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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

CARD: Cut to be Friends

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  I was going to wish you all a happy Monday and realized that today is Tuesday.  I love how a holiday Monday can throw you completely off.

Today, I'm sharing another project from the InColor swap.  This card was designed by my upline, Jenn Tinline, and features the Crafting Forever stamp set.  



Jenn has used the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for the base.  It measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and it is folded to create a card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Basic black makes up the next layer, measuring 4 7/8" x 5 1/4".  The whisper white layer is cut using the stitched rectangle framelits, the largest one.  The scissor image is stamped in tuxedo black memento ink; and the splatters are in lemon lime twist.  The floating square (popped up with stampin dimensionals) measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" in basic black and the whisper white is cut from the stitched shape framelits.  The sentiment is added and the scissor have been fussy cut and popped up using stampin dimensionals.  A piece of ribbon in lemon lime twist is tied around the handle of the scissors to finish it off.

This is a great card to give any of your crafting friends, or maybe even your hairdresser.  Who would you give this card to?

Happy stampin'

Monday, 20 May 2019

CARD: Floral Essence

The countdown to the new catalogue is on.  Only a couple more weeks until new products like the one featured in today's project will be available to everyone!

Today's project is yet another make & take from #QuebecOnStage2019.  It features the gorgeous new Perennial Essence Suite and uses the Floral Essence stamp set, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence Velum and Perennial Essence floral centres.

Do you love it?

Don't forget to join my new catalogue launch party June 7th.  Full details on my events page.

Happy stampin'


Friday, 17 May 2019

CARD: Lucky Kangaroo

G'Day stampers!  Thanks for hopping by.  Today I'm sharing another of the swap cards from the InColor swap I recently to part in.  

Today's project comes to you from Kerry-Anne Humphrey.


If you've been following along, you'll know that the requirements for this swap challenge were only to use the retiring InColors.  Kerry-Anne has featured berry burst and lemon lime twist in this adorable card.  
The card base is crumb cake, cut at 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” and folded in half to become a quarter fold card measuring 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”.  A matte in lemon lime twist measuring 5 1/4” x 4” is then adhered to the base.  Next, a berry burst layer 5” x 3 3/4” is embossed using the petal burst embossing folder and big shot.  The cute little kanagroo is stamped using the Animal Outing stamp set in tuxedo black memento ink and coloured using a blender pen and crumb cake ink.  You could also use the crumb cake stampin blends to colour this hoppy friend.  The sentiment is stamped in berry burst on whisper white using the Love What You Do stamp set.  This is cut out using the layering circles framelits and big shot.  The scalloped circle is cut using the same framelits in lemon lime twist.  Both the kangaroo and sentiment are adhered using stampin dimensionals to give them lift off the card front.  The card is finished off with a few of our basic rhinestones. 

Overall, a super cute card that can be created in a short period of time.  I hope you liked it.

Happy stampin'



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

PAPER PUMPKIN: Spread Kindness


Care about someone? Why not tell them?
Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! are all about sharing kindness through creativity. And as dedicated as we are to making a difference with our papercrafting, sometimes we just don’t have a card on hand when we need it most.
Enter June’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It helps you share random acts of kindness whenever inspiration strikes—and in a fun and easy way. See how we used the June kit to spread kindness and get a peek at the design in this exclusive video.

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Monday, 13 May 2019

CARD: Beautiful You In Color

I have another project from the recent 2017-2019 InColor swap I participated in.  Today's project was designed by fellow demonstrator Frances Kerr.

The card base is whisper white cardstock cut to measure 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and it is then folded to create a card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Stitched rectangle framelits cut the negative image along the left hand side of the card front and strips of the five In Colours, tranquil tide, berry burst, powder pink, lemon lime twist and fresh fig, are then alternated diagonally across the space.  The beautiful dancer is then stamped using tuxedo black memento ink and coloured using a blender pen and the InColours.  She is then cut free-hand and adhered the lovely dancer using stampin dimensionals.  
The sentiment is inked using stampin write markers in basic black and berry burst by using the brush end to colour the words in the colour of choice and then "huffing" (blowing) on the ink before stamping.

I think the overall effect is lovely and I will be casing this design so stay tuned for more design ideas.  

If you like this project, leave me a comment below to let me know.  If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and live in Canada, I'd love to become that person for you.

Happy stampin'!


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Friday, 10 May 2019

CARD: Tea & Friendship

TGIF; and thanks for stopping by!

Today I have a project from Debbie Ramsbottom, one of my downline.  She gave me this card at our last team meeting and I wanted to share it with all of you as it's super cute and easy to replicate.


Debbie used a sheet of whisper white as the base. It's a sheet measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half to become a card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  A piece of basic black measuring 5 1/4" x 4" is then embossed using the Big Shot and tufted dynamic textured embossing folder.  This folder creates a beautiful quilted look.  The teapot is then cut using whisper white cardstock and the Tea Time framelits that were available during Sale-a-Bration.  She's added some red rhinestone jewels and stamped a sentiment in the tea pot using the Home to Roost stamp set, also from Sale-a-Bration.

Have you created any just because cards lately?

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

CARD: Set Sail

Good morning!  How is your day thus far?  I’m happy you’re here.

Today, I have another sneak peek into the new catalogue coming June 4th.  This card was another of the make & takes from OnStage last month and features the new Come Sail Away Suite.  This beautiful nautical suite is perfect in every way; and with Father’s Day right around the corner, I hope you’ll find inspiration in today’s project.


This card uses the whisper white notecards for the base.  A sheet of Come Sail Away DSP striped paper is cut to fit the entire front.  A second sheet in the map print is cut to matte the watercolour paper.  A watercolour wash in balmy blue is added to the paper.  Once dry, the compass image is stamped in soft suede after stamping off once.  The lighthouse image is stamped on a separate piece of whisper white in night of navy and then cut using the new smooth sailing dies.  On a 1/2” strip of soft suede, the knot image is stamped lengthwise across the paper, also in soft suede.  This strip is adhered to the watercolour paper about 1/4” from the bottom.  The lighthouse is then secured with stampin’ dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in night of navy on balmy blue card stock and punched out with the everyday label punch and fastened with dimensionals.  The entire project is finished off with a piece of new night of navy/Sahara sand bakers twine and an anchor charm from the sail away trinkets.

I hope you’ll love the new Come Sail Away Suite as much as I do.  If you need a new catalogue and live in Canada please let me know and I’ll be happy to get one to you.  

If you’d like more information on OnStage and how you can join me in November, send me a note and let’s chat!

Happy stampin’