Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brisbane Swaps

Just popping in to let you know that I have a handful of swaps for the Brisbane SU Convention.  My lovely up-line, Sharnee, (photo below) has kindly allowed me to send some along with her.  They're nothing flash but just a few e-cut cards like the samples in the above picture, as I don't have much spare time these days to be 'fussy'.

I'm also open to swap via snail mail, after Convention, if you don't get a chance to find Sharnee amongst the 700+ people attending this year.  Oh I wish I could be there to join in the fun ... but am really looking forward to attending our son's graduation ceremony instead!

Hopefully, I'll catch up with a few of you in Melbourne later on in the year!

Have a blast!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Card Class for Uni Students - Fun Shaped Cards

I went back to Uni today ... for a card making class.  My lovely friend, Jo, runs a craft group for Uni students and this time around they chose to do some paper craft.

The theme was fun shaped cards.

 Here's the Selection that I Demonstrated -

1. Butterfly Easel Card



 2.  Owl Card



 3.  Coffee Cup Card


Some of the Finished Projects -

It was a fun afternoon!

All three card tutorials are available for purchase.  See HERE for more details.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fun Shaped Cards Using SU's Digital Punches and Stamps

Here's a fun shaped card made from the Cupcake Punch Digital Download -

I really enjoy importing SU's digital punches, from MDS, into my Silhouette Studio and creating cutting files to make various shaped cards. 

The cupcake base on the inside of the card, makes a pocket to hold a tag or a gift card.

Project Recipe:
Cupcake Punch Digital Download, Crumb Cake and Real Red Card Stock, More Amour Specialty and Comfort Café DSP, Pool Party Seam Binding


Did you know that you can also have fun doing the same sort of thing with SU's svg brush stamp sets?

MDS comes with the set, On the Go and it has some really cute images.

I imported the car 'stamp' and created a cutting file to make this card.  It doesn't have any embellishments yet as I was eager to share it with you.  It was a blast to convert a 'stamp' into a card!

The possibilities are literally endless!

If you don't have an e-Cutter, you can still create cards in MDS, which can then be hand cut.  However, in my humble opinion, watching a machine cut them out for you, is way more appealing!

If you want to know more about this process, I have two tutorials which are available to purchase - MDS, e-Cut Owl Cards or MDS, e-Cut Butterfly Easel which explain the steps in detail.

Happy digital card making!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

My Kinder/Prep class did some marbling using shaving foam and re-inkers.  This was the first step in a long process to  make a very special card for their mums for Mother's Day.

Step 1:  Get an adult to squirt a heap of shaving foam onto a plastic plate.

Step 2:  Add a few drops of different coloured re-inkers.


Step 3:  Swirl the inks together but be careful not to over mix the colours.

Step 4:  Press your paper into the swirled, inky mixture and lift off.

Step 5:  Leave for a couple of minutes to allow the ink pattern to soak in and then with swirly motions, wipe off the excess shaving cream.

Step 6:  Wait for your marbled paper to dry before cutting out the dress shapes with the dies.
Step 7:  Cut out the card bases using a Big Shot Machine to make your pop-up card.
Step 8:  Attach your 'marbled dresses' to the inside and outside of your card.
Step 9:  Decorate and write in your special card for Mum!
Stampin' Up! ® products used -
Card Base Pop 'n' Cuts
Dress Form Pop 'n' Cuts
Framelit Dies - Dress Up 
MDS - Delightful Dozen - Mother
Word Window Punch, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches
You can see all the finished cards and matching fridge magnets that the children made on our class blog -

It was fun to take my SU supplies into the classroom and share with the children what I love to do in my 'spare' time.
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

MDS, e-Cut, Bird Punch Card

Using the MDS Bird Punch to Create a Card

 The butterfly came first ...

 ... then the owls

 ... now it's the bird's turn!
 Can you tell I'm enjoying combining MDS and my e-Cutter?

Project Recipe:
My Digital Studio and the Bird Punch digital download, Pool Party Coredinations Card Stock, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Sanding Tool, Antique Brad and Dimensionals.

Can you guess what's next?
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