Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Mother's Day Card Tutorial

Hi all,
This is going to be a very busy week for my blog as there will be a blog hop on April 2nd to celebrate the launch of the NEW MINI catalogue from Stampin' Up!. So drop by on Friday to see over 50 wonderful projects using products from the Mini catalogue.

Now I am going to show you how we made a gorgeous Mother's Day card at my first card class (if you would like to join us, the next one is on the 5th of April, see here for more info.). This tutorial is especially for a friend who was unable to make it. Hope you find this useful Karen!

The card colours used were Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White. The Designer Series paper is also Pumpkin Pie.

First cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie, 29cm by 10.5cm. Then score and fold it along 7.75cm and 14.5cm.

Then cut a piece of Wild Wasabi, 10cm by 7cm and a piece of pumpkin pie DSP 9.5cm by 6.5cm. Mount on each other and then stick on the top front like in the picture.

Then cut another piece of DSP13.5cm by 9.5cm. Get a piece of Whisper White satin ribbon, about 15cm long and tie a loose not in the middle. 

Then stick in the middle of the DSP, folding each side to the back of the Pumpkin Pie. 

Then get the large floral stamp from the Wedding Sweet set and stamp it on a piece of Whisper White 12.5cm by 6.5cm. I used Old Olive ink and stamped at an angle. 

I also used the scallop corner to give it a different edging. This was then stuck on the another piece of Wild Wasabi 13cm by 7cm.

Just before sticking this, remember to check whether it will close flat so that it can fit into it's envelope (then stick).
Now using any scrap whisper white, stamp 2 butterflies, using the Butterfly Prints set. The ink I used was So saffron and Pumkin Pie. Then using the Butterfly Punch, punch them out.

Then bend this a little in the middle and add a little diamond dazzle for a sparkly body and stick onto the branch stamp.

Then stamp a Mother's Day greeting (mine came form the Occasional Greetings Set - this is a versatile set with eater wishes, Happy Father's Day and more stamps all in one!). Then your card should sit up.

Hope you like this and as always I love reading your comments so please leave some!
Until tomorrow, have a good evening and thank you for visiting.
D x x x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

A wonderful card class

Goodness, what a week, very busy at work, then on Friday I had a conference to go to in Edinburgh, which was fantastic. However, we were meant to come back on Saturday, but there were major signalling problems at York and so all trains from Edinburgh were cancelled. We ended finding a Travel lodge and coming back this morning on the first train. So a few days late, but here are some photos from the class. We all had a fantastic time creating a beautiful Mother's Day card and Gift Box. 

These are some of the creations my class members made. If you would like to join us at the next one, on Tuesday 5th of April, and we will be making a 3D Easter card that will hold some seeds or mini eggs, as well as an easter box to hold more mini eggs. Email me to book your place at:
Hope to see you there and thank you for visiting,
Donna x x x

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Blueberry Crisp Tri-Shutter Album

So, what I have I been up to? Over the past two weekends, in between work...I have been working on this beautiful tri-shutter album. The instructions for this wonderful tri-shutter were given to me by my lovely upline Caroline, her blog is well worth a visit and you can do that here.

The card colours I used were: Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla. The Designer Series Paper was Blueberry Crisp. This is probably my first big project, so any comments are appreciated. 

Oh meant to say, the album is of our honeymoon, which was a lovely Baltic Cruise with MSC. Whom I would definitely recommend. 

I used a number of punches to decorate it on the front, but I think this album shows off the beautiful and versatile DSP - Blueberry Crisp!

Thanks for visiting,
D x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Quick & Simple or Less is More

Hi all,
I have been rather busy with work and also with setting up and preparing for my first class on Tuesday 22nd March, so apologies for the lack of projects. These 2 identical cards are actually for two of my friends who I think will enjoy the class, so it's a reminder with details of where & when. Hope you like these.

See you soon & thanks for visiting,
D x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A Folded Floral Birthday Card

Hi everyone, where has the weekend gone?! 
I have managed to find a few hours for crafting this afternoon/evening. I'm making some favours for a friend's dad's 60th. So that's taking a wee while, I will upload these soon (one they're done!) but now I'm going to upload a few photos of a lovely card I've made for my sister-in-law's birthday, later this week, I wanted a WOW card, and I hope i have achieved that with this one. 

The card used was Wild Wasabi, with Mamba Melon DSP and the Sweet Summer stamps were stamped on Very Vanilla, using Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red Ink.

Hope you like it!
D x