Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shaker Ornament Card ft Penquin and Pastels

Super cute shaker ornament card with an adorable penquin peeking out!  This card features a number of techniques of which none are difficult but as a group takes time. I definitely spent a couple of hours putting it together, but I love it so I would do it again!!   

Here's some of the supplies I used:
 Jillibean Soup Ornament Shaker Stamp
Stampin' Up retired penquin stamp, scalloped border die,
 Martha Stewart Branch punch,
 Simon Says Stamp High Tide, Hot Mama and Black inks,
various embossing powders, Versamark ink, confetti snowflake punch.

 Thanks for taking a look, till next time!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Multi-frame Shaker Pocket

Fall greetings!
Our lovely fall is bestowing us with all its gracious gifts:  weather ranging from crisp to warm, wind whirls of leaves, colours spreading throughout nature and of course, the thanksgiving fare for us to share!
So when I discovered Lindsey Serata's 'Pumpkin Spice' collection of stamps and dies (c/o Sizzix), I was most intrigued by her shaker pocket sets.
Now a week further, and I am the happy owner of the Multi-frame Shaker Pocket die set! And I present my first project...

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I really love how Sizzix Designer Lindsey Serata included so many die pieces in this set - even wee little confetti dies to make your own sequin/confetti shapes! As you can see I've layered my word dies and that gorgeous coppery metallic paper really pops with the black paper behind it. 
I didn't use the pocket and frames for a shaker card but rather as a gift box to which I tucked in a couple of Nescafe's coffee pouches and I will present it to someone as a small 'thinking of you' gesture. 

Look at that wee leaf, how cool! 

Well I just know that I am going to have fun with this die set, and perhaps I will get another of Lindsey's pocket die sets. 

Pumpkin Spice Multi-frame Shaker Pocket Die Set from Sizzix and Lindsey Serata 
Nescafe Sweet and Creamy Coffee Pouches 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


I am very happy with this thank you card because it started out as a weak effort but finished with real zing!
At first I used an older background rubber stamp and coloured it by smudging a trio of  inks in a random fashion. But wasn't thrilled with it, so I tried to pair it with a blue frame (cut with a sizzix die) and 'still' didn't feel it!
Finally I needed a thank you card and quickly - and that got my creative juices flowing and now I am very pleased with it, just goes to show!
I attached it to an orange cardstock card base and embellished it with some red satin ribbon and gems. I had to cover a blotch by squiggling on some Nuovo glitter on the blue top section but that is totally fine.
(covered my personal message) 

My inside became an integral part of the card as I used a border punch, stamping and more gems to frame my message. I hope the recipients feel the special attention I strived to give! 
Did you notice no white? Great! 
Thanks for stopping by!