Stampin’ Up! Gable Boxes are the perfect box to package all kinds of gifts. Chocolates, guest soaps, bath salts, tealight candles all will look so pretty in these boxes which can be decorated in many ways. You can decorate them with Designer Series Paper, spritz them, stamp them and the list goes on.
These boxes come scored and folded so it’s a matter of just opening it up and putting the tabs in the slots. No gluing necessary. They are on the last chance item list and I wanted to look back at a couple of projects I had done using both the white and silver boxes.
This is the Lustrous White Gable box decorated for a birthday. You could make it a party in a box with party poppers, balloon, little cake, candle and sprinkles. Click on the photo to be taken to the full post with products used.
Here is the Silver Gable box which I decorated and filled with gift tags for teacher gifts at Christmas. So easy to decorate and yet perfect to hold a gift. Click on the image to be taken to the original post which has all the details.
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Blessed Easter to each one of you. How are you celebrating today? I made little Easter boxes for the child and the big child (!) in the house. The Easter egg hunt will be later this evening because Adrian’s out accompanying a choir and he likes to be part of the action.
Being Easter Sunday, I couldn’t go past the God’s Grace stamp set for Step-it-Up Sunday. It has lovely floral images and really meaningful Easter sentiments. I have chosen the single flower in this set as my focal image.
The card base is Gray Granite Cardstock which is 21 x 14.8cm scored in half to form a card base of 14.8 x 10.5cm
Shimmer White panel 6.8 x 9.9cm
Clear Block Stamping Technique
This is a very quick way to add colour to a piece of cardstock. I used the Clear Block stamping method to add colour to the Shimmery White cardstock. Do this by spritzing the cardstock with water. Then use Clear Block E and directly ink it up with the Pear Pizzazz stamp pad. I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper once so the colour wasn’t so strong. Then stamp this onto the wet cardstock. Spritz extra water if necessary to make the colour move and add extra colour as required.
I used the Stamparatus to stamp the flower and the sentiment at the same time using Stazon ink. I chose to use Stazon ink as i wanted the image to really stand out against the Pear Pizzazz background. The advantage of using the Stamparatus is that it gave me the opportunity to restamp the image to get it as dark as I wanted – I did this 3 times. Without it, this would be impossible to line up.
Adhere this to the card base and you have a very simple yet pretty card all done in minutes. #simplestamping
I added a sheet of Designer Paper from the Floral Romance pack which already had a pale woodgrain effect. Then I stamped this with one of my favourite stamp sets, Hardwood, in Pear Pizzazz.
The flower was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. I added the Lovely Lipstick on the flower and I like how it adds that pop of colour. The flower was fussy cut and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I mounted the entire panel using Dimensionals.
I stepped this card up by using the Emboss Resist Technique on the Shimmer cardstock. The leaves were stamped and embossed with White embossing powder. I then covered part of the cardstock diagonally with a scrap piece of cardstock. I spritzed this section with water and sprinkled Moss Green Brusho Crystal to it. After letting it dry a little, I covered that section and spritzed the other half and sprinkled Yellow Brusho Crystal on it. I did want the colours to merge at the centre, I lifted my scrap paper so the yellow ran through and added a bit more green to it as well. Once this dries, you will notice that the leaves that have been embossed can still be seen.
Lots of layers add extra dimension and interest to this card. The lacy look at the back was achieved by using the laser cut specialty paper which I embossed with Black embossing powder. I really love the glossy, elegant look of this. The possibilities with laser cut paper!
Hope your Easter is wonderful. We’ll be having a special dinner tonight and watching Hop this evening.
Easter is a very special time for me. In the shops we see chocolates, bunnies and there are even chocolate bugs and beetles. I indulge in these and also enjoy decorating the home with Easter themed, pastel home decor. More than this, Easter is central to my faith and this card focuses on the main reason of the Easter story – God’s Love.
I had this panel of Hardwood stamped Basic Gray cardstock layered on a Smoky Slate card base sitting in my stash for, I reckon, about a year. No inspiration for months and then just like that, something came to mind. The Hardwood stamp set has been much loved by me and I’m quite sad to see it on the retiring list. If it’s one of the stamp sets you’ve been wanting to get, it’s guaranteed available until 24th May.
I love the look of the Tranquil Textures Designer Paper as the cross under the silver filigree. I’ve used the same paper to stamp the sentiment on.
Tip: Stamping on Designer Series Paper gives you a further way of using your paper stash and creating pretty and different backgrounds.
To create the panel in the middle I stamped the floral flourish from the Hold on to Hope stamp set multiple times in Balmy Blue and then added 2 silver strips to create a border either side of it. A rhinestone has been added to the centre of the cross. This card was very quick to make and you don’t need a lot of supplies for it.
A product medley is a brand new concept by Stampin’ Up! It’s designed to provide us craft addicts with endless crafting possibilites. It’s filled with lots of cute, coordinating products and the the Everything is Rosy medley is the first offering of it’s kind.
The medley comes with a variety of items to make it easy to create projects. You get stamps, dies, ribbons, Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold shimmer paint, embellishments and other pretty stuff. I just love the colour combination of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Rose Gold.
This video by Stampin’ Up! shows the volume of products you are getting in this medley.
Are you amazed as I was with the amount of beautiful stuff you get? Imagine how many projects you could create with all those items?
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
Printed die cuts—2 sheets
Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)
Sale Period 1st – 31st May 2019
Everything is Rosy Product Medley will go on sale 1st May and is only available while supplies last
This promotion will not be available in the Annual Catalogue
Product Medley price $139
Item no. 150059
This can be added as part of a Starter Kit (see more details below)
Here’s a list of everything that is included in this beautiful set. Click on the image to see full size flyer.
The is the Everything is Rosy stamp set in this medley which includes 18 stamps.
If you like you could add it as part of your Starter Kit and join my team. For just $189 you get your choice of up to $285 worth of any current products and a business supply pack valued at $80. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
First of all, are we super excited for the new catalogue coming out? Before I had even seen the inside, it had me at the front cover! What a wonderful array of products and you are going to fall in love with everything inside as well.
In order to make way for new product, there has to be the retirement of product as well. Many of those products we love and we will miss. However, we will have awesome new products to play with.
Our oldest stamp set has retired after 18 years on the circuit. Lovely as a tree has served faithfully and is on the retirement list after being in every Annual catalogue since 2001.
I thought I’d look back at one of my older posts using this beautiful stamp set. This card uses the Reflection technique with acetate to create the reflection of the tree in the water. Click here to look back on this post which was created for my Step-it-Up Sunday segment. Click on the image above to order this beautiful stamp set and have a part of Stampin’ Up! history.
The stamp sets that are carrying over will be transitioning from Clear or Wood-Mount to Cling. So some stamp sets, although they are currently on the retirement list, are NOT retiring. They are retiring in the form of Clear and Wood-Mount. The new supplies will be in Cling form.
Please note this does not apply to Photopolymer stamp sets as they will not be converting to Cling. Photopolymer stamps on the Last Chance list are retiring.
Following is the list of carryover stamp sets which are currently in Clear/Wood-Mount. These stamp sets will be on the Last Chance items list but are not retiring.
Transition to Cling
Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalogue will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount or photopolymer.
Stamp sets offered in clear-mount and wood-mount in the 2018-2019 annual catalogue that are carrying over into the new catalogue will be offered until existing inventory has depleted or until 4th June, 2019 (whichever comes first).
Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalogue that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalogue.
In 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, clear mount and wood-mount stamps will no longer be available.
As I saw this sketch, the first bundle that came into my mind was the Wonderful Romance bundle. I thought the bunch of flowers from this stamp set would work well on that right corner of the card.
On this project I have used a number of our retiring products from the 2018 -2019 Annual Catalogue and 2019 Occasions catalogue. See all last chance products here. Retiring stamps are guaranteed to be available until 24th May. All other products are while supplies last.
The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is my absolute favourite in the Occasions Catalogue. It works well for any type of card whether baby, men, country style – the possibilities are endless.
The bouquet has been stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink and coloured in with an Aqua Painter using ink refills. Aqua painters come in a pack 2 with a medium and large brush tip making it handy to use for painting. I used our retirng colours Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. My variation on the scalloped border was the leaf border die from the Wonderful Floral framelits. I trimmed this to get the right length and the exact leaves I wanted from it. The Rectangle Stitched Framelits complete this card with a lovely Balmy Blue frame.
Sketches are great to give you a starting point for creating a card or scrapbook layout. To see how others have interpreted this sketch, click on the challenge image at the start of this post.
This bundle is on the retiring list and although stamps are guaranteed until 24th May the dies are while supplies last. Want to place an order, click on the link below or on any of the product images … or just message me! Host Code XN6TFXAU.
The retirement list has been announced and is available for you to view by clicking on this link. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 24, 2019; all other retiring products are only available until June 3 or while supplies last.
Don’t wait—place your order today!
You can place an order online using Host Code XN6TFXAU. Orders over $60 will receive m If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Hostess code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.
Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride is my chosen colour combination for this sweet, feminine, thank you card. I have drawn inspiration from a couple of challenges.
The first is this Tic-Tac-Toe challenge by Stamp Ink Paper and I chose the top line of Subtles, Circle and Ribbon. So off I went to my Subtles collection and came up with a pretty colour combo.
The next challenge was this lovely sketch from Sunday Stamps.
I layered a panel of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper 10.1×14.4 cm on a Mint Macaron card base. The 3 Whisper White panels were cut at 9.3 x 4cm. Then I embossed each of these separately. To get this look, take your Mint Macaron ink pad direct to the embossing folder and ink the raised side. Then run it through the Big Shot. This embosses with the colour showing in the indents. I love this method of quickly adding colour to projects.
Clean the embossing folder prior to running through each time so the ink doesn’t transfer onto the next strip of cardstock. Also use Thick Whisper White cardstock as it doesn’t crease.
I stamped the sentiment and coloured in the leaves with a Mint Macaron marker. The ribbon has been layered using double sided tape.
The leaves from the Framed Elements were embossed with White embossing powder. Then I coloured them in with the Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend. Doing this allows you to use it on so many projects by just colouring it to tie in with your colour scheme.
How are you all? Hope this Sunday finds you well. I am looking forward to a better week. Last week was a little bit stressful and I felt like I was caught in a whirlwind. Fresh week of holidays and a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue to browse through on Tuesday. I’m all set!
Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the world have been attending the On Stage conference in different countries over the last few days. Others of us who didn’t attend, have been living virtually through photos of new catalogue items. There are beautiful products, suites and embellishments which you are going to LOVE! If you live in Australia and would like a copy of the new Annual catalogue, please email me at[email protected] and I’ll send one out to you.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on these new products then Join my teamand you will be able to pre-order products from 2nd May. These could be included in your Starter Kit. This is one of the benefits of being a demonstrator. All future orders get you 20% off with potential to increase it to 25%. So a fabulous deal all up.
For my Step-it-Up Sunday blog posts each week, I try to feature a different stamp set each time and create with different occasions and interests in mind. Today my chosen stamp set is Nine Lives. Together with the matching punch, these stamps make it easy to add dimension to any cute kitty. I love the added extras in this set like the food bowl, ball of wool, fish and mouse with which you can create a cute picture.
When I struggle for colour combinations, I tend to go for my Designer Series Paper and work off them. I chose the Garden Impressions Designer Paper and the colours of Blueberry Bushel, So Saffron and Mango Melody. Two yellow shades? Not the usual but then I added my cat in Crumb Cake to break it up.
I first adhered the strip of Garden Impressions Paper. The sentiment and ball of wool has been stamped in Blueberry Bushel. I stamped the cat in In Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, punched it out and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then this entire panel was attached onto the card base with Dimensionals.
An addition of Mango Melody behind the Garden Impression panel and embossing on the So Saffron square steps this card up for the Casual crafter. I also created a mock ball of wool with the Night of Navy baker’s twine.
For this card I took my inspiration from our fluffy – Toulouse. She is a rescue cat we got at 7 months old and now she’s been with us nearly 2 years. How did she get her name? My daughter, Cassidy loves Disney. The movie Aristocats has a cat named Toulouse who is a ginger. AlthoughToulouse is female the name suits her. Here she is with Cassidy who loves her to bits.
I wanted to get my colours similar to Toulouse’ colours. I stamped the cat outline in Soft Suede and stamped the inner markings with Soft Suede stamped off once. This allowed me to colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends.
The Stiched Label Frame was die cut from Shimmery White cardstock then I sprinkled Yellow Brusho Powder on it. I spritzed it with water and left it to dry. Then I used an Aqua Painter to apply Mango Melody reinker over this in sections to add a deeper colour. Immediately I stamped the hearts in Mango Melody over the entire label. This gave the hearts a water colour look with no real definition and I liked it because you get a subtle background.
The Frame Elements is part of the Animal Expedition suite. I like the various wood elements in this set which can be used on different projects. For this card I have embossed it in Black Embossing Powder.
I’ve listed all the products used in these projects at the bottom of my post. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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