Friday, May 26, 2017

Simple but Elegant

Today's card came out quite elegant I think. I am still using up retiring items... as I went through my supplies to sort out the retiring stamps etc. so I thought one more share with "old stuff" LOL




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek



Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for may 2017. This month our theme "2017/2018 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek". We want to show you some of the AMAZING products that are available for demonstrators to order right now! So if you join you are able to get your hands on this new product early. You are going to love this new Annual Catalog.


If you are reading my blog in an email, please be sure to click over to my blog to see the sample and the hop list underneath...


Here is my contribution for today's blog hop:



I've used the new hostess stamp set "Tranquil Tulips" and  all of the new in-colors:



Here is a closer look  at the tulips... I've popped up the top layer!


Oh and that frame was made from ONE piece of 12x12 CARDSTOCK! My demonstrator friend Kerstin Kreis (from Germany) showed how to make the frame on Facebook the other day and I couldn't resist to make one too! Thanks Kerstin for the great video (I of course used inches for measurements not centimeters)

To start you'll score each side of the cardstock at  3/4  +  1 1/2  +  2 1/4  +  3
then you cut the outer corners off, so it will look like this:

(If you need info in cm... it's every 2cm, also the marking below)


Then you'll mark 3/4 in on the 2nd panel on left and right side on 2 opposing sides, now mark and cut out areas as pictured below (click on photo to enlarge)


Then start rolling the sides in that have the mitered cuts:



Then roll the sides in that are straight, and tuck them right into the mitered corners!






I am sorry this was a bit lengthy, but I thought some of you might want to make a frame yourself ...

OK...back to our hop.... You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Claudia Perry or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Claudia Perry. 


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Serene Dragonfly

Today I am showing you a little card that went together in literally no time at all... See... the gorgeous background paper did all of the heavy lifting:



This card is a perfect example that we can make cards with limited supplies. See:





Saturday, May 20, 2017

Some more old and new

I'm just on a roll with this awesome new bundle... and yes still using up retiring DSP. But I love how it turned out... and FAST too!





Supplies used:


Friday, May 19, 2017

Life is a beautiful thing

... especially when an old product like the DSP works so very well with a new bundle.. like here:



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another yellow card

I know, I know, I KNOW! I posted a yellow card yesterday too... but I had a flower left over from playing and wanted to use it with our new Designer Series Paper... LOL



Yellow and grey seems to go so well together... didn't have to think long to use this combination..



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Old meets New

So while on the mission to make more Thank You cards for stamp club orders, I decided I need to use up some retiring Designer Series Papers and ribbon... but also wanted to use some of our new stamps. And this is what I came up with:



And I even used up ALL of my Delightful Dijon cardstock... but still had 2 more strips of the DSP, so I simply made 2 cards in Crushed Curry... Here is a comparison of the 2 colors...


Supplies used: