Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Stampin' Up! OnStage Display Board Entry

Merry Christmas Everyone, sharing some projects (some new and some old) for an entry to Stampin' Up! for the opportunity to stamp projects for the OnStage display boards for the April Event. 

I am going to the Perth Event and I am looking forward to catching up with everyone and also meeting some new faces.  These events are rather exciting as we get to see and try the new products in the next annual catalogue.  We also receive training tips and tricks and one of my favourites is the swapping of projects. 

We have to make 3 cards, 1 scrapbooking page and 2 3D items for our entry.

Cards

My first card is one I made using the Shaving Cream with a Sparkle technique by Kim Jolley.  This technique gives a great marble finish with the added sparkle of gold embossing.  I added the circles from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to finish the background.

A piece of Basic Black Shimmery Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim was added to the card front.  I than adhere a Scalloped Circle and a Stitched Shape Circle together and adhere them on top of the ribbons using dimensionals.

I cut out the number 21 using the Large Number Framelits and adhered these to the circle.  The word ‘Again’ from the Number of Years stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Black Momento ink and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  I cut the ends close to the word to give straight edges and adhered this across the number ‘1’ using dimensionals.

I think this makes a great card for the guys in our life.


My second card is a one of my favourite Christmas Cards this year, using the Seasonal Chums and also the Brightly Lit Christmas stamp sets along with the matching  Seasonal Tags Framelits and the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits.   I coloured the snowman with the new Stampin' Blends, love the depth they give to the image with the shading.


My third card uses the gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Leaf Punch.  There was a bit of fussy cutting for this card.


Scrapbook Page

The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper was just perfect to create this scrapbook page of one of my favourite photos of my Dad.  This picture was taken in 1948 when my Dad was 21 years old, he was such an amazing Dad and sadly he passed 8 years ago but we have such precious memories of him.

I used a lot of the products from the True Gentleman suite on this page.  The buttons add a great embellishment and I used two of them to back the word 'My' onto. 


3D Items

My first 3D items is one I made about 4 weeks ago.  It is a little gift box I designed for a small tube of hand cream from the Body Shop.  I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper has a sheet with the daisy flowers and I cut one of these out for the decoration on the little box.  


I made this box to match the card, great little gift set.


My second 3D project is one I posted last week.  I decorated one of the Mini Pizza Boxes and made six matching Christmas Tags. This is a terrific little project to make for someone special.  You can give them a little box of Christmas Tags and when they have used the tags they have a gorgeous little gift box that they can use to package a gift.


I used the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set from the annual catalogue on this project.


The little gift box is made using one of the Mini Pizza Boxes, with a strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper 5cm x 25.3cm (or 2" x 10") wrapped around to create a belly band.  A 8.3cm x 8.3cm (or 3 1/4" x  3 1/4") square of Gold Foil Sheet was adhere to this.  A 7.6cm x 7.6cm (or 3" x 3") scalloped square of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is adhered to this.  A gold Foil Snowflake is then added and the Stitched Shaped Oval with the 'Merry Christmas" sentiment Gold heat embossed is adhere to this using dimensionals.  How quick and easy is this little box.

I made six tags and included two of each design in the box.  I have given the instructions for the tags in inches (you can adapt them to cm if you prefer).  I just found it easier to cut the Designer Series Paper for this project using inches.

Tag 1


DSP - 3" x 2"
Gold Foil Sheet - 3" x 1"

Adhere the Gold Foil Sheet to the DSP and punch using the Tag Topper Punch.  Using the Triple Banner Punch create the flag end (Tip - I did not push it all the way through, I turned the punch over and lined up the edge before punching this way you do not waste the DSP).

Stamp the image on Whisper White using Versamark ink and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Every Day Label Punch.  Adhere to the tag using dimensionals.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag to finish.

Tag 2


Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Circle.  Using the Starburst Punch punch out a piece of DSP.  Layer the circle on this and add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top cut using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a small hole in the top and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twice.  Add two stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish.

Tag 3


Cut a 2 1/2"x 2 1/2" DSP scallop square. Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using the 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" Stitched Shape Square.  Layer these two pieces together.  Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top and add a star cut from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine to finish.

Tag 4


DSP - 3" X 2".  Punch with Tag Topper Punch.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag top.

Cut a gold snowflake from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Classic Label Punch and adhere to the tag top across the gold snowflake to finish.

Tag 5


DSP 3" X 2" - Punch end with Triple Banner Punch.  Add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top of the tag.  This is made using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole in the star and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Punch a Gold Foil banner using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Oval and adhere to the tag top using dimensionals to finish.

Tag 6


Using the Layering Circle Framelits cut a 2 1/2" Scalloped Gold Circle.  Punch a 2 1/4" DSP circle using the 2 1/4" punch.  Layer these two pieces together. Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top. Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold Heat emboss.  Cut out using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top using dimensionals.  Cut two stars from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits and adhere to the tag top to finish.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pillow Box

I finally got around to making the pillow box using the 'Trim Your Stocking' Thinlits.  I made these for our recent Stamparoo Stampin' Up! Group swap.  I put a lip balm inside as a little present.  They are rather cute!




The box is made using Kraft cardstock from the 'Merry Little Christmas' cardstock pack and decorated with a strip of 'Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper' and foliage from the 'Pretty Pines Thinlits.'  Celebrate the Season is from the 'Tags & Trimmings' stamp set that was White heat embossed on a piece of Basic Black cardstock and cut out using an oval Stitched Shaped Framelit.  A Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon bow was added to finish.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 8 December 2017

Tags in a Box

This is a terrific little project to make for someone special.  You can give them a little box of Christmas Tags and when they have used the tags they have a gorgeous little gift box that they can use to package a gift.




I used the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set from the annual catalogue on this project.


The little gift box is made using one of the Mini Pizza Boxes, with a strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper 5cm x 25.3cm (or 2" x 10") wrapped around to create a belly band.  A 8.3cm x 8.3cm (or 3 1/4" x  3 1/4") square of Gold Foil Sheet was adhere to this.  A 7.6cm x 7.6cm (or 3" x 3") scalloped square of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is adhered to this.  A gold Foil Snowflake is then added and the Stitched Shaped Oval with the 'Merry Christmas" sentiment Gold heat embossed is adhere to this using dimensionals.  How quick and easy is this little box.

I made six tags and included two of each design in the box.  I have given the instructions for the tags in inches (you can adapt them to cm if you prefer).  I just found it easier to cut the Designer Series Paper for this project using inches.

Tag 1


DSP - 3" x 2"
Gold Foil Sheet - 3" x 1"

Adhere the Gold Foil Sheet to the DSP and punch using the Tag Topper Punch.  Using the Triple Banner Punch create the flag end (Tip - I did not push it all the way through, I turned the punch over and lined up the edge before punching this way you do not waste the DSP).

Stamp the image on Whisper White using Versamark ink and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Every Day Label Punch.  Adhere to the tag using dimensionals.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag to finish.

Tag 2


Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Circle.  Using the Starburst Punch punch out a piece of DSP.  Layer the circle on this and add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top cut using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a small hole in the top and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twice.  Add two stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish.

Tag 3


Cut a 2 1/2"x 2 1/2" DSP scallop square. Stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using the 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" Stitched Shape Square.  Layer these two pieces together.  Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top and add a star cut from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine to finish.

Tag 4


DSP - 3" X 2".  Punch with Tag Topper Punch.  Add Whisper White Baker's Twine to the tag top.

Cut a gold snowflake from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Punch out using the Classic Label Punch and adhere to the tag top across the gold snowflake to finish.

Tag 5


DSP 3" X 2" - Punch end with Triple Banner Punch.  Add a Gold Foil Sheet star to the top of the tag.  This is made using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  Punch a hole in the star and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Punch a Gold Foil banner using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold heat emboss.  Cut out using a Stitched Shaped Oval and adhere to the tag top using dimensionals to finish.

Tag 6


Using the Layering Circle Framelits cut a 2 1/2" Scalloped Gold Circle.  Punch a 2 1/4" DSP circle using the 2 1/4" punch.  Layer these two pieces together. Punch a Gold Foil piece using the Circle Tab Punch.  Adhere this to the tag top. Punch a hole and add a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Stamp the image using Versamark ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Gold Heat emboss.  Cut out using the die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Adhere this to the tag top using dimensionals.  Cut two stars from Gold Foil Sheet using the die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits and adhere to the tag top to finish.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

I gave myself a little challenge to use some of the products from the Eastern Palace Suite that I have in my stash.

I kept looking at the stickers, the mini tassels and the beautiful designer series paper trying to decide on how I was going to incorporate them in my card, but nothing was happening in the creative department .  Finally I decided to get one of my favourite 'go to' sketches out to get some inspiration happening.  This is the finished product.


I made two cards using the same sketch, just changing the colour of the card base, the design and positioning of the medallion.


A tip on using the decorative edging strip - As most of it is behind the medallion you only need to apply tiny pieces of the strip either end, this way you get more use from the stickers.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Deck the Halls

Need to make a few quick Christmas Cards? This card was made using the 'Merry Little Christmas' designer series paper and the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set.


To make this card you will need the following pieces :

Measurements

A4 Whisper White Thick cardstock cut in half to create the card base
Basic Black cardstock 14.3cm x 10cm
Old Olive/Whisper White DSP 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Basic Black cardstock 14.3cm x 6.5cm
Black/White Snowflake DSP 14.3cm x 6cm
Basic Black cardstock 6cm x 10.5cm
Old Olive/White Dot DSP 5.5cm x 20cm
Whisper White cardstock 8.5cm x 8.5cm for 'Deck the Halls'
Basic Black cardstock 8.5cm x 8.5cm for scalloped circle

Technique

Fold card base.

Adhere the Old Olive/White striped DSP to the Basic Black 14.3cm x 10cm mat.  

Adhere the Black/White Snowflake DSP to the Basic Black 14.3cm x 6.5cm mat.

Adhere the Old Olive/White Dot DSP to the Basic Black 6cm x 10.5cm mat.

Layer the pieces together as per the picture.

Stamp the image 'Deck the Halls' using Black Archival Ink and cut out using a circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Cut a scalloped edged circle from the 9.5cm x 9.5cm piece of Basic Black cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits. Layer these two pieces together.

Using Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers colour the Holly image and stamp on to a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out using the matching die from the 'Card Front Builder Thinlits'.  Adhere this to the circle piece and then using dimensionals adhere to the card front.  Add some black rhinestones to finish.
If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 26 November 2017

A touch of Black

A touch of Basic Black can make a project pop.  




I have used a colour scheme on this card of Peekaboo Peach, Copper, and Basic Black.  A bit of neutral has made a show with the Touches of Nature Elements, Corrugated Elements and Burlap Ribbon.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 24 November 2017

Seasonal Chums Cellophane Bag Goodies

A quick project using Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the 7.6cm x 15.2cm cellophane bags.


To make the project cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7cm x 17.7cm.  Score on the long edge at 2.5cm, 7.5cm and 16cm.  Lightly burnish the scorelines.

Put the Designer Series Paper inside the cellophane bag, add chocolates (these I found at Aldi) and fold over the top of the bag then fold over again turning the top of the Designer Series Paper over.  Close with a gold binder clip and add a ribbon bow made using the Quilted Christmas Ribbon to the clip using glue dots.

Stamp the Santa tag image from the Seasonal Chums stamp set using Momento Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Colour using Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Basic Gray.  Cut out the tag using the Seasonal Tag Framelits Dies and add to the front of the bag holding in place using the biner clip.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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