As some of you know, this week has been the last week of Kindy for my (little) big boy. I have been surprised at how emotional I have felt about this milestone coupled with him turning 5 last Monday, but we really are so excited with him as well, so the tears don’t last long 😉
Of course, with him leaving Kindy that’s a perfect excuse for Mummy to do some stamping! I made some little gifts for the teachers and early childhood workers at his Kindy, they have done a fabulous job with him and I know that they really care about the children they teach, so they deserved a little treat. I had ordered the Mini Milk carton die with the intent of making ‘something’ with that and while waiting for it to arrive I received some swaps from the INKlings Team Training day. Amongst the swaps was a gorgeous bird house made with this very die by Fiona Brown, so I knew that’s what I would make ….. with a couple of changes …… mine became ‘Rabbit hutches’ for 2 of the little Lindt gold bunnies (you can buy them in packs of 5 from Big W) and here they are ……
I also made a card to go with them in the same colour scheme and then to make it easy to carry them in while pushing a stroller and hurrying my little man along I made a tray too …..
There is some Champagne Mist shimmer paint on the butterfly to make it shimmer and I lightly dabbed the dauber over the lower portion of the card to add a very light shimmer to the stamped area too – and the same on the matching envelope of course! LOL! Just a pity I couldn’t get that to photograph well – sorry Miss Kylie, photos at night again! 😛
I hope you like them, the girls at the kindy sure did! If you want to make your own bird house or rabbit hutch just google ‘mini milk carton bird house’ and you will find lots of online tutorials and youtube videos. If you’d like more details on the supplies that I used, please let me know and I can fill you in!
Happy end of Term 1 everyone! K 🙂
PS this was the ‘treat’ Aidan took to share with his class mates! 50-odd Gingerbread men with 3 buttons (HAD to be 3! LOL!) and he handed them out at the end of today’s Kindy session while his proud mummy watched 🙂
Today Laura and I held another class, this month it was on Recessed Cards. I designed a ‘Faux Recessed’ Scalloped Circle Card …….
And Laura designed a Recessed Window card using a template she had used previously from www.splitcoaststampers.com, here she has used the A Rose is a Rose stamp set in Riding Hood Red with Chocolate Chip Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon and a little bit of Kiwi Kiss too.
Now, when I am the ‘student’ at a class, I sometimes like to change the card around a little (stop laughing Alicia!!!:P) and a couple of the girls today asked if there were any other designs apart from Laura’s for them to see, so when I made mine I decided to use a different set to show them what else you could do!
I used the Welcome Home stamp set for the house and trees image and stamped it in Old Olive on the cardstock I was using then in Chocolate Chip on a scrap piece and cut the house out (like I have done previously with this set) I then used flowers from the Trio Flower Punch and leaves from the XL 2-step Bird Punch for my embellishments…. plus a little bit of chunky sprinkles on the flowers for some bling! You can see on the second picture how the images have been layered to create a 3D effect in the recessed window.
So, what do you think? Do you have a preference? Do you like or dislike them all? Let me know! And don’t forget, if you’d like to learn how to make these cards, give me a call or send me an email and I can arrange a class for you!
Have a great weekend! K 🙂
Posted in 3D projects, Stampin', Techniques and Classes
Tagged 3D, a rose is a rose, classes, punched flowers, recessed window card, scallop circle, scallop circle card, upsy daisy, welcome home
On the INKlings forum, someone was asking for suggestions of how to use up old formula tins a while ago. Well, seeing as how we have a few here ::) I thought I’d use one of the suggestions to use one up 😉
One of the girls had suggested using it to put a gift in, kind of like a bag or basket, so, as one of my friends was moving house, I thought I’d make her a ‘Survival Kit’ and pack the tin full of things that might come in handy – panadol, bandaids, chocolate, minties 🙂 …. but, of course, I had to decorate it first!!
Very handy for ‘wrapping’ the gift …. even more so because this was getting posted interstate! Some pretty DSP, a bit of ribbon and a bow and it’s done. the circle scissors make it soooo easy to cut out the circles for the top too 🙂 oh, and it was my first attempt at doing a ‘Teneale Bow’ – check out her video on her post here to see how she makes them, hers always look so lovely, hopefully with a bit of practice I will get better at it too 🙂
Have a great weekend! K 🙂
Back to show you challenge 3 from last weeks cyberstamp….
a cute little box with 4 little notecards in it! I will also be making some matching envelopes too. I used Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Candy Lane DSP for this set but I’ll have another couple of versions to show you soon.
I found instructions to make the box here but if you’d like to come along to a class and have all the materials prepared and supplied to make one of these sets for yourself or for a gift I will be running a class before Mother’s Day. Contact me for more details or to let me know you are interested.
Take care, K 🙂