Monday, November 24, 2014

A Season's Greeting Star.

Well yes I did it again!!! Another STAR CARD!!
 I thought this card was a lot different from the other Star Cards I have been making..well a bit different, so I just have to show you.
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I started with a Baked Brown Sugar Base and Mossy Meadow Matt.
I liked how the background came together on this one.

First up I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Baked Brown Sugar to give a grungy wood effect to the card stock.

On the Mossy Meadow piece I decided I wanted to have the words Season's Greetings embossed in silver all over the entire sheet. (like a piece of designer paper).
Don't you just love stamps...they give you so many options.

Stamp the greeting in versa mark or silver encore ink and then heat emboss with silver embossing powder. (Don't forget your embossing buddy over the card stock first!!)

The Star from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and cut out with the Star Framelits.

I then added another star dry embossed with a retired SU embossing folder using silver foil card.
Under the star I liked the look of some burlap ribbon and some retired silver glimmer brads (boy did that break my heart when they retired them!! Love them a lot!). Glad I still have a small supply.

And that is it! All done.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time. Vx
On another note. Rosie has been taking an interest in learning how to use the computer. I love the way her ears go up like little wings. She looks like she could be just about ready to fly. hehe.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black and White Card in the box

Our future daughter-in-law turned 21 last week

 so I had to make her something special for her big day. Shannon loves black and white (this could well be the colour scheme for the wedding) and so I made a Birthday Card in a Box for her.

Lots of flowers from the Flower shop stamp set stamped in black on white card stock and silver embossed on black card stock and white card stock, and punched out with the Pansy Punch.

The greeting on the front was from Tag Talk and punched with the matching Label Bracket punch.
I layered it onto a 2 inch black circle and  a 2 3/8 inch  Scallop circle  in silver glimmer card stock.

I added a couple of butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and matching butterfly punches.
The designer paper is non-SU.
The back view.
AND Finally ...
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 Needless to say she loved her card.

On another completely different note...I just wanted to show you the cute little thank you cards I made for my SU customers last week as well.
Working on the Washi Tape Candle idea I used to make my card here...
this is what I did.
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Thanks for stopping by. Will catch you again later in the week...oh Oh what do I spy on my table????Not another Star Card!!! haha. Vx

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Apothecary Art in pink.

Absolutely no stars today!! haha. Instead I had a birthday card to make last week and decided to pull out the Apothecary Art stamp set as I hadn't used it in a while.

Isn't that pretty? Blackberry Bliss with Pink Pirouette!
The Pink Pirouette card is embossed with I Love Lace embossing Folder.
The Apothecary Art Stamp is cut out with matching Labels Collection Framelit.
Underneath that I added a Blackberry Bliss Deco Framelit and a paper lace doily.
I coloured in the flowers with Stampin Up Pink Pirouette Pen and Old Olive Pen.
I couldn't resist adding a flower from the Flowershop stamp set in the corner. The leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch (bird wing).

Lots of lovely diamantes finished off the flowers beautifully.

This was such a lovely card to make. I am thinking a few more of these wouldn't go astray.

Thanks for stopping by. Vx

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Ho Ho Stars!

As promised I have my favourite Star Card to show you today.
This one is just a little different from the rest and I am sure you will see why.
Come and take a look.

This is a Santa Star Easel Card. The Santa stands up like this.
And then the whole card opens up as well. Ta Da!!

The Santa wasn't too hard to make. Just fold a piece of Real Red Cardstock in half and cut out the star shape with your Star framelit just over the edge of the fold (so the star stays together).
The bottom star glues directly to your card and the top star is folded in half to stand up.
Here is a side and view.
Stick you Santa Star onto the front half of your star. I did add a small piece inside to reinforce the fold.

I embossed the white star with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. The Santa hat is actually a section of star framelit just cut out in Real Red with the Word Window Punch for the trim and the eyebrows and pom pom are from the itty bitty punch set that is retired (but you could use a small circle punch)
Calypso Coral card stock for his face and nose. Sponged in real red ink.
I used the Mustache Framelit for his mustache!

I needed something quite substantial to hold the star in place when it is standing up. So I coloured some wooden buttons with the Stampin Up Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler. 
The greeting is from  .

Overall I was really happy with this Star Santa Easel Card! (Except for the long name!!haha.)
I think he would be cute as a gift tag too. Might need to make a few of these.

Ho Ho Ho. See you next time. Vx

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

And even MORE Stars!

OK I know you are thinking I must be going Star-Crazy !!! haha!
But each time I finish a card I have just one more Star left-over and it is begging to be used!
Have a look at what I mean.
First I made this card.
I used Pool Party Cardstock and some All is Calm Designer Paper. I cut some stars out of the designer paper with the Star Framelits and the mini star punch.

Adding some silver glimmer card behind the cut out stars really made them sparkle.
Do you like the little tag? It is made with Endless Wishes greeting punched out with the circle punch.

So after I had made this super quick card. I had a lovely Star cut from the All is Calm Designer Paper still on my table. What could I do but make another card with it.
This time I went with a Country Christmas style using Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock for my base.
I stamped the Star from Bright and Beautiful Stamp set in Whisper White Craft Ink. (use the heat tool to set the ink). Then popped the star on top.

I cut a small piece of Burlap Ribbon and frayed all the edges. On top of this I added a silver glimmer star. Wrapped some metallic Bakers Twine around the star and a Garden Green Leaf from the Bird Builder Punch.
Christmas Wishes is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

So now you can see why I have difficulty moving on from the Stars Theme! LOL!
Do I have any more up my sleeve? I hear you ask.
Well.... maybe one more! But it is a doozy! I have been saving the best till last.
Make sure you pop back later in the week to see it.

Until then, happy crafting. Vx

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stars in my eyes.

Hi All,

As you know from my last post. I have been having a great time with the Bright and Beautiful Stamps Set from the Holiday Catalogue and the matching Star Framelits (main catalogue).

Here are a few more cards I have made with them. This one is nice and easy.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White.

I used the All is Calm Washi Tape diagonally across the Whisper White piece of card stock.
Stamped some Gorgeous Grunge spots in Coastal Cabana Ink in the top and bottom corners.

A greeting from Endless Wishes (Holiday Catalogue)

The Star is stamped in Lost Lagoon ink on Whisper White and layered on top of a Silver Foil Card which I embossed with a retired embossing Folder.

 The next card I absolutely love! I had this idea and just played with it. First I was going to make it into a tag but then I decided to add it to a card front. Come and see.
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Lost Lagoon Card front with Whisper White  embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalogue.
I used Endless Wishes again for the Greeting, and can you see the top of the Lost Lagoon Mat under the Tag? I cut out a slightly bigger size for the Mat in Lost Lagoon card stock and then ran the top through the Big Shot with a Labels Collection Framelit to get this shaped top.

The Candle Light is just Whisper White card and the "bird wing" from the Bird Builder Punch. Sponged with Lost Lagoon and some Dazzling Diamonds.

Candles are two pieces of All is Calm Washi Tape. A branch from the Bird Builder Punch. Berries are  pearls coloured with the new Stampin Up Blendabilities. Metallic Bakers Twine and a silver glimmer star.

I love the way the candles came out.

Thanks for stopping by. Maybe you would like to have a play with some Washi Tape too?

I still have a few more Star cards on my Craft Table to share so be sure to pop back next week won't you. 
Until then. Vx 
 p.s. Guess what I have been doing????

 Putting up the tree!!! (I like to start early).
This will be Rosie's first Christmas.
I don't think she is quite sure about it all yet. hehe.

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