Saturday, 12 September 2020

Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle

Time to start thinking about Christmas cards and presents.  I bought the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle from the mini catalogue  August-December 2020..  Such a timeless set and can be used for cards in the southern and northern hemisphere.   It has a mix of all my favorite colours in this suite, in particular the Copper and Pretty Peacock caught my eye.

Whisper white card stock size: 21cm x 11.5cm folded in half

Pretty Peacock card stock size 10cm x 11cm.

Using copper cardstock I embossed with the "Greenery Embossing Folder" (from the Forever Greenery) suite and punch them out with "Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack". I punched holes in the top of each of the ornaments and threaded gold twine (from the Forever  Greenery suit)e and positioned them where I wanted them.  I embossed in copper the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

The box was made with both Pretty Peacock card stock and Specialty paper glued onto of one another as I needed something sturdy for the candle inside.  

The measurements of the box are (in inches sorry) 10 1/2" wide and 6 " depth ( see below).  The lid is just in Pretty Peacock and a left over piece of card stock as a band across all wrapped up with gold twine.

Hope you enjoy making this and can follow my instructions, if you have any questions please let me know.

Happy crafting!



Stampin' Up Forever Greenery Suite

I am a little bit rusty on blogging and video's as I had to step back from being a Stampin' Up demonstrator a couple of years ago.  I have rejoined and enjoying all the beautiful products again that are available and loving getting inkie fingers and crafty again.

The first thing I ordered was the Forever Greenery Suite.  Such a variety of coordinating products and lots of possibilities. Lots of elements in this suite can be used with other products in the catalogue.

I stated with making this simple very classic card.  This could be adapted to be a wedding card, engagement card, anniversary or birthday card.

What you will find in this suite is Gold Laser-cut specialty paper. That is where the fern came from. Also in the suite you will find gold hoops and there is also a combo pack of gold trim and vanilla ribbon.  There is also a beautiful stamp set included.

With this card I used  whisper white card, vellum as the background . On the vellum I embossed a sentiment from the stamp set in gold.  I then wrapped some gold trim around the hoop and tied it at the bottom, separating the trim out.  I chose the laser cut fern and with a glue dot attached it to the hoop and then attached the hoop and fern onto the velum.  With small dots of tombo glue I attached the vellum onto the white card stock. 

Hope you like this card, drop me a comment if you have any questions.

Happy crafting.



Monday, 25 June 2018

Stampin' Up! Just Simply Layers


May and June where the most awful months for me with sickenss and losing someone dear.  I don't know if you are like me, but I simply cannot craft and create when I am so sad.  When I start to recover I feel my smile come back in my craft and this card is my reflection of that.  I wanted to make a simple clean card which can be used for any occasion or just a note card.  This was not a card I entered into a bloghop, but I did decide to shared on my blog and facebook purely for inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by ...... and it is so true when the say "craft is a therapy".

Happy crafting

Friday, 18 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Lovely Floral Embossing

#the100day project

This was the first chance I have had to have a play with this beautiful embossing folder.  It gives an amazing deep impression into the card which gave me the idea of heat embossing.  I used the Versamark on  positive image, and heat embossed in gold embossing powder and it came out beautifully, so I thought I would see how it would turn out on the  negative image and I absolutely loved it even more!

The products I used are listed below:

Shimmery White cardstock: 121717
Metallic-Edge Ribbon: 144313
Gold Embossing Powder: 109129
Versamark: 103383
Embossing Buddy: 103083

Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (avail 1st June 2018)

The sentiment was from Colourful Seasons: 143726

If you live in Australia and would like to order any of the products used to make this card, please press the shop button and they will be delivered directly to your home.

Happy crafting!!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Graceful Glass


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak. You are currently visiting Waterlilypapercraft from Australia. I hope you enjoy my card.

My card is featuring the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which has 24 sheets 6" x6" with such a variety of printed vellum sheets from soft lines, flowers and birds to symmetrical lines and bold patterns.  The sheets can be coloured using the blender pens to give off a vibrant colour to bring out the patterns and then cut to any shape.

I focused on squares with this design.  I coloured my section of vellum I wanted to use.  I used 6cm square die for the large vellum square and 3 cm square die for the centre pattern . I placed the vellum onto whisper white card stock and positioned my dies, this all went through the big shot at the same time.  I cut a 7cm square and a 4cm square in black cardstock to layer with my paper trimmer.  I also cut a 7cm square in Daffodil Delight for the background for both squares to be positioned upon. I used a strip of the remaining piece of vellum for foot of the card and placed a very small sentiment in the centre trying not to take the focus from the bold patterns.

Products I used:

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum: 146344
Daffodil Delight Dark Blender Pen:144585
Calypso Coral Dark Blender Pen:144044
Bermuda Bay Dark: 144579

Whisper White: 106549
Basic Black: 121688
Daffodil Delight:121680
Calypso Coral: 124392

Teeny Tiny Sentiments: 120024 (retiring 31st May 2018)
Layering Squares Framelits: 141708

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Elaine Johnson from Waterlilypapercraft. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Little Treat Box/Bag

This little box was inspired by a project I made from approximately 3 years ago when I started crafting using SU products, which was published by Pootles Papercraft.  I have changed the measurements slightly as I am using the new DSP instead of cardstock which will make two of these little boxes/bags which are ideal for putting a little gift inside etc.. chocolates, lip balms etc.. I can easily get in three Lindt chocolates in my ones today.

I have taken some photo's of my prototype with the measurements which you can see below.

Using 12 x 12 DSP, you will need to cut to the DSP in half = 6"  and then turn and cut 10 1/2".  You can get two little boxes out of one sheet.

If you are using a DSP where the pattern is facing a certain way, be aware of where the top of your box will be and face your pattern accordingly.

Score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"
Turn around to the short side and score 1 1/2" and 4 1/2"

Turn back around and score down only just to the first score line at 1 1/4" and then 6 1/4"... these will mark where to score where the creases will be.  From those score points score diagonally down to the corners of that section to make a triangle,... the point of the triangle must point to where the top of the box will be (this is important if you have a patterned DSP)

Then cut away as shown.

Fold and burnish the score lines (not the scored triangles) and use glue to attach the two sides together where the thinnest section is

Fold and glue the bottom of the box and fold back the two top flaps to show the opposite side of the paper and gentle push the tops together which will allow the sides to naturally crease where the score lines are.  Punch holes on each side and feed through a ribbon to tie.

I hope you can follow these instruction, otherwise hop over and subscribe to my YouTube channel and you will see one being made very soon, be sure to press the notification button so it will alert you.

If you LOVE this DSP as I do, it will be available to order June 1st 2018 from the new 2018-2019 catalogue, so if you live in Australia and you would like to go onto the waiting list for this product or you like a copy of the new annual catalogue, please send me a PM.

Happy crafting!!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Mandala Decorative Mask Card


This was such a therapeutic card to do, but it would also be also fun  to do together with children or grandchildren.

I used the Mandala pattern from the decorative mask pack 
I picked three of my favourite colours and three separate clean daubers (I used a blender pen for the small dots in the end)
With old washi tape I taped the Mandala mask down over Whisper White cardstock being careful to centre.
Gently daubing the ink over the areas with each colour. I wanted a dark intense colour so kept building it up. If you want a lighter shade then just lightly dab. 
I found when I got to the small dots then it was difficult with the dauber as the colour kept going onto the next section, so I changed to a blender pen which was better.

I then placed two circle dies in the area of the Mandala I wanted raised and then ran through the big shot.  I glued down the base onto Calypso Coral card and with the largest die cut circle I placed Dimensional's (two stacked on top of eachotherr on three sections behind he circle) this raised up the first circle.  With the middle circle die cut I placed four Dimensional's in the centre of the circle behind to raise it up further.  To complete I placed a Rhinestone in the centre.

Listed below is what I used to make this card.  If you would like to order any of the products I used and you live in Australia, press the shop button and copy and paste the codes.   Hope you have fun, ENJOY!!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks: 144103
Sponge Daubers: 133773
Blender Pens: 102845
Layering Circles Framelits: 141705

Snail Adhesive: 104332
Stampin' Dimensional's: 104430

Whisper White cardstock 106549
Calypso Coral Cardstock: 124392

Calypso Coral: 126983
Berry Burst: 144083
So Saffron: 126957

Rhinestone Basic Jewels: 144220
Teeny Tiny Sentiments: 120024

Big Shot: 143263