Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nearly done!

Hello, Crafters.

I didn't have time to make a project to share today because I've been concentrating on Vicki's invitations.

As I don't like not having photographs to share on my blog, I had a look back at some non-Stampin Up! cards I made just before I became a demonstrator five years ago! I found a selection of Chinese New Year cards, two of which I've held back as they have given me ideas for future projects! Some products I used are SU but not all!

On our way out to visit Liz this morning, I'll be picking up the ribbon from our local craft shop to finish off Vicki's invitations. When I get back home this afternoon, I'll be cutting the inserts to size - they've all been printed - and adhering them inside the invites. I also have some A5 sheets to print that includes a map of where the car park is and how to approach it. I had hoped to include it as an insert but I can't get it small enough without shrinking the map, which would defeat the point of having it in the first place! LOL! 

In a way it's better to have it as a separate sheet because it'll be easier for guests to take with them rather than either, trying to tear it out of the invitation, or taking the inviation with them. The final job will be to tie the ribbons! I'm hoping to tie proper bows rather than a flat knot with "tails"! I'll have to see how it goes! 

I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I especially like the first Chinese New Year card you shared. I would really love to know how you made it.

    1. Thanks, Kathy. I made this card before I'd heard about Stampin' Up! so the products used are non-SU! The fan stamp (JudiKins 2548H) was heat embossed in gold and fussy cut. The cherry blossom background was JudiKins 2988G. The sentiment was created on my PC. I hope this helps. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Love these Chinese New Years Cards. u remember where you got the stamps?

    1. Hi, Sharie. Please see my response to Kathy above for the names of the two stamps I used for the first card. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.