Celebrate Eclipse Cards!

Featuring: Eclipse Card technique, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Saleabration 2018, Celebrate You Thinlits dies, Stampin Up

Have you seen the Eclipse Cards? A fun technique I have been wanting to try, when I received my Saleabration - Celebrate You Thinlits,I just had to give it a go.

You basically cut out your words/numbers/shapes and raise them up with Foam adhesive strips. You have a dark colour cardstock layered behind the cut out words to give an eclipse effect.

My first try I used Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set p.77 Main catalogue. I stamped all the flowers across Whisper White, then cut out the word Celebrate and raised it up with the Foam strips.

 Colours used: Tempting Turquoise, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.
(the bigger middle pieces of letters look better glued down to the base e.g. "b" and "a" I glued the centre pieces to the black card exposed.)

Still playing around with this idea. I made a Split Card. Usi…

Embracing 2018 with Petal Passion and Colour.

(Featuring: Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Stampin Blends, Occasions Catalogue 2018, Easel Card, Colouring, Stampin Up.)

I am slowly making my way back into blogging and posting after a nice little Christmas break.
And most exciting news...A new Catalogue - the Occasions Catalogue has started and Saleabration as well! Yay! Who doesn't love getting extras.
On page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue you will see this lovely black and white designer paper - Petal Passion dsp.
I have been having a bit of colouring fun with it. Using the designs on the paper I have coloured with my Stampin Blends - Old Olive and Pink Pirouette (you get a light and dark of each colour) - they are the only ones I have used and you can see the different shades you get even with just two colours. Pretty cool. Easy to use - especially for a beginner like me. hehe.

I just coloured and cut out this large flower and leaves fr…

Hearts come Home...for Christmas

Featuring: Hearts come Home, sponging, acrylic block watercolouring, clean and simple, Christmas card, Stampin Up, 3D Christmas ornament, Green sprigs, Mini ornaments)

Ho Ho Ho... Only a few days till Christmas!!
For my final post before Santa arrives
I thought I would share one of my favourite cards I made this year using Hearts Come Home stamp set and as cute ornament I made with the Green sprigs and mini ornaments.

But first the card.
From the moment I saw Hearts come Home I knew I had to have that stamp set and matching edgelits.

This card was created using the Acrylic block background technique.
You colour on a large clean acrylic block with your Stampin Write markers.
I used Marina Mist and Sweet Sugar Plum.
Then you spritz your block with water until it starts to bead.

Turn it quickly over and stamp it down (about two thirds down... onto your cardstock (I used Shimmery White cardstock as it holds up a little better with watercolouring and the bonus is that the picture has a shi…

Envelope Punch Board Christmas mini box

Featuring: Envelope Punch Board, mini box, Be Merry designer paper, Tag Punch, Christmas Treat Box, Stampin Up

As promised I have the little mini treat box to show you today.

Super cute and Super easy!!

You start with a 6 inch square piece of cardstock and your Envelope Punch Board.
Punch and score at 2 1/8" and 3 7/8" around each side.

Cut down to the first score line on two sides as shown below.

Then fold it up and adhere the corners.

This is the top of the box.
To make the belly band.
Cut a 7 1/2" x 2" piece of designer paper and use the Tag Punch at both ends to create a decorate edge and a slot for your ribbon to go through.
(18cm x 5cm)
You can wrap the paper around the box and create your sides as you go or you can score the paper first.

Score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5", 6 1/4"
(3cm, 6cm, 12 1/2cm, 15 1/2 cm)

Secure with your choice of ribbon or twine and you are done.

This box would be great for small treats like, mini candles, tealights, choco…

Mini Pizza box mini note cards

Featuring: Mini Pizza box, Christmas mini note Cards, 3D Christmas box, Christmas, Stampin Up, Merry Little Labels, Everyday Label Punch, Be Merry designer paper

 I finally weakened and purchase the Merry Little Labels stamp set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch.
So of course I had to use them in my next project.

These mini pizza boxes are the perfect size for mini note cards and envelopes. Mini notecards are just Whisper White Thick cardstock 14cm x 7 cm.
(the boxes and envelopes are on page 44 of the Holiday mini) I thought I would break down the cards and share a little about them with you.
 This "Let It Snow" stamp is cute and I used it on the front of my box. But for this card I just inked the stamp areas with my Stampin Write Marker so I didn't have the words. Then I added stars to the picture. I like the versatility of that.
 I punched the Everyday Label punch in Cherry Cobbler card and some green patterned paper and added it to the back of my words for a two-…

A little Country Christmas

Featuring: Hearts Come Home, Merry Little Christmas designer paper, Card Front Builder thinlets, Star of Light, Pretty Pines thinlets, Christmas cards, Stampin Up

Nothing says "a Little bit Country" like plaid. The bold check design in Merry Little Christmas designer paper just sets me humming "take me home country roads.. to the place I belong.."

So I went ahead and created a few cards ...

Yet again I have been inspired by a demos design. This time by Kelly Acheson
She had cut out the trees from a piece of whisper white with the Card Front Builder thinlets.
I have used Pool Party cardstock as my base card for the old olive checked designer paper.
Santa from Hearts come Home and stars and Merry Christmas from Star of Light.
Pretty Pines Thinlets for my pine embellishments.

For this next one I went for a more "clean and simple" design on the card front.

And finally my favourite was inspired by another demo Jan Musselman.

Thanks for stopping by. Vx