Covered Diaries

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Friday, 05 December 2014

Covered diaries are a good stocking filler.
They don't cost very much and you can easily brighten them up with our Stampin' Up! papers and stamps.
This cheerful flower one, I made for my sister. The diary letters are stickers from the "Everyday Adventure - Project Life Accessory Pack".

This second diary was given to me by my upline, Rachael Knight, at our recent training day. She gave us Stampin' Up! kraft wrapping paper to cover the diary with and we decorated it as we wanted.

Stamps used are Borderettes with white craft ink along the spine and Flower Patch with crumb cake ink.
The pattern on my die cut oval is a retired stamp from the Oh, Hello stamp set.
The numbers are from the Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die.




Bright and Beautiful

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Here are a couple of Christmas cards that I have made using the Bright and Beautiful Christmas stamps and matching star framelits:




Z fold cards using framelits

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Saturday, 08 November 2014

Today I am going to show you a couple of cards that I have made using some of Stampin' Up!'s framelits to create a simple version of the swing cards that are so popular right now. While my cards do not "swing", at first glance they look similar and are very easy to make using the framelits you already have on hand.

This was one of the cards that I taught at my regular monthly class.
Here is it opened up...

To make this card you need a 29.8cm x 10.5cm piece of card. In landscape position, score at 7.4cm and 14.9cm.
The 14.9cm score line folds the card in half and then the 7.4cm score line, folds back on itself to create the Z shape you see in the photo above. If you open the card up, you will see two quarter sections and one half section.

It is the front quarter section that you want to place the framelit on. Line the centre of the framelit with the 7.4cm score line and line the top plate of the Big Shot with this score line also...

Because the top plate only covers half of the framelit it will only cut out half.

Here is another Z fold card using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set. The finished card is 13.4cm square.

Here is the inside...



Curvy Keepsake

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Gift Packaging Ideas

The curvy keepsake thinlit die can be used to make a quick and easy box like the one on the left.
I also made a 3 x 3 card to match (which will give you an idea of the size of the box - small but cute).

I wanted a bigger box as well and used the curvy keepsake die and one extra sheet of A4 card.
The rounded ends of the keepsake die became the handles and the pointed ends overlapped at the front.

To make the box, I scored an A4 card (in portrait position) at 5cm, 10cm, 15cm and 20cm.
Then I turned to landscape position and scored at 5cm and 20cm. I cut the end of the card off, at 25cm and used this piece to create a flap that wrapped around the box and fitted into the die cut slots to make a simple closure.

from Rhonda



Paper piecing and punch art

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

I had fun making these punch art chickens. They use a variety of Stampin' Up! punches including a couple of retired punches.

This is a punch art that you may have seen before on my website, when I made some muppet card candy. Anyway I made I whole lot more muppets on cards recently and this is one of them...

Bob the Builder
This card is not really punch art but rather paper piecing as I drew the image I wanted on card and cut it out then pieced all the pieces together. The face and hat are both circle punches but the rest is all hand cut.



World Card Making Day

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

The fourth of October is World card making day so I have decided to share some cards that I have made recently...

With Sympathy:

For your shower:

You're how old?

I hope these few will give you a little inspiration to get card making.



Quick and simple cards

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Use a card kit:
To make cards quickly, purchase a card kit - like the Everyday Occassions Card Kit on page 23 and page 196 of the catalogue.
Everything is included to make 20 cards, even the stamps and ink.
This is one that I made:

Make a banner:
Adhere a wide banner shape to your folded A4 card and decorate it with punched pieces. Tie a ribbon along the top. My navy circle is made using MDS (My Digital Studio) and an electronic cutter. You can see it featured in the catalogue at the bottom of page 10.

Add some punched shapes:
For this card, below, I added a framed sentiment and a scattering of punched stars. So quick and easy!

To make a wider frame for the stamped oval I cut two frames from the Apocathecary Accents framelits and trimmed a bit off each one.

Then I glued them together so that the small scallop at each end of the shape overlapped.

Next I glued on a strip of card to cover the join...

Lastly I glued my oval on top and voila! You have a nice frame for your punched oval shape.

From Rhonda


Flexi Fold Fruit Card

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

This was the card that Bev Poultney and I taught at the Hamilton extravaganza recently.
I love the interesting folds that make this card stand up, unsupported. The folds pull out and lie flat so it can be easily put into an evelope for posting. Write your greetings on the inside folds (arms) of the card or on the back.

A close up of the fruit. A lot of the ladies at our craft day struggled with the shading. I don't feel like this is something that can be taught in one afternoon rather it is something that developes over time as you practice. The main problem was that people were too heavy handed. It is important to add colour on lightly at first as you can always add more colour but you can't take away what you already have.

This shows the two arms that fold over to create the bends that support the card when standing. The wide arm on the left folds over first and the tab on the end of the arm (not shown in photo) inserts into a small slit made on the base-card front. The narrow arm on the right folds over next and the tab on the end inserts into a slit made on the wide arm.

The fruit are all punched from circles; 1 3/4" circles for the apples and orange and 3/4" circles for the grapes. The banana is hand cut. Stamps used were kinda eclectic stamp set for the leaves and sentiment, the sketched lines stamp from gorgeous grunge was used on the apples and of course the ever popular hardwood stamp for the background. The base card is Lost Lagoon (a new in-colour).

If you would like to make this style of card. See my tutorials and copy and paste the instructions from there.


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