Elegantly Said – July 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.

Sadly we have said good bye to one of our team – Margriet, she will be sadly missed.

But we do welcome two NEW members – Maheswari Rajaguru and Heather Thomas. I’m sure you will love their work just as much as I do.

The Theme for this month is Simply Elegant and I have used the the Elegantly Said Stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® to create this card.

Elegantly Said by Stampin' up!

How to create this card….

Measurements and Product Used

  • Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White- 8.8 x 13.1cm
  • Card Front Shimmery White – 8.5 x 12.8cm
  • Sentiment Banner Basic Black- 2 x 8.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Insert Mat Bermuda Bay- 10 x 14.4cm
Other Product used…
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad
  • Pacific Point Stampin’ Pad
  • Blending Brushes
  • VersaMark
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Decorative Masks Basic Pattern
  • Embossing Buddy (deleted)

Method

  • Cut and score card Base
  • Shimmery White cardstock – Using the Blending Brushes colour the cardstock blending the two colours together.
    • Starting with the lightest of the two colours, Bermuda Bay. Begin at the top left corner working the ink down in a circular motion diagonally from corner to corner going down approx 2/3’s of the way. Keep adding colour until you have the depth you want.
    • Turn cardstock around 90° and repeat using the Pacific point Stampin’ Pad. Blending the two colours together.
    • Again turn cardstock around 90° so that the pacific point is at the top.
    • Place Decorative mask over the cardstock and tape into place with washi tape or something similar, to hold the mask in place.
    • Lightly go over the masked cardstock with Pacific Point Ink, this will leave a light ink embossed image.
    • Let this dry completely before stamping
    • Go over the coloured cardstock with Embossing Buddy or something similar.
    • Stamp the the filigree image using VersaMark.
    • Cover with White Embossing Powder, remove excess and heat set.
  • Adhere the the card front to the Basic White Mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • Attach to the card front again using multi-purpose glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the banner using VersaMark, cover with White embossing powder and heat set. Add dimensionals to the back of the banner and adhere to card front.
  • Card Insert
    • Using the Blending Brushes, brush on the ink to the stamp…Bermuda bay at the bottom and Pacific point at the top. Always start with the lightest colour. Give the stamp a good puff over it to moisten the ink and stamp the image in the bottom right corner.
    • Using multi-purpose glue adhere the insert to the Bermuda Bay Mat and then adhere the matted insert into the inside of the card.
Elegantly Said 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

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

Product List

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Creativity Abounds In-Colour Tutorial Bundle

Here is another Bundle by the Creativity Abounds Design Team. Do you find it hard to create for those men in your life I do, there is not much available. So us girls of the Creativity Abound have come up with some fantastic card ideas based around the In-Colour Inks and Cardstock.

Here are 11 Exclusive Tutorials using products from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-22 Annual Catalogue

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 or above
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

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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In-Colour- May 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.

In-Colours & Expressions in Ink

The Theme for our Blog Hop this month is “In-Colour” & I have made a gift pack of Birthday Cards using the 5 In-Colours – Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya.

I also used the Artistically Inked Bundle (stamps and dies) along with Adhesive-backed sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera pack and the In-Colour Ribbons.

Expressions in Ink by Stampin' Up!

How to make these cards

Products required for each card

  • Card Base Basic White Thick Cardstock – 10.5 x29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat In-Colour- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Front Basic White- 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Die Cut Basic White- 10 x 11cm
  • Sentiment Basic Black- 1 x 8
  • Ribbon In-Colour – 15cm
  • Adhesive sheets
  • White Embossing Powder
Card Gift Box
  • Acetate Card Box
  • Box Sentiment strip, Basic Black- 3 x 11.5cm
  • Die Cut basic White- 7 x 15cm
  • Ribbon In-Colours – 13cm each colour
  • Envelopes

Instructions

  • Cut all required cardstock and score/fold card base
  • Card Front- Using one of the In-Colours stamp the background image 3 times with one of the Artistically Inked Stamps.
  • Run the stamped card front through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the card front to the card mat using either Multi-Purpose Glue or Seal.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the matted card front and secure at the back with Seal+
  • Adhere the Matted Card Front to the Card Base.
  • Die Cut- Adhere a piece of Adhesive sheet to the Basic White cardstock and using the floral die image run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Peel of the backing from the die cut and adhere to the front of the card.
  • Sentiment – Stamp sentiment onto the basic Black strip using VersaMark, coat with White Embossing Powder and heat set with heat gun.
  • Adhere the sentiment with dimensionals.
  • Add 3 sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.
Card Box
  • Cut each ribbon 13 cm in length (with a diagonal cut top & bottom) add Seal where each ribbon overlaps and will be covered by Basic Black strip. Add a couple of glue dots to secure the ribbon down approx 2-3cm from the top of the ribbons.
  • Sentiment- Stamp the sentiment onto the Basic Black strip with VersaMark, cover with embossing powder and heat.
  • Using Seal+ adhere the sentiment to the box over the top of the ribbons.
  • Die Cut- Adhere Adhesive sheet to the back of the Basic White cardstock and die cut using the leaf stem die. Remove the backing and adhere to the box with the ribbons behind.
  • Stamp each envelope once with the In-Colour stamp pads.
Expressions in Ink 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
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
2021–2023 In Color A4 Cardstock
2021–2023 In Color Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Polished Pink 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Soft Succulent 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Basics Embossing Powders
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
Acetate Card Boxes (C6)
Versamark Pad
Adhesive Sheets

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Creativity Abounds Masculine Tutorial Bundle

Here is another Bundle by the Creativity Abounds Design Team. Do you find it hard to create for those men in your life I do, there is not much available. So us girls of the Creativity Abound have come up with some fantastic Masculine card ideas.

Here are 13 Exclusive Tutorials using different products from both the Annual Catalogue , as well as carry over products to the NEW Annual Catalogue to be released in May and the 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

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 or above
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

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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Hydrangea Hill – March 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 all about the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up! I have really enjoyed paying with this amazing suite. the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is a stand out on it’s own, with its lovely watercolour images of Hydrangeas.

For my card today I have used a all over patterned Designer Series Paper as my back ground and have stamped and coloured a Hydrangea Flower as my focal point. With both the flower head and leaves I have used two colours.

  • Flower Head – Misty Moonlight & Highland Heather
  • Leaves/Stems – Pear Pizzazz & Garden Green

To do this I inked up the stamp in the lightest colour and then using a sponge dauber sponged the darker colour around the edges and as in the flower head a little in the centers as well.

To help the tag stand out I tapped the edges into the Misty Moonlight Ink pad, being very careful to not smudge the ink.

The die cut Hydrangea is lifted with dimensionals off the Stitched Nested Label Dies.

The card is finished with a triple Linen Thread bow attached under the Hydrangea flower head.

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 . . .