Tag Archive | All Year Fun

Baby Masking make and take

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I really love the simplicity and elegance of these two cards.  They were great fun to make because I used the masking technique and the way I’ve attached taffeta ribbon is clever, yet it is so easy to attach that even a card-making beginner, who may find it challenging to look upon, would find it simple to do.

I’ve used the colours Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Barely Banana for the baby boy’s card:

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And I’ve used the colours Pretty in Pink , Certainly Celery and Barely Banana for the baby girl’s card:

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I think these would be great cards for a “make and take” or a “stamp-a-stack”.  I’ll be using them as “make and takes” on the weekend and I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

The stamp sets I’ve used are All Year Fun to decorate the balls with lots of Dazzling Diamonds and Short and Sweet for the message “Welcome Baby”.  Short and Sweet has to one of the most versatile and useful stamp sets I have!  I love it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

God’s Blessings – Baby Boy’s Christening

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A very special baby boy is being baptised this weekend. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to attend the service as it is in Brisbane, but our prayers are with Brynn for Sunday.

This is the card I made to send up with his present. I love the Bashful Blue and Barely Banana combination for a baby boy card – don’t you? And I’m addicted to the metal edge tags at the moment – they’re awesome!

So what have I used for this card? The base of the card stock is textured Bashful Blue. I stamped the message from God’s Blessings on the metal edge tag, then I’ve stamped and embossed in silver the duck clip and rattle from All Year Fun. I then rolled my jumbo Nursery Letters wheel in Barely Banana on the bottom half of the card and layered it on Barely Banana card stock. I’ve divided the card with the 1″ stitched grosgrain ribbon (available in the Summer Mini catalogue) – it’s it stunning ribbon! I sponged around the edge of the white cardstock with Barely Banana and then finished the card off with three star brads from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge.

I hope it makes a nice keepsake for Brynn.

Thanks for looking 🙂

All Year Fun Baby Boy

One of my dearest friends recently gave birth to a baby boy, Brynn (I love and adore his name!). This is the card I made to welcome Brynn to the world and his special family. I hoped to create the image of a ball with a ribbon around it … although I’m not quite sure it really works.

I used the masking technique for the ball and the colours I sponged in are Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. I stamped the rattle from All Year Fun and had to use my Dazzling Diamonds to make the rattle stand out more. Then I used the ever so clever So Many Sayings Hostess stamp set with my Ballet Blue marker pen to stamp the sayings “It’s a Boy” and “Welcome”. I couldn’t have lined these sayings up so well without my Stamp-a-ma-jig either.

I really love the colours Bashful Blue and Barely Banana for a Baby Boy card … they always look great together! This time I unintentionally used Ballet Blue too and I think these three colours look fabulous for a Baby Boy card! Give it a go yourself 🙂

This is a close up …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Guest Artist

My guest artist this week is one of the lovely girls I work with, Brie.

How would you like to receive an invitation for High Afternoon Tea and for the rest of a Hen’s night/weekend looking like this?  It’s pretty special, isn’t it?  Brie is a bridesmaid in August and for her bride she made these lovely invitations for the bride’s Hen’s weekend.  I’m sure you will all agree, Brie has done a fantastic job!

If you are wondering  about how to recreate an invitation like this, well Brie used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cardstock with the matching Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon.  She stamped the images using Boho Backgrounds and “Party Time” from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

There were also a lot of punches used and lots of punching, wasn’t there Brie!?  Brie started with the corner rounder punch and used it to create the edge at the top of the invite … and for a short while had her boyfriend convinced she had used the corner rounder punch to create the scalloped circle around “Party Time” … until he noticed the scallop circle punch !! LOL!!

My apologies for the below photo, it’s a bit blurry.  I had to share though how Brie used the All Year Fun stamp set on the bottom inside of the invites … very clever!

Well done, Brie, it was a great achievement to make all these invitations … and it was Brie’s first time at cardmaking!

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?