Friday, 31 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Only 3 more days left before we say good-bye to the Blended Seasons and the Stitched Seasons Framelits - I will be sad to see it go and have loved using the nest of double stitched frames. I'm also making the most of the "Watercolor pencils Assortment 2" which may, with any luck, be back in a future publication. So if you haven't taken advantage of it yet, then don't delay! Any purchases you make in August of £45 excluding shipping/handling earns you a Bonus coupon of £4.50 which you can redeem in September - for more details, click on the Bonus Days icon in my side bar.
I love that open bow die too, and am really excited about the new Blizzards Thinlit die which can die cut multiple snowflakes with just one pass through the Big Shot! Well done Stampin' Up!
Polishing my halo for recycling leftovers from a previous project! Roll VT!
Don't forget, the Blizzard Thinlits will not be available until September 5th when the Autumn/Winter 2018 catalogue goes live.
Sunday, 26 August 2018
It seems that the heat wave we're experiencing hasn't been confined to Europe alone, and I've watched the news with horror at the raging wild fires in Greece, and the ones in California. Then there were those earthquakes in Lombok, Indondesia 250 dead at time of writing and 20,000 rendered homeless so my thoughts today are for all those affected by these disasters on such an epic scale. Compared to that, back on the home front, I am thankful that our top temps were in the 30s C (86F plus) and not in the high 40sC (104F plus) as it was in Spain.
So on a lighter note - this was one of the items I created as a Display Stamper for my upline Amanda's meeting last month. Remember the Window Box Thinlits dies? I was given a half pack of Petal Promenade to create at least 4-6 projects and I think I ended up creating 12. Three 3-D items and 9 cards.
Here's one of the 3D items - I made a bigger hexagonal box so that I could incorporate the sheet of labels for the 6 panels. Inside each of the panels I alternated a die cut Springtime Impressions butterfly and the Beautiful Promenade flower from the Petal Promenade Bundle.
I worked backwards - measured the size of the DSP panels, allowing border tolerance, to determine the size of the box and to create the hexagon, you simply use a compass to draw a circle. On the circle's perimeter, you place the sharp point, and mark the perimeter with the circle's radius 6 times, connect the marks with straight lines to create your hexagon.
Following the principle of how to assemble the hexagonal box with the Window Box Thinlits, I did the same with this bigger box, and then die cut the decorative piece in Mossy Meadow to embellish the lid of the larger box.
As a matter of interest, here is the design process for the Petal Promenade DSP.
My supply list for this project listed below. Just a reminder you can earn a Bonus Coupons with purchases for every £45 (excluding shipping/handling) right up to 31 August - click on the Bonus Day picture in the right hand column for FAQs.
Friday, 24 August 2018
Primarily the Botanical Bliss set was for tags, but it can be so much more. You can use it to make pretty bookmarks as well as cards as shown in the samples in my video.
Thinking outside the box, I've used mine as a treat pouch - dead simple to make, with a couple of score lines and wrap it round a bit of chocolate or sweet treat and it's fabulous for dressing your place setting at the dinner table!