Tag Archive | Certainly celery

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 🙂

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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 🙂

Perfect Plum Pony Party

On the weekend my daughter was invited to a school friend’s birthday party.  My Bella met birthday-girl Bella by chance at a local park before they even started school, so it’s lovely for Bella to be invited to Bella’s 6th birthday!  This is the card I made for her:

It’s hard to believe no one will be able to buy Perfect Plum from Stampin’ Up! anymore after the end of this month (if not sooner!).   And I’d forgotten how lovely a colour it is.  For this card I used Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery (and some retired Certainly Celery DSP).

Although we’ll have no more Perfect Plum come September, SNEEK PEEK we will have this gorgeous butterfly – a Big Shot Bigz Die – Beautiful Butterflies.  I sponged the edge of the butterfly with Perfect Plum ink and edged it with Dazzling Diamonds.  A few pearls finished it off.

I think I love this pony as much as my daughter!  There are so many variations to make with her that I must keep making more cards to try more combinations!  For this pony, I stamped in Basic Black ink and the used my blender pens to colour in the main and tail with Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery inks.  I then cut the pony out and stuck her on a sponged background (Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery) with dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from Pony Party and I stamped it in Perfect Plum and punched it out using the Word Window punch.  I punched out a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with the Large Oval punch and sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink.  Then I punched out a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock and layered them together.  Three pearls finished off the sentiment.

I really loved how this card turned out.  I based it off a card I’d made earlier here, but I really love this colour combination!  If you love it too, please email me asap to order your Perfect Plum before it’s gone forever!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Echoes of Kindness

I love the sentiment that comes with the Level 2 Hostess stamp set, Echoes of Kindess.  And the flowers that come with it are beautiful too.  I must use them more often! 

I’ve used the colours Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery for this card.  I’m happy with the colour combo, but not happy with my colour choice for the felt flower.  The brown just doesn’t do it for me.  Next time, I’ll improve it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Priceless 2nd Birthday

Well, here is another toddler birthday card!  We have had quite a few birthdays lately 🙂  Sorry, I’m afraid we haven’t got a 6th birthday coming up … yet!

I made this card a few weeks ago and forgot I had taken a photo of it!  Now I’ve found the photo, I can share it with you.  For this card, I’ve used the stamp sets Priceless, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Fun & Fast Notes and Best Friends Numbers for this card.  I’ve forgotten how useful Everyday Flexible Phrases is!  I’ve used the colours Pretty In Pink and Certainly Celery.  They go so well together!  And they make such a pretty birthday card for a beautiful little 2 year old girl, don’t you think?

I just love textured cardstock so much !!!

Thanks for looking!

Priceless Boho Bag-a-lope

This is the Bag-a-lope we made at my eScape night last night. It is amazing what you can do with a some card stock, a few stamps and an envelope, isn’t it?

We used Pretty in Pink card stock and stamped with Pretty in Pink ink Stampin’ Up!’s Priceless swirly stamp (it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?). Then we stamped Boho Backgrounds twice, once in Pretty in Pink and once in Certainly Celery on Whisper White card stock.

The punches then came out! We used the slit punch for the corners of the Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Certainly Celery paper. We then punched out our Boho Backgrounds two stamped images with the 1 inch circle and the 1 3/8 inch circle punches. We layered them on top of the scallop circle punch and there you have it! Pop it all on top of Certainly Celery DSP and Certainly Celery cardstock and we’re almost done 🙂

Of course, except for the top of the bag. We used the corner rounder punch for the scalloped effect and then the word window punch (yes! that’s right!) to make the handle. Pretty cool punching, heh!

And what a great bag-a-lope you can use for a gift bag and coordinate with your card.

If you would like to order any punches, they are a great tool and make card making a breeze! Contact me today to order your new punch. Have a great day!

Double the temptations for June

I think this card would make a great make and take for a workshop party. What do you think? Would you like to make this card with your friends and family? Let me tell you why now is a good time to organise that workshop party in Australia between 1 June 2008 – 15 July 2008

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

If I asked you … what do you earn if you host a workshop party that earns $700 of sales, what do you think you would get for FREE? Do you know?

If you are unsure, then let me tell you 🙂 Normally, if you host a workshop party with me the FREE list would look like this:

  • A Hostess stamp set (you choose between either a Level 1 OR a Level 2 hostess stamp set);
  • $80 worth of FREE product from the Idea Book & Catalogue;
  • A FREE Idea Book and Catalogue (worth $12.95);
  • A FREE Stampin’ Up! Ink pad – your choice of colour (worth $9.95);
  • the opportunity to make and take a project home with you (and for all your guests) like the Happy New Baby card above; and
  • the opportunity to learn new techniques and have fun!

But his month there is EXTRA! EXTRA! to be earned!! If you host a workshop with $700 worth of sales between 1 June 2008 – 15 July 2008, then you earn an EXTRA $50 in hostess rewards! When you add the $50 to the list above … that’s heaps of FREE product from the catalogue. Contact me to book a date today!

BUT WAIT … THERE IS MORE!

eScape

Join me with Stampin’ Up! during the entire month of June in breaking free from the ‘e’!

Stampin’ Up! has designated 25 June 2008 as eScape day–a day to put away your cell phones and laptops and focus on reconnecting with your “wireless network.” As part of the eSacpe, Stampin’ Up! is calling for a day of card making and letter writing as a way of honouring personal relationships.

Throughout all of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering a terrific eScape Bundle with products at 25 percent off, to help create your own cards! This is the bundle …

eScape Bundle (item 113705):

Description Page Number Price
Love Notes assortment p. 132 $13.50
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 112 $33.95
1-1/4″ Circle punch p. 142 $30.95
Total (non-bundled) $78.40
eScape Bundle price $58.80

So, let’s reconnect … book the evening of Wednesday 25 June into your diary to come to Parklea for cardmaking. More details to follow 🙂