Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A simple card design

I have recently made invites for my 50th birthday early next month and as I had over 50 to make I wanted to make them far simpler that the style I made for my husband last year. Honestly his took me weeks to make at night and I was so over the design that I haven't made it since.
Take a piece of cardstock 4 inches by 8 inches and score it at 4 inches. Scan your photo on your computer and set the size to wallet size, this way you get 9 prints on a piece of A4.

Cut your coloured cardstock 1/4" bigger than your photos. Tape the photo to the coloured cardstock. Using a border punch, punch the edge of your card.
Pop dimensionals on the back of your topper, and pop it on your card.

Now for the insert, I designed the lettering so that it fitted on a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 inches square, I sponged the edges and then I taped the back. I set it on the fold line so that when the invite was sitting flat the edge of the insert met the edge of the border I had punched.

Watch out for my next post as a friend is turning 40 next month and she wanted retro invites. So check back to see what we did with her invites.
Till next time happy crafting

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ornament punch card 3

Same style but I have reversed the colours.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oranment card 2

Here is the second style card that I made for Otago Community Hospice.
Heaps of fun ot make and ever so quick with the ornament punch. The ribbon is held on with a glue dot.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ornament card 1

Here's post 2 (all going well that I have scheduled it correctly).
I made 60 cards recently for Otago Hospice where my Dad spent just over 3 months. This is one of the 2 styles I used. I have to say that even though I have made over 110 cards using this style I am not bored with the colour in fact I just adore cherry cobbler. Apologies for the slightly blurry photo.
I will post the second style that was made for hospice tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas ornaments

This is the first of 5 posts showing some of the ornament cards I have made for Xmas. I have scheduled them to post at the same time each day so all going well it works. :-)
Well actually this is not a card but a little gift for the little people in your life.
Take a stampin up envelope and punch through both layers of your envelope with a stampin up punch. I used the ornament punch as these are for Xmas (I used another punch when I made Halloween bags for the kids that came knocking recently). Watch out that you don't punch the flap!
Now stamp all over your envelope using the colours and stamps of your choice. Add to a medium sized SU cellophane bag the goodies of your choice.
Pop the bag including its contents inside your envelope. (you don't need to seal the cellophane bag as the contents do not fall out)
Lick the back of the envelope and you are finished. Super quick and easy to make. I have made up 12 for xmas but haven't put the lollies in yet. I thought I might even put some chocolate raisins in them and pop the reindeer poop poem on the back for all the naughty adults who Santa hasn't left anything for.
If you have a go at making these do feel free to email me at with a photo as I would love to see your creations.
The punch and ornament stamp set are $88.45 excluding shipping and you get a free roll of selected ribbon valued at $19.50 to $26.95. The special runs till the 30th November so if you are interested then please feel free to email me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Its baby card season

It appears that spring is in the air and I am making a few baby cards of late. This is a simple bib card that is super quick and fun to make.
Just as a side note I would like to say many thanks to those who have contacted me since the recent loss of my father last month. Your kind words, cards and gifts were most appreciated.