Sunday, April 8, 2012

Christmas Box Card & Diagonal Pocket Card


For something just that little bit different we made this triangle box card and it was a bit of a challenge. Once you have the gist of how it works though it's quite easy.  Made with Kaisercraft's "Choir" paper but it could be made in any designer paper and for any occasion. The sleigh is from Marianne Creatables and is LR0178.


As you can see the strip across the middle slides off to allow you to open the box. Inside you can put money, or a gift card or something small like a hanky for Grandma. A cute novel way to give someone something small.


To decorate the centrepiece I've used Labels 4 from Spellbinders and the sleigh. Roses from Green Tara and some seam binding for the bow. Plus of course my favourite punch Martha Stewart's Lace Doiley for the sides of the box.


Diagonal Double Pocket Card



In the same class we also made this Triangle pocket card. This design was shown to me by one of my customers Mavis. I thought it was quite intriguing and again easy to do when you know how. I'll try to pop some instructions up for you later on.


Inside the pockets I've added Labels from Marianne Creatables LR0154. Sentiments from Stamp-It and JustRite Stampers on the Beaded Ovals tag. The paper is from Prima's Butterfly Garden collection.



Butterfly Birthday Card By Jenelle


Jenelle designed this card which was a favourite amongst many of our ladies. There was a LOT of embossing and die cutting in it, but well worth the effort. The white layer was embossed with Cuttlebug folders D'vine Swirl and Roses.





We used Nellie Snellen's Multiframe die MFD005 and Spellbinders standard circles for the centrepiece and Marianne Creatables Butterfly LR0113 layered onto that. The punched border is Martha Stewart Layered Arches and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.


For the flowers we used Joy Crafts 0024 & 0025 and a Carl Fern Punch for the leaves. Finally the tag is Marianne Creatables LR0154.

We've made this card in several colours now and they all look great. It's so versatile.


Friday, April 6, 2012

T'is the Season

One of the first cards we made for Christmas last year was this one. I saw the Yvonne's Creations 3D sheet (HJ6801) with the cute little reindeer on it and just couldn't resist it. I've layered Bazzill Basics cardstock with papers from Kaisercraft's "Tis the Season" collection.



The dies uses in the centre are Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Standard Circles Lg and Blossom Two.



The roses and blossom are from Green Tara and I've curled the stems on the roses.


The sentiment is also from Kaisercraft. The inks I've used on this card are Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Versafine Vintage Sepia.







Picnic Time & Chapter One


I have two cards to show you this time. This first one is a cute little card using Parisian Motifs & Parisian Accents dies from Spellbinders. These were fairly new dies when we made this card in class. I have also used Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die for the sentiment with a Kaisercraft stamp. The image in the centre is from Yvonne's Creations 3D Sheet CD10155 and the designer paper is from Girl's Paperie. It is the reverse side of "Cottage Vine".

The second card I have to show you is a gorgeous design from Jenelle. It's a side step card and uses the beautiful papers from Kaisercraft called "Chapter One". The colours and designs in this range are so nice!


This is the side view of the card.



The flowers were made again using the Chapter One paper and the Marianne Creatables Rolled Rose die LR0162 - available for $17.50. I do like these rolled roses! They are so easy to make and look great.



Thank you so much


Marianne Designables DS0911 was used to make this card. I just love the Designables folders, they are so pretty and lend themselves to so many applications. The photo doesn't really do this card much justice as you can't see the gorgeous embossing very well.
The cardstock is Bazzill Dotted Swiss and just a smooth white cardstock.


The stamp is from JustRite Stampers and it's from the "You're So Sweet" set, which I still have available for a limited time.


"Timepiece"


This would have to be one of my favourite cards that we made last year.
I designed this using the Bo Bunny "Timepiece" collection and it has been incredibly popular with my customers. It such a simple card to make too. 

 

Some gold ball chain added to the fob watch really sets it off.

All the papers or the kit to make this card are available through my store.
Contact (07) 5499 0876 or kookacft@bigpond.com for more details.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Competition
 
  
The theme this month is
"Mother's Day"
 
 
 This month I'm thinking ahead to Mother's Day. Your card doesn't necessarily have to have a "happy Mother's Day" sentiment on it, but should represent something you would make that would be suitable for Mother's Day. So it could be an image like the one on the right, or a bunch of flowers or a nice verse. Anything that represents Mother's Day.
 
 
 
TO ENTER: 
 
Simply make a card, scrapbooking page or other project following the theme and give it to me, email me a picture or a link to your project.
 
 
 
THE RULES:  
 
The rules are very simple and are as follows:
 
 
  • The card/project must be your own design and made by you.
  • All entries must be anonymous - nobody should know which cards is yours.
  • You can enter as many times as you like.
  • If you hand me the card in person please put it in a paper bag or envelope with no name visible on the card.
  • All cards handed to me will be returned after the competition. If posting your entry please include a SAE envelope if you want it returned.
  • Entering the competition entitles me to publish a picture of your card/project and your name on my blog.
 
THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a $20 gift voucher to spend in the store.
 
 
Competition closes at midnight on Monday 30th April
Voting will commence on Wednesday 2nd May
The winner will be announced on Sunday 6th May
 
I look forward to seeing your creations.
Good luck
 
 

March Competition Winner

Hi everyone,

Well as promised I am here to announe the winner of the competition. It was a close one and we ended up with a tie between card 10 made by Pam, and card 6 made by Rhonda. I couldn't decide between the two, so the girls at Saturday's class had the deciding vote.

The winner was....

PAM


Congratulations Pam. Your $20 voucher will be ready for you next time you come into the store.

Pam's card is a beautiful sympathy card made using the new Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and Spellbinders Crosses Two. A lot of work has gone into the card and even the inside is decorated beautifully.


This is the inside of Pam's card.


As I said Rhonda's card tied with Pam's and again it's a beautiful card (they all were though). Rhonda has used a lime green glitter paper for the background and the flowers started out white, and were spritzed with Glimmer Mist to make them pink. The butterfly is from Marianne Designs. A beautiful card and soooo close Rhonda!


Thank you again to everyone who entered. Here are the rest of the cards...

Card 1
Pat


Card 2
Glenda


Card 3
Rhonda


Card 4
Glenda
(isn't that little frog just gorgeous!)


Card 5
Pat



Card 7
Maralene
 

Card 8
Rhonda



Card 9
Pat



Card 11
Pam 

The inside of Pam's card


Thanks again to everyone who entered and I wish I could give you all a prize as all of the cards are great.



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