A bunny box

At a recent Easter projects class we made this very cute little top note box

I got the tutorial from DanielleĀ Daws as featured on the Just Add Ink website. Fantastic clear instructions šŸ™‚

Anyway, we stamped the cute bunny from the Greetings Eight set (retired) and coloured him with markers before layering it onto the Early Espresso ribbon and tying the whole thing together.

When opened up it’s big enough to fit a dozen Cadbury mini eggs…strangely the ones that were inside this box went missing……


Another birthday

Here comes another one of those birthday cards, and there’s a touch more brown on this one too! You might have to look closely but there is a small strip of Early Espresso hiding on all thatĀ Pumpkin Pie. Have I told you how much I love Early Espresso??? That’s why there’s only a small strip of it- it’s about all I could spare for the 9 kits I had to make up considering I’ve been through about 3 packets all on my own šŸ™‚Ā 

Back to the card……..made for Stamp-a-stack using Party This Way (I know I told you how much I like this set) instead of cutting out all the balloons a few of the circle punches made quick work of the card.

A colour combination from the Colour Coach and versamarked balloons on the background for texture and it came up pretty well.

  • Stamp Set – Party This Way
  • Cardstock – Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Versamark
  • Other – 1″ & 3/4″ Circle Punches

A brown birthday

Here’s another one of those birthday cards I made, and this one has brown in it, Soft Suede to be precise.

I have found the ‘Party This Way’ stamp set to be very versatile, I’ve used it for girls, boys and adult cards.

This one also uses Cherry Cobbler and tearing to give it a bit of a masculine feel (I think).

Ā I do believe my brother-in-law got this one for his birthday.

  • Stamp Set – Party This Way
  • Cardstock – Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Ink – Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler

A bright birthday

I recently made a stack of birthday cards, some for workshops, some for stamp a stacks, and some for the boys to take to birthday parties. This is one of the ones I liked the most. It’s super quick to put together and has been a hit with a few little girls Ned has been hanging out with šŸ™‚

I know, it’s bright isn’t it!!! This colour combination came straight from the Stampin’ Up colour coach and I do like it.

Yep pink and flowers AGAIN…. I will definitely show you some brown stuff again soon.

  • Stamp Sets – Printed Petals, So Happy For You
  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise

Bye Emma…

A co worker and friend, Emma, left work thisĀ term (she will be sorely missed) and this is the card I made for her.

Her favourite colours are blue and green so that was my starting point….

and this saying just seemed very appropriate for her new endeavours…..’go confidently in the direction of your dreams’.

  • Stamp Sets – Word Play, Confetti
  • CardstockĀ  – Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point, Celebrations DSP
  • Ink – Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Versamark
  • Other – Big Shot, Circle die, Real Red satin ribbon

Just Add Ink #54

Every week I check out the challenge at Just Add Ink and every week I contemplate playing along, now I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or something more, but I only ever seem to get my act together when it’s a colour challenge. Well this week it’s a colour challenge and I have played along.

Here are the colours for this week

Yep – pink- 2 pinks….and I did it šŸ™‚ Bear in mind some of my favourite browns are there too.

I just got these 2 sets in the mail this week and didn’t need too big of an excuse to break them out. Make A Monster is another great set in clear mount- makes it easy to those eyes, mouth, etc exactly where you want them. I tried to make the monsters look a little girly to go with the pink- what do you think??

  • Stamp Sets – Make A Monster, So Happy For You (free Sale-a-bration set)
  • Cardstock – Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Watercolour paper
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Rose Red
  • Other – Early Espresso DSP, Regal Rose ribbon (retired), Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Ma

Another quick post to show you the birthday card I made for my mum while she was here visiting us in January.

I asked what she would like and she said brown and pink and a pelican……well I don’t have a pelican but I thought the birds from the Aviary stamp set are very cute, and they do have feathers, so they were close enough.


Brown = Early EspressoĀ  Pink = Pretty In Pink Mum liked it so it must have been OK.

This particular Stamp Set is AWESOME in clear mount because you can see exactly where the little birds are going to sit inside. After stamping onto the white I added a piece of Early Espresso edged with the Scallop Trim border and wrapped some ribbon around it before mounting to add some dimension. Finished off with a birthday sentiment and another little bird inside and task completed!!

  • Stamp Sets – Aviary, Happy Thoughts
  • Cardstock – Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink
  • Other – Scallop Trim punch, 1 1/4″ circle, 1″ circle, Pretty In Pink stain ribbon