Monday, April 26, 2010


Tim Holtz is amazing.  check out these cool tags.   You can watch him making them on his blog
Girls I have a box of 1000 tags for us to alter so it will be a fun 

These are christmas themed but the principles are the same, we can make some real cool tags, quick, easy and able to be used in paper bag albums and other projects

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Latest paper bag purse. .  They are so easy. Creamy caramel cardstock which complimented so well with the kraft paper bag inside.
The 3 in 1 bird punch is SO cool.  The curly label punch closure, this is like a mini top note.

Every so easy and a great gift presentation idea.

Scallops, layers, dimensionals, all add effective embellishments.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Here are the cool swaps I brought home from craft day with my friends and family.
They are SO clever, and a huge variation in style. The theme was "french" so cool.
Ooh! I just love them, can't decide my most ultimate fav.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The long awaited addition to the Stampin' Up!Ⓡ range is now available.   It die cuts boxes, labels, alphabet letters, embosses, and you can watch a demonstration of it on "youtube".  Type in Big Shot Die Cutting Machine demo.    You can also use dies from cuttle bug on the big shot.   It is robust and you will love the results.   Several items on this blog\ were made using this amazing machine.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This is tonights project which I made up a sample for my next class.   Made from A4 sheet of cardstock in this case lovely lilac.  Used the new vintage vogue stamp set which is fabulous. Basic grey stamp pad and lovely lilac marker pen.  Very easy to make and takes an A6 writing pad and small envelopes.  Could also put a pen in the centre fold.
Velcro forms the closure and it makes a very useful gift idea.  

Friday, April 9, 2010


ATC cards are cool as they can be modern, bright, vintage or anything in between.  Here I used tissue paper and stamped it with the background Stampin' Up!Ⓡ stamp called Gratuitous which is gorgeous.  Glued to the card, it gives nice texture (a faux linen look).  The edges were sponged with classic black. 

Monday, April 5, 2010


This was made with small wage envelopes, covered with desginer papers.   Could even use it for ATC cards.  Our next craft class we are swapping ATC cards, so I have made 7 cards, and will end up with 6 new ones.   The theme is french.  I used raspberry tart designer paper and old olive cardstock.  The front and back covers are coasters, which gives it a nice firm binding, held together with craft rings.  Check the faux buckle a square paper clip & faux stitching.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Well normally this black frame would be discarded, but the top note which I cut from the card I used on a project and decided to insert white card inside this frame and make another card.  This ribbon rose is a cool idea we got from Stampin' Up!Ⓡ so this is my dramatic birthday card.  I love strong colours. I put another from the "Lovely as a tree" stamp set on the back.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Simply wrapped a handmade soap ball (you could use a Terry's orange) in green tissue, and made some leaves from cardstock through the crimper and the butterfly was stamped with markers "all in a flutter" from the new Autumn Mini catalogue.   You can so easily using Stampin' Up!Ⓡ materials turn an ordinary gift into something extraordinary.  Have fun.  


This bag is really easy, it uses a standard block bottom paper bag and half an sheet of Not quite navy cardstock, bella bleu designer paper, with new bird on a branch punch (from the new Autumn Mini Catalogue)  

To make the handle stand up glue the vanilla grosgrain ribbon to strip vanilla cardstock, otherwise the handle flops.