Happy, Happy Birthday

Love the bright colours used in this card and the fun and life that flows from it.

Global Design Project 176 | CASE the Designer

The challenge this week is to CASE a gorgeous card by Steffi Helmschrott from Germany.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit
When you CASE a project you can take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set – the colors, the layout, the theme, the images – whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

Make sure you go over to Global Design Project and see all the wonderful projects made by the Design Team and the other entries to this challenge. To help you here is the link…Click HERE!

My Card……

This card I kept very simple using the colour and the embossed circles to be the focus of the card.

The five Stampin’ Up! colours – Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point were all sponged and blended on Whisper White cardstock. Water was sprinkled on the cardstock to lift some of the colour to give more interest to the colours. The Basic Black card base makes the colours ‘POP’.

With white embossing powder I stamped and embossed the smallest circle from Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames stamp set to mimic the circles on Steffi’s card.

The sentiment is built from words from the ‘Well Said’ Bundle found in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. Combining both the stamped embossed words and Framelit words together. TIP: Adhere Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to your cardstock before running the framlits through the Big Shot.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. If you have any questions, please just ask. All the products used are listed below and are linked back to my On-Line Store.

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Animal Outing

Animal Outing by Stampin’ Up!

This was a fun class using the Animal Outing Suite, Animal Outing stamps 146600 (Clear) and Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 146902.

You can purchase this as a Bundle with the Thinlits – Animal Outing Bundle 148232 (wood) or 148324 (Clear)

The colours are bright and fun and it suites all ages…Yes adults too!

Card in a Box

All the animals were coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends and fussy cut leaving a 1″ tab on the bottom to attach to the box except for the Giraffe, we lengthen his neck so he could be sat up high above the others. You could use the Thinlits to cut these out but you would need to add a tab on the back so you can attach the animals to the box. The branches are from Petals & More Thinits 145655 and cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock and you will need 4 of these.

How to make the box…

  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock – 9″ x 6″,  Two x 1⅛” x 3⅛ “
  • Berry Burst cardstock –  Four x 2″ x 2⅝ “, Three x 2″ x 3⅛”, 2″ x 5⅞”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 1⅞” x 5¾”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) Lemon Lime Twist – Four x 1⅞” x 2½”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP)  Birds – Three x 1⅞” x 3″

Score the 9″ x 6″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock along the 9″ side at 2⅛”, 4¼”, 6⅜” and 8½”. Turn the cardstock so that the 6″ is along the top and score at 2¾”

Score the 2 smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist along the 3⅛ side at ½” & 2⅝”.

Use scissors to cut along all score lines stopping at the horizontal score line. Remove the top thin tab and angle the top and bottom of the longer thin tab.(as shown below)

Fold along all the parallel score lines, adhere a stripe to Tear’n’tape along the tab and adhere the sides together to form a box. With the join at the back of your box fold down the front and two sides leaving the back up.

With the two smaller pieces of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock fold along score lines to form a ‘Z’ shape and with Multi-purpose Glue adhere into the top of the box running parallel to the back and front of the box  as shown below. Making sure they are equally spaced.

Now with the box complete it is time to decorate…

The three pieces of Berry Burst cardstock and coordinating – Birds DSP are adhered together and attached to the lower panels of the box. The four Berry Burst panels and coordinating – Lemon Lime Twist DSP are adhered together and attached to the top sides of the folded panels and the inside back panel of the box.

The large piece of Whisper White cardstock is adhered to the large piece of Berry burst and then attached to the back of the box, giving you a panel to write on.

Now its just a matter of decorating with the animals and branches, making sure that when you flatten the box you are keeping close to the boundaries of the box so that it can fit inside an envelope..

 

Jig-Saw Card

This card is very simple…..

Card base – Crumb Cake Cardstock 8¼” x 5¾” , scored 4⅛

Mat – Pool Party 4″ x 5½”, scrap for banner approx ½” wide  x 1¾”

Designer Series Paper 3¾” x 5¼”

Whisper White cardstock large enough for the kangaroo

Adhere the DSP to the Pool Party Mat making sure there is an all over coverage of glue. As you don’t want the jig-saw pieces to come apart when cut. Place the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits 146830 on top of the adhered mat with approx ¼” around 3 sides and run through the Big Shot 143263. Place the jig-saw pieces into a cellophane bag to go inside the card for the recipient.

Attach the mat to the front of the crumb Cake card base.

Stamp the kangaroo image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Momento Ink and colour using Stampin’ Up! Blends. Either fussy cut or use the coordinating Thinlits. Stamp your sentiment onto the banner and flag the right side of the banner. Adhere to the card. Use dimensionals on the back of the kangaroo making sure not to put any on his head as this will be sitting over the jig-saw area of the card.

 

Alligator Card

I will let you work this simple card out…my only suggestion is the sentiment does not need to go where I have put it. It will depend on your Designer Series Paper, I didn’t want to cover up the heads to much and when I cut out the panels on some I have more tails than heads. So just put the sentiment where it looks best.

 

Thanks for taking time to read my Blog post as I know this has turned out to be a long one, sorry about that….Below you will find links to all the products used at my On-line Store.

 

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Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons

Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

I have played with watercolouring but never been overly happy with what I have done. But the simplicity of the Blended Season stamps (Colour Your Season) makes it so easy and after watching a Youtube video decided to give it ago again.This time I took my time not rushing for that instant finish, but doing it section by section and letting it dry before moving onto the next section. I think this is the key – taking your time, letting the water move the colour and allowing the work dry or settle.

I started with a piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper and clear embossed the flower image from the stamp set. The embossing acts like a pool wall allowing the water to fill the area and as long as I didn’t over fill then it didn’t flood. I worked on one petal at a time and with my Aqua Painter covered the petal with clean water. Then picking up a small amount of ink from the ink pad lid I touched the petal at its base and let the water carry the colour around the petal. Cleaning my brush and adding extra water were needed but also keeping some areas white. Just going back and forth adding a little colour at a time on that one petal until I achieved the shading and depth of colour I wanted.

When I moved onto the next petal I missed one and did the next, so then the petal I was working on wasn’t next to one I had just finished. This allows the petal to dry and not getting one petal bleeding into another.

I did the same with the leaves by not working on two leaves next to each other and just going back adding small amounts of colour where needed.

At this point I let it dry before moving on.

I decided I needed to add some shading around the flowers and leaves, so again just working in small sections but this time blending all the sections together. Starting with a watered down ink just worked my way around the area, blending the edges out to nothing so as not to get any harsh lines. Then going back and slowly adding more colour where needed.

The ink pad colours I used where Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite….

Only three colours, but the way the water pulls the colour out giving all theses different shades and just going back slowly adding more colour. As the paper drys you have stronger colour in those areas that there wasn’t as much water.

 I am so pleased with the way this has turned out and wanted to leave the flowers for all their glory and not cover with a large sentiment. So I found a “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Very Vintage Hostess Rewards Stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. The water colour paper I doubled matted in in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot and attached to a Mossy Meadow Card base.

I’m looking forward to trying this again but maybe without the embossing and giving the “No- line or very light line” watercolouring ago…so stay tuned!

Colour Your Season” is only available to purchase for another 2 Days….so make sure you get yours now or it will be gone -FOREVER!

The watercolour Pencils are NOT part of the bundle..

 

Thank You for reading my Blog, if you have any questions then please contact me. Below I will have all the products used listed and linked back to my On-Line Shop at www.michelejutrisa.stampinup.net

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Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Every now and then Stampin Up! release a ‘Limited Time’ product…its only available for one month and then its gone…..

You have to be quick because once they run out….its gone, no more….FINISHED!

Colour Your Season is this product…..Only available for the month of August

   

The great things is it comes as a Bundle, Blended Seasons – Stamps and Thinlet Dies 140804-Clear 104803- Wooden.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season! Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stampin’ Up! have also added a NEW range of Watercolour Pencils in 10 new colours! 149014

Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

While the Blended Seasons Stamp Set works great with the Watercolor Pencils, it also works well with our other colouring tools too, such as the Aqua Painter, Brusho, Blender Pens and more!

  

    

   

I used a range of watercolour pencils from both assortments 1 & 2. Images coloured and the blended with Blender Pens

Pearls were coloured with Stampin’ Up! Blends.

A list of Available product used in the above cards will be listed below. Blended Season Bundle, Blended Season Stamp set, Stitched Seasons and Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 will not be abailable until 1st August – 31st August, while stocks last……

Thanks for reading my Blog   

 

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Love It..Live It..Share It..

Global Design Project 143 – Theme Challenge

We all have things that we love – family, friends, pets, hobbies…

and I think that Stampin’ Up! Mission – Statement of the Heart says it all for us involved in Stampin’ Up!….Global Design Project has asked ‘We would love to see you share what makes you live for stamping and creativity!’

I love doing craft and over the years have done many different types of crafts. There is always one thing that remains with all that I do is ‘I love to share’ …..

To share by giving to others or through teaching what I love.

I also love to do Jigsaw’s….I have done since I was a child doing them on the table-tennis table.

They help me in times I’m stressed and want to just chill out!

This card allows the recipient to put the jigsaw together to find the Birthday message for them.

This card incorporates two of these……making a card which I’m going to send to a family member and a Jigsaw.

How was this card made…..

This could not have been made without the Stamparatus 148187.

Other Products used..

 Healing Hugs 146530

Picture Perfect Birthday 145519

 Love You to Pieces Bundle 148396

 

Both the card base and card front needs to be stamped identically so then the card base becomes the ground for the jigsaw. So by using the Stamparatus and grid paper you can get perfect placement.

Purple Line – Card Base, Blue Line – Card Front

Once the card and card fronts are stamped add mat to back of card front with lots of adhesive to hold it all together.

Position Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies onto card Front and attached mat – run through with the Big Shot cutting the jigsaw pieces.

Attach the card front/mat to front of card base matching the stamped images.

A Vellum envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board 133774 to hold the Jigsaw Pieces.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post and I hope you have enjoyed it.

All the products used are listed below with links to my store.

 

 

 

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Animal Outing, Global Design Project #142 – Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since the last Global Design Project Challenge I have participated in….

I have decided to get into it again…

so here it is….

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge #142

To see this challenge and the beautiful cards made by the design team click HERE

For this challenge I decided to use…

Animal Outing from Stampin’ Up!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146600Also available in Wood Mount

Watercolour Rhino from Animal Outing

I stamped the Rhino image onto water colour paper using the Stamparatus 148187 making sure the image was clean and crisp by stamping it twice. So easy…knowing I can re-stamp the image getting it perfectly. Then with the Stampin’ Pads and Blender Pens I coloured this cute Rhino using  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Petal Pink & Balmy Blue. Finishing it off with the bird in Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Very Vintage 146801 (Stampin’ Rewards), stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock.

The Petal Burst Embossing Folder gives beautiful texture to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Two small notches on either side of the card to hold the Linen Thread in place and finished with a bow to the side of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card,

all the products used will be listed below with links to my store.

 

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Birthday Eclipse from Stampin’ Up!

Brusho is addictive!

Have you had a play with them as yet?

They can be found in Stampin’ Up!  2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 26 and if you can only purchase one product from this catalogue , then this should be it.

Brusho 144101

Oh! Also check out the great stamp sets on that page, it’s also a must.

Look….. just buy it all, you’ll get free product too! And that’s always good, RIGHT!

FREE PRODUCT!

Yep! You heard right spend $90 (AU) and you can choose a product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

Not sure how them ask me…and I will help you..SPEND

Opps! I meant to say, I’ll help you place your order……

OK…lets get back to today’s fun card…

SEE!…..I told you it was a fun card.

Besides the colouring technique with Brusho, I also did the Eclipse technique..that is where you cut letters from the design and layer them to sit higher.

Instead of use single letters, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlets 143700. It was like putting together a “JIGSAW”, good thing I like doing jigsaws.

So if you like a bit of a challenge then give this card a go!

Here’s a couple of hints..

  • With the Brush dry each colour before adding the next.
  • Be careful not to loose those tiny little bits you need to glue in..I only lost one and it was the smallest
  • After cutting out Happy Birthday from card front, adhere the card front to matting layer. Place the Happy Birthday back on top and glue in all the little pieces. Making sure to lift the words so they don’t stick down.
  • Cut out 2 extra “Happy Birthday’s” and adhere on top of each other. Then attach the top colourful Happy Birthday on top.

If you have any questions then please contact me.

Below I have listed all the products used and they are linked back to my Store..

 

 

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A little bit of Fun……Party Pandas from Stampin’ Up!

A little bit of fun with Sale-A-Brations Party Pandas…..

These pandas are so, so cute!

Keeping with the fun feel I used bright contrasting colours to keep the party rolling.

See below for all products used.

Join me in my Party by either Shop with me Host workshop, (so you can make on of these cards) or Join and become part of my team.

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Shop!

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For every $90 AUD you spend, you receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for the free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $90 AUD,  get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $180 AUD, get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $270 AUD, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!

 

Host!

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Hosting a qualifying party during Sale‑A‑Bration (with at least $400 in sales) earns the host $40 more in Stampin’ Rewards. Basically, hosting during Sale‑A‑Bration is the best way to earn more rewards for a party!

Join!

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Join as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration (3 January–31 March 2018) and get your starter kit for $169 AUD, along with TWO additional stamps sets included in your kit.

 

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Brusho meets Petal Palette from Stampin’ Up!

From this years Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue, I have two favorite products…

Brusho and Petal Passion Suite by Stampin’ Up!.

I love the free form effects you can achieve with Brusho by adding water to the areas you want colour and then add the Brusho and let dry. With this technique you do need to things slowly and let each colour dry before doing the next colour.

So how did I use the Brusho..

  • With a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, clear embossed the image all over
  • Using Aqua painter add water to one bunch of flowers at a time, making sure not to get water on the leaves. Sprinkle Brusho on to the wet area, you may need to add extra water to areas missed or dried to get colour moving. Do this to all flowers.
  • When the flowers are dried brush off any excess Brusho with dry brush. Then repeat process but with the leaves – adding water and Brusho, let dry.
Card …

Card base is Night of Navy, with a layer of Old Olive and the Shimmery White adhered on top.

The Happy Birthday Sentiment comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped in Night of Navy. This was stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and one end flagged.

A twist of Gold thread under the tag held in place with two dimensionals.

 

Thank you for reading, I hope you like this card and if you have any questions please contact me.

You will find links to all products used listed below to my store

 

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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”

GDP103_Theme_For_Him

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.

happybirthday

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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