Storage tips

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Saturday, 03 October 2015

Here is a peek at my craft room bench.
I wanted to show you because I recently found a super cheap way to stack my plastic tray baskets of ribbons, pens, scissors and other tools...
It is a plate rack brought from a discount store. My plastic trays slide in and out very easily.
Here is a photo of the plate rack with the trays removed...

I do also use some of the purpose made storage solutions that Stampin' Up! used to sell and I particularly love this revolving stand below...
My one has little round containers with brads, buttons and my collection of sponge daubers. I have the dauber containers coloured coded. Four daubers will fit in one container perfectly...

It is so much easier to craft when there are homes for everything.
Feel free to email me your storage tips too. I would love to hear them.


A gumball machine!

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Friday, 18 September 2015

I was shown how to make this cute gumball "machine" by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator at our stamp camp earlier this year. It is easy to make using a terracotta plant pot. Paint the pot and saucer. Turn pot upside down and use silicon glue to glue on a glass bowl. The saucer becomes the lid and rests on top. I found a pretty knob to glue onto the saucer lid so that I had something to lift the lid off with...

Decorate the gumball dispenser as desired. I used washi tape and a label using stamps from "oh my goodies" stamp set and "sweet stack" stamp set.

Then I made a card to match - just for fun.

Do you like it?
From Rhonda



Sprinkles of life with cherry on top

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

At my extravaganza last month, my daughter and I taught a project using the very popular "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set. This set is popular not only because of its cuteness factor and versatility but also because money from every stamp set sold goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Here are a couple of cards that I made with this amazing stamp set...

This card was actually made to accompany a wee door prize, a mini hot water bottle hand warmer, so cute!
The strip of dsp is from the "Cherry on top" paper stack.

Another door prize using the same paper stack is these fridge magnets.
The spotty background is also from the Cherry on top dsp stack. It is such a fun colourful paper stack. I love it!

You can see the magnets better in this photo. They are made by punching out the donut images on the dsp.



Hobbiton themed card

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Some of you may know that I live in Matamata aka Hobbiton.
We have been blessed to visit the Hobbiton village and movie set a few times now and it is a very magical place.
Here is a card I recently made based on what I had seen...

Here is a photo of the real thing...

The green dragon tavern...

And me dressed up for one of our visits...



Fox under an oak tree

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Monday, 27 July 2015

I love this sweet little fox stamp from "The Wilderness Awaits" stamp set.
Here is the first card I made with it...

The image is watercoloured and I also made a tiny acorn punch art.
Once I had finished experimenting on my first card, I decided to go minimalistic for my second card...

I wasn't too keen on this card either so tried again, this time making a wallet style card which has a pocket inside to store gift cards etc...

Third time lucky! This is what I ended up teaching at my local extravaganza and card cafe.
The image is coloured using blender pens.
The punch art is very simple as you can see from the guide below...

A close up...

Happy crafting from Rhonda



Cards for Men

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Thursday, 09 July 2015

Here are 3 easy cards to make for the men in your lives...





Simple Punch Art

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Friday, 26 June 2015

I have been making a variety of cards using the decorative label punch to make jars.
Here is the punch art template...

And here are a couple of the cards that I have done. I would love to see what others come up with also...




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Friday, 12 June 2015

Butterfly Basics
I love this photopolymer stamp set which was released a few months back.
It has so many elements to it and is so pretty. Here is my card that I taught at a few classes recently.

The stamped images on this card are all from the butterfly basics stamp set, which has corresponding butterfly framelit dies.
I used the dies to make the butterfly. When you move the scallop "wheel" at the bottom of the card, the butterfly swings from side to side to reveal the hidden message.

Inside the card...

The dashed line border stamp, which I used on the front of this card, I used on the following card to make a curvy straw.
This flexibilty is one of the features of the photopolymer stamps.

Here is the milkshake card that I CASEd from Tina Rappe...

Thanks for stopping by from Rhonda


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