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Friday, 20 September 2013

A Sketchy Sketch Birthday Card!

I seriously can't believe I have not used this stamp set before today!  I have avoided it as it is what I call "Too Scritchy Scratchy" or in normal words it is a sketched style of stamp.  I had a left over (we call them rejects here) piece of water coloured cake from my last gift card & thought...what the hell lets try & use it.

I have always wanted to join in a Sketch challenge & figured why not have a crack at the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 59.  (Seriously can I say Sketch one more time?...I think I might.)  So for my 1st ever challenge entry I chose some bright & fun colours with the Birthday Basics DSP.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card! I turned the sketch on it's side for something different because that's how I roll ;)   



 You can see I used the Petite Curly Label punch & layered them on the 1" Square punch.  That is the 1st time I have used that punch since Sale-A-Bration so go me for using it again!

Sketched Birthday Inside

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched (130426)
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple (127545), Very Vanilla (106550), Bermuda Bay (131286), Gumball Green (127543), Summer Starfruit (127542), Water Colour Paper (122959),  Birthday Basics DSP (130145)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (131171), Blushing Bride (131172), Summer Starfruit (126991), Raspberry Ripple (126859), So Saffron Marker (131263).
Cool Tools: Circle Collection Framelits(130911), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), new Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (131206), 1" Square Punch (124094), Petite Curly Label Punch (129405), Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335), Bigshot (113439), Dimensionals (104430).   

Thanks For Looking,

TRICIA  


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Stampin' Up! Quick Pop n' Cuts Gift Card Holder


My daughter has a birthday party to attend today & I almost forgot to make a card!  I decided to buy her friend a gift card as that is what they all seem to want these days.  I often make gift card holders, particularly around Christmas.  Here is a quick gift card holder using the Pop n' Cuts Die that is easily adaptable to any occasion.  I love that the Pop n' Cuts Die cuts the little slits in the corners so it fastens itself.

I cut the base card card in Raspberry Ripple in the bigshot using just the base of the Pop n' Cuts die (no inserts) & scored it at 1", 3 1/2" & 8" on my trusty Simply Scored Scoring Tool .  I then added Birthday Basics DSP & Bermuda Bay Ribbon.  Nice & Quick & just in time! I stamped the cupcake from the Sketched Birthday stamp set twice - once on Very Vanilla & once on Bermuda Bay.  The vanilla one was punched out using a 1 1/4 " Circle Punch & popped up on dimensionals.


Pop n' Cuts Gift Card Holder Closed

Pop n' Cuts Gift 

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched (130426)
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple (127545), Very Vanilla (106550), Bermuda Bay (131286), Birthday Basics DSP ( 130145)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (131171), Blushing Bride Marker (131265)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch (119854), new Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (131206), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122344), Bigshot (113439), Card Base Pop n' Cuts (130099), Sticky Strip(104294), Dazzling Details (124114), Dimensionals (104430).   

Thanks For Looking,

TRICIA  

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Just Released - Single Christmas Stamps!

This morning, Stampin' Up! have realised a second series of single stamps!  Woohoo! These brand new never-before-seen SINGLE Christmas stamps are now available & starting at $9.95 a stamp, this is a cheap way to start those Christmas cards and/or gift tags!  




Contact me to order one or all of these Christmas stamps or order directly through my online store at http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4005855 

** I am planning on ordering some of these this week, so if you want to add your order to mine we can combine postage & save $$.


Thanks For Looking,

TRICIA  

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A New Take On An Old Wedding Card


My son's kindergarten teacher is getting married this weekend & he wanted me to make her a card to wish her well.   I knew exactly what I was going to make.  I saw a card in the 2012-2013 annual catalogue & have wanted to case it for ages. My friend Bron has made this card & I was inspired by her version to make my own.  Stampin' Up have so many great ideas in their catalogues so dont EVER throw away an old one.  The ideas are gold in these catalogues!

To Annie & Allan who are getting married on the 7th September - Congratulations & Best Wishes from us!

I have used a few new products for this card, including the silver Encore stamp pad, smokey slate cardstock & the new Brights DSP stack.


Wedding card 

Stamp Sets:  Love & Laughter (125477)
Paper:  Smokey Slate (131291), Basic Gray(121689), Brights (Daffodil Delight) DSP stack 130134), Silver Glimmer Paper(124005)
Ink:  Encore Metallic Silver Ink Pad (132142), Basic Gray(126981)
Cool Tools: Owl Builder Punch (small heart 1118074), Small Heart Punch(117192), Corner Rounder Punch(119871), Dimensionals(104430).

Thanks For Looking,

TRICIA  

Monday, 2 September 2013

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop Posy Class



How cute is that vase of paper flowers on page 95 of the annual catalogue.   You know.... this one ;)


I am running a class on Sunday 29th September where you can make your very own vase of these exact same flowers.  It costs $15 & includes a milk bottle vase & 8 flowers.  You can add whichever sentiment you want to the front to suit any occasion you prefer.  Bookings are essential as I only have 5 places left.
Email me - thespeckledsparrow@bigpond.com or phone 0411113530 to book your place.


Thanks For Looking,

TRICIA