Tag Archive | Newsprint DSP

Forever Young again

This is another Forever Young card, and this time I embossed the lovely tree and girl on Crumb Cake cardstock.

It’s a simple card.  The paper is Crumb Cake, the now retired Newsprint DSP, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  The wide Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is my favourite on this card.  I don’t use this ribbon enough!

The sentiment is from that wonderfully useful stamp set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Harry’s Spidey 4th birthday

This is a special card I made for my youngest son on his 4th birthday this year. 

I used Real Red and the retired colour Brilliant Blue to get Spidey’s bright colours.  I found an image on the internet of Spiderman, then I printed it on Watercolour paper.  I used my marker pens to colour in Spidey – really easy to do!

The sentiment is from the stamp set Grunge Rock, stamped in Real Red.  The background is from the now retired Newsprint DSP –  I thought the Newsprint well suited Spidey as he’s always in the headlines, lol!

Lastly I added one of my favourite sparkles – Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I hope you can see better on this picture:

Thanks for looking 🙂

My Mother-In-Law’s Invites

My mother-in-law had a big birthday recently – for politeness, I won’t say which big number 🙂  We had a simply special celebration at a restaurant with family and friends – it was a wonderful night – and this is the invite I made to send out to everyone.

I fell in love with this card here and it inspired me to make the invitations.  It also inspired me to make another card, which I’ll post shortly.

To make this card, I used the colours Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  I popped the Blushing Bride background through the Big Shot with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock to layer along the bottom of my stamped image, together with a strip of Certainly Celery striped DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stacks). 

I then used the retired Sale-a-bration Bliss stamp set to stamp in Crumb Cake around the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I tore the top right corner and sponged the tear in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stuck a snippet of Newsprint DSP under the corner.

Using Silhouette Sentiments and my Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride marker pens, I used marker-to-rubber and stamped the flowers in a row.  The bird was then stamped in Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment,  I punched some Certainly Celery cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I stamped with Bliss in “stamped off” Crumb Cake ink and added a flower from Silhouette Sentiments using my marker pens.  The “You’re Invited” is from a great favourite stamp set of mine – Sincere Salutations – and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Again, I sponged the edges of the punched out Extra-Large Oval in Crumb Cake ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Striking Mini Milk Carton

How adorable is the Mini Milk Carton die?  Of course, not possible to make without the amazing Big Shot. 

This was one of my free gifts at my Sale-a-bration launch party, earlier this year.  I was inspired by page 94 of the Australian Idea Book & Catalogue 2010/2011 for the colour combination and for the detail.  I really love the combination of the Love Letters DSP and Newsprint DSP – I can’t put my finger on it but it’s subtle and striking!

 

For the stamp set, I used the Level 2 Hostess set, Cute by the Inch.  How well does it coordinate with the DSPs?  This is a knock-your-socks-off colour combo – Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Masculine Newsprint/Lovely as a Tree

This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂

I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers.  Thanks mwben!  So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except  I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look.  The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).

Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE!  I’ve been smooching everything, lol!  It’s a great effect.  This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:

And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sweet Treats New Catalogue Launch party

Well, it’s been over a month since my New Catalogue Launch party, and I’ve been quite MIA on the blogfront (sorry!), but I have been busy!   I think it’s time for some catch-up blogging … I’ve so much to show you 🙂

These are the cards everyone made at my launch and the gifts they received …

 This card was made with the Newsprint DSP (I love it!) and was entirely inspired by Jen Sannes here.  Thank you for a stunning card, Jen!   The cardstock colours are Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  And the Star was punched from Basic Black cardstock that had been through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  A silver brad attached the star to the card and on the strip of Very Vanilla the sentiment is stamped from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments. 

This card was also an inspired card.  This time I was inspired by My Sweet Stampin Spot here.  I’ve used the colours Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  Using the Big Shot, I cut out the Top Note in Whisper White, then ran it through with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I then used my brayer and Sahara Sand ink to roll over the top of the embossed image – and wow!  The ink rolls onto the embossed image.  Very cool effect, heh?

 We then stamped the sentiment from Perfect Punches, and punched it out with the coordinating punch.

This card was inspired from my trip to Convention in Sydney this year.  I’ve used the colours Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette and More Mustard – oh, and the strings are my Bashful Blue marker pen.  It’s using the stamp set Party Hearty, which I just love – it’s so versatile, especially for kid’s birthdays.

 Here is a close up with the silver flower and grosgrain ribbon.

Next is my daughter so wanting to be part of the night instead of going to bed!

Each guest received a little cupcake of Baja Breeze ribbon and a “brownie” box of goodies.

Aren’t the “brownie” boxes the cutest ever?  I saw them as a fan of Stampin’ Up! on Facebook here.  And I found an great tutorial for the boxes here.  For my boxes, I embossed the brownie boxes with Perfect Polka Dots and Manhattan Flower.  Then decorated them with pearls, ribbon, flowers punched from the Boho Blossoms punch and felt flowers.

 Thanks for looking 🙂