Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Spiders & Pumpkins


This is one of the cards we will be making during stamp class next week. It features Stampin' Up's brand new set, Jack of All Trades, and complementary Designer Series Paper Frightful Sight. These products will be available in the UK beginning this Saturday, October 1st.

I prepared a recipe (in pdf format) for the class, if you'd like to print it out. It provides sizes of all the paper pieces:

Monday, 12 September 2011

Whimsy Wings


I used this lovely SU Stamp Set, Whimsical Wings, during a rubber stamping class last year, and I do adore it! This was a UK SU hostess, and sadly, it isn't available anymore. But hey ho, I like designing with it, and I used the set to make a very special card for a very special stamper, Angie Benny, my new partner in crime! Angie has joined my Stampin' Up team, and it's so exciting to have such a motivated and enthusiastic crafter to inspire me to do more.

Angie, this card's for you! Thank you for joining my team.

I made two slightly different versions of this multi-layered card. I don't know if you all have noticed how layers have changed with the advent of more and more dies. Layers used to be simple circles, torn-edged rectangles, and squares; now we can make all kinds of embellishments and pieces with punches and die-cutting machines.

As you can see from the photos, I have used lots of scallops made with a Sizzix Bigz die and my Big Shot machine. The whimsy bird was stamped in black onto confetti white cardstock, and then spritzed with walnut ink glimmer mist; then the bird image was cut out using a scalloped metal die.

One-inch SU Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon matches a selection of designer cardstock and SU Baja Breeze cardstock. Black die cut swirls, a bit of black gingham ribbon, and a metal button finish off the look.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Blue Birthday Box


Here is another 3-inch-by3-inch gift card with a die-cut presentation pouch that we will be making in class at my home on September 21st. This card features Stampin' Up's new Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set. In addition, the Scalloped Circle Punch and crimping tool were used on this project.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Gift Cards & Pretty Box

Here is a photo of some of the items we will create during Rubber Stamping Class on September 21st. We will make a total of nine 3-by-3-inch gift cards (three different designs) and three matching gift pouches.

This particular gift card shown features Stampin' Up's new hostess stamp set, Faith in Nature, which will be available in the new UK SU catalog beginning October 1st (and is already available in the US catalog). The coloring technique is simple, but very effective -- using sponging to color the pear. My Sizzix Big Shot was called into action to create these pretty little boxes.

These cards with presentation boxes are the perfect gifts for friends, teachers, family, and more! Although, you might find them hard to give away!