I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas. In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation. I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below. And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.
For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment. I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.
For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations. So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore! Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.
Well, the Spring Mini catalogue is nearing its end and so that means, no more Season of Joy soon:(
This is a card I made the other week after I had stamped the Season of Joy image, layered it with Real Red and Old Olive and then not used it. So, I grabbed out my Dashing DSP to finish off the stamped image and put this card together in 10 mins. The Real Red wide striped grosgrain finishes it off.
Email me today if you want to place an order from the Spring Mini Catalogue. Hurry! It ends on 30 November!
I’ve completed my second Kristina Werner Colour Challenge this weekend. It was perfect timing to make a card because I had to make my sister-in-law’s birthday card and we’re seeing her today! It’s always great to have some direction when making a card for someone, that’s why I love challenges! And this was a great inspiration and challenge 🙂
The picture above was Kristina’s challenge, and this is the card I made …
I love the stripes from Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper. Even though I have it under layers in this card, I made sure I lined the stripes up the same direction! I also used Glossy White cardstock which gives a really crisp card. I love it! I embossed with versamark, Old Olive ink and clear embossing powder on the glossy white for the green “stem” and I cut my Rose Red flowers from Priceless with extra Dazzling Diamonds. Then I coloured a flower from the Pretties Kit with my So Saffron marker pen. A bit of grey ribbon here and some circle punches layered with Think Happy Thoughts, a half pearl from the Pretties Kit and some paper piercing with my mat pack and there you have it!
Here are a couple of close ups …
Love that half pearl!
Love the rhinestone brad in the flower’s centre too! I hope my sister-in-law likes it 🙂
This is the one time only you can purchase a 6″x6″ double-sided Prints Designer Series paper. Why would you do that? Come back and check out my blog in a few days and I’ll post a card to show you how great and easy it can be to make a card using Designer Series Paper (especially the Print DSP!!). How do you purchase a pad? Well, you must spend $35 on any Stampin’ Up! products. Then you can purchase this versatile sampler’s pad of paper for only $12.95.
The sampler’s pad includes 48 double-sided sheets in the colours:
AND … it is the one time only you can get Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Designer Series Prints paper. The sampler pad’s size and colour offering will not be available after this promotion. Each pad holds 12 sheets of each colour. There are 2 sheets of each pattern in each colour. You can use the paper for cards, crafts or scrapbooking! Here are some sample pictures …
Remember that for every $35 you spend, you can purchase one additional pad.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to try Designer Series Prints paper on your projects, this is the perfect opportunity for you to have a firsthand taste of a variety of designs and colours.
Contact me to place your order today. I may be in Parklea, but I can send an order anywhere in Australia!
I recently did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This is the card I have submitted. The only condition for the swap was that we use the embossing technique.
So how did I do it? I have embossed the prams from Simple Somethings with gold embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I have also embossed in gold the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock square. For the rest of the card I have used my Floral background stamp to stamp the Bashful Blue card strip. The ‘little one’ is from Nice & Narrow. The stripy paper is Four Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I have also used Old Olive and Pale Plum cardstock. The prams are coloured using my blender pens and SU chalks with the colours Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Pale Plum. And there are dimensionals everywhere! Finally, I have bordered the different cardstock with Chocolate Chip and three SU gold brads finish off my very first ATC. It is only tiny … 3.5 x 2.5 inches!
This is the first one I had a go at, but I wasn’t as happy with it as the top ATC card 😦
What do you think? Leave a comment! If I made this card again, I would not stamp ‘little one’ inside the pram …
I’m looking forward to seeing what I will get back. I’ll soon have 8 different ATC all using embossing to show off at my workshops and inspire me to create a full sized card!!