Sunday, 26 July 2015

More Stampin Up cards

Time flies by so quickly and there are never enough hours in the day and sometimes I forget to do things - like upload cards to my blog for one.

I made this one for my niece's 30th birthday a couple of weeks ago.

I used Stampin Up new in colours - mint macaron for the card base and the new envelope paper on the front.

My UK Scrappers team, the Bijoux Belles did a recent bookmark swap and here are the two I made - again using Stampin Up papers.  

The flower is and origami flower called kusudama and is very easy to make.  There are loads of videos on You Tube if you want to try it.  I have made something very similar to this in fabric but I rather like the look of the paper one.

My final cards are these... 

I saw something similar on Pinterest but as per usual, I forgot to pin it so apologies to whoever inspired me.

A different colour way...

and a different shaped card.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Kinda eclectic thank you card

My husband's mother has dementia and lives in a care home where she is extremely well looked after by some wonderful people.  We heard yesterday that one of these wonderful ladies is retiring and so my husband asked me if I'd make a card for her that would hold a gift voucher so I set to work.

I turned to one of my favourite SU stamp sets - Kinda eclectic and had a mooch around Pinterest for some inspiration and came up with this.

We will substitute the Hobbycraft club card with a garden centre gift card but I needed something to gauge the size with.

I made a matching envelope too which I don't seem to have taken a photo of but while I had the stamps out, I made a couple more cards using different colours.

Also over the weekend I made another gift box of thank you cards which I hadn't managed to get around to uploading.

The box measures 3.5" square, is 1.5" deep and holds 6 thank you cards with matching envelopes.

Butterfly birthday card

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and forgot to upload it.

Very simple, but quite pretty I think :D