Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, 29 November 2013

Tri shutter project

Hi there

I have been busy working on some christmas projects lately, lots of cards, a secret santa swap with the gals from Stamp Nation as well as my stepmothers birthday present which I made a total of 30 cards over the past couple of days for her to use during the year.     As well I have been busy making this gorgeous project for a young friend who requested a special card to send overseas, as well as a gift box for the present.    I had a really good time making this,  I really enjoy making trishutter cards and this one has a few extras, including the back being fully decorated and a hidden spot for writing in.

Hope you enjoy this project.   


Card closed and in the box with belly band next to it

Front of the card

Back of the card

Close up of front, panel is embossed with sugar and spice scented embossing powder (retired) - smells gorgeous.  Lots of dazzling details as well, on the stockings and all the stars on the ornaments

Pull out panel for writing a message

Negative sponging, paper piercing - topped off with a glimmer paper ornament which has been covered in crystal effects

Completed project all ready to go

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

She created a monster!

Ok first off let me say - ooopsie!    I didn't realise it had been so long since I had blogged.    No real excuse except life has been busy - don't know if anyone is still following, would love it if you do if you could leave me a comment and say hi.

Anyway,  I have been creating lots, just not blogging about it.   My xmas cards are well underway however today I needed to get on with making a card for my stepmother.   As the WORST stepdaughter in the world I pretty much always forget her birthday - so this year I am getting organised early (her birthday is in 5 days) and the card is ready.

I was inspired by a gorgeous CAS card that Catherine Pooler posted over at Stampnation which is a fabulous site full of amazing videos and inspiration that never ceases to amaze me.   I originally saw the video and within about ten minutes pulled together a xmas card.    That was yesterday.     Today however I pulled out a piece of DSP and cut into it, originally intending on making just one card.   However while I was trying to figure out which of the colours I would use I realised that actually - out of just one small strip of DSP, using the basic layout I could make 4 different cards.   

And so I did.

Here is the resulting set..... Im really in love with it.     Can you guess which one I will send to my stepmother??   Which is your favourite.

Would LOVE to hear from you



Colours - Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  A word for you (retired) Sincere Salutations (retired)
Accessories:  various buttons and ribbon from my stash.       Elegant butterfly punch, doily