Painted with Love

Playing with the painted with love suite from Stampin’ Up! is a great way to spend a Sunday… sharing with friends is even better!

Today I had some of the lovely ladies from my craft class round for a project class, they aren’t ‘just’ ladies from my craft class, I consider them all to be friends. We have such fun creating together and generally having great old craic as we Northern Irish girls like to say!

We made lots of projects… two boxes and five cards, one being a WOW card. One of the ladies had specifically asked if I could create a special wedding card to be incorporated today and I knew I wanted to do a shutter card, I’d never done one before so off I set to watch some you tube videos, Frenchie’s video was great. The measurements however were based on American card stock and I couldn’t quite get them adjusted to work as well, and after hearing from another UK demo who had the same issues I decided to stick with the US measurements…. did you know their A4 card stock was a different size to ours?

Anyway I made a few wee tweaks because it worked better for me that way. This was the end result…

I hope the video works for you because it really is the best way to showcase this gorgeous card. I used powder pink card stock and the subtlest sheet from the painted with love designer series paper pack – I thought it was more suited for a wedding, unless of course you know the colours and melon mambo is one of them! Isn’t it gorgeous?

I even broke open my packet of the gorgeous new vinyl stickers… I simply adore these; and I’m not a peel and stick kinda girl but these just add that subtle extra to the finished card. One of the changes I made was I overlapped the shutters so when you open it’s more like a camera lens, I just love how this looked in motion!

We also made two very different boxes with the ‘sure do love you’ framelit Dies… interestingly enough both for chocolate… I’m on slimming world at the minute can you tell where my mind wanders too….

The first one above I’m reliably informed is the perfect fit for a Terry’s chocolate orange… I couldn’t test that theory as if I had bought one I would also have eaten one! The second box below fits a small bar of chocolate, I got my little bars in Lidl. We also made a mini notecard which also fits nicely in the box. Of course you could just fill the box with notecards, that would be a perfect gift!

For my weekend project classes we used to get sandwiches in… until the girls discovered my husband egg and cheese mayo ones… now he makes us sandwiches, someone else brings, drinks, someone crisps and today Marie made a gorgeous fresh fruit salad, just because she knew I’ve been trying my best to be good! My husband really is a star they all love him, and he regularly nips up to the craft studio to see if anyone wants fresh tea or coffee… he’s definitely a keeper!

I hope you like these projects, I’ll be back later in the week with some more cards from this class.

Now though it’s time for a nice hot bubble bath and then bed for this crazy crafte, tomorrow is a busy day for me, it’s the day I catch up on my Etsy orders after the weekend.

Please leave me a note I’d love to hear from you.

The PDf containing tutorials for these and the other projects today is FREE this month with a £50 order or available to purchase for £5.

Thanks for dropping by,

Gillian

All images are (c) Stampin’ Up1 2018

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