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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.
Seeing as though the Monday Lunchtime Sketch this week falls on Easter Monday I thought I would use the sketch to create a cute little easter card for a lovely customer of mine. I love to colour and the Everybunny Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! is one of my most favourite to colour. Here is the card I made using the Water colour pencils and my blender pens.
I hope you have time to play along with us on this week!
I told you yesterday that I would be back today with another Easter project for you. Well here is it! This cute little treat holder was made with the Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base Die from Stampin’ Up! I have been playing with this die every since I got it a few weeks back and over the coming weeks will finally get to show you all the projects that I created from this one die. I have FREE video tutorials for all the projects and they are on my youtube channel (the link is on the right hand side if you can’t wait for the posts on the projects!). I managed to get five (5) different projects using this one die, I will say that I honestly was not in favour of adding this die to my collection but so glad I have. Anyway, here is the little Easter treat box made using some of the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP from Stampin’ Up! along with the Everybunny Stamp Set.
I love to colour in and the little bunny for this box was done with Stampin’ Up! marker pens, watercolour paper and my trusty Aqua painter.
This little box has plenty of room for Easter treats …. YUM! Here is the video instruction on how you can make one of these of your very own ….
To finish I thought I would just share with you some photos of the project that I made for the video tutorial. You can easy mix this box up to suit any occasion at all and honestly with the Pop ‘n Cuts die you can have a treat box made in under 10 minutes!
Hope you have a go at this box and have more to share with you next week, but like I said if you can’t wait for the official ‘posts’ head to my YouTube channel and watch the rest of the videos for my other projects!
No not that kind of blue …. the ‘inky blue’! Well get out your suite of ‘blue hues’ this week and start creating so you can join in the Late Night Stampers Challenge for this week. Very simple, all you have to do is to use ‘blue’ as you main colour for your card or project. Now the card I posted yesterday for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday challenge was a little ‘blue’ but hopefully this card steps it up a ‘notch’. I decided to do a Midnight Muse card base and team it with Baja Breeze and just a touch of Whisper White.
Don’t you just love how this card opens? Well I thought this was just such a neat card when I saw it on Sandy Hancock’s blog that I printed off her tutorial and have made a couple now. My card is a little different in that I added a ribbon closure as I found the card kept popping open on me. However, go check out Sandy’s blog post here and download her tutorial and have a go for yourself. It is super easy to do and her instructions are just great.
There is really only one type of card I never really like making and that is the ‘Sympathy’ kind! However, it is nice to be able to offer a little ‘sunshine’ for someone during one of the most awful times and this is one of those cards! I made this one for a friend of mine (and her family) recently and I thought that the Pleasant Poppies stamp from Stampin’ Up! was just perfect. I wanted to try some ‘Faux Tiling’ and this card just seemed to work for the idea I had in mind.
After I made the card I did decide that I liked it so much that I wanted to teach this technique in my Stamp Club this month. My original design took me about 45mins to make and this was just way too long for a class so with a little modification this is the card that we created in class this week using the same stamp and technique.
This week the challenge on the Late Night Stampers Group is all about ‘colouring’. I am know to love a good ‘colouring-in’ session and so I am really in my element this week. I have so many examples to choose between but thought I would share this money slider card I made for a friend of mine who is attending a wedding shortly. I have made a few of these sliders before so the card itself is nothing new but I did have to modify the pattern ever so slightly so that it could fit our Australian $100 notes. Those suckers are HUGE LOL! Not that I handle many (another great use for ‘Google’).
It opens in the usual way and the colour combo is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral (love it!). I know that the Elements of Style stamp set has been around a little while but can you believe I have only just bought it? I know what was I thinking?
I hope you join in our challenge this week, I would love to see your ‘colouring’ creations!
I can’t help but be a little excited by my post today. This little project has been one that has been ‘in my head’ and ‘in my design book’ for a while now and it has taken me over 3 months to finally get to the point of being able to share it with you all. It is funny because this started out as such a simple project idea … all I wanted was a cute box that would hold both cards and matching envelopes and was a little different from the the ‘pizza box’ or ‘base and lid’ style that I normally make. So I came up with my Framelit Card Box.
As the name suggests, it is base on the Label Collection set of Framelits from Stampin’ Up! (I love those framelits!!) and opens a little differently to an ordinary box.
I was really happy with how this turned out and they were fun to make so I decided to make a couple more ….
So as I was going to give all three boxes to the one person I was thinking of how to ‘tie’ them all together and was just going to use ribbon (like you tie up a parcel) BUT I thought that maybe I could do just a little better than that. So that is went I thought a nice coordinating Box Wrap would just set the whole gift off.
Any normal person would have stopped there right? Well I just started to think that maybe I didn’t want to just give a stack of three lots of cards but rather some cards, some candy and even a box of stamps to help with mailing all the cards … I needed a multi-purpose treat box. Yep I just had to design one …
This is a cute little box that is 2″ tall and can hold all sorts of goodies. So I now had a set of interchangeable boxes for my wrap. I could either stack three card boxes or one card box and two treat boxes. To ’round off’ my creations I just needed one more ‘wrap’ just in case all I wanted to give was candy (nothing wrong with that right?). So a few more adjustments and I had my Treat Box-N-Wrap set done.
It is hard to show you how they all work together in a series of photos so I did a quick video on how they work together and have inserted it at the end of the this rather long post (sorry!). I do have tutorials available for all of these elements on my ‘Tutorials’ page. I have separated out each box individually so, if like me, all you are really after is a quick gorgeous box to give a few cards and envelops to someone you can just grab the one tutorial and you are on your way. However, I have done up a ‘package’ which is call the ‘Box-N-Wrap’ set where you get tutorials for both boxes and both wraps in the one package deal.
Sorry this has been a long post but just soooooo much to show you. Hope you enjoy these as much as I have!
UPDATE: I had the settings wrong on the private video tutorials for this project and if you have tried to access the videos and couldn’t (so sorry), I have fixed the settings and you should now be able to watch all the videos. Cheers, T
I do love Pinterest but I am very guilty of never actually doing a lot with all those ‘Pins’ that I see or pin to my boards. So for this months thank you cards I decided it was time to revisit some of my favourite boards and use the cards pinned there as my inspiration for my Thank You card for my orders this month. I rarely make an exact copy of the original card either because I don’t have all the same supplies or I get side tracked during my assembly process and start to try something different (this is most often what happens I get so sidetracked). But that is the great thing about sharing online it is a great way to kick start your creative process. I can’t find the original ‘pin’ for this card but as soon as I relocate it I will add a link so you can see the original.
All the card use the 2010-2012 In-Colours featuring some retired DSP in those colours and the Reason to Smile flower (you can’t get this one in Australia anymore but think it is still available in the US and Canada, so ask you local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator about it). This is the Poppy Parade Version.
The Concord Crush version and lastly …
The Pear Pizzazz version.
I have two more ‘pin’ inspired cards that I will share with you tomorrow.
This month’s Thank You cards feature the FREE stamp set that you get for orders over $125 with Stampin’ Up! – Reason to Smile! I wasn’t too sure whether I would like this stamp set or not but once all the girls in stamp club started to get it I really wanted it. And then I saw a card made by Leonie and I had to have it LOL. You can see Leonie’s card here and based on her beautiful creation I had to create ‘one in every colour’.
Rose Red …. for the pink in me!
A little Perfect Plum
A Baja Breeze sample … sooo pretty!
And last but not least a cute little So Saffron note card. I am now officially ‘hooked’ on this flower. It is soooooooo fun to colour and really not too hard to cut out either. So if you haven’t got this stamp set yet you only have until the end of this month to get it for FREE and I know you will love it as much as I do.
Today I wanted to share with you a project that I created for the last round of Stampin Fun and Friends which was all about Mothers and Fathers. This was my project and card that I made for the boys. It is great timing to show you this project this week as the Late Night Stampers challenge is all about creating Masculine projects!
This post-it note holder and photo frame is magnetic so will stick onto a fridge, a filing cabinet or a white board in Dad’s office. The pop-up post-it notes works perfectly in it.
Both the project and the card feature the ‘Packed for Dad’ stamp and after playing with this set for a little while I have finally warmed to it. I do have a tutorial available for those of you who missed the last round of Stampin Fun and Friends and will try and get the link uploaded later today.