Thursday, 25 April 2019

Chase Your Dreams | Shaker Card

Today I have a fun shaker card to share and hopefully inspire you, that doesn't require any stamps or inks.

It has been nearly 3 years since I made my first ever shaker card for my youngest son's 4th birthday, and I've been meaning to make another shaker card for ages and the latest Stamp Ink Paper Shaker Card Challenge #196 was the push I needed to give it a go again.

I needed a little extra help with my card, so my layout was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #186 and I just loved the April Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge colour palette.









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Using the Layering Squares Framelits, I cut out a Coastal Cabana frame, as well as a Window Sheet/clear plastic square.

(Tip: I like to keep the clear plastic that comes with some packaged products - these are perfect to use for shaker cards if you like to reuse and recycle or if you don't have any Window Sheets lying around).

The Chase Your Dreams Framelits were used to cut out the Highland Heather dream catcher and the Melon Mambo "dream". The Coastal Cabana lace like trim was cut using the lace die from the Doily Builder Thinlits (which I needed to shorten a little).

All these pieces were glued together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Once dry, I placed a some Foam Adhesive Strips on the underside in a complete square (Tip: make sure there are no gaps or you might loose some of your shaker bits).

My little heart shaker pieces were cut using the row of hearts die from the Everyday Jars Framelits, in Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo & Very Vanilla.

To help me put the card together without loosing all the little hearts and being able to centre my shaker on the cardbase, I cut a square of Very Vanilla cardstock that was adhered to the back of the shaker to close it up, by attaching it to the sticky part of the Foam Adhesive Strips. This was then attached to my Very Vanilla Thick card base using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue.




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Layering Squares Framelits (141708)

Chase Your Dreams Framelits (146826)*

Doily Builder Thinlits (148553)*

Everyday Jars Framelits (141490)*

Window Sheets - Clear (142314)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot*, Magnetic Platform*, Scissors/Paper Snips

* = Products retiring 3rd June 2019 (Available while stocks last)


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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Dear Doily Bundle | Just For You Card

Today I have a pretty card card using the Dear Doily Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, paired with one of my favourite sheets from the Nature's Poem DSP pack.

My layout was inspired by the latest Inspire Create Sketch Challenge #041






This was a pretty quick and easy card.... once I'd decided on my final layout that is :), and only uses 2 main colours: Blackberry Bliss & Petal Pink (I did sneak in a little Powder Pink with my ribbon).

I layered a piece of Nature's Poem DSP on my Petal Pink card base. Then added a small piece of the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon across my card. Using Blackberry Bliss ink, I stamped the pretty flower image from the Dear Doily stamp set on some Petal Pink cardstock. I cut out a small doily shape in Blackberry Bliss cardstock using a die from the co-ordinating Doily Builder Thinlits.

The sentiment also comes from the Dear Doily stamp set and was also stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on a scrap of Petal Pink cardstock. I then used my retired 1-3/8" circle punch to cut out the sentiment, which was then adhered to my card using some Mini Dimensionals.




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Dear Doily Bundle (Cling 150616)*

Dear Doily Stamp Set (Cling 148690)*

Doily Builder Thinlits (148553)*

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper (146338)*

Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151)*
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot*, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper Snips
Retired Products: 1-3/8" Circle Punch

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Boys BMX Birthday Card | Retro Rubber Challenge #108

Today I'm showing some oldies some love by participating in the latest Retro Rubber Challenge #108 Rainbow Color Challenge


The point of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to show some love to our older stamps that tend to get left behind or forgotten about when new ones arrive. To participate in their challenges you need to use a stamp that is at least 1 year old.




Well for today's card I have used 3 different Stampin' Up! stamp sets (all sadly retired) and all 3 are older than 1 year.

The BMX bike image comes from the Stampin' Up! Just Riding stamp set, which was (I believe) released in Australia on 1st April 2008, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection 2nd hand in May 2016 (and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used it).

The rainbow splatter images in the background of my card come from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (a favourite of mine while it was current, and hasn't had much play time since it retired). This set was released in Australia on 2nd July 2013, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection in August 2014.

The 3rd and final stamp set (and youngest) used on my card, for the sentiment was the Stampin' Up! Epic Celebrations stamp set. This set was a free item as part of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration promotion that commenced on 3rd January 2018, however as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I was able to get my hands on this set early in December 2017.

There is 1 product used on my card that is still current and that is the framelits used to cut out the BMX images and the coloured layers behind them. These framelits come from the Stampin' Up! Frosted Bouquet Framelits set.




The layout of my card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Debbie Henderson.


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