International Women’s Day – #gdp230

Celebrating the ladies in a special way today with International Women’s Day. Every day is Women’s Day I know because there is SO MUCH women take on and do in their stride. 

Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper

My card  today is to celebrate wonderful YOU! I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set and paired it with some fussy cutting from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

I’ve used the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration Coordination offering. This DSP coordinated with the Tulip Builder Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Small Bloom Punch – that’s a lot of images you can get out of this pack without doing one bit of colouring in.

 

The Beautiful Moments stamp set has images of women and little girls. This would make beautiful Mother’s Day cards and also great scrapbooking pages.

Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #230

 

My card has been inspired by this sketch from the Global Design Project.

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Enjoy your long weekend and remember, you are a blessing!


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A Vintage Change of Heart

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am loving the From my Heart suite. The heart shaped doilies are a must have for some dainty embellishing. I usually love a doily and these are heart shaped – so sweet.

These doilies come in red and flirty flamingo.From my Heart Suite Over the next week, I’m going to show you some alternative ways to use these. Dress them up or keep it simple – let’s see how these hearts are going to be great on so many projects long after Valentine’s Day is over. 

I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set today. With lovely images of women and children I think this set is perfect for all the wonderful women in our lives and would make lovely Mother’s Day cards.

For the heart on today’s card, I flipped it over to the white side. Then I added some stamped field flowers with Versamark. These were stamped randomly and heat embossed in Copper. Adding Crumb Cake sponging on the heart gives it a vintage look. 

On the Crumb Cake card base I added a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. This Medley is such great value. You get a stamp set, dies, DSP, embellishments, ribbon – everything for you to get creative.

As an ADDED BONUS – purchase the Botanical Prints Product Medley and I’ll throw in 10 free PDF tutorials for you to start creating. I have done all the measurements, instructions and photos so you can just get to the fun stuff. 

The stamped image has been coloured with Stampin’ Blends and I’ve embellished around it with some vellum leaves die cut from the Animal Friends dies. These are all layered on a piece of Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper – a free offering during Sale-A-Bration.

I am loving the soft feel that this card has with the embossing and sponging on the heart doily. Who would guess that it’s red (or is it pink) underneath? Click on any of the images below to go to my Online Shop. There’s lots of fun products that you can get free with any purchase over $90. 

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Our Friendship is Timeless

Fun, bright and cheerful projects that take you to the tropics are made simple with the Tropical Oasis Memories & More card pack. Sun, sand, palm trees, surf ….. it’s all here in this suite. The background layer is one of the larger cards which I cut down to size. This image took me back to to the place of my birth – Sri Lanka, where street vendors sell young coconuts, with the top cut just enough for you drink out of. It’s not fancy like the coconut in my card but it’s refreshing in the heat. 

I fussy cut the coconut from one of the smaller cards in this pack. Don’t be afraid of fussy cutting. This was quite a simple project and it can be quite therapeutic. Make sure you get a good pair of paper snips.

Tropical Oasis Memories & More card for a friend

The sentiment has been heat embossed with White Emboss Powder. I stamped the Pool Party layer beneath with the tops of the palm trees in Pool Party ink. Stamping tone on tone (coloured ink on same colour cardstock) gives a subtle background and adds interest to an otherwise plain piece of cardstock. To complete this I added some flowers from the sticker sheets provided in the pack. 

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Botanical Prints Product Medley

Don’t you love it when someone does the thinking for you and you can just go ahead and get to the stamping. Today I’ve got a great offer for you. Read right to the end to see what I’ve got for you. 

Stampin’ Up! craft kits are designed with every crafter in mind and you get a variety – All-Inclusive Kits, Project Kits and Product Medleys.

Botanical Prints handmade card, Use up your DSP

All-Inclusive Kits – Contain everything necessary to complete a project from start to finish and all you need to add is your choice of adhesive. I find these kits are great for gift giving and if you are a beginner crafter these kits are perfect to get you started.

Project Kits – Have most of the products needed to get you creating a set of projects and to inspire you. They specify additional items required to complete the projects. For example, ink pads

Products Medleys – Have a coordinated set of products for you to create with however you are inspired.

You will find all the kits in our Mini Catalogue from Pages 58-61. 

Botanical Prints Product Medley

I started making cards with this kit and I just couldn’t stop. I had so many ideas and I love the paper. There are so many ways to use it. Some sheets have images of fruit and others flowers. One side is coloured while the other is Black and White and this makes it extra good for combining with many projects. 

My card today shows how you can use the various patterns of the Designer Series Paper included in this pack. The busy pattern in the background is offset by the black and white stripe pattern in the centre. 

Botanical Prints Product Medley

The product medley contains

* Botanical Prints Cling Stamp Set—6 stamps; suggested clear blocks: c, d
* 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 4 sheets of die-cut accents: 2 each of 2 designs
* 4 sheets 3-11/16″ x 5″ (9.4 x 12.7 cm) laser-cut overlays: 2 each of 2 designs
* Old Olive 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Twill Ribbon, 10 yards (9.1 m)
* 12 copper-coloured metal bee embellishments, 1/2″ (1.3 cm) each
* 7-piece Botanical Prints Dies (use with a die-cutting & embossing machine)

I turned one of the labels around and stamped flowers all over it to create a customized label. This adds another layer of interest to the card. 

Botanical Prints Medley, Friendship card

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A Quick Way to Add Colour to Stamped Images

I’m loving the Tropical Oasis suite and have been creating cards using different techniques. This card uses a simple layout with a few colours to create a friendship card.

This card was really quick to make using a very easy colouring technique to add some colour to the palm tree. 

How to easily add colour to stamps, Tropical Oasis stamp set

I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour directly onto the rubber of the stamp. I love these markers as they come in every colour in our ink pad range, there is a pen and brush side so you have more control over your colouring and being water based the stamps clean up easily after use. 

Once the image is coloured with the Markers, just ‘huff’ on the stamp and the breath will activate the ink. Stamp as normal on your cardstock. This is a fun and quick way to add colour to your images. I even added shading to my leaves with 2 colours. The sentiment has been stamped on a bit of scrap Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card I had leftover.

Stampin' Write Markers, Quick way to colour stamped images

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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly

 

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Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

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Measurements

  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm

 

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