Birthday Cards

Dragonfly Dreams Watercolored Pencils Background – KIT for Birthday Cards

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My last post I shared A Dragonfly Dreams card, and we are on a roll!  I’d love to share this fun project using  Dragonfly Dreams, featuring an artsy watercolored background. I’ve used the Watercolor Pencils here to create this look:

Each of these turns out as a little work of art.  Some are more “runny” and others stay more in a rectangular shape.  All look great – it’s just a matter of personal preference!

On this version, I used Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight.  Simply scribble the pencils onto the cardstock, and use a Stampin’ Spritzer or an Aquapainter (or both) to blend the colours and let them run.

You can quickly contain the colours by blotting them up with a tissue or heating them with the Heat Tool to stop the blending.

I wanted to add a bit more colour as I was working on this one, so while the paper and pencils were still wet, I coloured more on with a dry Watercolor Pencil. Here is where I learned to wet the pencil first!  Those scratch marks are from the dry pencil, but I also liked that effect.  Like I said, they all come out quite differently and each with their own appeal.

 

This version uses the warmer colours of Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.

We made this project at my garage sale a few weeks ago, and it was fun to see everyone’s artist come out. Some were more reserved and some really got in there!  And all the colour combinations were beautiful.

New this year! KITS!

Every month , I will offer a birthday card kit.  This project is perfect because each one turns out differently with so many possibilities!

You have the option of ordering four kits for $12 which will include all consumables (cardstock, twine, glimmer paper) pre-cut and ready to go.  You may also add-on the Dragonfly Bundle and other products.    Of course, you can always order whatever products you need and just add the kits on top!

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Dragonfly Dreams Brayered Background with Inside the Lines

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Today’s share is inspired by a project by Leanne Greff and the Colour Inkspiration Challenge:

Sometimes when you are wanting to make a project, having a colour palette already determined makes the job that much easier!

I pulled out my Dragonfly Dreams bundle and came up with this using the Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, and Garden Green combination:

 

I fussed around with the dragonfly quite a bit, but finally decided on dying the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper in Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder for the wings.  In this case, I simply filled two Spritz Bottles with Isopropyl Alcohol and one with Soft Sky ink refill and the other Wisteria Wonder.   I went through a LOT of the glitter paper before struck upon the right combination, but I am happy with the results!

 

The background is brayered with the new Sponge Brayer in the four colours of Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Wisteria Wonder, and Soft Sky.

The paper is called Inside the Lines, and you can get an entire pack of this FREE with any $110 order!  Each pack contains twelve 12×12’s (three each of four prints).

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope this heat isn’t getting to you too much!

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Nailed It – A Masculine DIY Gift & Card!

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Most of us struggle with ideas for fun and appealing cards to give to the blokes in our lives!  I hope my share today will give you some inspiration – you will love the new Nailed It Bundle!  Being married to a retired builder myself, this set is absolutely perfect for any handy sort of person:

 

 

Valentine’s Day is not a big celebration in New Zealand, but for those who do like to do a little something (for Valentine’s, birthday, or for no particular occasion at all), this project would make anyone’s day!

 

The giant chocolate bar is wrapped decoratively, and the card is designed to fit into a little pocket on the bar for a complete gift.  The card serves not only as a card, but as a decorative front for the bar.    The sleeve pulls on and off, so in theory, it could also be recycled.

 

 

I must admit these were so fun to make.   We watercoloured the tools using the new Watercolour Pencils (so easy to use!) and had great fun making them all unique.

And don’t you love that ruler in the background?!  That is also part of the Nailed It Bundle.

 

I used the Brushstrokes Background and Gorgeous Grunge to create the background, but it would also look equally nice if you used the Hardwood Background.

 

I hope you give this a try!   Remember you will receive a free SaleABration item with any order of $110 (no limit).  It’s a great time to get superior value for money on your stamping supplies!   Have a browse through my shop!   You can also request a catalogue HERE.

Have a wonderful Auckland Anniversary weekend!

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Hey Chick!

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I’m guessing you will see a lot of this FUN stamp set on this hop!  It seems to be quite the favorite for those looking for something a bit different and crazy!

Thank you for joining us on the hop! You’ve now landed in New Zealand, and I am Jacque Williams.  We are still in summer and looking to start a new school year next week!   My share today is inspired by Pinterest and these quirky chicks:

I’ve featured both the Hexagon Embossing Folder and the Hey, Chick stamp set here.   I also used a few of the VERY cool screw tops from the Urban Underground Embellishments.  More of these to come!

These little chickies are fun to colour in with the new Watercolour Pencils!  I kept the cardstock and card itself very neutral so these cuties could be coloured in any colour combination of your choice.

And the Stitched Framelits dies adds a nice extra detail.

I hope you will give this a try!  Remember you can get the Hey, Chick stamp set for FREE with any $110 order (no limit!)

Enjoy the rest of your hop; I know there will be some amazing inspiration!

Warmest Wishes,

 

 

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Carousel Birthday – Before & After

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Hi, friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Over the summer, as usual, I’ve cleaned out a lot of my craft space. One of the things I promised myself this year is to use up or give away all the leftover kits from 2016 and beyond . . .

Many of them I have remade into something with current products!

Today’s share isn’t a huge deviation from the original, but still fun.   My original design used the Frosted Medallions set, and today’s remake uses the new Carousel Birthday set:

I have white embossed the cupcake carousel, and then watercolored over the top in Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum.

 

This project is double front card – it opens twice.  The inside(s) of the card feature more of the vintage circus-type images in this lovely set.

 

The tassel comes from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment pack.  This entire suite is a personal favorite – more to come!

**Don’t forget you get to pick a free SaleABration item with every $110 purchase!

 

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Vintage Vertical Greetings Gift Voucher Card

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I’m back with another project using the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  This time I went to something quite different and chose a softer colour combination:

 

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rose Red along with Crumb Cake.  I also got out Always Artichoke, a colour I am starting to really like again.

 

This fun design opens up to two pockets – one for a notecard and the other for a photo or a voucher or anything slim!

I’ve used the Floral Affection folder here for a bit of trim.

 

One of the great things about this set is you can mix and match the pots with the “greenery” to fit the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of posts featuring the Vertical Greetings stamp set!  If you’d like to order your own set, email me or click below to order online!

Don’t forget – any order of $110 receives a FREE SaleABration product of your choice – no limit!

 

 

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It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes project kits, bundles, and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Read more HERE!

 

 

 

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