Thursday, 23 March 2017

z-Fold card dimensions

Time flys when you are having fun..... or when you injure yourself and need lots of rest to recuperate. My back had a nasty run in with a sock, then a mini pizza and then a piece of paper! Long story short, I haven't been able to sit for any great length of time for the past few weeks, so crafting, blogging and keeping up with Facebook and emails has been a challenge to say the least, I am starting to catch up, but still have a way to go!

I have had a number of requests regarding the measurements/dimensions of the Lift me up Z-Fold card I created on 20th February - so here you go!




In Australia our A4 cardstock measures 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm, I designed the template so that I can make 2 cards with 1 piece of A4 cardstock, and the card will fit in a standard size envelope too!

Here is the order in which I applied the above measurements to make the card base:
  1. measure up 6.5 cm from bottom left corner, make a small mark
  2. measure down 6.5 cm from top right corner, make a small mark
  3. line up marks on your trimmer at top and bottom of the card stock and cut. Your A4 sheet is cut diagonally and you have 2 z-fold card bases :)
  4. on the flat edge of the cardstock (not the diagonal cut edge) score at 9.9 cm and again at 19.8 cm
  5. fold along the score lines and burnish with bone folder 
  6. there you have it, you are all ready to decorate your z-fold card


Cards I have made using these dimensions:




Thanks for visiting today, I hope this template helps you create a z-fold card.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Final days of Sale-A-Bration

Check out these fabulous items just released for the final days of Sale-A-Bration WOOT WOOT!


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Monday, 20 March 2017

Dragonfly Dreams | #WWYS108

This week at What Will You Stamp? we are creating with gorgeous Dragonfly Dreams stamp set from page 26 of the Occasions Catalogue. 


I adore the font of the sentiments in this set, and those little dots make a magnificent filler or background.



I've also used the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets Dies creating this card. Here are the colours I worked with for this project:



I sponged the Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise with daubers so that I had soft edges where the colours changed. I also added Dazzling Diamond dots to the edge of the card, this brought the whole card together beautifully.

To create the glittering overlay I stamped the dragonfly image onto vellum with VersaMark and applied Heat and Stick powder followed by Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, then cut with the detailed framelit. I used a dauber to apply glue to the mid section of the dragonfly and stuck over the ink image.


Check out all the great projects from the Design Team click here, we would love you to participate in our weekly challenges at What Will You Stamp? why not play along with Dragonfly Dreams WWYS#108 - We'd love to see what you create!

Want to make this card? Here are the supplies used:


Stamp sets/bundles: 
Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Framelits OR purchase as a bundle and save 10%
Ink: 
Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Temping Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Versamark, 
Cardstock: 
Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Vellum
Adhesives & Embellishments etc:
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' glitter, Dimensionals & Tombo multipurpose glue

Remember during Sale-A-Bration for every $90 AUD spent in my online store you get to choose a FREE item (see picture below) - ends March 31st don't miss out


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
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Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus during Sale-A-Bration an added bonus of your choice of 2 stamp sets when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Delicate Details for Blooms & Wishes

Why do weekends always go so quick! Before I knew it I realised it was mid afternoon on Sunday and I haven't done any where near as much crafting as I had hoped, so I've made this quick card for 2 challenges I wanted to participate in this weekend

      

After almost of week off crafting due to injuring my back I was itching to make a card for CI05 - I absolutely adore the colours, they are so me! So that I wasn't sitting for too long (I've been told movement is the key for my recovery) I decided to #loveitchopit with the Falling in Love DSP as this paper features the colours of the Colour Inkspiration challenge.


I've used this weeks GDP sketch challenge for the layout of the card, I dressed up the satin ribbon by stamping Delicate Details and adding Dazzling Diamonds over the Sahara Sand Ink, I repeated with the sentiment.

I made this similar style card a few weeks ago using this lovely DSP and Delicate Details 



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Want to make this project? Here are the supplies used:


      

Stamp sets/bundles:
Delicate Details (free with $90AUD purchase during Sale-A-Bration) Blooms & Wishes, Stitched Shapes framelits
Ink: 
Sahara Sand, Versamark
Cardstock/paper: 
Blusing Bride & So in Love Designer Series Paper
Adhesives & Embellishments:
Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon Tombo multipurpose glue, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter, Heat & Stick powder, Heat Tool



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Hey Chick! for Easter | Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Rachel Tessman


Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Rachel Tessman from the United States. Rachel has been a demonstrator for 17yrs, and her blog 'Stamp your art out!' is full of inspiration, I particularly like her "outside the box" projects and her scrapbook layouts.  I was so tempted to CASE and create a scrapbook page, I have so many that I need to complete! In the end I decided to CASE the below technique that utilises the Fine Tip Glue Pen to create a resist image:


This is such a great technique that allows you to add sponging to a project without altering the colour of your image, here is my project:


The Curvy Keepsake box is one of my favourites, you can dress it up or down depending on your reason for creating a favour/gift box. I used the cute little egg from the Sale-A-Bration set "Hey Chick!" and stamped the lower edge of Curvy Keepsakes diecuts and then coloured with Watercolour pencils and a Blender Pen.

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to cover the legs of my little chicks, when dry I sponged Wild Wasabi for a grass effect along the base of the box. I decided to sponge So Saffron on the top of the box too with the colour deeper on the handle and blending down to nothing towards the stamped chicks - kind of like the sun is shining :)


Be sure you hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot , check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us.



Want to make this project? Here are the supplies used:



Stamp sets/bundles:
Hey Chick (free with $90AUD purchase during Sale-A-Bration) Curvy Keepsake Thinlet Dies
Ink: 
Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Momento Black, Watercolour Pencils
Cardstock: 
Whisper White and So Saffron 
Adhesives & Embellishments:
Basic Black Bakers Twine, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombo multipurpose glue, Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges


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Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus during Sale-A-Bration an added bonus of your choice of 2 stamp sets when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Everyday Hero | FMS279

Party time for my daughter today as she went to a birthday celbration with a Superhero theme, the birthday boy really likes the Marvel characters, Ironman was featured on his invitations and cake, and mmmmm, that cake was good!

My daughter CASEd the Catty and I also applied the elements in this weeks FMS challenge,


It was the perfect opportunity to use Everyday Hero to create a card for my daughters special friend, here is my creation:


I took creative licence with the banners, and moved them to one side, in the theme of a flowing super hero cape I curled the banners, you can see here:


The sentiment from Balloon Adventures sums up perfectly what  these 2 friends will do in the next 12 mths...


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Want to make this project? Here are the supplies used:

Stamp sets/bundles:
Hey Chick (free with $90AUD purchase during Sale-A-Bration) Curvy Keepsake Thinlet Dies
Ink: 
Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Momento Black, Watercolour Pencils
Cardstock: 
Whisper White and So Saffron 
Adhesives & Embellishments:
Basic Black Bakers Twine, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombo multipurpose glue, Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges

The Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are here, it is the most wonderful time of year at Stampin' Up! - click here to see more



Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus during Sale-A-Bration an added bonus of your choice of 2 stamp sets when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stampin Friends Easter Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin Friends blog Hop! I am so excited to be a Guest Hopper this month, I hope that you are inspired by the projects created for this months theme - Easter. Make sure that you work you way through the entire Hop by clicking on the names at the end of my post so that you don't miss at thing!

Can you believe that Easter is less than a month away! I really must get a move on with preparation of gifts, here is the first of a few that I need before Easter is upon us:


I've mixed some old with the new, my basket of goodies is made using the new Window Box thinlets and the card features the Circle of Spring wreath.


The base of the basket was easy to make using the Window Box thinlets. The Hexagon is cut in half and the second diecut is also trimmed to remove some of the bulk, to create the "basket weave" I used the cut outs from the horizontal die cuts and wove them back into the basket and glued in place. I added a half inch strip of cardstock for the handle, but I wanted something a little more special, so added the satin ribbon and bow to dress it up then packed it full of yummy goodness!


When looking for an Easter sentiment noticed Circle of Spring on my shelf, I can't remember the last time I used this set, the delicate flowers are just lovely and paired with the double bow perfectly compliment the basket. The wreath is stamped on watercolour paper and I also heat embossed with clear powder so that the Crumb Cake didn't run when colouring the flowers - I had a little "accident" and ended up with ink in the circle of my wreath, so I die cut the middle and then heat embossed my sentiment with Crumb Cake and clear embossing power in the background.

Don't forget to click the Next link to follow along on the hop.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Want to make either of these projects? Here are the supplies used:

        

Stamp sets/bundles: 
Window Box Thinlets, Circle of Spring Stamp set
Ink: 
Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon
Cardstock: 
Crumb Cake & Watercolour paper
Adhesives & Embellishments:
Clear Stampin Emboss Powder, Very Vanilla 1/4" (6.4 mm) Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals & Tombo multipurpose glue



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my projects.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
The Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are here, it is the most wonderful time of year at Stampin' Up! - click here to see more



Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus during Sale-A-Bration an added bonus of your choice of 2 stamp sets when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.