Tag Archive | Everyday Flexible Phrases

Baby Stamp-a-Stack Card Class

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Now is the perfect time to get organised for the year ahead.  And what better way than to make some baby cards?  There are so many gorgeous bubbas being born at the moment … why not give a new Mum and Dad and special, handmade card to keep for their newborn?

I am having a baby stamp-a-stack card class on Friday 30 January 2008.  Come along to my house and make 10 cards – 5 boy designs and 5 girl designs.  Bookings are essential, so email me today!

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Thanks for looking 🙂

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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 🙂

Bali Breeze Special Friend

This is a card I made last week for a very special lady I work with. My friend is always offering to help others with their work and she is a kind, smiling, tireless, hard-worker and all round great person. We couldn’t do without her! Anyway, the week before she had done something extra out-of-the-way for me and I simply had to acknowledge her kindness with a card. And this is it!

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The colours I used were inspired from a colour challenge run by Alana Gallagher from The Inklings cyberstamp. They are Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rose Red. The new Bali Breeze DSP fitted perfectly into the colour challenge!

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This is a close-up of the Styled Silver hodgepodge and rhinestone brads I used … the Styled Silver just lifts a card from wow! to WOW! Don’t you think?

The stamp sets I’ve used are Life Definitions, Everyday Flexible Phrases and tucked away as stamped backgrounds on the Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise papers you’ll see a tiny bit of Eastern Blooms from the Summer Mini too!

Thanks for looking 🙂

60 years old!

My Uncle turned 60 years old last month!  And he’s the best Uncle  too.  Although he doesn’t like the fuss of a birthday, this is the card I’ve made.  Now I just have to get over to visit him!

This is a really simple card to make, which I must say, for a masculine card, I’m amazed to say!  I’ve used the Outlaw DSP, chocolate chip, sage shadow and very vanilla cardstock and the strip of chocolate chip wide grosgrain with my hodgepodge hardware.  The only bit I’ve stamped has been the “Happy 60” which used Everyday Flexible Phrases and Best Friends Numbers.  I couldn’t have placed the 60 so neatly without my stamp-a-ma-jig!  I hand wrote the “th” with my chocolate chip marker.  A little bit of paper piercing and the card was done!

I’d like to thank Michelle LeBreton for making me realise that I had to have the Outlaw DSP to make a masculine card.  You can check out Michelle’s stunning cards here.   And thanks to Teneale Williams too for the inspiration here on the elegant simplicity of the ribbon and hodgepodge.  Sometimes it is a little part of someone else’s card that inspires me to create my own card … what inspires you?

Thanks for looking!

My Sydney Regional swap

Phew!  I’ve had a great day, despite the poor weather, at the Stampin’ Up! Sydney Regional training in Darling Harbour today.  One of the many fun things we do at training are “swaps”.  This means we make a stack of cards and we “swap” them with each other.  When you look at someone else’s swap you suddenly find out new ways to use stamps or a particular stamp set you had never thought of before.  It’s great fun!

This was my swap …

On the back of each swap we put our “recipe” for creating the swap card.  My recipe looked like this:

Project Recipe

Stamp Sets: Life Definitions (112528); Floral (108811); Everyday Flexible Phrases (108785)

Ink: Purely Pomegranate (109011)

Paper: Purely Pomegranate (111853); Purely Pomegranate Textured (108694); Whisper White (106549); River Rock Textured (108694)

Accessories: Round Tab punch (108340); Matt Pack (105826); Satin Ribbon (109863), White Taffeta ribbon (109070), Styled Silver Hodgepodge (111325), Silver eyelet (105319), Crop-A-Dile (108362)

Thank you to everyone who swapped with me!  I hope you liked my swap.

Thanks for looking!

One of a Kind Birthday

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.

Have a great day and thanks for looking 🙂

Spring Mini Launch Party – Monday 25 August 2008

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!