Tag Archive: Nova Scotia

Card Making ~ Where to find Ideas?

 

Bouquet of Tulips Inspiration

It is hard sometimes to come up with an idea to make a Card, but you can find ideas everywhere. All you have to do is look around you for inspiration.

I recently bought this beautiful bouquet of Tulips from the local Superstore.

It was a very stormy, cold day here in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I just needed something to get rid of the Winter Blues. As I was checking out, I saw this bouquet of Tulips and I had to have them. They actually made me smile.

I was drawn to the vibrant colors and thoughts that Spring would soon be here.

I challenge you to use this photo to inspire a Card, Scrapbook Page or Paper Craft Project.

Check out nancyfancystamping.com, tomorrow for the Punch Art Card that was inspired by this bouquet of Tulips. You won't be disappointed.


2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue Launch Party

 

2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

 

Come & Join Me,

Thurs July 14, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

OR

Sat July 16, 2011 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

6427 Dudley St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

for the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue Launch Party

The cost of this event is FREE, all you have to do is Email Nancy at Nancy Fancy Stamping to RSVP by Thurs July 14, 2011.

Come and get your Free 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. We will make a project, and the people in attendance, who place a minimum $50.00 order before Shipping, Handling & Taxes, will be entered to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate.

As always you don't have to bring anything, I will supply everything.

I can't wait to show you the New Stamp Sets and Products.

Don't for get to RSVP by Thurs July 14, 2011

Happy Graduation! to the 2011 Grads

 

Happy Graduation 2011 Grads

 Happy Graduation Card

Our niece, Lauren recently graduated from High School. We can't beleive that 18 years have gone by so fast.

She has grown up to be a very kind and special young woman, so she deserved a very special card to mark the occasion.

She graduated from Citadel High in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As you can tell their color are Black, Burgandy & Gold.

STAMP SET:
* N/A

CARD STOCK:
* Basic Black 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock #121045
* Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock #100730
* Bravo Burgandy 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock #105123
* Pink Pirouette 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock #111351
* Brushed Gold 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock #102935

INK:
*  N/A

ACCESSORIES:
* Bone Folder #102300
* 1 1/4" Square Punch #119865
* 1 3/8" Square Punch #119877
* Paper Snips #103579
* Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #109027
* 1/16" Circle Hand Held Punch #101227
* Gold Brads #104337
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439 (including Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads)
* Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots #117335
* Scallop Trim Corner Punch #118870
* Paper Cutter #104152
* Craft Scissors #108360
* Basic Pearl Jewels #119247
* Go Go Boots Alphabets Medium Sizzlit Die (Retired)
* Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
* SNAIL Adhesive #104332
* Decorative Label Punch #120907

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) To make the Cap, take a scrap piece of Basic Black Card Stock and punch it out using the 1 1/4" Square Punch. Take a scrap piece of Bravo Burgandy Card Stock and punch it out using the 1 3/8" Square Punch. Cut a piece of Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon to measure 6". Fold the ribbon in half and tie a know towards one end. Using your Paper Snips cut into the ends of the ribbon and pull the pieces apart to form the tassel. Layer the tassel on top of the 2 pieces of punched out Card Stock. Punch a hole through all of the layers including the ribbon using the 1/16" Circle Hand Held Punch. Insert a Gold Brads through all of the layers.
2) Cut a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Fold it in half and crease it using the Bone Folder. The fold should be along the left hand side.
3) Cut a piece of Bravo Burgundy Card Stock to measure 4 x 5 1/4". Adhere it to the Basic Black card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
4) Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Card Stock to measure 3 3/4" x 5 ". Adhere it to the Bravo Burgandy layer using SNAIL Adhesive.
5) Cut a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 3 5/8" x 4 7/8". Assemble the Big Shot "Sandwich" ~ first Standard Cutting Pad, Multipurpose Platform (Tab 1), Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots with the Basic Black Card Stock inside and the second Standard Cutting Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Adhere it to the Pink Pirouette layer using SNAIL Adhesive.
6) To form the Blouse, cut a piece of Whiper White Card Stock to measure 3" x 3". Punch out one of the corners using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch. Lay the punched out 3" x 3" square onto a Paper Cutter and trim it, leaving 1/4" tab on the Scallop Trim. Fold it over and crease it with the Bone Folder.
7) Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette in a triangle with the shortest edge of 2". Ahdere the Whisper White Scallop Trim to it using SNAIL Adhesive.
8) Cut a strip of Basic Black Card Stock to measure 1/2" x 6".
9) Cut a strip of Bravo Burgandy Card Stock to measure 1/4" x 6". Adhere the  Bravo Burgundy Strip to the Basic Black Strip using SNAIL Adhesive. Cut a piece about 2 3/4" and adhere it to Whisper White Scallop Trim. Cut another piece to measure 3" and adhere it on the other side of the Whisper White Scallop Trim using SNAIL Adhesive. Make sure that it overlaps the first strip that you adhered. Once these steps are completed, you trim the pieces that are overlaping.
10) Adhere a single Basic Pearl Jewel for a button and a string of them to make the Necklace.
11) Adhere the Blouse to the Basic Black layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.
12) To make the "2011" you use the Go Go Boots Alphabets Medium Sizzlit Die. Cut 3 pieces of Brushed Gold Card Stock to measure 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". Assemble the Big Shot "Sandwich" ~ first Standard Cutting Pad, Multipurpose Platform (Tab 1), Go Go Boots Alphabets Medium Sizzlit Die with the number 2, 0, 1, 1,  Brushed Gold Card Stock and the second Standard Cutting Pad. Run this "Sandwich" through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Since 2 and 1 are on the same G
o Go Boots Alphabets Medium Sizzlit Die
, you would run this one through twice so you could out two 1 and in order to cut out the 0, you will have to run that Go Go Boots Alphabets Medium Sizzlit Die through separately.

13) Punch a Decorative Label from a scrap piece of Bravo Burgandy Card Stock. Adhere the "2011" to the Bravo Burgandy Card Stock using SNAIL Adhesive. Adhere the Decorative Label to the Basic Black Card Stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
14) Adhere the Cap to the Basic Black Card Stock using Stampin' Dimensionals.
15) Happy Graduation Lauren and all of the other Graduates.

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What Big Thing Happens in Nova Scotia in 12 Days?

You have 12 days left before the Harmonized Sale Tax goes up from 13% to 15% in Nova Scotia.

You may say, "well it is only going up by 2%, that isn't much", but every little bit helps.

If you place an order before Jun 30, 2010 you may only be savings 2%, but I will make it an even better deal, I will pay the Harmonized Sale Tax on your entire order. This sweet deal also ends on Jun 30, 2010.

You can take advantage of this offer in 1 of 2 ways

1) go directly to My Stampin' Up! Website and place your order online. You pay the Harmonized Sale Tax at the time of placing the order and I will give you Stampin' Bucks, equivalent to what you paid in Harmonized Sale Tax. The Stampin' Bucks can be used towards a product purchase or a class fee at a later date.

2) you can Email Me or Phone Me at 455-7259 and I will place your order and pay the Harmonized Sale Tax for you. I will need the payment in advance before I will place the order. Remember, your order and payment has to be received before Jun 30, 2010 to qualify.