Hi & welcome to colour me happy. I'm Di & I live in Sydney, Australia with my darling hubby Damien, big girl Cara & 2 sooky pups. I love sharing my love of papercraft here & as a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. Hope you enjoy this little peek at my creations. For more info, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Somehow I missed sharing one of the thinlits flip cards from my November class, so here it is with my fave Flower Shop flowers adding lots of pretty. Hope you like!
This card is an extended version of the flip card, as it has a folded panel on the right side of the card to give extra room to decorate or write a bigger message. You can see it better in this pic (with the rich razzleberry spot paper). Did you see? - the curled top flower slightly overlaps the flip
panel to help keep the card closed but doesn't stop it opening. Don't
you love a happy accident :-)
Make an extended flip card
It's really easy - make your base piece of card the same width as a regular card (21cm), but make the height a smidge shorter than the die height (13.8cm). Then, place the card piece in the thinlits card die, so that it cuts the shaped flip section, but leave the right edge over the top of the die so it doesn't get cut by the die. This a pic of the inside shows the matching inside sentiment & extended panel (with white card). If you'd like more info on how to make the extended version, just leave a comment.
Here's one more pic showing the folding panel before it flips. The co-ordinated sentiments from 'Remembering Your Birthday' are perfect for flip cards...or anytime you want to carry a theme through to the inside of a card
I really liked how this turned out - very clean & simple, but pretty thanks to the gorgeous flower stamp & happy strawberry slush & rich razzleberry colours... & did you notice the washi tape adding some extra detail down the front left side & on the white panel.
Want to see more flips - You'll see this class Christmas version & more flip cards here in case you missed them:-)
That's it for me today. Thanks for visiting & remember to add a comment to say hi. I love hearing from you all. Back soon with another fun flip card.
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies Stamps: Flower Shop, Remembering Your Birthday Card/Paper: strawberry slush, pistachip pudding, whisper white card, brights DSP stack - Rich Razzleberry spot Ink: rich razzleberry, strawberry slush ink pad Accessories: Gingham Garden washi tape Tools: Big Shot, Labels Thinlits card die, Pansy Punch (punchbundled with Flower Shop stamp)
A very quick post today to share a birthday card using the Sketched Birthday stamp set. I wasn't going to share it as it has a couple of retired goodies in it, but an idea is an idea, right? :-)
While typing, I realise it has the same colour combo as this card I shared on Wednesday. I told you I was obsessed! I stamped the cake in soft suede to give a softer look & coloured it with markers. I love the happy birthday sentiment in this set & have used it on lots of projects.
Anyway, that's all for me for now - told you this was a quick post. I'll be back soon with another project. Thanks for visiting.
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies Stamps: Sketched Birthday Card/Paper: pool party, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, whisper white card (Patterns DSP - calypso coral -retired), glimmer paper Ink: soft suede & pool party ink pads, soft sky, pool party, calypso coral, so saffron markers Accessories: basic rhinestones, pool party ruffled ribbon (retired), shimmer spray made with champagne mist shimmer paint Tools: Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners framelits corner rounder punches (retired & current)
Today's card probably started my ongoing colour love affair with pool party, crisp cantaloupe, calyspo coral (with sometime preferred partner, crumb cake) . I also remember being in a bit of a creative rut in xxx (month hidden to protect the slack blogger :-)), then feeling so much better when this card came together.
It's got a number of different elements & techniques that may not be obvious at first glance.
* the butterfly (Backyard Basics) is coloured with ink pads & a blender pen. I used the same technique with this card.
* the crumb cake & coral hexagon pieces are washi tape, so they give a little extra interest & shine to the card (both from the Epic Day This & That pack).
* all shapes are cut with framelit dies - no hand cutting for me!
Overall, it's a pretty simple card, but I liked how it came together. Hope you do too. Anyway, it's time for me to flutter away for now, so sending inky wishes to you until next time.
Supplies Stamps: Backyard Basics (butterfly), Chalk Talk (tag), Sketched Birthday (sentiment) Card/Paper: pool party, whisper white, crisp cantaloupe card Ink: calypso coral, pool party, crisp cantaloupe & soft sky ink pads Accessories: basic pearls, Epic Day This & That Washi Tape Tools: Big Shot, Framelit die sets - Backyard Basics, Chalk Talk, Itty Bitty Banners; honeycomb embossing folder
I'm going back in time today to the Father's Day card made for my darling hubby in September. This was my first outing with the Tape It stamp set, which is a stamp version of the ever popular washi tape craze. I think the tape look works well for a masculine card.
The colours are midnight muse, pool party & wild wasabi - do you like? If the sentiment panel looks vaguely familar, it's similar to this Father's Day card we made in class. I added a raised 'love you' stamp & a silver button with denim fabric ribbon to add more texture & interest. These particular buttons aren't available now, but there's a very similar alternative.
I carried the stamping to the inside too. I wanted space to write my own message, so I didn't stamp a sentiment.
It's a very simple layout & the stamping adds most of the detail. I think Damien really liked it, so all good there. By the way, I think the finished card front was 14 x 14cm (approx 5 1/2inches). Before I go, I have to share Cara's Father's Day card too. She had disappeared into my stamp room & came out with her finished card - using almost the same colours as me. What a pair :-)
I hope this gives you some inspiration for those sometimes tricky masculine cards. Back soon with more projects. Thanks for visiting colour me happy :-)
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies Stamps: Tape It, Delightful Dozen (fathers day), Itty Bitty Banners (love you) Card: midnight muse, pool party, wild wasabi, whisper white card Ink: midnight muse, wild wasabi, pool party ink pads, wild wasabi marker Accessories: denim ribbon, silver buttons, mini brads Tools: hexagon punch (flag ends), Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banner dies
I've just reinstalled Photoshop, so am back in my happy photo place, with lots of unblogged & new projects to share with you as time permits. Many cards are long given to their recipient, so bear with me if I'm a bit hazy on details.
Today I'm sharing a few hexagon projects using the Six Sided Sampler stamp set, which I think should have been called Happy Hexagons, as there's something I just LOVE about hexagons. This set was one of my 'must have nows' from the annual catty & not just because it has a matching punch (eeee!). Anyway, I digress, lets get to the looking...
First up, I made this card for my dear friend Kim's birthday back in October & it's my fave using this set so far. I like organic-random layout of the hexagons & the colours.
You can see how I've popped some of the hexagons & layered the sentiment under them in the pic below. Doesn't the birthday sentiment from Label Love work really well with hexagons too?
I carried the hexagons onto the inside too. Here's a close-up shot. I think this could work as a simple card front too. Excuse the badly lit pic.
I also made a little gift bag to match the card.
Card 2 was much quicker to make, but I really liked the layout. I used the same colours as the first card, but in different amounts. Doesn't it look different?
Here's a close up of the detail.
Here's a final one I made for my amazing friend Sam. This card really doesn't do her justice, as it's quite simple, but I hope it conveyed in a small way how awesome I think she is.
So how's that? - 4 projects in one post. I hope you've enjoyed this little sample. Thanks for visiting & for hanging in there will my irregular posting. Until next time, sending you some inky wishes.
Did you know? - You'll save 15% when you order the Six Sided Sampler stamp set & hexagon punch is available as a discounted bundle. Bargain!
See them in my store: Six Sided Bundle - clear or wood
Supplies Card 1 & matching bag Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Label Love Card/Paper: Pool Party, whisper white card, Patterns DSP (retired) Ink: pool party, calypso coral, strawberry slush ink pads & markers Accessories: basic rhinestones, in-colour Boutique Details, ruffled ribbon (coastal cabana) Tools: hexagon punch
Card 2 Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Label Love Card/Paper: calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, whisper white card Ink: pool party, calypso coral, strawberry slush, smoky slate ink pads & markers Accessories: basic pearls, ruffled ribbon (coastal cabana) Tools: hexagon punch, itty bitty punch pack (flower), Big Shot, honeycomb embossing folder Card 3 Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Feelgoods Card/Paper: coastal cabana, pool party, strawberry slush, whisper white card Ink: pool party, calypso coral, strawberry slush ink pads & markers Accessories: basic rhinestones, in-colour Boutique Details Tools: hexagon punch, itty bitty punch pack (flower), Big Shot, honeycomb embossing folder
The kit contains everything
you need (minus scissors) to create 20 different note sized cards - all designed for you & just $34.95 (plus s&h). Excellent for when you need cards in a hurry, for anyone who's just getting started with cardmaking & would make a great gift too. Here's what you can make with the kit.
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes: * Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards * Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments * Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block * Stampin Dimensionals * Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads) * Full-color instructional brochure
Just popping in quickly to share the good news that selected Christmas goodies from the Holiday Catalogue are still available to order. I'm so happy that lots of my fave sets are still available, so hope yours are too. All items can be ordered directly from me or from my Stampin' Up! online store. Remember every $90 order earns you a Sale-a-bration freebie until 31 March too! See & save the Christmas Carryover List
Here's what's available:
Stop Press! SU have let us know today that the fabulous gift bow die is also still available too. Item no: 129977 $55.95. See it here in my store.
My regular customers should have received their catalogue by now. If you'd like a paper copy & don't have a regular Demonstrator, just e-mail me & I'll be happy to send you a free copy.
Finally, if you missed my Occasions sneak peek project, you can see it here. I think it's been a very popular one since it's been pinned to Pinterest over 2000 times so far. I'll be sharing more projects on my blog as I get to play with my new goodies.
Until next time, bye for now.
Sale-a-brate good times indeed! We all love freebies & Sale-a-bration always has the best. Click on the pretty pic below to see & download the catalogue to your computer, i-gadget or tablet. If you'd prefer a paper version, just e-mail me for a free copy.
Open up the catalogue & you'll find everything you need to know...
You'll find 13 SAB gifts on pages 10 to 17 with our usual brilliant co-ordination. These include stamp sets, paper, accessories, punch, embossing folder, card, banner & gift kits, and digi kits. You'll earn 1 freebie for every $90 you spend (excl s&h). The trickiest thing will be choosing a favourite. Which brings me to...
Stampin' Up! have put together great product bundles on pages 4 to 9 to make fun, quick projects (see them here in my store). Each bundle you buy will earn you a SAB freebie. Of course, if any current catalogue item you buy contributes to your SAB spend, so if you have a wishlist, just shop with me online or direcly by phone or e-mail! Still want more?...
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Party with me during Sale-a-bration & you can earn lots more freebies - $50 extrance your party sales get to $500. Parties can be in person if you're local to me or online - you & your stampy friends order online with a special code & the host gets the freebie....or you can all share them. Contact me to find out more.
To help me reach a major goal, my hostesses can earn even more rewards if they party by 22 Feb. All the info you need is in my January newsletter. If you're interested in learning more & don't already have a regular Demonstrator, please contact me for more info, or to join my my mailing list.
There's one final perk to Sale-a-brate & it's the one that keeps giving. You can join Stampin' Up! during Sale-bration & get even more in your starter kit. To be exact, you'll get to choose $255 of Stampin' Up! goodies for just $169...& that's just the start of the perks. So, if you've ever thought "I wonder if....", then contact me for more some more info.
After I posted the first Christmas gift packaging class project - a Festive Flurry snowflake in a box just before Christmas, the remaining class projects got lost in my post Christmas chill-out. I'm sharing them now otherwise they'll probably never see the light of day (or blog). While they're obviously Christmas themed, they could be easily changed for another occasion. Project two was this large gift box made with the fabulous Envelope Punch Board....& a fabulous bow made with our bow die (Holiday Catalogue).
The basic box was based on this fantastic video tutorial by Tanya Bell. I just needed to add the decoration. Why mess with a great idea - thanks heaps Tanya! Here's a quick summary of the general instructions to make this box. Once you've made a couple, you won't need them & will be making all sorts of sizes. Note: It's likely the gorgeous bow die, Merry Little Christmas stamp & DSP used here WON'T be available after 31 January when the Holiday Catalogue ends, so please order them before then if you'd like them :-)
Basic Box Instructions
Cut card/paper Size: 12 x 12 inch sheet (30.5 x 30.5cm)
Finished box size: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches (13 x 13 x 7cm)
1.Score & punch card at 4 inches on all
4 sides (using score line ruler), then turn over card & score & punch
again at 4 inches. (blue lines in diagram). Normally you wouldn't need to turn-over the card like this, but this box needs a longer score than can be done in one step.
2.Line up each score line with score guide
(not ruler) & score/punch another score line on each side (green lines in diagram).
3.Cut lines to form box tabs (shown in diagram).
4.Fold in box sides & adhere, then box
bottom. Top flap folds inside box.
This diagram shows the cut line (red) & score lines (green & blue) - click on pic for larger version.
Thanks for visiting & let me know if you have any questions about the box instructions or anything else. I have to take a break now, so I'll share the final class project next post. Inky wishes, Di
Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Card/Paper: 12x12 crumb cake card, gumball green cherry cobbler & whisper white card, Season of Style DSP
Ink: cherry cobbler ink pad
Tools: Envelope Punch Board, 2-1/2 inch circle punch or circles #2 die)
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