Tuesday 22 February 2011

Kellie’s Scallop Birthday

This morning, I'm tapping happily away in the relative calm of my stamping area, to get away from the noisy organised chaos of our kitchen/family room where our new kitchen cupboards are being installed. It's all going pretty well except for our new family room floor, where we found a damp spot that needs to dry out before we can lay the beautiful new timber. Unfortunately, this means that I probably won't be able to start my classes again until at the end of March at this stage, but trying to be patient with it all & look forward to our lovely new look. Anyhow, I'm sure you didn't come to hear about my renovations, so please say hello to today's card instead, which I made this for my dear & fabulous friend Kellie's birthday, which was on Feb 8th.
As you can see, I'm still a bit obsessed with the new scallop square die from the Summer Mini & writing this now I realise that just about everything else I've used is from the Summer Mini too. The tree is from the 'Love Defined' set, cute birdie & flower stamps are from 'Itty Bitty Bits' (& punched with one of the co-ordinating 'Itty Bitty Shapes' punches) & the greeting is from the appropriately named 'Fabulous Phrases' set (which combines my love of stamps & gorgeous fonts). Of course, I had to add some pearls to finish it off.
Here's a close up of the images, so you can see them better.
The tree was inked with espresso, regal rose & razzleberry markers, the birdie & flowers with razzleberry ink, & the greeting was inked in regal rose & espresso markers. Oh & the razzleberry spotty paper is from the Brights collection Patterns stack. Finally, here's the inside, where I repeated some of the elements from the front.
Before I forget, if you want to make the card base with the scallop square die, just fold your piece of card & place it in the die, so that it the fold won't get cut. Then, attach a whole scallop square to the front to hide the side without scallops.
I was really happy with how this card turned out & hope Kellie really liked it too, despite it going for a bit of a holiday in the mail before getting to her. I'd love you to leave a comment if you like what you see, or just to say hello. Until, next time, Thanks again for visiting & being patient with my slow posting during our renovation.
Inky wishes from Di

PS: Don't forget that items in the Summer Mini are only available until March 31, as are all the gorgeous free Sale-a-bration sets. I can place orders anytime. Also, even though my home classes are not happening just now, I can still come to your place to run a workshop or class, so you can take advantage of all the extra Sale-a-bration benefits. Just call or e-mail me if you'd like more information.

PPS: Most products listed have links to their catalogue page, so you can see the whole set or item. Just click on the name.

Supplies (All Stampin'Up!)
Stamps: Love Defined, Fabulous Phrases, Itty Bitty Bits
Card/paper: Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Brights collection Patterns stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write® markers, razzleberry ink pad
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic pearls,
Tools: Big Shot, scallop square die

Thursday 10 February 2011

Sunny square scallop easel

Hellllllllooo again. I have another easel card to show you today – this time a square scallop version I made for my lovely friend & SU team member Leesa.
Inspiration for the layout came from the fab Keesh's Inkspirations Challenge 55 sketch, as it was perfect for the scallop square I had in mind. I couldn't post it here while the challenge was live though, as I hadn't given the card to Leesa yet. Anyhoo, here's Keesh's sketch:
& here you can see the front in more detail:
The scallop square I used for the easel is the new clear die from the Summer Mini. For the front, I punched 1¼ inch squares from Sunny Garden DSP to make a patchwork base, then, added a punched birthday greeting from the 'Punch Bunch' free SAB set (loving this stamp – it's getting a real work-out) & a cute little owlie & cage from 'Aviary'. For the base, I fussy cut some more Sunny garden DSP & added a greeting from the beautiful 'Heard from the Heart' set. Some little pearls just finish it off (I'm obsessed with these at the moment).
Anyway, no time to stay & chat. We'll have no kitchen from tomorrow & I still have lots of little things to finish before then. Hope you have a lovely weekend when it comes. If you have any questions, just drop me a line.
Inky wishes, Di
Stamps: Aviary (Summer Mini) Punch Bunch (SAB), Heard from the Heart (IB&C)
Card/paper: peach parfait, pear pizzazz, poppy parade, Sunny Garden DSP
Ink: poppy parade, pear pizzazz
Accessories: 1/8 inch pear & daffodil delight taffeta ribbons, basic pearls
Tools: Big Shot, square scallop die, square scallop punch, 1¼ inch square punch