Thursday, December 31, 2009

January Stamp a Stack

Special Folds

My first stamp a stack for 2010 will have the theme of "Specially folded cards".

The first type (left) is called a "gatefold card" and opens up from the middle with two flaps on either side. It is held together by tucking underneath the oval sentiment. We will use blender pens and watercolours (optional) for matching your stamps to your card colours.

The second style is a "triangle trifold card" and opens on the diagonal, held together by ribbon.

We will be making 5 of each style on the night. The colours will be varied. If you have a colour preference, if you let me know early enough I can get you the colours you like and possibly the patterned paper you prefer as well (for the trifold card).

In both cases the stamps used are interchangeable allowing different styles of cards to be made on the night.

Come along for a relaxing night of stamping/socialising.

Hope to see you there!

Date - Monday 25th January 2010
Time - 7.30
Cost - $15 or $18 including envelopes which you can stamp to match your cards
RSVP - 11th January 2010 to give me time to order and make up packs

Thursday, November 19, 2009

December Stamp a Stack

December Stack projects:

5 Christmas card gift holders AND

1 set of 3 mini cards (3x3" + envelopes) with a little holder to keep them
- this is a great little gift for someone

Note that the colours & patterns may vary.

Date - Monday 14 December

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Stamp a Stack

These were the cards we made at the November 09 stamp a stack class. The left was a variable card - different colours and patterned paper in order to make a variety of different types of cards.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

October Stamp a Stacks

October stamp a stack is approaching and we will be doing one sparkly glittery Christmas card (well 5) and 5 more sombre get well/sympathy cards.

Of course the cards can be modified to make them whatever you want them to be! Date of stamp a stack is 1st of October, same time, same place.

Baby / baptism cards

These first two cards are based on the same layout as the September stamp a stack cards, just with a bit of extra embellishment.

They all use the Nursery Necessities stamp set, with the first two using the current hostess paper pack.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

September Stamp A Stack

I can't believe it is almost September already!

We have one Christmas card and one non Christmas project as discussed at the last Stamp night.

See below for the cards. The kids cards in the wagon are all made with the same ingredients and layout but look so different using different papers, stamps and punches. This will let you do your own thing a bit more than previous months if you wish. They don't even need to be kids cards, it could easily be adapted for any other occasion.

The Christmas card has embossing, nice Christmas paper and ribbon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

August Stamp a Stacks

For August I thought we would do one Christmas card and one non-Christmas card for those who can't handle dealing with Christmas this early.

Stamp a stack will be held at my house at 7.30pm on Thursday the 6th of August. Price is $15 for 10 handmade cards or $18 if you would also like envelopes to match. Hope to see you there.

Blackboard Effects

This was an interesting experiment using black card, versamark, daubers and watercolour pastels. It is dusty like a blackboard. I used the stamp sets "Baroque Motifs" and "Live like you mean it" (new hostess set).

Forest Friends Owl

I finally got to use my new set "Forest Friends" from the new mini catalogue. This has the sponging, moon effect from our July stamp a stack with Not quite navy and black background and stamping. The tree needed something so I used dazzling diamonds on the leaves for a nice shimmery effect as well as in the owls eyes. Finished off with white SU Ribbon.

Pink Leggings Brigade

Sorry about the bad photo

This is part of Mica's birthday present - a picture of the three girls at their play date where they all happened to wear the exact same pair of hot pink leggings! I am so glad we got a photo, though it wasn't easy!

I have used the new "Great Friend" stamp set here as well as a flower punch, markers, "Defined Alphabet" stamp set and non-SU ribbon.

Mica's birthday caterpillar

I did a few cards based on the layout
we used for stamp a stack in June
(kids cards). Here are my 3 slightly
different attempts.

Each uses Bugs & Kisses stamps,
Designer series paper,
Scallop punch, markers,
Dazzling diamonds glitter

My Family frame for preschool

We needed to give Jovi a framed photo of her family for preschool. Here is ours.

Used a basic frame, painted the frame pink then used designer series paper on the bottom half (teared). Brocade blue ribbon on the left hand side. One of a kind flower with dazzling diamonds glitter inside. The words are embossed in silver, cut out and glued on. There are also a couple of pearls attached to the right hand side.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

July Stamp A Stack

Stamp a stack will be on at 7.30 2nd of July at my house

Please put the first Thursday of the month in your diary as stamp night!

This month the theme will be Man cards and Upsy daisy. I think man cards are the hardest to do so had to balance it up with some pretty flowery cards which can be used for a range of occasions - birthday, thankyou or even sympathy.

Hope to see you there. RSVP 23rd of July.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Upsy Daisy

This is one of my favourite new stamp sets - UPSY DAISY.

It is so quick and easy to make up any kind of female card. I have used it for birthdays and today I am giving the bottom right one to Boston's favourite daycare teacher who is leaving. He will be so sad (if he notices she is gone).

Very simple cards using designer series paper, wide oval and large oval punches, the Upsy Daisy Stamp set and black/barely banana backing cardstock.

Bron's 30th


I love this colour combination - Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Pixie Pink and a dash of Pretty in Pink & Old Olive.

Background is "Kindness" wheel silver embossed. Main stamp set is "Scribble This" coloured with markers with flower sitting up on dimensionals.

Greeting is "One of a Kind". Ribbon is SU white grosgrain and 3 pearls added to top right.

Gift tag was used on present, can be used as a bookmark.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Gift Card holder crazy

I have been making all sorts of gift card holders. I just love this pattern. It can be turned into any theme. It makes a gift card a bit more special. This is the other idea I had for our next stamp a stack. They are so easy. Follow the link below to see instructions.

The inside has a popped out kind of flap where the card sits. There are actually two sides where you could write in the card. These would also be great for Christmas stacks. I tried hard to do a couple of boy cards as they are the most likely to get gift cards - what do you buy them?

Wild About You Boys & Girls

Here is a couple of young kids cards. The lion is in Really Rust and Summer Sun and uses some retired designer series paper, circle punches, twill tape and linen thread.

The elephant is Going Gray with Pretty in Pink. The background is jumbo wheel Kindness in black with white gel pen colouring. Gel pen is also used with mat pack to create the faux stitch look around the elephant. Hostess set Best Yet is used for the wording.

I am thinking about using the elephant one in our next stamp a stack. I think it could be very versatile as a baby card, boys or girls card depending on the colours used.

April Stamp A Stacks

For those who weren't there, here is what you missed from my first ever stamp a stack. It was a one sheet wonder, turned into 9 different cards and a handbag box to keep them in.

Card colours in this one is chocolate chip and rose red with Berry Bliss (retired) designer series paper. Also uses choc chip taffeta ribbon and various stamp sets.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Scribble This flowery cards

Using one of my favourite stamp sets - Scribble This.

Left also uses Canvas and One of a Kind stamp sets, white grosgrain ribbon, basic black, tempting turquoise and orchid opulence card and markers, and yoyo yellow markers.

Right uses pastels to colour, white grosgrain ribbon, tempting turquoise and elegant eggplant card, scallop edge punch and Lots of Thoughts stamp set.

Jovi's framed pictures

I finally went in and got some photos of the other frames I did for Jovi's wall. One with Mum and one with Dad.

MUM supplies - Grosgrain white ribbon, pink ribbon, metal edge circle tag, chipboard alphabet, Scribble This & Loving Hearts stamp sets, Rhinestone brad, eyelet, Pretty in pink & whisper white card, pink check paper.

DAD supplies - Grosgrain white ribbon, pink ribbon, mat pack, chipboard alphabet, Priceless, Simple Sayings & Frames with a flourish stamp sets, silver brads, Pretty in pink and whisper white card, pink check paper.

Other kids cards

Here are some other cards I made at the same time as the fishy birthday card. They are using different stamps from the same set.

I have sent the sea horse one to my niece for her 5th birthday. I thought I stocked up on kids cards but I only have one left!

Stamp sets: Fishy friends and fishy wheel, A Little Birthday Cheer, So many sayings
Card: Bashful blue, Certainly celery, black and Cameo coral and Ballet blue
Accessories: Mat Pack, Hodgepodge hardware, Oval Punch,
Blender pen, 1/4"circle punch
Ink: Basic Black, Ballet blue, Pastels

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Baptism Cards & Gift

Today we attended a double baptism.

Here is a boys and girls simple Baptism card and altered frame.

Frame is from Ikea, painted white.
Paper is Stampin Up Designer Series Paper (retired).
Letters are chipboard with SU chunky glitter.
White rhinestone brad, flowers, pearls and ribbon also used.

1 year old birthday card

Yesterday we went to the Botantical Gardens for a twin 1st birthday party. Here is the card I made. I should have made it more "twin like" but I was planning on doing two separate cards. Then I thought it would be weird to have two cards on one present so it is what it is.

Stamps used: Fishy Friends & Fishy wheel (SU)
Accessories: Chunky Glitter, Stampin Pastels & Blender pen, Mat Pack
Techniques: Paper piercing
Cardstock: So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose

1st Birthday Picnic Gift

So many babies around! We went to a 1st birthday picnic. I altered a frame for the infant as well as making a card and gift tag.

Stamps used: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Metal edge tags, Chipboard Letters, SU Markers, Scallop Circle Punch, Ribbon
Papers: Spring Showers Designer Series Paper (SU)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue

30th Birthday Card & Tag

Here is a card and tag made for a 30th birthday.

Stamp Sets: Priceless, A Little Birthday Cheer, Frames with a Flourish
Accessories: Ribbon, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Altered frame for Jovi's room

Here is a frame for my daughter's wall. It contains a metal edge circle tag, ribbon, jumbo eyelet, flowers, rhinestone brad, pearls and chipboard letters (painted). Scallop Circle punch is used along with Simply Said stamp set & white gel pen.

Reason to Smile Set

Here is a simple card set in the colours of Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal and Barely Banana. Uses Basic Black ink and brads. Stamp sets Reason to Smile & Small Script.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Father's Day Card

Simple Father's Day card. Uses Hodgepodge Hardware and Classic Alphabet and Little Pieces Stamp sets. Bashful Blue cardstock.