Sunday, 25 March 2018

Elegant Easter with Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils.

Hello friends and welcome, I hope you have had a lovely Sunday.

Tonight I'm sharing my Easter Class projects with you all. 

Sale-A-Bration finishes on March 31st, so if you're placing an order for $90 AUD (before postage costs) this week, you could choose this gorgeous paper as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.

This is just the most beautiful paper! There are 4 single-sided designs in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver foil, and you receive 3 sheets of each.

Now, onto the projects!

In our first class we made two gift boxes, and a gift card using the Narrow Note Cards from the Occasions Catalogue.
The bunny box was made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies. I found this idea on Pinterest. I really love the versatility of our dies and all of the great ideas out there on the web. The box in front holds 5 mini easter eggs but you could use this little tube for any occasion gift giving. Lastly, the sweet note card is the perfect size to add to your easter gifts. 
The bunny stamp is from 'A Good Day' stamp set and the Happy Easter greeting is from 'Sweet Little Something'. Both of these sets are from the Occasions Catalogue.

I have used Chocolate Chip ink for the stamping and copper accents of our foil and 1/4" copper trim. Other embellishments are basic pearls, faceted gold gems and some retired Whisper White ribbon.

These are the projects for my next class this coming Tuesday. Here we have two milk carton gift boxes and another narrow note card. I have chosen a different design from the Springtime Foils this time, and silver is the dominant colour. The bunny and greeting is stamped in Smoky Slate and the greeting is from 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments' in the Annual Catalogue. To close the larger box I've used the lovely silver metallic-edge ribbon and some more of the retired ribbon on the smaller one. Silver rhinestones and faceted gems finish off the decorating.

Well I hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects, please let me know if you have any questions about them. Below is a list of all supplies and products I have used to create them.

I'll look forward to sharing more projects with you again soon.

Until next time...
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

AWH Team - March Blog Hop - Happy Easter!

Hello friends and welcome.
Tonight the Art With Heart Team are sharing their creative Easter projects with you all.
Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends soon and you have just over a week to earn FREE products with a $90+ purchase. It's also a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
Now lets start hopping!

I have had this idea in my head for a while now, and thought that this was the perfect time to see how it would look in real life.

Here is my little explosion Easter egg box. It's simple to make and turned out really cute I think!

The base of the box is Very Vanilla and the reinforced lid is made using one of the patterns from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. Around the base of the box, I stamped the dotty image from 'Petal Palette' stamp set in Blushing Bride to coordinate with the DSP. The dots make me think of bunny paw prints! The greeting is from 'Sweet Little Something' and is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum for some depth of colour. The stamp is a one line stamp, but I just inked each word separately and stamped one under the other. It is cut with a Stitched Shape circle, I then layered it onto a punched circle and Scalloped Layering Circle Framelit.

Remove the lid and inside is one of our Tiny Treat Boxes filled with mini Easter eggs and some of the Ready Shreddie from the Occasions Catalogue! I added some more of the DSP to each panel.

I thought the recipient might like to reuse the treat box, so I didn't glue it down. Instead it just sits inside and when you lift it out, it reveals this cute little bunny from the 'A Good Day' stamp set. I stamped it in Memento ink and coloured with our Stampin' Blends.

To go with the box, I made this matching 3" x 3" gift card.

It combines punch art and die-cutting to create the sweet bunny. 
I have used Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals for her ears, a stitched circle for her face, the 1/2" circle punch for the cheeks and the Cookie Cutter Builder punch for her eyes, nose and mouth. I added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the nose and she's wearing a pretty pink bow made from the mini Tinsel Trim. I brushed on some Wink of Stella to the VV part of her ears for some extra sparkle!
The card front has been embossed with the Polka Dot Basics TIEF.

The gift set.

The DSP has Soft Sky in it so I had to make one in blue as well!

For a boy bunny, he had to have a gold bow-tie!

The boxes and the cards.

Thank you for joining us on our hop tonight, just use the "next blog" button to continue hopping around. If you're already hopping, you may have come to me from Sharon Davern's blog, but hops are full circles so you can start hopping here and at the end of each blog post there is a link to the next one.
So now it's time to hop over and see what the lovely and talented Tina Gillespie has created.

Have a "Hoppy" Easter everyone! 🐰

If you find a broken link, here is a list of tonight's participants.

Caroline Manwaring are here 💞

Until next time...
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Friday, 16 March 2018

Happy Wedding Day!

Hello again friends and welcome to today's blog post.

In my last post, I shared a card I had made for a new baby, and today I'm sharing a couple of wedding cards with you. No matter what the occasion or celebration, Stampin' Up! have everything you need to create beautiful projects. 

So lets get started!

This is the first card I made for a very special wedding my husband John and I attended, and in hind-sight I think I would have liked a matt of gold foil behind the DSP panel, but it's still a beautiful card, and I'm very happy with the end result.

With all the excitement that comes with Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue, it's easy to forget the wonderful stamp sets and DSP in our Annual Catalogue, so I decided to give some of these products a bit of lovin'.

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

I have used the gorgeous Bundle of Love Specialty DSP. It has gold foil designs on one side and Soft Sky and Blushing Bride on the other. Both sides of the paper are accented with Very Vanilla. It's such a versatile patterned paper and perfect for any occasion card. The stamp set I used is 'Beautiful Bouquet' and it is a stunning set with beautiful matching sentiments for outside and in. I did use a retired SU crimper for the vanilla heart, but the hearts are cut with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and the gold metallic-edge ribbon and metallic enamel heart shapes are perfect embellishments. I'll have a full list of supplies and products used, at the end of my post.

Inside the card I created an embossed vellum pocket to hold our monetary gift but you could fit a gift card inside easily.

This is such a lovely sentiment.

Of course I had to make an envelope for such a special card.
Front of the envelope.

Back of the envelope.

The second card I'm sharing today is one of two that I was asked to make by one of my new class attendees and I have to confess this is my favourite out of the two. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the first card!

On this card I have used the coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits. Don't you just love a matching stamp and die set?! - I know I do!
I stamped the same sentiment inside as I did in the card above and again, made the matching envelope on the EPB.

 Front of the envelope

and the back.

I really enjoyed creating these cards, it's so nice to get the creative juices flowing. There is truly something very special about handmade cards from the heart.

Oh, and a quick P.S. - all of the stamping is heat embossed in gold.

Well friends, that's where I'll leave you today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy some crafting time soon.

Until next time...
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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