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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Most Wonderful Time Medley

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Recently Stampin' Up! introduced "product medleys".  Product medleys includes stamps, paper, dies and accessories which are perfectly coordinated for creating cards and more.  It is similar to the card making kits and other project kits but without any pre-determined projects.   Put together for the avid crafter so that it will enable them unleash their creativity and make their own amazing projects.



Did you forget we had those gold foil edge card blanks?  They have them in silver too, but because the DSP in the product medley were gold foil, I opted to use the gold foil ones.

Some simple stamping - ideal for beginners, stamping with the smaller tree stamp and without re-inking the stamp, you can generate 2 further lighter shades of Old Olive with the one ink pad!  Pop a sticker on, stamp the sentiment and you're done!  You can also add some embellishments to make the card "sing"!






In the background you can see a couple of pillow boxes decorated with the DSP.  I wrapped the spotted tulle on first, before adhering the DSP - you need 2 pieces cut at 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm). As the DSP  are from 6"x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) sheets, there isn't enough length in the paper for it to completely wrap around the pillow box so consequently I created an alternative solution.



A couple of ideas on using the gold foiled card fronts - you can pull stamp sets you have in your stash to create other cards rather than just relaying on the Most Wonderful stamp set.  By the way, you can also use a  brayer or sponge a different colour background if you wish.


In these samples I worked with just the product medley only.

I've included links to the other products I used too!






Sunday, 8 December 2019

Cup of Christmas Bundle

Eeek! I can't believe that Christmas day is just over a fortnight away!

This card was a happy accident - I was trying to create a fun fold, but it morphed into a dresser! lol!  So the most logical thing to do was leave it as a dresser!

If you read my blog post on the Year-End Closeout sale you will have noticed that this stamp set is retiring, but the Cup of Cheers is in the "Timeout" list and will be returning in the Autumn/Winter catalogue 2020.  If you want both, now's the time to purchase both before the stamps retire!

Stampin' Up! is always looking at innovative ways to enhance our stamping experience and introduced "Reversibles"  (patent pending) for the first time in this catalogue.  The stamps have been created using specialised photopolymer stamps which allows you to stamp with both sides of the stamp for greater versatility and the die set includes a die with the cup handle on the right, and another die for the cup handle on the left to accommodate this.


On the back of the dresser, I added a piece for a greeting and somewhere to pen a few lines.



In the Dresser space, you could use it as a napkin holder on a dinner plate or ...............



insert a cello bag containing a sachet of hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and a candy cane stirrer. Most commonly used is a Candy Cane, but I found these darling Candy Cane striped spoons and just for a change, used these instead. 



Can't find these cello bags in the catalogue?  Sneak Peek!!! These will be coming soon in 2020!!!


What do you think?  Napkin holder, or hot chocolate with all the trimmings?


Here's the supplies I used except for the sneak peek item!  Truth be known - I couldn't find the other cello bags! lol!


Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
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Happy stampin'


Friday, 6 December 2019

Christmas Countdown #12 of 12 - Shine Bright Bundle

Today is the last episode in my Christmas Countdown Series.  The last 12 weeks have simply flown by, but don't worry, I still have plenty of Christmas themed projects to share right up to Christmas.

I'm shining a light on the Shine Bright Bundle - often times than not, we make cards but did you ever think that the dies paired with this bundle are just perfect for making napkin/serviette rings?  Here's a really quick way to dress up your Christmas table - no stamping involved, just die cutting and layering and sticking!!!  Intrigued?  Roll VT.





It's nice to have a mixture of colour combos to dress a table, so I've included products I've used for both designs.





Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Merry Moose - Double Frame Pop Up card

Now I know Moose are not indigenous around UK, but I have Canadian friends who would appreciate a card with a moose!  I hummed and hawed over whether or not to get this set, and eventually I did as both the stamp set and punch was pitched at a really affordable price - £29.50 to be exact.

Oftentimes when you look at the images on a stamp set, they don't immediately appeal - so I knew I had to do something a little different and made a double frame pop up card to make the ordinary into something extraordinary!  Do you think I succeeded?






               
Cutting Guide

Imperial

  • Card base - Crumb Cake 1/2 A4 sheet.  In Europe this measures 5-7/8" x 8-1/4", fold in half
  • Card front mat layer 1- Cherry Cobbler, 1 piece cut 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Card front layer 2 - Whisper White 3-5/8" x 5-3/8"
Inside card
  • Double Frame -  Crumb Cake - 6" x 7-1/2".  Long side on top score at 1/2", 3-1/2", 4" and 7".  Rotate card stock 90 degrees clockwise and score on short side at 3".
  • Insides of Frame layer 1 - Whisper White  - die cut 2 pieces of the largest Stitched Shapes Square Dies
  • Insides of Frame layer 2 - Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Pop Up Frames - Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces die cut with largest and 2nd largest Stitched Shapes square dies.
  • Inside inserts for writing - layer 1 Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces 1-1/8" x 3-3/4"
  • Inside inserts for writing - layer 2 Whisper White - 2 pieces 1" x 3-5/8"
Metric

  • Card base - Crumb Cake 1/2 A4 sheet.  In Europe this measures 14.85 cm x 21 cm fold in half
  • Card front mat layer 1- Cherry Cobbler, 1 piece cut 9.5 cm x 14 cm
  • Card front layer 2 - Whisper White 9.2 cm x 13.7 cm
Inside card
  • Double Frame -  Crumb Cake - 15.2 cm x19.1 cm  Long side on top score at 1.3 cm,8.9 cm, 10.2 cm, and 17.8 cm.   Rotate card stock 90 degrees clockwise and score on short side at 7.6 cm.
  • Insides of Frame layer 1 - Whisper White  - die cut 2 pieces of the largest Stitched Shapes Square Dies
  • Insides of Frame layer 2 - Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces cut at 7 cm x 7 cm.
  • Pop Up Frames - Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces die cut with largest and 2nd largest Stitched Shapes square dies.
  • Inside inserts for writing - layer 1 Cherry Cobbler - 2 pieces 2.9 cm x 9.5 cm
  • Inside inserts for writing - layer 2 Whisper White - 2 pieces 2.5 cm x 9.2 cm

Here are the list of supplies I used should you wish to duplicate my card.  If you don't have a demonstrator and live in the UK, I'd love to be yours.  Don't forget to use the Host Code so I can send you a thank you card and gift for purchases £25.00 or above.




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