I don’t scrapbook much any more so I thought I’d create a page as part of my convention projects. I created these projects to showcase the new Simply Scored and I was able to really make the most of this fantastic tool with this page. I’ve used the tool to pleat the background paper, make the rosettes and make a little picket fence.
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card: Whisper White 12 x 12, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Basic Gray, White StazOn
Fabulous Flourishes: White Bakers Twine, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Clear Rhinestone Brads, On Board Alphabet Soup, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Designer Buttons: Twitterpatted and Neutrals
Tools: Simply Scored, Boho Blossoms Punch, Pinking Hearts Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch
I’m working on a gorgeous little project that I learnt during convention from the wonderful Stampin Up! trainer Sophie Zadeh using this tool. Sophie is one of the concept artists at Stampin Up and teaches us wonderful, yet simple techniques from the art world. Her style is gorgeous and I can’t wait to have a go and share this new technique with you – I just hope I can make it look as good as hers. Be on the look out – you never know you might even see projects that feature products from the new catalogue.
If you would like book a Simply Scored workshop where you can learn some of these techniques or you would like to purchase the Simply Scored, email me at tania_willis@bigpond to place your order. Check out the video here to see the Simply Scored in action.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Woo Hoo! I’m now on holidays for FOUR WHOLE WEEKS! (Apologies to my colleagues who might drop in to my blog). Now it’s not that I don’t like my day job, it’s more that I desperately needed a holiday and I’ve been looking forward to some extra craft time for the next couple of weeks before heading ‘home’ to visit my family during the school holidays.
I had such a relaxing day today and whipped up a few items using fabric. Yep…I’m back on the fabric train. I soooo love that Stampin’ Up! now have fabric. For me, it’s the best of both worlds and the new Twitterpated pack from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue is simply gorgeous. Colour co-ordinated flowers, stripes and dots are always a perfect combination.
For some time now, I haven’t wanted to sew and I’ve been mucking about making things that haven’t needed me to get out my machine. Today, however, was different. Maybe it’s because I now have time to relax and enjoy the process. This morning, I was writing an email to a fellow demonstrator via our Oz Stampin’ Up! Forum. She was asking for some help with sewing so I thought I’d send a few tips to help get her going. My last piece of advice to her was to ‘take your time and enjoy what you are doing’. As I was wrote the email, I realised how much I missed it and inspired to finally open that little pack of Twitterpated Fabric that I purchased a few weeks ago. So…here is what I made.
It’s a sweet little business card holder for a great friend and I can’t wait to give it to her. This little creation was so easy and so cute, I decided to make one for myself as well.
A Tutorial can be found here.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Fabric: Twitterpated – two contrasting pieces, 5 ½” x 4 ½” and 2 pieces, 2 ½” x 4 ½”
Designer Button: Subtles: Pretty in Pink
Non Stampin’ Up!: 1 piece of fusible batting, 5 ½“ x 4 ½“, Hair elastic, Thread.
This week I thought I’d try another new paper challenge to welcome our soon to be launched Stampin’ Up! stars, Twitterpated, Pleated Satin Ribbon and Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies. This one is a sketch challenge from Paper Players and I really enjoyed this layout.
I have used the hostess set Up in the Air from the Summer Mini Catalogue and this is the first time I’ve inked up this set and I just love it. I’ve used Chocolate Chip to ink up the stamp and then used my Stampin’ Up! markers, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade and Blushing Bride to colour in the flowers. Love this colour combo. When I finished, I felt that something was missing around the bottom right hand side of the image and tried a few things, buttons, ribbon, brads but nothing seem to work. What do you think? Do you have any ideas? Leave a comment and let me know. Speaking of comments, don’t forget to enter my blog candy giveaway! All you need to do is leave a comment to win.
Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Released April 1)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Tools: Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Decorative Label Punch, Edgelits, Adorning Accents (Released April 1), Big Shot
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals
Fabulous Flourishes: Pearls, Pleated Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze (Released April 1)
Did you know that we say goodbye to the Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration in just 3 days? If there is something that you need, be sure to send me your order by no later than 9.00pm Saturday, 31st March. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org