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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Birthday Fiesta Diagonal Double Pocket Card

Today's card features the stamp set Birthday Fiesta and Festive Birthday designer series papers.  

Stamp set:  Birthday Firsts
Papers:  Festive Birthday, whisper white, Emerald envy
Ink:  crushed curry, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, emerald envy
Accessories:  tempting turquoise ribbon (retired), fiesta time framelit, paper trimmer, scallop topper punch

Monday, September 19, 2016

Paisleys & Posies meets pop-up panel card in rich razzleberry.

Pop-up Panel cards are all the rage at the moment.  They are such fun to make.  You can see my tutorial from a previous post here.

What You Need:-
Stamp Sets:
Paisleys & Posies, Gorgeous Grunge, Layered Letters
Whisper white, rich razzleberry, Petals & paisleys specialty designer series paper
rich razzleberry, Cajun craze, delightful Dijon, soft suede, sweet sugarplum, flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach
Paisley Framelit Dies, Pretty Paisleys textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hello You thinlits, Wink of Stella – clear, Layering Framelit Ovals

Paisleys & Posies meets Pop-up Panel Card in blues

Here is another Pop-up Panel Card using the Paisleys and Posies stamp set in blue tones.  See my tutorial here.

What You Need:-
Stamp Sets:
Paisleys & Posies, Gorgeous Grunge, Layered Letters
Pool Party, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist, Island Indigo
Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder
Paisley Framelit Dies, Pretty Paisleys textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hello You thinlits, Wink of Stella – clear, Layering Framelit Ovals

Popup Panel Card and the Paisleys & Posies stamp set

What you need:
Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies, Layered Letters
Tools:  Pretty Paisleys textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hello You thinlits, Wink of Stella - clear

base: - whisper white - 10.5 cm x 30 cm ( ½ A4 cut longways)
layer: - Sweet Sugarplum - 10 cm x 14.3 cm
embellishments: - whisper white, dsp, etc

Whisper white - 20cm x 28cm
Whisper white – 6cm x 24cm (this will give you 4 x 6x6 squares)
Dapper Denim – 7cm x 28cm (fold in half then fold in ends to halve again forming a W shape).

Using the inside whisper white (20cm x 28cm) piece, Line up on 15cm line on the paper trimmer. 
Cut between 10.5 – 0cm and then 17.5cm to 28cm. 
Now line up on 5cm line. 
Cut between 10.5 – 0cm and then 17.5cm to 28cm.

·         Rotate 90(horizontal) Score at 14cm.

·         Rotate back to portrait.  Draw centre line at 10cm (vertical).

·         Rotate back to horizontal.  On the centre score line edge of the card,  measure 3cm each side of score line on both edges.  Place a dot.
·         Draw a line from the cut to the 3cm dot from all 4 cuts.

·         You now have this shape

·         Fold in half down middle score line.

·         Place your finger in the middle of the card.  Take the right side of the “T shape” and line up the mid score line with the drawn vertical centre line forming a crease at a 45o angle.  Score. 

·         Open back out.
·         Repeat on the left side. 
·         This is the trickiest part of the card.

·         Recrease all score lines in both directions
·         Fold back in half, now pop the sides in to form a triangular shape at the top giving a house shape. 
·         Fold your outside base in half and line up the house shape in the centre.  Attach, lining up the fold line with the peak of the house.
·         With the Dapper Denim piece (7cm x 28cm), fold in half then half again, giving a W shape. 
·         Open the whisper white piece and place a glue dot in the bottom left wing and the top right wing. 
·         Now fold back up again, opening slightly.
·         Place the Dapper Denim piece in centre with the opening facing downwards.  On the left hand side, press firmly so the glue dot adheres to the dapper denim. 
·         Now to attach the right hand side.  The glue dot is in the top right hand side and needs to be attached to the dapper denim piece on the back.  You now have to move the flap, so it is underneath the dapper denim.  Press to adhere together. 
·         The glue dot will be on the bottom panel of the Dapper Denim. 
·         Open up card, the Dapper Denim panel should straighten out to form the T shape.
·         On the 6 x 24cm card, rule at 6cm intervals to give you 4 6cm squares. 
·         Stamp “Birthday” using layered letters on the 6x24 piece card.  Cut at lines.
·         Embellish front of card as desired.
posies stamp set, pretty paisleys textured Impressions embossing folder, layered letters stamp set, hello you  thinlits, wink of stella

Friday, April 22, 2016

Alternate Page Traditionally Project Life

My first attempt at doing a Project Life Scrapbook Page with  a Traditional Page. I would love to scrapbook alternate pages traditional then Project Life.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more layouts using a combination of the both.

I love Scrapbooking but find I don't have the time to make lavish layouts like I did in the past.  There is a great alternative now.  Introducing Stampin' Up!s Project Life Photo Pocket Pages and 12" x 12" Page Protectors.  These make Scrapbooking quick and fun and allows me to add my own flair to a layout.

I would love you to come on this journey of melding Traditional Scrapbooking with Project Life with me.  If you would like to know more I would love to show you how.  You can contact me by email here.

Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Back to Basics Alphabet
Card:  Whisper white, lost lagoon
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Monday, January 18, 2016

Creative Cards at Belair Baptist Church Thursday 28th January

This month at Creative Cards we will be starting off with a beautiful Valentine's Day Card.  A friend saw this and requested we do this card.  I have to agree with her, it is stunning.  I cased this card from  a demonstrator called Kirsteen Gill.  You can see her post here.     This card will also make a beautiful wedding card that I intend to make for my niece.  This card uses the stamp set and dies called "Bloomin' Love" from the Love Blossoms Suite of products.  This is from our new Occasions Catalogue.

Stamp Set:  Bloomin' Love
Card:  Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Basic Rhinestones, sponge dauber

Our second card we are using Botanical Gardens suite of products.  These products are also in the new Occasions Catalogue.

Stamp Set:  Botanical Blooms; Rose Wonder
Card:  whisper white, old olive, calyspo coral, wildflower fields designer series paper
ink:  calypso coral, blackberry bliss
Accessories:  botanical builder framelits dies, sponge dauber

We would love you to come to our class - we meet at Belair Baptist Church at 130 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown - the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.