Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR# 86 Gift Box With Rhinestone Buckle

Hi All,
I made this box on August 12 just because I am in love with bling, and I gave it to my next door neighbour and friend who is a Stampin' Up Demo Beth! The full instructions on how to make it and the SU materials I used are on my August 12 post. I bought 24 rhinestone buckles at a local craft shop "Making Memories" so perhaps all of you will have to scour the craft shops in your hometowns to find this little gem of an item!
What girl wouldn't want an SU Demo as a neighbour? Instead of borrowing a cup of sugar I ask to borrow an embosslit or a sizzlit! We have such girlie fun! Beth was also the bridesmaid for my wedding so we have a wonderful history of friendship. Needless to say, I was infected with crafting inspiration and then made another gift box with buckle for my friend Sherry and one of my friend Kari. She is another SU Demo who has classes I attend.....I LOVE this box, and trust that this will inspire you to create some lovely cards, pages and 3D items with bling! To make the basic box just start with a stiff bristol board or a firm card stock. If you want a 5 inch box (14.5cm)then measure and cut out a 6x6 (15.5cm) square shape and score each edge at the 1 (2.5 cm) inch mark and it will look like a 6x6 square with score marks 1 inch all around. Each corner will look like a littler square so snip the little square where the vertical score marks intersect. Fold everything in and glue with tombow then make another box scored shy of the 1 inch mark so you can make a lid that fits. You can make a snugger or looser lid if you score closer or further to the 1 inch mark. I use tombow glue because glue dots and adhesive tape only hold for a short while. Check my August 12 post for more details on how I made this box! Love you all! Happy crafting!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Stampin' Royalty # 85 Challenge

Hi All,

Here is my latest card! An entry to Stampin' Royalty #85! I used Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, and Garden Green ink and used some SU DSP to make this lovely card! The SU sets I used were Fresh Cuts, My Friend, and Dreams Du Jour! I think these sets complimented each other nicely. The button is one of the large ones from the brights and the ribbon is SU Victoria 5/8 crochet trim. Hope you enjoy this card! I loved making it!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Mojo Monday 204 Challenge

I was inspired by all the new babies coming into my family of late and made this cute baby card for the Mojo Monday challenge. Hope you enjoy this card! I really loved making it! I used two different sets of SU DSP (Designer Series Paper), and the giraffe from the retired SU set Animal Stories! A simple, fun card!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Gift Box With Rhinestone Buckle!

Good Evening Ladies!

I had the day off from work and was cleaning my place and relaxing and my creative juices began to flow so I made this adorable gift box! I made it just for the sheer pleasure of making it~not for a challenge or a contest! I used a Sizzix die from SU and ran it through the big shot with SU DSP (Designer Series Paper) and made the lid. I put a glossy white paper underneath the cut out image and then layer the inside of the box with DSP! I used more SU cardstock for the bottom of the box and covered that with DSP as well. Using the reverse side of the DSP scraps I put borders on the box lid only and on the lower and wider border I place a rhinestone buckle I got at a local craft store! Inside the box, I placed lots of flowers that I ran through my SU Big Shot using my Fun Flowers and Flower Layers SU Sizzix dies! This little box is going to be a present for my friend and next door neighbour who is a SU demo as a hobbyist. I think she will be thrilled! And all this was done on a sunny afternoon just for the fun of it! Hope you are enjoying summer! Happy Crafting!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Mojo Monday: Week of August 8th

I am enjoying entering and viewing all the cards on the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog so I just had to enter another card! I used my SU "Strength & Hope" set and the Not Quite Navy ink! The ribbon was from my vast collection of ribbonand the wonderful designs on the border behind the butterfly were from some SU pre-cut materials and I think they look great on this card! Used my SU punch to punch out the scalloped border on the bottom! Love the colours on this card and the sentiment: HOPE!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge -August 5,2011

I have been inspired by the Mojo Monday blog to create a card based on an artist's sketch and here is my entry! Hope you all enjoy!

I used the SU Delicate Doilies set and my sentiment was from the Because I care set. The ink used was Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy. These beautiful blues on nice, white, clean and simple cardstock really stand out. All of my elements are popped up on dimensionals. The ribbon was in my collection and I actually am not sure anymore where it came from, but I think it works in nicely!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wedding Card, Anniversary Card & a sneak peak at Christmas!

Hello Ladies,
I can now show you the adorable cards that I have been making over the Long Weekend! For the wedding card I used four different SU (Stampin' UP) stamp sets:  Pretty Pattern, For the Bride, Bliss and Occasional Quotes! I used the pattern from pretty pattern to make a dainty background behind the bride using Elegant Eggplant ink. I also used that ink in a craft ink for the bride and heat embossed the bride with clear embossing powder! The butterfly on the side was from the Bliss set and it is also heat embossed with clear embossing powder and I used the Bravo Burgundy craft ink! I used Bravo burgundy ink using one of the quotes from the Occasional Quotes set! The Boho punch and Simple flower embosslit as well as a white and black pearl accented my flowers nicely!

My anniversary card is so cute and it also doubles as a gift tag as the loop of ribbon was place around the neck of a wine bottle so it did double duty! I used Delicate Doilies in a Cajun Craze craft ink and heat embossed it~of course! I also did the "Happy Anniversary" in Cajun Craze from the Something to Celebrate set, and the "Congratulations" came from the Occasional Quotes set. I just love this card! Still need to deliver the card and gift and will do so soon as the happy couple were away for the Long Weekend.

Today I also started to think of Christmas, and so I started work on a cute milk carton centrepiece using my new  SU Delicate Doilies Set! This cute milk carton will be part of a bigger table centrepiece and I will keep you posted as I piece the centrepiece together (pardon the pun!) I hope you all enjoy these cards and that you are inspired to create! Enjoy!

Monday, 1 August 2011

A Wonderful Long Weekend!

Hi All,

It has been a busy past few days! On July 26, my cousin Dan's baby was born! And he and Carmen called the baby Liam. I got to hold him when he was only 5 days old! I am so excited! Relatives came into town over the long weekend from Saskatchewan and my husband & I ended up cat sitting as well so it was very busy! In the meantime, I heard back from Stampin' Royalty and my submission was in their top picks not last week but the one before SR# 80 so I was even more excited! Trying to post the Top Picks Badge to my wall has been trying...may have to call in tech support to help me in this task. My tech support is my hubby which is just so awesome! Maybe between the two of us we can make it happen! Well, at least I can add it as a photo for now......

I have refurbished my craft studio and have been making a couple of nifty cards which I will post as soon as I can! Happy Crafting!