Sweet Soiree Embellishments # 3

Just cannot keep my hands of this beautiful embellishment kit from the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  This time I made a very pretty, gentle card using the vellum, laser-cut pieces along with the Washi Tape from the Embellishment Kit.

This card also serves as a fond farewell to the ‘soon-to-be-retiring Marina Mist ink and paper  as well as the 1/8 silver ribbon.

I can see this as an anniversary , graduation as well as a birthday card.

Once again, I have also used the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Continue reading

Graceful Garden ~ Inspired by Paper Pumpkin

Today’s card was inspired by one of the designs in March’s Paper Pumpkin kit which has a lovely vintage theme going on.  So I have chosen to use  Fresh Fig and Crumb Cake with the Graceful Garden Stamp set and lots of sponging.

One of the greetings in the stamp set says  ‘for you’ I think this is such a simple message that can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, thank you, anniversay, sympathy……. and so on.

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Sweet Soiree Embellishments # 2

A week or so ago I shared a card made with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit which is tucked away on page 13 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.  It  is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items and  includes ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

This is the second card I have made using them, this time using the card die cuts as well as the  Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Continue reading

Collar Fold Card – Video Tutorial

I have two cards and one video tutorial to share with you today.  I love this Collar Fold, it gives me a chance to showcase our Designer Series Paper and also to show both sides of the same piece.  Each card using the same fold but in two different colors, both would be perfect for a birthday or thank you card, although my pink version was designed as a Valentine it would make a great anniversary card as well.

I used a number of goodies from the  2018 Occasions Catalog ~  the greetings from the Southern Serenade Stamp Set, Petal Pair Embossing Folders, Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Petal Passions Embellishments. Continue reading

Berry Burst String Art

First of all ………………. wishing you all a Happy Easter!

Today’s card uses a technique from one of my recent technique classes, it uses Whisper White Bakers Twine, bottle of ink and a telephone directory and not a stamp set in sight!

Every time you make a card with this technique it will be different as it depends on how the string is laid down on the card.  I plan to make a video tutorial on this as soon as tax season is over on April 17th………….. so watch this space! Continue reading

Sweet Soiree Embellishments

Tucked away on page 13 of the 2018 Occasions catalog is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items.  The packet included ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

I have been enchanted with them and have made some cards and bags to share over the coming weeks, which also feature the Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Continue reading

Sweet and Simple ~ Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures just has to be one of my favorite stamp sets, it can be used to give texture for another focal point or can feature on its own – just as I have today.

This is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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You’re Inspiring ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

Today I am participating in a blog hop and you will have arrived from Jacqueline Bobeldjik-Schilder’s post.   This month’s theme is Spring/Easter.  I was really stuck which to choose as we are a week away from Easter and my garden is full of blooming daffodils, tulips and my peach tree is in full blossom!

I could not decide which theme to focus on so as the You’re Inspiring stamp set has daffodils and a ‘Happy Easter’ greeting I am able to cover both!  I wonder if my fellow ‘hoppers’ had the same thought? Continue reading

Painted Harvest – Simple Eclipse Technique

I have shared a number of cards using the very popular Eclipse technique – typically it uses letters but it does take a little time to assemble.  Using a punch  makes  a very quick and simple way to create this lovely 3D effect.

I broke out the beautiful Painted Harvest stamp set and used 3-step stampin’ to create the sunflowers.  Read on to find the video tutorial………………….. Continue reading