Archive | January 2008

Baby girls!

I’ve been asked by a friend to do some baby gift cards. Here are some baby girl cards I have started with … which one do you like best?

Simple Somethings No 1

The ‘It’s a Girl’ stamp I don’t like at all.  As soon as I stamped it on this card I regretted it.  The stamp is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp and, gosh, you can tell it is not!  The quality is clearly lacking, so this stamp will be off to Ebay!

Simple Somethings No 2

Simple Somethings No 3

I’ve used the Loves Me DSP for each of the above three cards and I really like this paper.  It is only available in the Summer Mini Catalogue until the end of March and after that … it’s gone forever!

Simple Somethings No 4

ATC – Artist Trading Cards “Little One”

ATC Little One Gold Embossed card

I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.

So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!

This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦

ATC Pram gold embossed card

What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …

I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!

UPDATE … free stamps to be won

SU stamps

Well, it appears only 2 very kind gals have taken the plunge for the opportunity to win FREE stamps and have subscribed to my Blog. The lucky girls in the hot seat for winning at the moment are:

Michele K – 1 point

Bron F – 1 point

If you’re interested in winning these FREE stamps then you need to subscribe to my Blog too. The only consequences of subscribing are that you will receive an email in your Inbox telling you I have updated my Blog and PLUS the chance to win FREE stamps!!

In the case of a tie, I’m going to have to draw names out of a hat 🙂 So, Michele and Bron, if you want to be a clear winner, see if you can pull some strings with your good friends and ask them to subscribe to my Blog for you so you can be the winner!! hehe!!

GOOD LUCK … the race is only on until 8pm Friday 1 February 2008 (EST).

Thank you cards for my hostesses …

The afternoon sun has distorted the colour of these cards slightly, so my apologies. If I waited until tomorrow morning to take the photos, I don’t think this post would go to air!

These are a few cards I am sending to my hostesses holding workshops for me in the near future. I’ve been having fun with my ‘Simply Said’ Stampin’ Up! stamp set. Enjoy!

Simply Said Thank you

I also used my trusty Spring Flowers punch for this card.

Simply Said Thank you

I added some of our Flirty ribbon here from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

Simply Said Thank you

This is a ‘cased’ card from Jayne Mercer (thx!). I think this is a great card to make and take because you have a chance to play with the Stampin’ Up! jumbo wheel, use a white gel pen, add some ribbon and even paper pierce some decorative corners to add dimension. What do you think? I’d like to try this card with Perfect Plum and Pale Plum too …

Bud Basics Thank You

This is such an easy card to make! A Bud Basics card too, instead of Simply Said.  I have only used 2 stamp sets, 3 ink pads and whisper white cardstock … whala! (oh, and my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig!)

Simply Said Thank you

This card was the last make and take for all my guests at my Sale-A-Bration Launch party last week. My own original design completely! Remember, you too can take advantage of the great Sale-A-Bration promotion with me … you just have to place an order with me (and pay before) that is $100 or more 29 February 2008. No limits on the number of sets you can earn for FREE, every $100 spent earns you 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration set!! Contact me today 🙂

Make and Takes for Launch Party

These are two of the make and takes that we will be making at my Sale-A-Bration Launch party on Friday night (anytime from 7.30pm, 18th January 2008). Why not come along and make your own to take home?

Thank you with Bud Basics and jumbo wheel

This first card doesn’t have to be a ‘thank you’ card. You can use any stamp from the ‘Warmest Regards’ stamp set to make your card your own.

Wedding Congratulations gift tag size

This card is gift tag size and would be cute and special to use as an ‘acceptance’ to a wedding you might be about to attend. Of course, it could be a wedding card too!

We will be making one other card but it will be a surprise for the night. Why not come along and see what it is?

Special cards made to order

These are a few cards I made to order late last year.

The first is a wedding acceptance card where the theme of the wedding was Pink and Silver …

Pretty in Pink & Silver wedding card

The second is a wedding acceptance card where the theme of the wedding was red and gold …

Real Red and Gold wedding card

and the last card was for a kitchen tea …

Kitchen Tea card

I apologise for the poor flash photography in the first two photos, it distorts the true look of the cards. Would you like to know how to do any of the techniques I have used for these cards?

Classes begin again – book in now!

Valentine’s Day card

For anyone interested in handcrafting cards for the special people in their lives, I will be offering classes for you this year as follows:

  • One card classes for $5.00 including all materials and an envelope:

    • Valentine’s Day – Friday 8th February 2008;
    • Mother’s Day – Friday, 2nd May 2008;
    • Father’s Day – Friday, 29th August 2008;
    • Engagement;
    • Wedding; and
    • Sympathy.
  • Stamp-A-Stacks for $20.00 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes:
    • Easter – Monday 3 March 2008;
    • Children’s birthday;
    • Birthday – male and female; and
    • One Sheet Wonder.
  • Anything but a card items:
    • Children’s parties including 10 invitations, 10 treat boxes and 10 lollipop holders ($30 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes); and
    • Baby Brag scrapbooks (POA).

Bookings for classes are essential.

The first class of the year begins at 7.30pm, Friday 8th February 2008 for Valentine’s Day. Please contact me no later than Wednesday 6th February 2008 to ensure your place. Looking forward to seeing you at my place!

If you cannot make my classes, the why not organise a minimum of 4 people together (including yourself) and book me to visit your home for a personalised card making class. Contact me today to arrange a date!

Would you make a Valentine’s Day card for your partner?