Tag Archive | Bella Rose DSP

Riding Hood Red Two-Step Punch Bird

This is another make-and-take card we made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch party. 

We used the new Extra-Large Two-Step Bird punch and Bella Rose DSP.  Of course, the Bella Rose DSP is based around the colours Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip.  The card base is Riding Hood Red (textured cardstock), the Whisper White is also textured cardstock, there is a touch of Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon and a Kiwi Kiss corduroy button (retired).  The linen thread adds depth to the card, and the sentiment is from the ever-versatile Short & Sweet.

The card is deceptive in its size in this photo – it is a 6″x6″ card!  Again, as my numbers were small on the night of my launch, I was able to spoil my guests 🙂  I hope they liked their cards, I know my 5 year old daughter, who also participated for the first time on the night with gleeful joy, loved her cards – she clutched them all the way to school the next day for show-and-tell! 

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Belated Happy Mother’s Day

I hope all mum’s had a lovely day yesterday and were spoilt royally! 🙂  This is a card I made for my Mother-in-Law’s Mother’s Day card.  We had a relaxing day at home with my MIL and the kids 🙂 

I was inspired to make this card by the talented Michelle Le-Breton.  You can see Michelle’s elegant card here.  This card was also one of the make-and-takes my guests made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch.  I had a small group of lovely ladies (much smaller than usual), so I was able to spoil my guests with some extra nice accessories.  It was a fun night!

To make this card, we used the colours Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.  The WW background was textured using the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The damask stamp is from Friends 24-7, and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments (I love this versatile stamp set!). At the centre of the damask, we’ve punched out some Bella Rose DSP and then adhered it to a Build-a-Brad.  I love the touch of Kiwi Kiss with the Rich Razzleberry, don’t you?!  Here is a close up:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Michele’s Mini Backpack

Last week was my dear friend’s birthday.  And this is the mini backpack I made for Michele …

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I didn’t do any stamping for this backpack.  I made it using Bella Rose DSP, Pale Plum textured cardstock, Flower Fusion felt flowers, Flower Fusion Too felt flowers, Flower Designer Brads (from the Spring Mini) and Bravo Burgundy.

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It’s so cute, don’t you think?

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I managed to fit two snack-size Kit Kats inside for Chele.  You’ve got to have something yummy inside, heh!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Bella Rose Purse

It was my sister’s birthday on the 17th (just gone) and I had made this purse for her gift.  Lee lives on the Gold Coast, so she doesn’t see us very often and I thought a couple of pictures of us would be nice for her to have.  So I spied this bag on the net made by Gretchen Barron (thanks for the super inspiration!!) and I then altered the measurements of the purse to fit my photos.  The purse, or handbag, was perfect for my sister as she loves bags!

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I used textured cardstock for the entire card, except for the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the thin panels on the inside of the purse.  The paper colours are Basic Black, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

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The stamp set I used is a Rose is a Rose and it was stamped using Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss.  The coordinating wheel, Bella’s Border was used on the thin panels.  Of course, the coordinating Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon worked perfectly for the handle and the Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon on the front of the purse coordinated with the rose leaves inside the purse.

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The Eyelet Border punch helped layer the photos and decorate the front of the purse.  Plus, the other punches I used to layer the two sentiments to the purse were the Scallop Circle, Designer Label, Large Oval,  Oval and Scallop Oval.

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The sentiment stamp sets I used were Sincere Salutations and Short & Sweet.  A rhinestone brad and Pink Flower Designer brad helped decorate the sentiments.  And, for the final decorations, on the front of the purse I used a Button Bouquet Designer Button and a gorgeous Stampin’ Up! clip at the top of the purse.  And I paper pierced the strip of Textured Pink Pirouette cardstock.

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Thanks for looking 🙂

More Sticky Cut Letters …

This is one of the cards we made at my recent Sticky Cut Letters class …

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It was a great card because you could use the same cardstock in different layouts.  The stamp sets used are One of a Kind and Life Definitions and the DSP is Bella Rose.  Did you know that the small circles in Sticky Cut Letters fit a Build-a-Brad perfectly?  I’ve built a chunky brad using my Sticky Cut Letters, Build-a-Brad and Chunky glitter.

The colour combo is Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss.

This is a close up of the flower embellishment:

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So, what is your opinion?  Green glitter or pink glitter for this card?

Thanks for looking 🙂

A little girl turns 3!

On the weekend we went to a great birthday party for my dear friend, Michele, and her (middle) daughter, Emily.  Emily wanted her birthday at the park and despite the rainy Sydney weather on the weekend, there was a pocket of sunshine that was like a special halo over Emily’s park and her party.  So everyone had a lovely time!

This is the birthday card I made for Emily, using the stamp sets Wild About You, Occasions for All (Hostess set) and Best Friends Numbers (retired).  I added a little piece of Bella Rose DSP, some Designer Buttons (Button Bouquet), some Riding Hood Red ribbon plus a Build-a-Brad.  The colours are Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery.

My card was inspired by this card on SCS here.  Gorgeous card, isn’t it?

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Thanks for looking 🙂

And a Happy Mother’s Day to all

I hope you have all had a lovely day for Mother’s Day, doing whatever is special to you 🙂  My mother-in-law and brother-in-law came around for breakfast this morning and the men cooked up a wonderful brunch, all the better because I was not in the kitchen!  I’m really excited to start reading my present too … Twilight!!  There’s been so much interest in this book and the movie was spellbinding, I’m really curious to see the writing that has inspired so many … and as a closet fantasy writer, I’m sure to learn a lot!

Anyway, back to card making!!  This is the card I made for my mother-in-law, using the stamp sets A Rose is a Rose, Friends 24-7 and Wonderful Favourites.  I really love the way A Rose is a Rose and Friends 24-7 goes together in this card.  They could be from the same stamp set!!  The roses are two-step stamped in Real Red and Bravo Burgundy and the petals are in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  I wanted a really soft effect for my Damask image from the Friends 24-7 stamp set, so it has been stamped off in Old Olive.DSC00862

The papers I’ve used are Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Whisper White and Whisper White textured (for the large background).  The ribbon across the middle of the card is Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain and I’ve used the Eyelet border punch for the detail along the bottom of the card.  There are three of the big white half pearls from the Pretties Kit in the top right hand corner.  The sentiment ‘Wonderful Mother’ has been stamped in Bravo Burgundy using the stamp set Wonderful Favourites – what a great set this is, so versatile!

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And most exciting of all to me … like a card maker’s mother’s day present … was the chance to use the Build-a-Brad on this card, for the first time!!  I’ve punched out a rose bud from the Bella Rose DSP (part of the scrapbooker’s special this month!!) and the adhered it to the brad, stuck on the so-cool acrylic bubble and then attached it to the centre of the Damask image.

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And a card wouldn’t be a card without Dazzling Diamonds, would it?!  I’ve added DD using Crystal Effects on the roses.

Thanks for looking 🙂