Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Create a beautiful 'Thank You' card using Blueberry Bushel Cardstock with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

This picture shows a handmade 'Thank You' card made using the Blueberry Bushel Cardstock and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Create today's project - it's easier than it looks! 
I love detailed cards. There's something really satisfying about getting the last bits of detail 'just right' (in this case the sequins) - and then standing back to admire your handiwork.

Today's card is so simple to make. It's just lots of different elements put together to create a co-ordinated, detailed look.

I decided the basis for my card would be some Blueberry Bushel Cardstock and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

This embossing folder is from the beautiful Share What You Love Suite and is ideal for all those whimsical, gentle, floral projects..

This picture shows The Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Once I had decided on the two elements making up the main part of my card, I had to decide what to use next. I opted to fussy cut some flowers from the Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.
This picture shows a handmade 'Thank You' card made using the Blueberry Bushel Cardstock and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!


Need some Stampin' Supplies?
If you'd like to recreate my project exactly you'll need the following supplies:





Make simple changes to your project for a different look
Of course you could stamp and colour the flowers instead of fussy cutting from paper. You could use buttons instead of sequins, and you could use Black Cardstock for the card base instead of white. So many opportunities to create a totally different card using the same layout.

Thank you for stopping by today,
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK Lauren Huntley, aka the Crafty Hippy, and appears at the bottom of every blog post on her cardmaking blog.



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Create interesting backgrounds using the Under the Sea Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!

This photograph shows a hand made card created using the Under the Sea Framelits Dies and Tranquil Tide ink and cardstock by Stampin' Up!

Do you ever get stuck for an interesting background? 
Sometimes it's good to think outside the box a little. When I didn't know what sort of card I wanted to make, I instead focused on what I wanted to use. And today it was the Under the Sea Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! 

Then it was a matter of choosing what colours I wanted to work with. I wanted to create an unusual sea-themed, nautical card using some interesting colours so I opted for Tranquil Tide and Highland Heather

This photograph shows a hand made, purple and green card created using the Under the Sea Framelits Dies and Tranquil Tide ink and cardstock by Stampin' Up!

I also used the Waterfront Stamp Set for the sentiment and the little beach hut. The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper gives you the feel of an old wooden ship hatch.

Stampin' Supplies 
You can find a complete list of the products I used here:



What do you think? 
I think I pulled it off! I really enjoyed making it though, and that's what counts. Have a little look around the site using the Search Bar and the Labels on the right hand side of this website for more inspiration and projects.

Thank you for stopping by today, come back soon for more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy, and this signature appears at the bottom of every blog post on her card making blog.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Create a Coastal Cabana Sea of Textures Octopus card

This image shows a handmade card with a Coastal Cabana octopus and the sentiment 'love you' and is made with the Sea of Textures and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Get your hands on the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up! and keep yourself octopied (occupied)!

The new Sea of Textures stamp set is shaping up to be one of my favourite stamp sets from the new Annual Catalogue. It is a fun and fresh stamp set perfect for all sorts of papercraft projects. 

I decided that today's card was going to be a mixture of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, and Lemon Lime Twistand I think the result is gorgeous. 

I've loved teaming the Sea of Textures set with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set for the sentiment as I love creating my own sentiments. Here is my Bermuda Bay Octopus Card from earlier on in the week: 

This image shows a handmade card with a green octopus and the words 'hello friend' and is made with the Sea of Textures and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets from Stampin' Up!


What Stampin' Supplies do I need to make this card? 
If you'd like to create today's project you'll need the following products below: 




This image is a close up of a handmade card with a Coastal Cabana octopus and the sentiment 'love you' and is made with the Sea of Textures and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets from Stampin' Up!


Obviously you could switch up the colours for a combination of your choice. I'm going to gift this card to my lovely cousin Liam as I found some Hot Toddy powders on my travels (he's a whisky fan) and he loves the sea, so this card is perfect.

I really hope you have enjoyed today's design, please come back soon,
This picture shows the signature of UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley and appears at the bottom of every blogpost on www.craftyhippy.co.uk

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Create a card for a friend using the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This picture shows a hand stamped card, showing trees and a sentiment made with the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Try the Waterfront stamp set
The Waterfront stamp set is incredibly versatile. Create a plethora of scenery cards. The watercolour style of the stamps means it's impossible to get it wrong, and you'll produce great results every time. You can create a range of stunning scenes from mountains to deserts to beaches.


You could try stamping onto some Watercolor Paper and using a brush or Aqua Painter to draw the colour out from the edges of the stamped areas.

This image shows all the stamped images of the stamps that comprise the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Today's project 
I didn't have a plan in mind for today's card. I knew I wanted to make a card for a friend, but that was it. I constructed it by gathering the different elements and then adding the stamping.

I used some Tranquil Textures DSP for the background and embossed this using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Big Shot. You can find a full list of supplies below.

This picture shows a hand stamped card, showing trees and a sentiment made with the Waterfront stamp set and Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon by Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Supplies for this card 
If you'd like to recreate this card you will need the following supplies:




Thanks for visiting!
A nice easy design today. You can create it by simply assembling according to the photographs, not tricky techniques today. Why not have a surf around the site and see what else you can find, there is a search bar on the right hand side of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today,
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK Lauren Huntley, also known as the Crafty Hippy, and appears at the bottom of every post on her cardmaking blog.




Sunday, 1 July 2018

Join Stampin' Up! and get 10 free ink pads!

This graphic shows five ink pads representing the Stampin' Pad Family joining promotion by Stampin' Up!

If you've been wondering whether to join Stampin' Up! now is the time, as Stampin' Up! offer up the fabulous Stampin' Pad Family promotion. 
Choose one of the colour family ink pad collections for FREE when you sign up. Learn more about joining HERE
Select Subtles, Brights, Neutrals or Regals, or a complete set of the In Colors. Sign up for £99.00 and receive all 10 ink pads in addition to your chosen £130 worth of product. That’s nearly £200 worth of product for £99.00. The Starter Kit ships for free, saving another £4.95.
Please note that the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper Offer cannot be included in your starter kit. But, why not take advantage of it once you have joined, and receive 20% discount on purchases.
This graphic shows all the colours of ink pad available in the Stampin' Pad Family joining promotion by Stampin' Up!

A few other advantages to joining now are: 
  • You can include in your Starter Kit items from the exclusive Color Your Season Suite that will be available to customers from 1 to 31 August.
  • You can take part in the pre-order from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue in August – a month before the catalogue goes live to customers.
  • You will continue to receive the 20% discount until at least 31 December 2018 and could receive a higher percentage if you achieve certain criteria.

Back soon with more Stampin' Up! news and offers, 
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Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, get another 1 FREE!

This picture is a graphic from the Buy 3 DSP Get One Free promotion from Stampin' Up! in the UK.


Love Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?

Buy three packs and get a fourth pack of DSP for FREEYou can mix and match the packs to your heart’s content. 
Take a look at our lovely papers displayed here: 

Also, check out our Stampin' Pad Family Joining Promotion - 10 FREE ink pads when you join Stampin' Up! 
Back soon, 
This image shows the cursive handwriting signature of Lauren Huntley (aka Crafty Hippy) Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK, and it appears at the bottom of every blog post.

Simple Sunday: Create a palm tree Thank You card using the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!


This image shows a simple handmade card with some palm trees and the word 'thanks' three times and is made from the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Love clean and simple cards? 
I do! Sometimes less really is more. Your card front does not have to be completely filled, sometimes lots of white space with a small amount of detail works fine, too. We call these Clean and Simple (CAS) cards.

Today's project is a simple palm tree card made using the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a simple handmade card with some palm trees and the word 'thanks' three times and is made from the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I love this design because it uses very few crafting supplies. You could swap the palm trees for flowers or some other object.

As it's Simple Sunday I leave you with a list of supplies needed to make this project below. Have a great day!
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Saturday, 30 June 2018

See the last card in the 2018-2020 In Color cat card set - Grapefruit Grove

This image shows a handmade card with a cat on the front made with the Cat Punch and Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!

Take a closer look at Grapefruit Grove... 
Take a look at the new Grapefruit Grove  colour from Stampin' Up! - it's a gorgeous colour, somewhere between peach and orange. You can buy the Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad individually, (click on the link above) or as part of the In Color 2018-2020 Classic Stampin' Pads collection.

This image shows a photograph of the Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad ink pad by Stampin' Up!


This image shows the 2018-2020 In Color Assortment Classic Stampin' Pads from Stampin' Up!I can see myself using this new colour quite a bit, even though I'm not much of a pastels girl. It is not too dissimilar to Calypso Coral, but lighter and slightly more orange. The new In Colors are gorgeously vibrant and fill the gaps that we had in our colour palette. They are called Lovely LipstickGrapefruit GrovePineapple PunchCall Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. I am having so much fun showing you all these lovely new colours; I think the colours in the 2018 Catalogue make up our best set of colour families yet!

This image shows the new In Color 2018-2020 Classic Stampin' Pad Collection by Stampin' Up! and you can see how neatly they stack. How to make today's project
You may have seen today's project in the set of cards I showed a few weeks ago. They're simple to make, just follow the instructions below:
1. Using the Love What You Do set stamp the watercolour wash, and then flowers over the top in the same colour. Link for Grapefruit Grove is at the top of the page.
2. Use the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to create your sentiment. You could use a different colour to the main wash for added interest.
3. Use the Cat Punch and some Basic Black Cardstock to create your cat. Of course you can change the colour of the cat, or any other element of this project, if you wish.
4. Mount your card front on to Basic Black Cardstock. Add some embellishment if you wish.


This image shows a selection of 5 'Hello' cards made with the 2018-2020 In Colors and Cat Punch from Stampin' Up!

Aren't they great? Isn't Grapefruit Grove a gorgeous new addition? Add some embellishmentextra stamping or embossing for more depth to your project.

I'll be back tomorrow for more Stampin' Up! news and ideas, thanks for stopping by,


The signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK Lauren Huntley, Crafty Hippy

Friday, 29 June 2018

Create a beach themed birthday card with the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a hand stamped birthday card with a beach scene and was made using the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Love beaches? You'll love Waterfront...
The Waterfront stamp set is incredibly versatile. It is! You can create a myriad of stunning scenes, it's especially perfect for summer beach cards.
This image shows all the stamped images of the stamps that comprise the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

So easy to use
Simply layer up your stamped images to form a watercolour scene.

Experiment with colour - sometimes unusual or bold colours really work with this stamp set. Play around, and once you finish composing your image it should look like a water-coloured picture.

Why not try stamping onto some Watercolor Paper and using a brush or Aqua Painter to draw the colour out.

Today's project 
To form the basis of my project I decided on a few things:
1. I wanted a circular focal point
2. I wanted to use bright colours
3. I wanted a beach scene
and
4. I wanted to create birthday card.

This is often how I create my projects - I make a list of things that I fancy doing or using and then it just happens from there.
This image shows a hand stamped birthday card with a beach scene and was made using the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Supplies for this card 
If you'd like to recreate this card you will need the following supplies: 





Your creations!
This stamp set is really popular with both Demonstrators and customers alike, I really hope that it sticks around for a few more years!
I would love to see your creations, if you'd like to share then feel free to email me pictures to the email address at the top of the page.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by today, come back soon!
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK Lauren Huntley, also known as the Crafty Hippy, and appears at the bottom of every post on her cardmaking blog.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Create this funky polka dot Octopus Card using the Sea of Textures stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a handmade card with a green octopus and the words 'hello friend' and is made with the Sea of Textures and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Isn't this Octopus sweet? 
I think teaming him with polka dots makes him sweeter! 

He is from the Sea of Textures stamp set and you can use him on his own or with the other stamps from the set to make all sorts of gorgeous cards and scrapbook pages. 

I stamped him in Bermuda Bay ink, and teamed this colour up with Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick, which worked really well. I love how the new colours fit perfectly with our existing colours. 

This image shows a handmade card with a green octopus and the words 'hello friend' and is made with the Sea of Textures and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets from Stampin' Up!


I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set for the sentiment which meant that I could make a sentiment of my choice. I opted for 'Hello Friend'. 

What Stampin' Supplies do I need to make this card? 
To create today's project exactly you will need the following products below. Of course you could team the octopus from Sea of Textures with whatever you have in your craft cupboard!



I'll be back tomorrow for more Stampin' Up! news and projects. Thanks for stopping by today,
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Create a magical mermaid birthday card with the Magical Mermaid stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a hand stamped card with a mermaid on the front and a wavy blue background made with the Magical Mermaid stamp set and the Seaside Textured Impression Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a handmade card with a mermaid on the front made with the Magical Mermaid stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Remember when you were little and you wanted to be a mermaid? 

Or was that just me?

Seriously, every time I went swimming I used to pretend to be a mermaid, imagining that I had a beautiful, shimmery mermaid's tail, trying my best to swim like one...

Ok, so a stamp set is a second best, but Magical Mermaid is such a beautiful set you'd be mad not to add it to your collection.

It adds a touch of watery magic to whatever you're making and goes with a variety of different backgrounds, the world is your oyster!


What Stampin' Supplies do I need for this card? 
This is actually a really simple card to make, it's just a case of layering up the components in the background and stamping, fussy cutting and then colouring your mermaid before layering on top.
This list of products, along with the photograph will help guide you.





If you need any help at all with this project feel free to email me at the above address and I will send you simple, laid out instructions, but you should be able to work out what to do from the photographs.

Can I look at other Magical Mermaid projects?
Use the Search facility on the right hand side of this blog and search 'Mermaid' - it should bring you up all the mermaid projects I have made to date. Or simply Google 'Magical Mermaid, Stampin' Up!' and you should find lots of great ideas. Pinterest is a good place to stop, too.

I do hope you'll come back again tomorrow for more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley, also known as the Crafty Hippy, and it appears at the bottom of all her blog posts about cardmaking, crafting and scrapbooking.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Create this simple Lovely As a Tree Card

This picture shows a handmade greetings card with the sentiment 'For You' and a tree and was made with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Mossy Meadow ink, also from Stampin' Up!

Love trees? 
We do! They're a firm favourite in our household. Mr Hippy is a qualified Tree Surgeon, and I love all things connected to nature. So as you can imagine we're loving the summertime, with all our lovely British trees thick and abundant. 

I thought in celebration I'd get the Lovely as a Tree stamp set out. I haven't used this set in a little while. 

It is one of those stamp sets that's so easy to use.

This picture shows a handmade greetings card with the sentiment 'For You' and a tree, made with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink, both by Stampin' Up!

Today's project was super simple, really. I stamped the tree is Black and then sponged over the top using some Mossy Meadow ink.

I then concentrated on layering cardstock and paper to create my 'look'.

What Stampin' Supplies do I need to make this card?
To create today's project exactly you need the following supplies...




Want more cardmaking ideas? 
Have a cruise around this site using the labels and search function on the right hand side of this page. I try to post regularly, so you should never be short on ideas! I do hope you'll come back tomorrow and join me for more Stampin' Up! news and inspiration,
This picture shows the signature of Lauren Huntley, aka the Crafty Hippy, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for the UK, and appears at the bottom of every blog post.


Monday, 25 June 2018

Learn how to create a flowerpot using the Crafting Forever stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This image shows a handmade card with a flowerpot design made using the Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More Crafting Forever flowerpots
So last Monday I showed you a very similar card (link at the bottom of this post) made with the Crafting Forever stamp set:
This picture shows the images which comprise the Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! which is an arts and crafts themed stamp set.

I simply stamped and fussy cut the paint pot image using some fine Paper Snips. Then I coloured it in. The sentiment I used is from Dragonfly Dreams. You'd probably be surprised at how many other, different uses you can find for your stamps - it just takes a little bit of imagination and a bit of 'thinking outside the box'. 

I added some flowers to my flowerpot - these were also fussy cut and can be found in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. Of course you could use whatever you have in your craft cupboard, you might have some gorgeous flowery paper but not the pot! 

This image shows a handmade card with a flowerpot design made using the Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

What supplies do you need?  
Isn't this project fab? If you would like to recreate this card (or one similar) you can find a full list of the supplies I used below:




I hope you enjoyed this project! Link for the card I showcased last week is below. I am going to go through my stamp collection and see what other ideas I can come up with now; there must be lots of other ways I could use my stamp collection. 

Thank you for stopping by today,
This image shows the signature of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lauren Huntley aka Crafty Hippy
This image shows a handmade card with a flowerpot design made using the Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!








Multicoloured Flowerpot Card


Sunday, 24 June 2018

Simple Sunday: Create a simple lighthouse card using the High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This image shows a lighthouse themed handmade card, made using the High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up! and some Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin' Up!

How to create a simple lighthouse card  
Sometimes really simple cards are the order of the day. I wanted to create something using the High Tide stamp set, and pop the lighthouse up a bit for some depth and interest. 

I used some really simple colours and fussy-cut the lighthouse (which was easy), sticking it up on some Dimensionals. I used Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight and think they work really well together. I kept all other stamping to a minimum. 

This image shows a lighthouse themed handmade card, made using the High Tide stamp set and some Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin' Up!

What other supplies do I need to make this card?
You can find everything you need here:





Such a simple project and perfect for those who love, or live by, the sea.

Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you'll pop back later for more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
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