Welcome to the 11th Poulettes’ Blog Hop! You should be coming from the talented Marie, otherwise there is a list at the end of this post to catch up, or else just hop with me and follow the blog hop 🙂
Do you ever feel bored by the products you have, longing for new ones, and desperately trying to create with no mojo? That’s me at the moment. Thus I was interested by this month’s Poulettes’ challenge: April Fools Day! Today is a fun day, so I decided to create a fun project to share with you!
Ok, so I have only one set with fishes (Sea Street, I love it) but I didn’t want to use it. Nothing came while playing with the little fishies. So I opened my trusty Pinterest to browse some new ideas. And shazam! Pinterest did it again: I first tried a random “something” that eventually ended in… a 3D aquarium with a quilled fish! I had great fun creating it, so here it is:
I’ve been wanting to try the quilling technique for many years. I even bought a starting set a few years ago but I was so frustrated by my poor results (never compare your beginnings with the stunning “middles” you find on Pinterest! I know it… but still do 😦 ), I gave up. But this time I wanted to give it another try, because of this cutie. I used some Mambo Melon strips I had left after I made my sister’s baby anouncement cards.
To my big surprise, even if cardstock is a bit thick for quilling, it’s not impossible and I was pretty much happy with my fish. I added thin strips of Pool Party and Perfect Plum cardstock to give it beautiful fins like the Bettas I saw not long ago in a pet store. The lips and fin tail are made with Pink Pirouette cardstock.
I had no googly eye (have to buy some!) so I “made” one with a hand punch circle left over and a black pearl.
The aquarium in itself is freely inspired by these, but I made my own measurements, so it is 21cm x 8cm x 12cm. I chose Bermuda Bay cardstock to create mine. It is quite sturdy, thanks to the cardstock being double folded on itself and adhered with sticky tape. The bottom of the aquarium is made with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, stamped with the only stamp of the whole project, the little droplets from Awesomely Artistic. I put another piece of Bermuda Bay under the aquarium just to give it a nice finishing touch. Some sequins make for shiny gravels.
The algae are made with strips of Pear Pizzaz, that I swirled around a thin paint brush. And now what the fun part : how to give the illusion that my fish float like it’s actually swimming? I added a piece of acetate across the top of the aquarium and made a cut in the middle. I caught the thread tied around the fin of my fish in the acetate, and Voilà 🙂
What do you think? do you like it? I hope so 🙂
- stamps: Awesomely Artistic
- inks: Sand Stone
- Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzaz
You can now visit my lovely friend Valérie to see the beautiful creation she shared 🙂
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The project I’m sharing today is an old one, made while I was still living in the UK. These cute little easter bunnies were made in a class with Tracy. Happy Easter everyone!
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Today I want to share a gift box and a card I made as a present for a wonderful lady, who happens to be my SU upline : the lovely Tracy May. She is the sweetest person ever. She sent me some chocolate at the beginning of the year, and I wanted to thank her for everything she did for me.
I thought it was the perfect time to use the World of Thanks stamp, as I never inked it before. I love the design of this stamp, especially how it can appear as a simple background or be the star of the show, depending on how you work with it.
So here is what I made for Tracy:
So World of Thanks is stamped in versamark and heat embossed on a Whisper White cardstock, and then I sponged some Tangerine Tango very lightly on the cardstock. It was then mated on a Tangerine Tango cardstock on a Kraft base.
The butterfly is die cut with the Butterflies Thinlits on a Tangerine Tango cardstock. I added 3 red pearls to add interest.
The little hexagon box is made with the same Tangerine Tango and kraft cardstock. I used the hexagon framelits to create the top panel. You can find the tutorial on how to do it here at Craftyhallett (althought I slightly changed the dimensions). I loved the little boxes she made and they caught my eye on Pinterest : go have a look! 🙂
The flower is made with 3 pansies punched and glued together with a Petite Petal on top. The center of the flower and the leaves are made with other punches, not SU though. Again I added a pearl at the center of the flower. If you’ve visited my blog a few weeks ago, maybe you remember seing this flower before : it’s almost the same I put on my easel card.
The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and it fits perfectly on the smallest banner die cut.
Of course if you were wondering, I put some chocolates in the gift box 😉
I hope you like it 🙂
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- Stamps: World of Thanks, Petite Pairs
- Dies: Butterlies Thinlits, Hexagon, Banners,
- Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals
- Inks: Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark,
- Papers: Tangerine Tango, Kraft, Whisper White
- Embellishment: White embossing powder, adhesive Pearls
Hello everyone !
Soon it will be Easter, and for us crafters, it is time to create our easter decoration. The Poulettes will show you today lots of lovely ideas to celebrate Easter with Stampin’up, so come on, join us and hop all around!
If you’re coming from the sweet Céline G – Stamps & Paper then you’re already hoping. Otherwise, please click on the links at the end of this post.
Here is what I created: a card and a little woven basket, all in subtle colours…
This card is a CASE from another one I made before, you can have a look here. I went for soft colours : Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, vellum and pearls. The butterfly is made with the stamp set Floral Wings (hostess set – a must have!) and die cut with the Bold Butterfly framelits. The sentiment comes from the Circle of Spring stamp set.
You can find the tutorial for the little basket here. I added a lacy border and little flowers Petite Petals in blue, pink and yellow. The cute bow is made with the fantastic bow punch.
- Stamps: Floral Wings, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring
- Dies: Bold Butterfly Framelits
- Punch: Petite Petals, Bow Builder
- Inks: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight
- Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, vellum
- Embellishment: Adhesive pearls
You can now hop to the lovely Céline L – Les créas de Céline !
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I realised I didn’t share the card I sent to wish my family a happy new year. This year I had so little time to craft that I only sent cards to our grandmothers and parents.
I chose a very simple design but I’m very pleased with the result, the colours are so soft! I felt after the horrid events in Paris in November we all needed sweetness.
My card uses the Circle of Spring stamp set and the sentiment comes from Petite Pairs. The card base is made with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a Very Vanilla panel. The wreath is coloured with Promarkers and die-cut with the matching dies. To finish off, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella on the bow.
The back of the envelope is stamped too, in Wild Wasabi.
This is one of my favourite stamp set. Want more? you can have a look here 🙂
- Stamps: SU Circle of Spring, SU Petite Pairs,
- Dies: SU Wonderful Wreath
- Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
- Embellishment: Wink of Stella clear pen
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