Jewels - Rhinestones Thanks for taking a peek,

Get Well Soon

I made this Get Well Card for a friend who is in hospital.  She can't have real flowers at the moment as she is still recovering in ICU, so a bouquet of paper flowers was the next best thing!  I hope it brightens her day. I used the beautiful colour combination from the Color Throwdown as it had 3 gorgeous new SU Colours in the palette - yum.   The idea for the doily as wrapping for the flowers came from a card I spotted on Pinterest but never 'pinned' - duh!  Anyway, I was pretty happy to spend a little time in my craft room today to actually make a card. Project Recipe: Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Papillon Potpourri, Thoughts and Prayers Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock:  Whisper White Accessories:   In Colour (2013 -2015) DSP, Brights RR DSP (retired), Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doily, RR Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Bird Builder, Bitty Butterfly and Pansy Punches, Dimensionals Thanks so muc

Tea Cup Easel Card Tutorial

For most of 2012 I wasn't a Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrator (What! really??).  I know, it's hard to imagine.  Anyway, during that time I designed and wrote a tutorial for a Tea Cup Easel Card.  When I re-joined SU, I removed this tutorial from my 'Tutorials for Sale' section as it featured non-SU product.   I am pleased to say that, Stampin' Up! ® have relaxed their policies and I am now able to share the instructions with you.  After all, it could be easily re-created with SU dies, MDS svg files and accessories.  Tea Cup Easel Card Tutorial Stamp Set: Elements of Style Card Stock: Pool Party (textured) (PP), Very Vanilla (VV), Early Espresso (EE), and Crumb Cake (CC) - (SU) Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi (SU) Accessories: Doily Die - English Tea Party, (Cheery Lynn Designs), Circle Nestabilities, Nested Tea Cups (Spellbinders), Bird Die from the set, Bird and Grass, (Marianne Design Creatables), Stamping Sponge,

Lovin' MDS, New In Colours and Stamps

... oh! ... and all the other cool new stuff like matching punches and dies, awesome DSP and the time to stamp!   I made this easel card today for a friend's birthday - Backyard Flowers Firstly, I imported the 'Kisses Punch' from MDS, made an easel card template in my Silhouette Studio and cut out with the Cameo (electronic cutter).   I used Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla Card Stock.   The paper bow is made using 3 digital punches from the Tags for All Designer Template - Digital Download (Bow - bottom, middle and wrap).  I reduced it by 50% so it would fit onto the card. Tags for All was released on July 2nd and it has some great shaped tags as well as this fantastic paper bow that can be re-sized to your heart's content. The new In-Colour, Strawberry Slush DSP was used in this example.  One great feature of the paper bow is that it will sit flat for posting.  I really enjoy creating card bases with digital punches as they make a

Perfect Blend

I was itching to use some new goodies that arrived in the post this week so I went in search of a good sketch and found Narelle's great design at Freshly Made Sketches . My mojo had taken a 'hike' due to my crazy, busy lifestyle and a very messy craft room.  So ... I cleaned up my craft space and sorted out the new colours and moved the 'retired' products to a new shelf etc. etc.  It was a HUGE job but I like to stamp in a tidy and organised room. I actually made this card last night but hubby was on the computer that I do all my editing on, so left the post until this morning to type up.  As I was scrolling through the blog updates, I checked out today's JAI Challenge so I could plan my next project and couldn't believe it was exactly the same colour combo that I had used - no kidding!!  ... and in case you're wondering, no ... I didn't have any 'inside information'.  How surreal!  So here's a card that is indeed, the perfect blen

Baby Owl for Dynamic Duos

 A Baby Owl Card to welcome Sydney Elise  ... with a simple stamped sentiment inside. Oh dear!  It's nearly a month since I made a card and over two months since I joined in with a challenge!  Life has been way too hectic.  Must do something about that :) I needed to make a baby girl card and the colours at Dynamic Duos this week were perfect for such an occasion.  My cousin and his beautiful wife had a gorgeous baby girl (quite a while back so I'm doing a bit of a 'catch up'). This quick and easy card was made using the Owl Punch Digital Download from SU , designed in my Silhouette Studio and cut out electronically.  A few punched shapes, a bit of bling and the edge of a doily brought it all together. I hope to be back soon as I have some new stuff that needs inking. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks, Hayley, along with the rest of the DT for the HM this week!