Monday, 28 November 2011

Before I forget - Everything Eleanor

What with all the craziness that is Christmas and the craft fairs that I have been preparing for, I realised this morning that I hadn't yet made any birthday cards for two very important people in my life, my mother and my daughter. They both have Christmas birthday's, in fact they are on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day respectively. Poor you I can hear you say, but we used to have a "full house" as my father's was Boxing Day (Dec 26th for those of you not sure when this is).

Anyway, I decided this morning that I should get on with making some birthday cards and I thought I'd use the new Everything Eleanor stamp set that was introduced in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. The set consists of eight stamps, and it is a fabulous set.

I made these three cards using just one sheet of each of Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I have to admit that this is a colour combination that I had seen on Jenny Moors' blogspot and I love it. So pretty and girly. I can see me using this combination of colours again.

This square card is 3.5" x 3.5" and has the background image stamped in Calypso Coral onto Calypso Coral card stock. This is one of the new 2011-2013 In Colours. The birthday message comes from the Sincere Salutations stamp set. The finishing touches were a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon and some Pearls.

The base card in this second card is Soft Suede and the Calypso Coral card stock has a background image stamped in the same colour on it.  I used the new Lace Ribbon Border punch to punch a ribbon of Calypso Coral and then cut it in half length-ways before sticking it to the piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I had embossed using the Square Lattice Embossing folder. The birthday message is the same stamp that I used for the square card but this time I punched it out using the Scallop Oval punch and then matted it onto a piece of Soft Suede card that had been punched out using the Extra Large Oval punch. The card was finished off with some Pearls and also a piece of Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.

The third card is similar to the second although it is a portrait card rather than landscape. You can't really tell too well from the photo, but the embossed Crumb Cake card stock has been flipped over and the reverse side is being used. This is one of the great features of the embossing folders, using different sides will give slightly different effects.  

I don't think that this is the last you will have seen of this featured stamp set and I will be back with more early next year.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products that I have used please contact me. I would love to help you get stampin'.

1 comment:

  1. These cards are all really gorgeous. I am using this set for my next card class, so may well CAS those colour combos. Gorgeous x


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