July 27, 2009

Happy 9th Birthday!

It was my nephew Tristan's 9th Birthday earlier this month. I thought a nice bright card would do the trick and I really wanted to incorporate my new stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes . Then I remebered the card Leonie had made for her son's 9th Birthday (http://stampandscrapinheaven.blogspot.com/2009/05/keagans-9th-birthday.html), this card became was my inspiration..... a classic CASE! Thanks Leonie
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes, Big Deal Alphabet
Card: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Real Red
DSP: East Coast Prep (2008 - 2009 Catalogue)
Ribbon: Tempting Turquoise 1/4 " (6.4mm) Grosgrain

Tristan loved his card, I think the quote was “it's pretty cool Aunty Fi”. The letters and cupcake have been stamped in Real Red and mounted on Tempting Turquoise Card Stock. They have then been mounted on on the Real Red Card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

July 4, 2009

July Challenge Theme

The July Challenge Theme, well what else could it be.... "Christmas in July".

You may want to create a Christmas Card, Christmas Decorations, a Scrap page or a booklet inspired by Christmas it is up to you. Provided it meets the Challenge outline.

I look forward to seeing those entries

July 3, 2009

June Challenge

The Theme: To make a Bookmark

Unfortunately there were not any entries in the June Challenge, so my Mater Mothers Bereavement Pool grows by another $10.

The opportunities are endless when it comes to bookmarks (well any papercraft really). I decided I wanted to show you some relatively simple bookmarks, using a couple of different techniques that can be recreatived with ease. The hearts and butterflies have been created using the Rock and Roll technique. For the pink & mauve bookmarks I inked the stamp in Pretty in Pink and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Perfect Plum. For the green butterflies I used Apricot Appeal and Green Galore Ink Using this technique no two images are the same.
I used Stampin' Write Markers to ink the stamps for the Happy Place bookmarks. This allows you two use more than one colour on the image with ease.
The Corner bookmark (Triangle) is made using Designer Series Paper (Raspberry Tart). This is a very simple bookmark, no stamping involved only trimming and folding. The inspiration for this bookmark came from the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery... thanks Jane CS.
If you would like specific details to enable you to recreate any of these items, just email me.

There are many, many more possibilities.....I hope you enjoy the few I have to show you.

Now I did not know until yesterday that Stampin Up had it's own Youtube page with tutorials on various papercraft products. Look at what I found as I was getting ready to post my bookmarks on my blog. Step by step instructions on the corner bookmark - just click on the link below and enjoy!

I think my niece is going to love the butterfly bookmarks, not only does she really like butterflies, but her two favourite colours are pink and purple..... can't go wrong.