I’ve put my knitting and weaving to one side today and got back to putting together a few cards. Quite a bit of the cutting had been done ahead of time, but even making these small number of cards has left my hands and arms really aching this evening. Think I’ll have to have a day of rest from crafting tomorrow and hope they improve. Bother these annoying conditions that limit my dexterity and slow me down! And I’ve got several ideas running around my brain that I need to work on, but they’ll have to wait a few days I think.
These are the latest cards I’ve made, a couple with matching inserts of the same colour or toning with the outside design:
- Pretty Flowers Pyramid Star Sheet by Sarah Edwards and 12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Pretty Pastels by Emma Winnell (I used a card printed with the lightest of the pastel satin backing papers to make the base card for this. A simple corner punch was used to decorate the base card, and the topper is just simple straight cutting out of a star shape. So all in all this is a very easy card to make.)
- Orange and Purple Floral Pyramid by Jane Butler (Straight edge only for cutting out this pyramid topper, so an easy card to make.)
- 12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Pretty Pastels by Emma Winnell (I used the sheet that matched the Periwinkle insert as a base card, printed onto Super Smooth white card. After trimming, scoring and folding I used an X-cut border system punch to punch the right hand edge and I kept the piece that was cut off to attach to the right hand side of the matching insert. I used circular layers that were pre-cut in white and silver, edged with lace and with a simple fan made of a paper doily to decorate with some sticky back pearls as embellishments.)
- Sumptuous Satin A5 Insert – Periwinkle by Emma Winnell (You can see how the strip cut from the outside right of the card has been stuck to the right hand edge of the insert, and that the insert has also been punched on the left hand side to match the outside right. But using a paper trimmer and a paper punch there’s no intricate cutting at all for making this card.)
- Sumptuous Satin Backing Paper – Purple by Emma Winnell and 12 Sumptuous Satin Backing Papers – Pretty Pastels by Emma Winnell (I printed the purple sheet and the golden one from the pretty pastels pack onto Super Smooth white card. Trimming was done using a paper trimmer and the slots for the ribbon were punched out with an X-cut punch. The oval I’d cut out some time ago using an oval cutter, so there’s actually no intricate cutting to make this card. Even the flowers were not cut out particularly tidily as they are on a clear background, so I could just cut them round in a circle and just cut into them in a few places, and these were done ahead of time. I used gold corner peel-offs and purple sticky backed gems to embellish and used the same ones to decorate the insert as shown next.)
- Sumptuous Satin A5 Insert – Ivory by Emma Winnell (Nothing easier than this insert, print, score and fold. Trim to fit inside the card and stick on some gold corner peel-offs and purple sticky back gems to embellish to match the outside of the card.)
- 4 Elegant Rose Toppers by Ammie Sanders (With four similar toppers on one sheet you get good value for money. I picked up on the light trellis in the background and embossed the same style of pattern on my base card using my Hoogie Board. The circular shaped mats were from a die-cut sheet of mats, so this card had no intricate cutting. Other than the embossing of the trellis it didn’t take a lot of time to put together either.)
CUP Newsletter Mailer – You can see the mailer sent out today by clicking – here! Lots of designs to see and lots of news to read. And a new competition is announced, so read the next paragraph here and have a good look at the CUP Mailer regularly, as you just don’t know what you’ll find.
Spot The Deliberate Mistake – A fun £25 CUP TV Competition – November 2011 has been announced. You need to watch a specific episode of CUP TV and spot the deliberate error. Read all about this by clicking – here.
Card Making Competition – There are now over 35 entries in for the CUP November card making competition. The entries are to be uploaded to – here – so click through to have a look at the ones already entered. The theme this time is to make a Floral card and there are some lovely ones already uploaded. There’s enough time left for more entries to be uploaded if you fancy a shot at the prize this time as the entry is open until November 23rd. The requirements of entry are on the page you go to for uploading or viewing entries already in.
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafter Showcase Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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