…. with new items from the upcoming “Sale-A-Bration“!
My card today is one I created for “Try Stamping on Tuesday“. Along with the sketch, we could use Polka Dots if we wanted. For me it was the perfect chance to create a birthday for my niece next week.
It was the perfect chance to use some of the gorgeous stuff from SAB! I must say I love, love the Embossing Folder AND the DSP. I don’t think I will get enough of these 2 items.
When I first saw this stamp set in the current “Occasions Catalogue”, I immediately thought of birthdays, not Christmas! Mind you, I did use it for some of my Christmas Cards, but I can see myself getting a lot of use out of throughout the year for birthday cards.
… was the stamp set we used in our Technique Class for April. The Technique we did was “Ghosting/VersaMark Resist“. What a fun class this turned out to be with lots of fun, not to mention different backgrounds.
As normal in this class we create a card using the Technique but with a different fold. Our fold for this class was the “Shadow Box“. If you haven’t had a go at this fun fold, then have a go as it is super easy & lots of fun.
We have also been using lots of new stamps from the current Seasonal Catalogue & in this class we showcased “By the Tide“.
Supplies – Stamp Set – By the Tide – 129120, Create a Cupcake – 121982 Ink – VersaMark – 102283, Midnight Muse – 126860, Crumb Cake – 126975, Marina Mist – 126962, Bashful Blue – 126961 Cardstock – Bashful Blue – 106565, Whisper White – 106549, Soft Suede – 119982 Framelits – Ovals Collections – 129381 Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Sticky Strip – 104294, Sponge – 101610
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the mums out there a very “Happy Mother’s Day“! I hope you have all been spoilt with lots of chocolates, flowers & brekkie in bed.
This week’s challenge at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been given to us by Kris. As well as the sketch, we have to create a card, 3-D project or scrapbook page for kids!
How easy can it be? Well, not so easy I found out!
Why is it that are there easiest are sometimes the hardiest. Maybe I was thinking too much into it, who knows. I think I got there in the end though, as I am fairly happy with the final result. The card also fits the challenge over at Latenight Stampers – saying goodbye to our Retiring Colours. For both challenges I’ve used “Pretty in Pink“. This is one colour I will be sad to see “retire”, but will gladly welcome the new colours.
What little girl doesn’t love “Pink“! I even managed to sneak some bling onto it too. Along with the Pink Icing, I think it is the perfect card for a little girl!
Today, we have no print out for the tutorial – Google is playing up, but the tutorial is below for you, just in a different format.
Stamp SetCreate a Cupcake – 121982
InkChocolate Chip – 126979
CardstockWhisper White – 106549, Pretty in Pink – 106568, So Saffron – 108611,
For our 2nd card in our Technique Class – “Faux Mother of Pearl“, I wanted to show the ladies that you could use this technique to create a male’s card. The Stamp Set – French Foliage is one of my favourite & find myself turning to this set time & time again to create all sorts of projects.
Along with this technique, we did a little sponging using our Brayer & Sponges, as well the Technique – Rock & Roll. What fun!!!!!
Close Up of Front…
Don’t forget to check back in a coupl eof days & I will show you the card we created at Crafty Creations last Friday arvo.
Crikey, can you believe it!!!!! This is week 13 of our challenge – time does fly when you’re having fun.
This week, the challenge was brought to you by our own Gwen & boy, has she made it very easy for us – NO 2nd part of the challenge!!!!! Yep, you read right – NO 2nd part of the challenge!!!! In other words, you have a free hand on what you create as long as you stick basically to the sketch!!!!!!
Now, my mind went into overdrive & had so many ideas, but this is the one I ended up going with, as when I first saw the sketch, a kid’s birthday card popped into my head. This card can be used for boy/girl!!!!
To check out my 2nd card, pop back in later on in the week!
Base Card – Poppy Parade – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored & folded in half landscape Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm Layer 2 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 14cm Layer 3 – Poppy Parade – 4″ x 2 3/8″ or 10cm x 6cm Layer 4 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 5.5cm
I layered my DSP onto Whisper White Cardstock & then onto the Base Card – Poppy Parade, using Snail Adhesive. I layered the smaller piece of DSP onto the piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock, then onto the middle of the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
I punched a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Scallop Circle Punch & layered a piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock onto it. This piece had been punched with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I punched a So Saffron circle from my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch & adhered to the top of Wild Wasabi circle.
With my Early Expresso Ink, I stamped the bottom of the cupcake, while the top was stamped using So Saffron Ink. I punched both pieces with my Cupcake Builder Punch, stamped over the So Saffron top with Early Expresso Ink – this put the “chips” onto the “icing” & adhered this piece to the top of the cupcake bottom with Snail Adhesive. I drew dots around the circle with my SU Marker – Early Expresso & adhered the whole cupcake to the So Saffron Circle with Su Dimensionals.
I stamped the greeting in Early Expresso Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, cut around it ensuring I allowed enough card at both ends of the greeting, one end to slide under the Scalloped Circle, while the other end, I snipped a “V” into it. I then used my scissors to shape the pennant & adhered the left hand end to the card with Snail Adhesive.
For something a little different, I decided to have another cupcake for the inside, but I wanted it to pop up when opened. For this, I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm, measured the middle along the long side & marked with a pencil. To get the bit to stand, I measured 1/8″ or 3mm either side of the halfway mark. I then drew a line on both sides about 1 1/8″ or 2.5cm down, scored across the bottom to where both sides meet & cut along the lines to the score mark.
Inside – Pop Up Cupcake…
I again stamped my images using Early Expresso & So Saffron Inks onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched using my Cupcake Builder Punch & adhered to the piece with Snail Adhesive. I punched the cherry from DSP with the same punch. I inked my wording with my SU Marker – Poppy Parade & stamped in the middle.
For the bottom half, I cut a strip of DSP, adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock, then to the Whisper White Cardstock, allowing a small edge of the White to show at the bottom.
All in all a very simple card but with a bit of a WOW, I think!!!!! I would relly like to know what you think?
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, SU Markers – Early Expresso & Poppy Parade
Don’t forget to hop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Gwen & Kris have created using the same sketch. While there, create your own card, link it to your blog or online group.forum with Mr Linky. Both Mr Linky & ourselves would really love to see your creation. Who knows, you could be our next “Ray of Sunshine“.
First up I must aplogise for not having the measurements for you in this post, but if anyone is wanting them, please email me. I really have to think what I actually used here….
I did this card sometime ago – early September to be exact & did make it with a little boy in mind, but ended up sending it off to my uncle. He turned 81!!! He is always stirring me, so I thought this would be a great way to get one up on him….. He thought it fantastic, but the best part, the great-grandkids loved it!!!!!!
After adhering the base card together using Wild Wasabi & So Saffron Cardstocks, I adhered DSP onto Early Expresso then onto the So Saffron. This formed the front of the card.
Using my Scallop Circle Punch, I punched a circle with Early Expresso, adhered a circle of Wild Wasabi Cardstock to the top which had been punched using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. I punched another piece of Cardstock in Whisper White with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & adhered to the top of the Wild Wasabi circle.
I stamped my image onto Whisper White Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink,punched the image with the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch & adhered to the circle with Snail Adhesive. I stamped the top onto Whisper White using So Saffron Ink, cut it out, dotted some dots using my SU Marker – Early Expresso, placed white gel dots around the scallop with my Gel Pen & adhered to the top of the cone with SU Dimensionals. The whole scallop circle was adhered to the card with SU Dimensionals. For my greeting, I stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock in Early Expresso Ink, punched it out with the Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Baja Breeze which had been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. I again placed white gel dots around the scallop with my Gel Pen & adhered to the bottom of the card with SU Dimensionals.
As I wanted the card to be flat for posting, instead of gluing all sides together, I left one side open & placed 3 SU Dimensionals to the inside of the card.
Stamp Set – Create a Cupcake, Pennant Parade
Ink – Early Expresso, So Saffron
Cardstock – Whisper White, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi