Colour INKspiration #22 & #23 Welcome to Libby Stampz and a Colour INKspiration Blog Hop !  It’s Wednesday night and  I’m joining up with the crew to be a guest designer for the 22nd & 23rd Colour INKspiration Challenge. Just in case you haven’t heard, Colour INKspiration Challenges are on Facebook and there are two challenges every month.  Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month for a brand new colour palette. Colour INKspiration #22 It’s my younger brother’s 60th Birthday soon, so I thought… Read more »

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls My card for the Holidays today is Deck The Halls ready for Christmas. The card I have is a CASE from the Holiday Catalogue. I’m sure you’ll like. It would make a great masculine card or change the Designer Series Paper and ink colours to make a more feminine looking card. I’ve used some Designer Series Paper from Merry Little Christmas. You could swap it out for any of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs. There are… Read more »

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Gorgeous Happy Birthday – Quick & Easy Card Tutorial Today’s card I’ve called Gorgeous Happy Birthday as that’s the stamp set we’re using. I think you’ll find today’s card suitable for a male with the colours I’ve used, even though it has flowers on it. I’ll give you some other colour combinations you could use at the end of the post which will still use Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. You could change the stamp to the balloons and stamp… Read more »

Star Topped Package Solution2

Star Topped Package Solution Today’s video is a Star Topped Package Solution for a jar. The one I have made looks suitable for a male but change the colours and even the stamp set to make one suitable for a female. We do use the Envelope Punch Board to help create this fun Star Topped Package Solution. You need it to create that ‘frill’ type look at the top where you tie the ribbon. I will place all the instructions below the… Read more »

Faux Tearing 1

Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… Read more »

Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment. Birthday Wood Textures INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink. Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side Measure the long side… Read more »

High Tide Dad

For The Guys Hello and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at projects ‘For The Guys’ as in Australia it’s Fathers’ Day soon. Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop this week: Leonie Narelle Now Stampin’ Up! have so many products suitable for making ‘For The Guys’ projects with and today I have made a card and a box to place something special in – could be movie… Read more »

Masculine Gift Bag This post shows you how to make a Masculine Gift Bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Now, it does use some retired product which can easily be swapped for current product. Current product is listed below under Products. INSTRUCTIONS: Instead of using a button, try punching a circle with a 1/2″ Circle Punch from dark card stock and then using your Paper Piercing Tool to pierce to holes and then threading the Linen Thread through the… Read more »

DAD Card Today I’m bringing you a DAD Card. Fathers’ Day here in Australia is only about a month away and it’s never too early to get those cards made for those special people in your life. Now, I made this video some time ago when my friend Leonie and I were going to start a tutorial group, however other things got in the way and we didn’t move forward with the idea. So, I decided to share these unearthed… Read more »

Layered Die Cuts

Layered Die Cuts Today’s video and blog post show how I Layered Die Cuts for a really interesting effect on a card front suitable for anyone really. Here’s my completed card: Now, although I’ve added ribbon and rhinestone jewels to the front, you could easily add some stamping say from Timeless Textures to make it look more masculine. Add a strip of Black Shimmer or some Burlap Ribbon  or Linen Thread for a totally different look. Try using the Wood… Read more »