Saturday, October 15, 2016

Presents and Pinecones Double Display

One of the projects I demonstrated at stamp camp last weekend was a Double Display card (more to come on that in the next day or two). After making it, one of the ladies was keen to try one using SU's Presents and Pinecones designer papers, along with the matching stamp and dies bundle, Christmas Pines. I helped her design the card and cut the pieces and once it was made I loved it so much I ordered the papers as soon as I got home! She kindly let me borrow her dies to cut a few pieces and I used a different stamp set for the sentiment.

It's bright, cheerful and whimsical, and of course it doesn't hurt at all that it incorporates my favourite colour - kerry cherry cobbler! Here's my own version, slightly different to hers:

Closed with belly band -

Open -

Materials used:

  • stamps - Wondrous Wreath
  • card - delightful dijon, cherry cobbler, Presents and Pinecones DSP, whisper white, emerald envy, gold foil
  • other - cherry cobbler and emerald envy markers, Dimensionals, Pretty Pines thinlit dies, Big Shot

I just LOVE this combination of kerry cherry cobbler, emerald envy and delightful dijon.

I'm entering this in the SUO Challenge for this month (#159) to use holiday papers.

Thanks for dropping in.


PS please ask me by email if you would like a copy of the measurements/instructions for a double display card (mostly metric measurements).

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Pop of Colour

Surprisingly for someone who doesn't usually go too much for bright colours, and especially melon mambo - bright pink is definitely not my thing - my favourite designer papers from this year's catalogue are Pop of Pink. Mind you, I do love black and white with a pop of almost any bright colour, really, so perhaps it's not so surprising after all.

Our team challenge this month is using our favourite designer papers, so of course guess what I used? I saw a very cute easel card on Pinterest and used that as my inspiration, then made a gift bag to match, and I'm quite happy with the result.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Just Sayin'
  • card - basic black, whisper white, melon mambo, Pop of Pink DSP
  • other - Fox builder punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, circle framelit dies, word bubble dies, owl punch, black satin ribbon, Big Shot, crop-o-dile, Dimensionals, black rhinestone (non SU)

While at stamp camp last weekend - more on that to come - we also used black and white with a dash of colour for a project that Roz had organised; a small bag with matching gift cards. This time I chose tempting turquoise to be my accent colour and it looks just as lovely with black and white as the pink does. 

These gift cards are 3" x 3", so that gives you an idea of the size of the adorable little 'purse', which is an adaptation of the standard bag in a box and very simple to make. 

That's it for my pop of colour! Thanks for stopping by.

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