Varied Vases Elegance

(Featuring: Varied Vases, Stitched Labels Framelits, Share What You Love designer paper,Vase builder punch, Stampin Up)

This elegant vintage style card began with the my desire to show off the beautiful Share What You Love dsp.
Here was my thought process as the card developed.
or more accurately "grew like topsy"! haha.

 I thought it would be fun to use a bit of it as the vase.
Then I thought the vase would look better layered on some ovals.
Then I thought a frame would look even better.
And then I thought what about having it as an oval window so the picture is actually inside when you
open it. LOL.

This has to be one of my favourite sentiments... I think you will be seeing it a lot more.

                                    HOPING YOUR DAY BLOOMS WITH HAPPINESS!!
Have a great week.

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box loads of fun with Petal Promeade

Featuring: Exploding Box, mini Acetate box, Petal Promenade dsp, Share what you love dsp, technique, 3D, gift box, Stampin Up

I love exploding boxes. I originally saw a fellow demo Gail Ellis do one with Petal Promenade designer paper and I fell in love with it instantly.
SO ...I made one for myself using this lovely pink paper.
But then I thought what about a blue/green combo using the Share what you love designer paper.

and here they are....

 Also love the new Polka dot Tulle ribbon and pearlised doilies.
 the flower on top of this one was easy. Just cut out some flowers from the designer paper.
The flower on the pink box...I hand made using the new Four-petal flower punch. Punched numerous times. Scrunched up and dampened a bit with water spray. Dried with heat gun and sponged with some Blushing Bride ink.
 Inside I showcased the paper and used one of our mini acetate boxes as a little gift holder in the centre.
 This one has rose scented candle tea lights...can you just smell them…

Springtime Impressions when it is Winter here.

Featuring: Springtime Impressions thinlits, Petal Pair Embossing folder, Stampin Up, Sponge Dauber colouring.

Well it may be the middle of Winter here but this card is certainly reminding me of Springtime.

I purchased the Springtime Impressions Thinlits because I could see they had so many possibilities. And best of all they are stand alone pieces. Meaning they can just be stuck onto a card and shine all by themselves.

Here is the floral piece cut in plain white cardstock on Mint Macaron.
Too Easy!

But then if you want to do a bit of colouring...I just used Sponge Daubers.
Colours used:

 Lovely Lipstick, Granny Green Apple, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.


 The card has a diagonal front and the butterfly sits on the inside with the wing holding the front piece shut until you lift it up.

I embossed the white cardstock on the front of the card and the Gorgeous Grape on the inside with the Petal Pair Embossing…

All The Good Things Double Z Fold Card

Featuring: All the Good Things, Share What You Love dsp, Double Z Fold, Stampin Up, Distinktive Stamps

It all started with the paper LOL......
I was playing around with the Share What You Love designer paper and decided I wanted a deeper background colour on this piece. Because the Flowers are pearlised they will resist the ink. I used Lovely Lipstick which is such a gorgeous red/pink.

The paper and colour reminded me of the beautiful floral Asian silks so I just had to pull out my new All The Good Things Stamp Set.
This set is a Distinktive Stamp Set exclusive to Stampin Up (it creates different opacities in a single stamped image giving realistic depth and intensity)

 I couldn't resist using the new pearlised doilies for the front panel as well.

I also used my Stamparatus to re ink several times and also use my stampin write pens to highlight certain areas of each image. That is how I got the multiple colours on the images.
 I used some rich colours on my card.
Lovely Lipstck, R…

Pop Up Accordion/Concertina Card

(featuring: Special Fun Fold, Garden Impressions Designer Paper, Technique card, Pop Up Accordion  Concertina card, Tutorial)

Have you heard of the Pop Up Accordion Card? or Pop Up Concertina Card?
I really don't know what the correct name could be called either. LOL.

It is a square card with 4 concertina pieces that pop up when pulled by the ribbon attached in the centre.

I have done a bit of a photo tutorial for you. It is quite long and I haven't photographed every single thing so I hope you can still follow it.

Pop up Accordian Card

(for the base of the card) 14cm x 14cm Base Card 13.5cm x 13.5cm Matt Card 13cm x 13cm Pattern Paper
(for the accordion pieces) 4 pieces of cardstock 4.5cm x 27cm Scored at 4.5cm, 9cm, 13.5cm, 18cm, 22.5cm
(for the decoration of accordion pieces) 20 pieces of card or pattern paper 4cm x 4cm
(for the crossbar at top to hold together) 2 pieces of card  1.5cm x 12cm 2 x 1 inch circles 1 piece of ribbon 12cm 
The base pieces: MARK WITH PENCIL ON BACK OF 13.5C…

Under the Sea...Sea Textures Diorama Card

Featuring: Sea of Textures Stamp Set, Under the Sea Framelits, Tranquil Textures designer paper, Stampin Up, Pop Out Diorama Card, Special Folds.

Confessions of a Non-Purple Lover.... I think I love the new purples!!! LOL.
Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. swoon.

Come and have a look at the Tranquil Textures Suite... Sea of Textures Stamp Set, Under the Sea Framelits, Tranquil Textures designer paper.

Suites are such a great starting point for people who are time poor, or who would like the coordinating decisions already done for them. It makes everything so easy.  I am definitely in this category.

 This is a Diorama card that folds flat for posting.
 My Octopus is in Blackberry Bliss and I have used Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce for the green.
 For the square frame around the window I used Soft Seafoam and sponged some Blackberry Bliss around it. Then used versamark ink and copper embossing powder (heat embossed) on parts of the frame.

Life is a Beautiful Thing!
Have a great wee…