Happy Valentine’s Day to ~ ME ~ Just Add Ink 248

Cheeky Mr Papercraft asked me to make my own Valentine’s Day card this year.  So I did … do I tell him I bought my own V-Day present too?

Sheltering Trees was one of those stamp sets that was on my list, then off my list, then on again … I loved the tree and cute accessories but couldn’t warm to the sentiments.  I got over that and added it to a recent order and I’m so glad I did.  The tree is just gorgeous.

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Now for the colour combo, courtesy of the Just Add Ink #248 challenge – I would have never combined these 4 colours.  I can’t even say any of them on their own are favourites of mine.  But together – wow!  It just works.  Thanks JAI and thanks Mr Papercraft – I love my card & present!  Kelly x

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5.2.15 – Update – This card was the weekly winner for the JAI challenge.  Woo hoo!!!

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*** Don’t forget that it’s Sale-A-Bration until 31st March – earn a free SAB gift for every $90 you spend.  Order online during February 2015 using the code 3WK4SDJB to receive another free gift from me! ***

Teachers Cards – “Merry Christmas from the whole bunch”

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These two ‘super-size’ card designs are the product of a custom request from one of my favourite customers.  She dreams up big ideas then it’s my job to turn them into a reality.  The brief for this one was to create 4 personalised Christmas cards in green & gold for kindy teachers with flowers or balloons and the phrase “from the whole bunch”.  There was a bit of agonising (on my part!), but the final result was amazing.  I loved them, she loved them & the teachers loved them – that’s a win!

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I was lucky enough to add a Silhouette Cameo to my papercraft family last month.  This card gave me the chance to break it out!!!  I’ve had one on my wishlist for a while and my wonderful hubby surprised me with one #luckyme.  The “Christmas” & “Mrs” wording are digitally cut using the Cameo.  The teachers names are old school – cut in the Big Shot using the Perfect Print Bigz Dies.  And the requested “from the bunch of us” was simply printed using Word on the computer.  Using a variety of techniques & sources gives the card a little extra zing.  I’m looking forward to sharing more hybrid projects with you that use the Cameo as well as traditional papercraft.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Flower Fair, Ovals Collection, Hearts a Flutter, Cannery (retired)

Thinlits: Label Card

Bigz: Perfect Print Alphabet

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents, Pansy

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Brushed Gold, Vellum

Cardstock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Positively Chevron, Good Greetings (retired), Perfectly Preserved (retired)

Embellishments: Gold Baker’s Twine

 

 

Another Curvy Keepsake Box – Fluttering Fairies

I just can’t get enough of the Curvy Keepsake Boxes!  It’s my go-to at the moment for little gifts.  Alexa was invited to a party on the weekend, which the birthday boy shared with this younger twin sisters.  I wanted something small & sweet for the twins, so I came up with this fairy version of the Keepsake Box.  I used a few retired products (some things are too good to stop using!) and a few current ones.  I put some hair accessories in the middle and a tag on the top.  These would be great for a summer market stall.  I’ve used my new favourite die so much I’m going to need new plates for the Big Shot soon… good excuse for another order I think!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Box

Framelits: Flower Fair, Hearts, Dress Up (retired)

Bigz: Beautiful Butterflies (retired)

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Blackberry Bliss, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Blackberry Bliss

Stamp Sets: Good Greetings, Festival of Trees

Embellishments: Bermuda Bay ribbon (retired), peg (not SU!)

 

* Good Greetings is free until 31st October with any $300+ order.

 

Everything that Glitters is Awesome!!!

This creation was made for a friend who wanted a card with an “awesome” gold theme that matched in with the party invite & present she’d bought.  It’s great example of how versatile most of the stamp sets can be – the sentiment is from the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set but there isn’t a flower in sight!  And the love affair with Flower Patch continues.  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Bigz: Top Note

Framelits: Deco Labels, Bitty Banners

Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack

DSP: Lullaby

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Good Greetings*

Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Extras: Paper Snips

* Good Greetings is free until 31st October with any $300+ order.

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – Festival of Trees

Card #4 – Traditional trees, modern colours.  I love tags on card fronts – great centrepiece for a tree or two (or a ‘Festival of Trees’!).  Merry Christmas, 3 months to go… have you started your cards yet?  Will you go traditional, modern or a combination of the two?  Kelly x

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Holiday Catalogue Supplies:

Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set (Bundle)

Tree Punch (Bundle)

All is Calm Designer Seriers Paper

Lost Lagoon Silky 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Handheld Stapler (& Staples)

Good Greetings Stamp Set *** free with every $300+ order until end of October 2014

Good Greetings & Great Deals! Part 2

Part 2 – Celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s current Good Greetings promotion.  Until 31st October, every order that is $300+ (excluding shipping) will not only receive the usual rewards & benefits, but also the exclusive, limited edition Good Greetings stamp set.

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Want an even better deal?  Add items from the Clearance RackGood Greetings + Clearance Rack = Great Deal!   These pretty notecards were made using one of my all time favourite DSPs – Watercolour Wonder (which is currently $7.59 on the Clearance Rack) and sentiments from Good Greetings.  Tempted yet?  Get together with some friends and place a $300 order – share the hostess benefits…. and Good Greetings?  I’ll leave that to you to decide whose craft room that lives in!  See here if you’d like some ‘rock, paper, scissors’ strategy!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

White Notecards & Envelopes

Pansy Punch

Good Greetings Stamp Set

Watercolour Wonder DSP (Clearance Rack)

Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Good Greetings & Great Deals! Part 1

Announcing another wonderful Stampin’ Up! promotion.  Until 31st October, every order that is $300+ (excluding shipping) will not only receive the usual rewards & benefits, but also the exclusive, limited edition Good Greetings stamp set.

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And while, I’m sharing great deals with you, Stampin’ Up! have updated their Clearance Rack.  New additions include DSPs, card kits, embellishments & much more.  These gorgeous notecards were made using Season of Style DSP (find it on the clearance rack) and sentiments from Good Greetings.  All orders of $300+ receive a free stamp set during the promotional period – including online, combined orders & workshops. Go crazy – it’s too good not to! Kelly x

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Supply List:

White Notecards & Envelopes

Tree Punch (Holiday Catalogue)

Good Greetings Stamp Set

Season of Style DSP (Clearance Rack)

Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Glimmer Paper – Silver, Champagne, Red

One for the Men – Beer Bottle Gift Box

Last week I posted a link to a tutorial for a Mini Champagne Bottle Box made using the Envelope Punch Board.  I thought it wasn’t fair that the men missed out – so, good news!  The bottle box also fits a bottle of beer.  ‘Cheers!”  This is a great one for a friend’s birthday, colleague thank you, or even something special for Dad (Father’s Day is only 2 weeks away)!  I love giving gifts and I love it even more when they are beautifully packaged with a cute tag!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin’ Trimmer

Framelits: On Film

Embossing Folder: Arrows

Punch: Angled Tag Topper

DSP: Sweater Weather – clearance rack while stocks last!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp Set: Good Greetings – exclusive hostess gift starting 28th August… stay tuned!!!

Embellishment: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine