It won’t be long until I go and visit my niece and nephew in Sydney for their birthdays and I had better get started on their presents! I have their presents in mind, however, I thought it might just be nice with hand-made gift wrap and a co-ordinating bow with the card. So no more plastic ones, I now will use hand-made bows – with their co-ordinating cards. And they’re super easy. Just half a sheet of 12×12 double-sided paper and then layering co-ordinating strips with brads and glue dots or dimensions. Well I’ve started on the bows so here they are.
Again I’ve been blog surfing and I came across a mini magazine holder on Inking Idaho’s blog, quickly adjusting the dimensions to fit our envelopes and cards and came up with this design. I’m not too happy with it since it looks ‘short’. Since our cards and envelopes are bigger than the US and Canada, I may have to change the dimensions again and use more than one sheet of 12 x 12″ card stock. I think I’ll leave it for now and re-think the dimensions. It might be easier for me to design one for the love notes instead!
Anyway here’s my go at the Mini Magazine Holder:
I’ve been a little busy recently, however I finally made the card flip box I wanted to make, borrowing the idea from Linda Craven’s box. I believe she used the dimensions from Andrea Walford’s website. Since the dimensions of the US and Canada’s cards and envelopes are different to here in Australia, I changed the dimensions so that it fit our cards and envelopes perfectly. All I have to do is make some dividers and voila! an organiser for ‘some’ of my cards.
Here’s a picture of the finished product:
I have finally finished off these One Sheet Wonder cards. It normally doesn’t take me too much time – around a whole night – however back in September I started them and nearly had them completed. Only just now have I finished them off and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out (there’s glitter on the butterflies – but it doesn’t seem to show on the photo too well). They’re easy to make too – thank you to my upline Steph for her fantastic template – I changed it a little to make 10 cards instead.
I challenged myself to use a different coloured card stock that I haven’t used for a long time and that was Elegant Eggplant. I matched it off with Pale Plum and Soft Sky and I really like the combo of colours. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Topped it off using one of my favourite stamp sets, Priceless and there you have it.
I made this card and I love it – it’s just so easy – well in concept it is. Just brayer using different colours on glossy cardstock, masking with a post-it note circle that has been punched out and voila! I have a gorgeous sunset background. Stamp the horses from the True Friend set and here is a simple card, then I mounted it on Real rust with a few light stamps on the card stock for extra texture. Thank you to Zindorf for her fantastic artistic designs with the use of a brayer.
I have finally decided to create my blog. I’ve been a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator since January 2007 and I love to stamp! I love being able to give someone something that I created. Won’t be long and I’ll post some of my cards that I have created.