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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Paper Pumpkin February Teaser

Well hello there!  Thanks for popping by.


I hope your day is off to a great start.  If not, that's okay because I'm about to make it better!  I've got a little sneak peek at the February Paper Pumpkin kit.  Check out this video for the hint:



So.....What do you think?  I love succulents so I'm super excited that the teaser eludes to the fact that the kit will have something to do with them.  

If you're as intrigued by the February kit as I am, you're going to want to subscribe before February 10 to ensure it shows up at your door!  


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Annual Catalogue CASE: Love You To Pieces

Welcome to my blog.  For those of you new to my website, I'm Stephanie, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

Today's post showcases yet another card I received as part of an Annual Catalogue CASE swap I participated in with some fellow demonstrators.  The requirements were to find a sample in the Annual Catalogue that spoke to you; and, then duplicate it.  

The sample today was done by Darcie Clyne who chose the Love You To Pieces stamp set.  I thought this was a good one to feature as Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this might just spark some inkspiration.  


I absolutely love how the puzzle pieces thinlits work to create this touching background and sentiment.  I don't know if you can see it in the photo; but, the top left corner of the heart is also on Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop" off the card a bit.  Such a great technique that is easy to do.

What type of card will you be making for your Valentine's this year?  Leave me a comment or picture below.

If you'd like to learn more about this card, or any other project you've seen here on my blog, please send me a message and let's chat.

Happy stampin'

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Annual Catalogue CASE: Sheltering Tree

Thanks for stopping by!  It's a wet and wild day here in the Hamilton, Ontario area; and, that means it's the perfect day to show you all another of the cards I received from the Annual Catalogue CASE swap I participated in several months back.

I've been very slow at getting them all posted, so I hope you'll enjoy the sample today.  

The card today features Sheltering Tree on page 140 of the annual catalogue.  Teresa Milke-Steinman did a wonderful job at casing this card which features the Wood Plank 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  



What are your thoughts on this great card?  It's definitely a versatile design that makes for a great masculine card too!  Leave me your comments below with your thoughts.

If you have questions about any of the techniques used here, please let me know and we can review together.

Happy stampin'

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Masculine Card Class Projects

Thank you, for stopping by!

Today on the blog I want to share the projects we made at my Masculine Card Class last night.  

If you've never had the opportunity to attend one of my classes, this may give you a small taste of what to expect.


This lovely group of ladies came out to enjoy a night of crafting, conversation and some wine too.  I missed getting one of the gals in the photo; but, she was a first time stamper and had no trouble keeping up with the seasoned gals in the bunch.

There were three different projects for the girls to work on; and, they got to make 4 of each.     Each of them left with a collection of 12 cards and envelopes that they can now use to give the men in their lives.

So let's see the projects.

Project One had two options for the girls to choose.  It used the "Geared up Garage" stamp set and co-ordinating Garage Gears thinlets.  I used a sponging technique to create the background by cutting out the gears image from a scrap piece of cardstock and sponging crushed curry over top.  



The first option for the card used the Happy Father's Day image from the stamp set and co-ordinating thinlets.  The second option used the "all Geared Up" sentiment; and, the Tailored Tag punch.  I provided the two options just in case they didn't need 4 Father's Day cards.

Project 2 used the "Rooted in Nature" stamp set and a Spotlight Technique.  



Project 3 actually featured a collage of designer series paper and a sentiment from the new "Humming Along" stamp set.  I absolutely love the wood textures 6" x 6" designer series paper and it actually worked perfectly in this card.


I think this last card might actually be my favourite; and it was super easy to make.  

If you're curious about any of the cards shown here and would like more information, leave me a comment below and I'll be happy to answer.

Happy stampin'!