Flower Patch Window Card

I am still really enjoying my Flower Patch stamp set!  Today I am sharing a window card – this is a fun (and easy) way of making a special card!

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Flower Patch Window_inside_magpiecreatesThe window is simply adhered with Sticky Strip and then partially ‘disguised’ using the ribbon!  The greeting is stamped on the window using Stazon ink – you just need to be careful that your stamp doesn’t slide on the Window Sheet as you stamp otherwise it will smudge.

Stamps: Flower Patch, Regarding Dahlias
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, WIndow Sheet
Ink: Strawberry Slush, coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Rose Red, Stazon Black
Other: Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon, Texture Boutique, Lovely Lace TIEF



Golden Stars

Happy Monday morning to you all!  It is the start of the school holidays here in NZ – the holidays are such a double-edged sword aren’t they? You get the slower pace of the day, late breakfast lounging in pj’s, no lunches to be packed, and no after school rush of activities, BUT you do have the inevitable “I’m bored”, “Muuuum, Can we have/go to/buy……” etc etc to contend with!  I’ve a few activities up my sleeve so hopefully we won’t have too much of that!

Here is a simple but classy Christmas card I shared with the Kapiti cardmaking group a few weekends ago – it’s super simple with the Stars Collection Framelit dies!

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I am totally in love with the new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – it’s soo pretty!  And those ‘gold’ pearls? Simple – I coloured them with the darkest shade of Daffodil Delight Blendabilities!

Stamps: And Many More..
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
Other: Big Shot, Stars Collection Framelits, Pearls


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Cheerful Christmas

Todays card is one of my favourites at the moment!  I designed it really quickly as a make n take for a couple of recent events – I was a little lacking in mojo and just needed to get a card designed so I kept it super simple and as always with Stampin’ Up! products, it all just worked!

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I coloured the main image using Stampin’ Write Markers in festive colours, added some background stamping to the card front and then finished it off with Rhinestones – like I said, SIMPLE but stunning!

Stamps: Cheerful Christmas
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Real Red & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers, Lost Lagoon
Other: Rhinestones


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Amazing Scallops

Phew what a weekend!  Both daughters danced in their dance centre concert and they had SUCH a great time!  Seeing their beaming faces at the end of the show made all the lead-up drama worth it!  Due to a lack of helpers for the event I ended up being there most of the weekend to help sort costumes & dressing rooms, and also working side-stage helping the senior dancers with all of their quick costume changes – it was fun and took me back to my own amateur theatre/dancing days!  Today is definitely a crafting day though – with weather to match even, as Wellington has turned on a truly AWEFUL day – gale force southerlies, rain, hail & snow!

The card I am sharing today is another of the 6 cards I taught to the Kapiti group a couple of weekends ago.  This card is a CASE of one by the very talented Kimberley van Diepen – I changed the orientation around, but other than that it’s essentially the same:

Amazing Birthday_Scallop_magpiecreatesI love the colour combo on this card – it looks so calming!  And that Striped Scallop Thinlit Die is AWESOME – I’m sure you are going to see a lot more of that!

Stamps:Amazing Birthday
Cardstock: Pool Party, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:Pool Party, Old Olive, Island Indigo
Other: Big Shot, Striped Scallop Thinlit Die, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Crochet Trim, Chevron Natural Ribbon



Flower Patch One Sheet Wonder – Part 2

Earlier this week I shared some of the cards from my One Sheet Wonder using the Flower Patch stamp set.  Here are the remaining cards:

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Stamps: Flower Patch, Lots of Thanks, Cycle Celebration
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Typeset DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Other: Scallop Dotted Ribbon Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, White Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Subtles Buttons, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Silver Buttons, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Indigo Cotton Ribbon