Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tropical Santa for the Artful Stampers Blog Hop


Hi, thanks for stopping by.

Today I'm part of the Artful Stampers Team blog hop, and this time the theme is Aussie Christmas.
I've already shared my surfing Santa card in an earlier blog hop here, but he is so cute I've used him again.

Here's my card:


To make this card I used the cute So Santa stamp set from the Holiday catalogue, together with one of the Tropical Thinlits dies and a sheet of the Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from the Annual catalogue.

I stamped surfing Santa with Memento Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut a stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I coloured in the image with our Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and then I matted it onto a square of Shaded Spruce cardstock cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits.

I stamped the greeting in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Shimmery White and used the same stitched square die to cut it out. I put it twice through the Big Shot, the second time lining up the stitching on the sides with the previous cut.



For the background I chose a tropical leaf pattern from the Tropical Escape paper pack and sponged the edges with Shaded Spruce ink. I layered this onto a Whisper White cardstock mat and wrapped a short piece of Striped Burlap ribbon around this matted piece. I attached the burlap with mini glue dots. Then I attached the background piece to a card base of Shaded Spruce.

The Santa panel was adhered to the card front using foam Dimensionals, and I attached the greeting to the burlap ribbon with mini glue dots.

For a final touch I die cut one of the leaves from the Tropical Thinlits dies in Shaded Spruce cardstock and tucked it under the greeting.

I'm happy with the way this turned out.

If you'd like to make this card and need some supplies, I've listed the supplies I've used below.

Here are links to the other team members who are joining in today's blog hop:

Tina Hewett - you are here!
Alisa Tilsner

Here are the supplies - click on any of the images to be taken to my online shop.

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I hope you enjoyed hopping and shopping today.

Happy Stamping,
Tina 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Tropical Wreath cards with Stamparatus technique video

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by. Today I'd like to share a couple of cards using the Tropical Chic stamp set, and a cool technique using the Stamparatus.

I first saw my friend Jenny demonstrating this idea at the SA Papercraft Fair a few weeks ago, and as we were going to get together the following week for our monthly "shoe box swap", I asked if we could make this as our project.

She showed us the technique, and I created the card shown above. Now my card is slightly different to her original card, as the leaf image on hers didn't have as much stalk showing as mine does. This results in the central wreath being a bit smaller than hers.

I had another go at making this card this morning and filmed it live on my Facebook page. Here is what I came up with:
Do you see the difference? The card base and layers are all the same size, but the central wreath is bigger, and the leaf images are closer in the corners.

You may also notice that the greeting is different. For the previous card I made we used the greeting from Wishing You Well, which is in the Holiday catalogue. As I don't have that set on hand, I used one of the greetings in the Tropical Chic stamp set, and therefore had to make a bigger label.

Here is a link to my Facebook Live video

If you'd like to make this card and need some supplies, please click on the images below to shop at my online store. If you use the current online Host code you will also receive a bonus freebie from me.

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Happy Stamping,
Tina


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase Suite from Stampin' Up!



Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Today Stampin' Up! is releasing the gorgeous limited edition Snowflake Showcase suite. The suite includes two stamp sets, a set of thinlits dies, an embellishment pack, and some special paper.

First up is the Snow is Glistening stamp set:
This is a photopolymer stamp set of 14 stamps, I just love the tree, don't you? The detail is just gorgeous. You can also use the tree of snowflakes to create a background - see the video below.

The second set is the versatile Happiness Surrounds stamp set:
These 14 stamps can be used all year round, making this a versatile set to add to your collection.

Then we have the stunning Snowfall Thinlits Dies:
The dies coordinate with both stamp sets and contain intricate snowflake dies that you will want to cut with the Precision Base Plate in the Big Shot die cutting machine for best results.

There are lots of gorgeous ideas already on Pinterest, I can see that this will be a popular set.

To round out the suite, there is a cute Snowflake Trinkets embellishments pack:
And some lovely White Velvet Sheets (you have to feel them to see how lovely they are).
Here's a video showing all of the products in the suite:


Here are some ideas:
Remember, these are limited edition items, available only for the month of November, while stocks last, so if you want them, buy them now!

If you use my November Host code Z2JDUCVW you'll receive a freebie from me! Click on any of the images below to go to my online shop to place your order.

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If you need any help, please email me.

Happy Stamping,
Tina