Vertical Greetings

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IMG_0038 (Medium)Today’s card was a quick and easy card of layering and stamping. I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called Vertical garden, and stamped the greeting and topiary tree straight onto the cardstock. I stamped the pot again on a scrap of paper, fussy cut and popped it over the top of the green stamped pot with 3d foam squares. I am thinking of doing a similar design for one of my cruise cards…I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday in the craft room, but today we are going out and about for a drive out of the city to see the autumn colours..til tomorrow….

simple male card idea

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IMG_2740 (Medium)Todays card is one I taught yesterday in my class at Paper Flourish.It is a very simple one that doesn’t require a lot of product. I used two different sized fish tail dies ( kaisercraft) to make the shirt, and ran the larger piece through a Couture Creations pinstripe embossing folder.The bow tie was made with a template, but I do have a Stampin up punch that would have done the trick and you can also get dies ( I saw a paper rose one) that would also work.I just had to add three pearls to finish this quick and easy design.Quick post today as I can smell my cake baking in the oven – might be time to take it out! til tomorrow….

Fathers day ideas..

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IMG_6552IMG_6553Fathers day is not too far away, so I have been making a few fathers day cards. These two are made with a Close to my Heart stamp set.. I haven’t tried this company before, and I am quite impressed with quality and price. The set includes quite a few stamps,including the bow tie and moustache on the bottom card, and the bottle of Pop on the top card.The papers I used are from Stampin Up, an older designer series called confetti celebration. Another new purchase I was trying out is the Enamel Accents on the top card. These are little bottles of liquid which drops out of the bottle beautifully and hardens like enamel. They take a while to dry, ideally left over night. I have a few colours, and very tempted to buy some more! I coloured the bottLe of Pop with copic markers,and didn’t need to colour the bottom card ..that’s how it stamped out. Til tomorrow…..

Dinosaur cards…

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It is my Great nephews second birthday soon and he is crazy for Dinosaurs. When I was at the craft fair I found a couple of sheets of patterned paper by Hobby Fun Co ltd which fit the bill nicely.I bought 2 sheets and managed to make 10 cards from them, some of which are shown here. No extra embellishments, just a bit of layering. Today i have my Mature Ladies class over at Paper Flourish and I am so looking forward to catching up with my ladies, so i must be off and get prepared! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft limelight 1,2,3..

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When I was looking for something else altogether in the craft room, I came across some paper I hadn’t created with, so I stopped what I was doing and came up with 3 very quick cards that would be suitable for the men in our lives or even ladies that love nature! The paper collection is Kaisercraft limelight and I have used the matching collectables, papers from the 6″ pad and there my even be some bits of 12 x 12 paper here too.the top card was perfect to use one of my little clock charms on. Who knows what else is hiding in that craft room? Tomorrow I am back to work, so this afternoon is all about finishing up some projects on my craft table, and thinking about some ideas for upcoming classes. Til tomorrow….

Final 2 mens cards for now…

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IMG_6286 (Medium)IMG_6288 (Medium)Well. That was a very quick Mens card series! Truth is I got distracted with pretty paper for Mothers day cards, but I will have to make an effort and make some more before my craft fair in June.After I have finished playing with the new Kaisercraft mermaids tail papers. have you all seen that collection yet? the colours are amazing!Anyway, on to todays cards, made with kaisercraft garage days paper. the top card is very simple, I cut an image from one of the 12 x 12 papers, and layered. The strip at the bottom is from the identity strip that you find on the bottom of your 12 x 12 papers. The bottom card still uses the kaisercraft garage days papers, and I stamped a Kaszazz pocket stamp on to some of the denim paper and fussy cut it out. Spellbinders cogs dies die cut from silver card in the bottom right corner. Stamped tools with my stampin Up tools  set stamp, and tucked them into the pocket. Today Mum and I are off to visit my sister who is still bedridden after her ankle operation, thankfully she only has a couple of weeks left confined to bed then she has to start some physiotherapy to get all the muscles working again.Til tomorrow…

 

Tool Box side stepper card

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IMG_6284 (Medium)I had the idea for this tool box card,and spent a little time working out the cuts and folds, it is a basic side stepper card,with only one side step – usually you have a couple of steps on the right hand side, but this one only has the one valley fold. I cut matching cardstock for the drawers on the left hand side, and added a fine strip of silver cardstock to the tops of the drawers. On the right hand side i cut a piece of yellow cardstock and punched holes to resemble pegboard, then it was just a matter of stamping ( stampin up tools stamps) my tools.Really pleased with how this one worked out and hopefully find some time to make a couple more before my craft fair in June! This morning I dropped our little puppy Luna off at the vet for her desexing operation, and I feel terrible!I hope she forgives me! the house is very quiet without her and I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon.I am heading into the craft room to take my mind off it all…til tomorrow….

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