Birthday Fiesta

Just a quick one I whipped up using the Birthday Fiesta set.  Very festive 🙂  I quite like the banners and streamers, there’s also a matching Sizzix Thinlits Die Set which makes cutting the pieces out nice and easy.  I’ll put another card up in a couple of days using the same set but a different design.  There’s so much you can do with it.

Fiesta

All products used are Stampin’ Up!®

Colours (Inks and Cardstock) – Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White.

Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta

By The Shore

Whilst I was playing the other day, I had a couple of designer paper pieces left over that I wanted to use.  I wanted to show how easy it was to make a quick card using whatever you have left lying around without having to get out a lot of stamps and inks.  It’s always handy to have some cards on hand for emergencies.  I know my kids raid my stash a lot for their friends.  This card uses the reverse side of the Dapper Denim monochromatic paper that I used on the Seaside Shore card the other day.  I matted with some of the Calypso Coral cardstock and embossed the card to give it some texture.  Nice, quick and easy.  The Ahoy There greeting is one I had hanging around my desk after finishing the other card. It doesn’t hurt to keep things that you haven’t used in a little storage container, you never know when it might be the perfect piece you’re looking for.

Seaside-Shore-Ahoy

 

All products used are Stampin’ Up!®

Cardstock – Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla

Inks – Dapper Denim

Designer Paper – By The Shore

Accessories – Seaside Embossing Folder

Calypso Coral Seaside Shore

Considering I’m on a roll I decided to do another monochromatic card, this time using the Calypso Coral theme.  The designer paper pack that accompanies the Seaside Shore set called By The Shore has this awesome paper that I think looks great as a background for a card.  And it saves a lot of work!  I’m not sure which one I like the best the Dapper Denim set or this one.  Sorry for the shocking photo, it’s raining a lot here and I haven’t been able to set up how I usually do my photos.

Seaside-Shore-Calypso

All products used are Stampin’ Up!®

Inks – Calypso Coral

Stamps – Seaside Shore

Cardstock – Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

Designer Paper – By The Shore.

 

 

Seaside Shore

 

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve updated this blog!  This is what happens when life gets in the way and you lose your creative oomph.  I’m not promising that this will be updated regularly from now on but I will do my best, if only so I can play with the awesome stuff I keep ordering!

I decided this afternoon was as good a time as any to make a quick card and I was really happy with how it turned out.  The monochromatic look really appeals to me for some reason.

Seaside-Shore Products Used:

Inks – Dapper Denim

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Dapper Denim

Designer Paper – By The Shore

 

Double Gate Fold

Ok, this not studying thing has it’s advantages.  I decided today I need to take a 24 hour break from the books to reset the brain.  So far I’ve watched some TV, played some games and did something creative and I don’t feel guilty at all.  I thought I’d spend some time to today browsing through http://www.splitcoaststampers.com they always have great technique projects and I saw this one for a Double Gate Fold Card and decided to give it a go.

It’s something different from my normal card sizes but I really like it.  And it’s a great way to use up the many many sheets of patterned paper I have.  So a win win in my books.

Diamond-Card-1

Diamond-Card-2

The colours used are, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay and Delightful Dijon.

The Stamp Set is Choose Happiness.

I Should Be Studying…

So, this is what happens when I decide that I need to take a study break and do something creative to be able to refocus.  I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but am quite pleased with how it did. I finally decided to use the Hexagon punch that’s been sitting in my drawer for a while.  And the new Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, such delightful papers.

Hexagonal

No doubt, there will be a few more posts this week as I procrastinate from the studying…..especially considering I have 2 weeks off work and a box of goodies set to arrive on Monday 🙂

Butterfly Fun

I had a few extra minutes the other day and decided I it was a good time to play with the butterfly thinlits I bought a while ago. They are so cool and delicate, love the way they cut out. There will hopefully be a few more cards made with these 🙂

Butterfly-Thinlit

And that paper is so delightful too.  It’s from the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack, so many designs in the booklet, well worth getting.

Stamps- Butterfly Basics
Colours-Pacific Point, Old Olive,  Calypso Coral.
Paper- Pretty Petals