feminine, Free Product, Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge meets Petite Petals

Hello Crafters,

I have a wonderful card to share with you today, which is not a style that I am confident with, but I absolutely love the outcome. I got some inspiration from Pootles in the UK!

I changed up the colours and added some twine for a bit of extra interest.

Petite Petals

The card base in Rose Red, the next layer is Perfect Plum, then Whisper White. The Gorgeous Grunge splashes are in the coordinating inks, as are the sponged edges of the petals. The flowers were punched out of some Whisper White card stock that I had previously stamped with I Love Lace and embossed in Gold.

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I then added the Baker’s Twine and the flowers with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink.

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Thanks again to Pootles for the inspiration!

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, I Love Lace, Good Greetings*  Papers:  Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Versamark  Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Tombo Glue, Sponge Daubers

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Butterflies, feminine

Mother’s Day this Sunday!

Hello Crafters,

If you don’t know it yet, it is Mother’s Day this Sunday and I have made a few cards in readiness for the celebrations.

I have to say, this style was not the easiest to photograph being such a long card!

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This card is pretty cool! It only uses one page of 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper and is cut into 3 strips, so they are 4″ wide and 12″ long and then joined together to create this concertina style card which folds up and is tied with a ribbon.

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Each end is punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the ribbon to tie through.

The HAPPY is part of a stamp from the recent Sale-a-bration set, See Ya Later. I just inked the word Happy only then cut it out as a banner!

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My mum loves daffodils, so I tried creating them using the Petite Petals Punch and the floral punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I think they came up okay and she will be able to tell they are daffodils!

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The little banners at the end are made with the Banner Punch and the D,A,Y are stamped and punched out with the 3/8″ circle punch.

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The Designer Series Paper is retired now, but I just love the butterflies on it and the colours, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla & Summer Starfruit.

The letters are die cut from the Typeset Dies and layered onto the 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch.

I also added some butterflies punched from the same paper.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend celebrating with your mum this Mother’s Day xxx

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Butterflies, Card in a Box Style, feminine

Mother’s Day

Hello Crafters,

If you don’t know it yet, it is Mother’s Day this Sunday and I have made a few cards in readiness for the celebrations.

As you know, the Card in the Box has been such a huge revelation over the past 6 months or so, and I was asked to make one by a work colleague for her hubby to give to his mum. I wanted to try something a little different, so I made a Card in a Box, but a longer version!

Card in a Box Long Version

You will be surprised, but this still fits into a C6 envelope to post. Woohoo!

Here it is from the end, so you can see a bit more dimension.

Card in a Box Long Version

I knew that this special mum was not well at the moment, so I thought that yellows and flowers were the way to go to cheer her up!!!!

Card in a Box Long Version

I used the Petite Petals Bundle (Stamp & coordinating Punch) and some butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp set.

Card in a Box Long Version

I also added some rhinestones to the centres of the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

I also used the Chalk Talk Bundle (Stamps & coordinating Framelits) for the sentiment.

I will be back on Friday with another Mother’s Day card, so be sure to check back then.

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Washi Tape

Hello Crafters,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I share with you a card that we did at my Punch Art class a week or so ago. I wanted to share with the class just how easy it is to create a card in just a few minutes with Washi Tape!!!

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All we did was apply 3 strips of Wash Tape to one side of the card before using Petite Petals Bundle, Label Love Bundle and the Papillon Potpourri and coordinating punch.

Begin by stamping the images onto cardstock, punching them out and adhering them with dimensionals to the card. It’s that easy!!!!

Stampin’ Up! have some amazing stamp sets with coordinating punches and I have used 3 of them here.

Gingham Garden Washi Tape

I accidentally splashed a little bit of pink ink onto my card, so instead of getting mad and throwing it away and starting again, I decided to bring out the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and grunge it up a bit… you can’t even tell I made a mistake right?!!!!

The Washi Tape is Gingham Garden and this also has a coordinating Designer Series Paper.

Gingham Garden Washi Tape

The inks used are Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. They are so bright and cheery.

I also added some rhinestones to the centres of the flowers for a bit of bling.

Gingham Garden Washi Tape

I will be back on Wednesday with some Mother’s Day cards ready for Sundays celebrations, so be sure to check back then.

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Pink Ombre

Hello Crafters,

I was at the hairdressers the other day and the lady opposite me was having her hair coloured to be the ombre look and it gave me an idea.

So with my trusty fringe scissors I came up with this.

I have seen many cards made using this technique and being at the hairdressers reminded me to have a go!

Pink Ombre

It was a very quick card to make, selecting 3 colours of similar tones from lighter to darker. You could also do this in blues, greens, golds or even grays.

The ribbon is Pink Pirouette coordinating with the top layer. The middle layer is Blushing Bride and the bottom layer is Primrose Petals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set, Memorable Moments.

The flower is the Petite Petals punch and the centre is one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack (#118309).

Pink Ombre

The fringe scissors are awesome and makes this so much quicker than cutting each slice individually!

Pink Ombre

I love the rhinestones to give it an elegant touch and it really does finish it off nicely. Why don’t you give this a try.

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feminine

Core’dinations & Petite Petals

Hello Crafters,

Yesterday I celebrated my 1st anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator ~ happy anniversary to me! ~ so of course I had to make a card appropriate for this milestone and so I came up with this.

Coredination Petite Petals

I needed to get out my core’dinations card stock as I haven’t used it for some time. I love this soft suede card with pink pirouette!

I sanded only the bottom third of the card before adding some pink ribbon, tied with a knot.

The leaves are die cut from the Secret Garden Framelits in Pistachio Pudding and the flowers are stamped tone on tone in Pink Pirouette with the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch. This stamp set and coordinating punch can be purchased together as a bundle to save you 15%. Petite Petals Bundle can be ordered in Wood ($39.75 ) or Clear mount ($34.75) and is great value!

Coredination Petite Petals

I added rhinestones to the centre of each flower, doesn’t it finish them off perfectly?!!!

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and punched out with Word Window Punch.

 

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Challenges, feminine

Mojo Monday

Hello Crafters,

I am really looking forward to the long weekend coming up, so I have created a card for the Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge MOJO335 designed by Julee Tilman.

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I have used the colour scheme Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz.

The Decorate Dots TIEF gives the card base a bit of interest and can be earned free with any $90 order via my online store.

The flowers are Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch. Both of these sets can be purchased as bundles (stamp set & coordinating punch) 15% savings for you!

Flower Shop Bundle

Flower Shop Bundle – Clear or Wood

Petite Petals Bundle – Clear or Wood

Here is a close up of the flower on the card showing the 3D effect created using Stampin’ Up Dimensionals and the gorgeous rhinestones give it that little sparkle!

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Be sure to have a go at some Card Sketches, they are great fun to play along and see what others design, so head over to the blog for more inspiration!

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Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Box that closes

Hello Crafters,

As I mentioned the other day , I am having the best time creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

Here is the second style but this time, this one closes up so the treats don’t fall out.

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). I just love this punch!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up and side view to see the inside where it closes!

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I used the Watercolour Wonder DSP (#132994) and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%!

For Petite Petals wood mount bundle only $39.75 (#134821) or clear mount bundle only $34.75 (#134822)

These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

Gift Ideas

Scallop Tag Topper Punch Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

I am just having the best time lately creating new and exciting treat style boxes of all shapes and sizes!

These are only fairly small, but big enough to put a few treats in for the kiddies. These would also be a great gift idea for a work colleague or a friend who may be feeling down. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these to help cheer them up?!!!

Scallop Tag Topper

For the card base, I started with a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock measuring 5″ x 7-1/2″.

The tops of the box are punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch (#133324). Isn’t it just so pretty?!

I got the inspiration from Heidi Weaver, but I can’t remember what forum I saw it on, but thank you!

Here is a close up of those pretty flowers!

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I used the Mosaic Madness DSP and the Petite Petals Stamp set and coordinating punch for the embellishments.

The Petite Petals stamp and coordinating punch can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%. These are some of the newest products in our Occasions Catalogue.

I have another similar style box to share with you in the next day or so, so stay tuned!

Don’t forget that if you spend $90 during Sale-a-bration, which ends on 31 March, you can also claim 1 free gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

Be sure to visit my online store for more details.

Happy crafting,

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feminine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Cascading Card

Hello Crafters,

Here is another style of card that I have had on my list to make and finally got around to trying it. It is a bit like a concertina and folds flat to be able to send in the post!

This is the cascading card and I have seen many variations of it. I made this simple version but next time will spend more time in decorating it, but this gives you an idea of how it can look!

Cascading Card

I have used some of the new items in the upcoming Occasions catalogue available online from 28th January.

For written instructions on how this is made click Cascading Card

Happy Crafting,

Kate