Thank You

Happy Monday Stampers!

Once again, thank you so much for your support & feedback.  I love creating & it is always a great feeling when you know that there are people out there that enjoy your work.  It helps to keep you going!

My card today is one I created sometime ago & actually forgot to post.  Better later than never!

I’ve used the lovely little “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set, along with the matching “Blossom” Punch.  You have to love Stampin’ Up! for making creating so easy. I’ve teamed it up with the new In-Colour – Flirty Flamingo, but kept it simple with Basic Black & Whisper White.

I quickly coloured the leaves with Mint Macaron using my Blender Pen & scattered Pearls to finish the card.

Don’t forget, if you click on the link above the photo, you are able to download a free tutorial which includes a list of supplies & measurements (imperial & metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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159. Thank You – Grateful Bunch

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A Little Thanks

I’ve used the Emboss Resist Technique on my card today.  It happens to be one of the 7  August - TTTechniques from our current Technique Treats, along with the Double Embossing Technique.  I will be honest & say that this is one of my favourite techniques.  All kinds of possibilities.  I’ve also used the “Swirly Bird” Bundle.

I wasn’t too sure what I was going to do with the piece once I had created it, but then decided to cut it into pieces to create a Mosaic Background.  I’m very happy with the card now.

For a Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements (Imperial & Metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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162. A Little Thanks – Swirly Bird Bundle

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Happy Birthday Naomi

Don’t you love creating for special people?  I know I do, although sometimes I think I tend to overthink things & make it so hard for myself as I want the card to be just “perfect”!

My card today is just that – for a special friend & one that I saw very similar on Pinterest but put my own spin on it.  I also wanted to used some of her favourite colours – Blues which I teamed up with Yellows & Browns.

I don’t have a Tutorial for you today as it “took off” in the mail before I remembered to do one, but hopefully I will be able to go by the photo.

With images from the gorgeous “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set I randomly stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Soft Sky Ink. The Dragonfly was stamped randomly in Crumb Cake Ink.  I did think about colouring them too but at the last moment left them as is.

I punched a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the 2″ Circle Punch before temp adhering it to the stamped Very Vanilla Card.  I then stamped the Sprig of Flowers twice over the Card in Crumb Cake before colouring the flowers with Soft Saffron Ink & the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink with my Blender Pen.

I wrapped a piece of Metallic Gold Thread around my finger 3 times, adhered it to the back of the punched Circle with a Mini Glue Dot before adhering the circle to the card ensuring that all my images were lined up correctly.  This was then layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card & then to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

I stamped the “Banner” onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Crumb Cake Ink, stamped “Happy Birthday” from the “Birthday Banners” Stamp Set inside the Banner, again in Crumb Cake Ink & cut it out matching “Bunch of Banners” Framelits Dies.  Don’t you just love it when SU! have everything “matchy matchy?”

This was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I then added small Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & scattered a couple around the card.

I hope you had a lovely day Naomi & you liked your card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers

Crikey, I can’t believe that today’s release will be our 5th.  Where does the time go?  Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us throughout our adventure/s.  It is very much Augustappreciated.

Each month we release a set of 3 cards using DSP (Designer Series Paper), along with a Sketch, Supplies, Measurements & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard.  The sketches are able to be used over & over so that you are creating entirely different looks.

This month we are playing with the lovely DSP Stack – “A Little Foxy”.  I love the colours in this stack & will admit that I didn’t want to cut into it, but now I can’t get enough of it.

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Birthday Girl

When I created my card I am sharing with you today, all the items were current.  In fact, it 3  Juneis one of the cards created for our Pretty Pattern Papers which sees the release of the new Tutorial tomorrow, so be sure to head on back to grab your tutorial.

For my card I used the “Go Wild” DSP Stack (retired) to create my bags.  These were adhered to 3 separate pieces of Melon Mambo Card, a piece of Silver Cording Trim (retired) was used for the hands & pieces of Tissue adhere to the top of each bag.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder before layering onto a piece of Melon Mambo before layering onto the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

The greeting from SAB 2016 “Hello” Stamp Set was stamped onto Whisper White in Melon Mambo, cut into shape before layering onto a piece of Basic Black & then across the card front.  The Bags were adhered to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the card I cut 3 small flowers from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits 1 x Whisper White, 1 x Daffodil Delight & 1 x Melon Mambo, adhered them to each bag & popped a small Rhinestone to the centre of each to finish the card.

A very simple card but one that shows you how to use those little pieces of DSP lying around but you don’t want to toss out.

For more ideas on how to use your DSP, pop on over to the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until tomorrow, Happy Stampin’

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Congratulations

Before we get into my card today, I just wanted to say that I created it for 2 challenges but then forgot to post it.  As a result, 1 of the challenges closed which is the layout of the card,Challenge but that is ok as I am still happy with the card & it made it easy for me to create my card.

The challenge over at Sunday Stamps was to use “Shades of Blue” along with a pop of green & grey.  I will admit that I don’t use these colours together very often but when I do, I love them!  It is always good to create outside your comfort zone, so thank you Sunday Stamps for a great challenge..

Don’t forget, if you click above the photo you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes Supplies & Measurements (Imperial & Metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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163. Congratulations – Picture Perfect

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Summer Note Cards

With summer being around the corner in Australia (well, we don’t really have winter where I am), I thought I would share with you a small sneak peek at one of the cute sets from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  It is one of my favourite perks about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, being able to see and order new product before it’s released!  AND believe me, the new Holiday Catalogue will not disappoint.

The little Cards are about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in size.  Enough to write a small note to accompany the new Catalogues.

I sponged Crumb Cake onto a piece of Whisper White Card for the sand & then Soft Sky for the Sky.  I wanted the sponging to be very light so that I could still write on the card.

For all my little cards, I stamped the Umbrella from the “Day by the Beach” Stamp Set directly onto the card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then stamped it again onto scrap Whisper White Card before colouring  with my Blender Pen, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight & Marina Mist Inks.  The top of the umbrella was fussy cut prior to layering onto the Sponged Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped the Starfish, Bucket & Spade, Thongs (love that we now have a pair of thongs in our collection) & Hat Images onto scrap Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight & Watermelon Wonder Inks along with my Blender Pen.

The images were fussy cut & adhered to the Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The cards were then layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card.

I think they represent our Australian summer to a “T”, but would love to hear what you think?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I am in the process of creating a small package for a High Tea Cent Sale & thought I would share with you one of the cards that I’ve created using the “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set along with the matching “Have a Cuppa” DSP & of course the “Cups & Kettle” Framelits, al of which are now retired, but it has been great using them for this special event.

To be honest, I had created the beginning of this card when the items were current but it had gone into my unfinished pile.  All I had to do was add the elements at the top of the card.  Don’t ask me why I hadn’t done it previously as it took me all of about 15m to complete the card.

I actually did another one similar to this one which you will be able to find here, including a Tutorial.  For the Cup I’ve used Melon Mambo Card, Lemons have been stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink onto Whisper White Card & then fussy cut. The Tea Bag was stamped onto Whisper4.  July White Card in Bermuda Bay Ink, while the Spoon was cut from Basic Grey Card.  Looking at my Lemons I should have stamped them onto Daffodil Delight Card in Whisper White Ink but that is ok with me.

Happy Birthday” is from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set & was stamped onto Whisper White  Card in Basic Grey Ink, while the Frame was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink & punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Remember this is a great way to use some of that DSP you have stashed in your cupboards.  To create more cards using DSP, why not head on over to the Pretty Pattern Papers Page to view, purchase & create more cards.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday to You

My post today is only a short one – on my way out to appointments……

I’ve played with the Ghosting Technique to create my card & was also one of our cards in our Technique Class last month.  Mind you, the colours are not what I would normally use either but hey, it is good to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile.  The ladies seemed to like it, so that is the main thing.

If you would like to create more cards using this Technique & in the comfort of your own home, then click on the Page – Technique Treats – to purchase one of our treats.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Thank You

I saw this card on Pinterest some time ago & loved it.  I have never created a Siding Card let Double-Sliding-Cardalong a Double Sliding Card but thought I would give it a go.  As it would have it, the timing was perfect as I posted it off to a special lady as a small Thank You.  It won’t be the last time I will be creating these.  Thank you also for your inspiration.

I don’t have a tutorial for this card, but if you google “Double Sliding Cards” you will find heaps of samples.  All you have to do is follow the links back to the originator.

I did use the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set, along with Night of Navy, Crumb Cake & Mint Macaron Inks.  I also used Night of Navy & Whisper White Card.  I left the front blank on purpose as the 2 little sliders say “Thank You”.

I added an extra piece to the back of the card so that I could write a small message.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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