Thank you

Mediterranean lemons

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lemons always make me think of Greece.  How about you?  A Mediterranean thank you today.


Fiona's notes:   

1) Remember the rule: always stamp first.  That way if you make a mistake you waste less materials, time and effort.  So, stamp your lemons and colour them in before sticking the Whisper White to the Old Olive cardstock.  Then snip out the white bits that are redundant in our design today.

2) Go with my moto: use what you've got any which way you can!  I don't have an oval punch (yet!) so I used one of the Handpicked Framelet dies and just snipped off the stake bit of it to make my sentiment piece.

Stamps: A Happy Thing (SAB set), Good Greetings (Hostess) Inks: Momento Black, Daffodil Delight Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive Tools: Dafffodil Delight Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities, Sponge Dauber, Handpicked Framelets Dies


Big thanks to Marika for the inspiration for this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.



Owl Punch Bookmarks

Sunday, April 19, 2015

How adorable are these?  I am in love with the owl punch!  I have been making so many different little owls.  Tonight friends are coming over for a birthday celebration and so I have made each of my guests a little owl bookmark to take home.  Who says adults are too old for party treats?!


Fiona's notes: Let your inner owl go wild!  There are so many different types of owls to be made.  Check out what scraps you've got, this is a perfect way to use up all those little bits and pieces.  I'd love to see someone do one with glasses.  Link your blog post in the comments below if you come up with a studious owl!

For sale! Yep you can buy the kits to make these cutes guys right here on my website.  Of course, you can make them yourself but if you'd like to have a play before you buy the owl punch or you want something to give as a gift then maybe you'd like to buy a couple of kits first.  To buy: http://justspiffing.blogspot.com.au/p/punch-art-bookmarks.html

Freebie giveaway!  I am giving away three kits on my Facebook page.  Pop on over, "like" the page (if you haven't already done so) and leave a comment sometime over the next week to be in the running.  https://www.facebook.com/fionajustspiffing

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Baby

Three Little Duckies

Friday, April 10, 2015

I can't stop making baby cards!  They are just toooo cute!

 

Today's card is simple and elegant and uses the Something for Baby die set.  (I have linked you to the die/stamp bundle because you save 15% that way and the stamps are just gorgeous.  I used the duck one to pretty up my envelope for this card.  I wish I had taken a photo of it now to show you.)

The other star of this card is the Natural White Cardstock.  This is my first time using it and WOW it's the BEST!  It has a kind of warm feel and goes so well with my three DSP colours today which are Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, and Crisp Cantaloupe all from the In Colour 2013-2015 Backgrounds DSP paper stack.
Finally, my sentiment is from Papertrey Ink stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Baby

So Happy For You

Friday, April 03, 2015

When a friend of mine shares good news like getting engaged or being pregnant I love sending a card in celebration.  But the standard "congratulations" never really feels the right thing to say, so I created a more heartfelt "So so happy for you" card.

 

Dead easy card to make, the most fiddly thing was the sentiment.  Here are the steps:

  1. Cut a square card 13x13cm from Whisper White Cardstock 
  2. Cut the top layer card at 12.5x12.5cm
  3. Using the 5.9cm circle die from the Circles Collection Framelits and your Big Shot, cut a circle in the middle of your top layer.
  4. On the reverse of your top layer, score each side at .5cm to create a raised border on the front
  5. Stamp your sentiment in Smoky Slate.  Now you can use whatever sentiment you like.  I pieced mine together from three different stamp sets which was a real pain.  (I used the 'happy'  from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favourites #13, the 'so' from Hero Arts' Operation Write Home, and the 'for you' from Simon Says' Handwritten Sentiments.)
  6. Stick dimensionals  onto the back of the top layer.  Be generous, you don't want it sagging around the circle or any of the outside edges.
  7. Stamp the large butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic set in your choice of colour - I chose Cherry Cobbler for this one but for a pregnancy I would probably go with Pistachio Pudding.
  8. Punch out the butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and score it down the middle to achieve the raised wings.
  9. With the tiniest amount of glue, adhere the butterfly to the edge of the circle.
  10. Finish off with three tiny rhinestones.

There, how easy was that?  I'd love to see your cards if you CASE them.  Just remember to mention back to this post (card copying etiquette and all that!) and leave a comment or send me a message so that I can check it out.  That's what I'm doing for the lovely Laurie whose card inspired this one from me.  Big thanks Laurie!

Thanks so much for stopping by!