Tuesday 24 February 2015

Lets Celebrate Birthdays and Babies

A new baby and a birthday makes for a full weekend.

Decided to give the block card a go and see how it turned out. I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and only found a little but enough to get me going. Dawn has a YouTube video that includes the dimensions so with note pad in hand and itube recording I set about creating this little beauty.

With the baby card sorted next on the list was a birthday for my friends 40th. Using the new Balloons and their framelits, this was well received and looked great posted on her Facebook wall today.

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Sunday 15 February 2015

Fine Feathers or gum leaves.

I prepared these cards for my Stamp A Stack classes this month.
I had not purchased the feathers set, was not convinced I really liked it so I waited, now it's a returning favourite in the current occasions catalogue (download a copy from here) and I had some hostess rewards $ to spend so I bit the bullet and added it to the cart.
Pinterest is alive with a lot of inspiring samples and I fell in love with the emboss resist one I saw from the lovely LeeAnn over at Flowerbug's Inkspot (North Dakota), she even did a video.

So I did what I normally do and tweaked what I loved about the cards I had seen.

Using white emboss your feathers into a 2" strip of WW the width of your card. Using a sponge, sponge over the area to add colour. 
I used - strawberry slush and Crisp Cantelope on a Strawberry Slush base, 
Tangerine Tango with Wild Wasabi (looks like gum leaves) and the other one is Coastal Cabana with Wild Wasabi - Sorry in advance for adding to your wish list. 
Score lines to accentuate the decorative piece using the Simply Scored, you could use your score tool on the trimmer I just really like the lines from the Simply Scored as they are thicker. 
I embossed feathers onto the coloured base cut them out of there for the accent feathers if you stay away from the edge you wouldn't know it. LeeAnn masked the WW off with post notes so her top was one piece - I didn't have post notes big enough hence the 2"strip. 

I'm thinking gum nuts and gum leaves might be a tweak with this lot. 

Below is a list of what you need aside of card and ink because that part will work with what you already have. Oh and I have popped the Big Shot on there but if you don't have one its not to hard to fussy cut these feathers.

Happy stamping. 

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Tuesday 3 February 2015

Stamp A Stack, CASE-ing #16

This one meets the challenge for this weeks CASE-ing the Catty challenge. 

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #16 - New DSP

The challenge is all about NEW DSP.  
They want you to be inspired by a project in the Sale-A-BRATION Catalogue and use some new DSP, or new to you, SU DSP in your project.

Here are some samples from my last Stamp A Stack (SAS). 

What is a Stamp-a-Stack (SAS)?
It is exactly as it sounds - the group get to make a stack of cards in a short amount of time. These are held in my home and will cost $20.
You will make 6 cards, 2 styles - 3 of each one.
You don't need to bring anything and cards are geared to all skill levels. 
Bookings can be made through my SU page http://bagsthatone.stampinup.net 
Class maximum number is 6 people.
(Bring your own adhesive and receive $5 off your next class or SU purchase)