Tag Archive | Real Red

Josh’s Extreme Elements 6th birthday

Well, my special middle boy, Josh, turned 6 back in March.  It was a bit of a crazy time in March as we had been given notice to vacate our home (the owner wanted to move in) so we were running around looking for somewhere to live in between packing, school, work, my business and all the usual fun of life!  Josh had a big party last year for his 5th birthday, so this year was a quiet affair at home.  This was the card I made for him – I really love how it turned out!

I used the stamp sets Extreme Elements and Happiest Birthday Wishes with the colour combination Real Red, Basic Black and Crumb Cake.  I love the Big Shot and I couldn’t have made this card without it – I’ve used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die and Simple Letters Alphabet and Simple Numbers Bigz Dies to cut out Josh’s name and the number “6” (which doubles as the number “9”). 

I think that SU’s glitter paper is the best paper out there – I hope we get more colours in the new catalogue!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Cute Curly Christmas Cards

Here are a few more quick Christmas cards.

I really love the Curly Cute “Season’s Greetting” stamp, so I’ve made quite a few cards with it this year.  For the card above, I punched out some Cocoa Specialty DSP (not available anymore) using the Ornament Punch.  I wrapped some gold cord (retired) around the top and then stuck it to some Whisper White paper that I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped in Real Red.

This card is slightly different.  It has three ornaments and the sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

This card is the same as the first card, except the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Triangle Box

Here is a simple Christmas triangle box I made last year.  I love the elegance of Real Red and Whisper White together!

I stamped the swirl from Spotlight on Christmas in Whisper White craft ink.  The countdown to Christmas stamp is also from Spotlight on Christmas.  And the Scallop Oval punch really finishes off this stamp with a lovely white border.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Can you believe it is only 6 weeks until Christmas? It is time to believe!

These are a couple of cards I made the other night with my good friend, Michele. Now, I’m sure I’ve seen this design somewhere else, but try as I might, a search of SCS and the web has not uncovered a design owner. So, if it is your design, please let me know! And thank you for the inspiration!

This is a really simple card to make (it had to be simple, it was a late night!). We used the So Swirly jumbo wheel and then the little poinsettia stamp from Season of Joy. The greeting is from the versatile Short & Sweet stamp set.

Remember, the Spring Mini Catalogue finishes at the end of this month i.e. 30 November 2008. So if you like Season of Joy … contact me now!

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I tried out two different colours to see which I liked more … and I tried out gold brads and silver eyelets, again to see which I liked more. This is the Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate card with silver eyelets …

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And this is the Wild Wasabi and Real Red card with gold brads …

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I will use this card in a couple of Stamp-a-Stacks I have booked this month. If you were to participate in a Stamp-a-Stack, which card would you prefer to make? The Real Red and gold brads or the Purely Pomegranate and Silver eyelets? Let me know.

And if you are interested in making some hand made cards for Christmas, why not book a Stamp-a-Stack with me? You make 10 cards of 2 different designs and enjoy some fun with friends! There are only evenings left in my calendar, so let me know soon to book a date. You will need to live within a reasonable distance of Parklea, Sydney, Australia, that’s all! Then you too could make 5 of these cards!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Handbag

This is a little handbag that, again, we were shown how to make at Stampin’ Up!’s Regional Training in September.  Derrek from Stampin’ Up! (USA) gave us all the template … which is so simple!  It is made from a 12″x12″ piece of cardstock and some cardstock and ribbon to embellish.

The handbag below is my creation from Derrek’s template.  I’ve used Dashing DSP … which is only available to purchase until the end of the month.  The stamp sets I’ve used are Season of Joy and Short & Sweet …  the colours are simply awesome Christmas colours (don’t you think??!) … Real Red and Old Olive.  With the dash of Dazzling Diamonds (as always!!).  This is a close up below:

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I love paper piercing the swirl from Season of Joy!

This is a picture of the whole handbag.  Apologies again for my camera.

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And this is a picture of the bag that I made based pretty much 95% on the bag Derrek had on display at Regional Training.  Thanks Derrek!

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Thanks for looking 🙂

Season of joy make and take

This is the second make and take card my guests made at my Spring Mini Launch party.  I wanted a simpler card to make so my guests weren’t leaving at midnight and having to get up for work the next day.  I know most still had to get up for work the next day (including children!) but this time the last guest left by 11.00pm, so the “simpler” plan worked.

This card is made with the stamp set Season of Joy and the colours Real Red and Wild Wasabi.  I wish I had had enough Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain for my guests to use but Real Red grosgrain was all I had at the time.  A dash of Dazzling Diamonds on the poinsettia gives the dazzle of Christmas!

I cased the card from Splitcoaststampers here.  Thank you!  I love SCS, when I’m short on time, it never fails to provide awesome inspirations!

Thanks for looking 🙂

5th birthday

This was a card I made for a special boy in our family who turned 5 last week. The birthday presents were stamped by Jo with Birthday Whimsey – retired (part of candy I received from one of Jo’s launch parties, thanks Jo!). The tempting turquoise card was stamped with the star from Fun & Fast Notes. And the number ‘5’ is from Best Friends Numbers. I really like this colour combo of Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Real Red … I’m rediscovering Tempting Turquoise at the moment! I forgot how great it is!!

Thanks for looking!