Saturday, November 7, 2009

Open-sided purse - Christmas themes

Hi everyone.

Today Id like to share with you a special purse. I often make sets of cards for gifts. So I always wanted to make something to hold those cards. I like something simple and easy to make. Look what I came up with.

Is that beautiful! :-)

This is very very easy to make. See below for the instruction.


Materials (all STAMPIN' UP!)
- 1 piece of 9” x 41/8” Baja Breeze cardstock
- 2 pieces of 4”x41/8” DSP
- 1 pieces of 9.4cm x9.4cm DSP
- 52cm of Baja Breeze 5/8” grosgrain ribbon
- Tree trimmings stamps set
- Baja Breeze ink pad
- Punches: 13/8” circle, scallop edge, horizontal slot
- Bone folder, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, snail, paper snips

Step 1: Position cardstock lengthwise, score at 4” and 5”. Fold at the score lines to create a purse

Step 2: Glue 2 pieces of 4”x41/8” DSP onto 2 sides of the purse
Step 3: Trim ¼” from 4 top corners of the purse as picture

Step 4: Slide the 3rd piece of DSP into the scallop edge punch. Make sure it is right at the middle, punch. Then work it out to both ends.

Step 5: Repeat step 4 to the opposite side of the DSP

Step 6: Repeat step 4 to two other sides of the DSP. When finish, you will have a piece of paper in scalloped square shape. Fold in half and glue to the purse as picture.

Step 7: Using the horizontal slot punch to create 4 slots near the bottom of the front & back of the purse.

Step 8 (optional): Slide the circle punch from both sides of the front purse to make 2 holes. Trim the joining pieces of paper between 2 holes to create an oval shaped window. You can leave the window as it is or cover it with a piece of acetate.

Step 9: Stamp an ornament in Baja Breeze on whisper white cardstock, cut it out and stick onto the cover of the purse. Add some glitter on to the ornament.

Step 10: Put the ribbon through all the slot and tie a bow at the front. Now you have a beautiful purse to keep cards, notes, etc.

See you next post.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pocket Silhouettes Waterfall card

Pocket Silhouettes is the most popular stamps sets from the new catalogue. It is one of my favor set as well. With 4 stamps in the set, they are perfect for the waterfall card. These card was made in one of my classes.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral card

Fifth Avenue Floral is one of my favor stamps sets at the moment. I wanted to do something with Elegent Eggplant. I normally like to have some bright colors (red, pink, etc) in my projects, but this time, I decided not having any of those. See what I came up with. The big rose was layered up with 3 layers & some Dazzling Diamonds at the middle.

Stamps set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Elegent Eggplant, Whisper White
Inks: Lavender lace, Old olive, bashful blue
Others: Old olive 1.6cm Grosgrain ribbon, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Stamping sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Sponging


Monday, July 6, 2009

Crab & His company birthday card

I stamped the crab on Close to Cocoa, then added Ruby Red by blender pen. The “Solf Sky” background is a little bit plain, so I used the Color Spritzer Tool to spray some Bashful Blue on it.

Supplies list
Stamps: Crab & company, sandy shells
Cardstock: Solf sky, More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Whisper white
Others: Blender pen, Color Spritzer Tool, Bashful Blue marker, Dimensionals

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Cupcake birthday card

Stamps: Cause for Celebration, Perfect Match,
Cardstock: Real Red, More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray,
Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray
Others: Antique brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin’ Giltter,
2-way glue pen, blender pen

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Embrace life - Donut card

Hi everyone,

Donut card has been around for a while. The image inside the window really catches my eyes. This card was made when my family was on holiday a while ago. I brought stamping equipment with me so I could have a stamping session with some friends. A lot of talking was done, along with stamping, punching, cutting, etc.

Embrace life is one of my favour sets (I have so many favour sets – that’s why I became a demo J ). Sometimes, it took me a while before I actually like a stamp set but this set was my “love at the first sign”.

Supplies list

Stamps: Embrace life, All Scallops
Cardstock: Ruby red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Inks: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Grey
Punches: Scallop Edge, Word Window
Others: River Rock double stitched ribbon, DSP Ginger Blossom, Blender pen

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Ocean commotion card

Hi everyone,

I found this card in my drawer today and I realised that I had’nt posted it before. I made it in Jan. I just love the swirly and elegant look of this set.

The fishes were stamped and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I like the smooth and shiny finish of embossed images. In this card, the embossing finish emphasizes the fishes as the main part of the card.
Supplies list:
Stamps: Ocean commotion, Sandy Shells standard wheel
Cardstock: Very Vaniila, Whisper White, More Mustard, Ballet Blue
Inks: Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: 1/16” circle
Others: Silver eyelets, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimentionals

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Eastern blooms "Forever & Always" card

Hi everyone,

Here is an Eastern Blooms card that I designed for a friend. I used Old Olive to make a card. Then stamped a small flower from Eastern Blooms set with Old Olive pad to create a background. The red flower was embossed and added Stampin’ Glitter at the middle.

Supplies list:
Stamps set: Eastern Bloom, All Scallop, So Many Sayings
Cardstocks: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink pads: Old Olive, Rose Red, VersaMark
Punches: Scallop Edge, Word Window
Other: Stampin’ Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, 2 Way Glue Pen

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Love Owl-ways card

Hi everyone,
I made this card for my husband. Again, I went for Real Red and Close to Cocoa. I used Sprinkles stamps set to create a background with lots of little hearts. I stamped the image on Very Vanilla, then color with water color pencil. I added Stampin' Gillter in Pink on the heart.
I like to have some embellisments on my card, normally. With this, I used Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain and Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain. Personally, I really like the color mix of this card and special the ribbons. :-) How about you?
I also used Wonderful Favourites stamps set for words. With this set, there are so many words which you can use for many different people around you.
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A happy heart square card

Stampset: A happy heart

Cardstocks: Close to cocoa, real red, bashful blue, whisper white

Inks: Close to cocoa, real red, bashful blue, pretty in pink

Ribbons: Pretty in pink
With Real red & Close to Cocoa, this card has a classic look. These cards are not only for Valentines. They are suitable to any occations when you want to send your love to any one.

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Eastern blooms Altered pencil holder

Hi everyone.

Today, I want to show you one of the pencil holders I made in Dec last year as Xmas presents. I saw these pencil holders in starionery stores and thought they were perfect for my projects.

Eastern Blooms is one of my favourite stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I like the branch with tiny flowers on . Plus six flowers come in different sizes and shapes. They become useful when you want to mix & match ink colors & papers. See what I came up with.

Is this pencil holder beautiful? :-)

I like the mix of these strong colours. They make the project look bright, beautiful and summery. But not too busy or over done with the colours. Tempting Turquoise is not really on my first choice list. After finishing this project, I think it is now. All the flowers were embossed with clear powder. Im thinking You can make few of them to give your kid’s teachers, your friends, birthday presents, etc. They can be very useful to every household to keep their pens handy in the kitchen, home office, etc, you name it! I kept one of these for myself. I’m going to make another one in a retangle shape.

Supplies list:

- Papers: Oliver Oliver, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
- Ink pads: Oliver Oliver, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
- Others: Clear Embossing powder, glitter, 3/8 inches Tempting Turquoise ribbon, double-stiched Pure Pomegranate ribbon

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Pirates birthday invites & cake

Hi everyone,

Here are 2 birthday invite samples I made for my son's birthday with AHOY MATEY stamps set.
The first card:
I used Sahara Sand paper, A4 size cut in half. Whisper White paper. I used colors in ballet blue, real red, summer sun, so saffron, garden green, tempting turquoise and black. I stamped all the main figures first. Then colored them with markers. After that, I used a masking technique before randomly stamping the background in Creamy Caramel color. I also used the 1-3/8” circle punch on the second invite.
Here is the second card. I used the same technique and the supplies list.

My son Oliver wanted to have a big pirate ship cake for his birthday. So here is what he got.

Oliver loved his cake. He & his friends took turn to blow the candles and then enjoyed the cake together.

You can see that Cake Baking & Decorating is one of my other passions, beside stamping. :-)

Thank you for visiting!


Colours Inspiration #40

Hi everyone.

The colour inspiration #40 from Kristina contains 5 colours: More Mustard, So Saffron, Taken with tea, Old Oliver and Whisper White.

When I saw this colour combo, I though it would be a good chance to try my “brand new” POLKA DOT PUNCHES stamps set. I like to use this set to create some background. It didn’t take me long to come up with the design. See what Ive got.

I’m very please that I used all 5 inkpads and paper colours. I also used 2 other stamps sets: Congrats (for words) and All Scallops (to make a border). Definitely I will use this Polka dot set again. I can't wait to make more projects with it.

Thank you for visiting. Have a good weekend.