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Wondrous Wreath for Merry Monday #123

Hi there

Today I broke open the 'Wondrous Wreath' photopolymer stamp set from the new Holiday Catalogue for this week's Merry Monday#123 challenge. Bonnie's challenge is to use a wreath on your card.


I'm really enjoying working with photopolymer stamps as they make 2-step stamping a snap. Stamping on a piercing mat will give you the best quality image from these stamps. I had in mind to create a wreath on a front door for my card (just in case you can't tell it is a door, lol). The tabs on the stamps and the framelits make lining up the image for die cutting very easy. As the 'Joy' sentiment is floating off the wreath, I die cut 2 and stuck them together to make it a bit sturdier.


Project Details
Stamps Hardwood, Wondrous Wreath, I Love Lace
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Real Red
 Ink Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities),Early Espresso Candy Dots, Window Sheet
Tools     Wonderful Wreath framelits, Squares Collection Framlits, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Xyron

Thanks for looking!

Bright & Beautiful

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I broke out my new Holiday Catalogue preorder goodies to make this card, which I am submitting for Lesley's Challenge #13. I have only made a few Christmas cards this year so I desperately need to get cracking with them and this was a good opportunity. I love these colours for a contempary Christmas palette.


I have taken a bit of liberty with the sketch and colours, but hopefully she won't mind. I wanted to make something with these gorgeous star stamps and matching framelits. I know they are going to be a favourite for my Christmas cards.  I wanted to keep this card very CAS and managed to avoid the temptation to add extra embellishments.



Project Details
Stamps Bright & Beautiful
Card stock & Papers     Island Indigo, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Rhinestone (coloured with Blendabilities), 1/8" Silver ribbon
Tools     Stars Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing folder, Big Shot, White and Silver embossing powder, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Board, Xyron

Don't forget that you have until 31 August to get the 'Bright & Beautiful' stamps and matching Stars Framelits as a bundle with a 15% discount. The clear mount bundle is $75.50 AUD (138200) and the wood mount bundle is $87.25 AUD (138644).

Thanks for looking!

Hexagon Hive with Petite Petals

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Today I have the second card we made in our class on Saturday, to share with you.  It uses the Hexagon Hive Thinlit over DSP to provide a background for the cute Petite Petals flowers cut from Shimmery white card stock. The small flower from the retired Itty Bitty Punch Pack in coordinating colours make them pop. This card was inspired by one made by Di Barnes.

This colour combo is fresh and summery and the Calypso Coral seam binding ribbon adds some pop to the sentiment. I backed the ribbon with a strip of Calypso Coral card stock as it is quite soft and transparent. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't really convey the freshness of the colour combo. The card is larger than standard, as I wanted to provide more space around the frame.



Project Details
Stamps Label Love, A Round Array
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party Core'dinations (retired). Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Shimmery White, In Colour Backgrounds Stack
 Ink Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Accessories Calypso Coral Seam Binding ribbon, Basic Pearls
Tools     Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Big Shot, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack (retired), 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Artisan Label punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Glue dots

Thanks for looking!

World of Dreams

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Today I'm sharing one of the cards we made in class on Saturday. 

I've been wanting to ink up this lovely 'World of Dreams' silhouette stamp set for a while and it provided the opportunity to introduce my class ladies to some basic sponging and paper piercing. The Ovals Collection framelits and matching paper piercing templates work really well with the bird nest image. The images in this set make it very flexible for a range of occasions.

I love the 'Hardwood' background stamp and it goes really well with the nature images in this set. I've stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar on Crumb Cake card stock and sponged the edges. The bird nest image was heat embossed in Early Espresso embossing powder and sponged in Soft Sky ink. I'm having a bit of a fling with Soft Sky at the moment and it is certainly a Dynamic Duo with the new  In Colour Lost Lagoon. The lovely silky ribbon is new in the soon-to-be released Holiday Catalogue. It is amazing how Stampin' Up! achieve the perfect colour match between ribbon and card stock. I was really happy with the final result.


As you know, I always decorate the inside of my cards and I include this as part of my classes as well. I've used another of the images from 'World of Dreams', stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.



Project Details
Stamps World of Dreams, Hardwood, Honeycomb Hello
Card stock & Papers     Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
 Ink Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark, Early Espresso
Accessories Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread
Tools     Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for looking!

Freshly Made #150

Hi there

It is ages since I did a sketch challenge, so when the reminder email came into my Inbox this afternoon I looked at the bits and bobs on my craft desk from a previous project and saw the makings for this CAS card. 

I love the simplicity of the sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches


I inked up the wavy lines from the 'Chalk Lines' stamp set for the first time in Crisp Cantaloupe and then inked half of it in Calypso Coral for the 2 tones to match the blooms from the 'Flower Patch' stamp set. The rest is pretty much as you see it. The little blings have been coloured with the lightest of the Calypso Coral Blendabilities. These bright flowers make me smile and think Spring!



Project Details
Stamps Chalk Lines, Flower Patch, Sassy Salutations
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calyspso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Basic Rhinestones
Tools     Flower Fair Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!