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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Bonus post

A little extra project today - also made as a Display project way back in July using the Treat Time Bundle and Darling Label punch box

Don't you just love these sour cream pouches?

Have a lovely day!

Healing Hugs and more

Hello everyone!  Happy Sunday!  At time of writing, we're still experiencing a heat wave.   I filmed a similar project to this during that heat wave.  Surrey hit 35 degrees celsius which registered as the hottest day of the year thus far!  I couldn't have the fan on as it would have drowned my voice so I was literally dripping from perspiration!  That project I filmed was "Time for Tea" and I really love these copper tins.

I drew inspiration from the Time for Tea Suite in the Annual Catalogue, but tweaked it to make it my own.  Stampin' Up!'s   "dis-ink-tive" stamps add depth and texture to an image in just one single action.  

It never ceases to amaze me that you can take a blank sheet of card stock, grab a stamp, ink it up, and create your own Designer Series Paper.  This was the project I designed for our team meeting last month using the Healing Hugs stamp set.  I also used the Time for Tea and A Big Thank You stamp sets.

We used the vinyl copper stickers to decorate the tin lid and we copper embossed the vellum to decorate the front of the tin.

Thanks for visiting !

Friday, 17 August 2018

Gallery Grunge & P.S. You're the Best

Were you feeling bereft when "Gorgeous Grunge" retired?  As a customer, it probably wouldn't  make any difference to you, as you can still use it.  However, as a Demonstrator we can only use what is current - and when Gorgeous Grunge was pulled from their current product line it felt like a bereavement!  To say I'm a hoarder is an understatement - I couldn't bear to part with mine.  Let me introduce you to its replacement - "Gallery Grunge" which I love too.

On to today's card.  Do you find it hard to make masculine cards?  I've got lots of birthdays in August, and these are for the boys - no frills, just stamping and a bit of fussy cutting and some colouring with the new Mint Macaron Stampin' blends combo pack.  Hope you like it.

Which colour do you prefer?  Mint Macaron?

or Blueberry Bushel.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Little Elephant Thank You

At first glance, you look at this stamp set and you think - BABIES... but I can assure you, this stamp set can be used for much more than just new arrivals.  In fact, I made a birthday card, thank you card, an anniversary card - anything BUT a baby card - just to prove a point to myself because I adore the cuteness of this pair of elephants and especially the punch!  

Here are the cutting measurements based on European sizes

Cutting Guide – Imperial measurements

Gray Granite
8 ¼” x 5-7/8”

Short side on top, align right edge at 1”

Cut from 1” down to 5-1/8”

Align left edge at 1” and cut from 1” down to 5-1/8”

Scoring Guide – Imperial Measurements

Gray Granite
Orient cardstock landscape and score at 1” from cut lines towards outer edges top and bottom

Repeat at 2”

Repeat at 5-1/8”

Mountain fold at 1”, Valley fold at 2”, Mountain fold at 5-1/8” then use bone folder to add crease to centre fold as you flatten card as shown in video

Cutting Guide – Metric Measurements

Gray Granite
21 cm x 14.85 cm

Short side on top, align right edge at 2.5 cm

Cut from 2.5cm down to 13 cm

Align left edge at 2.5 cm and cut from 2.5 cm down to 13 cm

Scoring Guide – Metric Measurements

Gray Granite
Orient cardstock landscape and score at 2.5 cm from cut lines towards outer edges

Repeat at 5 cm

Repeat at 13 cm

Mountain fold at 2.5 cm, Valley fold at 5 cm, Mountain fold at 13 cm then use bone folder to add crease to centre fold as you flatten card as shown in video


The above is a stepped up version - I switched coloured card stock to Soft Sea Foam for the card base and used the Stitched Shapes framelits, Petal Pink and Silver Bakers twine, and used Petal Pink ink instead.  I also stamped extra elephants so I could punch out the ears to pop up  on mini dimensiona

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Ruby Anniversary Card

Good day everyone! With the time zone differences, my morning here in UK may be your night or afternoon depending which part of the world you are so "good day" covers all time zones!

I am ashamed to say that I have had this "Half Full" stamp set for over a year and it hasn't seen ink until recently.  Having had a reprieve as it's back for another year in this year's 2018-19 Annual Catalogue, I thought I'd better pull my finger out and make something with it!

My Sister-in-law and her husband just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and if truth be known, I was flummoxed as the "Number of Years and Large Numbers Framelits Dies" were retired as of 31 May this year.

They say every cloud has a silver lining - and searching through my stash I eventually came up with this.

Have you tried the new Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder?  It looks like the upholstery on Chesterfield Leather settees and gives the embossed card stock a really lush look.  I used the new "Merry Merlot" card stock in the new Neutrals colour collection.

Remember the "Share What you Love" promotion back in May?  You can see it HERE .  I used the "Make A Difference" photopolymer stamp set to spell out the phrase "on your Ruby Anniversary" on scraps of WW card stock then fussy cut the phrases to adhere to the card front Tufted embossed layer.  The "congratulations" came from Floral Phrases and last but not least the bottle of wine  from "Half Full".   I added clear Wink of Stella after I coloured the wine bottle in Merry merlot with an aqua painter.  If you hold it up to the light, it glistens!

For the inside of the card, I masked the rest of the wine glasses and only inked up the wine glass on the end to stamp this pair of glasses.

Stamping the tiny alphabet photopolymer stamps  was time consuming, but the end result was worth it in the end.  I hope they liked their card!

Here's the supply list - if you click on the pictures it will take you directly to the item in my online store.

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