Alicia of Paper Munchkin and I are excited to be offering our fun Stamping Retreat day again throughout 2022! We will be kicking off the year with a Mini Stamping Retreat. This day will be similar to our previous Stamping Retreat Days but at a slightly smaller scale to accommodate something exciting coming up in May 2022 (watch this space!) .
We are offering a day of creativity through product demonstrations, inspiration display boards, make and take projects, a goodie bag, and an overall fun social creative day. Registrations and payments are due by 4th February 2022, so be sure to email me at email@example.com to book in.
COVID-19 Notice: This event will move to an online format if New Zealand COVID-19 restrictions don’t allow us to come together in person. Alicia and I will keep you updated of any changes. No refunds will be given after the registration closing date of 4th February 2022.
Love the Designer Series Paper on offer in the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalogue? Can’t decide which paper to purchase? My DSP share is an easy answer! You will receive 6×6 pieces, unless otherwise stated, of each DSP pack that is for sale.
I will be placing the order for the Share items on Friday 21st of January. This will be the last day to participate. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact me via Facebook Messenger to let me know you are in, pay before the 21st of January and you will be all set!
With the current global situation due to COVID-19, I anticipate there will be delays in the order being picked and dispatched from the Stampin’ Up! warehouse in Australia, as well as clearing customs and being delivered to me via New Zealand courier. Please keep this in mind when choosing to participate in this share. Unfortunately, at this stage I am unable to give an expected date for me to receive the order, then prepare the shares, to be able to distribute to share participants.
I am always happy to answer questions or concerns you may be having, please just ask!
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Hello, and welcome back to my blog. Today I am hopping with the crew from Let’s Get Hopping and our theme for this month is to CASE one of our own designs to create a Christmas project. If you’ve been following along with the hop, you would have come around from Mikaela. I hope you enjoyed what Mikaela had to share.
I chose to CASE the layout from this card I made last year during New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 lockdown. It bring it into Christmas I used Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Evergreen Elegance Bundle. I LOVE a stamp set and punch bundle! Punches are super handy to keep close by when crafting.
To create the background I scrunched up a piece of DSP and adhered it to a Basic White card base. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of matching DSP and embossed it using White Emboss Powder, and adhered a torn piece of contrasting DSP to the bottom of the sentiment piece.
I used the Evergreen Border Punch to punch out a strip of Gold Foil, and then stamped two of the different sized trees in the Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.
To finish off the card I adhered some Gold Holly Leaves using Glue Dots in and around the sentiment piece, and tied a bow using a length of Cherry Cobbler and Gold Metallic Ribbon. This is a fun technique I learnt from Alicia Yap, where you cut off one edge of a length of ribbon, and pull out the long strands. You are left with a length of frayed ribbon which still has one edge secured, suitable for tying bows! Give it a go in your next crafting project.
Carry on with the hop and head over to see what Rachael has instore for you today. I’m excited to hop around myself and be inspired by all of the CASE’d Christmas projects.
Hello, and welcome back to my blog. Today I am hopping with the crew from Let’s Get Hopping and our theme for this month is ‘non-traditional Christmas’. If you’ve been following along with the hop, you would have come around from Alicia Yap. I hope you enjoyed what Alicia had to share.
I’m a real sucker for tradtional Christmas colours – red, green, and gold – so this months theme was a challenge for me! I started by choosing some of the colours featured in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper; Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, and Misty Moonlight.
To make the background, I used one of the Wonderful Snowflakes Embellishments as a stencil and sponged it using Blending Brushes and Blushing Bride. I then spritzed the cardstock with Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker, and dripped some water over it using a Water Painter. The snowflake I used ended up with a cool coloured iridescent finish, so I used it as a part of the sentiment focal piece.
I fussy cut a selection of the presents in the DSP and arranged them around the Wonderful Snowflake Embellishment. I then cut a thin strip from the iridescent sheet that the snowflakes come in, and layered that with a strip of DSP. A length of the Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon added some texture and dimension to the sentiment piece.
I chose this sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set because it worked so well with the fussy cut presents.
Do you have favourite colours for Christmas time? Or does it change every year? I’d love to know :).
Carry on with the hop and head over to see what Nina Mc Millan has instore for you today. I’m excited to hop around myself and be inspired by all of the non-traditional Christmas projects.
Hi! Welcome to my blog. Today I have this card to share with you made using the Sale-a-Bration freebie stamp set Delicate Dahlias. Dahlias are one of my favourite flowers, so I was excited when I first saw this set.
To create the background for this card I used White Embossing Paste and the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. While the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled over some Gilded Leafing.
A Bumble Bee Trinket helps to tie the gold in with the rest of the card.
To make a fuller bow I tied a length of Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon and Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon together. Because the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon is a nice wide ribbon, I trimmed it in half lengthwise to make it a big easier to tie.
Hi, welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set.
This card is fairly simple in the layers and embellishments, but features a couple of fun techniques to create depth and texture. I created the background using the emboss resist technique. First, I stamped the trees in VersaMark and then set with White Emboss Powder, then I used Blending Brushes to sponge colour onto the Basic White cardstock. The pink colours I used were Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Polished Pink. Once the colour was sponged on I used a tissue to remove excess ink on the embossed images.
Next, I used a Water Painter to drip water onto the sponged ink. For the smaller droplets I tapped the Water Painter against my Bone Folder, and for the larger droplets I simply dripped water directly onto the cardstock.
The sentiment was heat embossed in Gold onto a strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and then adhered over the top of a length of White Glittered Organdy ribbon. To embellish the card I adhered three Flirty Flamingo From My Heart Faceted Gems using Fine Tip Glue.
Hello! Today I have a fun card to share with you using products from one of my favourite suites in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue – the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite. To make this Spanner Panel fun fold card I fussy cut images from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper and featured the Paper Lattice accents.
I chose Merry Merlot for the card base as it contrasts nicely with the colours in the patterned paper. The Paper Lattice accents have got to be in my top 5 fave products from Stampin’ Up! right now. When I think of them on a card I think of a living wall; houseplants have made a great resurgence in popularity and are so in right now. To strengthen the Paper Lattice I adhered a piece of Window Sheet behind the lattice using a strip of Tear & Tape on each side. I was able to easily hide any adhesive with the plants and pots.
This fun array of houseplants were made using random combinations of pots and plants from the DSP pack. To fill up some of the pots I used different plants in different colours to add depth and interest. To create the sentiment piece I used the Potted Succulents Dies to die cut a large label in DSP, and a smaller label in Basic White cardstock. The ‘Kind People’ sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set was stamped in Merry Merlot. A length of Mint Macaron Soft Velvet Ribbon was adhered between the two labels.
A scattering of Elegant Faceted Gems finished off the card.
Hello, and welcome back to my blog. Today I am hopping with the crew from Let’s Get Hopping and the focus for this month is ‘anything but a card’. If you’ve been following along with the hop, you would have come around from Alicia Yap. I hope you enjoyed what Alicia had to share.
On one of my many visits to a local dollar store recently, I found these cool wooden hanging pieces and was excited to get crafting with them. They have a raw bark edge which adds a fun textured frame. I have been working a lot with the products in the Peaceful Place Suite and thought they would make a perfect scene for the wooden hanging.
The Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper features designs with silver foil on one side. I chose the piece with a white back ground and large silver foil trees. I then cut out the cabin with the silhouette die as well as the detailed die in the Snowy White Velvet Sheets, and backed it with a silhouette cut in Soft Suede cardstock. To create more depth to the snowy banks I die cut the fox silhouette in the Velvet Sheets and then stamped the fox in Cajun Craze.
USEFUL TIP: Use your Stamparatus and the negative of the die cut piece to line up the fox stamp perfectly. Once the stamp is in place on one of the Stamparatus plates, place the die cut Velvet Sheet into place with the negative and stamp.
To introduce some colour and break up all of the white in the scene I die cut the trees silhouette and detail die in Evening Evergreen cardstock. I then lightly sponged VersaMark randomly over the die cut piece and set with White Emboss Powder to emulate snow on the branches. I then used the three stand along tree dies to cut a mixture of Garden Green and Old Olive cardstock. For these trees I sponged the edges using Sponge Daubers to add texture and dimension.
To bring the design together I die cut the timber fence pieces in Crumb Cake and sponged them. I placed lengths of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon, Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon, and White Glittered Organdy Ribbon on top of each other and tied a large bow to adhere to the bottom corner. Finally, I scattered a few of the Subtle Shimmer Sequins around the sky, trees, and snow banks.
I do hope you have enjoyed the home décor piece I have made today. Please leave a comment below so that I know you have stopped by.
Carry on with the hop and head over to see what Shelly Wadge has instore for you today. I’m excited to hop around myself and be inspired by all of the not a card projects.
Hello, welcome back to my blog. Today I have a fun A5 sized card to share with you. I cook at a local kindergarten once a week; it’s super fun hearing the kids play and sing. The Head Teacher of this kindergarten was retiring after 30+ years of teaching in the same kindergarten, and I wanted to make something for the team to sign.
The ladies in the team gave me the direction of ‘floral and bright’, and I think I crushed it with this corner fold card. To keep the design fresh and floral I choose some patterned paper from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. This pack features a nice mixture of soft pastels and rich colours; I chose to work with Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Fresh Freesia, and Very Vanilla.
To create the focal piece I die cut the large floral image from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle in So Saffron and Fresh Freesia. By leaving the centers of each flower in place I was able to adhere the two die cut layers together easily, and also have a decent area to add Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.
The floral piece needed something extra to fill in the card front so I added some Gold Foil and Vellum die cuts from the Birds & More Dies.
The sentiment was made by stamping the ‘Amazing’ from the Create With Friends stamp set in VersaMark and setting in White Emboss Powder, and the ‘You’ in Crushed Curry on So Saffron cardstock. To make a full bow I layered Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, and some Linen Thread on top of each other and then tied the bow. One of the Bumblebee Trinkets and a scattering of the 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels finished off the card.