Do you have the Classic Stars jumbo wheel yet? If you don’t, you should! Well, I will qualify … particularly if you have kids! I think it makes great boy and girl birthday cards. Together with the coordinating star punches, it’s a must have at only $AUS15.95.
This is a card I made to demonstrate heat embossing, using silver embossing powder. The SU silver embossing powder is gorgeous! You must try it. Really. You must. Together with the silver, I’ve made this card using the colours Lovely Lilac, Rose Red and Whisper White. The wide grosgrain ribbon is in coordinating Rose Red. And the lovely patterned paper under the ribbon? Well, that’s from the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ kit.
The sentiment is from the stamp set Think Happy Thoughts. The little star stamped in Lovely Lilac ink is from Seasons of Joy – what a versatile stamp set! There is a neat little trick to the punched out “outlined” star. Why not sign up to receive my monthly newsletter today? Then you’ll learn the tip in my June newsletter.
I’ve completed my second Kristina Werner Colour Challenge this weekend. It was perfect timing to make a card because I had to make my sister-in-law’s birthday card and we’re seeing her today! It’s always great to have some direction when making a card for someone, that’s why I love challenges! And this was a great inspiration and challenge 🙂
The picture above was Kristina’s challenge, and this is the card I made …
I love the stripes from Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper. Even though I have it under layers in this card, I made sure I lined the stripes up the same direction! I also used Glossy White cardstock which gives a really crisp card. I love it! I embossed with versamark, Old Olive ink and clear embossing powder on the glossy white for the green “stem” and I cut my Rose Red flowers from Priceless with extra Dazzling Diamonds. Then I coloured a flower from the Pretties Kit with my So Saffron marker pen. A bit of grey ribbon here and some circle punches layered with Think Happy Thoughts, a half pearl from the Pretties Kit and some paper piercing with my mat pack and there you have it!
Here are a couple of close ups …
Love that half pearl!
Love the rhinestone brad in the flower’s centre too! I hope my sister-in-law likes it 🙂
This weekend I have a stamp-a-stack (aka SAS) for my cousin. It will be a great day, particularly as her daughter and my daughter are only 2 weeks apart in age and will have a ball playing while we have fun making cards! What is a stamp-a-stack? It’s where you make a stack of 10 cards, usually of 2 different designs. This is one of the cards I have chosen for the day.
We will be making 5 of these cards which my cousin’s guests will be able to tailor using the greeting stamps from Warmest Regards (retiring at the end of this month). The card, except for a few minor details, is a complete case from Splitcoaststampers. You can check out the original card here. Thanks so much Michele Boyer (Paper Cuts) for a great card! The original card had the advantage of using the Stampin’ Up! In Colour, Purely Pomegranate, which will be available in Australia from 1 April 2008! I can’t wait … that’s next Tuesday!!
This is the other card we will make. I apologise for the poor quality … of card (!) … my original card took a little battering at the last card class I ran and is a little worse for wear with extra ink spots on it. Such is life! I’ll post a nicer card up next week 🙂 This is an excellent card for a stamp-a-stack! With the Birthday Best (in the old and new catalogue for only $25.95!), guests can change from flowers to balloons to cupcakes and have a variety of cards to take home, should they choose to dip into their “creative well”. It’s one of the best value stamp sets in the catalogue and one of my favourites! For the greeting on this card I’ve used the stamp set, God’s Blessings, but if you don’t have that stamp set then the Birthday Best greeting is just fine too 🙂 I’ve also used Simply Said flowers at the top of the card, but they aren’t coming up well in the photo. My apologies.
If you like the idea of organising a few friends around for a SAS, then drop me a line and we can book a date today (in Sydney, NSW, please). The cost for a SAS is $20.00 plus $3.00 for envelopes (envelopes are optional).
Have you seen, or do you own, either of these two cards?
If you have, it means you have either been one of my hostesses or you have been to a workshop party where I have demonstrated, as these have been my demonstration cards which I give to my hostesses. So! I must now ask you … have you made anything with your Stampin’ Up! purchases? Well, if the answer is no to this question, then it is time you dedicated some time to create … it is time to make time for YOU!
I am having a FREE card & scrap night on Friday 28 March 2008 from 8.00pm (the Friday night after Easter) for any of my hostesses, customers or friends (or your friends) who are interested in coming along. It will be a night to work on your own creations. You simply need to bring along your own cardstock, adhesives, embellishments etc and any of your latest purchases you haven’t yet used. You are welcome to also use any of my stamp sets, ink pads or punches, if you like. I will supply a seat, some lollies (to help with creative inspiration!) and coffee/tea/cold drinks. Book some time in your diary for YOU now and come along. Bookings essential (simply so I can organise table space for everyone).
I’m planning on this night becoming a monthly or bi-monthly stamp & scrap night, so if you can’t make it this month, subscribe to my blog today and you’ll get an update in your Inbox when I update my blog for next month (the last Friday of the month is a possibility).
Slot a place in your diary for YOU now … you deserve it.
You can always tell when the new year has settled in … life gets busier. So, with a few workshops done recently and a few more on the way, here are some more thank you cards I have made for my hostesses. The card below uses the stamp set, Merci, which is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can only receive if you place an order over $100 BEFORE 29 FEBRUARY 2008.
Time is counting down for these sets to be gone forever … so if you love it and want it, order today!
The gorgeous Flirty pink ribbon and stunning chocolate/vanilla spotted paper will also be gone soon, but you have until 31 March 2008 to place your orders for them. A good reminder for your diary, the Summer Mini Catalogue ends next month!
I love the next stamp set. Simply Said is one of my favourites. I’m also loving the colours Rose Red and Regal Rose at the moment … don’t you agree, they look great with Certainly Celery? And watch out for those Dazzling Diamonds … they’re ever present in my cards 🙂
Which thank you card do you like best? Leave a comment.
It was another cyberstamp night on Wednesday night. I love them! Our first challenge for the night was the spotlight technique. I used my gorgeous Time Well Spent stamp set that Stampin’ Up! gave all SU demonstrators for their Christmas present last year. I like this technique!
The second card was made knowing that a beautiful baby girl had been born on Tuesday, Evie Jane Foote. So, now all I have to do is buy a gift. The card was our sketch challenge for the night. I’m really loving the colour Rose Red at the moment!
Don’t you love the butterfly? It’s from the Merci stamp set which is in our Sale-A-Bration catalogue right now. If you spend $100 before 29 February 2008 you too could earn the Merci stamp set and this gorgeous butterfly for FREE.
I still have to make up my third challenge … a colour challenge. So watch this space and I’ll post that card after I make it tonight.