Showing posts from May, 2013

Exploding Butterflies!!!

Well I bet that title has you wondering! hehe.
I promised more photos from Convention and today I want to show you the early birthday gifts I received from my friend the Delicious Deb Blake from Darwin. Here she is.

This extremely talented lady made me not one but TWO gifts.
Come and have a look.
 This is the beautiful box she made.
 A closer look at the top.
 Then we start to open it and the sides fall away.
An exploding box of BUTTERFLIES!!!
How amazing is that!
A close up of all those beautiful butterflies floating around in layered circles.
But that's not all she gave me!
Oh No... she also made me this...

Isn't this wonderful!
A close up of this gorgeous glittery butterfly.
And look at the layers of Vellum (all stamped as well) underneath.
And all these butterflies hand cut too!
So this of course has created huge problems for me.
Why? I hear you ask.
Because her birthday is only in a few weeks time! Oh dear Oh dear.(wringing hands).

And one more photo today from Co…

Baby card and Convention.

A baby card is always a handy addition to any emergency card stash don't you think?
And a nice generic boy/girl one is even better.

 I Cased these cute little animals from a brilliant card by Doris Denman on Pinterest. Unfortunately she doesn't appear to have a blog you can visit. I did change it ever so slightly  but not much.

I tried yellow ribbon at the bottom of the card but it just didn't look right. Then I tried some Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Delicate Designs Emboss Folder. It still didn't look right.
Then I had the brilliant idea to brayer the emboss folder with some daffodil yellow ink and add a little glitter. I think it is perfect!

I have been missing for a few days I know. That is because we had our Stampin Up Convention here in Brisbane last weekend.
I have always said that if Convention came to Brisbane I would go and so I did!
It was an amazing experience and my head is still spinning with all the information and inspiration.
I was fortun…

Dress Gift Card Holder

I was inspired recently by a really cool card I saw on Pinterest by Kelly Acheson that I just had to try.
This fun fold card folds into three and the little dress form is poking up through a punched circle like this.

Here is the card closed.
You open the flap that is tucked under the "A gift for you" sentiment. And you see the whole dress and a little sentiment above that says "spoil yourself today".

 Here is a closeup of the dress form for you to see.
 Then you open the next fold and you have your greeting and....
 A gift card for the recipient tucked into the card!
Isn't that just nifty!
Product used:
2-1/2" circle punch
2-3/8" scallop circle punch
1-3/4" circle punch
dress up framelits
Scallop edge punch,
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
All greetings from "Bring on the Cake" Stamp Set
Island Indigo cardstock, Comfort Cafe and Twitterpated Designer Paper.
Measurements for card base:
10.5cm x 30cm (cut a full piece of A4 cardstock in half len…

Step Card Measurements

Greetings Happy Stampers!
As promised I have finally put down the measurements for last week's Step Cards.
I admit to being a bit hurried and when I messed up I just stuck a piece of white card over my mistake. Hence the bits of white card glued haphazardly on the templates.hehe. Please try and ignore them.
First Measurements for the Side Step Card.

Take your card 15cm x 21cm (half a piece of A4 cardstock) and fold in half.
Measure 8.5cm along folded edge. Then draw a line in pencil 8cm down.
Cut on this line.
Now for the scoring. I have shown the measurements between each score line.
On the shorter piece.
Score where the cut starts. This is 2.5cm from the bottom of the card.
Then Score another 2.5cm line.
Then Score 8cm from this score line.

For the folding of the Score lines:
First fold - Mountain (up)
Second fold - Valley(down)
Third Fold - Mountain

The score line where the card is folded in half is covered up with pretty designer paper or cardstock.

Now for the Middle Step Car…

Retro birthday

It is my cousin's birthday party next weekend and I wanted to make a Retro birthday card for him. I think the Pac Man will bring back some memories of our youth.
I use these wooden numbers a lot for special "number" birthday cards. I like to ink them first (I used silver this time) then add a glitter glue in the same colour on top like Stampin Up's Dazzling Details. If I have a matching marker I also go round all the exposed edges but I couldn't find my silver marker this time.
Originally I did my Pac Man and "ghost?/monster?/can't remember what these were called!" on plain black cardstock background. But it looked a bit boring so I added some punched squares with the 1" square punch to make a grid pattern. Then I decided to add a few birthday words and the numbers to give some added interest.

Pac Man is just 1-3/8" circle punch with a slice cut out. Smaller circles are from the Itty Bitty Punch Set.
Ghost/Monster is the Extra large Oval …

"Lattice" show you a Quilt to keep you warm.

Well a paper Quilt to warm your heart anyways... using the Lattice Bigz Die and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
This is a card I have been wanting to do for a while now. It was so easy and if you like tessellations (making patterns with shapes) then you would enjoy this too.
Just cut out a lattice shape with your lattice bigz die. Then cut two more lattice shapes using patterned paper. Using all the little shapes in the die that you would discard to fill in your lattice design.
I stuck mine to a piece of 8.5cm x 8.5cm square card and then ran it through the lattice embossing folder.
I added a little button and bakers twine to the centre.

Products used:
Lattice Bigz Die

Square Lattice Textured Emboss Folder

Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood, Bashful Blue, whisper white
Designer Paper: Twitterpated

 Hope you give quilting a try. It is the easiest quilt you will ever make!hehe!

Blue mother's day

Happy Mother's Day to Everyone out there celebrating this Sunday.
Hope you have a lovely day.
I have already made my suggestions to the family:-
Full Breakfast please
Car cleaned inside and out
Bedrooms tidied (not mine - theirs! haha.)
and a chest of drawers for my craft room (from IKEA) made up for me.
Quite a list I know... let's see how I do.

Now back to the cards....I have another blue Mother's Day card to show you.
 I used the Field Flowers stamp set in this card. This is a stamp I really need to use more often.
I sponged some pretty in pink, wisteria wonder and bashful blue in the centre. Looking at it now I wish I had done something more. Maybe add some background stamping with words or music notes? But it looks okay. Do you ever get like that? See a card you made and want to change something about it?
I was trying to go for a more clean look after the last two Step Cards I made which had a lot of decoration on them. I guess I achieved that.

cardstock: ba…