Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Stampin' Up

Number three of six from our class.
Tri-fold card using the one sheet wonder technique.

Bird Houses

I saw this fab tutorial on Jo's blog.
Normally I struggle with measuring and cutting but these were easy to make because the instructions were nice and clear and simple.
The only change I made was to use ultra-sticky double sided tape instead of glue. If I use glue I tend to get it everywhere and normal ds tape will result in everything dropping to bits a day or so later!

 The 'hole' in the bird house is covered with acetate so these are suitable for putting small chocolates in. I made one in pastel colours and then tried a more Christmassy one, maybe use these for table favours on Christmas Day.

The small bulldog clips are by Making Memories but you can bulk buy unbranded ones on Ebay.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Stampin' Up

Second card from SU class.
My least favourite to make because my big fingers struggled to fold the little shirt!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Stampin' Up

At our latest SU class we made six male-themed cards.
We started by stamping a sheet of white card using the Circle Circus stamp set and various coloured inks. Then, following measurements from our demo, we cut the sheet of card into several pieces, she called this technique "One sheet wonder". This one piece of patterned card made all six cards.
The card above is different to that taught, I just tried to make it my own a little bit. The class sample was portrait not landscape and used three brads instead of my two placed in a different way.


This is for a challenge on Clair's blog.
The only rules are a Stampin' Up product must be used and the challenge is to use black, yellow and turquoise.
I thought that those colours wouldn't work with something too feminine but all my SU stamps are quite girly so I stuck to using two SU punches to make my own background. The 'celebrate' stamp is SU Wonderful Words.
This is the first time I've entered a challenge, there seem to be so many out there!

Thursday, 23 September 2010


The final of the three very-rushed wedding cards.
I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the vellum piece at the bottom of the card (I cut the vellum larger than I needed so I could tape it at the back of the gold card to attach it without showing any adhesive).
The sentiment is a K & Co. rub-on. These have to be among the worst rub-ons I have ever used.
Eventually the rub-on did actually rub-on but it left marks on the card hence me trying to cover them up with self-adhesive gems, grrrr.
I hate the placement of the gems and should have started again but by that point I was so fed up it just had to do!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Another one of the wedding cards I rushed (see previous post).
I'm not sure of the make of the rose patterned paper but I do know that I have had it for many years! The pattern was a bit strong so I have attached a sheet of white vellum over the top to tone it down slightly.
Sentiment printed on the computer and some Martha Stewart punched butterflies to add interest.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


I recently had to make three wedding cards for an order.
I knew what I was going to do and ordered the stash necessary, unfortunately it did not arrive in time and then we had an emergency at home so I was very pushed for time.
I'm not happy with the resulting cards but here they are anyway.
I used HOTP swirl stamps to liven up the plain lilac card, the white card has a gorgeous gold sheen to it and has been embossed with my Cuttlebug.
Sentiment was done on the computer.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Thank You

I didn't actually make this card, I received it :)
Sandra from craft club made it for me, she used Rubber Tapestry stamps.
Love it - the swags remind me of the flowers we had decorating the top table at our wedding.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Stamping Up Dasher

Quite simple, I did try stamping snowflakes over the background but it looked too busy, the plain one was better.
Stamp is Dasher by Stampin' Up and the ribbon slot punch is SU too.
The label die is by Quickutz and I have used a tiny bit of Glamour Dust.
The ribbon is SU and is just two pieces looped, the button glued on to the top loop makes the shape of the bow.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Vintage Vogue

This was the card we made to match the handbag on my previous post.
All products SU.
I think I *need* this stamp set, love it.

Our technique this week (as well as learning how to make the bag) was the paper ruffle across the card, so simple to do.
I've loved all the SU projects we have done so far, what I really like is that we have been *mostly* using two or three core colours (pink, green, brown) each week and yet each project looks so different.

Saturday, 11 September 2010


This was the project we made at SU class last Sunday.
I loved this one. A handbag made from paper :)
When I look at cards I can *usually* work out how they have been made. Something like this I haven't got the patience to figure out measurements etc so a class where all that was figured out for me was great.

The double-sided paper meant we had a matching lining for our bags and there was even a little pocket included for a message. A lovely way of presenting some choccies or sweets (except this bag's mine, too nice to give away!)
We had time to make a matching card too, I'll share that next post.

Friday, 10 September 2010


This was a card that ended up nothing like what the customer asked for....
Sentiment is computer generated, butterflies strategically placed to hide random lumpy bits (think it was double sided tape showing through!).
Gorgeous shimmer paper is 'Elegance' by K & Co, charcoal grey card is fill-a-wallet. Border punch is by Martha Stewart.

Matching box, I left the silver thread untied so that the customer would not have to fiddle about with it ;)
Mini tags are stamped and punched using Stampin' Up Medium Jewelry Tag punch (US spelling for 'jewellery'!) and Stampin' Up Tiny Tags stamps

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Get Well Soon

Not much to say about this one really :)
In a rush, as usual, so scrap of ribbon and some patterned paper.
Sentiment is an old one - I think from Clever Cut.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Christmas Cheer

It's coming up to that time of the year again.
Yep, Glamour Dust time.
When every card gets a liberal coating of the sparkly stuff.

Stamp is by Papermania, scrap of ribbon added and some Papermill card teemed with white shimmery cardstock. Oh and Glamour Dust :)

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Stampin' Up

Number three of three from latest SU class.
The top half of the card front has been cut away and the butterflies are 'suspended'. This reminded me of cards made by Paula Pascual, have a look at her blog here.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Stampin' Up

Number two of three from latest SU class.
We learn a new technique each week, this time it was stamping on acetate, the butterfly has an acetate overlay (bit hard to see in the photo).