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November 02, 2014

Another Nativity Scene this time using Shimmer Sheetz in the background

I decided to try a Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs behind the Nativity to see what effect I would get. The final result stunned me as I thought the the shimmer designs fitted exactly to the scene. How cool is that!!  

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

 

Shimmer Sheetz – I used Amethyst Gemstone

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Nativity Silhouette

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Embossing Folder – Thank You – set of 5

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Immagination Obsession – Peace Die

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White A5 Cardmakers cardstock and Gold Foil A5 Cardstock

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October 25, 2014

Nativity Card Ideas

I discovered this beautiful die while looking for something else entirely. It is obviously very popular as I had to back order it and I see it is again Out of Stock at my distributors. Still have a few in our Online store.

Anyway, just a few cards I enjoyed putting together during my first “Play”.

I have used a sheet from the Wild Rose Studio Paper Pack – Antique Library. Love that pack and I think it works well here as it has gradients of clour so that the nativity scene sits in the lighter shades and almost gives a glow!

Peace

Peace

 and a different look by first embossing the card with small hearts (from my stash) but Swiss Dots would also work.

Love, Joy and Peace

Love, Joy and Peace

 Still trying to decide if this one below is my favourite so far. I think it is!

Black & White Silhouette

Black & White Silhouette

Cottage Cutz Die – Nativity Silhouette

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Wild Rose Studio Paper Pack – Antique Library

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Gold Foil – if you are purchasing – I used the matt gold – ask for that if you want the same.

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Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots

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Elizabeth Craft Designs – Love, Joy and Peace Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

Tattered Lace – Chantilly Flourish Corner Die

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Black and White Cardmakers A5 Cardstock

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Chromatics Cardstock – Midnight

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Please feel free to ask any questions or make comments on the Facebook page. These cards will be added there in a couple of days.

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Thank You for taking the time to stop by and look at this BLOG.

 

September 21, 2014

Tattered Lace – Three Wise Men

I love these gorgeous new dies and just had to have a play to see how well they fitted our normal size cards for posting. Square size cards in New Zealand cost double the postage and therefore I tend to only make this size card when passing direct to the recipient. These dies fit both the normal C6 card and an A4 size card triple folded.

On this first one below I have used a normal size card – ie an A5 sheet of cardstock folded in half. If I had just edged the front camel forward to the front edge of the card the third one wouldn’t have overlaped. Next time!

C6 size card

C6 size card

This next one is made from an A4 sheet of card, triple folded and then the lower folded removed to get a standard one fold card. Fits easily into a business size envelope and normal postage rate.

 

A5 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

A4 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

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Three Wise Men - Tattered Lace Die

Three Wise Men – Tattered Lace Die

I will add more products details shortly.

 

September 20, 2014

Easel Card using a Stand Up Helper

 Elizabeth Craft Designs have created this new and clever idea – Stand Up Helpers. Their major purpose is to use these when making easel cards but they can also be used for sentiments just like you would use any other sentiment die. Just cut along the fold line. I hope to do a video shortly to show these in more detail but that will be at least a couple of weeks away. In the meantime here is the first card I created when having a trial run with this new creation.

The card stands easily behind the standup helper as you can see below. 

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

 The Season’s Greetings can fold down when the card is laid flat and being prepared to go in an envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

 This photo shows the card as I began to flatten it out ready to go in the envelope. Folds flat like any normal card.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

 This picture shows the top of the card folded back revealing the Season’s Greetings cut into the base card. If you wanted to use this sentiment on the front of a card you could just cut it from any scrap piece of card and then you cut on the line at the base of the wording. I will do a cut as soon as I can so that you see what I mean.

If you have any ideas using these Stand Up Helpers, I would love to hear/see them.

I will continue to create with these and add ideas.

Thank You for looking!

There are a range of sentiments available in the sentiment helpers and I have decided now to stock each of these. They will be arriving to my store later this week. They are:

Thinking of You, Thank You, Season’s Greetings, Hello, Happy Birthday, Get well, Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Products used:

Season's Greetings - Standup Helper

Season’s Greetings – Standup Helper

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

 

Graphic 45 Paper - Long Winter's Nap

Graphic 45 Paper – Long Winter’s Nap

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_290

Pavlova Paper - Double sided - Christmas Berries

Pavlova Paper – Double sided – Christmas Berries

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_229_235

Poinsettia

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White Cardmakers Card A5 size

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Adhesive – Double sided tape and Glue dots

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Embellishment from my own stash

 

 

 

August 13, 2014

Sylvia’s Cards made using Shimmer Sheetz

Just a few days ago Sylvia visited me and showed me these gorgeous cards she had made. She has generously given me permission to showcase these here on the BLOG and I will be showing more of her cards over the next days.

It is great to see what other creators do! If you are like me you will sometimes (maybe often) have a block and then you see what someone else has created and it gets you inspired again.

Shimmer Sheetz are reasonably new on the market. I first saw them just before Christmas last year and made a few cards with them. The colour range is amazing. They easily emboss, and you can use various markers to add additional colour. You can die cut them but not easily with intricate dies. I have cut them on the Cricut machine though and that worked well.

There are some good examples of how to use them on You Tube.

So for Sylvia’s cards. I am sure you will agree that these are beautiful.

cass - Shimmer Sheetz HBthday Thelma

 

As you can see, emboss these with whatever design you wish and you have your own unique style. These cards look stunning in the evening as well. If you have them on the sideboard or somewhere on show, they take on a whole new look when the light reflects off them.

Love, Joy and Peace

Love, Joy and Peace

 

They are so perfect for Christmas cards. And another………..

Beautiful Christmas!!

Beautiful Christmas!!

Shimmer Sheetz can be found here:

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

I am gradually building up the colour range and happy to order in any colour you would like.

Sylvia has used Peel Off’s, ribbons and Christmas Embellishments from her personal stash. Check yours out you may be surprised what you find tucked away.

Or if you do need supplies:

Peel Offs

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Ribbon

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_62

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Buckles

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Christmas

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Thanks again Sylvia. I’ll be adding more cards over the coming days.

August 06, 2014

Sandra – You have been published!!

It was lovely to see Sandra’s joy when I asked her yesterday if I could photograph her gorgeous card and put it on the BLOG and Facebook page. This is a very special card and she has made a terrific job creating this. The paper she used is a strong quite large pattern and I was thrilled to see someone using this paper.

The Front

The Front

 

Inside

Inside

 

The back

The back

 

The paper Sandra used was a Graphic 45 paper Sweet Sentiments – Violet Bouquet

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The paper flowers used are Gardenia’s – Lilac with Violet Centre

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Sandra used other products from her personal stash.

Thanks heaps for sharings this wth us Sandra.

August 06, 2014

Spellbinders – Filigree Classic Oval

How many different ways can you use one die!! Soooo many!! Plain cardstock or patterned you end up with a unique lookfor each card.

Here are just a few ideas.

 

  cass - Filigree Classic Oval - White

 

G45 Paper Couture - Accessorize

G45 Paper Couture – Accessorize

 

Same Die - different use.

Same Die – different use.

 

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!

 

Silhouette on Filigree Classic Oval

Silhouette on Filigree Classic Oval

More to come soon.

 

 

 

August 06, 2014

Tattered Lace & Whimsy Stamp Die Card Ideas

One of my customers purchased the High Heel Glam die by Tattered Lace and then sent me four shoes that she had cut from silver foil cardstock. I just had to play!! I will put the list of the products used at the end of this post.

Tattered Lace High Heel Glam, Chandelier. Whimsy Stamp Corner Die and Peel off

Tattered Lace High Heel Glam, Chandelier. Whimsy Stamp Corner Die and Peel off

 

High Heel Glam, Impression Obsession Flourish Die, Peel Off Transparent Butterfly and sentiment

High Heel Glam, Impression Obsession Flourish Die, Peel Off Transparent Butterfly and sentiment

 

High Heel Glam, Whimsy Stamps Dress Form Die, 21st Birthday Peel Off.

High Heel Glam, Whimsy Stamps Dress Form Die, 21st Birthday Peel Off.

 

High Heel Glam, Musical Notes - both Tattered Lace Dies

High Heel Glam, Musical Notes – both Tattered Lace Dies

 Dies – Tattered Lace, Whimsy Stamps and Impression Obsession (Miscellaneous)

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Peel Offs

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181 

Cardmarkers Cardstock – White, Black and Foil

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August 01, 2014

Tattered Lace die – Ornamental Rose

This new die is simply gorgeous. I keep imagining all the different ways it could be used. Just as  a start, here are a few cards. They are so simple and yet it is easy to get an elegant creation from this die.

Rose Pavilion and Ornamental Die with Whimsy Stamp Notables 3 Die

Rose Pavilion and Ornamental Die with Whimsy Stamp Notables 3 Die

 Black goes with almost anything. Yellow is not a colour I use often but this combination of embossing folder, dies and ribbon work well on this yellow background.

Rose Pavilion Embossing Folder and Ornamental Rose Die

Rose Pavilion Embossing Folder and Ornamental Rose Die

  

Rosa and Ornamental Rose Die

Rosa and Ornamental Rose Die

 

Ornamental Rose Die with Lady on Ice Blue Chromatics Cardstock

Ornamental Rose Die with Lady on Ice Blue Chromatics Cardstock

This Ice Blue Chromatics Card stock is just subtle enough to work with the black on these cards.

Ornamental Rose with Gentleman

Ornamental Rose with Gentleman

Ornamental Rose as a frame

Ornamental Rose as a frame

 

Thinking of You - A Sympathy Card, Get Well, Hard times and More

Thinking of You – A Sympathy Card, Get Well, Hard times and More

 

Another Thinking Of You.

Another Thinking Of You.

 

Wedding.

Wedding.

Using this die as a frame works so well and I can think of many occasions where this would suit a theme. Wedding, Sympahy etc.

 Products Used:

Tattered Lace Die – Ornamental Rose

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Whimsy Stamps Notables 3 Die

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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Die – Happy Birthday & Thinking of You

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_269 

Embossing Folders – Rosa and Rose Pavilion

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Black Pearls

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Trim

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Bitty Bows

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Chromatics Cardstock – Yellow, Purple and Rose

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A5 Cardmakers Cardstock – White, Black

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 Pavlova Paper – Old Lace

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I have also used Embossing Folders in my personal Stash, Pearls, and the Bride & Groom are from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge.

 

 

 

July 18, 2014

Rosa Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug

This Anna Griffin Design Embossing Folder is just beautiful. Embosses really well and is great for enhancing with chalk or inks.

Rosa 1

Rosa 1

 Just a little ribbon and a bow and you have a simple yet elegant card. I wish you could see the beautiful shimmer from the ink and doesn`t it make the rose design pop!

 

Rosa 2

Rosa 2

 I wanted to try the design on the vellum and it works so well. You could take it a step further and chalk it on the back. Any number of sentiments could be added to this, along with some additional bling or a bow.

Rosa 3

Rosa 3

 The little studs come from a ribbon trim set – see below. I just cut them off and glued them on with the zig pen. Holds well! So simple.

Rosa 4

Rosa 4

 Add a different die – Hiigh Heel Glam,  which this time I embossed with silver embossing powder over a silver foil to give it greater depth.

Rosa 5

Rosa 5

 Love these card toppers and they can be used in so many different ways.

Rosa 6

Rosa 6

 I have used Chromatics cardstock here and this blue is quite stunning. It really doesn`t need much more when using such an elegant embossing folder.

Rosa 7

Rosa 7

 

This really was a trial run and I am still making up my mind if I like it or not. Pink and silver do go beautifully together though don`t they!

Products used:

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder by Anna Griffin – Rosa

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Cardstock A5 for cardmakers – White, black, Red, Pink

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_147

Chromatics Cardstock – Cornflower

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Delicata Silver Shimmer Ink

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_189

Vellum

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=96_98

Ribbon Trim – Miscellaneous Ribbon – It`s Christmas

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_62_257

Tattered Lace Die – High Heel Glam

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Kraftyhands Card Topper – Femme Fatale

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=130_132_202

Elizabeth Craft Designs Die – Happy Birthday

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Adhesives – Double sided Tape, Foam Squares, Zig Two Way Pen

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From my own stash – various ribbons