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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

“Create With Kathe” For Thursday 14th August 2014


Crickey where has the month gone?!!!
As my Christmas Pre-Order has arrived, I thought we could make a start on Christmas Cards … shock horror!
This week, as the Weekly Deals also had the ever cute “Petite Purse” Die, at a reduced price, we also made a cute little handbag.

So Thursday we made 3 projects, a Christmas, Card, a Reflection Card and a Petite Purse.


Thursday we had a house full of lovely ladies, and one of my crafty ladies said “You know we are all Blonde of a hue”!!!
It took a moment before we all comprehended, and we had such a laugh.
Yes, we are all Blonde {some bottle like moi!}, continuing through the Blonde colour wheel to land on Silver!
I do so love the companionship of my weekly crafty ladies.

Project 1” Snowflake Christmas Card


This card features the “Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies” and the “Holiday Home” stamp set and matching “Homemade Holiday” framelits.
The card base is Pool Party, which has been embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
A lining of Pool Party Designer Series Paper Stack is adhered to the inside, with Vellum over-layed to give a softened effect.
Whisper White cardstock is cut with Paper Smooches Dies to create the two snowbanks.
From the stamp set “Holiday Home”, a little house is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, and decorated, and then cut using the “Homemade Holiday” framelits.
Trees, a lampshade and a snowman are stamped, and the new “Frosted Sequins” and Crystal Effect Dots coloured with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Pens are scattered around the card.
The words “From our home to yours at Christmastime” are stamped in Black StazOn onto the Vellum.


The snowflakes on the flip are layered in Whisper White, and a Crystal Effect Dot is placed in the centre of each of the snowflakes.
The Belly Band finishes the card off, and is made using the {Vintage} Lace Ribbon Border Punch and the word “Merry” is from the Vintage “Expressions”Thinlits Dies {and available on the Clearance Rack for $31.19}, and is cut from the gorgeous Champagne Glimmer Paper. 


Wah-lah Snowflake Christmas Card done!

Project 2” Reflection Card


This card is a Tutorial and case by France Martin, and features the Reflections technique, which is created by using Clear Packaging Tape, I purchased 36mm, but in hindsight, should have purchased 48mm!
Please click here to watch Frenchie's Video Tutorial.
When we first started this project the ladies thought I was joking about putting the Packaging Tape on our arms {this reduces the stickiness!}. It is important also use your Dust Buddy too!

The card base is Crumb Cake, with a layer of Pool Party {which is adhered with tape or glue}, and the sponging and reflections is all created on the Whisper White Cardstock, which is adhered with Dimensionals.
This card featured the stamp set “Wetlands”, and I love this stamp set, as it is so universal, along with the Canadian Goose, Pipers and Reeds, it also has the gorgeous and ever appropriate wording “ Thank You For Your Kindness”, “Birthday Greetings” and “Thinking of You”, which his perfect for bereavement or thinking of you cards.


"Wetlands" Stamp Set

The sponging is done in this order Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and finally Marina Mist for the water.
The Canadian Goose and Reeds are stamped in Early Espresso.
Once all sponged ink is dry, use the Dust Buddy to remove all dust, fingerprints etc and to stop the Packaging Tape from sticking.
The reflections are stamped in Soft Suede, I chose this colour after experimenting with the colours Frenchie suggested, and felt this hue gave the best effect for my card.
On the sticky side of the tape, stamp {separately on two strips of tape} the Canadian Goose and Reeds in Soft Suede, and turn the tape around, so it matches the original stamp {but a mirror image} and press down onto the cardstock, the inked colour will come off of the tape and on to the Whisper White cardstock.
Carefully peel the tape back and remove it.
A second Canadian Gooses is stamped on Water Colour Paper in Black StazOn, and coloured using the Aqua Painters, and for the beak “So Saffron”, then fussy cut and adhered with Dimensionals.
The inside of the card is Naturals White, and has been stamped with Soft Suede.
I let the ladies choose which sentiment they wished to use from the Wetlands stamp set of: “Thank You For Your Kindness”, “Birthday Greetings” or “Thinking of You”.


And “Wah-lah” as Frenchie would say … Reflections Card done!

I really enjoyed sharing this technique, and I will be back to the hardware shop {again} this week to get a wider Clear Packaging Tape, as my new stamp set “Lovely As A Tree” has beautiful tress that are allot wider.
I have some really cute ideas running through my mind at the mo, and want to really show the “Reflections” technique off!
Thanks Frenchie!

Project 3 ”Petite Purse


To match back with our other projects this week, we used Pool Party Designer Series Paper to cut the Petite Purse.
The Petite Petals Punch is used to punch some little flowers, and I reversed the cardstock, as it is double sided, and I also added a Vellum Petite Petal..
The flowers are then layered, and a Mini Brad added, for the sides and front of the cute little purse.
Wah-lah “Petite Purse” done!

After making soooo many of these over the past couple of years, I can just about make these in my sleep.
When I first saw this Die come on the market in the US, I just had to have it!
I contacted several Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, but they were unable to ship to New Zealand.
Thinking outside of the box, I went to ebay, where I was able to purchase it, and I had it for about 6 months before it was released here in New Zealand!
Gotta love ebay!!!

Oh and by the way …
My son just gave me a ”Mood Scanner” Ap/test on his cellphone and my result …
“Fractured  - No longer functional, broken or crushed”!
Soooo accurate!!!

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets: “Holiday Home”, “Wetlands”
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Black StazOn
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana
Stampin’ Write Markers: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron
Cardstock: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Pool Party Whisper White, Vellum, and Designers Series Paper Stack in Pool Party + Water Colour Paper
Punches: {Vintage} Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Petite Petals
Framelits/Dies: “Homemade Holiday”, “Petite Purse”, Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies”, {Vintage} “Expressions Thinlits”
Embossing Folders: “Decorative Dots”
Xtras: Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Clear Packaging Tape, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Dust Buddy, "Frosted Sequins”, Glue Dots, Paper Smooches Dies, Sponges, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Special Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin’ Trimmer, StazOn Cleaner























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