Sunday, May 26, 2019

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello there stamping friends! Its the 4th Sunday of the month so its time for this months Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This month we have are showing a bit of a sneak peek of some of the new products from the upcoming 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, that customers can purchase from come June 4th 2019.


One of the first things that caught my eye and that I totally had to have was the products from the Magnolia Lane Suite. Oh my goodness!! The amazing stamp set with the stunning big magnolia bloom, the gorgeous DSP, the fabulous Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments and the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! I hope with my creations that you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this suite too.


I've got three card today to cover all crafting abilities ranging from beginner all the way to avid. So there is something for everyone! I'm wanting to keep that beautiful  magnolia as the main focus for the three cards and then I've shown you three different ways to use it on your card.


 Beginner Crafter

Crumb Cake card base
Magnolia image, from the the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set, stamped with Whisper White craft ink and then embossed with white stampin' emboss powder.
Add some ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack and then add the "Hello' sentiment also from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. This is also stamped with Whisper White Craft ink and then embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Die cut the 'Hello' with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and add to the card.


Casual Crafter

Crumb Cake Card base.
Die cut the Stitched Rectangle die into the base layer and then splatter the brush tip end of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker over the base.
Stamp the Magnolia Image onto crumb cake cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink and then emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Die cut the magnolia with the Magnolia Memory dies and adhere to the card.
Then add a layering of Magnolia Lane DSP, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack and the 'Hello' from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set again heat embossed with Stampin' Emboss embossing powder and die cut from the Stitched Nested Label Dies.


Avid Crafter.

Crumb Cake Card Base.
Die cut with the scalloped edging from the Magnolia Memory Dies. Add a piece of the Magnolia Lane DSP under the scalloped edging.
Stamp the Magnolia image with Whisper White Craft Ink and then heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Using an aqua painter, 'paint' Whisper White craft ink over the Magnolia image. Once covered the colour the magnolia with Mossy Meadow for the leaves and then Blackberry Bliss for the flower. Die cut with the Magnolia Memory Dies and then add to the card.
To finish the card add a layering of Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments, Die cuts from the Magnolia Memory Dies and again the Hello, heat embossed with Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies.



I hope that I've given you some inspiration whatever your crafting level is and encouraged you to put these products on your wishlist! Sometimes all you need is a beautiful stamped image and a sentiment and you've got yourself a beautiful card. But sometimes it's nice too, to colour the images and add the extra embellishments. 

Below are the wonderful ladies featuring in the Blog Hop, Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen in the Netherlands is next up on the list with her sneak peek creations.  She has some amazing creations and you won't be dissapointed.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Just Add Ink #458 | Just Add "Q-X-Y-Z"

Hello stamping friends! It's Friday again and we have another challenge for you at Just Add Ink #458 | Just Add "Q-X-Y-Z".  Choose just one of the letters from this weeks challenge and use that as your theme for your card. It could be a stamp set or colour or even a fancy fold that starts with that letter.


I don't have any stamp sets that start with any of the chosen letters and I thought about using the colour yellow for my card, I wasn't sold on any of those ideas. I then went to my favourite place for tutorials and techniques, Splitcoast Stampers, and had a look at the tutorials on there for anything that came under this weeks challenge letters. While searching there I came across a Z-Fold card, perfect for the challenge.


I've used some new Stampin' Up products that are currently on preorder for Stampin' Up! demonstrators at the moment but customers can purchase come June 4th 2019. Make sure that this set goes on your wish list because its stunning!!!  The stamp set is the new Bloom & Grow stamp set and this it teamed up with some new ribbon and some of the new 2019 - 2021 Stampin' Up! In Colors - Prefect Peacock and Purple Posy.


The Z-fold of the card is a very easy variation of the Z-Fold card. Fold your cardstock in half like a normal card and then score the front panel in half  and fold this half back to the first fold line to create the 'Z'. 

So for my card the measurements are
1. Card base layer 10.5cm x 29.7 (Half an A4 piece of cardstock cut length ways)
2. Score at 7.4cm and 14.8 cm and fold and burnish with a bone folder to smooth the crease lines. 
3. Add DSP to the card base panels.
4. Add the cardfront panel to the 'Z' fold, applying adhesive to the left side of the panel only.
5. Add some stamping, ribbon, embellishments and a panel on the inside to write your personal message, and your card is done.



For my card front panel I heat embossed some Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder with some of the floral images from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set, on water colour paper, and then used Blackberry Bliss. Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Old Olive to water colour the image, using an Aqua Painter to pick up the ink out of the lid of the Stampin' Up! ink pad.

The card was then finished off with some new ribbons - Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon , Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace trim and some Purple Posy In Color Faceted Dots. The sentiment is also Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, heat embossed on Purple Posy cardstock.

I'm just loving this Pretty Peacock and Purple Posy colour combo. It's so gorgeous! I can't wait to try this combo on other projects. Its stunning!

Make sure you check out all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the JAI design team for this challenge over at the Just Add Ink Blog. Want to play along? All the details are on the JAI blog. Can't wait to see what letter you pick for your project.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Carry Over Event

Hello stamping friends. Welcome to this months Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We've got a special blog hop for you today. It's a little different to our usual format as we have each chosen products and then created projects with the products that we have chosen that we can use in a class, workshop, club etc.


The products that I'm using today is the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and the Springtime Impressions Dies. The main focus of my class is to learn more techniques using your dies and to get some more versatility out of them. Because my cards are very technical based this type of class would be suited more to casual to avid crafters and because these cards take quite a bit of time to make they would be suited to a half day or day event or even a class at a weekend retreat.

I've tried to keep all cards with a similar colour combination and similar trim and embellishments so if you are taking the product to a class there will be less for you to organise and take along.


The techniques used for my cards are Double Inlay Die Cut, Double Partial Die Cutting and Inked Die Impressions.


The Inked die impressions card you 'emboss' the large die onto the front of the card using a die cutting machine and embossing mats. This leaves a gorgeous and subtle impression on the front of the card. To give some more added dimension to the 'embossed' layer on the Pool Party cardstock. I sponged some Whisper White Craft ink over top. Finish the card off with some ribbon or trim, images fussy cut from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and a sentiment.

To make sure that I didn't get the Whisper White craft ink outside the embossed lines, I created a template overlay to protect the area outside the embossed lines. Either just hold the template down with your fingers or lightly tape the template down with some washi tape or low tack painters tap and then using a sponge dauber, dab the white ink over the embossing.


The second card is the Double Partial Die Cutting. By only covering a portion of the die with your cutting plate, only that part that has been covered will cut. By leaving the section in the middle uncut, it leaves a solid section to stamp a sentiment on it or to layer some ribbon and trim on it and then add a sentiment. Die cut 3 more of the die as you would normally and then layer these extra die cut layers underneath to add some extra dimension to you die cut layer. For some extra gorgeousness cover the top die cut layer with some Clear Wink of Stella for that subtle shimmer and shine.


Rule some lines on your cardstock as to where you want your solid section to be, lightly in pencil, and then use these lines as a guide as to where to place your cutting pad when running your platform through your die cutting machine. You may need to run each cut back and forth through your die cutting machine so that all the little details in the die have all cut through. Tip - If you don't want your die to move in the whole process tape it down with some washi tape or a low tack painters tape.


The last card for my class is the Double Inlay Die Cut. The first part of this card is to cut the rectangle layer in the Pool Party cardstock and inlay the Whisper White rectangle. The best way to hold these two layers together is using the Multipurpose Sheets or adhere a piece of cardstock to the back these two pieces to hold them together. Next die cut your butterfly out of the Copper Foil Sheets trying to hold all the pieces together and then lastly die cut the butterfly shape out of the rectangle layers and inlay the butterfly piece. It's such a fantastic way to get an (almost) one layer card with so much detail. Finish the card off with twine, metallic thread, embellishments and a sentiment.


I do hope that I've given you some ideas for a fun class and to get some more out of your dies. Each card could even be a class on its own and you could make different variations of each one. The possibilities are endless. 

Some of the products used in my card samples are retiring from Stampin' Up!s offerings but you can change them up for what is current product when you do offer the class to your customers.

Contact your local demo and see what classes they hold or if you sign up as a demonstrator HERE with me you have 16 class ideas all ready to go, right here!

Next up on the hop with her class ideas is the amazing, gorgeous and fabulous Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S.

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/05/artisan-may-fb/


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Just Add Ink #457 | Sketch Challenge

Hello stamping friends. I've got a fun card to share with you today for the new challenge over at Just Add Ink #457 | Sketch Challenge. I'm sharing some new products from the new Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up! that customers can purchase from 4th June 2019.
This weeks challenge has been suggested by fellow JAI team member Narelle Farrugia. While the sketch is fairly straight forward it lends itself to a lot of scope that you can do some much with. My card is using products from the Come Sail Away Suite. A fabulous suite perfect for the sailing enthusiast in you life.



I've started my card today with a piece of the Come Sail Away DSP and then overlaid one of the single sided laser-cut cards from the coordinating Come Sail Away Memories & More Card pack. I love the little bits of the card stock pattern coming through the laser-cut card rather than a plain cardstock colour. It really gives so much of a textural effect. I do love a bit of texture on my cards.


The Night of Navy and Balmy Blue colours in the DSP and the stickers from the Memories & More card pack are a fabulous contrast to the neutral colours in the card base.


The Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine is such a fabulous addition to the suite and it really is a gorgeous addition to my card today. I've finished off my card with some of the dies from the Smooth Sailing Dies, some of the stickers from the Memories & More Card Pack and the 'Happy Birthday' comes from the Itty Bitty Birthday's stamp set that fits in perfectly with the layout of the card. I really loved how this card turned out and can't wait to send it out to someone.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Just Add Ink Blog to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Springtime Impressions Gate Fold Cards | Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team Corporate Blog Post


Hello there, stamping friends! My name is Rochelle Blok and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. Today I’m really excited to share two variations of a gate fold card using the Springtime Impressions Dies (item 146326). These dies are just amazing and the beautiful detail in them is stunning.


For these two cards I used a combination of Pool Party Cardstock (item 122924), Night of Navy Cardstock (item 100867), Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730), Copper Foil Sheets (item 142020), and Vellum Cardstock (item 101856). To accent each card I also used the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set (item 147513) and Itty Bitty Birthdays (item 148618).


The triangle “gates” on the first card were determined by the shape of the floral die from the Springtime Impressions Dies. I cut out two of these die cuts from Pool Party Cardstock and then gently scored the edge of the die cut to create the hinge for the gate fold. Once the floral “gates” were adhered to the card, I then layered a piece of vellum underneath to make the gates a little less flimsy.

To accent the front of the card, I layered the large butterfly die with the Layering Circles Dies (item 141705), Stitched Shapes Dies (item 145372), floral images from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (item 146912), and 3/16" Braided Linen Trim (item 147808).


 To open this card, untie the ribbon, fold back the triangles, and open the flap. Inside you’ve got a spot to write your personal message, but it doesn’t show when the card is closed.


The second project is a double gate fold card. The base on the card’s “gates” uses a portion of the floral die for a white-on-white decorative look. I flicked a mixture of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (item 110755) over the die cuts with water squeezed from my Aqua Painter (item 103954). I then poured Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 141636) over the adhesive splatters and heat set the mixture with my Heat Tool (item 129056).


The ribbon and linen thread hold the card closed; when untied, the two gate folds open to reveal a rectangle panel die cut made from the Rectangle Stitched Dies (item 148551) so you can write your message.

When making cards I always forget about these fun fold cards, but they are fantastic to make and really give a different look to your creations. They make your cards extra special and give them that extra WOW. A special card is sometimes needed for a special friend, and these give that something special. 
I’ve really loved making and sharing these cards with you today and hope that that I’ve inspired you to make some fun fold cards of your own.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kelly's Stamping Friends | Birthday Blog Hop

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to my little part of blog land. I hope that you are having a fabulous week so far and that it's been a creative one.


Today I'm taking part in a special blog hop organised by my beautiful friend  Kelly Kent to celebrate her birthday. It's Kelly's birthday tomorrow, Happy Birthday Kelly, and she wanted to share her special day with her stamping friends by having a birthday blog hop! How fun!

I'm the 8th stop of 24 on this fabulous blog hop. You may have come here via Mandy Depiazzi or started the hop here with me. Either way you are in for a fun and crafty treat! Let's get ready to party!

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a hand made birthday card? I've created my card today with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley Kit. This kit is AMAZING and it really makes it so easy to make gorgeous and stunning cards!


I've started my card today with a Night of Navy base and then used on of the stunning DSP patterns from the Everything is Rosy kit. Then using the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies (available for customers to purchase June 4th 2019), I've layered some of the Rose Gold Foil sheet with a lighter pattern from the Everything is Rosy DSP for a beautiful contrast to the darker colours.


How much more gorgeous does a card look when there are 'pretties' on the inside too? I've used the same pattern of DSP in the inside as what I did on the front for that continuity and then added the Night of Navy and Melon Mambo ribbon for some more Everything is Rosy gorgeousness. The inside is then finished off with some Linen Thread and some Night of Navy Baker's Twine and a die cut piece from the Everything is Rosy Kit.



To finish off the card I've used some more of the die cut pieces as what I did on the inside, die cut the leaves from the Rose Gold Foil Sheet, added some of the amazing Melon Mambo and Night of Navy ribbon and finished off the card with the 'Happy Birthday' from the Piece of Cake stamp set.

I do hope that I've given you some more creative ideas using this kit. Change up the colours and incorporate a different DSP and stamp set and you'll create a completely different look but with the same base design.

Click on the next button below to hop around to the fabulous Narelle Simm and her gorgeous project.

https://eleventhhourstamping.com/2019/05/14/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop-2019/

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Just Add Ink #456 | Inspiration Picture | Stampin' Up! Floral Essence

Hello stamping friends! Welcome, welcome! We have a new challenge for you over at Just Add Ink #456 with a gorgeous inspiration picture. It's florals and its beautiful.

https://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2019/05/just-add-ink-456inspiration.html

While you may not think that there is much in the picture to get the creative juices flowing with the white on white , I actually found lots in the picture for me to get some creative ideas. I'm using some new products  from theStampin' Up! 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue that customers can purchase from on June 4th 2019.

I started with a white card base like the picture and then I spied a little peek of what looked like a dark coloured vase so then added a small layer of Basic Black cardstock to my card. The next layer is some new coloured Vellum, Perennial Essence 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Vellum Cardstock. It looks like there is some yellow the centre of the flowers and this is where I pulled the yellow colour from. This gorgeous coloured vellum comes in the fabulous 12" x 12" size and in the pack there are three colours, Old Olive, Petal Pink and the gorgeous yellow colour here So Saffron. the pack comes with 4 sheets of each of the 3 colours. The soft look to this coloured vellum is stunning!


To give some more texture to the Perennial Essence Vellum I embossed it with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I wanted something to keep in with the theme of the flowers and leaves and the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder was perfect to tie in with the theme of the card.


Next for the new products is the Floral Essence Stamp set. I've used the floral images from this set and heat embossed them in Vellum with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and then layered them on a piece of Whisper White cardstock die cut with the ALL NEW Stitched Nested Labels Dies.These dies are amazing! They are going to be the new 'used on everything' product. And they go with just about anything


To finish off the embossed flowers I used the new Perennial Essence Floral Centers. These flocked centres give a fun look to the flowers and bring the whole image together. To finish off the card I embossed the leaves with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and added some ribbon, trim and embellishments.

I hope that I've given you some inspiration with these new Stampin' Up! products. The Just Add Ink team have some amazing creations to inspire you and to show you what inspired them! Please hop on over and check out their challenge submissions and also of those that play along!  We would love to have you play along with us!

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