I recently got the new polymer set, Bravo, which has lots of huge stamps in it!! I was browsing Pinterest for a card to do a stamp club to show this great set to the girls, when I came across this one from Debbie Henderson, here.
I was keen to have a go in her colour combo as it had lots of gold and sparkle on it, but when I looked at my stash, I didn’t have any gold foil sheets (how does that happen!!). So then I thought I would try a colour combo inspired by the latest addition to my washi tape collection, Beach House, which is Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Real Red.
It was quite interesting to work out how to get the angles on the card, but I just cut 2 pieces the same size and then laid them on top of the base piece. I then played around with the layout and once I was happy, I used a ruler and pen and drew a line where the edge of the card was on the top layer, then did the same on the second layer. I cut them out with my paper trimmer and had to work out which piece went where!! We certainly had fun with this part at stamp club!! One of the girls had to put her cut off bits back around the card so she could work out which way was up!!
We then used the paper piercing tool and went around the edges of the card and the first layer. I always forget how nice this looks until I do it again!
I love the banner framelits! I am really bad at cutting banners evenly, so I was ecstatic when Stampin’ Up! brought out these framelits.
If you would like to learn how to make a card like this or host your own workshop, please email me at email@example.com or call me on 0408 193 792.
Welcome to the first (of many, I hope!!) blog hop of my fabulous team, the Eureka Stampers!!!
We come under the leadership of the lovely Simone Bartrum. We are spread across the country but we keep in touch through our team facebook group, sharing what we have made, and helping each other out with advice. I love being a part of this team and catching up with everyone at Convention!!
Seeing as we have a brand spanking new catalogue, we decided to do a blog hop featuring projects from the new catalogue.
You may have noticed that I have been doing a few projects lately with Blendabilities. (Yes, just one or two, I know!!) So, of course, I had to feature these today!!!
I now have a few more stamps appropriate for colouring since my order arrived. I especially bought the Corner Garden stamp to use with Blendabilities. I was really happy with how this card turned out. It took a while to do, so I would suggest doing these for someone special in your life who will appreciate the work involved. I have a very special lady in mind for this one!
My second project features the new Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the Accessory Kit. I have actually cased the catalogue on page 7, however I have made a few changes. The Accessory kit comes with self-adhesive strips so I thought the new Hearts Border punch would look pretty across the bottom of the bag. It also comes with 18.3 metres (yes that’s right!) of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine which I used around the top of the bag.
So the next stop on the hop is the wonderful Simone Bartrum. I wonder what awesomeness she has come up with?? You can click on the link, here.
In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone who is participating. Just click on their name and it will take you to their blog.
1. Rebecca Scurr
2. Simone Bartrum
3. Carly Middleton
4. Jessica Williams
5. Mel Pagano
6. Fiona D’Elboux
7. Rose Packer
8. Tricia Raineri
9. Heather McCarthy
10. Tracy Penn
11. Maureen Crameri
12. Lorinda de Regt-Penn
13. Linda Whalley
14. Janine Rawlins
I’m excited to share with you that I am a part of the Design Team of a new challenge blog called CASE-ing the Catty. You can check it out, here.
Every Friday, we will be sharing projects which we have cased (Copy and Share Everything) from the latest Stampin’ Up! catalogue. We will be working our way through the different sections of the catalogue, starting with Gift and Packaging.
There are so many great projects to choose from! I decided to case the cute Tag a Bag Gift box on the top left hand corner of page 14 of the Aussie catalogue.
I love these boxes!! They are easy to assemble and all you need to do is add a few bits and pieces and you’re done!! I haven’t bought much Designer Series Paper from the new catalogue yet but the first one I did get was Gold Soiree. Every sheet features Metallic Gold Ink!! Bring on the bling!!!
And what goes with gold dsp but gold sequins!! A paper doily and gold sequins is a match in heaven. I also tied it with some whisper white cotton ribbon.
And of course, I had to stamp my greeting (from Label Love) in gold ink. You know, you can never have too much gold!!
Let me know what you think!! and make sure you join in with the Challenge.
Check out what the rest of the team has created, here.
Well, I’ve been doing lots of colouring in lately!!! I’m really enjoying my Blendabilities!!
I’ve found that I don’t have many appropriate stamps for colouring but I was lucky enough to receive the Blended Bloom stamp at convention this year!!
So I found a few cards to case from Pinterest.
Firstly, I found this lovely card by Brandy Cox, here which also includes a great video on how to make it.
Here’s my version. Have to say, I’m liking the new twine more and more!!
Then I found this cute one by Susan Horr, here. I really like the Moonlight DSP stack. Love the colours!!!
And lastly, I found this one from Splitcoast Stampers, here.
I hope you like my version of these cards!!!
When my sister and I were young, we used to love colouring a book mum had, which had lots of quilt patterns in it. You were meant to use the book to see how your quilt would turn out in the colours you had chosen. We copied all the pages in the book so we could still keep the original and would end up with lots of different “quilts” in paper.
So now I can continue to colour in with my new Blendabilities pens. I love these pens, although it does take a bit of getting used to the blending part of it. But I’m getting better each time I use them.
I wanted to have a play yesterday with my Blendies, but didn’t want to spend ages colouring in the Blended Bloom stamp. It seems that I actually don’t have a lot of stamps suitable for colouring in (don’t worry, I’ve got it under control in my first order from the new catty!!) but I did find the Flower Shop stamp set which has a good flower for colouring.
Well what to do with it? I love a good sketch, so I headed off to Mojo Monday to check out their latest sketch. (You can check it their post here)
So their sketch is Tall and Skinny this week but I didn’t really want to do that. I also used my colour coach for a colour challenge and I went with Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow.
So here is the sketch.
And here’s my interpretation. You can’t really tell from the picture but I coloured the rhinestone with the Coastal Cabana bel
So what do you think? I’m impressed!!!
Yes, the new 2014 – 2015 Stampin’ Up! catalogue has arrived!!! There are so many exciting new products in this year’s offering!! We have Project Life (happy dance time), Blendabilities pens (woo hoo), new in-colours!!, exciting new stamp sets, ribbons (I’m in love with Lost Lagoon), Big Shot dies, framelits and embossing folders. I’m in heaven!!
I had to work yesterday so I wasn’t able to get my blog updated but I did manage to get an order in!! Now to start stalking the post lady!!
I was able to receive a few new stamp sets at Convention earlier this year and one of my team members and I had an online stamping session where we gave each other a sketch to use with one of our new stamp set. Emma gave me this one from The Deconstructed Sketch (you can check them out here) I have to say I was a bit stumped to start with.
But I got there eventually, and this is what I came up with. And I finally used the gold sequins!!!!
If you would like to get a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 193 792 and I will send you one in the mail.