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)
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Colours: Whisper White, Naturals White, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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":
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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I used quilting cottons so I could get them all coordinating, but not identical. Plus cotton is easy to work with – bonus!
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.
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.
In the end she agreed to wear the dress and carry the purse if I let her wear the shoes . . . .
My four kids feeling relieved the spotlight is off and happy to go play. Or happy to have photos, their most favorite activity.
I wanted to share this lovely box Ann Wills and her team made for Robert and myself as a wedding gift. Ann has already put up a great post, but i wanted to share this as well.
She’s used the Kraft Boxes (four for 5.95) and embellished it up quite nicely. I beleive the outside panels are using the faux patina technique, one really cool technique I’d like to use on my next scrapbooking layout. Hmmm, nice for wedding photos . .
First emboss with the Big Shot, then sponge on inks in various colours and intensities. Last, lightly tap with Versamark and heat emboss. Ann has used Gold Embossing Powder here. Looks great!
The birds are made with the Champagne Glimmer Paper, one I hope continues on after this Holiday Catalogue! And the Crumb Cake Tulle, which is just yummy and also tied in perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses (pics coming tomorrow’s post).
The box was filled with lovely little words, encouraging us to remember the love we share and the important things in life. It doesn’t really matter he wants to put a tall book case in front of my closet window . . . 🙂 The window doesn’t matter in the big picture.
Hope you’ve enjoyed! Click on Ann’s link to see the gorgeous matching card she made!