Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Add Ink #211....Sketch!

Happy Easter everyone!...This weeks Just Add Ink challenge is this lovely sketch from Paula. I love the simple lines and shapes and thought l would put it to use on one of the large & lovely Kraft boxes from SU. I stuck to some simple details for the box top, using the sketch layout for that and created a tag to sit on top.
To create the flower l used this great tutorial from the talented Patty Bennett and the Spiral Flower die available in the current seasonal catalogue and two pieces of Core'dinations card stock in So Saffron & Daffodil Delight,  cut, rolled and hot glued together with some scrunching and sanding and it was done...I really love the colours in the Retro Fresh DSP, and that it has a coordinating set of Washi Tape is awesome!

Don't forget to pop over and check out the design teams sketch samples and if you're looking for some inspiration over the Easter break, grab the sketch and play along, we'd love to see how you would use it!

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Bunny Box & Bag!.....

Good Morning!....In keeping with our theme over at Just Add Ink this week, l have another project using the same cute caddy style box from my previous post, with the original measurements from Dawn's great tutorial.
I decided to make these projects Easter themed and I'm just a little obsessed with these bunnies..:0) and love how cute those boxes turn out too!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bunny Bottoms Box....

Happy Sunday to you!.....Just popping in to share an "Easter/Baby" project! Although it does not have an Easter greeting, it could easily be used for that, but this one is for a bub that is due at Easter time...:0) I opted for a caddy style box and altered the measurements from Dawn Olchefske's super cute little caddy which you can find Here. The measurements and score lines l came up with are in the pic below.
It's held together with a fun fold and 2 mini glue dot's. I decorated the caddy with some punch art bunnies made with Pink Pirouette Cardstock. 
To create the big bunny, l used 1" & 3/4" Circle punches for the body, Build a Blossom Punch for the ears, Trio Heart punch (retired) for the feet & the Itty Bitty flower Punch for the tail.
For the baby bunny, l used 3/4" & 1/2" Circle punches for the body, Flower Punch (retired) for the ears, Trio Heart Punch for the feet & Itty Bitty flower Punch for the tail.

It's the perfect size for some cute little crochet bunny booties I'm making.....

Cardstock: 8.1/4" x 8.3/4" Score along the 8.3/4" side @ 1.3/4"--3.1/2"--5.1/4"--7"
rotate & score @ 1.3/4" & 6.1/2"  

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Just Add Ink #210....Easter!

Good Morning!....With Easter just around the corner our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is to add "Easter Bags, Boxes or Baskets"  This challenge idea came from Kim and is a great way to get started on some Easter packaging.

I generally don't go nut's with Easter projects, as our little people get limited sweets, so not a big call for it in our family..:0) Instead l have created an Easter tradition of "Gumboots"...sounds weird maybe, but it's practical and the boy's love "New" gumboots and christening them is a must...:0). They do also get some little eggs inside their boot' is Easter after all and Nan can get away with a few..:0)
Both of my girls have carried on the tradition started when they were little and buy the kids "New" winter PJ's along with some Easter goodies and l love that they have kept that tradition going!

This cute little basket was made using the "Envelope Punch Board" and it's so simple to create! I used this great tutorial from CraftyHallett for the measurements and a variety of circle punches and some gold foil cardstock to decorate. I also went to town on some white tissue paper with the Fringe Scissors to nest the eggs in.

Apologies for the slightly dull photos, when l made these over a month ago, l was frantically getting ready for a holiday and had hoped to have time to retake them when we got home. But the last 2 days have been hectic and it just didn't happen..:0)

Pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and check out the great array of Easter packaging on display from the design team.
"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU pompom wool & tissue paper)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

V's First Birthday!....

Hey there,  Today is a special little persons 1st Birthday!
Our little peach is "ONE" already...can you believe how quick that year went? She is such a cherub and has personality plus and we just love her to bit's..:0)
You might remember l mentioned her birthday theme/colours awhile ago, so in keeping with that, her card is very "GOLD & SPOTTY" with just a hint of Pink & Mint (well Soft Sky was as close as l could match) I used some of the stunning gold patterned Vellum & gold foil cardstock from SU and some of those big gold stickers l purchased for just this occasion from my local newsagent.

"Thanks for stopping by & have great day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU ribbon & gold stickers)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Retro...Hello You!

Morning!....Today's card reminds me of my childhood...Yes, it was loooong time ago..:0)  It uses the gorgeous "Retro Fresh" dsp and coordinating cardstocks in Baked Brown Sugar,Tangerine Tango, So Saffron & Pool Party and a whole lot of circle punches & Thinlits.
I was aiming for a very "RETRO 60's" look, not sure that l made it, but l'm happy with it and just love the colours.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Just Add Ink #209.....Layers!

Hello!....Time to share our challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week Delys has challenged us to "Just Add Layers"....Well, this is something that l don't do a lot of, or l should say l keep my layers to a minimum as rule, preferring a simpler style.
So for me this was a good challenge, it took me out of my comfort zone and although my layers are still fairly simple and streamline they are there!
I kept my colours minimal using Island Indigo, Whisper White and Silver foil cardstock, not that you can see the silver all that well.

The design team have used a variety of ways to add layers to their projects, all of them are really lovely, don't forget to pop on over and check them out.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simple Stems Notecards............

Happy Hump Day all!.....We're on a downhill roll to the weekend...yay! This little set of boxed 4" x 4" note cards and envelopes were one of my late night play sessions...:0)
I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the box and that tool! At first l couldn't decide on a colour palette, so having made the box in Marina Mist already, l remembered the trusty Colour Coach..:0) and this was the suggested colours to use with Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit & Real Red, although it was actually on the Summer Starfruit card. They do work so well together and probably not a combination l would have reached for.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!