Sunday, August 9, 2009

I've been scrapbooking

Hosting the Stamp, Scrap and Chat nights has given me the motivation to get going on my scrap booking, which had taken a bit of a back seat since I got addicted to Stampin' Up! I have been working on an A-Z scrap book of Mitchell form birth to about 3 years old. Here are a couple of pages I've completed recently.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stamp Club - Tri shutter card and variation.

These are the cards I made as examples for stamp club this month. I normally make a card or two using the technique and then the club members choose their own stamp set, papers etc from my supply. I prepared instructions for the first card and then made the second card as a variation and it turned out the second card was quite popular too.
I really wanted to do a male card this time as I find them quite a challenge but thanks to the Totally Tools stamp set this one was easy. The base card is Kraft, the Designer Series Paper I used is from Urban Oasis. I added a couple of brads and Jumbo eyelets and here it is. It's a bit difficult to see but I stamped the Birthday Wish twice. The first time in Kiwi Kiss then using the Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped it a second time in Basic Black just off to one side so the Kiwi Kiss appears as a shadow. The middle whisper white panel is left blank for writing so I used the Mat Pack to punch some small holes in two corners to give it a bit of texture.
The Christmas card was made on a Kiwi Kiss background and the Designer Series Paper is Raspberry Tart. I really liked these colours together, a nice change from the strong Christmas colours of red and dark green. The stamp set for the front and the tree is Season of Joy, one of the most versatile Christmas stamp sets in the current catalogue in my opinion. The neutral card is Very Vanilla though it's difficult to see in the photo and the ribbon is Very Vanilla 1.6cm Grosgrain. I used a metal edge tag for the hanging ornament and added a punched image and a larger punched circle to complete it. The words on the back panel are from the level 1 hostess set Best Yet.

Welcome Lucy

On 24th July darling Lucy was welcomed into the world by her parents Sharon and Ben Webb. Here is the card I made to welcome her and congratulate her family. It is a mix of current and retired products. The current items I used are: Bunny and Duckling - Animal crackers stamp set; LUCY - Short Order Alphabet; Spotty paper - Pink Flamingo DSP; Base Card - Pink Piroutte card stock; Other card stock - Real Red, Cameo Coral and Whisper White; Ribbon - Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain. The background paper is from the retired Ginger Blossom DSP and the Welcome new baby is from the retired Level 1 hostess stamp set For a Friend. I embossed this in white on Real Red cardstock.

Super quick card

I needed a card in a hurry for a 6 year old boy and came up with this. I used circles and paper from a retired simply scrappin set. Using markers I coloured the skulls on the scary skulls wheel and stuck the eyes over to cover up the hearts on the stamp. The 'Happy Birthday to you!" is called Birthday wish on page 3 of the new spring mini. You can buy it individually for $13.95 plus P/H. I love it and have used it sooo many times already.