Monday, 28 March 2011

A short break

Just a brief post to say that the site is closed at present and will be until Friday 1 April. You can still browse as normal, but the checkout is turned off, so you won't be able to actually place any orders until the site is re-opened, I do apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Orders placed up until this evening will of course be despatched as normal.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Craftwork Cards Warren Collection

This gorgeous selection of cute cards is from the Warren Collection, now in store at Foil Play.
As you would expect from Craftwork Cards, the collection comprises a delicious selection of beautifully co-ordinating toppers, foiled papers and other embellishments in a colour palette of marshmallow, ice blue and skyscraper.
The 8 x 8 papers have a luxurious pearl foiled finish. As you can see, just using a small section of the papers will add a real touch of luxury to your cards.
The large and small die cut scallops in the collection are perfectly sized, the larger ones for the Warren toppers, the smaller ones for the embossed die cut circle embellishments.
The Warren collection includes:
  • 8 x 8 inch pearl foiled papers;
  • 8 x 8 inch die cut colour me Warren topper sheets;
  • 8 x 8 inch die cut coloured in Warren topper sheets (these have proved very popular indeed, more supplies are on their way!);
  • Die cut mini birthday greetings & sentiments on sparkling white pearlescent card;
  • Embossed & die cut cotton white chalk me circles embellishments;
  • Die cut scallop circles, large and small;
  • Cotton candy card candi
Many elements of the collection, including the greetings, embossed circles and colour me sheets are suitable for you to colour using the medium of your choice to create a really unique and personalised card. For example, you could use pro-markers, shimmer paints, inkpads, glitter glue, chalks, watercolour pencils, Copic markers or glitter gel pens.
You can pick and choose which elements of the collection you purchase, Foil Play is selling all of the die cut sheets individually, rather than in packs. The collection will of course also co-ordinate beautifully with many other Craftwork Cards products.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

More Kanban Classic Butterflies - designs with the easel card

Following on from my earlier post, Kanban has just posted an illustrated idea sheet showing a number of ways to make up the Classic Butterflies easel concept card, sheet CON9093 on their Facebook page. The instructions are also available in PDF format.

Kanban Classic Butterflies pop out aperture card

I made this pop out A6 aperture card from Classic Butterflies section of the recent Kanban QVC TSV, presently on waitlist only. Individual elements from the TSV have not been released to retail, but they are available to purchase from Foil Play.
To make the card, I used the die cut & foiled A6 concept card (PCT9091) for the base card and elements from the butterfly, birdcage & floral and borders & sentiments topper sheets (PCT1596, PCT1597 and PCT1595) to embellish it.
I sliced off the header of the concept card sheet, then folded it in half to A5 size. The sheet isn't die cut all the way through the centre fold, just the middle section. The card folds so that the aperture pops out and (viewed from above, as in the picture below) there is a square section opening out in the middle. The card also folds flat for posting.

I secured the outer sections on each side of the card together with extra strong double sided tape and left the inner two sections (which form the square) free of adhesive. If you wished, you could decorate the insides of the square (which are white) with co-ordinating paper before applying adhesive.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Web site news

Firstly, apologies for being so quiet and lack of blogging recently - I must get back into a routine. I've been busy catching up with orders since my week 'off' - the office re-organisation went very well though, I am much more organised now and have just about completely memorised the new layout.

My hosting company is doing some routine maintenance tonight and moving the server on which Foil Play is hosted, so there is likely to be a brief period of downtime between 00:30 & 02:30 tomorrow morning. The downtime experienced should be less than 30 minutes in total, with the aim to be less than half of that. I do apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

My webmaster has set up an RSS feed for new products listed on the website, so if you'd like to see all the new items as they are listed, you can subscribe to it. I've also set up a dedicated twitter account @foilplayproduct to tweet the new product details.