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Stampin Up Petite Petals


PaperPlayers want CAS monochrome cards this week.




The sunshine's back :)

Last day of school (and work) tomorrow ...

Yippee !!

SU card: Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana
SU stamps: Petite Petals, Pictogram
SU punch: Petite Petals, Itty Bitty
SU other: Simply scored


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Using the FabFriday colour combo and AddictedToCAS has the theme "celebration".


An anniversary card using the cheerful sentiment from the Happy Day set as I don't have an actual "Happy Anniversary" sentiment!! Have to remedy that ...

Happy Sunday!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Strawberry Dlush, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
SU stamps: Banner Blast, Happy Day
SU punch: Banner
SU other: Simply Scored




Happy 20 July!


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Stampin Up Swallowtail
CrazyForCAS want butterflies.

The Swallowtail stamp is excellent for a quick and easy card. A large but very detailed stamp that makes such an impact! A simple case of matting on co-ordinated card stock and a bit of bling!

Happy Sunday - the sun is trying to squeeze through the clouds ... I hope it makes it!

SU card: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
SU ink: Strawberry Slush
SU stamps: Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri





Happy 6 July!


Stampin Up Swallowtail

KeepItSimple wants turquoise and CrazyForCAS want butterflies.


To get the muted watercolour effect, I first inked up the stamp in pale Pink Pirouette. I then added different turquoise areas with marker pens. Finally a quick light spritz of water before stamping. I do mean light misting unless you want a completely smudged effect ;)

The small banner die is from the Thinlits circle die set.

Happy weekend!

SU card: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
SU ink: pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
SU stamps: Swallowtail, Hip Hip Hooray
SU other: Thinlits Circle Die



Happy 5 July!



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Happy 3 July!


PapertakeWeekly has "anything goes".
I got the idea for the box from Arielle Gordon. I tweaked her dimensions a little though as I couldn't get my top & bottom to fit the acetate.

If you want to have a go:

2 pieces of double sided patterned paper 4" square

Piece acetate 3 1/2" x 9"

12" ribbon

- Score the patterned paper on each side at 7/8" then fold & glue to make the box top and bottom

- Score the acetate (landscape ways) at 2 2/8, 4 4/8, 6 6/8, 9

- Use extra strong double sided tape to glue the overlap edge of acetate

- Glue the acetate inside the patterned paper bottom

- Punch a hole on 2 opposite sides of the paper top

- Slide the top onto the acetate, mark the location of the holes on the acetate with permanent marker

- Punch the holes in the acetate

- Thread the ribbon through the top & acetate & knot inside the acetate so the ribbon stays put.

And le voila (as the French say)


Happy Wednesday - halfway through the week now :)


SU card: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
SU ink: Calypso Coral
SU stamps: Petite Petals
SU punch: Petite Petals, Pansy
SU other: acetate,Simply scored



Happy 2 July!



Yes half the year has gone already <eek>

Tis 1 July and the new Stampin Up catalogue is now live. Click here if you'd like to take a look :)



Happy 1 July!