Friday, 8 February 2013

Love Actually

Its swap time, this month the theme is ‘Love Actually’ and rather than make a valentines card or similar I decided to made a Photo purse, I’d seen some on Pinterest made with those paper CD holders, but I sat played with some cardstock and came up with my own version.   I thought my swappee could use it to hold photos of their loved one.


Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated

Stamps: Layered Labels
Inks: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP: Sycamore Street
Accessories: Rhinestone basic jewels, 1/4” Night of navy stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes, Boho Blossoms, Bird Builders and Tab (ret) punches. Bigshot. Finishing Touches Edgelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Tombow, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

It opens up to reveal two heart picture frames


Which have pull out tabs


Hope my swapee likes it Smile


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

French Foliage Birthday cards

A few quick and simple birthday cards.

I actually made a small stack of these to keep in my drawer at work, colleagues are always raiding my stash.


I originally only bought this set for the little paint splatters, but those leaves have really grown on me ...  and I managed to use all six stamps that comes in the set on one card – I think that might be a first!


Stamps: French Foliage 
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey,Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Ink: Basic Grey,Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Linen thread, neutral buttons 
Tools: Clear Mount Block ‘D’, Multipurpose liquid glue. Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Passionette’s Spring/Summer Catalogue Blog Hop

Monica’s Passionettes are excited to introduce you to new Stampin' Up! products that are available in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue. We hope you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, papers and accessories from every page of the catalogue.

You should have just left Irene who created some stunning projects using products from pages  22 & 23.

I'm showcasing Collage Curios and Soda Pop Tops from pages 24 & 25 which I’ve coordinated with some of my favourite stamps from the current annual catalogue.


Here, I created a framed collage, I used the 1-3/8" Square Punch (119865) to crop each collage square and the new Tea for Two designer series papers and coordinating colours.

All the mini stamped images are from a new stamp set called Collage Curios (Wood-Mount 129099, Clear-Mount 129102). 

Today's project also shows off four different embossing folders, two new ones from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Cloudy Day (see above) and Honeycomb (see below).


Collage Curios Coordinates beautifully with the 1” and 1/2” circle punches


Finally, I also used the new Soda Pop Tops from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalog. There are two sizes of these, the larger Pop Top (filled with a 1" Circle Punch) is shown on this project but there is also a smaller Pop Top that comes in the pack (that you could fill with 1/2" Circle Punch).


The Soda Pop Tops are a very thick embellishment, but I flatten it by simply running it through the Big Shot between both Cutting Plates, with some added scrap card and the Multi Purpose Platform opened to no Tabs. You can flatten several at a time.

Products used: All Stampin'Up! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: Collage Curios, Elements of Styles, Established Elegance, French Foliage, Affection Collection.
Inks: Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey
Card stock: Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
DSP: Tea For Two
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Soda Pop Tops
Tools: Stampin Dimonsionals, Multipurpose liquid glue. Curly label, 1-3/8 square, small heart, itty bitty shape, 1” circle, 3/4” circle, bitty butterfly circle punches. Vintage wallpaper, vintage fan, honeycombe, cloudy day embossing folders. Floral fusion sizzlits.

Your next stop on the Passionette’s Blog Hop is Monica Gale at Monicas Passions who has created some fabulous projects using products from pages 26 & 27 in the catalogue.  If by chance you have stumbled here completely by accident and want to join in the hop at the beginning you can start from here Thanks for calling in and see you soon x