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Despicable Me Minion Party Invitations September 11, 2013

Hello! It has been much, much too long since I have blogged. But I have been enjoying life and haven’t found time to stop and blog I’m afraid!

I wanted to share some invitations I have made for my son’s upcoming birthday party. When I asked him what theme he wanted he quickly replied “Minions!”. So Minions it is! I set about finding a Silhouette Cameo cutting file, but had a bit of trouble. So I found a file that I used as a starting point and made my own.

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This is the finished product – aren’t they adorable!! 

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Once the file was created it was quite simple to put them all together.

If you would like the file to use with a Silhouette Cameo please contact me by leaving a comment or emailing me at freshcutsbylu@gmail.com. I would post it here, but it doesn’t seem to be a file that I can load :( so sorry.

Well, that is all for today. I’ll post some pics of the party foods, decorations, etc if I get adventurous enough to make them cute too!

Happy Crafting!

Aliessa

 

Ruffled Bazaar Markets November 23, 2012

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you details of the upcoming Ruffled Bazaar Markets – which I will be at as a a boutique!! (Happy dance)


I will have all my tiles, glass blocks and wood blocks/signs on display and for sale. I will also b running a card making activity! You can choose from 4 different cards (2 are $5, 2 are $3)

Little penguin – $5/kit

Rudolph – $3/kit

Snow Swirled Christmas Tree – $3/kit

Pretty Poinsettia Look-a-like – $5/kit

So, if you are looking for a great place to shop for your Christmas gifts, come along to the Mount Gravatt Show grounds on Saturday 1 December from 3-8pm. There will be over 70 boutiques, activities and fun for the whole family, AND Santa will be stopping by!

Super excited to see you there!

Happy Crafting

Aliessa

 

October Card Class – Teacher appreciation and Halloween October 16, 2012

Unfortunately I cancelled my card class for September. It was for a good reason though – I attended our school market as a stall holder! What fun that was! And from there I have applied and been accepted to attend the Ruffled Bazaar Markets Christmas Spectacular, which is held at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Logan Rd on Staurday December 1, 3 – 8pm.

Anyway, onto this month’s card class…

We’ll be making a feminine and a neutral (could be for a man) gift bag with matching card

Some close ups

The card size is 3 x 3

These are for those wonderful teachers in our children’s lives – or just for any lovely person you want to give a gift :)

We will also be making 2 sweet little treat boxes with a halloween theme. I love these! They would make such cute little gifts at Christmas or Easter, just change up the colours and embellishments!

How cute is that little mummy?? There is a frankenstein and witch in this stamp set (SU! Googly Ghouls) as well, which can be used in place of the mummy.

So, the usual detials

Class is this Thursday 18th October, 7.30pm

My House

Cost is $20

What are you planning for Teacher Appreciation Day?

Have a great week!

Happy Crafting

Aliessa

 

 

 

 

August Card Class – Our Men August 14, 2012

Filed under: Cards,Classes,Father's Day,Masculine Cards,Stampin' Up! — aliessa @ 10:57 am

Hello everyone! I’m super excited about this month’s card class! It’s not often I tackle masculine cards, but as Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away we will be needing a suitable card.

So here are the cards we’ll be making, I’ve tried to make them all easily adaptable if you don’t want it to be for a father :)

First up “An incredible…Dad”.

number 2

The third one

And the final card – I think this one is my favourite!

Details of the class:

Thursday 30 August, 7.30pm at my place (address on rsvp)

Cost $20 for 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs)

If you would like to join the class please let me know by Tuesday 28th August freshcutsbylu@gmail.com

Looking forward to a fun evening!

Thanks for stopping by today

Happy Crafting!

Aliessa

 

 

Reverse Spotlighting June 27, 2012

Filed under: birthdays,Cards,Stampin' Up! — aliessa @ 1:49 am

Aahh, the challenge of a new technique! Recently my cousin, Amy motivated our group of demonstrators to begin a monthly card swap. Sam suggested we use the technique ‘reverse spotlighting’. I looked at the example and thought how lovely it looked. I had an idea in my head to use SU I Dig You stamp set – and try to steer away from flowers and girly things, as that is my usual style. In retrospect I wonder if I should have stuck with what I know…Anyway, this is what my card for the swap ended up looking like.

The idea is to stamp the image in black on the front mat, then punch a shape of some sort (I’ve used a circle) randomly. Take the same image and stamp it in colour (or on another colour card stock), and line it up with the front image. Back it all with another piece of cardstock, add your sentiment and you’re done.

Simple right? It took me a bit of playing around to get it where I was mostly happy with it. I can’t say I am entirely pleased, but it worked. The beautiful cards I received in return were stunning!

I will endeavour to practice this technique and experiment with different stamps, punches and dies. I might hit on something I really like ;) I’m looking forward to a new challenge next month and seeing everyone else’s take on whatever it may be.

Thanks for stopping by. I will endeavour to post more regularly now. Life got away from me a little lately and blog land was the first thing to go :)

Happy Crafting

Aliessa

 

June Card Class June 26, 2012

Filed under: Cards,Classes,Stampin' Up!,Thank you — aliessa @ 2:39 am

Well, June Card Class has actually been and gone, but I thought I would show you the cards we made.

Card 1 – For this card I used the new SU framelits dies and Apothecary Art stamp set. I fell in love with these as soon as I opened the Autumn Winter Mini catalogue. To colour the flowers I pulled out my pastels. Such soft, pretty tones. The background is stamped in crumb cake with the motif from Always elegant.

Card 2 – very simple, yet effective. Again I have used the framelits (2 sizes) stamped with a PTI thank you stamp (available as a thank you gift). The bottom edge of the card was die cut with SU’s new edgelit die (again from the autumn winter mini) and then embossed with the coordinating embossing folder.

Card 3 – For this card I wanted to continue the simple theme, so I started with the cherry cobbler card base, added a whisper white mat then layered on the pretty blue DSP, which has been die cut with another edgelit die (can you see the cute little scallops on the bigger scallops?). I then stamped the large Thank You (PTI) in basic black and the little always (always elegant) in cherry cobbler. Finished off with some pale blue ribbon and a craft button and twine.

 

Card 4 – This card is a straight case from the SU June promotion. The stamp set we used is called Reason to Smile. Until the end of June it is available for FREE with a $125 order, or you can purchase it for $28.95 (clear) $35.95 (wood mount). The card base is Calypso Coral, then a very vanilla mat. This has been stamped with the flower outline in 3 colours – calypso coral, pool party and tangerine tango (stamped off first). Add the sentiment in the corner (sincere salutations). Run that through the big shot with the lower edge in the polka dots embossing folder. Add a pool party scallop border and loop some twine, done!

I enjoyed this class and it’s simplicity. It gave the ladies an opportunity to have a good play with the Big Shot, which we don’t usually have time for.

What have you made lately? Have you tried something new? My next post will show you something new I’ve tried (and struggled a little with).

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting!

Aliessa

 

 

May Card Class May 16, 2012

Filed under: baby,Cards,Classes — aliessa @ 11:29 am

What beautiful Autumn days we are enjoying! I love this time of year, along with Spring, because the weather is mild and enjoyable. The days have been so crisp and bright.

This month we will be making baby cards, to keep you prepared for any little new arrivals.

card 1 – baby bear

card 2 – welcome little one (card design CASEd from Nichole Heady)

card 3 – little sweet pea

card 4 – little clothes

You’ll have to forgive the poor lighting – the photos just needed to be taken.

Details of the class:

Make 8 cards (2 of each design) for $20

Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm

at My house (address given upon RSVP)

If you’re in the Brisbane area and would like to attend please let me know by emailing freshcutsbylu@gmail.com

 

 

 
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