Elements of style meets Wallpaper Embossing Folder

9 November, 2010

I have a few favourite stamp sets from this latest catalogue and this is one of them. As soon as I saw it, I just HAD to have it. It’s Elements of Style. There are so many things that I love about this card – the ribbon – didn’t I mention that I LOVE satin ribbon? Well – I’ve always loved ribbon and the gorgeous Satin ribbon is defintely my favourite, then maybe the thin taffeta ribbon, although I love the wide striped grosgrain too… ok I digress… Embossing folders are so easy to use and they add dimension to the card immendiately – just so quick to run it through my Big Shot – if you don’t have one of these – YOU MUST GET ONE!  I swapped one of my cutting mats with a mat I created using old cardboard (the backs of my DSP) and traced an oval shape (I used the large Ovals Die and just enlarged it by a centimetre) before cutting out the oval – a few more layers and then my oval mat was complete. And where the embossing die touches the cardboard mat is where it embosses – so you can see a section where this smooth oval is where the folder did not touch the mat.

What else do I love about this card? It’s the colours – I love Marina Mist and I just adore Rish Razzleberry. I’m so glad they brought this In Colour into our new Colour Collection.

I’ve added a bit of bling bling and there my card. I also made the envelope to match the card.

elements of style1

Stamps – Elements of Style, FUn and Fast Notes
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Wallpaper Embossing folder, BS Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, Rish Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Basic Rhinestone Jewels


Top Note Bag

15 May, 2010

Seeing so many little top note boxes and bags on the net when I’ve blog surf, I thought I’ll make one too. They’re so cute and the fit my 3×3 love notes perfectly.

So here’s one that I’ve made. It has a different clasp on it compared to my normal velcro closures or flaps tucking under scallop circles.

I used the Riding Hood taffeta ribbon and folded the ribbon to hide the white edge and then tuck it up nicely behind the DSP with sticky strip and used it to catch around the brad.

What do you think?

lyanna topnote bag

And here’s the clasp up close.

lyanna topnote bag clasp

Paper –  Riding Hood Red CS, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories – Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Pretties Kit (Brad), Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Bird Punch

7 May, 2010

I received bird punch and I love it! It’s just so easy to make a quick embellishment for a box or card. Here are two quick items I made using the new Extra Large Two Step Bird punch.

The first is using the Fancy Favor XL Die and then adding the bird as an embellishment. How cute is the little birdie!

box birdpunch

Paper –  Bella Bleu DSP, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Fancy Favor XL Die, XL Two Step Bird Punch, Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon

Here’s a card I made using the bird punch and the Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies.

Stamps – Three little Words
Ink – Ruby Red Classic Ink
Paper –  Bella Bleu DSP, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Ovals Originals Die,XL Two Step Bird Punch,Paper Piercer

Oval Card

5 May, 2010

I’ve been blog surfing and I came across a really neat way of showcasing the Big Shot embossing folders. You can see it here with this card I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Hope she likes the card! I’ve used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder with a specially made oval frame mat. I used the large oval from the Ovals Original Dies and enlarged it by nearly a centimetre around it. Then instead of using one of the cutting mats, I used this oval frame mat and embossed the card stock, it left an unembossed oval area. Really simple and now my oval frame mat is reusable for other cards that I’m going to make.

LG Sue Bday

Stamps – Friends 24-7
Ink – Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink, Mellow Moss and Basic Black Classic Ink
Paper – Ballet Blue, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Mellow Moss Grosgrain ribbon, Square Rhinestone Brad, Blender Pens

Open House – Autumn Mini

2 May, 2010

A few weeks ago, before I went over to Japan for a holiday, I held an open house for the new Autumn mini. We made two items, one of them was this card using the Vintage Vogue Clear Mount stamp set and the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder through the Big Shot.
vintage open house

As for the 3D item, the ladies made a quick little box using the Big Shot Fancy Favor Die. I was originally planning on using the bird punch, however I didn’t receive it in time. I’ll make one later.
If you missed out this time, contact me and you can make this at your next workshop.

Inky Smiles,

ESAD Autumn Winter Mini Blog Hop

7 April, 2010

Good Morning everyone!
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You might be just starting this blog hop, if not, then you would have arrived here from Lisa’s blog.

Here’s a Vintage Vogue card showing off the gorgeous stamp set as well as the new clear window sheets. Do you recognise the colour? It’s one of the new In Colours – only available in this Mini catalogue. i was so excited when they released 3 of the new In Colours. Doesn’t the ribbon just make this card look stunning.

You’re probably wondering how I did the scallop circle right? Well, it’s really simple, use the scallop circle punch and the 1 1/8″ circle punch, then cut slits from the inside (making sure it doesn’t cut through) and curl around the back of the pale plum circle. I’ll post some pictures to describe this process tomorrow.

vintage clear

Stamps – En Francais, Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink, Stazon White
Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS, Clear Window Sheets
Accessories – Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/8″Circle Punch, Circle Scissors, Pretties Kit, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon

And what else have I made? I’ve used the Big Shot and the exclusive Stampin’ Up! scallop envelope die. The scallop envelop makes mini envelopes that fit just perfectly on a card, so I’ll definitely be using this new scallop envelop die for little messages within a card. I’ts also great for scrapbooking, you can hide your journalling in a one fo these beautiful scallop envelops. The dimensions of the envelope come out to be approx 8×5.5cm. Perfect for a little but high impact message.

The basket is made using four of these wonderful scallop envelopes stuck together.
scallop basket
Stamps – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink
Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Pretties Kit

The love notes box is made with two scallop envelopes and a piece of cardstock wrapped around for the sides. The lid just tucks nicely just behind the flower (you can always use velcro dots).
scallop box1
scallop box2
scallop box3
Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Baja Breeze CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

Now that you’ve seen my creations, you can now hop onto the next stop at Mae’s blog.

Come and visit again to see what other creations I’ve made.

Inky Smiles,