Wildflower Meadow and a bit of Washi!

It’s Friday, Yippee!!  A busy weekend planned here, and most exciting of all is a bit of Stampin’ with a lovely group up the coast in Paraparamu on Sunday!

Today’s project is one I demonstrated at my catalogue launch back in July using the Wildflower Meadow stamp and coordinating embossing folder, plus a touch of Washi Tape!

Wildflower Meadow Smile

The other little touch I LOVE about this card is the Simply Pressed Clay Flower – I coloured it and then brushed on a coat of Crystal Effects which is what gives it that lovely shine!

Have a great weekend everyone and GO TEAM NEW ZEALAND!! Bring that America’s Cup back to NZ!

Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Happy Day
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Other: Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow TIEF, Simply Pressed Clay, Simply Pressed Buttons and Blooms Mold, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Crystal Effects

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A different twist on the Gift Bow Die!

I have my Miss 6 home sick for the second day today – yesterday we spent a couple of hours colouring mandalas.  Today I’m going to get her to help me tidy my craftroom – it is in dire need of a straighten up!

Today’s project was a little gift I gave my Stampin’ party hostesses at the weekend.  I have had so much fun playing with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and have used it on a whole heap of projects so far!  For this one, I did a little different finish on the bow by wrapping one of the small bow pieces around the middle:


I am loving the Gold Foil Paper from the Holiday Catalogue – adds a nice shine!  For this project I ran it through the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder – another new favourite!  I designed this bag so that if can be easily opened just by sliding the ribbon off the bottom – that way the gift bag can be re-used again and again!

This bow die is a must have for this years festive season – you can have all of your gifts looking WOW in just a few minutes!



Gift Bow Bigz L Die (129977) 

Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Gold Foil Paper, 2013/15 In-Colour Patterns DSP Stack
Other: Big Shot, Gift Bow Bigz L Die, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags, Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Ribbon

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Venetian Romance Sunburst

The starburst technique is very popular at the moment – it’s very effective but very easy to create!  I chose one of my favourite Designer Series Papers -Venetian Romance to create my burst!


It’s not very visible in the photo but I added a hit of gold by adding a layer of Brushed Gold cardstock.  It really lifts the card and adds a certain elegance!

Stamps: Lovely Labels,
Cardstock: Confetti Vanilla, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Venetian Romance DSP
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Artisan Label Punch

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Each month you will receive a package in the mail which includes:

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Featured Stamp Set for September 2013: Regarding Dahlias


Perfectly You Note Card

Another sneak at the Perfectly You set from the Holiday Catalogue to share today.  Once again it is one of the Make n Takes that we created at Home Office.

Sponged Hello There

I love this card – it is nice and simple, which means it’s quick to recreate.  But what I love most about it, is the sponging of colour over the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper!  I would never have thought to do this!!  The Modern Medley DSP is so classic and crisp in its original form, but add the splash of colour and it really sends it to another level!

And see those cool stripes on the envelope? A sneak at another new product – image stencils from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit…I can’t wait to show you all the ideas I have for these!

Stamps: Perfectly You, Happy Days
Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Modern Medley DSP, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Gold Encore Pad
Other: Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Stampin’ Sponge, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit


More Perfectly You Sneak Peeks

I have another one of the Make n Takes from our visit to Home Office to share with you today.  I LOVE this cute project – quick, easy and so effective!  I especially love the little heart arrow on the front (thats a little peek at the new gold foil cardstock arriving next week!)

This is a little sleeve for a group of small note cards to slide inside.Arrow Box Closed

And then the group of note cards

Card set full

The little circles were stamped with the eraser on the end of a pencil – clever huh!?!!Notecard closeMaterials
Stamps: Happy Day, Perfectly You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Gold Encore
Other: Linen Thread, Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies


Punched Six-Sided Sampler

Phew we made it to Monday!  It’s been a bit of a rock n roll weekend here in Wellington after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Friday afternoon followed by multiple aftershocks.  Thankfully there was no serious damage – just some frazzled nerves!

Today’s card looks clean and simple but there are a few fun details that really make it WOW!!

Hexagons_Stampinup_magpiecreates PunchedHexagonsClose_StampinUp_MagpiecreatesI am LOVING the Six-Sided Sampler set and it’s co-ordinating Hexagon punch!  It makes cards quick and easy to create for all occasions – in fact I have a Fathers Day card featuring it to share in a couple of weeks!

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Sweet Essentials
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Real Red, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Other: Hexagon Punch, Small Heart Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Simply Scored, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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