For your country

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

I brought this "For your country" stamp set to scrapbook an army themed birthday for my son.
It is great for male themed birthday cards also.



Party Pup

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016

This card and gift box features a cute punch-art puppy and the new Party Wishes stamp set.

Punches used extra large oval (body and tail), sweetheart (back haunches), word window (front legs and back feet), small oval retired punch (muzzel), 1 1/4" circle (face and collar), bird builder (ears), tree builder (eyes and nose), 1/4" circle handheld punch (pupils of eyes), 1" circle (ball), cupcake builder (bones and dog dish).

Happy Birthday is stamped inside the card.
Do you like it?


Punch Art Fun

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

I have had a bit of time these holidays to play with my punches and this is the card I made...

This is the process I go through when creating a new punch art. I start off with rough sketches of what I want. And I do mean rough!
Then I try to find punches that are close in shape to my drawings.

For this card, I used the circle framelits and the following punches:
2 1/2" circle, owl builder, tree builder, extra large oval, word window, itty bitty accents, the new blossom bunch, 1/16th hand held circle and 1 1/4" handheld circle punch.
I have put my instruction sheet below. Hopefully you will be able to read it if you want to recreate thisĀ  5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card.



Using lace on cards

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

This Baptism card is inspired by a sample from our annual catalogue, page35. It has just a hint of crochet trim lace poking through underneath the sentiment.
The sahara sand lace complements the soft look of this watercolour card nicely.
Mint Macaroon dotted lace adds a bit of interest to this Christmas card, made for one of my wonderful downline demonstrators.
Happy Christmas from Rhonda


Christmas markets

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Handbag gifts
These handmade gifts of a face washer and soap were very popular at the Christmas markets.

A close up of the handbag...

Here is a side view so that you can see how the soap slotted in...

I made handbag "clutch" cards to match.

Inside the card...

Lastly here are some other handbag cards that I have made. The purple one was taught to me by a lady who used to own the Liddle Stamp Shop in Morrinsville.



Peek a Boo

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Wednesday, 02 December 2015

I had fun making these peek a boo baby cards.
You may recall seeing my flower-pot baby card (posted on 6 December 2013) and this one is similar except that I used a tea cup instead of a flowerpot.
Here is a different type of peek a boo...
Made using an oval framelit for the body, with a piece handcut out to make the legs.
The arms and hands are using the modern label punch.
The head uses 1 3/4"circle.
Lastly my watermelon baby. This is my favourite.
from Rhonda


Flap Fold Cards

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I have not posted for awhile as my sister and fellow Stampin Up! demonstrator is very sick with breast cancer. She has 6 children and I have been helping her as much as I can.

However I can post a couple of projects for you today and one is the project that I taught at our recent extravaganza in Tauranga...
Season of Joy Card
I love this stamp set, available only for another 6 weeks.
I love the touch of cherry cobbler glitter on the berries.
Also notice the decorative corners made with the new trio corner punch.
The instructions for this card are saved under my tutorials.

Anniversary card
This card uses some retired Stampin Up! products but it showcases another variation of the flap fold card. There are many more ideas out there. Just google flap fold card to see more projects.

Thanks for visiting from Rhonda


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! 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.


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