Thursday, April 30, 2009

Playful Petals

Created by Donna Calley. Images © Stampin' Up!1998-2009
I like the simplisity of this colour combination, inspired by the Bella Rose DSP and used with such a beautiful stamp set its a sure winner.
I have used Whisper White Card Stock however, for the best results with aqua pens buy some SU! watercolour paper. This would give the colours that traditional watercolour look.
Use small circular motions with the aqua pens to blend and combine the colours.

Stamp Set: Playful Petals
Card stock: Riding Hood Red and Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Riding Hood Red, Ruby Red and Old Olive
Accesories: Aqua Pens, Bella Rose DSP

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Scalloped Circle Flower - Second Appearance.....

..... but probably not the last.

This is one of the cards that my Stamp Class did this week. The design was inspired from a card on 'My Muse'

Created by Donna Calley. Images © Stampin' Up! 1998-2009

The lovely texture on the paper was created with the SU! crimper. This is really worth having. It is very easy to use and gives instant texture to any colour card that you have.
If you like the flower it is made using the scalloped circle punch. Look at my previous blog to find out more details.
Stamp set: Playful Petals
Card stock: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Versamark and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Aqua pen, scalloped circle punch, scalloped edge punch, jumbo eyelets, crop-o-dile, snips, crimper and Stampin' dimensionals
Click on calendar to the right to find out about my classes.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fifth Avenue Spin

Created by Donna Calley. Images © Stampin' Up! 1998-2009

This card is the spinner card that my Wow! card class will be making on the 27th and 29th April, 7.30pm. Both the white and the choc chip flowers are embossed. When you tip the card the Baja Blue flower rolls along the punched out line. A definite Wow!
For those of you with the versatile Word Window Punch this is an easy card for you to make. I will adding a tutorial post in the next week, so watch this space.
If you live close to Pukekohe come and join us for the class. Contact me to save your place (only two spaces available).
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card stock: Choc chip, Baja blue, Very vanilla
Ink: Choc chip, Versamark
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, clear and white emboss powder, Stampin' Up! heat tool, SNAIL adhesive

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mounting stamps - childs play!

Created by Eva Calley, aged 5 years and 8 months. Images © Stampin' Up! 1998-2009.

My lovely Eva nagged and nagged me to mount the gorgeous Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. I don't know why she had to nag me, it only took me 5 minutes to mount them. After that we had a great time playing with them.
I love how simple this set is. It is an instant wow! without much thought and effort.
To mount your Stampin' Up! stamps:
1. Select the appropriate sized block for your stamp.
2. Place the picture label onto one side of the block.
3. Remove the backing paper from the rubber stamp.
4. Place rubber image on the wooden block, ensuring that the picture on the other side is a mirrored image.
Instant success and your ready to stamp.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stamp Fest Fun

What an amazing time we had at Stamp Fest on Saturday. Our team, the Artistic Inker’s, had a fabulous day with a group of amazing ladies. Not only did everyone make great 3D projects, they also made some great friends.
For those of you who weren't able to make it, click on to the calendar in the side bar to find out about the classes that will be held during April and May.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Birthday Invites

Created by Donna Calley. Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2009

My Stamp Club ladies requested that we make a birthday invite for our last workshop. You can't go past the All In The Family stamp set for that request. You can do anything with this set from a one year olds birthday all the way through to Grandad's and when you have the new Family Accessories Too stamp set you can personalise it even more... Grandad would look great holding a golf club!

This is such an easy card to make, which adds to its beauty.

For the sleeve fold half of an A5 piece of card stock in half.
Decide which end is going to be the opening. You will be cutting a half circle along this edge.
Open up your card and using the 1 3/8" circle punch cut out a half circle along the opening edge. The Stampin' Up! circle punches have markers at the sides to indicate the halfway point...very helpful!
Close the card. Trace the cut circle onto the other side and cut again. Now you have two half circles lined up.
On the front of the card punch a 1 3/8" circle where the window is to be. Then taking a contrasting strip of card stock, punch a 1 3/8" circle, discard the circle. Line up the strip of card stock in the scalloped circle so you can see the cut out shape. Punch again. (Make two of these rings)
Place one ring around the circle around the window. Cut the other ring in half and put it around the half circle on the opening. (I find the SU! two-way glue pen the best for adhering small items)
Put a narrow strip of Sticky Strip (I cut mine to make it narrow) along the edges that will be closed and you have the main part of your card made.
Decorate the front using the 3/4" punch to make the polka dots, use SNAIL to adhere them on.
Cut your Whisper White to fit into your folder.
Slip it into the folder. Put a pencil mark where the window will be. Take out the Whisper White card stock and decorate with the stamps of your choice.

Stamp set: All In The Family, Family Favourites and Family Favourites
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whispher White and Orchid Opulence
Ink pads: Stazon© Ink
Punches: scalloped circle, 1 3/8" circle, 3/4" circle
Accessories: Aqua pens, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Domensionals, Stampin' Write Markers

Friday, April 17, 2009

Scalloped Circle Daisy

Created by Donna Calley~ copyright Stampin' Up! 1988-2009

I have discovered yet another thing to do with the worlds best punch. I'm claiming this discovery as my own, though I am sure that half the people who own a scalloped circle punch have already discovered it for themselves!

I was just trying to make a simple flower by punching out a scalloped circle, adding an antique brass jumbo eyelet to the centre with my old faithful Crop-A-Dile and then simply trimming around. And voila, a flower! But..... it looked a little flat and in need of life. So I used the wonderful tool that God gave me -nails- and squeezed each petal in half lengthway. Now I have VOILA!!!

These are going on top of the Stepper boxes that the Stamp Fest ladies are making tomorrow. I'll give you details later!

Designer series paper: raspberry tart
Card stock: pretty in pink
certainly celery
old olive
Keep creating


Monday, April 13, 2009

Embrace Life 12 x 12 scrapbook page

I absolutely adore this 12 x12 scrapbook page of my daughter Eva. The ever versatile Embrace Life stamp set highlights the flowers in her dress beautifully, as does the Real Red card stock and ink. The red flower on the right of the photo is attached to a pull out tag onto which I have written a special message.
Stamp set: Embrace Life
Card stock: Real Red, Handsome Hunter Whisper White and Certainly Celery
Ink pads: Whisper White craft ink, Real Red, Handsome Hunter and Versamark
Accessories: SU! heat tool, clear emboss powder.

All products are from Stampin' Up! (copyright2009). Contact me to purchase these or any other Stampin' Up! product

Keep creating

Saturday, April 11, 2009

All In The Family

This is one of the cards that I will be doing with my stamp club this week.

It uses one of my favourite stamp sets, All In The Family, and not only have Stampin' Up! kept it in the catalogue this year, they have also added more accessories. Can't beat that!

With this particular card I stamped the boy and baby images straight onto Tempting Turquoise card stock in Basic Black, using the Stamp-a-majig to line everything up. I then stamped the clothing images onto some scrap card stock and cut these out. I love the affect that the layering of clothes gives.

Image created by Donna Calley using Stampin' Up! products (1990-2009)

Stamp sets: All in the Family, Tres Chic background stamp
Card stock: Whisper White , Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion
Classic ink pads: Basic black and Tempting Turquoise

Have a creative day