Monday, May 18, 2015

Birthday Bows

Just a quick post today so you know that I haven't really gone missing.

The base of my card is Soft Suede and the Designer Series Paper is the Best Year Ever 2015 Sale-A-Bration paper, which is no longer available. You could use another of Stampin' Up's lovely Designer Series Papers instead.

I have cut a Soft Suede piece using the Deco Labels Framelits and put three bows on it. The bows have been made using the Bow Builder punch.

The sentiment has been stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Soft Suede ink. It has been mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals.

A quick and easy card, easily changed by using a different Designer Series Paper and a sentiment of your choice. What occasion would you use this card for?

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Convention Swap - Gold Coast 2015

I have just spent the last three days attending the Stampin' Up Convention at the Gold Coast. It was a great few days catching up with like minded crafters and being inspired. An extra special bonus was being the first to get our hands on the new Stampin' Up Catalogue. There are lots of lovely new products that will be available from June 2. Be sure to get your hands on a copy. If you would like to get a copy, let me know.

Part of attending Stampin' Up events is participating in swapping cards with other Demonstrators.

I made one swap in four different colours. The one pictured above is using Strawberry Slush.

All were made on a base of Whisper White, layered with a strip of Designer Series Paper and a piece of matching Cardstock. The final layer of Whisper White was stamped using the Painted Petals stamp set and matching ink. The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink. Each card was finished with an Elegant Butterfly punch in Silver Glimmer Paper.

On the left below is the Crisp Cantaloupe version and on the right the Blackberry Bliss version.

This final version is Hello Honey.

After initially favouring the Blackberry Bliss version, I decided that the Strawberry Slush was my favourite. Which one do you like best?

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