Amazing You Corner Fold Card.

Amazing You Corner Fold Card.

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.

Happy crafting x

Megan

Let’s Get Hopping 42: Returning Favourites.

Let’s Get Hopping 42: Returning Favourites.

Hello, welcome back to my blog! I’m very excited to join the Let’s Get Hopping team again this month and I’m excited to share this project with you. You’ve come to me from Nina’s blog here.

This month’s blog hop theme is Returning Favourites. Stampin’ Up! have released the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and it is full of great new stamp sets and coordinating products. What is very cool is that a number of stamp sets and other products have carried over for another year of crafting potential.

I really enjoyed working with the Timeless Tropical stamp set and coordinating In The Tropics dies in the past year, and I’m looking forward to getting more use out of them.

For this design I looked to the Stampin’ Up Colour Coach for colour inspiration. The combination is So Saffron, Gray Granite, and Poppy Parade. I was hesitant at first – this is not a colour combo I would have chosen for myself! That being said, it is good to challenge ourselves when being creative. I am very happy with the outcome!

I stamped the card base tone-on-tone in So Saffron using the pineapple stamp, and spritzed the cardstock layer with the So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker. I love spritzing for adding some detail. Next, I die cut the pineapple base in Gray Granite and sponged it using a Sponge Dauber. The top of the pineapple was die cut in Sahara Sand foil from the Love You Always Foil Sheets.

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment in White Emboss Powder, tied a bow using White Bakers Twine and adhered both of these on top of the pineapple. A few Adhesive Backed Sequins in Mango Melody scattered around brought everything together.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think about this card, please comment below :). Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the team have been creating. You’ll be visiting Eimear Carvill from Stamp in Colour.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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

Megan

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Water Front Fun.

Water Front Fun.

Hello! Today I have four fun projects to share with you which use the Waterfront stamp set. The four projects have the same stamped mountain landscape scene, with a few added extras to change it up. I found inspiration for the scene and colours from Amy O’Neill of Amy’s Paper Craft.

For this first design I simply stamped directly onto a Whisper White Notecard. You really don’t need to have a large crafting stash to create gorgeous cards. With as little supplies as paper, ink, some ribbon, and a stamp set you too can make a card everyone would love to receive.

To create the scene I used the following colours:

  • Clouds – Seaside Spray
  • Sun – So Saffron
  • Mountains – Soft Suede
  • Trees – Garden Green
  • Fields – Old Olive
  • Water – Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy
  • Sentiment – Night of Navy
  • Ribbon – Braided Linen Trim

For this design I stamped the mountain scene onto a piece of Whisper White, and then adhered that to a Soft Suede card front. To add a bit of texture to the Soft Suede card front, I stamped the dots image in Soft Suede along two of the edges. I also added a longer piece of Braided Linen Trim and tied it around the Whisper White layer.

For this third design I stamped the mountain scene onto a piece of Whisper White and then adhered this to a Soft Suede A5 card base. The Soft Suede card front was stamped with dots as before, and I also added a layer of wood texture from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. I popped up the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added a short length of Braided Linen Trim behind it.

This is a card size that I almost never make, but one that I find is super useful for lots of people to sign and write notes for the recipient. I encourage you to have a go at creating a larger card like this one :).

Finally, I made a decor piece that fits into a 6×6 inch frame, matted for 5×5 inches. The mountain scene is stamped onto Whishper White, which is then adhered to wood texture from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack, and then onto a Soft Suede layer.

Happy crafting x

Megan

Jar of Flowers Happy Birthday.

Jar of Flowers Happy Birthday.

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I have a fun peek through card to share with you using the Jar of Flowers bundle. If this is your first time visiting my blog, feel free to check out my other posts. Also, leave a comment to let me know you have stopped by!

To complete this project you will need:

  • So Saffron card base – 14.9cm x 21cm
  • Whisper White cardstock – 13.9cm x 10cm
  • Petal Pink card stock – 1cm x 6cm
  • Whisper White scrap pieces
  • Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim – 20cm

Begin by stamping the large jar and a flower bouquet in Tuxedo Black Momento onto scrap pieces of Whsper White cardstock. NOTE: Stamp these images apart as one will be punched out and the other will be fussy cut.

Place the small jar image in reverse onto a stamping block. Stamp this solid image in Balmy Blue stamped off to fill in the large jar stamped image. Colour the stems using an Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. Punch this image out using the Jar Punch.

Colour the bouquet of flowers using Stampin’ Blends. Colours I used in the pictured card were: Old Olive, Poppy Parade dark, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. Once you coloured the image, fussy cut it using Paper Snips.

Place the Whisper White layer on the card front while the card base is open, and line it up with the right-hand side edge. Place the floral die from the Ornate Borders Dies along this edge of the card front. Run these through your die cutting and embossing machine forward and back. Remove the Whisper White layer and line up the floral die again. Use a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place. Run this through your machine again, forward and back.

Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Be mindful that the words will be running in the correct orientation. Adhere this piece to the So Saffron card base. Use the die cut edge to line up the two layers.

Adhere the jar to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Adhere the bouquet on top of the jar using Stampin’ Dimensionals. NOTE: Be sure to place the adhesive where it won’t go over the holes in the detailed edge.

Stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment in Poppy Parade ink onto the Petal Pink strip of cardstock. Punch the ends to fit the sentiment using the Tailored Tag Punch. Adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a bow with the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and adhere it using a Glue Dot.

Finally, place three Pearl Basic Jewels around the card front, creating a triangle.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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May 8×8 Sampler Class.

May 8×8 Sampler Class.

This months sampler page was ‘Life’s Coming up Daisies’ theme, and was made using the gorgeous Ornate Specialty Designer Series Paper. All class attendees made the same sampler lay out, but were able to personalize the project through the sentiments they chose. See below for the different end results.

The Mint Macaron and So Saffron cardstock layers were embossed using the Subtles embossing folder. To add a little more texture, the cardstock layers we embossed once, turned 90 degrees and then embossed a second time. This gave a cross hatched texture.

We stamped and punched out the daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set to create the focal image. I like to make each daisy with three punched flowers, and I always curl the petals with a bone folder to add dimension. A bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or a Glue Dot holds the layers together nicely.

The leaves were stamped from the Painted Harvest stamp set, and then punched out using the Leaf Punch. We coloured Clear Faceted Gems using the Light Daffidol Delight Stampin’ Blends before placing them in the centre of each daisy.

A strip of Gold Glimmer was die cut with one of the Ornate Borders dies and adhered to the center panel. This piece just finishes off the center panel.

On the day of class I put out the stamp sets I had which had uplifting/positive sentiments and sayings. It was from these that the class attendees could choose. They were then stamped on So Saffron and Terracotta Tile cardstock in VersaMark, and then dipped in White Embossing Powder.

Each of the side panels had a strip of Braided Linen Trim, which was teased apart and adhered in place using Glue Dots.


Sunday class attendees’ sampler pages.

Happy crafting x

Megan

Spotlight Water Front Card.

Spotlight Water Front Card.

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a quick and easy card to show you which highlights the spotlight technique. I have had a lot of fun creating with the Water Front stamp set. It is a versatile set that can be used to create any number of scenes. From a moody mountainside to a light and breezy beach scene, I know you’ll enjoy playing too.

To create this project you will need:

  • Cardbase, Pear Pizzazz – 21cm x 14.9cm
  • Card front, Whisper White – 13.9cm x 9.5cm
  • Extra Whisper White for die cutting
  • Crumb Cake square – 5.7cm x 5.7cm
  • Whisper White card insert – 14.4cm x 10cm

Stamp the dotty image in Pear Pizzazz onto the card front around all four edges. Put the card base aside for now.

Die cut the second largest Stitched Shape Dies in Whisper White.

Place the die cut square on top of the Whisper White card front piece. Be mindful not to jostle this piece while you are stamping.

Stamp the scene over the die cut square and onto the Whisper White card front piece. There will be a little boarder where the stamp doesn’t touch the Whisper White card front piece, this will be covered up by the Crumb Cake layer.

The colours I used are as follows; So Saffron – sun, Terracotta Tile – beach huts, Sahara Sand – sand, Balmy Blue – water, Early Espresso – palm trunks, Pear Pizzazz – palm fronds.

Adhere the Whisper White card front piece to the Pear Pizzazz card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Adhere the die cut Whisper White square to the Crumb Cake layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Then adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento onto a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Adhere this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the left-hand side, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape in the right-hand side.

Adhere the Whisper White card insert in the center of the card.

Happy crafting x

Megan

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Daisy Lane Mother’s Day.

Daisy Lane Mother’s Day.

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I have a fun Mother’s Day frame to share with you. I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful mum and mother-in-law in my life, so this Mother’s Day I was excited to share a handmade gift with them.

This colour combo is soft and feminine – Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla and So Saffron.

I made these frames using the Daisy Lane Bundle, which includes the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch. I also used the Daisy Punch.

The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder made an interesting texture for the Very Vanilla layer.

Happy crafting.

Megan 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.

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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.

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Happy crafting x

Megan

Floral Essence Masking Technique.

Floral Essence Masking Technique.

Recently, I had a focus on the handmade items I make and normally have for sale at markets and a local pop up shop over on my Facebook page. I showcased these items and posted games. One of which asked participants to name a technique or Stampin’ Up! product that they would like to see in a tutorial video from me. The winner was Rosie Dunn, with the suggestion of masking technique.

To make this project you will need:

  • Calypso Coral cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
  • Very Vanilla card front – 9cm x 13.4cm
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – 5cm x 7.5cm
  • Very Vanilla sentiment piece – 4.5cm x 7cm
  • Very Vanilla card insert – 10cm x 14.4cm

Stamp the lined flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Calypso Coral in opposite corners of the Calypso Coral card base. This adds dimension to the base layer of the card.

Adhere the piece of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card front at an angle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Die cut the Very Vanilla cardstock and Gold Glimmer Paper piece for the sentiment piece. The Gold Glimmer is cut using the fourth up from smallest scalloped oval, and the Very Vanilla is cut using the fourth up from smallest straight edge oval in the Layering Ovals Dies.

Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento ink, centered in the oval. Stamp the lined flower image in Calypso Coral in the very top of the oval, and again stamped off in the bottom half of the oval.

TIP: It is good to ink up the stamp between these stamps to the paper. This is because the first stamp over the very top of the oval has part of the stamped image off of the cardstock. If you were to immediately stamp it in the bottom half of the oval it would have weird lines where the stamp overhung from the paper.

Adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment piece to the Gold Glimmer piece using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.

To create the wreath of flowers on the Very Vanilla card front piece, first place the sentiment piece in the center and trace lightly around the edge with a pencil. Be mindful that the Very Vanilla card front piece will be at an angle when it is adhered to the card base.

Use this pencil line to determine where to stamp the flowers. Start by stamping the large solid flower in Calypso Coral at the top and the bottom of the oval. Next, use a mask cut out from a large post-it to cover one of these flowers and stamp another next to it and overlapping a little. Make this second set of stamped flowers stamped off. Repeat this on the other side of each full strength flower.

You should be left with enough space to stamp two more flowers – one either side of the wreath full strength stamping.

TIP: Stamp the image you want to mask onto the post-it. Ensure the majority of the stamped image is over the section of post-it with adhesive on the back. Cut out the stamped image right on the edge of the image to prevent any border being made from the mask.

Use the flower mask to stamp the leaf image in each corner. Stamp the leaves in Old Olive, and then again stamped off. This helps to lift the card.

Stamp the stamen for the solid flower in So Saffron.

Take the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and colour the full length with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. These alcohol markers making adding colour to ribbons and twine super easy, and the final result is a smooth coverage.

Wrap this around the Very Vanilla card front piece and tie a bow. Adhere this panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.

Use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from the Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the Very Vanilla card insert, stamp the solid flower in Calypso Coral and the stamen in So Saffron. Use the post-it mask to stamp the leaves in Old Olive, one full strength and one half strength. You could repeat this stamping on the envelope too.


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Ornate Garden Suite now released!

You can now get your hands on some exciting new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Products include stamp sets, dies, ribbons, Designer Series Paper, a embossing folder and Gilded Gems embellishments!


Happy crafting x

Megan