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Au Revoir Avant Garden

March 28, 2017

This is the last week of Sale-A-Bration.  Friday is the last day to put in a qualifying order for this year’s Sale-A-Bration.  I believe we had perhaps the best year yet in terms of the fabulous array of items.  Avant Garden is one of my favourites.  I just love this gorgeous watercolour flower.

For my last card using this set I embossed Whisper White card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Emerald Envy card.  I stamped the flower from the Avant Garden stamp set onto Whisper White card using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I added the flower centre using Early Espresso ink.  The stamped card is attached to Emerald Envy card and then the card front.  I stamped the greeting from the Suite Sayings stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink.  I cut out the greeting using the Laying Circle Framelits Dies and attached it to an Emerald Envy scalloped circle cut with the same dies.  The greeting panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the flower onto scrap Whisper White card using the same inks and cut it out.  The single flower is attached using dimensionals so that it sits partially over the greeting panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I once more embossed Whisper White card using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I attached a narrow strip of Emerald Envy card behind one long edge and attached the embossed panel to the left hand side of Whisper White card.  I stamped and cut out one more single flower and attached it over the embossed panel.

Are you like me and going to miss this gorgeous stamp set? If you love it and you haven’t placed your order yet, you better hurry, because as we all know Sale-A-Bration stamp sets never make it into another catalogue.

Before I go , I want to add that my thoughts and prayers go out to those in Northern Queensland who are awaiting the arrival of Cyclone Debbie.  Stay safe.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

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Shimmer and Shine

March 27, 2017

This morning I am sharing a card with you that I made using the That’s the Tag stamp set and the matching Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Falling Petals Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I added a piece of the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper across the bottom left hand corner.  I cut a full tag from Basic Black card and attached the open die cut tag on the top.  I cut the open die cut tag from Gold Foil paper, Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (retired Sale-A-Bration product) and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (retired Sale-A-Bration product).  The Gold Foil pieces were inlaid into the Basic Black die cut to create the flower.  The Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper was used as the background and the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper was used for the stem and leaves of the flower.  I attached the tag to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from the That’s the Tag stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out using the 1″ circle punch.  I cut a small circle from Basic Black card using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and attached the greeting.  The greeting is also attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card I added a strip of Basic Black card behind one long edge of the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper before attached to Whisper White card.

I love the gorgeous effect created by inlaying the pieces back into the die cut tag, don’t you?  A simple card but one that I really love.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

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Freshly Made Sketch 280

March 25, 2017

When I saw the sketch at Freshly Made this week, I knew that I would literally re-create the sketch.  I haven’t used my Bold Butterflies Framelits Dies or the matching Butterflies Thinlit Dies in such a long time.  I am always hesitant to make a one layer card, it seems to me that it isn’t quite finished enough but I was determined to make this one work.

I used three images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp across scored and folded Thick A4 Whisper White card.   The smallest image is stamped using Pink Pirouette ink, the next image is stamped using Soft Sky ink and the last image is stamped using Smoky Slate ink.  I inked part of one of the stamps from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set to add the greeting to the card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut one large solid butterfly from Smoky Slate card using the Bold Butterfly Framelit and one small solid butterfly from Smoky Slate card using the Butterflies Thinlit Die.  I cut the small detailed butterfly from Pink Pirouette card using the Bold Butterfly Framelit Die and the large detailed butterfly from Soft Sky card using the Butterflies Thinlits DieI added some dimension to the wings of all four butterflies using my bone folder before attaching the detailed butterfly to the top of the matching solid butterfly using Glue Dots.  I attached each of the butterflies ot the card front also using Glue Dots.  To finish off I added large Basic Pearls to the centre of each of the butterflies.

To decorate the inside of the card I stamped each of the Gorgeous Grunge images once using each of the three inks used on the front of the card.

I am really happy with this card.  I managed to keep it to a single layer and still add some dimension by using the Gorgeous Grunge stamps.  I must say that this was the third attempt at this card, each of the other colour combinations just didn’t quite come together the way this one does and, no they are not shareable (is that a word!).

I’d really love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

 

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Memory Keeping Class

March 24, 2017

Tonight I am holding my Memory Keeping Class.  This is a kind of low key anything goes kind of class.  I create a page and everyone can make the page as is or they can take the pieces and create something else.  Some ladies make the pages and add their photos and tick off another event they have scrapbooked (or started to scrapbook) and others simply make cards using the pieces I provide or work on their own projects they bring along.  In any case, it is really all about having fun.  It gives everyone a chance to chat and share ideas and often stories relating to the photos they are working with.

This month I created my page using the Good Vibes Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card Collection.  The floral image card is a 4″ x 6″ card and I cut it in half lengthways to get two 2″ x 6″ strips.  I punched one end of each strip using the Triple Banner Punch.  The other patterns are all 4″ x 3″ cards which I cut in half to create two 4″ x 1-1/2″ strips.  They were arranged on the page, some behind the others, the idea being that by laying them carefully in line, I could create the illusion of having one strip of paper on the page.  The photo with the Tangerine Tango card mat covers any “gaps” between the pieces to help with the illusion.  I used the 4″ x 4″ card to create a focal title.  The Layering Circles Framelits Dies were used to create the additional background decorative pieces.  The colours used are Tangerine Tango and Basic Black.  I added one of the Sending Love Embellishments to the small circle near the journalling panel.  I created the lines on the journalling panel by stamping the Writing Notes Background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

My photos are a little busy but they do kind of carry through the Tangerine Tango colour, so I am happy with the finished page.  What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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A dino-birthday

March 23, 2017

So this is the last card using the sketch from the Global Design Project.  Are you sick of them yet?  Anyway, this time I went with a younger theme.

I attached a piece of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper to the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped it with Emerald Envy 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon.  I stamped the greeting from the No Bones About It stamp set onto the left hand side of the Whisper White card using Emerald Envy ink.  The panel is attached to scored and folded Emerald Envy card.  I stamped the solid dinosaur image from the No Bones About It stamp set onto Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the skeleton image over the top using Early Expresso ink.  The dinosaur panel is attached to Crumb Cake card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a piece of the same Designer Series Paper across the bottom of Whisper White card and wrapped the join once more using the Emerald Envy 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon.

Well, now you have seen all of the cards made using this sketch, what do you think?  I really like this one, I’m pretty sure most kids would too.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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More Sale-A-Bration

March 22, 2017

We all know how everyone loves a freebie, and we all love Sale-A-Bration so that we can get our hands on some free, limited time product.  Well we all loved the items so much that the Card Tin and the Glimmer Paper have sold out and are no longer available.  So Stampin’ Up! have released some new items which are current catalogue product for us to choose from.  Check out the links below to see what you need and remember we only have until the 31st of March to place our qualifying orders.  That’s only 9 days now until Sale-A-Bration ends, so don’t delay, place your order straight away.  Don’t forget that if you place an online order and use this month’s Hostess Code then you will qualify for an additional gift from me.

 

Remember these products are in addition to all of the other offerings in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and brochure, except the Card Tin and the Glimmer Paper.  Hope you can grab a bargain before they are all gone.
Bye for now,

Kris

 

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Flirty Florals

March 20, 2017

This is the second card I made using the sketch challenge at Global Design Project.  This time I attached Flirty Flamingo card to the bottom of Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Floral Phrases stamp set onto the Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink and then embossed the whole piece using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the join using the Smoky Slate 1/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and attached the whole panel to scored and folded Smoky Slate card.  I stamped the floral image from the Floral Phrases stamp set twice onto Whisper White card, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that they lined up properly.  I cut the image using the Layering Circle Framelit Dies and attached it to a scalloped circle cut from Smoky Slate card using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I tied another piece of the Smoky Slate 1/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon to create a knot.

To decorate the inside I kept it pretty simple and stamped the floral image once more on the centre of the bottom of Whisper White card.

Don’t you just love the way that this gorgeous floral stamp has so much dimension.  Each part of the flower and leaves has changes in depth of colour which is just so pretty.

Soooooo, I’m liking this card a little more than the last one but I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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