Sunday, 20 May 2018

Simple Sunday: Create this beautifully delicate Blueberry Bushel Flower Card

This image shows a white hand made card made using the Touches of Texture stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink, both by Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday everyone! 
It's Simple Sunday today. So without exception, I bring you this very simple card. It has minimum stamping and only a little bit of colouring, so you should be able to recreate this project very quickly and with minimum effort.

I stamped the background wash in Smoky Slate using the new Love What You Do stamp set, found in the Share What You Love 'Gotta Have It All' Bundle, and the flower is from Touches of Texture. Using a Blender Pen I picked up the colour from the Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad and coloured in the flowers. The sentiment is also from the Love What You Do stamp set. 

Step it up...
Of course you could change the look of this card by adding a bit more stamping (I have stamped an extra layer of Smoky Slate) and by changing the sentiment. If you wanted to Step It Up even further you could do so by adding some embellishment.

This image shows a white hand made flower card made using the Touches of Texture stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink, both by Stampin' Up!


I'll be back tomorrow with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas, be sure to stop by again,
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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Create a motivational card using the Enjoy Life stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This image shows a handmade card with the silhouette of a man with outstretched arms in front of a coloured background, and the words "wake up, kick butt, repeat" and is made using the Enjoy Life stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Learn more about the Enjoy Life stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Want a beautiful stamp set with inspirational sentiments? Want to motivate people, or yourself? Then the Enjoy Life stamp set is for you! 

This gorgeous set will be available on the 1st of June in our new Annual Catalogue, making today's project another Sneak Peek. I am really excited about this stamp set, I think it will turn out to be very popular.

Take a look at the Rainbow Enjoy Life project I showcased earlier on in the week: 

This image shows a handmade card with the silhouette of flowers over a rainbow oval and has been made with the Enjoy Life stamp set from Stampin' Up!

A completely different look to today's card, which shows you just how versatile it is. The sentiments are also vastly different, which means there is something for every occasion. I love a stamp set that you can do so many different things with. 

Make today's card 
1. Apply some Blueberry Bushel ink to an acrylic block using the edge of the ink pad. Do the same with Pineapple Punch. These ink pads are new colours and are available from the In Color 2018-2020 Classic Stampin' Pad Assortment. The matching cardstock will be available from the 1st June. 
2. With an Aqua Painter carefully blend the two colours, taking care not to add too much water to your Acrylic Block. 
3. Stamp the Acrylic Block directly on to your Whisper White Cardstock
4. Stamp the images and sentiments over the top in Basic Black
5. Adhere your card front to Basic Black Cardstock and assemble your card. 

This image shows a handmade card with the silhouette of a man with outstretched arms and the words "wake up, kick butt, repeat" and is made using the Enjoy Life stamp set from Stampin' Up!



I hope you enjoyed this project;  a couple more weeks and all the items on this page will be available.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Friday, 18 May 2018

Make this Call Me Clover 'Thank You So Much' Octopus Card

This image shows a hand made card showcased against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus on the front. Its sentiment reads 'thank you very much' and has been made with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Isn't this card absolutely gorgeous? I've been really enjoying the new Sea of Textures stamp set and co-ordinating Under The Sea dies, which you've probably guessed if you are a regular visitor to my blog. It will be available on the 1st June 2018 in the new Annual Catalogue.

Did you know that the Octopus has three hearts!? They also have very complex nervous systems. I think they are absolutely fascinating, and I'm so glad that Stampin' Up! has created a stamp set dedicated to them.


Choose your colours!
I love this combination of Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover.  The new In Colors 2018-2020 go together perfectly, and are great for underwater scenes like this. Please note that although the Classic Stampin' Pads are available in these colours, the Cardstock is not available until 1st June 2018. Only a little bit longer to wait!

This image shows a blue, green and white hand-made octopus card. Its sentiment reads 'thank you very much' and has been made with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!


How to make this card 
This card was really simple to make. The products in bold black are new products that will be available in the new Annual Catalogue from the 1st June 2018:
1. Create the background using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
2. Cut out a circle using the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and then cut out the fish from the circle using the Under The Sea Dies.
3. Stamp your Octopus in Call Me Clover, and your sentiment on Pineapple Punch Cardstock. The Octopus is from the Sea of Textures set, and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.
4. Mount your card onto Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White Cardstock.

There will be more sneak peeks coming in the following weeks prior to the Annual Catalogue being released (1st June 2018).

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More Sea of Textures ideas:

This image shows a hand made card against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus, it is made in shades of purple with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Highland Heather Octopus Card












This image shows a hand made octopus  made in shades of blue and green with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Shaded Spruce Octopus Card

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Create a scene with the Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

This picture shows a handmade card with a forest and mountain scene, made with the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink, also by Stampin' Up!


Waterfront is staying!
You'll be pleased to hear that Waterfront stamp set, found on page 48 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue, will be moving over in to the new Annual Catalogue on the 1st June 2018.

This image shows all the stamped images of the stamps that comprise the Waterfront stamp set by Stampin' Up!
I am so happy about this!

I had only just got around to buying this set, and have only recently started using it. It's great for creating tranquil scenes; forests, mountains, and beaches too:

So easy to use
It is a surprisingly versatile stamp set, and once you compose your image it really does look like a watercolour picture.

You could stamp onto our Watercolor Paper and then use a brush or Aqua Painter to draw the colour out.

You can't really go wrong with this stamp set, and it comes with several sentiments, so is perfect as a beginner set for new crafters.
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Take a sneak peek at the new Enjoy Life stamp set by Stampin' Up! (coming 1st June 2018)

This image shows a beautiful Stampin' Up! silhouette card - the flowers are black and there is an oval of graduating colour.

Another sneak peek! 
Today's project has been made with new stamps that will be here on the 1st June in the new Annual Catalogue; they are from a set called Enjoy Life, which I know you will all love!

This is a really easy project to make, but the result is very eye catching and full of dimension.

You don't have to have this exact stamp set to create this look, it can be achieved with any stamp set you chose.

This image shows a beautiful Stampin' Up! hand made, silhouette card - the flowers are black and there is an oval of graduating colour.

How to make this card 
1. Using a piece of card cut out a shape using a die. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. This will be your template for sponging in your colour. I like to hold my template down using Post-It Notes.
2. Sponge the colour on to your card front. I used Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather (coming 1st June), Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pool Party, Mint Macaron (coming 1st June), and Pear Pizzazz.
3. Stamp your picture and sentiment over the top in Basic Black. Of course the possibilities here are absolutely endless! Take a look at our range of Stamps.

I could have added some birds to the sky or some other plants to this look. I wanted to keep this one fairly simple but might have another go with some more complicated stamping.

I do hope you'll come back tomorrow as I'll have more cardmaking ideas. Be sure to have a little look around this site for inspiration using the Archive Tab on the bottom right hand side of the page.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Create this cheerful set of In Color 2018-2020 Cat Cards

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

Create a set of cards by switching colours
So as you may know, we have introduced the new In Color 2018-2020 Classic Stampin' Pads a month early to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th birthday.

This image shows a 'Hello' cards made with Blueberry Bushel Ink and the Cat Punch from Stampin' Up!
I have been having SO much fun with these new colours. They are extremely bright and vibrant and fill the gaps that we had in our colour palette. They are called Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. With 16 other new (or returning) colours coming on the 1st June in our new catalogue, 2018 is set to be a very exciting (and fresh!) year for Stampin' Up!


This image shows the 2018-2020 In Color Assortment Classic Stampin' Pads from Stampin' Up!



This image shows a 'Hello' cards made with Call Me Clover Ink and the Cat Punch from Stampin' Up!How to make these cards 
1. Using the Love What You Do stamp set (available from our Share What You Love Bundles) stamp the watercolour wash, and then flowers over the top in the same colour.
2. Use the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to create your sentiment.
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 black or coloured card - we will have coordinating cardstock for the In Colors on the 1st June in the new catalogue.

Aren't they gorgeous!? Of course you can add extra stamping or embellishment to add even more depth to your cards. Play around with the stamp set and colours and find the combination you're happiest with.

Don't forget that the Share What You Love bundles are only available during the month of May; when the new catalogue comes out on June 1st you will be able to buy these items individually but with no special offer.

Thanks for stopping by today, come back tomorrow for more Stampin' Up! news and ideas,
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Monday, 14 May 2018

Take a look at the new Sea of Textures stamp set - sneak peek of coming products

This image shows a hand made card against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus on the front, its sentiment reads 'thanks, you're one of a kind' and it is made in shades of purple with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Isn't this card absolutely gorgeous? It's an exact copy of the Shaded Spruce Sea of Textures Card I showed on Friday, but I have mixed up the colours a bit.

It has been created using the new Sea of Textures stamp set and co-ordinating Under The Sea dies, and will be available on the 1st June 2018 in the new Annual Catalogue.

Today's project
This time I used Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, and Mint Macaron - the latter colours being new to our Subtles Collection come the 1st June.


This image shows a hand made card against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus, it is made in shades of purple with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!


You can create so many different looks with this stamp set, I can't wait for everyone to be able to get their hands on this!

How to make this card 
This card was really simple to make - it just has a lot of detail:
1. Sponge the background in 3 different colours - Calypso CoralHighland Heather and Mint Macaron - the latter two are not available until the new catalogue comes out in June.
2. Layer up stamped images and die cut images .
3. Add your sentiment. I used the one from the Sea of Textures set.
4. Add Pearl Basic Jewels or other sparklies! I used the new Artisan Pearls, arriving in the new catalogue on 1st June.

There will be more sneak peeks coming in the following weeks prior to the Annual Catalogue being released (1st June 2018).

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Shaded Spruce Octopus Card

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Simple Sunday: Create this Watercolor Words Foliage Card

Hand stamped white 'You're the Best' circular floral card made with the Watercolor Words stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Rich Razzleberry ink

Create this easy floral project
It's Simple Sunday today, so we've got a quick and easy project for you to make. Change the look of this card with different colours or sentiment.

I've used the 'You're the best' sentiment from Watercolor Words, and placed a circle of cardstock over the top, stamping leaves and flowers from the Jar of Love and Banners For You stamp sets.

Hand stamped 'You're the Best' circular floral card made with the Watercolor Words stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I used Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Mint Macaron (returning June 1st) and Pear Pizzazz.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back with another project tomorrow,
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Friday, 11 May 2018

Take a look at the *new* Sea of Textures stamp set and co-ordinating Under The Sea dies - SNEAK PEEK!

This image shows a hand made card against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus on the front, its sentiment reads 'thanks, you're one of a kind' and it is made with the Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up!

A Sea of Textures adds depth and interest...
Isn't this card absolutely gorgeous? It was so easy to make!

It has been created using the new Sea of Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up! and will be available in the new Annual Catalogue on the 1st June 2018.

This image shows a hand made card against a wood grain background with an underwater scene and an octopus on the front, its sentiment reads 'thanks, you're one of a kind' and it is made with the Sea of Textures stamp set and the Under The Sea dies by Stampin' Up!

This stamp set features all sorts of sea-themed images and the matching Under The Sea dies are heavenly!

You can create so many different looks with this stamp set, I will be showcasing another one like this in shades of purple on Monday.

How to make this card 
This card was really simple to make - it just has a lot of detail:
1. Sponge the background in 3 different colours - Pacific Point, Shaded Spruce and Balmy Blue - the latter two are not available until the new catalogue comes out in June.
2. Layer up stamped images and die cut images .
3. Add your sentiment. I used the one from the Sea of Textures set.
4. Add Pearl Basic Jewels or other sparklies! I used the new Artisan Pearls, arriving in the new catalogue on 1st June.

I really hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek! There will be more coming in the following weeks in the lead up to the new Annual Catalogue (1st June 2018).

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Thanks for stopping by today,
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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Create a greetings card for a friend with the Love What You Do stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This image shows a handmade card created with Stampin' Up! products from the Share What You Love suite and says 'I'm lucky to have a friend like you'.

Have you seen the Share What You Love Suite yet?
I created today's project using it.

We released the new Share What You Love suite a month early ahead of the new Annual Catalogue (1st June 2018). This suite has three bundles up for grabs during the month of May, each with varying levels of freebies. I bought the Gotta Have It All Bundle

This image shows all the Stampin' Up! products which comprise the Share What You Love 'Gotta Have It All' Bundle.


This image shows a handmade card created with Stampin' Up! products from the Share What You Love suite and says 'I'm lucky to have a friend like you'.
Make today's project

As you can see I have used some of the items from this bundle, and also the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies in the Big Shot.

The flowers are fussy-cut from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, which come in the Bundle.

The background paper is also from the set - there are 6 double-sided designs in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, so you could create 12 cards using this formula that look completely different!

You could also add some Pearls or Rhinestones (or the Artisan Pearls from the bundle) to the centre of the flowers for extra depth and dimension.

The possibilities are endless.

Isn't it gorgeous? The colours are lovely and it's such a quick and simple project to make.

I'll be back with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Create this floral card using the Share What You Love Specialty DSP

This image shows a hand made card made with white cardstock and with a sentiment and fussy cut flowers. Made using the Share What You Love 'Gotta Have It All' bundle from Stampin' Up!

Have you checked out the Share What You Love Suite yet?
I loved making today's project. I used products from the new Share What You Love suite, which has three bundles up for grabs during the month of May, each with varying levels of freebies! I bought the Gotta Have It All Bundle.

This image shows all the Stampin' Up! products which comprise the Share What You Love 'Gotta Have It All' Bundle.

Make today's project
As you can see I have used some of the items from this bundle, and then mixed in some other Stampin' Up! products.

I used the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the spotty pattern, and the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies for the sentiment box. I used Mint Macaron ink, which is a returning colour (available 1st June), and the flowers are fussy-cut from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, which come in the Bundle.


This image shows a hand made card made with white cardstock and with a sentiment and fussy cut flowers. Made using the Share What You Love 'Gotta Have It All' bundle from Stampin' Up!

Isn't it gorgeous? The colours are just divine.

I'll be back with more Stampin' Up! news and ideas tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.
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Take a look at other Share What You Love projects...

This image shows a hand made card created using the colour Grapefruit Grove and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
 Grapefruit Grove Share What You Love Card
This image shows a hand made card created using the Cat Punch and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Cat Punch Share What You Love Card

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Create a Melon Mambo Dragonfly Card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This image shows a hand stamped card featuring a dragonfly stamped using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Melon Mambo ink by Stampin' Up!


Create a layered dragonfly
I am so pleased that the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set is carrying over into the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue (1st June 2018).

I made this pink dragonfly card after the Mint Macaron Dragonfly Card I showcased earlier on in the week - as you can see by changing the colour scheme you can create a totally different look.

What do I need to make this project? 
I used Melon Mambo plus some Blushing Bride and Basic Black to stamp the decorative dots, some Silver Metallic Thread and Pearl Basic Jewels for embellishment, and some Vellum for extra depth and dimension:

This image shows a handmade card featuring a dragonfly stamped using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Melon Mambo ink by Stampin' Up!


The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams, so no need to invest in another stamp set for this project.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies to cut out the coloured dragonfly and the Vellum dragonfly.

This picture shows the images that together comprise the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Create a variety of looks... 
There is an awful lot you can do with this stamp set - you can colour the tiny panels on the dragonfly's wings, or change the colour scheme of the dots to create a totally different look.

Why not use another colour altogether? Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay are bold and bright.

This stamp set is perfect for all those summery cards, and for those that love either dragonflies or bees.

It's a versatile set and because it has images with sentiments you can swap either with other sets.



I look forward to sharing many more projects with this set over the coming months, if you have this stamp set and would like to share your creations with me I'd love to see them! Use the email address at the top of the page.

Happy stamping,
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This image shows a handmade card featuring a dragonfly stamped using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Mint Macaron ink by Stampin' Up!