Showing posts with label blossom punch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blossom 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).

Monday, 22 July 2013

A special card for a special lady!

My lovely sister-in-law Susan will be celebrating her 60th birthday on Wednesday this week.  I've been putting the finishing touches to her card this afternoon and I thought I'd share it with you.  It's a 'cascade' fold card and I decided to use the fabulous Mixed Bunch stamp set - I totally love this set because of the size of the largest flower and the fact that there is a matching punch!  The single cascade fold is one of my favourite fancy folds as it's easy to achieve but looks really impressive.  It's even easier when you use a Stampin' Up simply scored scoring board and trimmer! ;-)

Susan loves all things purple so I used 'Perfect Plum' as the base card colour and then wanted to make the card pack a punch with summer colours so I stamped the flowers in 'Wisteria Wonder', 'Calypso Coral' and 'Melon Mambo'.  The green accents were added by punching out leaves using the two step bird punch and some 'Old Olive' card stock.

Now, what do you think of the 'floating' glittery 60?  I achieved this by using some cellophane strips which just happened to be on my desk as a piece of waste from the Delicate Details Lace Tape which I used to trim the bottom of the card.  This tape comes on a small roll and is backed onto a cello strip which works perfectly to make things fly off a card - I can't wait to have a play with some bees I've been thinking about!!

Here is a close-up of the numbers and you can hardly see the cello but those numbers really dance and stand out.

I worked hard on layering the flowers to make the card really look like a mixed bunch just as the stamp set describes it, I think I achieved it!  The finishing touches came from a few rhinestones and by stamping the 'Happiest Birthday' sentiment (which comes from Apothecary Art stamp set) in white craft ink and I added some sparkle by using some dazzling diamonds glitter after using heat and stick powder.

We'll be celebrating her special birthday on Sunday when we're having a party at our new home for her and our family.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pots of colour

I want to showcase the Twitterpated designer series papers before the summer mini catalogue ends this month. These have been my favourite papers, I love them!  So here is my pot of love for Twitterpated! Each flower is double sided to show that the papers are too.