Tree Trimmings….

… in non-traditional colours.

Today’s card is one we created a couple of weeks ago in my Volunteer “Crafty Creations” class at the Caloundra Community Centre.

Measurements –
Base Card – Summer Starfruit – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Sliver Glitter Paper – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Concord Crush – 5 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ or 13.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 5 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 13cm x 8.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimmings, Short & Sweet (Both Retired)
Ink – Concord Crush (Retired), Summer Starfruit, Real Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Concord Crush, Silver Glitter Paper
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Real Red
Accessories – Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Marker – Concord Crush (Retired),
Non- SU! – Silver Cord

The images were stamped onto the large piece of Whisper White Cardstock, ensuring that I staggered them when stamping.  I used Concord Crush, Real Red & Summer Starfruit Inks.  I also stamped the same images onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, cut out & set aside.

A piece of Real Red Ribbon & the Silver Cord was tied along the bottom prior to adhering this piece to the piece of Concord Crush Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.

The whole piece was then adhered to the piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with Sticky Strip.  I find this holds it a little better, priro to adhering to the Base Card – Summer Starfruit.

Lastly, I drew lines using Concord Crush Marker so that the images looked like they were hanging down.  The cut out images that had been set aside were adhered to the top of the matching images with a little of Snail Adhesive down the middle, the sides turned up a little & Rhinestones added randomly to the images, as well as 3 along the bottom of the card.

I stamped the sentiment direct onto the Whisper White Cardstock with Summer Starfruit Ink.

Would love to know what you think of this one?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Tree Trimmings…

Although this little stamp set has been retired, I still love it.  We used it in our volunteer class last Friday.  During this class I get to play with all my favourite retired stamp sets & products.  The layout is not my idea, as I sort of cased the card from the very talented Juliette Chapman  Thanks Juliette!

Measurements –
Base Card – Riding Hood Red – 11 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 19.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Early Expresso – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Riding Hood Red – 4″ x 1 1/2″ or 10cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 4″ x 1″ or 10cm x 1.5cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 3″ x 2 3/4″ or 7.5cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – 2 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ or 7cm x 6.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimmings (Retired), Short & Sweet (Retired)
Ink – Garden Green, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
Ribbon – 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain – Riding Hood Red (Retired)
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Big Shot, SU! Markers – Early Expresso, Snail Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

I run the piece of Early Expresso Cardstock through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder prior to adhering it to the Base Card – Riding Hood Red with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

I punched along the one edge of both pieces of the Very Vanilla & Riding Hood Red Cardstocks with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered the Very Vanilla piece to the top of the Riding Hood Red piece with Snail Adhesive, tied a knot in a piece of Ribbon, adhered to the top of the Very Vanilla with Snail Adhesive, tucked ends under & then adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

The images were stamped with Garden Green & Riding Hood Red Inks direct onto the small piece of Very Vanilla, lines drawn using my Early Expresso Stampin’ Up! Marker, adhered to the matching piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock & then to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since the photo was taken, I have added a couple of small pearls to the images.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Today is Sunday & the start of the new challenge for the week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  We hope you will join us this week.

It was my turn to bring you the challenge & along with the sketch we have to use a Christmas Theme.  Seeing as though Christmas is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to make a start on your cards.

Measurements –
Base Card – Always Artichoke – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Cherry Cobbler – 4 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Cherry Cobbler – 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ or 3cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 – Always Artichoke – 1 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 2cm x 9.5cm
Layer 5 – Cherry Cobbler – 5″ x 2″ or 5cm x 13cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 12.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Punches – Word Window, Modern Label, Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines
Accessories – Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I embossed the large piece of Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots prior to adhering to the piece of Cherry Cobbler & then to the Base Card – Always Artichoke.

The smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler was punched along one long side with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered to the embossed Whisper White with Snail Adhesive & the piece of Always Artichoke adhered to the top of the punched piece.

I embossed the longer piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (I must confess that this is not a folder I have used that much, but when I do, I can’t understand why), adhered 2 pieces of Linen Thread to the back prior to adhering to the long piece of Cherry Cobbler & finally to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped 2 of the images from Tree Trimmings with Cherry Cobbler onto a scrap of Whisper White, cut them out & adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied 2 bows from the Linen Thread & adhered them to the tops of the images.

The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, punched with the Word Window Punch, & adhered to a piece of Always Artichoke which had been punch with the Modern Label Punch.  The whole lot was then adhered to the card with Snail Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I’m not usually one for the tradional Christmas Colours, but I picked colours that I don’t usually play with.  I also opted to go for Whisper White rather than Very Vanilla & I think it gives the whole card a very modern, yet old look about it.  I also think the Linen Thread helps the feel of the card too!

Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen & Christine have created.  We hope you will be able to join us this week.

Until then, have a great week & Happy Stampin’

Easy 5m Card…

I have had to create 60 Christmas Cards for the Volunteers at the Community Centre.
To make it easy for me & not expensive for the Centre, I decided to see what I can come up with using the minimum supplies. 
This is the first of my 6/7 designs.
I stamped the images direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink & then drew the lines with my Rich Razzleberry Marker.
I scored 3 lines down the LHS using a ruler & my Bone Folder.
I stamped the Sentiment onto the card with Old Olive Ink.
That is it – 5 minutes tops!!!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimmings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories – Bone Folder, SU Markers – Rich Razzleberry
Until next time, Enjoy!

Pink & White….

I created this card sometime ago for the class I have at the Caloundra Community Centee on a Friday.  The ladies like to create their own Christmas Cards, so towards the end of the year, I try to bring in colours that could be used for Christmas or any occasion.
I have put this card in such a safe spot that I cannot find it, so please bear with me while I try & think of the measurements.  Fingers crossed they are not wrong!
Measurements –
Base Card – Melon Mambo – 11 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Scored at 2 7/8″ & 5 3/4″ or 7.3cm & 14.6cm
Layer 1 – Front – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ or 7cm x
Laye 2 – Back – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
I punched an oval in the middle of the smaller piece of Whisper White using my Large Oval Punch, prior to running it through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.
I stamped my greeting onto a scrap of Whisper White with Melon Mambo Ink & punched using my Extra Large Oval Punch.  This was adhered behind the embossed Whisper White & a Pretty in Pink frame created to adhered over the top. I created the frame by punching first with my Oval Punch & then my Scallop Oval Punch.
I adhered a piece of Ribbon across the bottom of the Whisper White, tucked the edges behind & adhered to the front of the card with Multipurpose Glue.
I stamped my images onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Melon Mambo & Pretty in PInk Inks and ahered to the Melon Mambo Cardstock.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Tree Trimmings
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Cardstock – Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Punches – Scallop Oval, Extra Large Oval, Large Oval
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 1/4: Grosgrain – Pretty in Pink
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!