Waves of Inspiration

My Live this week I used the Waves of Inspiration from the NEW 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This was so much fun to make…who doesn’t like to make a mess sometimes…Me!

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique with a water colour wash to create the background. Prior to making this card i played with a few ideas on how to colour my watercolour paper and in the end came up with the best result. Some of my play pieces I have shown in the video.

You could use Shimmery White cardstock instead of the watercolour Fluid 100 but you may get a slightly different result. Anyway every time you make this card you will get different effects.

I did forget to stamp the birds on my Live and did them later, they were stamped in the Starry Sky Ink.

Waves of Inspiration by Stampin' Up!

This weeks Live I show how to make this card using the Hues of Happiness…

Measurements
  • Card Base- Thick Basic White 14.9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front- Starry Sky 9 x 13.5cm
  • Card Front – Fluid 100 Watercolour paper 8.5 x 13cm
  • Sentiment and Pelican- Basic White Reg Cardstock 6 x 10cm

YouTube Video- Waves of Inspiration

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Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness Suite is one of the NEW products coming in the Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue to be released on the 3rd May.

The suite is made up of Happiness Abounds Stamps, a line drawn rose image that can be stamped and coloured using either Blends,Watercolour Pencils or Inks. There are 8 image stamps and 7 sentiments in a beautiful script font.

The Happiness Abounds Bundle includes the dies, there are 8 dies that match all of the images i the stamps. Then 3 extra dies, one that cuts and embosses a background image and 2 others that cut 2 different edges to look like pages from a spiral bound book.

The colours in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper are stunning, they are bright and vibrant. One side side of the paper has gorgeous rose images and some these can be cut out with the Dies as I have done for my cards. The other side of the papers are just as beautiful. A couple of the pages have small floral prints others are a dry brush look of colour. Both sides of the papers are variegated in colour which gives you a of colours to choose from…It’s hard to explain you just have to see for your self.

To finish the suite off it also comes with beautiful Glossy Dots Assortment, 4 colours of yumminess.

This weeks Live I show how to make these cards using the Hues of Happiness…

Inspiration for this card came from a group on Facebook – Clean and Simple Cardmaking

Measurements

Card 1

  • Square Card Base- Basic White 13 x 26cm, scored at 13cm
  • Square Card Front- Basic White 12.5 x 12.5cm, embossed using Time Worn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 1 & 2 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame. **See image below

Card 2

  • Std Card Base- Basic White 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Std Card Front- Basic White 10 x 14.4cm ( this card I did not emboss the card base)
  • Circle Frames- Basic White 10 x 10cm, I used circle No. 2 & 3 circle dies from the Layering Circle Dies to create a frame.

YouTube Video- Hues of Happiness

Just Add Ink #601- Sketch Challenge

I have shared this card on the Just Add Ink #601 Sketch Challenge. The funny thing is I designed my card and filmed the live before I even saw the challenge. So great minds think alike. Why not give it ago and make a card using this sketch. Make sure you click on the link and go look at what others have made using this sketch.

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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.

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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…

  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..

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Seasonal Sale

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Facebook Live Friday – Harvest Meadow

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

This week on my Facebook Live I showed some of the products I received in my Pre-Order box this week.

The card I made is using the Harvest Meadow Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue July- December ( Catalogue is now starting in August – held up due to deliver dates of product)

Harvest Meadow by Stampin' Up! from the July -

This range will work hand in hand with the Quite Meadow Bundle…..it all co-ordinates together.

2021 Annual Catalogue

Measurements Used..

  • Card Base Crumb Cake Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Mat Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Crumb Cake Cardstock- 10 x 13.5. Embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and 2.5cm torn from the right hand edge.
  • Cork- 6.5 x 14.4cm
  • Yellow Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 4.5 x 14.4cm
  • Calypso Coral Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 4.5 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Basic White – scrap
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon -15cm
  • Linen Thread – 25cm (approx)
  • Card Insert basic White- 10 x 14.4cm

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Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper

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This week starts the month long sale of a selected group of Stampin’ Up! ® Designer Series Paper- see below the flyer Designer Series Paper Sale.

For my Facebook Live this week I wanted to show making a card using one of these Designer Series Papers – Hand-Penned. You can watch the video below if you missed the Live.

Card made using the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used….

  • Card Base Highland Heather Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.9cm , scored at 14.9cm
  • Garden Green DSP- 7 x 14.4cm
  • Daffodil Delight DSP – 7 x 12.5cm
  • Floral DSP – 6.5 x 10cm
  • Mat 1 Highland Heather Cardstock – 6.7 x 10.2cm
  • Mat 2 Basic White Cardstock – 7 x 10.5cm
  • Insert basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Click on the image to for the Sale Page on my On-Line Store

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Batik Boutique – One Page Wonder

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Have you ever tried making your own Designer Series Paper or One Sheet Wonder…I have only given this a try a few times. I think these cards turned out really well.

I was inspired by a fellow stamper – Northern Stamper and a card she did using the Batik Boutique Stamps by Stampin’ Up! ® and a range of Blue Stampin’ Pads.

I decided to create this card as a One Sheet Wonder – just a basic one, where a sheet of A4 Basic White Cardstock is stamped to create your DSP and then cut into 4 to create 4 cards.

I only used 3 colours- Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and Pool Party for both the stamping and cardstock. But then added an extra ‘POP’ with the Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Measurements Used..

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight – Portrait Card 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm Or Landscape Card 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat Balmy Blue or Pool Party – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Circle Die cut – 7 x 7 cm cut with 5.5cm die (cut size of circle), then embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Metallic Specialty Paper – 1.5 x 9cm
  • Sentiment – Scrap of Basic White
  • Sentiment – scrap of Balmy Blue or Pool Party
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x14.4cm

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Suit & Tie Gift Box

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On my Facebook Live this I created one of these Gift Boxes, using the Suit and Tie Dies by Stampin’ Up!® to decorate them. These were fun to make and I can’t wait to fill them with lots of goodies to give to someone special.

To decorate the gift box I used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper which you can earn by placing an order with me.

Stampin' Up! Suit & Tie Dies to decorate gift boxes

When placing an order for $250 or more you can earn 10% of those sales – Stampin’ Rewards, which then can go towards FREE product. On pages 170 and 171 are products you can only purchase through Stampin’ Rewards. To get the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper your Rewards total would have to be $31 or $310 of sales before postage.

Between 4 May – 14 June if your sales reach $400 Stampin’ Up!® will give you an extra $40, a total of $80 to spend.

How can you earn this ….

  • Book a party and invite your friends – local to me
  • If your not in my area you can Collect Sales from Friends by sharing the catalogue (contact me a I can send you an extra Catalogue)

Contact me and I can help you put together a way for you to earn some great products. Send me an email today to get started

How to make this cute Gift Box…

Using 30.5 x 30.5cm cardstock, with only one join.

A4 Cardstock

If you don’t have 30.5 x 30.5 cm cardstock…Here are the Measurements using 2 sheets of A4 cardstock

YouTube Video

Watch the video for all the instructions on how to create these boxes.

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Colour & Contour

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Here is another ‘Sneak Peek’ to another product coming in the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Colour & Contour Bundle is made up of 5 frames, 1 scallop edge die and 2 dies to cut the floral images from the stamp set.

Here I have also used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper(DSP), this DSP is found at the back of the Catalogue in the ‘Host & Earn’ section. You can earn this DSP when you have Party Sales over $310….and it will be FREE.

Above image is taken from the current 2020-21 Annual Catalogue showing what Rewards you can earn from Hosting a Party or by placing an order over $250 (minim)

The Pattern Party Designer Series Paper has 48 sheets- 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. One side of the Paper has coloured images and on the other Black and White images, which can be coloured to coordinate with what ever colours you are using with most of our colouring tools.

For my card I have coloured the back & white DSP with a sponge dauber and Highland Heather Ink Pads.

Facebook Live Video

2021-22 Annual Catalogue Click HERE to request a copy*

*Australia ONLY

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Butterfly Bouquet / Butterfly Brilliance

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Today on my Face Book Live I made this simple card using products from the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. Below you will find the Face Book Live Video (Edited) for you to watch, along with all the measurements used.

This Collection is only available until 3rd May. The stamps and dies will be found in the next Annual Catalogue but the Designer Series Paper and Specialty Paper is only while stocks last. So ORDER IT NOW! and get the complete Butterfly Brilliance Collection for $125 (AU)

Butterfly Bouquet, Butterfly Brilliance Collection by Stampin' Up!

Products and Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Natural Touch Specialty Paper – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Circle Basic White – 8 x 8cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Misty Moonlight – 10 x 2.3cm
  • Card Insert Natural Touch Specialty Paper – 10 x 2cm
  • one sheet of the Butterfly Bijou – to cut Butterflies from using the Brilliant Wings Dies
  • Butterfly Gala – for the sentiment (this is not part of the Collection)
Butterfly Bouquet or Butterfly Brilliance Collection by Stampin' Up!

**BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6” X 6” (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER & NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER
Exclusive Designer Series Paper & Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

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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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