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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Let’s Throw the Dice- Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards

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Last Friday on my Facebook Live we rolled the dice to see what we were making…and what an interesting live that was. Full of challenges, but in the end we came up with a card.

When the dice was rolled we ended up with Memories & More, Naturals, Sponging, Ribbon and ‘For You’.

Hand Penned Memories and More Cards by Stampin' Up1

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Early Espresso: 10.5 x 29.9, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Crumb Cake: 9 x 14.5cm
  • Hand-penned Memories and More Card
  • Sentiment Early Espresso: 1 5.5cm
  • Sentiment Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper: 1 cm 5.8cm
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon: 9.5cm
  • Card insert Crumb Cake: 10 x 14.4cm

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Be Jolly- Facebook Live Friday

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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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Delicate Dahlias

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Back in August I took part in Kylie and Bruno’s 2021 Australia Wide Card Swap. My card I made for this uses the Delicate Dahlias from the Stampin’ Up!® July -Septerber 2021 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Catalogue.

There is only a few days left in the SAB as it finishes on the 30 September..see the SAB Catalogue HERE

Spend $90 or $180 from our other two catalogues and choose a product/s from the SAB for FREE…Shop HERE

The technique I used in this card is the same as the card I did back in July – Delicate Dahlias. This time I cut the Basic White cardstock into 7cm squares.

Below I have added the video by Kylie & Bruno showing all the swaps done by Australian Demo’s.

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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 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.

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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.

There are a couple of different ways to get this tutorial…

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  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

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

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Kylie’s Demonstrator Support Program Blog Hop – September

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Harvest Meadow

You know when you go to bed at night and you try to clear your mind of everything that has happened during the day…Do you find that’s when the best ideas happen? Then you have to hold onto them until the morning so you can make it reality. Well that’s what happened to me the other night.

Harvest Meadow Suite is probably the one suite that I have really enjoyed playing with from the Stampin’ Up! ® 2021 Jul- Dec Mini Catalogue. I love the silhouette dies- Harvest Dies and the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. I love the colours and how beautifully they work together.

Harvest Meadow Suite By Stampin' Up!®2021 July December mini Catalogue

Here I have tried to create a them of ‘Harvest – Country life’… I grew up in the southern region of NSW called the Riverina- MIA (Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area) in a little town called Leeton. This is a rice & fruit growing area and relies heavily on Irrigation. So the different layers in my card is the fields, distant hills and sun setting over the rice.

I love how this card has come together just like I imagined.

Harvest Meadow Suite By Stampin' Up!®2021 July December mini Catalogue

Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!

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Facebook Live Friday – Harvest Meadow

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

This week I did a bit of water colouring using the Harvest Meadow from the July- December Mini Catalogue. I love doing water colouring as I find it very relaxing.

I used a lot of colours in flowers & Stems to achieve depth in colour and texture.

I am sorry that in my video where I was putting the card together the camera was slipping in the holder so some of it is off screen but I think you can still get the idea of what I was doing…that’s a live for you anything can happen.

Harvest Meadow by Stampin' Up! July- December Mini Catalogue 2021

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Crumb Cake – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Blackberry Bliss – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Card Front DSP- 9.2 x 13.6cm
  • Circle Cork Specialty Paper – 9 x 9cm, 2nd largest circle die
  • Sentiments Scraps of Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake
  • Card Inset Very Vanilla – 10 x 14.4cm

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Facebook Live Friday – Blackberry Beauty

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It was fun getting messy to make this card. using the Re-inkers to colour the Very Vanilla tags for a vintage/aged look.

Then using the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamps from the Blackberry Beauty Suite by Stampin’ Up! ® to stamp onto the tags and complete that vintage look.

Blackberry Beauty Suite by Stampin' Up! and from the July-December 2021 Mini Calaogue

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Blackberry Bliss: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Mat Rich Razzleberry: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment Very Vanilla: scrap piece 10.5cm wide, will be cut down to 1.2 x 10.5cm
  • Card insert Very Vanilla: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Strip DSP: 10 x 1.5cm
  • Scraps of Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Gold from the Gold/Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper cut all leaves from these

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Facebook Live Friday – Beautifully Penned

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Yesterday on my Facebook Live we tossed the dice and created this card using the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper from the Aug- Sept 2021 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. Sale-A-Bration, choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $90 AUD you spend from either the Mini Catalogue or Annual Catalogue.

To see the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue click on the link below…

Sale-A-Bration Catalogue PDF

This card is a Book Fold Card or Book Bind Card. The fold or opening of the card is hinged 2 -2.5cm in from the edge.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Blackberry Bliss: 10.5 x 29.9, score 13, 14.9cm
  • DSP: 1.6 x 10.2cm & 10.2 x 12.7cm
  • Sentiment Basic White: 10.5 x 14.9cm, cut down latter with Stitched So Sweetly Die
  • Card Insert: 10 x 12.5cm
  • Ribbon White Seam Binding: 35 – 40cm
Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Aug- Sept SAB Catalogue...Spend $90 and get this DSP for FREE

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