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Last weekend we celebrated World Card making Day.  On Saturday night I had a group of lovely ladies come and join me at my place for a night of cardmaking, chatter and of course LOTS of fun!    We even had a special prize draw- but quite a few of the ladies had already left by the time I drew the name! Don’t worry your names all went into the draw as promised!!!! Congratulations go out to Hannah who was the winner of the main prize!

This is one the cards we made. 

We made use of my newly aquired Magnetic Movers and Shapers Die to cut and score the cardstock.  The die even cuts out the curly label area on the right hand side.  The neat thing about this die is that you can move the little magnetic curly label shape so that it cuts anywhere on the card! Very neat!

We used the Woodgrain background stamp on the main piece of cardstock and the Greenhouse Garden stamp set to form the panel of flowers on the left hand side.  The technique we used to create the two colours on the flower is known as “Two step stamping“.  We stamped the flower in daffodil delight and then stamped over with a moe detailed second image using early espresso.

There were lots of people who expressed interest in attending this workshop but for various reason were unable to attend.  I just wanted to remind you that later this month I will be having a “Christmas cards and tags workshop”.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details………..

As promised- I am back with a couple of cards that I made that feature one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets that you can select for FREE with every purchase of Stampin’ up! merchandise that reaches $100.

Here is the first card- a birthday card I made for one of my nephews (featuring the Good Morning Sunshine Designer series paper)

A bet you got a little distracted by that lovely cupcake.  Nope- that’s not the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set- The cupcake stamp is “Simple Birthday Thanks” ($33.95 page 45 of the catalogue)  I simply stamped the image several times on different coloured patterned paper and then cut out the image and pieced them together.  Can you spot the stamped image from the Sale-a-bration stamp set?  Here let me help you find it……

 

The stamped image is the curly label style stamp with the “Happy Birthday” greeting stamped over the top.   I stamped on patterned paper and then used my curly label punch to punch out the image.  These stamps are from the set called “VINTAGE LABELS” (pictured below)

I also made another birthday card using this VINTAGE LABELS stamp set- this time for one of my brothers.  The colours in this card are Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Kraft (inspired by the colours in the Urban Oasis Designer Series paper)

As you can see I have stamped and punched 4 curly label images. On one of these images I included the best wishes greeting stamp from the set.

To add an element of fun I also included the cake image from the “Greetings Eight” Stamp set (pg 57) as well as the balloon image from the “Crazy for cupcakes” stamp set (pg 44)

Here is a close up of the slice of cake.  The candle light is the bling part of a rhinestone brad.  I simply opened up the brad and popped the rhinestone out.  It can be easily secured in place with some Tombow glue or glue dots.

If you are interested in receiving VINTAGE LABELS (and/ or one of the other sale-a-bration stamp sets) for FREE- please be sure to get in touch with me to place your $100 order

Cheers!

Miriam

I hope you’re not all “Christmassed out” because I have a few more Christmassy things to share with you.  Yesterday I finally finished packing up my Christmas tree and got it out of the house for another 11 months.  I have packed away the Chrissy cards….but before boxing everything away I snapped a few photos of some handmade cards that I received at Christmas time.

The first card was made by Liisa- It was the first handmade card to hit my letterbox and I was so chuffed that she had gone to so much trouble….  Liisa has used the Christmas stamp from the  “Cute and Curly” Stamp set punch and the matching curly label punch.  I think the Riding hood red striped grosgrain ribbon really finishes the card off- don’t you agree?

 

The second card was made by one of my best customers (and she also happens to be my sister 🙂 )  Linda has used the “Season of Joy Stamp” set and a selection of some of my favourite prints from the “Holiday Treasures” and “Ski Slope” Designer series paper packs.   I love layered cards- and think she has done a wonderful job!

The third card was made by Gail. I just love the use of the “Snow Swirled” stamp set to create these adorable baubles.  Gail created a trim with the Eyelet border punch and each ‘bauble’ was punched out using the scallop circle punch.

Gail also made this adorable box filled with little Santa chocolates and a lovely Christmas decoration.  This was a little gift that Gail had made for a little present exchange game at Playgroup.  The game involved making the choice between selecting a pressie from under the tree OR being able to “steal” a pressie from anyone else who had already made a selection.  Lucky ol’ me was last to have a turn so I was able to select any present I liked.  I am sure you will agree that it was worth “Stooping to stealing” just to be able to bring this home with me!

I’m sure you will agree that I am very lucky to be surrounded by such creative people!

With the Summer holidays bringing a change of pace to our little household I managed to find some time for some scrapbooking.  I have snapped a few photos to share with you…so please be sure to come back tomorrow.

Cheers!

Miriam

 

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