Eastern Blooms

5 posts

November Technique Class Cards

I’m finally here with something I can share with you. I haven’t been doing a lot of crafting of late but what I have done I can’t share as it’s for Secret Sister swaps, so will have to wait till January after the December reveal. Apart from these swaps, I’ve just been busy with life and preparing for our trip to Fiji in a few weeks. We are all getting excited now. Still lots to do and lots of other things happening between then and now though but I do hope to start getting back a bit more often.

So on to the cards.

This months techniques were ‘Kissing’ and ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’.

This is the card we made using the ‘Kissing’ Technique.

Stamp sets: Ornate Blossom, A to Z, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP.
Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers – Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Baja Breeze, Veramark inkpad.
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Circle Scissor Plus.

For the Rock ‘N’ Roll card I created a Pocket card which was demonstrated at our Regional Training Day last Saturday.

This is a really quick card to make. The colours are from the new Colour Coach.

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Quotes.
Card: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Rose Red DSP – Subtles Prints Stack.
Inks: Marina Mist, Rose Red, Perfect Plum.
Accessories: Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Modern Label Punch, sponge dauber.

Till next time…..

Eastern Blooms Birthday

My youngest daughter has a Disco Birthday Party to go to tonight and I had no idea what to get her friend as it seems like they all have everything these days.

I decided to get a gift card and the Birthday Girl can get something she wants and will use. Sounds too easy but I know how hard it is selecting Birthday and Christmas presents for my own 4 girls let alone someone else’s that you are not sure what they like.

So to jazz up the gift card and make it a little more personal I decided I would make one of Makeesha’s MIM projects from a little while back and that is the Envelope Gift Card Holder.

My daughter told me the Birthday Girl’s favourite colour was blue so we went through my dsp’s and she selected the Bali Breeze paper so I added the Eastern Blooms set as well.

Here’s what we ended up with.

Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder


And here is the envelope open with the card.

Eastern Blooms Envelope Gift Card Holder open & Card

My daughter was happy with it so let’s hope the Birthday Girl likes it too.

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, It’s Your Birthday
Card: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Taken with Teal Markers
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Square Scallop Punch, 1 3/8” Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Ice Rhinestone brads.

Sketch Challenge

Here is the Sketch we were given this week by Makeesha on our demo group.


I’ve managed to make 2 cards with this sketch so far.

This first one is using the Eastern Blooms stamp set.

Eastern Blooms 2

Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations, Sanded
Card: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou inkpad, Blue Bayou & Soft Sky Markers*
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, District Ribbon Originals, Chunky Sprinkles, Mono Multi Purpose Adhesive, Paper Piercing Template & Tool (Tool Kit), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the second card I just had to use Embrace Life stamp set.

Embrace Life 6

With this card I decided to scallop edge the bottom piece of layering. I also added a thin strip of dsp instead of ribbon on the second layer and I just left the flower on it’s own rather than layering it onto a circle. The flower has been stamped onto a piece of Ginger Blossom DSP using Ruby Red ink and a Very Vanilla 1/2 backed pearl added.

Stamp sets: Embrace Life, Curvy Verses
Card: Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DSP
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/2 backed pearl (Pretties Kit), Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing template & tool (Tool Kit), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.