Fancy Folds

{Bride and Groom Boxes}

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10 06 09_0257_edited-1 Aren't these just fabulous?!

Made for me to use as a display by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Janine Pearce.  Is't she great!

And what a neat idea!  Perfect for a gift or for table decor, these are easy enough to make out of an A4 sheet of cardstock.

The bride's dress has been stamped and embossed using the So Swirly wheel, one of the most products in the catalogue.  An elegant clasp and a long display of taffeta ribbon down the back finishes her off beautifully.10 06 09_0258_edited-1

Our handsome man is finished off using a little off cut from the dress, a few brads, and a simple knot for a bow tie.

These would be lovely filled with mints or white and dark chocolates.

For a consult on making these yourself or to have them custom made for you, email me today!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: So Swirly Wheel  $18.95

Colours: Basic Black, Whisper White

Other: Versamark ink pad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Clear embossing powder, 1/4 grosgrain black ribbon, Vintage brads, Hodge Podge Hardware, White Taffeta Ribbon

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{Cheep Cheep Diarama}

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This is one of those cool projects that is so easy to do!  You need only a punch or two to make your windows and you're good to go.

Stampinupdiarama These cards fold flat for mailing, and I've sized this one so it still fits into a standard C6 envelope.  My girls here complained a bit about the cutting out of the branches, but I think it really makes the card quite cool, don't you?  I love the pear hanging down, too.

I think I'll be making more of these!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Cheep Talk, Best Yet

Colours: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Summer Sun

Other: Scallop Circle, 1 3/6 circle, large and small tag, sticky strip

 

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{While we’re on the Subject . . }

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of Pam . ..

IMG_6223 Here is a beautiful card she made for me!  Isn't it great?  This was a gift for being awarded New Zealand Demonstrator of the Year for 2009.  I appreciate so much all your encouragement and support.

Who doesn't love Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze together?  Not anyone I've met so far ~

This is called a Pyramid card, one I've seen a while back, but have never made myself.  I like it!  Something a bit different and fun!

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{A Waterfall On your Card}

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Waterfall cards became popular many moons ago when I was first discovering Stampin' Up!, and has remained a favourite amongst my customers.  It's such a simple concept, yet unique and adds a real wow factor!

Stampinupwaterfall Pull on the tab at the botom and not only does a hidden message appear, but the three tiers of images cascade.  It's a very fun card, especially popular amongst the kiddies.

For a hands-on how-to, email me to book your class today!

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly

Colours:  Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip

Other: ribbon, slot punch, brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

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{Make Your Envelope into a Card!}

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Stampinupbigboldbirthday Another cute and quick child-proof project!

The card is actually one of our stamping envelopes with a notecard slid inside.  My girls enjoy this little pattern for quick invites and for birthday cards to give to friends.

This is not my best stamping effort . . . However, you get the idea!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Cheer and Wishes

Stampinupboldbirthday Colours: Tangerine Tango, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Summer Sun

Other: 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

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{You Crack Me Up}

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Stampinupeastercard Easter is one of my favourite times of the year.  And, being raised in the Northern Hemisphere, this cooler time of year feels a bit more festive to me anyway, adding to the special time that Easter already is.

This card idea is taken from brandycox; thank you for sharing your creative ideas.  This industry has a lot of give and take, which I really appreciate especially for those times when one hits a "creative block"!

I realize that the papers here and two of the colours are now retired.  However, you can still use the idea with new papers and/or I have a few bits and pieces left here you can order if you want exactly what is shown here.

IMG_6013_edited-1 The little chicky and both sentiments are from the stamp set A Good Egg.  I coloured in chick straight with markers and then added a load of glitter.  He looks awesome!

The edge is done with the Scallop Edge Punch for a "cracked egg" look.  Just a fun card today!

Suppplies used:

Stamp sets:  A Good Egg

Colours:  Ruby Red, River Rock, Groovy Guava

Other:  Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper, Designer Label Punch, Small Oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, Earth Elements brads, River Rock Ribbon

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{A Perfect Match}

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Petal Prints and Afternoon Tea – a perfect combination!

Stampinupneverendingcard This card is inspired by Theresa Brown's beautiful swap she gave me on the trip we won to Australia last year.  This card open four times, and then keeps going over and over.  It's aptly named the Never Ending card.  How it's done is a trick I'll keep up my sleeve for a short while and make a little video clip of it – it's one of those things that just can't be explained in writing!!

But I still wanted to show you now the front because I want you to get this set before it's gone if it's on your wish list.  Wednesday's post showed just the fill flower – today's post shows the set done two-step stamping style, with the fill done in a light colour and the outline stamped over it.

This set is designed to NOT match up – just go for it.  It will look fabulous!

Stamp sets:  Petal Prints

Colours Used:  Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi

Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers

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{Like it a Latte Explosion Box}

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Stampinuplikeitalattebox Oh, this is one of those retiring sets that will take me some time to part with  . . . I have used and adored these swirly images!  I am not a coffee drinker nor a big chocolate fan, but I still love the style of this set.  And it's great for little gifts for those who are!

This explosion box is one I did actually a few years ago, loving the Real Red and Chocolate Chip combination.  The word chocolate on the top fo the box is acheived by inking up just the one word on one of the sentiment stamps with a Chocolate Chip marker (gee, how many times have I written "chocolate" in this post?), and then stamping.  This is a great way to get lots of uses out of your sentment stamps – pulling a word or phrase out here and there.

Stampinuplikeitalatteboxope The foam was lots of fun!  I used Liquid Applique here and before heating it up, I sprinkled in some red microbeads and also a dash of glitter. 

The explosion box itself is a very easy template, but a cool wow! for the recipient!  I added a sachet of hot chocolate powder to this, wrapped up in the Red Gingham ribbon.

Add in loads of Chocolatey sponging, and you've got a perfect gift for a chocoholic!

Stamps Used:  Like it a Latte  (RETIRING in 12 days!  Order today!)

Colours:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip

Other:  Red gingham ribbon, Liquid Applique, red microbeads, sponges, markers

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