Thursday, October 30, 2008

Little Thank Yous

Just wanted to share with you some little 3x3 thank you cards I have been making. This particular one is what I made as the thank yous for Owen's Baptism a few weeks ago.

I used the textured Soft Sky cardstock and the So Swirly wheel with Close to Cocoa. I just love blue and brown together. I quite like pink and brown together too for girly stuff.

I then used the Scallop cirlce, 1 and 1/4 inch and 1 and 3/8 inch circle punches with the Seeing Spots stamp set.

This card was soooo quick and easy to make. I can recommend reaching for your wheels and punches when you need to make a whole batch of thank you cards in a hurry!

I have now decided to use up MORE of my big scrap pile using this layout. I'm always in need of little thank you cards to pop into customers' orders and for many other little occasions too. I am attempting to use up the Yo Yo Yellow that is haunting me! (More on that later)

P.S. I am dying to do up a post about the Xmas workshop last Sunday but am waiting on copies of photos from the other demosntrators as I didn't get a chance to take lots on the day. Hope to get it done over the weekend.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tips and Links - Ribbon tying

What a wonderful time we had at our Pine Rivers venue today for the Christmas Card workshops! I will fill you in on all the details when I have time to upload my photos etc.

But for now I just wanted to post a link that I was telling some of the ladies about today.

We made a few cards at our workshop today that involved tying ribbon and I was showing them a technique for getting a nice, flat front on your knots. (I think I was talking about this at our last Paper Angels meeting too...)

This is one of those things that once you have physically done it a few times, it becomes easy. One of the ladies on my table today (Rebecca) was proof of this and was even helping others with their knots!

So, here's the link I was telling you about on Kristina's Blog!

I'll be back later with some more info about today's workshop.

Oh! I'm sure I was talking about some other links today - so any of the ladies who I spoke to about it today, can you email me or leave me a comment here to remind me which links I am supposed to be putting here for you! Pretty please!! I have forgotten!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More workshop pics and info...

Oops! I forgot to say - check out LIZ's and URSULA's blogs for some more info and pics about our Charity Christmas Card workshops.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Carina Christmas Card Workshop

I had a fantastic time on Sunday at our Carina venue for our Annual Paper Angels Christmas Card Workshop! (There will be more photos to come once I receive them from the other demonstrators.)

We all had a ball making our cards and giving out raffle prizes. We raised over $700 for our charity (Mater Mothers Bereavement Support Program) in the raffle tickets alone!
The raffle prizes were amazing - huge baskets of Stampin' Up! product including punches, cardstock, inkpads, Pretties Kit, stamps and more!

There was also a card competition with first prize being a Simply Sent kit valued at over $80!

You'll also see more photos after our Pine Rivers venue this coming Sunday.

If you are interested in attending, we still have a few spots available at our Cleveland and Macleay Island venues on the 1st and 9th of November. Contact me ASAP to book.

More scrap challenge cards

I managed to make a few more cards using my pre-stamped images and scraps.

I looked for scraps large enough to layer my images onto. I then coloured my images with the matching inks and an aquapainter. I also tried to find matching ribbons where possible.

You may notice I used Kraft cardstock as the card base for most of them. It goes so beautifully with ANY colour combination.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Scrap Challenge

I have a big pile of scraps building up in one of my drawers. I've set myself a challenge to use up as many of the scraps as possible. I also have a lot of pre-stamped images so I've added that into the challenge too.

Here are some pics of my scraps and images:

I've started trimming the images down and layering them onto scraps of coloured card stock. Once that is done I will start making them into cards.

Do you have lots of scraps and/or images that need using up? Send me a pic of your scrap pile and some cards you've made with it. I'll post pics of my faves here on the blog.

Here are some cards I made last night with my scraps and images:

Macy's Birthday Card

My littlest neighbour Macy turned one recently - Happy Birthday Macy!

Here is the pop up card I made for her:

Stamps: Unfrogettable
Inks: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Wasabi Stitched Ribbon
Tools: Scallop and Circle Punches

For instructions, click HERE

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bell's Play Page

My newest team member (and sister-in-law!) Bell has created a blog to share her new passion with her family and friends in Sydney.  Great work Bell! I'm adding her blog to my Paper Angels blog list in my sidebar so go check it out!