Thinking of Christmas

Hi Everybody,

back again with a quick post. Thanks for your lovely comments!

Christmas is fast approaching and everybody is looking for stocking fillers and gifts. I tend to make some notecards in pretty boxes this time of year. They make great gifts for friends and family. This year I am also venturing into unchartered crafting territory, for me that is, by making some more ambitious projects … well I got them started and shall keep you updated on the progress.

For today it’s notelets and boxes. These are really quick to make and great if you need a good stash of them ready in time for Christmas. Here they are:

pink notelets

… and because it’s so nice in pink …

turquoise notelet

… I made another set in turquoise! 🙂

These are one-layer cards, the background is stamped in the lighter colour and the swirl in the matching darker colour right on top … no masking or layering!!! To finish I simply stamped the sentiment in black and added sequins in a contrasting colour … that was easy … and quick!!!

I would like to enter these cards in the ‘Stamps and Sequins’ Challenge at Stamplorations.

And now to the boxes I made to fit these notelets:

Pink notelet box

… the pink and the turquoise one …

turquoise notelet box

… sorry, the turquoise doesn’t stand out from the blue background, but I hope that you don’t mind …

I cut an aperture in the lid and recycled some acetate packaging to back it. To close the box I simply punched a strip of lace ribbon long enough to for a closed loop, which slides over the box, and decorated it with die-cut swirl and flower … oh, and of course, a matching sequin to finish.

Hope you like it!

Back soon …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

here is what I used:

background stamp from Stampattack

swirl (Everything Eleanor), lace ribbon punch, card and inks from Stampin’Up!

sentiment stamp from Wild Rose Studio

swirl cutting die from Marianne Creatables

Nellie’s multi Frames die to cut aperture from Nellies Snellen

Flower die from Memory Box

white card blanks, black Memento ink and sequins from my stash

ATSM Challenge 71

Hi Everybody,

how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #71 – Anything Goes!!!

Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.

Sami Stamps

The winner will receive a $12 gift voucher to her store.

Here is my DT piece for this week:

One layer notelet

I have been playing with creating multiple layer one-layer-cards. My challenge was to create multiple faux layers without masking … or I just didn’t feel like stamping and cutting out to create my mask 🙂 …

… but I did use a ready-made mask as a stencil for the dotted background. I place my stencil directly on the card and using some shaving brushes randomly applied pink, green and yellow ink through my stencil to create the multi-coloured dots. I then stamped first the yellow mesh, then the green swirl and the sentiment directly on top. next I stamped the flower in versamark and embossed it with glittery pink WOW embossing powder before adding the silvery outlines using a gel pen. To finish the card off I added some silver glass glitter to the centre of my flower … a quick and easy, postage friendly note card!

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!
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Here is what I used to make my card:
Dotted stencil mask from Stamposaurus
Mesh background stamp from Stampattack
Sentiment stamp from Wild Rose Studio
Inks, glass glitter, Swirl and Flower stamps from Stampin’Up! (Everything Eleanor, Mixed Bunch)

Mixed Bunch and Shrink Plastic

Hi Everybody!

First of all ‘Thank you very much’ for all your lovely comments on my last post. I am glad you liked it. I have to go on tomorrow and check all your latest ones out.

As promised another button card for the Challenge. If I get time tomorrow I shall update the picture. This is just a quick one I took with my mobile in the small hours. Today’s card is inspired by Heather’s blog and her creations of course. So here it is:

The button is made of Shrink Plastic. I like the way it matches the pattern of the flower stamp. Next time I will have to punch the holes a bit larger, of course they did shrink too and it took me about an hour to feed some yarn through … I see another purchase coming on … a larger tiny hole punch! I quite enjoyed making this as it is somewhat different to what I normally do. I find it good to stretch myself at times. I look forward to the next challenge.

Here is what I used: sentiment stamp from Cardwork Crafts; Shrink Plastic, white card, white card blanks, gems and yarn from my local craft shop; Everything Eleanor & Mixed Bunch stamp sets, so saffron, wild wasabi and rose red ink pads, Blossom Punch from Stampin’UP!

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

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