Thank you Sew much!

I have been working on a set of cards to give to the Principal at my son’s school and I have finally finished them.  The above picture is the box that will hold the four cards I made using the Sew Suite stamp set (p10 mini) as the Principal likes to sew. Remember you only have until this Sunday (31/7) to order from the current mini catalogue and to earn a free gift from Stampin’ Up!

I used a few retired and non-Stampin’ Up! items on the box and this next card:

The following card uses the Designer Series Paper Love Letters (p125 IB&C).

To see the other two cards for the book <Click HERE> and <Click HERE>.

Cheers Deb



Buzz Lightyear

My children attended a birthday party today for a four year old and this was card I made for the birthday boy!  No stamping but lots of punches!  Lets just say this will most likely be a one-off card from me.. about half way through making the card I dropped it and all the yet to be glue downed bits went everywhere!  However, I got there and was very happy with the end result.

I initially followed Ellen Kemper’s instructions for making Buzz but I changed a number of body parts to make him fit on a A5 card size and made do with the punches I owned.  Ellen’s initial design makes Buzz about 18cm (7″) where I made him about 13cm tall (5″).

Cheers Deb

Beveled Windowpane Necklace

I made this necklace using the large sized Beveled Windowpane (p16 mini).  The windowpanes come in three sizes and are great for cards or other projects! 

For the necklace I used the Nature Walk stamp set (p14 mini), a scrap piece of Botanical Gazette (p15 mini) designer series paper and the Very Vintage jumbo wheel (p96 IB&C).  Some of these items are only available from the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue until 31 July 2011.

I won’t go into the details of how I made the necklace as I think I made it more complicated than it needed to be.  However, since making it I have come across a great tutorial by Patty Bennett of how to put one together.  If you are intereted in making one take a look at Patty’s tutorial <click HERE>.  Also, here is a link to a YouTube video by Angie Kennedy Juda showing how to use the windowpanes on a card <click HERE>.

Cheers Deb

Friends Never Fade – JAI75 Challenge

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge #75.  I felt like stamping tonight so made this card for the challenge.  The stamp set is Friends Never Fade (p71 IB&C) but I did something a bit different by cutting around the flower so the cardstock colour behind the flower shows through.  This card is a similar style to the one a did with the same stamp set about a month ago – click HERE> to take a look. 

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #75:

To cut around the flowers I used a craft blade. I came up with the idea while at aerobics tonight.. my mind seems to wander off onto card designs while working out.  I don’t know why – I think it helps take my mind off the pain I am in!  Anyway, here is a closer look at my flower:

Cheers Deb

  • Stamp Set/s: Friends Never Fade
  • Card: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.  Stampin’ Write Markers: Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler.
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, basic pearl jewels, Basic Black (1cm) Taffeta Ribbon, paper snips and craft blade (non-Stampin’-Up!).

Sew Suite – Mojo 198


This is my entry into this weeks Mojo 198 Sketch Challenge.  I have used the Sew Suite stamp set (p10 mini) and Sweet Stitches paper (p6 mini).  I had fun using cotton on this card.  I made the crosses by first piercing holes with my Paper-Piercing Tool &  Mat Pack (p148 IB&C) then hand stitched the cotton through the holes.  I also added some cotton to the buttons plus to the sewing machine.  Take a closer look:

I have seen the cotton threaded through the machine on other cards and just had to give it a go.  I used my blender pen with ink to colour the sewing machine on watercolour paper and added crystal effects to give it more dimension. 

Anyway, this card will go into the thank you gift box I am going to give to the Principal of my son’s school with this card <click HERE>.

Here is the Mojo 198 Sketch:

Cheers Deb Fearns

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Sew Suite
  • Card: chocolate chip. whisper white, daffodil delight and tangerine tango. Designer Series paper: Sweet Stitches. Watercolour paper.
  • Ink:  chocolate chip, old olive and tangerine tango
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, eyelet border punch, mini dots, basic rhinestone jewels, two-way glue pen, crystal effects, sticky strip, 1.6cm old olive satin ribbon, paper-piercing tool, mat pack, blender pen, large yellow designer big button (other buttons from my misc button jar) and paper snips.  Brown thread (non-SU).

Thank You Gift

I made this cute bag as a thank you for Sarah who held a Stampin’ Up! workshop with me recently.  I demonstrated at the workshop a matching card by decorating a Fresh-Cut Note card (p123 IB&C) using the Sew Suite Stamp set (p 10 mini) and co-ordinating designer series paper Sweet Stitches (p6 mini).  I can’t show you the card as I have given it to Sarah but would you like to receive a handmade gift from me?  If you live in the Canberra area and would like to host your own Stampin’ Up! workshop then I will give you a handmade gift made by me.  Contact me today to book Stampin’ Up! workshop.

Oh, also the gift you can see sticking out of the top of the bag is a decorated block of chocolate.  Take a closer look:

Cheers Deb Fearns

JAI Winner & July Promotion

Some exciting news today!  I won the Just Add Ink 73 Sketch Challenge!  You can take a look at my winning card by clicking <HERE>.

It is the first day of the month and a *NEW* promotion from Stampin’ Up!:

Promotion Details:

  • Spend $100 and receive an exclusive product bundle for free–a $31.95 value!

Bundle includes:

  • White 1/4″ (6 mm) grosgrain ribbon with repeating flower designs. Approximately  13.7 m
  • 48 flower buttons: 16 each in 3 colours (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point). Approximately 1/2″ (1.3 cm)

Click <HERE> to download the flyer.  

Email me or give me a call to place an order.

Cheers Deb