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SUO 89 - One-Layer Challenge

It's time for another Stampin' Up! ® Only Challenge(SUO) and this week we're asking you to create a one-layer card.  The idea is to use just a single card base and embellishments are allowed.

I actually made a set of tags.  They certainly have only one layer of card stock but there are many 'layers' of ink - I think the technical term is 'collage stamping'.

SUO 89 - One-Layer Challenge
These litttle beauties were made using a brand new product (only just released TODAY in Australia) called the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  You just cut your card stock 2" wide and it slides through the punch and cuts the scallop bit at the top.  This allows you to cut the tag to the length you need - brilliant!

My one-layer tags were made using a variety of stamp sets (please refer to the 'Labels' below) and stamped with Metallic Gold, Crumb Cake, White StazOn, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky and Marina Mist inks onto Soft Sky Core'dinations Card Stock

Oh! Seriously ... How Easy was this? A Gift Bag for FMS #120.

Don't you love it when a creative thought in your head is transformed into a project that requires very little effort?  I'm 'chuffed' at how simple this was and how happy this little gift bag makes me feel!  Not to mention the fact that I'm also pleased that my light box is working again ... I thought a globe or connection was in serious need of repair until I discovered last night that one plug wasn't pushed in at the switch properly!  Duh ... truly a 'blonde' moment. Apologies for a week's worth of 'ho hum' photography.

Ok .. onto this little gift bag ...  When I'm out and about being a 'tourist' and wandering through various gift shops that our beautiful state of Tasmania has to offer, I often pick up bits 'n' pieces to add to my craft stash that I keep for a 'rainy day'.  Most of my collection consists of things that I can 'alter' by jazzing them up a little with Stampin' Up! ® product.  I've g…

Koala Card

G'day mate.  Happy Australia Day!

I've been busy in my Craft Studio today designing a Koala Card to coincide with our Australia Day Celebrations and to 'share the love' I've written a tutorial so you can go ahead and make one for yourself!

It's based on the Owl Card that I recently made.  The response to that project was beyond amazing so I thought it would be fun to make a Koala equivalent.  Enjoy!  

 Kevin the Koala

Tutorial for Kaitlyn the Koala
The above photo shows all the Stampin' Up! ® punched and Big Shot Die pieces you will need to make this Koala Card.

1.  Cut out all the pieces ready to assemble (Card Stock - Basic Gray (BG), Pink Pirouette (PP), Very Vanilla (VV), Basic Black (BB), Pool Party (PP) ).


2.  Score one Top Note piece lengthwise.
3.  Sponge around the edges of the above pieces with the corresponding ink colour.


4.  Punch off 3 scallops from each Scallop Circle piece with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.



5.  Glue the PP circles onto the …

UNDEFINED Vespa Flip Card and Gift Card Holder

I've always wanted a 'scooter' stamp so I got really brave and pulled out my UNDEFINED Stamp Carving Kit and set about making one for myself!


My drawing skills 'suck' so I 'Googled' 'free svg files, scooter' and found this really cool silhouette image of a 1960's Piaggio Vespa, then printed out the image to the size that I wanted, traced around the outline with a pencil and transferred it to the piece of rubber from the UNDEFINED Stamp Carving Kit.  The tools were so easy to use and I was able to produce a slightly modified version of the clip art image (In other words, I left off all the little fiddly bits).

I absolutely LOVE the Thinlits Card Dies and decided to make a flip card to feature my newly stamped scooter image.  It was meant to go in the previous challenge at Just Add Ink but I got a bit busy this week on the work and home front and never got to finish it in time.


There's also lots of sneak peeks of some, soon to be released good…

The AddINKtive Designers

I got to have my first 'team' craft night on Monday and two of my down line came along to make a SAB card(previous post), view the new pre-order goodies from the Occasions and SALE-A-BRATION Catalogues and get to generally hang out, craft, chat, eat, drink and enjoy each other's company.
Jo's Stash
After we had finished the Make 'n' Take, De Arn and Jo had the opportunity to have a bit of a 'free play' with some new and old products.  Jo wanted to learn how to emboss on Vellum Card Stock so we stamped one of the beautiful 'Festive Flurry' stamps with Versa Mark and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  Then we just couldn't resist having a play with the retired Cherry Scented EP - yum!

Next, the Spiral Flower Die got a work out and Crystal Effects was added to the paper rose to form the 'dewdrops'.  Lastly, both ladies wanted to make their very ownSAB Owlfrom various punches and the Top Note Die.

Overall, it was a …