Fall Flowers DSP

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Card Organiser

As promised today I’m going to share my Card Organiser I made with you all. You can find the original Tutorial by Beate Johns here at SCS. After chatting with a friend and fellow demo that made one I wasn’t sure if the original instructions would allow me to put enough cards in each section. Of course this would depend on the card you made but seeing how I usually use layers and sometimes add some ribbon, etc I thought I’d make some adjustments that may allow me to put an additional card or 2 in.

So here’s the cover.

Card Organiser Book

For the covers I’ve used some DSP from the Fall Flowers pack, the word ‘Cards’ is made from the Big Deal Alphabet stamp set and has been mounted using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve bound the book with my Bind-It-All but there are other ways to hold the book together just use your imagination.  I’ve tied Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon and Really Rust Taffeta ribbon which I’ve made using Whisper White Taffeta ribbon and my Really Rust inkpad or you could use your marker.

The monthly pockets I decided to leave pretty plain and have added a little stamping on the Calendars. I cut the outer edge pocket and added some Soft Sky Ribbon to allow the pockets to expand a little more. The ribbon has been attached using eyelets for added strength but these aren’t visible as the date calendar is layered over the top.

 

Card Organiser Book inside

Not sure if you can see but I’ve still used that same stamp set. I just can’t get away from it at the moment, although I have used other stamps from the set this time.

 

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Big Deal Alphabet, Live Your Dream
Card: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Soft Sky, Really Rust, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain, Whisper White Taffeta, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Crop-a-dile, Bind-It-All.

My cute little bag

I can’t take full credit for what I’m going to show you today as I first saw something similar on Jayne Mercer’s blog here (on 8/8/08) and she found it here on Josee Smuck’s site. It got me thinking about adapting the pattern so you could pick up the ribbon handle and take the whole thing instead of just the lid. (I could see that happening anyway so maybe someone else could too). So my idea was to move the handle but I also thought about making the lid as one with the box. I also wanted to be able to fit some standard size cards into the bag.

Before I had time to fiddle with this, as I did all those other projects first, I came across an adaptation to the original Bag that Carol Dunstan had made here. Carol had the same idea as me of relocating the handle onto the base of the bag and also increasing the size to fit our cards. However I hadn’t worked out how I was going to do my ribbon relocation as yet, so I’ve pinched that idea from Carol, I’m sure she won’t mind.

So on Sunday I spent some time adapting the original tutorial by Josee Smuck so that it would fit our sized cards and gave it a flip lid. This is how it turned out.

 

Fall Flower Card Bag shut

 

 

And with the lid open

 

Fall Flower Card Bag open

 

I still want to tweak this a little bit more but overall I’m happy with the end result. I should be able to fit 6 cards and envelopes in this comfortably. Guess I need to make some cards to match to put inside now….

In case you were wondering, there is not stamping at all on this bag.

Supplies:
Card: Fall Flowers DSP, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch.

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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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

Supplies:
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.