Monday, 25 September 2017

Halloween



Today I have something very special for you. A Halloween Blog Hop. 




But not just any blog hop, but The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop. I am so excited to be involved in this. 

I know not many people celebrate Halloween in Australia, but it is on the increase, Anyway, it's a good excuse to but lots of lollies and then have to eat them yourself when you don't get many Trick or Treaters calling...hehe.

I thought about what I was going to make for this and realised that a card would probably be a bit silly. How many people would actually send a card for Halloween. It's more about the treats. So I decided to make a rectangle pizza treat box. I realise that this would be a bit much to do for every Trick or Treater, but would be great for a Halloween gift for a teacher or sports coach.




I have recently discovered the Eclipse Technique and am love with it. And as I don't have any Halloween stamps and paper, I thought it would make a great Halloween theme using the Lovely as A Tree stamp set and some shading.

Now that you have seen my project, make sure you follow along with the rest of the blog hoppers to see all the amazing projects they have created.

Remember that you are now visiting Narelle Fasulo, so if you get lost at all, just come back here and carry on with the list.





Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle




Sunday, 24 September 2017

The last of Oh So Eclectic

Today is the last day of my Oh So Eclectic showcase. Have you loved the variety of cards I have shown you. I loved creating them. This is the last of them....well for a while anyway.

Just one of the projects made in my Stamping By Mail Class - A craft class sent to your door, with full colour photos and instructions. Buy the products and the project kits, or just the project kits. Explore your creativity in the comfort of your own home. See all the details here - http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/p/stamping-by-mail.html

Just one of the projects made in my Stamping By Mail Class - A craft class sent to your door, with full colour photos and instructions. Buy the products and the project kits, or just the project kits. Explore your creativity in the comfort of your own home. See all the details here - http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/p/stamping-by-mail.html

Just one of the projects made in my Stamping By Mail Class - A craft class sent to your door, with full colour photos and instructions. Buy the products and the project kits, or just the project kits. Explore your creativity in the comfort of your own home. See all the details here - http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/p/stamping-by-mail.html

I just love these three cards. They have so much detail and lovely layers, but really not hard to put together. Plus they all feature my favourite colour ever, Berry Burst.  I think I am onto my third roll of that Berry Burst ribbon. Just love it, it is so soft and rich in colour.

These three cards were just some of the eight projects in August's Stamping By Mail class. Every month I offer several different classes that are mailed to your home. They are always lots of fun and jam packed with wonderful projects.

Registration for the current months classes is closing tomorrow, so make sure that you sign up today. Here are the three classes on offer.





I would love to have  you in class. 
Remember registration closes tomorrow. Don't miss out.

Thanks for popping by.
Have a great day.




Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. The theme this month is Something Different. By different, we mean something other than your regular card. 



Now this theme got me thinking...thinking...thinking...and drawing a blank. Well it really wasn't a blank, rather like too many ideas. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do. The possibilities were endless. So as I sat at my desk staring at my stamp sets, I saw my Seaside Shore stamp set and thought fish tank. 

Fish Tank Card made using Seaside Shore Stamp Set - Simply Stamping with Narelle - get all the supplies you need to make this card here - https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228



So what do you think, does it look like a fish tank?
Yes it does have real water in it too.

Now that you have seen my card, it's time to see what every one else has done. If you want to know more about my project and how I made it, be sure to come back and keep reading.







I know the water could be higher, but this was a first attempt, so in time I am sure it could be perfected. But it still makes for a great shaker card and a squeezy card.

As I started making my project, I thought I was crazy for even attempting it. I even put up an Instagram post asking for everyone to wish me luck.

So here is how I made it.
First I started with a piece of Pool Party card stock which I sponged with Pool Party, Dapper Denim and Soft Suede.


I then stamped the fish tank scene and mounted the card onto a larger piece that was the size of the card front.



Now I need to make a frame which would form a pocket to hold the water element. So I chose a piece of patterned paper and marked out a panel on the back then cut it out.




Next I glued a piece of  Window Sheet to the back and used the Foam Adhesive Strips on three sides. I left the top open so I could slip the water component in.


This was then attached to the card front.


Next I need to make the water component. I was a tad nervous about this. I grabbed a plastic card bag and taped the sides in a little bit so that it would fit on the front. I just used Tear & Tape down both sides and folded the bag in a little.


Then I nervously added water....


Like I said before, I only put a little water in. I could of put a lot more.

 I trimmed the top of the bag a little, added some Tear & Tape and glued the bag shut. I did use quite a bit of tape, and I am sure if this was ever mailed it would get very ugly. I guess this type of card would be best hand delivered to someone.

When I was confident that I wasn't going to have a massive water spill on my desk, I slipped the sealed bag down between the frame and the card front.


I then added some more Foam Adhesive strip across the top of the frame to make it more secure. 

This would make a great shaker card and even a squeeze card. Just squeeze the front of the card gently and see the water level rise.

This was such a fun card to make. I hope you have been inspired to make something different.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle



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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Freshly Brewed Projects - Birthday


Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week we are celebrating Birthdays.


Everyone has a Birthday, some people don't celebrate them, but most people do. Rather than give a mass produced card next time someone you know is celebrating their Birthday, why not make them a handmade card. A card made by you, made with love and tailored to their likes.

The card I have made this week can easily be tailored. I'll explain how later.

Lift Me Up - Fantastic male stamp set - Simply Stamping with Narelle - http://bit.ly/2fsUNiL


Besides the hot air balloons on this card, there are large letters which spell out the abbreviated B'DAY for birthday. This was such a fun card to make. A card that can be personalised very easily. All you need to do is put whatever word will fit on the card. For example, I could make one with Jess on the front for my daughter, MUM for Mother's Day, DAD for Father's Day, XMAS for Christmas. And the list goes on.

I thought it would be fun to show you how I made it.

First of all you want to check that the letters you want to use will fit on the card. But you can make your card whatever size you want, so unless you have a really long word that can't be abbreviated, you should be ok.


Next you want to stamp your images onto your card stock.


Then you want to line your card stock up using the grid paper to make sure that you have it nice and straight. There is nothing worse that wonky letters. I always line up my left corner nice and square.


Then using a ruller and the grid lines as a guide, place your letters on your cardstock.


Now you have two options here to keep the letters in place while you run them through the Big Shot. You can use the Magnetic Plate or you can use Washi Tape. There are pros and cons to both. Sometimes the magnets in the Magnetic Platform don't like where you have your dies and they can move which can cause frustration. On the other hand, sometimes Washi Tape can tear the card stock when you remove it. In this instance, I used Wahi Tape and it did tear the card stock on both sides, hence the stars either end of the word in the final card.


Make sure when you take it from the Big Shot that you keep all the bits.




Glue a contrasting piece of card stock onto your card front. This will help the letters stand out a bit. Then glue the stamped piece of card stock on top.  Now, using dimensionals on the back of the letters and small pieces, place them back in the spots they were cut from. I normally would use the mini dimensionals, but a lot of my supplies are in storage, so I just cut up the regular dimensionals.



See, it really is a fun technique and one I hope you try soon.

Now that you have seen my creation, pop over to the other girls pages below to see what they have created.




Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

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