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Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop – Let’s go Fishing

It’s time for another Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop with the Crafty Collaborations team. I’m using the Let’s go Fishing Designer Series Paper which has some lovely generic neutral designs in addition to it’s fishing themed images.

For the top of my design I angled a small strip of DSP. This was balanced with a strip of the same DSP at the bottom and the largest DSP panel which were both placed at the same angle.

I wanted to create space for smaller photos as well as a feature larger photo. Using the Stylish Shapes dies square die I created my polaroid look photo frames. At the back of it I added some Gray Granite mattes for the photos. Some Black and White photos would look great in these 3 smaller frames with a colour photo for the larger frame.

I’ve also used the Beauty of the Deep bundle for some stamped and die cut images adding some fussy cut fish from the DSP to swim around my page.

The large frame was placed straight to ground all the different angles that were on the page, bringing it together with another strip of DSP at the bottom.

This Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Let’s go Fishing bundle which will be carrying over into the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. The paper is currently on our Last Chance sale and reduced to $10.87 (from $21.75), Grab yourself a pack (or two) of this while supplies last.

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Quick Make Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day is just over a week away and I have some quick make card ideas to share with you to create for a special Dad. I chose A Good Man stamp set as it has images perfect for the occasion. The sentiments will suit whatever you wish to convey to your Dad, Husband, Grandpa and special men in your lives.

Coloured with a selection of Stampin’ Blends these images can coordinate with any Designer Series Paper you choose. I have chosen our selection of 6″x6″ Classic Colours which come in Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and In-Colors

I added a label in Early Espresso cardstock which has been embossed for some extra interest on this card.

The sentiment is just so sweet and perfect to give Dad to show him how valued he is.

I love the Bermuda Bay on this card with the Calypso Coral. Once I coloured the image, I stamped the sentiment randomly around in Calypso Coral for a fun background. Using the Tailored Tag punch, I punched out 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper to create the tabs for some interest.

The bright red on this card together with the polka dots makes it rather cheerful. Express your gratitude to Dad with this sentiment included in the A Good Man stamp set.

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Masculine

Hi, 

I’m back for another blog hop this weekend and what fun I’m having getting to try out different products in the catalogue. The Kre8tors Blog Hop this month is all about masculine themed projects.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I think our new catalogue has an extensive range of products to create with that would suit men’s cards, scrapbook pages, gift wrapping or gift items. One of these is the elegant World of good suite with it’s brass foil accents. The Designer Series Paper is just beautiful.

On my card I have combined the DSP with some cards from the coordinating World of Good Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with 50 double sided cards, 6 specialty cards with brass foil, 4 sticker sheets and at $19.25 it is great value. 

World of Good memories and more Stampin' Up handmade card

The only stamping I did on this card was the sentiment, letting the beautiful design of the paper shine. As a finishing touch, I added the Faux Suede trim and the Antiqued Corners which are part of the suite. 

Create a quick masculine card using the World of Good Memories & More card pack

Memories & More card packs make really quick and effective cards and are a great addition to your craft stash.

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. All products that I’ve used on this card are listed at the end of this post. I hope you will give our Memories & More card packs a try – for memory keeping and cardmaking. Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment as I love to hear your thoughts about what you see here or ask me any questions.. 

Click on the Next arrow to follow onto Cheryl Hamilton to see her beautiful creation and follow our blog hop through for lots more masculine make ideas.

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Laura Mackie (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman (UK)

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Sue Allen – Australia

Kristie Wilson

Susan Simpson

Kirsteen Gill (USA)

Su Mohr

Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)you are here

Cheryl Hamilton

Dana Sullivan

Nicole Mahler

Jan Musselman – USA

Angie McKenzie – USA

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

 

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aWow Blog Hop – Favourite Colouring Tools

Hi friend, 

Welcome to our second Around the World on Wednesday (aWOW for short) Blog Hop. I’m so glad that you are here. If you missed our first blog hop, you can see it here

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Our theme this month is All Things Crafty, with a focus on our favourite colouring tools. From colouring mediums such as Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, watercolour pencils,  inks, ink refills and tools such as Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Sponges to types of paper – it was always going to be a hard choice. 

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of watercolouring using my aqua painters and ink refills and I played around with that idea in my head, while Stampin’ Blends was up there too. Finally, brayering won out as I hadn’t done it in a while and I love the shaded effect that can be achieved with it. I have been inspired by a layout I saw in the new catalogue (Pg 33). Oh, I am teasing you aren’t I? Not long to go, just a few weeks. 

Handmade card with Kayak, canoe with By the Dock stamp set, Stampin' Up!

For my card base, I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. These have an elegant silver rectangle on the front which fit the Memories & More cards but for my card today, I have no evidence of silver – just earthy!

I started off by taking a 16cm x 11cm piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamping the leaves in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed this in Copper embossing powder. I then used a sponge brayer to add So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze – working on the long edge. Taking a piece of tissue I rubbed back the colour off the leaves to bring out the copper. The entire panel was then embosssed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I cut this into panels of various sizes to create an interesting background. Cut panels should be 13.8cm x 8.8cm once completed. Using a sponge dauber, I went over the embossing with Terracotta Tile on certain strips to bring out the wood look. 

Create an interesting background with strips of embossed cardstock

I loved the background and felt it was just perfect for a masculine card. By the Dock bundle seemed to fit with it’s nature theme. I’ve also used the dies from Catch of the Day. Both of these bundles, are great for making men’s cards or for anyone who enjoys some fishing and canoeing. 

Stampin' Up! Catch of the Day stamp set with canoe

The circle has been partially embossed with the High Seas embossing folder. Then I used a sponge dauber to add some Bermuda Bay over the water. Sponge daubers are one of my favourite tools as they blend colours so easily. They are great for adding colour to edges to give a distressed look to images, you can also use them for quick colouring-in and because they are designed to slip over your finger,  they are easy to control. Some additional die cut pieces and a kayak coloured in with Stampin’ Blends completes the focal image of this card. 

Stampin' Up! aWOW Blog Hop, All Things Crafty, Colouring Tools, Sponging

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Thank you for stopping by my part of the world and I hope this inspires you to try out brayering and sponging, if you haven’t done so before. All the products I have used and measurements are listed at the bottom of this post so I hope you give this card a try at home. By the Dock bundle, Catch of the Day bundle, Label me Bold stamp set, High seas Embossing Folder, Copper embossing powder and trim are all retiring. Last Chance Products are available while supplies last so if there’s any products that you want, don’t delay.

Next on our hop is lovely Cazz Boylan. Click on the ‘Next Blog’ button to see her beautiful project and follow the hop right through for lots of colouring inspiration. As you follow our hop, we would love for you to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

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Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard, Special Guest – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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Measurements

  • Cajun Craze – 14.8cm x 9.8cm
  • Early Espresso – 14.2cm x 9.2cm, 6.5cm x 6.5cm (circle), scrap (sentiment)
  • Old Olive -8cm x 10cm
  • Whisper White – 6cm x 6cm (Circle)
  • Very Vanilla – 4cm x 5.5cm (canoe)
  • Copper Foil – 8ccm x 10cm 



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Create 13 Cards from One Sheet of Paper

I love challenges because they make me think of different ways to use our beautiful products. One of the Facebook Groups I belong to – Fully Visible, issued a fun challenge to keep us crafting during Covid-19. Those who wished to participate were to create a One Sheet Wonder set of cards. 

What is a osw (One Sheet Wonder)?

It’s a layout using either a 12″x12″ or 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper in it’s entirety to create a set of projects – so maximum bang for your buck 

I have previously followed templates from Pinterest but I set about adding another challenge on top to create my own One Sheet Wonder. I thoroughly enjoyed myself …so much that I just might have to do another one!

I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper with the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. This card pack has so many great images, laser cut paper and stickers. What I’ve used on these cards is just a sample. These items are retiring and are only available while stocks last. 

I have made 13 cards using this template. There are way too many photos to include in this blog post. I’ve created a printable sheet with all the cards so you can have the OSW template and card designs all in one handy file. I’ll be sharing this in my newsletter later on this week so if you haven’t already subscribed to my newsletter, you will want to do so you can download the printable. Each week, my newsletter subscribers also get some additional bonuses, projects and giveaways so we have some fun there. 

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