Wednesday, 31 October 2012

BOO - Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

This card is made using the new Dimension Stamps stamp set called Sew Creative (ref: 2400073a) and Octobers Project club set - Seasonal House (ref: 1402037a).
How to make:
  • Cover the front of an A5 white card in blue fabric.
  • The leaf print background was made by using oak leaves (yes real leaves, I knew these mountains of leaves outside would come in handy!) and fabric paint - iron between layers of paint to fix it! 
  • Onto the blue fabric, stamp “on Halloween” and the spider from Seasonal House in black Versacraft ink over the leaves.
  • Next stamp the metal manikin onto the back round in black ink.
Attach no sew heat“n” bond to all fabric that is to be cut as it gives it strength and stops it from fraying!
  • Stamp two cotton reels and draw a pumpkin (big enough to look as if it fits the solid manikin)onto light tan fabric.
  • Stamp the solid manikin with spiders on the body onto cream fabric. Paint with fabric paints and cut out.
  • Also cut out a black fabric dress, two bats and a witches hat and die cut a black cat.
  • Using gold fabric paint stamp the spider onto the dress, hat and cats collar.
  • Attach the black dress to the metal manikin.
  • Add narrow ribbon to the back of the pumpkin and over the shoulders of the solid manikin , then glue to the background.
  • Finally add the two bats, cotton reels, cat and witches hat on top of the solid manikin.
Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

October Project Club - Main Card

For this months Project Club I decided to make a Christmas card in the traditional Christmas colours. Below is a video on how to make this card.

For details on how to join the Dimension Stamps project club please visit the website.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

October Project Club - Merry Christmas

This set of stamps seems to work in any colour combination. I just love working with creams and browns and couldn't wait to try it out.

How to make:
  • Stamp two holly leaves, the rectangle frame with “Merry Christmas” inside, the house with bricks and icicles onto cream hammer card in Memento Rich Cocoa, and two pine trees I used the Christmas Fir Tree stamp (ref: 0304075A).
  • Colour in with brown and cream Promarkers, cut out all the pieces and mount the "Merry Christmas" onto brown pearl card.
  • Cut a 13cm x 19cm piece of cream hammer card, place do not attach the house in the bottom right hand corner and stamp the flying santa and sleigh (I don't know its proper name!) so it’s behind the house.
  • Edge the card with a gold pen and centrally attach to a 14cm x 20cm piece of brown pearl card.
  • Attach a narrow piece of brown/cream checked ribbon across the top and down the left hand side of the card 4.5cm from the edge of the brown card.
  • Centrally attach this to an A5 cream hammer card.
  • In the top left hand corner attach the two holly leaves, the "Merry Christmas" in the top right hand corner, the two trees down the left hand side of the card the one next to the ribbon flat to the card and the other use 3D glue or foam pads, and the house to the bottom right hand corner with foam pads.

October Project Club - New Home number 2!

I really enjoyed making this new home card, it has a lovely wintry feel!

How to make:
  • Back a white stepper card with lilac paper.
  • Stamp the swirl from the Petal Passion stamp set (ref: 2400065A) down the tall side twice and across the bottom once in Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Also using the Petal passion stamp set stamp the medium size flower twice and the small flower once onto light lilac card in Memento Tuxedo Black, using the small three petal stamp and Grape Jelly stamp it to the top of each petal of the medium flowers, in each of the small flower petals use the three petals from the end of the swirl, cut out and shape the flowers.
  • Stamp the house with bricks onto light lilac card in Tuxedo Black, colour in with purple and lilac Promarkers and cut out.
  • Stamp “ New Home” using the Uppercase Plain Alphabet stamp set (ref: 2400050A) and  Lowercase Plain Alphabet stamp set (ref: 2400060A) onto a darker lilac card in Tuxedo Black.
  • Randomly stamp sold, bricks and the potted bush onto the letters in Grape Jelly, cut out and shape the letters.
  • Die cut two light and three dark lilac card pine trees (Sizzix Pine Tree 38-0179) and two leaves (Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves 656927) in light lilac card, stamp the swirl (from Petal Passion) over the leaves in Grape Jelly, scrunch up and distress in Dusty Concord distress ink.
  • Attach the bottom half of the trees to the tall stepper, put the house on but do not attach, stamp the path and sold sign in tuxedo black, stamp three potted bushes in grape jelly, attach the house with foam pads.
  • Attach the leaves to the left hand side of the card so one is just showing above the first step and the other goes up the left hand side of the card.
  • Using 3D glue attach "New" down the left hand side of the card to just above the lower step over lapping the letters if needed, and "Home" across the bottom to the right hand side.
  • Attach the flower to the bottom left hand corner with 3D glue add a purple flower button to the centre of the flower and a silver butterfly to the right of "New".

October Project Club - Blue Zig-Zag card

I wanted to make it look as if the houses were on a slope for this card and a Zig-Zag card did this perfectly. 

How to make:

  • Stamp four Christmas trees, three holly leaves and three houses with bricks and icicles onto light blue card using Memento Paris Dusk.
  • Colour in with blue Promarkers and a silver pen, add Diamond stickles to the windows and trees when dry cut out.
  • To make the backing paper I scrunched up and opened out a piece of white paper a few times, then rubbed over the open sheet with a light and darker blue ink pads, it was then photocopied so it was flat.
  • A white zig-zag card was made and a piece cut off to make each fold slope down from back to front.
  • Leaving a narrow border of white cut out and attach a piece of blue card to fit the first five sides of the card (not the back), leaving a narrow border of blue cut out and attach a piece of the backing paper to fit the three panels seen from the front of the card.
  • On the smallest panel without backing paper stamp “Merry Christmas” in the centre and the holly leaves in each corner in Paris Dusk.
  • On the other panel without backing paper stamp a Christmas greetings with the holly leaves in each corner.
  • Attach a house to the top right hand side of the back backed panel, stamp the pathway in Paris dusk from the door, add some holly leaves to the bottom corners and two of the trees along the path way, to the middle backed panel attach the house the top left hand side of the card stamp in the path way add a tree to the right and some holly to the bottom corners, using foam pads attach the house to the right hand side of the card with the tree to the left hand side of it.

October Project Club - New Home

This set of stamps just made me want to stamp and that's what I did on this card.

How to make:
  • Onto the front of a 7x5 inch cream card using a mask of the house, stamp the house three times starting in bottom left hand corner working up to the top right hand corner in Memento Desert Sand.
  • Colour in the houses in brown and beige Promarkers distress with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  • Cut a 7x5 inch piece of cream card and die cut a scalloped oval in the centre (Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Oval LF-111).
  • Randomly stamp “New Home”, "Sold "and the potted bush over the rest of the card in Memento Rich Cocoa, distress in Vintage Photo and attach over the front of the cream card.
  • Stamp the house with bricks, sun and the sold sign onto cream card in Rich Cocoa, colour in as above cut out the house and sign.
  • Attach using foam pads to the bottom right hand corner of the card, add Gold Ice stickles to the windows and sun.

October Project Club - Pumpkin Card

I just couldn't resist making this card, it would make a great halloween party invite!
How to make:
  • Cut a pumpkin shape out of a 14.8cm x 14.9cm orange card, cutting away the middle from the front of the card leaving about 1cm around the edge of the card.
  • Stamp the house with bricks, moon, and lots of spiders onto white card using memento tuxedo black, stamp four extra bats and colour in the house using orange, black, green and purple Promarkers.
  • Around the front edge of the pumpkin card stamp “On Halloween” and some spiders leaving room for three bats.
  • Cut out a piece of orange and black striped card to fit the inside front of the card, tear around the house.
  • Using a mask over the house distress around the house with weathered wood distress ink.
  • Attach to the centre of the striped card and attach the striped card to the inside of the card.
  • Cut out the four bats glue one to the bat on the moon and the other three to the front of the card, 3D gloss the four bats.
So simple to make, but a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Cake number two!

This cake was one I made for my daughters friend!

I bet you can't guess the theme of her party???

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Fancy Owls

 How cute are these owls!

The last time I visted the Dimension Stamps Shop these owls just cried out to be taken home!
How to make:
  • Attach a piece of brown pearl paper down the centre of a 7inch x 5inch cream card leaving 0.8cm down each side of the cream card.
  • Onto a10cm x 8.5cm piece of cream card stamp the branch and owls, using a versamark pad and emboss in gold, emboss the edges of the stamped card in gold.
  • Colour a 10cm round doily with a wheat chalk ink pad.
  • Cut the doily in half and attach to the top and bottom of the stamped card so 3cm of doily shows at centre top and bottom.
  • Stamp "Happy Anniversary" in the rounded end shape from the Grand Word Perfect set (ref: 1803062a) using a versamark pad and emboss in gold.
  • Attach in the centre at the bottom of the card with the owls above.
  • Using 3D glue add a brown bead for the owls eyes and one to each corner of the cream card.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pink Teddy Frame

This frame was so easy to make, but makes such a beautiful gift to new little'un.

How to make:
  • Attach a piece of pink spotted card along each side of a plain white frame
  • Along the centre of the ribbon  glue some pink ric-rac braid.
  • Glue a pink dragonfly to the top left hand corner and five assorted pink and white buttons with contrasting coloured thread tied in them to the bottom right hand corner.
  • Stamp the teddy, he's called Traditional Teddy (ref: 0202010A) and the feet are called Baby Footprints (ref: 0205001A) onto pink card using a dark pink pigment ink and clear emboss.
  • Glue this to another piece of card to make it stronger and cut out the teddy and feet only.
  • Glue the feet up the right hand side of the frame and the teddy in the bottom left hand corner.
Now all thats left is to add the photo!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Seasons and Months Around The Corner

Dimension Stamps recently released a new set called Seasons and Months Around The Corner (ref: 2400072a).  It's a must have for making calendars for christmas presents, but they are also fabulous for cards too!
Mothers Day

How to make:
  • Cut a 4.5cm strip off the front right hand side of a 7inch x x5inch cream card, distress around the front edges of the card and the inside edges that can be seen in antique linen.
  • On the 4.5cm strip of cream card randomly stamp the daffodil corner in memento rich cocoa (it’s for die cutting) colour in with promarkers and distress with wild honey.
  • Cut out two 7.5cm x 5.5cm pieces of cream card stamp the daffodil corner twice on each piece.
  • On one piece stamp "March" and the "10th" on the other piece.
  • Colour both in using promarkers , distress and edge the two cards with antique linen.
  • Attach a piece of light gold chiffon ribbon to the left hand side of the card.
  • Attach the card with "March" on to the top of the cut edge of the card on an angle, so one corner is just on the ribbon and the other side is over the cut edge of the card.
  • Attach the other card under this.
  • Tie three pieces of ribbon onto the side ribbon.
  • Die cut "Mothers Day" from the stamped piece of card and attach down the inside edge of the card that can be seen.
July Card

 How to make:
  • Distress a small fancy edge cream card with dusty concord.
  • Cut a 12.8cm x 12.8cm piece of cream card and die cut the centre (Spellbinders Labels One 54-161), stamp the butterfly corner in each corner using memento grape jelly, colour in with gel pens and glitter glue.
  • Stamp "July" in grape jelly onto a piece of cream card trim and mount onto a piece of lilac card with a narrow border.
  • Centrally stamp the calendar onto a 11cm x 11cm piece of lilac card in grape jelly, add some numbers down each side mask off the date you want to stamp larger, use the larger single numbers for this and stamp the days of the week down the centre in grape jelly.
  • Centrally attach the cream shaped card over the lilac card.
  • Add glossy accents across the larger numbers and date leave to dry
  • Finally attach the cream card to the card with foam pads and attach July to the top of the card using foam pads.
November Birthday

How to make:
  • Mask off sections of a 14.8cm x 14.8cm square white card and use the leaf corner stamp it in different ways in each section using memento desert sand, distress some sections with antique linen
  • In the top right corner stamp November 26th in memento rich cocoa.
  • Outline some sections with a brown line.
  • Make a 8cm x 8cm white card stamp two leaf corners in rich cocoa, distress in antique linen.
  • Die cut "Dad", and two small and two large leaves from brown pearl card.
  • Attach "Dad" diagonally across the small white card and add a leaf corner in the two unstamped corners.
  • Make a brown envelope to fit the card, round off the corners and stamp the leaf corner in each corner that will be seen with an embossing pad and clear emboss them.
  • Have the mini card sticking out of the envelope and attach in the bottom right hand corner of the card.
  • Scrunch up the two large leaves and glue to the top left hand corner.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Mr Robin

 For this card I used a Dimension Stamps stamp called Christmas Robin (Ref: 0304013A), isn't it beautiful. 


How to make:
  • Randomly stamp the poinsettia and swirls (not the robin or greetings) in memento rich cocoa, onto a 16cm x 29.6cm piece of off white card.
  • Score lines at 8cm, 16cm and 21cm, mountain fold the 8cm and 21cm score lines and valley fold the 16cm score line to make a stepper card.
  • Attach a piece of green ribbon half between the 21cm score line and the edge of the card with a bow to the left hand side.
  • Cut two 14cm x 11cm ovals one in kraft card and one in off white card
  • The cut two more ovals 10.5cm x 7.5cm  in kraft card and one in off white card
  • Attach the bottom half of the larger Kraft card oval below the 8cm score line, attach the bottom half of the small Kraft card oval below the 21cm score line 0.5cm in from the right hand side of the card.
  • Stamp the Christmas Robin in rich cocoa onto the large off white oval colour in.
  • Cut out around the stamped shape edge in brown and centrally attach to the large Kraft card oval.
  • Mask off and stamp some swirls in rich cocoa onto the small off white oval.
  • Stamp two poinsettias onto off white card colour in and cut out and shape one, attach to the centre of the small off white oval.
  • Cut out around the stamped area edge in brown and attach to the small kraft card oval.
  • Cut out and shape some of the petals from the other poinsettia and attach with 3D glue over the other.