August International Blog Highlights – Thank You

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My card today use’s the Stampin’ Up! ® Love of Leaves Bundle from the Handmade for you Mini Catalogue, which has just gone live today. I still have a few catalogues available and if you live in Australia and you don’t have a Demonstrator, let me know and I can get one out to you in the mail.

Love Of Leaves

The Love of Leaves Bundle 155195 is comprised of the Love of Leaves Photopolymer stamp set and Stitched Leaves Dies. You can purchase the individually or as a Bundle, as a Bundle you get a 10% discount.

The stamp set is a Distinktive Stamp, this means that the stamped image has texture to it giving you light and dark shades of colour using only one ink pad. There are five leaf images and six sentiments to use.

 The leaf dies comes in two parts, there is a stitched outline die so that you can die cut the stamped leaf images.You either use the positive or negative portions of the die cut. The second part of each leaf die is a insert that fits inside the outline die and it leaves a stitched vine line on your leaves.

For my card I used three of the smaller leaf dies to cut out multiple leaves from Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper 149612 paper which I coloured using Stampin’ Up! ® Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. The colours used were Mango Melody 147162  , Daffodil Delight 119672 and Old Olive 100531.

Other Products used …

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for August 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!)

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Peony Gardens and Blends

Welcome to another Blog post on this chilly but beautiful Saturday Morning.

Peony Gardens and Blends

Approximately two weeks ago I showed you a card using the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper where I just coloured the back ground of the paper. I was enjoying the relaxation of just colouring in that I did another, this time adding more colours. It has sat on my desk for a few days and last night I finally made it into a card.

The Blends are wonderful for colouring in as they don’t leave that line on your work that markers can leave.

The colours I have used are…

The Measurements I used are…

  • Card Base, Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.8cm, scored 14.9cm
  • Mat, DSP – 14.47 x 10cm
  • Mat, Basic Black – 8 x 12.4cm
  • Card Front, DSP – 10 x 15cm and trimmed down to 7.7 x 12.1cm

Inside the card I added a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock 10 x 14.4cm, and added a strip of DSP that I had trimmed off.

Here’s a Tip….

They are sometimes a little forgotten but use the Black Combo pack of Dimensionals. I used the mini ones under my sentiment and the larger ones under the Basic Back Mat. Great to have when using darker colours in your cardstock. Always worth while having a pack handy.

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Card Sketch Challenge – Birthdays are the Best Days

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This is the last card I made on Saturday using the Card Sketch Challenge

Birthdays are the Best Days

I love Sketch Challenges…the work is already done for you. All you need to do is work out what colours and Designer Series Paper or stamps you want to use.

If I’m stuck for ideas and not sure what to do I will go back to Sketches that I have saved on my computer or on Pinterest and use them for my inspiration. Ideas for cards and Scrapbook pages can come from all sorts of places. The Stampin’ Up! ® Catalogue is a great source of layout ideas.

For my card below I have used products from the Forever Greenery Suite Collection to create my card. I have kept it very simple using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper as the main feature and used a Gold Hoop Embellishment to highlight the sentiment.

 

 

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Black and White Challenge

Good morning, I hope you are keep warm, on this wonderful Winters day.

Thank you for joining me on my blog to day where we will look at another Challenge I did last Saturday.

Black and White Challenge

Use only Black and White…no other colour!

It didn’t have to be a card…it could be anything I want…What would you make?

 

Painted Poppies

I made a card…Again I kept it simple and used the Painted Poppies Stamps.

For this card I stamped the poppy image with VersaMark onto the Basic Black. The VersaMark was hard to see on the Basic Black so I stamped and heat embossed half the card at a time using the White Embossing Powder.

The Whisper White panel across the middle of the card i cut using one of the rectangle dies from the Ornate Layers Dies. I trimmed the side edges of as it was too long for the width of the card front. The bed of Poppies where stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder.

To finish the card I wrapped Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon around the Whisper White Cardstock and tied off with a knot, cutting the ends at a angle. A simple way to finish your ribbon instead of tying a bow or if your length of ribbon is too short for a bow.

 

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge

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On Saturday I took part in a all day “On-Line Card Making” event.

It was so much fun, even though we were sitting in our own homes. Through out the day we were set challengers to make cards using different products. Over this week I thought I would share with you those challenges and what I made. Now these are not the best cards I have made, but it was all about doing the challenge and having fun.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

In this challenge I had to make a card only using three products either going Across, Down or Diagonal

I chose the middle row across….Bling, Designer Series Paper and Flowers

Bling Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220

Designer Series Paper In Good Taste 152494

Flowers Lovely You Stamp Set 152525

Other Products I used are..

Why not give the challenge a go yourself…I’d love to see what you come up with. You can post your finished card in the comments about this card on my Facebook Page.

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Peony Garden – Triple Slider Card

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of day’s…I have had a very big week with my sewing and organising a On-Line Card Making Event. I’m back and ready to make cards again to share with you.

Triple Slider Card

For my card today I have used products from Stampin’ Up! ® Peony Garden Suite Collection. This card has 3 sections that slide into one another and each are connected to each other with a sliding mechanism.

I have sat down and tried to write instructions for this card before giving up…so instead I have made a video for you to watch, showing how to make this card. You will find it below.

Below the video are all the measurements used along with score and slit length measurements.

 

Measurements …

  • A Base Gray Granite Cardstock – 14.9 x 29.8cm
  • B Middle Gray Granite Cardstock – ,11.5 x 26.7 cm 
  •   Top tier Gray Granite Cardstock – 7.5 x 11.4cm
  • Gray Granite Cardstock – scrap to 4cm (1 ½” circle punch) cut circle
  •  Base Mat Petal Pink Cardstock – 9.5 x 14.4 cm
  •  Middle Mat Petal Pink Cardstock – 8.3 x 11cm
  •  Middle – Whisper White – 8 x 10.7cm
  • Top Tier – Whisper White – 7 x 10.9cm
  • Whisper White – Circle
  • Base Front – Designer Series Paper – 9.2 x 14.1cm
  • Designer Series Paper – 2 strips 1.5 x 10cm

Score and Slit Length Measurements

A

  • score at 9.8cm fold right side into Score line
  • Slit length 2cm (¾ “) to 11.5cm (4 ½”) * 2.5cm in each side

B

  • score at 8.9cm fold right side into Score line
  • Slit length 3cm (1 1/8”) to 10cm (4”) *2.5cm in each side

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Happy Birthday – Peony Garden

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Happy Birthday

‘Love it, Chop it’….#loveitchopit

What is ‘Love it, Chop it’? Instead of hoarding our beautiful Stampin’ Up! ® Designer Series Paper (DSP), Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator Kylie Bertucci encourages us to love our papers by cutting it into usable pieces and use it on our cards. You can make lots of card fronts by cutting your DSP into 10 x 14.4 cm pieces. Out of one sheet of DSP you will get 6 card fronts.

You are more likely to use your beautiful papers when in smaller pieces.

 Make this DSP your own by colouring it in…Colouring is also good for your well being, so relaxing.

For this card I have used my Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron to colour in the back ground.

 

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Casing the Catalogue – Flowers for Every Season

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Casing the Catalogue

Are you looking for inspiration, not sure where to start?

Stampin’ Up! ® have given us a beautiful Catalogue full of products for us to drool over and purchase…but they have also given us a catalogue full of inspiration. Cards/ layout ideas, colour combinations and tips and tricks, there is so much in there. Grab another coffee and have another look.

Flowers for Every Season

The card I have made today comes from page 10 of the Annual Catalogue. Where  have Cased the Flowers for Every Season card.

I have changed mine a little that’s because I don’t have all the Blends as yet. Also I couldn’t find my Twine…it’s here somewhere in my messy workroom. The ‘Love You’ on their card comes from one of the Memories and More Cards, which they have cut up. For mine I used the Well Said Stamp Set and heat embossed onto Shaded Spruce cardstock to match the colours I used in my flowers.

So glad your Catalogue have another look and see what you can Case…Have Fun!

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Hello

Welcome to my Blog… I hope you are having a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Today I have a simple card for you

Hello

For the card I made today, I have used one of the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Designer Series Paper 152493 panels. This paper is gold on one side and white on the other. With a sponge brayer and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad I have coloured the white side.

The panel was then adhered to a piece of Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake Cardstock.  A label was made using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch 152883 and was wrapped around one side of the card. A hole was punched and Linen Thread attach and adhered to the back.

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All Things Fabulous

Good morning on this beautiful Saturday Morning, it’s a little bit chilly out side but still very beautiful.

Last night I made this card and didn’t get a chance to blog about it…so this will be my card for today and then it’s back to work sewing.

All Things Fabulous by Stampin’ Up!®

WOW…WOW…This is such a beautiful stamp set and I love the sentiments in this set.

All Things Fabulous is a ‘Two-step Stamp’…..What is a Two-Step Stamp?

Two- step stamp is where you have more than one image or stamp to build a complete image.

 

 To create blossoms with Two-Step Stampin’, stamp the largest image in the lightest colour of ink. Then stamp the detailed images in progressively darker colours. The stamps are ‘Photopolymer’ which allows you to see through the stamp to line them up.

 

This stamp set comes as a Bundle – All Things Fabulous Bundle 154112. All Bundles are discounted by 10%. If you purchase All Things Fabulous Bundle in July and add another $10 of product to your order and you will also receive a a Coupon for $9 to spend in August.

The  background on my card was created by sponging over one of the lattice panels from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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