Saturday, February 4, 2012

One-layer thank you cards

I like to make thank you cards to put in my hostess and customer orders. Because I need to make quite a lot of these, I like to keep them simple.

What could be more simple than a one-layer card? Certainly saves time if I don't have to cut up lots of layers.

Here's my most recent thank you card:

I've used a beautiful new stamp from the "Fresh Vintage" stamp set - available as a free gift during Sale-a-bration. The colours are Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Old Olive. The "thank you" sentiment is from the "Teeny Tiny Sentiments" stamp set.

Markers are a great way to get lots of colours onto a one-layer card.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Simple Masking

Here's a card I made a while ago now. I used it as a make'n'take project as it is fun and easy to make.

I've used the masking technique on this card. I stamped the flowers first, then "masked them" before stamping the leaves. I made my mask out of a "post it note". This makes it easy to remove the mask and use it again.

If you'd like to learn more about masking, you can always book a workshop with me and try it out for yourself :-)

Stamps: Summer Solstice, Perfectly Penned
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Scalloped Dots ribbon (Chocolate Chip)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Back to blogging

Wow, it has been over a year since I last updated this blog! Life has been pretty busy and blogging just fell by the wayside unfortunately. BUT - I am back :-) I intend to start blogging again, not daily, but hopefully at least twice a week.

It's Sale-a-bration time right now so I thought I would start with the make'n'take project from my last couple of workshops:

I've used the new Designer Series paper which you can receive for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. Simply place a $100 order to choose it as your free gift. There are other free gifts available to choose from too. Check out the brochure HERE.

Stamps: Pretty Postage (available in the Summer Mini catalogue)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (another free gift from Sale-a-Bration)
Tools: Big Shot and Perfect Polkadots embossing folder, 1 inch square punch, postage stamp punch and scallop square punch.

If you would like to learn to make this card, please contact me to book a free workshop. :-)

I also made some little paper samplers so that my friends and customers can see the beautiful Designer Paper in person - it always look so much nicer in real life than the picture in the brochure. I used the Two Tags Die on my big shot as well as the matching brad and ribbon pack. These 2 pictures show the front and back sides of the sampler.