Tag Archive | Pretties Kit

Small Friendly Words photo album

And this was the present I made for my great-Aunt’s 70th birthday.  Of course, the “m” is for her Christian name 🙂

The cover and back of the album are Baja Breeze textured paper.  Inside there are 5 sheets of  Whisper White card stock, which I stamped for a scrapbook effect.  I thought 5 sheets good because that meant there was space for 10 photos, perfect for photos from our night out.  I’ve bound it together using the Crop-a-dile and Jumbo Pewter eyelets.

The Designer Series Paper I’ve used is Regal Rose from the Hostess Patterns Pack II.  The cover DSP is layered on Pink Pirouette card stock. 

The ‘m’ is from Sticky Cut Letters and is covered with Fine Supernova glitter.  And the jumbo wheel is Friendly Words stamped in Baja Breeze.

The flowers are from the Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, with a pearl from the Pretties Kit in the centre.

I’ll put a small tutorial with measurements in my next newsletter, so if you’d like to make an album like this, join up for my newsletter (on the sidebar).

Thanks for looking 🙂

Sweet Nothings scrapbook layout

It’s been a while since I made this layout.  It’s the fourth layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album.

The photo isn’t the best, it was taken the night before we drove to Canberra last year for Nan’s 90th party.    I think the red top my step-mum is wearing really ties in to the background colour I’ve used, Riding Hood Red.  And I adore the striped DSP in this Simply Scrappin’ kit.  To accent it more, I added an edge in Kiwi Kiss to the DSP, using the Eyelet Border punch.  Then I’ve tied some white tafetta ribbon around the panel to finish it off.

This is a close up of the detail, and the pearl from the Pretties Kit in the centre of die-cuts from the Simply Scrappin’ kit.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Parisian Sense of Time scrapbook layout

I mentioned last month a big project I had to complete.  Well, it was a scrapbook album for my step-Nan’s 90th birthday, which she LOVED, I might add.  It was a lovely night with a lot of my step-mum’s family travelling from Sydney to Canberra for my step-Nan’s birthday. 

I managed to complete 13 pages in 3 days.  So, over the next week, I’ll share the layouts with you.  I still have a few more pages to scrap as well, so hopefully I’ll finish them soon too.  This was my first attempt at a 12 x 12 scrapbook!

I’m going to start with my favourite double layout first … a perfect colour combo (in my opinion) for photos from the 1930s 🙂

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I’ve used Baja Breeze textured paper for the base.  Then I’ve used scraps of Parisian Breeze DSP for the brown corners (the scraps are from the front page layout of the album, which I’ll post soon) and two strips of the flower pattern from Parisian Breeze DSP.  I then used Sahara Sand textured paper as a mat for the left hand page and Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip paper to layer the photos on the right page.

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You can see I’ve used a Pretties Kit big flower and layered it with Flower Fusion Too felt flowers with a rhinestone brad in the centre.  I’ve paper pierced, using my mat pack, around where the photos will go, so the photos are highlighted a little.

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I stamped the sentiment from Sense of Time on Sahara Sand paper, then layered it on Chocolate Chip paper.  I sponged the edges of the Sahara Sand paper with Chocolate Chip ink to give an aged feel.  The jumbo eyelet adds to the aged feel and I’ve threaded the eyelet with Baja Breeze coordinating striped grosgrain ribbon.

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I used my word window punch to add ‘Bondi 1937’ using my Chocolate Chip marker pen, and I layered that on the scalloped oval punch.  I added a bow of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon and a Pretties Kit pearl to make it look pretty 🙂

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I stamped the clock from Sense of Time in Sahara Sand ink on the left page, and in Chocolate Chip ink on the Baja Breeze textured paper on the right page.  I then alternate stamped the clock mechanics stamp in Sahara Sand and Baja Breeze on both pages, so the clock images flowed from one page to the next.  I used my square punches as diamonds to add the dates to each photo.

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Above is the double layout with photos.

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And lastly each page layout with photos.  I left a few gaps on the first page so that my step-mum can add some jouralling too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

 

Flight of the Butterfly birthday

A long, long time ago (well, it seems like it!), I was lucky to stamp Sharon’s Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  Sharon is one of my lovely team members and her cards are gorgeous!  Thanks, Sharon!!  Check out Sharon’s superb talent here

Anyway, I stamped lots of butterflies and then waited for the right card to put them together.  And this card is for my lovely cousin’s daughter, Brooklyn, who just turned 4.  Brookie had a great birthday party last week and the kids all had a ball.  And the best part?  Seeing Brookie open her presents, wow, ALL the kids loved that part!

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I love this colour combo – Elegant Eggplant and Pink Pirouette, it’s subtlely striking.  And, I think, the Pretties Kit pearls are a classic girlie touch. 

Don’t you think the sentiment is profound …  if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies?  Wow.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Golden Wedding Anniversary

How special for a couple to reach their golden wedding anniversary … imagine, 50 years together! Just over a week ago, my cousin Lyndal (hello, Lyndal!!) came around to make a special card for her boyfriend’s parents on their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of this month. This is the card she made … isn’t it gorgeous! And very special, for being handmade, but also as a special keepsake for the golden couple 🙂

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Lyndal used the background stamp En Francais, stamped in Sahara Sand. Next it was Baroque Motifs, Together Forever and Best Friends Numbers (retired) – all heat embossed using versamark with gold powder. The ribbon is not Stampin’ Up! … it was left over from my wedding invitations! And the paper is Whisper White and Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous metallic gold! The final touch was three pearls from the Pretties Kit.

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I’m afraid the photo (in poor light at night) doesn’t do the card total justice. I think Lyndal did a wonderful job … the card IRL is stunning and sure to be appreciated by the golden couple!

Thanks for looking 🙂

And a Happy Mother’s Day to all

I hope you have all had a lovely day for Mother’s Day, doing whatever is special to you 🙂  My mother-in-law and brother-in-law came around for breakfast this morning and the men cooked up a wonderful brunch, all the better because I was not in the kitchen!  I’m really excited to start reading my present too … Twilight!!  There’s been so much interest in this book and the movie was spellbinding, I’m really curious to see the writing that has inspired so many … and as a closet fantasy writer, I’m sure to learn a lot!

Anyway, back to card making!!  This is the card I made for my mother-in-law, using the stamp sets A Rose is a Rose, Friends 24-7 and Wonderful Favourites.  I really love the way A Rose is a Rose and Friends 24-7 goes together in this card.  They could be from the same stamp set!!  The roses are two-step stamped in Real Red and Bravo Burgundy and the petals are in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  I wanted a really soft effect for my Damask image from the Friends 24-7 stamp set, so it has been stamped off in Old Olive.DSC00862

The papers I’ve used are Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Whisper White and Whisper White textured (for the large background).  The ribbon across the middle of the card is Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain and I’ve used the Eyelet border punch for the detail along the bottom of the card.  There are three of the big white half pearls from the Pretties Kit in the top right hand corner.  The sentiment ‘Wonderful Mother’ has been stamped in Bravo Burgundy using the stamp set Wonderful Favourites – what a great set this is, so versatile!

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And most exciting of all to me … like a card maker’s mother’s day present … was the chance to use the Build-a-Brad on this card, for the first time!!  I’ve punched out a rose bud from the Bella Rose DSP (part of the scrapbooker’s special this month!!) and the adhered it to the brad, stuck on the so-cool acrylic bubble and then attached it to the centre of the Damask image.

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And a card wouldn’t be a card without Dazzling Diamonds, would it?!  I’ve added DD using Crystal Effects on the roses.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Inspired from the Catalogue

Do you find you are sometimes stuck for an idea?  I often will look for something to inspire me to create a card and then I make it my own.  But this card from pages 7 and 157 from the Idea Book & Catalogue was too elegant to alter … I had to recreate it!

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Except, I made one obvious alteration.  If you can tell me what I have changed, then post a comment on this page letting me know.  I’ll post this card to either the person who is correct or, if there is more than one correct answer, I’ll draw your name out of a hat.  Anyone is welcome to participate, including my clever team!  You have until Friday 9.00pm!

Thanks for looking 🙂