Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Magnolia Grove

Here is the latest display that we have put up in the shop.
We have used the Magnolia Grove collection from Kaiser (paper pad, collectables, 12" print, mini stamp pad) and two more lovely new stamps from Stamp It.

Especially for You      Birthday to You

 This pink rose was rather large but it fits perfectly on this gate fold card.
 We have stamped "Especially For You" ink the Kaiser mini ink pad - Red gum. We are so glad Kaiser brought their mini pigment ink pads back. At only $2 each, it is a great way to get more colours into your collection.
 Tonic has new border punches out that are lovely to use and are at a great price. We have sold out of the Vine punch but will get more in very soon.
 One of our customers inspired us to make this card. Marilyn F often brings cards in to show us (we love to see what you make at home) and she had made a selection of these skinny cards. A great way to use up all of your off cuts and they fit into a C6 envelope. The base for this card is 2.5" x 11 1/2" .

Jill called this her Bargello card. First stick the patterned paper onto foil board. Then cut with a paper trimmer or a craft knife, the sections can vary in width. Adhere 2 strips of Magic Mount (double sided foam) onto the card base and adhere the strips in order onto the base as shown. 

All product used on these cards are available at that wonderful and very friendly little craft shop in Greenwood :0)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Washi Tape

Here are some samples that Jill made using Washi Tape. 
Washi Tape is Japanese tape that can be used to decorate your cards and scarapbooking pages. It  can be stamped on, punched, cut embossed and much more.
We have heaps of stock in store at the moment to choose from.
On the card above Jill put the Washi Tape onto vellum, stamped  the butterfly onto it and then cut around it. She also adhered the pink tape onto the card base, adhered the red tape onto a piece of card, punched it with a border punch, peeled it off the card and then adhered it onto the card base. Washi Tape is repositionable which means it can be moved around easily.

On this card Jill coloured in the seahorse (a new stamp from Kaiser) with Liquid Pearls, cut out the layers using Spellbinder dies and decorated the card base with the blue Washi Tape.

Jill stamped the boat (a new stamp from Stamp It) onto vellum, coloured in the image with Gelly Roller pens (metallic glittery gel pens), adhered the vellum to the card base with the tape and stamped "Happy Birthday" onto the tape.

These little guys (another new stamp from Kaiser) have been coloured in with the Turquoise Spectrum Pens. The spotted Washi Tape has been used to decorate the background of the card.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Madame Boutique

Recently we made up this gorgeous display featuring Madame Boutique from Kaiser. 
We used the 6" paper pad, flourish dress forms, the collectables (printed die-cuts) , rhinestone flourishes, pearl flourishes, pearls and gold foil board to create the cards. 
The first card was my favourite as well as the customers as so many went home and made more dress forms with dresses on them.
Keep reading down below for the instructions on how to made the dress.

1. Trace the outline of the upper body part of the Kaiser wooden dress form onto the back of the Alphabet print. Cut out. Trace a curve (I used the inside of my roll of double sided tape) for the neckline of the dress. Cut along curve and brush with the edge of the Adirondack Espresso ink pad.
2. Adhere top of dress to the dress form.
3. Working on the back of the larger piece (6.0" x 4.0") of the Alphabet print, have a 6” edge facing you. Make pencil marks along the top edge at 2 ¼”, 2 ¾”, 3.0”, 3 ¼”, and  3 ¾”.
4. Make pencil marks along the bottom edge at ¼”, ¾”, 1.0”, 5.0”, 5 ¼” and 5 ¾”.
5. Draw pencil lines from the bottom ¼” mark to the top 2 ¼” mark, from the bottom ¾” mark to the top 2 ¾” mark, from the bottom 1” mark to the top 3” mark, from the bottom 5” mark also to the top 3” mark, from the bottom 5 ¼” mark to the top 3 ¼”, and from the bottom 5 ¾” to the top 3 ¾”.
6.  Score and fold along each line. Looking from the from of the ‘skirt’ the fold coming up to the centre are mountain folds, the folds either side of these are valley and the folds at the outsides are mountain. Sharpen folds and trim excess paper away. (I trimmed away from about ¼” out from the outside folds and tidied top.)
7. Make a pencil mark 3.0” down from the centre point of the skirt. Use a dinner plate to draw a curve around this mark for the bottom of the dress. Cut along line.
8. Adhere waist of skirt to dress form and mount the lower edge of the dress to the card/dress form.
9. Adhere the middle of the ribbon behind the dress form and tie a knot at the front.
10. Use narrow double-sided tape to adhere the upper 2” or so of ribbon to dress as shown. Trim to skirt length.

All items used on these cards are available at Crafty Capers
If you are local why not pop in for a look.

See you at Crafty Capers!!!!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Boys cards

Here are 3 great ideas for boys cards. 
We used the Kaiser "Little Toot" paper pad and matching stamps to create these cards along with Adirondack Espresso embossing powder, Stamp It "Happy Birthday" stamps and Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle die sets.  
The Little Toot paper pad and stamps are in store now.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Robyn's little girls

One of our very clever and very lovely customers made the cards below. Robyn came along to our Lil Primrose class and then went home and made some more cards using the Lil Primrose stamps and different papers from Kaiser. I love her colour combos and the papers that she used.  Great job Robyn! 

We have featured a few of Robyn's cards in our blog and I have more pictures of her wonderful cards sitting in the blog just waiting to appear on your screen. Stay tuned to see what else Robyn has been creating.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


Here is the display we currently have up in the shop using the Kaiser Bonjour Collection .We used the paper pad from Kaiser along with these brand new stamps from Stamp It. We also used Glossy Accents, Espresso Embossing Powder, Bonjour Jewels, Microbeads, ribbon, lace and rub ons to embellish the cards

Butterfly MomentsEspecially for YouGratitude

All stock used on the cards above is available at Crafty Capers!!!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

I love a long weekend !!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to Jill.  It is her birthday today and she gets to celebrate it with a long weekend .
One of our customers (Lynn) made Jill this lovely card below using the Poppy stamp from Stamp It and a labels die from Spellbinders. Lynn made a gate fold card which has the opening in the centre of the card. The Poppy stamp has been stamped onto red card and then cut out. It has been stamped a second time onto white and the red flower heads glued into place. The red, black and white looks stunning together. Great job Lynn!!!!!!!!

Here are some more box cards that our customers made recently.
Joy has used a red (card) base for her box along with green (printed paper) flowers (with rhinestones in the centre of each), a butterfly and the layers on the front flaps. I love the way she has combined red, green and ivory together - the box looks fabulous!!!!

Angie loves to hand make her embellishments that she features on her cards by quilling. Quilling is rolling up very thin (2,3,5mm) pieces of paper and cutting/gluing them into shape. You might remember her lovely little quilled flowers she featured on my birthday card.  She loved the kite paper that she purchased from us so much that she decided to turn it into a box and quilled (can you even imagine how much time it took to quill each kite and the tail) the kites that are featured on the inside of the box and glued them to acetate to give them the appearance that they are floating in the sky. She inserted a row of grass across the centre of the box as a feature. The grass and the picket fence was made using the Fiskars Border Punches. Your box looks amazing Angie!!!!!!