Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Fest Birthday ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Ok, I slipped a bit of pink into a masculine card. What's a 'masculine card' anyway? Must just be any card that you'd give to a guy, surely. So here it is - my cousin's 30th birthday card! I totally thought he could handle some pink pirouette.

Welcome if you've clicked through from the Stampin' Up! Facebook page this week. So nice of you to visit. Please see below for a full supply list to make this card. Let's face it, the Fun Fall Framelits make it pretty easy ;)

Love these pumpkins from the Fall Fest stamp set ~ Susan Wong

Fall Fest, And Many More
Mossy Meadow, Crisp Cantaloupe, Tangelo Twist, Smoky Slate
Kraft Cardstock, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
133775: Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks
133765: Basics Hodgepodge Clips
132140: Burlap Ribbon
135838: White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
135856: Fun Fall Framelits Dies

And now go see what the talented Teneale has made...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Freaky Friends Monstrous Minis - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

3x3" cards are such an easy go-to solution when you need to write a quick note. Actually, I'm sure you already know that! I've been using these cutie monsters from Freaky Friends on simple 3x3s so decided to make a few more, give them a pizza box house (oldie but a goodie) and call them a family.

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

I'm digging these stripes from the Motley Monsters papers in the Holiday Catalogue!

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

When the cards have a lot of white space you can bring them to life with a patterned envelope. Thanks Envelope Punch Board!! 

Freaky Friends 3x3 boxed cards ~ too cute ~ Susan Wong

So here's the details if you want to make your own. The 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" envelopes fit perfectly and the cards have a little breathing room. Increase the 3 1/4" dimensions if you wish to adapt the size.

Pizza Box for 3x3 cards instructions ~ Susan Wong

Freaky Friends Box and Card Set:
Stamps: Freaky Friends, Ghoulish Greetings, And Many More, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Inks/Papers: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Word Bubbles Framelits Die, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Snips (Yah, the grass is hand cut. Nothing fancy there folks!)

And now it's time to check out Teneale's creations this week...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

There must be more than a million ways to decorate the new Curvy Keepsake box. These thinlits are SO cute (page 11, Holiday Catalogue)!!! Here are some fun ideas to get your juices going. Of course, these would work for loads of other types of boxes too. I'll jump straight in!

Curvy Keepsakes Thinlits ~ Susan Wong

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits - Tweet Tweet Something Sweet ~ Susan Wong
Stamp It box: 
Kraft & Pistachio Pudding bases. 
Costal Cabana & Pink Pirouette tags made with Four Feathers stamps and framelits (Hoilday Catalogue). 
Bird from Freaky Friends Stamps (Holiday Catalogue). 
Tangerine strand separated from the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (awesome new chunky baker's twine)(Holiday Catalogue).
Greeting is freehand using the Project Life Journalling Pens. Honestly, my handwriting isn't that good - it all comes down to the pen. You have to buy them!

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Decorative Masks ~ Susan Wong
Stencil It Box: (Hello wedding and bridal showers!!)
Whisper White bases with Smoky Slate sponging using Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks.
Tags - Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer Paper, Blackberry bliss using the Curvy Keepsake thinlits.
Remember Rotary Stamp.
Basic Black Baker's Twine.

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Honeycomb Embossing Folder ~ Susan Wong
Emboss It Box: (It's Father's Day here in New Zealand this Sunday!)
Smoky Slate and Pacific Point bases with Honeycomb embossing folder.
Pistachio Pudding sponged with a dauber onto watercolour paper with Pistachio Pudding mat.
Any Many More stamp set. 

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Motley Monsters DSP ~ Susan Wong
'Designer Paper' It Box: 
Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper bases (Holiday Catalogue).
Cute monster from Freaky Friends Stamps (Holiday Catalogue).
Crushed curry 1 3/8" circle with Strawberry Slush stamped Whisper white 1 1/4" circle. 
Freehand 'Hi' - really, the Project Life Journalling Pens are awesome. 
Basic Rhinestones & Whisper White Baker's Twine. 

Curvy Keepsake Thinlits + Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape ~ Susan Wong
'Washi Tape' It Box: 
Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White bases covered in part with Watercolour Wonder washi tape. 
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch in Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight & So Saffron.
Vintage Faceted Designer Button.
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine. 

{Quick Yellow Flower Tutorial - Punch four scallop circles (I used the colours listed above). Screw them up and unscrew them a few times until the two layers start separating. Gently pull the two layers of card stock apart - it's all good if they rip a bit here and there, that's part of the look. Adhere all 8 halves furry side up with a small dot of glue in the centre of each one. Punch a hole in the middle and thread through some baker's twine which is attached to a button. Use the twine at the back to tie to your box.}

Hope you had fun - hop on over to Teneale's blog next. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Layered Typeset Papers - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

So I made some little ocean waves with the Typeset designer papers. What do you think? The papers are delightfully thin enough that it didn't bulk up the thickness on the card front too much. And they crumple so effortlessly! Ahhh.

We have come to the end of the August showcase so quickly! Check back next Thursday as the team and I delve into our September boxes of goodies. Such Fun! (If you've never seen Miranda, click here.)

Torn Typeset layers thanks card ~ Susan Wong

Torn Typeset layers thanks card detail ~ Susan Wong

Check out Teneale's blog next!

Colours - Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happiness Envelope Card - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Two wonderful people I know got engaged about a week ago. So exciting! I really do love a good romantic proposal story. There were lots of laughs when they tag-teamed told it to us. There are always going to be disagreements about exactly how it happened right?

Well, because they're family and I wanted to make it a bit special, I didn't mind doing lots of fussy-cutting ;)

Choose Happiness Envelope Card ~ Susan Wong

Choose Happiness Envelope Card (inside) ~ Susan Wong

The scoop:
I made an envelope for a 5x5" card on the Envelope Punch Board, folded it up and stuck a belly band around it. Pretty simple!
That's three flowers, stamped, cut out, screwed up and unscrewed then stuck together with dimensionals.
The bird has two dimensionals stacked behind it so it's high enough to lie over the flower.

Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, StazOn Black

Next, hop on over to Teneale's blog - click below!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anchor Me with Project Life - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

'Anchor Me' has long been a phrase that resounds with me. I first heard it in the Greenpeace remake of the 1994 Kiwi classic by The Mutton Birds. See video below - be warned, I have had this in my head all week.

BUT, no, it wasn't actually the song itself that made me pick this phrase for this page; instead it was the idea of putting down roots in good soil. So without further ado and before I introduce any more metaphors, here's my project for this week! 

I'm loving our new Project Life range and the best thing is being able to make your own 'cards'. Check it out.

Anchor Me PL page ~ Susan Wong

Anchor Me PL page detail ~ Susan Wong

Three small drops of the Pool Party reinker brushed around with an aqua painter creates a really quick and easy background. The 'love' is hand drawn. That's the beauty of the Project Life journalling pens. One thick and one thin.

Photo credit goes to the amazingly talented Keri-Anne @ First Light Birth Photography.

Hop along to Teneale's blog next - click below...