Hello! If you have been following my sketch series you would by now realise I don’t have very much of my original 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper left! In fact only enough to cut these 3 squares and punch some flowers out of the scraps! So here it is a clean and simple card. The cardstock mat is stampin Up Pool Party, the paper is of course Stampin Up Everyday enchantment, and the punches are Martha Stewarts hydrangea punches. I made use of that old mis printed book and die cut a few petals from Stampin Up blossom party die. My American Crafts neapolitan card follows the sketch exactly, and I used a Stampin Up cardstock – blushing Bride for the matting on this one.Tomorrow we move on to something different – Til tomorrow….
April 17, 2012
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April 16, 2012
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We are nearly at the end of this sketch series – one more to go after this . Toadys card uses my spellbinders nested lacey pennants, some stampin Up ribbon and sentiment, and of course the paper is Everyday enchantment by Stampin Up. The second card which closely mirrors the first uses American crafts Neapolitan paper, stampin Up daffodil delight trim, ribbon and flowers instead of the lace bow and the cardstock is Stampin Up calypso coral. My back is still sore, so nothing but a seat in front of the t.v. with a hot water bottle for me tonight!Til tomorrow….
April 15, 2012
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here we are at number 7 in our series for using up scraps – only a couple more to go – I hope you are not too bored by now! For my trial card I stuck strips of varying widths onto a piece of scrap paper – printer paper I think it was – and hand cut a shape from it, cut a couple of labels from Spellbinders labels 14, and added seam binding and a hat pin threaded with an extra matching bead. The paper is Stampin Up Everyday Enchantment. For the bottom card I decided to cut the shape using a spellbinder die – the largest in Labels 17, but otherwise stuck faithfully to the sketch. the papers here are American crafts neapolitan. Speaking of which I decided last night to use up the remaining bits from my original 4 sheets and 8 cards later I have to say a fond farewell to Neapolitan! so finished another collection! 19 cards altogether from those four sheets of paper – I think I broke my record!My perfume of choice today is Deep Heat – very sore back that seems to come and go – so can’t sit for very long – no crafting today… Til tomorrow…..
April 14, 2012
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Up to number 6 in our sketch series for scraps. For this one I cut 5 2cm strips in descending lengths and cut a V into the ends. A border strip, seam binding and a tattered floral die cut ( sizzix) and pearl brad finishes this simple card. The paper collection is stampin Up everyday enchantment. The second card follows the sketch closely, but uses bought flowers instead of the die cut, and I stamped a sentiment in the corner.The paper collection is american Crafts Neapolitan, and the cardstock is blushing bride.Looking forward to an evening in the card room, Til tomorrow…
April 13, 2012
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Still working on our sketch series for using scraps, and here i have cut 3 2 cm wide strips at varying lengths and cut a V into the bottom of them, used my labels 14 spellbinders to die cut a couple of labels, layered them together and threaded seam binding through them and tied a big bow. Added a button and twine to finish. The paper is still my 2 pieces of Stampin Up Everyday enchantment, and I matted the design on to Stampin Up Pool party. for the second card I used American crafts neapolitan paper and substituted the seam binding for ribbon, and the button for a kaisercraft flower.here the cardstock is Stampin Up Certainly celery and blushing Bride. I am offf tonight to teach a class over at the Village… so looking forward to it – we always have a good laugh… Til tomorrow…..
April 11, 2012
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Her is number 3 in my sketch series using scraps. The top card is everyday enchantment designer series paper by Stampin Up as is the cardstock – Pool party. I used my tim Holtz sizzix tattered floral die and cut some pages from an old misprinted book, a scalloped edge punch and a pearl brad. The strips were cut 2 cms wide, I varied the length just a little and cut a V into the bottom of them. The second card follows the sketch exactly, and I used American crafts Neapolitan paper, stampin Up crumbcake cardstock for the base and some Bazzil for the mat. This is a favourite sketch and I can imagine it done with some vintage paper and lots of lace instead of the scalloped edge….. Til tomorrow….
April 9, 2012
Over the next week I will be posting a series which I have called Sketches for using scraps. I have thought hard about how to present this series as there are quite a few card ideas in it, but Nathan convinced me that doing it this way was best – we will see. The top card is the ” experimental” card, and for all those in the series I used just two sheets of 12 x 12 paper , 9 cards in all, which is great value when watching your purse! The 2 sheets are from Stampin Up designer series – Everyday Enchantment, and I love this paper. The second card is a copy of the basic design of the first sketch card and for these cards I used 4 sheets of American Crafts Neapolitan collection. I still have a lot of this paper left and will make more with it at a later stage. It too is great paper, the handy hint for all the sketches I have done is make sure you purchase a stripe pattern, floral pattern, and a quite plain pattern. With the stampin up paper I found all these just on two sheets, and I have also done some of these cards as a lesson and managed to do the same with some Kaisercraft paper so it easy to do, and total value for money! The litttle flower on the top card was punched out of old book pages with a punch and a little perfect pearls in the centre. for the second card I added two brads and the cardstock used for the card base was Stampin Up certainly Celery.Til tomorrow…..