Tags and Trimming from Stampin’ Up!

Is there a stamp set you pass over when going through the catalogue?

Is there a stamp set that because its paired up with another product you never think of using in a separate way to how it’s been shown?

 

Tags & Trimmings 144832 (Clear) from Stampin’ Up! is one of those sets for me.

I purchased this stamp set as a bundle with Trim your Stocking Thinlit Dies 146062 (Clear), not thinking I would use it for a card. I may have passed over it if was a stand-alone stamp set.

This set of stamps is not full of images…but rather it has individual elements that can be grouped to form an image.

I will be using Tags and Trimming to make a card for the Global Design Challenge this week –

Global Design Project 114 | Sketch Challenge

To see this weeks challenge and the Design teams examples click HERE

I love this very “Clean and Simple” look, and wanted to reflect this in my card.

So…

How did I do this.

For this card I have used the two Holly Leaves and the Berry stamp to make my own all over patterned paper. Which was then cut down to 6 squares measuring 2.5 x 2.5cm each, the inks used are Old Olive and Real Red.

What to remember when stamping ….
  • Keep the leaves close together but still leaving some white space. Use the berries to fill in some space that maybe a little too big. I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock larger than what I required, 10 x 14 cm.
The next steps are…
  • After stamping the larger piece of card stock then choose an area that is 5 x 7.5 cm that you are happy with. This then gets cut down to the 6 squares.
  • Adhere your squares onto the first mat, in this case the Real Red cardstock – which again is larger than required and is trimmed down to my finished size. Its like doing a jigsaw puzzle make sure you have them in the right position before gluing down.
  • Do the same with the next mat, have this cut larger than what you need so you can trim down to the size you want.
  • Wrap some Whisper White Bakers Twine around this panel and finish of with a small bow.
  • The sentiment used comes from “Oh, What Fun” 140386 a carry-over stamp set from a previous year. This is stamped in Basic Black, just under where the panel will go.
  • Attach Whisper White card front to the Real Red mat and adhere to the card base.
  • Add dimentionals to the back of the front panel and attach to card.
  • Add a little bling with Wink of Stella to the leaves.

Hope you have enjoyed my card and I hope you give it a try. If you have any questions please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

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Merry Little Christmas Mini Album

This week I have made something a little different to my usual card..a Mini Album

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Using the new Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper, Specialty designer Series Paper and Memories & More Cards.

The front of this album is also my challenge entry for the Global Design Project 106GDPD106

I made this album using a tutorial from My Sister Scrapper – Graphic 45 Typography Pocket Folio Book Tutorial

This was a fun little album to make and towards the end of this Blog I have included a video showing the pages.

The papers I have used are…

Merry Little Christmas designer Series Paper 144621

Merry Music Specialty Designer series Paper 144623

Merry Little Christmas memories and More Card pack 144638

With these I have also used the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies 144674

All of which can be found on pages 12,13 &14 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Other products used are Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies 145372

Whisper White, real Red, Old Olive & Early Espresso Cardstock, Gold Thread and Tag Punch (discontinued) Links to these will be listed below.

I have added links below to my store with the products I used to make this card. If you have any questions please contact me, would love to hear from you.

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Ribbon of Courage from Stampin’ Up!

The Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set 143855 Clear by Stampin’ Up!  is beautiful, I love the sentiments and they are suitable for all types of cards.

You can also purchase the Support Ribbon Framelits 143749 as well which takes all the hassle of fussy cutting out of it. The Support Ribbon Framelits include not only the Ribbon and heart framelits but also have the flower and leaf Thinlits as well.

If you want to make a saving buy as a Bundle – Ribbon of Courage Clear Bundle, it also comes in Wood Mount

I have used this set in this weeks Global Design Project Challenge #105 – Colour Challenge…..

GDP105_Colour_ChallengeNow this card was started many times….with the same idea but each one wasn’t working out the way I wanted it to…(Don’t you love those days!)

  • Emboss on Shimmery White Cardstock 121717 with a water wash of the 3 colours and the ribbon water coloured using Aqua Painters
  • Embossed on Watercolour Paper with a water wash of the three colours and the ribbon water coloured using Aqua Painters
  • Stain Glass – Embossed on Vellum and coloured from the back using Blender Pens

Not happy with any of them….Ah!….. but don’t throw them away!

You never know what I could use from them…like in this case the Ribbon!

 

So this card has “No” water wash and Layers instead…

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I like the Ribbon on the Shimmery White Cardstock, just not happy with what I did in the wash. I always seem to have trouble with colour washes. When I do do them I will do about 5 before I have one I’m happy with or its a fluke…Who else has this? I hope I’m not the only one.

Any way was really please with the ribbon and decided to cut that out using the Framelits.

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I also decided to add flowers from under the ribbon but guess what……NO Peekaboo Peach Cardstock…not even a scrap (Reminder to self- Order some)

Don’t you love it when this happens…..NOT!

So what do you do improvise…I have Whisper White Cardstock and a Stampin’ Pad in Peekaboo Peach – colour the cardstock.

So that’s what I did..wiped the stamp pad over the cardstock hopping for some consistency.

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Not bad, at least it worked for what I wanted.

So, that’s the story of this card and in the end I’m really happy with it.

What do you think?

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Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up!

Have you ever had one of those nights that you just couldn’t sleep because you were thinking of all types of ideas and nothing really grabbed you…..well last night I did.

Every Tuesday morning I take a look at Global Design Project to see the winners and the Special Mentions and to see the NEW Challenge….and yesterday was no different.

The Theme for the Challenge is to do a card for a Male and as GDP put it …

“This week we have a theme challenge and it’s all about HIM (isn’t it tho! lol) – you can create for a baby, friend, brother, partner, husband, father, grandfather, son, teacher, coach”

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Oh…and by the way HERE is the link so you too can go and check out the winners. There’s some really great cards.

Anyway back to me and my bad nights sleep…yesterday I checked out the theme to this week….” Male” cards. I have a house full of boys (as I am the only GIRL, even the cats a boy!)and I hate making “Boy/Male Cards”..WHY? Because I never know what to do…you’d think I’d have it worked out by now with 4 boys, a Husband and a cat…NOPE not me.

So by morning still no idea…..lets check out Pinterest see what the trends are…NOPE nothing is giving me any inspiration.

Oh well…Time for a coffee and to do my next favorite thing…have a look at Facebook and see what everyone is thinking about the world, their family, friends and what they had for dinner last night!

And while on Facebook there “POP’S” up this Advertisement for….gee I’m not really sure what it was for. Because all I saw was these pictures changing and one of them was a Brick Wall with these bright colours sprayed all over it….WOW! That’s it. That’s my card idea!

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So…How did I create this card..

It was really very easy and I’m sure you can do it to.

  • Using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks  and Palette Knives I embossed the brick design onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Wait until the paste is dry before sponging on colour using sponges and Stampin’ Up! Stampin Pads….don’t rub the colour in as if your paste is thick you may rub it of..I pounced the colour on.
  • With Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits Die I cut out 4 colours of the Happy Birthday and using Multi Purpose glue I glued them together off setting each one a little.

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This is a simple card to make and if you are interested in making one yourself, then HERE is the link to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Also below I have listed all the products I used to make this card and they too are link to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

If you have any questions please contact me, would love to here from you.

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Carols of Christmas…and joy to the world from Stampin’ Up!

One of my favorite songs at Christmas is

‘Joy to the World”

and even though this stamp has been deleted, I couldn’t help but use it along one of the stamps from Carols of Christmas.

Every year Stampin’ Up! give us some of the most wonderful stamps, that are uniquely theirs. In their catalogue you will find every product you will need and they all co-ordinate with each other.

It’s what I love about Stampin’ Up!…

To see Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and you live in Australia contact me or HERE on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator page.

This card I have created as this weeks entry in the Global Design Project 102 | Sketch Challenge

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There are a few things I would like to share with you about this card…..

 

  • Ornament Stamps are from the Carol of Christmas Stamp set 146036
  • As I said before unfortunately the sentiment Joy to the World is no longer a current Stamp.
  • The Black and White Designer Series Paper used on this card is from the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue….can’t wait for that to be available. If you want a copy give me a call and I will get one into the mail to you (only in Australia)
  • The Bakers Twine I have coloured myself..This is a very easy thing to do and doesn’t take much time at all…so

How did I do that..

You will need…Bakers Twine – white, easy to dye

Re-Inker – Old Olive (Stampin’ Up! have re-inkers in all of their colours..see I said they bwere great)

small dish – I used a lid from one of there containers that the buttons come in

Something to stir the ink with – I used a Stylus

Water – small amount

Paper towel and a water proof mat – as this can become messy.

  • Cut a length of Bakers Twine that you require, making sure you have given yourself plenty for shrinkage.
  • Dampen the Twine so that it adsorbs the dye easier
  • Add a few drops of re-inker to container and add a few drops of water and mix…the more water you add the lighter the colour you will get.
  • Wrap twine around a couple of fingers to make a ring of thread – easier to handle and add to ink. I used a stylus to stir the twine and ink around making sure the twine is soaking up the ink
  • Add more ink if you need a darker colour and when happy take up and place on paper towel, pat dry (this is the messy part.) Hang to dry or use your heat gun to dry.

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I did this twice the first one I didn’t add much water so I have a very dark piece of Bakers Twine…the second one (which is the one I used) is lighter and more variegated in colour.

This can also be done with some ribbons…test it first to see if it will take the dye. The Bakers Twine being cotton will dye very well, where as if there is no cotton may not dye. Because this is only going on a card only the dye has not been set, so may run if wet.

Make sure you go over to GDP web page and have a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team and others taking part in the challenge.

To help you find them HERE is a link

All the products I have used today you can find in my store here are the links to my store, through those products.

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Peace on Earth…

Today, my husband and son (No:3) have gone to Campbelltown, the other son(no:4) is at work…so I have the house too myself for a few hours. So I have been having fun playing with new products and different techniques.

The first product I have been playing with is the new Embossing Paste 141979 and Pattern Decorative Masks 144103 that Stampin’ Up! brought out in this years Annual Catalogue. It is so easy and fun to use, make sure you have a look at the great video by Stampin’ Up!  HERE

I ended up making 2 card fronts, one using the medallion mask and another with the diamond mask. I left the paste white and used night of Navy cardstock as my card front. This was then attached to card bases cut from Whisper White Cardstock.

The other is the Carols of Christmas Stamps 144804 from Stampin’ Up!….in this set I used the “Peace on Earth” Stamp and I used three colours to to colour the stamp.

How did I do this....

I started by inking up the top portion of the stamp with the lightest colour. in this case being Flirty Flamingo. Then I inked up the next 2/3’s of stamp with Bermuda Bay. The bottom part of the stamp I inked up with Night of Navy and as Night of Navy is the darkest colour it didn’t matter that I was going over the Bermuda Bay. Using the Bermuda bay Stampin Write Marker I blended the lines a little. A couple of breaths onto the stamp to re-moist the ink again and then stamp onto cardstock.

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Using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 145372, I cut out the Peace on Earth with the Big Shot 143263.

Using Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay cardstock and a NEW Designer Series Paper (soon to be released) I layered some banners and adhered to the card front. The Peace on Earth was attached with dimmensionals.

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I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #101

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Make sure you go over to GDP web page and have a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team and others taking part in the challenge.

To help you find them HERE is a link

All the products I have used today you can find in my store here are the links to my store, through those products.

 

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Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration

WOW!

Can you believe it Global Design Project is up to their 100 Challenge…

Here’s a link to Global Design Project so you can have a look at some of the work by the design team.

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And this week we get to choose a card we want to CASE from one of the designers…..

This is such an exciting week…now who am I going to CASE….

I think I will CASE…Jessica Williams

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I love Jess’s work so this will be fun.

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I have Cased the simplicity of the layout, but I have used different colours and elements.

How to…….

I chose two of the new Stampin’ Up! In-Colours collection…Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Love these two colours together, so vibrant and full of life.

 These two colours have been used as a waterwash on Shimmery White Cardstock. Letting each colour dry a little before adding the next colour, letting them blend together but not so much that they become muddy.

When that has dried I added some splatter’s in both colours Then let this dry completely or hit with a heat gun.

I stamped one of the swirl images from Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird and emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.

The Mat for the card front is not the full length of card and allows a hint of colour to peak around the two sides.

Matallic Thread in Copper was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow.

The mat was mounted onto a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals.

Leaf and flower elements were cut from Vellum from the Stampin’ Up! Flourish Thinlits and glue under the bow.

A very simple banner with Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up! stamp set “That’s the Tag” (now discontinued) stamped in the Berry Burst and attached with dimensionals.

Hope you have enjoyed my take on Jessica’s card.

If you have any questions please contact me. Below I have added a link to all the products I have used, click on the image and it will take you to my store.

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Faux Linen with Oh So Eclectic from Stampin’ Up!

I’m still in love with the “Oh So Eclectic” Bundle (145356) by Stampin’ Up! and this week I have teamed it up with a new (for me) technique Faux Linen.

This card I have made as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #97

The Faux Linen technique uses the Stampin’ Up! Glossy White Cardstock 144241 and some sandpaper!

I really like the effect…its a bit like that old linen chair that Grandma had in the lounge, a bit worn and well loved and oh so comfortable……

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Splitcoast Stampers have a great Tutorial HERE and video showing how you to can achieve this effect.

The colours I used in this card are from this weeks GDP Challenge..

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How to Make this card…

Faux linen Panel –  Glossy White Cardstock 7 x 10.5 cm stamped with the crosshatch leaf stamp in Wild Wasabi, sand with sandpaper and sponge with Crumb Cake **Re: the Tutorial HERE.

Adhere Basic Black mat to Crumb Cake card front – Basic Black mat cut at 9.5 x 13.8…

Adhere Faux Linen panel to upper right hand corner of basic Black mat.

Leaves stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Wild wasabi and cut out using matching framelits.

Flowers from Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies 143774 (part of the Oh So Eclectic Bundle) cut from Berry Burst cardstock

Sentiment Happy Birthday is from the Thoughful Banners 141614 stamp set and is stamped on Basic Black cardstock in VersaMark and Heat embossed in White embossing powder.

Adhere leaves and flowers with either muilti Purpose Glue or fine tip Glue Pen.

Using Glue Dots adhere the Happy Birthday banner and Linen Thread bow.

 

Have a go at the Faux Linen Technique, I’m sure you will enjoy doing it the same as I have. If you have any questions just contact me.

All the products I have used are listed below and are link to my shop…

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Rose Garden from Stampin’ Up!

Hi, thanks for joining me this week for another challenge by Global Design Project #096

The challenge they have given us is a “CASE the Designer”…..

The designer we are CASing is Tanja Kolar and her beautiful card below.

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When CASing a project we can take any element we like from the card or use all of them.

I really like the layout that Tanja has used so will be keeping to the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and adding the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up!.

This is a simple card and has very little stamping.

 

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How to make this Card……
  • In Whisper White cardstock I have cut my card base 21 x 14.5 cm and scored at 10.5cm – fold along score line
  • Also in Whisper White cut the 2 largest squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • In Blushing Bride I cut the mat at 9.8 x 13.7cm and attached to front of card with Multi-purpose glue
  • From a small piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut the small Rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.
  • Using the larger Rose dye cut out one set of leaf section only in Pear Pizzazz.
  • The sentiment comes from the Watercolour Wings stamp set and is stamped in Basic Black. the easiest way to do this is to lay the bottom stitched square where it is going to go and then stamp the sentiment.
  • At this point I glued the bottom square down and also glued down the leaf…I only added glue on the bottom part of leaf as this will be covered by the top square
  • Add dimensionals to back of smaller square and adhere on top
  • I placed a glue dot under the Rose folding the dot so it is hidden and looped the Cooper thread a few times around the back. With a couple of dots of Multi-purpose glue to the back of the rose add to the top square.

Its done! A simple card but WOW! I think it looks great….

Now all the products I have used you can purchase from my shop and will be listed below. just click on the item your interested in and it will take you to my SHOP

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How to Create your own Mask to use with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste….

Hi and welcome to Butterflys and Bows…

Its time for another challenge by Global Design Project #GDP094 and they have given us this week a sketch to inspire us….

If you haven’t had chance as yet to see the challenge and what the Design Team have created then go and have a look HERE

 

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A week  or so ago I shared with you a video by Stampin’ Up! highlighting a new product Embossing Paste and the tools required.

All these products can be purchased through my shop by clicking on the pictures below

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At last my delivery arrived and in my delivery was the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste and tools…so when I saw what the challenge from Global Design Project

I new what I wanted to do..

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The background for this card was created with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste and I made my own mask..

Other products I used where Stampin’ Up! Rose Garden Thinlits and sentiment is made from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

How to Create your own Mask to use with Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste….

  • I created a mask for my card from a piece of Stampin’ Up! Window Sheet…HINT- Make sure it is larger than the card you are working on, mine was smaller and I got paste onto the outer edges of cardstock. Thankfully I was trimming it down to fit.
  • On my grid paper I drew up the mask I wanted to create, the areas blocked out are the areas I want to cut and remove. Place the window sheet over the top and adhered down with washi tapeimage showing Mask to be cut 
  • With a craft knife and metal ruler I cut away the areas not required…there is a self healing mat under my grid paper. If I was cutting curves I would have a glass mat to allow for movement and slip and I would have drawn the image onto window sheet with a permanent marker before cutting.

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  • Remove window sheet from grid paper and its ready to use.

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  • Place your mask over your cardstock and fix into place with Washi Tape and apply Embossing Paste

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*Clean your Mask and tools straight away before Embossing Paste dries as it will not remove once dry.

To complete the card I cut the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and 2 small flowers in Berry Burst from the Rose Garden Thinlits. I layered the Leaf and one of the flowers on top of the other and adhered to card front. The sentiment is two stamps..I Love You & So Much – I lined these up together on the block and used Basic Black Ink to Stamp onto the vellum. I made the length of the vellum longer than card front so I could wrap around to back of the card and adhered with a small amount of Multi Purpose Glue. The second flower was then adhere to the vellum – hiding any glue used on the vellum underneath. The Berry Burst Mat was attached to the card base and the card front raised up above with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

Hope you like my card and if you are wanting any of the products used here are all the links back to my store, any questions please contact me.

Have a wonderful day…and Keep on Stampin’

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