March 31, 2010

Male Birthday Card

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , , , , , , at 11:45 am by bejewelledcreations

It was my brother’s and nephew’s birthdays last week, so I thought I’d share with you the cards I made. This is the card for my brother:

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I started with the patterned paper (Windsor Knot DSP) and pulled the colours from that to use for the cardstock and inks (Sage Shadow, Old Olive, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip).

The stamp is from the Sale-a-Bration set Happy Moments – which is very cute. This stack of birthday presents has come in very handy for masculine birthdays. I stamped the image a couple of times on co-ordinating patterned paper and cut out the presents I wanted, and glued them over the stamped image – this saved colouring in all the presents!

You can just about see the Polka Dots embossed cardstock – that’s made with the Sizzix Big Shot which is available as from tomorrow!!! WooHoo!!

This next card is a fun boy’s card. My nephew turned 12 during the week (gosh, getting so grown up!!), but I thought he’d still appreciate the fun of robots. Twelve is a tricky age – not quite old enough for being “really cool”, but too old for really childish cards. I’ve used a NEW stamp set here, Lots of Bots from the Autumn-Winter mini. Here’s my effort anyway.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Here’s a closer look.  I used the Polka Dots embossing folder and also die- cut the numbers with my Stampin’ Up! Medium Sizzlits “Timeless Type Junior Alphabet” die and my Big Shot. A quick turn of the handle and I had these PERFECT numbers! It couldn’t have been easier.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I stamped the inside too. The paperclip is to hold some money!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I think the Lots of Bots stamp set will get a fair bit of use…. it’s great for boy cards and also ‘fun’ cards. The colours for the robot card are; Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss (both current In-Colors), and Tempting Turquoise (with a splash of Tangerine Tango for some of the robot detail.)

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Gift Box with Tag

Posted in 3D items tagged , at 9:30 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a cute little box I made from Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper (DSP) to hold a gift for my mum.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I decorated the box with a strip of a contrasting piece of DSP and a length of Baja Breeze striped ribbon. I used a generic tag and stamped it with the little birdie image from Cheep Talk. I inked up the flower stamp in Riding Hood Red and stamped it three times, cut each flower out and adhered them to the tag. Nice and simple.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

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Scrapping with Rich Razzleberry

Posted in 12 x 12 Scrapbook layouts tagged , at 9:07 am by bejewelledcreations

I’m loving playing with the NEW Rich Razzleberry colour – perhaps it’s the name!? Say it- Rich Razzleberry!

I haven’t scrapbooked for a long time – something I ALWAYS plan on doing, but never make time for. So I decided that I’d better on with it. No more excuses! I’ve got plenty of ideas – and collect papers and ‘stuff’ that I know would be perfect for ‘that’ photo… but never get around to making the page. *sigh*

Here’s the page I completed last week *YAY YAY!!!* with Rich Razzleberry and the Cottage Garden stamp set.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Do you realise how hard it is for me to use papers in scrapbooking? I love them so much and think they’re so pretty that I can’t bear to use them! However, I’m trying to overcome this and began by using a large circle of Cottage Wall DSP that I punched all around the outside with the Corner Rounder punch to create my scallops. The rest is just simple layering of papers, cut out flowers and ribbon.

I feel quite happy with this page and am excited to try to complete more pages! Cheer me on!

Enjoy XX.

March 30, 2010

Thanks For Everything

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 9:25 am by bejewelledcreations

Farewell lovely stamp set!

For Everything” is leaving us as the Summer Mini catalogue retires tomorrow. Such a pretty little stamp set.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

The colours here are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, which are some of my favourite colours to play with right now.

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Another New stamp set from the mini.

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 9:20 am by bejewelledcreations

Ooooh, it’s so exciting! The NEW Autum-Winter mini catalogue is almost here!!!

Here’s another card I made with a new stamp set that you’ll be able to order as from 1st April (and that’s no joke!!)

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Ahhh, these colours are so beautiful to work with. I could play with them alll day long. The colours here are More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.

This stamp set is called Vintage Vogue and would be perfect for all your shabby chic cards a scrapping. Here, I’ve teamed it with Baroque Motifs  to build up the vintage layers. I’ve heavily layered the sponging and stamping around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock to increase the depth of colour to my satisfaction.

I also stamped on Twill ribbon – but I’m sure there must be a knack to making the ink stand out better – I’d better practice some more!

Enjoy. XX

March 29, 2010

The New Mini is ALMOST here!!!!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 12:42 pm by bejewelledcreations

Only a couple more days until the NEW Autumn-Winter Catalogue is released! YAYNESS!!! I’m so excited!! (Can you tell?)

Gosh, there’s so much to love about it…. how about I give you a peak at a new stamp set? ANNNND……. You’ll also see one of the NEW In Colours that we’ll have until August. YUM!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

This is the Stamp set called Cottage Gardern – it’s a Two Step set which as you can see, I’ve stamped the base image of the flower in Orchid Opulence and then stamped the outline image in RICH RAZZLEBERRY! <—- NEW COLOUR ALERT!!!

This is such a rich purple – it’s delicious!

You may notice that the three flowers are NOT quite the same depth of colour. WELL! Let me explain….  I’ve simply “stamped off” 3 times before re-inking my stamp and by doing this, you’ll achieve 3 tones of the same colour. Very nice.

Can you see the Polka Dot ribbon? Yep, that’s NEW too!

The saying comes from a current Sale-A-Bration set (Whimsical Words) which is very versatile.

ANNND…. while I’m showing you New things….. do you like the scallop border to the lower portion of the Orchid Opulence cardstock? I made that with the Corner Rounder punch. Simply remove the guide from your corner rounder punch, insert the cardstock into the punch, punch to create one scallop. Slide the cardstock along and punch your next scallop… continue for as long as you wan the scallops. :o)

Nearly time for the New mini!!!!!!

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Heartfelt Thanks

Posted in Cards tagged , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

 

I’ve shown this stamp set before, but I really do love it. What I especially liked about creating this card is that I’ve let the background stamp become my saying/greeting. The large background stamp is Tres Chic which I’ve inked with Pale Plum (the same as the cardstcok that I’ve stamped it onto.)

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

If you look very carfefuly you’ll see that I’ve sponged the edges of the Pale Plum cardstock to give it a softer feel – I love sponging the edges of cardstock… it just finishes it off and makes it look “complete”.

I coloured the rubber stamp image of the flower with my Markers (Pale Plum and Old Olive) before stamping, and then I’ve used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to carefully position the outline stamp (in Basic Black).

I’ve layered Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Black cardstock to give a very elegant finish – and the half-back pearls which are adhered with Crystal Effects,  complete it!

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March 28, 2010

Kids cards made easy!

Posted in Cards tagged , , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

We’re coming into the time of year when the children are invited to birthday parties by school friends, as well as our own family birthdays happening at this time of the year.

If you’re like me and struggle with kids’ cards, why not give “All in the Family” a go? This set is HUGE!! and you can customise your little persons… tee hee – so much fun.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

You don’t *have* to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get perfect alignment; you can line up the body parts (EWWW sounds icky!!) fairly easily with a little practice.  The great thing about the above image is that the legs, body and arms are all on one stamp and the head is the only thing which is seperate. (EWWW!) *laughs* The reason for this is that this particualr “body” stamp is for the toddler image so it is quite small. There is a baby body (you add the head!), toddler bodies (complete with arms and legs – no head!), child bodies (a little big bigger than toddler bodies, but no head, arms or legs!), and then you have bodies for either bigger children or adults – you simply add your choice of legs, arms and head! You can mix and match to create perfect replicas of your family!

I love that you can make peoples with long hair, short hair, curly hair, spikey hair, toddlers, babies, children, adults, you even have a cat and dog! If you get the Accessories stamp set you can even give your peoples tutus, teddy bears, sports equipment, picnic baskets and more!!

It’s seriously fun!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

As you can see in this card, this little fella’s arms can be positioned however I want them… it’s just a matter of lining up the arm stamp with the body part stamp. The trick to good positioning is to start with the legs. That way, you can see the bottom of the rubber stamp and line it up with the stamped image of the legs and get it fairly perfect! You then build upwards and add the head and arms. As always, the best part is in colouring the images in – I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of colouring!!!

Did you notice the little trick I did with the Crimper? HAve a look at the white cardstock and you’ll see that a small section towards the bottom has ridges along it… that’s done with the Crimper. Nifty, eh?

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

(Too cute.)

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Don’t you love the Bling!? You can create perfectly straight lines of glitter simply by adhering your Sticky Strip to your desired area, pressing down on it to ‘activate’ the sticky (it works best once heated by friction), peel off the red top layer and liberally cover with your desired glitter. Voila! Perfect straight glittered lines!!

All in the Family is a great set to have on hand for almost any occassion; babies, weddings, birthdays, parties, invites, family “portraits”, “from all of us” cards (you can customise the people and stamp yourselves!!)

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March 27, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 9:15 am by bejewelledcreations

Here’s a Sneak Peak at a new stamp set from the upcoming Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue! WOW – I love this new mini!!!

Keep checking back for some cards and a scrapbook page made with NEW stamps and colours!

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Lovely, just lovely!

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March 26, 2010

What a Hoot!!

Posted in Cards tagged at 9:31 am by bejewelledcreations

Sorry for the poor quality of this photo – I was trying out a new “Photo Location” but I don’t think it’s the best.   😦 

Not to worry – you can still get a feel for the card. I love how the colours works so nicely together. Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip (yum).

Designed by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

I’ve stamped the large background stamp Polka Dots across the bottom half of the card in Versamark ink – see how it deepens the colour of the cardstock? This is called a watermark effect and is one of the many uses of VersaMark!

The speckles you may see on the white cardstock are actually meant to be there (no I didn’t sneeze on it as I was making this card!! LOL!!) The cardstock is Confetti White and it has teeny tiny speckles of colour through-out it. Sometimes I’ve had batches that appear to have red-ish speckles although my latest batch seems to have blue-ish speckles.  Either way, I love the effect! It’s like tiny potpourri sprinkled within the cardstock.

This is such a quick and simple card – the design is easy to replicate for many occassions. By using the circle and scallop circle punches you can create a great embellishment for your sayings or greetings.

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