My card today uses a combination of different elements which worked so well together to make a Christmas card to send off to family interstate. As a musician, the Merry Melody Embossing Folder is, of course, one that I had to have, and will keep forever! Thank goodness it is on the carry over list, so will still be available for a while yet. It’s gorgeous as a background for all sorts of cards but of course works beautifully for Christmas cards.
The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper was cut out using the Scalloped Contours Dies.
The Ever Eden DSP, and also the Intricate Leaves Dies are on the Last Chance List, so won’t be available after the 3rd of January 2022, make sure you get in now if you would like them, if they sell out before that date they won’t be available again. You can place orders through my online store 24/7 and they will be shipped straight to you.
You may think I am a little obsessed with the Friendly Hello stamp set. You would be correct! It is so gorgeous and lovely to work with. It’s so pretty, with those gorgeous flower images and pretty colours in the matching Designer Series Paper. However, I wanted to show that it can be used for more neutral or even masculine cards, so used it during my Masculine Monday Facebook Live this morning. This is the original design that I put together before I went Live…..
And I decided to use the same elements but change the layout…. there’s nothing like improvising during a Facebook Live, it keeps it interesting!!
For the second card, I fussy cut the bird after stamping it, to remove the flowers and make it more masculine.
Which do you like better? If you prefer not to watch video on Facebook, you can find many of my Facebook Lives now on my youTube channel, make sure you Subscribe so that you know when something new has been added. While the stamps and Designer Series Papers I have used for this card are not available until January 4th 2022, make sure you check out what’s available in the Clearance Rack, there are some great specials available. However, if you really want this gorgeous stamp set, and you want it right now (and if you live in Australia), I would love to have you join my family of demonstrators, and you can join my team here. As a new demonstrator you have early access to all of the upcoming new goodies!!
I made this card on my weekly Wed morning Facebook Live, featuring the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. I seem to be having one of those weeks where things just don’t quite turn out how I had imagined they would or even how my practice one did. Ah well, I have to start embracing the imperfect. Except in this case, I managed to get glue on the back of the card during the live, so I have trimmed the original cardbase, and attached that to another cardbase in the same gorgeous Fresh Freesia colour (so pretty!!).
The flowers have been inked with Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride using sponge daubers to keep the colours soft and subtle. I have then stamped the centres using some Pale Papaya ink. I’m still not happy with it, but yes, embracing the imperfect!! Don’t forget…. free shipping on orders over $45 today, you can pop an order through for all those goodies you will need to create with over the holidays while you are recovering from Christmas!! And don’t forget the Clearance Rack!
I do love a challenge, especially a papercrafting challenge. So my card today uses the colours from the Global Design Project’s current colour challenge.
Definitely Christmassy colours, however I have been making heaps of Christmas cards, so decided not to make a Christmas card with these colours! I have stamped the flowers with black Stazon ink and then coloured them with a Blender Pen and Cherry Cobbler ink, then fussy cut them and popped them onto the card with a glue dot to give them a little bit of height.
The background is swish of watercolouring using a Water Painter, lots of water and some Mint Macaron ink. It’s interesting that it looks a very different colour in the photo to the Mint Macaron cardstock of the butterfly.
I hope you are having a successful day with your creating. Happy stamping! Chris
If you are thinking of putting in a last minute order before Christmas, for some holiday crafting, tomorrow would be a great time to do that, with FREE shipping on all orders over $45. You can place an online order from my store here, or maybe something from the Clearance Rack, where there are some new items to choose from.
Don’t forget I will be running some fun stamping and cardmaking in the Dot Dot Stamping Kit Parties Facebook Group from late December, where we will be making cards from the Sentimental Rose kit, so now would be a great time to buy your kit (you will need to add something else to make it up to the $45 for free shipping though). I will be sharing some different ideas for using the gorgeous kit and the stamp set that comes with it, so please feel free to join us, even if you are outside of Australia. Purchases from my online store are for Australian residents only. Thank you for understanding.
This gorgeous stamp set was at the top of my wish list of Christmas stamp sets when the current mini catalogue came out. I will admit it hasn’t had enough use yet, so hopefully after this crazy busy weekend, I will be able to make some Christmas cards and other items for family and friends. This inspiration comes from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy!
They have definitely inspired me to have more of a play with this bundle next week. Happy stamping Chris
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Unfortunately I can only accept Australian team members, however if you are anywhere in Australia and would like to know more, please reach out to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you just want to jump straight in and join up, here is the link to do that online.
Jump in and make the most of this fantastic special. Happy stamping! Chris
I did a Livestream on my Facebook page this morning, featuring the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, to make quick, easy and gorgeous Christmas cards, and to show that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get going and make some homemade Christmas cards.
These first three cards use exactly the same layout, with different patterns from the same pack of DSP.
I also showed this same layout using a completely different DSP to create a bright and cheerful birthday card, using the Host DSP Pattern Party.
And a couple of different layouts using Whimsy and Wonder DSP.
They were fun to make, and now I have a bigger stash to sell at the markets this week!!
Do you love crafting? Would you like a discount on your craft supplies? Do you regularly restock your craft supplies, or have friends who do? Are you new to papercrafting and would love to know where to start? Are you a former demonstrator who would love to get back into stamping and papercrafting? Are you a crafter who would like all the early information, discounts and perks that go with being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? Would you like to find a strong and supportive family of other papercrafters to engage with and get inspiration and help from? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is an amazing opportunity for you!
The Start with Savings Promotions ends on the 30th November 2021, and is a wonderful opportunity to start your own business, in any capacity, whether that’s a full time business or a hobby, or anything in between. At just $130 (normally $169), you can choose $235 worth of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products. Now that’s a good deal! On top of this amazing deal you will also get: A minimum 20% discount off retail prices Free catalogues to share with family & friends Access to demonstrator only events See new product releases & access to new products early, through exclusive pre-order opportunities. And plenty more!!! If you live in Australia, and you are interested in what is currently on offer, please feel free to reach out to me, I am happy to answer any questions you have, you can find my contact details here, or leave a comment below with your email, and I will contact you. You can also find more information and a link to sign up here.
I am looking to work one on one with more team members, to support you in whatever it is that you would like your Stampin’ Up! business to look like, and also have a supportive and active larger community that you would be part of.
So I hope you will start by just asking me the questions you might have, who know where it might lead you. Happy stamping! Chris