Thoughtful Journey

My 60th Birthday Flowers

I am really enjoying getting back into scrapbooking, as this is where my real passion lies.

Last year I celebrated my 60th Birthday and I received 2 beautiful big bunches of flowers from my parents and from my sister, Lynette in the UK. I took lots of photos but here are the 2 I decided to work with.

Template Tuesday,Live with Michele….

I am creating a scrapbook layout using the Thoughtful Journey Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up!®. The Thoughtful Designs 12 x12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper works so well against the flowers. The pack contains 5 ‘Ombre’ papers with a shimmery leaf design all over. The sheet I used goes from a Calypso Coral to Petunia Pop, and picks up the tones in my photo’s. I also used a sheet of the Thoughtful Journey 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper for my journaling. The colours with a little bit of Pretty Peacock pulls everything together.

The flowers used are from the Simply Zinnia Bundle and were coloured using Stampin Up!® Blends – Bubble Bath & Petunia Pop, Pretty Pink & Calypso Coral. I thought they worked well with the flowers in my photots.

Template Tuesday

For this layout I used a template found of Pinterest. This is a great way to get started in scrapbooking. Using your photos as a guide you can pull out the papers that works with your layout. Templates are a great starting point and you can easily make it your own by either turning the layout around or changing photo sizes, adding your own elements etc.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Page MatsBasic Black*12 x 12”30.5 x 30.5cm
 Basic White11¼ x 11¼”19.5 x 29.5cm
 Petal Pink8¼ x 9¾”21 x 25cm
 DSP4 x 10¼”10 x 26.5cm
Photo matPetunia Pink4¼ x 6½”10.5 x 16cm
JournalingDSP3½ x 6”9 x 15.3cm
Photo MatBasic White4⅛ x 6⅛”10.4 x 15.5cm
FlowersBasic White¼ sheet for stamping
Leaf FlourishPretty Peacock½ sheet for Die Cutting
Gold LeavesGold FoilScraps – to cut 4-5 leaf dies

*Basic Black 12 x 12″ cardstock is discontinued, this was purchased when it was available

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Full of Life – Template Tuesday

I’m trying to catch up a bit with my Blogging…..last week on my Tuesday Live, now called Template Tuesday. I created this card using the Ful of Life Bundle by Stampin’ Up!®. I LOVE all the beautiful bright colours.

Template

I have kept the template very simple as I wanted the paper to shine on this card.

I used Vellum as my white layer, unfortunately Stampin’ Up!® don’t have vellum anymore. But I felt the thin layers of the dies just got a little lost in the colourful background.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card Base  Basic White4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatBasic Black4 x 5¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontDSP2 ¼ x 5⅛” 1½ x 5⅛”5.5 x 14.1cm 3.3 x 14.1cm
Vellum 2 x 4½”5 x 12cm
HeartBasic Black3½ x 4¾”9 x 8cm
LeafShaded Spruce2½ x 4½”6 x 11cm
SentimentBasic White1¼ x 2”3 x 5cm

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Chain Card Swap Blog Hop – Tracy

Back in October 2023 I joined a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators to take part in a ‘Card swap with a Twist – Chain card Swap.

How does this work?

The swap is similar to an old fashioned chain letter or I would say…”Chinese Whispers with Cards’

  • We were given a list of names – 11 in total (not including myself)
  • Create a simple card
  • Send to first person on the list
  • Wait to receive a card from someone…
  • ‘CASE’ that card and send it to the 2nd person on your list
  • Repeat until all people on the list has received a card

Now this is the fun part….When you CASE the card you received, it’s your interpretation of the received card. Just like ‘Chinese Whispers’ you may not end up with what you originally designed

Round 11 Stippled Roses

This fun fold card is a Twisted Fun Fold…which I had never done this fold until now.

For this card I used the Stippled Roses Bundle and the Stippled Roses Designer Series Paper which was available in the last Sale-A-Bration. The Stippled Roses Stamps Bundle is in the current Jan- April Mini Catalogue and will still be available in the up coming catalogue but not as a bundle. So get it now to get the 10% discount on bundles

Stippled Roses is a very traditional rose design and the leaf dies are stunning with the embossed details within the die. Other dies in this bundle are fine and delicate which I love using with other stamp and die sets.

The other sentiments in the stamps are a stunning ‘Script Fonts’ with a beautiful old world charm, they can be used for Mothers Day, Congratulations and Thank you.

Were to Start…Start this hop at Tracy so you get the progression

Follow the Hop around and see how these creations changed from start to finish…you might be surprised to see how these cards finished up!

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Chain Card Swap Blog Hop- Nancy

Back in October 2023 I joined a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators to take part in a ‘Card swap with a Twist – Chain card Swap.

How does this work?

The swap is similar to an old fashioned chain letter or I would say…”Chinese Whispers with Cards’

  • We were given a list of names – 11 in total (not including myself)
  • Create a simple card
  • Send to first person on the list
  • Wait to receive a card from someone…
  • ‘CASE’ that card and send it to the 2nd person on your list
  • Repeat until all people on the list has received a card

Now this is the fun part….When you CASE the card you received, it’s your interpretation of the received card. Just like ‘Chinese Whispers’ you may not end up with what you originally designed

Round 7 Waves of Inspiration

The CASING of this card came down to what did I have…..and I had the Waves of Inspiration Stamps and coordinating Waves Dies.

The waves I cut from Basic White and Misty Moonlight cardstock, then layered to create the crashing waves. The clouds I die cut in Basic White and using the small blending brush added Azure Afternoon or was it Blueberry Bushell (I can’t remember) lightly around the edges. The cloud dies leaves embossed lines or Cloud Fluffly Lines on the die cut, I just highlighted these lines with the Smoky Slate Blends.

The pelican was stamped in Smoky Slate and colour with Blends Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Natural Tones Blends ( Light, Medium Deep and Deep).

For the sentiment tag I stamped the Posts 3-4 times as close together as I could and then coloured using the same colours used before – Crumb Cake, Natural Tones Blends ( Light, Medium Deep and Deep). Then die cut with the coordinating die.

Were to Start…Start this hop at Nancy so you get the progression

Follow the Hop around and see how these creations changed from start to finish…you might be surprised to see how these cards finished up!

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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Flowering Zinnias

Our theme this month for the Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop is a ‘Water colour Challenge’ by Julia and I am using the Simply Zinnias Bundle by Stampin’ Up!®. The Simply Zinnias Bundle is part of Flowering Zinnias Suite Collection in the Online Exclusives.

Zinnias are beautiful and vibrant flowers, so I have tried to replicate with in my water colour flowers.

How to….

  • Flowers & Leaves
    • Using the Fluid 100 Water Colour Paper, I cut 3 sheets in half and coloured each sheet in a different colour. The bottles of Reinkers are the best to use for this technique as you may require a few drops of colour to get the depth of colour you want. Work with one sheet and one colour at a time, wet the sheet of water colour paper generously with a spray bottle of water. With a water painter add ink to the wet surface and let the colour spread. Don’t worry if the colour isn’t even, you want it to have texture – light and dark areas. Tilt the paper so the ink flows all over the paper, add more colour if you want more depth. I used the same technique in another card earlier in the year – Paper Florist Dies.
    • Once the water colour paper is dry die cut flowers and leaves.
    • The colours I used are..
      • Sweet Sorbet
      • Daffodil Delight
      • Orchid Oasis
      • Granny Apple Green
      • Mossy Meadow
    • The flower centers & stamen I cut from cardstock – Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet, Daffodil Delight and Orchid Oasis. The stamenn I also brushed with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.
    • Adhere all the flowers together and set aside.
  • Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder
    • The Basic White card front I embossed with the Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder. This is a stunning embossing folder of zinnia flowers and leaves in a outline image. This just gives some texture behind the flowers and the impression of the flowerbed of Zinnias.
  • Sentiment
  • Card Insert
    • The card insert I stamped with the Zinnia flower stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black in the bottom right corner
    • The insert was matted with Basic Black cardstock

Measurements Used

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card Base  Basic White Thick4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatBasic Black4 x 5¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontBasic White3⅞ x 5⅛9.7 x 14.1cm
Fluid 100 Water Colour Paper 3 sheets cut in half
Flower CentersBasic Black2 x 2”5 x 5cm
Flower StamenSweet Sorbet, Orchid Oasis Daffodil Delight1 x 1” each colour3 x 3cm each colour
SentimentBasic White¾ x 4”2 x 10cm
    
Insert MatBasic Black4 x 5¼”10 x 14.4cm
InsertBasic White3⅞ x 5⅛9.7 x 14.1cm

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Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

Welcome to Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop. We are a group of Australian Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators 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. Each month we will be showing different ideas based around products, themes and challenges.

This month Julia has given us this Water Colour Challenge to play with

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

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list below to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas.

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Follow the Hop here..

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Just Kiddin’

Last night I created this fun ‘Kids’ card using the Just Kiddin’ Designer Series Paper. The paper is part of the Just Kiddin’ Suite Collection found on page 49 of the January – April 2024 Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue, which finishes at the end of April.

The Kiddin’ Around Stamps and Kiddin’ Around Dies will be available in the new Annual Catalogue but not as Kiddin’ Around Bundle (with the 10% discount). If you are wanting the discount grab them now!

As I only had the Just Kiddin’ Designer Series Paper, I used the Artistically Inked Stamps for the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment. I love this stamp as it is simple and suits and age group, male or female card.

Template Tuesday

Today’s template is by Page Maps. I noticed that PageMaps have said they will no longer be doing Card Maps. Hopefully we can still access the PDF Archives for past Card Maps. PageMaps are a great resource for Scrapbook Page Maps also.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseLemon Lime Twist4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card FrontDSP4 ¼ x 5 ½”10.5 x 14.8cm
Card FrontDSP3¼ x 4½”8 x 12.4cm
StripDSP½ x 5 ½”1.3 x 14.8cm
SentimentBasic White¾ x 2¾”1 x 7 cm
Vellum 3 x 3”8 x 8cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Insert StripDSP½ x 4”1.3 x 10cm

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Chain Card Swap Blog Hop – Genna

Back in October 2023 I joined a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators to take part in a ‘Card swap with a Twist – Chain card Swap.

How does this work?

The swap is similar to an old fashioned chain letter or I would say…”Chinese Whispers with Cards’

  • We were given a list of names – 11 in total (not including myself)
  • Create a simple card
  • Send to first person on the list
  • Wait to receive a card from someone…
  • ‘CASE’ that card and send it to the 2nd person on your list
  • Repeat until all people on the list has received a card

Now this is the fun part….When you CASE the card you received, it’s your interpretation of the received card. Just like ‘Chinese Whispers’ you may not end up with what you originally designed

Round 9 Simply Sparkling

This card was so much fun….I got to CASE a lovely friend of mine Kayla, I received her cards and got so excited for the layers and fun her card shared.So I hope mine also shares the same fun and excitement.

For this card I used the Simply Sparking Bundle and paired it up with the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper. The Simply Sparking Bundle is one of the Online Exclusives, a great Bundle for the young or young of heart.

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, adding the swirl on the can with Berry Burst and the wording also with Memento Tuxedo Black. This was fun to colour using the Stampin’ Blends in Smoky Slate, Berry Burst and Bubble Bath.

  • Card Base – Lemon Lime Twist
  • Matte – Berry Burst
  • Card Front -Bright & Beautiful DSP
  • Basic White panel embossed with the Splatters Embossing Folder from the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder Duo
  • 2 thin strips of Bright & Beautiful DSP
  • Bubbles cut from Bright & Beautiful DSP
  • Sentiment stamped in Tuxedo Black on Basic White

I love all the layers and the Kayla’s folded corner.

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Follow the Hop around and see how these creations changed from start to finish…you might be surprised to see how these cards finished up!

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Chain Card Swap Blog Hop – Carolina

Back in October 2023 I joined a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators to take part in a ‘Card swap with a Twist – Chain card Swap.

How does this work?

The swap is similar to an old fashioned chain letter or I would say…”Chinese Whispers with Cards’

  • We were given a list of names – 11 in total (not including myself)
  • Create a simple card
  • Send to first person on the list
  • Wait to receive a card from someone…
  • ‘CASE’ that card and send it to the 2nd person on your list
  • Repeat until all people on the list has received a card

Now this is the fun part….When you CASE the card you received, it’s your interpretation of the received card. Just like ‘Chinese Whispers’ you may not end up with what you originally designed

Round 4 – Meandering Meadows

This card makes my heart sing….I love the way it turned out. I used Meandering Meadows Suite for this card, which you will find in the Online Exclusives.

For my card I changed the orientation of the card, from a landscape to a portrait. The back ground I stamped the small images with Fresh Freesia Ink onto Fresh Freesia cardstock.

A strip of Lemon Lolly cardstock adds a little extra colour next to the Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper.

A White Vellum circle was cut using the Deckled Circle Dies. The flower images were stamped using Basic Gray Ink and coloured with Blends…Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Shaded Spruce, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lolly, Blueberry Bushel, Misty Moonlight and Daffodil Delight.

The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Freesia Ink.

Were to Start…Start this hop at Carolina so you get the progression

Follow the Hop around and see how these creations changed from start to finish…you might be surprised.

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

If you’re in Australia and need help with your crafting needs and don’t have a Demonstrator, I’d love to assist you. Feel free to reach out to me at 0408868771 or michele@jutrisa.com. Cheers!

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Jungle Pals Dies

The other day after completing ‘Live with Michele’ I had so many die cut pieces from the Jungle Pals Dies left over, I just had to make another card!

These colours on the Basic White are stunning, its a simple card with a matted front panel that I ran through with the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder. The sentiment I used is from the Stippled Roses Stamp Set, I just wanted a simple and narrow sentiment.

Jungle Pals Dies from the 2024 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

How to make this card…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseBasic White4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Front Panel MatMelon Mambo2⅞ x 4⅛”6.8 x 11.2cm
Front PanelBasic White2¾ x 4”6.5 x 10.9cm
SentimentBasic White1 x 3½ – trimmed to  ¼ x 3”2.5cm 9cm trimmed to       .75 x 7.5
Die CutsGranny Apple GreenOff Cuts
 Garden Green
 Lemon Lime Twist
 Melon Mambo
 Crushed Curry
  • Cut Cardstock to measurements above
  • Die Leaves and Flowers
  • Stamp sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and trim down after stamping. Angel ends of the sentiment.
  • Run Front Panel through Mini Cut and Emboss Machine with the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the Front Panel to Front Panel Mat using Multi Purpose Glue.
  • Adhere matted Front Panel to Card Base with either Multi Purpose Glue or Dimenstionals.
  • Position and glue leaves down, add flowers on top.
  • Adhere the Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems (Large) to flower centers.
  • Use Mini Dimenstionals to back of sentiment…may need to trim dimenstional a little.

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Jungle Pals

I had so much fun yesterday on ‘Live with Michele’ creating this fun card. I used 3 NEW products from the Stampin’ Up! ® Sale-A-Bration Jan- Feb 2024 Catalogue – Jungle Pals Stamp Set, Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set and Jungle Pals Dies.

These products are FREE when you purchase from any of our catalogues or from the Online Exclusives.

I coloured the Toucan using Stampin’ Blends. Did you know Toucan’s come in all different colours? I researched them on Google and in the end looked up cartoon images for the Toucan. He was fun to colour!

The colours I used were…

  • poppy Parade
  • Parakeet Party
  • Azure Afternoon
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Basic Black

The back ground for this card was coloured using Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Azure Afternoon and Blueberry Bushel inks with a Blending Brush.

I wanted this card to look lush and bright, with lots of layers of different greens creating depth and flowers in bright colours.

After the Live had wrapped up I decided to add the Black Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems, as I felt it just need something to finish the flowers…to add a little bit of ‘POP!’

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseGranny Apple Green4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card Front – Die cut to sizeBasic White4¼ x 5½10.5 x 14.9cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Stamping – Toucan and SentimentBasic White4 x 3”10 x 8cm
FlowersMellon MamboScraps
Leaves & VinesGranny Apple Green
 Lemon Lime Twist
 Garden Green
TreePecan Pie

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Watch the video to see how I coloured the Toucan and put the card together.

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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