Thursday, 18 August 2016

Pretty in Pink with co-ordinating Decorative Hat Pin !


Whilst I am a big fan of Stampin' Up! thanks largely to Sam Hammond aka "Pootles", I have long been a huge fan of Christina Griffiths too.

And it was her fabulous video tutorial about how she creates her beautiful hat pins to decorate some of her projects that fired up my enthusiasm to try my hand at them too.

Getting hold of the hat pins and protectors was not the easiest of operations - but I eventually managed to find what I wanted and then had to wait very patiently for them to arrive in the post.   In the meantime, I hot-footed my way to Hobbycraft and selected an assortment of pretty beads in readiness.

So - to cut a long story short, whilst waiting for the hat pins I made this pretty and delicate birthday card using the gorgeous Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies.  I knew that the addition of the hat pin would mean I could not use an envelope to gift my card, so I created a co-ordinating fold flat box too.




I really do think that colour co-ordinated hat pins and cards is a lovely idea.  The recipient can keep the hatpin too, so they have a pretty little something extra as a token reminder of their special day.

I do hope you like today's little project which is something a little different for me.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to have a go at creating decorative hat pins to help embellish your own crafty creations?

I have decided that it might be nice to offer this co-ordinated set as a little prize.  So all you have to do is leave me a comment in the box below.  In a week's time I will put all participants names into a lucky dip and pull out a winner !!

As always, I would like to thank you for stopping by today, and I share here Christina's brilliant tutorial on how to create decorative hat pins.



I will be back soon,

Linda

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Accordion File - Storage solution or Greetings Card Holder ?

Today's project is this Accordion File.


Initially I designed it to hold six C6 envelopes and cards.  But at the end of the accompanying video tutorial below, I made a happy little discovery - it can also accommodate six Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, so is a pretty little storage solution for you crafty folk too !!

Instructions on how to make it can be found on my video tutorial:-


Not much more to say really, other than I hope you like the project - oh and yes I have spotted my school girl spelling error on the video (too late to change now !), and thank you very much for stopping by today.


Linda
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Sh sh sh Shaker Card !


One fabulous member of my team has a reason to celebrate this week - and I felt that this was a great opportunity to try my hand at making a Shaker Card.   I have seen lots of these now, and have wanted to have a go, but never have,  and this is the result:-



I was after a look with a bit of bling  - and using the Silver Glimmer paper really helped me to achieve this.  I die cut the scalloped circle focal point using my new Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  I do find that these are ever so useful for creating focal points. 

The rather appropriate sentiment comes from the Happy Happenings stamp set.  I used my Hopeful Thoughts stamp set for the leafy detail with was heat embossed with Silver Stampin Glitter.

The shaker element was created by applying Stampin' Up!'s new Foam Adhesive Strips to the back of the top layer behind the window sheet aperture and then applying that layer to the layer of Whisper White card stock on which I had stamped and silver embossed the sentiment.  I cut some silver sequins from my roll of Silver Sequin Trim and used these for the shaker element of the card. Then both layers were applied to the Melon Mambo card base.

I finished the whole thing with a cute punched little butterfly, made using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

So the card and a little pressie (below) are now winging their way to my fabulous team mate to celebrate her achievement.




I do hope you like today's project and thank you very much for stopping by.
Linda
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Happy Birthday Tom !


It's my son's Birthday today - Happy Birthday Tom !


So I broke open those Large Letter Framelits Dies again to create what I think is sophisticated masculine birthday card using Gold embossing and beautiful Island Indigo cardstock.

The Gold embossing on the die cut letters was done using a stamp from the set Celebrate Today (which seems rather appropriate).  

I finished of the layers with some gold cording trim (retired) and mounted them on a 5.5" x 11" inch card base scored at 5.5" inches.

So there we have it - a smart card for a smart boy. Hope you like it too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Linda
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