Brightest Beauty Simple Scrapbook Page

Last week on ‘Live with Michele’ I created a stamped scrapbook page using Stampin’ Up! ® Brightest Beauty Bundle, Pretty medallion stamp and Crane of Fortune (Discontinued from Jan-Jun 2022 Mini)

This week I used my created sheet of DSP and completed a scrapbook page for my Wedding Album. This is a simple layout, with lots of layers in mats surrounding the photo’s. I wanted to keep it simple as there is a lot going on the stamped page.

A layer of vellum was added under the photo’s to give a little separation between the photo’s and printed cardstock. The back ground is busy and I wanted to tone it down slightly but still see the images coming through.

Both photo’s are the same size and I wanted to give the impression that one was larger than the other. To do this I did larger mats and decorated one so it stood out from the page more.The second photo i extended the bottom mat in depth to allow area for jornalling.

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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.

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Here is the sneak peek images for this months Tutorial Bundle –

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

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Beautiful Shapes Facebook Live Friday

Beautiful Shapes….I just love these hexagons, for the past week or two I have been working on an English Paper Piecing quilt using hexagons. Using up lots of little scrapes of fabric left over from face masks I was making over the last couple of years.

Whenever I do a watercolour card I usually have practice pieces or pieces I wasn’t happy with. Instead of throwing them away you could cut then up using dies…leaves, flowers or hexagons and use to create other interesting projects.

So for my ‘Live’ this week I created hexagons using the Beautiful Shapes Dies

A card made using left over watercolour pieces cut into hexigons using the Beautiful Shape Dies by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set and the dies I used to cut it out is from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I sat the sentiment on top of a vellum circle as it got lost a little with the background DSP- Perfectly Penciled and coloured Hexagons.

Below is my quilt…it’s now twice the size…great while watching TV.

YouTube Video

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Happiness Abounds

Today we rolled the dice….Brights, Standard card, Masking, Pearls, Sentiment- For You.

Using the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle I created this water colour group of roses. The grouping was created by masking off one flower when stamping the next. In the video below I show how this is done starting with the rose in the foreground and working to the background.

The colours from the Brights collection are Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody.

The sentiment was from the Color and Contour Stamps was stamped in Versa Mark onto Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic Black: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Poppy Parade: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Front Panel Shimmery White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm

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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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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!
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Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness Suite is one of the NEW products coming in the Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue to be released on the 3rd May.

The suite is made up of Happiness Abounds Stamps, a line drawn rose image that can be stamped and coloured using either Blends,Watercolour Pencils or Inks. There are 8 image stamps and 7 sentiments in a beautiful script font.

The Happiness Abounds Bundle includes the dies, there are 8 dies that match all of the images i the stamps. Then 3 extra dies, one that cuts and embosses a background image and 2 others that cut 2 different edges to look like pages from a spiral bound book.

The colours in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper are stunning, they are bright and vibrant. One side side of the paper has gorgeous rose images and some these can be cut out with the Dies as I have done for my cards. The other side of the papers are just as beautiful. A couple of the pages have small floral prints others are a dry brush look of colour. Both sides of the papers are variegated in colour which gives you a of colours to choose from…It’s hard to explain you just have to see for your self.

To finish the suite off it also comes with beautiful Glossy Dots Assortment, 4 colours of yumminess.

This weeks Live I show how to make these cards using the Hues of Happiness…

Inspiration for this card came from a group on Facebook – Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Measurements

Card 1

  • Square Card Base- Basic White 13 x 26cm, scored at 13cm
  • Square Card Front- Basic White 12.5 x 12.5cm, embossed using Time Worn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 1 & 2 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame. **See image below

Card 2

  • Std Card Base- Basic White 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Std Card Front- Basic White 10 x 14.4cm ( this card I did not emboss the card base)
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 2 & 3 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame.

YouTube Video- Hues of Happiness

Just Add Ink #601- Sketch Challenge

I have shared this card on the Just Add Ink #601 Sketch Challenge. The funny thing is I designed my card and filmed the live before I even saw the challenge. So great minds think alike. Why not give it ago and make a card using this sketch. Make sure you click on the link and go look at what others have made using this sketch.

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Honeybee Home Bundle

Today on Live with Michele I created this card using the Honeybee Home Bundle. Along with the other products from the Heart & Home Suite.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Mint Macron, Just Jade, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Bally Blue, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. The flower spray was then die cut and layered on top of the Vellum leaf. The Vellum Leaf was die cut from a die from the Meadow Dies.

The video below shows how the card was created. 2/3rds through the video my phone went flat…I was able to change phones and complete the card….Lesson learnt, make sure phones are charged.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.4 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Fresh Freesia: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Strip DSP: 3.5 x 14.4cm
  • Vellum: 7.5 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped Images Basic White: 5 x 14.9cm
  • Sentiment Basic White: 3 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Insert Strip Fresh Freesia: 2 x 10cm’
  • Insert Strip DSP: 1.7 x 10cm

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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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Abstract Beauty

Abstract Beauty…..this is what I call a challenging bundle. In my Live this week I created 2 very different cards using the Abstract Beauty Bundle by Stampin’ Up! ®. It is found in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Hello Beautiful Bundle

The bundle is made up of Hello Beautiful Stamps and Beautiful Shapes Dies. I love the dies and yes that is what made me purchase it. I think the hexagon dies are great. I like the sentiments in this but I’m not sure how I will use the other shapes…time will tell as I play more.

Designer Series Paper- Abstract Beauty

DSP is smaller than the other DSP rangers that Stampin’ Up! carry. They are 10.2 x 15.2cm (4 x 6″), You just need to trim the length to 14.4cm for the AU standard card length of 14.9cm. Really great for quick Cards if you need to make one in a hurry. The designs on these papers, range from florals to others that are more abstract some with gold accents.

Abstract Beauty Cards & Envelopes

These cards and envelopes are a perfect size for the DSP, card front measuring 10.2 x 15.2cm ( 4 x 6″)…so the DSP will cover the front of the card. Each card has a different front being either a wash of colour in the center or an all over ombra effect.

Ephemera Pack

The ephemera pack is made of of 30 designs and there are 2 of each one.

I made two cards, Card 1. using the DSP along with Night of Navy card base and just Jade mat & Card 2. Cards and Envelopes with the Ephemera Pack.

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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

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