The Birthday Piggy

Weeeee!….these were so much fun to make!……..So I have decided to share them with you

The Birthday Piggy was so much fun to play with and I have made three cute little easel cards using nearly all the dies that come with the bundle. They are all so cute, I don’t know which is my favorite.

So I have decided to do an Online Class, giving you a step by step instructions via a Zoom Meeting. I hope you can join me, as I want to share the fun with you.

To Purchase…CLICK the BUY NOW…check for shopping card in the bottom right hand corner of your screen

We will be using Stampin’ Blends to colour our pigs and Blending brushes to colour the backgrounds. The dies that come in the bundle add all those extra details.

The Birthday Piggy stamps can be found in both the Annual and Mini Catalogues but ONLY as a stamp set- No Dies

On the 1st September to 30th September you will be able to purchase The Birthday Piggys as a Bundle -With Dies, along with another 5 bundles to choose from. (See below)

This is a special promotion – Perfect Partners and all the details are below. If you already have the stamps, you will be able to purchase the matching dies. If you don’t have the stamps then buy them as a BUNDLE and get a 10% discount. This is a one off special, so don’t miss out.

So PLACE YOUR ORDER on the 1st September and get the “The Birthday Piggy Bundle” and Join my Class on the 23rd September

Perfect Partners

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalogue and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalogue.  
These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

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

Stampin’ Up!® Used…

(Excluding the Dies which start on the 1st September – 30th September)

Product List

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Sale -A- Bration

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July – December Mini Catalogue

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Brightest Beauty- 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.

Our theme this month is Anything But Christmas. This is where we can use any product from the Stampin’ Up! ® Catalogues and make a card that doesn’t have a Christmas theme and as we are now getting closer to Christmas and the Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue is all about the Holiday Seasons it’s good to just make something not holiday related.

My cards in both the Blog Hop and the Tutorial focus on….

Brightest Beauty

Last Friday on my ‘Live with Michele’ I created a stamped 12 x 12″ Designer Series Paper(DSP) to be used in my Wedding Scrapbook Album. I also created a piece on A4 Basic White Cardstock and decided to use this piece to create this card.

The base of my card I used Sahara Sand Cardstock and made a mat using the Split Card Textures Dies. The mat piece I used the Blending Brushes and Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad to go around the edges and die cut areas to add a little colour.

The DSP I cut down slightly smaller than my mat and tore down one side at a angle giving me a rough edge. I again added Soft Suede ink to all my edges….I just wanted to give it a earthy sort of tone.

The sentiment is from the Go to Greetings Stamp Set. This is such a great set using four basic greetings like – Happy Birthday, Just a Note, Thank You and Thinking of you and 3 different fonts. This will be my go to set for sentiments. The sentiment was die cut out using the frame die from the Brightest Beauty Bundle.

I finished of the card by adding a generous triple bow, and the sentiment just sits below but with parts of the bow under caught under it. Some Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

On the inside of my card I have added an insert using a piece of DSP where I hadn’t stamped all the way. So if you don’t like adding lots of writing it’s perfect.

Live with Michele

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

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.

Sale -A- Bration

View the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Here

July – December Mini Catalogue

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He’s the Man – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop, our theme this month is ‘Cards for Men’. Cards for those men in our lives. our Fathers, husbands, brothers or sons. I hope all our ideas inspire you to create a special card

For my card this month I am using the ‘He’s the Man Suite Collection’ from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This suite contains He’s all That Cling Stamps, All That Dies…..remember you can purchase these as a He’s all That Bundle and get 10% Discount. There is also He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper, that has 12 sheets in it – 2 each 5 double-side designs and 2 sheets die-cut sheets. Plus Rustic Metallic Adhesive backed Dots.

There is so much fun in this collection with lots of themes – cars…BBQ’s…adventure….retro…birthday’s and Father Day’s. looking forward to seeing where you take it.

He's the man by Stampin' up! 2022 Annual Catalogue

Card Measurements

  • Card Base Sahara Sand – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Mat Cajun Craze – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Sahara Sand – 9.7 x 14.1cm, Using Blending Brushes blend Soft Succulent ink over the card front leaving a lighter area in the middle.
  • Sentiment Sahara Sand – 7 x 7cm, stamped using Early Espresso Ink and die cut with coordinating circle die. Add Crumb Cake Bakers Twine to the back of sentiment along with dimensionals
  • Die cut Soft Succulent – 5 x 10cm, cut 2 diamond die cuts
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Dies cut images from Specialty Designer Series Paper – Cajun Craze Arrow, Hooray Tag, 3 stars
  • Rustic Metallic Adheisive Dots

Creativity Abounds Team

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
He's The Man Suite Collection (English)
Sahara Sand A4 Card Stock
Cajun Craze A4 Card Stock
Soft Succulent A4 Cardstock
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Blending Brushes

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Waves of Inspiration

My Live this week I used the Waves of Inspiration from the NEW 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This was so much fun to make…who doesn’t like to make a mess sometimes…Me!

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique with a water colour wash to create the background. Prior to making this card i played with a few ideas on how to colour my watercolour paper and in the end came up with the best result. Some of my play pieces I have shown in the video.

You could use Shimmery White cardstock instead of the watercolour Fluid 100 but you may get a slightly different result. Anyway every time you make this card you will get different effects.

I did forget to stamp the birds on my Live and did them later, they were stamped in the Starry Sky Ink.

Waves of Inspiration by Stampin' Up!

This weeks Live I show how to make this card using the Hues of Happiness…

Measurements
  • Card Base- Thick Basic White 14.9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front- Starry Sky 9 x 13.5cm
  • Card Front – Fluid 100 Watercolour paper 8.5 x 13cm
  • Sentiment and Pelican- Basic White Reg Cardstock 6 x 10cm

YouTube Video- Waves of Inspiration

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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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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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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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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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New Horizons

This was such a fun card to make, using the New Horizons Suite from the 2022 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! ®. One of these cards will be sent to my father for his birthday later this month. It’s not often I do cards that can be used for men, most of my cards are very feminine.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper is spectacular, each piece lends to great water colour back ground and with just a couple of added elements make a great card.

On my Facebook Live this week I showed how to create this card. What I really love about these cards is the layout and elements used are exactly the same but by using different Designer Series Paper it changes the feeling completely. One is full of warmth and could be some where late in the afternoon of a summers day. The other is more of a winters day feeling with the misty colours.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic White Thick: 10.5 29.9cm, scored 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • New Horizons DSP: 5.4 x 10.5cm
  • Mat Blackberry: 5.7 x 10.8m
  • Die Cut Fence Basic White: 10.5 x 7cm Approx

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

All products used are listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store

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Artfully Composed

Artfully Composed is a beautiful tropical themed suite by Stampin’ Up! ® and found in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue. It has been fun playing with these stamps and dies.

This suite is made for layering of stamped images, die cuts and Designer Series Papers. You can see this in the designs used in the Designer series Paper in how the have used layers of leaves and colour.

With this card I have used lots of layers from the water wash background to the sentiment on top.

The Creativity Abounds Design Team are running a Stamp Camp based on this suite…If you are wishing to attend you will need to purchase your products and let me know tomorrow (my cut off date -so you can order the required products & I can get the Make’n’take products needed to you). You can get all the details HERE

Even if you not attending the Stamp Camp you can purchase the Tutorial listed below from my Card & Tutorial Shop

The Artfully Composed Suite Collection consists of:

  • Artfully Layered stamp set,
  • Tropical Layers dies
  • White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon
  • Faux Sea Glass Shapes
  • Layering Designs Vellum
  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper

Please note: At the time of writing this the Artfully Composed Suite was unavailable using the Ordering Number: 157765. Though it is still available when you order each item separately, you will still get the 10% discount on the Artfully Layered Bundle. Below you will find links to the Suite and the individual items.

This card was created for the 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.

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
Artfully Composed Suite Collection (English)
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Evening Evergreen A4 Cardstock
Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Water Painters
Artfully Layered Bundle (English)
White 3/4" (1.9 Cm) Frayed Ribbon
Faux Sea Glass Shapes
Vellum 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Layering Designs
Artfully Composed 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper

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Artfully Composed

On my FB Live I created a card using the Artfully Composed Suite and the Swipe Technique. I also showed an example of this technique using Designer Series Paper.

Artfully Composed Suite consists of- Artfully Composed Bundle with its Artfully Layered Bundle ( Artfully Layered Stamp set & Tropical Layers Dies) Stamp set, White Frayed Ribbon, Faux Sea Glass Shapes, vellum Layering Designs and Artfully Composed designer series Paper.

The cards I made uses the ‘Swiping Technique’, where you swipe the ink pad across your cardstock. The angel & pressure you hold the ink pad results in different textures. This is also a great way to add extra texture to a piece of DSP also.

Cards made using the Artfully Composed Suite by Stampin' Up! & the Swipe Technique.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Calypso Coral: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Mat Mint Macron: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card front Basic White or Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper: 10.5 x 14.9cm, cut down after stamping 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Basic White scrap & Calypso Coral scrap for stamping & sentiment
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
  • Pale Papaya Ribbon approx 25cm

Here I have both the finished card fronts. The one one left I started with a Basic White Cardstock and swiped with the ink pads and stamped. The other piece on the right is a piece of Designer Series Paper that had mostly a white back ground and was swiped with the ink pads.

Colours Used for Swiping Technique:

Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Mint Macron, Pear Pizzazz

Colours in Stamping:

Old Olive, Evening Evergreen

Card fronts made using the Artfully Composed Suite by Stampin' Up! & the Swipe Technique.

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

All products used are listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store

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Amazing Silhouettes

This was a fun card to make using the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp set. You may not recognise this stamp as it is a sneak peak from the 2022 Jan-Jun Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue.

I tried to create a male theme card with the Amazing Silhouettes tree and the grays of the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper. The colours behind the tree are the colours in a sunset shinning through the tree.

The sentiment comes from the Handsomely Suited Stamps, heat embossed in black and cut into sections to create space.

Amazing Silhouettes Stampin' Up! 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue

I used the Stamparatus to help create the layers of colours. Using a Sponge Dauber to add one colour at a time to the stamp, then stamping each colour separately and making sure that each colour blends (or overlaps into the other).

The colours used are –

  • Misty MoonLight
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Melon Mambo
  • Bumble Bee
  • Evening Evergreen
Amazing Silhouettes Stampin' Up! 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop- Birthday

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.

Our Theme this month is Birthdays

Follow the Hop ….

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 –

Creativity Abounds December Tutorial Bundle

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

Creativity Abounds Design Team

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Amazing Silhouettes and Heart and Home Designer Series Paper is not listed below as they are not available as yet.

Product List

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Facebook Live Friday – Heart of Home Suite

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. Yesterday on my Facebook Live I created this card using products from the Heart of Home Suite by Stampin’ Up!®. This suite is one of the many products coming in the 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

You can get this suite of products in December when you Join my Team See below for the fantastic Joining Special- Start with Savings.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Strip: Shimmery White: 1 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped image Shimmery White: 7 x 10.5cm
  • Leaves Pear Pizzazz – scrap

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The friendships I have gain all around the world has been amazing.

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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