Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Seasonal Chums

Just loving the new Stampin' Blends.  Had a play with them colouring the images from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  I made two Christmas cards and two tags.


The stamp set also comes with a pumpkin for Halloween, but I did not use this image as I wanted to make Christmas cards and tags.


The Seasonal Tags Framelits comes with the snow flake and the small trees as well as several other pieces for Halloween. 


I teamed the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp set and matching Christmas Lampost Thinlits with the Seasonal Chums stamp set and matching Seasonal Tags Framelits for this card.

The Stampin' Blends are not available as yet, but they will be coming soon.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 16 October 2017

Woodgrain Background

Hi everyone, it has been a few weeks since I have posted but I have been a bit busy putting my house back together after a recent burglary.  I never new I had so many clothes that needed to go to the charity shop until they were all pulled out of my wardrobe and dresser.

I have been creating in between and today's card is one using the Wood Textures DSP.  I cased the background from Connie Collins and you can see her amazing card here.


The focal point on my card is a technique called Stained Glass Window Stamping using heat resistant acetate.  This technique can be found on Jennifer Maguires blog here. I had some old overhead projector sheets that I tried and it worked perfectly.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits to create the Stained Glass Window piece.


To finish the card I used some Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon, and Old Olive Glitter Enamel Dots

The little banner was made using the stamps sets Birthday Banners and Teeny Tiny Sentiments along with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Sentiment Spotlighting

Jennifer McGuire recently posted some great ways to spotlight the sentiments on your cards.  I loved the technique of doing your stamping and then cutting out the word with dies.  I had a go at this fun using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.


I made 2 cards, one clean and simple and the other step up slightly.


I used the floral image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and coloured with the clear Wink of Stella pen using Berry Burst and Old Olive inks.  This gives a lovely shimmer to the card.  The word 'love' is die cut from the floral image, and layered onto two other words 'love' cut from Whsiper White and then adhered to the card front.  Follow the tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's post to see how this is done.

The sentiments are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set that go with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  These were heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock.  Glitter Enamel Dots were added to finish the card.


For the stepped up version I embossed a piece of Vellum using the Quilt Top Impressions Embossing Folder, this was adhered to the Berry Burst card base.  Two strips of Basic Black were punched using the Decorative Ribbon Border punched and these were layered on the sides of the centre panel.  The sentiment, Glitter Enamel Dots and a Whisper White Bakers Twine bow were added to finish the card front.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Metallica

I had time to play in my craft room this morning and I just had to CASE the background and card design for this card from Stephanie Fischer.  I have created the card base and tarnished foil piece and mat the same but changed the rest of the card by creating this metallic posy to match the tarnished foil background.


I made two cards, just changing the sentiment.  I did use StazOn black in this technique as I found that the Black Archival ink rubbed off.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Thank You Daisies

The Delightful Daisy Suite is just gorgeous.  As is the Stampin' Up! way everything coordinates.


I used the template that I made for a previous card to create the diagonal shape for the card top.  You can find the instructions on how to make the template here.

A piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, a stamped daisy using the Daisy Delight stamp set which was punched out using the Daisy Punch. The word Thank You was stamped on the diagonal edge using Daffodil Delight ink.

The Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon was added to the top of the card along with some of the Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Colorful Seasons - Thinking of You

This card layout is one that I cased from Norine at The Velvet Lemon.   Loved the layout so I remade the card using a piece of Dapper Denim ombre paper from the  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  This was stamped with the leaf image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set using Versamark ink and Gold heat embossed.



If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Best Friend Ever

This card is perfect for that very special friend in your life, you know the one.


The Memories and More Card Pack was also use to make this card. The words 'Best' and 'Ever' were cut from one of the cards and backed onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, with the word 'Friend' being cut from Basic Black cardstock using the Lovely Words Thinlits.  I used one of the new Foil Snowflakes as a backing behind the Whisper White circle, you cannot tell that it is a snowflake and it gives a great finish behind the circle.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 15 September 2017

Birthday Candles

Changed your mind about the Memories and More Card Packs yet?

Another card using the Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack and a piece of patterned paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.

The longest part of making this card was stamping the candles and cutting them out by hand.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy Birthday in Color Theory

Another of the cards I made using the Memories and More Card Pack. 


The background card was edge with a strip of Basic Black cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, giving a pop of Black that lifts the card.  The sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set was White heat embossed on a piece of Basic Black, this contrast with the other colors in the card also gives a lift to the card.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 11 September 2017

Color Theory Memories and More

Are you a card maker but not a scrapbooker? 

Have you looked at the Memories and More Card Packs in the catalogue and thought they are just for scrapbookers?

If you answered yes to these two questions, then the Memories and More Card Packs might just change your mind.  These Card Packs are perfect for card making with the larger cards perfect for backgrounds and the small cards make great additions to the layers.

I have been playing with the Color Theory Card Pack and the Color Theory Paper Stack.  All you need is to add a few embellishments and stamped images and you have a card.


This card has used a strip of one of the large background cards.  I teamed it with a sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set and a daisy made using the Daisy Punch.

Over the next two weeks I will be posting other cards I have made using the Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Season's Greetings

The 3rd card I made using the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the stamp set Snowflake Sentiments.



To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Whisper White Thick cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Designer Series Paper 10.5cm x 8cm
Gold Foil Sheet strip
Gold Foil Sheet and Whisper White cardstock for the snowflakes

Technique

Fold card base.

Stamp the 'Season's Greetings' in Versamark ink on the top of the card base.  Add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set this.  

Adhere the Gold Foil Sheet strip to the DSP.  Adhere this to the card front.

Cut out the snowflakes from the Gold Foil Sheet and Whisper White cardstock. I used the dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Layer the three different snow flakes together and add a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape for the centre.  Adhere this to the card front.

For the inside of the card stamp the card centre sentiment and the snowflake images from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  This stamp set has the matching sentiments for the inside of the card as well as the great images for the card front.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Snowflakes

The 2nd card I made using the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and the stamp set Snowflake Sentiments.

Living in Australia we do not get snowflakes at Christmas but this paper is so pretty and I would certainly love it if I received a card made using this paper.



To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Whisper White Thick cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Designer Series Paper 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Gold Foil Sheet 14.3cm x 10cm (the Scalloped Square is cut from the centre of this piece)
Whisper White cardstock for the Stitched Shaped Square.

Technique

Fold card base.

Stamp the 'Season's Greetings' in Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set this.  Cut out using the largest of the Stitched Shaped Framelit Squares.

Cut out the Scalloped Square from the centre of the 14.3cm x 10cm piece of Gold Foil Sheet.  Then adhere the DSP to the Gold Foil Sheet mat, you will not see where you have cut out the centre as the DSP covers this up.  Adhere this to the card front.

Layer the squares together and adhere to the card front using dimensionals.

Cut out the snowflakes from the Gold Foil Sheet and Whisper White cardstock. I used the dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Layer the three different snow flakes together and add a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape for the centre.  Adhere this to the card front.

For the inside of the card stamp the card centre sentiment and the snowflake images from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  This stamp set has the matching sentiments for the inside of the card as well as the great images for the card front.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Year of Cheer

The new Holiday Catalogue is finally here and has some gorgeous products, and of course I want it all.  I have selected one of my favourite new patterned papers, the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper along with a new stamp set Snowflake Sentiments to create some Christmas Cards.

I cannot believe that I am thinking Christmas already!

Over the next week I will be posting three cards that I have made using these products.




This card sketch is one that I cased from Barbara Anders, different products used by the layout is the same.  I love the clean lines of the layout.

To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Whisper White Thick cardstock cut in half lengthwise to create the card base
Designer Series Paper 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Strip of Gold Foil Sheet
Scraps of Gold Foil Sheet and Whisper White cardstock for snowflakes.

Technique

Fold card base.

Stamp the 'Season's Greetings' in Versamark ink on the bottom right corner.  Add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set this.

Measure 6cm from the bottom on one side of the DSP and 6cm from the top on the other side.  This creates the diagonal cutting line, cut on the diagonal. NOTE: You will get two cards from this piece of 10.5cm x 14.8cm DSP.

Add the strip of Gold Foil Sheet to the bottom diagonal edge and adhere this to the card front.

Cut out the snowflakes from the Gold Foil Sheet and Whisper White cardstock. I used the dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Layer the three different snowflakes together and add a Gold Metallic Enamel Shape for the centre.  Adhere this to the card front.

For the inside of the card stamp the card centre sentiment and the snowflake images from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  This stamp set has the matching sentiments for the inside of the card as well as the great images for the card front.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Another Wood Textures Project

The inspiration for this project using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper background came from Shannon Lane.   The strips of DSP give such a rustic look to the card.  It is a great way to use up the left over strips that always seem to be hanging around after making projects.


To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Crumb Cake cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - 1" strips
Very Vanilla cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm (for the inside)
Very Vanilla cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 13.3cm x 9cm
Very Vanilla cardstock for the background medallion
Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla cardstock for the badge

Technique

Fold card base.

Adhere the strips of DSP onto the 13.3cm x 9cm piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. It does not matter if the strips hangover the edge as you cut these flush with the edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock piece.  Once all the pieces have been adhered you can mat this onto the Very Vanilla 13.8cm x 9.5cm cardstock piece and then adhere this to the card front.

Cut out the medallion using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits and Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the badge image onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Basic Black Archival ink and punch out using the Best Badge Punch.  Stamp the image again on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out the 'Journey' word and adhere this to the Crumb Cake badge piece using dimensionals.  Adhere the medallion in place, add some Linen Thread and then the Badge over this.  Add some sequins to finish.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 20 August 2017

More Wood Textures Cards

Another Wood Textures Designer Series Paper project.




To create these two cards you only need one piece of the  6" x 6" Wood Textured Designer Series Paper.  This is one of those Designer Series Paper Stacks that keep on giving, with 4 sheets each of 12 designs giving you 48 pieces of different wood texture backgrounds.

Card 1



To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Early Espresso cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm (for the inside)
Very Vanilla cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 14.1cm x 9.8cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 1.5cm x 6.5cm for the sentiment
Early Espresso cardstock 14.8cm x 2cm

Technique

Fold card base.

Draw a cutting grid on your Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. When cutting make sure you place the cut pieces in order on a piece of cardstock.  This will make it easier when you come to adhere them in place, as you will know what pieces go where. Also this way you keep the wood grain of the pattern correct.  When all the pieces have been cut out, adhere to the 13.8cm x 9.5cm piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, making sure to leave small gaps between each piece. (TIP:  layout the piece out first before you start adhering so you can make sure that you have all the pieces matched up).  When all glued down, trim off the overhang on the edges and adhere to the 14.1cm x 9.8cm piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere this to the cardfront.

Attach a piece of Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon to a the 2cm x 14.8cm piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  Adhere this to the card front.  Tie the faux bow with another piece of Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.

Using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set stamp the flowers using Powder Pink and Blushing Bride and the leaves using Old Olive.  Cut these out using the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  Add Wink of Stella to the flowers and adhere the floral arrangement to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment "Thinking of You" onto the 1.5cm x 6.5cm piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso.

For the inside of the card stamp extra flowers and leaves and make a small floral arrangement on the bottom of the Very Vanilla card insert.

Card 2



To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Early Espresso cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 14.8cm x 5.7cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm (for the inside)
Very Vanilla cardstock 14.8cm x 6.2cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 1.5cm x 6.5cm for the sentiment

Technique

Fold card base.

Adhere the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to the Very Vanilla 14.8cm x 6.2cm mat.   Adhere this to the card front.

Using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set stamp the flowers using Powder Pink and Blushing Bride and the leaves using Old Olive.  Cut these out using the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  Add Wink of Stella to the flowers and adhere the floral arrangement to the card front along with a piece of Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.  Add 3 Blushing Bride Enamel Dots.

Stamp the sentiment "Thinking of You" onto the 1.5cm x 6.5cm piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso.

For the inside of the card stamp extra flowers and leaves and make a small floral arrangement on the bottom of the Very Vanilla card insert.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 18 August 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

After creating the two cards in the previous post using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits, I got to thinking about how else to use the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

My creative mojo has been on a bit of a hiatus lately so I have given my self a little challenge to see what I can create.  I have selected one each of the 12 patterns in the pack, and after making the first set of cards I realised that you can get a lot of cards from the one paper pack as there are 48 sheets in total, 4 each of the 12 designs.


This set of cards uses the piece of pattern paper with all the logs on it.  I will admit that when I first started using this paper, I thought what am I going to make with this.  I got my inspiration of Paula Dobson who is one of the Artisan Design Team.  I love the colour combination on Paula's card and this is what I have used on my designs.  You can see Paula's card here.

Card 1


To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Template made from a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock 8cm x 14.8cm.  Cut the bottom corners off, measure 4cm up each side and then cut on the diagonal.  You will get a better look if the point of the bottom of the template is not centred, eg offset to oneside.

Measurements

A4 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut in half to create the card base
A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 8cm x 14.8cm (put the template on this piece and draw the diagonal and then cut off the corners)
A piece of Basic Black cardstock 8.3cm x 14.8cm (put the template on this piece making sure to line up the template to the bottom edge, draw the diagonal from the them plate and then cut off the corners)
A piece of Wood Textures DSP 14.8cm x 7cm
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock 

Technique

Fold card base.

Emboss the Very Vanilla piece with the 'Oh My Stars' Textured Impressions Embossing folder and the Bigshot.  Layer this piece on the Basic Black mat.

Adhere the Wood Textures DSP to the bottom of the card front and then adhere the embossed Very Vanilla with the Basic Black mat to the top of the card front.

Stamp the large leaf from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamp the large leaf lined image on top of this using Early Espresso.  Cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Stamp the small leaf from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Cut out a lined leaf image using Basic Black cardstock and the die from the Seaonal Layers Thinlits.

Layer the leaf pieces together and adhere to the card front.  Add a Linen Thread bow.

Cut the word 'Happy' using the Happy Birthday Thinlits and Basic Black cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment 'Birthday' using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Basic Black Archival Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adhere these to the card front.

For the inside of the card you can stamp and cut out extra leaf images.

Card 2


To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut in half lengthwise to create the card base
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 14.8cm x 4.1cm
Basic Black cardstock 14.8cm x 1cm

Very Vanilla cardstock 14.8cm x 7cm
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock

Technique

Fold card base.

Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock piece 14.8cm x 7cm using the 'Oh My Stars' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bigshot.

Adhere the piece of Wood Textures DSP to the card front.  Adhere the embossed piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to the strip of Basic Black cardstock and adhere this to the card front.

Stamp the large leaf from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamp the large leaf lined image on top of this using Early Espresso.  Cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Stamp the small leaf from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Cut out a lined leaf image using Basic Black cardstock and the die from the Seaonal Layers Thinlits.

Layer the leaf pieces together and adhere to the card front.  Add a Linen Thread bow.

Cut the word 'Happy' using the Happy Birthday Thinlits and Basic Black cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment 'Birthday' using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Basic Black Archival Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adhere these to the card front.  

Add some sequins to finish.

For the inside of the card you can stamp and cut out extra leaf images.

Card 3


To make this card you need to the following pieces:

Measurements

A4 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut in half lengthwise to create the card base
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 10.5cm x 4.1cm
Basic Black cardstock 10.5cm x 1cm
Very Vanilla cardstock 10.5cm x 11cm
Scraps of Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock

Technique

Fold card base.

Emboss the Very Vanilla cardstock piece 10.5cm x 11cm using the 'Oh My Stars' Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bigshot.

Adhere the piece of Wood Textures DSP to the card front.  Adhere the embossed piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to the strip of Basic Black cardstock and adhere this to the card front.

Stamp the large leaf from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamp the large leaf lined image on top of this using Early Espresso.  Cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Stamp the small leaf from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Cut out a lined leaf image using Basic Black cardstock and the die from the Seaonal Layers Thinlits.

Layer the leaf pieces together and adhere to the card front.  Add a Linen Thread bow.

Cut the word 'Birthday' using the Happy Birthday Thinlits and Basic Black cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment 'Happy' using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Basic Black Archival Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adhere these to the card front.  

Add some sequins to finish.

For the inside of the card you can stamp and cut out extra leaf images.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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