Storybook Gnomes – 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.

Storybook Gnomes

Thanks for joining me on another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop, I have created a great card using the Storybook Gnomes.

I only received this in my order a couple of weeks ago and it is so much fun, I don’t know why I didn’t get it sooner. I have so many ideas running around my head and I just want to play…LOL!

You can find the Storybook Gnomes in the Stampin’® Up! July- December Mini Catalogue on pages 42 & 43. It is a suite Collection so you can order everything on one number – Storybook Gnomes 159630 or you can order by each product… REMEMBER order the Stamps and Dies as a Bundle and get the 10% discount Kindest Gnomes Bundle 159626

I have put together a PDF Tutorial on this card because I knew you would be asking me for it. All the measurements are listed in both Imperial and metric. You can just down load and use.

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.

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Storybook Gnomes – Live with Michele

So tell me, what do you think of the Storybook Gnomes Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! ® ?

This is such a simple suite to use….if your not sure on how to colour the images. Then the Storybook Gnome DSP is already done for you and the dies that come in the Kindest Gnome Bundle will cut the Gnomes and Mushroom houses. It makes card making so quick and simple. But of course if you want to step it up…stamp the images onto Basic White cardstock and colour them in with you Blends.

For my card I kept it simple and die cut my DSP…see the video linked below.

Measurements Used for my Storybook Gnomes Card…

  • Card Base Balmy Blue – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Circle basic White – 9 x 9cm, large circle from Stylish Shape Dies
  • Banner Night of Navy – 1.5 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

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Tree Lot Dies

On ‘Live with Michele’ this week I created a card using Stampin’ Up!® Trees for Sale Stamps (mini Catalogue) and Tree Lot Dies (Sale-A-Bration).

Sale-A-Bration finishes this week on Wednesday 31st August….and these dies will no longer be available.

They are so cute and great for building a scene. Here I have tried to create a scene on the beach at Christmas….a lot of families in Australia spend Christmas and Christmas holidays on beaches or near water, eating seafood and playing beach cricket.

Building scenes and telling stories with dies are so much fun.

Scene built using the Tree Lot Dies

YouTube Video

If you enjoyed also enjoy making story scenes using Dies then come along to my Birthday Piggy Class in September.

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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Sale -A- Bration

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Creativity Abounds Gift Packaging Tutorial Bundle – Buy NOW!

Here is another Bundle by the Creativity Abounds Design Team. This month we have come up with some fantastic packaging ideas for you to make and to inspire you. There are boxes and tags, plus so much more.

Here are 14 Exclusive Tutorials using different products from the Stampin’ Up!® July – December Mini Catalogue.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are welcome to purchase the Tutorial and can be used in Classes. But PLEASE give Credit back to the Designer and Creativity Abounds Team. Any questions,  please feel free to message me.

Click below the Buy Now Creativity Abounds Gift Packaging Tutorial Bundle.

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Facebook Live Friday – Whimsy and Wonder Flip Card

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Last Friday on my Facebook live I created this Flip Card using products from Stampin’ Up! Whimsy and Wonder Suite. This fun fold card is called a Flip Card and uses Partial Die Cutting – this is where only a part of the die area is cut.

Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Polished Pink: 14.9 x 21cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP: 10.5 x 14.4cm
  • 2 x Die Cut Circles Basic White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Die Cut Trees Scraps Whimsy and Wonder DSP
  • Blushing Bride Frayed grosgrain Ribbon: 50cm
Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Frosted Gingerbread Bundle – October 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 for this month is any Christmas Bundle.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin’ Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle. I wanted to show how you can use a part of the bundle to create something very different from what the bundle was intended for. With the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle you can create Gingerbread cookies and Christmas Peppermints to decorate your projects.

For my card I have used the snowflake cookie shape dies which come in 2 parts, one to cut the shape of the cookie and the other die to cut the decorative top for the cookie shape.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin' Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle

I only used the decorative die from the snow flake to make the snowflakes for my card. Placing Adhesive sheets into the back of the Basic White cardstock and then die cutting allowed me to easily adhere the snowflakes onto the basic white cardstock card front.

After covering the card front with snowflakes I went over the card front with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad and Blending Brush creating an ombra effect.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin' Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle

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..

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Be Jolly – October Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to Casually Crafting Blog Hop. 

The Casually Crafting Design Team is made up of a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators from around the word, that enjoy sharing our take on casual crafting. We’ll be sharing what we love with you every 3rd Saturday morning of each month on our websites.

Our There this month is – Sketch Challenge and this one was a real challenge…. what do I do, then this morning I was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram by Rochelle Blok. I think it was the black and white theme with the red in Santa, anyway it did the trick and my mental block was over….

Casualty Crafting Sketch Challenge

So my card has a theme of Basic Black, Basic White and Real Red, with a touch of gold.

The stamp set or stamps I have used are –

  • Stampin’ Up! Be Jolly from the July – December Mini Catalogue
  • Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Laid from the annual Catalogue
Measurements and Products Used
  • Card Base Basic WhiteThick: 21 x 14.9cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat Real Red; 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Pattern Party DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Strip Basic Black: 1.8 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Real Red: 2.5 x 7.5cm
  • Sentiment Basic White: 2.5 x 7cm
  • Santa Basic White: 7 x 9cm
  • Gold filament was taken from Gold Fine Art Ribbon: 18cm unraveled/frayed
  • Card Insert Mat Real Red: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert strip Pattern Party DSP: 1.2 x 14.1cm
Method-
  • Cut and score all cardstock
  • Adhere DSP to Read Red Card Mat
  • Adhere the Basic Black Strip 2.5cm from bottom of the DSP
  • Unravel the ribbon, so you are left with just the gold filament. Wrap this around the matted card front, adhering the ends at the back with sticky tape. spread the filament out across the Basic Black.
  • Card Insert
    • Adhere the Insert DSP Strip along the bottom edge of the Card Insert Basic White.
    • Stamp a sentiment onto the Basic White.
    • Adhere the Basic White insert to the Real Red Insert Mat.
    • Attach the Card insert into your card.
  • Embossed Sentiment – The sentiment has been stamped in Real Red Ink and heat embossed by following the steps below.
    • Ink up your stamp using Versamark ink, then ink it up in the Real Red. Stamp onto the Basic White Sentiment Strip.
    • Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Using the Banners Pick a Punch cut the ends of both the Basic White and Real Red Sentiment pieces.
  • Adhere the two sentiment trips on top of each other and with dimensionals attach to the card front.
  • On a piece of Basic White stamp the Santa in Memento Tuxedo Black and colour in using Stampin’ Blends – See a previous video I did on colouring Santa HERE. Colours used – Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Ivory, Petal Pink
  • Fussy cut your Santa (this time I have left a edge around. and attach using dimensionals.

Products by Stampin' Up!
* Be Jolly Stamp set
* Perfectly Plaid stamp set
* Pattern Party DSP

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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Be Jolly- Facebook Live Friday

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

I love this card…it took a bit of work and it turned out so well!

I made this card using the Be Jolly Stamps found in the July- December 2021 Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®

In 2016 I made a card for Global Design Project- Hey, Chick using the same layout. But instead of a chick stamped on an oval, Santa is fussy cut and sitting on a rectangle of vellum.

Below are all the cutting measurements plus the video showing how I Stamped, coloured and cut this card.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Garden Green – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Mat Real Red- 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front crumb Cake- 10 x 14.9cm
  • Vellum Scrap- cut with Stitched Rectangle Die measured approx 3.5 x 8.7cm
  • Basic White Scrap to stamp Santa
  • Basic Black Scrap- smallest Taylor Made Tag Die
  • Card Insert Basic White- 10 x 14.4cm

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Whimsy and Wonder – Angled Tri-fold Card

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This week on my Facebook Live I made this fun Angled Tri-Fold card using the Whimsy and Wonder suite by Stampin’ Up! ®. The decoration for this card is all on the belly band. Below you will find all the measurements I used in both metric/A4 and Imperial/letter size cardstock.

Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used…

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Whimsy And Wonder

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.

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop Theme this month is Whimsy and Wonder by Stampin’ Up!® and is found in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalogue

Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

I am a traditional Christmas girl but this suite is just stunning….It is soft and whimsical. I love all the different style trees from the traditional Christmas tree to the Folk Art trees and they work so well together.

This card is a fun and simple project to create and when you open it up there is a pocket to hold a Gift Card for giving at Christmas.

Whimsy and Wonder 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

Product List

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