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My brother’s brithday card has turned into a female card!!!!!  When selecting my stamps, I accidently picked the stamp set on my desk.  This will teach me to put my stuff away after I finish using them…..  Ummmm back to the drawing board for him.

The card is for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations, so why not hop over & see what Kris & Gwen have created using the current sketch & Theme “Celebrations“.  Yep, this is really easy – all sorts of celebrations pop into my head, including weddings, birthdays, engagements, christenings, the list goes on.  We would love for you to join us this year…..

Now only did I select the wrong stamp set, but after completing my card, I discovered I had done it upside down & back to front…..  Yep, always check the direction of your card PRIOR to adhering your layers….  Anyhow, not to be beaten, I cut the Very Vanilla Cardstock around the edge so that only Riding Hood Red was showing & created another base!!!!!!

As for the colours, you ask……  I grabbed my trusty Colour Coach for this sketch, starting with what  was Riding Hood Red & the combinations for that.  I have just finished creating the card & looked at the Colour Coach again, only to discover I had been going by Riding Hood Red AND Cherry Cobbler…..

You know the olnly saying – “things come in 3’s“…………

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 11 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 30cm x 10.5cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Riding Hood Red Cardstock – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Soft Suede Cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm

The Riding Hood Red Cardstock was adhered to the Base Card – Very Vanilla using Snail Adhesive.

Inside & Envelope…

I run the piece of Soft Suede Cardstock through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock about 5 3/8″ long x 3/8″ wide, adhered it to the top of the embossed piece & adhered the piece of Riding Hood Red Ribbon along the middle, tucking ends under prior to adhering to the Base Card.

For my Ribbon, I dyed a piece of Whisper White Grosgrain using Riding Hood Red Ink & Sponge.  This was set aside to dry prior to adhering to the thing piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

For the larger circle, I run the Circles #2 Die through the Bigshot & again using the Embossing Folder – Square Lattice.  This was adhered to the card with Multipurpose Glue.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock from the Circles #2 Die, stamped one image in Soft Sude Ink, one in Early Expresso Ink, while the last in Basic Gray, which was stamped off prior to stamping onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  This is where I couldn’t understand why I was using Basic Gray all of a sudden.  Answer – I was on the colour selection of Cherry Cobbler!!!!

I stamped an extra image onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Riding Hood Red & Early Expresso SU MarkerDazzling Diamonds was applied to the centre with 2-Way Glue prior to adhering over top of one of the images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The whole piece was adhered to the embossed circle with Multipurpose Glue.

My sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Riding Hood Red & punched using the Modern Label Punch.  Don’t you love it when all the stamps match the punches????

Now for a card full of errors & mistakes, I think it come up ok!!!!  Miracles do happen!!!!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade
Ink – Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Early Expresso, Basic Gray
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede
Ribbon – 1/4: Grosgrain – Whisper White
Punches – Modern Label
Dies – Circles # 2
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Markers, Sponge
Until next time, Enjoy!


… 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!

Accordion Card…

The person I have made this for doesn’t like bling, busy, but just simple & plain, so this is what I come up with.
These cards have been around for sometime, but as usual I didn’t chase any instructions to make mine.  Instead, I did mine to suit the Aust standard envelopes.  To ensure it still fitted into the envelope, I didn’t want to put too much onto the card & bulk it up.
It is my first time at making an “Accordion Card“, so hopefully you will be able to understand my instructions.  I’ve discovered they are very easy to make & a lot of fun embellishing.
Front –
I adhered Real Red Cardstock to the Base Card, applied DSP to the bottom, stamped the image directly onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Markers.  I then adhered this piece to Daffodil Delight Cardstock before adhering to the base.
Inside 1 –
Left Hand Side – I adhered DSP to Pear Pizzazz Cardstock & stuck this to the base card.  I then stamped the greeting using Real Red Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstok, adhered it to Chocolate Chip Cardstock & then to the DSP.
Right Hand Side – Prior to adhering the 2 base cards together, I cut an oval out of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock, stamped the image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Markers.  I cut a smaller oval of Real Red Cardstock & adhered it to the back of the Chocolate Chip.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the back of the Real Red Cardstock.  The whole lot was then adhered to the smaller card to form the accordion.  I applied a Basic Pearl to the centre of the flower.  When adhering, ensure that you have your Valley, Fold, Valley.
I punched 4 corners using my Corner Punch – 2 in DSP & 2 in Very Vanilla Cardstock.  These were adhered to the card as per photo.
Inside 2 –
Left Hand Side – I cut a piece of DSP & adhered it to the base card.  Very easy as I didn’t want anything else on this.  I will type & print a verse out to adhere here prior to posting.
Right Hand Side – I punched 2 corners using the Corner Punch – 1 in DSP & 1 in Chocolate Chip Cardstock.  These were adhered to Very Vanilla Cardstock which had been adhered to the Chocolate Chip base.  I punched a strip of Real Red with Border Punch and a strip of DSP using the same punch.  These were adhered to the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I stamped the 3 flower images directly onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock using Real Red Ink.  I applied 3 Basic Peals to the centre of the flowers.
Once folded, I adhered a piece of ribbon to the front, ensuring it wrapped around the whole card & tied a bow at the front.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade, Blessed Mother
Ink – Real Red
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Punches – Corner Punch, Eyelet Border
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Pear Pizzazz
Accessories – SU Markers, Basic Pearls, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive
Instructions –
Card 1 – Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 3″ x 4 1/8″ or 9cm x 15cm – Score in middle & fold
Card 2 – Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 10.5″ x 4 1/8″ or 27cm x 15cm – Score @ 3 1/2″ x twice or 9cm twice
Adhere Card 1 to Card 2 ensuring that you have a Valley, Fold, Valley
Embellish card to complete

Until next time, Enjoy!

Friends Never Fade…

I’ve created the card for today using the sketch over at Utah Divas International  Very nice and easy one.  I had so many options going through my head for this sketch that I finally settled on “Friends Never Fade” stamp set along with the matching DSP – Greenhouse Gala.  Isn’t it great that SU® have stamp sets & DSP that match?  The hard work is really gone out of trying to think of what goes with what!

Cut Chocolate Chip Cardstock Cardstock to form card base
Adhere DSP – Greenhouse Gala to base
Cut piece of Baja Breeze Cardstock & adhere to DSP as per sketch
Using Chocolate Chip ink, stamp image – Friends Never Fade – onto Whisper White Cardstock, cut & adhere to Baja Breeze
Stamp 2 flower images onto Whisper White Cardstock, one in Baja Breeze & the other using Chocolate Chip
Cut out & using 2-Way Glue, apply Dazzling Diamonds around the middle of the flowers
Adhere Chocolate Chip Flower to Baja Breeze Cardstock
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Baja Breeze slightly over the top of Chocolate Chip flower

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Cardstock – Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Accessories – Snail Glue, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds,
Stampin’ Dimensionals
How easy can a card be to create?
Until next time, Enjoy!


It’s time for the weekly challenge over at Stamping 411.  This one looked very easy, but as usual I always seem to have trouble with this sort.

For my card I’ve used the DSP – Greenhouse Gala, along with the Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade. 

I cut my DSP to fit my card & layered the bottom section onto Real Red Cardstock.  I then flipped the DSP over & used the opposite side for the top section.  I adhered Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, along the section where the DSP meets.  I adhered the Real Red piece to the Chocolate Chip Card.  I love Real Red & Chocolate Chip together.

I inked the image up in Real Red & stamped directly onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Cut it out & adhered to Chocolate Chip Cardstock.  I then adhered to the card.  Finished! 

A 5 minute card all up!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade
Ink – Real Red

Cardstock – Whisper white, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red

Until next time, Enjoy!