Saturday, July 10, 2010

Another Baby Shower....

This time for my other SIL Penny. Been working on these (nearly 30 of them) for a couple of days with some little helpers in my SIL Nicole and her husband Shane can you believe it - he loved it. I got this idea from one of the swaps I received at Convention, sorry cant remember who it was but the one I got was pretty pink, cant do pink ones for this shower as we dont know what sex the baby is yet so thought yellow and green would be the way to go or should I say So Saffron and Old Olive/Certainly Celery. These are made using the Scallop Circle Bigz Die. Folding the cardstock first you line it up just inside the edge of the scallops (i left four scallops outside the fold line) and run it through the BIG SHOT. I have then cut several of the same die with DSP and cut them in half and stuck to the bottom half of the carousel. I have used my circle punches for the wheels with some silver brads and then the Eyelet border punch for the trim. I have used the two oval punches for the handles and then tied some 1/4" Grosgrain for the bow. As there is not much room inside the invitation I created a simple little little fold so the invite opens up as you open the card - nift hey! Thanks for looking. Stay tuned for more baby shower projects as I am in the process of making a diaper cake and some baby shower favours.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

UStamp Project

My 'to-do list' has sort of been getting shorter but I was distracted by all the awesome projects over at UStamp and I couldnt resist having a go at one of the projects posted today. It's a really cute little double pocket bag with a topper and matching card. This creation came from Tracey Old from New Zealand. I love this little gift set. I have used the Tea Party Designer Series Paper and some So Saffron Cardstock. The stamp set is Dreams Du Jour and the ribbon is some left over from the ribbon promotion. I have used some of the filligree brads and some embroidery thread to keep it together. The card fits inside plus I put some mini kit kats in too. This would make a lovely little gift. To see this project plus nearly 40 other great ideas all with instructions, click here to join UStamp. It's lots of fun and the opportunity to meet stampers from all over the world. Now back to my 'to-do list' and I am fast running out of time - school goes back in only 3 days :( At the top of my list is nearly 30 Baby Shower invites for my SIL - stay tuned for pics....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wall/Door Hanging

I have been meaning to do this for a while now (one more thing I can tick off my 'to do list') and finally finished it. This is a door hanging for the daughter of some friends of ours. I made some last year for my two nieces in America. Click here to see the first two I did. When they had their second child, many friends and family gave name things etc. for the new baby but the older child didnt have anything like it for her so I promised I would make one - finally have. I have used the scallop circle bigz die through the BIG SHOT and cut scallops in Sage Shadow - will really miss this gorgeous colour. This is the colour of her room. I have then used my Circle Scissor Plus to cut two layers of circles with some of the Windsor Knot DSP and some Whisper White. I sponged the edges of the scallop circle and the patterned paper although it is hard to see in these pics. Lastly I have used some dazzling diamonds on the letters and images. Please note that with the new catalogue comes a 'Colour Renovation' and with this we will see some of our colours retire for good. Some stock is already starting to run out so please dont delay in ordering your favourite colours before they sell out.
To see a list of retiring colours please click here. Now I must get back to my 'to do list'..........

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Some weekend creations...

Here are two projects I made over the weekend. We went to a 40th Birthday on Sunday and I always find male cards a real challenge but this time I took some inspiration from here and created the 40th card. I also saw these cute little note pad and pen holders over on Becky's blog. She has a link to the instructions so you can create one too. They are super easy. They would make a nice little gift for someone. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One step, two step.....

July is 2-step stamping month at Stampin' Up! There is a great selection of 2-step stamps available this month at 20% off. Click here to see the list of stamps on special until the 31st July or click on the picture to see the flyer. I have used Cheep Talk on this card and used my Marvelous Markers on the branch and the bird to get the different colours on the one stamp. Colours used include Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Whisper White. 2-step stamping is super easy but you cant do it without a stamp-a-ma-jig (no this is not what I called it, it is actually what it is called). This tool was one of the very first things I bought many years ago and I simply cannot live without it. 2-step stamping involves the layering of stamps to create combined images and multicoloured images. Check back here over the coming days and I will feature some more of these fabulous sets exclusive to Stampin' Up!
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