September 8×8 Sampler Class.

September 8×8 Sampler Class.

Hello! Welcome back to my blog and to another awesome sampler class design. To make this page we used the Whale Done bundle, which has lots of fun images and fun ‘punny’ sentiments. The images are great for creating an underwater scene, and that’s exactly what we did for the shaker section. Shaker elements are a great technique and it added a fun spin to this layout.

There are a number of sheets in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack that are great for making an under the sea seascape. We stamped the sea creatures from the Whale Done stamp set in different colours to fill in the seascape panel at the bottom of the page. To make the shaker portion, we used Whale of a Time Sequins and fussy cut small sea creatures from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper. We then attached the window sheet using Foam Adhesive Strips, and a Calypso Coral frame on top with Tear n Tape.

A great tip to keep the small fussy cut pieces from becoming buried in the other shaker filler is to adhere a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the back and leave the backing in place.

To create the sentiment piece we stamped the sentiment close to the laft-hand side of a piece of Whisper White punched using the Everyday Label Punch. By sliding the opposite side back through the punch, we were able to make a custom sized sentiment piece.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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Forever Fern To a Friend.

Forever Fern To a Friend.

Hello! Today I have this recessed panel card to share with you. I used products from the Forever Greenery suite to put this card together and had a lot of fun doing it.

Shopping by suite is an easy way to ensure you have craft supplies that coordinate and look fab together. Stampin’ Up! have given each suite its own product number to make ordering super easy. Or, if you only want bits and pieces, you can still use the individual product numbers to order only what you want. Check out the current suites here.

To make this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock – 29.8cm x 10.5cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 14.9cm x 10.5cm
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Champagne Foil Sheet

Score the Whisper White card base at 14.9cm along the long edge. Fold on this score line, using your bone folder.

Use your paper trimmer to cut the Whisper White layer on an angle. TIP: Make the first cut away from the top left corner, allowing plenty of space for a layer of coloured cardstock to be adhered. Repeat this for the second angled cut.

Use the two Whisper White pieces to trace a line on the Whisper White Thick cardstock base. This will show you where to stamp the leaf images.

Emboss the two Whisper White pieces using the Greenery Embossing Folders. Adhere a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to the inside edge of the two Whisper White panels using Seal or Tear & Tape. Trim these to the edge of the Whisper White panels using Paper Snips. Place aside for now.

Stamp three of the leaf images from the Forever Fern stamp set. TIP: I chose two of the big leaves, and one of the small leaves. Randomly stamp the leaves to fill in the space between the pencil lines. Colours to use are Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, and Pretty Peacock – use one colour per leaf stamp. TIP: Don’t forget to add some stamping to the inside of the card.

Stamp one extra of each leaf image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White. Die cut these using the Forever Flourishing Dies.

Die cut four of the small sprigs in Champagne Foil, and two of the non-leaf filler thing (my scientific term :P) in Pretty Peacock. ‘

Adhere the embossed Whisper White pieces to the card front using Seal or Tear & Tape.

Adhere the die cut leaves and fillers using Glue Dots. TIP: Adhere one of the die cut leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals to break up the layers.

Punch a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Everyday Label Punch. Stamp the sentiment ‘To A Friend…’ in Pretty Peacock onto the punched piece, to the right hand side. Feed the punched piece back into the punch to trim it closer to the sentiment. TIP: Watch my YouTube tutorial for how to do this if you are uncertain.

Adhere the sentiment on top of the die cut pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a bow using Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere it below the sentiment using Glue Dots.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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Timeless Tropical Birthday.

Timeless Tropical Birthday.

Welcome to my blog! Today I have a great tip for using up the last bits of your Designer Series Paper (DSP) stash. Because I know that I am not alone in either not wanting to cut into a beautiful sheet of DSP or keeping every last piece of DSP I cut!

The beauty if using up strips of Designer Series Paper in this way is that it doesn’t matter what width each strip is, they can all be used to make a panel for a card front.

Each card showcases the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper and Tropical Oasis Trinkets. Both of these items are included in Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Products which are available until 2 June 2020, or while stocks last. You can view the range here. Be sure to get in quick so that you don’t miss out!

For this design I started with a strip going from left to right on an angle. I followed this down to the bottom. This left the top portion open, so I adhered the DSP strips at a right angle across the top of the panel.

In this card design I used strips of DSP of 1cm, 1.5cm, 2cm and 2.5cm and adhered them all in the same direction. I love the angle across the card.

A simple sentiment piece with sponging, an embellishment and length of ribbon finish off the card nicely.

For this card design I used the scrappy strip technique demonstrated by Bruno Bertucci here for the top part of the panel. It is a fun technique and a great way to showcase our beautiful Designer Series Paper.

Happy crafting.

Megan x


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Team Swaps AC 2019-2020.

Team Swaps AC 2019-2020.

A fun part of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is attending team training days. As well as connecting with my wider team, these team days provide valuable crafting and business insights to help motivate and drive demonstrators. We often participate in a system called ‘swaps’. This is where we sign up and commit to making multiple copies of the same card or 3D project to have one per person on the list. When we see each other at the team day, we then go ahead and swap one of our own creations for one of the others on the list. So after making, say, 10 of the same design, I would come home from the team day with 10 different designs… 1 of my own, and 9 from the others on the sign up list.

I wasn’t able to make it on the day, but was still able to participate in the swaps because my fabulous upline, Alicia, was in attendance and swapped on the day for me.

Watch this space for a look at the swaps I received.

I choose to highlight the gorgeous new 2019-2020 In Colours. Stamping tone-on-tone as I did for the background is an easy way to add dimension to a card front without needing lots of cardstock layers or die cut pieces.

The stinking cute pandas are stamped using StazOn black ink on Shimmery White cardstock. This cardstock will handle a little water colouring; better than Whisper White cardstock. (Please note that Watercolour cardstock is by far the best for water colouring.) The Aqua Painters are perfect for this kind of water colour wash. Squeeze the lid of the ink pad into the centre to get some ink in the lid. This is then your pallet for water colouring.

I then die cut a Stitched Shape circle from Whisper White cardstock, and the leaves are a die from the Animal Friends Thinlets Dies in foil. The layer of vellum was punched out with the Everyday Label punch.

I love using white Stampin’ Embossing Powder on coloured cardstock like this. The Basic Grey cardstock complimented each of the In Colours. The metallic sequins and black Bakers Twine were perfect for tying together all of the elements.

Purple Posy.

Pretty Peacock.

Rococo Rose.

Seaside Spray.

Terracotta Tile.

For more information about how you can join me at team training days, click on the ‘Join My Team’ tab at the top of this page.

Happy crafting.

Megan x