cardmaking

Weekly Deals

There are pretty amazing deals again this week. Don’t forget you have until next Tuesday night to submit your order online or through me directly for you to get the discounted price. Sometimes a bargain is too good to pass.
Kathryn is going to laugh at me when I say I’m going to order Wisteria Wonder at this price. What are you going to order at these amazing prices?

Let me know if you would like to place an order or if I can help you in any way.
Until next time, happy crafty,
Amity

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Thank you

I don’t think people acknowledge others enough in our society. I made this quick card one night for my eldest daughter because she helped me out. Hollie had only just turned 8. It was a busy evening (aren’t they all when you have young kids?) and I hadn’t had time to get the washing off the line. I was cooking dinner. My darling husband wasn’t home. I wasn’t getting flustered. The kids were nagging because they were hungry and were fighting with each other because, hey that’s what you do at the end of the day and you just want to go to bed. Hollie, seeing me a little flustered and knowing I wanted to get the washing off the line, offered to take the washing in for me. Isn’t that just so sweet?

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Hollie loves creating. Hollie loves praise. I left this outside her room so she could see it when she got up. Nothing special but the sentiment was what was special. She loved it and even now thinking about her taking the washing off the line for me makes me smile. What a lovely girl.

 

To create this card you will need:

Whisper white card stock

Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink.

Scalloped edge punch

Hearts border punch

Big News for the sentiment and the hearts in the background.

If you would like any information on these products or any of my classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

Star card technique class

Last week’s card class was a bit different. Not much stamping and lots of patterned paper.

I call this a star card. I know that’s not the name of it. Do you know the name?

 

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This is a very easy card to make. I know it looks a little complex but it isn’t. The kids in my kids’ class did this card. They are aged between 6 and 10. If they can do it so can you. Give it a go.

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I just love this DSP,  Birthday Basics . It’s retiring so if you would like to use it please order it before the 30th of June so you don’t miss out.

Please see below for instructions on how to make this card.

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This is exactly the same design using a different colour scheme and a different pack of DSP. This is Modern Medley.

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This is the same design except on a smaller scale.  This is using the polka dot parade DSP.  Each of these squares are only 3cm x 3cm.

 

Instructions:

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 10.5x 10.5cm

Cut 8 pieces of patterned paper 5x5cm. You could use all different patterns or just 2 like in the picture.

 

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Place the pieces of cardstock on top of each other so they form a star shape. Try to make it as even as possible.

Glue or staple the 2 pieces of cardstock together.

Using your patterned paper lay a piece in the corner of the top piece of cardstock. Only put adhesive on half the square along the diagonal which will be covered by the next piece of paper. If you put adhesive over the whole piece it will be difficult to slip the last piece of paper in once you have completed the spiral.

Keep adhering pieces of paper until you come all the way back to the start.

Embellish the middle of the star as little or as much as you’d like. It helps to cover the centre which can be a little messy.

 

For the smaller star card cut 2 pieces of cardstock 7cm x 7cm and cut 8 pieces of patterned paper 3cm x 3cm. Repeat the same process as the larger star card.

 

I hope you enjoyed this. If you’d like to attend one of my classes please let me know so I can book you in.

Happy crafting.

Amity

Card in a box

These cards have been all over the internet. I resisted the urge to make one but thought the ladies in my technique class would like to have a go. I ended up making a sample for class when Hannah (5 years) saw it and said I had to make one for her to give to her teacher for her birthday.

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I made mine a little more simple than most you will see on the internet. I prefer it that way. I didn’t embellish the sides (apart from some embossing using the petals-a-plenty embossing folder. I also used the Stampin’ Write Markers to add the different colours to this stamp set from Delightful Dozen.

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Isn’t her handwriting amazing. She wrote this the day before she turned 5. Mrs Paxton’s birthday is the day before hers. Pretty proud of her efforts there. I didn’t even need to tell her how to spell any of the words.

If you would like more information about my classes, how to make this card or the supplies used please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I will post the the second card from my class in a few days so make sure you check back or subscribe to my blog so you can get notifications when I update.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Baby boy card

I’ve had a few people commission cards recently. This was for the birth of a baby boy. Do you like the duck?

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I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour this stamp in two colours. Don’t you just love how the duck, ribbon and banner all co-ordinate? That’s Daffodil Delight. One of my favourite colours.

The embossing folder was introduced during this year’s sale-a-bration. I just love it. Probably one of my new favourite embossing folders.

If you would like me to make a card for you please don’t hesitate to contact me or if you would like any information about the products I’ve used and purchasing them I’m here to help too.

If you would like to come along to one of my classes let me know. Spaces normally fill fast so don’t leave it until the last minute to book your spot.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Kids classes

Do your kids love craft but you don’t want to do it with them or don’t have the skills? Come along to my weekly or monthly kids classes.

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Here is a sample by a 7 year old.

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This one was by a 6 year old.

 

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Another card from the class. This was made by a 7 year old.

Please stay tuned for my video on how to make these cards using the masking technique we used in the class.

If you would like any information on kids classes or adult classes please contact me. I’m always happy to answer any of your questions.

Happy crafting.

Simple vellum card

My vellum card class was a huge success. Most participants had not used vellum before and enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about vellum.

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This is a very simple but stunning card we made during the class. If you live in Brisbane and would like to know more about my classes please contact me. You can also attend the card and scrapbooking classes by mail.

There were only 3 layers on the card. The base Whisper White cut at 14.8 x 10.5 cm, folded and scored down the middle. The Daffodil Delight measures 14.3 x 10cm. The vellum is 13.8 x 9.5cm. The vellum was run through the Bigshot using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder. To adhere the vellum to the Daffodil Delight cardstock I used double sided tape but the tape was covered with the co-ordinating Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon.

One thing with vellum is because it is see through you have to be careful where you place your tape or glue. This card was easy to hide the tape. I just used the ribbon.

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This is just a stepped up version. Of course this card is stunning by itself. It didn’t really need any thing else added to it. A friend asked me to make a card for her and I used the elegant design and just added the birthday details. 

Why don’t you try vellum on your next card and show me what you’ve done?

Happy crafting.