Carte Postale

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Another Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #5 card

I’ve already shared 2 cards with you for Makeesha’s Sketch Challenge #5 here but after seeing Sarah-Jane’s gorgeous card (which you can check out here) she inspired me to make the card below which is for my best friends birthday tomorrow. I’m really hoping she doesn’t visit my blog before I pop over and see her tonight or I’ll have spoiled the surprise.

This is the sketch again from Makeesha


Now I already knew my friend likes the Le Jardin Designer Series Paper (don’t forget this is on the retirement list) and she already has the Carte Postale Stamp set (which is also on the retirement list) so I decided to use those for her card and this is what I came up with.

Carte Postale 2

Stamp sets: Carte Postale, Sincere Salutations
Card: River Rock, So Saffron textured, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin Designer Series Paper
Ink: River Rock & So Saffron inkpads & markers.
Accessories: River Rock double-stitched ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Le Jardin Carte Postale.

Le Jardin is the lovely Designer Series paper in gorgeous colours of River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Very Vanilla. Carte Postale is one of the lovely stamp sets that coordinates with the Le Jardin DSP.

Tonight is my monthly stamp class that a few mum’s from my daughter’s school attend. We normally just do cards but we have decided to do some boxes or other 3-D items and tonight I’ve turned it into a 3 piece set.

Stamp Class October 08

Isn’t this colour combination just gorgeous? It’s so soft looking. I must say I’m very happy with these creations and hope the ladies are too.

Here’s a closer look at each of them.

The Tote…..

Le Jardin Tote


I didn’t think this needed any stamping as the paper is just gorgeous on it’s own and I’ve covered a fair space on the front and back.


Card: Soft Sky, River Rock, Le Jardin DSP
Accessories: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Sticky Strip.





The first card I made was this one.


Carte Postale 1


For this card I used a left over piece of the DSP I’ve used on the Tote. I layered it straight onto the Soft Sky card, stamped Mon Amie in River Rock ink on the bottom right hand corner and added some paper piercing underneath. I’ve then stamped the flower square image on Very Vanilla Card using So Saffron ink and then punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. I’ve then punched a 1 3/8″ circle from Soft Sky card and a Scallop Circle from some River Rock card. This is then all layered as shown and mounted to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Stamp set: Carte Postale
Card: Soft Sky, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin DSP
Ink: So Saffron, River Rock
Accessories: 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches, scallop circle punch, tool kit, stampin’ dimensionals.


For the final card I decided to make a Joy Fold Card.


Carte Postale Joy Fold

For the base of this card I’ve used Very Vanilla card and added 2 coordinating pieces of Le Jardin DSP. The top flap is So Saffron with Very Vanilla card which I have stamped images from the Carte Postale stamp set. Inside also has a piece of Very Vanilla card which I’ve left blank until I need to use the card and can then select an appropriate stamp or just hand write on it. As you can see I’ve Paper Pierced around the Very Vanilla stamped piece and the bird has been stamped, cut out and then mounted with stampin’ dimensionals. I’ve used the same scallop flower piece as on the previous card which holds the card shut.


Stamp set: Carte Postale
Card: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, River Rock, Soft Sky, Le Jardin DSP
Ink: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron.
Accessories: 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches, scallop circle punch, tool kit, stampin’ dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Some different projects

No post yesterday but I’m going to make up for that now I hope.

It was my regular fortnightly stamp night with friends on Friday night and we also stamped on Saturday night too this week.  Friday night I spent the evening catching up on some Friendship Books that I needed to create pages for, so I won’t show you those even though I did use Stampin’ Up products, as I’m going to recreate them as cards which I will then share with you (hopefully I’ll get those done today). However last night I was very productive and completed 4 weeks of projects that another demonstrator, Makeesha Byl, graciously shares with us on an Australian Demonstrator Group each Monday. Makeesha also puts these on her blog so you can locate the tutorials there if you are interested in making them yourself.

The first project Makeesha shared with us was a Gift Card Holder. I decided to make mine also using our latest Colour Challenge which was River Rock, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla. I’ve used one of the new Spring Mini Catalogue stamp sets and matching wheel to make mine.

A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder


A Beautiful Life Gift Card Holder Open copy

Stamp sets: A Beautiful Life, It’s Beautiful (Jumbo Wheel)
Card: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Metal Edge Circle Tag, Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle PunchPretties Kit (1/2 back very vanilla pearl), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The 2nd weeks project was a CD Holder. I decided to use some Designer Series Paper that I hadn’t used yet and went with Spring Fling. I love how this turned out.

CD Holder - Spring Fling

Stamp sets: Little Pieces, Priceless
Card: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Rich Regal Brads (So Saffron), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Week 3 was to make a Horizontal Pocket Card. Again we used some Designer Series Paper for this one so I went for an old favourite and matching stamp set that I haven’t used in a while. I loved how this one turned out too.

Horizontal Pocket Card - Looks Like Spring

Stamp sets: Looks Like Spring, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Spring Showers DSP**
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana
Accessories: Slit Punch, Tool Kit (Paper Piercing Tool), Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone Brads – Fire & Ice, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

**Spring Showers and Spring Flowers Designer Series Paper is still available however it does not appear in the current catalogue. Please speak with your demonstrator if interested in ordering.


Last weeks project was a Lettering Set. I’m really happy how this one turned out too. Yes we used more Designer Series Papers so I picked which one I was going to use and then selected my Textured Cardstock to co-ordinate.

This is how it looks closed

Lettering Set- Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons

and then this is the inside

Lettering Set - Fall Flowers & All Through the Seasons Open

Stamp sets: All Through the Seasons, Carte Postale.
Card: Old Olive Textured Cardstock, Fall Flowers DSP, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, White Parchment paper (non -SU)
Inks: Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Small Corner Rounder Punch, Whisper White Envelopes, Earth Elements Brads (Old Olive), Stampin’ Dimensionals.


So what do you all think? Was I productive last night?? Aren’t Makeesha’s projects wonderful and she is so generous for sharing the tutorials with us. Don’t forget you can view them on her blog if you wish to make some, or all, for yourself. I know I’ll be making more and can’t wait to see what this weeks project will be.