Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Projects

Hi there. Sale-A-Bration finishes tomorrow, so I thought I'd better blog my samples before it's too late! I have loved all of the sets this year, and it will be a shame to see them go.

Sweet Summer Notecards

Sweet Summer Card

Bliss 4x4" Notecard

Punch Bunch Thank You Notes

Bliss Thank You Card
(inspired by Monica Gale)

You will receive one of these stamp sets for free when you spend $120 on Stampin' Up! products. So if you have an order, please email me before the 31st!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wedding Bliss

15 years ago we had a Japanese student come and stay with us for a few weeks. Over the years Keiko has stayed in touch with us and has visited us twice.
A few months ago she got married and so I got to work and made her this card. I sent it only a few days before the tsunami and obviously I was concerned for her.
Yesterday I received an email to say that she is safe as well as family and friends.
This card is inspired by Monica Gale. I love her style of cards.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Bliss, Baroque Motifs, En Francais
Card/Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, Riding Hood Red 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, pearls

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Encouragment Box

As I was working on the Conversation Boxes I thought about other ways I could use the boxes. We always need encouragement even on our best days. So I put some cards together with some encouraging scriptures from the Bible. I used the Love Letter DSP and trimmed the lid with the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim.
The black card was put through the Bigshot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and then sprayed with the Silver Foil smooch spritz.
I used the Fancy Flower punch to create the gorgeous flower on the lid.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings
Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Fancy Flower pun
ch, 5-Petal Flower punch, Antique Brad, Victoria Crochet trim, Silver Foil smooch spritz, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chatter Boxes!

Did that get your attention? This is a box that I have made for swapping for the Auckland Stampin' Up' Regionals. I also demonstarted this for a WOW presentation at the regionals.
Inside the box has cards which you can use for conversation starters. The box is small enough to carry aound in your hand bag or have in the car. Great for appointment waiting times and the meal table.

I have put together a tutorial, so you can make one yourself!

Step 1: For the base, I used the cardboard which is in the DSP packets. It is sturdy and has a lovely smooth finish. It is cut at 5 1/4" square and scored 1.5" on all sides.
For the lid I have used Tempting Turquoise card cut at 3 7/8" square and scored 3/4" on all sides.

Step 2: Cut on the score lines, up till where the other score line crosses over it, as shown. Fold all score lines.
Add sticky strip on the corners:

Step 3: Stick the base and lid together:

To decorate, I stamped the large flower from Punched Posies which is the Level 2 Hostess gift from the Summer Mini. I used Rose Red for this. I punched the flower out with the XL Fancy Flower punch. I stamped another flower with Pumpkin Pie ink and punched out the middle with a 1" circle punch. You can also add designer paper to the base of the box.

To make the button, I stamped an image from the Itty Bitty Bits onto Whisper White cardstock. I then punched out the image using one of the coordinating punches out of the Punch Pack. I dotted a tiny bit of Tombo glue around the image and placed the Bitty Button on top. So cute.

Now your ready to create your cards. The Rose Red piece is 2" square and the Whisper White piece is 1 7/8" square. The outline is from the Great Friends stamp set.

I have used the Rose Red marker to write my conversation starters.

Happy Chatting!