Welcome back to my blog, I have some super cute cards to share with you today.
We created these cards at our recent team meeting. The project was led by Vicki and I think they all look just wonderful. The Zany Zebras stamp set is such a fun set and this fun fold card really sets it apart. My card is top left, centre and top right are Vicki’s. Bottom right is Karen’s and bottom left is Anne’s.
For my card, I used the following supplies:
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After I posted the details of this card on 8 April, I received some lovely comments about it and a request for instructions. So, here they are. Simply click on Print Recipe below and you will go to the Instructions. Enjoy!
In my April card class we will be making fun cards with fancy folds. This one is a Secret Message Panel Card.
I used the fantastic Happy Birthday thinlit die and some retired designer paper, Melon Mambo , Crushed Curry and Basic Black cardstock to make this gatefold card.
When you open the card this is what you see:
Then you *peel* open the centre fold to show…..tadah!! Another view which reveals the hidden messages.
Dont you think this is so cool? And what’s more, it is not difficult to make.I used what has become one of my favourite greeting sets, Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I think this card would suit anyone, young or young-at-heart. What do you think?
I made this Gift Voucher Wallet a little while ago after a friend’s daughter asked me to do a voucher “for no particular reason”. I thought this was so lovely and I surprised the friend with it when she attended one of my classes.
I used the Envelope Punch Board, the Delightful Daisy Stamp set and the Daisy punch. I used smaller circle puches to adapt the daisy to look like a gerbera. The card is Tranquil Tide, one of my current favourites and I combined it with designer paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. Oh, yes, and you can just see the glorious texture from the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and some retired washi tape.
The wallet has a special mechanism which pops out with the enclosed voucher. I made it using a tutorial I found on the web but I can’t recall where. If this is your tutorial, please let me know and I will give you due credit.
I can do up gift vouchers for any occasion or amount. So drop the hint to your family and friends about what you would REALLY like for that special occasion. Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Call or send me an email to let me know what you require.
My niece was married on her family property in November. The theme for the wedding was sunflowers – her favourite flowers! They match her sunny disposition and I was thrilled with her news. I knew I had to make them a special wedding card. Here is the result:
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to attend the wedding and I didn’t want to risk sending the card in the post, so I had to wait until they came to pay us a visit the week before Christmas to give them the card. I think they liked it!! The bridesmaids wore navy dresses and the groomsmen had sunflowers in their buttonholes and her Dad managed to find a tie for the day with large sunflowers.
Below is a picture of the card open. It is a real WOW card and got the desired reactions.
I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, which I think is easily overlooked in the catalogue. The colours I used are Night of Navy and Crushed Curry, along with Whisper White and a Silver Glimmer paper. The card was inspired by Angela Lorenz at angscraftycards.blogspot.com.au and Jacinta Argent at jacintascreations.blogspot.com.au These two talented ladies both create beautiful exploding box cards like this one. I hope you like the card and I hope to be back soon with some more creations to share with you.
Hello and welcome to my blog. I have often thought about creating a blog. I recently took up the challenge of taking a course which showed me how to do it. I am still quite scared of the technology!
My blog will be a place to share my papercraft creations. I mostly use Stampin’ Up! products. They are so easy to use as everything coordinates and they are top quality. That’s why I joined as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in 2006, the first year they came to Australia. I create, mostly cards for family and friends and I hold classes in my home in Canberra. I also do “at home parties” where a hostess invites friends to her home and I show them how to make cards and other papercraft projects and they all get to make one themselves. It’s lots of fun.
I would like to share a card I recently made for a friend who celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary. The card is a style called Easy Desktop Stand Up card which I made using a tutorial from Lyssa Zwolanek you can see here. It folds flat for postage. I used a stamp set called Number of Years. I used gold powder to heat emboss the numbers on black card to get this dramatic effect. Fortunately, I also bought the matching dies to cut the Numbers, so I didn’t have to get the scissors out. The Designer Paper (patterned paper) is no longer available but was perfect for this card.
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Welcome to My Blog
My name is Annette McMillan. I love to make cards and other papercraft projects and this is my place to share my creations and other information. I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canberra, Australia for over 15 years and papercrafting for 22 years or so. I run card making classes for all skill levels and can offer in-home demonstrations for you and your friends. I also sell cards which can be stock or on commission. see more HERE.