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


Geared Garage Masculine Card.

Geared Garage Masculine Card.

Hello and welcome back. It has been a while since my last blog post. Life with a husband and two young kids really is busy, and gets on top of me sometimes. Every now and then one (or two, or three) of the balls I’m juggling has to be dropped, and this time it has been my filming of YouTube videos and instructional blog posts. Have you experienced this too? It is all a part of life, right?

I’m happy to say my stamping classes have been running as normal, and I have a number of exciting classes in the coming weeks. Check them out under the ‘Classes and Workshops’ tab above. I’ll be sharing images of our recent class projects shortly, but for today I have this masculine themed card to share with you. It is made using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and coordinating Garage Gear dies, and is perfect for the car loving man in your life.

To make this project you will need:

  • Whisper White Thick – 14.9cm x 21cm
  • In Good Taste DSP – 10.5cm x 14.9cm
  • Basic Black card stock – 6cm x 10.4cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5.5cm x 9.9cm

Adhere the In Good Taste DSP piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Seal.

Stamp the sentiment along the bottom edge of the Whisper White piece in Tuxedo Black Momento ink. Stamp the ink blot type image using Sahara Sand, stamped off, onto the Whisper White piece on the right-hand side.

Adhere the Whisper White piece to the Basic Black piece.

Adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, ensuring it is centered.

Stamp the car image onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Colour the image in using Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Smoky Slate. Die cut the car using the Garage Gear Dies.

Adhere the car to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy crafting x


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Free As a Bird Shaker Card.

Free As a Bird Shaker Card.

Hello and welcome to this tutorial. I had a lot of fun creating this shaker card using the Free As a Bird stamp set, and I hope you enjoy having a go yourself.

The link to the corresponding YouTube video is below – check out my channel and subscribe to be notified of new content.

To make this project you will need:

  • Crumb Cake card base – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • So Saffron Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper – 9cm x 13.4cm
  • Window Sheet – 8cm x 11cm
  • Whisper White cardstock for inside card – 10cm x 14.4xm
  • Whisper White cardstock for birds – **cm x **cm
  • Whisper White Twine **cm

Stamp the Birch background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto the front of the Crumb Cake card base.

Adhere the piece of So Saffron Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the 9.5cm x 13.4cm Whisper White cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Be sure to have sufficient adhesive running across the center of the DSP to ensure the layer doesn’t separate after die cutting the oval.

Use the largest straight edge oval in the Layering Oval Dies set to cut out the center of the DSP.

Adhere the Window Sheet to the back of the DSP piece using Snail Adhesive or Tear & Tape.

Tie the Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the bottom of the DSP piece and tie a bow. Position the bow on the right hand side.

Adhere Foam Adhesive Strips around the die cut oval, keeping a 0.5cm (ish) space between the edge of the paper and the foam strips.

NOTE: This is so that the foam strips can’t be seen when the card is on an angle, and so that whatever you use to fill the shaker card isn’t sitting totally out of view when the card is standing.

Adhere more foam strips down the left and right hand side of the DSP piece.

Pour out a small pile of Iridescent Sequins onto the front of the card. Remove the backing from the foam strips, and adhere the DSP piece to the card front.

NOTE: Be sure to check the shaker card fillings (sequins) are positioned in the center of the card front before removing the backing from the foam strips.

Stamp the birds sitting on a branch on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento. Colour the image in using Watercolour Pencils, and smooth out the pencil lines with a Blender Pen. This gives the image a faux watercolour look, without watercolour paper or water! I love this technique for finer details like this stamped image.

Fussy cut the birds using Paper Snips and adhere to the card front framing the die cut oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Repeat the colouring process and fussy cutting for the large single flower and adhere to the 10cm x 14.4cm piece of Whisper White carstock, in the bottom right corner.

Adhere this Whisper White piece to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Stamp the ‘Thank You’ sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut this tight to the words using Paper Snips. Place Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment, at the top. Adhere the sentiment so that the bottom of it sits on top of the twine.

I also made this shaker card in Smoky Slate for the base, and Balmy Blue for the DSP layer. The sequins I used are Woven Threads Sequins.

Do you need to order any of the products used to make this shaker card? I would so appreciate your order. Each order helps me prepare and share project tutorials just like this one.

Email me at megantearemade@gmail.com.

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Happy crafting x


Thoughtful Blooms Sale-a-Bration.

Thoughtful Blooms Sale-a-Bration.

Hello! And welcome to my second tutorial blog post and YouTube video. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a look. Please remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel and blog to receive updates straight to your inbox.

I saw a card design by Linda Yamamoto from YamStamps and loved it. To me it was a design that lent itself to different levels of crafting ability, so it was an easy choice for my second YouTube tutorial video. Below are the full instructions for the three card designs. I’d love to know what you think of the stamp set and coordinating punch from the Sale-a-Bration freebies.

To make this project you will need:

First is the beginner crafter design. All you need to make this card are card stock and inks. Super simple, and oh so pretty! Whichever level you are at in your crafting, there is a lot to be said for simple designs. They show us that you don’t need to have all the bells and whistles to make a gorgeous card.

The vine image and dots are stamped directly on to Whisper White Thick card base in Smoky Slate. The large flower is stamped off in Flirty Flamingo, and the sentiment, small flower and Flirty Flamingo flower center are stamped in Melon Mambo. The same image is stamped on the inside of the card. The center of our cards are often overlooked; a simple image in the corner or supporting sentiment are nice ways to decorate the inside.

To make this project you will need:

Next up is the casual crafter design. You’ll need a few more supplies for this version, but the stamping is as the previous version.

The stamping is repeated on the Whisper White layer and the inside of the card. This is then adhered to the Smoky Slate layer using liquid glue or tape, and the Smokey Slate layer is adhered to the card front. The flowers are stamped off in Flirty Flamingo onto scrap Whisper White card stock, and then punched out using the Small Bloom Punch. These are adhered to the card front using liquid glue. Dimension was added to the flowers by using a Bone Folder to curl the petals.

To make this project you will need:

Lastly is the avid crafter design. This stepped up version builds on the materials and steps used for the beginner and the casual crafter versions.

The Whisper White layer is stamped and the flowers are punched out as previously instructed. For this design the flowers are popped up onto the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, and decorated with a silver Metallic Pearl in the centre of each one. This layer is adhered directly to the Smokey Slate layer which is embossed using the Scripty embossing folder.

A length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon is wrapped around and tied into a knot. With the knot to the right hand side of the card,

Silver Metallic Thread.

The sentiment ‘CongratYOUlations is stamped in Melon Mambo onto a 1.5cm strip of Whisper White. This is popped up on top of the Metallic Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Inside the card is decorated with the same size Smoky Slate embossed piece, and stamped Whisper White piece as the card front.

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Reminder that this months purchase gift from me is one packet of Heart Doilies. You can get a free packet by shopping with me before March 31st 2020 with any order of $60 or more (before shipping). These are super cute, you’ll find lots of inspiration in the Mini Catalogue.

Happy crafting x