Sending Sympathy….

I needed a Sympathy Card to post out this week, so I dug up one of the rare cards that I saved.  I’ve cased (copied & shared everything) from Sarah Willis  I’m not even sure where I come across it or when I come across it.  It is quiet an old card as it uses a stamp set from last year’s SAB.

Thanks so much Sarah for the inspiration!

The Framed Tulips EF is not one that I have used a lot, so thought it gave me the perfect opportunity to dig it out of the box & dust it down.  I quite like the result of the EF but believe me it was hard not to use my favourite Perfect Polka Dots.  In saying that, if you look closely, I managed to get it on here anyhow.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Petite Pairs – 122497, Fresh Vintage – SAB 2012
Ink                           Soft Suede – 126978
Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
EmbossingFolder Framed Tulips – 121809, Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Punches                 1 3/8” Circle – 119860
Framelits                Labels Collections – 125598
Markers                  Subtles – 119700
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247
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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’