Saturday, 25 June 2011

Card in a box

Good Afternoon All

I've been asked for some time now to do this project in class and decided that today was THE DAY.

We made a card in a box.  You can make a box for any size or shape of card and this sort of project is just perfect for cards with raised area's, flowers or the like.  It's especially usefull if you want to post such cards but if you're giving them by hand you can make a little window for the recipient to see the card through the lid.  Gorgeous! 

We used the Scallop Circle Extra-Large punch to make the flowers and the Extra-Large Bird punch for the leaves.

Stamp Set Used: Tiny Tags
Embossing Folders used: Vintage Wallpaper and Square Lattice
Punches Used: Medium Jewelry Tag, Scallop Circle Extra Large, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Circle Circus and Because I care

Good Afternoon

Hope you're all well in blogland today.  I'm having a wonderfull day so far having started off with a really enjoyable craft class, a spot of afternoon tea and going out to dinner with friends tonight.  That's the way all weekends should be.

Today in class we made two quite different cards and used a couple of different techniques.  Our first card, a thank you card used the versamark pen to highlight small area's to be heat embossed, just adding a little extra texture, shine and interest to the card in different light settings.  Of course we used some gorgeous ribbon and made a ruffle to add interest.  For our second card we used another technique to take the colour out of the card, we used bleach, this gives a gorgeous effect with some clear embossing as the bleach does not seep under the embossing, allowing for very interesting project work.

Stamp set used: Because I care (hostess)

Stamp set used: Circle Circus
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Happy Father's Day

Good Afternoon All

We've been having a lovely day in Shropshire today, some glorious sunshine, a lovely craft class and then we made a trip to Battlefields in Shrewsbury for lunch at Sparrow's Cafe and a walk around the Falconry Centre.

Today in class we made a father's day card and matching pillow box.  Actually the card could be used for a woman aswell given the colours that I chose, as it's fathers day on the 19th June I was making sure that everyone was prepared should they want to be.

Stamp set used: Plane & Simple
Embossing Folder used: Square Lattice
Punch used: Decorative Label

Happy Stamping

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A couple of punches

Good Morning All

Hope you're all well.  Ready for another day of sunshine and showers, let's hope there's more of the sunshine!

As I mentioned a couple of blog post's ago, I've been trying a few different designs.  While this card is very "girly" it can just as easily be done for a man using two masculine colour's for your cardstock and masculine stamp set.

I've used gorgeous stamp set's and the co-ordinating punches.  So much easier and quicker than cutting around your stamped images which is one of the distinct advantages of Stampin' Up! products, there are loads of co-ordinating stamp set's and punches.  If you're thinking that everything co-ordinates beautifully, well that's because I've also used the co-ordinating stampin pastels, giving a lovely soft chalky finish.

Stamp set's used: Punch Potpourri (hostess) and Cheer and Wishes
Punches used: Two-Step Bird Extra-Large and Boho Blossoms Extra-Large
Embossing folder used: Perfect Polka Dots


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Trendy Trees

Good Afternoon All

I hope you're all having a good afternoon enjoying the sunshine, or what there is of it.  It was gorgeous this morning, so much so that I considered taking our craft class in the garden.............maybe next time.

We used a lovely little stamp set, Trendy Trees.  This is such a versatile stamp set and made for a lovely project doing a box-in-a-bag and a matching card.  So effective was the stamping that one of the ladies remarked on how lovely the paper was that we were going to be using today.  Of course we were'nt using paper but rather stamping those gorgeous images for maximum impact!

Stamp set used: Trendy Trees
Accessories used: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Crop-A-Dile
Punches used: 1" circle, Scallop Trim Border

Happy Crafting

Friday, 3 June 2011

Waterfall Card

Good Evening All

What a gorgeous day we've been having in Shropshire today.  Gorgeous sunshine with just a hint of wind.

I've been trying out a few "different" styles of card over the last week or so and thought I'd share one with you tonight.  Not a new style but very effective indeed.  It looks absolutely gorgeous using the Vintage Vogue stamp set and wheel.

Stamp set used: Vintage Vogue
Wheel Used: Very Vintage
Accessories used: Crop-A-Dile
Punch used: Corner Small

Happy Crafting

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