Let’s Get Hopping 44: Favourite Occasions.

Let’s Get Hopping 44: Favourite Occasions.

Hello, and welcome back to my blog. Today I am hopping with the crew from Let’s Get Hopping and our focus is on our favourite occasions. If you’ve been following along with the hop, you would have come to my blog from Tanya Rees. I hope you enjoyed the project that Tanya had to share.

I love creating cards with uplifting sentiments; they are perfect for helping to lift someone during a tough time, they are great for an extra special birthday greeting, or they are good for just because cards. For the card I have to share with you today I used the Colour & Contour bundle. This is a really versatile bundle with a great mixture of stamped images and sentiments, and also a number of fun frame dies, a scalloped edge die, and two dies designed to cut out the two stamped flower images.

To make this card I started with inspiration from Artisan Design Team member Susan Wong. Susan showed a light watercolour wash technique where she added to the background of a stamped and die cut ‘outline’ image before stamping the ‘filler’. This technique added a fun, subtle aspect to Susan’s card, and I was keen to try it out for myself.

I used this technique on the three flowers, as well as a length of Shimmery White cardstock which I then cut using the scalloped edge die in the Scalloped Contours dies. I used Daffodil Delight to do a soft watercolour wash across the entire flower, and then came back in with a stronger amount of Daffodil Delight to add some interest. I then added bit of Shaded Spruce to the centers.

To bring the card together, I spritzed a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock using a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on to a Smoky Slate card base. I then built up the watercoloured components with a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock, and a length of the black and white twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack tied into a large bow. Finally, I stamped the uplifting sentiment ‘You’re Absolutely Amazing’ onto Basic Black cardstock in White Emboss Powder. I love the trend of fussy cutting sentiments, and went with a mixture of straight edges, and some more detailed fussy cutting around the different fonts.

I hope you have enjoyed todays blog hop post from me, be sure to leave a message below to let me know you’ve stopped by. Remember to continue along with the blog hop and see what occasion is a favourite for Elizabeth Edlin.

Happy crafting x


Poppy Moments Fun Fold.

Poppy Moments Fun Fold.

Welcome to my blog! Today I have a fun fold card to share with you using the Poppy Moments dies. I hope you enjoy seeing this project. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube tutorial at the bottom of this post.

A group I am a part of has been doing card challenges during our time in Alert Level 4, 3, and now 2. We were challenged to make a sympathy card using a neutral colour as well as our team colours – Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Card base, Crumb Cake – 14.9cm x 13cm
  • Front panel, Crumb Cake – 10cm x 10cm
  • Cardstock layers, Soft Suede – 2.25cm x 14.6cm AND 9.75cm x 9.75cm
  • Card insert, Bermuda Bay – 10.25cm x 14.6cm
  • Card insert, Whisper White – 10cm x 14.4cm

Score the Crumb Cake at 10.5cm on the long side and fold with a Bone Folder.

Emboss the two pieces of Soft Suede using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Emboss once and then turn the pieces 90 degrees to get a crosshatch pattern. Adhere these to the Crumb Cake pieces of cardstock.

Line up the Crumb Cake front panel with the bottom edge of the card, and center left to right. Adhere to the inside to the top flap using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Die cut one large and two small solid and detailed flowers from the Poppy Moments dies in Whisper White.

Sponge the large solid flower with Night of Navy, and the two small solid flowers with Bermuda Bay using sponge daubers.

Repeat this with the three detailed flowers with Daffodil Delight. Colour the detailed flowers with Wink of Stella. Adhere the detailed flowers to the solid flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the large flower to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the two small flowers using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Stamp the sentiment ‘Words Are Never Enough’ from the Rooted in Nature stamp set on a strip of Bermuda Bay with VersaMark ink. Coat with white embossing powder and set using a heat tool. Trim the sentiment close to each word using Paper Snips. Adhere the sentiment pieces to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a 50cm length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the top of the card front.

Adhere the Bermuda Bay piece to the inside of the card.

Sponge the edges of the Whisper White piece with Bermuda Bay using Sponge Daubers. Adhere this to the inside of the card.

Happy crafting x


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Eclipse Card.

Eclipse Card.

Hello again crafty friends!

For this month’s technique class I designed these two eclipse cards using the wet wipe technique. This is a fun technique using reinkers, wet wipes and any stamps you like. Bold images show off the effect better, but you can see in the picture below that the lined image shows some of the variation in colours.

Fold your wet wipe in half, and place on a surface that won’t absorb the moisture. I used a plastic container from my craft room. The beauty is that Stampin’ Up! ink pads and refills are water based, and are easy to clean. (There are some non-water based ink pads, check out the catalogue for full info).

Colours I used were Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. Do a colour at a time on the wet wipe, making sure to keep a bit of distance between each drop. The colour will absorb into the wipe and blend a little. I always do more drops of the lightest colour, and fewer drops of the darkest colour.

Using what is now your ink pad, ink up your stamp. I like to dab the stamp a few times, moving it slightly each time to help the colours blend, and not leave a defined line between the colours.

The stamped images are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which is in the retiring list. If you love this set I recommend getting online to order it soon. All retiring products are while stocks last. Use my Host Code to receive a gift with purchase from me.

The word ‘Lets’ was die cut in the stamped panel using Large Letters Framelits Dies, after I had adhered it to a layer of Grapefruit Grove card stock.

This panel was then popped up using Foam Adhesive Strips. The strips are great for added extra height to any layer, and are able to be bent to curve around different shapes.

I used White Stampin Emboss Powder for the sentiment on the Lovely Lipstick card front.

I love the sentiments in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. ‘Celebrate’ finished off the card front, and ‘Happiest of Birthdays to you’ made a sweet birthday wish for the center of the card.

To get the most out of the panel I stamped on, I used the die cut ‘Lets’ letters to make this cute note card. It uses a Whisper White Notecard base, Lovely Lipstick cardstock, Grapefruit Grove cardstock and the lovely Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Happy crafting.

Megan x