Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Fabulous Rhino from Animal Outing for Go For Greece Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop with some of the fabulous Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are working towards the incentive trip to Greece. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

I've been creating cards using the fun Animal Outing stamp set from the new 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. I showed one card I created in a previous post for a sketch challenge HERE.

Today's card is using the Rhino from the set:

I was inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine which is exclusive to Stampin' Up Demonstrators.

I stamped the rhino using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and die cut it with the matching die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. I also stamped just the bird on the tip of the Rhino's horn onto Whisper White cardstock, cut with the die and just snipped off the bird at the end of the horn with scissors. I coloured the bird with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, then used a drop of Multi-purpose Liquid glue to attach it to the tip of the horn, over the grey image.

For the greeting I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for the words, stamped them in black on Whisper White, then used the Classic Label punch to punch it out.

The rest of the card is just layers of Designer Series Paper and cardstock, and a short piece of Burlap Ribbon. I attached the banner to the ribbon using mini glue dots, and the rhino to the card front using Dimensionals. Scroll down for a list of supplies I used to make this card.

Here is a list of everyone in the blog hop today:

I'm sure you'll be inspired by all the gorgeous projects today.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Animal Outing for Sketch Saturday #518


I'm joining in a challenge over at Sketch Saturday, I've been following their blog for a while, but not getting around to actually making something until now.

Here is the sketch:
I made this card as one for my card class this week using the fun Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating dies from Stampin' Up!

I had fun making this card, I find colouring a relaxing pastime, and the animals in this set are cute as! I used Stampin' Up's Stampin' Blends alcohol markers for a smooth blend.

It was an opportunity to use a couple of the new green colours and new Designer Series paper as well.

The sentiment is from the Climbing Orchid stamp set, which is one of my favourites too.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card.

Product List
If you are in Australia and wish to order the supplies, please click on the images to go to my online shop. If you use the current online shopping code: XPMAUGZX, I'll send you a card and a little gift as a thank you.

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Fun Fold card for #WWYS172


It's been a while since I joined in with a challenge over at What Will You Stamp, and I just happened to make this card yesterday which fits in with the challenge:

It was designed by my good friend Jenny Soulsby, who got the fun fold idea from Tracy Jacobs, who got it from Kim Williams! The front panel lifts up to reveal the greeting on the inside.

Jenny and I get together monthly with fellow demonstrators Tamara Conroy and Gerry Allen to swap ideas and have fun making cards.

This versatile fun fold can be used with any stamp set, and can be made to any size.

The base of the card is Soft Suede cardstock, the folded flap is Tranquil Tide cardstock, and the Designer Series paper is Nature's Poem. The greetings have been stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, and the tree on the front is stamped in Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede.

Here are the supplies used to make the card:

Product List
Happy Stamping!

Friday, 1 June 2018

The New Stampin' Up! Catalogue is HERE!


Today's an exciting day because the brand new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalogue is live! 

It is packed full of oodles and oodles of lovely crafting goodies, and you are going to love it!

You can download a PDF of the catalogue now HERE.

If you've already received your catalogue from me and have made out your shopping list, then 

My current Online Shopping Club (Host) Code is XPMAUGZX.

Here's a cute video from Stampin' Up!

You can watch the video on YouTube here:

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Happy stamping, 

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Recessed Panel Card using Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up


Have I told you how much I love the new specialty Designer Series Paper called Share What You Love?

You'll be seeing more cards using this paper over the coming weeks. There are 4 sheets of each of 6 double-sided designs in the pack making a total of 24 sheets of 12" x 12" paper. All of the designs are gorgeous, and 4 have a translucent, pearlised finish, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stampin' Up!

Here's a card I made in a recent card class I went to, where we made a recessed panel card.

I stamped the sentiment and floral images from the Love What You Do stamp set. I actually stamped the floral trio on a separate scrap of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out, layering them onto the card front using Dimensionals.

The strips along the edge of the raised panels are Rich Razzleberry, which coordinates beautifully with the patterned paper.

This is an easy card to make. Just cover a card front with patterned paper, cut a piece of cardstock to the same size as the card front and cut a wedge out of it. The two pieces you have left are then raised above the patterned paper. I used fun foam to raise the panels so that they are flat for mailing if necessary.

The extras I added are a few of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and a piece of a Pearlised Doily.

I've listed the supplies used to make this card below, just click on the images to be taken to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping!