Archive | September 2011

Harry’s Spidey 4th birthday

This is a special card I made for my youngest son on his 4th birthday this year. 

I used Real Red and the retired colour Brilliant Blue to get Spidey’s bright colours.  I found an image on the internet of Spiderman, then I printed it on Watercolour paper.  I used my marker pens to colour in Spidey – really easy to do!

The sentiment is from the stamp set Grunge Rock, stamped in Real Red.  The background is from the now retired Newsprint DSP –  I thought the Newsprint well suited Spidey as he’s always in the headlines, lol!

Lastly I added one of my favourite sparkles – Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I hope you can see better on this picture:

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Bring on the Cake stamp-a-stack

This is a card I made for a recent stamp-a-stack for a lovely lady who wanted to share stamping on her birthday – what a simply wonderful idea!  Don’t you agree?

This is the other card that was inspired by one of my favourite cards here.  I began with the colours Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Certainly Celery.  We used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, which was layered with another strip of Certainly Celery DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stack).  We stamped the sentiment from Bring on the Cake on the Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged the edges.

For the flowers, we used Silhouette Sentiments with the Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery marker pens.  The background of the flower circle was stamped in Crumb Cake with a “stamped off” stamp from the retired SAB stamp set, Bliss.  For the border around the flower circle, we punched the Fancy Flower punch with Crumb Cake and Certainly Celery cardstock.  A row of paper piercing finished off the card.

Thanks for looking 🙂

My Mother-In-Law’s Invites

My mother-in-law had a big birthday recently – for politeness, I won’t say which big number 🙂  We had a simply special celebration at a restaurant with family and friends – it was a wonderful night – and this is the invite I made to send out to everyone.

I fell in love with this card here and it inspired me to make the invitations.  It also inspired me to make another card, which I’ll post shortly.

To make this card, I used the colours Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  I popped the Blushing Bride background through the Big Shot with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock to layer along the bottom of my stamped image, together with a strip of Certainly Celery striped DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stacks). 

I then used the retired Sale-a-bration Bliss stamp set to stamp in Crumb Cake around the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I tore the top right corner and sponged the tear in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stuck a snippet of Newsprint DSP under the corner.

Using Silhouette Sentiments and my Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride marker pens, I used marker-to-rubber and stamped the flowers in a row.  The bird was then stamped in Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment,  I punched some Certainly Celery cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I stamped with Bliss in “stamped off” Crumb Cake ink and added a flower from Silhouette Sentiments using my marker pens.  The “You’re Invited” is from a great favourite stamp set of mine – Sincere Salutations – and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Again, I sponged the edges of the punched out Extra-Large Oval in Crumb Cake ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Strength & Hope Mini Lunch Sacks

I know the new catalogue has just started – so I promise I will post some of my new creations in the next week.  Don’t you love the new catalogue?  I know I do!  If you haven’t seen it yet and would like a hard copy – please email me 🙂

Now, I am sorry I’m very tardy in posting these gorgeous mini lunch sacks – especially because you can’t buy them from Stampin’ Up! anymore!  But I love them, all the same, and must share them 🙂 

I made these as a free gift to all my guests for my launch of the Autumn/Winter mini that has now finished.  I just adored the lunch sacks and was entirely inspired to make my lunch sacks from the gorgeous creations on this link here.

To make them, I popped the lunch sacks through my Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Then I punched out three strips of Concord Crush cardstock with the Scallop Trim border punch.  I stamped the butterfly from Strength & Hope in Concord Crush ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out and stuck it with dimensionals over the flourish from Strength & Hope (also stamped in Concord Crush).  Of course, a gift must have bling too – so there are three of SU’s rhinestone basic jewels for the butterfly’s body.

To tie the top together, I used Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon.  And my little tag is from Tiny Tags – stamped in Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz and tied on with linen thread.

Thanks for looking 🙂