Chain Card Swap Blog Hop – Maheswari

Back in October 2023 I joined a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators to take part in a ‘Card swap with a Twist – Chain card Swap.

How does this work?

The swap is similar to an old fashioned chain letter or I would say…”Chinese Whispers with Cards’

  • We were given a list of names – 11 in total (not including myself)
  • Create a simple card
  • Send to first person on the list
  • Wait to receive a card from someone…
  • ‘CASE’ that card and send it to the 2nd person on your list
  • Repeat until all people on the list has received a card

Now this is the fun part….When you CASE the card you received, it’s your interpretation of the received card. Just like ‘Chinese Whispers’ you may not end up with what you originally designed

Round 6 Bee Mine

I think I have a thing about squares…I keep changing them to circles..LOL!

Bee Mine Suite such a cute bundle to work with.

I kept the two layers from the card I received bur reduced the with of the top one and off centered it. Adding two circles, one cut with a 2 3/8″ circle punch and the other is from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

The Bee body was stamped on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and the wings punched from Vellum coloured with Balmy Blue Blends.

Card base, sentiment and stamping are all in Poppy Parade.

Were to Start…Start this hop at Maheswari so you get the progression

Follow the Hop around and see how these creations changed from start to finish…you might be surprised to see how these cards finished up!

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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’

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Always in my Heart – Fun Fold Card Video

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

A couple of days ago I shared with you a Fun Fold card that I cased from Patty Bennett. On Friday I did a Facebook live showing how I made this card using products from the ‘Love you Always Suite’ by Stampin’ Up! ®. From this suite I used the ‘ Always in my Heart Bundle’ and the True Love Designer Series Paper” from the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I hope you enjoy!

Love You Always by Stampin' Up!

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Basic Black A4 Card Stock
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Forever Lovely….GDP#174

WOW!……It’s another week….and February already, the first month of 2019 has gone. Christmas and New Year has been packed away and now we are looking toward the next ‘Event’ on the calendar.

Valentines Day – a day where we celebrate those we love whether that is Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends or family and friends. Its those that we keep close in our hearts, those we want to tell “You are special to me!”

Stampin’ Up! have released in the Occasions Catalogue a beautiful Suite that celebrates ‘LOVE’. I used it last week in the Global Design Project Challenge and I can’t get enough of it. So I’m using it again….‘All My Love’

The card I have made is not a ‘Valentines Day Card’…but I made it in mind for a couple getting married or engaged..

Global Design Project 174 – Sketch Challenge

GDP#174- Sketch Challenge has given us another wonderful sketch to use…if you pop over to their Blog you will find some amazing projects using this sketch. Here’s the LINK to make it easy for you to find..

How was my card made….

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) used on this card is part of the ‘All My Love Suite’ which includes the Forever Lovely stamp/bundle and its called ‘All My Love’. The colours that co-ordinate with the DSP are..Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White. I think I have managed to use all of these in my card.

The flowers were stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the leaves in Soft sea Foam.

Tip 1:

Make sure your ink pad is not too juicy…..I had to used the back of a spoon to push down the ink. These stamps are part of the Distinctive Stamp range which means that you are able to stamp with one colour but because of the texture of the stamp its self you get different tones of that colour. Example you will see on my card some leaves are dark and others are lighter – one colour, one stamp.

The DSP used has loose outlines of the flower and leaves done in white. I would have loved to be able to White Emboss the same on my card…but the are distinctive stamps and its only one stamp…

Tip 2:

So I used a white gel pen to out line my flowers. Before the flowers looked too heavy now the white just pulls it all together. I found it easier to also stamp these images with the Stamparutus.

My sentiments I used comes from the ‘First Frost’ stamps from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue and its one of the carry-over products…“YAY!”  you can still purchase it. The small scalloped edge is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper.

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A little bit of fun with Sale-A-Brations Party Pandas…..

These pandas are so, so cute!

Keeping with the fun feel I used bright contrasting colours to keep the party rolling.

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Global Design Project #022 | Sketch Challenge

Here we are again…..another wonderful challenge from Global Design Project…#022

and today the Designers have given us a Sketch Challenge.

By the way did you see last weeks winners, weren’t they great! Here’s a link go and have a look…..HERE

Why don’t you give it ago, I would love to see what you come up with.

Just go to Global Design to make it easy here’s a link  HERE

So for this weeks Challenge……


Coming up to Valentines I thought I’d do a card using the Bloomin’ Love Stamp set,

but I wanted it to be a card you could give to a friend and that could be used at other times in the year.


I wanted this card to be soft and pretty….something “GIRLY”

I sponged the floral heart in Mint Macaron and Crisp Cantaloupe (deleted colour).

With a bit of Mint Macaron Lace wraped around the card and a butterfly cut from vellum, with a row of pearls and a touch of gold thread

finishes it of as a beautiful card to give to that special friend on any occasion.

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Global Design Project #GDP018…..Is in the Air……

Time again for a Global Design Project….

and this week it’s another fantastic sketch made by Teneale Williams!

GDP018When I first started out in stampin’ Up! I played around with colour on the “Clear Blocks” and using that as a stamp.

It gives you a “Water colour Background”,I love the different effects you can get.

So I decided for this layout that’s what I would do.


To get this effect you do have to work quickly so have every thing ready…


  • Card stock, in this case Shimmery White, it will give that little bit of extra sparkle and will handle the water used.
  • Spritzer bottle filled with water
  • Stampin’ Write Markers, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermellon Wonder..(don’t you love the colour names…I do)

Using the Stampin’ Write markers I coloured in the block starting with the lighter colour at the top

and working down to a darker colour at the bottom.

Then a light spray with the Spritzer onto the block and stamp down onto card stock. I held it there for approx 2 minutes, just to let the colour spread.

Carefully lift the block, you may have a pooling of ink just blot any excess ink with paper towel or tissue.

When dry stamp your image on top…here I embossed the floral heart from “Bloomin’ Love” and embossed with white embossing powder.

Triple mounted…added some pearls and a sentiment just under frames.

Give it ago…would love to hear how you went with this great technique.

Keep on Stampin’ Up!

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