Afternoon Tea DSP

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I tried…

Really I did.

Tried to use another stamp set that is.

It was stamp night at my house on Friday night and I had all good intentions of using a different stamp set (I didn’t even take it out to where we were stamping) but it just wasn’t working so I went and pulled it out again. I promise my next post will be using another set though and hopefully will be tomorrow. I’m sure you realise the stamp set I’m talking about is ‘Live Your Dreams’ from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

I did however use my newly created ‘In Color’ Markers, thanks to Carol Dunstan for her tutorial ,for the 2 cards I ended up making. I won’t tell you how many hours we were stamping for but it really was pretty poor that I only made 2 cards. I guess when you have others to chat too and cuppa’s to drink and Rocky Road slice to eat along with some other yummy goodies I just have to be greatful that I did get 2 cards made…..hahaha.

Onto the 2 cards I made…..

For the first one I’ve used a colour combination of Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky & Blue Bayou.

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Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams
Card: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi inkpad, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou & Wild Wasabi Markers (as per Carol’s tutorial)
Accessories: Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Urban West Rub-ons.


Now for the second card I have used Groovy Guava, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip.

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I do like Groovy Guava but it’s probably one of my least used In Colors so far, however I do like this colour combination. I think that’s the key though with Groovy Guava. You really need to find that right colour combination but I guess that can be said about any colour. I’ll have to make more effort to use more of it before it retires at the end of March.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams
Card: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Groovy Guava inkpad, Chocolate Chip Marker, Groovy Guava & Wild Wasabi markers (as per Carol’s tutorial)
Accessories: Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template & tool (Tool Kit)


Now don’t forget my next post will definitely have a different stamp set although I do hope you have enjoyed the cards I’ve made using the lovely ‘Live Your Dreams’ stamp set.

Live Your Dreams Scrapbook Purse

I was over at SCS (Splitcoaststampers) recently having a browse and came across a lovely Purse made by Jan of Stamps, Paper, Scissors using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper, Live Your Dreams stamp set, Carousel Notes and a few other items. On closer inspection it turned out to be a lovely Purse suitable for showcasing a few photos. Jan has made a great tutorial to share of her Carousel Notes Purse Book which can be found here.

Now I’m not really a scrapbooker as many of you have probably gathered, but I just had to make one of these myself. I kept a lot of it very similar to Jan’s as there’s no point changing things that are already great but I did have to alter some things as we either don’t have the product available in Australia or I don’t own it myself (yes there are some things I don’t own…..for those of you that know me rather well).

I haven’t added photos as yet as I need to find something suitable but here are some photos of my finished creation.

Live Your Dreams Scrapbook Purse front


This is the front of the Purse, which I’m sure you already knew.

Doesn’t the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers look great?

The colours and designs look so much better in real life than in the Catalogues but of course that’s normal when you only see a small snippet of each design.

I’ve purchased and am using so much more DSP this year to last. Not that I didn’t like last years but I was determined to buy and use this year not buy and store like last year……hehehe. Seeing I’m not a scrapbooker I found last year that I didn’t think to pull out the papers and use on my cards but that has definitely changed and at $11.95 a pack how can you go wrong.

If you’ve checked out Jan’s tutorial you will notice I didn’t paper pierce around the carousel note. Unfortunately we don’t have the brass templates available in Australia (maybe next IB&C) so I cut my dsp slightly larger and then used my Crop-a-dile to add some dry embossing around the scallop edge of the carousel note.




Live Your Dreams Scrapbook Purse side


Here’s the view from the side:

How nifty is that?

I’ve used a mini velcro dot to keep it closed so it can be picked up. The handle is a piece of 5/8″ chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon with a piece of groovy guava double-stitched ribbon adhered over the top. I’ve added 2 jumbo eyelets to the back side of the carousel note, threaded the ribbon through and adhered to the back using sticky strip. I’ve then adhered the back side of the carousel note to the back of the card again using sticky strip. (Just like Jan did her’s in the tutorial).






Now for the inside.

A good majority of this is quite similar to Jan’s as I really liked the way she did her layout.

Live Your Dreams Scrapbook Purse Full inside


Like to see some close ups of each page?

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Left hand page and then with the Carousel Note pulled out.


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The centre piece.

I’m still contemplating adding a bit more detail here and of course when I select my pictures I’ll do a little journalling.








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Right hand side page and then with the Carousel Note pulled out.


So do you love it as much as I do? Then pop over to Jan’s site and grab the tutorial and create your own.  Leave me a comment and link to your creations so I can check them out.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams, Define Your Life
Card: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP, Carousel Notes.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky.
Accessories: Punches – Scallop Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, Scallop Edge, 5-Petal Flower, Spring Bouquet, Round Tab, Photo Corner. Crop-a-dile, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons, Hemp Twine – Natural, sponge dauber, sticky strip, stampin’ dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, Vintage Brads, velcro dot, Creative Memories Circle Cutters.

A card using one of the new Summer Mini sets.

The card I’m going to share with you now was made a little over a week ago but I’ve just not made enough time (while I’ve been thinking about it anyway) to share it with you all. Finally I’ve found that time.

Live Your Dreams 1

To make this card I’ve started out with a Soft Sky base card which I randomly stamped the butterfly stamp from the Live Your Dreams stamp set using Soft Sky Ink.

I have then cut 2 separate pieces of the Afternoon Tea DSP and torn the bottom edge of one. I have adhered them together and then tied Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon around them before adhering them to the base card.

Using the flower image I have inked the flower with Groovy Guava carefully using the inkpad and the stem with Wild Wasabi being careful not to mix the colours. This is then stamped onto the Whisper White card. I then inked just the flower heads in Groovy Guava and stamped them onto a scrap of Whisper White card and then inked the leaves with Wild Wasabi and stamped them onto scrap also. These pieces have then been cut out and layered on top of the full image to add some dimension. This piece is then layered onto Chocolate Chip card and then mounted to the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Final step is to stamp the Thanks in Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White card and punch out with the Small Oval Punch. Punch a Large Oval from a scrap of Soft Sky. Layer together and then mount onto card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dream
Card: Soft Sky, Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DSP
Ink: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon, Large & Small Oval punches.