Archive for January, 2009

Quick card

I needed to make a very quick card to accept an invitation to a child’s party.  What better than the little birdie from Best Wishes and More!  I used the Poppin’ Pastels technique for this.  I stamped with a VersaMark pad and then used cotton wool to dab on colours from Stampin’ Pastels.  acceptance-card

I used …

  • Stampin’ Pastels™ (109937)
  • Love Notes (110195)
  • Swirling Stars Jumbo Wheel (104425)
  • Bird from Best Wishes and More (111602)
  • VersaMark Pad (109956)

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

St. Valentine’s cards already!

My little boy LOVES to make cards, so he makes them at every opportunity.  He’ll be making some for his friends at school for St. Valentine’s day – not, “I love you” ones, but, “Thank you for being my friend” ones.    I’ve been playing around with my Stampin’ Up!  bits and pieces to come up with a simple design for him.  So here it is …

st-vals-cards

 

I’ll probably make them with him over the next week or two as when he does quite a few he needs to do it in more than sitting!

 

Here’s what I used …

  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Creamy Caramel card stock (109984)
  • Ruby Red card stock (109988 )
  • Real Red Stampin’ Pad™ (109924)
  • Swirling Stars Jumbo Wheel (104425)
  • Best Wishes and More (111602)

I think the Swirling Stars Jumbo Wheel is rapidly becoming my absolute favourite!

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Birthday Card

I had a play with the Best Wishes and More set today.  I love the bold shapes and the fact it has sentiments in there as well makes it great value for money!  I wanted to fit the cute little bird on as well, but just ran out of space.  Oh, well, that gives me a good excuse to make more cards again tonight!  It’s always a good idea to have some made up, just in case …

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I used …

  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Flower, leaf, sentiment (on stalk) from Best Wishes and More (111602)
  • Old Olive card stock (109991)
  • Cameo Coral card stock (109989)
  • Ruby Red card stock (109988 )
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad™ (110076)
  • Real Red Stampin’ Pad™ (109924)

As all 3 coloured card stocks come from the Earth Elements™ colour family, you could always buy an assorted pack of all the colours from that family – 109894.

I also used some supplies that aren’t Stampin’ Up!  I used a neon pink gel pen and my Sizzix Bang! Zoom! alphabet to cut the name.

 

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Even a child of 3 can do it!

My 3 year old got a little over excited at the new stamps that arrived.  He was desperate to have a go!  I let him play with some of the stamps, one of the stampin’ pads and the rest he had to find in his box of craft its and bits.

He did all his own stamping , sticking and cutting.  I was so proud of him!

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The Stampin’ Up! bits he used were …

Card 1

  • Old Olive card stock (109991)
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad™ (110076)
  • Pram stamp from Fun and Fast Notes (113500)
  • Swirling Stars Jumbo wheel (104425)
  • Bird stamp from Wild About You (107371)

Card 2

  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad™  (110076)
  • Birthday Wishes stamp from Cheer and Wishes (110524)
  • Swirling Stars Jumbo wheel (104425)
  • Bird stamp from Wild About You (107371)

Card 3

  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad™  (110076)
  • Apple stamp from tart and Tangy (111514)
  • Big bird stamp from Best Wishes and More (111602)
  • Small bird stamp from Wild About You (107371)

 

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Congratulations Card

I’m rather excited about my new blog.  I’ve not used WordPress before, but I love the way I can have tabs along the top to make it easy for people to navigate!

I got the ‘Wild About You’ set yesterday and I’m in love with it already! The little animals are so cute and versatile.  I can see myself using them for babies, children and even adults.

Tonight I had some time to play with them and here is one of the cards that I made …

lion-card

I used …

  • Wild About You lion stamp(107371)
  • Swirling Stars Jumbo Wheel (104425)
  • Pumpkin Pie stampin’ pad (110080)
  • Bashful Blue stampin’ pad (110056)
  • Love Notes (110195)
  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock (109986)
  • Not Quite Navy card stock (109993)
  • Whisper White 1/4 ” Grosgrain ribbon (110046)

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!