22 Nov 2012

Snow Swirled Christmas Easel Card

Hi There.  I've been playing with one of my long time favourite stamp sets called Snow Swirled and created this easel card. Easel cards are quite popular at the moment and they're a nice change from your everyday card, and they really add that Wow factor.

Do you like embellishing your projects with banners, like mine in the left hand corner, but stay away from them because you can never get the end cut right? Well here's a nice little trick - I used the Bitty Banners Framelits Die to cut mine and finished it off with a Faceted Button threaded with Linen Thread - Loooove these buttons - So sweet! I've also used them on the base of the card and one of them holds the Easel in place, I finished those off with a Pearl Jewel in the centre of each.

It's a shame you can't really see it in the photo, but I embossed the Snow Flakes with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and it adds such a beautiful sparkle. I then fussy cut them and attached them with 
Stampin' Dimensionals.



Here's a side view for you to see how the front panel is held in place.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. If you have any questions on this card, just ask it in the comment section and I'll post a reply.  Thanks for stopping by, Angeliki  :- )

Here's a List of the Stampin' Up! Products I used to Create this Card:

Rubber Stamps
Snow Swirled

Card Stock and Papers
Read Red
Gumball Green
Very Vanilla
Candlelight Christmas  Specialty Designer  Series Paper

Ink Pads
Versa Mark
Real Red

Accessories
Basic Jewels Rhinestones and Pearls
Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Linen Twine
Embossing Powders - Silver and Iridescent Ice
Shimmer Paint - Platinum - Used around Edgers of Sentiment.

Tools
Decorative Label Punch
Large Oval Punch
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Bitty Banners Framelits

Adhesives
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Tom Bow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue - To adhere Buttons and Banner

11 Nov 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Wine Bottle Card

Hi There.  This is probably the last instalment of creations using the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set - however I could be persuaded to post more! - so I wanted to give you some new ideas other than cards.

A couple of posts ago I mentioned the Festive Paper Piercing Pack and the middle bottle shows this best in this photo - I hope you can see it, the photo isn't crash hot! This bottle card didn't look much at all until I paper pierced it, which framed the ornament and gave it more 'pop'. I did pierce the inside of the ornaments in the first bottle but it doesn't show up in this photo, but in real life, gives it more texture than just a flat stamped image.

You can get this Paper Piercing Pack for FREE! by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and the Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Papers! (both from the Holiday Catalogue). That's $13.95 of product FREE! This offer is only available through November.

These bottle cards are a great idea because they act as your wrapping and card! You just write your message on the back, buy the wine, and Christmas present and card all taken care of!

All products, except the Very Vanilla Card Stock and Gumball Green Ribbon, I used to create these are from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.

If you would like to purchase any of these products, just email your order to me and Stampin' Up! will deliver your products straight to your door, Australia wide! And postage is the same rate anywhere in Australia and is also subsidised by Stampin' Up!

Hope you've enjoyed these. Thanks for stopping by, Angeliki :)

Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! products I used:

Rubber Stamps
Ornament Keepsakes
Greetings of the Seasons
Four Frames - used on bottle 3.

Card Stock
Core'dinations Gumball Green
Very Vanilla

Ink Pads
Real Red
Gumball Green
Soft Suede

Accessories
Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon
 Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Piercing Mat and Stylus Paper Piercer
Decorative Label Punch - on bottle 3
1 3/8" Circle Punch

Big Shot
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder




6 Nov 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Joyfold Christmas Card

Hi There.  I wanted to try and give you lots of card ideas using the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Papers to show how versatile this bundle can be and how far one pack of paper can go - and I still have heaps of paper left! - so I have another card using those products, but I also wanted to show you the Paper Piercing Festive Pack that I said I will post an example of - so here they are and they all go together so nicely!

I have had so much fun paper piercing and I love how the Paper Piercing frames the centre piece. 

The card I have to show you today is called a Joyfold Card. A Joyfold card has 2 intersecting cards. They can be any measurement you like and open in any direction that you like - So they are also very versatile! This one is my favourite layout.


My card opens out from the right hand side first, then to the left.
I have one small card placed on top of a larger base card.

How to make this Joyfold Card:

1. Cut a Base Card measuring  8 1/4"  x  4 1/4".  Score and fold at 5 1/2". Cover inside back and top front of the base card with paper.

2. Cut intersecting card (smaller card)  8" x 3 1/4" and score and fold at  4". Cover the top front of the intersecting card (smaller card) with paper.


3. Stamp 3 of the same ornaments from the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, then die cut all 3 and adhere together to form a 3-D image and attach this to 2 layered Framelits Labels which have been Paper Pierced using the Festive Paper Piercing Pack.

4. Attach the smaller card to the base card as seen in photo no. 3


5. Cut a length of  Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon to fit all the way around the card when closed, adding extra length to tie a bow.  Adhere the ribbon to the front only of the smaller card. Then pop your centre piece up on Stampin' Dimentionals over the ribbon and Voila! you have made a Joyfold Card!

Style Tip: To add more detail you can decorate the inside of the blank panels seen in my card, except the inside back of the smaller card because this is left blank to write your greeting to the recipient.

I hope this card inspires you to have a go at making a Joyfold card if you haven't made one before. Thanks for stopping by, Angeliki :)

Here's a list of Stampin' Up! Products I used to make this Joyfold card.

Rubber Stamps
Ornament Keepsakes

Ink Pads
Real Red

Card Stock and Papers
Very Vanilla
Real Red
Gumball Green
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories
Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon

Tools
Bigshot
Framelits - Holiday Ornaments & Labels Collection
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Adhesives
Double Sided Tape
Stampin' Dimensionals