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For Everything Birthday

This card was one that I made at the end of the school term for one of the lovely girls who was celebrating her birthday during the holidays. I had a chance to play with my For Everything stamp set from the Summer Mini and made a nice big card (A5) for everyone to sign. I really love these butterflies and flowers and I’m looking forward to having more of a play with watercolouring them!

I cut a Whisper White and Certainly Celery circle with my Circle Scissors Plus and then stamped some of the images from the For Everything set in Basic Black. I coloured them with my markers, using one of my fave colour combos – Regal Rose, Real Red, Certainly Celery and a little Pumpkin Pie. I  stamped a sentiment from Upsy Daisy, and then added some scallops in Regal Rose, some Certainly Celery ribbon and some bling to finish it off! The layout idea came from a photo I took from the inspiration board at Perth Regionals, so I’m not sure who made it or who to credit, but thanks for the inspiration! Let me know if it was you, so I can give you credit!


December 30, 2009 at 7:31 am Leave a comment

Notebook Gifts

Nice quick post for today, because I’m sitting in Starbucks in Queenstown, New Zealand and doing a quick check of the emails and blog before the internet access runs out!! Loving the weather, loving the scenery, loving hanging out with family and having a great time!

I made a few personalised notebooks to go with some special Christmas presents, so they are here below and I’ll let you figure out the materials list!! Some of them use some of my fave DSP from the Spring Mini (now retired), but I had to pull it out and use some of it for some special prezzies for my sister and a couple of friends!

Hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season and summer holidays with family and friends!

December 28, 2009 at 7:15 am 1 comment

Sarah’s Shirt & Tie Box

My lovely upline, Sarah Klass, designed this very clever Shirt & Tie box that is perfect for a manly gift! I wanted to have a play and make it myself, and also had a need for such a box when making a present for my brother-in-law!

It was really simple to follow Sarah’s instructions to construct the box and I was rather excited by the finished product! It went down quite well when I gave it to my brother-in-law as well (and not just because it was filled with chocolates!)!

I used the Parisian Breeze DSP (sadly, it’s now retired), but you could also use any manly DSP (Windsor Knot maybe?!), or even use plain cardstock and make your own stamped design for the tie (Circle Circus perhaps?!)

If you want to see Sarah’s version, you can check it out here and also get the template from her for the very low price of $5!!

December 24, 2009 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Christmas Giftcard Holder

We exchanged gifts with my side of the family in Perth before we left for NZ, so I was busy making lots of cards and packages in the week before we left. I wanted a gift card holder to package a giftcard for my brother-in-law, and set about making up a little holder similar to this design I had seen on Claire Daly’s blog.

Here’s the front of the giftcard holder, all folded up. It has the snowflake from Season of Joy stamped in VersaMark in the background on an Old Olive base. I made a belly band that wraps around the holder using some I Wish DSP on some Real Red card and with the sentiment from Best Yet (are you sick of this one yet…?! I do have some other Christmas sentiments, but this just seemed to match perfectly with everything!!)

When you take the belly band off and open it up, it looks like this:

The bottom section is doubled over and holds the giftcard (you can see it poking out there!). I punched a 1″ Circle partway into the edge so you can pull out the giftcard easily. I also used some I Wish die cuts and DSP to decorate the middle and address it to my brother-in-law Matt.

It wasn’t until I finished making the project, looking at Claire’s design carefully online and measuring it up to fit my giftcard, that I realised that this was the giftcard holder featured in our Impressions newsletter this past month, and I had the template right there ready for me to use!! Oh well! If anyone wants me to email them the template, let me know!

Thanks for the inspiration, Claire!

December 22, 2009 at 10:00 am 3 comments

I Wish for More Christmas Cards!

Here are some more Christmas cards I made before we left for NZ.

These also use the I Wish kit (can you tell I really love it and was also trying to use it up before Christmas?!).

This card above is pretty similar to one on the last post with a die cut ornament, tied with Linen Thread, with some I Wish DSP and a Real Red scalloped edge die cut. I used some Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Real Red colours for this card (lovely Christmas colours!). I really love the ornaments in this kit – they are just gorgeous!

This card features a really lovely sentiment and with some cute berry DSP from the I Wish kit, plus some scallop, some bling and some ribbon, it makes a really pretty card! This ribbon is actually the Real Red Polka Dot ribbon from the Summer Mini, but I have just turned it over and tied it carefully so only the underside shows, and you end up with a gorgeous double stitched ribbon! Perfect for a pretty Christmas card!

December 21, 2009 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

I Wish for Christmas Cards

I am currently writing from Christchurch, New Zealand, as we headed over here a couple of days ago for Christmas with the in-laws! I uploaded a heap of last minute photos before we left, so hopefully I will be able to pop back here and finish a few posts while we are away!

I made plenty more Christmas cards before we left and have a few of them here to show you. These cards both use the I Wish scrapbooking set which has been a super easy way to make great cards!

The card above uses some of the I Wish DSP with some diecuts for the Real Red scallop at the bottom, and the Christmas bauble hanging down. I added some Linen Thread to the top of the ornament and also used the sentiment from Best Yet in a Scalloped Oval punch. I put it all on an Old Olive background and added it to a Real Red base.

This card uses another ornament from the kit with some more Linen Thread and used the gorgeous Real Red snowflake DSP from the kit. I stamped the snowflakes from the Punch Pals stamp set on the background in VersaMark. I made a scalloped Kraft rectangle using the Scallop Border Punch and added a Chocolate Chip rectangle, before putting the ornament on top. And of course, another Christmas sentiment from the Best Yet stamp set.

I’m enjoying a nice relaxing afternoon, and it’s great to be on holidays finally!

I’ll be back with some more Christmas stamping before the big day! Only 5 more sleeps til Santa comes!

December 20, 2009 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #17

I got to have a play with Keesh’s latest Sketch Challenge in my creating over the last few days! Yay! I didn’t plan my timing very well and had to make 6 different cards for our last day of work (birthday, farewell, Congratulations, Christmas etc) in the space of a couple of hours and was a busy, busy gal! So this was just one of my creations and I’ll be back with the rest soon!

Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my creation:

I used the Butterfly Prints stamp set with the Butterfly Punch – so quick and easy! I decided to use a slightly different combo of Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette. I added some Pink Pirouette DSP, used the sentiment from Cute & Curly, added some butterfly flight trails with my white gel pen and added some half pearls to the side.

I’ll be back with more very soon!

“Butterfly Best Wishes”
Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Cute & Curly
Paper: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Accessories: Half Pearls, White Gel Pen, Scallop Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

December 17, 2009 at 11:04 am 2 comments

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