Workshop Wonder – Project 3

Today I’m sharing the third workshop project – the “Little Something Holder” from my ESAD Blog Hop post.  You can find the tutorial here.  It’s still “fresh”, but this time Fresh Prints DSP Stack rather than Retro Fresh.  These cute little DSP stacks are an excellent price and a great size.  The coordinating colours (used in the project also) are Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake & Whisper White.  The embellishment on the front uses the Flower Shop Bundle and Petite Petals Bundle – many of the coordinating stamp & punch sets are available as a bundle, saving you 15%.  On the inside, I used the chevron heart from the Language of Love stamp set.  These match with the Small Heart punch and look amazing!  I love these colours together.  Kelly x

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Workshop Wonder – Project 2

I saw cards on Pinterest using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die with beautiful DSP as a backing and I knew I had to add this beautiful card to my workshop.  And what better DSP to show off than the new (gorgeous) Watercolour Wonder DSP.  To give my guests some variety and the option of choosing their favourite colour combo, I did a version with blue tones and a version with pink tones.  Until I made both cards, I thought the pink would be my favourite.  But, the blue looks stunning, so now, like the fair Stampin’ Mummy I am, I have decided I love them both equally.  Add in the Petite Petals bundle and You’re Lovely Stamp set, and you end up with a show-stopper of a card. I’d be happy if someone sent me this card! Kelly x

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Card with blue tones: Indigo Island, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky; Card base: Pistachio Pudding

Card with pink tones: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride; Card Base: Daffodil Delight

Label: Soft Suede, Deco Label Framelits

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Label Card Thinlit Die

Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Cardstock: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink: Coastal Cabana

Stamps: Wetlands, Language of Love

DSP: Fresh Prints

Punch: Small Heart

This one was so much fun to make!  And I love the colour combination they’ve used in the Fresh Prints DSP stack.  Plus, it’s the perfect size for card making!  Kelly x


Workshop Wonder – Project 1

Over the next week or so, I’m going to share with you the projects (and some of the display cards) I made with the lovely ladies that attended my in-home workshop yesterday.  We used products from the Occasions catalogue, highlighting what an amazing range of new products SU! has brought out in 2014.  We also used products from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  With still a whole month to take advantage of SU!’s generosity, I know I’ll be earning a few more to add to my collection.

Project 1: Washi Tape Boxes

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These gorgeous little triangle treat boxes were designed by the incredibly talented Tanya Bell over at Stamping T!  The tutorial is available for purchase on her page, and well worth it.  The time Tanya puts into all her work is evident in the quality of the tutorial – with complete instructions and the link to the you tube video so you can see a full demonstration as well.

The ladies at my workshop made one of these each using Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Retro Fresh DSP, Deco Labels Framelits (for the embellishment on the outside and the flap cutting on the inside), cardstock in coordinating colours – Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar & Very Vanilla, ink in coordinating colours – So Saffron, Tangerine Tango & Coastal Cabana, Petal Parade (SAB) Stamp Set, Chalk Talk Stamp Set, 1 & 3/8″ circle punch.  I always love seeing the subtle differences between the finished projects – using a different DSP or different combination of washi tape.  They took a little more time to make than I’d anticipated, so I was grateful that we had a lazy Sunday to spend at the craft table.  We had such a lovely time that no one was in a hurry to leave!

And for all those who are Stampin’ Up! devotees and Thermomix lovers – we had Apple Tea Cake for morning tea.  Yum yum!!!  Kelly x

Bursting full of golfing fun!

This creation was another custom order – a birthday card for an 86 year old Nanna who loves golf & flowers.

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Have you tried the sunburst technique yet?  Very easy – once you know how – and looks great on any card.

To create the sunburst section, try this:

Cut 8 pieces of 4″ x 1 & 1/8″ cardstock or DSP.  I used two colours of cardstock and embossed with two different patterns.  Take 4 pieces of card/DSP and cut diagonally top right (TR) to bottom left (BL).  Take the other 4 and cut diagonally top left (TL) to bottom right (BR).  This will leave you with 16 triangles and enough to make 2 sunbursts.  Keep them in their TR -> BL & TL -> BR piles. Cut a piece of scrap cardstock to 5″ x 2 & 1/4″ and mark the middle along the long side.  Starting with a TR->BL piece, place the straight edge at the right of the middle line, then add the rest of these pieces until you reach the corner.  Do the same with the TL->BR pieces to the left of the middle line.  Your pieces will overhang the edges of your scrap piece.  Make sure you cover up all of the scrap base with your triangles.  With scissors, trim the excess, leaving you with a piece of beautiful sunburst to add to your card front.  If you are a visual learner, try Googling “Stampin’ Up! sunburst technique”.  Kelly x


It’s the Stampin’ C-Up!

I always enjoy orders from customers that are a little different, or allow me to create something I normally wouldn’t.   The brief for this card was a 60th birthday card for someone who loves horses and fashion.  This is what I created:

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After Stampin’ Up! announced it would not be continuing with the Pop n Cuts range when their stock runs out, I added it to an order late last year.  Not only can it make beautiful stand up cards, but it also makes a quick and easy gift card holder and cute gift bag.  I hadn’t had time to use it until today.  I’m overjoyed with the results and excited to make more!

Supplies for this project:

Pop n Cuts: base, label insert & extended cutting pads

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Framelits: Dress Up, Deco Labels

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky

Stamps: Memorable Moments

DSP: I used the retired Modern Medley – I love the flocking on this particular design to give the dress a little extra jazz

Accessories: Clear Block, Pearls, Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Scrub, Trimmer

The background image is a stock image from Google which I printed then sponged to create grass, sand and clouds.  Sponged clouds is my favourite embellishment at the moment!  So easy and so effective.  Kelly x

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