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Some more Pony Party

This is a card I made last year for one of my daughter’s friends.  Ponies are simply too popular to ignore for 6 year old girls, lol!

For this card I used the colours Concord Crush and Blushing Bride – I really love these new In Colors!  I did my usual – I masked the pony and sponging a background on which I then stamped the butterflies, grass and flowers.  For the sky, I sponged the colour Bashful Blue and the grass with Pear Pizzazz.  I used my blender pens to colour in the pony from my ink pads and I stamped the sentiment using White Craft ink.  This gorgeous pony card was then finished off with three rhinestone brads in the top left hand corner.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Secret Santa 2010

Last year was the first year I joined in my upline, Jo Wassen’s, team Secret Santa.  And, gosh I’m glad I did!  Not only did I receive an awesome gift that came packed so perfectly from Rachel Jackson (my secret Santa) – check out Rachel’s Bag in a Box here, I forced myself to come up with this gift to give to Michelle Le Breton.  And Michelle is so super-talented, it was simply a challenge to make something worthy enough to give to her!

I say “forced” because I decided to make a cover for her present – which was a clear stamp set.  So, really, this can also be used for a DVD too.  I simply took my paper and started measuring and came up with this design to hold her present.  Of course, then I decorated it!  You can see how the stamp set fits in below:

So, to decorate this stamp set cover, I used the colours Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White.  I popped some Real Red cardstock through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then I dabbed it with Champagne Shimmer Paint – I LOVE SHIMMER PAINT, LOL!!  Then I stamped two of the images from the stamp set Welcome Christmas.  For the wreath I used the marker-to-rubber technique to add the Real Red berries to the Garden Green wreath.

To finish it off, I added SU ribbons – I can’t have enough ribbon!

Now, if I get really organised, I hope to put a tutorial up for this in the near future.  

Thanks for looking 🙂 

Manhattan Flower birthday

I really love this colour combination – Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.   I have a few cards I’ve made with it lately.  This one is really simple!

I used my Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder to create this gorgeous flower on the Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then I added a touch of lace (non-SU – but SU lace is coming!) with an Antique Brad.  I think the Antique Brads are my new favourite product!!

Next I stamped “Birthday Wishes” from the Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes.  I then punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it with some Crumb Cake cardstock punched using the Scallop Oval punch.  I sponged the edges of the sentiment with Crumb Cake ink and then added some lovely SU pearls.

Thanks for looking 🙂

My very special wedding acceptance

To make a wedding acceptance card is easy, right?  Well, when you’ve made the invitations, I found it a real challenge!  In the end, I decided to take the wedding invitation idea one step further … and use one of my new favourite colour combos with a vintage look. 

This is what I made for the wedding acceptance …

So I used the colours Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Vintage Wallpaper embossed image.  Then I stamped the Together Forever in Crumb Cake and kissed it just right using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with the flourish from Baroque Motifs with Blushing Bride ink.  A couple of pearls, a bit of Very Vanilla textured cardstock and some non-SU lace and I had finished!

Of course, I embossed the Very Vanilla SU envelope with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation’s inspiring journey nears end

And now we draw near to the end of the creation stage of my sister’s wedding invitation journey. 

In the wee hours, while the house slept and my eyes began to sag, I made one last invitation that wasn’t anything like what Cath had asked for, except that it had a touch of the “Together Forever” and the colours – Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink.  I had a new embossing folder from my latest Stampin’ Up! order and it called out to me, lol!

And so I used my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with my Big Shot and made this card.  I kept the Baroque Motifs square stamped in Pretty in Pink, and I layered it with vellum punched with the scallop square punch and stamped with the faithful “Together Forever”.  Of course, there were the pearls as well.

And I used my last snippets of white taffeta ribbon, though you’ll have to trust me on that because you can’t see behind the middle panel, lol!

This was the card that caught Cath by surprise.  And we altered it to blend the ideas she liked as well to create her very own handmade wedding invitation.  Here are some of the ideas that came together …

The first was the idea of the way I layered the scallop circle punch with the scallop oval punch.  So I made a mock invitation with that layering and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Cath kept telling me how much she really liked the flourish from Baroque Motifs, but we couldn’t see how to add it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder because both together would be too busy.  Then I had an idea, and I added a touch of pink with Baroque Motifs like this … 

Next Cath wanted to added a panel underneath this punched layering of Together Forever.  So this was the next design, first with the last scraps of my white taffeta ribbon …

And lastly with a touch of pink …

Cath and Steve made their decision!  But, you’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the end of wedding invitation’s journey and enjoy all its glory!

Can you pick the design/colours they chose?

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation takes a fresh turn

I wanted to make sure Cath had a few different cards similar to the cards she had originally pointed out as her favourites.  So the next invitation was based on this card – a card she’d also picked out.  It’s quite different, and I altered the card to suit her colours, as you can see:

I kept the “Together Forever” from the stamp set Together Forever (retired) and I kept the square from Baroque Motifs, layering it with vellum and added a few more pearls.  Love pearls!

I had to get a little creative with the ribbon on this card, as I was on my last threads of white taffeta and needed to order more!! 

But what I loved about this card the most was the Shimmer paper embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder using the Big Shot.  It really adds a class to this mock invitation.  And as it wasn’t chosen, I think this card will make a beautiful wedding card for a friend in the future 🙂

Tomorrow, you can see the wedding invitation that is the final inspiration …

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation with a touch more pink

After the last invitation, Cath wanted to see what it would look like with a softer pink look.  So I ditched the Basic Grey layer from the middle panel and replaced it with Pink Pirouette.

Now as I didn’t have any Pink Pirouette ribbon except this lovely thick retired ribbon – I used it anyway, just so Cath could see the differences between the Pretty In Pink and Pink Pirouette.  Of course, I was sure to let Cath know I couldn’t replicate this gorgeous ribbon because it’s now retired 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂