Thursday, May 30, 2013

A little bit of cuteness and a little bit of sparkle...

And who doesn't love a little bit of cuteness and sparkle? It's my little nieces 1st birthday on Saturday. I know she won't appreciate my card at all but I'm sure her mum will.

I first saw this idea on Pinterest and I knew I had to CASE it and make it my own! And I think I have done that!

I've had the Dress Up Framelits Dies (#130101) for a while now but due to having to make all my swaps for the South Pacific Stampin' Up! Convention I haven't had time to use it until now.
How cute is that! At Convention we were inspired to use more Vellum and it makes a perfect fairy skirt and wings! I edged the vellum with the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to give it that silver sparkle. You do need to wait for the Dazzling Details to dry before you the skirt and wings together otherwise you may have Dazzling Details everywhere!
Dress Up Framelits  #130101
 Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Set - Create a Cupcake (W - 123553, C - 121982)
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, White Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Pink Pirouette
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Dress Up Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 Swap No. 3

This is my third and last swap. I've made a small little 'pouch' that would make a cute party favour for either a birthday,baby shower, wedding.

I used two die cuts from the Two Tags Bigz Die, scored the end at 2.5cm folded them under and stuck them together to form the 'pouch'. Inside I placed a small amount of sweets in a bag, taped it up and then stuck the bag to the inside so that it wouldn't fall out.

Don't you just love the addition of the Delicate Details Lace Tape down the front too! Makes it look so pretty!

Till next week when I give you all the Convention highlights!

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Stamp Set: Ciao Baby W-129645, C- 129648
Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder 124389, Whisper White 106549
DSP: Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks – Pink Pirouette 117152
Ink: Wisteria Wonder 126985

Accessories: Big Shot 113439, Two Tags Bigz Die 115954, Curly Punch 119851, Petite Curly Punch 129405, 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Pink Pirouette122981, Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262, Vintage Faceted Buttons 127555, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199, Delicate Details Lace Tape 130966

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 Swap No.2

This is swap no. 2. I've just made a card front for this one. Most of the products for this one come from our current Seasonal Catalogue.

I used the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and then sponged some clouds behind the pinwheels as well.
Don't you just love that cute pinwheel die too! 
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Stamp Sets: Wishes your way W- 129153, C- 129156
Card Stock: Pacific Point 116202, Marina Mist 121682, Melon Mambo 119980, Whisper White 106549
DSP: Sunshine Sprinkles 126922
Ink: Bashful Blue 126961, Melon Mambo 126948, Versa Mark 102283
Accessories: Big Shot 113439, Cloudy Day E/F 127022, Perfect Polka Dots E/f 117335, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch, Stamping Sponges 101610, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine 125572, Labels Collection Framelits 125598,1/8” Mini Brads, Pinwheel Sizzlits Die 129411

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 Swap No.1

We'll I'm off to the Stampin' Up! Convention and this is my first time attending. I'm very excited and a little nervous to as this will be the longest I have been away from my hubby and kids on my own.

At the convention event other demonstrators and their guests make 'swaps' to swap with other demos. They can either be a card front or a small 3-D item. Over the next 3 days (if the post I have scheduled post when they are supposed to) I'll show you the swaps I made.

I made 3 different designs of swaps, making 25 of each because I think it would drive me a bit batty to make 75 of the one swap. Don't they say variety is the spice of life.

I made a wine glass charm , to put at the base of your wine glass to tell its yours, using our Soda Pop Tops and the stamp set Collage Curios and some cute packaging as well. These are in our current Seasonal Catalogue which finishes 30th June. So get yours before they are gone.
Till tomorrow for my next swap!

Collage Curios

Soda Pop Tops

Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Stamp Sets: Collage Curios W-129099, C- 129102
Card Stock: Very Vanilla106550, Midnight Muse 127546, Gumball Green 127543, Primrose Petals 127544
DSP: DSP Stacks 2012 – 2014 126910
Ink: Chocolate Chip 126979, Crumb Cake 126975, Marina Mist126962/Gumball Green 126861, Primrose Petals 126858/ Lucky Limeade 126984, Island Indigo 126986/Daffodil Delight 126944, Midnight Muse 126860, Versa Mark 102283
Accessories: Big Shot 113439, 1” Circle Punch 119868, ¾” Circle Punch 119873, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309, Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246, 1/16” Circle Handheld Punch 101227, Crystal Effects 101055, Soda Pop Tops 129388, Victoria Crochet Trim 118481, Linen Thread 104199
Non – SU: Glass Pearls, Wire Hoops

Monday, May 13, 2013

For My Oma Stippled Blossoms

This year my grandmother (or Oma as us dutchies call them) turns 85! I'm going to make the hour drive down the country to visit her for this special occasion.

I decided to use the beautiful stamp set Stippled Blossoms. I've had this stamp set in my stash for a while but haven't used it yet.

I got some inspiration from a fantastic Australian Stampin' Up! demo, Narelle Farrugia (Click here to see her blog) by using lots of layers. I love the two step stamping technique of this stamp set too by stamping the lighter colour first and then the darker on top.
I just love the way it turned out and hope Oma likes it too!
Stippled Blossoms
Pink Pirouette

Primrose Petals

Products Used
Stamp Sets : Stippled Blossoms((W- 126745, C - 126747), From My Heart (W - 126555, C - 126557)
Card stock - Pink Pirouette (116203), Primrose Petals (127544), Whisper White (106549)
DSP- Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (117152)
Ink - Pink Pirouette (126956), Primrose Petals (126858), Garden Green (126973), Wild Wasabi (126959)
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Designer Frames Embossing Folders (123130), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (127023), Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Artisan Embellishment Kit (129328), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859)