Monday, January 25, 2010

Fancy fold card

I have a ton of Designer series paper that has retired and I was unsure what to do with it as I cut all my packs into 6 x 6 squares. Whilst doing some project filing in my resources I came across a card that uses a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. Jackpot I thought I could make a pile of cards for those occassions where you get short for time and use them as the need arises.
I usually make a card for the occassion as I think its nice to have a card made especially for each recipient rather than grab any old card that you happen to have lying around.

I also try and use colours that I know the person favours. I sat down and made 8 of these cards yesterday. One was for my parents 50th wedding annniversary next weekend along with a little gift for them. The rule was no gifts but sorry Mum and Dad 50 years is too long not to celebrate with a gift. I can't post what I sent as Mum and Dad might find out before it arrives in the letterbox at he end of the week. I even used retired DSP to wrap the individual gifts and grosgrain ribbon the tie it up with.

Here is the inside of the card. The card measures 3.5 inches aquare

Cup of tea time

I have a couple of friends who live a far distance from my home in Wanganui and I wanted to make a little something to pop in with a card for them so I made a teabag holder for them. I also enclosed a little poem which another friend had collected somewhere along the way.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monogramed clutch purse and handbag

This green and black purse was made by my friend Linda and uses the filigree brads which are shown on page  148 of the main catalogue. She used a green brad from the Circle ice set on page 149. Inside the clutch purse are 5 assorted cards. Linda made this purse as a gift for her sister.

The purse on the left I made using pink pirouette and again uses the filigree brads but I used a pink brad in the centre rather than the silver ones that come in the brad set. The purse on the right was made using Baja breeze. Each of the purses contain 5 cards. One I made as a purse  accidentally as I was doing a bit much talking and not concentrating as I punched eyelet holes at both ends and the other was made as a clutch purse with an eyelet on only one end. There are no mistakes when crafting, they are design features, well thats what someone told me and I'm sticking with that theory.

The monogrammed letter is made using the Wild West alphabet in the Inventory Sale. This item has proven very popular and all stocks of the square cut stamps (those you trim with Rubber scissors) have sold out. The set is still available as a die cut set but not at the reduced price. This set will have a lot of use as the lettering enables you to personalise the card for the recipient. The faux leather look is done by versamarking the black card stock, then sprinkling clear embossing powder over the versamark. Then you just make lines with your bone folder and apply the heat gun and hey presto you have faux leather. Really easy and no 2 pieces of cardstock are ever the same.

The card shown below was made using the Bella's border standard wheel and the words are from the set Seaworthy on page 88

The baja breeze card shown below uses one of the stamps from the Priceless set on page 92 and the words are from the Family Phrases set on page 62

The baja breeze card shown below uses the Bella's bloom wheel again mounted again on black cardstock and the words are also from Family Phrases

All the cards have used the eyelet border punch and the black and white gingham ribbon on page 151

Monday, January 4, 2010

4 by 4 pop up card

Yesterday I made 15 pop up cards for a swap that I am involved with. The are all ready to be posted away tomorrow and I will look forward to receiving the other ladies swaps in my mailbox mid January. The card uses both the Flight of the Butterfly and Butterfly Prints stamp sets and the butterfly punch. The DSP is Bella Bleu and the cardstock and ribbon are Night of Navy.

Outside of the card

Inside of the card, the piece of the card that the butterflies are stamped on is scored diagonally and folds down inside the card when closed