Varied Vases meets Wood Textures

By | 02/08/2018

Have you notices the new “Varied Vases” stamp set and matching punch.

I have had fun playing with this set and this project was inspired by a lovely German demonstrator.  Unfortunately I don’t know her name.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock with some of the lovely new ink colours (Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch and Balmy Blue) and the vases have been punched out of scraps of the Wood Textures DSP.  Finished with the ubiquitous Linen Thread.

And wouldn’t you know it, I smudged a little ink on the left hand top corner…..what a excellent place for a few Basic Jewels Pearls.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Whisper White (106549), Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch and Balmy Blue

Miscellaneous:  Vases Builder Punch (147070),  Linen Thread

Graceful Glass Suite

By | 26/07/2018

For some of the most stunning and simple cards have a look at the “Graceful Glass” suite.  Brian from Stampin’ Up! head office has put together this video which shows some the fabulous ideas for using this suite.

I am looking forward having a good old play with this suite.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Truly Tailer Wood Textures

By | 19/07/2018

I have seen many versions of this card so it is difficult to give appropriate credit.  Having seen a number, here is what I came up with.  I rather like it don’t you?  While being a little fiddly it is simple and a great way to use up scraps of any paper or card stock.

For this card, I have used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut with the Tailored Tags punch.  I stamped that greeting on a lighter colour piece of the DSP punched it out and placed it first on a card front sized piece of Early Espresso.  The rest of the pieces I placed around it in a planned yet random fashion leave a gap to look like grout.  I allowed the edge pieces to go off the edge of the Early Espsresso card stock and them trimmed them once the glue had dried.  Finished if off with a little Linen Thread and mounted it onto a Crumb Cake card base.  Nothing could be simpler.

And given it is my husband’s birthday this month I made another one but this time added a border of Early Espresso just for a little extra layer.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Lift Me up (142896, 142896)

Cardstock:  Early Espresso (121686), Crumb Cake (121685)
Ink:  Early Espresso(147114)

Miscellaneous:  Truly Tailored Punch (145667 ),  Linen Thread (104199) 

Beautiful Bouquet

By | 12/07/2018

This is a stamp and die set that I have previously over looked and I’m not sure why.  It is lovely.  Pretty images, matching/co-ordinating dies and lovely sentiments for many occasions.

Taking inspiration from Marelle Taylor, I created this lovely bouquet using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the Bouquet Bunch framelets.

The flowers were die cut using one of the flower cluster dies.  Roughly sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink, making sure that some had more ink than other to ensure a variegated result and placed in a rough circle on the Whisper White (previously embellished with embossing paste and Dazzling Diamonds) and then subsequent layer added towards to centre thus creating a 3D effect on the Pear Pizazz stems and Crumb Cake paper wrapping.  Finished off with the little Linen Thread.

After having made the first card I thought I’d try a slightly different techique.  This time I used another one of the flower clusters but this time instead of sponging, I used an aqua painter to add colour to the middle of  each of the petals.  This really does give it the 3D effect.

Which one do you prefer?  I love them both but I think the painted version is my favourite.  It was certainly popular with my ladies at our regular card making class.  They were given the option to do either one and they all chose the same one.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Beautiful Bouquet (143666)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (106549), Rich Razzleberry (119981)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (147091)

Miscellaneous:  Beautiful Bunch Framelits (143659) Big Shot (143263) , Sponge Daubers (133773),  Aqua Painters (103954), Linen Thread (104199) 

Serene Garden – Mint Macaron Returns

By | 08/07/2018

Mint Macaron is back!  It was an “In Colour” a few years back and now it is one of our standard colours in the Subtles Range.

Initially I wasn’t altogether happy with the Mint Macaron/Tranquil Tide  combination for this card but I added the flowers with Daffodil Delight, it just seemed to lift it completely.

If you look closely you may notice that the darker leaves are actually cut out and the colour is coming from the Tranquil Tide mat behind the top layer.   This is done using one of the dies from the co-ordinating “Garden Scene” Framelits.  That layer is also stamped with the leaf pattern, done with the Suppliesaid of the Stamparatus.

The framelits also including an embossing die with a pattern very much similar to the stamped images thus enabling you to create additional dimension.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

 used:
Stamp set:  Serene Garden (146501)

Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black 

Miscellaneous:  Garden Scene Framelits (146355), Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight), Stamparatus

 

 

Calligraphy Essentials

By | 05/07/2018

Have you ever wanted to try calligraphy?  Well, Stampin’ Up! have brought out a new kit that may help you do just that.  Shannon from home office has put together a video to demonstrate this new kit.

This is a great way to personalise your cards, and as Shannon mentioned, your envelopes too.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Serene Garden

By | 28/06/2018

Initially when I saw this stamp set and co-ordinating dies I was concerned that there wasn’t scope for versatility.  Oh how wrong I was.  I have made several cards with it and have discovered many more ideas from lots of other demonstrators.

This particular project was inspired by a card made by Laura Allen.  I love the colour combinations of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.  For this project I have stamped in Momento Black ink and coloured the image using the Stampin’ Blends.

You may also notice the placement of the two larger stamped corner images.  To make sure they were both the same and stamp equal distance from the edges I used Stampin’ Ups! new Stamparatus.  It’s perfect for getting placement just right.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Serene Garden (146501)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black 

Miscellaneous:  Garden Scene Framelits (146355), Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Pool Party). 

 

 

Rooted in Nature Bundle

By | 21/06/2018

One of the more eagerly awaited new product it the “Rooted in Nature” bundle.  It is designed to compliment the ever present “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set.  For a demonstration and a few ideas, Stampin’ Up! have put together the following video for you to enjoy.

Aren’t there some fabulous ideas?!  Just imagine what you could do.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

 

Today’s the day – 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Release

By | 01/06/2018

Yeah!  It’s here!  The new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.  For a quick preview of some of the new products please feel free to check out the video below.

There really are some lovely new products available.  If you would like to download a copy of the catalogue please click HERE or on the image below.

Check out the exciting new colours, new stamp pads, the long awaited Stamp-a-ratus and many more exciting products.

Happy stamping!

Chrisitne

Share What You Love – Early Release

By | 01/05/2018

From 1 May Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Share What You Love Suite in different bundle combinations ahead of the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue.  Check out Brandi’s video below for the details.

For a breakdown of bundle please click on the flyer below to open.

These products will be available in June with the new Annual Catalogue however, you can order them in May and receive the benefits of being in a bundle. 10% discount and as well as that some free extra product.  So what better time?

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.