Thursday, March 25, 2010

Side by Side Presentation Boxes

Hi everyone.....I was doing some blog hopping and was checking out my friend and upline, Steph Pike's blog, and found that she had posted a project that I created a little while ago, and shared with Steph's team at our monthly meeting.
As she has beaten me to it, I thought that I'd better get on and post my versions of the Side by Side Presentation Box. I have used these boxes, as you'll see, to display 6 love notes, 3 each of two designs, side by side (really!!) in a box.
You could also use them to put some love notes on one side and some chocolates or lollies on the other.....the possibilities are endless.....
Anyway, enough waffle, here are my creations.

First the Red Box - Real Red cardstock, Raspberry Tart DSP and SAB set Vintage Labels.

Next we have the Pumpkin Pie set, again with Vintage Labels, and some retired DSP (a girls and boys side!)

And I think this one is my favourite. Bashful Blue and Washington Apple DSP, and Best Wishes and More stamp set.

I also have made another set, but more on that soon.....
Happy Stamping.......Manda

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Treats...

Hi there everyone.....sorry for the long time between posts. Life has a habit of getting busy doesn't it????
Anyway, I thought I would show you a project that I have made in preparation for Easter. It is a fantastic milk carton basket, made from a tutorial by Becky Roberts. The little milk cartons open from the bottom, so that you don't have to ruin the DSP on the top. How cleaver.
Not the most fantastic of pictures, but I promise that it looks really good IRL.
I have used the Kalidescope paper from the Summer Mini, which is nearly at an end. It has taken me a little while to get used to the bright colours, but now I love them. You may notice that I have added the scalloped border stamp from Eggcoutrements from the summer mini, to the DSP on the box.
Stay tuned for some more Easter ideas soon.......
Happy Stamping......Manda

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Journal Set Class

Hi Everyone......
Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather.....we actually have some sun today. Personally, I'm taking advantage of the sun and breeze to catch up on all that washing.....Ho Hum.....anyway.......
Thought I'd let you know about a class that I am running on Friday 19th March. I have created a Journal Set, which with 2 daughters, I think is a perfect gift for all those birthday parties that they are invited to. The added benefit is that you can be assured that it is a present that the birthday girl is only going to have one of. DD1 is already asking when she can have the one in the pictures below.
Here is the front cover.........

Which opens up to reveal........

If you would like to come, cost is $25.00, and all supplies are provided to make the set. BYO scissors, bonefolder, trimmer, snail, sticky strip. Please email me at if you would like further details.

Happy Stamping.......Manda

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Scallop Edge Tutorial

Have you ever punched out a wide oval like this one, gone to put it on your card and thought that it needed something else?
Would you like to know how to make it look like this..................?

(other than changing the colour of the wide oval punched shape? Hehehe)

Let me show you how........Here is my first blogworld tutorial.


Step 1. Punch out the wide oval.

Step 2. Punch out 3 scallop ovals. You can use full ovals, but if you are like me, and tend to save you scraps for punching you can actually use 2 2/3 ovals and 1 full oval. Cut the full oval in half vertically.

Step 3. Adhere the first 2/3 oval to to top of the back of the wide scallop.

Step 4. Repeat with the bottom side.

Rear view will look like this.....

Step 5. Adhere the 2 half ovals to the ends, making sure that you line up the scallops as best you can ( there will be a slight difference as seen in the picture, but the overall effect is of a full scallop edge)

Rear view will be like this.

Step 6. Because you already have 4 layers of cardstock, I usually use glue dots to attach the scallop edged oval to my cards.
I will show you how this card looks finished after Wednesday, as this is a sneek peek from one of the techniques I will be teaching to my class then (waving at you ladies!!). Scroll back to have a look at how I've used the same techniques on the sweet treat cup rattle cards a couple of posts ago.
Happy Stamping........Manda

Friday, March 5, 2010

Reverse Masking Petals

Hi there.....I thought I'd show you a very quick and simple card, but one that I really like. I have given this card to all age groups, from 10 years to 85 years and they have all loved it.
The technique I have used here is called reverse masking. Simply make a frame around the area that you want to stamp with sticky notes, and then stamp inside the frame. I have used SU! Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive, and the stamps are from Petal Pizazz and the hostess set Live Like You Mean It. I have then sponged the stamped area, taken off the sticky notes, added a couple of embellishments and there's the card. Simple. Got to say that I do love the chunky glitter on the popped flower!
Hope you like it.......Happy Stamping......Manda