Once again another year has passed with out me updating. However, I have a new camera 🙂 which connects to my phone, making taking photographs and updating this blog a whole lot easier. I am not going to promise regular updates, but more than last year would be nice 🙂
I had some time today to make a quick card. My style is simple and clean and this is a good example of that. I have found over the years that having a style and being comfortable with that is a good thing. It makes me happy.
Ok, one last Xmas card for the week and I promise that next week I will try and do some non-Xmas so we don’t get overloaded. This is a very cute set, called Carols of Christmas, I really like how big the sentiment is. Makes for a nice quick card that’s very eye catching. This is going in my favourites box as well. And I did go traditional for the colours. Although I prefer non-traditional Christmas colours, like blues and purples. There is something awesome about a nice red and green.
All materials used are Stampin’ Up!®
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White
Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas
Accessories: Oval Thinlits (Retired) and Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched-Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)
Once again I start a post with I know it’s been a long time….7 months to be exact since I last posted. I’m amazed at how quickly the year goes. I just wanted to share a quick post on something that’s in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue which I thought was just so cool. These mini pizza boxes make great little gifts for teachers and friends. You can get mini envelopes that fit the box and make cute little gift cards. I think they’re adorable. These didn’t take long at all to make.
Colours : Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Snowflake Sentiments
Designer Paper: Merry Music Speciality
Other: Mini Pizza Boxes, Mini Envelopes, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits
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.
All products used are Stampin’ Up!®
Colours (Inks and Cardstock) – Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White.
Stamp Set – Birthday Fiesta
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.
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
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂
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