Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Milk Made

Hi Crafters, I just wanted to show you my little cartons, aren't they so cute? I can see me making a load of these for little gifts. I'm planning on filling these with some sweets but they can be filled with anything really, candles, craft goodies, etc I've even made a smaller one for little trick or treat sweets. The templates for these, and many more, can be bought here, My Timeless Templates. The cardstock I've used for the main carton is 'Close to Cocoa' and 'Whisper White', I've used my stampin' wheel on the whisper white using 'Tempting Turquoise' ink. As you can see I've 'sponged' around the edges to give a distressed look. These are so simple to make, you really should give them a go.
Products used on the Milkmade Cartons;
Cardstock~ Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise.
Ink~ Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise.
Stamps~ Pocket Silhouettes
Ribbon~ Tempting Turquoise
Punches~ Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch
Stampin' Wheel~ Its Beautiful
Remember, you can order all your stampin'up products through me. x

Friday, 11 September 2009

Spring Card and Box

If you fancy a change from the regular fold cards why not try a Spring card, they are so simple to make and fun to decorate, I didn't take a picture of the back of this card but there is room to put a verse on the reverse which makes it even pretty from behind. These cards can easily go into an envelope as they just squash down and pop up when taken out but as this was a special birthday card I decided on a box.
For a little change I put the ribbon on the bottom half of the box and I used the large oval punch on the top so that the bow would show through.
The flowers are made using little punches then I have embossed them from behind causing the leaves to curl, they were finished off by placing a little pearl bead in the centre.

Stampin Up Products Used On These Projects

Stamp Set~ Pocket Silhouettes
Ink~ Chocolate Chip
Background~ Stampin Pastels
Ribbon~ Certainly Celery
Cardstock~ Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Punches~ Scallop Oval and Large Oval

Monday, 7 September 2009

Tag It.

Ok, you've got your card made, you've made your little gift box and now all you need to do is tag it! A little tag like this adds that finishing touch to your creations and with Christmas just around the corner we'll be needing plenty of these. I love the background on this image, this is done just using an ink pad and the Stampin'Up daubers, by wiping the dauber, which fits onto your finger, over the ink pad and then in circle movements over your cardstock you can create fabulous backgrounds. To finish off all you do is stamp your image ontop. These little daubers are invaluable to us crafters, for a pack of 12 they cost only £7.75 and can be used on ink or the poppin pastels.

Stampin'Up products used on this tag

Stamp Set~ Pocket Silhouette

Cardstock~ Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Ribbon~ Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive

Ink~ Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive

Punches~ Handheld and Scallop Square

What can you do with 1 stamp?

You can NEVER have too many stamps can you? Of course not!
BUT what can you do with one tiny little stamp? I set myself the challenge, as you can tell I had my Real Red cardstock already sitting at the table lol. With this little flower from the Simply Said stamp set, I made my own designer paper by stamping, then stamping and blotting to fade the image using Real Red ink, then I stamped the little flower again and added a brad to the centre, simple. Ok, I may have cheated a bit by adding the sentiment! Actually, I should have used the heart stamp instead of the flower that comes in the same set as it would have made a lovely valentine card. Oh well, plenty of time for that one.
Stampin'Up Items used on this card
Stamp set~ Simply Said (Heart) Fresh Cuts (Sentiment)
Ink~ Real Red
Cardstock~ Real Red and Whisper White
Ribbon~ Real Red
Punches~ Scallop Circle, Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval

Box In a Bag

Make personalised gift bags to go with your cards, how great is that! For these two boxes I have only used 1 piece of Stampin'Up designer paper but I've reversed it on the second box, I love double sided designer paper. I also made these in two sizes, the first box I made taller so as to fit a bottle of perfume in it. They are sooo easy to make and take only minutes, click here for your instructions. Just think of the lovely gifts you can put into these, from sweets to Jewelry they really make a gift extra special.
Stampin'Up Items used on these projects
Stamp Sets~ Tart and Tangy (Cherry) Simply Said (Flower)
Ink~Bold Brights Stampin' Write Pens
Cardstock~ Whisper White, Real Red
Designer Paper~ Summer Picnic
Ribbon~ Whisper White, Real Red
Punches~ Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, Circles 3.5, 3.18, Round Tab, Handheld Punch.

All Spruced Up

I made this card about a month ago when I was asked to be a guest designer on Creative Card Crew Challenge, it was posted on my other blog but I totally forgot to put it on here. (I was too busy thinking of my upcoming holiday lol) I have coloured the image using Stampin' pastels, great for adding quick colour to an image and so easy to use. The star embossing on the background was using my cuttlebug and star folder, fabulous for Christmas cards. Well thats the Christmas cards started hopefully this year I will be more organised than last, some people were getting their cards from me on the 24th December, talk about a close one!
Stampin'Up Products used on this card
Stamp Set~Fun & Fast Notes
Cardstock~ Real Red and Certainly Celery
Ribbon~ Real Red and Certainly Celery
Embellishments~ Real Red Brads
Colouring Medium~ Stampin' Pastels

September~ Last Chance

Hi, Just keeping you updated with the latest Stampin'Up news. Due to the launch of the new Stampin'Up Idea book and catalogue next month, this is your last chance to get some of your favourite stamps from the current catalogue BUT the good news is some of these goodies are up to 50% off! You'll have to hurry though because once there gone, there gone.
You can check out the Last Chance List Here
Remember you can order all your Stampin'Up products through me and get them delivered straight to your door.