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Kristine

More Crazy for Cupcakes

Well I got the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, and I really love it, especially with the watercolour pencils and glitter.  Here are two cards that I created for my niece's birthdays at the end of September.  The large paper clips with the Elmo and ladybird punch art perched on the top are bookmarks.  Since I had made these bookmarks for their birthdays I decided to incorporate it into the cards - not as easy as I thought!  However I did like the finished product and when you remove the bookmarks, the cards still look good.

This one is for my niece who turned three.  I thought she would love the Elmo bookmark.  I found Elmo on Dawn's website a long time ago and have been waiting for the right project to use him.  I have modified what Dawn has in her instructions and used Riding Hood Red and Pumpkin Pie.  To tie the card to the bookmark, I carried over the Pumpkin Pie and used paper from Washington Apple DSP pack.  The only thing that I think could be better is that I used some old white flower brads, when I think the Pumpkin Pie flower brads from the Spring Mini Catalogue would have looked better.

Crazy for Cupcakes Card with Elmo bookmark
FOR THE CARD - Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Sprinkles (116418).  Card/Paper: Pumpkin Pie (108601), Chocolate Chip (108599), Bashful Blue (106565), Whisper White (106549), Washington Apple DSP (112461).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), flower brads (non-SU!).  Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Water Colouring.

This second card is for my other niece, who turned five a week later.  I think the ladybird from Chic 'n Scratch is really cute.  Again I have changed the red to Riding Hood Red (I'm going to miss this colour when it leaves next year), and sat her on a Kiwi Kiss leaf.  My daughters really love her!  Again I let the colours in the bookmark lead the choices I made for the card.  This time I got out the Candy Lane DSP and mixed it with Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss - truely an In Color card!

Crazy for Cupcakes Card with ladybird bookmark
FOR THE CARD - Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780), Priceless (116402), Simply Said (116414).  Card/Paper: Riding Hood Red (116205), Kiwi Kiss (116204), Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White (106549), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Sliver Brads (104336).  Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Water Colouring.

This post is long enough!  I will write up what I used for the Elmo and ladybird punch art next time.

 

Gift Voucher Card

We gave my brother-in-law a gift voucher for his birthday this month, in which the voucher was the shape and size of a credit card.  A while ago I found these cards on Mary Fish's website, and decided to incorporate his gift into his birthday card...

Masculine Gift Voucher Card

Masculine Gift Voucher Card
Stamps: Bitty Birthday (115762).  Card/Paper: Sage Shadow (108620), Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549), Windsor Knot DSP (112039).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (105114), Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Marker Pen (100040), So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I used the same dimensions listed on Mary's website, and direction from Dawn's website.  The finished card size is 3" x 4-1/4".

I do love the So Saffron ribbon from the ribbon bundle promotion this month.  If you would like to get your own, then you will need to place an order with me really soon!  The ribbon bundle promotion finishes at the end of September - this week!

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September Thank You Cards

I have been playing with the ribbon from the ribbon bundle promotion.  I love the Certainly Celery and have used it quite a bit.  I added it to the little thank you cards I gave to customers who placed orders this month:

 Mini Thank You Cards featuring Certainly Celery ribbon

Stamps: Lovely Labels (116390), Priceless (116402).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Certainly Celery (108619), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  

I needed to make a bag topper for a hostess during the month, and since I already had the Certainly Celery, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink card on the table from another project, I used them to make this: 

Bag Topper featuring Certainly Celery ribbon

Stamps: Lovely Labels (116390).  Card/Paper: Pretty in Pink (106568), Rose Red (108613), Very Vanilla (106550).  Ink: Certainly Celery (105217).  Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon (Ribbon Bundle Promotion - 114618), Medium Cellophane Bag (102757).  Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430). 

Don't forget to place your orders during the month of September.  You too can get an exclusive ribbon bundle of 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon when you place an order over $120.

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Crazy for Cupcakes

I am doing a workshop next week with a friend and borrowed the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set from her.  This is one of the cards we are making at that workshop. 

Crazy for Cupcakes Watercoloured Spotlight Card

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (115780).  Card/Paper: Rose Red (108613), Pink Pirouette (116203), Whisper White (106549).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023).  Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Blender Pen (102845), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Mat Pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Techniques: Water Colouring, Spotlighting.
Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set

It is a really fun stamp set and I think I have to get it... soon!  I have so enjoyed using these stamps with the watercolour pencils that I have make two other cards for my nieces' brithdays - may as well use it while I have it here!  I will put those two cards up when I have photographed them.

 

Scribble This Flower Card

I found this card on Splitcoast Stampers that I really liked and decided have a go.  It uses a stamp set I absolutely adore, Scribble This.  I also used the new flower brads from the Spring Mini Catalogue and lovely designer paper in Pink Pirouette from Candy Lane.

Scribble This Heartfelt Card

Stamps: Scribble This (116406), Heartfelt Thanks (116372).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Pink Pirouette (116203), Chocolate Chip (108599), Always Artichoke (108610), Candy Lane DSP (113980).  Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908).  Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367), Flower Designer Brads (112583).  Tools: Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I made a similar one for my good friend Patrice to congratulate her on achieving her goals as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and earning a free trip away!  It is the same, but says "Congratulations" instead of "Heartfelt".  

Another good friend, Nadine, had her birthday last week, so I got all excited and made one for her as well!  I used the "Birthday Wishes" stamp from Sincere Salutations on her card and changed up the colours.

 Scribble This Birthday Card

Stamps: Scribble This (116406), Sincere Salutations (116416).  Card/Paper: Whisper White (106549), Old Olive (106576), So Saffron (108611), Rose Red (108613), Fall Flowers (retired).  Ink: Old Olive (102277), Rose Red (101778).  Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Flower Designer Brads (112583), Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker (100063), Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079).  Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

My daughters were admiring the cards and my youngest (6) said that she thought it would make a good Christmas Card. That got me thinking, so at some stage I will try it again using Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive, making the flower a Poinsettia.

 
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Kristine

Kristine McNickle
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a stay-at-home mum with three kids and a wonderfully supportive husband.  I love craft, but stamping and card making is my passion.  I also enjoy extending card-making and stamping techniques to create 3-D projects and gifts. 

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a over ten years ago and I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and, soon after, became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now hold regular workshops in my home focusing on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

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