Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness Suite is one of the NEW products coming in the Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue to be released on the 3rd May.

The suite is made up of Happiness Abounds Stamps, a line drawn rose image that can be stamped and coloured using either Blends,Watercolour Pencils or Inks. There are 8 image stamps and 7 sentiments in a beautiful script font.

The Happiness Abounds Bundle includes the dies, there are 8 dies that match all of the images i the stamps. Then 3 extra dies, one that cuts and embosses a background image and 2 others that cut 2 different edges to look like pages from a spiral bound book.

The colours in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper are stunning, they are bright and vibrant. One side side of the paper has gorgeous rose images and some these can be cut out with the Dies as I have done for my cards. The other side of the papers are just as beautiful. A couple of the pages have small floral prints others are a dry brush look of colour. Both sides of the papers are variegated in colour which gives you a of colours to choose from…It’s hard to explain you just have to see for your self.

To finish the suite off it also comes with beautiful Glossy Dots Assortment, 4 colours of yumminess.

This weeks Live I show how to make these cards using the Hues of Happiness…

Inspiration for this card came from a group on Facebook – Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Measurements

Card 1

  • Square Card Base- Basic White 13 x 26cm, scored at 13cm
  • Square Card Front- Basic White 12.5 x 12.5cm, embossed using Time Worn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 1 & 2 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame. **See image below

Card 2

  • Std Card Base- Basic White 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Std Card Front- Basic White 10 x 14.4cm ( this card I did not emboss the card base)
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 2 & 3 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame.

YouTube Video- Hues of Happiness

Just Add Ink #601- Sketch Challenge

I have shared this card on the Just Add Ink #601 Sketch Challenge. The funny thing is I designed my card and filmed the live before I even saw the challenge. So great minds think alike. Why not give it ago and make a card using this sketch. Make sure you click on the link and go look at what others have made using this sketch.

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Join My Team

If you have been sitting on the fence not sure if you should JOIN the Stampin’ Up! Family or not….well now is the time to jump down and JOIN.

In Color Starter Kit Promotion

It’s time to join my team with a Starter Kit deal you won’t want to refuse! Sign up between 3 and 31 May to become a demonstrator and you will get $116.50 AUD of brand new 2022–2024 In Color products for FREE. This incredible deal is in addition to the standard $235 AUD of products for only $169 AUD. Plus free business supplies, free shipping, and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!
So if you ‘Live in Australia’ and looking for a fun team and a way to save on your crafting supplies…You can be a Hobby Demo or a Business Demo the choice is yours…Contact me.

Promotion Dates: 3–31 May 2022

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Symbols of Fortune- Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

Symbols of Fortune

Will you be joining the Creativity Abounds Team for the Symbols of Fortune Stamp Camp? I hope you are, unfortunately the registration has closed for me to get to you the ‘Make’n’Takes’ and getting the Symbols of fortune Suite in time for the event.

BUT……You can still get access to the exclusive FB page even when the event is over. All you need to do is purchase the Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection using this link ONLY for those that ‘Live in Australia’ If you already have purchased the suite and want to attend, all you need to do is place an order with me for the equivalent amount using the Hostess Code – HWRCQKC4

This card I will be demonstrating on the day so you can create along with me.

Symbols of Fortune Suite by Stampin' Up!

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Follow the Hop here..

For More Inspiration we have our new Tutorial Bundle

he projects featured in this bundle are totally EXCLUSIVE, which means they can not be found anywhere else online.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

There are a couple of different ways to get this tutorial…

  1. Purchase the tutorial by Clicking HERE
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

Here is the sneak peek images for this months Tutorial Bundle –

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

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Last Chance Products

The 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalogue take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favourite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

For all the details about this steal of a deal see PDF below….

Details
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.

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Symbols of Fortune – April Stamp Campwith the Creativity Abounds Design Team

Don’t you just love this Suite…it’s elegant, soft and amazing. How would you like to join me and my friends in the Creativity Abounds Design Team at our next Stamp Camp. It will be 24 hours of FUN, FUN, FUN! Our design team comes from all over the globe so every 2 hours (Approx.) there will be another project and challenges happening. Plus others in the Facebook Group that you can chat with and share your completed projects with. To join ask see all the details below or contact me on 0408868771 (AU only)

The Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection consists of:

  • Crane of Fortune Bundle – Crane of Fortune Stamps plus Good Fortune Dies
  • Soft Succulent 1.2cm Satin Ribbon
  • Polished Dots
  • Mother of Purl 30.5 x 30.5cm (12 x 12″) Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Symbols of Fortune 30.5 x 30.5 (12 x 12″) Designer Series Paper

Total Cost of the suite: $144.25

Date & Time:  April 30-May 1 2022

Agenda: Will post when available.

Cost: FREE when you purchase the Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection. If you already have purchased the suite and want to attend, all you need to do is place an order with me for the equivalent amount using the Hostess Code – HWRCQKC4

Registration Close: 15 April 2022 Order early to get your products in time so you can create on the day.

What you receive…

  • Join an Exclusive Facebook Group
  • 12 Make and Take projects using the Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection(posted out to you) All cut and ready to go! Just follow the Video Tutorials
  • Bonus 12 Facebook Live projects & with full PDF Instructions.
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group where LIVE presentations will hold on the 2 days of this MEGA EVENTS . You can access the recorded Live videos anytime.
  • Registrations are open to Australian residence only. Not from Australia and want to take part let me know and I can put you in touch with one of our other Demonstrators.

What You will Require..

  • Purchased Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection
  • Adhesives and Tools
  • Ink Pads, if you don’t have the colours used in any of the projects swap them out with other colours you may have. I would suggest to have a Black Ink pad such as Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Extra cardstock for those BONUS projects- see the colours that co-ordinate with the suite in the Mini Catalogue or ask me

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Flowering Tulips

My card today uses the Flowering Tulips Bundle along with the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. and Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon. This can be found in the 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®.

The Flowering Tulips Stamps are a two step stamp and the colours I used for the tulips here are Highland Heather, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody. I stamped the finer detail stamp using full strength ink and used the 2nd stamp with ink that I had stamped off before stamping on my project- 2 step second Generation stamping.

Flowering Tulips Bundle by Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue

The dies that are included in this bundle allows you to die cut 3 dimension tulip flowers, though I did not use them here. I did use the leaf dies to cut out the leaves I had stamped. There is also another die that cuts out groups of little squares. I have used these to add texture to the panel under my tulips also to the card insert. It also allows for the lovely DSP to show through. Before die cutting the squares I did stamp the stems and a few leaves in Old Olive and Evening Evergreen ink.

Flowering Tulips Bundle by Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue

Other Dies used in the card is the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the panel on the front and the sentiment was die cut using the Layering Circles.

This was a fun bundle to use and has a great variety for sentiments in different formats to suite all needs.

Flowering Tulips Bundle by Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Follow the Hop here..

For More Inspiration we have our new Tutorial Bundle

he projects featured in this bundle are totally EXCLUSIVE, which means they can not be found anywhere else online.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

There are a couple of different ways to get this tutorial…

  1. Purchase the tutorial by Clicking HERE
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

Here is the sneak peek images for this months Tutorial Bundle –

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Product List

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Card Tutorial Bundle for Ukraine – Buy NOW!

Tutorial Bundle for Ukraine

In response to the ongoing crisis, we decided we wanted to create a Ukraine Fundraising Card Making Tutorial Bundle.

Who Are we?

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is a group of 13 Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. We come together every month to create a Tutorial Bundle, hold a blog hop and also host regular online Stamp Camps.

All 13 members of the Creativity Abounds Design Team quickly expressed their interest in helping to bring together this special, additional Tutorial Bundle. As this newsletter is sent, work is underway around the world to get cards designed and tutorials written and compiled.

We didn’t want to wait to start raising money though, because this is timely, and help is needed now. Therefore, the bundle is up for sale now. You can start to order and pay for yours and the tutorial will follow as quickly as we can bring it together. We envision it will be with you by the week beginning 21st March!

The theme for the projects is blue/yellow. I am excited to see what ideas everyone comes up with. I know they are all going to inspire you in your card making – and of course you will be able to change the colour of the projects to suit other occasions.

All the proceeds from the sale of these tutorials will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross as a contribution from the crafting community to the work they are carrying out with the people of Ukraine.

Stampin’ Up’s Statement of the Heart reads:

To LOVE what we do and SHARE what we love.

As we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments

In this we MAKE A Difference.

The Creativity Abounds Design Team hope that in sharing what we love with you, together we might make a small difference.

How Can you Help?

Purchase your Tutorial Bundle now and we will deliver it to your in box as soon as it is available. We hope you enjoy all the projects inside.

Don’t hesitate to email me if I can help with your purchases, or if you have a crafty question.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

Payment is in AUD$ & accepted in any country. Once you make payment, the Tutorial will emailed to you using the address given at time of purchase.

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Honeybee Home Bundle

Today on Live with Michele I created this card using the Honeybee Home Bundle. Along with the other products from the Heart & Home Suite.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Mint Macron, Just Jade, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Bally Blue, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. The flower spray was then die cut and layered on top of the Vellum leaf. The Vellum Leaf was die cut from a die from the Meadow Dies.

The video below shows how the card was created. 2/3rds through the video my phone went flat…I was able to change phones and complete the card….Lesson learnt, make sure phones are charged.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.4 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Fresh Freesia: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Strip DSP: 3.5 x 14.4cm
  • Vellum: 7.5 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped Images Basic White: 5 x 14.9cm
  • Sentiment Basic White: 3 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Insert Strip Fresh Freesia: 2 x 10cm’
  • Insert Strip DSP: 1.7 x 10cm

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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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Stellar Birthday

This was my first play with Stampin’ Up! ® stamp set Stellar Birthday..it’s been sitting in my shelves for almost 11 months. The Designer Series Paper is from the Abstract Beauty and as soon as I saw this particular design I wanted to use it with the Stella Birthday stamps.

The Fun Fold is a Pillar Pop-Up Window card which I saw last night demonstrated by Rachel from Stamp your Art Out. On her page she has all the measurement if you use Letter size/ Imperial Measurements. Along with links to her video on YouTube.

I have made my card using measurements in A4 Cardstock/ Metric. Below is the measurements I have used and a video showing how I made my card…LOL. Along with my errors in measurements for the stand at the back.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Card Base Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Base Mat DSP: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Window Misty Moonlight: 8.5 x 12.9cm
  • Window DSP: 8 x 12.4cm
  • Pillars DSP: 15 x 5cm, score at 1, 2, 3, 4cm
  • Stand Misty Moonlight: 5 x 17.5cm, score at 1.5, 12, 14, 16cm
  • Extra Basic White stamping images: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • scrap Gold Foil Paper to stamp stars

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Abstract Beauty

Abstract Beauty…..this is what I call a challenging bundle. In my Live this week I created 2 very different cards using the Abstract Beauty Bundle by Stampin’ Up! ®. It is found in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Hello Beautiful Bundle

The bundle is made up of Hello Beautiful Stamps and Beautiful Shapes Dies. I love the dies and yes that is what made me purchase it. I think the hexagon dies are great. I like the sentiments in this but I’m not sure how I will use the other shapes…time will tell as I play more.

Designer Series Paper- Abstract Beauty

DSP is smaller than the other DSP rangers that Stampin’ Up! carry. They are 10.2 x 15.2cm (4 x 6″), You just need to trim the length to 14.4cm for the AU standard card length of 14.9cm. Really great for quick Cards if you need to make one in a hurry. The designs on these papers, range from florals to others that are more abstract some with gold accents.

Abstract Beauty Cards & Envelopes

These cards and envelopes are a perfect size for the DSP, card front measuring 10.2 x 15.2cm ( 4 x 6″)…so the DSP will cover the front of the card. Each card has a different front being either a wash of colour in the center or an all over ombra effect.

Ephemera Pack

The ephemera pack is made of of 30 designs and there are 2 of each one.

I made two cards, Card 1. using the DSP along with Night of Navy card base and just Jade mat & Card 2. Cards and Envelopes with the Ephemera Pack.

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

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New Horizons- Up-Right Z Fold Card

Today I have another card for you using New Horizons Suite Collection from Jan-Jun Stampin’ Up! ® Mini. Made using a Fun Fold Card, Up-Right Z-Fold Card .

Have you added the New Horizons Suite to your ‘MUST HAVE LIST’. It is a suite that when I first saw it I fell in love with it, then there was ‘How do I use it?’ Now it’s….. what else can I do? There is so much you can do with it. One side of the DSP you have the scenes already created and you can just add a bit of stamping. Then on the reverse side of the DSP you have beautiful colour washers that you can cut with the dies to create your own scenes or DSP, this will be my next challenge to try out.

This card I am calling a Up-Right Z-Fold Card. The base of the card is a Z fold, then there is a piece that comes over the front forming the Card Front. Underneath I have added a Brace so the front of the Z-fold does not move forward. The brace has a fold in the middle so it can fold up and fit into out standard envelope. On the front of the Z-fold I have added a fence line and grass, this is so the card front can just slip in behind to hold in place.

** See the Diagram below

Measurements & Basic Instructions used-

  • Z-Fold Basic White: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9 & 22.4.
    • I found this easiest to score the 14.9cm and then just fold one side in half to form the Z-fold
  • Card Front Misty Moonlight: 8.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
    • Adhere back portion of the card to the inside of the Basic White Z-Fold
  • Brace Basic White: 10.5 x 2cm, score at 1.5, 5.3 & 9cm
    • Fold each of the score lines to form a W shape
    • Place adhesive on each of the 1.5cm tabs and adhere to the underneath of Z fold. (see diagram below) This stops the front of Z-fold moving to far forward.
  • New Horizons DSP: 8.1 x 14.5cm
    • Stamp trees using Evening Evergreen Ink
    • Stamp grass using Soft Succulent Ink
  • Card Insert Basic White: 8.1 x 14.5cm
    • Using the Soft Succulent Ink stamp grass along the bottom edge using 1st and 2nd Gen stamping
    • Adhere to the inside of the Card front piece
  • Sign Crumb Cake: 10 x 14.5.
    • Sign Post-Stamp the Timber stamp one under the other, using Crumb Cake Ink and fussy cut length for post approx 10cm.
    • Sign stamp and die cut, cut the sign in half following the plank lines.
    • Sponge around all the edges with Crumb Cake Ink.
    • Stamp sentiment on the top one. Layer the signs either side of the post.
  • Fence Basic White: 7 x 10.5cm.
    • Stamp Timber stamp using Crumb Cake twice side by side, so the fence die fits across.
    • Die cut fence.
    • Sponge fence with Crumb Cake Ink
    • Place dimensional strip ( I used the left over strips along the edges for this) along bottom edge and attach to the front of the Z-fold.
  • Grass Soft Succulent: Scrap approx 4 x 8cm
    • glue across the front of the fence to hind your dimensional strip
  • Add some Peddles Enamel Shapes

Card Diagram

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

Follow the Hop here..

For More Inspiration we have our new Tutorial Bundle

he projects featured in this bundle are totally EXCLUSIVE, which means they can not be found anywhere else online.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

There are a couple of different ways to get this tutorial…

  1. Purchase the tutorial by Clicking HERE
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

Here is the sneak peek images for this months Tutorial Bundle –

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Product List

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