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Daring Cardmakers

Sometimes I like to try and meet a challenge that has been set on a cardmaking or scrapbooking blog.  Today I met the challenge set on http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/.  I followed the recipe given and here is the card that I made.

just-for-you-daring-cards

 

Photographing it at night hasn’t done it justice.  The colours look a lot better in daylight!

I used …

  • Apricot Appeal card stock (110010)
  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Green Galore Stampin’ Pad™ (109930)
  • Green Galore button from Bold Brights set (103977)
  • Tempting Turquoise 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon (110132)
  • On Board Batch of Blooms chipboard (113658) – 25% off this month!
  • Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Pad™ (109926)
  • Spot On Jumbo Wheel (107559)
  • Rainbow Sherbert papers (113641)
  • Oval All stamp set (113790) – available April
  • Scallop Oval Punch (115429) – available April
  • Large Oval Punch (115156) – available April
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I Love My Oval Punch!

As a demonstrator, I have been able to buy items from the Mini Catalogue before April.  And I can now say that I am completely in love with the oval punches!  They are so easy to use, and the oval punch stamps are such a perfect fit.  I love it when everything is so well planned!

Here’s a little card I made, using the cute Forest Friends stamp set.

oval-friend

 

I used …

  • Pretty in Pink card stock (110008)
  • So Saffron card stock (110001)
  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Pad ™(110076)
  • Pixie Pink Stampin’ Pad™ (109902)
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Pad™ (110065)
  • Forest Friends stamp set (113748) – available April
  • Oval All stamp set (113790) – available April
  • Scallop Oval Punch (115429) – available April
  • Large Oval Punch (115156) – available April

Giraffe Card

I’m still in love with the Wild About You stamp set.  It’s so perfect for cards for little boys!  And I love the Jumbo Wheels as well.  They’re so easy to use – even my 3 year old can use it – and he loves them! 

giraffe-card

I used …

  • Certainly Celery card stock (110012)
  • Bashful Blue card stock (110015)
  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock (109986)
  • Bashful Blue Stampin Pad™ (110056)
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin Pad™ (110080)
  • Mellow Moss Stampin Pad™ (110072)
  • Cheer and Wishes stamp set (110524)
  • Wild About You stamp set (107371)
  • Nursery Letter Jumbo Wheel (111258)

A bit of Chipboard and More Turquoise …

I used a chipboard circle to make a border for the sentiment on a birthday card today, and I couldn’t help reaching for Tempting Turquoise again!

I coloured the chipboard by pressing an ink pad onto it and it looks really good – much better than leaving it bare.

Don’t forget – all chipboard is 25% off this month!

birthday-turquoise

I used …

  • On Board Batch of Blooms chipboard (113658)
  • Tempting Turquoise cardstock (109981)
  • Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Pad™ (109926)
  • Green Galore Stampin’ Pad™ (109930)
  • Whisper White cardstock (109899)
  • Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Rainbow Sherbert paper (113641)
  • Tempting Turquoise 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon (110132)
  • Corner rounder punch (109969)
  • Spot On Jumbo Wheel (107559)
  • Apricot Appeal Stampin’ Pad™ (110053)
  • Cheer and Wishes stamp (110524)

Thank You card

Here’s a little Thank You card I made. 

thanks

I really love the colour Tempting Turquoise and I have a feeling you may be seeing a lot more of it!  The top half is hand stamped and the bottom half is one of the Designer Papers that I’m also falling in love with!

  • Love Notes (110195)
  • Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon (110132)
  • Tempting Turquiose Stampin’ Pad™ (109926)
  • Green Galore Stampin’ Pad™ (109930)
  • Apricot Appeal Stampin’ Pad™ (110053)
  • Rainbow Sherbert Designer Papers (113641)
  • Cause for Celebration Stamps (113492)*

*The Cause for Celebration Stamp Set is a Hostess level 2 set.  You are only able to order this set if you place an order for £300 or more, which you can either do by yourself, or by ordering at the same time as friends!

Sale-A-Bration

The Sale-A-Bration offers finish at the end of this month.  Don’t forget that for every £45 you spend you are entitled to claim one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, and if you decide to sign up as a demonstrator you can claim an extra fee set of stamps of your choice.  It’s such a great offer!

I used the Polka Dot Punches set for this card.  Although they are designed to fit into the shapes of the paper punches, I decided to use them for a background instead.

vals-outside

I used

  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock (109985)
  • Bashful Blue card Stock (110015)
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Pad™ (110080)
  • Brilliant Blue Stampin’ Pad™ (109903)
  • Bashful Blue Stampin’ Pad™ (110056)
  • Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon (110109)
  • Brilliant Blue buttons from Bold Brights set (103977)
  • Scallop edge punch (113654)
  • Flower and Heart stamps from Polka Dot Punches (113788 )
  • With Love stamp from Yummy stamp set (also a Sale-A-Bration set) (113782)

Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

Thank You card

I wanted to make a little Thank You card for someone and decided to use the cute little bird from Fun and Fast Notes.  The sentiment on the stamp wasn’t quite right for the reason I was sending it, so I just wiped off the ink from the last part before I printed onto the card stock.  I think it worked very well!

I’ve also been using the Basic Grey Stampin’ Pad™ a lot recently, rather than black.  I quite like the softer look it has for stamped images.

thanks-card

I used

  • Love Notes (110195)
  • Whisper White card stock (109899)
  • Bird stamp from Fun and Fast Notes (113500)
  • Stampin’ Pastels™ (109937)
  • Basic Grey Stampin’ Pad™ (110058)
  • Ruby Red card stock (109988)

Image © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009