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It has been a few months since I have entered a project into the Global Design Project, and as the theme is Christmas, and I am in the middle of making Christmas cards for my card class and for Friends I decided that I will enter a card.
The card for Global Design Project ” Christmas Joy” Challenge is a Double Z Fold Card, I love making cards using this Z fold.
The base card  measuring – 21 cm x 14.8 cm. Score and Fold at 10.5 cm and 5.25 cm.
Front layer – 4.75 cm x 14.3 cm
Insider layer – 10 cm x 14.3 cm
The band measures – 21 cm x 4 cm. Scored and folded at 10.5 cm – 5.25 cm – 5.25 cm
Front Z band insert 10 cm x 3.5 cm, Mid Z band 4.75 cm x 3.5 cm, End Z Band 4.75 cm x 3.5 cm

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Love – Kylie’s International Highlights

“My Valentine” Card Theme

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I decided to make a Valentine card for the Love Theme, as Valentine Day is all about love. Kylie has linked all the cards in one gallery and you can vote for your favourites!  I would be so happy if you would vote for me! Click here  to go to the gallery on Kylie’s page. To vote, hover over the card until you see the little heart in the top right corner …. click on the heart. Then you can go ahead and vote for another four projects if you like.

Click here to vote for me

 

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This is a Double Z Fold Card using a standard card measurements. The base card is Very Vanilla cardstock the second layer is Powder Pink cardstock, the third layer I used the Year of Cheer Specialty  Designer Series Paper which I sponged with Soft Sky ink pad using a Sponge Brayer

I die cut the heart from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, then sponged the heart in Soft Sky ink  and Powder Pink Ink. I fussy cut out the solid heart out of the Copper Foil Sheets.

I heat embossed both greetings using the copper embossing powder.

I used Very Vanilla card stock for the Z fold band, the two small panels I used Soft Sky Cardstock then I used Year of Cheer Specialty  Designer Series Paper which I sponged with Powder Pink ink using a Sponge Brayer. The flowers are from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set which I heat embossed using the Copper embossing powder then die cut using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits

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Top Ten Winners October-Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights

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P1020946 As one of the Top Ten Winners of Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights  for October, I decided to make a card celebrating an 18th Birthday, It can be very special time for a young person and bring many Changes to their lives. They can starting voting in State and Federal Elections, and legally have an alcoholic drink, and with most starting their working life.

Card Recipe
Base card Pacific Point Cardstock Second layer Crumb Cake Cardstock which has been embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the sponged with Early Espresso Stamp Pad and Soft Suede Stamp Pad  Blend the two colours with water using the Aqua Painters when dry stamp the piece with the Hardwood Stamp and Early Espresso stamp pad.

To learn how to make the background follow this link to Lyssa Griffin Zowlanek  Blog Post

Other Products used
Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies 

 

 

Change of Life Circumstances – Kylie’s International Highlights

Wedding Card Theme 

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My Theme for this Blog Hop is a Wedding Card, it has to be on of the biggest changers for a couple as they starts a new life together. with many challenges, they will have to face in their new life together.

Kylie has challenged us to create a card this month Featuring the theme “Change of life Circumstances” She has linked all the cards in one gallery and you can vote for your favourites!  I would be so happy if you would vote for me! Click here  to go to the gallery on Kylie’s page. To vote, hover over the card until you see the little heart in the top right corner …. click on the heart. Then you can go ahead and vote for another four projects if you like.

Click here to vote for me

My special cards are very popular, with may commissioning me to make a card for them, mostly it is Birthday cards, I have made cards to celebrate special birthdays from 50 to 100 years. I love creating these special card so I enjoyed creating this wedding card.

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The base of the card is Melon Mambo Cardstock, the first layer is Shimmery White Cardstock second layer is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper which has been die cut using the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die The flowers and leaves are die cut using the Flourish Thinlits Die, the frame in the centre is cut using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. I stamped the two bells using the Seasonal Bells stamp set and the Bell Punch. The bells were stamp with VersaMark® ink pad and Silver Embossing Powder.

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If you would like to purchases any of the products you can shop with me online  If and if you use the October Rewards Code, you will receive a thank you gift from me. Just click on the Shop Now tab on the side bar and use the Rewards code when you check out.

October Rewards Code
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RAK Blog Hop October

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Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received in September as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook. I just love receiving card from around the world, and Australia.

Here are the cards I sent

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Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook. I love being part of this wonderful group

Here are the great cards I received during the Month of August

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Below are four of the five cards I sent for the August RAK

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Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook.
Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory).#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard

Here are the lovely cards I received during the Month of July

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I sent three of this card for the July RAK

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Watercolour Butterfly Card

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I made this card similar to a card created by Cheryll Miller, using the new Embossing Paste which has been sponged, the butterfly is stamped using the Watercolour Wings stamp set. Then Die cut the Butterfly using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I die cut the Flourish using the Flourish Thinlits.  

The Embossing Paste is new to Stampin’ up! ®   used with the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knives to create a textured background.

Click on the this YouTube link to see how to use the embossing paste from Patty Bennett video and other videos using this great product.

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If you are interested in making this card and have a try of the new embossing paste, I will be happy to do a one on one class. Just email me at whitview@matilda.net.au to book a class.or ring me on 0418760151.

RAK Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook.
Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory).#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard

Here are the lovely cards I received during the Month of June

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These are the cards I sent for the June RAK

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A Crate of Pansies

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The card features the Flower Shop Stampin Set 130939 wood mounted 130942 Clear and the Wood Crate Framelite . For the card base and the flowers I used the new 2017/19 In-Colour Berry Burst Cardstock and Fresh Fig Cardstock the flowers are stamped with the 2017/19 In-Colour ink pad Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. The flowers are punched out using the Pansy Punch 

To make the little crate I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Hardwood Stamp and the Basic Black Archival ink pad, then die cut the stamped piece using the Wood Crate Framelits. I stamped both sides of the Crumb Cake cardstock so the hardwood pattern is on the inside of the crate as well as the outside.

 

RAK Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Colleen Johnson in Australia. I am showcasing the cards I have given and received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Card Group on Facebook.

These are the card I have made

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These are the cards I have received

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

Cool Treats GDP – 084

For my Global Design Project “Case the Design” Challenge  this week I decided to use the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies and the Cool Treats Stamp Set it is a great set for a Child’s Birthday card, or anyone who loves ice cream.

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I used a little bit of a sparkle on the ice cream not to sure if you can see it. the Ice cream cones are mounted on to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Dollies. The dollies will retire at the end of May and are on special until the end of May or until they are sold out and are on special at $7.35 so check them out on the above link.

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The Frozen Treats Thinlits and the Cool Treats Stamp Set are available as a bundled at a 10% discount for a limited time only. Get them before 31st May to get the bundled discount. Click on the link to receive the discount  Cool Treat Bundle

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Sparkling Wedding Card – GDP 083

I have decided to entered a card into this weeks Global Design Project. I made the card using the So Detailed Thinlits Dies, which sadly will be retiring at the end of May

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The Base card and the circle is the Flirty Flamingo cardstock, I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to cut out the So Detailed die image. For the flowers I used the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies and Whisper White Card Stock and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for the center of the flowers which has been sponged using the  Flirty Flamingo ink pad.

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Stampin!Up October Specials

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Stampin Up  offer for October is the annual Designer Series Paper buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and Get one free! This one runs for the 1st October to the 30th October.

Here are some images  of some projects using the Designer Series Paper (DSP) this is a great way of using some scrap DSP.  You can also download the DSP project by clicking on the link here

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To purchases any of the these specials from the 1st October just click on my shop now on the right side of this page.

Pretty Hydrangea – GDP 048

It has been a while since I have entered into the Global Design Project. and it is about time I entered a card. I made the card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Thinlits Dies.I just love this Bundle.

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I only used three colours for this card, Whisper White cardstock for the base and the New 2016-2108 in Colours, Flirty Flamingo stamp set for the flower head and greeting, Flirty Flamingo from the 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper Stack for the strips on each side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a piece of A4 Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the back of the flower head which has been raised to give a 3D effect. and Emerald Envy cardstock for the stem of the flower.

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Mr & Mrs Wedding Card – GDP034

I have been making wedding cards for Friends in the last couple of day, so I decided this weeks   Global Design Project Challenge will be a wedding card. and would you believe I am using White & Gold again.

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Base and layer is Whisper White Cardstock, then I gold embossed the background using the leaves from the Sheltering Tree stamp set twice on to the Whisper White cardstock layer. then I sponged around the edges with Encore gold ink. then attach a piece of Organza Ribbon to centre  of the stamp piece, then attached it to the base card.

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I stamped the Mr & Mrs Greeting from the For the New Two Stamp set ( sad to see this stamp set go) then gold embossed greeting. then I used the second smallest die from the Framelits – Deco Labels (This set will also be retiring) then I attached the piece to the centre of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensional.  I decided to add some flowers using the Petite Petals stamp set which I gold embossed then punched out using the Petite Petals punch  I attached the flowers to the top and bottom of the greeting, then I attach Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of each flower.

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World’s Best Mother – GDP033

 

My card for this weeks Global Design Project Challenge is a card that could be used for a Mother’s Day card or a Birthday Card.

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Cardstock –  Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.                        Stamp Set –  A Nice Cuppa.                                                                                                                     Ink Pads –  Calypso CoralVersaMark                                                                                           Accessories:                                                                                                                                                Framelits – Heart Collection  (discontinued)                                                                                           Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack                                                                                                                    Bow Builder Punch                                                                                                                            Simply Scored Scoring Tool

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Follow this link World’s Best Mother card for the full instruction.

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Beautiful Butterfly – GDP032

I think I should called this card for this weeks Global Design Project Pretty in Pink, as pink is one of my favourite colours.

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The Base card is Blushing Bride cardstock 13 cm x 13 cm, with the Birthday Bouquet DSP  cut to measure 11.3 cm  x 12 cm as the next layer, I then attach two strips of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to each side of 13.3 cm so that the finish piece measures 12 x 12 cm. adhere to base card.

To the centre of the card attach a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper that has been punched on each side the Scallop Trim Boarder punch. Die cut the large butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits using Blushing Bride Cardstock, I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to accent the butterfly, then attach to the front of card using the Dimensionals,

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Stamp the greeting form the Circle of Spring stamp set using Basic Black ink on to a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock then punch the greeting out using 3.2 cm Scallop Circle punch, attach to bottom of card using Dimensionals. attach Pearls to the butterfly and scallop greeting..

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My Card Class

What a great afternoon at my card class held last Sunday afternoon, everyone enjoyed the afternoon.. Here are some of the cards that my group made.

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If you would like to join me in the next class or would like to hold a workshop just click on the link Card Classes and Workshop at the top of this page.

Sharing in Your Sorrow

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The Global Design Project this week is sketch challenge,

For this a simple sketch design I was not sure what colours to use after I had decided on the card I would make, so after some thought and trying different colours I decided on Whisper White cardstock for the Base, with Gold Foil Sheets embossed using the Decorative Dots emossing folder. For the next layer die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die then attaching it to the Gold Foil emboss piece then adhere to the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. adhere a strip of Gold Foil to the top of card.  On a piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the Frame from the Rose Wonder stamp set and Sharing in your Sorrow greeting from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set  using the VersaMark ink pad then heat embossed with the Gold Stampin’ Embossing powder. Then die Cut the greeting piece using the frame from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, adhere to the gold strip. For the flowers I used the Petite Petals stamp set embossed using VersaMark ink pad and the Gold Stampin’ Embossing powder.the punched out using the Petite Petals Punch.

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Sketch Challenge