Non-Tradional Colours…

… is the challenge over at LateNite Stampers Weekly Challenge this week, so I’ve decided to play along.  This is our card we created in my Volunteer Class the other day.

This challenge suits me down to the ground, as I love non-traditional colours for Christmas, although you wouldn’t think so by all the Christmas Cards we’ve created in our classes this year.

Supplies –
Ink – Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Tangerine Tango – 116206, chocolate Chip – 108599
DSP – Everyday Enchantment – SAB 2012
EF – Woodgrain – 127821
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Retired
Dies – Top Note – 113463
Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls 119247, Brads – Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack – SAB 2012

Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below
Until next time, Happy Stampin’


As most of you are probaly aware, I do a volunteer class at Caloundra Community Centre each Friday arvo.  It is a fun class with a lovely lot of ladies.  We are steadily growing with the averge class being about 10.

We are now in our new centre & I must say it is so lovely having all the mod cons & new area to work in.  Sitting on top of a hill & not far from the beach, there is always a lovely breeze. 

Inside Card…

My card today is one we created a couple of weeks ago in Crafty Creations – Volunteer Class.  I love Rosettes and the ladies often ask if they can do more of them.  As it turns out, there is usually 1 or 2 of them that either missed the previously classes on Rosettes or have only just started with us.  It also gives the ladies who have Glue Guns a chance to bring them along & play.

Ther is only one stamp used to create this card & that is the greeting.  In saying that, it could easily be altered to include stamps, including the centre of the Rosette.

I wanted to show the class that you don’t have to have a lot of stamps to create a lovely card.  I love the way I’ve used the Pearls & created an “apron”, so to speak.  The spiral of Pearls was a last minute idea, but actually help finish the card a little more.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 

Butterflies & Bows….

G’Day Bloggers,

Today’s card is one which we created at my Volunteer Class last Friday.  We had so much fun doing this card & seeing all our pretty butterflies come to life from a small piece of paper.

Thanks to Naomi who gave us the template to achieve our butterfly.  She got it from an old card of her mum’s & has kept it to play around with & as a lovely memory.  It was so kind of her to share it with us.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 1 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ or 3.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3, 4 & 5 – DSP – 1 1/2″ x 2″ or 5cm x 4cm
Layer 6 – Soft Suede – 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 7cm x 7cm
Layer 7 – Very Vanilla – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 6.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fresh Vintage, Short & Sweet
Ink – Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
DSP – Everyday Enchantment
Ribbon – 3/8″ Ruffled – Calypso Coral
Embossing Folder – Elegant Lines
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue, Brad, Sponge
Non-SU – Gold Wire

Complete your Butterfly & set aside until your card has been completed.

Adhere all pieces of DSP to the piece of Soft Suede Cardstock ensuring you leave about 1/8″ edge around all pieces.  Don’t worry about where all pieces meet at the top, as this is covered by the piece of Ruffled Ribbon which is adhered using Snail Adhesive & ends tucked under.

Emboss the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Embossing Folder – Elegant Lines & the Bigshot.  Adhere this piece to the piece of Soft Suede Cardstock with Multipurpose Glue, prior to adhering over the top of the DSP with Stampin’  Dimensionals.

Adhere the whole piece to the Base Card – Very Vanilla with Snail Adhesive.

Adhere your Butterfly to the Card, tie a bow with the Ruffle Ribbon, add a Brad to the centre & adhere both the bow & butterfly to the card using Mini Glue Dots.

Stamp your greeting onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Soft Suede Ink, cut into a Banner shape, sponge around the edges in Soft Suede & adhere to Card with Snail Adhesive.

This was a fun card to create & the ladies created some very lovely cards & butterflies.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Gift Card Holder…


I found this tutorial for a Gift Card Holder over at Created by You, which is owned by the very talented Sharon Field.  It looked so interesting & lovely that I thought I would give it a go.  I’ve used all my new products from SAB.

Of course, I adjusted mine a little so that it could fit our standard envelopes in Australia.  since creating this one, I’ve played around with it a bit & did a couple of different things to it, but more about that in the next couple days.

I wanted to use the matching ribbons that come in SAB but didn’t look any good on the Lucky Limeade, so back to the drawing board for me.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance
Ink – Calyspo Coral, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Dies – Top Note
Ribbon – 3/8″ Ruffled – Pool Party
DSP – Everyday Enchantment
Punches – Curly Label
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Stampin Dimensionals, Bigshot

Until next time, Happy Stampin!

SC #3…

I found another challenge site on Sunday while I was surfing for some information, completely unrelated to craft or stamping, as you do!

It is only a new site – Retro Sketches – but boy have they got some followers.  The sketch had just been posted & didn’t look too bad, so thought I would attempt it with some new products from SAB.

Measurements –
Base Card – Lucky Limeade – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 30cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ or 14cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Soft Suede – 2 1/4″ x 2″ or 5.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – DSP – 2 1/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 5cm x 4.5cm

I stamped 2 flower images onto the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Pool Party Ink.  Am loving this colour!  The whole piece was run through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Square Lattice & adhered to the card.

Envelope & Inside Card…

Prior to adhering the DSP to the Base Card, I adhered a piece of Ribbon down the centre & tucked the ends under.

The small piece of DSP was adhered to the piece of Soft Suede & adhered to the top of the larger piece of DSP with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede Ink, punched out with the Curly Label Punch.  I cut a piece of Pool Party scrap Cardstock with the same punch, cut in half & adhered to the top & bottom of my greeting.  The whole piece was adhered to the smaller piece of DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals

I tied a bow & adhered to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.

I adhered 2 pearls to the centre of the small flowers.

I am loving these new products & for the life of me don’t know why I haevn’t used them previously.  Maybe, it had something to do with not being too keen on them, but boy has that changed!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fresh Vintage, Elementary Elegance
Ink – Pool Party, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Lucky Limeade, Very vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party
DSP – Everyday Enchantment
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Ribbon – 3/8″ Ruffled – Pool Party
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Pearls, Bigshot,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
I’ve made a couple of other things using the same supplies today, but you will have to come back in a couple of days to check them out.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’