This week's video tutorial is this how to make this Window Card that was on my blog last week. I had a couple of requests for the tutorial (see? I do listen to what you guys want!) so I made it up yesterday.
The card is below. Keep checking back as I will have the April class schedule up shortly :-)
Enjoy the tutorial :-)
Monday, 10 March 2014
So if I had to pick my absolute favourite colour in our current range of colours, it would have to be Bermuda Bay. It's stronger than Pool Party or Coastal Cabana (which I also love) but not as dark as Island Indigo. But on this card I actually got to play with several blues at once, although the main feature is the Bermuda Bay background. And of course I added ample amounts of silver to really glam it up :-)
How lovely is the current range of embossed vellum? It comes in packs of either silver or gold (I couldn't choose, so ended up getting both!) and you get 3 different designs in a pack. Its in our current Occasions Catalogue, so I am not sure we will have it after this catalogue ends in June. Make sure you get yours before then!
For those of you who don't know, I am getting ever closer to my goal of the Stampin'Up Caribbean cruise in May.. I only have 3 weeks left to qualify... but I am chasing that goal, and I can almost smell the sunscreen. I'll keep you posted as to how I go!
I hope you find time to flex your creative muscles today :-) Here's a closer look at the card detail:
Sunday, 9 March 2014
So I am making a concerted effort to use the Hexagon Hive frame lit die whilst I have the chance. I borrowed it off one of my team members and have been having a play. Here is my latest attempt :-)
I used Perfect Plum cardstock to create the background.. and there is a piece of vellum in there to soften the piece at the back . I stamped a flourish onto the paper doily, and then added a banner with the word "Create". The flower is made with Elegant Eggplant card stock, edged in white ink, and then attached with glue dots. The leaves are made with the little Leaves die in Pear Pizzaz.
It didnt take long to put this one together, but was kinda fun to make :-)
Back soon... Happy Creating! xx
Saturday, 8 March 2014
If you've been following me on my blog or Pinterest lately, you would know how much I LOVE the Sweet Sorbet paper pack that is one of our free offerings this month. I love them all.. and have been using them Ad Nauseum. There is one however, that I dont like quite as much as the others. Well its not that I dont like it exactly, but I think it is hard to use. It's the one you see in the card in the post - the black and stripy paper. I've been using the reverse side of it (which is a lovely design in Crumb Cake) quite a lot, so there has certainly been no wastage. But for a while now I've been thinking... what can I do with that paper??
So tonight I challenged myself to use it. I had borrowed the Hexagon Hive Framelit from a team member (Hello Ellen!) and wanted to create something tonight so I can give it back to her tomorrow. So I came up with the idea of using the black stripy DSP behind the hexagon die (which I had cut from Silver Foil). I added some Petite Petals flowers cut with the matching punch, and a word from the "Just Sayin" stamp set. I used the matching framelits to cut that one too.
So do I like it? Well its probably not my most favourite card ever.. mostly because its not really my style... but I am really chuffed that I came up with a way to use that paper that kinda works.
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Im off to a Scrapbooking workshop today.. I hope they like the layout I've chosen :-)
Friday, 7 March 2014
I have quite a big day today, so am just popping up a simple card as I start my day. I have a scrapbook workshop tomorrow, that needs to be prepared for. I have the real estate agent coming to do a rent inspection so the house needs a good clean! I have a date with the gym this morning. And I have two children to get off to school, and then sorted for the evening with them heading in different directions. Oh, and somewhere in there I hope to get my team newsletter out! Life is busy, but I know Im no different to anyone else in that regard :-)
Thats why creating needs to be simple and quick! This is a quick card I whipped up last night to give to a downline who won one of the challenges we run on our team forum. We have challenges every month... sometimes they are colour or product challenges, sometimes inspriration, theme or sketch challenges. They seem to be quite popular... and i know i love seeing what they have created. I hope the recipient likes her card :-)
I sponged white ink over the embossed background, and added a piece of Sweet Sorber paper. The butterfly is from the "Beautiful Wings" embossing folder and cut from Crisp Cantaloup cardstock. I added a gold foil arrow, the ruffled ribbon, and a sentiment. All up the card took somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes to make. Here's the full card.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
I've decided that the hardest thing about Window cards isn't actually making them.... its photographing them in such a way so as to show off how beautiful they are! If you've been following me for a while though you will know how much I love them! After all the gorgeous creations I have been making with this year's free Sale-A-Bration papers ("Sweet Sorbet") you'd think I would have made a window card by now! But it suddenly occurred to me last night that I hadnt made one yet.. so I thought I'd better fix that :-)
For a great impact, this is such an easy card! I used the circle framelits to cut out the two circles for the main feature. Then I cut the same larger sized circle out of the front of my card, and attached the main feature through the hole, onto the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the "Loving Thoughts" stamp set, and I used the little leaves die to cut the leaves from Silver glimmer paper on the bottom. The butterfly is cut from the "Beautiful Wings" die on my Big Shot, although you could just as easily use a punch as well.
Please let me know if you love this card by commenting on it here or on my Facebook business page. If I know its popular I was thinking it might make a good video tutorial... so if you'd like to see a video tutorial of this for my next video, please let me know!
I also wanted to mention that I have ONE SPOT LEFT in my Scrapbooking club. We meet on a Tuesday evening, once every second month. If you would like to create several beautiful scrapbook pages with me over the course of a year, CONTACT ME, and I will get some information to you.
Here's another photo of today's card so that you can see it slightly open...
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Today's post is a Scrapbook page I have made for an upcoming class... I used our Paper Lace Doilies, Soft Suede ink and sponging to create this cool background. The strip of black and white DSP is from the Modern Medley paper pack, and the Coral dotty paper is from one of our 12x12 paper stacks. I've used some Big Shot dies on this one too... the Scalloped edge is created with the"Tasteful Trim" die, and the film strip is created with the "On Film" framelits.
The flower is made with punches, and the Gold twine and sequin trim are both from our current Occasions catalogue. The "smile" sentiment is from the " " stamp set, and lastly but not least... I used the Banner Punch to cut some of the paper to make the banner in the top right corner. The banner punch is currently free with an order of $90 or more, but only until the end of March :-) In fact there is a whole catalogue of free items to pick from! If you want to see them visit the Online Store and check out the range.
Dont forget too that the Clearance Rack has been updated in the store! Lots of goodies... some as much as 80% OFF! Grab a bargain!
Here's a closer pic of the detail on the page. I snapped these photos during a trip to the beach just before Christmas... the kids were relaxed and clowning around, so it made for a fun photo session. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Yep, I've been having a play again with the Sweet Sorbet DSP.... I seriously can't stay away from those colours! I added the Embossed dots background... both the papers and embossing folder are current freebies as part of Sale-a-Bration this year.. you spend $90 (by ordering direct with me OR by ordering online) and you get to pick one of the free items. There are lots to choose from!
When I was done I felt that the card just needed something... and thats how the butterflies got onto this card :-)
Happy creating! See you tomorrow!
Monday, 3 March 2014
So today I have been playing with my framelits and punches and wanted to show you this super-cute label embellishment on my card. You can see the card above... it uses the "Fresh Prints" paper stack.. you get 48 sheets for only $11.95! How fantastic do those colours look together?? (If you would like to place an order, visit my Online Store.. just click the "Shop Now" button on my blog on this page.
Here's this week's video showing how I made the label... enjoy and I'll be back with more to inspire you soon :-)
PS.. Just be aware that I made a mistake when I said that you need to cut the paper "2cm" wide to fit in the punch.. it should have been 2 INCHES! Whoops!
Sunday, 2 March 2014
I have a technique class coming up this week to show off a great technique! It's known as either 3D or Shadow stamping... and right here you can see an example of that! This is actually one of three projects that we are making at the class. If you would like to come along and see how I created this cute card, learn how to do it yourself, and of course head home with three completed projects... this is the class for you!
Here are the details:
Tuesday 4th March @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 5th March @ 11am.
All materials and refreshments are provided, and the cost of the class is $20. I hold classes on the Central Coast of NSW. If you would like to come along, or to find out more, email me by clicking HERE.
Im looking forward to a fun class and sharing it with you :-)