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Crikey, I can’t believe that we are 6 of the big 50!!!!  How time flies when you’re having fun.

Our challenge this week is brought to us by Kris & all it involves is a “Fancy Fold“.

If you google “Fancy Fold“, a whole heap of different instructions & Tutorials will pop up.  The hardest part of this challenge is to decide on what type of “Fancy Fold” you will do. 

I decided to try my hand at the “Free Standing Pop-Up Card”.  This type of card has been around for quiet some time, but will admit it is the first time I have attempted it.  I was really surprised at how easy it is to put together. 

To do all my score lines, I used the new & fantastic Stampin’ Up! “Simply Scoring Tool

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden

Back of Card…

Ink – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock – Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Craft Knife, 2-Way Glue, Simply Scoring Tool

Prior to scoring the long piece of Whisper White Cardstock, I randomly stamped my images using inks of Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Daffodil Delight.

For the part that pops up, I stamped 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock with Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Daffodil Inks.  One piece is for the front which you see when it pops up, while the other piece is for the back to wirte my message.

Front of card…

The flowers for the front were stamped onto scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Melon Mambo Ink, cut out & addplied to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I applied a Pearl in the middle of each flower with 2-Way Glue.

I punched 2 strips of Daffodil Delight Cardstock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  I have had this punch for sometime, but never used it.  I think I will be using it heaps more now, as it is such a beautiful punch.  When adhering these strips to the Whisper White Cardstock, I ensured that the punched pieces were on opposite sides.  Both pieces were then adhered to a piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.

To complete the card, I wrapped a piece of Organza Ribbon around the body & tied bow just off centre.

Need more inspiration?  Pop on over to check out what Gwen, Kris & Leonie have created for their Fancy Folds.

This card is also for my group’s challenge, where we had have to use the colours of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi.  We could create a card, scrapbook page, project or any other item as long as we used the above colours.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Gift Set…

Today, I’ve done something a little different.  I saw this on Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie –×6.html & had to have a go.  It is not often that I will sit & watch videos or read tutorials or instructions, but I must say, I enjoyed it!  So clear & easy!
I changed mine to hold gift cards.  I made 2 each of the cards shown below to go into it!
From the top –
Bag & Cards
Gift Bag
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden
Ink – Poppy Parade, Concord Crush
Cardstock – Whisper White, Poppy Parade
DSP – DSP Patterns Stack
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brads – Silver,
Grosgrain Ribbon – White, Gel Pen
Until next time, Enjoy!

Post-It Notes

Today, I’m in the middle of making a couple of pressies, but lucky the friends don’t read this blog, so I am able to show them.  This is the first part, being Posist-It Notes.

Post-It Notes –
Vintage Vogue –
– Open –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Always articholke
Cardstock  – Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
DSP – Walk in the Park
Punches – 1″ Circle
Accessories – Sticky Strip, GRosgrain Ribbon – Always Artichoke
Non-SU – Post-It Notes

Cottage Garden –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden
Inks – Rich razzleberry, Almost Amethyst
Cardstock – Kiwi Kiss
DSP – Cottage Wall
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Non-SU – Post-It Notes, Magnets

Tip – I’ve used magnets which I’ve had lying around the house.  On the Cottage Garden one, I cut them in a rectangle, while on the Vintage Vogue sample, I’ve used the 1″ Circle Punch.  Both ways work well!

Until next time when I will post the remaining part of the gifts, enjoy!


Love Life…

This is the 2nd card we did in our “3 Different Folds” – the very popular & easy “Swing Fold”.  To make it a little different,  I have actually stamped both sides of the card
Inside –
Close Up –
Front –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden
Inks – Orchid Opulence, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Melon Mambo
DSP – Cottage Wall
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Pencil, Eraser
Non-SU – Rhinestone
I’ve stamped over the DSP which gives the paper an entirely different look.  Why not have a go at stamping on your DSP. 
Until next time, Enjoy!

Just for You…

G’day All,
Thought I would post one of the cards we will be doing in one of this month’s classes –
 “3 x Different Folds”  – Paper Frame
This card is using both the DSP “Cottage Wall” & matching Stamp Set “Cottage Garden” from Stamin’ Up!®
Both these items are from the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue & are on special until 31 July!
My Card – 
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cottage Garden, Oval All
Inks – Olive Green, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Olive Green, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP – Cottage Wall
Punches – Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Circle
Accessories – 2-Way Glue, Button, Linen Thread, Bone Folder

To book in for a class, please contact me

Until next time, when I will post a card from the 2nd class available this month