Quick & Easy

{Quick Pop Up Card}

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Inspired by three different swaps from last year’s Stampin’ Up! convention, this little project is effective and goes together quickly.


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AND is my favourite colour combination – Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss!  With Basic Grey added into the mix here.


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Supplies Used:


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral set of five $53.95, On Your Birthday set of twelve $68.95


Colours:Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray


Other: Word Window Punch, Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch 

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{Movie Monday: Designer Pens}

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Happy Auckland Anniversary Day! 

Here's a quick little project to make on its own or to compliment another project. Enjoy this and enjoy your day!

Love,


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{Top Ten For 2009}

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01 09 10_0550_edited-1 Have a look and I hope you enjoy!

The flowers here are a beautiful gift from my friend and team member Karen Rogers.  The lilies were so fragrant – wonderful to smell every time I walked past them.  Thanks, karen!

My top ten favourite posts and projects for 2009:

1. Sweet & Silly

2. Good Friend Altered Tin

3. Poppin' Pastels01 09 10_0551_edited-1

4. Together Forever

5. Boxed Card Set

6. How to Tie a Neat Knot

7. Trendy Trees Masculine Layout

8. Choo Choo Layout

9. Heritage Winter Post

10. Before & After Cookie Tins

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{Quick Smaller Envelopes}

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Stampinupihearthearts These are some card that my daughters made a few weeks ago.  Sometimes it's nice to just make a wee card for inside a gift package or just a little note to say I love you. 

But when making a smaller than C6 card, you need a smaller envelope to fit.  Now, it's really not hard to make an envelope from scratch, but here's a super-duper quick way to whip one up.  And bonus – the kids can do it themselves, too.


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{Animal Stories}

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A combination of projects submitted to SCS, this is a very cute and fast little card to whip up.

 
10 09 09_0273_edited-1 - Copy The whale here is coloured in with the Stampin' Write Markers.  I've had quite a few people ask me how to acheive multi-coloured images – this is just one of many ways:

Stamping with Markers

1. Use the side of the brush tip end of your marker (using the point will fray your marker, making it less than a pleasure to use), colour in your image directly on the rubber.

2. Unless you are sitting in a wet sauna, it's good practice to huff on the stamp to rewet the ink.  Stamp.  Smile.

Now, how did we achieve the waves?  Use the Scallop Square Punch!  And guess what?  The Scallop Square punch is on promotion for just 9 more days – get it now before the promotion is over!

My eldest daughter made up this card using the elephant instead of the whale and using Old Olive "grass" where I have bashful blue waves.  It also turned out really cute.  If she hasn't given it away, I will post it in the next few days.  Remind me . . . 🙂

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Animal Stories set of four $28.95, Short and Sweet set of twelve $35.95, Polka Dot Background $39.95

Colours: Bashful Blue, Old Olive

Other: Scallop Square Punch, Mat Pack, Old Olive Striped Ribbon

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{Easy Easy Christmas Cracker}

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Stampinupcracker Although this is not a tradition that I grew up with, I think it's a great one that we may adopt over time.  What a fun thing – to have cleverly packaged gifts on the table for everyone to open.

This year, why not make your own?  it's very quick, easy, and probably will save you money, too.  (Unless you plan on putting jewelry inside)  For my class purposed, we just used eclairs . . .

Keep the embellishments simple as one would likely be making quite a few – great thing to have on hand for pop-in visitors.  This particular design is made so the box does not get ruined upon opening, which is a real bonus for those of us who appreciate the time put into handmade items!  🙂

Last day to order this Ski Slope Designer Series Paper!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Winter Post set of seven $56.95

Colours: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Other: Designer label Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

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{Sparkle Layout}

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Stampinupskisloptreetrimmin Do you need some quick layouts for all your Christmas photos?  This is a really great template to use; simply rotate it or rearrange the elements to create coordinating pages.

The main embellishments, the hanging ornaments, are stamped either directly onto the layout or onto a scrap piece of Whisper White, cut out, and mounted to the layout.  Stamps make a very economical and versatile way to make your own matching embellishments!

The ornament hanger included in this stamp set (Tree Trimmings) was a bit short for where I positioned my ornaments, so instead I created my own visual "hanger" with the mat pack and a row of paper piercing.Treetrimmings

A small bit of Ski Slope DSP, a scrap piece of Baja Breeze, some red ribbon and three brads finish off the bottom of the layout.

You may not have noticed at first glance, but I've also matted the photo with Ski Slope  DSP and then used a third print to create a photo corner in the upper left hand corner. It's a great way to use up the leftover bits and pieces!

Three days left of the Spring Mini Catalogue, which includes the Tree Trimmings set and the Ski Slope Papers!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tree Trimmings set of four $28.95, Warm Words set of eight $46.95

Colours: Old Olive, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Other: Real Red Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack, Photo Corner Punch

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{Easy Sevens Box and a Scrappy Bow}

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Stampinupsevens-box Many thanks to Marelle Taylor for sharing this really easy and cute square box template!

Here, I've stamped all over the Certainly Celery Box with the very cool snowflake found in the Winter Post set (my personal favourite snowflake this year).  The window is made using the Curly Label Punch, the coordinating stamp set, white Staz-On ink, and a scrap bit of acetate. 

Now all I need are some lollies to fill it up! Stampinupskislopebow

The Curly Label Punch Bundle is on the SU Gift Giving Guide – the purchase of which will go towards scoring you  a FREE Scallop Square Punch or a FREE Boho Blossoms Punch.

The bow is a lot of fun, too. A really easy concept AND a fantastic way to use up all those leftover strips of DSP.  My eleven year old daughter, Madeleine, has taught this three times, so it's even very acheivable for the younger set.

Find the basic tutorial here, but of course it's an easy modification to make the bow bigger by doing more layers or create a different look by cutting the strips wider or thinner.  I found the glue dots didn't work supremely well; the dimensionals seem to work the best for this one.

Ski Slope DSP retiring in three days – get it now for your Christmas projects!

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