Weekend Challenge #3

Weekend Challenge #3

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 stamped the outline image of the flower from Garden Bloom stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink over the top portion of my cardbase.  The bottom portion is 2″ x 5-7/8″ piece DSP from the Garden Bloom DSP pack.

I’ve stamped my greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Rich Razzleberry Ink, and finished my card with some Whisper White Bakers Twine.

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 portrait card
  • Replace the bow for a button

Now it’s Your Turn

Create a project using the sketch above as inspiration.  Add your project to our Facebook Group HERE

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

It’s the week before Christmas and you’re wrapping gifts when you discover you need more gift tags! Here are two quick-and-easy tag ideas you can create in minutes!

Quick & Easy Christmas Gift Tags

I first created my tag from a 2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I’ve trimmed to corners on both sides and die cut my snowflake from the Trim Your Stocking Framelits.  The Greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and stamped using Real Red Classic Ink.  To finish my tag I’ve stapled a piece of Real Red Ribbon to the top of the tag.

Video Tutorial 

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

I also created a stepped up version by using the original tag and then I’ve added a 3″ x 2″ piece of Be Merry DSP

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

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Finally I’ve taken the stepped up version of our gift tag and created a Christmas Greeting Card.

I’ve created my card base using Basic Black Cardstock, and added a piece of Merry Music Specialty Paper to the card front.  This paper is lightweight and printed with traditional carols in different languages.

I added a thin strip of Real Red Cardstock across my premade tag, with an additional snowflake before adding the tag to the card front with Stampin dimensionals

 

Video Tutorial 

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

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project!   I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this gift tag and card.  Be sure to keep checking back, there are always new and fresh ideas going on here on the blog!

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

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Christmas Ornament

Welcome to week 10 of my 12 weeks of Christmas blitz.  The Clear ornaments were purchased from “Pack it In”  They’re an online store only, and have some great packaging ideas

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

 

Supplies used for this project:

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink: Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Seasons of Style Designer paper, Whisper White CS
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon
  • Other: Clear Plastic Circular ornament

Dimensions:

  • Whisper White CS: scrap
  • Season of Style DP: Sixteen 1/2″ x 6″
  • Linen Thread:  4″  piece and 8″ piece

 

Step-by-Step Directions

Step 1: Curl a ½” x 6″ strip of designer paper around your pencil, making sure that the pattern you want showing is facing out. Repeat with the remaining pieces of DP. Note: you may need more or less than sixteen pieces of DP depending on how tight you roll your DP.

Step 1

Step 2: Place your curled ribbon papers into the circular ornament. Once the ornament is full, replace the ornament cap.

Step 2

Step 3: Insert the Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon through the top of the ornament and tie it into a bow. Trim off the ends of the ribbon with paper snips.

Step 3

Step 4: Insert an 8″ piece of  linen thread through the top of the ornament and tie the ends together into a knot.

Step 4

Step 5: Stamp the “Merry Christmas” greeting onto Whisper White CS using Black Stazon ink, using a Stamp-a-ma-jig if necessary.

Step 5

 Step 6: Insert a 4″ piece of linen thread through the hole of the tag and tie it around the knot of the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon. Trim off the ends of the thread using paper snips.  You’re done.

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

If you have missed previous Christmas Tutorials you can view them below

Week 1

Snowflake Soiree

Week 2

Ornament Keepsakes, Typeset Alphabet

Week 3

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Week 4

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Week 5

Festive Flurry, Snowflake Soiree

Week 6

Punch Art Snowman

Week 7

Place Card Treat holder - Ornament Keepsakes

Week 8

Festive Flurry

Week 9

Envelope Punch Board, More Merry Messages

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Birthday Gift Card

I seem to be always making birthday cards, a week doesn't go by without it being someones birthday in our family.  This card I made for my niece last month.  It's a great way to use up some scrap pieces of designer paper you may have.

Birthday Gift Card - Created by Kristy Coromandel.  Instructions and products used can be found on my blog https://www.kristycoromandel.com/birthday-gift-card/

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fold the 14.9cm x 21cm piece of Primrose Petals CS in half, with a bone folder, creating a card base.
  2. With the card base laying landscape manner, round the bottom left and right corners using the corner rounder and set aside for a moment.
  3. With the 9.8cm x 14.3cm piece of Whisper White CS in a landscape manner, stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp set in the bottom left hand corner , about 1/2 cm in from the left hand edge of the CS, using Black Stazon Ink.
  4. Dry emboss the stamped Whisper White CS, using the Chevron Embossing Folder and Big Shot
  5. Round the bottom right and left corners of dry embossed Whisper White CS using the corner rounder
  6. Centre and stick the Whisper White CS to the Primrose Petals Card base using SNAIL Adhesive
  7. Punch 4 squares from Gingham Garden Designer Paper using 1" Square punch, stick these to the card, in the bottom right hand corner, as shown in the picture above, using SNAIL Adhesive
  8. Tie 25cm piece of Primrose Petals stitched Satin Ribbon into a bow.  Trim off the ends of the ribbon on a slight angle using craft scissors
  9. Stick the bow to the card base, just over the four pieces of DP, using a mini glue dot. You're Done!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink: Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals CS
  • Accessories: Gingham Garden Designer Paper, Glue Dots, Corner Rounder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Snail Adhesive, 1" Square Punch, Craft Scissors, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon

 

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Birthday Basics

Another Birthday card today using Birthday Basics Designer Series paper, Directions below

Birthday Basics

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fold the 14.9cm x 21cm piece of Sahara Sand CS in half, with a bone folder, creating a card base
  2. Centre and stick the 13.9cm x 7.9cm piece of DP to the 8.2cm x 14.2cm piece of Bermuda Bay CS, using double sided adhesive
  3. Punch along the 2.5cm x 15cm piece of Raspberry Ripple CS, using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  You will be left with a scalloped CS ribbon piece
  4. Stick the scalloped piece of Raspberry Ripple CS to the bottom edge of the back of the matted DP, leaving only half of the scalloped CS exposed, using double sided adhesive.  Trim off the excess scalloped CS, with paper snips
  5. Lay the 18cm pieces of Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon across the matted DP, 1.5cm up from the bottom edge.  Wrap the ends of the ribbon around to the back of the matted DP and stick them down, using double sided adhesive
  6. Lay the matted DP onto the card base, leaving equal boarders on the top, left and right hand sides for placement purposes only
  7. Ink up the greeting with Basic Grey classic ink and stamp the greeting in the bottom right hand corner of the card base
  8. Stick the matted DP onto the card base, leaving equal borders on the top, left and right hand sides, using double sided adhesive
  9. Slide the 10cm piece of linen thread under the 18cm piece of ribbon, on the matted DP.  tie the linen thread into a double knot around the left hand side of the ribbon.  Trim the ends of the linen thread, as close to the knot as you can, using craft scissors
  10. tie the 30cm piece of Raspberry Ripple stitched stain ribbon into a bow.  Trim the ends of the ribbon on a slight angle, using craft scissors
  11. Stick the bow to the card, directly over the linen thread, using hot glue.  You're done!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink: Basic Grey
  • Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Raspberry Ripple CS, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Dotted Scallop Border Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Linen Thread, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Craft Scissors, bone folder, hot glue gun.

 

A great way to stock up on Designer Series paper this month only

excludes: Designer Paper Stacks, specialty designer papers

august promo

 

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