Do you have blogs you like to visit all the time because they always inspire you? Well, one of my favourite blogs is DOstamping with Dawn. Dawn always inspires me with gorgeous cards and projects. You should check her out here. But today, this card was inspired by Dawn’s post here.
I have used the stamp sets Together Forever, One of a Kind and Short and Sweet in this card. The colours are Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Handsome Hunter. I have used textured cardstock which lends a real elegance to the card in real life. And the ribbon? Ahh … something on my wishlist for sooo long – Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla wide striped grosgrain. It will be available for purchase in Australia on 1 August when the Spring Mini starts. Contact me if you want some too!
I love cards with Christmas wreaths. I had a tutorial in my newsletter this month on how to recreate this wreath with the Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop Circle punch and 1″ Circle punch. If you would like to learn new tips, then you should join my newsletter to see what my tutorial is next month! Click on the box in the top right hand corner. Here is a close up of the wreath:
I’m loving using my One of a Kind stamp set and the coordinating Boho Blossoms punch. Have you noticed?!! I can’t believe I nearly didn’t buy it!
This is one of the cards we made at my Spring Mini Catalogue Launch Party at the beginning of the week. This was the original card I based the make and take on which used Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Soft Sky cardstock.
And then when I cut the cardstock for the make and take I forgot to use Very Vanilla and used Whisper White instead !! So, this is what the card looks like using Whisper White (and Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon instead of the stitched grosgrain):
I let my guests choose which ribbon and rhinestone brads they preferred to use from a selection. A lot of my guests used the Blue Bayou stitched grosgrain ribbon and that looked lovely as well!
Do you prefer the Whisper White or Very Vanilla? And do you prefer the stitched grosgrain or taffeta ribbon? I’d love to know!
It was my mother-in-law’s birthday yesterday so I made a special card because she’s really special. This is it …
This is the first card I have used the new Purely Pomegranate wide satin ribbon (available in the mini catalogue) and the whole card grew from my having to use this beautiful ribbon on the card. Then I found a fabulous card on Splitcoaststampers and it was my inspiration for all the rest … check out the other card here.
I used the stamp set One of a Kind with its coordinating Boho Blossoms punch, and the other stamp sets are Wonderful Words and Everyday Flexible Phrases. There is some gorgeous Silver Styled Hodgepodge Hardware (which I think looks stunning on cards!) and I’m starting to be brave and use my Crystal Effects (with Dazzling Diamonds) too.
We will be using One of a Kind with its coordinating Boho Blossoms punch at my Spring Mini Catalogue Launch Party tonight … so come along and have a play! Email me now to book your place.
Here are some close ups:
I sponged around the edges of the Regal Rose cardstock with Regal Rose ink.
And I paper pierced around the edge of the Very Vanilla cardstock.
The new Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini catalogue began on 1 August 2008. Yeah! To celebrate, I have been busy making lots of invitations like these two (shown below) for my customers, inviting everyone to my Spring Mini Catalogue Launch Party on Monday 25 August 2008 from 7.30pm onwards at my home in Parklea (Sydney, Australia). I hope you’ve all received them in the post by now 🙂
This is a close up of the first group of invites I made using the new stamp set from the Spring Mini called One of a Kind and the complementing Boho Blossoms punch. If you come along to my Launch Party you can make a card using this stamp set and the Boho Blossoms punch … it will be fun!
This is a close up of the second group I made using the stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalogue called Looks Like Spring and the complementing Spring Flower Bouquet punch.
I also used the stamp sets Priceless (down the side) and Everyday Flexible Phrases. Even if you have not received a hand made invitation, you are still welcome and formally invited to come to my Launch Party. Bookings are essential, so if you haven’t booked already, email me now!