thanks everyone for all your lovely comments.
Today I want to share a notecards set with you. It is slim and small enough to easily fit into any handbag.
I stamped the cards using the swirl stamp of the ‘Get Stamping’ magazine freebie set and the sentiment from Wild Rose Studios, of course you can use whatever you like. For an added twist I shaped the corners using two different sized corner rounders. Then I stamped the swirl on some envelopes too.
All that was needed next, was a sort of pocket envelope to protect them.
I used some earthy colours for the whole project … simply because I started off using some ‘older’ card stock for the pocket envelope. It happened to be in a burnt orange colour. Whenever I start off on a project, designing a new box or something like that, I tend to use some older card stock for my first attempt, just in case things go wrong. In this case everything went smoothly, and I decided to stick with the earthy theme using some natural ivory card, really rust and chocolate chip ink, all from Stampin’Up!.
The lace ribbon was made using a Tonic Studio punch, and it acts as my fastener, it simply slides on and off. The flowers are from the same stamp set as the swirls, and I finished by adding some sequins and gems to the centres.
For a bright and up to date look you could try something like this:
Enjoy and have a great day.
Happy Crafting!!! 🙂
Hello Everybody, first of all thanks for all your lovely comments. Sorry for not replying back, time always catches me out. I’ve sorted out a lot of old crafting magazines and generally tried tidying the crafting area before going out to the caravan again. On the way I went to a crafting class run by my Stampin’UP! demonstrator Katie-Jane, it is nice to just enjoy what someone else has prepared. Thanks for a lovely afternoon and of course thanks to her mum Dianne too for lovely cupcakes and great crafty chats 🙂
Well on the way to Wales I also picked up some stamps I ordered which I wanted to use for this weeks challenge on ‘Out of a Hat Creations’. Some lovely Woodware stamps perfect for this week’s sewing challenge … yesterday on my way back as I was passing through Flintshire I realised that I had left them behind at the caravan … too late to go back … and I ended up doing some more notelets for the craft stall at Hoylake Community Centre on Saturday 1st September …
The bag for the notelets is based on an idea Dianne gave me during one of our crafty chats and it is made from a square piece of double-sided designer paper. Finally I used the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Pro … for scoring and cutting whatever I needed for this project; I found it easy to use and got a bit carried away making boxes 😀 They still need finishing off and I shall post them soon.
Once I got my head cack to focusing on the challenge in hand, I made 4 notelets to fit the bag each one featuring a button sewn on by hand. I love the Tonic Studio Border Punch it gives the impression of a lace border. To contrast the swirly pattern I used a striped ribbon and a stylised flower stamp.
Hope you like it.
Here is what I used: Designer Paper (Hostess only), ribbon, Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Blossom Punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, tab punch and lucky limeade ink from Stampin’UP!, Tonic Studio Border Punch, Buttons, dark blue sewing twine, Zutter Round It All from my own stash.
Happy Crafting 🙂
so far I am on track with my New Year’s Resolutions. 2nd week in and I am blogging again. I want to see if I can keep it up to do one project per week. Should be easy now that I got the tax done … I can focus again on what I’d rather do.
Last night a had a quick glance at the Anitque’s Roadshow and they happened to be talking about the hidden messages in how one positions the stamp on the post card. A good one for valentine’s cards – using the Perfect Postage set I introduced you to last week – is to place the stamp side on … apparently it means longing to see you … will have to get going on doing mine.
Today’s project uses the ‘Charming’ Set from SU’s Spring Mini. I wanted to create a look that you get with vintage papers without going overboard with distressing.
For the background I stamped the image with versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder to give a luxurious look. It is worth playing around even with the same colour combination to come up with different looks for the same basic idea. The Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder I used for the card to the left gives a different type of texture. Try exploring using a distress tool to slightly soften the edges of your card. I like it because straight edges can sometimes look a bit stark. It is especially useful if you struggle to cut straight lines.
Thanks to Nick for the tealight holder. He reminded me that I had those glass containers I always wanted to do something with. So I got some StazOn ink out, grabbed one of the ‘Charming’ stamps … et voilà
Hope I inspired you today
See you next week. Happy Crafting! 🙂
ps. just in case you wondered, yes it is the Lace Ribbon Punch that makes this beautiful border.