Friday, December 9, 2016

JAI #340: JUST ADD GIFT TAGS ... WITH SOME STAMPIN' UP! SNEAK PEEKS!

For this week's Just Add Ink challenge, Jan has challenged us to:



I have received my pre-order of new products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration brochure (going live 4th January 2017).  I couldn't resist using some of the gorgeous goodies on my gift tags.



I cut one Wisteria Wonder tag, and one from Smoky Slate cardstock.  I stamped the foliage, from the new That's The Tag stamp set, on the Wisteria Wonder tag, and cut the sweet trail of butterflies using Timeless Tags Thinlits (also new).  I then layered the two tags together, so the Smoky Slate card shows behind some butterflies.  After cutting more butterflies from Whisper White cardstock, I pieced a few back into the negative spaces, and painted them with my clear Wink of Stella glimmer brush.  The little flower and leaves were stamped using That's the Tag, coloured using Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron markers, and die cut using Timeless Tags Thinlits.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set also.  Do you love that silvery ribbon?  It's one of the free items we can earn during Sale-A-Bration (running through January, February and March), and is part of a Metallic Ribbon combo - one roll has silver threads through it, and the other gold.  Love it!

Here's a slightly closer view of the butterflies (can you see the shimmer on the white ones?):



... and here is a shot I took of the two tags I made, only minutes before I spilled a glass of water on them, ruining them!!



I have listed below the current Stampin' Up! products used to make these tags.  You'll have to wait another month (almost) before you can get your hands on the stamp set, dies and ribbon, though!

Make sure you check out the gorgeous gift tags made by the rest of the Just Add Ink team this week.


Product List

Friday, December 2, 2016

JAI #339: STAMPIN' UP! PEACEFUL PINES CHRISTMAS CARD

Our Just Add Ink challenge this week, courtesy of Narelle, is to use this great sketch as the basis for a card or scrapbook page:


As I'm in dire need of a LOT more Christmas cards, I decided to use some of my Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper, and my neglected Peaceful Pines stamp set.  This was a fun sketch to play with.



Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products used on my card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken to my online store.

Judging by the awesome cards made by the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team, I'd say they also had a lot of fun using this sketch.  You can see their creations here.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you get a chance to join in with our challenge this week!


Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Sunday, November 27, 2016

STAMPIN' UP! TIN OF CARDS & FLORAL BOUTIQUE 21st BIRTHDAY CARD

Last night I was privileged to help celebrate the 21st birthday of a young woman who I have known since birth.  What a special year this is!

I wanted the birthday girl's card to be a little elegant, but not fussy.  My chosen colour scheme is Night of Navy, Whisper White and silver.  I have used retired Silver Satin Ribbon (can't let go of that luscious stuff!), but everything else is current, and listed below.




Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are having a lovely weekend!  I look forward to spending some time with family members who are over from New Zealand.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00