As we prepare to say goodbye to certain products we have seen and loved over the last 12 months, the best part is saying HELLO to shiny brand new product! (My favourite part!)
As a one-off promotion, Stampin' Up! have launched a whole suite of products from the new annual catalogue EARLY!! Normally, we cannot offer anything from the new cataulogue until it launches in June, but this gorgeous suite of products is ready for you from Monday!!
The suite of products will be available to you in 2 exclusive bundles and it really is a gorgeous suite of products! I have been playing with this set for the past week and I can't stop using it!
The best part for me is definitely being able to use the new in-colours which I showed here yesterday and being able to use with coordinating coloured cardstock and papers really does make the most stunning projects!
Within this suite of products is a Stamp Set that coordinates with a set of framelit dies. The dies can be used to cut medallion shapes, flowers, elements and also as detailled apertures within cards.
There are gold stickers that coordinate with the dies and look fab when added to cardstock, really elegant!
There are tassle embellishments, envelopes, DSP and a carstock bundle in Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. The colours are really rich and scream oppulence when used altogether!
Plus the 3 of the new in-colour stamp pads!
Can you tell that I like this set yet?
Here are a few of my cards so far....
The DSP used here is a Very Vanilla base with a gold embossed texture pattern. Peacock feathers spring to mind!
I have cut a selection of the medallions, and layered together using dimensional foam pads to give a 3D look. I have added in some colour with a strip of coloured cardstock, and the sentiment has been stamped in the corresponding ink colour.
The green spot card is using the DSP which is the colour of Lemon and Lime Twist. I have cut a circle, and again layered the medallions over the top. Sequin Trim has been added along with some more of the Gold textured DSP from above.
On the Dapper Denim card I have used one of the large gold stickers along with some smaller diamonf gold stickers. The medaallion has been stamped and die cut out and the sentiment has been embossed with gold embossing powder.
The three flower shapes have been cut out with 2 of the dies - the first one cuts the outside shape and the 2nd cuts the inside leaves that can be lifted up as shown. For the middle of the flowers I have used some more of the gold stickers.
For these 2 cards, I have used the largest medallion framelit and left it attached to the cardstock. This has then been layered over the coloured cardstock and I have added some medallion shapes over the top. The flower sticker has been used straight onto the cardstock which I have then die cut out with the flower medallion shape. I have added the matching colour tassle and stamped in the corresponding ink colour!
Looking forward to sharing more next week about how you can order these gorgeous new products!
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Today I'm sharing with you the card that I made to give my wonderful Mum for Mother's Day.
I made this card a good few weeks ago as I've been trying to be more organised with making my cards in advance.
I saw this card fold design on Pinterest and I was pleasantly surprised at how straight forward it was to make!
One of the things that I love most about this card is that the main feature is hidden inside!
I used the following products to make this card
Blushing Bride & Whisper White carsdstock
Pop of Pink DSP
Large Letters Stamps & Framelits
Gold Foil Sheets
Blossom Builder Punch & Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set
Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo pack
Crazy for You Stamp Set (Happy Mother's Day)
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Hope you're all having a good week!
March's classes are all about the Beautiful You Stamp Set which is definitely the most popular stamp set from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. If you've looked at Pinterest, you will see this stamp set being used alot! It is such a versatile set and looks fab however it is used!
Alot of my customers have bought this stamp set so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a class. I love to make sets of coordinated notecards. They make for great gifts and always go down very well at craft fairs!
The box contains 5 notecards/envelopes which have been decorated with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper set which is gorgeous pastels and really compliments the sentiments in the stamp set!
The lady images have been coloured in using the new Watercolour Pencils and wash stamps from the set.
I made the box from Kraft card using the Envelope Punch Board.
Starting with a 9"x9" piece of card, line the card up at 3, 1/8" and punch/score on all 4 sides. Then using the same piece of card, punch/score again with a starting point of 4,5/8". The box is then secured closed with the belly band.
I used the following products to create this set:
Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painters
Dies - Stitched Shapes Framelits & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (banner die)
Beautiful You stamp set
Basic Black Stazon Ink, Blushing Bride, Pool Party & Sahara Sand
Falling in Love DSP & cardstock
Whisper White Notecards & envelopes
Falling Petals Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Triple Banner Punch & Envelope Punch Board
Gold Bow Paper Clip
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I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. We managed some quality family time with a trip to the zoo and it was so nice to be outside in the fresh air making memories together!
I've managed quite a bit of craft time this week (hooray!) so i'm on track with this week's Global Design Project challenge!
This week we are casing the designer....
I love the colour combo that Kylie has used here but I've chosen to case just the style of card ...
For this card I have used the following products:
To make this card
Tempting Turquoise measuring 3,1/4" x 5,3/4
I hope you like my entry, thanks for reading!
A bit late in the week for me but I got there eventually!
This week's Global Design Project challenge is a theme week all about Winged Creatures!
What does Winged Creatures mean to me?! Well, Butterflies were what stood out to me first, however this challenge is designed to get you crafting out of your comfort zone, well for me that's the idea anyway so I didn't reach for my many butterfly stamps and dies...instead I opted for an unused stamp set that I have in my stock...Best Birds!
I love this stampset and I have many projects pinned to Pinterest unsing it but nope it's still untouched...until this week!
The card measures 4" x 5, 3/4".
Using the Stazon ink I have stamped the branch onto watercolour paper and then the bird to get the image that the bird is standing on the branch. I also stamped "it's a good day".
On a seperate piece of Watercolour Paper I have stamped the bird again and 3 flowers.
Using the watercolour pencils and an aqua painter I have coloured the images in and left to dry.
Whilst there are coordinating framelits for this stamp set, I didn't purchase them so I have cut the bbird and flowers out using my good old scissors.
I have attached the bird and the flowers to the base image using Dimensional foam pads.
To make the edge of the watercolour paper & DSP look rough, I have scratched the edge using the blade of my scissors.
The DSP has been stuck to the Early Espresso cardstock, trim added and the image using dimensionals to make it stand out.
Watercolouring is still very new to me but overall my technique is improving. This isn't a traditonal "my style" of card but I hope you like it!
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Hope you all had a fab weekend!
I had a week off from this challenge last week but i've had some quality crafting time this weekend so i'm back on track!
This weeks Global Design Project challenge is a colour palette challenge involving the following 3 colours!
And here's my entry...
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A new week which means a new Global Design Project challenge! Believe it or not I actually managed to complete this on Tuesday but after a busy week I am only just getting around to posting my entry!
This week was focussed on a sketch. I've done a few of these in the past and I always find sketches really useful if you're stuck for a design starting point. They're great for any occasion and it doesn't matter what produts you're using and everyone interprets them differently!
And here is what I came up with...
I have used a selection of different products for this card and the colour theme I have used is Copper, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla.
These are the details...
Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base (11, 1/2" x 4", folded in half).
Pear Pizazz cardstock for the embossed layer. The emobossing folder I used is called Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This layer measures 2,3/4" x 3, 3/4".
Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Pear Pizazz at random. This strip measures 1,1/4" x 4".
I have used a strip of the copper dot washi tape from the Affectionately Yours washi tape bundle along the edge of the embossed layer.
"Thinking of You" comes from the Crazy About You stamp set. I have stamped the sentiment once and cut them out individually. They are attached using Dimensionals foam pads.
"You" has been die cut using Copper Foil and the Hello You thinlits.
The Butterfly has been die cut using Very Vanilla cardstock and the detailled butterfly from "Bold Butterfly Framelits.
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Check back next week when the challenge will be around a "theme"!
Have a great weekend
I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your week and weekend!
We had a very excited little girl here when she saw the snow for the first time. I have never really been all that keen on snow but it wad magical seeing Florence as excited as she was when it finally landed and she could get outside!
A fairly quiet week on the crafting front for me this week. It was lovely to get together with friends at the return of my weekly craft group. Lots of crafting, from card making to quilting, scrapbooking and laughter!
Anyway...onto a cute little note card that I did get around to making!
I often forget to use Black & White as a background and usually go for a coordinating colour but I always like how simple and striking the monotone effect makes colours 'pop'!
The products I used were-
Birthday Blooms stamp set
Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green ink to colour the flower
Basic Black ink
Crumb Cake ink to edge the layers of Whisper White
Something new for me to get involved in this year is the Global Design Project. After having some time to settle in with baby and get Christmas out of the way, I need something to get me back into the crafting habit. A few of my demonstrator friends are involved with this blog and I've followed it for a little while now.
The challenge is simple...once a week a new challenge is posted and the challenges are based on colour, theme, shetches and designers so never a dull moment and so much inspiration!
This weeks challenge is colour based...
For my first challenge I must admit I was a bit unsure about the colours chosen. Delightful Dijon is not my go to colour but actually I've quite enjoyed using a colour that I rarely use in my crafting.
The card is made using the following products...
Overall I'm quite pleased with my first attempt at this challenge...must get better at taking photo's tho!
I would love for you to get involved in this challenge as well.
Please click the Global Design Project logo below to visit the website.
See you same time next week!
Here we are for part 2 of my September card class post and the last 2 cards that we made together using the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits bundle.
The first of the 2 is a shaker card which are proving rather popular recently and these jars are perfect for creating really effective and fun shaker cards!
To create this card:
The last card is a standard 4" x 6" card base.
I'm sure this won't be the last time you see the Jar of Love stamp set bundle used by me as it is so effective and has so many options!
Thank you for reading, hope you have a good week!
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