Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Everything Eleanor Birthday Greetings


 
Hi Friends! I have to admit, I really enjoyed making today's card (I think I always say that!). Probably because embossing was involved and even after allllll the years that I've been stamping it still WOW's me.  And if you haven't tried embossing white onto Crumb Cake card stock, you've got to give it a go!  Because once you add your colour, which I did using ink pads and my aqua painter, the results are stunning:


To make this card I first stamped the Swallowtail butterfly onto Crumb Cake and embossed in white.  I know the butterfly becomes hidden behind the front panel but that's ok - I just wanted a bit of design in white to peek out from behind.  Then I stamped the swirls and flowers from Everything Eleanor and also embossed in white.  I added colour by squeezing my ink pads to get ink onto the inside lid and used that 'puddle' of ink with my aqua painter.  The birthday greeting is from the "Wetlands" stamp set.

Supplies Used:

Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Quick Just Because Card

 

 
Sometimes we need to make a really quick card, right? Well, this one is pretty fast to put together.  I just grabbed my stamps, paper and markers and made this card in less than ten minutes:



This would also make a sweet Easter card, don't you think? To make this card I used my Garden Green and Calypso Coral markers directly onto my stamp and stamped across my Whisper White Card Stock.  FYI: I used a piece of scrap paper to mask off the bottom portion of the card before I stamped.  Then I used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe Markers to colour the flowers. The ribbon coordinates perfectly with the ink - this is beauty of the Stampin' Up! colour families. And don't you just love the font on the "Just Because" sentiment?  So pretty.  A little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the tops of the tulips finished the card nicely.

Supplies Used:

Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.

I hope your day is filled with sunshine and smiles!

HAPPY STAMPING!

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Springtime Card in a Box



Hi Friends! Just a quick post for you today, as I'm in the middle of packing.  The movers are coming tomorrow and I am absolutely NOT ready! We'll be staying here in NB until after my Hostess Appreciation Dinner next month but holey moley I'm BUSY! Having said that though, I did manage to whip up two cards for that were ordered from a couple of my blog readers and I wanted to make sure I got them in today's mail.  These are the "Card in a Box" cards that are so popular - and for good reason - they're amazing!   The cards I made today are in Springtime colours and I love how they turned out (I hope my customers will like them too!):





Supplies Used:

Table built using Stampin' Up! Product Table Builder from The Crafty Owl.

If you've never seen these cards and want to make them, here is my video tutorial from this past January and you can view the instructions and measurements HERE.


I will soon be opening an etsy shop where you can order these cards and more! I'll keep you posted (it will be in May/June!).

Well, I best get cracking and finish packing for our move to Nova Scotia!

Enjoy the day and have a fabulous weekend! 

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