Daisy Delight from Stampin’ Up!

Daisy’s always remind me of the country and visiting my Parents with Mum’s beautiful garden full of blooms.

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So with this card I wanted to bring those feelings of being home in the country.

How to make this card….

  • Card base – Daffodil Delight cut 14.5 x 21 cm and scored at 10.5 cm
  • Mat – Whisper White cut at 10 x 14 cm
  • Card Front – Black and White Plaid from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, cut 9.7 x 13.7 cm
  • The Plaid DSP is brayed in two colours – Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point, starting with the Tempting Turquoise and then blending the Pacific Point in over the top. Attach card front to mat.
  • A piece of vellum cut at 6 x 7.5 cm and the bottom edge torn.
  • Stamp the Thank You sentiment in Basic Black just above the torn edge and adhere with snail . The daisy will cover the snail so be careful where you place the glue
  • Wrap bakers Twine a few times around the card Front and adhere with Dimentionals to Card Base.
  • Stamp 2 daisy’s on Whisper White cardstock using Smokey Slate Stampin’ Pad. Sponge the daisy’s in Daffodil Delight making it light in the center and darker towards the end of petals. I did this before punching them out. Punch out both daisy’s and adhere them together with a small amount of Multi Purpose Glue.
  • The leaves I stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Always Artichoke and then lightly pounce a sponge over the top to colour and fussy cut out.
  • Adhere the daisy to card with a dimentional and add a Clear Faceted Gem to daisy center for that little bit of “BLING”
  • The leaves are adhered with Multi Purpose Glue and just tucked under the petals.

This is a fun card that brings back lots of happy childhood memories….

All products used are listed below with a link to my Online Store

If you have any questions on this card or any of the product I have used please contact me.

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Merry Little Labels from Stampin’ Up!

How many days until Christmas?

Do you know its only 71 days until Christmas…

Wow! Its happening too quick and I haven’t started my shopping yet!

At least I have my Christmas cards started…

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I love how this card turned out…I love the colours and texture…it has a very rich feel to it.

In the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! have given us a very versatile collection of stamps, Thinlits and Designer Series Paper in the

Merry Little Christmas Suite it starts on page 10 and goes over 4 pages.

I really think this is one of the major highlights to this catalogue.

 

For this card I used the Merry Little Labels Stamps Wood Mount 144798 or Clear Mount 144795.

It also comes in a Bundle with the Everyday Label Punch…Bundles Wood Mount 146029 or Clear Mount 146030.

This stamp set is great for making Christmas tags for all the wonderful gifts you will be handing out on Christmas Morning…but it is also can be used for cards as well. As I have used it.

This is a simple card and one that doesn’t take long to put together..

So here’s how I made it…

You will require a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for card base – 14.5 x 21 cm score at 10.5 along the long edge

Another piece of Cherry Cobbler for card front – 9.5 x 13.5cm

Old Olive for matting – 10 x 14cm

Old Olive and Black check from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper 144621 – 5 x 10..5cm,

White with black music notes from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper 144623 – 2.5 x 15cm, punch out the banner ends using Stampin’ Up! Banner Punch on both Designer Series Papers

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp the “Let it Snow” image in Old Olive Ink and then punch out using the Everyday Label Punch from the Bundle

Colour a small amount of Embossing paste with 2 drops of Old Olive Re-Inker and using the Diamond pattern mask spread the coloured Embossing Paste across the card front. Let dry.

Adhere the Merry Music Specialty DSP to card front folding approx 1.5 – 2cm over the back.

Attach the Cherry Cobbler card front to Old Olive mat and adhere to front of card with either Snail or Multi Purpose Glue.

Attach “Let it Snow” tag to Banner with a couple of Dimensionals and then adhere banner to front of card using the Dimensionals also.

Add a Whisper White piece of cardstock to inside of card for your Christmas message – 10 x 14cm

 

Well I hope you have enjoyed my little card and love to here if you have given it ago…If you have any questions please contact me at any time

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Designer Series Paper Sale by Stampin’ Up!

Let’s admit it……….we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

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By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.

You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!

This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So you can find this great DEAL easier I have included the link to my Store HERE

And don’t forget to use this months Host Code….(found on the right on my Blog)

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World card Making Day

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Celebrate World Card Making Day…..

I will be making cards at my place on Friday 6th October…this is not a class…come along and bring your stuff and make cards with me.

I will have my stamps and inks available for you to use …you will need to provide your own adhesives.

If you need cardstock you can purchase from me out of my stash…please let me know if you are coming so I can “clean the house”

Stampin’ Up! will be Celebrating World Card Making Day over 10 days…starting yesterday and have put together a list of essential card making products that you can purchase with a 15% discount over the 10 days..

So don’t leave it too long to order yours…HERE is a link to my Store

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Merry Little Christmas Mini Album

This week I have made something a little different to my usual card..a Mini Album

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Using the new Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper, Specialty designer Series Paper and Memories & More Cards.

The front of this album is also my challenge entry for the Global Design Project 106GDPD106

I made this album using a tutorial from My Sister Scrapper – Graphic 45 Typography Pocket Folio Book Tutorial

This was a fun little album to make and towards the end of this Blog I have included a video showing the pages.

The papers I have used are…

Merry Little Christmas designer Series Paper 144621

Merry Music Specialty Designer series Paper 144623

Merry Little Christmas memories and More Card pack 144638

With these I have also used the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies 144674

All of which can be found on pages 12,13 &14 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Other products used are Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies 145372

Whisper White, real Red, Old Olive & Early Espresso Cardstock, Gold Thread and Tag Punch (discontinued) Links to these will be listed below.

I have added links below to my store with the products I used to make this card. If you have any questions please contact me, would love to hear from you.

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Ribbon of Courage from Stampin’ Up!

The Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set 143855 Clear by Stampin’ Up!  is beautiful, I love the sentiments and they are suitable for all types of cards.

You can also purchase the Support Ribbon Framelits 143749 as well which takes all the hassle of fussy cutting out of it. The Support Ribbon Framelits include not only the Ribbon and heart framelits but also have the flower and leaf Thinlits as well.

If you want to make a saving buy as a Bundle – Ribbon of Courage Clear Bundle, it also comes in Wood Mount

I have used this set in this weeks Global Design Project Challenge #105 – Colour Challenge…..

GDP105_Colour_ChallengeNow this card was started many times….with the same idea but each one wasn’t working out the way I wanted it to…(Don’t you love those days!)

  • Emboss on Shimmery White Cardstock 121717 with a water wash of the 3 colours and the ribbon water coloured using Aqua Painters
  • Embossed on Watercolour Paper with a water wash of the three colours and the ribbon water coloured using Aqua Painters
  • Stain Glass – Embossed on Vellum and coloured from the back using Blender Pens

Not happy with any of them….Ah!….. but don’t throw them away!

You never know what I could use from them…like in this case the Ribbon!

 

So this card has “No” water wash and Layers instead…

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I like the Ribbon on the Shimmery White Cardstock, just not happy with what I did in the wash. I always seem to have trouble with colour washes. When I do do them I will do about 5 before I have one I’m happy with or its a fluke…Who else has this? I hope I’m not the only one.

Any way was really please with the ribbon and decided to cut that out using the Framelits.

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I also decided to add flowers from under the ribbon but guess what……NO Peekaboo Peach Cardstock…not even a scrap (Reminder to self- Order some)

Don’t you love it when this happens…..NOT!

So what do you do improvise…I have Whisper White Cardstock and a Stampin’ Pad in Peekaboo Peach – colour the cardstock.

So that’s what I did..wiped the stamp pad over the cardstock hopping for some consistency.

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Not bad, at least it worked for what I wanted.

So, that’s the story of this card and in the end I’m really happy with it.

What do you think?

I have added links below to my store with the products I used to make this card. If you have any questions please contact me, would love to hear from you.

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight Accordion Fold Card

Where have the years gone…..

My No:3 Son (out of 4) will soon be sitting his HSC, Year 12. It only seems like yesterday that he started in Kindergarten.

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Here he is with his 2 older brothers about to enter the school gates all those years ago.

This year has been a big year for him….as he has been the 2017 School Captain ( one more week left ).

Last Friday he asked me if I was able to make a card for the Year 12 students to give to their Year Adviser.

I was so pleased he asked me and its a card I have really enjoyed making.

So as there is approx 90 students…..I needed a large card, or a card with pages. So I decided on an Accordion Fold Card, you can make these card as large or long as you need as long as you make in odd numbers. Its a card that is made up of squares joined together on diagonal corners…this will all be explained through the pictures and video.

Image showing Daisy Delight and Delightful Daisy designer Series Paper

Card size 15 x 15 cm ( 6 x 6″ )

I also made an envelope to go with the card taking into account of the card thickness.

The accordion part of the card is made from 3 sheets of 30 x 30 cm Whisper White Cardstock 124302 and front and back covers are in Night of Navy Cardstock 106577. I decorated the card with the delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper 144137 and the greeting and daisy I stamped using the Daisy Delight Bundle 145361 (Stamp and Daisy punch)

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The daisy I stamped in Smoky Slate 131179 and sponged in Calypso Coral 126983…..my sponge had some residue Daffodil Delight 126944 so the daisies have this beautiful two tone effect. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive126953  and then lightly sponged and fussy cut around, leaving a small boarder around the leaf. The flower centers on the card from is a Faceted Gem Clear 144142 and the inside of card I stamped the flower center from the stamps in Daffodil Delight and adhered with a Dimenstional.

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I have added some Wink of Stella Clear 141897 to both daisy’s for that something extra.

I have made a Video to show how the cardstock is folder and joined…I hope you find this helpful.

Any questions please just contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also below you will find links to all the products used.

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Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up!

Have you ever had one of those nights that you just couldn’t sleep because you were thinking of all types of ideas and nothing really grabbed you…..well last night I did.

Every Tuesday morning I take a look at Global Design Project to see the winners and the Special Mentions and to see the NEW Challenge….and yesterday was no different.

The Theme for the Challenge is to do a card for a Male and as GDP put it …

“This week we have a theme challenge and it’s all about HIM (isn’t it tho! lol) – you can create for a baby, friend, brother, partner, husband, father, grandfather, son, teacher, coach”

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Oh…and by the way HERE is the link so you too can go and check out the winners. There’s some really great cards.

Anyway back to me and my bad nights sleep…yesterday I checked out the theme to this week….” Male” cards. I have a house full of boys (as I am the only GIRL, even the cats a boy!)and I hate making “Boy/Male Cards”..WHY? Because I never know what to do…you’d think I’d have it worked out by now with 4 boys, a Husband and a cat…NOPE not me.

So by morning still no idea…..lets check out Pinterest see what the trends are…NOPE nothing is giving me any inspiration.

Oh well…Time for a coffee and to do my next favorite thing…have a look at Facebook and see what everyone is thinking about the world, their family, friends and what they had for dinner last night!

And while on Facebook there “POP’S” up this Advertisement for….gee I’m not really sure what it was for. Because all I saw was these pictures changing and one of them was a Brick Wall with these bright colours sprayed all over it….WOW! That’s it. That’s my card idea!

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So…How did I create this card..

It was really very easy and I’m sure you can do it to.

  • Using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks  and Palette Knives I embossed the brick design onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Wait until the paste is dry before sponging on colour using sponges and Stampin’ Up! Stampin Pads….don’t rub the colour in as if your paste is thick you may rub it of..I pounced the colour on.
  • With Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits Die I cut out 4 colours of the Happy Birthday and using Multi Purpose glue I glued them together off setting each one a little.

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This is a simple card to make and if you are interested in making one yourself, then HERE is the link to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Also below I have listed all the products I used to make this card and they too are link to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

If you have any questions please contact me, would love to here from you.

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Carols of Christmas…and joy to the world from Stampin’ Up!

One of my favorite songs at Christmas is

‘Joy to the World”

and even though this stamp has been deleted, I couldn’t help but use it along one of the stamps from Carols of Christmas.

Every year Stampin’ Up! give us some of the most wonderful stamps, that are uniquely theirs. In their catalogue you will find every product you will need and they all co-ordinate with each other.

It’s what I love about Stampin’ Up!…

To see Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and you live in Australia contact me or HERE on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator page.

This card I have created as this weeks entry in the Global Design Project 102 | Sketch Challenge

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There are a few things I would like to share with you about this card…..

 

  • Ornament Stamps are from the Carol of Christmas Stamp set 146036
  • As I said before unfortunately the sentiment Joy to the World is no longer a current Stamp.
  • The Black and White Designer Series Paper used on this card is from the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue….can’t wait for that to be available. If you want a copy give me a call and I will get one into the mail to you (only in Australia)
  • The Bakers Twine I have coloured myself..This is a very easy thing to do and doesn’t take much time at all…so

How did I do that..

You will need…Bakers Twine – white, easy to dye

Re-Inker – Old Olive (Stampin’ Up! have re-inkers in all of their colours..see I said they bwere great)

small dish – I used a lid from one of there containers that the buttons come in

Something to stir the ink with – I used a Stylus

Water – small amount

Paper towel and a water proof mat – as this can become messy.

  • Cut a length of Bakers Twine that you require, making sure you have given yourself plenty for shrinkage.
  • Dampen the Twine so that it adsorbs the dye easier
  • Add a few drops of re-inker to container and add a few drops of water and mix…the more water you add the lighter the colour you will get.
  • Wrap twine around a couple of fingers to make a ring of thread – easier to handle and add to ink. I used a stylus to stir the twine and ink around making sure the twine is soaking up the ink
  • Add more ink if you need a darker colour and when happy take up and place on paper towel, pat dry (this is the messy part.) Hang to dry or use your heat gun to dry.

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I did this twice the first one I didn’t add much water so I have a very dark piece of Bakers Twine…the second one (which is the one I used) is lighter and more variegated in colour.

This can also be done with some ribbons…test it first to see if it will take the dye. The Bakers Twine being cotton will dye very well, where as if there is no cotton may not dye. Because this is only going on a card only the dye has not been set, so may run if wet.

Make sure you go over to GDP web page and have a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team and others taking part in the challenge.

To help you find them HERE is a link

All the products I have used today you can find in my store here are the links to my store, through those products.

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Peace on Earth…

Today, my husband and son (No:3) have gone to Campbelltown, the other son(no:4) is at work…so I have the house too myself for a few hours. So I have been having fun playing with new products and different techniques.

The first product I have been playing with is the new Embossing Paste 141979 and Pattern Decorative Masks 144103 that Stampin’ Up! brought out in this years Annual Catalogue. It is so easy and fun to use, make sure you have a look at the great video by Stampin’ Up!  HERE

I ended up making 2 card fronts, one using the medallion mask and another with the diamond mask. I left the paste white and used night of Navy cardstock as my card front. This was then attached to card bases cut from Whisper White Cardstock.

The other is the Carols of Christmas Stamps 144804 from Stampin’ Up!….in this set I used the “Peace on Earth” Stamp and I used three colours to to colour the stamp.

How did I do this....

I started by inking up the top portion of the stamp with the lightest colour. in this case being Flirty Flamingo. Then I inked up the next 2/3’s of stamp with Bermuda Bay. The bottom part of the stamp I inked up with Night of Navy and as Night of Navy is the darkest colour it didn’t matter that I was going over the Bermuda Bay. Using the Bermuda bay Stampin Write Marker I blended the lines a little. A couple of breaths onto the stamp to re-moist the ink again and then stamp onto cardstock.

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Using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 145372, I cut out the Peace on Earth with the Big Shot 143263.

Using Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay cardstock and a NEW Designer Series Paper (soon to be released) I layered some banners and adhered to the card front. The Peace on Earth was attached with dimmensionals.

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I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #101

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Make sure you go over to GDP web page and have a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team and others taking part in the challenge.

To help you find them HERE is a link

All the products I have used today you can find in my store here are the links to my store, through those products.

 

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