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My Mother-In-Law’s Invites

My mother-in-law had a big birthday recently – for politeness, I won’t say which big number 🙂  We had a simply special celebration at a restaurant with family and friends – it was a wonderful night – and this is the invite I made to send out to everyone.

I fell in love with this card here and it inspired me to make the invitations.  It also inspired me to make another card, which I’ll post shortly.

To make this card, I used the colours Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  I popped the Blushing Bride background through the Big Shot with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch with a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock to layer along the bottom of my stamped image, together with a strip of Certainly Celery striped DSP (from the Subtles DSP Paper Stacks). 

I then used the retired Sale-a-bration Bliss stamp set to stamp in Crumb Cake around the edge of my Very Vanilla cardstock (and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink).  I tore the top right corner and sponged the tear in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stuck a snippet of Newsprint DSP under the corner.

Using Silhouette Sentiments and my Certainly Celery and Blushing Bride marker pens, I used marker-to-rubber and stamped the flowers in a row.  The bird was then stamped in Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment,  I punched some Certainly Celery cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Then I stamped with Bliss in “stamped off” Crumb Cake ink and added a flower from Silhouette Sentiments using my marker pens.  The “You’re Invited” is from a great favourite stamp set of mine – Sincere Salutations – and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  Again, I sponged the edges of the punched out Extra-Large Oval in Crumb Cake ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Strength & Hope Mini Lunch Sacks

I know the new catalogue has just started – so I promise I will post some of my new creations in the next week.  Don’t you love the new catalogue?  I know I do!  If you haven’t seen it yet and would like a hard copy – please email me 🙂

Now, I am sorry I’m very tardy in posting these gorgeous mini lunch sacks – especially because you can’t buy them from Stampin’ Up! anymore!  But I love them, all the same, and must share them 🙂 

I made these as a free gift to all my guests for my launch of the Autumn/Winter mini that has now finished.  I just adored the lunch sacks and was entirely inspired to make my lunch sacks from the gorgeous creations on this link here.

To make them, I popped the lunch sacks through my Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Then I punched out three strips of Concord Crush cardstock with the Scallop Trim border punch.  I stamped the butterfly from Strength & Hope in Concord Crush ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out and stuck it with dimensionals over the flourish from Strength & Hope (also stamped in Concord Crush).  Of course, a gift must have bling too – so there are three of SU’s rhinestone basic jewels for the butterfly’s body.

To tie the top together, I used Basic Black striped grosgrain ribbon.  And my little tag is from Tiny Tags – stamped in Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz and tied on with linen thread.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Striking Mini Milk Carton

How adorable is the Mini Milk Carton die?  Of course, not possible to make without the amazing Big Shot. 

This was one of my free gifts at my Sale-a-bration launch party, earlier this year.  I was inspired by page 94 of the Australian Idea Book & Catalogue 2010/2011 for the colour combination and for the detail.  I really love the combination of the Love Letters DSP and Newsprint DSP – I can’t put my finger on it but it’s subtle and striking!

 

For the stamp set, I used the Level 2 Hostess set, Cute by the Inch.  How well does it coordinate with the DSPs?  This is a knock-your-socks-off colour combo – Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Friends 24-7 Make-and-Take

This is one of the make and take cards my guests made at my Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini Catalogue launch party a couple of weeks ago.  The design was entirely inspire by Teneale Williams here and I told my guests exactly that – and one of them confessed she had already seen Teneale’s card!  Teneale has made such a beautiful card, you should check it out (if you haven’t already seen it, lol!).

Only, I couldn’t use the stamp set, Bliss, as Teneale had.  I don’t have it yet!  So, this is a good example of how you can make what you have work for you.  I wanted to also use Well Scripted on my launch night, so I made this card work for me. 

I used the colours Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Concord Crush DSP from the Level 1 Hostess DSP Pack.  I put the Concord Crush DSP through my Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and a string of SU pearls in the middle.  The striped DSP is also the Concord Crush DSP.

Like Teneale, I also used the rock and roll technique for the damask from Friends 24-7.  I stamped in Perfect Plum ink first, then stamped off once, then rock and rolled the stamp in Elegant Eggplant.  I love the effect! 

I stamped the sentiment from Well Scripted in Elegant Eggplant and a touch of Victoria crochet trim lace finished off the card.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Hostess gift – Box in a Bag

Here is another Box in a Bag (did I say how inspired I was by Rachel’s pressie, lol?!).  This one I made for one of my hostesses as her thank you gift.  If you would like to make your own Box in a Bag, then click here to see the tutorial.

For this box, I used Love Letter Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla and Basic Black textured cardstock.  For the tag, I first rolled in Crumb Cake the Music Notes wheel.  Then I stamped the thank you sentiment from Curly Cute in Riding Hood Red.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and popped a Vintage Brad at the top of the tag.

I tied the box together with two punched Round Tab pieces of Basic Black, a hole punched in both with my Crop-a-dile, and then threaded with Basic Black satin ribbon and Chantilly Crochet Trim lace.  And that was it!  So easy.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Masculine Newsprint/Lovely as a Tree

This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂

I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers.  Thanks mwben!  So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except  I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look.  The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).

Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE!  I’ve been smooching everything, lol!  It’s a great effect.  This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:

And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!

Thanks for looking 🙂

More Pony Party

This is another Pony Party card I made last year for one of my daughter’s friends. 

For this card, I used the cardstock Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush and Whisper White.  This time I sponged the background sky in Concord Crush and the grass in Pear Pizzazz, but I cut out the pony after I had coloured her in with my marker pens and ink pads.  Isn’t this the cutest eva pony? 

The Pink Pirouette cardstock was rolled through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Regal Rose ink and sponged with Concord Crush – a few Rhinestones under the sentiment, layered over cardstock punched using my Scallop Oval punch and Large Oval punch, and the sentiment was done!

Thanks for looking 🙂