Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Explosion Bag Template

Quick Hello to let you know I have had a number of emails asking for the Explosion Bag Template (Hi Paula).  I have finally worked out how to attach a copy to my blog.   You can find it here at the end of the post.   Hope this helps.  If you have any problems, please contact me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My 12 Weeks of Christmas

Hi everyone and welcome to my Twelve Weeks of Christmas.  I will be posting every week from now till Christmas a Christmas project for you to check out.  Can you believe its only 12 weeks till Christmas.  Where has the year gone.    There are so many nice things for us in the new catalogue and there are some surprises for us all in the new Mini which comes out in November.   The first card I have for you is quite vintage I think.

I have used the music wheel for the background and just given it a little twist as I ran it across the page diagonally to make it curvy.  The Cherry Cobbler piece of Textured Cardstock has been embossed with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder and the stamped image comes from a new Christmas Set called "Tags til Christmas".

Can you see the gold frame.  To achieve this you just need a touch of Champagne Shimmer Paint on the end of a dauber and dab it over the Crumb Cake Frame (another new embossing folder too) to get the gold look.   The ribbon is Crumb Cake Seam Binding made into a double bow finished of with those gorgeous antique Brads.

I'll be back next week with a new Christmas Project for you.  If there is anything you need to help you achieve these projects, just drop me a comment and I'll help you out.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Catalogue Launch

This could be my biggest post yet.  Morning everyone! Today I have some photos from my catalogue launch I had on Saturday to share with you.  We all had a wonderful time (bit hot for Spring LOL) and everyone got lots done of both my samples to complete and their own work.  Most worked on Christmas stuff which of course is the next big thing that is creeping up quickly on us.

Here is a look at my display board and a few other things.


This is my bird cage I recently bought while on holidays.  I thought I might jazz it up a bit with some Butterflies and glitter.  My family loves it so I guess I'll keep it for a while on my sideboard.

All the ladies looking busy.  Lots of room to spread out and make a mess.

During the day I had some things for them to create.  Here are the samples they could reproduce and take home.  They made two of each of these cards.

 This card may look familiar to some.  It was very similar to the card we made at Convention with a few changes of my own made to it.  I love the Creative Elements Set and use it often.  The colours I used were Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy.  Just love the Seam Binding.

 This was the second card using the Hello Blossom A La Carte Stamp.  I used the lovely new In Colour Pool Party which is becoming my favourite very quickly.  Can you see the new little mini Brads in the centre of the flower as well as the new ruffle ribbon.  Love these too.  This was the simplest of my cards (so I kept getting told LOL).

Then to my tricky card.  I had the ladies using the build a wheel for the background, embossing for the sentiment and the new Pennant Punch and Pennant Parade stamp set for this card.  They loved it but found it a little "challenging".  The colour of the cardstock is Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum.

This was the last item I had them making. It is a Petal Cone gift box used with the Petal Cone die and the Fun Flowers Die.   The Flowers were cut out from the Flirtatious Specialty Paper and slightly scrunched for a different look.  You can't see my box clearly but I embossed that with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder before putting it together.

There was lots for the ladies to do but the event did go for 9 hours.  We will be doing it again soon.  Had so much fun.  Maybe next time we'll have more time to do our own things.  Nothing like having all that time to ourselves to do craft.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Awash With Flowers Card Set

 Today I have for you a set of cards we made at my  last class.  It's called Awash with flowers and although it's not a brand new set, I only just bought it a short while ago.  I'm so glad I did because I love it.  It's so easy to use, you don't even have to line up the fill in stamp with the outline as it doesn't fit perfectly inside anyway.   The colours used were Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry.  All the outlines were stamped using Basic Black.    Each card used a different flower from the set.

 I used the Modern Label and Word Window Punches for the sentiment and added a small stick on Rhinestone for some "BLING".  

You can't see in the picture but behind each piece with the image stamped on there is a piece of Shimmer Paper to add a bit more interest to the card.

Finally I finished it off with some narrow taffeta ribbon with a simple knot tied in it.  Overall a very easy card set to make. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

More Button Buddies

I have another button buddy to share with you today.  Isn't he adorable.  The little snail is so cute.  I chose to use him three times and change the button colour along the way.  I've stuck a small piece of paper into the first and last button holes to create the image of thread.  Linen Thread is used in the middle tied in a little bow to finish it off.  You can also see I've used ink to paper for the background.  This is a very easy card to make and I whipped it up in about 10 minutes (after I chose which colours to use). 

This set certainly makes using up your buttons a breeze.

On a different note, it was my birthday last month and a good friend of mine, Debbie made me a beautiful card using the Aviary set.  I mentioned to her that I hadn't even put ink to my set yet so she made me a card.  I think it's beautiful.  Look at the detail in those little cages which have all been clear embossed and pieces cut out.

 I just love the colours too, Soft Suede and Baja Breeze.  We are so alike with out tastes.

Making more things for my catalogue launch next Saturday.   If there is anyone wishing to come, I'm taking a few more people.  Please let me know ASAP.   I'll be posting my projects and some piccies for those who are unable to attend.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Till next time, happy stamping

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Clearly For You Designer Frame

Our new Stampin' Up! catalogue went live on Thursday and it is jam packed with lovely new products.  Here is a card I made using the lovely new Designer Frames Embossing Folders.  You get two frames, an Oval which I have used here and a rectangle frame.

What I love about the oval frame is that you can cut out an image and fit it inside the oval using the Wide Oval Punch.  Here I have stamped the flower image from the Clearly for You Stamp Set over the top of the small background stamp and then punched it out.  It fits pefectly and looks great.

I then dabbed a small amount of Champagne Shimmer Paint (my absolute favourite) around the edge for a bit of glimmer.   I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the image.   The colours used for this card were Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  I also used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for the background Riding Hood Red piece.  To make the frame pop out, I cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock just bigger than the Oval frame and scrunched it up.  I rubbed a bit of shimmer paint over it too.

I'll see you next time with another card using something new.   I've been making lots of stuff for my upcoming launch.  My first order from the new catty should arrive on Monday I can't wait.

If you'd like to see the catalogue, I have a link at the right side of my blog which will take you to my Website where you can download the catologue and look at it till your hearts content.  Alternatively, if you would like a hard copy contact me on  tina.white22@bigpond.com.

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