Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Scallop Envelope Die now in Play

Made a cute set of 4 notecards with matching envelopes, and  a box to hold them all. The Scallop Envelope die makes it so simple especially paired with the 2 step bird punch! I'll share some  more ideas and photos later today....for now I am off to play

Sunday, June 13, 2010

3D boxes

I have been getting a lot of enjoyment out of making little 3D boxes for gift giving. This is a perfect size for holding a set of 3x3 inch cards, or chocolates, tea bags, even jewelry!

This little box is made from the Designer Paper Raspberry Tart, that just happens to be on special this week. Looks great for boxes, because its double-sided.  I then stamped a couple of images from the Baroque Motifs set, punched them out with circle punches and added a silver brad. I attached it with dimnsionals to act as a simple closure for the flap.

For full details on the specials of the week click here

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Learning Together!

Yesterday we had our first full mini team meeting: got together with 3 other local Stampin Up Demonstrators to exchange ideas, and try some techniques.

This is the little card I demo'ed. Simple but sweet. I cased this idea from another NZ demonstrator (I'll add the link as soon as I find it!). Its a quick idea but it still show stamping, punching, sponging, adding glitter and embellishments.

Here is the link to my instructions

Friday, June 11, 2010

My first workshop projects

Here are the samples I created for my very first Stampin' Up workshop. I am really pleased with them: so much variation possible from the one stamp set: Pick a Petal. We made the first card in the new Melon Mambo colour from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue. This is definitely one for the girls! its a fresh bright pink, without being harsh.

Then we made a little 3x3 inch notecard using the "flower centres" also from Pick a Petal. I got the inspiration for this card from my upline, Donna.This is a great graphic look which makes it perfect for those who like it clean and simple, or for a more masculine feel. I have used some linen thread and attached a sentiment using Tiny Tags and the medium jewelery tag, both from the Autum/Winter mini catalogue.

List of materials
Pink Birthday Card:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Basic Words
Card: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polks Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools: 1 inch circle Punch, Word Window, trimmer, snail

Thanks so much Note Card:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Tiny Tags
Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Linen Thread
Tools: Medium jewelry tag, trimmer, snail

Friends Note Card:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Tiny Tags
Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Linen Thread
Tools: Medium jewelry tag, trimmer, snail