Easter Cross

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I know people don't tend to send cards at Easter but a few friends have asked for them so here's my design for this year.

Stamp sets: Inky Antics - Swirly EasterPapers: Whisper White, Daffodile Delight, Soft Suede, Garden Green.  Inks: Momento Black, Crushed Curry.  Accessories: Gold Bakers Twine, Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, pink rhinestone, sponge dauber, Circles Collection Framelits Die.

Have a happy Easter!


One Cup Is Never Enough

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Thank God for tea!  What would the world do without tea?  How did it exist?  
I'm glad I was not born before tea." - Sydney Smith 

Oh I do love tea, and I never think one cup is enough!  But sure, for all my coffee loving friends out there, I conceed that you can look upon these cute little cups as coffee cups :)

This card is made with the My Favourite Thing stamp and matching die set "Always Time For Tea."  I die cut the tea cups and saucers three times on Natural cardstock and placed three different colours from the 2013-2015 In Colour Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack behind them.  With my matching matching Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker I hand drew the border.  I finished off with Crushed Curry Bakers Twine and popped up the front piece of card using my trust Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Birthday Balloons

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How much fun are balloons at birthdays? These brightly coloured cards are just perfect for guy or girl at any age. Which colour is your favourite?

Papertrey Ink has some really fun designs and I love the roundness of these balloons.  Their Birthday Style Stamp Set has a coordinating die which I unfortunately found VERY difficult to line up.  The sentiment is also Papertrey Ink.

Each card is stamped in two different SU colours: Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo, Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey.

Thanks to Deanna for another beautiful design.

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5 Love You Hearts

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sometime simple cards speak the loudest.  All you need is love, right?!  A sweet little card for someone to offer their loved one on any occasion.  

Using the heart punch in the Itty Bitty Punch pack, I cut out fifteen hearts so that I could build up each of the five patterned ones you see here onto two backing hearts each to lift them up off the cardstock and give them dimension.  The patterned hearts are from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Pack (now retired, but you can of course use whatever paper you have to hand).

The sentiment is from the Hostess Set Good Greetings and stamped in Strawberry Slush.  I used the same colour in a Stampin Write Marker to draw the dotted line.  Finishing off I rounded the corners with the corner punch

Et voila!  

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Little Baby Bumblebee

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Have you ever seen any of the Stampin' Up! catalogues?  In showcasing the range of products they provide pages and pages of pictures of projects to give you inspiration.  This one from the 2015 Occasions catalogue really caught my eye.  It's such a cute card for a new baby, or anything baby related really.  So I wanted to make it myself and share it with you.

As usual I've put my own twist on it using what I had to hand.

The tiny hearts are from the Simon Says Falling Hearts die and one go through my Big Shot gives me enough hearts to make a number of these cards.  I scattered them randomly onto my card (Whisper White Cardstock) and then got to work on the bee and tag.  

After stamping the Little Baby Bumblebee I hand cut it out and using my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities coloured in each of the stripes.  The sentiment is attached to the stamp and I know that many people have cut it off to allow for easier stamping of the bee onto a larger area.  I will probably end up doing the same but for now I have left it intact.  I was able to easily stamp them this way for the purpose of my card.  Although it's quite dark in this photo, the banner with the sentiment is actually on Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.

Next I started on my tag.  To make it I cut a piece of cardstock 2" wide which fits perfectly into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  The best thing about it being a punch is that you can make it as long or as short as your project needs.  For this I cut 3" long.  Using a sponge dauber I inked it up in Soft Sky and set about lightly adding ink to the tag getting darker the further towards the bottom I got.

I tied some ribbon through the top, popped my bee and tag on with dimensionals and made a matching envelope.

The friend I sent it to had a hard time of things in childbirth so it was nice to send a card made with such love to her.

Thanks so much for stopping by,