Thursday, October 20, 2016

Paper Craft Crew #215 - Thank you card

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew

Here's mine using the Petals & Paisley specialty designer paper along with Paisley and Oval framelits on this card.  The Cardstock is Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Copper Foil.

I used a greeting from the Thoughtful branches stamp set on this card.  Here's a closeup of the focal point of my card.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  We can't wait to see what you make.  Have a great day.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stamp, Ink, Paper #70 - Tic Tac Toe with Pretty Paisleys

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another Tuesday and a new challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  We have a Tic Tac Toe board for you to play with.

I've used the First horizontal row to make my card "Leaves, Green, Patterned Paper".  You can choose to do any row you like, even Halloween (but thats not my thing).  We don't celebrate that Holiday in a large way in Australia.  But that's the beauty of a Tic Tac Toe board.  You can chose what you wish to create.

I'd been wanting to play with the Paisley Bundle that I recently bought and the Pretty Paisley embossing folder, purchased separately.  However, the papers that match that Stamp set didn't really  go with what I had in mind for a Green coloured card.  This is what I came up with using cardstock of Old Olive and Whisper White, inks of Old Olive and Garden Green.  Some Copper foil for some diecut leaves and Patterned paper from the Fruit Stand designer paper pack.   Here's a closeup.

There's also some Pear Pizzazz pleated ribbon, retired and from my stash included on this card.

We hope you can join us at Stamp Ink Paper for this challenge.

Have a great day.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Stamp, Ink, Paper #69 - Bloomin' Hearts anniversary card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this week's themed challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  We look forward to you joining us for this challenge.

I'm sharing the card I made for my Wedding Anniversary which was last week.   I've used the Bloomin' Hearts thinlits on this card with some Copper foil in a style I admired in our challenge last week called a Split panel card shared by Natalie .  I turned it around to be a landscape design here.

Here I've used a Whisper White thick card base with Island Indigo and patterned paper from the Blooms and Bliss designer paper pack.  I've photographed the inside of the split panel card to show you I lined an extra Whisper White heart die on the inside.

You need to make sure when you write inside a card like this that you avoid writing where the open panel is.  You don't want the inside to spoil the view from the front.

Here's a closer look

The greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and was cut out with retired Bitty Banner framelits.

We can't wait to see what you create this week at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  Have a great day.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Card Class

Hi Everyone,

I've had a busy week leading up to the biggest class I've hosted at home this year.  Christmas card classes are always popular and it was great to see all the ladies, and a few new faces among them.
These are the cards we made for class and some extras that were used for display purposes.

We used lots of products but mainly cardstock of Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Real Red.  The pattered paper is from the Candy Cane Lane pack.

This one took us the longest, having quite a few elements to it.  I used the Lucky Stars embossing folder on the background and the Bunch of Banners framelits with Banners for Christmas stamp set.


And this card with the Reindeer was a favourite.  I've used the Woodland Embossing folder on the background.

Here's another Deer card that we made, this one was cut out of Copper foil.

Here's another closer look at one of the cards we made in class with the Sleigh.

It's always a good idea to show different cards using similar products and I'm happy to say that the Santa's Sleigh bundle was popular.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 214 - Blooming Heart Love you

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Wednesday challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Please note, we are running this challenge over 2 weeks this time, details are over on the site.   Here is our sketch.

I've made a pretty pink card here using Blooming Hearts thinlits, Card of Blushing Bride, Whisper White and some paper from the Blooms & Bliss designer pack.

The background of my card was firstly stamped with the You've Got This background stamp in Sahara Sand ink.  The Sentiment comes from the set Thoughtful banners, punched with the matching Banner punch from the bundle.  Here's a closer look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.   I hope you like my card and will stop over at the Paper Craft Crew to see our other designers fabulous creations this week.  Have a great day.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stamp, Ink, Paper #68 - Gingerbread House Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week the theme is open to your choice.  Create your card with some of your favourite products.  We look forward to seeing your creations.

I've made a Christmas card as my choice for this challenge, and its a card that I used for display at my recent card class featuring the Candy Cane Lane Designer papers.

The cardstock I've used is Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red and Red Glimmer paper.  Here's a closeup of my Gingerbread house which was fussy cut from the designer paper.

I had a large attendance for this class and it went really well.  The ladies were quite enthusiastic about our Christmas products.  Here's my display of cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Purple Blossom Card

Hi Everyone,

The cardmaking fun continued today, as I went to visit a crafty friend of mine Joanne, who also happens to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator and a member of my team.

We had a great morning with some Show N Tell, catching up, discussing events and also doing a little crafting.  This is a card she showed me how to make.  I don't know what its called but the inner fold is very interesting, and also the making of this big Bloom made with punches was also new to me.

The colours are Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow.  Come and have a look.

A number of different stamp sets and punches were used.  The main stamp set for stamping all the backgrounds was Timeless Textures.  I've used Rose Wonder for the leaves and on the inside of the card I've used a Birthday greeting from Rose Wonder, Flower from Blooms & Wishes and butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.

 I give Joanne full credit for creating this card and then showing me how to make it.  Her blossom also looks much more professional thank mine and the Owl punch was used for the outer petals, believe it or not.


The folding and scoring for this card, for the inside is quite detailed but it does fold up in a neat fashion.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you all had a crafty weekend and got your cardmaking mojo on for World Cardmaking weekend.


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