Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stampin' Up Soda Pop Top Wristwatches - Male Birthday Cards

As I said in my previous post I did see the "Soda Pop Top" watch idea somewhere on the internet but have to apologise to whoever the original creator was I just remember the actual watch idea. Anyhow thank you whoever you are for this great idea for male birthday cards!!  Just by flattening the pop top through your Bigshot and using the Stampin' Up! Clockworks and Collage Curios stamp sets you can make easy male cards! I'm a happy crafter when I can make something for a fella! lol..........enjoy the week, cheers Sue :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stampin' Up! Baby Girl card - Soda Pop Top wrist watch!

Stampin' Up! has a new embellishment in their new seasonal catty, "Soda Pop Tops" which I have found somewhat challenging to use until I saw a "wristwatch" idea on the net (I can't remember exactly where I saw the idea but it was most likely Splitcoaststampers) the one I saw was actually a masculine card which is great because I am always interested in any male card ideas, as we know there are always soooo many female card ideas not male! Anyhow the main trick to this card is flattening the soda pop top in your Bigshot which gives makes a very effective "watch" base and it also works really well with the Stampin' Up! Clockworks stamp set - great combination me thinks!!! Hope you like this card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend......Sue :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

3D Valentine gift box for my teenage daughter - "shabby chic style" again!

Here's just one more "shabby chic vintage" style project that I've made for my teenage daughter for Valentine's Day. I always give her a little something for Valentine's but she's a bit too old now for cuddly bears etc so I've decorated a Stampin' Up! Kraft box and filled it with heart chocolates for her "easy as"!!
I will admit I did "have" to sample one chocolate just to make sure they were nice!! Lol......have a nice day.......Sue :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bookmarks "shabby chic style" with Stampin' Up! new seasonal catty products!

It's Valentines Day tomorrow and I love hearts and flowers but I'm not kinda really into the "gushy, lovey, mushy kinda side of it so I haven't been creating that theme but instead had a bit of fun making these "shabby chic kind of modern vintage" style bookmarks! I cut the bookmarks using the Stampin' Up Two Tags Die and threw a bunch of ribbon, buttons and embellishments in front of myself and they came together no bother  at all. The Artisan Embellishment Kit has some great bits and bops in it and the new Flower Trim ribbon works well but my favourite is the new Build a Brad which just adds that bit of "wow" to a project! Hope you like them and have a "Happy Valentines Day" tomorrow.......................Sue :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

3D Handbags made with Stampin' Up!

Yaay the weekend is here! I do love the routine when school goes back but that includes still loving weekends too! This week I've been playing with a handbag tutorial that I purchased from Becky Roberts (US Stampin' Up!demonstrator). The top one I decorated with Tea for Two DSP and some pieces from the Artisan Embellishments Kit and Flower trim (these are easy to dye with SU reinkers) available now in the new Seasonal Catalogue. I had some tulle left over from the Holiday Seasonal Catalogue which has just finished and thought I would have a go at using some on a project other than a christmas type of idea so I added it to the bottom two handbags. The bottom bag I used Naturals Composition Specialty paper which is  actually an embossed style, crumb cake and quite a heavy-weight type of DSP that I sponged with Early Espresso ink. Because the designs are embossed they can easily be sponged with another colour to give them a bit of a "wow" and completely change the look of the papers. These were a fun and easy project! Hope you're enjoying your weekend..............Sue

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Stampin' Up! Pretty Petites note cards set

Well who would believe that today I have on jeans, jumper and ugg boots and only a couple of weeks ago we were all melting 45c heat!!!  It's been a miserable rainy day here but just perfect weather for craftiing!  Today I made these cheerful little note-cards and used a sentiment stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure called "Pretty Petites" and best of all there is a punch to match the "Petite Curly Label" punch! There are also now new smaller scallop circle punches available which are fantastic for layering. The little gift box I made to put them in was "easy as" just using the scallop envelope die and joining four of them together. I'm sure it will make a nice little gift for someone! Well that's it for me for today, hope we get some more crafty weather tomorrow.............cheers Sue