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Colour Inkspiration 14 – A Gift Set for a Wedding

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Welcome back to another Colour Inkspiration Challenge!  The next fortnight’s colour challenges are:

And today I am long overdue making a wedding card for a dear friend from high school, so I decided this colour combo would be my inspiration.

Now this card is for a guy friend whom I haven’t seem for decades, so I didn’t want it to be too gushy or too feminine:


This card was inspired by a design from LeAnne Pugliese.   The wedding is at an Aquarium and is definitely nautical themed, so I wanted to run with that.



The Stitched Circle is watercoloured to create the beach scene, and I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the water for sparkle.  But not tooooo much!

Removing the Rich Razzleberry and going along more with his wedding colours, I made a little set of coordinating thank you cards to include in his gift.  (I’m sending him a lambswool blanket).  I know four isn’t nearly enough, but thought he could use these for those extra special friends.

These are essentially the same design, but with a bit more colour and texture.  Possibly considered a “mistake”, but I quite like how the ocean here bled into the sky a bit.  It looks like the water is misting or moving, at least.




I hope Jamon loves these; I sure enjoyed making them for someone special. I do wish I could be at his wedding after all these years, but alas it lands right when the Hamilton Quilt & Craft Show is and the wedding takes place in the USA.  How excellent we can make things from the heart, especially for times when our hearts want to be with someone.

Thanks for stopping by my blog in New Zealand!  Please join this colour challenge over the next fortnight on the Challenge Page!  I know you’ll enjoy the hop. Next stop, Mel Pagano!   



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Colour Inspiration Challenge #5 – Falling Flowers on Vellum

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Welcome to another colour challenge from the Colour Inspiration Crew!  Challenge #5 is all about soft colours:


Sahara Sand is not a colour I reach for often, so I enjoyed thinking about how to use it:

stampin up falling flowers blushing bride vellum embossed white wedding

A friend sent me a similar card a while ago, which I used as my inspiration.   The stamp set and dies are the Falling Flowers Bundle, a lovely one in any colour combination.


The flowers are heat embossed on Cardstock Vellum in White Embossing Powder for a tone on tone look.   This card would be perfect for a wedding or even a sympathy card, too.



Thanks for stopping in to New Zealand, and I hope you find inspiration and play along with this colour challenge!

Your next stop is to the talented Monique Fielder:


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Sweet Sorbet Wedding Invitation

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This project was one of the drafts used for the inspiration for the wedding invitations we did for a friend last week.  Now it's just a sample – I've used Rob's and my pictures, but it was just to complete the project with photo and text.  (Just don't want anyone thinking I'm getting married yet again!  LOL)

I've used the SaleABration Sweet Sorbet papers here, just like the navy ones I posted yesterday:

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It's a tri-fold design, made to look like a wallet.   The Sweet Sorbet cuff slides off to reveal:

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The Simple Stems stamp set coordinates very well with these limited-edition papers, and it was just the right thing to add a bit of colour inside the invite as well as on the envelope. 

Not only for weddings or engagements, this would make a nice baby shower invitation, too.

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Clean, Classic, and Simple Wedding Favour

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This is a classic, simple box idea that is perfect for a combination wedding favor/ name place card on a wedding table.  Or even your Christmas table instead of crackers!

Stampin up wedding modern medley table decor

This box design has been around for years and years, but it’s a goodie that I pull out from time to time.  Made from a single sheet of printed paper and two score lines, it’s quick and lovely.

Stampin up wedding place setting cherry cobbler


Tied at the top with two holes and a length of matching ribbon.  I’ve used the Cherry Cobbler here paired with the Modern Medley papers for a striking look.  I did this project up for a wedding class a few weeks ago – giving the brides an option to swap out the colours to their preference. 

Stampin up wedding favor favour black and white

One must use double sided paper for this for that awesome look inside the box – like a luxery jacket with a surprise turtle-print lining.  Yum! 

Give this one a try!  Or join me at class on Wednesday night in Birkenhead to make a Christmas version!

Dec 4 Birkenhead STamp Class  Make gifts and packing tonight – ready for Christmas  7:30pm  $15

Dec 9 Make a Banner Class  Create one of our awesome Christmas Banners. Titirangi  $45 includes all materials plus you keep any extra supplies

Dec 12 Howick Scrapbooking  Create the lovely Soho Layout featured last week or create your own version.  7:30pm  Howick

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Serene Silhouettes Thank You Cards

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Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share with you today a super simple, yet lovely, project using the Serene Silhouettes Stamp set and a little bit of Clear Embossing.  If you make a purchase by placing an Online Order this month, you will receive one of these little goodies in the mail!

Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes easy make and take embossing

Serene Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Serene Silhouettes

Clear Mount 127324 $40.95

Wood Mount 132073  $51.95

Digital Download 133015  $5.50


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My daughter, Kjirsti, and I made these together using strips of cardstock and a Whisper White base.  Sometimes it's nice to have a Quick & Easy card for that instant satisfaction!

We clear embossed a few of the images in the stamp set for a lovely, subtle look.  And that blue cardstock is the "new" Soft Sky!   Liking it!

Join us for a class or book your own!

Wednesday Aug 7 Stamp Class in Birkenhead– masculine card and a technique card.  7:30pm  $15

Saturday 24 August Scrapbooking Day in Birkenhead – make four layouts and enjoy a relaxing day with like-minded company.  $55 includes all materials (bring adhesive)

Saturday 31 August Warkworth Open Day – Fun afternoon with Stampin’Up! Demonstrations, hands
on product play, displays and digital craft presentations.
$5 entry fee.  Aug 31  1pm – 3:30 pm Registration essential



Supplies Used:

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Colours: Whisper White, Naturals White, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar

Other: Versamark, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool




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Dress Up Triple Tag Card

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Well I am a few days behind the schedule!  But my desk is looking cleaner and finally doing some catch up before I leave in 9 days!  Can't wait!

This is the second project we did in the Vintage Card Class at SENZ, featuring the new SOHO Designer Series Papers and the Dress Up Framelits. This project was inspired by Vanessa Baker's card she made for display at the Convention in Melbourne.

stampin up dress up framelits tag card
 I've used a 6×12 sheet of Soft Suede Cardstock and scored it into thirds and then cut into the tag shape for a simple tri-fold card.

stampin up soho papers dress card
The cute dresses are made using the Dress Up Framelits and the Soho Designer Series Papers.  The dresses are so cute to make and fun to embellish!

stampin up mosaic soho pearls card

stampin up filter paper from my heart cantaloupe
I used the Filter Paper here and the 7/8 inch scallop circle punch to make this fun little flowers. We spritzed them with the new Crisp Cantaloupe, too, for a perfect matching embellishment.  The filter paper is as strong as cardstock with the look of tissue paper. Great value for a pack at $5.95!

I'm teaching this project in July; please book into a class or organize a private workshop to learn this one.  I'd love to share it with you!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: From My Heart pg 99

Colours: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe

Other: Mosaic Embossing Folder, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Basic Pearls, Soho DSP, Dress Up Framelits, Labels Framelits, Filter Paper, 7/8 Scallop Circle punch, Spritzer, Label Punch, 1/8 taffeta Early Espresso Ribbon



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Happy Day Swap

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Last Saturday I put on our annual Team Training Day, which is an all day event after Convention.  (We have morning trainings all year long as well).  It was a lot of fun and always is!  I stress and stress, but should know by now not to worry as the ladies theselves are what make the day fun.

Here is a quick pic from my phone of some of them hard at "work":

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We had a super day together and all of us left with smiles and fatigue. LOL

Here is a pic of my swap, using the upcoming Happy Day stamp set:

Stampin up happy hello clay mould mold
It's a simple design, but was a series of quite a few steps to get it all right.  I love the vintage medallion image in that set, which can be used like this or maybe in a very vivid black and white design.

Stampin up clay flowers
You'll notice these cute little, new flowers.  Stampin' Up! is introducing Clay Molds to our repetoire and they are F-U-N!!  I had a very good play with them and then still learned more about what to do and how to from my team on Saturday.

These particular ones I paid my Sofie (11) in chocolate to make for me.  We dyed the clay Crumb Cake and then molded them. I topped them off by dipping them into Pink Pirouette ink.  Clay and Moulds available July 2!

Stampin up happy Day vintage
I could buy stock in Pearls and Linen Thread.

Hope you've enjoyed!   And I must finish with this rather bad photo of a funny moment . .  at the end of my annual training day, I always give recognition to my team for varous achievements.  This is a quick snap of Karen Rogers running for her hug and flower from my husband, Rob, and step-son, Bayley.  the position of her feet here makes me laugh. And Rob's stance, bracing himself, makes me laugh.

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And the funny thing is she ran and jumped and wrapped her legs around him! Brought the house down.  I fired her under my breath after that.  All in jest!  You just can't replace those people who make things fun.  Lots of love to my team!

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Happy Day (available July 2)

Colours: Naturals White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake

Other: LInen Thread, Basic Pearls,


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Sewing is my other Creative Outlet

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I really enjoyed making my three daughters dresses for the wedding.  Okay . . . it was a big drama getting fabric ALL four of us liked and then another drama deciding on neckline shape, length, strap width, and on and on and on.

Finally, the bride and seamstress put her foot down and said she'd do what she wanted and expected them to be worn with a smile.

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I used quilting cottons so I could get them all coordinating, but not identical.  Plus cotton is easy to work with – bonus!

Blog sofie crumb cake tulle
I wanted to share a couple things.  First, notice the tulle along the bottom of the dresses.  This is so popular right now!  I've used the Crumb Cake Tulle by Stampin' Up! here.  A quick run through on the machine gathered it up quite nicely just using a long stitch.  Then it was just pinning it on along the hem and tacking it on.

Blog kjirsti crumb cake tulle
All the girls are covering it up, but the ribbon on the bouquets is also Stampin' Up!.  Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorites, and I felt it quite appropriate for the mood and nature of our celebration.  Baby daisies for the girls were perfect.

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In the end she agreed to wear the dress and carry the purse if I let her wear the shoes . . . .

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My four kids feeling relieved the spotlight is off and happy to go play.  Or happy to have photos, their most favorite activity.

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I feel very blessed.


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