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I love this typewriter and all the cute little sentiments it’s got with it. It also has some lovely floral images, one of which I’ve used to create the border on this card. Stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, it immediately has a vintage feel to it. The typewriter has been stamped on Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.
World Card Making Day Sale
Love this stamp set? It’s your lucky day. It’s on sale until Sunday 7th October. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snag some great bargains.
Stampin’ Dimensionals are also on sale too and I plan to stock up on these. Those of you who have seen me make cards know that I love Stampin’ Dimensionals. I use it on every card I make and it’s in my card making ‘must have’ supplies. You can never have too many of these on hand and they always come in handy. It’s also a great stocking filler or a gift idea.
As always, I’m here to answer any questions and would love to hear your comments and feedback.
*Discounted price valid until 7th October 2018
The Lots of Happy card kit is another one of our discounted products for World Card Making Day which contains everything you need to make 20 cards.
Photo by Stampin’ Up!
It comes complete with stamps which can be reused and 4 water colour pencils. Two of these, Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist, aren’t available in the regular Water Colour pencils pack.
In the photo below I have changed the colours on some of the cards to mix it up a bit. The best part of kits is that all the pieces are already die cut and in an easy to transport box so everything you need is in one place. A great kit to take on holidays with all the fuss taken out of the preparation.
This batch of cards came about as a result of some leftover bits of paper I had. I used some of the paper from the 2018-2020 In-Color DSP, Garden Impressions DSP and added sentiments from the Darling Label Punch set. Little cards like this are nice even nice when attached to a gift.
The base cards were made from In-Colour Cardstock and measured 3”x6” folded in half, I matched the DSP from the In-Color Designer Series Paper to suit each card. I love our range of Designer Series Paper which are available in each of the colour families. It’s great to have these in varying designs to coordinate with our projects. They work well with the other papers in our range.
The sentiments were stamped and punched out with the Darling Label punch. This bundle comes in a beautiful keepsake box which has 6 stamps, a punch, 2 stamping spots in Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove and a clear block.
Creating the cards was very quick. After adding the main panel of DSP I added other strips of coordinating DSP from the Garden Impression paper stack. Then I added various ribbon and embellishments to enhance the cards. As the paper is bright, it didn’t need a lot of embellishing and some small embellishments added a cute touch to finish these little cards.
Tomorrow is the last day to get your hands on the Blended Seasons bundle and the 2nd assortment of Water Colour Pencils. You don’t want to miss out on these fantastic products.
In this first card I heat embossed the bell twice and layered it on top of the other. The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls from the new Holiday catalogue and its so pretty. Suite Season washi tape is also from the new catalogue. It’s a 5 Pack and has gold, silver and copper foil through it – a must for those who like to add some glitz to their Christmas projects. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base. Change your DSP and you could easily create a wedding card with this bell.
The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is a free product which can be earned with orders or party sales over $400 in September. So if you want to get some friends together to craft, it’s a good time as you earn Stampin’ Rewards as well. You get 4 sheets each of 3 designs in 12”x12” paper in this pack and it’s got some really nice designs. I love the rich tones of the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The poinsettia paper is very pretty and the candy stripes are so festive. Great Christmas colours.
My next card uses the Water Colour pencils without any water involved. I just layered the colours and blended them together. It’s great to have the perfect colour pencils to match our cardstock and DSP. The stitching on the die cut gives a really nice border for the flowers. I left this card without a sentiment as I just liked the look of it as it was with the Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.
I’ll be placing final orders for the Blended Seasons bundle and Water Colour pencils at 8pm tomorrow night. Please let me know if you would like to order these. You will love it.
Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by. It’s a start of another week and I hope you’ve got some great things planned. I’m looking forward to getting my pre order from the Holiday catalogue. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. If you would like a copy of the catalogue please contact me. There’s nothing quite like flicking through the pages of a beautiful book full of ideas to get you creating.
The stamp set I have used for today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is called Country Livin’. It has 3 images – a guitar, country boots and a truck which was the only stamp I hadn’t used as yet. I am really happy that I got to use it today with the country look I tried to get on the card. I love all things country so this stamp set was a must have for me.
As I did last week, again I have used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a non Christmas card. DSP is versatile and because it is double sided you are not restricted to any particular season. Just let your imagination take you anywhere with your creations. I think today’s card is a great masculine card if you need some inspiration for men’s cards.
Create the base of this card with layers of Wood Textured DSP and Under the Mistletoe DSP. Stamp the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colour with Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t do any shading with the Stampin’ Blends, I just used them like regular markers. Colour the grass with Granny Apple Green water colour pencil. Mount this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punch out using the Darling label punch.
To step up the Basic card, add a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock which has been embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.
I distressed the edges of the Wood Textured DSP and the Whisper White panel using the long edge of the paper snips. The Stampin’ Up paper snips work really well for this. They are very sharp and if you haven’t got yourself a pair, I highly recommend them. They are great on paper and ribbons.
Using a sponge dauber, apply Early Espresso ink to the edges of the panels to give an aged look.
In this card I used quite a few colours of Stampin’ Blends however if you don’t have them all, just work with what you’ve got – it will be fine. Alernately use Water colour pencils or Stampin’ Write markers, whatever works for you.
My first step up on this is to add some Early Espresso to the raised parts of the embossed Crumb Cake layer. The DSP layers are the same as before. Die cut a label in Early Espresso using the second largest label from the Stitched Seasons bundle. Cut this in half and adhere the 2 halves together to form a smaller label. The join is covered by the truck.
To complete the Advanced card, stamp the truck twice. Colour one image with Stampin’ Blends and colour only the grass section of the second image. Use a scalpel to cut 2 slits in the grass on the second image just under the tyres. Then attach the first image on top of this by inserting the tyres into the slits and add liquid glue just under the tyres to stabilize it. Mount up the rest of the truck with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add this on top of your label with Dimensonals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White cardstock and attach to a Pear Pizzazz layer. Attach this with Dimensionals to look like it’s being carried in your truck.
For an added country feel, stamp 3 images of corn from the Blended Seasons bundled. Colour in with Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Attach with liquid glue. To create the bow, cut 2 pieces of twine, attach together and tie a bow. Finish off with a button.
The Blended Seasons Bundle is only available until 31st August, while stocks last. The double stitching on the frames are beautiful and can be used in so many ways. If you love the bundle then don’t miss out on ordering it.
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Have a creative week.
I made this card to welcome my newest team member. Carlien has been a regular attendee at my classes for over a year and over that time she has come to really love all the products Stampin’ Up offers. So it was a natural progression for her to join the team. Welcome Carlien.
All those who join receive a card and a gift from me as a thank you for becoming part of our Stampin’ Up family. It just gets better and better as you go along.
With this card I used the no line water colouring technique. Yes, there are lines but they are very feint. I stamped the outline in Gray Granite which has been stamped off twice. Then I added colour with water colour pencils. I blended these in with an aqua brush, slowly dragging in the outer line so it pretty much disappears.
The colours used were Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green.
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