Monday, July 5, 2021

2 Fast 2 Curious - Happy birthday card!

It was my nephew's 2nd birthday yesterday & with some of the lifting of the restrictions, here in Melbourne, we could have our family together to celebrate!!

There were grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, siblings & close family friends eating, talking, laughing & enjoying being together, after so long of not being able to!!

And the food was awesome too!!

So of course, with celebrating Julian's birthday, there just had to be a card made for him, from us.

At the moment 2 Fast 2 Furious is out & while Julian doesnt appreciate the movie yet, he does enjoy the cars that he plays with & all things fast!

And he is a curious little thing, learning about his world, by his brother's side.

So this card marched his curious nature, also!!

I drew a grid on the front of the card, (before I assembled it, obviously) & cut out where the black part of the checkered area was to be. Using a craft knife, I then cut out the black squares from a piece of scrap Basic Black cardstock & placed them into the gaps. 

This way the card front was completely flat.

I then ran the Real Red cardstock attached to the Foam AdhesiveSheets through the Cutting & Embossing Machine, using the Playtime Alphabet dies. 
It's so good that some of the letters are doubled up so it makes for a quicker process!!

Then I found some retired All Geared Up key embellishments & attached it with some white twine & punched a couple of balloons - ta-dah!!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you seeing what Ive made.


Card 1: Stamps: None!! 
Cardstock: Basic White, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: None!!
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Playful Alphabet Dies
Accessories:  Foam adhesive sheets, All Geared Up embellishments (Retired), Balloon Punch


Friday, May 14, 2021

Expressions of "OMG, this is gorgeous paper!!"

Sometimes a product catches your breathe by surprise & you just run with it. This was me today, the Expressions of Ink Specialty DSP is stunning!!

And what makes this even more amazing is that some of the sheets have pink throughout it, so figure, hey? (Ha!)

So while I havent made a card using pink this time, I am using a Designer Paper that have pinks in it!!!


This designer paper has a beautiful array of colours in it - Evening Evergreen, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink with Gold Foiling through 6 of the 12 designs.

Im loving the flecks of Gold Foiling throughout one of sheets, dont you?  the It looks so good with the sheet that has all the greens on it, (Evening Evergreen, , Just Jade, Mint Macaron & Pear Pizzazz),  


Cutting the base to a measurement of 17.5 x 14.5 cm & scoring it at 10.5 cm, I placed a piece of White inside leaving the front as the shorter part of the card.


I gave my Cut & Emboss Machine a work-out with then card front & leaves in various cardstock colours & Gold Foil, but it sooooo worth it! 


Using the sentiment from Dragonfly Garden , I used the Versamark & Gold Embossing Powder, cut it out & raised it up.

Then I simply mounted the leaves on the edge of the cardstock, being sure that none of the adhesive was exposed at the back of them, so it didnt go on the DSP when the card was closed.

I then used this same process on a container that I had. I wanted to dress it up as a gift for a friend, she had given me a home grown pumpkin & I have dried out the seeds for her. So now she has more pumpkin seeds for next year!!


And the brown paper inside the container helps to keep the seeds dry, apparently?


I kinda like how a couple of the smaller leaves fit in the lid of the container, also, dont you?

If you are still unsure of how I put these items together, you can watch my Live video here. Let me know what you think of my video or what Ive made :)

Thanks for stopping by, its been a while, I know,

Happy stamping... Jo x

Sunday, January 17, 2021

"Opposite Stamp' technique.

During a day at a fellow demonstrator's house, where there were 3 of us together & we sent the day exploring the new products from the latest Holiday catalogue, (scroll to the bottom of the page to download it), & of course, the Saleabration catalogue.

We had such a great day, laughing, eating & creating - we have missed being with others to share ideas & learned techniques.

Speaking of which, Alison showed me this technique & I decided to use it for my Friday Facebook Live. I'd love you to watch it & share your creativity too!! 

These two, (Brilliant Blue & Balmy Blue / Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather) are reasonably simple, where I have then used the Handsomely Suited stamp set & matching Suit & Ties dies, (10% off the bundle when you purchase them together!!).

You may see in the purple card that Ive used the suspender die so that the cardstock looks more like a piece of ribbon? I love how we can adapt the uses of the dies to fit the project!!


When I was with Alison, I challenged her to make a female version of this card, so she used Magenta Madness & Mango Melody - man, you need your sunnies on for this one!! But it is so perfect at the same time!

And instead of simply stampng on the inside of the card, Ive die cut one of the bows from the Very Vanilla mat & inserted a piece of Mango Melody. This pops against the Magenta Madness, right?

I think this final card may be my fav!! I decided to cover only part of the front of the card & sing the Well Suited DSP, I added another feature to it. That DSP design, (gingham, perhaps?) is quite busy, so toning it down like this makes it easier on the eye.

And that DSP works so well the inside of the card, too!!

I cant wait to try this technique with other stamp sets, they will all look so different, wont they?



During Jan & Feb, it is also Saleabration time, (the first of two this year!!). This is such an exciting time to purchase items - for every $90 of products from the current Annual or Mini Catalogue, you automatically earn a FREE product from the Salabration brochure!!

Be sure to check out which products can be earned for $90 0r $180, to reduce confusion.

And of course, if all else fails, Im here to help you!

Given that it is the beginning of the month, there is a new Hostess Code to use (36ACJASY), if your order is below $250, so be sure to use it when placing your order.

Thanks for stopping by, see you in the next post,

Jo

Card 1 
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Balmy Blue, Very Vanilla
 Ink: Brilliant Blue, Balmy Blue
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

 Card 2 
Stamps: Handsomely Suited, Itty Bitty Birthdays
 Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Very Vanilla
Ink; Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
 DSP: Well Suited
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine items: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder

 Card 3
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
 Cardstock: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Very Vanilla
Ink: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine items: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

Card 4
 Stamps: Handsomely Suited
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Point
DSP: Well Suited
Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Suit & Ties dies
 Accessories: Dimensionals, Tear n Tape, Stampin' Blocks, Paper Trimmer

 Accessories: https://linktr.ee/JoWeedonMelbourne

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Art Gallery & Gilded Leafing C.A.S.E.ing

C.A.S.E.ing (Copy And Share Everything), the catalogue is such a great way to gain inspiration if you are lacking it. A bit like me, I guess, I've had my birthday & Christmas celebrations, then New Year's & a short stay away from home, so haven't sat at my creative desk much lately.

So looking through the latest Mini Catalogue, I found this card that made me smile & I decided to copy it with the prodcts that I have already.


The left image is from the catalogue and my finished product is on the right - quite similar, don't you think? I didn't have the acetate sheets for the background of the card, so I used Versamark & it gives a similar effect! SU! products are so good like that!

Using the catalogues for inspiration is such an easy thing to do!!

The stamp set that I used was Art Gallery, found on page 32 of the brochure. This link for it is above.

You can see how I made this card by watching my Live Video here.



During Jan & Feb, it is also Saleabration time, (the first of two this year!!). This is such an exciting time to purchase items - for every $90 of products from the current Annual or Mini Catalogue, you automatically earn a FREE product from the Salabration brochure!!

Be sure to check out which products can be earned for $90 0r $180, to reduce confusion.

And of course, if all else fails, Im here to help you!

Given that it is the beginning of the month, there is a new Hostess Code to use (36ACJASY), if your order is below $250, so be sure to use it when placing your order.



Thanks for coming past to see my latest creation, I cant wait to show you what I have prepared next, Jo x


Card 1: 
 Stamps: Art Galery
 Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Versa Mark
 Stampin' Cutting & Emboss Machine: Floral Gallery 
 Accessories:  Heat n Stick embossing powder, Sequins & Fine Tip Glue, Heat Gun, Brush, Mini White Dimensionals,