Archive | August 2010

Sticky Cut letters are going …

This is a card I made for a Sticky Cut Letters class – I do love Sticky Cut Letters with glitter!  I’m saving this card for a special girl’s birthday 🙂

But Sticky Cut Letters will retire in a couple of days and you won’t be able to buy them again 😦  And they’re half price at the moment!!  I’ve added a gorgeous pink Fine Super Nova glitter to this number 8 – doesn’t it bling?!!

I masked the balloons from Big Bold Birthday too (also 50% off) – it will retire in a couple of days too!

The cardstock I’ve used is Regal Rose, Real Red and Whisper White and, to these colours in the inks, I’ve also used Pink Pirouette.  I adore the way the filigree and rhinestone brad finish off the bow 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

Friends 24-7 Mock-up wedding invitation

This is one of the wedding invitations that I mocked together for my lovely bride-friend. 

It was simple and elegant – Chocolate Chip cardstock, with a Very Vanilla textured cardstock band.  I’d printed the couple’s names through my printer and then punched them out with my Curvy Label punch.  I stamped off the damask from Friends-24-7 and stamped a teeny bit of it in the corner.

Then I had made little tags of information, again punching out with my Curvy Label punch using Very Vanilla textured cardstock and Whisper White.  I made little pockets that the tags of information could slide into and used my Scallop Edge punch for one edge.  Then I sponged the edge in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped the damask from Friends 24-7.

Here is a close up:

Brie wasn’t able to organise the kind of invites that she wanted in time and therefore she didn’t end up using this design, but it sure was fun making it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Manhattan birthday

It was my beautiful cousin’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, and this is the card I made for her.

I used Rich Razzleberry paper and coordinated it with the Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot grosgrain ribbon (which isn’t available anymore after the end of this month).  On the Whisper White, I used the Big Shot and the Manhattan Flower textured impression for this stunning flower.  And then, for the sentiment, I used the “happy birthday” from Teeny Tiny Sentiments which I punched out using the Large Oval punch and layered on Rich Razzleberry using the Scallop Oval punch.  A little bit of bling by the sentiment finished it off!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Medallion wedding thank you

This is the last of the wedding cards I made for my lovely friend soon-to-be-bride. 

I’ve used the same colours as before – So Saffron, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the En Francais in Gold ink – but stamped off to make the colour lighter.  Then I stamped the Medallion in Versamark ink and covered it with clear embossing powder.  I heated the powder so it melted and once that was finished, I sponged So Saffron ink around the Medallion to make it pop out – also known as the technique of emboss resist. 

For the sentiment, SNEEK PEEK I used a new Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes, and used my So Saffron marker to colour and stamp only the “thank you”.  I punched the Brushed Gold cardstock with the scallop edge punch and paper pierced a strip of So Saffron cardstock with my mat pack.  A few pearls (non-SU) finished it off.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Top Note wedding gift tags for the guys

These are the boys’ gift tags that I made for my lovely bride so she can pop them on a special present she has for each of the boys in her bridal party.

I tried to pick colours that coordinated with the boys’ colour, which was champagne, and so I used colours Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

Again, to keep in theme with the gals’ tags, I used the SU Top Note Bigz Die with the Big Shot to cut out the gift tags.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots textured impression.  The label was also made with the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags Sizzlet dies.

I also printed the boy’s names on vellum, punched them out with the small oval punch and then used mini glue dots to adhere the vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I didn’t think boys would like pretty ribbon on their gift tags, so I used linen thread for them, which I wrapped around the front card. 

Like the gals’ tags, the boys’ tags are also booklets.  To keep in theme, in the middle top note, you can see I also stamped the damask from Friends 24-7, but this time in Sahara Sand ink.  And so the gift tags could slide apart, I held them together with some SU Hodgepodge Hardware (retired).  Again a bit more grunge boy-look than girlie!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Top Note wedding gift tags for the gals

These are the wedding gift tags that I made for my lovely bride so she can pop them on a special present she has for each of the people in her bridal party, and her mum!

I tried to pick colours that coordinated with the bridesmaid dresses, and so these colours were So Saffron, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla.

I used the SU Top Note Bigz Die with the Big Shot to cut out the gift tags.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots textured impression.  The labels were also made with the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags Sizzlet dies. 

I printed the girl’s names on vellum and then used mini glue dots to adhere the vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I covered the mini glue dots with lovely pearls.  Again, the ribbon is non-SU – I so wish I’d been able to buy some of the new ribbons we’ll get in the new catalogue – but it wasn’t to be 😦

I made the gift tags like little booklets – so there is a front, middle and back.  In the middle, you can see I stamped the damask from Friends 24-7 in So Saffron ink – doesn’t it look gorgeous?!  I really wanted to have a middle page for the bride and groom to have a place where they might want to write a special message that might be a real keepsake for the person they were giving the gift to.

And so the gift tags could slide apart, I held them together with a rhinestone brad, glammed up with a filigree designer brad.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Tiny Tags wedding thank you

This is another of the thank you cards I’ve made for my friend’s wedding.

I made it a few times, in slightly different ways, so that everyone who receives a card will still receive a unique card.

And I also stamped the envelopes to coordinate with the cards.

I was inspired to use the Tiny Tags stamp set by a lovely vintage card Shelli made at Convention in Sydney, Australia.  Now, Shelli hasn’t blogged this card that I’ve seen, so I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing her card which is the inspiration for my thank you cards in this post.  I did take this photo at Convention.

For my cards, I used the Very Vanilla (textured), Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold and So Saffron cardstock with So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Gold ink.  On the top card I’ve heat embossed the gold heart and crown.  I added a few pearls to each card, some non-SU ribbon (if only I could’ve ordered from the upcoming new catalogue – I wouldn’t have used non-SU ribbon!!) and SU gold thread (now retired).   And I used the Tiny Tags punch and Scallop Edge punch too.

More gift tags to come for the wedding, so visit again soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂