Tag Archive | Simply Said

Something old …

Don’t you just love a wedding?  And when it’s your wedding, it’s one of the most memorable and special days of your life.  To help add to how special my friend’s sister’s wedding day will be, my friend also asked me to make tags for “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue” … as long as I had the time (too kind! what a fun challenge!).  LOL!!!  I couldn’t help but say … yes please, I’d love to have a go!  What a great reason to make something special for someone on their special day!!  And what an awesome idea!!

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This is the tag I’ve made for “Something old” … I really tried for an old-worldy look.  To do this I used the technique … emerging colour!  The stamp sets I’ve used for the emerging colour are En Francais, Priceless and Simply Said.  You’ll see the word “Something” from Yummy (Sale-a-bration stamp set – now unavailable) appear on every tag which I hope will unite them all too.  For emerging colour I stamped En Francis in So Saffron, the butterfly from Priceless in the new In Color Kiwi Kiss and then the heart from Simply Said in versamark.  Then I embossed the heart with clear embossing powder.  After that, I pulled out my brayer and brayered over it all in Red Riding Hood Red.   After I finished brayering, I wiped the cardstock with a tissue.

I’ve distressed the edges of the emerging colour cardstock and the So Saffron cardstock.  And I’ve layered them onto Kiwi Kiss.  I’m sorry to say, the ribbon is either retired SU ribbon or not SU at all.

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Check back tomorrow for “Something new” …

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Stamp-a-Stack on the weekend

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.
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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.
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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 a great day!

A new technique for me …

I was challenged this week in my business boot camp to try a technique I had never used before.  And the day after I received my challenge, I received my regular Split Coast Stampers (SCS) newsletter with a technique I had never tried before (phew!!) … faux shaving cream.   So, this was my attempt at faux shaving cream:

Faux Shaving cream

It really was so easy to do … pick two complementary colours, stamp one colour on a solid stamp and then use a Stampin’ Around wheel inked up with the other colour and roll/twist it on the other stamp.  Give a ‘huff’ and stamp on your cardstock.  I chose Apricot Appeal and Real Red as my complementary colours.  Would you try this technique?

So many thank you cards!

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!

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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 🙂

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Which thank you card do you like best? Leave a comment.

Virtual card making

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!

Spotlight 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!

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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.

Classes begin again – book in now!

Valentine’s Day card

For anyone interested in handcrafting cards for the special people in their lives, I will be offering classes for you this year as follows:

  • One card classes for $5.00 including all materials and an envelope:

    • Valentine’s Day – Friday 8th February 2008;
    • Mother’s Day – Friday, 2nd May 2008;
    • Father’s Day – Friday, 29th August 2008;
    • Engagement;
    • Wedding; and
    • Sympathy.
  • Stamp-A-Stacks for $20.00 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes:
    • Easter – Monday 3 March 2008;
    • Children’s birthday;
    • Birthday – male and female; and
    • One Sheet Wonder.
  • Anything but a card items:
    • Children’s parties including 10 invitations, 10 treat boxes and 10 lollipop holders ($30 including all materials, optional extra $3.00 for envelopes); and
    • Baby Brag scrapbooks (POA).

Bookings for classes are essential.

The first class of the year begins at 7.30pm, Friday 8th February 2008 for Valentine’s Day. Please contact me no later than Wednesday 6th February 2008 to ensure your place. Looking forward to seeing you at my place!

If you cannot make my classes, the why not organise a minimum of 4 people together (including yourself) and book me to visit your home for a personalised card making class. Contact me today to arrange a date!

Would you make a Valentine’s Day card for your partner?