The Summer Mini catalogue will be coming to an end on 31 August. This means that there’s little more than a month left to be sure of getting hold of these products, as not everything will transfer over to the new main Idea book and catalogue, when it launches in October.
I’ve used a selection of the Summer Mini products for my card today.
The Pool Party A6 landscape card was matted with Attic Boutique DSP (125407). This was wrapped and tied at one end with Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (125582). Using Soft Suede ink the cycle and the presents from Pedal Presents (Hostess only set) (W126435 or C126437) were stamped onto a Very Vanilla card then matted onto Pool Party card. Small medallions were created with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and the centres topped with Basic Glimmer Brads (121003). The sentiment was decorated with Itty Bitty flowers to match the background paper.
If you’d like to hostess a workshop or place an order before the Mini catty ends then please email me or give me a call.
Today’s card is another CASE from my team swaps.
Chrissi made this card with a small envelope that contains lavender on the front.
I don’t have any dried lavender for my envelope, so I decided to create a little message to go in mine and swap the Top Note die for a Labels Collection Framelit (125598). This card design would be ideal for Valentine’s when it rolls around but at this time of year I opted to make it a wedding card.
After die cutting the framelit from the card front, it was backed with Twitterpated DSP (125406) (on top of Whisper White card to give strength to the frame). The Scallop Envelope (113462) was rolled through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder (119976) with just the envelope flap peeking out, then this was assembled and adhered to the card front.
A mini card was stamped with sentiments and images from the Love and Laughter set (W125475 or C125477) using Riding Hood Red ink. This was tucked into the envelope which was then decorated with a punched Full Heart (119883) and Mini Heart (117193) topped with Pleated Satin Ribbon (125569) and a Basic Rhinestone (119246) respectively.
The same stamp set was used to stamp the inside of the card:
Have a great weekend.
If you liked the look of these projects but were unable to attend our recent in-person Framelits Class, you now have a chance to purchase the online version of the class.
This class walks you through a masked brayered background technique and a framelit aperture technique and suggests a few additional ways to use the Labels Collection Framelits. It includes:
- a Snow Scene card;
- a Window card;
- an Apothecary wrap; and
- an Apothecary tag.
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- full step by step photos and instructions to make all the card/wrap/tag projects;
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Today’s card is the one that my customers in July have been receiving with their orders.
Having decided to use the Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon on the cards, I then dipped into the Color Coach to find another couple of colours that would work with it. Stampin’ Up! make colour combos so easy to find
Stamp set: Four Frames (W123440 or C123442), Perfect Punches (W117022 or 120516)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (121686), Pear Pizzazz (121693), Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Punches: Decorative Label (120907), Large Oval (119855)
Pleated Satin Ribbon: Blushing Bride (125570)
Embossing Folder: Adorning Accents (125601)
Tools: Big Shot (113439)
The card base is a 4″ square of Pear Pizzazz card. A slightly smaller square of Early Espresso card was run through the Big Shot with the hearts Adorning Accents embossing folder, top and bottom. The Decorative Label was then punched out of the centre, between the textures. Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon was attached behind the bottom edge of the mat with Sticky Strip. Using Blushing Bride ink, the spotty frame was stamped onto a large scrap of Whisper White card and popped up on dimensionals behind the aperture. These layers were then adhered to the card front with the White card adhered flat and the Early Espresso frame popped up on dimensionals. Finally the sentiment was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card, punched out with the Large Oval and popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the aperture.
Here’s a batch of these thank you cards:
Thanks for stopping by.
This little box was made to match yesterday’s card.
A Candy Wrapper (120890) was die cut from Lucky Limeade card and wrapped around with Twitterpated DSP (125406). To make the matching flower, 5-Petal Flowers were punched from Lucky Limeade and Blushing Bride card. This was layered with a small Boho Blossom punched from Elegant Eggplant card and secured with an Everyday Designer Brad. Loops of Lucky Limeade Ribbon were added behind the flower before it was popped up on dimensionals on the outside of the box. A few extra strands of the same ribbon were tied around each end of the Wrapper.
This card came about because I was having a chat last night with a soon to be hostess. We were discussing the type of projects that we might do at her workshop and she explained that one of the guests loves punches but doesn’t do much, if any, stamping.
We won’t actually be making this card at the workshop (I’ve got a few other ideas in the pipeline and I like it to be a surprise) but I thought it might be a neat challenge, to prepare a suitable sample to show our guest. The single bit of stamping on here is using the Oval All (W113790). For the punches, I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275) to edge the main panel, the 5-Petal Flower (119880) and Boho Blossoms (119858) for the flowers and the Scallop Oval (119856) and Large Oval (119855) for the sentiment.
Twitterpated DSP (125406) was used for the background and Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon (125570) to frame the central panel.
This month’s special offer ribbon and brads (free with a £45 purchase) were used to finish off the flowers and ribbon borders (I love layering ribbons together for a really lush look).
Don’t forget that there’s only another week left to get hold of these gorgeous ribbons and brads. They’ve certainly been popular with my customers this month. If you’d like to place an order and get hold of these lovely freebies then please email me or give me a call on 0775 1133886.
My neighbour came over for a coffee and craft again this morning and asked to make a card that looks impressive but isn’t too difficult – my favourite kind, lol!
We had a little look through my box of samples and selected this Mixed Bunch Blossom birthday card;
Which we then remade using a coffee and cream colour combo:
It looks like I converted the original photo to sepia doesn’t it? I didn’t – honest!
We used Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Card, Soft Suede ink and substituted Gold Brads for the Basic Rhinestones. We also mixed and matched the Easy Events sentiments as we wanted to use Birthday Wishes instead of Happy Birthday.
I think that you just can’t go wrong with this colour combo but then I also like the bright colours of the original. Which do you prefer? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
Have a great weekend.
Today’s project is another CASE from my team swaps.
In addition to the flower that Krista made, she also gave us each this sweet little card.
Krista used the Sweet Summer set which has retired and so I opted to use Everything Eleanor (W124162 or C124164) for my version:
I’m not quite sure which pink Krista used but I’ve used Melon Mambo and Old Olive. The card base is actually Shimmery White (121717) as I find it a little more substantial than Whisper White for supporting the weight of the whole card. The little suspended hearts are made with the Heart to Heart punch (119881).
Thanks for stopping by.
The Oxspring Open Gardens have now been rescheduled for 1pm-5pm on Sunday 26 August (the Bank Holiday weekend) to raise funds for:
There is an entrance fee of £3 which allows entrance to at least 12 Open Gardens in Oxspring. In addition there will be refreshments, a tombola and a few other stalls. (Our contingency if it rains will be to move the stalls into the garages – see, we’re planning for a British summer, lol).
I’m providing the supplies for any visitors to make and take a card away with them, in return for a £1 donation. I’ll also be donating 25% of any sales of my other handcrafted goods, bought by visitors on the day.
You can find us on Fields End and Brookfield (and possibly a couple of other adjoining roads) in Oxspring near Penistone.
I’ll repost nearer to the date but just wanted to confirm that this event will be going ahead and ask you to please add it to your diary, as we’d love to raise as much money for Macmillan as possible.
A quick card share today, as I send some Get Well Wishes to a poorly friend. There certainly seem to be a lot of bad bugs going around at the moment.
I had the Apothecary Art stamp set (W125966 or C127451) and the Labels Collection Framelits (125598) still out from classes at the weekend and so I used them to put together a reasonably quick card.
The card base is an A6 landscape of Pretty in Pink. Borders were punched from the same card with the Lace Ribbon Border (122362) and threaded with Regal Rose 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (122965) before adhering to the top and bottom of a Pear Pizzazz card front layer. The image was stamped in Black Stazon, coloured with markers and die cut out. As the Teeny Tiny Wishes greeting (115370) is on the small side, the empty space was filled with a couple of Itty Bitty punched flowers (118309), finished in the centres with Basic Rhinestones (119246).
Wishing you good health!