Christmas Card #1…

Last week I had the privilege of having a class with 20 or so ladies.  I usually do this class one every year where we create Birthday Cards.  They then give out the same cards throughout the year when their birthdays come around.  For something a little different, we decided to create Christmas Cards & concentrate on embossing, which was a huge hit! 

Doing a class this size can be quiet exhausting & utter chaos, but I think we have it down to a fine art now whereby we are in about 5/6 small groups.  Each group has their own supplies, including inks, stamps, kits, etc while at the same time creating 5/6 different cards.

In fact, this time round I had a table where I left the Punches to be used, Big Shot & about 4 different Embossing Folders.  It worked brilliantly!

Mind you it does take me some time to think up some easy designs & cards, but at the same time, ensuring that the ladies will love them & get to use different supplies.  It also gave me a chance to use up some of my retired stock.

As with these classes everyone’s card always turns out very different, which is great!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovey as a Tree – 127793, Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024
Ink – Certainly Celery – Retired, Chocolate Chip – 126979
Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Baja Blue – Retired, Certainly Celery – Retired
Punches – Modern Label – 119849, Word Window – 119857
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty – Retired
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Baja Breeze – Retired
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, Anywhere Glue Stick – 104045, Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755

Instructions to create your own card
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Iris Folding…

… & Christmas in July!

Today’s card is the one we created in my Volunteer Class this arvo. 

One of the ladies from the class had requested that we learn a little bit of “Iris Folding“.  I am only too happy to try & do what the class requests.  It makes it a little easier on me by trying to come up with ideas. 

I did a little bit of research on Pinterest – very addictive site – found this simple but yet effective card.  I wanted to make a start on our Christmas Cards this month as well, so this fitted perfectly for our class & “killed 2 birds with the 1 stone“, so to speak.

I must apologise for not knowing where this come from, but please do let me know if it is you as I would like to give you credit.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!


Supplies –
Stamp Set            Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024
Ink                           Chocolate Chip – 126979
Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Chocolate Chip – 108599
Glimmer Paper     Champagne
DSP                          Holiday Treasures – Retired
EmbossingFolder Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Ribbon                    1/8” Taffeta – Very Vanilla
Punches                 Small Star – Retired
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Rhinestones – 119246
Non-SU!                  Sticky Tape

For the Iris Pattern to create your own Christmas Bauble & for the instructions please click on the links below to save & print

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to use something from the Seasonal Catalogue before it retires – 30 June – & create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item.  The list is endless.

I had so much going around in my head about what to do, so instead of going to create something new, I decided to pull out my “Another Day” Box – that is what Gwen calls it!!!!!!  Don’t you love that name?  I think it is a perfect name for that box that we all have sitting somewhere in our Craft Rooms.  Mine just happens to sit on my desk.  I often find myself going through it & finding “stuff” that I had completely forgotten I had started & didn’t finish.  My card is one of those!!!!!!

When the Catalogue first come out I was just so excited to find a sea set sitting there waiting just for me to get my hands on.  Anything to do with the beach & I am “gone”.  “By the Tide” was the first set I purchased.  In fact it was a purchase by itself & started playing as soon as it arrived, but then obviously didn’t finish it.  All I had to do was basically add the Base Card & that was it!  How easy was that?  Everything had already been done.


We would love for you to join us this week.  All you have to do is head on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations, check out what Kris & Alison have created.  Create your card, scrapbook page or 3-D item, post to your blog or on line group/forum & then head back & link with Mr Linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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It was my turn to set the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week.  I’ve been very easy in that there is no 2nd part to the challenge, only the sketch. 

I wanted to do a simple little card as I seemed to have gone to all white cards of late.  Funny how we go through stages, but to be honest this is my style & the one I love creating.  I also need to stock up on my “Get Well” Cards as I sold a lot of them at the Handmade Expo last month.

I’ve also used one of my new stamp sets I purchased in the last month – Summer Silhouettes.  It has taken me a long time to obtain this set AND I love it.  The set makes for simple easy 5 minute cards while creating something with a bit of a “WOW”.

Inside Card –
Card Front –
Supplies –
Stamp Set            Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024, Summer Silhouettes – 126447
Ink                           Wild Wasabi – 126959, Perfect Plum – 126963
Cardstock             Whisper White – 106549, Perfect Plum – 108615
EmbossingFolder Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Ribbon                   5/8” Organza – Whisper White
Baker’s Twine      Whisper White – 124262
Accessories          Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247, Mini Glue Dots – 103683
 Shop Online Here to purchase your supplies to create your card.
Click on the link below to save a copy of your Instructions –
You have 2 weeks to complete your card, scrapbook page or 3-D Project using the sketch above.  Once completed, link it up to your blog or on-line group or forum, then head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to link it up with Mr Linky.  While there, don’t forget to check out what the other members of the Team have created, including our Guest Designer.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Scrap Booking….

I am trying very hard to get back into my scrapbooking.  It has been so long, but having my photos all over the place does not help.  So with a bit of luck, I will be able to sort them out while scrapping my photos.

First up are 2 lovely photos of my nieces which were taken early on in the year.  These are such lovely photos, that it was the perfect opportunity to begin with Amber & Dannielle.  Belive it or not, but they are identical twins, hence the title of the pages.  People who have known them all their lives are still unable to tell them apart.  I have to guess which one they are talking about by the stories they relay to me.

Besides doing the 12 x 12 pages, I like to create albums using A4 pages.  Sometimes, I find them a little more easier to handle & seem to fit more in an album than the standard 12 x 12 album.  Fingers crossed SU! will bring out an album to fit A4 pages.

I didn’t want to do the usual beach theme, so I decided to go with the colours in their dresses.  I printed the title onto a piece of Textured Whisper White using the colours in their dresses & adhered to the page with Chystal Effects.  I did pour Crystal Effects over each letter to make it stand out a little.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Basic Black
Cardstock – Textured – Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
DSP – Island Oasis (Retired)
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – White, Hemp Twine
Punches – Tiny Tags, Scallop Edge
Accessories – Crystal Effects, Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy!