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New at SU Blog Hop – 2024-2026 In-Colors with Citrus Blooms

Welcome to the New at SU blog for May. This month our projects will feature the 2024-2026 In-Colors. These 5 colours of Pretty in Pink, Peach Pie, Shy Shamrock, Summer Splash and Petunia Pop are a lovely addition to our colour range.

For my card I’m using the Citrus Blooms bundle and featuring Peach Pie and Shy Shamrock from the new In-Colors. I stamped the image in Stazon Black ink on Fluid 100 Cardstock. Using a Water Painter, I coloured the image in.

For the oranges I used Peach Pie and Pumpkin Pie and the leaves were coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Shy Shamrock. I also added some shading with Early Espresso. Around the image I created a light wash with Lemon Lolly. On the flowers I also added some extra details using the Crushed Curry Watercolour Pencil.

Once I die cut the main image, I used the outer area which I had watercoloured with Lemon Lolly to die cut the smaller flowers.

On the White matte, I stamped the sentiment ‘dear friend’ several times in Soft Sea Foam ink. Then I heat embossed the leaves from the Spotlight on Nature stamp set in Basic White. Over this I blended Shy Shamrock ink for an Emboss Resist effect bringing out those leaves.

A label die cut from the Countryside Corners dies was blended with Soft Sea Foam ink. I cut this label and added a small portion of it under the white label. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on the remainder of the ink-blended label which created a cohesive look tying in the elements under the oranges.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and check out my project. Please make sure you follow our hop for lots of great ideas for putting those new colours to use.

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Caseing the Catty CTC468 – New Annual Catalogue

Hi friends, Welcome to the Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop and this is my first week participating as a crew member. I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the Design Team and am thanksful for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to sharing creative inspiration with you as part of the team.

This week’s challenge is to CASE the Annual Catalogue. With so much inspiration throughout the catalogue it’s a tough choice to pick just one!

After much thought and indecision I settled on this gift box from Page 46 which uses the Thoughtful Journey Suite. My inspiration was the gift tag and the tone-on-tone background.

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I started by blending Soft Sea Foam, Lemon Lime Twist, Shy Shamrock, Summer Splash and Wild Wheat on Basic White Cardstock. Then I added some stripes from the Of Art & Texture stamp set which is part of our Online Exclusives range.

I heat embossed some small flowers in White from the Country Birdhouse stamp set around the Cardstock. Using the Radiating Stitches Dies, I cut a rectangle, then repositioned the die to cut out the tag shape.

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Some elements from the new Ephemera Packs were added to the card, including the sentiment. These packs provide a variety of ready-to-go images and sentiments.

To depict the tone-on-tone background of the gift packaging, I embossed a piece of Basic Beige Cardsstock with the Layered Florals Embossing Folder. I added a narrow matte layer of White behind the embossed layer to tie in with the White Embossing which also added a subtle contrast. This was added to a Basic Beige Cardstock. New to our colour range, this is a must-have in your stash. It’s a beautiful neutral which I love.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to CASE a project from the catalogue and share it over the on the Challenge FB page. Next on our hop is Lauren Meiklejohn. Please follow our hop through for more inspiration.

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Awow Blog Hop – CASE a Team Member – Tag!

This month the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are CASEing a team member. What does it mean to CASE? There are a couple of variations that are around in the cardmaking world. Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit. CASEing can be a direct copy of a project or you can take the idea and change it up to your style. It provides inspiration and ideas and can be handy if you’re really stuck in a rut with creativity.

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For me, this is a favourite challenge we do each year with our AWOW team. Our team is made up of such talented members and I love that there is so much inspiration we can gain and much to be learned from each other. It was very exciting watching Angie Mckenzie,who is our leader, do her Facebook Live. There’s always much anticipation each year as to what twist and spin Angie has up her sleeve and of course, who she is going to pair you up with. There’s a lot of planning and thoughtfulness which goes into this.

What I love about our AWOW CASE a team member hops is that Angie encourages us to get to know each other. This is not just another ‘hop’. We form friendships and bonds and care for each other beyond the Stampin’ Up! world because we are able to take time to find out more about the person behind the stamping.

I was paired up with Sharon Burkert from As the Ink Dries. Through the magic of Zoom, Sharon and I were able to find a decent time that worked between Chicago and Melbourne and catch up. We chatted for an hour, learning about each other and it was so good to actually see each other LIVE! This was so exciting for me and I loved this experience. So after chatting about craft rooms, stamping, family and other things we set on the task at hand.

THE BRIEF

  • CASE a team member – We could pick any team member but we couldn’t let the rest of the team know. Top secret!
  • TAG – It’s a collaboration tag team. Our projects had to coordinate with each other in some way
  • MUST HAVE – We had to have ONE colour in common

So how did we go? Sharon suggested we CASE Angie McKenzie from Nature’s Inkspirations and of course I thought this was such a brilliant idea. Angie is the brains behind this blog hop and puts in so much effort each month to ensure all the admin side is organised. It’s hard work keeping a bunch of women under control! She comes up with these amazing themes to keep us inspired and creating and she does all this with grace and kindness. To top it all off she is such a beautiful lady and a special friend.

So, for the Tag part we used a layout from one of Angie’s gorgeous cards. Click here to see how Angie created her card.

Sharon and I both love Lemon Lolly and chose that as our common colour to feature. I can’t wait to see what Sharon has created with this layout.

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I flipped Angie’s layout to work with a landscape card as I really wanted to use the Rays of Light stamp set. That’s the beauty of CASEing. You can take inspiration and make it your own. I cut down this panel to fit the die cut Radiating Stitches Rectangle which I blended with Lemon Lolly ink. I trimmed the card base on the 14.8 cm side about 1 cm to have an even edge around the frame.

On the circle I heat embossed a white sentiment which was the focal point of the card. I added a cloud border to depict Angie’s notebook edge and replaced the linen thread with gold trim.

As much as I love the Gorgeously Made bundle which Angie has used on her card I tried to be different and chose the Cheerful Daisies bundle as I know Angie loves her some daisies (check out our blog hop header). These were heat embossed in white on Basic White Cardstock then coloured with Bubble Bath and Moody Mauve Stampin’ Blends.

Next on our hop is the talented Cheryll Miller who will have something amazing to share with you. I hope you will be inspired as you hop through with us and take a look at everyone’s creations. Please leave a comment as you go through as we love hearing from you and perhaps you will CASE one of our designs.. I’m excited to find out who everyone is CASEing!

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Sketchtember Challenge – Day 7 Simple Heat Embossing

For Day 7 of my Sketchtember Challenge I’ve kept my card crisp with white White heat embossing on Sweet Sorbet Cardstock. This diagonal sketch can inspire in many ways. You could use Designer Series Paper, embossed Cardstock, maybe a fancy fold opening but I chose to heat emboss the right side with the Lovely & Lasting stamp set,

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This stamp set really gives beautiful clean images with the design of the stamp. I just love how something so simple can be so striking. The coordinating punch is a must-have from our Annual Catalogue. There are sweeet little stamps to add some cute details to these labels.

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Christmas Ornaments with Holly

I love this sketch challenge for Day 26 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It is so open and really gives you so many ways to interpret it. I’ve used the ornaments from the Cherish the Season stamp set to create my focal image, replacing the snowflake in the sketch.

I coloured the ornaments in Just Jade Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut them out. Then I heat embossed them in Clear Embossing Powder 3 times to give them a glossy finish. The holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was also fussy and layered to form the focal image for my card.

The ornaments were placed on a Wonder of the Season Memories & More card which was been layered on ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper.

BANNER


To create the banner at the back, I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper then used the same die to create the banner effect. This created a very short banner. I extended this by cutting the banner and gluing it at the back which gives the impression that there is a full length banner.

Do you love the Mesh Ribbon as much as I do? You may have missed it in the Mini catalogue. It’s on page 53 in the bottom right hand corner. It really is a pretty ribbon and adds a lovely softness to the card. For the sentiment, I took one of my favourites, from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. Stamping the sentiment in black balances the colour against the black card base.

Why don’t you give this sketch a try? You could even flip it on it’s side. Working with sketches is a lot of fun. You can find all the products I’ve used listed at the bottom of this post. The ‘Tis the Season DSP and Magic in this Night DSP are on sale in our October Designer Series Paper Sale. View the entire selection by clicking on the image below.

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