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I needed to do a card for my niece’s christening and I decided to use the fresh cut notes from the new catalogue. Devoid of inspiration I even used the ideas they had in the catalogue for my design – just used different colour scheme and instead of a button used a flower brad in the middle. Nice, pretty quick and easy (slowest/ hardest bit was cutting out the little flower in kiwi kiss) .

Ink: Pixie Pink, Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Accessories: Crop a dile, Fresh-Cut Notes, Flower Brads


June 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

I am very excited. I finally got to use this stamp set that we were able to purchase through the sneak peak. It is a level three hostess set and I have been waiting for a moment to use it.

I have two birthdays this week and so thought this was the perfect opportunity to use the set.
You make me smile
happy birthdayfor you

Card: Riding Hood Red; Kiwi Kiss; Whisper White
Paper: earth elements
stamp sets: WIndow Dressing, Sprinkles, Bitty Birthday
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: stampin’ write markers (bold brights), SNAIL, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Cutter, Pastels, Blender Pens

The first pic I actually made last as I had the card and paper cut so I thought oh well make a third one. Because I made it last I had the benefit of making the others and I think I like it best with just the stripe of daisy paper down the middle. I made the white card smaller too.

The fiddliest bit on all three was cutting out the round window. I stamped the little girl in pink pirouette which was a bit light so I ended up using pastels to give her colour and then some colour for the shutters and window edges.

The second I changed the vases into presents by only stamping the vase part and not the flowers and the little girl in Tangerine Tango – a nice bold bright colour. The happy birthday was from Bitty Birthday stamped in Kiwi Kiss. I decided it looked to plain so I used the flowers from sprinkles in Riding Hood Red and More Mustard to match the floral paper.

The third I stamped the cat in Chocolate Chip for my friend cat and because she likes butterflies I stamped them in kiwi kiss and riding hood red. There is no birthday stamp in the window dressing set but I just coloured in the for you from “so thankful for you” to turn it into the birthday card.

The colours never seem to scan right but I am very happy for how these cards turned out. Now I have to make a christening card for this Sunday.

June 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Alexander’s Birthday Invitations

Red Card

Blue Card

Card: Real Red; Baja Breeze; Whisper White; Very Vanilla; Brilliant Blue
Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue
stamp sets: Bitty Birthday; Pleas Come
Accessories: stampin’ write markers (bold brights), SNAIL, Spiral Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Cutter

This took a bit of thinking. I originally just stamped the bitty birthday pictures onto small squares and backed it with matching card and stamped the please come directly onto the main card but that didn’t look good so then I stamped onto a rectangle of either white or vanilla and rounded every corner or used the spiral punch down the left hand side. It still looked too plain and I thought about using ribbon and then decided to cut strips of white or vanilla with a strip down the middle of either real red or brilliant blue. I then stamped the please come in either the red or blue to match the card stock and then used the SNAIL to place everything on the main card of red or baja breeze.

Now to use my stampin’ write markers to put in all the details. I also used the markers to colour in the pictures – using the two main colours of red and blue again. I tried other colours but it looked better just sticking to two colours.

June 1, 2009 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

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