Quick and Easy card Using Happy Watercolour Stamps

 Where does the time get to? It’s over a week since I last posted!

This card is one you really can make in a hurry or have a batch of them on hand for any occasions that crop up unexpectedly.

I briefly toyed with the idea of using this as a swap at the upcoming 2014 Stampin’Up! Convention here in Melbourne but I have come up with another sample that takes a lot longer to put together!

The stamp set is Happy Watercolour and I really do hope to see it continuing to be available when the next annual catalogue comes out here in Australia in July. You can see it currently in the Occasions catalogue page 22.

The sentiment comes from another lovely floral stamp set in the same catalogue- Peaceful Petals.

Ink and card are – Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive. Image and words are inked in Early Espresso.

A small bow using Early Espresso Bakers Twine finishes it all off.

Easter Egg Holder

Here is a cute project for Easter. One of my downline ( Thanks Simone! ) found these on FaceBook posted by Arlene Stokes, and shared it with her team.

They are so cute and very easy to create. This was my shoebox project at my Team Day last weekend.

Here is how you make one –

Cardstock  8″ x 2″.
Punch both short ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch,
Score the strip at 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. 
With the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder position it between the top and the score line on one of the side, Run through the Big Shot to emboss. Repeat the same step on the other side. I found this was needed to fit the size of the eggs I was using.
Using the  Large Oval Punch centre it over the embossed oval and punch out the oval. 
To decorate I used the Petite Petal punch and matched the card stock colour to a matching paper stack colour. The flower centre was made using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. A rhinestone to the middle added a touch of bling!
Finally a few leaves using the Bird Builder punch and a ribbon bow.

I hope you have some Easter fun making these.


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April Class – Tag Topper Punch Fun fold Cards

Here is my first sample to show what you will be making in my April Technique Classes this month. You will make 3 fun fold cards using the terrific new tag topper punches from Stampin’Up! that are available in the current Occasions catalogue.

If you would like to come along and learn how to use these punches for so much more than creating lovely decorative tags, then this class is for you.

Class fee – $20 includes instructions and all materials for 3 cards

Dates – Thursday April 24 7.30pm
             Saturday April 26 1.30pm

Email me at jannic@bigpond.com to book your place.

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