Thursday, 16 November 2017

Gift Card Pizza Box Style!

Gift cards.  You put them in an card, a gift card tin, but what about a pizza box?? Whaaaattt???  Oh yes indeed.  Stampin' Up! has the cutest little pizza boxes ever, and with our team challenged to make a gift card holder, well....say no more...

But I will..teehee!  It's so darn tootin' cute, and easy to decorate dare I say we should all be making pizza box gift card holders!!  Ding ding...workshop idea! 

Here's what I submitted for our team challenge. 


The pizza boxes are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", so I simply cut a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, then wrapped Burlap Ribbon around the box, and made a big bow.
For some bling bling,, I used Gold Foil paper and die cut it with Pretty Pines Thinlits. The detail on the pine cones - WOW!
I added a little splash of colour using red Mini Tinsel Trim.
My go-to for small sentiments is Teeny Tiny Wishes - love 'em!  And, the perfect size for the Classic Label Punch!


A wee closer look.  

Oh...and guess what!!  The pizza boxes are food safe! Bake cookies with the kids and use the pizza box - super cute gift for the teacher!  

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Be sure to comment and let me know what you think.


Happy Crafting!


Sandy


Monday, 6 November 2017

Birthday Celebrations, and More!!

Wow, what a great weekend!  A mere 27 years ago my first child was due November 4. Erin arrived the next morning!  Looking back, it's been an amazing journey watching my little girl grow up. On Sunday we celebrated her birthday, and also her engagement.  Yes!  A wedding to help plan!!

If you saw my last few posts, you'll know how much I love eclipse cards.  The other cards had minimal stamping - can't say the same for this card!  With the light ink colours, I decided to go all out!
The colours I used:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  To stamp all those colours, and not have them be overpowering, I inked up my stamp, then lightly stamped twice onto grid paper, then onto the card, and repeated these steps with all the stamps and colours. 
Super subtle and fresh looking.

 From this view you can see the eclipse technique.  How are you liking these card so far?
There will be a few more in the near future!  


Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest card!


Sandy

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas Pines Eclipse Card

I'm a gal who keeps her promises, thus today I have another eclipse card.  This is the first card of this type that I made.  Super duper easy!!
I 'cased' this card from another demonstrator (sorry, I can't recall their name), then changed it to be easy to make for a new stamper. The greenery is stamped in Garden Green pine cones in Crumb Cake & Early Espresso and are from the Christmas Pines set.  What I like about this card it that it's understated.  Simple and uncluttered.  



Just showing off the side view of the card.  Pretty, eh!



This lovely sentiment is from Peace This Christmas.  Almost looks handwritten, mind you, not my handwriting 😉

And there you have it.  Another eclipse card!  I'm happy to teach you and your friends how to make eclipse cards...simply send me a message.


Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!


Sandy


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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Eclipse Card Joy!

I asked my son if it would sound okay if I said I was 'over the moon' delighted with eclipse cards.  Not so much apparently. Glares at science guy! LOL.  So, instead, I'm floating on cloud nine, ecstatic and overjoyed with the limitless possibilities of eclipse cards!

Given that it's the first of November and soon we'll be knee deep in snow - I thought another Christmas card was in order.



I've made of few eclipse cards lately, and for each, I stamped, die cut the letters, then cut the size for the Whisper White layer.  Just flyin' by the seat of my pants here!



From this angle you get a great view of the WOW in eclipse cards! This technique would be wonderful for a home decor project. 



Not wanting to take away from the card front, I simply stamped the greenery across the bottom of the inside layer.  And done!

Eclipse cards look tricky to make, but one you get the hang of it, they are easy peasy!


Thank you for stopping by!  Pop back in a couple of days for another eclipse card.


Sandy




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Monday, 30 October 2017

Merry Patterns - Only One Day Left!

I hope your weekend was wonderful.  For me, it was a bit of a lazy weekend.  And when I say lazy, that means I cleaned, did laundry, and best of all, got my stamp studio back in order.  When I was preparing for a workshop last week, nothing got put away...papers, stamps, inks.  Oh my!!  Happy and relieved to have everything organized!

Here's another of the cards from my workshop last week.  Having been in a bit of a creative rut, inspiration from this design goes to my upline Leena.  I made a few small changes, such as the black rhinestones for a bit of bling, I used a different sentiment and punch, and lastly no layer of  DSP - I didn't have enough to use for the workshop

How stunning is the deer with the 'sweater'??!!  Stampin' Up! does it best!!

 Five words - pop it up with dimensionals!



To the inside of the card, with the cheery sentiment also from Merry Patterns.


I'm going to forgo the list of supplies and with the exception of the Merry Patterns stamp set.
To get this stamp set with a qualifying workshop, but HURRY, this set will not be available 
after Oct 31 at midnight!  


Friday, 27 October 2017

Watercolour Christmas - Stampin` Up!

Wow, it`s been over a month since my last post, however, I`m back to everything card related! 😊

On Wednesday, I hosted a workshop with 10 wonderful ladies. To date, that was my biggest class.  Some experienced card makers, others brand new to stamping, and everyone had a great time making 4 Christmas cards!

When working with a large group, and limited time, it was necessary to die cut more than I would with a small group.  Oh, and to be super organized!  While one group was stamping, the other group was embossing - still some wait time, but things flowed pretty well.

This is a great card for beginners. The base is Real Red cardstock, with a layer of Whisper White, embossed using the Cable Knit Dynamic folder.


I`m a such a big fan of the Foil Snowflakes! Just enough glitz and glam without being overbearing.  The sentiment, from Watercolour Christmas, was stamped in Garden Green, then die cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Let me know if your lovin`this simple colour combo.



I used a Layering Oval Framelit to die cut the Garden Green backing for the sentiment, and glued the pieces together, and popped them up with dimensionals.



How cute is the Stitched Felt Embellishment!!!  I added a wee silver bow for a bit more bling!
Check out the Stitched Felt Embellishments in the Holiday Catalogue - there are 3 designs - the tree, a star, and holly berries with leaves (5 of each). 



We finished off the card with a sentiment from Christmas Pines.


It had been a while since my last class and I learned something on Wednesday.  I really really really enjoy hosting workshops and classes.  How better to share what I love doing!

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!


Sandy


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