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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Create With Kathe For Thursday 29th January 2015

This week we made 2 cards, the first a Valentine Card, that could also be used to give to a friend, sister, daughter or Mom, that is packaged cutely in a Vellum Mini Treat Bag, with decorate Swag
The second project featured the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set and “Best Year Ever” Designer Series Paper, both available FREE in the Sale-A-Bration promotion {spend $110 and receive 1 item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure}.

Project 1 Decorated Mini Treat Bag With Valentine’s Card

What with the Creative Inkers Blog Hop last week, I was super inspired by Debbie Lamb, and the way that she used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, but cut it in Vellum, so the card inside could be seen through.

For the gorgeous card inside, we used two different stamp sets, as sometimes the words “I freakin’ love you!” {from the “Yippee-Skippee” stamp set} are a tad inappropriate!

Instead I had on-hand the wording “one-of-a-kind card for a one-of-a-kind person” from the "A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set, which some of the ladies felt much more appropriate!
There a lots of details on this card, such as the construction tape, which has been placed over the Crumb Cake cardstock, and then punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, to form the Tag.
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and Venetian Crochet Ribbon have been looped through the Tag, and tied with some Linen Thread.
There are also numerous hearts, in Strawberry Slush and “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper that has been sponged with Blushing Bride ink, {and cut and embossed at the same time!!!} with the “Fashionable Hearts” Embosslits.
The Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder {from last weeks Weekly Deals} feature on the Blushing Bride layer, and small hearts from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die pack, create a negative detail, and heaps of Rhinestone Basic Jewels have been added.

For the card insert, on the first card, the words “You Make Me Happy” {from the “Hello Love” stamp set} have been stamped in Strawberry Slush, and more hearts added from the “Fashionable Hearts” Embosslits in Strawberry Shush and sponged “Irresistibly Yours” SDSP cardstock.

For the second card, the wording “A birthday wish that’s just for you” is from the “Remembering Your Birthday” stamp set.
The finishing in touch is the negative detail of the hearts, made using the Hearts Border Punch.

The decorated Swag on the Treat Bag, is Strawberry Slush cardstock, that has been backed with Basic Black cardstock.
Negative detail shows the hearts, the faux Washi Tape, and the words “for you”, all being cut with the “Mini Treat Bag” Thinlits Dies.
The clothespin has been covered with Washi Tape from the “Epic Day” Collection.
Wah-lah … “Decorated Mini Treat Bag With Valentine’s Card” done!

Project 2 “Lotus Blossom In Petrol”

What with trawling Pinterest for ideas, I came up with a colour combination for the “Lotus Blossom” called “Petrol” by “born2stamp”,
The “Lotus Blossom” is a 3 step stamp, usually all 3 stamps are in the same colour, with the 3rd stamp being stamped off once onto scrap paper.
However with the “Petrol” colour, the 1st stamp is in Island Indigo, 2nd stamp is in Marina Mist, 3rd stamp is in Soft Sky, all stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.   
The Lotus Blossom is then fussy cut.
The cardbase for this card is Lost Lagoon, with a layer of Soft Sky.
The stem is stamped in Mossy Meadow, before adhering the decorated panel.
For the decorated panel, “Best Year Ever” Designer Series Paper has been stamped with the words ”thank you” {also from the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set} and is stamped in Lost Lagoon.
Then a border on both sides of the DSP has been adding in Lost Lagoon cardstock, the first strip having a straight edge, the second strip is punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.
A small bow, made using the new Bow Builder Punch is made with Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky cardstock. As the cardstock is thicker than the usual Designer Series Paper, after punching 2 sets of the Bow out, use your Bone Folder to soften the cardstock.
A sweet little bow made of two lengths of Linen Thread is adhered with a Glue Dot to the stem of the Lotus Blossom.
The finishing touch are the 3 Pearl Basic Jewels, that have been coloured with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, 2 are placed on the Bow, the 3rd anchors the card on the lower right-hand corner.

For the card insert, another Blossom is stamped, again following the “Petrol” recipe, along with the words “The kindness you show has no end …”, also from the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set.
Negative detail shows through with the dots, made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die. I chose the dots, as it is a repeat shape from the front of the card - the “Best Year Ever” DSP.
Wah-lah … “Lotus Blossom In Petrol” done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Recipe Ingredient List

Stamp Sets : “Lotus Blossom” SAB2015, "A Dozen Thoughts", “Hello Love”, “Remembering Your Birthday”, "Yippee-Skippee”
Ink : Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush
Blendabilities : Coastal Cabana
Cardstock :  “Best Year Ever” Designer Series Paper {SAB2015},  “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper {SAB2015}, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Naturals White, Soft Sky,  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Vellum
Framelits :  “Fashionable Hearts” Embosslits, “Mini Treat Bag” Thinlits,
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders : Decorative Dots
Punches :  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Gift Bow, Hearts Border, Scalloped Tag Topper, Project Life Corner
Ribbons : Linen Thread, Seam Bing Ribbon ½” in Crumb Cake , Venetian Crochet Trim
Xtras : Clothespins, Construction Tape, Glue Dots, Pearl Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Washi Tape form the “Epic Day” Collection

Special Tools : Big Shot, Paper Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, 

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