Bunny – shopping list fridge magnet

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

I made this ‘bunny’ shopping list fridge magnet for my class members yesterday.

Shopping list fridge magnet 1

I couldn’t decide if I like craft or blue better, so I used both colours, mix & match in four different combinations.

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I used a clay flower as bunny nose (made using ‘Simply Pressed Clay’ and ‘Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds’); and twine as whiskers.

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All my class members are so lovely. I enjoy making little gifts for them and always have lovely time crafting with them. They also appear to enjoy and appreciate the thoughts and time I put in for the class. This on its own is very rewarding and there is nothing more I need to ask for.

I will be on a plane within a few hours for a short work trip, will catch up upon my return.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Wetlands notecards & Easter easel card

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

My craft class no.6 was on this afternoon. We made 4 notecards, using ‘Wetlands’ stamp set, and an Easter easel card. Each card has a matching envelope.

wetlands group

Class 6 - Easter bunny easel card

‘Wetlands’ notecards involve using simple techniques to create different background looks.

Card 1 uses sponging technique in Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky inks

wetlands sponge 1

wetlands sponge 2

Card 2 uses painter tape in Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky inks

wetlands painter tape 2

wetlands painter tape 3

Card 3 use paint brush in Sahara Sand and Soft Sky inks

wetlands aqua painter brush 2

wetlands aqua painter brush 1

Card 4 use Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Wetlands on scallop square 2

Wetlands on scallop square 1

For the Easter easel card, the bunny is from ‘Baby, We’ve Grown’ stamp set and the eggs from the retired ‘Spring Samplers’ stamp set (it’s the only egg stamp I have).

Easter easel card 1

Easter easel card 2

Easter easel card 3

I made a gift for every class member too, will share that on my blog tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Summer Silhouettes – mini album

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

After making yesterday’s two cards, I fell in love with the ‘Summer Silhouettes’ stamp set. I decided to use this set to make a mini album (eight pages in total) for my Kiwi mum, Juane Lloyd.

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Summer Silhouettes mini album 8

While studying in New Zealand, I met mum Juane at a function organised by Massey University chaplaincy. I used to be at her home every Friday afternoon, reading the bible together. I always enjoyed her yummy banana muffin during our tea break. Mum Juane is turning 90 years old in June this year.

I used twine to tie the album close, here is the front of the album (didn’t plan so well – two twines on this front page when the album is closed!)

Summer Silhouettes mini album 1

…and here is the back

Summer Silhouettes mini album 2

Inside pages, one with a pocket to insert a tag (with love notes). I embossed the tag with ‘Decorative Dots’ embossing folder, another free product during Sale-a-bration (28 January – 31 March 2014).

Summer Silhouettes mini album 3

Summer Silhouettes mini album 4

The text is not so clear in the photos as I used ‘Smoky Slate’ ink, which is very subtle. I like the look of it though.

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and another four pages. I left three pages for photos & more notes. As you can see, I love the ‘Sweet Sorbet’ designer paper a lot and have been using it in almost all my recent projects.

Summer Silhouettes mini album 6

I love all the stamps in this set, but my most two favourites would have to be the largest flower and the little one that I used on the left edge of the second page shown here.

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Thank you for stopping by & I hope you enjoy today’s project.

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Summer Silhouettes – greeting cards

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

I used ‘Summer Silhouettes’ stamp set for today’s two greeting cards.

Summer Silhouette card A3 Summer Silhouette card B1

Card 1

Summer Silhouette card A1

I used the two small stamps from this set to create the look of designer paper, and added two strips of the cute funky scallop pattern paper from ‘Sweet Sorbet’ DSP, which is one of the free products during the Sale-a-bration period (28 January – 31 March 2014).

Summer Silhouette card A2

I also added three tiny flowers (made from ‘Pool Party’, Crisp Cantaloupe’ and ‘Summer Starfruit’ paper) and leaves (using ‘Bird Builder’ punch and ‘Pistachio Pudding’ paper).

Card 2

Summer Silhouette card B3

On ‘Crump Cake’ paper, I sponged the circle with ‘Whisper White’ craft ink, and stamped the flowers and leaves in this circle. I also sponged the crump cake paper lightly with the white ink.

Summer Silhouette card B2

I then punched holes (using ‘Paper-piercing tool’) around the circle and added ‘Pool Party seam binding ribbon’ and sequins (non SU).

To see all current Stampin’ Up! products and project ideas, visit Annual Catalogue and Occasional Catalogue.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Petal Parade & Sweet Sorbet cards

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

For today’s cards, I used ‘Petal Parade’ stamp set and the matching ‘Sweet Sorbet’ designer series paper, which are free products during the Sale-a-bration period (28 January – 31 March 2014).

Petal parade big & small

The larger card is 5” × 5”.

Petal parade big 1

Petal parade big 2

I then used the leftover of the A4 white cardstock to make the smaller one, which is 3 ¼” × 3 ¼”.

Petal parade small 1

Petal parade small 2

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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Life in the forest – greeting card

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

Today’s card features ‘Life in the Forest’, one of the new stamp sets in the Occasional Catalogue.

Life in the forest 1

Life in the forest 2

To create the grass, I used an ordinary scissor to cut green paper (you can use a fringe scissor if you have one), then used a bone folder to curl it a bit here and there to create depth.

Life in the forest 3

I love this stamp set even more after I made this card. For sure I will create many more projects out of this set.

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This card was inspired by ‘Hello’ card made by Sheree Forcier.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Envelope album – Part 1

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator, Canberra

This is the first envelope album I ever made and it is for my daughter, Amy.
Here is the front cover

Amy's album front 1

Amy's album front 2

….and here is the back cover.

Amy's album back 1

Amy's album back 2

I started this album a while ago and have been working on it bit by bit. Yesterday, I finished decorating all the envelope pages and the photo mats inside each envelope pocket.

Amy's album full view 1

Amy's album full view 2

I will post the inside of the album next time.

Thank you for stopping by & happy crafting!

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