Flowerpot Card

I have an amazing up-up-line! She is one of the most creative people I know, and her eye for detail is faultless. At a class I attended last year, Judy May taught me how to make an adorable flowerpot card which I have not had the heart to give away yet as it is too lovely to part with!

I have taken Judy’s flowerpot and flowers and added it to a card base – it is all Judy’s idea, but made simpler by sticking it onto a card.

Thanks, Judy for your inspiration. Go and check out the other amazing projects Judy has created here for more inspiration!

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For this project, I used the following:

Flower Shop Stamp Bundle
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
– Decorative Label Punch (retired)
– Small Over Punch (retired) – for leaves
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise Cardstock or Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Ink
Blushing Bride Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Tangelo Twist Ink
Hello Honey Ink
Tempting Turquoise Ink

Punch Art Dog

This is the most adorable card I have made in a long while. Thanks to the inspiration by Julie Kettlewell I created my own, simpler version of this card and used sentiments from the Party Wishes stamp set.

It’s a great idea to pull out your punches and to see what you can create using the various shapes on offer. Thanks to Julie, here is an example of such.

Punches used for the above project are:

Extra Large Oval – for head and body
– Small Oval (retired) – for back paws and nose
Owl Builder Punch – eyes
Bird Builder Punch – for tail and ears
Word Window Punch  – for legs and neck
3/4″ Circle Punch – for front paws
– Flower from Itty Bitty Punches (retired) – for hair on head
Party Wishes Stamp Set
Soft Suede Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink
Whisper White Card

 

Sweetheart Card

Valentine’s Day is drawing near, so at my recent 2016 January Crafternoon Class, I decided we would all make a Valentine’s Day card. This card idea was CASEd from Tina Rappe from her ‘Stampin’ Studio’ blog. Thanks, Tina, for the inspiration!

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The card base measures 5 1/2″ x  5 1/2″, and the Whisper White mat is 5″ x5″. As the Happy Heart Textured embossing folder measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/16″, it has been embossed to the right hand side of the white mat, leaving a smooth strip to the left – perfect for a piece of ribbon.

I decided to add extra Real Red cardstock hearts, punched out with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack. The larger hearts were made using the Sweetheart Punch, in Basic Black cardstock, Real Red cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper. The red hearts were embellished with Stampin Up! rhinestones.

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On the inside of the card, I used another Whisper White mat, measuring 5″ x5″. I have just purchased the Confetti Hearts Border Punch, so used this to create the top border, then added three more of the Itty Bitty Accent Punch hearts.

For a sentiment, you can add whatever you like to the front of this card. I chose LOVE YOU for Valentine’s Day, but also made one with CONGRATULATIONS on the front, for an upcoming Engagement Party I am attending.

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I hope this card inspires you to create your own Valentine’s Day card for Feb 14!

Happy crafting!

Watercolored Vivid Vases

I have really enjoying adding ink to paper using the watercoloring technique. Using the Stampin’ Up stamp, Vivid Vases, and the new Basic Black Archival ink (which is water resistant), I was able to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this card from Linda Gutierrez from her ‘Stamping Year Round’ blog.

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Watercoloring with inks and finishing off with Crystal Effects bring this card to life.
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Get creative with washy tape for a quick addition to your cards.

To add dimension to the card, once it was watercolored and allowed to dry, Crystal Effects was added to the top of the vases and the flowers. There are a couple of air bubbles in my example which I have left as is to show what happens if you don’t pop the bubbles with a pin as you are applying the Crystal Effects. I will remember this for next time!

Rather than mess up my ink pads, I choose to gently tap a section of a stamping block onto the pad and use this as my colour palette. As well as keeping my ink pads clean, I was able to add several colours at the same time.

To create the card, I used a Very Vanilla card base, embossed a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock, then added washi tape from my stash for added embellishment.

My niece is an amazingly creative young lady, and did a fabulous job with her version of the Vivid Vases card. She chose to only place the Crystal Effects to the right of the vases, adding extra light to one side and thus enhancing the shading to the left.

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The colours I chose to use for this card are:
LOST LAGOON
WATERMELON WONDER
HELLO HONEY
OLD OLIVE
WISTERIA WONDER

 

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Tags

Inspired by the 2015 Catalogue (p69),  I created these tags for my December Crafternoon Class. They were quick and easy to make and certainly added the finishing touch to my Christmas gifts under the tree this year.December Crafternoon Slide 4.jpg

I used Whisper White and Cucumber Crush cardstock to create the tags. The thicker Whisper White card works better for this project. I also used rhinestone embellishments for added sparkle.

Desktop Calendar

Thanks to my upline, Judy May (www.judymay.typepad.com) , for teaching me how to make this calendar. I still have the one I made at one of her classes on my desktop.

To change it up a bit, I have decided to go with butterflies as my decoration. The great thing about this calendar is that you get to choose what you want to decorate the front with. Where Judy encouraged our class to use the Owl Builder Punch to create a fun decoration to go next to the calendar tabs, I wanted to use butterflies instead. Stampin Up! have so many great punches and framelits to choose from – it’s simply up to your own imagination.

The Desktop Calendar featuring the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches.
The Desktop Calendar featuring the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches.

 

Another version of the desktop calendar, showcasing the Butterfly framelits.
Another version of the desktop calendar, showcasing the Butterfly framelits.

 

Inspired by my upline, Judy May, this version of the Desktop Calendar features an owl using the Owl Builder Punch.
Inspired by my upline, Judy May, this version of the Desktop Calendar features an owl using the Owl Builder Punch.