Monday, April 23, 2012


I wanted to create a set of cards that would be quick to make but would look effective and have texture.

I used the embossing folders from Stampin Up to emboss half of each card to add some lovely texture

I then used the dies in my Big Shot machine and cut out various butterflies and flowers in different papers and cards

I stuck the bottom die-cut flat onto the card and then raised the next die-cut up using a dimensional so that it added depth to the card.

I then stamped a greeting at the bottom.

Each card only took minutes to make but are so effective - what do you think?


supplies used:

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439
Beautiful Butterflies 114507
Fun Flowers 121812
Stripes 123128
Vintage Wallpaper 120175
Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Stampin Dimensionals 104430
Concord Crush 121691
Melon Mambo 119980
Whisper White 106549

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Murphys Book

Something a bit different from me today. It's an expandable book I made to welcome our puppy Murphy.

 As you open you it different photos appear .

Some of the pictures appear to be upside down but it all makes sense when the album is fully open

I used my favourite chocolate chip cardstock and used the flower cuts outs from last years catalogue.

I just wanted to show you how you can create something very simple from one sheet of cardstock.

I used some patterned paper to make the cover and the back piece.

What do you think?
 The possibilities are endless and its a great way to showcase some of you favourite pictures that you can carry round with you.

I hope that you are enjoying your Easter.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Good Morning all!  I spent most of the day yesterday sorting out my craft studio.  I took an armful of black bags and some polish and disappeared into the garden and returned about 5 hours later with this project and a clean desk!

I can take no credit for the design of this project.  I came across a very talented lady on Pinterest  here and I just loved what she had created.

 I decided to use the gorgeous hostess papers from the main catalogue as the colours are so vibrant.

I used the fun flowers die to create the flower on the card and the top of the treat tube.

 This is the top of the treat tube, I used the smaller 2 of the 3 flowers.

The tube could easily contain a necklace or earrings but I put mini eggs in mine.

I hope that you like this project, feel free to leave a comment.

Have a very happy Easter.