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Here you can find out all the latest RSW news, get details of special offers & view projects made using rubber stamps. Most of the projects shown here will be made from Stampin' Up! products, as I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, covering Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Finished at Last!!!!

I haven't posted for a while as I've been very busy making 157 wedding invitations for my brother. These are no ordinary invites - each one is a mini book; the front cover has a dry embossed border (done on the Big Shot), is hand-stamped & has a hand-cut rectangle window, revealing heat-embossed silver hearts & "Invitation"; inside are 4 pages of information about the wedding & the back cover was hand-notched to hold the RSVP card. All the pages were punched using the Bind-It-All machine, then threaded with ribbon & tied in a bow. Plus I stamped my details on the back.
As well as doing all that, I had to print the insides, getting all the card the right way round to print on the reverse side - and there were 3 different types of "insides"!! Here's the finished product:

Some of the lettering is blurred as I didn't think my brother would appreciate me broadcasting the details of his wedding across the internet!
I took photos of each of the stages while making these, so I will post a tutorial of how to make these - you may not want to make wedding invites, but this idea could be used for lots of other things - even a mini book for Mother's Day.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Inspirational Get-together Swap

Here's the card I made for the Inspiration Get-together on 30/1/09. 25 demos attended & most swapped cards with each other & Paula from Stampin' Up!
The card was made using the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • In the Stars stamp set & Swirling Stars jumbo Wheel
  • both tag punches, the star punch & the 1/4 inch hole punch
  • Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun & Whisper White card stock
  • Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun & VersaMark inks
  • Pumpkin pie ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Double sided tape