Showing posts with label Pansy Punch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pansy Punch. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Packing a Punch for Easter

Flower Punch Pot
I've been having fun this week with my Stampin' Up! punches, I just love flowers and bright colours and wanted to make something to put those yummy easter mini eggs in for simple gifts.  My next class will be featuring punches and how to get the most from them.  This is one of the projects that I'll be demonstrating and it uses those little inexpensive cardboard flower pots, the colour is just right with 'Crumb Cake' card stock which is what I've made the lid from.  I wanted bright, bright colours and so I picked Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight from the 'brights family' and Island Indigo from the 'regals family', they all match up to the designer series paper that I've used as the trim for the pot which is from gorgeous Gingham Garden set. The punches I've used are pretty much all the flower ones I had on my table!!  Blossom, Pansy and Boho Blossoms punches along with the Petite Petals punch.
I'm running this class twice - see my 'classes' page for details.  We will also be making a couple of cards in the class all using punches so book your place now and let's pack a punch for Easter!  Don't forget this is the last class where you can place a qualifying order for your FREE Sale-a-Bration item (offer ends 31st March).

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Floral Dance!

This month I thought I would have a floral theme for my classes and why not - spring is definitely on it's way.  I've got some beautiful early spring flowers in my garden and I'm certainly enjoying seeing where they are popping up as it's the first spring we've lived here after moving home last June.
I wanted to share some ideas for some of the amazing new products in the NEW seasonal catalogue and those fabulous Sale-a-Bration products that we are being spoiled with this year.

My first project is a card using a background stamp Hardwood and the sweet Petite Petals punch from the Spring/Summer catalogue, the larger flower punch is the Pansy punch from the annual catalogue.  How about that sentiment? It's from a set of 4 cute stamps and you can get it FREE from the Sale-a-Bration offer this year!   I know exactly who I want to give this card to and when I'm going to give it!!


Hardwood background stamp in clear mount: 133035 £12.95
Pansy Punch: 130698 £14.25
Petite Petals Punch: 133322 £11.50
White Craft Ink: 101731 £6.95
total: £45.65  ..... Sale-a-Bration See Ya Later stamp set £FREEEE!

This next card is quite a simple layout but has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. One of the first tricks is the stamp set I used - You're Lovely, was totally FREE from the Sale-a-Bration offer.  I stamped the main image twice and then decoupaged the flowers to give it some added dimension.  This stamp set is a great addition to your kit as it co-ordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, as you can see I used the slightly larger framelit to create a layer.  Once I'd assembled the labels layers I punched a tiny hole and this allowed me to thread the bakers twine through before tying in a knot.  What about that lovely spotty background... it's an embossing folder that is FREE from the Sale-a-Bration offer... wow! so much to choose from (I didn't even mention that the chunky bakers twine is also a SAB offer and comes in a pack of 3 colours with some printed cork stickers did I?).  I used Summer Starfruit and Soft Suede here but I also made this layout using Baked Brown Sugar as the base and Crisp Cantaloup as the accent..
Deco Labels Collection Framelits (set of 4): 130102 £20.95
Cardstock & Pad Kit (2013 -2014 in colours collection, 20 sheets + 5 ink pads): 131293 £27.95
total: £48.90.... One SAB item FREEE!  choose from You're Lovely stamp set (set of 5), Sweet Sorbet accessory pack (3 chunky bakers twine + printed cork stickers), Decorative Dots embossing folder.

 My final project for this class is a scrummy decorated gift box.  For this one I used the new Spiral Flower Originals Die from the Spring/Summer catalogue to make those wonderful 3D flowers, I just can't get enough of these flowers and I'm making them out of all kinds of different materials.  These are made out of regular cardstock and I could cut 3 layers at a time easily.  As this is a Bigz die it will cut fabric, thicker card and even thin aluminium (from drinks cans!).  Here I've teamed up Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloup and Calypso Coral as my three colours.  I used a piece of the Sweet Sorbet designer series paper (from Sale-a-Bration offer) for a belly band on the box, a doily gives it a pretty layer and I finished off those flowers with an adhesive pearl, I made a quick tag using the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch from the Spring/Summer catalogue... now what shall I put in the box?

Spiral Flower Originals Die: 129379 £15.95
Scalloped Tag Topper punch: 133324 £20.95
Tea Lace Paper Doillies: 129399 £2.75 (pack of 24)
Kraft Gift boxes: 124106 £2.75 (pack of 4)
Pearl basic jewels: 119247 £4.50 (150 in total in 3 sizes)
total: £46.90
Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper: 133521 £FREEEE!  12 sheeets, 30.5cm x 30.5cm

Friday, 4 October 2013

Build up a background

I just thought I'd share with you what I demonstrated at my last class.  The theme for the class was all about building a background with stamping, no DSP required!
Here is the first card and I think it was the favourite of all the ladies who attended!  I used Morning Meadow stamp set which is just so lovely - it's a hostess set which you can buy when you qualify for hostess pounds.  It was really quite easy to build this background; firstly I made a window using one of the label framelits, I used this to mask the white layer which allowed me to use the script stampin' wheel with 'soft sky' ink. next I stamped those beautiful sprigs in 'pistachio pudding' - so now I have my stamped up background.  Next I stamped a pansy in 'strawberry slush' (I adore this shade of pink!), punched it out using the matching pansy punch and to give it a bit of sparkle I used a few dots of 2-way glue and sprinkled it with glitter - cute!  The finishing touch, of course, was to add a sentiment.
We also made a matching gift tag using the chalk talk framelits and that lovely denim ribbon - I've been looking at it in the catalogue for ages but only just got it!  Such a simple thing to make and easy to attach to a gift bag.

 The next card we made had a much more vintage look and for this one we used one of my very favourite stamp sets; Papaya Collage.  We started by using another stampin' wheel and this time it was the Very Vintage wheel on the jumbo handle which we inked with Smoky Slate and wheeled it across a layer of Old Olive.  We built up a collage of stamped images on a square of whisper white - first we stamped a square of smoky slate using just an acrylic block which we stamped off onto grid paper then on to the layer.  The bird was stamped in Elegant Eggplant, the butterflies stamped in Pool Party (off onto grid then on to the layer) and the scroll was stamped in Wisteria Wonder.  To finish off the vintage look we splattered the whole layer using an aqua painter and ink. What do you think of that gorgeous Delicate Details Lace Tape?  I totally love it!! It's so easy to use and it's re-positionable, so nice.  Did you spot the rhinestone used on a candy dot brad base? I'm loving this system.

For our final card it was a more modern crisp look and out came my Mosaic Madness stamp set once more - I can honestly say that I wasn't too keen on this set at first...I'm totally hooked on it now, it's so useful!  I also dipped into another set to build the background - Summer Silhouettes gave me that lovely quatrefancy block.  To build the background we inked up the stamp in Old Olive and stamped at the bottom of the whisper white layer, we then repeated without re-inking right up to the top... now this stamp isn't long enough to reach right across the layer so we just repeated the process off to the right, you can't see the join because of the Old Olive layer!
I hope you've enjoyed my background building class, just a way of demonstrating how to get a lot from your stamps!