Peaceful Poppies

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Wow! What a world we are living in at the moment…ever changing and it seems day by day. I Pray that you are all keeping safe and healthy at this time. Everything just seems so unreal…I keep hoping that I will wake up and this will be all over. But that unfortunately isn’t happening.

The other morning I opened my daily devotional book I’m reading and it said ‘ Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying ,pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7’

It was wonderful to read these words, it gives me great comfort as like many of us our family are spread far and wide. We have to hand over to God all our fears and worry, knowing that he has it all worked out,  no matter what happens God is in control. So lets Pray together to God for his Blessings and healing and to give us peace of mind and heart.

Today I want to share with you 3 cards I made for my ‘Face to Face’ class I held last month using Stampin’ Up!® products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite. This suite of products are in the Mini Catalogue and are available until June from my On-Line Store.

 

Peaceful Poppies Tutorial

I have also made a tutorial for each of these cards, so that you too can have a go at making them. While we are taking shelter in our homes at this time having something to make and share with others is great for our peace of minds.

 

Each of the cards are simple to make but also with each one the skill level will steps up.

If you don’t live in Australia and you use the US Letter Size cardstock, you may have to adjust the measurements to work for your cardstock. The only adjustments you would have to make is the Card base size and mat size.

I hope this encourages you to make these cards, as I said the Peaceful Poppies Suite is still available to purchase. Order yours today, make them with your family and enjoy the time together.

Keeping you all in my Prayers.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop! 

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

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Ornate Garden

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The card I have made today was so much fun to make and it was inspired by Scrappy Strip Technique by Bruno Bertucci

It’s a great way to use up all those of-cuts and it’s not as hard as it looks.

Bruno has done a video on this and you can find it on Kylie Bertucci YouTube Channel.

I must say I am in love with this beautiful die from the Ornate Boarder Dies.

 The products I have used are from Stampin’ Up! ® Ornate Garden Suite which is an Early Release product from the up coming new Annual Catalogue 2020-21. You will be able to purchase then products as part of the Early Release on the 1 April until 31 May. If you want these products now then Join my Team. You can add some of these products to your starter Kit


    How did I create the Boarder edge?

    I have trimmed 2.5cm off the side front of my card base. Then with a 4 cm x 14.9cm strip of cardstock I cut out the die and attached to the front of the card.

    I attached strips of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper  to a piece of cardstock measuring 15 x 10.5 cm and then trimmed down to 7.8 x 14.9cm, attach to card front with dimensionals.

    On Whisper White cardstock stamp your sentiment and cut using the stitched frame die from the Ornate Layer Dies.

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

     

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    Ornate Garden Suite – Thanks for all you do

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    Time for another Challenge….KOS#7

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I have put one of these up so I hope you are ready and for a challenge.

     

    This week’s Challenge?

     Each week on Thursday’s I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge.

    RULES

    • Have Fun!
    • Use Stampin’ Up! ® Products
    • Make it your own.
    • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
    • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
    • Use #KOS on your post when you share with your friends

    Here is my take on my Sketch using….

    For this card I have used the NEW Early Release from Stampin’ Up!® ….

    Ornate Garden Suite

    This is a beautiful suite using lots of earthy tones and bold floral’s. What do you get in the suite..

    • Ornate Thanks Bundle – Ornate Thanks Stamp set and Ornate Border Dies
    • Ornate Style Bundle – Ornate Style Stamp Set and Ornate Layer Dies
    • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
    • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
    •  Ornate Garden Ribbon Pack
    • Gilded Gems

    This suite will be available to order from 1 April until 31st May.

    Here’s a video with all the details and measurements used.

    OK…It’s now your turn to create a card using my sketch.

    Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

     

     

     If you would like a copy of the NEW Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

     

     

     

    Shop my Online Store Here

     Join my Team

    Find me on You Tube Here

    Join my Facebook Page

     Check out the Mini Catalogue Here

    Sale -A-Bration Catalogue  

    Annual Catalogue

     

    March International Blog Highlights – Thank You

    Hi and Welcome to my Blog post today

    For today’s card I have used two of my favorite Stampin’ Up! ® products… the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle from the 2020 Mini Catalogue and the Pigment Sprinkles from the Annual Catalogue.

    The Pigment Sprinkles gives you such beautiful intense colour by adding more pigment. If you don’t need to have the colour so intense use less pigment, more water and blot some of the the colour away.

    I just love the colour…so it’s bright and beautiful, the way I like it.

    The Peaceful Poppies Suite is……

    beautiful, stunning and worth investing in if you haven’t already. This card I have used the Peaceful Moments Dies and the Painted Poppies Stamps.

    In the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle you get everything …. and you only need to use one ordering number, too easy.

    Painted Poppies Suite Bundle 153938

    If you don’t want it all you can just purchase individual pieces. Just remember with purchasing the bundles you get the 10% discount.

    Now I know your asking what colour combo’s did I use with the Pigment Sprinkles..

    So here they are.

    This the stamping of the back ground I used Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad.

    The sentiment is from the Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set, which you can earn by Hosting a  “Party” with sales over $500.

    The sentiment’ Thank You” was stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black cardstock and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

    I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for February Theme- Thank you.

    Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

    To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

     Sale-A-Bration finishes on the 31st March, so book a Party NOW!

    JOIN my team before the 31st March to receive the Mini Trimmer, Paper Stack and a stamp set of your choice

    Shop NOW, spend $90 and choose a product for FREE from either of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogues

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

     

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    Happy Birthday to You

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    Last Wednesday I made this card on my Facebook Live featuring the Stampin’ Up! ® Happy Bithday to You stamp set and the coordinating Birthday Dies ‘ from the ‘Coordinating Product Release’

    Stampin’ Up! ® Have added a second release to the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, which includes the beautiful Designer Series Paper ‘ Flowering Foils Specialty DSP’.

    These rose gold and silver foil designs make any project shine. Add colour to the white areas using your favorite cooling tools. There are 12 sheets of 12 x12″ sheets; 3 each of 4 single-sided designs.

    The 2nd Release catalogue will be avalable on the 3rd March…and there are some amazing products that you can get for FREE when you spend $90.

    What products and Measurements did I use..

    • Happy Bithday to You stamp set
    • Birthday Dies
    • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
    • Flowering Foils Specialty DSP, 14 x 10cm
    • Vellum 14 x 10cm
    • Smoky Slate Cardstock, 21 x14.5cm & scored 10.5cm
    • Whisper White Cardstock
    • Basic black cardstock
    • Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink Combo, Rococo Rose Light, Old Olive Combo, Pool Party Combo, Smoky Slate Combo
    • Embossing Powder White

     

    I hope you find this video helpful in putting your card together.

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop! 

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

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    Shop my Online Store Here

     Join my Team

    Find me on You Tube Here

    Join my Facebook Page

     Check out the Mini Catalogue Here

    Sale -A-Bration Catalogue  

    Annual Catalogue

     

    Keep On Stampin’ Sketch Challenge #6 – Peaceful Poppies

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    Time for another Challenge….KOS#6

    I hope you are enjoying these challenges, I’ve enjoyed presenting them to you. Most of these I designed last year without any products in mind. So each week not only am I giving you the challenge I’m doing it too. So I hope you have gained some inspiration from them.

    So..Are you Ready?

     Each week on Thursday’s I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge.

    Please have a go because I really do enjoy seeing what others do with these sketches.

    RULES

    • Have Fun!
    • Use Stampin’ Up!® Products
    • Make it your own.
    • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
    • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
    • Use #KOS6 on your post when you share with your friends

    Peaceful Poppies- these are the moments……

    Today I have used the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue.

    It is a simple card and only uses only a few products and just a small amount of stamping.

    For this card I used products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite , those products are …..

    Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

    Peaceful Poppies Elements

      Peaceful Moments stamps

    Other Products used are..

     Stitched Nested Label Dies

    Basic Black Cardstock

      This card was a very easy to make because of the Peaceful Poppies Elements –

    8 sheets total
    * 2 sheets black die-cut elements with black foil prints: labels, banners, borders
    * 2 sheets white thick cardstock die cuts with coloured prints: poppies
    * 2 sheets vellum die cuts with white prints: poppies and leaves
    * 2 sheets watercolour paper die cuts with clear UV prints for watercolouring: poppies and leaves

    It’s now your turn to create a card using my sketch.

    Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

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    Monthly Team Blog Hop February 2020 – Positive Thoughts

    Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

    Positive Thoughts

    My card today uses the Positive Thoughts Stamps from the 2020 Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®, along with the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies. The dies were released early this month as part of the Coordination Products Release. They will only be available while stocks last, if you want them order them now!    

                                                                                       

    I love feathers and creating coloured feathers, so when the dies came out I had to have them. There are two dies that cut feathers, one is a frame die that cuts around the stamped image of a feather & the other is a cuts and embosses a larger feather. I have only used the embossed die for the colourful feathers on my card.

    Products & Measurements used…

    •  Positive Thoughts Stamps
    • Nature’s Thoughts Dies
    • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
    • Card Base – Basic Black Cardstock cut 21.5 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
    • Card Mat – Gorgeous Grape cut 10 x 14cm
    • Card front – Whisper White 10 x14cm
    • Card insert – Whisper White 10 x14cm
    • Half a sheet of Whisper White to create the feathers
    • Stampin’ Pads – Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana
    • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
    • Bakers Twin – Whisper White

    How did I make this card…

    • Card Mat – I used the Stamparatus®  to stamp the feather back ground, using the Gorgeous Grape Ink. The Stamparatus isgreat for stamping rows and getting then nice and straight. The mat then can be adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    • On the half sheet of Whisper White I sponged two sets of colours- Melon Mambo & Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape & Coastal Cabana. Blending the two colous together Then using the die I cut the feathers out, making sure that the feathers were placed over the top where the two colours blended together.
    • Run the Whisper White for the card front through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Then run it through again, this time with the Frame from the Natures Thoughts Dies.
    • Stamp the Sentiments onto the card front using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
    • Choose two of the feathers and adhere them down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue overlapping them slightly.
    • Wrap Bakers Twine around the card front 3 time and adhere down at the back. Make a bow and attach with a Glue Dot, at the top of the feathers. Attach the card front to the card mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Card Insert attach to the inside of the card and add another feather to the bottom right corner.Thank you for reading about my card today. It’s a simple card to make and I hope you give it ago and make one for yourself.

    Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!

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    Dressed to Impress Gift Bag and Cards

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    Need a little gift bag, small enough to fit a nice piece of jewellery or a small bottle of perfume..

    It was so easy to make and with most of the work done for you by Stampin’ Up! by using the dies in the Dressed to Impress Bundle which will cut and score ready to fold and glue together. The dies include the pocket, buckles and buttons to finish it off. I have also decorated mine by adding a piece of Best Dressed 15.2 x 15.2 (6 x 6″) Designer Series Paper to the front of the bag. To do this I just cut out another front for the bag from the DSP and trimmed of the side gust piece and glued to the from of my bag.

    This would even make a great Party Bag filled with lollies or small toys for a little girl or change the handles to go over to the back just like a back pack for any little boy.

    This little bag I filled with 7.6 x 7.6cm (3 x 3″) Best dressed Note cards & Envelopes. These cards have printed fronts, are blank inside & the envelopes are also printed on the front with liners inside to match. This Note cards were so easy to do with only a couple of products, The sentiment and image were stamped in Smoky Slate and then the image was highlighted with some Wink of Stella to give it a touch of Glam!

    I just had to make one extra card with the Perfume bottle from the stamp set as the feature.

    The three bottles where stamped on a extra piece of Whisper White cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black, then coloud using one of the stamps and then a bit of ‘Glam’ with Wink of Stella. Die cut them out with the matching die a couple of dimenionals on the back and they are ready to attach to your card. Stamp the sentiment and add the ‘Splodge’ (for the want of a better word) over the top, then attach to the from of your card. Adhere the bottles and another card completed and ready for someone special.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog.

     

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

     

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    Keep On Stampin’ Sketch Challenge #5 – Sending You Healing Hugs

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    Time again for another Challenge…. I hope your ready and want to play along with me again.

    Play along and next week I will feature your card here…So, are you ready…Here it is…..

     

    Are you Ready for this weeks Challenge?

     Each week on Thursday’s I will post here on my Blog and on my Facebook Page a Sketch Challenge.

    RULES

    • Have Fun!
    • Use Stampin’ Up!® Products
    • Make it your own.
    • You can use the sketch in any direction you want
    • Share on MY Facebook Page – I will add the link below
    • Use #KOS5 on your post when you share with your friends

    Here is my take on my Sketch using…..

    I love these papers…aren’t they wonderful. The Designer Series Paper is called Lily Impressions and is in the Sale-A-Brations Catalogue.

    These 12 x 12″ Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper can be your for FREE when you place a $90(AU) order with me today.

    OR you can JOIN MY TEAM  For $169 (AU)

    Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customisable. Build it your way!

    * Your choice of up to $235 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
    * A business supply pack valued at $80

    That’s a total value of $315 PLUS during Sale-A-Bration you you will receive the mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ (15,2 x 15,2 cm) designer series paper sampler and your choice of a stamp set.

    Gee! What a great time to get started with Stampin’ Up!. Contact me NOW!

    Also besides all that great stuff to play with…I will be there by your side to help you when needed. I’d love you to join me, we will have so much fun! Don’t worry if your not local to me because that is why we have Facebook and phones to stay in touch.

    OK…It’s now your turn to create a card using my sketch.

    Make a card using this sketch and post it on my Facebook Page in the comments section of the post with my Card and Sketch.

     

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products I have used from my Online Shop

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

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    February International Blog Highlights – Thank You

    Hi and welcome to my Blog.

    INDIA

    Beautiful, Bright and Vibrant

    One day I’d love to go and explore India’s love of COLOUR.

    For the time being I am enjoying India through the camera lens of a friend who travels to India often. Her photos are always so bright and vibrant with colour, from beautiful Blue or Turquoise doorways. To ladies dancing in the streets wearing bright Sari’s in pinks, reds, blues and greens.

    There use of mosaics and intricate decorations of their forts, temples and palaces are amazing.

    The colours of India are the inspiration for my card.

    Making this card was a bit of an experiment.

    1. How was I going to create the back ground.
    2. I wanted to create a mosaic type image

    So I tried two different techniques using the same Stampin’ Up!® Products.

    Products used

    How did I create this card..

    Firstly, I tried Colouring the Shimmery White Cardstock using Pigment Sprinkles..Stampin’ Up!®.

    **Shimmery White Cardstock is a good alternative to using Watercolour paper.

    1. Sprayed card stock with water and sprinkled both colours on, adding more water to get the colour to move and cover the area. With this technique there is more movement and deeper colour where the Pigment Sprinkles touch the cardstock.
    2. Mix Rubbing Alcohol with the Pigment Sprinkles in a Spritzer bottle and spray card stock…one colour from each side. This gave a even and brighter finish.

    I love how they both turned out but the intensity of the colours used with Rubbing alcohol sprayed onto the cardstock really gave me the look I was after.

    To bring back some of the Bermuda Bay into the back ground (that was lost a little when spraying the two colours), I mixed the embossing past with 2 drops of Re-Inker.

    Working quickly ( as the paste drys very quick) I layered the mask on top of my card front and with a pallet Knife spread the past over the top.

    I decided to create the coloured cardstock for the flourish the same way as I created the background using the Mango Melody and Melon Mambo

    The sentiment “thank You, so very much” is from the Flourishing Phrases Cling-Mount Stamp Set and was embossed on Basic Black cardstock with White Embossing Powder.

    All that’s left to do is put this card together..

    Measurements used….

    • Card Base – Melon Mambo 21 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
    • Card Mat – Bermuda Bay 10 x 14cm
    • Card Front trimmed to 9.7 x 13.7 cm

    The colours of India have truly inspired me

    I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for February Theme- Thank you.

    Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

    To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

    Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

     If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

     

     

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