Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics

Hello my loverly crafters, this lovely stamp set lends itself to a great new creation Level.  Just love it I find there is just unlimited ideas of what can be created with it.
Over the last week have been making handbag cards.Which can be used as Scrap book cards and Memory Albums.

The Handbag takes a little time to make , it is not difficult but just time consuming
Supplies :
Designer Series Paper, & Cardstock.
Thick Kitchen twine,
Favourite Paper Glue
Bone Scorer,
Stamp Set 'Basic Butterfly., There are a  lot of beautiful stamps sets that can be used for this technique..

When the bag has been opened up there are many different panels to scrap book or embellish.

Will be writing the lesson for this Handbag Album to share over the next few days.  So watch out for details.
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

70th Wildflower Birthday Card.

Our beautiful wild flowers.  They always inspire me.  This is for a friends brother who has a great love of our native Flora and Fauna.
The card is a huge envelope which folds up.  There is a little pocket behind the Tag for a gift card.  The Envelope Card folds up and is tied with a red ribbon for presentation it would not be able to be posted unless a special box was made for it as it is too thick.

The card also has flowers made from Stampin Up Dies and Punches and our great quality Card Stock.
Have a wonderful week.
Crafting love Carolyn

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Bundle

 Just love our new Butterfly Bundle and all the possibilities it brings.  Making the card tactile by adding embossing powders and pieces of Ribbon dimensional flowers.  The small butterfly from the Die set which matches the Stamp set Butterfly Basics all goes to add a little bit of you to your creation.  This set makes it so easy to design with so many possibilities.
All you need is a little imagination and time to play.
This card I used Gold embossing Powder Versa Mark Pad, Stazon Black;
 Ribbon: Tangerine Tango, Misty Lagoon;
Card Stock: Natural, Tangerine Tango: Black Card Stock;
Miscellaneous Supplies: Double sided Tape; Embossing Powder Marker Pens to use as water colour with Aqua Painters very Handy little Brushes.
Designer Series Paper: Sale-a-bration

Simple side opening Card

This one also side opening.

Modified Tri Shutter Card  with out all the intricate cuts etc.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joy Fold Card with Stampin Up Blossom Petals DSP

 Have been busy making these pretty little Joy Fold Cards.  So simple yet very easy to make,

This is the card with the under flap open and the top flap opens back for you to write on.

Here is another of the Joy cards I made a couple of days ago.  I love this special colour.  Blackberry Bliss.  With Light Plum.
For the top Card I used the new Painted Bloom  Designer Series Paper 137784  and Butterfly Basic Stamp set   with the Butterfly Thinlit cutters.
If any of these items you would like to make this card with you can get them from my on line shop here on this page.
Happy Crafting
love Carolyn

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


These lovely screen cards have been all the go for the last few months  It is amazing though looking back in many books and being in the craft industry for so long I have seen many of these ideas come and go over the past 30-40 years.  Nothing ever seems really new.  The amazing thing is that each time they are reinvented they become even more beautiful. The card above has been made from our Sale-a-bration stamp set Lotus Blossom.  I thought the screen card would fit this beautiful three step stamp set beautifully.

This screen card was made from a set called Asian Artistry which was a lovely Hostess set back about 5 years ago.

Used Base Card Stock
Layering Panel 
Stamping Panel
Punches : Lovely Label and Many Stars Border Punch.
Like any more details.  Please contact me.
Crafting for the week
love Carolyn

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Butterflies and Sale-a-bration

Butterflies a sign of freedom and beauty.  I have used one of our lovely Sale-a-brations free papers and used Bermuda Bay Ink pad and dauber to give the background splogs of colour.  Under our Crisp Cantalope sale-a-bration ribbon I have used our new Ribbon Trim which is Sahara Sands Lace Trim just to add a little elegance to the card.  Best of all our beautiful new Butterflies Thinlit die adds a touch of beauty to the card.

Butterflies Thin Lite Dies
Bermuda Bay Ink Pad
Crisp Cantalope Free Sale-a-bration Ribbon
Crisp Cantalope
Tangello Twist

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stampin Up Builder Bow Punch Sneak Peek

Oh my these are just the cutest little possums all the amazing things you can do with it..
This amazing Parcel Pom Pom for decorating boxes and Parcels and all things needing just a little finishing off..  I used the paper All a Bloom little DSP Book.  I even used the end pieces I have cut the bow out with to trim around the bottom edge of the Box.
I think it is quite a cutie to add a little Bling around the boxes or packets too.
Have a great week.  Will be working on my next sneak peek.  So keep an eye out.
Happy Paper Crafting
love Carolyn