Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just Add Ink #149

It has been a while since I entered a JAI challenge! This challenge required us to use the Big Shot machine - here I've used the Labels Collection framelits. A friend needed a sympathy card that was a bit more meaningful than a lot of the cringe-worthy shop ones and here it is...

Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri Sympathy

Doilies and Butterflies

Loving the vintage with a modern twist that doilies bring to a card or layout! Fold them, layer them, sew them... endless possibilities really. Here I've used the Papillon Potpourri set to create something sweet. Hope you like!

Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri Celebrate Card

Stay tuned for another card in this theme...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vintage Suitcase Banner

A beautiful friend of mine got married on Saturday. I helped collate her ideas for decorations on a budget - yes most of the credit goes to her for how beautiful the venue became - but thought I'd share one little detail I particularly enjoyed doing.

This 'CARDS' banner was based on one the bride had seen and fallen in love with in the shabbyscrap shop on Etsy. Great way to do it if you're moving overseas and don't have room for lots of gifts!

The designer papers that form the background are from the Festival of Prints paper stack in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. Such a handy size. The letters were printed onto Very Vanilla card and then scrunched, ripped and sponged with ink.

Cards Banner

Cards Banner