Create a Fun Background with the Best Plaid Builder Dies

Today, I’ve got a card showing you a fun way to create a background with the Best Plaid Builder Dies. You know how they say crafters don’t throw anything away? This card came as a result of a ‘oh, I just can’t bear to throw that away’ moment. I created a card last week using the Best Plaid Builder dies. You can see the original card here.

I used Shimmery White cardstock to create a watercoloured background. Once I cut the plaid piece, I had all these cute little squares laying around. They were too good to throw away so I used it to create this checkered look. Add the leaf from the Forever Gold Lasercut paper and I had a very simple, yet striking card. 

Then, I added a tiny bow and it sat for a few more days on my desk. The creative process takes time! Finally, a simple sentiment embossed in gold from the Best Year stamp set layered on Sahara Sand cardstock was the finishing touch for this card. You can purchase the Stampin Up! Best Year stamp set and the Best Plaid Dies as a bundle which will save you 10% off the total cost. Click on any of the product images below to be taken to my Online Store.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – August 2020

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Welcome to another Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia. Today, we are mixing Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede for our blog hop.  Quite an unusual colour palette with the Soft Suede in the mix but it sure gets the creative mind working. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop, August 2020

Mint Macaron as a colour always makes me think of macarons. The idea began to form in my head with macarons and berries and milkshakes – mint and pale pink. I had something close to macarons – and that was cookies. It was time to open my Nothing’s Better than Bundle which just arrived in my last delivery. Now this is a bundle that at first didn’t catch my eye in the Annual Catalogue. However, I saw so many cute projects made with it that I just had to get it. Have you experienced this before? 

 

I started by creating 2 panels of water colour washed cardstock in Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. The softness that the wash creates was the look I wanted. Once dry, I used the Best Plaid die to cut out the Rich Razzleberry panel and cut that down. This is a very quick and easy background to create. 

The cookies are two-step stamped in Soft Suede.  For the base layer, I stamped off twice to achieve a very light shade. Then I stamped the choc-chips in full strength Soft Suede. 

Does this card resonate with you at the moment? In lock down, we sure are running to the pantry and refrigerator a whole lot more than we would normally do!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun card and perhaps I may have convinced you to add this to your Wish List if you don’t already own it.  Click on the Next button to go to Caroline Peck’s blog. 

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Get Sketchy with Kits to go

Stampin’ Up! offer us a great range of papercrafting kits to help us get into the fun of creating without the hard yards of prepping. Two of these kits are the Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and Boho Indigo Product Medley. I’ve combined both of these beautiful kits to create my card today in Bumble Bee and Night of Navy. The Bumble Bee brings a warmth and brightness which is quite cheerful. 

Gorgeous Posies stamp set and Boho Chic Product Medley combined for a sketch card

The Very Vanilla embossed cardstock is from the Product Medley which also includes other patterns in embossed cardstock. The main flower from the Gorgeous Posies stamp set has been fussy cut and topped with a flower from the Boho Indigo Product Medley. I coloured this with the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend.  

The leaves were stamped in Balmy Blue and then shaded with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for more depth. I also coloured the label with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with the rest of the card. Some long gold foil leaves have been added to create height against the smaller leaves. 

Floral arrangement with Gorgeous Posies Card Kit and Boho Indigo Product Medley, Greeting Card

Getting Sketchy, Sunday Stamps, SSC236

My card has been inspired by the Sunday Stamps Getting Sketchy Challenge SSC236.

I hope this inspires you to get ‘kitting’ and try out the many possibilities that are available with them. All the products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. Click on any of the products to be taken direct to my Online Store. Products are shipped direct to you. 

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Pretty in Pink Globe #gdp250

I’ve got another card for you today using the fabulous Beautiful World bundle by Stampin’ Up!  When I get a stamp set, bundle or suite, I always like to try and work out alternate colour schemes. This gives me more creative options than the ones that already come with the suite. 


So I’ve gone with pinks for this card. I just loved creating the watercoloured globe. I used our stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus to add colour using a sponge dauber. Firsty, I added Calypso Coral randomly over the globe stamp then I lightly spritzed with water and stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock. I repeated this process with the Magenta Madness ink. 

Both the Designer Series Paper and the Whisper White cardstock have been embossed with the Old World embossing folder. I stamped the trees from the Campology stamp set in Rococo Rose, stamped off, to create a soft background on the Whisper White panel.

The ‘friend’ sentiment was die cut 3 times in Whisper White and once in Basic Black cardstock. The top Whisper White layer was coloured with sponge daubers using Calypso Coral and Magenta Madness inks to coordinate with the rest of my card. All the sentiment layers were adhered together with glue, with the Basic Black layer slight offset to create a shadow.

My card has been inspired by the sketch challenge at Global Design Project. Make sure you check out all the other lovely projects using this sketch.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Other Celebrations

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Great to have you stop by my blog, Stamping Flair today. Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share blog hop for July where we are sharing projects focusing on projects other than birthdays. 

I picked something a little bit different as I thought of students who would be finishing the school year in a few months. Generally, this would involve some travel but that’s not to be at the moment. However, I created a card with ‘Bon Voyage’ theme for a traveller using the World of Good suite. 

My card started with the beautiful Designer Series Paper as the base for my layout. The Brass Foil detail and the vintage look just adds so much character to projects. Next I die cut the globe from Sahara Sand cardstock, leaving all the pieces in place. I used double sided tape at the back to hold it all together.

A label from the Hippo & Friends Dies embossed with one of the dies from the World Map dies adds more texture. To create the feather I inked the stamp with Seaside Spray and sponged the edges with Misty Moonlight. Then I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock. This gives a lovely water colour look. Instead of using the die to cut it out, I fussy cut it, feathering the edges using my Paper Snips.

 I think the Campology stamp set coordinates well the Beautiful World stamp set with it’s outdoor elements and the binoculars were just what I needed for this card. Now camping is definitely not me but I just love this stamp set. Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends was used to colour the binoculars and then I fussy cut them out. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card using these outdoor style stamp sets. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you liked. Follow the blog hop through for more great inspiration for all the various occasions in your lives. Click on the Next button to see Laura Mackie’s beautiful project. 

 

Sue McDonald

Jacqui Lawrence

Lisa Kmiec

Annette Elias

Annette Ball

Jo Blackman

Tricia Butts

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Sue Allen

Anastasia Radloff

Karen Egan

Tracie St-Louis

Libby Fens

Kirsty Pattrick

Jill Chapman

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Team welcome card with Sunflowers

Last month, we had an amazing Starter Kit Promotion. Whoever joined the Stampin’ Up! family by purchasing the Starter Kit also received their choice of any bundle from the Annual Catalogue. This was such a fabulous offer that we had 5,796 stampers across the globe take up this offer because it was just so irresistible. 

I had 3 lovely ladies join my team last month and they are enjoying all the perks of being a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and being part of my team. It’s so exciting to have new family members. We all bring new ideas to share and we can learn so much more together. 

To welcome my new team members, I always send each one a welcome card. This time I created this card using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. The sunflower was stamped on Fluid 100 watercolour paper and coloured with Watercolour pencils. Welcome to the Team, Stampin Up

The sentiment is from a retired stamp set but I just couldn’t help myself as it had the perfect sentiment. 

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