Tuesday 19 April 2011

Scallop Circle Die - More Projects!

The following are a few more of the projects I showed on my Inspiration station at Amanda's training day this month. I focused on the Scallop Circle Die. This has proved to be such a versatile tool to use - it's amazing what you can do with this Die!

This is a little oval Easter basket made using one Scallop Circle. It's really easy to make .....

Make a pencil mark on the Scallop circle between 2 scallops – count 5 scallops along and mark again. Count 10 scallops and mark and count another 5 again and mark. Score down from one mark to the marked point directly opposite – do the same for the remaining marks. You will have scored a cross shape. Punch out a Wide Oval (2" x 1 3/8") and glue to the centre of the scallop circle. Ensure the narrower sides of the oval are placed in the smaller scored sections. Cut down the scored lines to the wide oval edge. Overlap and glue 2 scallops on the 5-scallop sections to the adjacent 10-scallop sections.

Click HERE for the original Video Tutorial I found.

Isn't this little Bird's Nest sweet? I love it. Again it's made using just one Scallop Circle.

Punch out a 1 ¾” circle and glue to the middle of the large scallop circle. Cut between the scallops after every 5th scallop, down to the edge of the smaller circle. Work round the circle overlapping and gluing 1 scallop onto the next to form the nest shape.

If you add a handle to it, it makes another really cute Easter basket.

Click HERE for the original Video Tutorial I found.

These umbrellas are really sweet too! Each has used 2 Scallop Circles - one in cardstock and the other in Designer Series Paper (DSP) - you just cut the scallops off the DSP one and position on top of the cardstock one.

Score straight down between every 4th scallop – the last sections made will only contain 3 scallops. Score straight down the middle of the 3 scallops. The 2 halves of these smaller sections are glued together so they don’t show on the right side – this forms the umbrella shape.

This is where I found the instructions for them.

Teri xx

Monday 18 April 2011

Scallop Circle Die - Easter Projects

These are a couple more of the projects I displayed on my inspiration station at Amanda Fowler's last quarterly training day :o)

The sides of the box were created by cutting 4 Scallop Circles. I scored down 6 scallops on each side and 9 scallops across the bottom of each piece. The base was formed with a piece of cardstock 8.5cm x 8.5cm. It's then just a question of sticking each piece to the base and then sticking the sides to each other :o)

Whenever I cut a Scallop Circle from cardstock I always use a 12cm x 12cm piece. I have marked points on my Die so I know where to lay this down so that the Circle is cut dead centre in the cardstock. This enables me to use the 'waste' piece on other projects.

This card is created with a 26cm x 13cm Base card. The Rose Red layer is 12.5cm x 12.5cm and has been stamped with the Sanded background stamp. The Baja Breeze frame is the 'waste' from another project and measures 12cm x 12cm.

Both projects use the sweet A Good Egg stamp set - page 20 114974 £22.95

Teri xx

Monday 11 April 2011

Easter Treat Holder - A Good Egg

These are the Easter Treat Holders I made for my inspiration table last Saturday. I also made lots of them for swaps :o)

They are so simple to make. I've used the Scallop Circle Bigz Die for the holder and decorated using A Good Egg stamp set. The holder itself has been stamped with the Sanded background stamp.

Instructions :

Cut a Scallop Circle using the die.
Score down the middle 2 scallops.
Score across the top and bottom 6 scallops.
Crease all the score lines with a bone folder.
The larger sections will form the front and back. The 2-scallop strip forms the base and the little sides of the holder.
Fold all the sections so they stand up.

Push the little 'corner' sections to the inside and glue in place behind the little side sections.

I found this idea on Linda Willman's blog - Stamper's Pad. She has 3 scallops for the bottom section which was a little wide for what I wanted, so I adjusted it as above :o)

Teri xx

Sunday 10 April 2011

Strength & Hope - C.A.S.E

This truly scrumptious card is based on one created by the amazingly talented Sandi MacIver. When I saw Sandi's I just had to CASE it :o) I changed a couple of things, but basically It's pretty much a direct copy :o)

The card uses the Love Letter DSP and the wonderful Strength & Hope stamp set - together with the Fun Flowers Die and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set and Crumb Cake Seam Binding adds the final touch ...... Altogether .... Simply Gorgeous!

Teri xx

A Good Egg

I haven't been updating my blog lately, but have been working hard! The lovely Amanda Fowler had her quarterly training day yesterday and I attended with two of my wonderful downline.

I was asked to create an inspiration table and do demonstrations focusing on a product from the new Mini Catalogue. So ..... I have been concetrating on this for the past few weeks :o) I will start posting these projects shortly so you can see all what I made and I will post links or instructions for them whenever possible.


A sweet and very quick card today using the lovely 'A Good Egg' stamp set.

The egg on the chick's bottom has been stamped separately and cut out, then embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder. I also used this folder on the larger eggs. I love that we can now add this beautiful texture onto our projects with the fabulous Big Shot machine :o)

The banner was created just by using one 'prong' from the Extra-Large Star punch.

The colour palette is Rose Red, Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze and Basic Black. I have been using this palette so much lately due to the fact that it goes so well with the beautiful Springtime Vintage Product Suite from the new Mini Catalogue.

Teri xx

Friday 1 April 2011

The New Mini Catalogue Has Arrived!!!!!

This year's Mini Catalogue is bigger than ever! With over 30 pages packed full of brand new products, you are going to love it!

The big news this time is that we now have the BIG SHOT. This fantastic Die Cutting Machine is now available to buy from Stampin' Up - together with many new and exclusive dies and embossing folders.

You can click on the picture in my left hand sidebar to download the catalogue to your computer. Or if you would like your own personal copy contact me and I will post one to you :o) My contact details are at the bottom of my blog.

This new catalogue contains three new product suites! Each is made up of matching stamp sets, papers and accessories ...... and all are gorgeous!

We also have new stamp sets which are just perfect for 'Mens' cards :o)

We have an additional three new stamp sets which have matching punches!!!

And the list goes on ........

New Builder Wheels

And ................. The long awaited OWL PUNCH is now available!!!!

It really is an amazing catalogue :o)