Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Card in a Box... finally!

I have been seeing these 'Card in a box' projects all over the place lately and have been just dying to try one out.  This one was made for a very special friend and I wanted it to be very romantic and have a very vintage/Victorian feel.



To make the box, I followed the tutorial over at Split Coast Stampers (and used the altered dimensions so that it would fit in a standard card).

The base is Baked Brown Sugar and I have (finally!) used more of the Etcetera DSP! I just love this paper and spent a long time decided exactly which piece to use for this project :)

I've layered the DSP pieces with Pistachio Pudding CS and popped each panel onto the flaps. Most of the elements (the flowers) are from the Simply Sketched set, with the exception of the little flower from Petite Petals. I coloured the flowers in with Blushing Bride, and then stamped the smaller flowers in Calypso Coral. I love, love, love the Simply Sketched set, and have used it more times than I can remember!

What is your favourite set? The one you go to when no other set will do? 

Check out the challenge this week at Colour Me...!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox



Supplies:
Stamps: Simply Sketched, Petite Petals
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Etcetera DSP, Baked Brown Sugar CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Very Vanilla CS
Tools: Petite Petals punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thank you for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday Cindy has a great card sketch for us and the added challenge of using the Color Picker tool.


All I can really say about this one is hooray for sequins!! I was so thrilled to see the Gold Sequins pop up on the new weekly downloads. And since I had them, I had to go all out :)

Check out the sketch this week:



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, April 11, 2014

Having fun with shaped cards!

Hello! This week at The Friday Mashup, Avery has a great challenge for us with some fun spring colours and the added challenge of creating a shaped card!


The hardest part of this challenge was deciding what shape to make my card! I finally decided to whip out my Labels framelits (I don't use these nearly enough!) and make a nice spring "you make me smile" kind of card. 

I stamped the flowers from Happy Watercolour on a piece of velum and used the Stained Glass technique to colour them. I then matted it with some Whisper White and popped it up with a dimensional. 

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using the colors "Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wiseria Wonder & Wild Wasabi"
  2. Create a "Shaped Card"
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Shaped Card using the above colors"

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Petite Pairs
Paper: Wisteria Wonder CS, Whisper White CS, Vellum
Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon
Embellishments: Calypso Coral baker's twine, Design Button
Tools: Labels framelits

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A little love for Colour Me...!

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge over at Colour Me...! This week are going striking and using Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. So summer-y and fun!



I've used the oh-so-fun Crazy Mixed-Up Love set, which I absolutely fell in love with when it came out. I thought this challenge would be the perfect opportunity to use the fun Pucker Up lemon :) 

The background zigzags were created using a square stamp from one of the Paper Pumpkin kits. I wanted it to look a little more 'natural', so instead of inking the whole square, I sponged the ink onto the stamp directly to give it a little more funky feel.

The circle is another Paper Pumpkin gem (as is that chevron arrow!). I love digging through those stamps that I've collected and pulling them out for fun projects like this :)

Check out the challenge this week - we would love to have you join us!


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Crazy Mixed-Up Love, Just Sayin', various Paper Pumpkin stamps
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS
Embellishments: Candy Dots, Rhinestones

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peek-a-boo!

This week I'm very excited to be the hostess over at MDS Monday.


I've been trying to scrapbook these pics of my son now for ages, but just never had the right layout or theme - finally, I got to and I love the results :)

Check out the sketch this week:


We would love to see you joining us!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

-Tara
xox

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring is Springing... sort of :)

"In the Spring, I have counter 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours" Mark Twain

I'm your hostess over at The Friday Mashup this week, and we're thinking about spring! We'd love to see your Spring projects, and if you're up for an added challenge, why not mash it up with oh-so-fun scattered embossing technique? You can check out a great video from Amanda Burditt.


I have used the Watercolour Wonder DSP for the background and the flowers, which I have punched out with the Petite Petals punch from SAB. The scattered embossing technique was done on the bottom panel with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and vellum.

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using the "Scattered Embossing Technique"
  2. Create a project with "Spring Colors or Theme"
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Spring project with the Scattered Embossing Technique"

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Suppliers:
Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Daffodil Delight CS, Smoky Slate CS, Gumball Green CS, Vellum
Embellishments: Stitched ribbon, Rhinestnes
Tools: Petite Petals punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Elegant Butterfly punch

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Monochromatic Easter for Colour Me...!

We have a fun monochromatic colour combo for you today at Colour Me...! 

Easter is a great time to make cute little treats and special packaging. I like to try and do something new for the kiddos each year. This year, I went with one of these super sweet treat tubes and a doodled 3x3 note card.


The carrots were doodled onto a piece of Whisper White and the concept came about as I was on a call at work not too long ago. I was drawing tornadoes, and then realized that they looked a lot like carrots... I've been just waiting for the perfect opportunity to try them out :)

The top of the carrot treat tube is Burlap Ribbon that has been separated out strand by strand and tied together with a piece of Linen Thread. Another piece of Burlap Ribbon was adhered around the top. 

The treat tube itself was made with Pumpkin Pie Core'dinations paper and embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder for something a little more exciting.

Check out the challenge this week:


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Pumpkin Pie Core'dinations, Whisper White CS, Crumb Cake CS, SIlver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Cupcake Builder Punch