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Mojo Monday Mother’s Day Card

During my recent trip home, my wonderful Mother-in-law pulled out a card that I made about seven years ago for Mother’s Day.  She is a wonderful quilter so I wanted to have a go at card making and make a card that suited her love of her craft.  I was more into scrapbooking back then and my stash consisted mainly of cheap card, paper and embellishments.  I had a few stamps and ink pads but these were also cheap and the results were always terrible.  At the time, I thought it was me and simply decided that stamping wasn’t for me so I stuck with using paper.  That didn’t last very long because…well…I think I simply got bored.   My pages and the odd card weren’t that great so I simply stopped and moved on.

Six years later I was invited to a Stampin’ Up! workshop and that was pretty much it for me.  Love at first sight.  When I stamped using the wonderful stamp sets and the gorgeous coloured ink pads, I realised that years ago, it wasn’t me at all.  The simple fact of the matter was I was using poor quality products.

My latest creation is inspired by that first card I made.  When I made it, I used a craft knife to cut everything and it took me forever.  This time I used my trusty paper-cutter and punches – too easy!   The original card was square (12cmx12cm) with a large heart and large paper flower in the centre of the card.  I changed it up especially for the latest Mojo Monday Challenge so it did take me some time to do the resizing but well worth the effort.  Thanks Mum for keeping the original card for me – I completely forgot about this design and I love it!

Supplies
Card:  Island Indigo, Whisper White
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Autumn-Winter Mini)
Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze
Tools:  Paper Cutter, 1” Square Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Fabulous Flourishes:  White Bakers Twine, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon

Why not book a workshop so you can experience the quality of Stampin’ Up! for yourself? Check out my workshop page for booking information and deets about workshop rewards or email me at tania_willis@bigpond.com.

Happy crafting.

 

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Woo Hoo The Autumn Winter Mini is Here

TODAY is the day of the release of the NEW AUTUMN-WINTER MINI CATALOGUE! I know you are going to love this catalogue. It’s jam-packed full of new tools to simplify your papercrafting, gorgeous stamps sets, designer series paper and bits and pieces that will yummy up your creations. 

You can click on the pic below to open up the e-version.  If you would prefer to have a copy of your own to browse through, contact me at tania_willis@bigpond.com and I’ll pop a copy in the mail.

Also…one final note.  I will have shares available and will pop another post up very soon with the deets.

Happy browsing

Petal Cone Die

So…what do you get when you team up the petal cone die with window sheets?  A gorgeous gift box of course!

This little giftie was made especially for todays workshop hostess.  Now this particular hostess loves Stampin’ Up!  In fact, this hostess is the person that introduced me to Stampin’ Up! when she invited me to my first ever workshop in June last year.  I had never even heard of Stampin’ Up! until that day and when I laid eyes on the catalogue…well…lets just say…I felt like a kid in a candy store. 

I wanted to make something simple, yet a little different and, in my opinion, colourful candy needs to be in a transparent box.  That’s when ‘clear take out box’ popped into my head.  I haven’t spotted one anywhere else before so I thought I’d give it a go.  Teamed up with the Sweet Shop Paper from the soon to be released Autumni-Winter Mini Catalogue makes a winning combination.  What do you think? 

After I used my trusty big shot to cut out the clear sheets – my first thought was that it’s too plain. So…what does one do when something is too plain? You guessed it, you emboss it! Add a handmade tag and some ribbon and there you have it – a sweet little candy box filled to the brim with colourful treats to say thank you.

Recipe
Stamp Set: 
Best of Everything
Card: Clear sheets, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade 
Paper: Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (Available April 1).
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Paper Cutter and Score Tool, Handheld Punch, Extra Large Tag
Fabulous Florishes:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Sale-a-bration Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads IAvailable April 1)
Sticky Bits: Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals 
xtras:  Cellophane Bag

Instructions to make this little box can be found here.  Simply replace the card stock with clear sheets and emboss after you have cut of the end.

Happy crafting!

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