1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Incy Wincy Spider

Hi there!

Today I am back to show you the goody bags I made for the children for 'trick or treat'.

I purchased some medium sized glassine bags from BLANK, check them out, they have some cute stuff!

Firstly, I ran the bags through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Embossing Folder. I then used the Two Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds on the outward radiating lines of the web. It is hard to see in this photo, but it looked pretty IRL!

I then cut strips of the Silver Glimmer Paper and flagged both ends, adding an Incy Wincy Spider (Googly Ghouls) on the end.

The bags contained some bubbles, a cookie, a lollipop, a Cadbury Scream Egg, an eraser and some lollies.

I was happy with the result. I like the idea of giving individual bags, otherwise the bigger kids usually seem to grab most of the lollies first and the little ones seem to miss out!

My girls, ready to party!

I will be back tomorrow to show you the treats I made for the girls to take to school to share with their friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

Please leave a comment if you have time.

S x

Monday, October 29, 2012

Boo 2 u!

Hi there.

Once again, it has been a while, but today I'm back with a Halloween themed post.

Every year we have a Halloween Street party. Since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, we decided to have our party last Sunday.

I had purchased the Googly Ghouls stamp set, and thought it would be perfect for our invites.

Each year we put an invite into each letter box in our street. We include a balloon with each one. If our neighbours would like to participate in 'trick or treat', by having the children knock on their door, they blow up their balloon and tie it to their fence or letterbox. If there is no balloon out, then we leave them alone. This seems to work well. Since we are in a small cul-de-sac, we get most houses participating. After the kids are done, we then have a BBQ at one of the neighbours houses.

For the invites I chose the colours, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit and Silver Glimmer Paper.

The DSP is retired, I think it was from last years catty. I used the Mummy stamp and added one of our adhesive googly eyes.

I ran the black card stock  through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder, to add a bit of texture and interest. 

I had to make 12 of these, so I didn't want to add to much detail. I wanted something simple and easy to mass produce.

The neighbours all thought the invites were cute, which is nice!

I'll be back tomorrow to show the goody bags I made for the kids that came to 'trick or treat'.

Thanks for stopping by!

Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

S x

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Blossoms

Hiya! I am back as promised! :)

Today I am going to show you the card I made to match the gift set from yesterdays post. I of course once again used the stamp set, 'Betsy's Blossoms'. I inked up the large blossom and the stem stamp for this card.

I started with a crumb cake background to match the gift set, and added some stamped panels of white card stock.

I once again used shades of blue, the birthday girls favourite colour. I have used Tempting Turquoise, 'Pool Party' (love!) and the new, 'Midnight Muse'. The stem is stamped in 'Certainly Celery'.

The sentiment is from 'So Happy For You', a Sale-a-bration set and was stamped in Basic Black. 

I was very happy with how the card turned out, I love the look of the panels. I am also loving the large blossom in this set and think it may see a lot of ink!

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave some comment love if you can spare the time. I always love to read them!

S x

Friday, September 7, 2012

Blossoms for Natalie

Hi there!

Yes, I am back with a post. Do not faint, I know it has been quite a while.

A friend of mine had a birthday last week. We usually give each other a little something for our birthday's.  Whilst in the newsagent I found some personalised pens, and thought it would be a great gift, paired with a set of ready made cards.

I decided to ink up my new 'Betsy's Blossoms' set and went searching for some inspiration. I found this cute little card over on pinterest. I decided a set of these, each one in a different monochromatic scheme would be perfect.

I stamped the large blossom in the set, and used a square punch to punch out different areas of each blossom.

Here are all of the cards photographed in a group. Quite a pretty rainbow.

I added a different sentiment to the front of each card and made a box to present the cards and the pen in. I made six cards in total.

I decorated the front of the box with 'Betsy's Blossoms,' using shades of blue, Natalie's favourite colour. Can you spot the new in-colour, Midnight Muse? Those new ink pads are super juicy and stamp a deep, crisp image! Love them.

I finished it off with a blue ribbon, tied into a bow.

I was quite happy with the result and think it makes a nice gift set. May need to make more of these in the future. Good Christmas presents maybe?

I will be back tomorrow to show you the matching card I made, I promise! :)

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave me a comment if you can spare the time.

S x

Monday, July 30, 2012

40 and Fab!

Hi there!

Today I have a 40th birthday card that I was asked to make by a friend. I love to use flags/buntings on my projects, and if you have been following my blog lately you will know that I also love to sew on my cards as well. I have combined both of these elements for this card.

I have used the new Framelit dies to make the base for the 40. I used the dies to cut and emboss a piece of 'Pretty in Pink' Cardstock. The card base is Crumbcake and I have used various DSP for my background and bunting flags. 

I have used both a straight stitch and a zig zag stitch on the card and have given a tattered look by rolling and tearing the DSP.

I added some coloured rhinestones as a finishing touch.

The inside of the card was decorated with a matching framelit and a sentiment flag. The card reads '40....and fabulous!'.

Please leave a comment, I always love to read them!
Thanks for stopping by.

S xx

Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome Baby

Today I have a baby boy card to show you. Like yesterday, this card uses a stamp set that is getting its first inking. 'Up in the Air' is another hostess set that I fell in love with. I think it will get a lot of use. I just love the cute, whimsical bird images.

I originally made this card for a sketch challenge, but didn't get it posted in time. Now I can't remember which challenge it was for! Sorry. But I will share the card anyway.

I paired the 'Up in the Air' stamp set with some Everyday Enchantment DSP. I used some Bashful Blue and Crumbcake CS.

Don't look too closely at my zig zag stitching! I am still refining my skills to sew in a straight line!

I added a frilly edge using one of the edgelit dies. I just love this edge it is so pretty and frilly! I finished off with a Vanilla Seam Binding Bow, topped with a Twitterpatted button and a Linen Thread bow.

I used a corner rounder punch to give the card a nice soft finish. I am really happy with how this card turned out.

I decorated the inside of the card with some matching DSP strip and a lovely sentiment.

Thanks for looking today. Please leave me some comment love if you can spare the time.

S xx

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enjoy the ride...

A friend had asked me to make a wedding card for a young, modern couple. I always find it hard to get inspiration when making wedding and christening cards. It takes me a while to get an idea and to get on a roll. I don't have any wedding/christening type stamp sets, but this had to be an nontraditional card anyway, so I looked for inspiration in the stamps I own.

I had a lightening bolt moment one morning when the perfect idea struck me for this young modern couple. I decided to use the set 'Pedal Presents', teamed with a computer generated sentiment to complete my card. This was the first inking for this set. I loved this set straight away, but have not had a chance to play with it until now. I think that this set will get a lot of use, especially when making cards for hubby and my FIL as they are both keen cyclists. I may just have to ink the stamp without the basket for the boys!

I used an old favourite colour combo of Pretty in Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White.  I used the bike image and added the hearts to the basket, which I glittered. I also added some punched pink hearts (using the Owl Punch), which I also glittered and placed on the card as if they were flying out of the bike basket as it moved along.

I generated the sentiment on the computer and placed it onto a sentiment flag, which I added to a seam binding bow, finished with a pink Rhinestone Brad.

On the inside I finished off the sentiment and added a portion of the bicycle image. I also added two more glittered hearts to symbolise the Bride and the Groom.

In the end I was very happy with my card. It had a clean, young and modern look, and my friend was also very happy with the result!

I am going to enter this card into a new challenge that I stumbled upon called CASology.  The aim is to make a Clean and Simple card, using the cue word for the week as inspiration. This week the cue word is 'happy'. What better way to interpret happy than with a wedding card. One of the happiest days of your life!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment, it always makes my day.

S xx