I'm so glad this week is over as it was one of the busiest that I can recall. Last weekend I was enjoying South Pacific Convention with friends and we were given so many new toys to play with, but there was no time for me to have any crafting fun since returning home as I was busy preparing for the School Registration Board Review Visit. Thankfully, that was a really positive experience and today I have been chillaxing and trying out a new digital download and my Calypso Coral Blendabilities Markers (Sneak Peek).
I created an ombre effect on the background piece of Whisper White Card Stock by colouring with the Dark, then Medium, then LightCalypso Coral Blendabilities. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a digital download (a Sneak Peek from the Best Birthday Yet Digital Ensemble) and was e-cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
SUO Challenges have a delicious theme this fortnight, Something YummyA few of us on the DT must really like our coffee as we opted to use the super cute Perfect Blend Stamp Set!
SUO 97 - Something Yummy
(A Coffee Bag and Gift Card Holder)
Lately, I've been enjoying making some cards using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
to form the closure. This time around I flipped it to create a
landscape card and added a pouch insert to hold a coffee bag and a gift
Aren't those little leaves the cutest? They are from the Warm Weather Woodcuts (Digital Punch - MDS) and have been e-cut and stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. The little flowers and leaves were sitting on my craft desk left over from the production line of Convention Swaps and I'm so glad I added them to the card at the last minute as they really make it 'pop'.
Here's My Project Recipe: Stamp Sets: Perfect Blend, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Naturals White, Whisper White, Natural Composition Specialty (reverse side), Pear Pizzazz Ink: Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz Accessories: Polka Dot Parade DSP (Marina Mist), Dimensionals, Tea Lace Doily, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Petite Petals, Scalloped Tag Topper, 1 3/8" Circle and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Sticky Strip, Envelope Punch Board, MDS Warm Weather Woodcuts Digital Download, Silhouette Cameo
I hope you will play along over the next fortnight and share your SUO 'Yummy' projects with us.
Hi. Today I have my very first card in a box to share with you. It was made for my son to give to his girlfriend for her 21st birthday. She had a Masquerade Themed Party!
Masquerade Card in a Box
The card in a box and mask shapes are all Silhouette cutting files made from the beautiful Modern Medley DSP and SU card stock. I would have loved to have added some stamped party balloons etc to the layers in the box but my son's instructions were "not to make it too tizzy", so I had to comply :) I know the birthday girl loved her special card.
The following photo shows the card and box set that we gave Toni for her birthday. It was based on this card that I made almost a month ago.
This time the leaves were e-cut using a digital punch from the very cute Warm Weather Woodcuts Digital Download (MDS) -
Here's a few snap shots of the birthday girl and some of our family all dressed up in Venetian Masks -
Toni and Ryan
Laura and Toni
Our gorgeous daughter also turns 21 this week but we will have to wait until June to celebrate as she is right in the middle of rehearsals for a play that she is directing, as part of her final year of Performing Arts at Uni.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow night to share a project for the next round of SUO Challenges.
Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I have a butterfly easel card to share with you. It was made using Beautiful Butterfly Shapes' digital punches from Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio and cut out using an electronic cutter (Silhouette Cameo). Did you know that you can trial MDS for FREE for 30 days!
Once you're familiar with MDS and e-cutters, you're bound to want to know how to make your very own Butterfly Easel Card like the Marina Mist one that I have shared with you today! ... or maybe you don't have a clue about where to start in this 'digital world' because it's all just a bit high tech??? No problem! I've written a tutorial that will show you, step by step, how you can download digital punches to make fun shaped cards -
Have you seen the latest card kit called Hip Hip Hooray? It has the cutest selection of trendy note cards that you can assemble in a flash and everything (*) is provided to get you started!
The only 'challenge' for me was to decide which design I would do first. Here's the one I chose to share with you -
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit - Sample Card
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occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started
as papercrafters, and also makes a great gift!" The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes: * Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards * Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments * Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block * Stampin Dimensionals * Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads) * Full-color instructional brochure
The price is only $34.95 and you will find the kit in the 'Newest Arrivals' Section of my on-line store (Number 134998) -
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