While waiting for the CUP site to settle down after the upgrade, and the minor issues to be sorted out, the site owners are asking for us all to be patient. Now some of us card makers don’t do”patient” very easily, but we can always turn to our card making to keep us occupied. So that’s what I did this morning. Eight of the cards I made are now up on CUP and can also be seen below, together with one little bonbon box I made earlier this year.
- Almost jewels 30 by Astrid Spijkers (I do wish that my camera could capture the gold sheen on this backing sheet when printed onto Centura Pearl Snow White Card. It is absolutely stunning. For this simple bonbon box I just trimmed the sheet, scored, punched holes at each corner, folded into place and tied at the top. I’ll probably do a blog post before long with actual sizes and instructions for some of the boxes I’ve made lately so keep your eye peeled.)
- Honda Civic Pyramid by Steve Bowley (A striking pyramid topper that’s easy to cut and make. I carried the red and black colouring from the topper through to the base card and matting used to make up the card.)
- Celtic Valentine Heart, Satin ‘n Lace Card Front in Lilac by Karen Adair (Although there are some ins and outs to cut around on the central panel and the bow this isn’t very intricate so would be manageable for somebody with mild dexterity problems. Despite it being called a Valentine Heart I think this card could be used for many occasions, from a birthday of a loved one to a Mother’s Day card.)
- Silver and Purple Jewel Backing Paper by Katy Kinsey (Backing sheets can look totally different depending on what paper/card they are printed on. For this one I printed onto Centura Pearl Snow White card, then trimmed and made the whole base card from it. The card is topped with a pyramid design Pink Water Lily by Tom Curtis.)
- Christmas nativity digital stamp craft sheet by Claire Keay (I printed this out at just under A5 in size and coloured it in using Promarkers, though you could colour it in using whichever medium you would like. It would be a great image for children to colour in to make Christmas cards as well.)
- Purple Backing Paper by Sandra Carlse (Another useful backing sheet to have in your digital library. I used it this time with one of the toppers off Sharon Poore’s 4 Ice cream kids toppers sheet to pick up on the colour tones in the little girl’s trousers in the backing.)
- Stunning Floral 2 Corner Stacker by Ammie Sanders (The first of three 2 corner stackers I made today, all of them easy to cut out and can be matted up and decorated with peel-offs or glitter, or could be just mounted on a card front. For this one I used fine border peel-offs and a greetings peel-off on the image itself.)
- Stunning Floral 2 Corner Stacker by Ammie Sanders (With this image I did just stick it onto a coloured A5 base card and didn’t do any decoration.)
- Stunning Floral 2 Corner Stacker by Ammie Sanders (With this one I did put a border peel-off around the outside, but no greeting. I’m thinking that this one could be used for many occasions. It would be nice for a wedding card as well as a birthday card, or even a Mother’s Day card.)
Remember to click on the links listed to go and have a look at the actual sheets I used to make each of the items. With some of my cards I haven’t used all the items on the sheets, such as missing off layers to keep the card profile shallow to go through the post on an ordinary stamp.
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafters Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see my cards.)