Make a Card Monday Challenge #5

Make a Card Monday Challenge #5

Welcome to Make a Card Monday Challenge #5.  Learn more about Make a Card Monday Weekly Challenges HERE 

This week we have a sketch challenge.  I use to think sketches were hard, but after you’ve done a few they become quite easy and to be honest a sketch is now my go to for inspiration when I need a “Kickstart in my Creativity”

How to Use a Sketch 

Sketches are basically blueprints for your creativity. Sketches are made up of different shapes and elements and are basically an outline to follow.  The purpose of a sketch is to give you inspiration for the layout of your card design.

I’ve added the Whole lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the base of my project, this paper pack is my absolute favourite.  My greeting comes from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set and and have been die cut using the Stitched Framelit Dies and Big Shot Machine.

To finish my project I’ve added Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

Alternative Tips & Ideas

There are different ways you can interpret this sketch try one of the following suggestions

  • Emboss a piece of cardstock with your favourite embossing folder to add texture or your favourite Patterned Paper
  • Change the orientation of the sketch design and create a landscape card
  • Replace the Square greeting with a Round Greeting.

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Are you on the list?  

Are you on the list?  


Are you on the list?  And I don’t mean the naughty and nice list, like you might think.  Are you on my mailing list? If you ain’t, here is what you are about to miss….

My ever popular 12 Weeks of Christmas email program will be kicking off in two weeks!  If you are not on my list, you won’t get my 12 free project tutorials teaching you how to make all kinds of holiday projects.  These emails go out every Monday commencing 2 October, tuck them away in a file folder in your inbox, or print them off and add them to an inspiration folder for later.  Your choice!

In order to get all 12 projects – here is what you need to do:

  • First – make sure that you are signed up for my newsletters by October 1st.  But why wait.  Do it now so you don’t forget
  • Second, – add me kristy@kristycoromandel.com to your address book in your email
  • Third – sit back, and wait for the paper crafting goodness to arrive in your inbox in a few short weeks!

Here is the link to get on the list – fill out the form, check your inbox, and click the link in the email you will shortly have.  Once you do that, you will also receive my 5 Day e-course to Kick Start Your Creativity! that I am offering right now.

I will see you soon in my email series: DIY Christmas Cards, Gifts and More!

Daisy Delight Thank You Card

Welcome to Make a Card Monday, this week we have a colour challenge.

Creative Challenge #4

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I usually struggle with colour challenges, and this weeks colour combination proved to be a challenge.  I ended up using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.

I’ve stamped my greeting from Daisy Delight Stamp Set randomly down the right hand side of my Old Olive card base in Old Olive Classic Ink.

Stamp your Diagonal Striped Background Stamp onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Pool Party Classic Ink.  Rotate your Paper 90 degrees and stamp again in Pool Party Classic Ink to create a plaid pattern.

I’ve stamped my Large flower image twice in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Daisy Punch

Tricks & Tips

  • Stamp the background with Versamark Ink instead of Old Olive Classic Ink

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.
Product List

Looking for more Thank You card ideas? Find more inspiration in my Resource Library

Shaving Cream Marbling with Kids

Shaving Cream Marbling with Kids

If you haven’t tried shaving cream marbling yet, you must! So fun and so beautiful.  This was an activity we did recently at playgroup.  

Kids Craft, Shaving Cream Marbling

Items Needed

  • Shaving Cream
  • Food colouring or dye ink refills
  • Shallow pan or tray
  • Cardstock
  • Ruler

Step #1. Spray shaving cream

Spray shaving cream into your tray (if your kids are anything like mine, they’ll love doing this step on their own) then smooth the surface a bit with a spatula (or spoon, hands, etc).

Shaving Cream Marbling with Kids

Step #2. Drop food colouring or reinkers on shaving cream

Add a few drops of your favourite colours onto the surface of the shaving cream.  TIP: select colours that will go nicely together

Step #3. Swirl the colours

You can use a craft stick or wood dowel to swirl the colours together to create a marbled effect. Or use the end of a paint brush (shown here).

Step #4. Press paper on shaving cream

Lay a piece of paper on the surface of the painted shaving cream.

Step #5. Lift paper

Gently lift the paper off of the shaving cream.

Step #6. Scrape shaving cream

Scrape off the shaving cream with a craft stick or a plastic ruler (shown here)

Step #7. Dry

Set paper aside to dry and repeat with more prints!

If your kids are anything like my child, this will be the highlight of the shaving cream marbling experience—shaving cream as a sensory experience.

*5 Tips for Success

  1. When you buy shaving cream, make sure it’s the foamy stuff. NOT gel. I’ve made that mistake before. We’ve had more success with the traditional men’s shaving creams, such as Homebrand, No Frills brands, plus they can be cheaper. Whenever there is a sensitive skin option, I usually get it.
  2. You can do shaving cream marbling with just about any paints.  We’ve done this with tempera paints,  food colouring, liquid watercolours and acrylics. Reinker and food colouring work especially well, though.
  3. Scraping the shaving cream off the paper right away is important. You don’t want to let the shaving cream soak into the paper. It’ll get gunky and stain the paper. For scraping, use something with a wide, straight edge. We’ve used everything from a piece of cardboard to the side of the table. This time we used a large plastic ruler.
  4. Keep a wet washcloth and/or bowl of water handy for washing shaving cream-covered hands.
  5. To make clean up easier, spray off all the dishes and art trays outside with a hose. Or use a rubber spatula and scrape it all into the trash first, then rinse off.

What to do with your beautiful new shaving cream marbling paper?

  • Glue to the front of a blank card and send a note to someone
  • Cut into shapes and make a seasonal or holiday display
  • Frame your marbled paper and display it on the wall

Have you done shaving cream marbling with your kids yet? If not, it’s a must-try art project!

Make a Card Monday #3

Make a Card Monday #3

Welcome to this weeks Make a Card Monday feature.  I thought I would combined this weeks MACM with our team Creative Challenge.

Our challenge this week is to create a project using a stamp set we’ve either

  • Haven’t used in a while, or
  • Have never used

I’ve chosen to use  the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set.  This set has been sitting on my shelf for over 12 months, and never used. gasp!

 

To create my project, I’ve stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Sahara Sand Ink onto the Sahara Sand Cardstock. I’ve die cutting the center with my Lots of Labels Framelits and stamped my greeting on the reverse side of the cut out with One Big Meaning Stamp Set in Versamark ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder.

Garden in Bloom, One Big Meaning

Next I’ve stamped my flower images from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set onto scrap piece of Cardstock and cut out with paper snips.

I’ve finished my card by adding some Gold Thread and Gold Faceted Gems

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below.

 

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

For more ideas stamping inspiration be sure to check out my Resource Library

The new 2017 Holiday Catalogue is LIVE!

The new 2017 Holiday Catalogue is LIVE!

Here is the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue 2017:

Click here to place your order from this catalogue!


Want to know what I ordered first?  Christmas stuff!  Halloween is not that big here in Australia, as yet. So I am getting a jump start on some decor type items for Christmas now and will be sharing them soon – watch for a fun update on that.  Of course, if you are a super organised person who plans ahead you will LOVE the products in this catalogue because there are TONS of things that will help you make all your holiday cards quickly and easily, products that will let you show off as a creative genius with ADORABLE project ideas and if your specialty is your gift packaging they’ve got you covered, too.

Go check out the new Holiday Catalogue 2017 and let me know how I can help!

Daisy Delight Class To-Go

Daisy Delight Class To-Go

I’m excited to share with you this month’s Class Kit-To-Go!  What is a Class Kit To Go?  It’s a class to go kit that includes four projects along with the coordinating stamp set!

This month’s class features the Daisy Delight Bundle. Which includes the Daisy Delight Stamp set & coordinating Daisy Punch.

There are 3 ways in which you can participate.

  1. All Inclusive Kit – which includes Daisy Delight Bundle (Stamp set & Punch) plus project kit to create all four projects
  2. Class Kit – this is great if you already have the stamp set and punch, you just order the project kit to create all four projects
  3. Online Class – Receive the video tutorials and PDF handouts (no supplies)

Learn more about how this class works and to pre-order your kit click HERE

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

Welcome to our Make a Card Monday Challenge #2.  You can learn about our Make a Card Monday feature HERE This week it’s a theme challenge “Thank You Card”

I’ve created a simple card, one that can be easily mass produced and with limited supplies.  I started by stamping my greeting from One Big Meaning Stamp Set with Tranquil Tide Classic Ink. 

Added a 1″ strip of patterned paper across the bottom with the Delightful Daisy DSP, and finished my card of with some White Bakers Twine.

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

For more ideas be sure to check out my Resource Library

Make a Card Monday

Make a Card Monday

This new addition to the blog will happen in one of two ways

  • Every Monday we are going to take a card and make it over using all Stampin’ Up! product AND/ OR
  • We will use  a sketch, colour combination, or some other challenge to create a card

This allows you to see the versatility of Stampin’ Up! product and will maybe encourage you to look at the supplies in your stash in a new light. This is probably one of my favourite “features” because often times when my mojo feels low, I give it a boost by making over some of my favourite cards.

To kick off our First “Make a Card Monday” Challenge my team have created a sketch (see below)

How to Use a Sketch 

Sketches are basically blueprints for your creativity. Sketches are made up of different shapes and elements and are basically an outline to follow.  The purpose of a sketch is to give you inspiration for the layout of your card design.

Daisy Delight, Rose wonder, Happy birthday

For my sketch today, I decided to use a piece of patterned paper for my background and this piece comes from the Delightful Daisy DSP.

My greeting is from the Rose Wonder stamp Set.  I love the font of the greetings in this set, and to finish it off I’ve added a bit of bling using Rhinestones.

Alternative Tips & Ideas

There are different ways you can interpret this sketch try one of the following suggestions

  • Emboss a piece of cardstock with your favourite embossing folder to add texture
  • Change the orientation of the sketch design and create a landscape card
  • Snip the ends of the greeting strip to create a banner

Daisy Delight, Rose wonder, Happy birthday

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it on this link HERE.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you receive notification of when I post a video to my channel.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Product List

Play along and see where your Creativity will take you.

What are you making for Father’s Day?

What are you making for Father’s Day?

This project was featured in my “Ultimate Guide to Masculine Cards” that I posted earlier in the month, if you missed it you can view it HERE.

Coming up with the right colour combination can be tricky.  I like to look at the pattern paper I have and pick my colour combinations from that.  In today’s project I’ve used the Coffee Break Patterned Paper, and the colours I have selected from this paper are

Masculine Colour Combination


From the colour combination I have selected, I’ve decited to use the Crumb Cake and my cardbase with a pop of colour using the Pear Pizzazz.  I didn’t want to make my card to busy with a lot of patterned paper so add texture I went with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  Now, one may look at the Petal Burst Embossing folder and think that would look great for a girly project , the certainly suggests gardens, colours, outdoors.  But by changing the colours it makes a great background piece for my Father’s Day card

Masculine, Father's Day, Lovely as a Tree

My Image has been stamped from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp set, and my greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments

DID YOU KNOW that Lovely as a Tree Stamp set was in the very first Australian Stampin’ Up! Catalogue?  Yep, this stamp set is so popular that it has been around for over 12 years in Australia.

Masculine, Father's Day, Lovely as a Tree

To finish my card, I’ve added a piece of Twine across the top and tied it into a bow.

Masculine, Father's Day, Lovely as a Tree

Video Tutorial

Will show you how to create a Father’s Day card.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store.

Product List

Looking for more Masculine project ideas? Click HERE for more Masculine inspired project ideas

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