Skip to content

Petal Passion – Take 3

January 6, 2018

This is the last of the cards I created using the 6″ x6″ piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper I coloured using my Stampin’ Blends.  For this card I embossed the right hand side of the Whisper White card using one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders before attaching it to scored and folded Whisper White card.  I punched a long strip of Pink Pirouette card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind one long edge of the coloured designer series paper before attaching it to the left hand side of the embossed Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink and cut it out using the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I attached the greeting to a Pink Pirouette scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the image from the Petal Palette stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image is coloured using Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the image and attached it to the greeting panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf image from the Petal Palette stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.

I think this card is very pretty, I think I like it the best of the three using this Designer Series Paper.  I love the softness of the Pink Pirouette with the coloured designer series paper.  What about you, which card do you like the best?

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

Advertisements

Petal Passion – Take 2

January 5, 2018

This card is made using the 2nd piece of Petal Passion Designer Series paper from the 6″ x 6″ piece I coloured in using my Stampin’ Blends.  For this piece I also coloured the background around the flowers using the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  I punched a strip of Gold Glimmer paper using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind the edge of the designer series paper.  The panel is attached to Whisper White card which is embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The Whisper White card is attached to Gold Glimmer paper and then scored and folded Cherry Cobbler card.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Best Birds stamp set onto Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Ovals Dies.  The greeting is attached to a scalloped oval cut from Gold Glimmer paper using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the image from the Petal Passion stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the matching Petals and More Thinlits Dies.  The image is coloured using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and then attached to the greeting panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I punched a long strip of Gold Glimmer paper using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind one long edge of Whisper White card embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The panel is attached down the left hand edge of Whisper White.  I stamped the bird image from the Petal Passion stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the matching Petals and More Thinlits Dies.  The bird is coloured using Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends before being attached over the lower edge of the embossed card.

I am a little bit on the fence with this card, I think it may be a little too over the top.  What do you think?  A little bit overdone?

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

Happy Birthday Mum

January 4, 2018

On Tuesday I shared the card I made for my Dad for his birthday, but I didn’t tell you that Tuesday was also my Mum’s 81st birthday and I thought I would share the card I made for her with you.  It uses some gorgeous new product from the Occasions Catalogue from which you can begin purchasing now.  I started by cutting a 6″ square from the Petal Passion Designer Series paper.  This paper is black and white and is designed so that you can colour it in.  I used my Stampin’ Blends – Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive to colour in my piece.  I used some light colours and some dark colours but I didn’t blend the colours together.  Once the panel was coloured I cut it into three pieces and this is the first piece that I am using.  To begin I embossed Whisper White card using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and attached it to Silver Foil paper and then scored and folded Rich Razzleberry card.  I punched a long strip of Silver Foil using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind the coloured Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  The designer series paper is attached to the bottom of the Whisper White card.  I stamped “happiest of birthdays to you” from the Picture Perfect stamp set onto Whisper White card using Rich Razzleberry ink.  I cut the greeting out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I stamped the image from the Petal Palette stamp set below the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The greeting is attached to a scalloped circle of Silver Foil cut using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same image from the Petal Palette stamp set onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I punched another strip of Silver Foil using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind one long edge of Whisper White card embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to the stamped Whisper White card.

I’m not sure how much of the Silver you can see in the photos but this card really does shimmer and shine.  I will let you in on a little secret, the scalloped circle of Silver Foil was cut from the layer behind the Whisper White card, you can’t see where it was cut and saves on card.

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

Happy Birthday Dad

January 2, 2018

My Dad is celebrating his 86th birthday today and I thought I would share the card I made for him with you.  He still loves to play golf and I wanted to give the feel of a golf course so I used the Waterfront stamp set to build up my picture.  This is a really fun set to use.  You can stamp and over-stamp as much as you like to get the finish you desire.  I started by stamping the hill image in Pear Pizzazz and below that I stamped the “golf course” in Wild Wasabi.  This stamp has been over-stamped many times to give the finish I wanted.  Below that I used the large image to stamp the water using Pool Party ink.  Again this image has been over-stamped several times to create the finished look.  Lastly I used the same image to add the sky using Soft Sky ink.  I stamped the little flag from the Swirly Bird stamp set using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Basic Black  Stampin’ Write Marker to draw the line for the flag pole and the small circle.  Once the image was stamped, I attached it to Pear Pizzazz card.  I stamped the greeting from the Best Birds stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of Whisper White card using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I embossed the stamped card using the Seaside Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the embossed card using the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Pear Pizzazz card.  Lastly I added the image panel using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same image as the front of the card to create some grass onto the lower left hand corner of Whisper White using Wild Wasabi ink.  I stamped the trees over the top using Pear Pizzazz ink.

The Waterfront stamp set and all the other wonderful goodies in the Occasions Catalogue can be ordered beginning tomorrow.   You can also start to earn your Free stamp sets tomorrow.  So think about what you want to order and make sure that you reach $90.00 that way you can earn something for FREE.  Yay!  Today also marks the last day that you can order from the Holiday Catalogue, so don’t miss out.

You might have noticed but this is the same sketch from the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches that I used in the Tranquil Tulips card I shared with you the other day.  This card has a completely different feel but I really love the finished result.

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

 

Happy New Year

January 1, 2018

It’s that time of the year to reset your thinking and reach for the things you want.   My first goal is to share my love of Stampin’ Up! with you as much as I can.  I will continue to try and post 5 times a week and share different ideas and sometimes a link to a video or tutorial.  I am also a Weight Watcher lifetime member and so maintaining my goal weight and a completing my  10,000 steps every day are also goals I wish to pursue.  My husband and I love caravanning so fitting in more time to spend travelling around this fantastic country is also a goal for me for this year.  My wish for you is to have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and to spend as much time as you can doing the things you love with the people you love.

I created this card to share with you and celebrate the beginning of 2018.  The background uses an image from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set which is stamped onto Whisper White card using Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise ink.  I cut the “happy” from Pacific Point card using the Birthday Thinlit Die and removing the “birthday”.  The numbers are cut from Pacific Point card using the Large Numbers Dies.  Both the “happy” and the numbers are attached to the stamped Whisper White card.  The panel is attached to Pacific Point card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.

The inside of the card is decorated with the same image as the front of the card using the same inks.

So once more, Happy New Year to everyone.

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

 

Simple Heartfelt Blooms

December 31, 2017

Today I am going to share with you a set of three cards I made using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  This is one of the stamp sets you will be able to earn for free next week (3rd January) when the Sale-A-Bration catalogue is launched.  If you place an order for $90.00 worth of product from any current catalogue – Annual or Occasions Catalogue – you can select this stamp set FREE.  Woohoo, who doesn’t love free, especially when you can get such a gorgeous and versatile stamp set.  The set contains one large floral stamp and three greetings stamps.  So this set of card is super quick and simple to make.  I started by cutting Whisper White 13.3cm x 9cm and stamping onto the top left hand corner using the floral stamp and Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate ink.   Then on each one I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up one of the greetings from the stamp set which is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   Each of the stamped panels is attached to co-ordinating cardstock 13.8cm x 9.5cm.  The stamped panels are then attached to scored and folded Thick A4 Whisper White card.  To decorate the inside of the cards, I stamped the floral image onto the lower left hand corner of the inside of the card using the co-ordinating ink.

Like I said, these are super simple and super quick to make but don’t they pack a lot of punch.  The floral stamp is so detailed.  I for one am falling in love with this stamp, what about you?  I bet you have seen quite a few examples on the net and Pinterest and you will most likely see more!

If you don’t have copies of the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues and you live in Australia, then please contact me so that I can arrange to have them sent to you.  If you live locally, call in and pick them up.

Don’t forget that you must place your final order from the Holiday catalogue by the 2nd January or you will miss out completely on something you must have.

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used:

 

Merry Little Christmas Memories and More

December 30, 2017

Since Stampin’ Up! released their first project life kit I have created a December Daily (sort of) scrapbook to record what happens in December.  In Australia, December marks the end of a school year as well as Christmas and the beginning of a New Year.  So there is always lots happening along with the usual Christmas things, there are end of school presentations and graduations.  So today I thought I would share some of the pages I have created so far (I am always a little behind!).  The first two pages were inspired by a video I watched but unfortunately I can’t find now, so if you recognise your work, thank you for the inspiration.  I am not an every day scrapper, I am more of an event scrapper, so I only scrap for those occasions which arose during the month.   Today I will share the pages I made for the 1st of December which is the day my grandchildren come over and decorate the tree and put up all the decorations around the house.  This year was the first year that Emma’s children couldn’t be here as they have moved further away and can’t just pop in after school.  So the job fell to Sarah’s children.  I love watching them get out the decorations and remembering where they came from or when we made then.  Although it may not be as pretty as some, my tree is filled with lots of love and memories.

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

The best thing about recording these memories is the happy times we have sitting around looking through the albums and remembering.  One photo can bring so many memories to mind.  I know that you all take lots of photos but how often do you sit at the computer and look at them, having them printed and in a book makes it so easy to enjoy the memories.  I was lucky enough to get a Picturemate home printer some years ago and it lets me sit with the pages and print exactly what I want in the size I want, which makes it a lot easier for me.  I love the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More Card Collection and I am sure you do too.  Don’t forget that you can use this collection to create some very gorgeous and very quick Christmas Cards.  The Merry Little Christmas Card Collection will disappear on the 2nd January, so if you haven’t ordered your collection yet, don’t delay.

Bye for now,

Kris

Product Used: