It’s my second day at the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention and I am really enjoying myself. Lots of classes today, learning about MDS, how to use Social Media for my business and how to grow and nurture my downline. During our General Session this morning we were treated to a fun stamping presentation by Shelli Gardner. Juliana also present a real Wow presentation using the fantastic This and That Products, especially the Washi Tape. I don’t have any photos to share at the moment but hopefully my photos will be ok and I can share some of the fun with you. In the meantime, here is a card I made before I left for Convention.I recently participated in the U Stamp With Dawn and Friends Bigshot Round Up which had a fantastic selection of gorgeous projects. The card I am sharing was part of a project created by Kirsten Brown. You might notice that I seem to be drawn to projects using the gorgeous Tea for Two Designer Series Paper at the moment and that was the first thing I loved about this card. Kirsten has combined several papers to create a simply beautiful card. I continued the theme on the inside adding the banners and the flower. (Apologies for the sunlight across the photo.)
I really love the way this card has come together, don’t you? If you would like to re-create this project then email me or pop on over to my online store to order before the catalogue ends on the 30th June and this gorgeous Designer Series Paper disappears.
Bye for now, Kris.
I am really excited to share that today I attended the first day of my first Stampin’ Up! Convention. Wow, how exciting. It’s almost too much information to take in all at once. Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder of Stampin’ Up! was the first speaker this morning and was truly a fantastic speaker. She shared stories about the early years or Stampin’ Up! till now - 25 years what an achievement!
One of the fun parts of attending Convention is swapping cards with the other demonstrators. I thought I would share with you the card front that I made to swap.
I sponged Real Red ink onto the edge of a Paper Doily, cut it in half and attached each half to Whisper White card embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I punched both long edges of a strip of Basic Black card using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, wrapped it with Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and attached it to the card front, covering the cut edges of the doily halves. I stamped the stem image from the Field Flower stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink, attached the image panel to Basic Black card and then to the card front using dimensionals. I stamped the flowers onto scrap Whisper White card using Real Red ink and cut them out. The flowers were attached to the card front over the ends of the stem using Snail.
I did complete one card by attaching the card front to the scored and folded Basic Black card. I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the stem onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink. I stamped the flowers onto scrap Whisper White card and cut the flowers out. I stamped the greeting from the Field Flowers stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink. The Whisper White card was attached to the inside of the card.
I really love the look of this card, especially the colour combination. I really love cards made using Black, White and Red.
To celebrate attending my first convention, I have a PDF tutorial for you to download so that you can reproduce the card.
Bye for now, Kris.
You know that I love Craft Project Central and I have lots of tutorials from them on file but I don’t think I have shared many of my re-creations with you. This gorgeous card is the one that accompanies the Altered Birdhouse from the February 2013 edition of Craft Project Central and is created by the very talented Monika Davis. I love the texture on this card using elements from lots of different places. The punched Silver Glimmer Paper adds just the right amount of bling and I loved creating the cute little flag. Best of all I got to use some of the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper.
I’d love to hear what you think.
Bye for now, Kris.
I just love the Dress Up Framelits in the current Seasonal Catalogue. Remember how much fun it was playing with paper dolls when you were a little girl. These framelits give you the chance to play paper dolls again, only in a much more grown up way!
I have just updated my Classes and Workshops page with my latest class using the Dress Up Framelits. During the class we are going to create a little book of ideas so that you can get the most from the framelits. There are many, many different ideas around for creating dresses, coats, pants, jackets etc. using card stock and designer paper (my thanks to Patty Bennett for most of my inspiration). Our little booklet will use the now retired Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper Sycamore Street and matching ribbon and buttons. To save time, I am going to create the booklets so all you need to do is add your beautiful creations.
So why not come play dress up with me! Please reserve your place early as space is limited. I am really looking forward to this class, it will be lots of fun.
Bye for now, Kris.
I made another card for the current challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations this time using the cute stamp set I Dig You. The challenge uses a sketch and you had to create a card suitable for a child. There is still another week to play along, hope you can join us.
I embossed Whisper White card using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card. I attached Pacific Point striped designer series paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack to Basic Black card and attached it to the left hand side of the card front. I attached Real Red striped designer series paper from the same Paper Stack to Basic Black card and attached it to the card front. I stamped the truck in Real Red onto Whisper White card and then again in Pacific Point onto scrap Whisper White card. I cut the back out of the Pacific Point truck and attached it over the real red one. I punched two 1″ circles from Basic Black card, added Whisper White 1/2″ Circles to the centre, pierced a hole and added a Basic Black Brad from the Neutrals Brads Collection. I attached these over the red wheels using Glue Dots. I coloured the present image using Real Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers, cut it out and attached it over the back of the truck. The image panel is attached to Basic Black card and then to the card front using dimensionals.
I punched one long edge of a strip of Basic Black card using the Scallop Border Punch and attached it behind Pumpkin Pie striped designer series paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. This is attached to the lower edge of Whisper White card. I stamped the happy birthday greeting from the Delightful Dozen stamp set using Pumpkin Pie ink and then attached the piece inside the card.
I think this is a really bright happy card and I know my grandsons would love it. What do you think? If you would like to make this card then you can purchase all the supplies at my online store.
Bye for now, Kris.
I’d like to share with you a card that the ladies at Beachmere made last week. I am pretty sure that the design was insired by a card I saw on Pinterest (which I can’t find now) so if it looks like something you made, please let me know so I can give you credit.
I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake card using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and attached a piece of the beautiful Tea for Two Designer Series Paper to the lower edge. Old Olive 1/2″ Dotted Scalloped Ribbon covers the join and then the whole piece was attached to scored and folded Crumb Cake card. I stamped the butterflies, three large and three small from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Calypso Coral ink. The large butterflies are punched using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the small butterflies are punched using the Bitty Butterfly punch. The butterflies are attached to each other using Glue Dots in the centre of the body and small pieces of dimensional under the wings and then to the Very Vanilla card, again using Glue Dots and 1/2 a dimensional under each wings. Three of the “string of pearls” on the Basic Pearls sheet are added to the centre of the small butterfly. I like to add the dimensionals under the wings so that the butterflies will keep some dimension even after they are sent through the post. The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals and another piece of Old Olive 1/2″ Dotted Scallop Ribbon is tied to the attached ribbon to the right of the image panel. I stamped happy birthday from the Easy Events stampset using Calypso Coral ink on Very Vanilla card and punched it using the Word Window punch. The greeting is attached to an Old Olive Modern Label and then the card front. I stamped three of the large butterflies onto the left hand side of Very Vanilla card using Calypso Coral ink and attached it to the inside of the card.
All in all a very pretty card and one that works well with the lovely Tea for Two Designer Series Paper. The ladies at Beachmere really liked this card and if you do too then download my free PDF.
All the supplies needed to complete this card can be purchased at my online store on my website. Just click on the Shop Now button under my name.
Bye for now, Kris.
It was my turn this week to set the challenge for Sunny Challenges and Creations. I have supplied a sketch and I want you to create a card suitable for a child.
I embossed Whisper White card using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card. I embossed Midnight Muse card using the Chevron Embossing Folder, attached it to Basic Black card and then to the left hand side of the card front. I attached a strip of Parkers’ Patterns Designer Series Paper to Basic Black card and then to the card front. I created my little penguin by using the Owl Builder Punch. I added arms made from the Word Window Punch and trimmed off the ears to get the basic shape. I added some googly eyes (retired) and a hat punched from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series paper using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. The Pom Pom is punched from Cherry Cobbler card using the circle punch in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I created the balloons by punching Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight card using both the Small Oval Punch and the heart from the Owl Builder Punch. The penguin and the balloons are attached to Whisper White card using glue dots and dimensionals with a little Linen Thread to make the balloon “strings”. The image panel is attached to Basic Black card and then the card front using dimensionals. I stamped “bring on the cake” from the Bring on the Cake stamp set using Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card and punched it out using the Scallop Oval Punch. I attached it to a Cajun Craze Wide Oval and then the card front using a dimensional.
I think this is a fun card, that most children would love. What do you think?
If you would like some more inspiration then pop over the Sunny Challenges and see what the design team has created. Once you have made your card, 3d item or scrap page then add it to Mr. Linky. Can’t wait to see your creations.
Bye for now, Kris.