All going well you are reading this post as I am enjoying myself at the Australian Stampin’ Up! Convention for 2013 in Brisbane. I mentioned a little while ago that I was making a special ‘shaped’ card for my convention swap card this year and this is it, my ‘Rainbow Card’. I actually made this card for a friend of mine’s daughter for her birthday and loved how it turned out so much that I just had to use it for my swap card. I love my shaped cards (a quick look in my Tutorials shows you just how much!) and this one is no exception (even after making 50 of them LOL!). This is how the card looks when you open it.
I will have the template up on my blog on the ‘Tutorials’ page when I get back from convention but in the meantime you can ‘Add it to your cart’ for $1.50 by clicking HERE. As usual I have a little ‘how to put it together’ video to share with you …
This is a final photo for you of all my little ‘rainbows’ assembled and ready for swapping during convention!
This week’s sketch for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday site almost had me stumped but once I started to look at the sketch a little differently I was so pleased with the card that I finally came up with. I really wanted to use some more ‘boyish’ colours and DSP and see if I could create a feminine card …. I think I may have succeeded! I absolutely love the Flower Trim from Stampin’ Up! and it just added the perfect ‘finish’ to this card. Hope you have time to join us for the challenge this week, here is the sketch you need to use.
This week the challenge for the Late Night Stampers Group is ‘Gifts for Teachers’ so I wanted to create a little gift box and something other than ‘square’. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted but decided to spend some time drooling over images on the internet and came across this super fun little box on Sam’s ‘Pootles’ blog site and knew it was just perfect!
The box is big enough to fit a whole heap of chocolate goodness in and I really loved the idea of this box so much that I wanted to make some for convention gifts this week. But with no real good way of being able to carry too many of these boxes on a plane flight I decided I needed to modify this design a little and this is what I can up with …
Isn’t this just soooooooooo darn cute? Well I think it is and I will be taking a few of these (flat packed for assembly in my hotel room the night before convention) with me as little ‘Hi’ gifts and they are the perfect size for a little Mentos Mint.
So if you see me at convention (fellow Australian and New Zealand demos) come over and say ‘Hi’ and I may just have one of these little treats for you! This last little photo just gives you an idea of the size difference between the two boxes.
I am hoping to make a video on my version of the box to share with you next week when I am back from convention. In the meantime pop over to Sam’s blog as she has both written instructions and a video tutorial for her box here.
Well this is actually my second card using the sketch this week for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. The first time I used the sketch I was just a little too early (like a few weeks LOL) but here is the link to that card for a little more inspiration. This card is made using the elements you get in the Boutique Boxes Bundle available in Australia until the end of June. This is a little ‘spoiler’ for the ladies in my Stamp Club as this is one of the cards we will be making in our June club using the super fun bundle.
Hope you find some inspiration in this card (or my other one!) and join in the sketch challenge this week.
Well I can hardly believe that my week has flown and I forgot my Try Stampin’ On Tuesday post *blush*. I am busy getting finalised for the Stampin’ Up! Convention that is on next week but that is no excuse! Anyway here is the card I came up with for this week and this was the sketch we had for inspiration.
Hope you have time to join us this week!
Time again for another super fun sketch challenge for the Monday Lunchtime Sketches. This card was made as the matching card for the Floral Framed Art that I shared with you yesterday. The last frame that I made from my ‘bits and pieces’ I decided to give as a gift and so needed a coordinating card. I really didn’t want anything flashy for my card as the framed flowers were really the whole centre-piece. This sketch was so perfect and with a little flip 90 degrees I had my perfect coordinating card. Here is the sketch …
Would love to see what you come up with!
Happy Mother’s Day!
I thought today would be a great day to share with you some creations that we have been working on over the past month during Stamp Club. We spent the entire month of April learning to make a whole selection of flowers using all Stampin’ Up! products and this was my ‘sampler’ frame that I put together for the class. Each week we made two new flowers and then at the end of the month we added them to a 8″ x 10″ shadow box frame for some Framed Floral Art.
Warning: this post had loads of photos but I wanted to share with you the amazing artwork that the ladies in my class produced this month. Some used the exact same ‘colour palette’ as in my sample but others went for something very different and the results were soooo beautiful. Here are there creations with the ‘artist’ named below each photo.
Artwork by: Sandra
Artwork by: Sonya
Artwork by: Robyn
Artwork by: Michele
Artwork by: Mary
Artwork by: Marie
Artwork by: Jay
Artwork by: Jan
Artwork by: Helen
Artwork by: Di
This last frame was what I put together using all the flowers that I ‘demo’ed’ during the month either in class or as part of the video tutorial that I created. They were too pretty to waste so I pulled them together and made one last frame. I am so please that it came together as I really had not ‘colour plan’ for this frame and the flowers were just made from whatever I grabbed to demo with. Not all the ladies have finished their frames but I will be making sure they do and share those extra frames with you here!
Most of these flowers were something that I had seen somewhere along the way so I am sure you could find instructions for these flowers if you look around. However, I have created a tutorial which is available on my ‘Tutorials‘ page, for all eight flowers and made individual video tutorials (private links only available with my tutorial) if you would like to create something like this for yourself.
Just a quick post today to share with you my card for the sketch challenge this week over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays. I had heaps of DSP left over from my purchase of the Sent with Love Bundle from Stampin’ Up! even after I made my Camera Box and Travel Journal so I decided thatI needed to get in and use this gorgeous paper for some other projects. The sketch this week was a perfect excuse to make a much needed birthday card using this paper. I totally loved the final card and even got to ink up a new stamp set that I have just got from the Seasonal Catalogue called ‘Cross My Heart’.
Hope you have time to play along with us this week.
This week the challenge for the Late Night Stampers group is to use those colours from Stampin’ Up! that will retired at the end of the currently catalogue. Now I had a hard time choosing which of the retiring colours I wanted to feature so I decided not to play favourites and make three cards to show case all those colours (from the main colour families) that will we say goodbye to. Here is a close up of each of the cards …
Goodbye Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery
Goodbye Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and River Rock
Goodbye Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard
The great thing was that these cards were super easy to put together because I used the fantastic Monday Lunchtime Sketch for this week as my inspiration. Here is the sketch I used.
Hope you have time to play along with one or both of these super fun challenges this week.
This weekend I needed to created two birthday cards for twin girls both with very very different ‘tastes’. This is one of the cards I created using the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! This twin is getting a new room for her birthday decorated in a ‘paris’ inspired theme so I thought it was only fitting to do a card that was in keeping with this theme. To create my card I used the fantastic sketch for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week … of course I totally flipped the sketch up-side-down but it worked perfectly for what I needed.
Hope you have time to join in the sketch this week with us.
You may be wondering what the card was for the second twin ….. well I am afraid I am not going to be able to show you that card until the 24th May. Why? Well that is the date of the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Australia, I loved the card I made her sooooo much that I decided to use it as my ‘swap’ card. All I am going to say is that it is a ‘shaped’ card and it super bright and happy. Stay tuned later next month to see what I have created.