Card and Scrapbooking Supplies Blog

December 22, 2014

Alison’s beautiful creations

At a recent craft group I looked at these cards that Alison had created and loved them! Photos never do justice to the real thing but I am so pleased that Alison has allowed me to share these. Thank You Alison. I am sure there are plenty of ideas to inspire the creative bug for 2015. 

You're My Style Whimsy Dress Form Die

You’re My Style
Whimsy Dress Form Die

 

A Touch of Elegance. Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

A Touch of Elegance.
Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

 

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form. Whimsy Stamps & Dies

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form.
Whimsy Stamps & Dies

 

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes - Whimsy Stamps

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes – Whimsy Stamps

 

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

 

Paris Fashion  Whimsy Stamps - Eiffel Tower and Graphic 45

Paris Fashion Whimsy Stamps – Eiffel Tower
and Graphic 45

                       

A lady and her bike! Graphic 45

A lady and her bike!
Graphic 45

 

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing Cheery Lynn Designs die

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing
Cheery Lynn Designs die

 

A perfect seat for the cat! Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

A perfect seat for the cat!
Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

 

Me and my cats! Impression Obsession Die

Me and my cats!
Impression Obsession Die

 

Paris Couture

Paris Couture

 

Lady in Green!

Lady in Green!

 

High Heel Glam - Tattered Lace Die

High Heel Glam – Tattered Lace Die

 

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

Happy Birthday – Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Eiffel Tower and doilies

Happy Birthday – Eiffel Tower and doilies

Now for some stamped cards

Red Tulips

Red Tulips

 

Roses are Red........

Roses are Red……..

 

Shades of Mauve!

Shades of Mauve!

 

Beautiful Poppies.

Beautiful Poppies.

 

Not always Red!!

Not always Red!!

 

Floral Festival!

Floral Festival!

 

Products Used:

Whimsy Stamps – Dress Form Die, Eiffel Tower Die

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

Whimsy Stamps – A Touch of Elegance Stamp

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

Spellbinders – Filigree Classic Oval

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

Cheery Lynn Dies – Penny Farthing

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

Impression Obsession Dies – Cat Set

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

Tattered Lace Dies – High Heel Glam

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

Wild Rose Studio Die – Happy Birthday

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Happy Birthday

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

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

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

Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary 12 x 12 paper – Garden Stroll & Couture – Elegant & Classy

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

Flowers – You could use any of these:

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

Bling – Alison used Red and silver bling and Black and Pearl Pearls

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

Cardstock – A5 and Chromatics ……….even patterned

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

Background Papers – Mat and Paper Stacks

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103

Tapes and Adhesives

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

 Happy Creating!!

I hope you are fully inspired for 2015.

 

 

 

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)

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

Peel Offs

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

Cardmarkers Cardstock – White, Black and Foil

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

June 15, 2014

G45 Couture

This sheet of G45 paper is just perfect for card makers. You get to choose which 6 blocks you want to use from the 12 options – a double sided sheet (not two sheets). So many designs to create some interesting cards.

G45 Couture - Elegant 12 x 12

G45 Couture – Elegant 12 x 12

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_266

I decided to try a Reverse Centre step card for a couple of these and a gate fold card for the third one. Still three to make and  will add them to this post when they are completed.I have added a variety of angles for each of the cards.

 

 Reverse Centre Step Card Front view - Three ladies.Reverse Centre Step Card Front view – Three ladies.

 

 

Front Closeup

Front Closeup

 

 

Side view

Side view

and another card

Shoes and Bag Front view

Shoes and Bag Front view

 

Front down view

Front down view

 

Side view

Side view

and another

Gate Fold Card

Gate Fold Card

 

Left side view

Left side view

 

Right front view

Right front view

 

and another two today!

A square card

A square card

 

Square card with front folded back on itself.

Square card with front folded back on itself.

 

Inside of the card just above - plenty of room to add the insert.

Inside of the card just above – plenty of room to add the insert.

Products used for first three cards – will add others soon:

G45 – Elegant Paper (link above)

and also G45 Classy (I have used the stamps cut out inside the gate fold card)

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_266

Textured Square Card – In black and natural

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

Dies – Tattered Lace:

High Heel Glam, Musical Notes, Chantilly Flourish

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Pivot Heart

Whimsy Stamps –  Dress Form

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

Charms – Handbag and Ladies Shoe

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_179

The carnations on the Gate Fold Card (Red) will be added to the store asap. Will be found here:

Wild Orchid Crafts http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

More ideas to come………..

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 08, 2014

A Family Portrait

I feel so blessed because I have hundreds of family photos – current and heritage. It is a bit of a family thing. Where ever you go you take your camera and I am so glad that my ancestors felt the same and passed this love of the photo down through the generations. I love this photo of my great grandfather and his family. Sadly his wife shown in the picture died just a short time after this. I wondered if they had this photo taken just after their other daughter had died to make sure they had a photo for the future. When this portrait was taken  Margaret (mother) would already have had TB.

 

A Family Portrait

A Family Portrait

Products used:

Background Paper – DCWV Lace & Linen Stack

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103_161

Dies:  Tattered Lace – Chantilly Flourish & Whimsy Stamps – Teapot & Cup

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

Chromatics Cardstock – Copper CS74

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_60

A5 Cardmakers Card – Cream

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Crochet Flowers – Cream

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_80

From my personal stash:

Cream 6mm satin ribbon, Vellum Family sayings, Cameo button

I sprayed the journaling with cold tea and left it to dry.

I could have matted this photo but felt that it was already framed by the beautiful DCWV background paper.

April 06, 2013

Double Scalloped Doily Die Card Ideas

This beautiful die just arrived in this week and while confined to the house I was able to have some time to test the die out and think of various ways to use it. I love the ease of cuts from these dies.

I have put some ideas here and have listed the products I have used at the bottom of the post. I have also added photos of other new Dies & Stamps I have added to the store. These are below the product list.

Double Scalloped Doily Die designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.

Double Scalloped Doily Die designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.

 

Get Well Card using just over half of the die cut.

Get Well Card using just over half of the die cut.

 

Baby Girl or Twin Card

Baby Girl or Twin Card

 

Baby Boy Card

Baby Boy Card

 

Sympathy Card - Still to add sentiment - With Sympathy or Thinking of You.

Sympathy Card – Still to add sentiment – With Sympathy or Thinking of You.

 

Products Used

 Double Scallop Doily Die – designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2812

Peel Offs – Get Well Soon, A Baby Boy, Congratulations, Border (To be added – With Sympathy or Thinking of You)

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

3D Flowers in a Vase – 10 different per pack

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_photo.php?products_id=2794

Cuddly Bears Card Topper – 12 per pack

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2778

Notables 3 Die – designed by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2726

Pre Embossed and Envelopes

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_150

Encore Metallic Stamp Pad for edges – Bronze and Silver

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

Flourish Die – Just back in after selling out

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2787

3D – Flowers #4

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2793

White A5 Card & Envelope

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

Double sided Tape and Foam Squares (400 per pack)

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44_48

Also just in from Whimsy Stamps are the following Dies and Stamps.

I will add some designs to the BLOG when I can

Double Scalloped Border Die with Eyelet holes for ribbon insertion.

Double Scalloped Border Die with Eyelet holes for ribbon insertion.

 

Mini Postage Stamp Die

Mini Postage Stamp Die

 

Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments

Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments

Whimsy Stamps and Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_188

 

November 29, 2012

Card ideas using some new products

I have had a run of birthdays and it seemed the perfect opportunity to try out some of the new products recently listed on my store.
 
I love the new Whimsy Stamps and Dies and also the Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary papers – useful for scrapbookers and card makers.
 So rather than reading heaps – just take a look. I have listed the products I used below each card – 5 cards in all.
 
 

Centre Step card - Ladies Diary paper and Whimsy Stamps Dress Form Die plus more!

 and

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps and Dies

 

Pictures – Fashion Plates Paper by Graphic 45

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=81_184

Dress Form Die, A Touch of Elegance stamp  and Notables 4 Die designed by Rainbow Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_188

Paper Flowers – Chocolate, White, Black

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

Black Flat Back Pearls

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/search.php?keywords=pearls

Paper Lace – Black

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_129

Textured Card and envelope- Kraft

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_148

Foam Squares

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44_48

Peel Off – Happy Birthday sentiments – coloured with black vivid marker

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

La Creme Mat Stack papers used on the 2nd card

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103_162

The paper used to matt the photo and down the side pieces and also the lace border along the front on the 1st card are from a K & Co pack I had in my personal stash. I cut the lace border from a Fiskars Lace Border Punch.

The Centre Step card design instructions came from Splitcoast Stampers. The Fundamentals card I used is the exact size needed for this card – no trimming to size required.

The Dress Form Die also has a stamp image listed on my site as well. This is the correct size to fit within this Dress Form. Next time I use it this way I will cut the dress seperately so that the top and the feet of the Die are in a different colour – then the dress will just be – a dress on the Dress Form!!!

The Notables Dies have a range of stamps that fit within the border of the dies. I should have used one here as there was a perfect one to fit the card but I ran out of time before meeting my SIL for lunch to give her the card – next time!!

 

Whimsy Stamps Dress Form Die, Pre Embossed cards and more!

For this card I used a Pre Embossed Fundamentals Square card, Pink Flat Back Pearls, (some ribbon, Hunkydory background paper from my personal stash) and a Peel Off and of course the Dress Form Die from Whimsy Stamps
 
Pre Embossed Cards – Flourish Design but also sell mixed pack of the 5 designs.
 
Pink Pearls 
 
The Dress Form Die and Peel Offs have links from the previous list.
 

Side Step Card - more info below!

 
This side step card also instructions from Splitcoast Stampers was made for my great aunt who was turning 96. A  very special lady who loves flowers and handmade cards.
 
The decoupage / Paper Tole from Dufex – Floral
 
Butterfly by Whimsy Staps and designed by Rainbow Echo Designs

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_188

Dufex Brush Pens to colour the Silver Peel Off and the Peel Off

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

 Chromatics Cardstock for the card base

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_60

I also used some Hunkydory background cardstock for the layer and an oval nesting die to cut the sentiment oval and the oval behind the flower – these are both from my personal stash and tool box.

 

Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Die and Hunkydory coming together!!

 

Another Centre Step card – a favourite card style at the moment. You know how you go through phases – this is one of mine!!

 
The background card and the picture were from a Hunkydory pack I had purchased some time ago. Many of the Hunkydory card Toppers listed on my site have background cardstock in the packets.
The Peel Off down the side is new and found in the Peel Off category listed above.
The flatback pearls are also listed above.
And of course I couldn’t resist that beautiful butterfly (layered up twice) from Whimsy stamps again.