Monday, February 22, 2010

Zoo Slider

I love these slider cards. They are actually surprisingly easy to make and are great for any occasion.
For this one I used my "Wild About You" set, with lovely bold colours - Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron, but I've also recently made one using the Level 1 Hostess Set "Live Like You Mean It" - I'll post that one another day....
If you would like to make similar 'fancy' cards, please contact me to register for my Fancy Folds classes, which run every month and cost just $15. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Memory Box

This is a project we made in one of my fancy folds classes a couple of months ago. I started with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock (plus a little extra for the lid and for layering).

I love the way this can be displayed as a 12x12 layout in my album, or as a photo box on my bookshelf. It also has plenty of space for journaling or more photos. 

I also used my 'All In The Family' and 'Circle Circus' stamp set which work perfectly for this project.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Love Is In The Air

I couldn't resist taking a quick snap of these 'rose buds' as I think they look great as a bunch. I held two stamping classes on Sunday so each of my customers has a little 'rose bud' gift. I hope everyone managed to get past the packaging as there's a Hershies Kiss inside!

I was taught how to make these just the other night by a very talented Demo from West Auckland Called Janine Pierce - go check out her blog for her other great ideas...
Thanks Janine!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Ideas for Hodgepodge Hardware

In the days before Stampin' Up! (and a number of other hobbies...) I used to make and sell jewellery, so when I saw this idea I couldn't resist!
It just so happens that last month I finally brought Hodgepodge Hardware, which had been on my 'wishlist' for months, so I had everything I needed...

You will need:
RubOns, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Cardstock scraps and Craft & Rubber Scissors (or similar to trim the metal tags) 

What to do:

  • Cut scraps of cardstock to fit inside your chosen Hodgepodge Tag (I cut two as mine is double sided)

  • Embellish the scraps with your chosen RubOns.

  • Carefully adhere cardstock to the Hodgepodge Tag using Crystal Effects (Use 2 tags if you are making a double sided pendent like mine). Allow to dry.

  • Trim one end off the tag using Craft & Rubber Scissors

  • If yours is double sided, adhere the 2 tags back to back using Crystal Effects

  • Once dry, apply a layer of Crystal Effects to the surface on each side to protect your images and make them nice and glossy. Allow several hours to dry.

  • Thread ribbon through the hole and secure using the buckle from Hodgepodge Hardware set.

I think this would make a great pendent for a necklace, but am planning to give this one away as a bookmark.
I would love to see your versions of this project - e-mail me your photos and I'll publish them on my blog. There's also some 'blog candy' up for grabs for my favourite entry before the end of February...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hide & Seek Journaling

This is a layout that has been filed away in my scrapbook for a while...
I used a few tricks and techniques here, but the main aim of this page was to hide my journaling inside a little mini flower pot.
I've also used this flowerpot on a card front, which makes a great quick card, which we will be making in my next Quick Cards class on the 14th February.

E-mail me if you would like to sign up for this or other classes.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Haiti Appeal - Make a Difference

From now until 28 February 2010, you can partner with Stampin' Up! to make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Stampin' Up! will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate that money to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I {Heart} Hearts:  $49.95   #117715

Contact me to place your order.   Thanks For Your Support