Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator based in Nottingham but willing to travel - available for workshops, classes and individual orders. Tel 07891476636 or e-mail

Monday, 1 April 2013

Something different

Hello everyone, 

I hope you have all had a nice Easter and you are ready to go back to work tomorrow?. 

Today I'm going to show you a card that I made for my mum to give to Kirsty when she turned 21 in February this year.  As it was a memorable birthday I wanted to make a special card that she could keep.  I'm not sure what the style is called, and I think I made my first on like this at one of Julie Kettlewells' training, but what I do know is that its very fiddly to make.

The main body of the card is made from one sheet of 12x12 card-stock and the DSP Patio Party (pg 165 main catty).  You will need an additional strip of 12 x 12 card-stock to make the band.  Using the cotton Ribbon (pg 35 summer catty) I stamped the Happy 21st Birthday message in Night of Navy with the stamp set Memorable Moments (pg 139 main catty).  I have also used one of the quaint little charms from, Tea Time Trinkets,  (pg 1 of the summer catty).

When you remove the band holding it all together it kinda spring open like an Explosion box.  As you can see I have decorated all of the inside edges too with matching DSP.  I have used the retired Just Perfect Alphabet stamp set to stamp out Kirsty's name and a stamp from the now retired, but wasn't when I made the card, Sale-a-bration set called Vintage Verses.  Both my mum and Kirtsy liked the finished product,

I hope to be back soon as I have lots of cards to show you and, maybe ,a sneak peek for the end of the months scrapbook pages.    If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used please do not hesitate to ask and I will gladly order them for you.  Likewise, if you would like to participate in one of my classes then please get in touch so that we can arrange somethings.

That's if from me so until next time take care and happy crafting,

Tracy -x-


  1. gorgeous card - used those papers this week myself! DOn't think I'd have the patience to attempt one of these though!

  2. Thanks Vic, its a lot easier to make than it looks, you should give it a go :) xx


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