Monday, July 15, 2019

Easy Fun fold Card

Hi everyone,
 
My mum makes cards too.  Recently she visited.  She gave me several card fold ideas that she wanted to me show her.  Yesterday I rang her again.  She had chosen another card fold that she wanted help with. My mum lives in Adelaide, whilst I live in Melbourne. So thanks to Pintrest, Messenger and the phone I was able to help mum out. 

This was the video that I started with.
 

Whilst this was an easy card, the scoring or folding of the card is so important.  I made three sets of cards before I was happy to pass on information to Mum


This is one of them. It is a great way to use some of your retired Designer Series Paper. 

I hope you love this.  I enjoyed playing with these card. 

Blessings.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

#loveitchopit#

Hi everyone,


I watched Kylie Bertucci’s video.  #loveitchopit# is a new way of cutting designer series paper to use on the cards.  Whilst Kylie has templates for each size cut, I use my own sizes.  Kylie’s concept is really great.  Whilst I keeping buying these lovely new sheets of Designer Series Paper, I haven’t used them.  It is about running out of them, I think. Anyway I have started.  Below are some of the earlier beginnings of cards. 














My 90 year old mum has visited, from interstate, during the last couple of weeks.  She also loves cards.  So most nights we have made new cards.  We started by Mum asking me to show her a new technique.  Below is that technique.  I made mine slightly different. I stamped my man and chair straight onto the card and used a stickit note to cover the stamp while stamping the sand and sea. Mum stamped her man and seat on another sheet of cardstock and fussy cut it, raising that section on the card.  The next night she made one like mine. 

 

 
These are only an example of our cards.  Mum and I would make slightly different cards, one for mum and one for me.  We had a lovely fortnight creating cards together.  Mum has also gone home with some new cards, that she can brag about at several groups that she attends. 
 
I hope you like them.

 
Blessings. 





Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Floating Card

Hi everyone,
 
I have been very slack lately.  Life has been busy.  I also have been lacking in my creativity. I was able to find some of that creativity today.  

Well the latest craze within the card making world seems to be these floating cards or Press N Seal Technique.  Well I have succumbed to this craze and joined the band wagon.  Admittedly I have been thinking about them for several weeks.  It took some time for me to find the Press N Seal product.  I eventually joined Costco so that I could purchase some and other items.  

I opened a new stamp set that had not been used.  However it has already been retired.  Whilst I intended to use the 2018-2020 colours, at the last minute I chose to use the new 2019-2021 colours.  I prefer bright colours, but I am really happy with the selection that I finally used. 

I watched Bruno Bertucci’s video on Floating Cards or the Press N Seal technique.. 

 
I created the cards below, using the new 2019-2021 colours - Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.  I also used So Saffron.  I used Bloom to Bloom Stamp Set and the sentiments came from To Be A Wild Rose.  I placed them on Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray Cardstock.  
 


These products can be purchased from Stampin Up. If you would 
like to place an order over $250-00 (before shipping) you will 
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I hope you like these cards too. 
 
Blessings





Sunday, May 19, 2019

Butterfly Boxes

Hi everyone,








I work three days a week as a pastoral carer or chaplain at a hospital.  Every year, along with other staff, we hold an annual memorial service for the patients who suffered a loss of their baby during the last year.  We start with a theme and build on that.  There is always a gift for the patients to take home. 

This particular year we chose butterflies, which is the symbol for reproductive loss at the hospital.  So this year we made 60 felt 
butterflies which were all hand blanket stitched. About 7 staff 
members helped. Some had not hand sewn before.   Others had not sewn since school days.  We also made 60 boxes with mainly retired Designer Series Paper and attached a 2 piece butterfly to each box.   In the last photo you can see there are butterflies attached to a ivy aviary.  We also made 160 2 piece butterflies to peg to the ivy. 

A lot of work.  It was all worth it.  The patients loved our handmade gifts and knew that a lot of love, reflection, and thought went into these gifts this year. 

Blessings




Monday, April 8, 2019

Celebrate You Thinlits

Hi everyone, 


Our daughter asked me several weeks ago, to make several engagement card.  One of our daugher and son-in-law’s friends got engaged.  This is one of them. 

I created this card using Whisper White Cardstock with a Gold Foil sheet.  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits and a retired designer series paper.  A simple card that looks quite elegant, I think.

These products can be purchased from Stampin Up. If you would 
like to place an order over $250-00 (before shipping) you will 
receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Click here to place your order.
If you would like to place a smaller order you can click here and 
use the Hostess code below. 
 
March Hostess Code: DXAQ9TCV
 
Blessings







Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Garage Gears Thinlits Dies

Hi everyone,

This is a fantastic set for the males in your lives.

I created this card using Tanquil Tide, Real Red, Basic Grey and Crushed Curry Cardstock with Classic Garage Designer Series Papers.


These products can be purchased from Stampin Up. If you would 
like to place an order over $250-00 (before shipping) you will 
receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Click here to place your order.

If you would like to place a smaller order you can click here and 
use the Hostess code below. 

Blessings






Saturday, March 30, 2019

Tea Time Stamp Set

Hi everyone,


I was asked to be part of the Pastoral Team in my church.  Among other things, this allowed me to make some cards. 

I love this Tea Time Stamp Set. Teamed with the Gingham Designer Series Paper this set becomes spectacular.  I also used Balmy Blue and Whisper White Cardstock.  I coloured the tea cup and tea pot with Night  of Navy and Call Me Clover Blends

Using all these items you can create your own spectacular cards that people will love to receive. 

We currently have the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  For every $90 you can choose a free stamp set, ribbon or designer series paper. Fantastic deal.   

These products can be purchased from Stampin Up. If you would 
like to place an order over $250-00 (before shipping) you will 
receive 10% in Stampin Up Rewards.  Click here to place your order.

If you would like to place a smaller order you can click here and 
use the Hostess code below. 

March Hostess code is  DXAQ9TCV


Blessings