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Friends 24-7 Make-and-Take

This is one of the make and take cards my guests made at my Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini Catalogue launch party a couple of weeks ago.  The design was entirely inspire by Teneale Williams here and I told my guests exactly that – and one of them confessed she had already seen Teneale’s card!  Teneale has made such a beautiful card, you should check it out (if you haven’t already seen it, lol!).

Only, I couldn’t use the stamp set, Bliss, as Teneale had.  I don’t have it yet!  So, this is a good example of how you can make what you have work for you.  I wanted to also use Well Scripted on my launch night, so I made this card work for me. 

I used the colours Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Concord Crush DSP from the Level 1 Hostess DSP Pack.  I put the Concord Crush DSP through my Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and a string of SU pearls in the middle.  The striped DSP is also the Concord Crush DSP.

Like Teneale, I also used the rock and roll technique for the damask from Friends 24-7.  I stamped in Perfect Plum ink first, then stamped off once, then rock and rolled the stamp in Elegant Eggplant.  I love the effect! 

I stamped the sentiment from Well Scripted in Elegant Eggplant and a touch of Victoria crochet trim lace finished off the card.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Friends 24-7 Mock-up wedding invitation

This is one of the wedding invitations that I mocked together for my lovely bride-friend. 

It was simple and elegant – Chocolate Chip cardstock, with a Very Vanilla textured cardstock band.  I’d printed the couple’s names through my printer and then punched them out with my Curvy Label punch.  I stamped off the damask from Friends-24-7 and stamped a teeny bit of it in the corner.

Then I had made little tags of information, again punching out with my Curvy Label punch using Very Vanilla textured cardstock and Whisper White.  I made little pockets that the tags of information could slide into and used my Scallop Edge punch for one edge.  Then I sponged the edge in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped the damask from Friends 24-7.

Here is a close up:

Brie wasn’t able to organise the kind of invites that she wanted in time and therefore she didn’t end up using this design, but it sure was fun making it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Top Note wedding gift tags for the guys

These are the boys’ gift tags that I made for my lovely bride so she can pop them on a special present she has for each of the boys in her bridal party.

I tried to pick colours that coordinated with the boys’ colour, which was champagne, and so I used colours Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

Again, to keep in theme with the gals’ tags, I used the SU Top Note Bigz Die with the Big Shot to cut out the gift tags.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots textured impression.  The label was also made with the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags Sizzlet dies.

I also printed the boy’s names on vellum, punched them out with the small oval punch and then used mini glue dots to adhere the vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I didn’t think boys would like pretty ribbon on their gift tags, so I used linen thread for them, which I wrapped around the front card. 

Like the gals’ tags, the boys’ tags are also booklets.  To keep in theme, in the middle top note, you can see I also stamped the damask from Friends 24-7, but this time in Sahara Sand ink.  And so the gift tags could slide apart, I held them together with some SU Hodgepodge Hardware (retired).  Again a bit more grunge boy-look than girlie!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Top Note wedding gift tags for the gals

These are the wedding gift tags that I made for my lovely bride so she can pop them on a special present she has for each of the people in her bridal party, and her mum!

I tried to pick colours that coordinated with the bridesmaid dresses, and so these colours were So Saffron, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla.

I used the SU Top Note Bigz Die with the Big Shot to cut out the gift tags.  Then I used the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots textured impression.  The labels were also made with the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags Sizzlet dies. 

I printed the girl’s names on vellum and then used mini glue dots to adhere the vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I covered the mini glue dots with lovely pearls.  Again, the ribbon is non-SU – I so wish I’d been able to buy some of the new ribbons we’ll get in the new catalogue – but it wasn’t to be 😦

I made the gift tags like little booklets – so there is a front, middle and back.  In the middle, you can see I stamped the damask from Friends 24-7 in So Saffron ink – doesn’t it look gorgeous?!  I really wanted to have a middle page for the bride and groom to have a place where they might want to write a special message that might be a real keepsake for the person they were giving the gift to.

And so the gift tags could slide apart, I held them together with a rhinestone brad, glammed up with a filigree designer brad.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Belated Happy Mother’s Day

I hope all mum’s had a lovely day yesterday and were spoilt royally! 🙂  This is a card I made for my Mother-in-Law’s Mother’s Day card.  We had a relaxing day at home with my MIL and the kids 🙂 

I was inspired to make this card by the talented Michelle Le-Breton.  You can see Michelle’s elegant card here.  This card was also one of the make-and-takes my guests made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch.  I had a small group of lovely ladies (much smaller than usual), so I was able to spoil my guests with some extra nice accessories.  It was a fun night!

To make this card, we used the colours Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.  The WW background was textured using the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The damask stamp is from Friends 24-7, and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments (I love this versatile stamp set!). At the centre of the damask, we’ve punched out some Bella Rose DSP and then adhered it to a Build-a-Brad.  I love the touch of Kiwi Kiss with the Rich Razzleberry, don’t you?!  Here is a close up:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Spring Mini scrapbook layout

My next scrapbook layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album was entirely inspired by the Spring Mini Catalogue.  Page 4, to be precise.  Of course, the scrapbook page in the Spring Mini is 6 x 6 and mine is 12 x 12, so there are differences!

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I’ve used textured card stock – Baja Breeze and Basic Grey – as my base colours.

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I’ve then punched a thin strip of Basic Grey Textured card stock with my Eyelet Border punch, layered it with a wider strip of Walk in the Park DSP and then embellished with 1″ Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon.  A little bit of white tafetta ribbon is tied to the Baja Breeze ribbon.

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On the facing page, I then punched a thin strip of Parisian Breeze DSP with my Eyelet Border punch, layered it with a wider strip of Walk in the Park DSP and then embellished with So Saffron grosgrain ribbon (from last month’s promo).  A little bit of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon is tied to the So Saffron ribbon

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The inside of each layout was stamped in Basic Grey with the flower from Friends 24-7.  I stamped and cut out the butterfly from the stamp set Great Friend in Baja Breeze and So Saffron.  I also stamped and cut out the frame from Great Friend.  The oval punch images came from the Summer Love Rub Ons, available in the Spring Mini.  Finally, corduroy buttons finished off each page.

And this is the layout with photos …

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Thanks for looking 🙂

Jayne Mercer’s Girls’ Night In Cyberstamp – Challenge #1

On the weekend, my fabulous up-upline ran a Girls’ Night In Cyberstamp to help raise money for Breast Cancer Reasearch.  Jayne runs cyberstamps for her team members every month, but this event was opened up to anyone who wanted to participate, anywhere in the world!  Plus, Jayne hosted the event at her home as well for guests to attend.  What a super effort by Jayne, in my opinion.  Well done!  You can check out the results of her fundraising efforts here.  And you can see Jayne’s blog here.  Plus, you can see all the other entries here.

So, our first challenge was to find a card in the Idea Book & Catalogue or Spring Mini that we liked and to turn it pink. We could substitute other stamp sets too. So it was really the card layout we followed.  I chose the “Congratulations” card from page 47 of the Idea Book & Catalogue:

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I used the stamp sets Friends 24-7 and A Rose is a Rose.  The pinks are Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Rose Red.

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Next challenge up soon!

Thanks for looking 🙂