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Showing posts from August, 2009

3D Summer

I have had a great summer crafting til my heart's content and I thought I'd show just a few of the 3D items I've made so far. The first is a concertina box, inspired partly by one of Lauren Meader's templates that everyone has been making lately, but I used some instructions from an American SU demonstrator, Danni's Designs , that I have had favourited for absolutely ages. I thought I'd make myself a little card organiser box, fill it with random cards and store it at work, for those last minute birthdays that I'm always forgetting. I didn't use the thread on the side as per the instructions as I wanted to put some inserts in, but now I wish I had as the sides do stick out a bit, but never mind! I used textured Cameo Coral (I'm trying to teach myself to like this colour, but I still can't decide on it; it's not pink enough and it's not orange enough!) and some retired Ginger Blossoms DP and I love these colours together! I added t

A Passion for Papertrey Challenges 11 and 12!

I have completely forgotten to do the Passion for Papertrey challenges recently with all the other things I've been doing so here's the last two challenges. The first card is for challenge 11 which was to make a thank you card. I tend to make lots of these but never any with a man in mind, so that's what I did with this card. I kept it fairly simple using some of the cardstock and papers that Steph sent me a while ago. (Sorry to hear Steph has stepped down from A Passion for Papertrey and I wish her all the best!) Recipe: Stamps: Wise Owl and Out On A Limb Revised both from Papertrey Ink Paper: Chocolate Chip and Glorious Green from Stampin' Up, Summer Sunrise (I think it is anyway), White and Father Knows Best DP from Papertrey Ink Inks: Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green inks, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Pumpkin Pie markers all from Stampin' Up Accessories: Glorious Green eyelets, Sizzix Flowers, Vine and Flourish set, Labels 4 Nestabilitie

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #8

I can't believe we have been doing these challenges on my Stampin' Up team's blog for 4 months now! This fortnight's challenge is a colour one, using colours that I noticed on a card whilst brwosing through the SCS Gallery one day last week. The colours are Kraft, Taken with Teal, Orchid Opulence and Regal Rose, plus a neutral. I chose Confetti White as it was a new cardstock for me and what a gorgeous colour and quality it is. It has these lovely little pieces of confetti mixed into the cardstock and the little flecks of colour look so beautiful. The side twist was to use punches, which I always find so easy to add on to a card. The Stampin' Up punches coordinate really well with certain stamp sets and are perfect for sentiments. Although you can't tell in this photo, I cut about an inch off the front of the Kraft base and added a piece of scalloped Orchid Opulence to the side. I really don't understand why so many people hate this colour. I just

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #7

This fortnight's challenge over on my Stampin' Up team's challenge website is to make a Surprise Pop Up card using this technique from the Splitcoast Stampers forum. I have never made one of these cards and neither had Amy and Elaine, the other 2 ladies on the Inspiring Inkin' design team. It looks like a very complicated technique, but actually it's quite simple. You just have to make sure you make the cuts and folds in the right place. First I stamped a piece of Pink Passion with the same ink for a tone on tone look using the small 10 petalled flower from Petal Pizzazz. I also did this on the Lovely Lilac piece for the back. You then have to make the cuts and folds on the middle section so that it comes up, like this. The insert is attached to the smallest fold so that when you pull it, the main image panel automatically folds up. And when the insert is completely pulled out it reveals a hidden message inside. Just a little hint though if you do make o