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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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