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.

Follow the Hop here..

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

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

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

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

Whimsy and Wonder – Angled Tri-fold Card

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

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…

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

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

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 from the Stampin' Up!® Jul- Dec Mini Catalogue

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 from the Stampin' Up!® Jul- Dec Mini Catalogue

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

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

Joy to the World – Paper Pumpkin

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Are you tired of those same old Christmas cards?

Are you looking for something a little different?

How about getting the whole family together to make your cards this year. Handmade cards, your family and friends will love them.

In this Christmastime, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! With a specially-designed box and enough supplies to create eight elegant Christmas cards, this one-of-a-kind kit will inspire you to spread peace, joy, and love to friends, family, and neighbours.

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive Christmastime-themed kit we’re offering to all markets! In fact, this kit was designed to unite the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Kit Information

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 5-7/8 x 4-1/8 (14.9cm x 10.47cm)
  • Envelope size: 6-3/8 x 4-7/16 (16.19cm x 11.27cm)
  • Coordinating Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Other contents:

  • An exclusive stamp set you won’t find anywhere else!
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials including card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, and adhesive.

The Joy to the World Kit includes die-cut sentiment pieces in English, French, and German.

You will need to purchase (if you don’t have one) a Clear Block D (item 118485)

Order your Joy to the World kit today…ONLY available while stocks last….so get in now and order yours HERE

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

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

Joyful Holly

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joyful Holly’. This is a simple card to make, you will have fun making this for your friends and family.

The Poppy Parade card front has been stamped all over using one of the Holly images Poppy Parade Stampin’ Pad.

The Joyful Holly stamp is a 2 step stamp – one stamp gives you the out line and the other fills in the image. It is a Photopolymer stamp so you can see through the stamp to line it up. I used the Stamparatus which allows me to line everything up and stamp multiple cards.

Stamparatus $85.00 AUD

Below I have added a link to my Tutorial. This tutorial was a free gift to those that receive my monthly Newsletter in September. If you wish to receive an email and tutorial from me the click on the Button below.

Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

Joyful Holly Tutorial

Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

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

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

Peaceful Nativity Bundle – Theater Card

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Peaceful Nativity Bundle

In my Card Making Class today we made this wonderful ‘Theater Card’ using the Peaceful Nativity Bundle ..and we had fun!

I had seen this style of card earlier this year and loved it…but just hadn’t found the products I wanted to use for it. Then the Stampin’ Up! ® 2020 Aug- Jan Mini Catalogue came out and as soon as I saw the Peaceful Nativity Bundle I knew this was what I wanted to do. So back in August I had decided on the stamp/dies bundle and even the Designer Series Paper…Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper…..I just hadn’t made the card as yet!

Then this week I had such a busy week I just hadn’t had time to make a card and prepare before the class…So what did I do…I knew what card I wanted to make and I had a link to the instructions. So I made a quick dummy card before the class started, just to make sure I knew what I was doing and so I could be aware of any problem areas.Good thing I did …..any problems that could happen where sorted. Great!

So everyone started with some cardstock and we all made the card together. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone enjoyed it. It gave everyone a chance to see how I design a card (layout wise, as the how to make the card was already done by someone else).

The tutorial I used is by Laurence Mirman, the link to here page is below for you to see https://lolascrapetcompagnie.blogspot

Her instructions were very good and translated well with the help of Google.

The only change I made was to make the two sliding panels at the front (Screen) slightly narrower. Laurence said to cut 4 pieces 10.5 x 14.8cm – one for the back, one for the very front and two for the moving screen.I cut down the two for the screen down to 10.2 x 14.8cm. By removing those couple of millimeters meant it fitted easier through the mechanism at the back a little better.

Images….

  • The stable and trees were die cut using Soft Suede cardstock
  • Star – Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Jesus, Mary, Joseph and animals were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends

This is a great interactive card, starting with a closed front you pull the tabs at each side and the screen opens up to reveal the beautiful scene of the Nativity. Here’s a 5 second video showing you how the finished card works.

I love it when a card like this goes together so well ( No mess ups in the class..by me!..LOL)…Mind you next time the class will be prepared well in advance.

 

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

Below I have listed all the products used and they are linked back to my On-Line Store for your easy shopping experience.

Product List

 

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

 

May you days be merry & bright…..Curvy Christmas

Good Morning and welcome again to me Blog

May you days be merry & bright

Today is a very simple card great for the beginner stamper…This card uses the Curvy Christmas Stamp set from the Curvy Celebrations.

My card uses just one stamp set, 2 colours in Cardstock, 4 Stampin’ Ink Pads and a little bit of Bling – Wink of Stella .

Products used in this card are…

  • Curvy Christmas Stamp set
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Pad
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad
  • Stazon Black
  • White Craft Ink
  • Wink of Stella

How to make this card.

  • Card Base Whisper White 14.9 x 21 cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front Sahara Sand 10 x 14.4cm
  • Using the Shaded Spruce Ink  and the curvy trees..stamp 3 rows of trees off setting each one so they look like rolling hills.
  • Stamp the curvy Stars in the Misty moonlight. Here I stamped one in one direction and the turned the stamp 360° and stamped the second row of stars again offsetting the stamps a little.

**Each row of stamping is not the same so then it gives the card movement

  • Using Stazon Black Stamp the sentiment between the Trees and Stars.
  • Press some of the White Craft ink into the ink pad lid or onto an acrylic Block. Water down slightly and with a Water Painter colour in the branches on the trees.
  • Add extra water to the White Craft ink and add a few splatters
  • You can also add some splatters with the Wink of Stella.

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 enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

Curvy Christmas by Stampin’ Up!….. Part 2

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Curvy Christmas…Part 2

Yesterday on my Blog I showed a card using the Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project #GDP262.Where I created my own decorative paper using Blends and alcohol on Vellum. The card was a simple card to make and I want to show that by changing the printed paper to a DSP it can be made simpler still for you to CASE.

I have used the Classic Christmas 6 x 6″ in Sahara Sand. You can purchase this DSP in November as part of the Curvy Celebrations.    

 

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 enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

All is Merry & Bright… using the Peace & Joy Bundle

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

All is Merry and Bright

This brings to mind twinkling lights and lots of tinsel and everyone happy and having a wonderful time…oh’ I LOVE Christmas!

My card today is not covered in tinsel and twinkling light but it does have the tradition colours of Christmas and the bright sparkly of gold.

For my card today I have used the Peace and Joe Bundle along with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, which is on SALE until the end of October. You can find the link below.

How to Make this card…

  • Real Red Card Base – Cut 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Mossy Meadow Mat – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Mossy Meadow Spot Designer Series Paper (DSP)- 7.5 x 9.7cm
  • Strip Designer Series Paper – 7.5 x 9.7cm
  • Vellum – 9 x 12.5cm, die cut with Scalloped die Die No: 6 (see pic below)
  • Whisper White cardstock -7 x 10 cm die cut with Scalloped die Die No: 4 (see pic below)
  • Emboss the die cut Whisper White with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder 152702
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – 4 x 11cm – adhere Adhesive sheet on the back before die cutting the word ‘Bright’. When peeling apart the die and Cardstock make sure you don’t loose the dot of the ‘i’…If you do then use a Rhinestone Jewel as the dot.
  • Whisper White Card Insert – 10 14.4cm.

How!

  • Using Multi-purpose glue adhere the Mossy Meadow spot DSP to the Moss Meadow mat allowing 1.5 mm around top and sides.
  • Adhere the DSP Strip to the bottom of the mat lining it up with the spot DSP along the sides and with 1.5mm around sides and bottom. The strips will overlap the spots.
  • Adhere the mat to the card front with either Seal or Multi-purpose glue
  • Peel the backing of the adhesive on the word ‘Bright’ carefully and attach to Whisper White Panel. Make sure that the part of the cross on the ‘T’ is attached to the panel, as in my photo above.
  • Turn the panel over to the back, the words that over hang are sticky from the adhesive. Pat them down with your embossing Buddy or a small amount of corn flower. This just removes the sticky.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White die cut & embossed panel and adhere onto the Vellum.
  • Add some Multi-purpose glue to the back of the vellum where the Whisper white covers it and glue to the card front.
  • On a scrao of Whisper White cardstock stamp the words ‘Merry’ & ‘And’ using Real Red Ink. Cut out by hand and adhere to card front using the Mini Dimensionals
  • Add some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to your card
  • Attach the Whisper White Insert to the inside of the card

During the Month of October Stampin’ Up! ® are having the yearly Paper Sale…and the Heartwarming Hugs is one of the 15 paper designs in the sale. So if you LOVE our amazing DSP…NOW is the time to purchase it with a 15% discount.

To see all the Designer Series Paper in the Sale and to purchase Click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Do you need any of the products used on today’s project?

Click on the shopping links below and add them to your collection now.

Product List

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . . 

 

” width=”20″ height=”20″>