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July 2011

Look Who's Turning .... Two

My nephew turned two recently and I used the set "Look Who's Turning" to make his card.


My Christmas In July class ladies might recognise the card layout as we did a Christmas version this month based on this Paper Tree Lane card.  I had the supplies out on the table so it was easy to grab a cute set, some nice boy colours and put together a quick card.  


(Had to be quick as I'd gotten off to a late start making it, thanks to a terrific novel:  Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson.  Read for 3 hours which rather ate into my card making time - grin - then finished it off after the party.  Been a long time since I've read a whole novel in a day but I just couldn't put it down!  Hmmm I think I'm getting off the topic aren't I.  Can you tell I have my "sleep deprived, been watching the Tour De France" brain in tonight? ) 


Back to our card. The greeting is from the Look Who's Turning stamp set.  (Page 50.)  I've used my markers to colour the letters.  The cupcake there in the background is from Short and Sweet (pg 111.) 

Colour scheme: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango plus the Basic Black for the film strip panel.  I've used a scrap of retired ribbon there too.

Love the spiral border punch.  It is punch number 39 on page 148 if you're looking for it.  Nifty for adding a little interest to a border, or doing a film strip like this.  Great option for boy cards I think too.  I've used the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches too and the Decorative Label.  Punches are my friends when I'm in a hurry!

The birthday boy is two so I highlighted the two for the inside of the card with a different colour marker and a brad.


And a quick stamp to make a coordinating envelope, then it was off to the party.


Before I sign off and get back to watching the men in lycra, thought I'd share the card Hannah (8) made too.  She put a lot of time into it.


She loves my 'Handmade By...' stamp for the back.  (From the Autumn Mini.)


One of my lovely class girls bought this stamp set for her young niece - what a great gift for a budding card maker.   Like that idea.

OK time to sign off and go cheer Cadel (and prop my eyes open with some toothpicks!)

Cheers, Sue

Faux Silk and French Foliage

Thought I'd share a card with you today that I did with a group of ladies (waving hello) at a workshop recently.   It features a design I've used lots, faux silk technique and my favourite stamp set from the Autumn Winter Mini - French Foliage.

Colours:  Base - Crumb Cake, Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard and Not Quite Navy, love this combo.

Stamp Sets: French Foliage and the ever elegant Sincere Salutations

Punches: Designer Label and a big oval punch that I forget the exact name of - I think it is Wide Oval.  On a bit of a go slow today or I'd get up and go check.  :-) 

Some sponging around the greeting and a pearl to finish.

Here's a closer look at that lovely crushed silk effect.


And back to tidying up my computer for me.  We just got a spiffy new one so I'm having a spring clean amongst the files before transferring them over.   Jack (4) is busy on Mario Kart on the Wii.  He's quite lucky to still have it!  Was tempted to give it to the next person to pass by.  This morning John had left early, I was sound asleep, having a nice little school holiday sleep in, only to feel a little rustle in the bed.  Opened my eyes to find Jack an inch away from my face whispering, 'Can we play Mario Kart?'   Have introduced him to Rule 1 of Influencing Mum - Don't ask me anything when I'm asleep!   Hee hee.

Happy stamping!   Cheers, Sue

More Colourful Cards

Here's a couple more cards made with the ribbon and button pack you get free this month with a $100 purchase.  Love working with these colours.  Note to self: Break out those brights more often.




Works nicely with the polka dot embossing folder.  


Have a great week.  We're on school holidays here so lots of catching up with friends and family on the calendar.   Speaking of which, my sister is arriving soon with her boys so I'd best head off to the kitchen to bake some biscuits. My trusty helper Hannah is getting out all the ingredients. 

Cheers, Sue


Ribbon and Button Pack: Cheerful and Free


Th_giftwithpurchase Exciting July news for us!   

 This month you get a free ribbon and button pack when you place a $100+ order for Stampin' Up products. 

I love the bright, cheerful colours in this pack - Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight.  

I made a few samples with my ribbon and buttons and the colours just make you smile.   And if they don't, well free stuff should do the trick! We do all like a free gift. 



July is the last month for our lovely Autumn/Winter mini so have a look through and check if there's anything you want to add to your stash.  Some mini products may make it into the new catalogue, but we can never be sure when predicting which ones so best to be on the safe side to avoid disappointment.

Get in touch if you'd like to place an order and get yourself some of these cute buttons and ribbon.



Card:  Base is Daffodil Delight.  Whisper White with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the top half.  Greeting is from Short and Sweet with Pacific Point ink, and my StampAMaJig!

Have a bright and happy day!

Cheers, Sue