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Simplicity with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

The Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies are a set i just received a few weeks back. I had been holding back on ordering this but when I saw it was carrying over to the new catalogue I just had to get it. I was so surprised at the amount of dies you get in this set. There are LOTS of dies and LOTS of butterflies. Yes, it does show it in the catalogue but seeing it is so different when you get it. There are 20 dies in this set.

This is the first card I created with it and I kept the layout very simple. My colour palette includes one of the new In-Colours – Seaside Spray which is a lovely soothing colour. It’s a beautiful combination with Mint Macaron.

The Stamparatus is very useful when stamping the Bokeh Dots or any other type of background stamp as it gives you an opportunity to re-stamp if necessary.  I stamped 2 pieces of the same size cardstock with the Bokeh Dots.

Create a handmade card with butterflies and the Stamparatus using Stampin Up products, Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

I used the Stamparatus again to stamp the floral spray directly over one of the pieces of cardstock with the Bokeh Dots. Then I die cut the frame and placed it over the second piece of cardstock with the Bokeh Dots and placed it on the Stamparatus. This was held together with the magnet. The floral spray was stamped over this. This ensures the frame is clearly stamped. Then it was a matter of aligning the 2 pieces so the stamped images matched. This created a cleaner stamped image than trying to stamp over 2 pieces of cardstock.

To keep the frame simple, I have stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray in the centre. The Faced Gem has been coloured in with a Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with my card. Have you seen the new colours that have been added to our Stampin’ Blends collection? You can shop the entire collection HERE.

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Stamparatus

$85.00

A Rosy Thank You Card

With only 2 days left to secure this beautiful product, I just had to share a card made with products from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. This is the ultimate papercrafting kit. Complete with a stamp set, matching dies, die cut elements and tags, 2 spools of ribbon, Rose Gold accented Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold foil sheets, Rose Gold mirror embellishments, Rose Gold shimmer paint – it’s got it all for the avid crafter. Did I say Rose Gold?

And Rosy doesn’t restrict you to pink. Click HERE to see a project using a very different colour scheme. The stamps and dies allow you to create in any colour scheme you fancy.

This is a thank you card I made for a friend of mine. I used the Stitched Rectangle Framelits for the insert. These framelits are a favourite of mine in the craft room and the stitching gives just enough detail to add texture to these layers. This layout is perfect for showing both sides of this beautiful paper, don’t you think? 

Everything is Rosy Product Medley Thank You Card

Although the frame looks like it has dimension it actually has been adhered with liquid glue. Offsetting panels of paper this way gives the look of depth. I then stamped the sentiment onto one of the die cut tags that come in the Product Medley. By aligning it to the left, it then allowed me to place the die cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right to work in with the mini Rose Gold flowers which are on the tag.. A Rose Gold mirror embellishment adds an elegant finish to the sentiment.

Everything is Rosy, Die cut elements, Cardmaking kit

Click HERE to shop the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. Sale period ends 31st May.


A Peaceful Place to Enjoy Your Day

A running stream, a shady tree, ferns, hills just make me think of relaxing. I tend to get drawn to any stamps which have images of scenery in them. Peaceful Place was no different.I just love the tranquility that this image evokes. It makes me think of sitting under that tree and enjoying a picnic. Wouldn’t you just love to sit a while and relax there?

Scenic card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place stamp set, water colours

For this card I did a lot of water colouring – sitting watching tv and crafting, adding layers of colour until I achieved the colours that I wanted. I enjoy colouring in so this was quite relaxing for me. I’ve been using Stampin’ Blends a lot and it was nice to change it up with Water Colours. 

Top Tip
Make sure you use Stazon ink (because it stays on)
when water colouring to ensure colours don’t run. 

I mixed Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point for the stream and the hills were coloured in Old Olive with touches of Bermuda Bay added for shading. The sentiment was heat embossed in White and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Water coloured Peaceful Place stamp set on Shimmery White cardstock

Scenic stamps are a great way to bring out the artist in you. I am in no way good at drawing but I love colouring in and stamps like Peaceful Place work for me. 


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Heat Tool

$50.00

SIP #189 Gingham Easter Card

I’m participating for the first time in the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. I couldn’t go past the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for this card featuring this cute squirrel from the Fable Friends stamp set. For me, this is the cutest stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue. 

I have made my card just a little bit smaller to work in with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies. The card base is 10.5cm x 13.8cm whereas usually it would be 10.5cm x 14.8cm. 

The squirrel has been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The grass was added with Soft Sea Foam ink.

I picked up on the daisy the squirrel was holding and decided to pull out the old favourite Daisy punch. In our previous Annual Catalogue, this bundle was a firm favourite but I’ve not used it much lately. So, what better way to use it than to celebrate a bright and cheerful Easter. 

Easter Card with Gingham and Squirrel

I stamped 3 daisies on Daffodil Delight cardstock. Then I added some highlights with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. The petals were curled using a bone folder to add extra dimension. Offset the daisies when assembling them for a fuller look.

Daisy Delight coloured with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers

As I had run out of large Clear Faceted Gems, I was forced to use a Gold one in the centre. This blended in too much with the flower and didn’t stand out at all. So I added more depth to it by colouring it in with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. This matched well with the daisy in the stamp. 

The Easter sentiment has been heat embossed with White embossing powder.

Ok, it’s not a bunny but it’s cute and I think it still works. Make sure you check out all the checks and stripes on the Stamps, Ink, Paper blog for more inspiration.


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Heat Tool

$50.00
Daisy Punch

$31.00
Bone Folder

$12.00