A Bush Christmas

Our theme this month for the Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop by Ann Alexander is a ‘Theme Challenge – A Bush Christmas’ .

I love this challenge, for the last month it has been bouncing around in my head, working out what I could do. I love Australian Native Flowers and Stampin’ Up! ® Everlasting Beauty Stamp Set was perfect for this challenge using the stunning Waratah to make my focal point.

I also used the Magical Meadow Dies for the other elements with the Waratah. Even though they are not technically Australian fauna I tried to colour them to represent the Australian Bush. The Holly was added, because what is Christmas without a bit of Holly.

Card Measurements

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BasePebble Path4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatOld Olive4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontDSP – Joy of Christmas3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛”9.7 x 14.1cm
SentimentBasic White¾ x 5 ¼”1.8 x 14.4cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP – Joy of Christmas½ x 5 ¼”1 x 14.4cm
Fauna/FlowersFluid 100 Watercolour Paper2 sheets watercolour paper
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
    • Everlasting Beauty – Waratah – stamped 2 images (2nd image used only the leaves)
      • Stamped in Stazon Black Ink, coloured with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad.
      • Leaves and stem coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
      • Fussy cut
      • Add splatters of Wink of Stella and watered down White Craft Ink
    • Magical Meadow Dies Cut
      • Die cut Leaves, 2 of each
      • Holly Leaves
        • die cut x 5 and coloured after cut.
        • Holly coloured with Garden Green Ink.
      • Leaves & Buds cut x 1
        • Branches Shadded Spruce
        • Buds – Berry Burst & Crushed Curry
      • Spiky Leaves – cut x 2
        • Shadded Spruce and Pecan Pie
      • Leaves & Berrys , cut x 2
        • Leaves – Old Olive
        • Berry Dies – Watercolour Paper coloured with Real Red Ink and die cut
  • Card Front –
    • After cutting DSP using a Blending Brush, brush on Mossy Meadow Ink and then go over with Real Red Ink. Real Red Ink was not taken as far onto the DSP as the Mossy Meadow Ink.
    • Add splatters of Wink of Stella and watered down White Craft Ink
  • Fauna – Layer the fauna
    • You may want to die & colour extra…I cut some of my leaves up to fill spaces
  • Sentiment – Stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Classic Matte Dots – Coloured with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.

Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

Welcome to Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop. We are a group of Australian Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators 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. Each month we will be showing different ideas based around products, themes and challenges.

This month Ann Alexander has challenged us a wonderful Theme Challenge – A Bush Christmas.

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

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list below to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas.

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Joy of Noel – Live with Michele

Yesterday on ‘Live with Michele’ I played with this simple and fun card…using the Stampin’ Up! ® Joy Of Noel Stamps and Dies Bundle. It was like playing with building blocks.

If you don’t have this bundle grab it now as it is on the ‘Last Chance Sale’ , while stocks last.

Below I have added measurements and a couple of handy tips, also the Youtube Video if you missed my Live. A list of all the supplies I used is also listed where you can just add everything to your Shopping Cart.

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Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseBasic White5⅛ x 10¼”, score at 5⅛”13 x 26cm, score @13cm
Card MatBasic Black4⅞ x 4⅞”12.5 x 12.5cm
Card Front BaseBasic White4 ¾ x 4¾”12 x 12cm
NoelSilver Glimmer Paper – Adheisive2¾ x 2¾”7 x 7cm
 Berry Burst2¾ x 2¾”7 x 7cm
 Granny Apple Green2¾ x 2¾”7 x 7cm
 Daffodil Delight2¾ x 2¾”7 x 7cm
 Orchid Oasis2¾ x 2¾”7 x 7cm
SentimentBasic Black1¼ x 4”3 x 10 cm
  • The above Conversion from Metric to Imperial is as close to what I used (Metric)…these measurements may change depending on Envelope size. I used a Stampin’ Up! Square Envelope (Discontinued) as my guide and it was 14cm Square. You could only use this size or larger as the Dies control the size.
  • Dry fit your letters in the order you want before glues, as you saw in my video just changing placement of squares messed up my placement.

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Flight & Airy – Live with Michele

Last night on my Tuesday Night ‘Live with Michele’ I created this stunning card. I used a NEW Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Light & Airy. This is a sneak peak to one of the DSP’s available in January in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®.

It is a stunning paper of beautiful watercoloured birds and back grounds. I have used two of the six designs in this card.

I also used a leaf die from another Bundle – Stippled Roses Bundle, another sneak peak from the 2024 Mini Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!®.

If you are wanting a copy of these 2 catalogues and you ‘Live in Australia’ please contact me and I will get copies out to you when they become available.

Measurements used and link to my video are below.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseBasic White4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card FrontPetal Pink4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
DSP Floral StripDSP1½ x 4¼”4 x 10.5 cm
Circle 2“ PunchVellum2 ½ x 3”6.5 x 8cm
Die cut Leaves, cut 2Lost Lagoon3 x 4¼”7.5 x 10.5cm
Sentiment – cut to size after stampingBasic White1 x 4¼”2 x 10.5cm
BirdsDSP  
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP½ x 5 ¼”1 x 14.4cm

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Meandering Meadows – Live with Michele

This card turned out really well…..I used the Meandering Meadows Suite found on the Stampin’ Up! ® page under the Online Exclusives. This is a stunning suite, the stamp images a simple and easy to colour and add elements to the beautiful papers in Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper.

This card is a Fun Fold – Spanner Panel Card (why it’s called that …I don’t know). I liked this fun fold for this card because it highlights the Designer Series Paper beautifully. You get the hint of the scene on the front and then open it up to see more of the stunning meadows. Open the center flap to find the greeting….It’s a card that just keeps getting better.

I have added the YouTube Live Video below.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseOrchid Oasis5½ x 8½”, score @ 4¼”14.9 x 21cm, score @ 10.5cm
Card FrontWindow Sheet1⅛ x 5”3 x 14cm
Side PanelsOrchid Oasis1⅛ x 4”3 x 10cm
Card Front  DSP2½ x 4”7.2 x 10cm
Card Insert SidesDSP1⅛ x 4”3 x 10cm
Card InsertBasic White2½ x 4”7.2 x 10cm
Stylish Shapes Circle, Stamping & die cut gateBasic White3 x 3” Circle 1½ x 3¼” Gate 2½ x 5” Stamping7 x 7cm Circle 4 x 8 cm Gate 6 x 12cm Stamping

Tips & Tricks

  • Side panels are 3.5cm wide (1 ⅜”), in the video the first base I cut it was too narrow, you will see me discard that one and re cut.
  • I used Window Sheet across the base so it allows the view of the meadow to be seen through the gate. Rather than blocking it off with solid cardstock.
  • The DSP on card front you could make the same width as center panel…either way would look great.
  • Colouring with the Stampin’ Up! ® Blends is very simple and you don’t need to use the same number of colours.

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Christmas Baubles – Live with Michele

Yesterdays ‘Live’ was fun….it’s always fun when you can play with ink and water….Don’t you think?

I have been watching the reels on my Instagram and there has been a few people who have been creating these stunning Christmas baubles using watercolour paint and watercolour paper. As the short reel below.

I have taken this idea and using Stampin’ Up!® Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper and the Inks to create my version of these baubles. I created my circle using a Stampin’ Up!® container and dipping it into watered down ink on a block. What other shapes do you have at home you could use…..How about ‘cookie cutters’…I hope you have fun creating some of these like I did.

With the added use of Joy of Noel Bundle and Country Wreath Dies, it just finished off my cards.

There is a YouTube Video below showing how I created my card.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseBasic White4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatDSP4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Front  Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper3 ½ x 5”  9 x 12.5cm  
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP½ x 4 ¼”1 x 10.5cm
Stamping & DiecuttingFluid 100 Watercolour Paper3 ½ x 5”9 x 12.5cm

The card below was my try out card with a smaller glass for my circle.

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Meandering Meadows – Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

Our theme this month for the Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop is a ‘Sketch Challenge’ by Annette and I am using the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up!®. This stunning suite will be available from the 7th November and will be in the Online Exclusives.

Meandering Meadows Suite Collection

How to make this card…

Cutting Measurements

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseGorgeous Grape4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatGorgeous Grape4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontFresh Freesia
DSP
Vellum
3 ¼ x 3 ¼”
1¾ x 4½”
3 x 3”
8.5 x 8.5cm
4.5 x 12cm
8 x 8cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP½ x 5 ¼”1 x 14.4cm
Stamping & Die cuttingBasic White4¼ x 3”10.5 x 7.5cm
  • Cut all cardstock as listed above
  • Stamping & Die cutting
    • From the Basic White cardstock Die Cut the Gate
    • Stamp the Boots and flower image using Basic Gray Stampin’ Pad
    • Vellum – Die cut 6.5cm (2½”) circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies
    • Using White Embossing Powder and VersaMark Ink stamp the sentimment to the vellum circle and heat set with heat gun.
  • Colouring
    • Boots – coloured using Smoky Slate, Highland Heather & Wild Wheat
    • Flowers – Highland Heather, Balmy Blue
    • Leaves/Grass -Pool Party, Last Lagoon, Granny Apple Green
    • Die Cut boots and flowers
  • Fresh Freesia Square, Emboss with the ‘Hash’ embossing folder from the Basic 3 D Embossing Folder (a collection of 3 folders found in the Online Exclusives)
  • Vellum Circle
    • Attach gate to the vellum circle below the sentiment, using small amounts of multi purpose glue doted onto half the gate.
  • Card Front
    • Attach card mat to card base
    • Adhere Fresh Freesia square and DSP to the card mat using Multi purpose glue.
    • Attach the velum to the card front hiding the adhesive behind the gate and sentiment. Also add glue to the other half of gate hanging off the vellum.
    • Add dimensionals to the back of flowers and attach to card front
    • Add dimensionals and glue to boots and attach to card front.
    • Add Bird and Dragonfly elements to card front.
  • Card Insert
    • Attach DSP strip to right hand side of Basic White card insert
    • Adhere the insert inside the card.
Meandering Meadows Suite Collection

Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

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This month Annette has given us this Sketch Challenge to play with

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

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list below to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas.

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If you’re in Australia and need help with your crafting needs and don’t have a Demonstrator, I’d love to assist you. Feel free to reach out to me at 0408868771 or michele@jutrisa.com. Cheers!

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Meandering Meadows

On Tuesday’s ‘Live with Michele’ I created this lovely card using the Meandering Meadows Suite by Stampin’ Up!®. Yes, this is NEW….You will find this suite in the Online Exclusives from the 7th of November.

Meandering Meadows suite available in the Online Exclusives from 7th November.

I kept this card very simple to show the stunning Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous paper does all the work for you. If you missed the ‘Live with Michele’, I have added the YouTube Video Link below.

Below I have added the PDF for you to print off with all the details on Meandering Meadows Suite Collection and Fluffiest Friends Bundle. Make sure that on the 7th November you head over to my Online Store to check out the Online Exclusives.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseBerry Burst4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatFresh Freesia4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontDSP3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛”9.7 x 14.1cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP½ x 5 ¼”1 x 14.4cm
SentimentFresh Freesia Berry Burst3 x ½” 3 x ½”7 x 4cm 7 x 4cm

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Gift of Giving

On my Friday’s ‘Live with Michele’, I created this simple and fun Accordion Fold Card using Stampin’ Up!® Gift of Giving Stamps and Merry Bold & Bright Designer series Paper.

I saw this card by Connie Stewart, Simple Simple Stamping and had to re-create it, replacing the accordion cardstock with Designer Series paper.

This is a very simple card and simple to recreate using any image and Designer Series Paper. Measurements and video are below.

Measurements Used…

 ColourImperial/LetterMetric/A4
Card BaseLemon Lime Twist4 ¼ x 5 ½” 2¾ x 5 ½”10.5 x 14.9 7 x 14.9cm
Card FrontBasic White2½ x 5¼”6.5 x 14.4cm
Card InsertBasic White2½ x 4”6.5 x 11cm
AccordionDSP4 ¼ x 8¼” Score @ 2¾, 5 ½”12 x 22.5 Score @ 7.5, 15cm

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New demonstrators can choose one of the following options for their Starter Kit:

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  • Those who sign up for this offer have the opportunity to watch the event independently, gathered together with other demonstrators, or with their Team Leader.
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