Well Suited – Happy Birthday

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Today’s card is a simple Black, White and Gold card for you… I made this card using Handsomely Suited Stamp set from the Well Suited Suite and the Gilded Leafing Embellishment by Stampin’ Up!. This was my first play with it, keeping it really simple until i work it all out. What do you think?

Well Suited by Stampin' Up!

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images using VersaMark. I placed the Bow Tie and the sentiment onto the Stamparatus and stamped, then moved the hinged plates down two spaces and stamped again.

Sprinkle the Heat & Stick Powder over the top, removed the excess and heat with the Heat Gun. Working quickly I dipped the card front into the Gilded Leafing and gentle pushed down. Working lightly with a piece of sponge gently brush off the excess Gilding Leaf. In areas that didn’t take with the Gilding I heated up with the Heat Gun again.

Two things to be careful of…

  • The Gilding Leaf comes in a jar, purchase a large plastic box to pour it into. You will need a box about the size of a card front or bigger and next time I may only empty half the jar not all of it…a little bit of this stuff goes a long way and there’s more in that jar than you think.
  • I found the sponge a little harsh, I’m going to get myself a Stippling brush and try. I found the Sponge was a little too harsh..you need to pounce the Gilding on. So it needs to be firm but then soft enough to bush away the excess Gilding.
Well Suited by Stampin' Up!

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Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

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There is only a few weeks left of Sale-A-Bration…so be sure you don’t miss out!

The card I have made today is using the Berry Blessings Bundle and is found on page 14-15 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue by Stampin’ Up!. The stamp set – Berry Blessings has 13 Photopolymer stamps and is a two step stamp. Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper has 12 sheets of 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5cm) paper, 2 of each of the 6 double sided designs.

You can earn this Level Two bundle when you spend $180.

Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This bundle co-ordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle found in the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue on page 44.

The colours in these Designer Series papers are very bright and fresh. To soften the DSP I added a layer of Vellum, this allowed the print of the berry to stand out from the plaid behind. The Berry DSP was die cut using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers. The stamped images were stamped onto one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Berry Blessings Stamps & Berry Delight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

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You may have seen the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalogue, but guess what—there are coordinating dies available too! And Stampin’ Up! brought back another similar stamp set with the same illustration style. Both bundles are only available for a limited time—take a look HERE

Available 2 February–30 June 2021.

Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick

These cards are so cute HERE is the Tutorial so you can make them too…

These playful images are so fun to stamp.
You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends.

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Hydrangea Hill – Best Wishes

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My card today features the Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Mini Catalogue and a great Fun Fold card.

I love the colours you can find in Hydrangeas…the Pinks and the different shades of Blues to Purples….and the colour you get depends on the pH of your soil.

Hydrangea Hill By Stampin' Up!

How to make this card…

Measurements and products used-

  • Card Base 1, Highland Heather- 10.5 x 22.7cm, score at 8cm
  • Card Base 1 (inside) – “Strips’ Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – 10.2 x 14.6 cm
  • Card Base 1 (front) – ‘Small Flowers’ Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – 7.7 x 10.2cm
  • Card Base 2, Basic White – 8 x 24.5cm, score at 12.25cm
  • Card Base 2, ‘Large Flower’ Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – 7.7 x 11.9cm
  • Banner, Basic White scrap – die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (approx 3 x 5.5cmm Die)

Instructions

  • Cut and score all all cardstock and Designer Series Paper(DSP), including Banner
  • Using Gorgeous Grape Stamp Pad, stamp the ‘Best Wishes’ sentiment onto the banner. Add Dimensionals to the back of banner.
  • Card Base 1 fold is on the left.
  • Card Base 1- Adhere the Strip DSP to the inside of the card.
  • Card Base 1 – Adhere the small Flower DSP to the front of Card Base 1
  • Card Base 2 fold is on the right
  • Card Base 2 – Adhere the Large Flower DSP to card front
  • Stamp the inside of your card 2 with small flowers from the Stamp set in Highland Heather.
  • Using adhesive on the back of Card Base 2 attach to the inside of Card Base 1.
  • Peel backings off the banner and adhere to the front of the card (Card Base 2)
Hydrangea Hill By Stampin' Up!

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Hydrangea Hill

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Yesterday I made this card on my Facebook Live Video, using the Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up!®. if you missed my live a copy of it is below. Hydrangea’s are one of the few flowers I can grow and when I lived in Mittagong I ha a beautiful big bush under my kitchen window. It had beautiful flower heads and they were massive in size.

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card…

Measurements used-

  • Card Base Highland Heather – 10.5 x 29.8cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat DSP – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Mat Misty Moonlight – 7.2 x 13.2cm
  • Card Front Basic White – 7 x 13cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Basic White for die cuts – 7 x 14.9cm

Please Note – I changed the placement of the peals after the video finished.

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Valentine’s Day / Love Tutorials

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Meet the Creativity Abounds Design Team…..and we are Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators from around the World. Each month we will be presenting a Blog Hop (hope you caught our first one last week) to see it CLICK HERE.

Every month we will have a theme and we will put together a Blog Hop on that theme for you to travel around with us. We will be showcasing lots of different ideas and techniques.

Along with the Blog Hop we will also have a Tutorial using that same theme which you can also buy. Some of us may also have excusive offers on other ways you can earn these Tutorials…

With me you can….

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Moving Along – Welcome Baby

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On yesterdays Facebook Live I made this card using the Stampin’ Up! ® Moving Along Stamp set. This card was created using masking and creating a background with the NEW Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes.

Moving Along by Stampin' Up!

This card is a simple card to make and only uses a few Products. If you missed catching the Facebook Live yesterday, it has now been up loaded to my YouTube Channel….You can follow me HERE

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base – Basic White 10.5 x 29.8cm, score at 14.9cm ( Imperial -Letter 4¼ x 11″, score at 5½”)
  • Card Front – Basic White 10 x 14.4 cm ( Imperial -Letter 4 x 5¼”)
  • Scrap of Soft Seafoam Cardstock for 3 Leafs
  • Scraps of Dafodil Delight for 2- 3 flowers

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Always in my Heart – January Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

Welcome to our First 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.

I am so proud to be taking part in the Creative Abounds Blog Hop with this great group of ladies & creating projects to share with you. This month our focus is on the ‘Love you Always Suite’ from the NEW January – June Mini Catalogue.

There is so much in this suite, something for everyone. I love the stunning black and white designs in the ‘Love you Always Designer Series Paper‘. On one side there are beautiful black and white florals that you can leave as they are or colour them in…using either Stampin’ Up! Water Colour Pencils (just don’t add the water), Blender Pens or any of the spongers – daubers or Blending Brushes (also NEW). I used Blender pens in Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake and Old Olive to colour the flower spray I used.

On the other side of the Designer Series paper the designs are more geometric, that contrast with the florals. Again these too can be coloured…may have to do that in my next card!

Always in my heart by Stampin' Up!

This suite also also has 2 different Stamp/Die bundles – Always in my Heart and Forever & Always Bundle. For this card I used the Always in my Heart Bundle which has a beautiful big floral shaped heart die. You may not be able to see the heat die on my card as it is under neath the flowers, die cut from the Sahara Sand foil sheet from the Love you Always Foil Sheets. This pack of foil sheets includes 2 sheets of three colours Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose and Sahara Sand. Included with the dies is this lovely big ribbon die cut, which has score lines so you know where to fold.

Always in my Heart by Stampin' Up!

There is still so much more in this suite and I know you will love playing with them creating some amazing projects. All the products I used I will list below and it will be linked back to my On- 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.

For More Inspiration we have our new Tutorial Bundle…’Love’

The 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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Moving Along- Its Your Day

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Today’s card I created this great little scene of clouds, hills and a train rolling along. I’m sure any boy big or small would love this card. The stamp set I used for this card is the Moving Along Photopolmer Stamps by Stampin’ Up! ®.

The background was created using masking with a torn piece of paper and the NEW Stampin’ Up! ® Blending Brushes. These Blending Brushes are a must have in your colouring tool kit. They are made of hundreds of very fine soft bristles and is so easy to work with. They come in 3 in a pack…get 2 packs and have one for each colour family – Yellows, reds, blues and greens.

They are easy to clean with just a damp paper towel or cloth to rub them on to remove the colour. Sometimes if these is a lot of ink on them I run them through the water (but I don’t soak them) and then just use a paper towel to remove the excess water, stand in a cup and let them dry.

Moving Along by Stampin Up!

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Well Suited Suite

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Yesterday on my Facebook Live I made this card…it was so much fun! Using Well Suited Suite Collection from Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

I created this card as a Three Fold card. I wanted to be able to open the card showing the shirt inside and then open again having a place to write.

Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

Products and Measurements Used

  • Well Suited Suite Collection – Handsomely Suited Bundle, Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Card Base – Basic White Cardstock, 20.6 x 14.9, score at 10.3cm ( these measurements are different to those used in the video to allow for folds- in my video I had to trim down my Basic White)
  • Card Base – Basic Gray Cardstock , 12 x 14.9cm, score at 1.5cm
  • Suite Front – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Suite Collar, Pocket and Buttons – 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Shirt collar, Tab Front and Buttons- Basic White 10.5 x14.9cm
  • Tie – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 20 x 14.9cm (to cut on diagonal- see video)
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

Below is my edited Facebook Live.

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