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Friday, September 7, 2012

Last but not least... my very favourite Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Card!

"Birthday Wishes" Sunburst card
Make a square base from white cardstock.  Using a sunburst template (you can find one at cut sunburst wedges from various paper.  Adhere to the card front, and then apply liquid glue (glossy accents works great!) to the join lines of the patterned papers.  Cut lengths of yellow and white twine and adhere along the glue lines.
Die cut a circle from light yellow cardstock, and layer onto a larger pinked circle from a darker yellow.  Punch a heart from the darker yellow, and adhere to the pale circle.  Adhere this down over the centre of the sunburst. Give the yellow heart a generous coating of glossy accents and allow to dry.
Cut clouds from white felt and adhere to the card.  Stamp one large and one small hot air balloon image onto white cardstock, and fussy cut.  Adhere to the card as shown, layering over the clouds.
Stamp "Birthday Wishes" in brown ink onto yellow cardstock, and notch the ends into a banner shape.  Fold back on itself and slightly curve to make it dimensional - adhere to the top of the card.
This card makes my heart fel happy, it's so joyful!

Thanks so much for all your hard work as a part of our design team Jo, it was a pleasure to see the outstanding cards that you create!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Simply Wonderful!

Make card base from pink cardstock - Cut a light brown cardstock layer and top with Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sweet sundress paper.
Cut a rectangle of "twinkling lights" (rev) Using a Spellbinders Labels One die, cut one end to shape. Cut a slightly larger piece of pink cardstock and shape one end as before.  Layer both on the card front.
Using Spellbinders classic circles dies, cut two circles - one large from pink cardstock, and one slightly smaller from heartsong.  Ink edges of heartsong circle with brown ink.  Adher to the gront of the card.
Cut a label shape from white cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings stamps & Die set.  Stamp Label shape onto die cut using brown ink.
Stamp sentiment with pink ink.  Pierce 2 holes in label and trhead with blossom twine - tie a bow on the left hand side.
Mount label over circless with foam tape.
Make three roses from cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-Namics Mini rolled roses dies.  Add Kaiser Pearls in Snow to the middle of the roses.  Adhere roses below label as shown.  Cut two green leaves from cardstock and adhere underneath the roses.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wedding Wishes!

Make card base from cream cardstock.  Adhere brown cardstock rectangle to the front. 
Cut a square of dear lizzy Heartsong. Apply double sided tape around all sides, peel off the backing, and then apply glitter to the tape to create a sparkly border.  Adhere this to the card front.
Cut a doily die cut from pink cardstock. Thread espresso twine through the outer holes of the doily and tie in a bow at the bottom.  Punch 4 small hearts from pink cardstock and adhere back to back, ensuring that the tails fo the twine bow are caught inside the hearts.
Make a rosette from Lucky Laugh paper - (tutorial here! or you can use a special rosette die like the tim holtz rosettes)
Punch a star from "sweet sundress' paper, and adhere to the top of the rosette, with a vintage button. Adhere the rosette to the top of the doily, and then adhere onto the glittered square.
Stamp sentiment with Platinum Versacolour ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Finish off with some Kaisercraft silver rhinestones for a little extra bling!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"It's Your Day" ticket card

Make Card base from white cardstock.  Cut a slightly smaller rectangle of Dear Lizzy Sweet Sundress paper to the front, and adhere as shown.
Cut a rectangle of "Silly Skedaddle" paper.  Using a small circle punch, notch corners as shown.  Ink edges with brown ink.  Wrap red and white twine around the patterned paper as shown.
Cut banner shaped strips from heartsong, at first sight and lucky laugh patterned papers.  Adhere strips as shown, layering and curling up the ends slightly to add dimension.
Die cut ticket border from pink cardstock.  Stamp ticket bordr and sentiment with pink ink.  Adhere with foam mounting tape over Silly Skedaddle paper, and trim off overhang.
Stand back and wait for the compliments to roll in! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Birthday Wishes icecream tag card

Make card base from yellow cardstock.  Layer with a smaller red cardstock rectangle.Cut a smaller layer again of Dear LIzzy Neapolitan "First Date" paper, and adhere to card front.
Die cut a spellbinders label 1 shape from red cardstock, and a larger one from yellow. Adhere together, and cut across the centre.  Move both halves apart, and adhere as shown.
Cut a rectangle of vintage book paper print and layer across the gap between the label one halves.  Layer a white doily acros s the book print rectangle.  You may need to fold or trim your doily to fit.
Cut red cardstock strip into a rectangle, and emboss with swiss dots embossing folder.
Sand dots lightly to distress and make them stand out more.
Cut the strip into two pieces, and round the ends as shown.
Punch two circles from brown cardstock and adhere to red embossed rectangles as shown.  Push a gold brad through each brown circle - criss cross yellow and white twine around each brown circle as shown here.
Stamp ice cream cone onto white cardstock, and trim into tag shape.  Adhere Kaisercraft red pearl over cherry.  Cut tags from heartsong and first date patterned papers - punch a hole into the top of each tag and fan out.  Tie tags to criss crossed twine.
Stamp birthday wishes in black ink aonto lower right hand corner of card, and finish off with a little red pearl!
Elegant, fun, and so pretty all rolled into one card!