Thursday, 28 January 2010

I made a note pad today for a change ideal for by the phone or in your bag

I didnt feel like making any cards today so I went into the world of notepads.
Never made one before so it was full of disasters but I got there in the end.
The outer part (front and back) is made from strong card which I scored to one edge so the notebook would open better.
The papers inside were cut a little bit smaller. I stamped a tree on the front mainly because it was the first stamp I found  ...  lol  I stamped with versamark and then embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder. I stamped it onto a bit of lighter card and used a Martha Stewart punch for a bit of further decoration then stuck it onto the strong card. I added a bit of ribbon and was quite pleased with the result. Punched the holes for the ribbon of course .........
Ideal for by the phone or in your bag

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Double edged gift tags with a spellbinder middle

Well I couldnt get motivated today to do any cards
I have started to design some notebooks and have been playing with ideas
but they are not ready to show yet ... lol
Then I got fed up with that and decided to try and do some double edging on the cuttlebug.
I  needed to make a couple of tags for a birthday present.
I cut out the tag with some home made embossing card - do you know how to make that ?  I can put some instructions up later on if anyone is interested.
Anyway I cut out a scalloped cirle and left the cut out in the die, then got a smaller sixed circle and laid it on top of the die still in the original die cut and by using a tan mat embossed the smaller cirle inside so as to make a double edge.  I then cut an even smaller circle out for the middle of the tag and this time did the embossing with part of a spellbinder stencil.
The end result is here and was rather pretty I thought .....

Sunday, 24 January 2010

How to make a Tri Fold Card

Cindy has asked about making the Tri fold cards .... I love those tri fold cards and on my slide show you will see I made a black and white polka dot one ...  I have given you a link here which will show you how to make the tri fold card with thanks to SCS ..
The card itself is quite easy to make  - it is all the decorating you have to do to the card, but you make it as fancy as you want you dont have to go to great lengths if you dont want to... if you do, it doesnt have to be done all in one day .. take your time and enjoy !!
hugz elly xxx
Tri-fold Card

Saturday, 23 January 2010

I printed the back panel of this card from a Joanna Sheen Royal Horticultural Society cd and then edged  it with distress inks. Layered it onto a sparkly black panel. Stamped a butterfly scene onto acetate and stuck this to a sheet of rainbow glitter card. Punched out the heart shape of the butterfly scene and then some flower shapes from the glitter card.. Made the fairy with my Cricut and Scal2 and embossed with melt dust. Stamped the thanks message with Versamark and then coloured over with mica powders and added peel off butterflies.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Deco Fold Card

I love this deco fold ....

and got the idea from Valita's Designs


if you wish to have a go Valita's diagram is shown below

easy peasy !!

Just a few samples of the cards I have made .... oooh and a bookmarker :)