Friday, September 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the September Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Wait, What?? September?? Where has this year gone?


This month we are all about the amazing Designer Series Paper from the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue to coincide with the current Designer Series Paper Promotion that runs till 30th September - Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE.

My project today uses the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper for a traditional 12" x 12" scrapbook page. I thought the Follow Your Art DSP and the coordinating It Starts with Art Stamp Set and the Arts and Crafts Dies would be perfect for a 2019 Artisan Design Team commemoration scrapbook page. Stampin' Up! make it so easy to create themed projects by using products from a coordinating suite.

 I haven't made a scrapbook page for a long time but really enjoyed making this one to remember such a special time in my life. My papercrafting journey started nearly 20 years ago with scrapbooking but then it shifted to stamping and card making when I found Stampin' Up! products.


Because the DSP has lots of patterns and colours I wanted to start with a Whisper White 12" x12" base. Over that I die cut quite a few of the button strip die to create the texture button background. Once all the buttons were in adhered down, using the Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker I splattered the ink across the page. This adds a fun look and breaks up the white background.


I used a 1" x 4" piece of each of the DSP patterns to run down the length of the page. Then using the Take Your Pick tool, poked holes down the strips of DSP for a bit of hand sewing using the Calypso Coral Linen Thread from the coordinating Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. Just for something different and to add that bit of something, something, I sewed a portion from the top and then a portion from the bottom and then met them together on the page to tie them into a bow. Super cute, right?
 

Down the side of my DSP strips I accented it with the 'lace' die, die cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then added two torn layers of the Follow Your Art DSP. The photo is then embellished with some more of the Follow Your Art DSP and some of the OH SO CUTE embellishments from the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit.


All finished off with some more dies and embellishments from the Arts & Crafts Dies and the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. And really for a page like this all it needs is the simple 'Follow Your Art' sentiment that fits perfectly to the theme of my page. It really says it all.
 

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration with my project today, stepping away from my usual cards and venturing back into some traditional scrapbooking. 

Just remember the fabulous DSP promotion, Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE. Contact me today for more information on this amazing promotion.

Next up is the amazing, amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. She gets me every time with her out of this world projects and what she has for you today will not disappoint. Click on the next button to Stesha's blog and then make sure you follow all the links around for all the stunning projects with all the AMAZING Stampin' Up! DSP!!!


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Just Add Ink #474 | Colour Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome! It's Friday again so that means it's new challenge day over at Just Add Ink. We have a super pretty colour challenge that just screams leaves and flowers to me.

https://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2019/09/just-add-ink-474colour.html

I've pulled out the hostess stamp set Believe You Can that I've had for a little while now and thought it needed some ink love. I had originally wanted to use my aqua painters to water colour the images but I wasn't happy with the way the card was tuning out so I opted for the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers instead.


I stamped the image in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Thick cardstock and then coloured the flowers and leaves with the Stampin' Blends markers. Once coloured in I die cut the image with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Before adhering the 'thank you' image to the card, I first covered the card front with a Gold Stampin' Emboss splatter and then over that a Blackberry Bliss splatter. Over the 'splatters' I layered some of the Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim, a piece of Rococo Rose In Colour 6" x 6" DSP embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder, Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I just love layering different ribbon and trims that aren't 'meant' to go together.


I've finished the card off with some of the pink sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. I'm just loving the contrast of the challenge colours against the crisp, fresh Whisper White.

What comes to mind when you see the challenge colours? Can't wait to see what you create with them.

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. With such gorgeous colours for this challenge, what will you create? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

Hello there stamping friends. Welcome! Welcome! I am thrilled to share my projects which I designed and have been shared by Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Blog and their post can be found HERE.


With the very recent release of the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue, I’m here today to provide you with some Christmas/Holiday craft inspiration. I’m using the Toile Christmas Stamp Set and the Christmas Cardinal Dies as the main focus for my projects today but also many of the products from the coordinating Toile Tidings Suite, which this stamp set and dies come from.


I’ve created 3 cards, one Gift Card Holder, some cute little party favours and as well wrapped and decorated some gifts with the coordinating Toile Tidings Gift wrap. How beautiful are the Real Red and Garden Green Colours for that traditional Christmas look?


For my first card start with a standard-sized card base using Shimmery White cardstock. Mine is 21cm x 14.8cm, scored in half to make a landscape orientation card.

Card Layers – Cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Cardstock. 1 @ 14.6cm x 10.3cm, 1 @ 14.4cm x 10.1cm
DSP – Cut 1 piece of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper 9 cm x 4cm

Stamp the branch image over the smaller Shimmery White Cardstock layer using Jet Black Stazon Ink in a random pattern. Then using an Aqua Painter colour in the image using Garden Green, Real Red and Soft Suede Classic Inks.

Adhere the two card layers together and then adhere to the card base. Add the Designer Series Paper piece to the front. Embellish with the Real Red 1” Ruched Ribbon, the Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread and Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots. Finish the card off with the sentiment panel which has been stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink on to Basic Black Cardstock and then heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


My second card is a fun square card. I love creating square cards for something different and a fun and cute look.

Card Base – Cut 1 piece of Garden Green Cardstock @ 10.16cm x 20.32cm – scored in half
Card Layer – Cut 1 piece of Garden Green Cardstock @ 9.85cm x 9.85cm and emboss with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to card base.

Die cut the wreath out of Garden Green Cardstock using the All-Around Wreaths Dies and then adhere it to the card front.

Stamp the Cardinal bird from the Toile Christmas Stamp set on Shimmery White Cardstock, using Jet Black Stazon Ink and then using and Aqua Painter colour in the Cardinal using Real Red and Crushed Curry Classic Ink. Once dry die cut using the Christmas Cardinal Dies and then adhere the bird to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finish the card off with some die cuts from also from the Christmas Cardinal Dies, Linen Thread, Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and the sentiment from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set.


My third card is again cut from Shimmery White cardstock but this time in the portrait orientation.

Card Base – Cut 1 piece of Shimmery White Cardstock @ 10.5 x 29.6cm
Card Layers – Cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Cardstock. 1 @ 14.6cm x 10.3cm, 1 @ 14.4cm x 10.1cm

Stamp the wreath image from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set on the smaller Shimmery White Cardstock Layer using Garden Green Classic Ink and then stamp the small dots on the wreath using Real Red Classic Ink. Adhere the card layers and the card base together for the beginning of your card.

Die cut a Vellum Scalloped Circle, using the Layering Circles Dies, and adhere the circle into the centre of the wreath.

Cut the Real Read 1” Ruched Ribbon in half and layer that over the vellum. Finish off the card with a piece of Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Gold Glimmer Paper Die Cuts and the sentiment panel stamped on Crumb Cake Card Stock using Jet Black Stazon Ink.



Next up in my projects for today is a gorgeous Gift Card Holder for a standard ‘credit card’ sized gift card.

Cut 2 pieces Garden Green cardstock @ 9.5 cm x 6.4cm. Then using the Stitched Rectangle Dies die cut a Garden Green panel for the inside insert.
Cut from Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper – 2 x 9.5cm circles and 2 x 6.4cm circles (either use dies for this or trace and fussy cut circles that are of the same size).

Adhere the smaller circles on the shorter side of the 9.5cm x 6.4cm Garden Green Cardstock piece, and the larger circles on the longer side. Have it so that the circles are just touching each other when they are folded over. Adhere the second Garden Green piece to the back to ‘hide’ where you have adhered the DSP and also adhere the Stitched Rectangle Piece on the inside and decorate how you would like.

Cut a 1” Real Red Belly Band to hold the Gift Card Holder closed. Decorate with Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, die cuts from the Christmas Cardinal Dies and the sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set, stamped on Basic Black Cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink and then heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


To also go with the fabulous projects so far are these super cute Mini Curvy Keepsakes Boxes. These are fabulous to fit a Ferrero Rocher or a couple of Lindt Balls in them as a gorgeous party favour or place setting for your Christmas Table.

Cut 1 piece of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper @ 15.24cm x 15.24cm. Using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die, die cut the box (it cuts and embosses in one piece) and fold together.
Stamp the sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set and die cut the label using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die.

Attach the label using either Garden Green 3/8” Double-Stitched Ribbon or Real Red 1/8” Curly Ribbon. Add gold Jingle Bell with Linen Thread to add to that Christmas look and feel.

Last and by no means least I’m showing you the oh so beautiful Toile Tidings Gift Wrap. Yes! Gift Wrap! This elegant gift wrap coordinates with projects and cards that you make using the Toile Tidings Suite for that beautiful ‘everything matches’ look.

I’m just showing you two ways you can use the gift warp today but really you are only limited by your imagination. Combine the gift wrap with many of the ribbons that Stampin’ Up! has in their catalogues and use products like punches and Alphabet dies like the Hand-Lettered Prose to make personalised, coordinating gift tags.

I do hope that I’ve given you some inspiration using the products the Toile Tidings Suite and also inspiration to start those Holiday projects. Only 15 weeks till Christmas!
 

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy stamping!

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