Friday, October 29, 2010
Well i can mark one thing off my scrapbooking list. I have finished all of Alyssa's birthday pages (yes you are right her birthday was 6 months ago) but you know how it gets....
I have two double pages to share with you today.
The first is a layout i did for the day of her birthday and i have used the set Party This Way. I have taken the colour scheme Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Regal Rose from a combination of Alyssa's clothes and the 12 x 12 card stock i had in my draw.
I think that the Just Perfect alphabet is 'just perfect' inside the Pennant stamp from the Party this way set. I have used this for the title of my page. I have used the Big Shot Ovals to do my journalling on which worked well with a stamped balloon. All of the balloons are hand cut and mounted on Dimensionals.
This second layout was actually done by my gorgeous upline and friend Merryl. Merryl has two boys and so when i sarcastically asked her to scrap Alyssa's birthday party she jumped at the chance. I was thrilled with her page which she made on the weekend away. Merryl is an amazing scrapbooker and her pages come together so quickly and you are classic and stunning. This picture is a bit small because i had to downsize to upload but Merryl even cut the little butterflies from the Pony Party set out and stuck them to Rhinestone Brads in the corner of the photos.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I have had the Lauren Meader Picnic Box tutorial laying around for well over a year. It's always been on the 'to do' list but you all know that list just seems to grow and never end!
I finally got around to making some and if you don't mind a fair bit of cutting out they really don't take that long at all.
I made two large ones using the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper and some smaller ones using the Cherry Cobbler card stock with matching Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper.
My upline Merryl got one of these boxes filled with some yummy Darryl Lea goodies for her birthday.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I love the new Baby Tees jumbo wheel in the 2010-2011 New Ideas Book and Catalogue. For $15.95 what a great investment. You can use it as a wheel or just cut out the many different individual tees for a different great look. It is unisex which makes it even better.
Here are a couple of cards i have made recently. They are super simple.
The tees have been coloured in with my Stampin' Write Markers and stuck onto the cards using Dimensionals.
The first card i have embossed the top of the Marina Mist card stock with the Perfect Polkadot embossing folder. I have then layered the bottom of the card with Bashful Blue card stock popped on some yummy Daffodil Delight Tafetta Ribbon and added a greeting from the Short and Sweet Stamp set punched with the Word Window and layered onto the Modern Label punch. Took about 2 minutes all up!
The second card i have used three cut out Baby Tees which had been rolled onto Bashful Blue and marina Mist card stock and coloured in with Stampin' Write markers. I have embossed some Bashful Blue card stsock with Perfect Polka Dots (which are just perfect for baby cards) and sponged it with Marina Mist ink before layering it onto Marina Mist card stock. The tees needed some white behind them to stand out so i just used some Whisper White card stock and created a nice border using the Scallop Trim punch. The ribbon is Marina Mist Tafetta.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
It was so quick to make and i really love the Rub Ons. I have made a whole heap of christmas tags with them which i might share with you in my next Christmas Blitz.
Remember to leave me a comment and i will put you into the draw to win a pack of handmade cards. (Only open to Australian residents and not open to fellow demonstrators. Thanks)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Here are a few boxes. I hae made a couple of Milk cartons with the Big Shot Mini Milkcarton die. I have used the Classic Stars wheel to make a background on the Pear Pizzaz card stock. I have then used the Delightful Decorations set punched with various layered circles for the greeting. Tied with some ribbon at the top these cartons can be made less than 2 minutes.
I have then used some Window Sheets with the Fancy Favour XL Die to create some clear Fancy Favour Boxes. I have lined the favour boxes with Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper and decorated them with an ornament from the Delightful Decorations set punched out with the Ornament Punch (Don't forget the special on this combination on at the moment!).
Tomorrow will be the last day of my christmas blitz so i hope you have enjoyed it and that i have inspired you. Leave me a message and i will put all Aus residents into the draw to win a handmade card pack!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I have also used the Classic Stars Wheel and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing folder in the background.
The greeting is from the Short and Sweet stamp set and is layered the small and large oval punches and one of the tags from the Lots of Tags sizzlet dies. The colour scheme is Red Riding Hood, Garden Green and Vanilla
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have constructed this with 24 individual match boxes and covers and then attached 4 together in a line and stacked them. I then covered the 5 other sides leaving the match boxes free to open.
I have used some of the Designer Series Paper from the kit on the boxes as well and taken the colour scheme of Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist directly from the colours of the kit.
My son was quite excited and cant wait to open all the little boxes come christmas time
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The background has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
Hope you liked it. Tomorrow i will have an Advent Calendar to share with you.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Welcome to Day 2 of my Christmas Blitz. Today i have for you some Christmas Ornament Cards. These cards were really simple. I placed a layer of the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper on to some Very Vanilla card stock and cut two layers using the Circle Scissors. I then placed another thin strip of the DSP punched with the Scallop Trim Punch and a strip of co ordinating cardstock across the circle. I made the top of the ornament using the Tab Punch on some Cherry Cobbler card stock and threaded some Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon through it.
The greeting finished the card off and is from the Contempo Christmas set, the star is from the Delightful Decoration stamp set.
If you notice in the photo i also made a similar ornament card using the Scallop Circle Big Shot Die. I decided i liked the plain circles better though.
What do you think?
Stay tuned tomorrow for another great card idea!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Here is a card i made using the new In Colour Pear Pizzaz, i have embossed a Whisper White Top Note cut out with Elegant Bouquet and used it as a tree branch. I have seen this a few times lately but i think the first place i saw it was on Jayne Mercer's blog. I have gently sponged over the embossing with Pear Pizzaz ink.
I used one of the small ornaments from the Tree Trimmings set so as not to overdo it. I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry which i have paired with Pear Pizzaz on the card. I really like the new 1/8" tafetta ribbon, it just adds a subtle touch needed on so many cards. I think i will be getting alot of use from this ribbon in so many different colours.
The greeting is from the Level 3 hostess set Ocassional Quotes which has some really great sayings in it. You can possibly earn this stamp set for FREE by hosting your own workshop (contact me if you would like to chat about it email@example.com). I have layered the greeting onto a cut out tag from the Lots of Tags set of 4 sizzlet dies.
I also have a range of Christmas cards that are suitable for stamp a stacks, so if you would like to arrange a group of friends and make a whole heap of christmas cards with me in your home then let me know.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
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Stampin Up! have just announced a great new special. Get organised for christmas with one of these great new bundles and get an exclusive roll of ribbon for FREE. These ribbons are not available to purchase and are only available while stocks last so get your order in to me at Christies_stamps@yahoo.com.au
Speaking of christmas it is time to start getting organised and motivated so starting tomorrow i will be doing a 1 week Christmas Blitz where i will post a great christmas idea each day for a week. Stay tuned.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This is a card i made recently at my downline training event to train my lovely downline on the technique Black Magic. I have used The great stamp set Just Believe with a Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler colour scheme. I have used the Elegant Boquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the background.
If you are thinking of becoming a demonstrator and would like to attend one of my team training nights then email me at Christies_stamps@yahoo.com.au
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This is a Fancy Favour Box i made recently. I love Fancy Favour boxes because they come together so quickly and easily. I decorated this Confetti Cream box with a stamp from the Just Believe set which i coloured with Stampin' Write markers and embellished it with Early Esspresso Satin Ribbon which i just love!!!
I have also used the Scallop Trim punch for a bit of decoration
Monday, October 11, 2010
I have also used the gorgeous Beautiful Wings embosslits on this card. Ii find they are best stuck on with mini glue dots and then you can pop up the wings as if the butterflies are flying.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Recently i have had to make a few specific cards for people that have asked. I thought i would share a few with you here.
I made this gorgeous oversized card for a lovely lady who has just been blessed with a beautiful nephew Benjamin. I have used the yummy Marina Mist 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on it. This was actually my starting point for the card. I them used the Timeless Type Big Shot Alphabet to put the name as requested on the card and i made a boat out of punches as an accent on the card.
I also made this second baby card using the Baby Tees wheel which i personalised with the Wonderful Favourites stamp set. The colours i used here are the new Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy which are great for any Parra Eels fan!!!
I have once again used the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, this time in Daffodil Delight.
The third card i have to share with you is a card i made for a 1 year olds birthday party with the Choo Choo Stamp set coupled with Party This Way. I personalised the card again with the Big Shot Timeless Type Alphabet.
I can make cards for you specifically to your order or you can buy any of the cards that i show on my blog. Just email me at Christies_stamps@yahoo.com.au for details
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is a card i taught at my watercolour class last week. It uses one of the flowers out of Fifth Avenue Floral which i have stamped on watercolour paper and coloured using a razzleberry re-inker and an aqua pen.
I decided on a monochromatic colour scheme with Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla. The background is the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which i have sponged with Rich Razzleberry.
The sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set and was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I have used a zig zag strip at the top of the card and then a large scallop circle which i have layered my Choo Choo train onto.
The greeting is from the Level Three Hostess set Occassional Quotes and the flags are a really cool trick that i saw whilst browsing the web. If you want to know how to do them you can visit my Demonstrator Business Website where i have put together a quick tutorial on this card.
Hope you all enjoy your holiday monday!