Sunday, March 25, 2012

Top Note Die - Cards

I wanted to make something a little bit fancy LOL, always a challenge for me.  I follow a blog Stamp with Tam and she had this sketch up from "try stampin on Tuesdays #56,

so I played along as I wanted a few card samples using our fabulous top note die.
This is what I made - nice and simpleManhatton Rose with the rose highlighted by using the SU marker on its side to enable the colour to bleed onto the raised sections of the card.

Then I fancied it up a little...
114517 Manhatton Rose Embossing Folder on confetti white, coloured with a real red marker. Base card is real red to match.
Then I started to play....
I used 119277 Elegant Lines embossing folder on Lucky Limade and Cajuan Craze.  The flower and butterfly are Embosslit Dies from SU 114515 Flower Burst and 118138 Beautiful Wings

 Then I started to surf and found this on Lyn Pratt's blog - how cool is this!
Cream Confetti and one of our current in colours Poppy Parade is the cardstock featured in this card along with the stamp set 124976 (WM) Field Flowers

Then something OLD, (old being old DSP). I made this several months ago, using the Top Note die and scraps of paper.  The flower is a combination of stacking two flowers from 121812 Fun flowers and 115971 Blossom Party.   The brad from our sale-a-bration brad and ribbon pack.

Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Vintage Wall Paper EF, Fun Flowers Big Shot Die and Blossom Party Big Shot Die, Curly Cute

So you see there is a lot you can do with the top note die card wise, I hope these ideas inspire you to purchase and use this wonderful, versatile die.

Enjoy your craft, hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Button Buddies

I love Button Buddies, it is such a versatile set that can be used for birthdays, welcome of baby, Christmas, thank you and so much more . . .
The vase with flowers looks great when you add the SU flower buttons
As does these gorgeous flowers - with a little twine and a torn edge for texture
This idea was cased from Ailsa, a fellow demonstrator who does the most gorgeous work
We also played with bubbles together...perfect plum begged for the pigs once again.
This gorgeous idea with the snail was cased from the SU Demonstrator ideas site.  I love this card.

A wonderful group of ladies from Brisbane visit every few months for a day of craft.  This time the ladies brought along their children - of all ages... This is what they created wth the Button Buddies set.
A selection of cards from a workshop I held recently.
I love the different looks, and hope these ideas inspire you to include buttons in your card and scrapbook creations.