Thursday, 31 May 2018

Sue's 3" x 3" cards.

Hi friends and welcome to tonight's blog post.

 I thought I would share a little set of 3" x 3" cards with you all.
I absolutely love making these mini card sets and gifting them to friends for their birthdays. I have so much fun personalising them to suit each one's likes and tastes. I'm giving this set to my friend Sue for her birthday.

I start with a Thick Whisper White card base that measures 6" x 3", and score along the 6" side @ 3" to create the centre fold line. I cut five squares of cardstock to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" in Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry and ran these through the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic TIEF. Taking the double flower image from 'Petal Palette' stamp set, I stamped onto a stitched square of Thick Whisper White C/S with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Stampin' Blends in the embossed panel colours. I attached these squares to the card with dimensionals.

To hold the cards I made a box on the Envelope Punch Board and secured with a belly-band. I stamped and die-cut the same flower image and layered onto another stitched square of Cherry Cobbler and attached this to the belly-band with Tombow glue. I brushed Wink of Stella over all of the flowers for a lovely sparkle and added (retired) Glitter Epoxy shapes. For the flowers on the box I used Rhinestones.

The set is complete with our matching 3" x 3" envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by today. I have a list of all the products I've used to create this mini card set below.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Product List

Thursday, 24 May 2018

AWH Team - May Blog Hop - Sharing the love of our In-Colours!

Hi friends and welcome to another Blog Hop with the Art With Heart team.

Tonight the team are sharing their creative projects using the theme of In-Colours.
With our 2016-2018 retiring In-Colours, the current 2017-2019 colours and our NEW 2018-2020 In-Colours, at Stampin' Up! you are certainly spoilt for choice.
If you would like to see all of our fantastic colours and wonderful new products, just contact any of the girls on the hop for a copy of the new 2018-2019 Catalogue.

For my projects, I chose to feature colours from our current collection.

If you asked me if I had a favourite colour from the 2017-2019 collection, my answer would be Berry Burst. It is such a vibrant, deep crimson colour. The card above is the one I made for my mum for Mother's Day last Sunday. I chose a pattern from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP which has two of the In-Colours in it, being Berry Burst and Powder Pink. The gorgeous Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon really enhances the silver foil lettering and it makes the whole card pop! A little bit of fussy cutting, some beautiful new pearls and a Berry Burst sentiment finish the card front.

Inside the card I attached a strip of the DSP to the writing panel and another fussy cut flower sprig.

This next card features my second favourite colour - Lemon Lime Twist.

This is the same layout as my first card except this time I ran the letters through the Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF, I really love this effect. As on my first card I have used some Metallic-Edge ribbon, this time in Whisper White, that I wrapped around a panel of Fresh Florals DSP and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I silver embossed the sentiment and added a few rhinestones for some extra sparkle.

Inside I stamped a sentiment and the flower motif, from the 'Floral Phrases' stamp set, and cut it out with a stitched shape circle die, and again I added a strip of the DSP. I made this card for a very special 'mother figure' in my life and she loved it.

Below is the third and last of my cards and it features all of the 2017-2019 In-Colours.

 On this card I have combined retiring products with new. 'Varied Vases' is a stamp set that will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue and it has a coordinating punch. Here I have stamped the vase in Tranquil Tide, the tulips in Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig and the stems and leaves in Lemon Lime Twist. I used another pattern from the Fresh Florals DSP and some more of the gorgeous ribbon. The birthday sentiment is stamped - you guessed it - in Berry Burst and is just one of the sentiments from the stamp set. I have to confess that I rarely use the Delicate Doilies, but I'm so glad I did on this card. I brushed on a little Wink of Stella to the tulips and added a couple of the Glitter Enamel Dots to the stitched shape circle.

And here's the inside.

Thank you for joining us on our hop tonight. If you're already hopping you may have come to me from the lovely Ros Davidson, but hops are full circles so you can start anywhere and keep clicking the 'next blog' button at the end of each post to end up back where you started.

Now it's time to hop over and see what the lovely and talented Sharon Davern has created.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, here is a list of tonight's participants.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Friday, 4 May 2018

Fresh Florals Gift Bag

Hello friends and welcome back to another blog post.

Today I'm sharing this lovely gift bag. The idea comes courtesy of Linda Parker of Papercraft With Crafty.

It's a really good sized bag and looks great here in this Lemon Lime Twist pattern from the Fresh Florals DSP stack on page 187 of our current Annual Catalogue. The DSP features the 2017-2019 In-Colours and Whisper White. This paper stack is only available until May 31st when the catalogue ends or until stocks last. Why not grab yourself some now so you don't miss out on this pretty paper?

I absolutely love the detail of the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. They are my go-to dies for almost everything! I felt that the bag was a bit plain on its own, so I added the stitched circle tag tied on with Silver Baker's Twine. The stamped Lemon Lime Twist flower is from the 'Petal Palette' stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. *Note: The stamp set and coordinating dies can be purchased as a bundle now, (and you save 10%), but they will only be available as single items when they carry over into the new catalogue beginning June 1st, so if you love this set, now is the time to get them as a bundle and benefit from the savings!

The products I used for this project are listed below.

Thank you for checking in with me today, pop back again soon to see what I've been up to.
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Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘