Saturday, 30 March 2013

Elegant Butterfly and Glimmer Paper

Hello again

I often start to make a card with a particular idea in mind and as I start, I think of another idea or I don't really like what I am doing and so I change my mind. The end card is often quite different to the one I first imagined. That's how this one started but I am very happy with the end result.



I have used Whisper White and Real Red for this card. The Butterfly, hearts and the Modern Label punched piece under the Happy Birthday are all using the Red Glimmer Paper which gives a lovely sparkle to this card. The hearts are punched from the Owl builder Punch and the butterfly is the Elegant butterfly.
The larger piece of white card is embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder and the smaller piece uses the Manhatton Flower embossing folder. These were the taped to Real Red card. The smaller piece of red and white was attached with Dimensionals.
"To a Wonderful Mother" is part of the Wonderful Mother stamp set and a tag from Hearts a Flutter Framelits was used to cut it. The Happy Birthday is from Create a Cupcake. (I lost this happy birthday stamp a couple of years ago and you wouldn't believe but I found it the other day, so just had to use it). The ribbon is Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain.
This card would also be nice for a Mothers Day card.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Whisper White card stock - # 106550 - p 156
Real Red card stock - # 106578 - p 153
Real red ink - # 126949 - p 153
Red Glimmer paper - # 121790 - p 160
Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon - # 126875 - p 173
Elegant Butterfly punch - # 127526 - p 184
Modern Label punch - # 119849 - p 183
Word window punch - # 119857 - p 183
Hearts a Flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Owl builder punch - # 118074 - p 185
Manhattan Flower embossing folder - # 114517 - p 189
Lacy Brocade embossing folder - # 127819 - p 35 seasonal catalogue
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - # 119246 - p 175
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
2 way glue pen - # 100425 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186
Create a Cupcake stamp set - # 121982 - p 49
Wonderful Mother stamp set - # 126507 - p 26

Thought for the day:
You must be ready not only to take opportunities , but to make them.

Have a great Easter
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.

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Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Baskets

Hello

Today I have made some Easter Baskets (thanks to France Martin's instructions.)



This basket is from an A4 piece of card stock. Just trim the longer side to 11", the short side is correct size. Then score the short size at 2-7/8", turn the card around and score the same again. On the long side score at 1",2",3",4",7",8",9",10".
Fold at the score lines of 4" and 7" and the 2 score lines at 2-7/8". Then cut where it is scored at 1", 2",3",4",7",8",9" and 10" as shown below. Only cut to the horizontal score lines.



Next fold one side of flaps inwards and place into Square Lattice embossing folder. This folder will fit sideways into the big shot as shown below. I only put it through the big shot to the edge of the embossing folder, then wound it backwards to remove it.








Do this on both ends. The middle does not get embossed.
Next I trimmed a small amount from the middle flap, a triangle on each side and about 1/4" from the edge, so when the basket is put together it will fit nicely inside. Then pierce a hole in the centre if each of the 1" pieces about 1/4" in from the edge.



To put together, fold each of the 1" flaps towards to centre to get a good crease. Position the card so the long side is facing toward you. Taking the left hand 1" piece, place a brad through the hole from the front. It is best to use a brad with a longer shaft as its easier to get all the pieces of card onto it. Then add each piece in turn to the brad. Ensure the middle flap is folded to the inside at this point. Now taking the 1" pieces on the right hand side starting with the top or very right piece put each onto the brad. If it isn't done in the correct order it won't match the other side. Then put a hole in the middle flap and add to the brad.











Repeat on other side

To make the handle cut the top piece as shown from where the cut finishes one side to the other side.




Once cut, the pieces will move to form the handles. How simple!



I shredded some paper and put it the bottom and added the Easter eggs. I hope the Grandchildren will like them. I have already given 2 of the grandsons theirs as i wont see them on Easter Sunday, and they loved them, possibly the chocolates eggs more than the baskets!!




If you want to add a sentiment as I did on this one, I stamped Happy Easter from The Teeny Tiny Sentiments, cut a tag with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits and put onto the brad before assembling the basket.

Stampin' Up Supplies used:

Cherry Cobbler Card stock - 121681 - p 155
Square Lattice embossing folder - # 119976 - p 189
Antique Brads - # 117273 - p 174
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186
Cherry cobbler ink - # 126966 - p 155
Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set - # 120024 - p 133
Hearts a flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Simply Scored Scoring Tool - # 122334 - p 181


Hope you have fun making this Easter Basket. This would also be suitable for a baby basket. My 4 year old grandson made the comment that it also looked like a baby capsule. I thought that was very observant of him.
If you want to watch a video on making this go to www.francemartin.stampinup.net
I have made a couple of small changes to her instructions. I trimmed the longer side to 11", and scored the shorter side so it was even. Also the way I put the card into the embossing folder I found worked and only had 2 layers of card instead of 3 to go through the big shot.

Thought for the day :
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Create a Cupcake

Hi

It is one of our Grand daughters birthday this weekend, so this is the card I made today. I made the same style of card for our grandson a few weeks ago and he loved it, so here it is again for a little girl. She loves purples and pinks so hopefull she likes this Rich Razzleberry card.




This card is made from the full A4 size card stock and folded in half. To make this card I taped a piece of the Colour Collection DSP from the Brights Stack, onto the Rich Razzleberry card. I took another piece of Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Scallop Trim Border on the top and bottom, (doesn't show up real well on this photo) then added Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Polka Dot Parade. It would be best to use glue all over this so that when the window is punched out, the 2 pieces are firmly attached together. Punch using the Word Window to the desired length.
The cupcakes were made using Silver glitter paper for the icing, with the base stamped with Rich Razzleberry and the stamp from Create a cupcake. The Cupcake builder punch was used to punch the cupcakes. To put the one together for rolling, I cut a small piece of card (slightly smaller than the cupcake) and glued the cupcake to it. I used a 5 cent piece and placed it under the slot, added a Stampin' Dimensional to the coin then a second 5 cent piece, (so the second one is on the top of the slot), add two more Dimensionals on top of each other, then the cupcake. I taped a length of Stitched Grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of this piece before attaching this whole piece to the card using Dimensionals. I put 2 dimensionals on top of each other to ensure it is lifted enough for the cupcake to roll side to side. I also added Dimensionals around the slot, but don't put them too close to the slot as it won't allow the cupcake to roll. At each end of the slot I glued a button using Crystal Effects. This protects the ends of the slot with continual rolling.
"Birthday" is from the Bring on the Cake stamp set. "Happy" if from the Fabulous Phases. ("5th" is non Stampin' Up - sorry!).

Now when you tilt the card from side to side the little cupcake will roll along the slot.

Stampin' Up Supplies:

Rich Razzleberry card stock - # 119981 - p 153
Brights Collection DSP Stacks - # 117155 - p 162
Polka Dots Parade DSP - # 126902 - p 151
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Rich Razzleberry ink - # 126950 - p 153
Silver Glimmer Paper - # 124005 - p 160
Create a Cupcake stamp set - # 121982 - p 49
Cupcake Builder punch - # 121807 - p 185
Word Window punch - # 119857 - p 183
Scallop Trim border punch - # 118403 - p 183
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - # 126876 - p 173
Sycamore Street buttons - from sale-a- bration 2013
Bring on the Cake stamp set - # 121958 - p 142
Fabulous Phrases stamp set - # 120501 - p 133
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Crystal Effects - # 101055 - p 177


Thought for the day:
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Have a lovely Easter weekend.
Hopefully you will have time to do some stamping.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Little Friends

Hi everyone

The 2 little girls from the Little Friends stamp set was embossed for today's card, using Versamark and gold embossing powder and set with the heat tool.



I then used 3 ovals from the ovals collection Framelits to cut the Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card. I sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla with Cherry Cobbler ink. The green DSP from the Print Poetry Stack is from the seasonal catalogue. The Cherry Cobbler at that top and bottom was cut with the Finishing Touches Edglits. The buttons are from the Regals Designer buttons and attached to the card using Crystal Effects. "Thank you" is from the Made for You stamp set, and stamped with Gumball Green and punched with the Modern Label punch and attached using Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Very Vanilla card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Cherry Cobbler card stock - # 121681 - p 155
Print Poetry DSP stack - # 129312 - p 16 seasonal catalogue
Cherry Cobbler ink - # 126966 - p 155
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
Versa mark - # 102283 - p 159
Gold embossing powder - # 109129 - p 159
Little Friends stamp set - # 122667 - p 52
Made for you stamp set - # 126342 - p 44
Finishing Touches Edgelits - 127010 - p 190
Ovals collection Framelits - 129381 - p 4 seasonal catalogue
Modern Label punch - # 119849 - p 183
Regals designer buttons - # 119744 - p 155
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186
Crystal Effects - # 101055 - p 177

Thought for the day:
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Have a great day
Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.


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French Foliage and Natural Composition Specialty Paper

Hello again

On today's card I made a flower from the leaf from the French Foliage Stamp set.


I stamped with versa mark onto Primrose Petals card and embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder then set with the heat tool. I then hand cut these. To make the flower I punched a circle, applied glue and added the petals, overlapping each one. I then added a small flower to the middle, punched from Cherry Cobbler card using the Boho Blossoms punch, and finished it with a rhinestone. I curled the petals upwards with a bone folder. The flower was then attached to the card which is made from one of the papers from the Natural Composition Specialty paper. I love the look of this paper with glossy raised patterns.
The Cherry Cobbler on the right side of the card was cut with the Large Scallop Edgelits, then embossed with the Needlepoint border embossing folder. Remember, always cut before embossing, otherwise you will lose the raised embossed look. Rhinestones were added to the scallops for a bit of bling.
The sentiment from the Wonderful Mother stamp set, is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card, and sponged around the edges.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Natural Composition Specialty Paper - # 126917 - p 162
Cherry Cobbler card stock - # 121681 - p 155
Very Vanilla card stock - # 106550 - p 156
Cherry Cobbler ink - # 126966 - p 155
French Foliage stamp set - # 121166 - p 86
Wonderful Mother stamp set - # 126507 - p 26
Large Scallop Edgelits - # 127019 - p 190
Hearts a flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Needlepoint Border embossing folder - # 129383 - p 5 seasonal catalogue
Versamark - # 102283 - p 159
Cherry Cobbler emboss powder - # 122949 - p 159
1-3/8" circle punch - # 119860 - p 184
Boho Blossoms punch - # 119858 - p 185
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - # 119246 - p 175
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186

Thought for the day:
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instil the love of learning.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.




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Monday, 25 March 2013

Flowering Flourishes on Shimmery White

Hello

A very quick and easy card for today using Midnight Muse and Shimmery White card stock. All regular visitors to my blog would realize I like butterflies, and yes I am using them again on this card.




I embossed the shimmery white with the Honeycomb folder, then attached it to the Midnight Muse card. The smaller piece of white was stamped with Flowering Flourishes stamp set using Bashful Blue ink. The Happy Birthday is from Curly Cute Stamp set and the ink is Midnight Muse. The Butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri Set and punched with the Elegant Butterfly for the large one and the Bitty Butterfly for the small one. This small punch is from the seasonal catalogue. I added pearls to the butterflies and to the flower image. The butterflies were attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. As I said, its very simple but looks elegant using the shimmery white card.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Midnight Muse card stock - # 127546 - p 152
Shimmery White card stock - # 121717 - p 160
Midnight Muse Ink - # 126860 - p 152
Bashful Blue ink - # 126960 - p 154
Flowering Flourishes stamp set - # 126367 - p 121
Curly Cute stamp set - # 120510 - p 144
Papillon Potpourri stamp set - # 123759 - p 115
Honeycomb embossing folder - # 129378 - p 6 seasonal catalogue
Elegant butterfly punch - # 127526 - p 184
Bitty Butterfly punch - # 129406 - p 13 seasonal catalogue
Pearl basic jewels - # 119247 - p 175
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104430 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186

Thought for the day:
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Language of Friendship with French Foliage

Hello
Autumn is here so decided to make todays card in Autumn colours.
For the French Foliage leaves on this card I firstly inked the image with the Crumb Cake ink pad then with the More Mustard ink around the edges and stamped onto Very Vanilla card. When doing this technique always use the lighter colored ink first. This prevents transfer of a darker ink onto the lighter ink pad. After hand cutting them, I shaped them using a Bone folder.




The base card is Cajun Craze, then More Mustard with Vellum card on top. I embossed the Vellum with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The vellum was attached to the More Mustard with brads. The frame around the bird is using 2 of the Labels collection Framelits. The bird from Language of Friendship was stamped with More Mustard, then punched using the co-ordinating Bird Builder punch, then attached using Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners and Bitty Banners Framelits and stamped with Cajun Craze ink. The leaves and sentiment were also attached with Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Cajun Craze card stock- # 121683 - p 155
More Mustard card stock - # 106569 - p 155
White Vellum Card stock - # 106584 - p 160
Very vanilla card stock - # 106550 - p 156
More Mustard ink - # 126964 - p 155
Crumb Cake ink - # 126975 - p 156
Woodgrain Embossing folder - # 127821 - p 34 seasonal catalogue
Labels Collection Framelits - # 125598 - p 191
Language of Friendship stamp set - # 122752 - p 74
French Foliage stamp set - # 121166 - p 86
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set - # 126257 - p 134
Bitty Banners Framelits - # 129267 - p 191
Regals Brads - More Mustard- # 119737 - p 174
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
2 way glue pen - # 100425 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186

Thought for the day:
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

Thanks for visiting.
Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Beautiful Birthday and Print Poetry DSP

Hi again

I'm using the Print Poetry DSP stack again today. I hand cut around the design of this paper then taped it to the Midnight Muse card, and added the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon.



The flowers, butterfly and a happy birthday were all stamped on Very vanilla card with Versamark and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. The small flowers are from the Language of Friendship stamp set and punched with Boho Blossoms.The large flower is from the Creative Elements stamp set and hand cut. The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and co-ordinating Elegant butterfly punch. These were all attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. The Happy Birthday was cut with an oval from the Oval Collection Framelits and sponged around the edge with Cherry Cobbler. Pearls were then added to the smaller flowers and butterfly. The leaves were stamped with Gumball Green and Build a Blossom stamp set then punched with the Blossom Petals builder, then glued to the card.

Stampin' Up supplies exclusively used:

Midnight Muse card stock - # 127546 - p 152
Very Vanilla card stock - # 106550 - p 156
Print Poetry DSP Stack - # 129312 - p 16 seasonal catalogue
Versamark - # 102283 - p 159
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder- # 122949 - p 159
Cherry Cobbler ink - # 126966 - p 155
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Blue - # 126847 - p 172
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Ovals Collection Framelits - # 129381 - p 4 seasonal catalogue
Creative Elements stamp set - # 122647 - p 126
Language of Frienship stamp set - # 122752 - p 74
Papillon Potpourri stamp set - # 123759 - p 115
Beautiful Birthday stamp - # 125562 - p 44
Build a Blossom stamp set - # 121994 - p 95
Blossom Petals Builder punch - # 121808 - p 185
Boho Blossoms punch - # 119858 - p 185
Elegant Butterfly punch - # 127526 - p 184
Big Shot - # 113439 - p 186
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Pearl Basic Jewels - # 119247 - p 175
2-way Glue Pen - # 100425 - p 177

Thought for the day:
Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.

I look forward to hearing from you with your comments.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Build a Blossom and Print Poetry DSP

Hello

The Print Poetry DSP stack has beautiful designs and great for cards and co-ordinate beautifully with the current 2012-2014 In colours, so this is what I used on today's card.




I embossed the Very Vanilla card using the Lacey Brocade folder. I used Raspberry Ripple to mat both the DSP and the smaller piece of Very Vanilla.
The flower was stamped using Raspberry Ripple ink with the Build a Blossom stamp set and the petals punched using the Blossom Petals builder. To assemble the flower I punched a circle with the 1-3/8" circle punch and using 2 way glue placed the petals evenly around the circle, overlapping one side of the petals. I sponged the edges of the flower before stamping versamark over the flower and sprinkled with iridescent ice and set with the heat gun. The centers for the flower are cut from the Fun Flowers Bigz L die and the Itty Bitty Shapes punch set. I then added a rhinestone to the centre. The leaves were stamped with Gumball Green, again using the Build a Blossom stamp set and punched with Blossom Petals Builder. The Birthday sentiment is the Beautiful Birthday stamp. When assembling this card I used Dimensionals to lift the Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla card, as well as the flower.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively:

Very Vanilla card stock -# 106549 - p 156
Raspberry Ripple card stock - # 127545 - p 152
Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack - # 129312 - p 16 seasonal catalogue
Raspberry Ripple ink - # 126859 - p 152
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
Versa mark - # 102283 - p 159
Iridescent Ice emboss powder - # 101930 - p 159
Build a Blossom stamp set - # 121994 - p 95
Beautiful Birthday stamp - # 125562 - p 44
Blossom Petals Builder punch - # 121808 - p 185
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack - # 118309 - p 183
Fun Flowers Bigz L - # 121812 - p 193
Lacey Brocade embossing folder - # 127819 - p 35 seasonal catalogue
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big shot - # 113474 - p 186
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - # 119246 - p 175


Thanks for visiting. If you would like any information regarding Stampin' Up! please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

Thought for the day:
Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley


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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Rain or Shine

Hi

Today I used the Rain or Shine and Baby Bundle stamp sets for this Baby Shower card.


I embossed the Whisper White card with the Perfect Polka dots folder, leaving the top part of the card without embossing. The umbrella was stamped with versa mark and Daffodil Delight then added clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. The images from the Baby Bundle stamp set are stamped with Daffodil Delight. The Ovals Collection Framelits were used to cut the Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card. The Word Window and Modern Label punches were used for the sentiment.

Stampin' Up products used exclusively:

Whisper White Card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Daffodil Delight card stock - # 121680 - p 153
Daffodil Delight ink - # 126944 - p 153
Versamark - # 102283 - p 159
Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder - # 117335 - p 189
Rain or Shine stamp set - # 126777 - p 30 seasonal catalogue
Baby Bundle stamp set - # 120576 - p 61
Ovals Collection Framelits - # 129381 - p 4 seasonal catalogue
Word Window punch - # 119857 - p 183
Modern Label punch - # 119849 - p 183
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big shot - # 113439 - p 186

Thought for the day:
Don't follow your dreams - chase them.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Hello

I don't know if it shows up on this photo but I have finished this card with Frost White Shimmer Paint which gives a lovely shimmer to the card.




I started with Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock. I embossed the white card with the Fancy Fan folder, then added the Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain ribbon and attached this to the base card. I stamped the images from Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set and punched out with the Postage Stamp punch and backed with pacific point card just slightly bigger than the punch. These were then attached with Dimensionals. The Happy Birthday is from the Beautiful Birthday stamp, and the ovals collection Framelits was used to cut the oval. I then finished it off by spraying using the Stampin' Spritzer with Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. It's advisable to test the spray on a spare piece of card to determine what distance to spray before doing it on the finished card. You wouldn't want to spoil it, so best to be sure first.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively

Pacific Point card stock - # 116202 - p 153
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Pacific Point ink - # 126953 - p 153
Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp set - # 129654 - sale-a-bration 2013
Beautiful Birthday stamp - # 125562 - p 44
Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Pacific Point - # 126878 - p 173
Fancy Fan Embossing folder - # 127751 - p 189
Ovals collection Framelits - # 129381 - p 4 seasonal catalogue
Postage stamp punch - # 122344 - p 182
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Big Shot - # 113439 - p 186
Frost White Shimmer Paint - # 116854 - p 158
Stampin' Spritzer - # 126185 - p 179

Thought for the day:
A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Location:Bloomin' Marvelous

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Create a cupcake birthday card


Hi again

This is the other birthday card I made yesterday for a 6 year old girl.


I cut the bottom of the Wisteria Wonder card using the Adorning Accents Edgelits. I then cut a piece from Elegant Eggplant and attached it to the card after embossing the Wisteria Wonder card with the Fancy Fan folder. I also cut a piece of Elegant Eggplant with the labels collection Framelits then embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots.

For the cupcake, after stamping the bottom part with Elegant Eggplant, I punched with the cupcake builder. On the top part of the cupcake I covered it with 2 way glue then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. I attached the cupcakes with Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut with the co ordinating Bitty Banners Framelits.

Stampin' Up products used exclusively:

Wisteria Wonder card stock - # 124389 - p 152
Elegant Eggplant card stock - # 108614 - p 155
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Daffodil Delight card stock - # 121680
Elegant Eggplant ink - # 126969 - p 155
Create a cupcake stamp set - # 121982 - p 49
Cupcake builder punch - # 121807 - p 185
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set - # 126257 - p 134
Bitty Banners Framelits - # 129267 - p 191
Fancy Fan folder - # 127751 - p 189
Perfect Polka dot folder - # 117335 - p 189
2 way glue pen - # 100425 - p 177
Stampin Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Stampin' Glitter Dazzling Diamonds - # 102023 - p 158


Thought for the day:
Imagine what you could do if you knew it was impossible to fail.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.




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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Countryside birthday

Hello again

I haven't made any cards for a few days as I have been unwell, but had to get back to my craft room today as I had 2 birthday cards to make. My husband said I must be sick if I haven't made any cards. This is the one I made for his birthday.




I stamped the old truck with versa mark and embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and set with the heat gun. Then I cut the piece into thirds, and mounted it to the Cherry Cobbler card stock leaving a small space in between. I used the cute little brads from the Vintage Trinket and also attached the sentiment from Petite Pairs which fits nicely into the tag from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits. I then attached this with Dimensionals to the Naturals Ivory card which I had embossed using the big shot and the honeycomb folder, after stamping with Crumb Cake using the French Foliage stamp set.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively-

Cherry Cobbler card stock - # 121681 - p 155
Naturals Ivory card stock - # 108630 - p 160
Crumb Cake ink - # 126975 - p 156
Versa Mark - # 102283 - p 159
Cherry Cobbler embossing powder - # 122949 - p 159
Cherry Cobbler ink - # 121681 - p 155
Countryside stamp set - # 120495 - p 85
French Foliage stamp set - # 121166 - p 86
Petite Pairs stamp set - # 122497 - p 134
Vintage Trickets - # 118764 - p 175
Hearts A Flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Honeycomb embossing folder - # 129378 - p 6 seasonal catalogue
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177

Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends on 22nd March. If you want some free products contact me ASAP to place your order. For just $100 you have a choice of free products.

Thought for the day:
Until you try, you don't know what you can do.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.

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Monday, 11 March 2013

"Lego" Boys Card

Hello

My grandchildren love playing with Lego so here is a card with "Lego blocks". I cut the squares at 3 cm, then using the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, punched out 20 circles from each colour. I glued 5 circles on top of each other then glued the stacks onto the squares. Certainly looks like Lego.




Little Friends image was stamped with Pacific Point ink then I colored it with Real Red, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede inks using a blender pen.

Stampin' Up Supplies used exclusively:

Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Basic Black card stock - # 121688 - p 156
Real Red card stock - # 106578 - p 153
Pacific Point card stock - # 116202 - p 153
Daffodil Delight card stock - # 121680 - p 153
Gumball Green card stock - # 127543 - p 152
Little Friends stamp set - # 122667 - p 52
Made For You stamp set - # 126342 - p 44
Real Red ink - # 126949 - p 153
Pacific Point ink - # 126951 - p 153
Daffodil Delight ink - # 126944 - p 153
Gumball green ink - # 126861 - p 152
2 way glue pen - # 100425 - p 177
Snail adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Blender Pen - # 102845 - p 178

Thought for today:
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.






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Dinoroar 7th birthday card

Hi everyone
I've had a very busy weekend, then today had a card class here, so now I have just made a card for our grandson's 7th birthday. March is a busy month for family birthdays.


The DSP is retired (but it has to be used some time!)
The dinosaur at the bottom rolls along the slot when you tilt the card. Looks great as it rolls around. Hopefully my grandson will have fun with it.
I taped one piece of DSP to the card stock,then on a smaller piece of card added another DSP using glue to ensure it was attached all over. I cut the slot out using the Word Window punch. I started in the middle then kept moving the punch along to the desired length at both ends. The buttons on each end protects the ends as the dinosaur moves from side to side. I attached these with Crystal effects as it is a very strong glue. To make the dinosaur roll, I used two 5 cent pieces. Place one 5 cent piece under the slot, add 2 Dimensionals on top of each other, add the second 5 cent on top, then other dimensional, then the dinosaur. This means there is one 5 cent piece under the slot and one on top. This piece of card can then be attached to the base card. To attach it, I put two Dimensionals on top of each other to lift it up to allow plenty of room for the roller to move along the slot. I put the Dimensionals around the outside edge as well as around the slot. Just be careful not to have them too close to the slot otherwise the dinosaur won't roll around.
I cut the "7" out from the DSP to add to the happy birthday. The top dinosaurs were attached with Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively

Gumball Green card stock - # 127543 - p 152
Real Red card stock - # 106578 - p 153
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Retired DSP
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
Basic Black ink - # 126980 - p 156
Dinoroar stamp set - # 122537 - p 64
Bring on the Cake stamp set - # 121968 - p 142
Regals Designer Buttons - # 119744 - p 176
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177

Thought for the day:
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.



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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Birthday Wishes

Hi

It's been great having so many products to choose from for sale-a-bration this year. Bloomin' Marvelous is one such stamp set which I have used on today's card.



I combined Rich Razzleberry and Gumball Green. I was trying to decide what colour combinations to use so checked the colour coach. It recommended Old Olive, but then decided I really liked the Gumball Green. I probably wouldn't have thought of that colour combination but it does look great. I used the Very Vintage wheel for the subtle background on the white strip, using Pink Pirouette ink.

Supplies exclusively from Stampin' Up-

Rich Razzleberry card stock - # 119981 - p 153
Gumball Green card stock - # 127543 - p 152
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Rich Razzleberry ink - # 126950 - p153
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
Pink Pirouette ink - # 126956 - p 154
Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set - # 129654 - sale-a-bration
Bring on the Cake stamp set - # 121958 - p 142
Very Vintage Wheel - # 117693 - p 113
Scalloped Edge Border punch- # 119882 - p 183
Postage Stamp punch - # 122344 - p 182
Decorative Label punch - # 120907 - p 182
Delicate Designs embossing folder - # 127023 - p 188
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177


Thought for the day:
One of the hardest decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

That's all for today,
Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.

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Monday, 4 March 2013

Autumn colours with French Foliage

Hello

Autumn colours go beautifully with the French Foliage stamp set so that is what I have used in today's card.



To stamp the background, I used Stampin' Write Markers to ink the stamps, - four different colours randomly brushed over the stamp, then stamped the image onto scrap paper then stamped onto the card. This gives a more subtle image for the background - called "stamping off". The cut out leaves were attached with Dimensionals after using the bone folder to shape the leaves. I actually put one dimensional on top of the other for greater height and to allow the leaves to have more of a curve.

Supplies exclusively from Stampin' Up-

Cajun Craze card stock - # 121683 - p 155
Naturals Ivory card stock - # 108630 - p 160
More Mustard card stock - # 106569 - p 155
Old Olive card stock - # 106576 - p 153
French Foliage stamp set - # 121166 - p 86
Made For You stamp set - # 126342 - p 44
Cajun Craze ink - # 121683 - p 155
Cajun craze markers - # 119701 - p 155
Old Olive ink - # 126953 - p 153
Old Olive marker - # 100079 - p 153
Cherry Cobbler ink - # 126966 - p 155
Cherry Cobbler markers - # 119681 - p 155
More Mustard ink - # 126964 - p 155
More Mustard markers - # 119701 - p 155
Scallop trim border punch - # 118402 - p 183
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch - # 119275 - p 183
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine - # 123125 - p 172
Hearts A Flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Circle handheld punch - # 101227 - p 184
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177

Thought for the day:
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.


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Pastel Daydream Medallions

Hi
I tend to use bright colours on many of my cards but today I am using Pink Pirouette and Whisper White for a change. I embossed on Vellum using White embossing powder and layered each piece of vellum on top of Pink card. I attached the buttons with crystal effects.



Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively-

Pink Pirouette card stock- # 116203 - p 154
Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
White Vellum card stock - # 106584 - p 160
Versa mark - # 102283 - p 159
White Embossing powder - # 109132 - p 159
Daydream Medallions stamp set - # 126467 - p 117
Floral Frames Framelits - # 127012 - p 191
Sassy Salutations stamp se- # 126707 - p 143
Regal Rose Ink - # 126947 - p 153
Honeycomb Embossing folder - # 129378 - p 6
Bitty Buttons - # 118761 - p 176
Crystal Effects - # 101055 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177

Thought for the day:
Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots.

Till next time
😊Happy Stamping😊
Lesley.


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Sunday, 3 March 2013

In Colours and Print Poetry DSP

Hi
Today I have used the in colours and used one of the papers from the Print Poetry DSP stack from the seasonal catalogue.



Beautiful Birthday and Petite Pairs stamp sets were used for the sentiments. Framelits are the Ovals Collection, Hearts A Flutter and Labels Collection.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively-

Summer Starfruit card stock - # 127542 - p 152
Midnight Muse card stock - # 127546 - p 152
Gumball Green card stock - # 127543 - p 152
Gumball Green ink - # 126861 - p 152
Print Poetry DSP Stack - # 129312 - p 16 seasonal catalogue
Very Vanilla card stock - # 106550 - p 156
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder - # 127751 - p 189
Postage Stamp Punch - # 122344 - p 182
Bitty Butterfly Punch - # 129406 - p 13 seasonal catalogue
Labels Collection Framelits - # 125598 - p 191
Ovals Collection Framelits - # 129381 - p 4 seasonal catalogue
Hearts A Flutter Framelits - # 130159 - p 11 seasonal catalogue
Papillon Potpourri stamp set - # 123759 - p 115
Beautiful Birthday stamp set - # 125562 - p 44
Petite Pairs stamp set - # 125016 - p 134
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177


Thought for the day:
A happy person has something to do, someone to love, somewhere to call home and something to hope for.

Till next time
😄Happy Stamping😄
Lesley.







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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Two by Two Baby Shower card

Hello

This cute stamp Two by Two was used for a baby shower card on Pumpkin Pie and white card stock.


I stamped the Two by Two with versa mark and embossed with white embossing powder. The DSP is from Polka Dot Parade and the Baby Shower sentiment was from Rain or Shine from the seasonal catalogue.

Stampin' Up supplies used exclusively

Whisper White card stock - # 106549 - p 156
Pumpkin Pie card stock - # 108601 - p 153
Pumpkin Pie ink - # 126945 - p 152
Polka Dot Parade DSP - # 126902 - p 151
Two By Two stamp set - # 126788 - p 60
Rain or Shine stamp set - # 126777 - p 3o Seasonal catalogue
Versa mark - # 102283 - p 159
White emboss Powder - # 109132 - p 159
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder - # 117335 - p 189
Labels Collection Framelits - # 125598 - p 191
Stampin' Dimensionals - # 104430 - p 177
Snail Adhesive - # 104332 - p 177

Thought for the day:

Keep trying! It's only from the valley that the mountain seems high.

Till next time,
😄Happy Stamping😄
Lesley.


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