Sunday, October 14, 2012

A card for my love

Hi stampers!

It's my hubby's birthday today and I thought I would share with you the card I made for him.

For those that haven't caught up with the news, we are off to Melbourne (we arrived last night!) for a new job for my husband with an airline! He'll be flying a similar plane to the one in the Sentimental journey stamp set (sadly retired) so I thought this was the perfect image to use this year.

The sentiment comes from Bring on the cake (y'all must know how much I love this Birthday greeting set - it's so versatile!). The background text stamp is from Daring adventure, one of my new most favourite stamp sets and the papers come from the Floral district set of DSPs. This is a good example of how floral papers can be used in a men's card especially when the papers are double sided! The button is one of the gorgeous new Naturals desinger buttons and there is a little bit of the Midnight muse satin stitched ribbon in there too. I love trying to break the rules and sneak some ribbon onto mens cards!

A roll of this gorgeous satin stitched ribbon can be yours for free when you place a $60 order this month and you can choose from 5 different colours. Click here for more information and contact me if you'd like to order. You can also visit my facebook page for regular updates and message me on there.
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Betsy's blossoms and butterflies for a birthday

Hi everyone!

Today I have a pretty little card to share with you that I made for a special friend.

The background is Elegant eggplant stamped with the flowers from a new stamp set called Betsy's blossoms. The other contrasting colour is Summer starfruit, one of the new In colours available from 2012-2014. It's kind of a bit more yellow than the old colour Kiwi kiss. This has been stamped with the large blossom flower stamp from Betsy's blossoms and then some lovely ruffled wisteria wonder ribbon has been added.

The greeting comes from Bring on the cake (a wonderful birthday greetings set) and those darling embossed butterflies are made using the Beautiful wings embosslit folder on the big shot. It cuts out the butterfly shape and embosses the patterns at the same time!

I hope this leaves you feeling inspired to create!
Happy Stamping!
love, Claire

Friday, October 5, 2012

A dinoroar birthday!

Hi my stamping friends!

Just a quick post today as I am about to rush off and ice a birthday cake! My middle son Levi turns 4 today! So I thought I would share the card I made for him with you all.

I have used the very cute stamp set called Dinoroar and the Bring on the cake stamp set which has loads of different birthday greetings.

At first I was just going to attach the dinosaurs on the Pumpkin pie piece at the top there by themselves but they sort of looked like they were talking so I gave them speech bubbles! Hehe, Levi thought it was funny at least!
It's all finished off with some square lattice embossing on the red and a bit of (retired) pacific point ribbon. I love how all of Stampin' up!'s products co-ordinate with the inks, cardstock, ribbons etc all matching. I was inspired to use this colour combo from my very handy Color coach. If you ever have trouble thinking of colour combos you will love this tool that gives you a swatch of each colour in the Stampin up range plus 2-3 suggested combos for each colour.
Don't forget this month when you spend $60 you will receive a free roll of our gorgeous new stitched satin ribbon in your choice of five of the new in colours! Click here for more info.
Contact me if you would like to place an order.
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire