Saturday, 29 November 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Good Morning from me Claire N.
I'm joining you this morning to share how go about batch making my Christmas cards. The key thing, I think is to find a design that is easily put together, and allows you to alter the colour combination without having to re think the whole design.
I have used a stamp set designed by Jaine Drake last year, the tree is perfect to colour in your chose scheme this year.
I don't know about you but I don't always have enough pre made card blanks to hand, so to make this set of cards (including the layers and trees, I used two and a half 12 x 12 inch sheets of white card stock). Of course this leaves you short of envelopes too, but to make posting easier and economical, when opened out flat, it will fit in a standard DL white office envelope (and the top of the tree will stay protected).
Here is the finished card, followed by the a quick set of instructions to make 6 cards.
The Christmas tree extending above the card makes this little 4 inch square card stand out from the crowd. You can easily alter the colours the tree is coloured for a different look or add a bit of sparkle here and there.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Nicole here again with another quick step by step on making a card using one of the Sarah Hurley Silhouette store shapes.
I started with the numbers cut out by Sarah Hurley in the Silhouette store.
Sunday, 23 November 2014
These two in particular cought my eye recently. I liked the Kraft colour card and the shiny red writing on the left hand one and the splash of red felt on the right.
So I thought I'd take both of those elements together to create some tags for Christmas. I stamped the Noel and embossed it in red glitter powder and used the felt idea to add to the top.
I made a batch of them while I was at it.
For my tags I used my new Special Editions stamps called Robins which is available to buy now.
Friday, 21 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Morning all. I’m trying to make some thank you cards ready to send out after Christmas.
This is clean design, that uses a frame of patterned paper with the stamping done directly on the card base.
- A Few of My Favourite Things Kit (Patterned Paper and Gems)
- Adirondack ‘Stream’ Inkpad
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Christmas is just few weeks away and I have started creating my holiday cards to be sent out to family and friends.
I'm looking at my stash and I was thinking of using the stamps and papers that I already own to use in my Christmas cards. There will be other ways that you can use stamps other than what they are by changing the colors and adding other elements in the project.
Here I used the Doodle Doll Wish Upon a Star stamp set and colored her with Christmas colors, red and green. The other elements you see such as the stars and flag banner are from non-traditional paper packs that I already have from Sarah.
I used a die cut snowflakes to cut the papers also from Sarah and added some texture in my card base by using an embossing folder.
I wanted to mimic an angel for this doll so I also embossed an vellum that served as her wings.
This is a quick holiday card and I think the same can be also replicated in a Project life page isn't it?
Here's the full card..
Until next time!
Doodle Doll Wish Upon a Star Girl stamp set
A Few of my Favourite Things March kit
A Few of my Favourite Things April Happy kit
Embossing folders, dies, washi tape, vellum
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Nicole here with you today to share a quick and fun card project that stretches the use of your supplies! I made a little tutorial on this for you all so that you can see just how easy it is!
First up I cut out the Sarah Hurley Star Circle from the Silhouette store. I put this in a cardboard box I have for spraying things and sprayed it with some yellow and orange mists.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Sunday, 9 November 2014
Morning all. I’m in a real Christmas card making phase at the moment as I love to get them made ahead of time but I also like to keep my stash of birthday cards topped up, so that is what I have made to show you today.
I have had a few family members in need of last minute masculine cards so I let them pick from my stash, but I needed to make a few more to replace them. I turned to some of Sarah’s lovely bright and bold 12x12 paper and sentiment stamps to create a CAS card.
- A Few of My Favourite Things Kit
- Archival Jet Black Inkpad
- Memento Cottage Ivy Inkpad
- Glitter Glue
- Double Sided Tape and Foam Pads
Step by Step:
- Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly narrower than your card and fix to the card with foam pads.
- Cut a piece of smooth white stamping card 2cm narrower than the patterned paper. Stamp 4 sentiments using green in the middle of the card and stamp Happy Birthday using black ink just below.
- Stamp three stars using green ink in the top left corner and repeat in the bottom right. Fix to the centre of the card using double sided tape.
- Decorate the stars with glitter glue.
Thanks for stopping by
Friday, 7 November 2014
With this card, I went bold (stamping onto white card again) and have shown that this style can also work for cards for the guys.
There is an element of continuity with all three cards, because I have stamped the words (using momento ink) onto self adhesive canvas - i like the contrast of the texture. All the chipboard embellishments, paper flowers and butterflies can be found in Sarah's shop (here) and I really enjoyed using them as the focal points of these cards.
Thank you for joining me today.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Here's my layout using the stamp designs. I've used two different paper designs which I've cut into cards for this layout.
My title card uses the banner layered over papers and holds my title letters. The wood grain washi tape worked brilliantly I think on this particular paper so I've used it throughout.
The hello just fitted into this bubble from a previous monthly kit and the photo was just asking for the selfie next to it!
I thought I'd use some of the washi tape again under the real life words. It looks a bit like a piece of driftwood.
The bullet points are the way I quite often document the weekly goings on.
Instead of adding a cross into the little check boxes, I added a mini sticky gem.