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Pun Fun stamp-a-stack

This is one of the cards we made at a stamp-a-stack last week.  I was inspired by another great card on Splitcoaststampers here.  What a great boy’s card! 

The rocket ship from Pun Fun and the Classic Stars jumbo wheel really go well together, I think.  Boys, rockets and stars – can’t go wrong, really! lol!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Classic Stars

Do you have the Classic Stars jumbo wheel yet?  If you don’t, you should!  Well, I will qualify … particularly if you have kids!  I think it makes great boy and girl birthday cards.  Together with the coordinating star punches, it’s a must have at only $AUS15.95.

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This is a card I made to demonstrate heat embossing, using silver embossing powder.  The SU silver embossing powder is gorgeous! You must try it.  Really.  You must.  Together with the silver, I’ve made this card using the colours Lovely Lilac, Rose Red and Whisper White.  The wide grosgrain ribbon is in coordinating Rose Red.  And the lovely patterned paper under the ribbon?  Well, that’s from the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ kit.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Think Happy Thoughts.  The little star stamped in Lovely Lilac ink is from Seasons of Joy – what a versatile stamp set!  There is a neat little trick to the punched out “outlined” star.  Why not sign up to receive my monthly newsletter today?  Then you’ll learn the tip in my June newsletter.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a lovely day doing all that Easter means to you 🙂

These are the Easter baskets I made for my kids this Easter. The baskets were inspired by Makeesha Byl (there is an awesome tutorial on this link) and the bunny rabbit was inspired by Kylie Swain – thanks so much for sharing your talent, ladies!! I did change the size of the basket … my boys have dairy issues (one quite serious) … so no chocolate for their baskets. I bought a plate and other things for the boys … so I needed to upgrade the size of the basket. I used a 12 x 12 sheet and took the handle and a strip for the bunny rabbit punches all from the same 12×12 sheet.

Anyway, the first basket is for my almost 2 year old son. I’ve used the colour So Saffron, some retired Certainly Celery DSP and the Nursery Letters wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Circle) on the handle …

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The second basket is for my 3 year old son. I’ve used the colour Ballet Blue, some retired DSP and the Classic Stars wheel:

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I made this basket first, so it’s a bit bigger! It only had 1 strip for the handle taken out of the 12×12 sheet …

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Star) on the handle … and Josh has already pointed to it and said “I love my star!”. Cool!!

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The third basket is for my 4 year old daughter. No dairy issues here – so we have chocolates!! LOL!! I’ve used the colour Regal Rose, some retired paper from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ kit and the Scribble wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Flower) on the handle …

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I’m happy to say the baskets are a hit … the kids (especially the boys) are walking around with them everywhere!!

Oh … and here are some Easter hats I made for Easter Hat parades too (and my beautiful models, naturally, my babies!! Josh, Bella and Harry – from left to right)  …

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Needless to say, the hats were a hit with the kids too!!

Have a safe Easter break … thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Birthday, Josh!

Today is my son’s birthday … and he is 3! This is the card I made for him (not that he paid a single look at it!!), but I really like the way it turned out.

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I based the colours around the retiring paper, Spring Break, and used the colours Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Metallic Silver. The jumbo wheel, Classic Stars, has been embossed using silver powder. I’ve embossed the Best Friends Number “3” and cut it out (another stamp set on the retirement list). The “3” is mounted on a 1 1/4″ circle, stamped with the small star from In the Stars, and mounted on a punched out star. I’ve added silver eyelets in the corners and a strip of Old Olive wide grosgrain in the middle.

Did you know that the Spring Break DSP is only $8.96 at the moment ??! … the cheapest it will be ever, especially for double-sided paper! After 1 April 2009, all DSP will be $19.90 … so get in before the price goes up!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Classic Stars 5th birthday boy card

This is the birthday card I made for the other party my daughter went to on the weekend. Connor also turned 5!

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I love the Classic Stars jumbo wheel and this is the first card I’ve made where I’ve embossed it. I think I’ll emboss it more often! I think the gold looks fab!

I wanted to use the Outlaw DSP for Connor’s card, and so I based my colours around the Outlaw paper, picking a pattern from Outlaw that worked with the Classic Stars (and wasn’t too overwhelming!). So the colours are Very Vanilla, Gold (Versamark with Gold Embossing Powder), Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Sage Shadow.

A boy’s card is always hard to make and I find you can’t really put pretty ribbon on a boy’s card, don’t you think? Anyway, the new 1″ wide double stitched grosgrain (available in the Summer Mini) lends itself to a boy’s card and I dared to try it! I then added the Antique Brass Hodgepodge to frame ‘birthday boy’. Again, I think the Antique Brass Hodgepodge lends itself to a masculine card. The ‘birthday boy’ words came from the stamp set Everyday Flexible Phrases.

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I cut the number 5 out, from Best Friends Numbers, after I stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used dimensionals to stick it to the Sage Shadow cardstock I had punched out with my Round Tab punch, and layered with Chocolate Chip cardstock. It’s been a while since I’ve used my Crop-a-dile, but the New Year is providing good fun already and I used it here! The eyelets are from the Metallic Eyelets and are matching Antique Brass. Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! products coordinate!! It makes card making so much easier when everything coordinates.

I finally hung the ‘5’ from ‘birthday boy’ using Stampin’ Up!’s linen thread.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Another masculine birthday card

It was also my brother’s birthday last month.  And this is another card I’ve made using the Outlaw Designer Series Paper.

I managed to make this card without a Really Rust Ink pad … (on my wish list!) … I did use the Really Rust marker pen though, which helped out!  I like these colours for a masculine card … Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla.

I must admit, I did go on “punch” overload with this card … I have used the Large Star, Star, Designer Label, 1 3/8″ circle and Photo Corners.  It didn’t seem like so many when I was making the card!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Dad’s 60th Birthday

Well, this year my Dad turned 60!  Dad doesn’t live nearby and he is visiting at the moment, so I can now show you the birthday card I made for him.

I really wanted to try and make a masculine card … meaning no flowers!  That is a challenge!  Instead, I went with a stars theme … cause my Dad’s a star! hehe!  Plus I stuck to mostly neutral colours with Basic Black, Copper and Very Vanilla … with a dash of Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise.

The stamps I used were Classic Stars jumbo wheel with the Large Star and Star punches, Wonderful Favourites and Best Friends Numbers.  I also remembered to use my Hodgepodge hardware for once!  That was nice!  I love the Soft Sky ribbon too … I couldn’t help putting ribbon on the card.  Sorry Dad! hehe!

If you’re not familiar with Faux Stitching, I recommend you join my newsletter group.  This months’ newsletter contained a tutorial on this great effect.  So simple!

Thanks for looking!