Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Butterfly card

I loved the result here using Basic Black ink and card with Kiwi Kiss ink and card on Whisper White. The butterflies are stamped using Butterfly Prints and punched using the coordinating butterfly punch fromthe Summer mini catalogue p12. The foliage was stamped in Basic Black using Pocket Silouettes p72 of main catalogue.

Leave a comment if you like it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tip of the week

You will notice that Stampin' Up! ink pads are cleverly designed so that the ink pad itself is stored upside down in its casing. This helps to keep the ink pad moist and ensures a longer life. If you should purchase a Whisper White craft ink pad, however, it is advisable to store this actually upside down as this ink can get quite "juicy".

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My altered tin project

Wanted to share a little project I made for a friend for Christmas.

The tin was sold with "jelly snakes" inside but I saw it and knew immediately how I could "recycle" it.

I decorated the tin using "Urban Garden" designer paper Pg 132 and "Kiwi Kiss" striped grosgrain ribbon p150. Iuseed the "eyelet broder" punch p152 to create a fancy edge.

The rosette *was made with 1" double stitched "baja Breeze" ribbon. p150 . ^^ note that 1"choc chip and rose red double stitched ribbon is discounted to $17.63 in the inventory sale but only till 24 Jan.

To make a rosette, cut off about 8 inches od double stiched ribbon and simply pull the white stitching from both ends of one side to gather up one edge. Tie the ends tightly and finish off with a brad, pearl, button or similar in the centre. (In the this case I was luck to have some corduroy brads left over from a previous mini catalogue. I pushed the brad through the ribbon to secure but you could secure with a large glue dot p154

I then printed off several cocktail recipes, with illustrations on to very vanilla card backed with choc chip and adhered a punched tag pg152 (colour co-ordinated to the main ingredient) to each one.
Please leave a comment and tell me what your favourite SU designer series paper is.