Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine, Punch Art

Punch Art for boys

Hello Crafters,

Today I am going back to some punch art to create a card for my nephew who turns 6 today! Happy Birthday buddy!!!!

Punch Art for boys

The punches used are mostly circles and word window. Once all the pieces are glued together, I added the plane to the card with dimensionals so it actually looks like it is flying!

Here is a close up.

Punch Art for boys    Punch Art for boys

I think he is going to love it, what do you think?

 

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Handmade Cards, Masculine, Punch Art

Yoda

Hello Crafters,

This morning I share with you a card I made for a birthday party my daughter went to on Saturday. I had no idea what to make for this 8 year old boy, so I went searching for ideas on Pinterest (my favourite place for brilliant ideas)!

I saw a card similar to this on ‘s blog in the UK.

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This is a great card for any Star Wars fan!

Hope you are all enjoying the Melbourne Cup Carnival as I know I certainly am, as we have the Monday and Tuesday off work!!!

 

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Butterflies, Christmas, feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine

Work of Art

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you some cards created using the Work of Art Stamp Set. You may be like me and think “what on earth would I use that for?”. Well, let me show you what you can create! Now all of these cards I did in one afternoon and yes, I did have some inspiration from Jenny van Dijk a fellow SU demo.

First of all, I wanted to share a couple of cards that can be used for those who may be struggling with the terrible illnesses of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Breast Cancer.

Work of Art    Work of Art

Now for some quick Christmas cards!

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And don’t forget about a quick card for the boys and men in your life!

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and for the ladies

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and for that special little girl in your life, she would love this rainbow!

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Has that given you some inspiration to show just how versatile this stamp set is?!!! Yes, I was amazed once I sat down and actually had a play with it.

Why don’t you make the purchase of this stamp set and get creative?

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Birthday, Masculine

50th Birthday ~ Masculine

Dear Crafters,

Continuing with the personalised card order, the next one was a 50th birthday for a male who loves cycling and red.

This is what I came up with:

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I used the Birthday Basics DSP along with the coordinating card stocks of Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit!

The background is embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF. Then the banners were cut using the Stampin’ Trimmer and some twine wrapped around the top before adhering with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment and used the Word Window and Modern Label punches.

I used an extra strip of DSP and cut the bottom into a banner to glue onto the envelope!

 

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Christmas

Bright & Beautiful Stars

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you a card that can be used for so many occasions, from Christmas to Birthdays, masculine or feminine!

Stars are amazing and look so good in nearly any colour. So here I made a card using the new Star Framelits and the coordinating Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.

Bright & Beautiful Stars

I made the card base in white cardstock, but folding a piece in half and placing the die on top, but ensuring the point on the fold line sits off the card. This will ensure you get the fold of the card when you run it through the Big Shot machine.

Once you have your card base cut, die cut the same size framelit with gold foil sheet and adhere it to the white card.

I stamped the two large stars from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp set on Blackberry Bliss cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossing with gold embossing powder. Wow does it shine!

Die cut these two stars with the coordinating framelits, and cut a second gold foil star in the smaller size.

Adhere them with dimensionals as shown.

Bright & Beautiful Stars

I finished it off with some rhinestones, just to add a little bling!

 

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Kids Cards, Masculine

Work of Art

Hello Crafters,

I needed a break from all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue, so I share with you today, a card I made for a young boys birthday recently.

I used the Work of Art Stamp set from the Annual Catalogue (pg 165)

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I used the Chevron TIEF to emboss the blue card stock base, then layered black card on top. I stamped the Work of Art stamps for the boat and sail and cut them out. The water is also from the same stamp set.

This was a very simple card to make but with great interpretation use of the Work of Art stamp set!

Work of Art

Next week I will share more creations from the Holiday Catalogue!

If you don’t have a copy of the Holiday catalogue, be sure to view it on my blog or request a copy to be mailed out to you!

 

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Masculine

Traveler (part 3)

Hello Crafters,

Here is part 3 using the Traveler Stamp Set and World Map.

This cardstock colour is Lost Lagoon, one of the new 2014-2016 In Colours and I think it is just beautiful.

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The World Map image is coloured using sponge daubers and ink pads, in Pacific Point, Lost Lagoon and Wild Wasabi.

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This little anchor I found in a box stashed away for many years. I am not sure where I got them from, but I thought they just went with this card so well!

 

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Masculine

Traveler (part 2)

Hello Crafters,

Here is part 2 using the Traveler Stamp Set and another great background stamp, World Map.

I began by stamping the images onto white cardstock with Stazon Black Ink.

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The colours are Real Red & Pacific Point. I coloured the World Map image using the Aquapainter and ink pads.

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I love the mini Silver Brads around the ship image to give it a port hole look!

 

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Masculine

Traveler (part 1)

Hello Crafters,

Another new stamp set in the Annual Catalogue which I am excited to share with you, is the Traveler Stamp Set. Over the next few weeks, I will share with you some of my creations using this set.

I began with the ship image, as my in-laws are currently cruising the Mediterranean for 44 days on something probably similar. Yes I am rather jealous, so I thought I would be creative and make a card instead.

Traveler

This is a very simple card, as I think the Chevron embossing and the image say it all really.

I only wanted to colour part of the image to create a focal point with the coordinating ribbons.

Traveler

Be sure to check back next week to see more images from this wonderful Traveler Stamp set!

 

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Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

JAI#220 Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Today I finally get back into some crafting after a week or two on the sidelines so to speak!

I thought the best way to start, was with a challenge at Just Add Ink. So, the challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#220.

I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2015 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist.

My dear sister is pregnant with her 3rd child and already has two girls, so when they found out she was having a boy, I almost went in to melt down! This will be the 5th grandchild, but the first boy, on my side of the family.

Baby We've Grown

So I need loads of practice with masculine/boy cards and what better way than to start with a Oh Baby Boy card.

I have left the very top of the card above the ribbon with a bit of space, so once the baby is born (and I get my new alphabet framelits from the new annual catalogue, available 1 July!), I will be able to add his name!

Baby We've Grown

I stamped the Oh Baby image from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp set in the new In Colour, Lost Lagoon. The base card is also Lost Lagoon and the Designer Series paper is from the new stack, Moonlight.

The scallop circle is die cut from Hello Honey cardstock… do you think it looks a bit like a bib?!!! I hope so, because that was the intention!

I find that these two colours coordinate so well and the ribbon is to die for! Below is another picture showing this divine ribbon!

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You may also notice the punched stars, part of a new punch pack of 3 (which also includes a flower and a heart), all of which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, so make sure you return to my blog to view it online. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last and ends 30 June!

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