Elegant Boarder and Two-Tone Flora -Live with Michele

On this weeks ‘Live’ I created a card that steps a little out of my comfort zone. I wanted to try to push myself a little further but it just didn’t happen. My plain was to use a variety of stamps from different sets and I had a few lined up. But as I started working I ended up using just the one set – Two-Tone Flora along with one of the Elegant Boarder Dies cards I cut last week.

Even though I used the Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad, I ended up using the Calypso Coral Cardstock…it still works OK. These things happen when you do a Live and afterwards you think…Why did I do that?

The Elegant Boarder Dies in one of the Online Exclusives found on my Online Store. These items will not be found in any catalogue. Also while you are there make sure you have a look at the punches..Stampin’ Up! ® have added back 2 circle punches…always a good idea to always check the Online Store for Clearance Rack or any new products.

As you will see watching the video below it was still a lot of fun and sometimes doing something different can be good.

Measurements Used…

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Fancy Flora Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

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Fancy Flora Suite Collection

I am really enjoying playing with this suite, I put of buying it for a little while, until I worked out what I was wanting……In the end I just had to get it, I love the flowers and the Designer Series Paper is stunning. There is so much in this suite it is totally worth the extra cost. There are 2 Bundles of Stamps and coordinating dies. But don’t feel you have to purchase the lot you can purchase just what you want.

** Remember you get a 10% off when you purchase the Bundles – Two-Tone Flora Bundle and Something Fancy Bundle

What is in the Collection..

My Card – Fancy Flora Fun Fold

This is a 3 Fold Card, where the left side folds in first and then the left over the top. This card has two card fronts and I needed to show off this DSP, i just love all these colours.

This is a two step stamp and I found it easier to stamp the detailed image first and then using the same colour and the second image, stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping the rest of the flower. I used the centers of the flowers (stamen) as my guide for lining yp the images.

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Regency Park #003 Sketch Challenge – Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

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Our challenge this month is a Sketch Challenge by Maheswari. I love the layers of two frames that are slightly twisted, with decorative elements on diagonal corners.

Regency Park

For my card I have used the Regency Park Suite by Stampin’ Up!® and to create my card I used manly the Petal Park Bundle. This is such a simple bundle to use, you can colour the flowers by hand with any medium you wish or use the stamps to colour the flowers. The suite includes a simple simple punch to make cut out the flowers and one leaf quick and easy.

The suite consists of two Bundles

  • Petal Park Bundle 160577 Flowers & leaf stamps plus the Punch
  • Sentimental Park Bundle 160567 – Sentiments, more flowers & leaves and Dies

It then has other items in the suite including

  • Textured 12 x12 Shimmer Paper
  • Can Weave 3D Embossing Folder
  • Night of Navy Boardered Ribbon
  • Adhesive Backed Milky Dots
  • Regency Park 6 x 6 DSP

I created the two rectangle frames cut from the Rectangle Stitched Frames and Basic White Cardstock.

The Flowers are coloured with Watercolour Pencils onto Basic White Cardstock. Instead of Blending the pencils water or Blender Pens I have used Memento Ink and Blends Colour Lifter. Patty Bennett did a very good video on this technique – Blending Watercolor Pencils with Color Lifter

How to make this card…

  • Card Front – Embossed, I used for this one of the Basic 3D Folders 161598 from the Online Exclusive, you could of course use the 3D embossing folder that comes with the suite, but I wanted something a little more subtle.
  • Frames – Placing one die side of the other, die cut 2 frames.
  • Flowers Stamping – Stamp 3 sets of flowers and 8 leaves using Memento Tuxedo.
  • Flowers, coloured with pencils and blended with Blends Colour Lifter
    • Large flowers – Balmy Blue and Night of Navy
    • Medium Flowers – Flirty Flamingo, Mellon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
    • Small Flower – Gorgeous Grape & Mellon Mambo
    • Leaves – Old Olive & Granny Apple Green
  • Bakers twine split and added under flowers
  • Sentiment – Embossed in White Embossing Powder
  • Card Insert – Insert strip embossed with the 3D Embossing Folder

Cutting Measurements

PaperColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card Base Basic White Thick Cardstock4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card Front Basic White Card stock4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Frames Basic White Card stock3½ x 4½” x 29 x 12cm x 2
FlowersBasic White Card stock4 ¼ x 5½”10.5 x 14.9cm
SentimentBasic Black1½ x 3″3 x 8cm
Card InsertBasic White Card stock  4 x 5 ¼” 10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert Strip Basic White Card stock 1 x 4″ 2.5 x 10cm

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Fancy Flora -Live with Michele

The card I made last week is made using the Fancy Flora Suite Collection, which I made on my ‘Live with Michele’. every Friday at 1pm (AEDT). This week I was running a bit late having too much fun playing with this suite. Have added the link to the video below.

There is a lot is this suite –

Measurements Used…

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Two-Toned Flora

This was a fun card to make using the Two-Tone Dies and Something Fancy Bundle found in the Stampin’ Up! 2023 Mini Catalogue.

Last weekend the Creativity Abounds Team ran a By the Bay Stamp Camp, it was so much fun. Kylie Swain gave us a Colour Challenge and this card I made using her challenge.

How to make this card…

Cutting Measurements

PaperColourImperialMetric
Card Base Basic White4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card Front Basic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Strip Basic White1 x 4″2.5 x 10cm
Sentiment Basic White 1 x 3″2.5 x 7cm 
  • Cut all cardstock
  • Card Front
    • Using large Die Cut, die cut in Basic White cardstock. You may need to run through twice.
    • Trim Die cut piece to 10cm (4″) wide, trim length down to 13.7cm (5 ⅜”)
    • With Blending brush, brush on the ink onto the flowers and leaves. Colours used- Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry
    • Metric Card – Card Front I normally use is 14.4cm, to make up the difference cut card into 2 pieces about where the strip will cover. Spread the two pieces and adhere one piece from the top down and the other from the bottom up. Leaving a gap as per photo below.
    • Dot multi purpose glue onto the back of die cut and attach to the card.
  • Strip – With Granny Apple Green ink and blending brush, brush ink around all four sides.
  • Add diamenionals to the back of the strip and adhere to the card.
  • Stamp ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black onto basic White Cardstock. Die cut with die from the Something Fancy Bundle. Attach with dimensionals.

Colour Challenge

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Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop – Colour Challenge #001

Welcome to Let’s Craft Together, we are a group of Stampin’ Up!® friends and Independent Demonstrators from Australia. We love to crafting together and challenging each other each month to create new projects which we want to share with you. Each month we will be showing different ideas based around products, themes and challenges. So I hope you can join us and follow along with our Blog Hops.

Colour Challenge #001

Our first Challenge for 2023 is a Colour Challenge, using colours that gives you the feel of ‘Summer Fun’

Dainty Delight

Dainty Delight Bundle 160675 is a new bundle from the Jan- April 2023 Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue. It is just as the name says “dainty’. The bundle includes dies that cut out the stamped images, it also includes extra flowers, leaves and this beautiful ‘Vine’. Layer them altogether to create amazing floral elements for cards and scrapbook pages.

For my card today I have stamped one of the floral images with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with the Blends from the challenge colour palette. All 6 colours were used and below is an image showing were they are used.

Under the flowers I added the ‘Vine’ Die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock, this just gives a nice base for the floral image. I also added 2 die cut pieces, cut from vellum and lightly coloured using Highland Heather Blends.

I love the new embossing folder, Cane Weave 3D 160580. It is part of the Regency Park Suite Collection 160583 and it is a brilliant base for this card. I can see I will be using this one a lot.

The Sentiment ‘Happy Birthday’ comes from the Sentimental Park 160561 stamps which is also from the Regency Park Suite Collection 160583.

When you purchase Dainty Delight Bundle 160675 $96.25 (AU), you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE. YES, it’s that time of the year again…..and in the SAB there is a coordinating Designer Series Paper – Dainty Flowers – it’s a must have.

SALE-A-BRATION…spend $90 or $180 and choose an item for free from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. ( will share Links to the Mini and SAB after 5th Jan)

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Framed Florets Birthday – 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. Today our Blog Hop is about ‘Birthdays’ and I have used the Framed Florets Collection for my card.

Happy Birthday – Framed Florets

Last chance to play with this Fitting Florets Collection before it’s gone. The good thing is that the Framed Florets Bundle will be in the coming Jan- April 2023 Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! ®.

I have gone a bit ‘Shabby’ with this card, with torn and rolled edges on the layers of DSP and cardstock. The top layer of Balmy Blue cardstock has been embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder to give it that added texture.

The edges to both layers I have either torn or run the blade of my snipes along to distress them.

The sentiment was stamped using Night of Navy Ink and fussy cut. A large double bow made using white bakers twine added behind the sentiment, with the sentiment raised on dimensionals.

Don’t throw away those flowers along the edges, fussy cut them out and add them to the inside of your cards

Thank you for reading my Blog Post. Hope you have a Joyful and wonderful Christmas with family and Friends

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.

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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..

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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!

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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.

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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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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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