Tag Archive | handmade card

A Special Christmas Card

This is a special Christmas card that I made for my mother-in-law last year (seems strange to already being saying last year!).

For this card I went monochromatic – Night of Navy and Shimmery White.  Stampin’ Up!’s Shimmery White cardstock is beautifully subtle and a pleasant weight.  The big background I simply left as the paper is, but the smaller background I rolled through my Big Shot with the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder. 

I stamped night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out the ornaments with SU’s ornament punch – I love that punch!  I tied up the ornaments with a silver cord (retired) bow and I added one rhinestone brad to the centre of the lower ornament and three rhinestone brads to the top left hand corner of the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on Shimmery White paper from Snow Swirled and then layered by punching the Wide Oval punch and Curvy Label punch.

A really simple card to make – it took no more than 20 minutes – and (I think) elegant too!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day

Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, as you all know 🙂  And this is one of the best reasons why I love to make cards, because I can give my mum a handmade Mother’s Day card this weekend (well, post it to her as she lives a long way away!).  Aren’t all mums obliged to love the handmade creations of their children??  I’m sure that obligation is meant to never stop!! LOL!!

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I’ve used the gorgeous stamp set, A Rose is a Rose, and I’ve made another shaker card.  Too much fun!!  The cardstock colours I’ve used are Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss textured with the usual Whisper White.  The new Kiwi Kiss ribbon is sooo soft!  beautiful!  The stamped flowers that frame the shaker square are stamped in Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive.  The rose in the centre is stamped in Barely Banana and So Saffron.  And I’ve filled the shaker square with Chunky Sprinkles – gotta have some bling!  The sentiment comes from the fantastically priced Wonderful Favourites.

Enjoy your Mother’s Day this weekend, in the way it means the most to you 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

The last day of Sale-A-Bration … a sad day :(

Birthday Whimsey

Today is the final day …. to place (and pay) for your order to qualify for a free Sale-a-bration stamp set. If you really really like any of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets then order now!! Or they will be gone forever 😦

All you need to do is email me with your order before 9.00pm Friday night and you’ll still be in time. For every $100 you spend you get to choose one of the four limited edition stamps sets. The above card was made with Birthday Whimsy.

Don’t forget too … you can make the most of the retirement list being announced early and grab some retiring sets before they go and at the same time earn yourself a free Sale-a-Bration set! It’s a win/win time for stampers!!

Stamp-A-Stack – Birthday cards

Who wants to be organised for some birthday cards this year? Well, then, it’s Stamp-A-Stack time!

What is a Stamp-A-Stack, you ask? Well, simply, we sit down and make a stack of 10 cards, 5 of 2 different designs.

How much will that cost? Well, how much do you pay for a handmade card at a card shop? $8-$10 or thereabouts? each card?? Well, for your very OWN handmade creations that are clearly more special to your friends and family than someone else’s handmade creations … it will cost only $20 for 10 cards including all materials. An optional $3.00 extra is payable if you would like lovely envelopes to go with your cards that you can stamp to coordinate with the cards you have made.

Interested? Well, book Monday 25 February 2008 into your calendar … 7.30pm at my place, 7 Parklea Drive, Parklea.

This is one of the cards we will be making …

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The design of this card is completely inspired by Marelle Taylor, one very talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Thanks, Marelle!

And this is the other card … something completely different!

Birthday Best

Bookings for my classes are essential.

Please contact me no later than Saturday 23rd February 2008 to ensure your place. Looking forward to seeing you at my place!

If you cannot make it, then why not organise a minimum of 4 people together (including yourself) and book me to visit your home for a personalised card making class? Contact me today to arrange a date!

Would you like to come but your diary is already booked that night? Well, subscribe to my blog to have your finger on the pulse and know when the next class you might like to attend is on. Thanks for looking!

PS. this is a card I considered for the SAS, but I think it would be a late night cutting out the cupcake five times … what do you think?

Birthday Best