Christmas Door

This is the final of the 6 cards that I shared with the Kapiti cardmaking group several weeks ago – this time using the Wonderous Wreath bundle.  This was by far my favourite stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue when I first saw it, but sadly it has not had nearly as many outings as I would have liked – too many stamps, not enough hours in the day!

Wonderous Wreath_Christmas Door_MagpiecreatesBy far the best part of this bundle is the coordinating Framelit dies – so easy to be able to cut all the parts of the wreath at once, PLUS 2 great script sentiments – Joy & Noel.  I teamed my wreath up with the Hardwood stamp to look like a front door!

Although this set looks like it can only be used for Christmas that is definitely not the case!  I have lots of ideas for birthday & spring options – I’ll share some in a couple of weeks!

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Soft Suede
Other: Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies

137624SWonderous Wreath Photopolymer Bundle




Punch Art Olaf & Lego Man

If you follow my Facebook page you will have already seen the 2 cute cards that I am sharing today!  I love punch art but don’t really do a whole lot of it usually.  A couple of weeks ago my girls had 2 birthday parties to attend and I didn’t really have any kid specific stamp sets to work with so it was punch art to the rescue!

The first party was for a little Frozen fan, and I just had to go with MY favourite character from the movie – Olaf!

Olaf_punchart_magpiecreatesI was super happy with how this one turned out – I will be honest and say it was a bit of a last minute make!  I had to hand cut a couple of the shapes as my punches weren’t always the perfect fit, but 95% of him is punched.

A few days later and I needed a card for a 5 year old boy who loves Lego – so this was a really easy choice!

Lego man_punchart_magpiecreatesI wasn’t entirely happy with Mr Lego’s face but the overall card looked cool, and it got a fantastic response from the birthday boy so that’s the main thing!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Basic Grey, Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Nordic Noel DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, White Gel Pen
Punches: Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Square Punch, Corner Rounder Punch


Holiday Home Lineup

Happy Labour Day to all my fellow New Zealanders!  It’s a public holiday here today and who doesn’t love a long weekend!  We don’t have too much planned – after several weeks of very busy weekends it’s rather nice to just potter around and relax.  I started the day off with yoga to celebrate free yoga day.  Yoga always invigorates me so no doubt I will end up having a productive day!

Another one of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue is the Holiday Home set.  It’s great for Christmas, Halloween, any of the changing seasons, new home, birthday etc  I always like using sets that have lots of versatility!  What makes this set even better is that there is a coordinating set of Framelit Dies for cutting the wee houses – LOVE that!

Holiday Home_Christmas Street_magpiecreatesTodays card is a really quick and simple Christmas card – don’t you just love that santa sleigh & reindeer image?  I have some more in depth cards to share over the coming weeks using this stamp set, including one with a GORGEOUS sponged background so keep an eye out for it!

Stamps: Holiday Home
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Other: Gold 1/8″ Ribbon, Word Window Punch

137631S Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle



Generational Trees

Today’s card uses the simple but effective Stamping Off technique, also known as Generation Stamping.  All of the shades of tree have been achieved with one ink colour and simply stamping off in between each impression.

Generation Trees_MagpiecreatesI LOVE this Festival of Trees set and coordinating punch – it is a really versatile set that is not just for Christmas! Because of the variety of tree designs in the set it can be used for almost any occasion!

Stamps: Festival of Trees
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Other: Silver Button, White Bakers Twine, Tree Punch, Star Punch

137640GFestival of Trees Photopolymer Bundle

135824G Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack


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GWPC – Little Letters Cards

Sorry about the short break in transmission here – a few unexpected things cropped up this week that I needed to deal with!  On Saturday I attended Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Party Time event here in Wellington.  It was a great day spent with 50 fellow demonstrators – there were presentations, hands on product play and lots & lots of inspiration!  Stampin’ Up! events are just 1 of the things I love about being a demo – if you would like to know more of the reasons why you should consider joining us then please email me.  Remember, if you join before 30 October you will receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper EVERY month for SIX months!

Righto, back to the projects from the Great Welly Paper Caper!  Todays projects are the cards that the wonderful Rachael van Rij taught – and they were awesome:

GWPC_Rachael Card 3_Magpiecreates

Everyone attending camp received the Everyday Occasions Card Kit on arrival and we used items from the kit for Rachael’s class and also my layout projects I shared with you last week.  Rachael shared several great ideas using the Little Letters dies and Alphabet stamps.GWPC_Rachael Card 2_Magpiecreates

This last card was supposed to have a greeting stamped with alphabet stamps but as I didn’t get a chance to complete it at camp I didn’t have the wonderful stamp sets at my disposal when I created it at home!GWPC_Rachael Card 1_Magpiecreates

Stamps/Cardstock/Ink/Embellishments: Everyday Occasions Card Kit
Other: Big Shot, Little Letters Thinlit Dies


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