Flower Shop for Mother’s Day

Here in the US we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 11th this year.  In the UK it was celebrated in March. Before I started to make cards myself I was always struggling to find cards to send back to the UK for our Mum’s, in fact one year I bought some Mother’s Day cards in May and tucked them away until the following March!  It is so much easier now that I make my own cards. So this is ‘ card for this year and one of the projects for my April card class. Continue reading

A good afternoon’s work (playtime)

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Had some of these little calendars kicking around my workbench, so decided to pull together some ink, paper and ribbon to create a little fridge magnet calendar.  The base is made of chipboard cut 4×4,  a little DSP added with some ribbon in a complementary colour.  Flowers were stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Flower Shop Stamp set and punch (available as a bundle)  few pieces of magnetic strip hot glued to the back and we have a cute stocking stuffer, hostess / teacher appreciation gift ready for the holiday season.

Flower shop bundle

You can order this bundle directly from my website – just click the picture above.  This week’s  Hostess Code for week ending Sunday is  KWH4TKW3 and you could win all the hostess $$$$$’s that accumulate during the week! One winner will be named at random

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you!

Shadow Box Card

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For the August Card Crafting Class I made a shadow box card using ‘By the Tide’ stamp set in blues and other masculine colors (see post from August 16th). I decided to work on a feminine version using the stamp sets Feels Good, Flower Shop and Express Yourself. The card stock is Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla and the inks included Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive.  The fold was courtesy of Connie Stewart and the cutout in the middle was done using the 2 1/2 circle punch and the flowers used the new Pansy Punch. I am thrilled with the result and will send it to my sister-in-law (in the UK) for her birthday later this month.
All the products I used are from Stampin’ Up and are available from my on-line store. Let me know if you would like some instructions – I will be happy to send them if you comment on this post and follow my blog 🙂