Monday, 29 September 2014

Four Feathers and Watercolour Thank-you by Stampin' Up!

hello there,
A super quick post from me tonight as I've had a really busy day with classes and jobs at home then I'm off to work tonight ;-)
To go with the theme of quick that's what this card was to make, quick! But doesn't it look effective? I'm loving the Four Feathers stamp set right now so much so that I seem to use it on everything! 
I simply stamped the feathers and the Thank-you onto note cards in Crisp Cantaloupe and Blackberry Bliss and added a Cantaloupe twine bow to the join...
 I stapled the twine to the card (still on the roll) and tied a bow around the staple, trimmed and voilà! Bow adhered securely to the card -)
 and the three cards I made together to finish today.
OK, I'm off for now.
Back soon with more cards as I have been very busy creating this week!
Stampin' hugs,
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sympathy card using Flowering Flourishes by Stampin' Up!

Today's card is one of those sad but necessary cards that show you care.
One of my lovely ladies who came to card class and became a good friend passed suddenly recently and so I made this card to send her family. 
I stuck with a simple Blackberry Bliss with White card using Flowering Flourishes for this.
 I added sequins as she did love a bit of bling
 and a Blackberry Bliss ribbon bow down the side,
 with a little touch inside to finish.
That's all from me for today.
Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, 26 September 2014

Moustache Framelits by Stampin' Up! for a Birthday

So, the Curvy Keepsake box tutorial sure has been popular over on here the last couple of days. I'm so pleased that it has been useful to y'all. I was desperate to make this die to fit the paper stacks but I did wonder if it would be a really useful tutorial. I guess I got my answer though! Thanks for visiting me here and a warm welcome to my new followers too. I hope I'll see you here plenty ;-)
Today I have a card I made for my friends husband who recently had a very special birthday ;-). He was 50 but I didn't want to go with numbers on his card so instead I had a play with my favourite framelit ever, the Moustache! 
I printed the sentiment using my computer as I didn't have (out of my many millions of stamps ;-)) one that would work!
I die cut the moustache from Typeset speciality paper, Gold Glimmer paper and Early Espresso core'dinations (retired) which I embossed with the chevron folder then distressed. You could just use regular Early espresso card though, it just wouldn't show paler inside when sanded.
Right, short and sweet from me today as my list of jobs just keeps getting longer every day! But I will be back tomorrow with another card for you.
Thanks again for looking!
Stampin' Hugs,
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dr Who Bow Tie Card or Tuxedo Card Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Supplies.

As promised here is the tutorial for the Dr Who card from yesterdays post
You will need pretty basic tools for most of this; score board, bone folder, glue. I used the SU! Bigz Gift bow die and Borderlines stamp set with versamark to make this extra special. Finally I printed off a sonic screwdriver picture and adhered it inside the jacket. I am also going to have a go at making this in a Tuxedo style card, watch this space. Anyway, here is the Dr Who version :-)

Polite Note: I'm extremely flattered and happy if you want to use this tutorial to make your own cards for personal use but I kindly ask you do not replicate this tutorial and instead link back here to this original tutorial. If you have any questions or queries please do message me :-) Thank you x
 Start with an A4 sheet of card, this is early Espresso.
Score at 8cm along the longest edge
 turn it around and score again at 8cm
fold in each sides and re-enforce with your bone folder
Measure 13cm down and 2cm in at the top, from the outer sides, on each of the front sections.
Score between these points - to make this "v"
At the top measure 5.5cm in on each side from the outer edge
 Trim down from the 5.5cm mark to the 13cm point
 Fold out using your bone folder to re-enforce the score lines
Mark both sides at 3.2cm down (from the top edge) on the inside edge of the jacket.
 Notch out a square corner.
TOP TIP: Use a square punch if you have one ;-)
You can glue the lapels down at this point, I added glue to just the section above the notch.
TOP TIP 2: Use a wooden clothes peg to hold the lapels to the front while the glue dries.
 Measure down 4.2cm from the bottom of the lapel and add a stitched button hole with an Early Espresso Marker Pen, 
continue adding stitches all around each edge except the outer folded edges
To make a shirt from Soft Sky card:
Large Shirt Section: 11.5cm x 21cm
Centre Button Strip: 2cm x 21cm
Top strip: 2cm* x 21cm
Collar: 2 pieces; 5.2cm x 4.5cm across top. Trim to 5.2cm x 4cm at the bottom
*mine is 1.5cm deep but a second version (coming soon) looks better at 2cm deep
Add stripes with Borderettes stamps and Versamark at every 1cm
 Lay the shirt inside the card with equal gaps at each side
 Add glue to the left hand side ONLY, and only to the left hand edge of this side.
Close jacket front over to adhere the shirt.
 To make a pocket:
Pocket Size: 4cm (w) x 5cm (h), trim away bottom left hand corner. Add pen stitching.
Pocket Handkerchief: 6cm square, trim away bottom edge and fold. 
Add glue to top of pocket to adhere hankie
Add dimensionals and glue to the rear of the pocket and adhere to the card front running along the side seam... so. Add your bow tie with glue and your buttons with Glue dots.
Add a 11cm x 20cm insert stamped with a sentiment.
And you're done! One Dr Who/Man's shirt and jacket card!
  I really hope you liked today's tutorial, I'll definitely be making more of these cards and I'll share with you as soon as I do!
Thanks for looking today and if you have any questions or comments please do click on the comments tab below and I'll get back to you asap. 
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Bye for now,
Stampin' Hugs,
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