Friday, 30 March 2012

Easter Lindor Chocolate Egg Butterfly

Another of the projects from my Easter Treats class last week. This time with a Lindor Egg as the body of the butterfly.

I die cut 2 of the largest butterflies on the Beautiful Butterflies die - one from paper and one from Poppy Parade cardstock.  Scored about 3/4" up from the bottom wings - and stuck the 2 wing sections above the score lines together.

Quilled & stuck two narrow strips for the antenna. Then covered with a Large Oval . Another oval on the back too. Then a greeting label and another double Itty Bitty Blossom flower with a pearl in the centre to finish..

The chocolate egg was then stuck to the front oval - and the score lines on the wings folded to make the butterfly stand up proud!!! (Paper one forward/valley - card backward/mountain)

Edited to Add: I was inspired by this beautiful butterfly using Hersheys eggs and the Mixed Bunch stamp set with the Blossom punch by fellow demonstrator Sarah Wills. Thank you for the inspiration Sarah.

SU! Supplies Used
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Die - Beautiful Butterflies
Punches - Large Oval; Word Window; Modern Label; Itty Bitty ( Blossom)
Papers - Everyday Enchantment ( SAB)
Cardstock - Poppy Parade; Shimmer Gold; Very Vanilla
Embellishments - Pearls

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Scallop Square Concertina Card aka Scallop Square #5

Yet more Everyday Enchantment SAB papers - and another use of the Scallop Square die..... guess you can see a pattern here!!

I have seen many versions of mini albums using this format - but I though I would do my own simple card version instead.

Though  - funnily enough - a version of a mini book will appear very soon as I have just finished one for my Simply Scrappin Tickets & Tags classes next week.....

I have used just one 4" x 12" piece of card to make the inner Very Vanilla pages - scored at 2", 6" and 10". Mountain folds at the sides and a valley fold in the centre. The 2" side flaps are attached to the scallop squares. I didn't take a picture at the time - but the back of the scallop square is finished off with a piece of 2" x 4" co-ordinating paper at the side of the attached 2" flap.

Stamp sets used: the central greeting from Outlined Occasions ( free with a £45 SU! order until 31st March!!) and the tag from the hostess set - Happiest Birthday Wishes. Again available free with a qualifying order...

Triangle Flap & Gate Fold Card aka Scallop Square # 4

Here is another card using the Sale A Bration Everyday Enchantment papers, Fresh Vintage stamp set - and the Scallop Square die.

This is a Gate Fold Card at the bottom with a Triangular Flap Fold at the top - all cut from the same piece of card. The flap is finished off with a scallop triangle cut from... yes you guessed it.... a scallop square die cut! And the other half of the scallop triangle didn't go to waste - I used that on the inside of the card......

This card was inspired by one here on Clearly iStamp .  I just tailored the dimensions to suit my scallop triangle.

The stamped image was punched out using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch - and again mounted on a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle. And all finished off with Baja Breeze Seam Binding.

Easter Lindt Bunny Explosion Box aka Scallop Square Die #3

And now for one of my favourite projects using both the Scallop Square Die and the Everyday Enchantment Sale-A-Bration papers....  Along with the really cute Everybunny stamp set.

An explosion box with the lid made out of a die cut Scallop Square. With a nice chocolate surprise inside!!! Perfect for an Easter treat...... this fits a mini gold Lindt chocolate bunny perfectly!!!

I have to thank one of my new ladies  - Sally - for the idea of an explosion box holding a little bunny..... what a great idea Sally!!! Your wish is my command........ This was one of the projects we did at my Easter Treats class on Saturday - so your idea was appreciated by many!!!

This time the Scallop Square die cut was scored at 2 scallops in at each side to make the lid. The Itty Bitty Flower and Blossom punches came to their own here too - 2 little Pink Pirouette blossoms shaped and glued together with a pearl in the centre to finish.

The clouds behind the bunny heads were punched using the cupcake punch - perfect for the job! And funnily enough my first outing for this punch.... have to do cupcakes next!!!

And finally a view from the top.... aren't those bunnies cute!! And the chick too...

Double Z Fold Everyday Enchantment Card - aka Scallop Square Die #2

Another day - so another card using the Sale-A-Bration  free and exclusive products -  one stamp set or a pack of papers for free with every £45 order for Stampin' Up! products until Saturday 31st March!! Only 3 more days to go!!

This card is made using the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment papers. I have stocked up on these as we all LOVE them!! Along with my favourite SAB stamp set - Fresh Vintage. The greeting inside is stamped using the hostess set in the Spring Mini Catalogue - Swirls & Curls Verses.

So here we have a Double Z Fold card with all the corners rounded - and then mounted on a Bashful Blue die cut Scallop Square - which really finishes that card off beautifully. Unfortunately these photos don't do the card justice!

The Fresh Vintage flower spray images are stamped up & punched out using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and then mounted on 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punched circles. One glued to the left fold and the other to the right fold. Eh Voila!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Scallop Square Die # 1 aka Sprinkled Expressions Box of Tags

And here is another class project done using one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets..... this time using Sprinkled Expressions. Now here is a set that grew on me....

I saw this box of tiny cards (or tags!) on many American SU! demo blogs. It was showcased at a US SU! Regional Training event earlier in the year. And I love it!! It is SO cute!!

The box is made from scoring a die cut Scallop Square .  Firstly 3 scallops in from either side  - then turn 90 degrees and score 2 scallops in at either side.

And this little box has proven an eye-opener - and major inspiration starter - for me!!!  I have so many more projects to share using this gem of a die.  I laughingly nicknamed my list as the 101 projects using the Scallop Square die... but scarily I think that there are actually 101 projects for me to do....... but I think that to do them all would take me a year at least!!!

So watch this space....... about 20 projects made and ready to share .... only 81 more to go !!!

Elementary Elegance Top Note Bag of Cards

Only 3 days left for Sale-A-Bration promotion orders. Spend £45 and get a free stamp set!

Here is a class project we did using the free Sale-A-Bration Elementary Elegance stamp set.

This gorgeous frame image has been heat embossed on all of these cards. Some with the " not-to-be-without" white embossing powder on coloured cardstock - the others with the Stampin Up coloured embossing powders. Showing here are Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise.