Tag Archive | Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Serene Silhouettes

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This is a card I made last year for a card night with some of the lovely ladies who come and stamp with me.  At the time, I looked everywhere for inspiration with this stamp set, Serene Silhouettes, but in the end I was inspired by one of my own cards!  Honestly, that doesn’t happen often. But this is the card that inspired me here.

I really like this colour combo of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Here is a close up of the same card with the sentiment “just for you” instead:

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Thanks for looking!

Rachel

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 🙂

Birthday Bag in a Box

I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas.   In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation.  I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below.  And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.

For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment.  I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.

For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations.  So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore!  Here is a close-up of the sentiment.

For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Owl Punch Wedding Card

Ever since the new SU catalogue came out, I’ve wanted to make a card using Concord Crush.  Finally, for Cath and Steve’s wedding card, I found the time!  Yeah!  You see, purple is also one of Cath’s favourite colours.  So, enter Destiny. 

I made this card using Concord Crush and teamed it together with the Basic Grey and Whisper White.  I also had to add Baroque Motifs, as I know how much Cath loves that stamp.  Of course, who doesn’t love that stamp?!!  lol.  Anyway, you can also see that I added a touch of Vintage Wallpaper as well.  Had to stick to my themes! 

The bride’s dress was made using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with a few pearls at the bottom to make her truly elegant.  For the tiara, I used the owl’s feet and added one of SU’s gorgeous teeny pearls.  The groom’s waistcoat came from the Level 1 Hostess DSP pack and his bow tie (which I adore) came from two hearts from the Owl punch.  A few pearl buttons finished him off.

And how about the gorgeous sentiment?  I love the stamp set, Well Scripted, which is available in the current Summer Mini Catalogue – only until 31 March 2011.  Email me today to order it for yourself.  Or why not order the Owl punch – at $33.95 (plus shipping) in Australia it’s an amazing punch to add to your collection.

Well, I had so much fun making all the cards I made for Cath and Steve’s wedding.  I hope you enjoyed the journey.  Now I think I need to find another wedding!  The challenge has pushed my inspiration and it’s been soul-satisfying 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

Vintage Wallpaper Wedding Place Name Cards

There is a little more to tell of Cath and Steve’s wedding, besides the waterfall of torrential rain that flooded their bridal table just as they were about to be seated or the fire alarm that interrupted the start of the speeches and couldn’t be turned off until the firemen arrived to flick the ‘off’ switch.  All true.  Trust Canberra to provide a delicious wedding memory.  

But, there are a couple more cards.  Today, I’ve posted the place name cards I made for all the guests.  Again, I used Basic Grey cardstock and Whisper White embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, by now the signature of Cath and Steve’s wedding invitations.  I added a pearl to the centre of the embossed design, and a touch of Pink Pirouette and Baroque Motifs to one corner.

I printed all names on vellum paper and then punched them out using the Scallop Oval punch and I attached each name with Mini Glue dots – perfect because of their transparency.



Well, the honeymoon is over and it’s back to work soon for the bridal couple, but I still have one more card from the wedding to show you.  Check back tomorrow!

Thanks for looking 🙂

My very special wedding acceptance

To make a wedding acceptance card is easy, right?  Well, when you’ve made the invitations, I found it a real challenge!  In the end, I decided to take the wedding invitation idea one step further … and use one of my new favourite colour combos with a vintage look. 

This is what I made for the wedding acceptance …

So I used the colours Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Vintage Wallpaper embossed image.  Then I stamped the Together Forever in Crumb Cake and kissed it just right using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with the flourish from Baroque Motifs with Blushing Bride ink.  A couple of pearls, a bit of Very Vanilla textured cardstock and some non-SU lace and I had finished!

Of course, I embossed the Very Vanilla SU envelope with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

A very special wedding invitation

It’s sad to come to the end of this wedding invitation journey (and they did take a literal journey from Sydney to Canberra a few weekends ago so my sister could see them) but at the same time, it’s thrilling!  A very special wedding is around the corner for our family in Canberra …

And so, this is the final wedding invitation and you might notice, there is no taffeta ribbon!  It was replaced with the gorgeous SU white satin ribbon 🙂

This is a close up of the punched layers with the Baroque Motifs stamped with a touch of pink over the Together Forever stamped in Basic Grey.  I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that the swirl and Together Forever kissed in all the right places, lol!

And this is what ninety true-blue wedding invitations look like …

Of course, wedding invitations must be posted!  And so, I embossed SU’s whisper white envelopes with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder … and this is what they looked like all stamped and labelled before posting …

Now, you may have thought the journey has come to an end, but no!  I still must show you my acceptance card.  So come back again tomorrow, lol!

Thanks for looking 🙂