Tag Archive | Short & Sweet

Together Forever wedding thank you

I’ve been busy making some special cards for a lovely lady I used to work with – she’s getting married very soon!!  I was asked to make a few wedding thank you cards for her family, so this is one of the cards I made:

I used the layout from another card I’ve made before here, and then I used colours that were closest to the bride’s bridesmaid colours to help coordinate with her wedding theme.  I used Very Vanilla (textured), Brushed Gold and So Saffron card stock and So Saffron and Versamark ink.  The stamp sets I used are Together Forever and Short & Sweet.  Sadly, Together Forever won’t be available after the end of this month – so now is your last chance to buy it if you love it!  I must admit, I’ve loved using it.  It’s so versatile!  Thank you cards, birthday cards, wedding cards etc. 

You can see in the close up that I’ve embossed the sentiment and frame with gold embossing powder, plus I paper pierced a border in the centre frame and I’ve added some elegant pearls.  Pearls are lovely on wedding cards, don’t you think?

I’ve more cards that are part of this wedding theme – so check back over the next few days to see what else I’ve created for my friend – the soon-to-be beautiful bride!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Riding Hood Red Two-Step Punch Bird

This is another make-and-take card we made at my Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue launch party. 

We used the new Extra-Large Two-Step Bird punch and Bella Rose DSP.  Of course, the Bella Rose DSP is based around the colours Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip.  The card base is Riding Hood Red (textured cardstock), the Whisper White is also textured cardstock, there is a touch of Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon and a Kiwi Kiss corduroy button (retired).  The linen thread adds depth to the card, and the sentiment is from the ever-versatile Short & Sweet.

The card is deceptive in its size in this photo – it is a 6″x6″ card!  Again, as my numbers were small on the night of my launch, I was able to spoil my guests 🙂  I hope they liked their cards, I know my 5 year old daughter, who also participated for the first time on the night with gleeful joy, loved her cards – she clutched them all the way to school the next day for show-and-tell! 

Thanks for looking 🙂

Big Bold 5th Birthday

I’m sorry I’ve been slack in posting the past month.  I have been working hard to finish the first draft of my novel – and I finished it last night!  Now, I’ll put it down for a while, let it percolate, and revisit it in a month to begin the hard slog of editing and polishing it.  Until then, I’m cardmaking with abandon!!  There will be lots more posts in the coming month 🙂

A few weeks ago, my daughter received her very first invitation in Kindergarten.  And she was so lucky – it was from one of her best friends! 

So this is the card we made for her.  Bella helped pick the colours (it had to be pink, pink, pink!), and then she stamped all the inside of the card.  I’m so sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the inside!

The pinks Bella chose are Pink Pirouette and Pixie Pink.  I was surprised that she picked Lovely Lilac for the little flower!  It’s been a while since I’ve used my Sticky Cut Letters – I forget how cool they are with the Fine Supernova Glitter!  Love the “J” for the birthday girl’s name 🙂 

The stamp sets we used are Big Bold Birthday, Short & Sweet and Best Friends Numbers (retired).

Thanks for looking 🙂

Last of the Christmas cards …

Here are a few more Christmas cards I made for friends and family …

I made a card like the one above last year, except a different colour.  This one is Riding Hood Red and uses the stamp sets Season of Joy and Short & Sweet.  I love the Riding Hood Red tafetta ribbon!

I wanted to try a different colour scheme for a few Christmas cards, so this colour combo above is Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie.  I rolled the jumbo wheel Classic Stars in Versamark, stamped the sentiment in Old Olive from Best Yet, and the Christmas Tree from Fun & Fast Notes, coloured in with a Pumpkin Pie marker pen.

This one is similar to the colour combo above, minus the Sahara Sand.  Same stamps.  Can you make out the watermark of Classic Stars on the Very Vanilla in Versamark?  It’s a bit too subtle for my liking.  What do you think?  Compared to the card above, I also think I prefer stamping the Christmas tree and sentiment in Staz On Black better than stamping it in Old Olive.  It’s a stronger picture.  I wonder if you agree?

These two cards are the same design as from my last post inspired by Jenny from Stamping Moments.  The base colours are the same, WW, Kiwi Kiss and Real Red, and the ribbon colour on the top is Chocolate Chip and the one below is Baja Breeze.  The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas, Best Yet and Season of Joy.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Stamp-a-stack cards 2009

These are some of the designs I used for the Christmas stamp-a-stacks I ran for customers/friends last year.

This one is one of my personal favourites and was inspired by Nancy Littrell on SCS here.  It was made using the masking technique, sponging using the colours Pacific Point and Pink Pirouette.  The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages. 

These two were inspired by Albongo on SCS here, using the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes, plus Best Yet and Short & Sweet.  Again, these cards used the masking technique.  And the colours are Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Real Red.  Plus, you can’t have a Christmas card without lots of Dazzling Diamonds!

The next one is a subtle colour combo, using Sahara Sand and Bashful Blue.  The stamp set is Season of Joy – so versatile!

The last card uses the colours Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Real Red which was inspired by the incredibly talented Jenny at Stamping Moments here.  The stamp sets are Tree Trimmings, Spotlight on Christmas for the swirl on Whisper White and Season of Joy for the greeting.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Bella Rose Purse

It was my sister’s birthday on the 17th (just gone) and I had made this purse for her gift.  Lee lives on the Gold Coast, so she doesn’t see us very often and I thought a couple of pictures of us would be nice for her to have.  So I spied this bag on the net made by Gretchen Barron (thanks for the super inspiration!!) and I then altered the measurements of the purse to fit my photos.  The purse, or handbag, was perfect for my sister as she loves bags!

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I used textured cardstock for the entire card, except for the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the thin panels on the inside of the purse.  The paper colours are Basic Black, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

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The stamp set I used is a Rose is a Rose and it was stamped using Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss.  The coordinating wheel, Bella’s Border was used on the thin panels.  Of course, the coordinating Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon worked perfectly for the handle and the Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon on the front of the purse coordinated with the rose leaves inside the purse.

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The Eyelet Border punch helped layer the photos and decorate the front of the purse.  Plus, the other punches I used to layer the two sentiments to the purse were the Scallop Circle, Designer Label, Large Oval,  Oval and Scallop Oval.

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The sentiment stamp sets I used were Sincere Salutations and Short & Sweet.  A rhinestone brad and Pink Flower Designer brad helped decorate the sentiments.  And, for the final decorations, on the front of the purse I used a Button Bouquet Designer Button and a gorgeous Stampin’ Up! clip at the top of the purse.  And I paper pierced the strip of Textured Pink Pirouette cardstock.

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Thanks for looking 🙂

A recent Stamp-a-Stack

These are the cards I designed for my last Stamp-a-Stack.  One of the ladies coming along wanted to make a wedding card, so I tailored the SAS around Tempting Turquoise and Basic Grey.  I thought the Tempting Turquoise lended a real “Tiffany’s” feel to the card … what do you think?

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And the second card was designed for boys 🙂  And, so, you can see how a simple layout and colour scheme can be used for two entirely different cards.

The stamp sets I used for the wedding card were Fun & Fast Notes, Together Forever and Sincere Salutations.  Although you can’t see the Sincere Salutations, it was an option for anyone who wanted to make another type of card with Fun & Fast Notes and Sincere Salutations.

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The boy’s card used the stamp sets Choo Choo (available in the Spring Mini), Short & Sweet and Fun & Fast Notes.

Thanks for looking 🙂