Being part of the Stampin’ Up! family means I get to enjoy some fun events through the year with other demonstrators. We get to share in the excitement of new catalogues, product reveals, live demonstrations, guest speakers, training, making new friends. We also get to make new friends at these events, which is the best part.
Something that happens at every event is what is called a ‘swap’. Those who choose to take part, bring several of the same project (could be card or a 3D item, gift packaging). Then we swap our cards with other demonstrators’ so that we come home with a lovely variety of projects.
A couple of weeks ago we had On Tour – a virtual event where I got to interact and meet with many other demonstrators. Over the past year, virtual events have kept our community together just as it has with many of you. We did a virtual swap which was to be made with products from our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. This card was my contribution using the Hand-Penned Suite.
I used the beautiful Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper which was cut in half and added to the card. The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set is a two-step set. One is the image outline stamp and then I added the fill-in for the flower with our new in-colour, Pale Papaya and the leaves in another new In-Colour, Soft Succulent. I love how our suites offer product coordination to make creating easy.
I have had the joy of enjoying these events ever the past 6 years as a perk for being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Papercrafting is a lot of fun and I get to share it with so many people – including you!
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Just look at the packaging. It’s just so in the style of Stampin’ Up! – so pretty!
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Welcome to another fun blog hop from the team at Around the World on Wednesday. How clever is our awesome leader – Angie Mckenzie? She comes up with the best challenges. Today, around the world, we are forming a rainbow. We have some special guests hopping with us today so you will enjoy lots of monochromatic projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone has created.
The rainbow has been divided according to Time Zone so I’m in the yellows with a bit of black and white added to the mix. Here’s the breakdown of colours around the world.
I started off by creating the background by watercolouring a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Mango Melody ink. Once dry, I stamped the Very Versailles vine in Bumblebee ink over the entire piece. Then I die cut it using the Many Medallions die. The Basic White matte has been embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder which is retiring. This has been one of my most used folders and is great for creating linen-look backgrounds.
The sunflower was coloured using a combination of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The Celebrate Sunflowers dies come with a die for the large flower as well as an outline die. The detailed outline added more definition and I liked this look against the True Love Designer Series Paper which I can’t seem to get away from.
To create the embossed sentiment, I inked the stamp in Versamark ink and then in Tuxedo Black, after which I heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
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We’re continuing our fun today with the our Countdown to the end of Sale-A-Bration. The Corner Bouquet stamp set is one that could be easily overlooked as by just looking at the cover, it doesn’t look that interesting. However, there are so many beautiful techniques that can be achieved with this set.
Simple, yet elegant this card makes use of 3 Sale-A-Bration items – including the Heal your Heart stamp Set and Flower & Field DSP. Adding a few layers with some simple stamping can create quick and beautiful cards.
Here’s another card with a simple layout which can be duplicated. Simple stamping makes mass production of cards a breeze. We all need so many thank you cards don’t we?
This sentiment is so apt for the times we are in at this moment. Some direct to stamp technique with our Stampin’ Write Markers make creating multi coloured images really easy. You can see me make all these cards by clicking below to watch the video.
Day 8 of my Countdown to the end of Sale-A-Bration brings together the lovely Flower & Field DSP and the Host Punch Party Stamp Set. A host stamp set can be earned with any $500 order or with a total of $500 in workshop orders. So if you and a few friends want to get together next week via a Facebook Party (yes, it can be done!) and your sales reach $500, this is another way in which you can get this handy set.
It’s called a Punch Party because it coordinates with our Heart, Double Ovals and Postage stamp punches so all your favourite punches get together in one stamp set. So good.
I must say, this particular sheet of DSP was a bit too strong for my liking with the black but I challenged myself to use it. By adding Pool Party to break the darker tones, it softened the look of the card. I punched 3 daisies and sponged on So Saffron and Pool Party to blend with the daisies in the background.
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It’s time for our November Joy of Sets Blog Hop. We are sharing some Thank You cards with you this month. I think it’s very important to express our gratitude to those around us. There are so many people we come across in our daily lives that lift us up. It could be a family member, work colleague, neighbour, sales assistant, doctor, nurse and the list goes on.
Today I’ve got a stack of cards which take on the same layout and use the same stamp sets.
The Hippo Happiness Bundle has many cute little characters which are cut out with the coordinating dies. I really like the many label options that are part of this die set as well, which I’ve used on my stack of cards.
These cute animals and characters are stamped with the two-step stamping method. It’s actually three-step stamping as you need to add the details on their faces. I love how this just gives them personality. For some of the images I used the same ink colour stamped off to achieve a lighter colour. For other images I used 2 colours. Two-step stamping provides a quick method of colouring images.
The fun Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper was just perfect for these sweet characters. I chose the Rainbow Glimmer paper for my labels as the colours tied in well with the DSP.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope these cards have given you some ideas and inspiration to create a batch of Thank You cards ready to hand out.
Next on our hop is Fiona Whitehead. Click on the Next Blog button to view her lovely cards.
Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop for October. Our theme this month is Autumn or Halloween. I have chosen the beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to showcase autumn today.
My card started off with my concept of wanting to use the curtain fold on my card. Over this past week, I’ve been showcasing a series called Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper on my blog. Throughout this series, I’ve been sharing ideas and tips for making the most of your DSP.
The curtain fold is great because it shows both sides of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. Particularly with specialty paper such as this, it’s a shame not to be able to see both sides.
I folded the paper at 3cm, 4.5cm, 7.5cm, 9cm, 12cm and so on continuing on a length of DSP which was 26cm long. This gave me sufficient to go across my cardstock. I made a mark with a pencil at 4.5cm from the top on the right side and 2.5cm from the bottom left. Then I cut my paper across at these 2 points. Mountain and valley fold your score lines to form the curtain fold.
I added a pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos which I coloured with Stampin’ Blends. This stamp set also has an apple in the set which coordinates with the matching Apple Builder punch. A few extra leaves were added, including some Brushed Metallic leaves.
This beautiful paper is a must have as it’s copper and gold foil accents adds a richness which enhances the autumn colours of this suite.
You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have listed all the products I have used at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about this technique or any products I have used, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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