Thursday, October 16, 2014

Love You! with Seasonally Scattered ~ Stampin Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Seasonally scattered is a set I wish I had more time to play with! It'll definitely be popping up in my Project Life pages - or other layouts. But for now, here's the 'love' stamp on a card for you.

Welcome if you've clicked through from the Stampin Up! October Artisan showcase on Facebook. Hope you have fun and get inspired as you hop through the blogs. This is a seriously talented bunch of ladies! Pssst ~ have you seen our collective board on Pinterest? Click here!

Seasonally Scattered 'Love You' card detail ~ Susan Wong

Seasonally Scattered 'Love You' card ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Tangelo Twist, Strawberry Slush, VersaMark
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, White Vellum, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Stamps: 135023 Seasonally Scattered, 134275 And Many More, 134198 Choose Happiness
Accessories/Tools: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread, Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Hop along to the lovely Teneale next...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thankful Concertina ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Early last year, I helped make invites en masse for my friends' wedding. It occurred to me when rustling through the Project Life cards in our box this month that they're the perfect size for this little concertina purse made from Stampin' Up! C6 envelopes. Below is the original design we made. They were sealed and posted just like that.

Concertina Wedding Invitation ~ Susan Wong
Jo Currie Photography
And here's my new take on it. (School holidays - my son is the hand model this week.)

I'm Thankful For Concertina cover ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina cover detail ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina closure ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina inside ~ Susan Wong

Want to make your own?

For the concertina:
Seal (licky licky) then slice a couple of millimetres off both ends of two envelopes.
Fold them in half and lay flat with all open ends at the top.
Stick them together with a thin line of glue between each layer.
Place Project Life Seasonal Snapshot cards in each pocket. I've done one each but you could fit more and add other embellishments if you choose.

For the cover:
Cut a piece 25.5 x 11.7cm.
Where the card bends we score 4 lines very close together to give it a wider bend without having to add a spine. Here are the measurements I used:
Score at 8, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 & 16.4, 16.5, 16.6, 16.7cm.
Now is the time to thread your buttons on if you want a button closure.
Shape cover around your concertina envelopes and adhere with the same thin strip of glue in the centre.
Time to decorate :)

Supplies Used:
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes, Basic Black, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (Holiday Catalogue), Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Watercolour Paper
Stamps: 135170 I'm Thankful For, little heart from 135095 Holiday Home
Accessories/Tools: 133763Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread

Teneale's up next. Go check it out :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Embossed Storage Jars ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

It's school holidays here in New Zealand before we head into term four and the final countdown until Christmas and our long Summer break. So my project this week is kid-focussed, because that's where we're at right now. Lots of crafts and spontaneous outings and lots of jobs getting done that don't seem to fit into the normal school week routine (I tidied my linen cupboard!).

Organised colouring pencils not only get heaps more use but are much nicer on the eye than the overloaded box we had going on. Here we go...

White & Gold 'Dipped' Storage Jars Tutorial ~ Susan Wong

White & Gold 'Dipped' Storage Jar ~ Susan Wong

Omit the washi tape if you don't want a specific edge pattern. I found the versamark had a clean enough edge on its own. 

Inks: Versamark, Markers in various colours
Papers: Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: 135860 Note Tag Punch (Holiday Catalogue), 133763 Gold Basic Metal Buttons (Holiday Catalogue), Linen Thread
Empty jam/relish jars with labels soaked off.

Hop across to the talented Teneale next.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

PLxSU Blog Hop ~ First Day of School

I'm joining in this week with a fun Stampin' Up! Project Life (PLxSU) blog hop. Just so you can see a little of what some of us have been up to lately and hopefully get inspired along the way. Welcome if you've hoped through from Carmelita's blog.

Here's a page detailing my son's first day at school back in February this year. Dressed in his favourite shorts from Aunty Liv, he was rearing to go!

PLxSU Everyday Adventure First Day of School - detail ~ Susan Wong

The 'string' for the bunting flags is a doodle! Love the Project Life markers.

PLxSU Everyday Adventure First Day of School ~ Susan Wong

PLxSU Everyday Adventure - First Day of School - detail ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Project Life Journalling Pens
Paper: Everyday Adventure Card Collection, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps: Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Day to Day
Accessories/Tools: Gold Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by.
Next, hop along and see what Karlie has made @ 'Stamping With Karlie'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pocketless Project Life ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The beauty of the Stampin' Up! Project Life products is that they automatically co-ordinate with plenty of products I already have. Ahhh, makes it so easy to add my own flavour. I confess, I only used a couple of little bits from our Artisan September box on this project - the decorative masks (loving them) and some embellishments.

Pocketless Project Life - Sequin Trim, Baker's Twine, Lace detail ~ Susan Wong

Pocketless Project Life - layer it, baby! ~ Susan Wong

Pocketless Project Life - Hodgepodge Heart clip detail ~ Susan Wong

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Project Life Everyday Adventure, Crumb Cake 12x12, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolour Paper, Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: Dots Decorative Mask, Basics Hodgepodge Clips, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim

Go have a look at Teneale's amazing creation next...

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...