WEDDING CARD
I had many requests for instructions on making this card, I decided to feature it for the tutorial today.

Recipe:
Extra Large Heart Punch
Dimensionals
Basic Black card
Whisper White card
Pretty in Pink card
Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Jewels – basic pearls
Paper Daisies
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions folder
Big Shot

Method:

  • Fold your card stock and remember we are making this card in landscape fashion
  • Run your card front through your favourite embossing folder – I’ve used Elegant Bouquet as I like the way it gives that direction down the card
  • Take the smallest paper daisy and adhere on the right hand side of the card front (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue) and place a Jewel – Basic Pearl in the centre.
  • Now we’ll make our wedding couple:
  • With your Extra Large Heart Punch, punch out 2 hearts in white, 1 heart in black and 1 heart in pink
  • Take 1 white and 1 pink heart and adhere the pink heart so it shows just above the white heart, giving you a bodice effect. The take a strip of Basic Pearls and adhere down the centre of the embellishment you’ve just made. Put this piece to one side.
  • With your black heart, take your snips and cut a ‘V’ shape – see picture above. Now these 2 little flaps you have cut off form the lapels. Adhere them to the outside of the ‘V’ you have just cut. With hindsight I may have used a dimensional under the lapels to give a bit of depth. Adhere the white heart behind your black heart as in the picture of the card. Tie your ribbon in a ‘bow tie’ shape (I trimmed the ends quite close to the bow) and adhere (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue). I found I needed a weight on it for a few minutes so it would stick properly (I used the punch as the weight). I placed a pearl on the lapel to represent a corsage.
  • Place dimensionals behind both embellishments and adhere to front of card where desired.

It was a surprisingly quick card to make. For the insert I chose a tent fold card in Publisher and typed in the sentiment on the correct page, printed it out, cut where needed and adhered to the inside of the card.

I found a few sites that had similar cards and some that had variations that were very effective. So, I will make some more samples and featured them at a later date.

I did find this video tutorial from Valita. She is so talented and has a different way of using the punches to gain a great looking card (much better than mine.) So, please take some time to view it and pop on over to her site and view all the inspiration she shares – click here.



Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to return again next Tuesday for another tutorial.
If you have any requests for techniques or types of cards you’d like featured in Tuesday Tutorials, please email me and I’ll see what I can come up with you and share.
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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (DSP)

Features & Benefits


30.5 x 30.5 cm, text-weight paper


Exclusive designs and colours, with patterns based on Stampin’ Up! art


Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colours and products


Stampin’ Memories product: safe for scrapbooks


Acid free, lignin free
2010 – 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue


Blueberry Crisp


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating product: Razzle Dazzle Set


Coordinating colours: Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand

Celebrations


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Party This Way Set, Celebrations Quick Accents, Bday Party Rub-Ons


Coordinating colours: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Real Red


Elegant Soirée


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Always Elegant Set, Elegance Stampin’ Around Wheel, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Coordinating colours: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray


Greenhouse Gala


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Ornate Blossom Single Stamp, Friends Never Fade Set

Coordinating colours: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze

Jolly Holiday


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating product: Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons


Coordinating colours: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla


Lap of Luxury


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating product: Pretty Pattern Background Stamp


Coordinating colours: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla


Love Letter


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Artistic Etchings Set, Notably Ornate Set, Real Red Polka Dot 12″ x 12″ Designer Printed Album, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla


Newsprint


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Vintage Type Rub-Ons


Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Patterns


Colour collection stacks: 40 sheets, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colours


In Color stack: 40 sheets, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 colours

Colours coordinate with same-named colour collection

Play Date


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating products: Funky Four Set, Play Date Quick Accents, Play Date Rub-Ons, Old Olive Leaves 30.5 x 30.5 cm Designer Printed Album


Coordinating colours: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron


Sunny Garden


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating product: Cottage Garden Set


Coordinating colours: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait


Woodland Walk


12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Coordinating product: Growing Green Set


Coordinating colours: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip


Autumn – Winter Mini Catalogue


Botanical Gazette


Text-weight paper


12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Reminiscent of vintage almanacs and encyclopedias


Coordinates with Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla

Sweet Stitches


Text-weight paper


12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs


Patterns coordinate with Oh Sew Suite


Coordinates with Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, and Wild Wasabi


For Your Information


As with any product containing dye, paper colours may vary somewhat among dye lots. The paper is continually monitored for significant changes, but slight variations in the colour are not considered defects.


These colours are designed to coordinate with our ink colours. They may not match perfectly, in some cases.

Products to use with DSP


On Board Chipboard

On Board Albums and Journals


Coordinating ink, markers and plain card


Adhesive


Basic Rhinestone Jewels


Pearl Basic Jewels


Big Shot


Big Shot Dies

Note:


All of these DSPs will be retired on 31st August to make way for gorgeous new DSP. If there’s a particular set of papers you like, place your order now to avoid out of stock items

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OK, here’s a sneak peak at a couple of the items I’ll be sharing at my Christmas in July workshop on Sunday 24/7/11. $10 per person from 1pm to 3.30pm at Beaumont Hills. Spend $50 (before s & h) and win back the cost of the class. Bring a friend who is new to my workshops and you’ll both get a half price discount on your workshop fees. If you’re coming, please RSVP by 6pm Wednesday 20th July. This gives me time to get all the bits and pieces ready. It should be lots of fun. I’ll have more projects to share on the day and you will make 1 card and 2 other projects.
These 2 items are made from current Stampin’ Up! products. You could get an early start on your Christmas gift giving my attending my workshops for the remainder of the year.
Would you like to be able to purchase these products for your self at a discounted price? Would you like to share your creativeness with your family and friends? Why not contact me about becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator? You could win a Big Shot or a Doctors bag. Click on the page above about becoming a demonstrator.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you return again soon.

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Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial. Today I’m using embossing and colouring as the techniques I’m focusing on.

I’ve used the Every Moment stamp set to feature these twon techniques. Click here for all the details.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave me a message or comment. I hope you’ll come back again next week. Have a great week 🙂

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We received this stamp set at Stampin’ Up Regionals in 2010. I must admit to not taking a particular liking to it 🙂 However, I have sorted through my stamp sets and worked out what I think will be retired and what will remain. So now I need to get the best use I can out of those sets that will remain when the new Idea Book and Catalogue is released here in Australia.
So, I had a go at water colouring with the water coloured pencils and an aqua brush and this is what I came up with.
Recipe:
Card – Basic Black; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Naturals Ivory
Classic Stampin’ Pad – Basic Black
Ribbon – Ver vanilla
Water Color Pencils
Tiny Tag Punch
Stamp sets – Every Moment; Tiny Tags
Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder
Snail adhesive
Vintage Trinkets (small pin)

You could use the card for any occasion and it would also make a great card for a man.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget I love to read what you think about my shares.

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DH needed an “Inability to Accept” for a wedding he’d been invited to. It’s for a work colleague but we’ll be away when she gets married. Now knowing I won’t have time when we get home from holidays as we have to go back to work the very next day, I suddenly realised at 11.45pm I needed to get it done. So I burnt the midnight oil and came up with this. It’s a case from someone else’s  creation.
Recipe:
Heart punch
Dimensionals
Basic Black card
Whisper White card
Pretty in Pink card
Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Jewels – basic pearls
Paper Daisies
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Elegant Boquet Textured Impressions folder
Big Shot

The card is white 🙂 not pink as the photo seems to depict. It was a surprisingly quick card to make. For the insert I chose a tent fold card in Publisher and typed in the sentiment on the correct page, printed it out, cut where needed and adhered to the inside of the card. Now it’s already for him to give to his colleague when work resumes.

Now DH and I will be away down in Sussex Inlet where he will fish and I will stay inside watching the ocean from a warm cabin 🙂 I’m not taking any card making or scrapbooking with me this time. However, I’m hoping to get my tax stuff organised, reading, embroidery and knitting done.

Keep stopping by my blog as there will be a new creation going up every couple of days. Stay safe, warm (if you live in the southern hemisphere) and well.

Oh, there will be a sneak peek of mu Christmas in July workshop, posted over the next week.
Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to read your comments on this post.

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Features & Benefits

  • Handles Ergonomic design Durable plastic construction Available in Standard and Jumbo sizes
  • Wheels Deeply etched images in high-quality rubber Available in Standard and Jumbo sizes For use with Stampin’ Around system of handles and cartridges (sold separately) 
  • Use to stamp party bags, gift boxes, and scrapbook pages quickly
from Product Guide: 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (AU/NZ) 87

Stampin’ Around With Wheels

Backgrounds for your cards — roll the wheel across a piece of card stock and trim it to layer onto another card and then mount something which suits that wheel on top of it.  Use them across the top and bottom of cards, then colored with markers and blender pens.

Gift-wrap — roll across paper bags, and then cut into a decorative top for a gift bag (or make coordinating tissue paper.)
Napkin rings — roll across shrink art and made napkin rings. (Paper napkins or kid’s party napkins)
Roll the design across the top of a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 piece of shrink art, and then cut it into strips. The narrower the strip the longer your ring will be. Then begin shrinking, while still warm fold the ends over until you’ve formed a loop and the ends meet. Sometimes I had to re-heat the shrink to get it completely meet.
Candy bar wrappers – roll all over on the wrapper of the candy bar, add a message and you have a treat or small gift!
Tri-fold Cards — roll diagonally across the card, to make a tri-fold card. You need to roll across the front and back to get these to turn out right, but it does look really cute to see flowers zigzagging down the card.
Mosaic Tiles — make mosaic tiles for cards, scrapbook pages, etc., or even a mosaic tile bookmark.
Stationary sets / envelopes – roll across the top and bottom of stationary papers, and then add coordinating stamp to paper.  On envelope, roll down edge next to return address.
Kindergarten Classroom Art Center -- put them out as a center, cover the table with paper, and just let the kids roll all over the papers!
Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
This is the 1st of what I hope will be a regular feature – Tuesday Tutorials.
This weeks tutorials deals with embossing and water painting. You can download the tutorial here.

I love to read your comments and would like to know what you think of this new feature and the tutorial itself.
 

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 I’m just loving this new stamp set which will appear in the 2011 – 2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. I could have put buttons on the cherries but decided against it so you could see the stamp in its entirity.

Recipe
Whisper White card
Pear Pizazz card
Real Red – Patterns Designer Series Paper stack
Scallop Border punch
Real Red Classic Stampin’ ink
Pear Pizazz Stamp ‘ Write marker
1/8″ Old Olive taffeta ribbon
uni-ball® Signo Gel Pen
Button Buddies Stamp set (2011 – 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue)
Sincere Salutations Stamp set

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All images and product are © Stampin’ Up!®

I made this as a hostess gift for workshops I do. Inside it is a cube of Stampin’ Up! black ink, 1 metre of Stampin’ Up! ribbon and a Stampin’ Up magnetic bookmark that I purchased from Memento Mall in May at Convention.
Now I’m not sure what you call these little boxes. I remember we bought Sunny Boys in them which was like a cordial mix that you could drink but they were much better frozen on a hot day. (Lee Conrey let me know they’re called sour cream containers – thanks Lee :))
The tag featured the new stamp set Button Buddies which will be in the 2011 – 2012 Catalogue and Idea Book. Keep popping back over the next couple of weeks as I will be featuring more items that will be in the new catalogue.
The tag also features the Ice Cream Parlor ribbon and buttons which come as a bundle for all customers who spend A$100 in 1 order throughout July. So don’t miss out on this great promotion and contact me today to place an order.

Recipe:
Pear Pizazz Card
Whisper White card
Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ ink
Pear Pizazz Stamp ‘ Write marker
Ribbon – Whisper White taffeta
Ribbon – Ice Cream Parlor
Buttons – Ice Cream Parlor
 Stamp Set – Button Buddies (122737 Idea Book & Catalogue 2011 – 2012)

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …