Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Monochromatic Floral

Hi everyone, do you sometimes buy something because you just have to have it and then not do anything with it (I am guilty of this so many times). When I first saw the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalogue I just had to have it an it has been sitting in my stash ever since.

I had a little play with it the other day and this is the card that I made using Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White and Basic Gray.


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Carolyn

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Hi everyone, just a quick post today as I am playing along with the Mojo Monday challenge this week.


It has been a little while between posts as I have been looking after my sick Mum so I have not had a lot of free time.   This sketch challenge got me inspired to create a card using some of the new papers from the Petals and Paisleys Specialty Designer Series paper pack.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn.



Saturday, 6 August 2016

Chevrons

Hi everyone, I was searching for ideas for my card classes and came across this technique by Studio Calico on how to make a chevron border.  My piece of chevron is a little larger than a border but I love the technique and it is a terrific way to use up patterned paper. You can see the video on how to make the chevron here.


I use the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper pack.  To start cut 2 base pieces of cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Then cut 1/4" strips of the paper 12" long, you will need 4 strips of each paper pattern to cover the two base pieces.

Put adhesive all over the base cardstock pieces, I used double sided tape but you could use whatever adhesive you wish.

Start by layering a strip of paper on the diagonal from one corner to the other in the centre of the piece.  Work outwards on one side and then come back and do the other side making sure that you keep in the colour pattern.

A tip before you cut the pieces into 1/2" strips.  You need to cut one piece into 1/2" strips with the diagonal going in the opposite direction to the other one. See the picture below.


Once you have the two pieces cut into 1/2" strips, adhere to a piece of cardstock the length of an A4 cardstock piece by 5".  Double sided tape was added to this piece before layering the strips.

Layer the strips with a zig zag pattern so you create the chevron as you go.  Once all the strips have been adhered you need to cut on the line where there is a full line of chevron (this will cut away all the waste area from top and bottom).  What you are left with is a strip of chevron which can be further cut down or left in one piece like I have to create my card focal point.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and I have added some enamel dots to finish.


This one is for the boys made using the Moroccan Designer Series Paper Pack.

You can get all the supplies you need for this project from me.

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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Christmas in July

Hi everyone, today a group of ladies had some fun at my place getting a head start on making their Christmas Cards.  We had a "Christmas in July" Stamp-a-Stack get together and everyone went home with 16 completed cards.




The cards were made using the "This Christmas" Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.



The cards are designed using two simple sketches.  As it was a Stamp-a-Stack project the simpler the designs the better as everyone was making 4 of each card.


This card is very quick and easy to make with some Regals Enamel Shapes added as an embellishment.


This card looks like it has a lot of work, but a few quick die cuts and it comes together quickly.


This card uses the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, this has a gold side and a silver side on the reverse.  The Holly Texture Impressions Embossing Folder was used on the Very Vanilla background piece.

Don't forget the Bonus Days!

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.


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Carolyn

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Baci Box

Hi everyone, sharing a little gift box that holds three Baci chocolates and a matching card.


The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project as it matched the blue and silver wrapping on the chocolates.

The card measurements are in metric and the Baci box measurements are in imperial as I found it easier to make the box using imperial.

To make the card:

Measurements

Cut a piece of A4 Night of Navy Cardstock in half lengthwise to create card base
Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 10 cm x 14.3cm (for inside card)
Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm
Cut a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 8.5cm x 9.3cm

Technique

Fold card base in half.

Adhere the piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to the 9cm x 13.3cm Whisper White Cardstock piece.

Put a strip of Washi Tape across the card front where the patterned paper meets the Whisper White cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on the bottom of the panel for the card front.  Adhere this panel to the card front.

Cut out the flower and leaves using the Botanical Builder framelits and Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet and arrange in a bouquet on the card front.   Add a Rhinestone to the flower centre.

For the inside of the card put a strip of Washi Tape across the Whisper White piece for the inside of the card.  Adhere in place.

To make the box:


Measurements

Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 9/16"
Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Box Insert

Score the 81/2" x 5 3/4" piece of cardstock at 1" & 2 1/4" on all four sides.  Fold & burnish all score lines.

Cut as per template.


Punch a small hole using the 1/8" handheld circle punch on the square coloured red.  Thread a piece of looped ribbon through the hole and secure the ends with tape on the inside.

Put glue or double sided tape on the 4 tabs to be folded in to form the box.

Put glue or double sided tape on the inside of the 4 outer tabs, and fold over to reinforce the sides.

Cover

Score the 4 1/16" x 5 9/16" piece of cardstock on the long edge at 1/2", 1 3/4", 3 1/16" & 4 5/16".  Fold and burnish all score lines.

Add double sided tape to one edge and form the cover around the box insert to create the cover, making sure that it is not too tight as the box needs to be able to be pulled out with the ribbon pull.

Wrap

Cut a piece of patterned paper 4" x 5 9/16".  Score on the long edge at 7/16", 1 3/4", 3 1/16" & 4 5/16".  Put double sided tape on the cover and secure wrap around the box.  Decorate using the Botanical Builder Framelits, Whisper White cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock and Silver Foil Sheet.

Don't forget the Bonus Days!

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.


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Carolyn

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

These Boots Were Made for Walkin' (Or Not as the Case Maybe)!

Hi everyone, do you sometimes wonder what to so with an image in a stamp set?  I had this very problem, I kept looking at the boot image in the Country Livin' stamp set and thinking "How can I use this image".  After watercolouring the guitar image with Soft Suede for another card, I decided to at least stamp and colour the boots (maybe and an idea would evolve).


They sat on my work table for a couple of days looking forlorn, until I had an idea (told you it would come eventually).  When I was cleaning up some of my bits and pieces I found a background I had made using the decorative strip from the Flourish Thinlits and sponging Crumb Cake ink.  I put the two together, with a little bit of the decorative strip, added some flowers (these were also left over from a previous project), a sentiment and some gold sequin.

Don't forget the Bonus Days!

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

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redeem 2-31 August.


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Carolyn

Monday, 18 July 2016

You Rock

Hi everyone, you know when you start off with an idea for a card and what you finish up with is nothing like the idea you started with. This is what happened to me when I started out designing cards for this months classes.


I had a completely different idea for the stamped background and what I was going to make, it just evolved into a card great for the boys and men in our lives.   

The guitar is from the Country Livin' stamp set (watercoloured with Soft Suede), the sentiment from Crazy About You and the background is stamped using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Colour scheme of Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Don't for get the "Bonus Days" promotion currently running from 7-31 July.
Bonus Days

For every $90 you spend from 7-31 July, you will get 

a $9 bonus days coupon which you can

redeem 2-31 August.



GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE!!!

You can place an order online and join in 
the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting

Carolyn

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