Hello! Thanks for joining us for a Paper Adventures Team Hop. The theme today is banners and we welcome my gorgeous friend, and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Melissa Gifford as our guest designer. I can’t wait for you to hop around and see what banner styles everyone has used!
I made this card a little while ago for a gorgeous new baby. Don’t you just love the name???
It was made to coordinate with the gift – a personalised towel embroidered by local company Dalyellup Designs.
Sticking to my mantra this year to let my creativity not be limited by current vs retired, this card features a mix of things you can find in the current Stampin’ Up! catalogues and products from the archives.
The banner die and awesome lettering are both from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I’m sure you’d believe me when I share that I bought the Tasteful Labels Dies just for that stitched banner – it was an instant crush! The letters with the Foam Adhesive Sheets for extra pop are from the Playful Alphabet Dies – one of the must haves from the catalogue. The embossing folder is a new pattern from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue – Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders (skinny duo combo packs).
On the retired side we have a super cute giraffe from the Zoo Babies stamp set, darling baby sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set, Whisper White Baker’s Twine and Dressed to Impress DSP. No point in keeping favourites if you’re not going to use them -right!?!
I really loved this design so I made a “BABY” version using yellow tones.
The congrats sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.
If you don’t already have the Playful Alphabet Dies, Foam Adhesive Sheets and Tasteful Labels Dies, you can purchase them in my online store – click here to visit.
For more great projects and I’m sure more temptation for the wishlist, please keep hopping and visit Melissa Gifford, our guest designer.
Have a great weekend!
Here in Australia, not many people have weddings in June.
Why not? Because it’s winter and the weather is much nicer October to March, which is when you are most likely to attend a wedding.
On saying that, planning a February wedding isn’t exactly a walk in the weather park either!
We got married on 13th Feb 2009. The week leading up to the wedding was 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit for those of you needing the other scale) on 4 consecutive days.
We’d chosen black suits with black shirts for the guys and heavy red dresses for the girls (crazy I know but I had a vague Valentine’s theme!). And of course I had layers upon layers of wedding dress!
In a stroke of wedding luck, the weather dipped down to a pleasant 29 degrees and was gorgeous.
You can control lots about the wedding but not weather! I’ve been to weddings where it’s rained, weddings where it’s been cold & weddings where I’ve been blown away.
One thing you can control is a sensational wedding card!!!
This card was a custom request from a friend who went to a winter wedding last weekend.
One of my personalised creations with a design that was inspired by the invite.
The invite had a black & white theme with cute fairy light bunting.
The bride’s new initials will match her husbands so my friend asked that this was a feature of the card.
Would you find it funny or frustrating if your initials were the same? I ended up with alliterated initials by changing my name – I like it!
This theme was super easy to carry over to the inside of the card with the new Pick a Pattern black & white Washi Tape!
This is one of my all-time favourite wedding sentiments. You’ll find it in the Better Together stamp set.
And you’ll find all your favourite Stampin’ Up! products in my online store.
One of my besties broke her hip last month – at the ripe old age of 32!
After the amazing effort of running a half-marathon, she pulled up sore – to be expected of course!
But even an R&R holiday in Bali wasn’t enough to aid in recovery and no wonder, when scans showed she’d fractured her hip!
I’m a half-hearted exerciser. I love the concept, but rarely get around to doing it – I’d rather be crafting!
Plus, how many times do you hear of people who exercise getting hurt!
So, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to pop out my ‘exercise is bad for you’ mantra for a sassy get well card!
The little bandaged up ‘Mummy’ is from the retired Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.
I’m so glad I kept it! It fits with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch which is carrying over to the next catalogue.
I’m sure she’ll be back to running in no time! Albeit with a more metallic composition than previously!
A friend of mine was invited to a WEDFEST wedding in the UK – and asked me to create the wedding card, to match the amazing invite.
I had never heard of a WEDFEST before, so I did a quick Google – wow! So much fun!!!
Imagine going to a wedding that’s styled on a festival!!! The theme totally revolves around all things awesome & cool!!!!
The event photos are fabulous and I have permission to share the beautiful bride and her sensational Lego bouquet – amazing!!!
Now, I won’t have to tell you how much fun it was to create a lanyard WEDFEST card to fit the theme!!!
This card is ‘oversize’ at twice the size of a normal card. An event this big, needed a card to match!
The background was personalised and computer generated to include bride, groom & their 2 children plus “WEDFEST” to keep on theme!
The middle panel is a cello bag shaker card, again personalised with the wedding details, set on a brayered shimmery rainbow backdrop.
You hear this a lot on blogs, but the photos don’t do this card justice!
Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness! If married life continues to be the party that WEDFEST was, then it’s going to be a fun ride!!!
*** some items may no longer be available in the online store
Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop. The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.
Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations. You can find all the action on our Facebook page.
The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.
As always, a hard decision! But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!
It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!
I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!
This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!
I can cause cracking on your cardstock. To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder. Sounds crazy – but it works!
I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).
Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable). You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!
There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.
Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.
Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.
Today’s share is a creation I was asked to make for a baby boy born last week with an art teacher Mum who has a dislike for anything traditional & baby blue!!!
Luckily for me, I had some instant inspiration courtesy of his photo introduction on Facebook.
This geometric card in Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White was inspired by his funky baby blanket.
The geometric triangles were made using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits – I just loved their versatility!!!!
I used the smallest size square snipped in half to create triangles which I then layered in a repetitive pattern until the Whisper White based was full.
And of course, I couldn’t go based my large letters to personalise Oliver’s card.
The sentiment is from one of the host sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions.
Heat embossed in white on Basic Gray cardstock – because that’s one of my favourite techniques at the moment!!!!
Welcome to this world baby Oliver!
You will be very loved and your life will be filled with all kinds of interesting colours. No boring baby blue for you!!!
I love giving gifts!!! Christmas is the perfect time to be able to celebrate the people around you – by spoiling them with gifts.
This year, my major craft project was monogrammed mugs.
I, with the help of Mr Papercraft, made 33 of these delights to give to my colleagues and the staff at the girls’ daycare. The letters are a My Digital Studio (MDS) download – Sweet Details Alphabet, made from iron-on glitter vinyl, which I cut using my Cameo. Super cool idea – very awesome outcome.
To make the letter
- Download the Sweet Details Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download from the online store
- Import the required letter into Silhouette Studio
- Resize the letter, flip horizontally (it will be cutting from the back of the vinyl so you’ll need the design reversed) and trace the border using the low pass filter
- Cut the letter out of iron-on vinyl using your cameo
To adhere to the mug
- Wipe your mug with an alcohol swab or solution to remove any grease/oil/grime that will stop your letter from sticking
- Remove the clear plastic front from the letter
- Place your letter in the position you’d like it to be on the mug and iron carefully using a hot (no steam) iron
- Place your mug into a 200 deg C oven and bake for 12-15 minutes
- Remove from the oven and gently push against the letter (using a tea towel or oven mitts – it will be *VERY* hot) to secure
- Leave to cool completely
Voila! Personalised mugs. Of course, if you don’t have an e-cutter, you could still do this project using vinyl cut by hand.
I put a sachet of hot chocolate powder & a couple of marshmallows into the mug then wrapped them all up (the Gusseted Cellophane Bags work well for this type of packaging).
Look out tomorrow for the Christmas card I made to match the tags seen above. Kelly x
HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!
Apart from finding an awesome hobby that keeps me busy and lets my creative side loose, one of the things I love the most about cardmaking & papercraft is the uniqueness of what you can create. So, it was perfect (I thought!) to share with you today – on World Cardmaking Day – a card I made during the week for a special little baby with a special name. I was allowed free reign for this design – yay!. I knew that baby Moses’ Mum & Dad are both keen surfers, so decided I would create a Daddy surfboard, a Mummy surfboard & a baby surfboard, and personalise it with his name on the bottom. It ended up super cute & I have heard that the parents love it. And, that is the best praise ever when someone loves what you make.
So, I hope you have a great day and find some time to celebrate what it is about cardmaking that you love. Kelly x
PS, My surfboards were made by tracing (then cutting) the outside edge of the largest Feathers Framelits – a bit different but it worked!
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
Framelits: Feathers, Circles
Bigz Die: Perfect Print Alphabet
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack, Confetti Stars
DSP: High Tide ***clearance rack special***
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamp Set: And Many More
Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals