TSSC 161…

I am loving this set from the current SAB and have used it yet again in today’s card.

The sketch is from Techostamper and is a Blog Hop.  This means you can click on anyone’s card & you will be taken directly to their blog.

For my card I decided to use the “DSP – Love Letter” along with stamp set “Bliss”

Basecard – Riding Hood Red – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 15cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – Love Letter – 5 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14.5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Riding Hood Red – 5″ x 2 1/4″ or 13cm x 6cm
Layer 3 – DSP – Love Letter – 4 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 12.5cm x 5.5cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 3″ x 3″ or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 5 – DSP – Love Letter – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 7.5cm
Layer 6 – Very Vanilla – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ or 7cm x 7cm

I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Basic Black Ink.  I then stamped the flower images using Riding Hood Red Ink.  I also stamped the word “Bliss” using Riding Hood Red Ink.

After layering the card, I applied Basic Pearls to the middle of the flowers.  I tied a bow using the Crochet Trim and adhered it to the card.

All in all a very easy sketech & a very easy card.

Supplies –
Stamp SetBliss*
Inks – Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
DSP – Love Letters
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Chantilly**
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls

** Summer Mini-Catalogue

Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC 190…

I have finally managed to use a Stamp Set from the current Sale-a-Bration and of course I took the sketch from the fun challenge over at Stamping 411
Layer One – Cardbase – Cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5″, scored & folded
Layer Two – 4 x 5.25″
Layer Three – 1.5 x 4.5″
Layer Four – 1.25 x 4.25″
Layer Five – 2.5 x 3.5″
Layer Six – 2.5 x 3.25″

For my card, I used Soft Sude Cardstock for the base.  Layered it with Elegant Soiree DSP.  I then layered the same DSP over Baja Breeze.  I stamped my images in Soft Suede Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Prior to stamping the bird images, I stamped off twice & then randomly stamped images over card.  I layered this onto Baja Breeze Cardstock.  I adhered Crochet Trim – Chantilly along the bottom of Very Vanilla Cardstock prior to adhering to card.  I stamped 3 butterfly images in Baja Breeze, adhered Basic Pearls to the middle of the butterflies & then  adhered these randomly to the card.

Supplies –
Stamp SetBliss*
Inks – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
DSP – Elegant Soiree
RibbonCrochet Trim – Chantilly**
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls

* SAB 2011
** Summer Mini-Catalogue

Until next time, Enjoy!


This is my very first Valentine’s card!  New stamp set arrived today!

I had told myself that I wasn’t going to purchase any valentine stamp sets, but when I saw this lovely set in the current Mini, that thought went out the window.  This set is just so cute, but the best thing I like about it is that it is a very fine set & not overbearing!

I’ve created this card for Mary Jo’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch  Great sketch Mary Jo. 

Cut base card using Poppy Parade Cardstock
Cut Sahara Sand Cardstock & run through Bigshot using Embossing Folder Perfect Polka Dots
Cut piece in Poppy Parade & using Pinking Hearts Border Punch, punch along bottom of cardstock
Cut smaller piece in Not Quiet Navy & adhere to Poppy Parade
Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock & using Poppy Parade Ink, stamp image down centre
Adhere Very Vanilla to Not Quiet Navy
Adhere Not Quite Navy Ribbon along top & tuck ends under
Adhere this piece to base card about 1/4 way from bottom
Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Poppy Parade Ink

Using small Oval Punch, punch sentiment & then cut around the sides using scissors
Adhere to middle of ribbon using SU Dimensionals

I’ve just realised that I haven’t quiet finished my card according to the sketch, but hey I don’t really think that it matters.  The majority of the card is as per the sketch.  If I get time, I may attempt to have another go.  Sorry Mary Jo!

Supplies –
Stamp SetLove Defined
Inks – Poppy parade
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Not Quiet Navy
PunchesPinking Hearts, Oval Small
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Dimensionals

* Summer Mini-Catalogue 2011

Until next time, Enjoy!

Cheers to You…

G’Day Stampers,

I hope you all had a great Christmas, despite the floods in Qld & the snow in parts of USA & Europe.  To think that Perth has Bush Fires!

Today’s card is from the sketch over at Stamping 411 and as usual a great one to use in creating a card or project.

For my card, I used supplies from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.  I cut my Cardstock – So Saffron and adhered Regal Rose to the top of it.  I then cut a piece of DSP – Island Oasis – to adhere to the top of Regal Rose.

Using my Scallop Trim Punch, I punched both top & bottom of the Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and adhered a piece of So Saffron across the middle of it.

I then stamped the sentiment from “Cheers to You” in Chocolate Chip directly onto the So Saffron.  Inking the branch in Old Olive from the Stamp Set “Tropical Party”, I stamped a couple of random images directly onto the So Saffron.

I inked the coconut from the same Stamp Set, coloured the umbrella & straw using my Watercolour Pencils, cut around the image & adhered over the top of the branches using SU® Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, Tropical Party*
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Rose Red
DSPIsland Oasis*
Punches – Scallop Trim
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Summer Mini-Catalogue – 2011
Until next time, Enjoy!

Tropical Party…

The following cards have been created using products from the new Mini-Catalogue, so sit back, relax & enjoy!

Using the Scallop Square punch, I punched squares in Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red. I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back so that they would sit up away from the DSP – Island Oasis.  This way they are not lost in the background.

I stamped Whisper White cardstock with the leaf, using Old Olive.  I punched these out using the 1 1/4″ square punch and adhered to the Scallop Square punch.

For the flower, I stamped the image in Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise & cut out using SU® Paper Snips.  I then adhered to them to the corner of the squares.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Heard from the Heart, Tropical Party*
Ink – Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Punpkin Pie
DSPIsland Oasis*
Punches – Scallop Square Extra Large, 1 1/4″ Square Large
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Tempting Turquoise
* Summer Mini-Catalogue
Until next time

One for the Males…

I thought it is about time we created a card for the males.
This card has been created using the DSP Island Oasis from the new Mini-Catalogue which started Wednesday 1 December.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSPIsland Oasis*
Accessories – Snail Glue, Grosgrain Ribbon – Whisper White, Watercolour Pencils
* Summer Mini-Catalogue
Until next time, Enjoy!

For You…

Today’s card is a sketch from Stamping411 – http://stamping411.blogspot.com
Again, another easy one to do, the posibilities are endless!
Using SU Pastels, I’ve created a very light background, including the sun, then embossed over.  I didn’t want the pastels to be too vivid so to compete with the embossing folder.
Tutorial for Heat Embossing may be found here
This makes for a great Male Card!
My Card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Inspired by Nature, Great Friend
Inks – Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Not Quiet Navy, Old Olive
Embossing FolderSquare Lattice
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Stick, SU Pastels, Embossing Powder – Black, Grosgrain Ribbon – Night of Navy, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Summer Mini-Catalogue 2011
Until next time, Enjoy!

Xmas Card…

From the first time I laid eyes on this stamp set, I thought it would make a lovely Christmas Card.  It hasn’t let me down.
I’ve taken the layout from my old old copies of cards which I did pre Stampin’ Up!®
Same card, but stepped up using Dazzing Diamonds®
Close-Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree
Ink – Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Punches – 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Embossing FolderSquare Lattice*
Accessories – Snail Glue, 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon – Poppy Parade,
2-Way Glue Stick, Dazzling Diamonds
* Summer Mini-Catalogue – 2011
Until next time – Enjoy!