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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

"Create With Kathe" For Thursday 12th March 2015


I always like to do a mini display each week for my ladies, showing the past weeks Class, the projects I made made during the week, along with the projects for that day.
It always looks so bright and welcoming  …


This week we had lots fun making a Mini Album, featuring the Envelope Punch Board and a cute gift card holder ...

Project 1 Mini Album


This is a mini version of the Album I made on Friday, and features the Stampin' Up! stamp sets "Kinda Eclectic", "Painted Petals" and "Perfect Pennants".



Eight mini envelopes, that started out being 6"x6" are made with the Envelope Punch Board.
The base card for the cover is Soft Sky, which has been stamped in Soft Sky with the leaves from the "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set.
The Watercolour Paper is washed with Aqua Painters and Soft Sky ink, then the the blooms are stamped in Strawberry Slush, with Pear Pizzazz for the stems, and little Pearl Basic Jewels have been added to the centre of the blooms.
Once the Watercolour Paper has dried, the sentiment "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" is stamped in Lost Lagoon.  
The Watercolour Paper is then framed with ribbon, before being adhered to the cover.


The cover, back cover, and envelopes are then bound using the Zutter Bind-It-All.
The finishing touches are the ribbons which are tied to the spiral binding, and of course the gorgeous butterflies in Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon cardstock, which have been cut using the "Butterflies" Thinlits.
A third butterfly in Vellum has been punched using the "Elegant Butterfly" Punch.
The little flower has been coloured using Lost Lagoon ink.
Wah-Lah ... "Mini Album" done!

Project 2 "Gift Card Holder"


This card is very economical to make, as it uses 1/2 sheet of Soft Suede cardstock and 1/2 a sheet of Naturals White cardstock, along with a scrap of Designer Series Paper.
Cut 2x Soft Suede and 2x Naturals White cardstock using the "Top Note" Bigz Die.
Trim the faux stitch line off of both of the Natural White cardstock Top Note's.
Featuring the stamp set "An Open Heart", stamp the branch and bird in Memento Tuxedo Black. Colour in using Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, and blend with Aqua Painters.
The sentiments "Live with an open heart." and "Thank You" are stamped in Lost Lagoon, as this matches back with the "All Abloom" Designer Series Paper Stack.
Layer and adhere the cardstock over the Soft Suede Top Note's.
A small heart {from the "Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack"} is punched out of both of the front cover layers, as this gives very cute negative detail.
Both of the birds are stamped again, this time in Versamark, and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder is then heat set with the Heat Tool.
Pearl Basic Jewels have been added to the centre of the berries.
An Antique Brad is threaded with Venetian Crochet Trim, and is attached to the card, as this gives the card the swing effect.


A pocket is added to the inside piece of Soft Suede cardstock, by cutting another Top Note in DSP, but you only need approximately a 1/4 of the Top Note, so this too is very economical.   The faux stitch line is cut off, then the panel is adhered, so as to form a pocket for a gift card.


The finishing touch is on the reverse of the card, when a smudge of Pear Pizzazz ink has been washed under the feet of the bird to ground it, and a small heart added, in the same DSP colour/pattern.
Wah-lah ... "Gift Card Holder" 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’,
Kathe.






Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “An Open Heart", "Kinda Eclectic", "Painted Petals", "Perfect Pennants"
Ink Pads : Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush
Cardstock :  Naturals White, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Watercolour Paper, "All Abloom" Designer Series Paper Stack, Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Framelits : “Butterflies", "Top Note" Bigz
Punches : Elegant Butterfly, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Xtras : Antique Brads, Aqua Painters, Pearl Basic Jewels, Seam Binding Ribbon in Soft Sky, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Clear, Venetian Crochet Trim


Special Tools : Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, Zutter Bind-It-All

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