Friday, December 23, 2011

More Wedding ideas....

You may remember the wedding collection I posted last month, well I have been putting together some other ideas using the same black and white theme.
I got the idea for this funky folded invite here. I have used the new wedding stamp set Marry Me and embossed it with black embossing powder. The scallop oval has been embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder with the Big Shot and then sprayed with vanilla shimmer smooch spritz. I have given her an engagement ring using a rhinestone and a little glitter on her veil edging and for her tiara. The flowers around the edge come from the set You are Loved and the inside invite uses the Love Blossoms wheel and the trim is using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch.
I also did an alternate cover for the pocket invite I posted last time. This one uses the textured Vanilla Cardstock with the belly band using the lace border punch, some black satin ribbon and an antique brad.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Christmas Cards


This year I decided to do two designs, both taking a little longer than expected but at least they are now done, here's hoping people actually receive them by Christmas day :)
The first one uses a technique called ribbon weaving, perfect for a wreath I think. You can see a tutorial here. I used 1.5 metres of Garden Green grosgrain ribbon for this one. I have used the glitter paper for the berries and an antique brad for the door handle. The door has been stamped using the Woodgrain background stamp. The sentiment comes from Curly Cute, I really love that set. The second one (inspired by this card) is a Big Shot overload - man I love that machine! I have used the tulips embossing folder for the outside, the tasteful trim die for the pattern piece at the bottom, the two tags die and the perfect pennants die with the welcome christmas stamp embossed with cherry cobbler. The sentiment comes from Snow Swirled. And finally I have punched a star from the red glitter paper. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stamp Club Update


My Stamp Club recently finished up for the year and I realised that I had not posted October's projects either so today you will see what we did in the last TWO stamp clubs for the year. Firstly, in October we focused on Christmas and here are the two cards we made. I taught my members the Partial Embossing technique using the petals-a-plenty folder. Tutorial found here. One of my fellow demos (thanks Jane) taught me this technique at a show earlier in the year and I thought it would be perfect to save up for this card. The other card uses some of the new folders in this years catalogue and the new embossing powder in Cherry Cobbler. I also used the Letters to Santa DSP and the new Stocking Punch. More recently this month we did some special cards using the telescoping technique. You can see a tutorial for this technique here. All my ladies loved both lots of cards and some used them as their Christmas cards this year for the their family and friends. Lastly, in addition to the telescope cards we made, I put together this cute little snowman (thanks to Becky Roberts for the idea) It used a battery operated tea light candle for his nose - isnt it cute! Due to the success of my stamp club and many requests to join I now have two clubs running for next year. Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wedding Collection - ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog today for a special event - the ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop! You may have come from Christie's blog if you are doing the hop, make sure you click on the link at the end of the post to see more of our creations at the next stop.

What is ESAD? ESAD stands for 'Extra Special Australian Demonstrators' and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators. We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed. So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
So what have I got for you today? It is a cute little wedding collection including an invitation, favour and place card. I got this cute idea from my friend Madeline Morcelo, she originally designed this as a gift card wallet (it was a project part of an Inkspirations4U Summer Edition) but I thought it would make an awesome wedding invitation. I have used the new You are Loved Stamp set and matching Love Blossoms wheel from the New Summer Mini Catalogue relelased TODAY. It is intended as a Valentine's set but I think it works really well for weddings too. I have also used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, the Neutrals DSP, Black Satin Ribbon and Scallop Oval punch. The favour was made using the Pillow Box Die. I cut it using cardstock vellum through my Big Shot. I then used the Parlor Prints Background stamp with VersaMark and embossed with black embossing powder. The hearts were hand cut on the belly band of the invite. I have used envelopes (cut off at approx. 5") to create the pockets and punched the half circle with the 1" circle punch. These hold the invite in the top and then the acceptance and registry info in the bottom two pockets. You could have as few or as many pockets as you need.Here is another collection using the same stamp set and wheel. This time I have created an invitation with a matching favour using the Fancy Favour Die and a place card (dont look too closely at my horrible handwriting) with a trim using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. This collection was inspired by Yvonne Campbell. Thanks for visiting today, now you can head off to Jenny Hayward's blog to see what she has been up to. Thanks for joining in the fun of the hop......
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