Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brighten my day

One of my Stampin' Up! team-mates has family and friends who were injured in the recent Ravenshoe, Cairns café explosion - some of whom are still recovering in hospital. We've been making cards to help cheer up those injured in the explosion and I put my (now retired) Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions kit to some good use. Here are some samples.

 
The Everyday Occasions kit did come complete with supplies to make a number of cards plus a co-ordinating stamp set.  I've added a few of my own touches such as co-ordinating ribbon, twine, pearls, glimmer paper, flowers and stars.  I also used some circle punches to layer the embellishments over the paper doily on the left side card.
 
If you like the concept of a kit, Stampin' Up! have some fantastic new kits available this year.  I'd recommend the Cottage Greetings Cards or Tin of Cards kits pictured in the links below.
 
With the exception of retired Everyday Occasions kit, key products used on these cards have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Papercrafting classes and workshops are available, please feel free to contact me for details.
 
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wonderful Washi with a Cherry on Top

I often receive questions about how to use washi tape.  Stampin' Up! have brought out some very versatile washi tapes in the current catalogue and I thought I'd put together some projects featuring the Cherry on Top washi tape range.

 
 
All the items in the picture above were made using washi tape as a key feature on each project. 
  • Washi tape can be used instead of designer series/patterned paper - just run a strip(s) of tape straight or at angles across some cardstock.
  • Layer strips of washi tape on cardstock and use your dies and BigShot to cut out shapes.  I've done this for the balloon, bow on the gift bag and flag/banner ends on both the gift bag and 'happy birthday' card.
  • Washi tape can be used on more than just paper - I've covered the metal lid of the bottle holding the product sign with washi tape too.
 
Here are some detailed photos:
 
Angled or straight - washi tape adds interest to your projects.
 
 
Die cut layered washi tape for decorative embellishments like the balloons on these cards.

Run straight strips of washi tape at the top and bottom of a card to add a splash of colour.
 
I hope this encourages you to have some fun with washi tape. 
 
The key products used on these projects have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Papercrafting classes and workshops are available, please feel free to contact me for details.
 
If you like these cards - you might like this older card I made using a now retired range of washi tapes: http://angelaspaperarts.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/endless-wishes-card.html
 
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Friday, June 19, 2015

You've Got This birthday card

It's a friend's birthday soon and as she loves flowers I thought I'd make her a floral card featuring the new Stampin' Up! You've Got This stamp set.

 
The colour scheme is primarily Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and a touch of Delightful Dijon.  I layered the card base and used the Striped Scallop thinlets diecut in Blackberry Bliss as an accent.  I used the Stampin Write markers to colour the You've Got This floral stamp.  The sentiment is from the  Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and I added a piece of Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace trim to finish the flower.
 
The key products used on this card have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Papercrafting classes and workshops are available.

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