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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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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Have a great weekend!
Hope you had a good week! Not a great deal to report from me which makes a nice change!
It's THEME week over at the Global Design Project
These days it takes me a bit of time to create a 3D project and as you know I don't have great deal of time at the moment so I resorted to my old friend Pinterest for some much needed inspiration!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have met many new friends, all of which inspire me in different ways but one of my favourites for creating gorgeous boxes is Heidi from Flutter By Heidi.
I wasn't very surprised when it was one of Heidi's creations that jumped out from Pinterest that made me think "Oh that's nice!" Maybe it was because my favourite Ferrero Richer chocolates were in the picture too ha!
So this is my take on Heidi's lovely Elegant Envelope Punch Board Top Opening Box!
The box is ultimately made up from a sheet of A4 cardstock, and some DSP plus some ribbon!
I sat and made this box at my weekly craft group on Tuesday and it really was straight forward, fun and quite quick to make.
These are the products that I used to make my box:
I used Night of Navy cardstock for the box.
The DSP comes from the set called Affectionately Yours
"Sending Love" comes from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.
I have stamped some flowers & leaves around the sentiment whch come from the stamp set called "Love & Affection".
The trim I have used is Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.
Thanks for the inspiration Heidi!
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I hope you've all had a good week! Another busy one here with the husband away and the last week of term almost upon us! Waking up this morning to the terrible news in Nice, France is just heartbreaking, thinking of all those involved. When will these devastating attacks cease?!!
Today I want to share with you all a project that I made last weekend whilst watching the Wimbledon final....using the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP as the main feature.
They are a set of white 12" x 12" papers that have a shiny embossed texture to them, 2 in each pattern including florals, diamonds, stripes...and spots!!!
For this project I used the spotty paper. I cut 3 strips of the DSP into 6" x 12" strips and chose a selection of inks...blues/purples, greens/blues and yellows/oranges/reds. I then used the new sponge brayers to add a random spectrum of colour to each strip.
And this is the end project.....12 cards, 3 of each style/occasion and all using a variety of different stamps and dies and embellishments!
This project was a lot of fun to make and would be a lovely card-set gift to give someone!
Looking forward to to using some of the other papers now....!
Heres a list of products I used...
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Hope you're having a good week so far! We found out yesterday we're expecting another little girl in november sk it's smiles all round at the manor especially for little Florence who has been adamant that she's having a sister right from the start!
Bringing you the final card from this month's card class...and the fancy fold instalment!
Each month i try to include a card that is folded slightly differently than the normal style. Sometimes they're reallt fancy and other times they're just slightly fancy!
Once the card has been folded it makes a 5" x 5" square card.
To create this style of card, rather than scoring in the middle of the card, score it at 2.5" from either end.
I have added some DSP to the side panels of the card from the Pop of Pink range.
For the cross-over section in the middle I have used the Layering Square Dies to create a frame effect and layered using the new Foam Adhesive Strips.
The sentiment comes from the Designer Tin of Cards set and the silver butterfly shapes are cut from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits Dies.
I liked this "fancy fold" card as it looks effective but is so easy to make and could be great for using up all those off-cuts of DSP we all keep!
Thay concludes our card class set for July. I hoped you liked the cardsm
Next month I will be doing a notecard and box set at the card class...dates to follow!
Have a great week!
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
As promised here is the 2nd card from my July card class...
To make this card I have used a scallop edge card base and added a Night of Navy card mat to bring in another colour.
I have used a 4" x 4" piece of the Irresistably Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper which are all white and used a sponge brayer to add the colour. These papers are really fab because they have a shiny embossed finish but you can add as much or as little colour as you wish!
"Sunshine" has come from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits dies and added to a strip of Vellum to add another texture.
I enjoyed using the sponge brayers because they don't leave any mess and can be washed (gently) ane re-used after!
This afternoon I shall be watching the Wimbledon final and hopefully doing some crafting!
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