Shoe Packaging Paper…

A little while ago I purchased some Colorado shoes and they were packaged in this mapping type paper.  I just loved it and had to make a card with it.  I thought it worked perfectly with the Seaworthy stamp set (p73 IB&C) to make a male card.  The Happy Birthday is from Occasional Greetings stamp set (p19 IB&C).

Did you notice the two black pearls up in the top right corner.  These are the large Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls (p140 IB&C) but I coloured them in using a permanent black marker pen (make sure you do the colouring in before taking them off the back sheet!).  I picked up this tip somewhere in blogland.

Here is a photo of how much shoe paper I have left.  I will put it aside to make some Father’s Day projects later in the year.

Cheers Deb


Morning Cup Thank You

Last weekend my family and I travelled to Sydney and stayed with friends we haven’t seen for ages.  Anyway, we had a great time and I wanted to send a Thank you card. 

I had already decided to use the Morning Tea Cup stamp set (p40 IB&C) as our friends love tea!  Just before sitting down to make the card I read an email from Annette McMillan (Annette is part of the Avid Inkers Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators team that I belong too) who had set a challenge for the team to make a card using the Splitcoaststampers SC317 layout.  That was enough inspiration to help me put this card together and I really like how it turned out!

Here is a close up of the tea cup and pot of tea. 

Here is the layout I followed but I turned it on the side:

Cheers Deb Fearns

Leave a comment if you would like to know any more details about the card.  Supply List:

  • Stamp Set/s: Morning Cup & Occasional Greetings
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, watercolour paper, DSP: Woodland Walk & Elegant Soiree
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Baja Breeze
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, antique brad, Victoria 5/8” crochet trim, paper snips, paper-piercing tool, craft knife, sponges, 2-way glue pen, sticky strip, aqua pen, Stampin’ Write markers: early espresso, rose red and old olive.


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Place an order during Sale-A-Bration and you could earn one or more FREE stamp sets!  There are four different stamp sets to choose from! Click HERE to take a closer look at the catalogue and the stamp sets. 

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If you would like to place an order or ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone 0404 058 715.

Cheers Deb Fearns

Scallop Easel Card

This card was made for a girl turning 7.   The cakes are from the Level 1 Hostess Only set Birthday Bakery stamp set (p10 IB&C) and I coloured them in using a combination of Stampin’ Write Markers and a blender pen.  The sentiment is from On Your Birthday stamp set (p102 IB&C) and Party this Way stamp set (p32 IB&C).

I choose the colours for this card based on the colours from designer series paper Island Oasis (p21 Summer Mini).  I love the papers from this series as  they are so bright and fun for birthday cards.  There is also a coordinating stamp set Tropical Party (p21 Summer Mini) for these papers.

Cheers Deb

Pony Party Birthday

The Love Defined stamp set (summer mini p6) is such a versatile stamp set.  For this card I teamed it up with Pony Party stamp set (p61) to create this card for a little girls birthday.  The inspiration to use Love Defined as the background come from a beautiful card I saw made by Corinna Buchan.

Here is a close up of the pony.  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper then used my aqua painter and inks to colour it in.

Exciting news to tell you!!   I got given a free pass to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends – Oh My Word Edition 2011.  The lovely Bron Heslop, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in New Zealand saw my blog and decided to give me a pass.  To find out more about UStamp have a look at Bron Heslop’s blog as she is a Guest Designer for UStamp.  The Oh My Word Edition 2011 starts 11 February.

Cheers Deb

Card Organiser Class

Project Class: Card Organiser Box with Birthday/Event Tracker

Organise your cards for 2011! Make this little book to keep track of up and coming Birthdays or Events that require you to make a card. Then as you make the cards store them safely in the matching box until needed. You will also be able to track any cards that you haven’t made yet!   

When:  10am Sunday 30 January 2011
 Cost:   $20 per person RSVP:  Thurs 27 January

Just phone 6259 7770 or email me to book your place. Keeping in mind that places are limited.

Unless otherwise stated the only materials excluded from the classes is envelopes and adhesives. You will need to bring along your own adhesive (double sided tape or Snail preferred) or the cost is an additional $5 to use mine.  You are welcome to bring your own scissors and bone folder etc if you wish, but I will have these tools to share at the class.  My full class Terms & Conditions can be found HERE.  

Cheers Deb Fearns