Susan's Saga

Friday, May 25, 2012

Placecard Idea

Do you have the Stampin' Up! Top Note Big Shot die? I found a use for the doubled-over shape in making quick and cute placecards. I needed to make about 70 placecards for my daughter's black, silver and red wedding and the theme was ladybugs, so I found a ladybug die too and cut them out to add to the plain white card. I wrote the guest's name with a silver and black ink pen.

Here's the Top Note die shape:


And here is a picture of some of the placecards in action:


You could of course customise these to be any colour and as fancy as you want!

Till next tim/.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

She Art

I had fun learning something new this weekend. I tried a mixed media approach with a canvas, some paint, inks, stamps, glue, old scrapbook papers, masks made from salvaged materials, old dress patterns, Stampin' Write markers, and bling. Thank you Chelle Jamieson of Chelle Bean Designs for generously giving your time to teach a group of us about this technique! It was a lot of fun and I actually liked everyone's work very much. Here's my attempt for you to see what you think:



Monday, May 14, 2012

Feeling Owl-ish?

This was my May 1st Class card and I so enjoyed making a sparkly background for this little night-owl, that I have issued an Owl-ish challenge at PaperCraftCentral this month. Do you know some cool ways to make a night scene for an owl to adorn? I used my Owl Builder punch from Stampin' Up! to make my own night bird, and sat him on a branch cut with the Bird Punch. It's fun to make these little guys.

I hope you share your own night owl card with me this month :)

PS: Card CASED from Adele Suda. Thanks, Adele!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Card in a Sleeve

Here's a pretty way to wrap up your message. Make a sleeve for it! Punch two holes on the right end and thread it with ribbon long enough to allow your inner card to slide into the sleeve, ending with the bow on the sleeve. I added extra ribbon under the flower and attached it to the left side of the sleeve to make it look like the ribbon is part of the mechanism for sliding the inner tag in and out. He he.

The flower is made with the Build-a-Blossom stamp set and Blossom Builder punch from Stampin' Up! The designer series paper and the ribbon is from the Everyday Enchantment pack and accessories that were available during this years' Sale-A-Bration. I added a flower brad to the middle of the main blossom. Inks are Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Baja Breeze, and I used a few other Stampin' Up! punches here and there :)