Posts tagged ‘Four frames’

November 9, 2013

Stampin’ Up Gingham Garden thank yous …

Do you buy designer series paper, only to sit looking at it, perhaps stroking it a bit, but never cutting into it? 

I too have been guilty of doing just that in the past.  But these days, I make a real effort to actually use my papers, to cut into them, and to make them into cards and gifts to give to my friends and family. 

Designer series paper from Stampin’ Up, gives that added touch of luxury to any card or project you make, with their gorgeous designs, and top quality, you are bound to be pleased with the results. 

What I don’t like to do is waste any of it – after all, it is precious and much loved, so I can’t bear to throw any of it away. 

When I’d finished making and creating my Gingham Garden mini album, I did have a few scraps of the paper left over… far too nice to waste – they needed to be used. 

So, with a little stamping here, a little punching there, before long I had some pretty little thank you cards, and no wasting of my much loved designer series paper!

Gingham thank yous set

Of course, the punches from Stampin’ Up made the cards so easy and quick to do – I couldn’t be without them – they have revolutionised my crafting and card making…

Gingham thank you

These 4″x4″ cards are handy to keep in my stash for sending little thanks yous to friends and family …

Gingham thank yous

Here’s what I used to make today’s cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: flower shop, four frames, petite pairs; inks: island indigo, daffodil delight; punches: pansy, elegant label, 1/2” circle; accessories: gingham garden dsp, stampin’ dimensionals.

Thanks for dropping by today


October 26, 2013

Gingham garden mini album and paper clay rose …

I promised I would share the project I designed and demonstrated for a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators at Michelle’s craft day last weekend.  So here it is – my little gingham garden mini album …

Mini album

The mini album is made from just 2 pieces of whisper white cardstock, with a little extra for sentiments and embellishments, plus some gingham garden designer series paper to decorate.

If you would like to make the mini album yourself, I have a 5 page tutorial available, containing lots of photographs as well as step-by-step instructions, including hints and tips on how to use the simply pressed clay to make your own perfect embellishments.

    Mini album pages 1, 3 and 4

When given this task, I didn’t want to just do a quick make and take … instead, I approached it from a different angle, from a crafter’s perspective. I wanted to design a project that I would like to make, and I wanted it to be something that other crafters would love to make too …

So that was my starting point, a project that would be a joy to make, and a joy to receive.  So I designed this cute little mini album, that folds out, and then out, and out again …

Mini album pages 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Made from whisper white cardstock, with gingham garden designer series paper for decoration and embellishments…

And there are plenty of places to add photographs or messages …

Mini album pages 1, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10

Here’s what I used to make today’s project – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: create a cupcake, flower shop, four frames, petite pairs; inks: daffodil delight, strawberry slush, island indigo; punches: decorative label, pansy, cupcake builder ,1/2″ circle; accessories: simply pressed clay, blossom mould, daffodil delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, island indigo stampin write marker pen, stampin’ dimensionals, anywhere glue stick, sticky strip, stamp-a-majig.

Thanks for dropping by today



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