Friday, March 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Classic Garage

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This month we are all about the Classic Garage Suite. This suite is to celebrate the men in our lives. It isn't just for Father's Day, it covers a whole range of celebrations. 


This suite has been designed and 'geared' towards the men. When making cards for the guys I usually find that the cards end up looking so plain (well plain to me) because the guys generally don't like pearls and bling and 'pretties' that I love to put on cards. So pulling all that stuff off makes the card look 'naked'.


This suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue really has changed all that up. I love that this suite, the stamp set, dies, DSP, ribbon, embellishments, really it has meant that I can go to town with my usual layering style but still keeping the cards looking 'masculine'


On all three cards today all the 'mottled' looking layers all come from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" DSP pack. As I was giving the cards lots of layering and elements I picked sheets from the DSP that wasn't too busy. These three sheets of DSP then made up the colour combination for my cards today.

The first card I use the large gears die and die cut the gears out of vellum. I sponged Versamark Ink around the edge of the Vellum Die Cut and embossed Silver Stampin Emboss Powder. This just added to the metallic look of the card and also added another 'layer' to the card.

The coloured gears are die cut from the DSP. The larger gears die is coordinated with some of the patterns in the DSP. This is Stampin' Up! coordination at it's best! 


My second card I put the Big Shot Embossing mats to work again with the larger gears from the Garage Gears Thinlits. This was embossed onto the Classic Garage DSP and then over that I covered the DSP with a Embossing Powder Splatter.

Squirt out a little bit of Tombow Glue on you Silicone Craft Sheet, squeeze out a little bit of water from your Aqua Painter and mix the glue and the water together. Then using the brush tip of the Aqua Painter splatter the glue mix over your cardstock and then pour over your desired Stampin' Emboss Powder. Here I've used Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder again to go with that metallic look. I've also layered some of the smaller gears thinlits, die cut from Silver Foil Sheets, with some more of the DSP, some of the Black and Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon and the Classic Garage Metal Elements. How fun are those Metal Elements?


My last card is again layering of all the different elements from this fabulous suite, changing them up for a fun a different look. How fabulous do those Basic Black gears look on the Tranquil Tide DSP? Such a great colour combo for the guys! Such a manly look.


I hope that I've given you some more ideas on using this product suite and shown you how you can create the cards for the guys and they don't have to be 'plain'.

Next up on the hop is Stesha Bloodhart over in the U.S. She has some fabulous projects 'geared' up for you. Click on the next blog button to check them out!

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/03artisan-mar-fb/



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Just Add Ink #448 | Just Add 'J'

Hello there stamping friends. Happy Friday! It's means that it's time for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have one of our letter challenges Just Add Ink #448 | Just Add 'J'. It could be a stamp set, colour, favourite product starting with J, fancy fold, papercrafting technique, just a long as it starts with the letter J.


I just couldn't think of much this week and was really challenged by the Just Add J. I only have one stamp set starting with J and I don't have any colours in my crafting supplies that start with J so I was really stumped as to what to do. I went on a hunt to a fabulous resource for paper crafters - Splitcoast Stampers and scoured their tutorials to see if there was anything that started with J. There was a few different ones there but I really loved the look of the Joy Fold Card.

Most people, when making a Joy Fold Card, will make the card in the standard greeting card size, which in Australia is A5 (105mm x 148mm) but I really liked the look of the smaller square size to do something different.


I've used some of the patterns from the beautiful Painted Seasons DSP, that is a Sale-A-Bration Freebie for the current Sale-A-Bration Promotion. There is two ways you can get your hands on this amazing DSP. Spend $90 with me here at my online store (not including P&H) and you can get this DSP for free #149574 or spend $180 at my online store (not including P&H) and you can get this DSP as part of a bundle with the Painted Seasons Stamp Set for free #150349.  

Check out my other creation with this AMAZING DSP HERE


To make the square Joy Fold card, cut your base piece of cardstock 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" and score at 4-1/4" on the long side. For the inner square flap cut a piece of cardstock 3" x 6" and score at 3". 

When putting the card together after you've decorated and added your layers make sure that the smaller 3" card layer is centre on the inner larger panel so that the smaller flap folds over the larger flap when folding the card shut.


To hold your card shut make sure that the smaller panel has something to 'tuck' into. The ribbon and leaf cluster gives just enough for the top panel to secure the flap from opening. The ribbon is Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon with Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle, Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Thread. The leaves are from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set.  I've combined with the Painted Seasons DSP some of the words from the Well Said Stamp Set and the Well Written Framelits. To give the 'birthday' some more thickness and dimension I die cut three of the birthdays and then layered them together. Once stuck together I pressed the die cut into Versamark Ink and then covered it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, just to give it a gorgeous, shinny sheen.

I hope that you like my take on the Joy Fold Card and my take on the Just Add 'J' Theme. There are heaps of other fabulous designs by the team this week with their Just Add 'J', so do pop over to the Just Add Ink Blog to check them out. While you are there check out the details on this weeks challenge and then come and join in the fun! Can't wait to see what you create.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

ESAD Blog Hop | Sale - A - Bration 2019

Hello there stamping friends! Today and my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the Facebook group ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) have a fun and fabulous blog hop for you. We are showing you products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and then showing what you can earn for free with the 2019 Sale-a-Bration promotion.


With some of the Sale-A-Bration products sold out, all of the Sale-A-Bration products that are shown in this hop are still available for you to earn (as of 10/03/2019).

I've use the Well Said Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and then incorporated with it the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP that you can earn for free from Sale-a-bration.




I know the Botanical Butterfly DSP has been out for a few months with its fabulous colours on one side and the gorgeous black and white patterns on the other side. If you've followed my blog for a while now, you'll know that I'm a huge sucker for black and white and this DSP just appeals to me so much.


One of the DSP sheets has lots of images of butterflies and flowers all in black and white so this makes it perfect for colouring with the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and fussy cutting. Here I've used the Highland Heather Dark and Light Markers and the Daffodil Delight Dark and Light Markers. There is already a lot and shading and lines in the original black and white image so you just follow those lines already set out for the shading with your coloured markers.


The Well Said Bundle has all words and sentiments in the stamp set but in the coordinating Well Written Framelits not only are there words but there is also some fun images like some leaves, flowers, butterflies, hearts, birds. So it really is such a very versatile bundle. I've layered the leaves and the flowers flourishes,from the Well Written Framelits, behind the die cut circles and then heat embossed some of the words from the Well Said Stamp Set. I've also combined under the die cut circles some wooden leaves from the Butterfly Elements, also from the Sale-a-bration promotion. So if you were to combine the Well Said bundle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits you could then get the Botanical Butterfly DSP and the Butterfly Elements for free, which is most of the products that you'll need for this card.


Why not start out by colouring in the DSP sheet with all the larger butterflies and flowers and see what colour combo that you like and then use those elements for a fun and quick card? Once the colouring is done it's basically fussy cutting the images out and then putting your card together. Too easy.

I hope I've given you some inspiration today on combining products from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Promotion and and how you can get some products for free.
Remember spend $90 with me and get one Level One SAB product for free or spend $180 and get either 2 level one products for free or one level two product for free. Contact me for more information.


Click on the next arrow to hop around to Rebecca Scurr for her fabulous Occasions/Sale-A-Bration projects. She's got lots of inspiration for you.


https://thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/2019/03/10/esad-sale-a-bration-blog-hop/

Kelly Kent
Nicole Wilson
 Lou Kitzelman
Denise Buetler
Siobhan Fitzsimmons
 Peta Stephen
Monique Fielder
 Lisa Whitehead
Libby Dyson
 Lauren Meiklejohn
Jackie Aitken
Sharon Dalton
Maree McIntosh
Cheryl Algie
Rochelle Blok - You are here
Rebecca Scurr
  Delys Cram
 Jessie Holton
   

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Just Add Ink #447 | Just Add A Sketch

Hello there stamping friends! Happy Friday to you and welcome to another Just Add Ink Challenge. This week at Just Add Ink #447 we have a sketch challenge that is very open to your interpretation. This weeks sketch gives you the base to your creation and then the rest is up to your imagination.


I'm creating today with the Sale-A-Bration Freebie, the Painted Seasons DSP. This paper is just so stunning with it's hand painted imagery for each season.

 
There is 12 sheets in a pack: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs And how gorgeous is this sheet with the 'Autumnal' elements? Love it!

There is two ways you can get your hands on this amazing DSP. Spend $90 with me here at my online store (not including P&H) and you can get this DSP for free #149574 or spend $180 at my online store (not including P&H) and you can get this DSP as part of a bundle with the Painted Seasons Stamp Set for free #150349.




To go with the 'mushrooms and toadstools' pattern I die cut a Stitched Rectangle incorporating the reverse pattern that is on the other side of this DSP sheet. Don't you just love that both sides of this DSP coordinate with each other? Stampin' Up! coordination at it's best. I also layered a piece of vellum over the rectangle that I die cut with the Stitched Shapes circle and then I embossed it, very carefully with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I say very carefully because you need to take a bit more time and some extra love and care when embossing vellum with the Dynamic Embossing folders. If you don't the vellum tends to crack and break when being embossed with  the Dynamic Embossing Folders and then you have to start all over again.


Added to the layers its a piece of Basic Black punched out with the new Story Label Punch, the Happy and Birthday from the Well Said Stamp and Framelits Bundle and some coordinating ribbon and trim.

I didn't finish off my card today with some sequins but used instead some of the flowers from the Butterfly Elements also a Sale-A-Bration freebie. To give these wooden elements an extra special look I brushed on to them some Clear Wink of Stella, because every card needs that little bit of sparkle and bling.

That's my project for today stamping friends. Be sure to stop by all the Just Add Ink Design Team members blogs for more inspiration using this weeks Just Add Ink sketch challenge. Make sure you check out all the details for this weeks challenge at the Just Add Ink Blog and then come and play along! Can't wait to see your creations!

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Sale-a-bration Coordination

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We have a special treat for you by having our second special blog hop for the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.




 The Sale-A-Bration Coordination promotion features brand new products for you to purchase that coordinate perfectly with select FREE Sale-A-Bration items. These products are only available for a limited time (1st - 31st March 2019) and are now available for you the Stampin' Up! customer to purchase.

Just a recap "What is the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion?"
Stampin' Up! is fabulous a coordinating product and they have done it again with this selection of products. These new products all coordinate with select products from the current Sale-A-Bration range. There are 4 framelits dies sets, the Story Label Punch and the More Than Words Stamp set.

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You may have seen our first blog hop here where I showcased the Lasting Lily Stamp Set and the coordinating Lily Framelits Dies (150071) this time I have the pleasure of creating with the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and the Hop Around Framelits Dies (150073). Don't you just love that fun name, 'So Hoppy Together?'

I wanted the frogs to be the focal point to my cards today so I started with a Whisper White card bas and then using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers,coloured the frogs with the Bright Granny Apple Green Dark and Light and also the Daffodil Delight Dark and Light.


Some of the fun die shapes in the Hop Around Framelits Set is the Lily Pad and the Lotus Flower. One of the Lily Pads I die cut with Old Olive card stock and the other one I used my new, rediscovered favourite techniques - embossing with the Big Shot Embossing Mats. Such a fun look, right? To break up all that white space with the embossed lily pad, I sponged the lily pad space with a Sponge Dauber and Old Olive Classic Ink. The green frogs against the bright white are so fun. I love the contrast of colours.

The 'lotus flower' I die cut out of Whisper White cardstock and then sponged the edges with Mango Melody and Lovely Lipstick for that fun tropical look.




Super cute, such fun and so hoppy. Using the Hop Around Framelits to die cut these gorgeous frogs out makes it so much easier and quicker to put a fun card together. No more fussy cutting!!! Oh yeah!

Make sure that you order your Sale-a-bration Coordination products as they are only available for a very limited time. “Don’t wait; order your exlusive coordination products TODAY!”  The sooner you get these fabulous products in your hands the sooner you'll be able to make beautiful and fun cards! Don't delay!

For even more 'SAB Coordonation', Inspiration and Sneak Peeks you can hop through the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. Click on the next button to the amazing Stesha Bloodhart and her stunning creations. You wont be disappointed and I'm sure you will be inspired! 

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/02/artisan-sab2/



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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Happiness Blooms Memories and More

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to this months Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. Today's hop is all about the bright and fun Happiness Blooms Memories and More Pack. This kit makes memory keeping a super easy and it's all coordinated together for you.


Normally when you think of a Memories and More card pack you probably of memory keeping/scrapbooking but today I've used the card pack to make some cards. One of the fabulous thing about these cards from the Happiness Blooms Memories and More card pack is that it goes perfectly with Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes for instant cards.
Just adhere cards from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack to these card bases, and you’re done. Boom too easy!

My cards today are for the Beginner, Casual and Avid crafters, showing you that no matter your crafting level you can make amazing looking cards using this card pack.




Beginner - Adhere a M & M card to your card base, add some of the stickers and the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to embellish and your card is done.


Casual - Add a die cut  circle and some Calypso Coral 3/8" (1 Cm) Satin Ribbon as well as the same elements as used by the beginner and you've got a card that is quick and easy to put together but 'packs a punch'.


Avid - Add some extra layers, die cuts, layers of ribbon and trim. extra stickers and embellishments, whatever you feel you want for that extra special card.


While the three card are designed to show the different crafting styles, they are still all relatively straight forward as the M & M card pack takes a lot of the guess work out of putting a card together and they make for some gorgeous creations. How fun and bright do they look?

Click on to Danielle Bennenk from The Netherlands, for her fabulous creations, who is next up on the hop! 

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Fav Occasions Catalogue Product

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop. We are all about our favourite products from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue. Before you scroll down can you guess what mine is? Actually mine is a whole suite. It's pretty, pretty, pretty.


It's been a while since I hopped with the Fancy Friday team but I'm so glad I am today and have we got a fabulous hop for you today.

If you've not see us before, the Fancy Friday team are past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. We still love creating and blogging and sharing what we love, so we have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy.


Did you guess that my favourite Occasions Catalogue products are from the Floral Romance Suite? What's not to love about this suite. Gorgeous DSP with printed Vellum, a beautiful stamp set with images that you can colour, pretty Petal Pink and Whisper White Variegated Ribbon, Floral Romance Seals, Frosted Flower Embellishments! Love, Love, Love!!!

If you saw my post yesterday you would have seen a technique that I often forget about, embossing with the Big Shot Embossing Mats. Well while I was on a roll, I thought I would give it another go and use the border Framelit/Edgelit from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to emboss with the Big Shot Embossing Mats.

I love that when using the Big Shot Embossing Mats that it gives your card the look of a lot of effort for really not much effort at all. Watch me now, I'm going to be using the Embossing Mats on everything. Ha!




To go with the beautiful embossed edge I added a spray of leaves combining gold embossed vellum images from the Wonderful Romance Cling Stamp Set and the leaf die cuts from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

How gorgeous is the oval die? That to is from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Such a fabulous shape to go with any project. Under the oval is some strips of the Floral Romance Specialty DSP. And can you see that pretty two tone ribbon. I cut some of the Petal Pink/ Whisper White Variegated Ribbon in half and put it behind the spray of leaves and then you can see a full piece behind the 'Thinking of You' sentiment.

I hope that you've enjoyed my card for today and don't forget to keep hopping round for more 2019 Occasions Catalogue inspiration. Next upon the hop is fellow Aussie and amazingly talented Jennifer Frost. Make sure you check her creations out.

https://jenniferfrost.blogspot.com/2019/02/FEB19-FF.html


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