Monday, June 27, 2011
It's "181 sleeps" till Christmas!! Hope that didn't frighten anyone!! Anyhow I am so proud of myself for actually starting making my Christmas cards in June. I have NEVER made any of my Christmas ideas before December and usually by the time I have made them they get posted a couple of days before the public holidays. My resolution is to keep going on these projects at least twice a month till they are completed by November!! I luv Stampin' Ups' Sock Monkey and the Jolly Holiday DSP is always easy to coordinate. I also mounted my new set of "delightful decorations" to play with. I will be posting up the countdown of "sleeps till Christmas" with each diffent idea i post. Can't hear sleigh bells yet!!
Friday, June 24, 2011
I really enjoyed making these male cards, there is just not as many options for males as there are for female cards!! Am really into using Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks from Stampin' Up at the moment as well they are really beautiful and so easy to co-ordinate because they only have the colour you really want and need to put with your projects. The specialty papers are great too but they usually have too many colours on the one sheet to deal with at once. I'm gonna buy all the paper stacks now!!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Another bag I created on the weekend using Stampin' Ups Big Shot and various shapes I also added some stitching, buttons and embossed stamped image on material just make sure you put baking paper over the top of any stamped images before you iron so they won't stick!!
I spent the rainy June long weekend playing with my big shot and material to make these funky, colourful applique bags. My ironing board is in total shock because it was up for two days!! I used Stampin' Ups Big Shot, Fancy Flower Die and the circles no.2 and the dove from the Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers die. I am a bit addicted to applique right now so check back to see more ideas!!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I made one punch art teddy and loved it so much I had to make more and then the panda evolved as well. All made from Stampin' Up punches, card stock, DSP and stamps. Love the side step dresser template - obviously!!
I used Stampin' Ups brayer and stamp pads to create these nature scenes. Brayering is really fun and addictive - I made ten in total and not one will turn out exactly the same so an original is made everytime. I stamped with "Lovely as a Tree" and "Just Believe" awesome for brayered cards being silhouette.
I made this easel card and matching top note box with last year's bella rose DSP which "pops" on black and white!! Love the little girl silhouette from the Easter Blossom stamp set.
Couldn't wait to play with Stampin' Ups Autumn Spice DSP so I started with a single drawer box but then I also wanted to use the new "Cupcake" punch and stamp set. All these products came out in Stampin' Ups Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue which runs till July 31.
I enjoyed making these "special occasion" cards. A little bit extra effort but a whole lot of extra "Wow". Check back for more in September when Stampin' Up's new catalogue comes out!!