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

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

Mini Treat Bag

One of the new framelits in the Occassion Catalogue is a mini treat bag.  I’ve only had a small opportunity to play so far but I ca see great potential.  Especially for Easter gifts.  I ended up making the bag and a card insert, it’s very simple, but sometimes simple is good.  I especially loved how the colour combination turned out. Really liked the brown colours with the red and blue.

Treat-BagStamp Sets: Bordering Bloom

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana DSP, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Framelits.

Sea Street

I don’t often make children’s cards, by kids are a bit past that age.  And I’m very much a floral girl. But, I couldn’t resist this cute stamp set.  I bought it in the pre-order and just hadn’t used it yet, until last night.  Trying to get out of my comfort zone I whipped this up, I don’t think it came out too badly.  🙂  I’m interested to see what else I can do with it.

Sea-Street

Stamp Set: Sea Street, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper: Maritime

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake

Accessories: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits.

 

Christmas Card Blitz

Because that’s what I’ve been doing.  The one thing I try to achieve with my Xmas cards are to make them simple and easy to recreate, I try to do 4 or 5 designs a year and reproduce them, I don’t think I have the creative brain at the moment to do individual designs lol.  I really like these ones, especially the Mingle All The Way with the trees and the Seasons Greetings.  Something about the monochrome green combo makes me all happy inside.  Hope you like them, if you do please leave a comment below, I think people are reading this but would love to know what you think.  Cheers!

Happy-HolidaysThe colours here are Cheery Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss and Always Artichoke.

Seasons-Greetings

Garden Green, Sahara Sand and Pistachio Pudding.

Trees

My favourite, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Garden Green.

Bright and Beautiful

Ok, last Xmas card for the week.  I promise I’ll do something different next post.  I love love love this set, and I totally adore these colours.  I really do, the Smoky Slate and Soft Sky look so good together, and I think the colours make for a stunning Xmas card.

_MG_9042The snowflakes come from the Endless Wishes set, I’ve used these a few times now, they make for great background stamping.

Cheerful Christmas

I really am in a stamping mood lately, updating my blog twice in one week has got to be some kind of miracle.  I haven’t been doing much crafting with shift work and life getting in the way, I’d forgotten how good it is to create something and I get to go through and use the stuff in my stash that I’ve been collecting.  🙂

With the holiday catalogue out and full of yummy Xmas product I’ve been making a few Xmas cards, I figured a couple of cards a week will build up a nice collection before the holiday season.

_MG_9049I like this stamp set, I can’t wait to do more with it, although I’m not totally sure how happy I am with this card, I think I might need to change the colours.