Merriest Moments

By | 27/12/2021

Yeah! I’m back posting and hope to make it a more regular thing. I’ve struggled photography and good lighting. However, this Christmas I was given a mini light box for photography. So, while I still have a lot to learn, the best way is by actually doing. So here goes!

I know this is a bit late for Christmas however, the stampset and dies are still available until 3 January 2022, and will be carrying over into an up coming catalogue. So if I’m able to tempt you with this set, you can still get it.

After seeing a post and video from Ruth Trice, I thought I’d have a go at stamping a page for a one sheet wonder collection using the Merriest Moments stamp set (this can also come with matching dies and a hybrid embossing folder). I loved the colours Ruth used so I copied her stamping and made up a couple of cards the same as Ruth’s. The colours used are Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizazz. I just love the non traditional yet still appropriate colours.

Then looking at the paper I realised just how lovely it was and rather than cut it into small pieces, I decided to feature the paper by itself. So I decided to keep it simple, by matting and mounting the paper onto a card base and, using just what I had to hand (some retired products), I added modest embellishments and greetings and let the stamped paper do the talking.

Isn’t the paper just beautiful.

Once I started, I kept going and going and ended up with a handful of beautiful cards all created from one stamped sheet of cardstock.

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Happy stamping!

Christine

Current Products Used:-

Cardstock – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer (retired)
Ink Colours – Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizazz, Coastal Cabana
Stamp set – Merriest Moments (the greetings are from various stamp sets)

Eden’s Garden

By | 12/11/2021

Stampin’ Up! has done it again. Another beautiful suite of products. This time it is called Eden’s Garden and is only available from now until 3 January 2022 so you need to be quick. Please click on the picture below to see the products included in this suite.

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase any of these products, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Balmy Blue Welcoming Window

By | 21/05/2021

This card is similar to one I posted earlier but I have used a different colour combination inspired by a card from Amy Koenders.

As usual, I have tweaked it a little to suit me, and have used Balmy Blue cardstock instead of Seaside Spray, as that is what I had at the time. Have also Gold Embossed the greeting.

You may notice the brick effect on the front is achieved by using 1st and 2nd generation stamping to give a more textured look.

A little two step stamping on the inside just completes this card.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Welcoming Window (154504 – 2021 Mini Catalogue or purchase as part of a bundle 156271 to save 10%)
Cardstock: Basic White, Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand
Ink: Balmy Blue, Grey Granite, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green.
Miscellaneous: Window Box dies, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder,

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase any of these products, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Embossed Welcoming Window

By | 14/05/2021

I am really enjoying playing with this bundle. For today’s card, I am focusing more on the stamping rather than die cuts, although die cutting is still used for this card, cased from the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

The base card is Pool Party and a matching mat of the same colour has been embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. All the other pieces were stamped on Basic White cardstock and then die cut and adhered either directly onto the card, or on dimensionals. I haven’t added any greeting to this card as I feel the front has enough going on without adding any more, but of course, you could add if you wish.

On the inside I have just stamped the a flower pot and flowers directly onto the Basic White cardstock.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Welcoming Window (154504 – 2021 Mini Catalogue or purchase as part of a bundle 156271 to save 10%)
Cardstock: Basic White, Pool Party
Ink: Sahara Sand, Just Jade, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape
Miscellaneous: Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Window Box dies, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals.

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase any of these products, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine