… which started out being created first & then by the card which was posted yesterday.  I wanted them to match in with each other, but not use the same DSP, if this makes sense!

I’ve created both the card & Notebook for a birthday, so hopefully she won’t come onto my blog until later on in the week or even Saturday.  It is for one of the ladies who attends Craft Creations at the Community Centre in Caloundra.

Once I had worked out my measurements & score lines, this was quiet a easy project to put together. 

Measurements –
Inside –
Base Layer – Pear Pizzazz – 2 7/8″ x 2″ – Score at 1 1/4″ & 1 1/2″
Layer 1 – DSP – 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″

Outside –

Folder – Pumpkin Pie – 8″ W x 7 7/8″ H – Scored at 2 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″ & 5 3/4″
Layer 1 – DSP – 2 x pieces – 7 3/4″ x 2 1/8″, 1 x piece – 7 3/4″ x 2 7/8″

Inside –
I adhered the DSP over the Pear Pizzazz & stuck it to the top of the notebook, ensuring that part of the cardstock went over onto the back. 

Using Inks of Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze & Pear Pizzazz, I randomly stamped images on all pages of the notebook, just to give it a finished look & to tie it altogether.  The stamped images were stamped off once so that Naomi is still able to write over the top of them.


Close Up…

? Outside –

After scoring the folder, I adhered the pieces of DSP to the top of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, leaving a small edge showing all around the folder.  I tied a piece of Pear Pizzaz Ribbon right around the LHS of the folder & tied a Bow-Tie towards the top of the card & off centre.  I typed “Naomi” onto a pice of Whisper White Cardstock, stamped part of images onto the Whisper White & adhered to a piece of DSP using SU Dimensionals.  The piece of DSP had been punched using Scallop Oval Punch.  
To hold it together I will use a velcro dot of which I will have to purchase prior to wrapping.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade
Ink – Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Punches – Scallop Oval Punch
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Pear Pizzazz
Accessories –  Snail Glue, SU Dimensionals
Non-SU – Velcro Dots
Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC 216…

Another sketch, another card, except this time I have created a matching “something” to go with the card.  In fact, the matching “something” was created first & the card created to match the “something“.  Sorry folks, the “something” won’t be posted until tmw.
The card has been created from the sketch at Stamping 411  Such a great & very easy sketch.  Countless possibilities for this sketch.  Of course the best thing about the sketch from Stamping 411 – Measurements are provided –
Base Layer: 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″ – Pumpkin Pie

Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4″  – Pear Pizzazz
Layer 3: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″  – DSP
Layers 4 & 5: 1/2″ x 4 inch strip of paper – DSP
Layer 6:  Note, you can use ANY shape on this layer! – DSP
Inside Card

Inside Card –
As I had already cut a couple of different colours & shapes of flowers which I was going to use for the front of the card, I decided instead to use one for the inside.  I applied adhesive to the back of the flower, adhered to Whisper White Cardstock, then to a piece of Chocolate Chip before adhering to the Base Card.  I think it gives it a little bit of a different look.


Close up of Flowers


Card –
I cut my 3 strips using DSP & adhered them to Pear Pizzaz Cardstock as per the sketch.  Prior to this piece being run through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder Square Lattice, I stamped my sentiment direct onto the Pear Pizzazz using Pumpkin Pie Ink.  Again, with the Square Lattice.  Sorry folks, I can’t seem to get enough of this folder.  It just seems to finish your cards off & gives them that little extra omph!

Pear Pizzazz was ahered to a piece of Chocolatecar Chip & then to the Base Card – Pumpkin Pie.  I took the liberty & added an extra layer to my card. 



? For my shape, I cut 3 flowers from the DSP & adhered them to the card, using SU Dimensionals on the front 2, while adhering the background one direct to the card.  It sort of gave it a better look & more depth doing it this way.   Again, I strayed from the “master plan” a little in that I added 3 shapes, instead of the 1.

I applied a little glue to the middle of each flower with my glue pen & poured Dazzling Diamonds on top.  It immediately lifted the whole card.  Gotta love the Dazzling Diamonds.

Envelope –
I just cut a piece of DSP & adhered to the LHS side of the card.  Again, no stamps!

As I was taking the photo, I suddenly realised I hadn’t used any stamps on this card, except for the greeting.  Just goes to show that you don’t have a lot of products to create a really effective card!

Something else which crossed my mind – what a great way to use up the little bits of DSP that we can’t bare to toss out!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Well Scripted
Ink – Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Accessories – 2-Way Glue Stick, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, SU Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds
Until tmw, when I will post the “something“.  Enjoy!

TSSC 182…

While having all my craft stuff out from yesterday, thought I would attempt another chlallenge.  This is the one from Techno Stamper and it is a Blog Hop.  Click directly onto the cards & you will be taken to the link.  I’ve used a Stamp Set which I have not used as often as I should.  In fact, I think it has been out of its box just the once.

Base Card – Pear Pizzazz – 4 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 4 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9cm
Layers 3 & 4 – DSP – 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 2cm x 9cm
Layer 5 – Ribbon – Grosgrain
Layer 6 – Early Expresso – Oval
Layer 7 – Very Vanilla – Oval

I adhered te short pieces of DSP to the larger piece of DSP ensuring the placement was as per the sketch.  I then adhered my Ribbon to the bottom & tied a knot.

I cut 2 ovals using my Bigshot & Ovals Die – one in Very Vanilla & a bigger one in Early Expresso.  I inked the image in Pear Pizzazz & stamped it directly onto the Very Vanilla.  I inked the 2nd image using Early Expresso & stamped over the Pear Pizzazz image & adhered to the Early Expresso Oval.  This was then placed onto the DSP using SU Dimensionals.

The whole lot was then adhered to the base card – Pear Pizzazz.  Again, no sentiment!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pendant Park
Inks – Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Pear Pizzazz, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Dies – Ovals
Ribbon – Grosgrain – Early Expresso
Accessories – Bigshot, SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Until next time, Enjoy!


At the Community Centre this arvo, we will be making this card.  I have actually taken the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday & thought it would be a very easy layout to complete while at the same time teach a new technique – Faux Tiles, as well as Water Colouring.  This is such an esay technique.  Check back tomorrow & I will have the tutorial on how I did the tiles.
Anyhow, on with the card –
Base Card – Pear Pizzazz – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry – 3″ x 3 1/2″ or 8cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 8.5cm


Inside of Card


I stamped my image directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock, using my Aqua Painter, proceeded to colour image with Pear Pizzaz Ink.  Once dried, I scored the card in a tile pattern – gaps will appear where your scorelines are.  This was adhered to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  It has been soooooo long since I have used this colour that I am finding it a very refreshing change.
The piece was adhered to the RHS side of the DSP, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon attached – again with the Rich Razzleberry – across the bottom half of the DSP & the whole piece  adhered to the base card – Pear Pizzazz.


Close Up of Tile Effect


I stamped a flower image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White using Rich Razzleberry Ink, coloured with my Aqua Painter, cut it out & applied to the card using a SU Dimensional.
I hope the operators will forgive me, but I didn’t stamp a sentiment.  I love to stamp these onto my card when I know what I want my card to be used for.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Rich razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Ribbon – Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

Bugs, Bugs & Bugs…

As one of my aims this year is to use more of my old stamp sets, I thought this sketch would be a great way to start.  It is one of my favourites for a kids card.  With a lot of birthdays coming up in the next month, this card will come in handy.

The sketch is from Stamping 411  It also includes all the measurements you require to make the card.  How much easier can it get?  All the hard work is done for you

Layer 1  –  Cardbase cut 8.5 x 5.5, scored & folded in the middle to form card
Layer 2  –  4″ x 5.25″
Layer 3  –  4 x 1.75″ – punch edge with Border Punch
Layer 4  –  4 x 1 3/8″
Layer 5  –  2.25 x 3.25″
Layer 6  –  2 x 3″ – add tags, tabs & embellishments as desired

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Bugs & Kisses, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink – Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Punches – Jewelry Tag medium, Word Window Large, Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brads – Pumpkin Pie,
Linen Thread, Stampin’ Write Journaler – Basic Black
Until next time, Enjoy!