Facebook Live Friday – Heart of Home Suite

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. Yesterday on my Facebook Live I created this card using products from the Heart of Home Suite by Stampin’ Up!®. This suite is one of the many products coming in the 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

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Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Strip: Shimmery White: 1 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped image Shimmery White: 7 x 10.5cm
  • Leaves Pear Pizzazz – scrap

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Creativity Abounds Gift Packaging Tutorial Bundle – Buy NOW!

Here is another Bundle by the Creativity Abounds Design Team. This month we have come up with some fantastic packaging ideas for you to make and to inspire you. There are boxes and tags, plus so much more.

Here are 14 Exclusive Tutorials using different products from the Stampin’ Up!® July – December Mini Catalogue.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

Payment is in AUD$ & accepted Worldwide. Once you make payment, the Tutorial will emailed to you using the address given at time of purchase.

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are welcome to purchase the Tutorial and can be used in Classes. But PLEASE give Credit back to the Designer and Creativity Abounds Team. Any questions,  please feel free to message me.

Click below the Buy Now Creativity Abounds Gift Packaging Tutorial Bundle.

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

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop – Christmas Gift Packaging

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.

This month our theme is Gift Packaging.

There is a story behind my project today and I would love to share that with you.

As a child in the 1970’s in the small country town where we lived we still had the Baker, Fruit and Veg Man and Milk Man that would deliver to us each week. Come Christmas my mother would go and buy a bottle of Beer for each one as a thank you for the service they provided. She would wrap the bottle in red crepe paper and a strip of back cardboard around the middle and the a Santa head cut from Christmas wrapping…It wasn’t always easy to find the wrapping with the right size head to fit the bottle, so it was very special when it was found and kept for the following year.

A few times I have done this also, so this year it was time to repeat this tradition. So here is my take on the Special Christmas Gift that my mother made.

Using Red Velvet Paper and Real red Cardstock I have created a great gift box for a bottle of wine.

Here I have used Red Velvet Paper & Real Red Cardstock to make a box to hold the bottle of wine. He has his belt and shinny buckle made from Basic Black cardstock and Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Below I have added a video showing how I created this box to fit the bottle. By taking a few simple measurements you can customise this box to fit any size bottle. CLICK the image below to view the video

Make sure you have a look at our Tutorial below full of amazing Packaging ideas. You can purchase this Tutorial from my Tutorial Shop or earn for Free when spending $50 o more in my On-Line Store.

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

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Facebook Live Friday – Whimsy and Wonder Flip Card

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Last Friday on my Facebook live I created this Flip Card using products from Stampin’ Up! Whimsy and Wonder Suite. This fun fold card is called a Flip Card and uses Partial Die Cutting – this is where only a part of the die area is cut.

Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Polished Pink: 14.9 x 21cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP: 10.5 x 14.4cm
  • 2 x Die Cut Circles Basic White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Die Cut Trees Scraps Whimsy and Wonder DSP
  • Blushing Bride Frayed grosgrain Ribbon: 50cm
Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Eden’s Garden – Facebook Live Friday

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

My card today uses the exclusive early-release collection Eden’s Garden from Stampin’ Up! ®. This is a sneak peak from the January 2022 Mini Catalogue and you will be able to order from the 2nd November – 3 January. As part of the early release Stampin’ Up! ® have added the Ever Eden DSP, Ever Eden Cotton Paper & Garden Gems and they will only be available while stock lasts and from 2nd Nov. – 3rd Jan.

So if you really love this Paper& Gems, make sure you jump in early and order from the 2nd November because once it is sold out it will be gone.

This card idea was cased from Kim Fee Simplyfairies Papercraft HERE , this is such a fun card to make and so simple.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Evening Evergreen Cardstock; 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Card Front Evening Evergreen; 7.5 x 14.9cm
  • Hinge Evening Evergreen; 3.5 x 16cm, score at 8.5cm
  • Card Base DSP; 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP; cut 2 x 7 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Basic White; 7 x 14.4cm
  • Ever Eden Cotton Paper Soft Succulent; 8 x 8cm
  • Banner Basic White: 4 x 12cm
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper

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Mini Gift Bag

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For something a little bit different I have made these cute Mini Gift Bags which can hold a couple of sweets or a small piece of jewellery. It uses a piece of 15.2 x 15.2cm (6 x 6″) Designer Series Paper along with cardstock for handles and tag.

I did make this a few years ago using the Stampin’ Up! ® Envelope Punch Board and have a video on my YouTube Chanel HERE. I have remade this video showing how to make the same bag but without the use of a Punch Board. All the Measurements are below for you to print off.

Mini Gift Bag using 6 x6" piece of Designer Series paper

Measurements Used…

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Frosted Gingerbread Bundle – October 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 for this month is any Christmas Bundle.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin’ Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle. I wanted to show how you can use a part of the bundle to create something very different from what the bundle was intended for. With the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle you can create Gingerbread cookies and Christmas Peppermints to decorate your projects.

For my card I have used the snowflake cookie shape dies which come in 2 parts, one to cut the shape of the cookie and the other die to cut the decorative top for the cookie shape.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin' Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle

I only used the decorative die from the snow flake to make the snowflakes for my card. Placing Adhesive sheets into the back of the Basic White cardstock and then die cutting allowed me to easily adhere the snowflakes onto the basic white cardstock card front.

After covering the card front with snowflakes I went over the card front with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad and Blending Brush creating an ombra effect.

This card uses the dies from the Stampin' Up! ® Frosted Gingerbread Bundle

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

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24 Hour Stamp Sale

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

Don’t miss out on this 24 hour Sale starting at midnight tonight…See below for the list of all the Cling (Red Rubber) Stamp Set that are in the Sale. This is a once in a year event so be quick before they sell out and get that stamp set you have been wanting for so long.

To purchase these products head over to my On-line Store starting at 12am – 11.50pm 20th October HERE

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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

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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