31 January 2011

"Framed" Scrapbook Page

After my last post, I decided to scan through and see when I actually did any scrapbooking for myself and found it was way back in October so I was way overdue for some!
Cardstock: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Woodland Walk DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Lots of Tags Dies, Blossom Party Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Curly Label Punch, Silver Brads, Sponge Dauber

22 January 2011

Baby Mini Album

My nephew and his wife had their second baby boy (named Cooper) recently, so of course out came the crafting tools and I set to work on an original gift that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

It's got 12 6x6 pages with page protectors inside, with cardstock front and back. On the front I also added a clear binding cover to give it extra protection (especially when little fingers start wandering all over it ; ) ).
I basically went through all my stamp sets and pulled out all the verses/words that were appropriate for a baby (and cleaned each as I went along too). I used black for each one to "ground" it and give it some consistency (hope you know what I mean)!

You'll see that I used a retired DSP as I didn't have one from the current DSP's that I felt was appropriate, but a project like this is great for using up things like that, especially scraps etc. I made it in the same colour-blocking style as this album.

And here's the card to match:
Stamps: Medallion, Broadsheet Alphabet, So Many Sayings, Vintage Labels, Every Moment, Punches Three, Whimsical Words, Picture This, Kind Heart, Fun & Fast Notes, Office Accoutrement, Vintage Vogue, Hello Again, Curvy Verses, Baroque Motifs, Priceless
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Hearts & Brackets Originals Die, Two-Step Bird Punch, Curly Label Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Star Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Dauber, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Buttons, Rhinestone Brads, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Rhinestone Jewels

20 January 2011

Birthday Card Books

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, being able to make quality gifts with my Stampin' Up! supplies is fantastic (both for the giver and the receiver)! Here's two Birthday Card Books that I made as Christmas presents, the one on the left for my Sister-in-Law, and the other for my Mother-in-Law.

They were really easy to make and you can find instructions here if you’d like to make one also. Click here for one I made for myself previously. They each cost around $15 to make, using 1/2 a pack of designer paper plus $5 to get spiral bound. I also put a piece of acetate front and back (it's hard to see in the photos) to give extra protection.

Stamps: Every Moment
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (Hostess)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die, Two-Step Bird Extra-Large Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Priceless
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Paper Daisy, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, Sponge Dauber, Spritzer Tool

19 January 2011

"Cherish" 6x6 Scrapbook Page

Here's the page I made as my swap for the Hamilton Regionals back in August. (Just another thing I've been meaning to blog for a while :) ). I've given this one to my midwife as part of her thank you gift as she asked for a photo of our family.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Newsprint Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Spritzer Tool, Sponge Dauber, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Large Oval Punch, Silver Brad

15 January 2011

Wedding Invitations

I had the pleasure of helping to design and make wedding invitations for a good friend of mine. Her colours were cream, burgundy and dusky pink and it didn't take long to design a simple yet effective invitation that she loved!We made a pocket using Very Vanilla to pop the invitation and Flight Centre info in. For the After Function invitations we left out the pocket so that the invitation slipped straight into the Top Note sleeve.

Stamps: Priceless, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, White Vellum Paper
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Manhatton Flower Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Slot Punch, Gold Brads, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dusky Pink Ribbon

07 January 2011

Baby Cards

I've been meaning to upload these for ages. I received two gorgeous cards from two of my sister demonstrators after the birth of my baby. Didn't they do a great job! Thanks ladies.

This one was from Rosie Dunn:
Stamps: Baby Bundle
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Wide Bashful Blue Ribbon, Build-A-Brad, Sponge Dauber

And this one is from Ria Kaire:
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Best Yet
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Gable Green, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue
Accessories: 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

06 January 2011

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