Friday, 5 May 2017

May 2017 Card Group Projects

Card group came around really fast this month as we got together a week later in April - I expected to be scrambling at the last minute but surprisingly I managed to get three cards designed and kitted up in good time for our meeting yesterday!

Card one is a bright and cheery little number, I think yellow and blue is a happy combo and I've combined So Saffron and Marina Mist here.  I've seen many variations on this card design on Pinterest and I've been meaning to make a version myself for ages.  This pic shows the card closed.

In this pic you can see the inside of the card peeking through from the back.  I cut 1" off from the side of the A6 sized card base and stamped the Bubble Wrap background in Crushed Curry ink.  I popped up the sentiment oval and popped up each flower.  I embellished each flower centre with a So Saffron  1/4" punched circle. 

This pic shows the card fully open with the pretty decorative edge.

Here's the inside and the envelope.

The second card also features a decorative edge.  My good friend Jan made me a lovely card using the Yvonne Creations Spring-tastic 'Butterfly Border' die and I just had to get the die for myself!  I've used a favourite colour combo of mine - black and white with a dash of bright - in this case Tempting Turquoise.

Here's the card open.  The die cuts the fancy border at the top but there's no cutting edge along the bottom of the die so it's ideal for cutting a decorative edge on the front of a card base.  I added a strip of Tempting Turquoise 'ribbon' cut using a die from the Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die set and I popped up the sentiment label.  The Tempting Turquoise fancy butterfly was cut out using a treasured punch - the Craft Tonic Multi Detail Butterfly punch.  This punch came out many, many years ago and became a 'must have' item.  It didn't seem to stay around very long and they became difficult to find.  I love the design, the size and the shape of the butterfly.  Knowing I can't get the punch again should it break I'm precious about this punch and so I punched out all the butterflies for my ladies!  

Here's the inside of the card.  I glued a white panel inside the card, rounded the top corners, stamped a sentiment and added a black grosgrain 'ribbon' strip.  

Here's the envelope.

Card three was CASEd from this lovely card made by Rina Meushaw I came across on Pinterest.  I changed the colour scheme and didn't use a doily or ribbon.  I stamped the dots in Sahara Sand ink, the leaves in Old Olive, the flowers in Bermuda Bay and the flower centres and sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  I used the SU! 'Layering Squares' Framelits die set to cut the squares and the frame.  I fussy cut the flowers, popped those up and added Bermuda Bay sequins to finish the card front.

Here's the inside of the card and the envelope.

We had two birthday girls at card group yesterday and they both brought in scrummy home made cakes - chocolate brownies and a Victoria sponge.  They looked so delicious but I'm losing weight following Slimming World so I was angelic and passed on the cakes!  I had a banana, yogurt and a Hi Fi bar instead.  I do hope my halo doesn't slip down and strangle me!

Supplies for flowers decorative edged card:
Stamps: SU! 'Flower Shop' & 'Rose Wonder' sets, Creative Expressions 'Bubble Wrap' background stamp, Hero Arts 'Yummy Treats' set
CS: SU! So Saffron, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Marina Mist & Crushed Curry
Tools: SU! 'Pansy' punch, 1/4" circle punch, SU! 'Stitched Shapes' Framelits die set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals

Supplies for butterflies decorative edged card:
Stamps: SU! 'Simply Sketched' & 'Birthday Blooms' sets
CS: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Yvonne Creations Spring-tastic 'Butterfly Border' die, Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die set, Craft Tonic 'Multi Detail Butterfly' punch, SU! Project Life 'Cards & Labels' Framelits die set, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels

Supplies for frame and flowers card:
Stamps: SU! 'Avant Garden' set, Inkylicious 'Wonderful Day'
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, & Whisper White (thick & regular)
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay, Old Olive & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! 'Layering Squares' Framelits die set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Bermuda Bay sequins, Dimensionals


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Floral & Lacy Birthday Flip Card

This is the birthday flip card and envelope I made for my lovely friend Lesley using the SU! 'Jar of Love' set and papers from the 'Falling in Love' DSP pack.  I love the pretty flowers from the SU! 'Jar of Love' set and you don't always have to include a jar when you use them!

Here's the front view of the card.  I used Sweet Sugarplum CS for the card base and I stamped the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry inks and the leaves in Sahara Sand ink.  I popped up the Very Vanilla stitched oval and all the flowers.  A touch of sparkle was added with some Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon.

Here's the reverse of the flip panel.

I glued a Very Vanilla panel to the back of the flip card so I had somewhere to write my message.

Here's the card flat ready to go in the envelope.

Here's the envelope.

Stamps: SU! 'Jar of Love' & 'Birthday Blooms' sets
CS: SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla 

Patterned paper: SU! 'Falling in Love' DSP
Ink: SU! Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Sizzix 'Card, Fancy Frame Flip-its #2' Framelits die set, SU! 'Everyday Jars' & 'Stitched Shapes'  Framelits die sets, envelope punch board
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, Dimensionals