Hello again and welcome back. The Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set is the set I have used for my card today, in particular the pretty flower image. I stamped the flower with Fresh Freesia ink, and then to add some vibrancy and intensity to the colour of the centre of the flower, I have added some Rich Razzleberry ink using a Blending Brush, just gently and with a very small amount of ink, but it makes that colour pop out just a little more.
Today I am sharing something I have been working on over the past few days, my very first handcrafted Journal.
I have rather a lot of retired Designer Series Paper – I have a bit of a DSP addiction!! I love it all, and I do use it on my cards and other projects but invariably, there seems to be plenty left over.
So my Journal uses all retired Stampin’ Up!items other than some photocopy paper which I have combined with DSP for the pages, and the Muesli Bar box which was upcycled to form the cover of the Journal.
Each page is different, some are stamped, some have hand cut birds, most are sponged, spritzed and splattered. I had a lot of fun!!
And all the pages are properly bound into the cover.
I absolutely loved making this project and I can see a lot more of them happening in the future, incorporating some mixed media techniques as well .
I think I’ll start on the Jatz box tomorrow!!
Happy stamping, sponging, spritzing and splattering!!
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!!
Firstly today, I am very excited to let you know that I am now a member of the Design Team for Cardz 4 Guyz, and so will be posting heaps more masculine cards for you. The challenge is fortnightly, and I hope you will share your projects with us and pop in and check out what is going on. Here is the link to the challenge blog: https://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/
Today I am sharing my first card as a member of the Design Team, and fittingly, the theme is Music. You may not be aware that I was a professional musician in a former part of my life and still play a lot of music, these days as an amateur in support of my son who also plays an instrument.
The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. Everything else is from various sets of Designer Series Papers. The music and wood background papers are both from Pressed Petals Designer Series Papers, and the gorgeous little bird has been fussy cut out of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers.
The sentiment is normally straight but since it is a photopolymer stamp, I have curved it onto the clear block, to create some nice shape.
Why not come on over to Cardz4Guyz and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been doing with this challenge.
Oh my goodness!
This is soooooo gorgeous, and I don’t know about you, but I want this!!
The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is being released on the 1st of May, and is only available until the 31st of May unless it runs out before that (which is highly likely).
Here is a sample made using this Medley.
So much gorgeousness.
And the variety of products that is going to be included in the Medley is extensive, filled to the brim with coordinating products for endless creative possibilities.
Suitable for cardmakers, scrapbookers, gift box makers, it has everything you could want.
The cost is $139 and looks like it will be well worth saving your dollars for this one.
I will post up a reminder closer to the date, but in the meantime, save those dollars because this is a one off, you can only get it in May, and only while stocks last. (In other words, order it on the 1st of May, because it will probably sell out fast).
You will be able to order your Everything is Rosy Product Medley through my online store.
My box of new Stampin Up! goodies arrived yesterday so I have had a heap of fun playing with some of them today.
Being a butterfly lover, I absolutely loved the Butterfly Gala stamp set from the Occasions catalogue as soon as I saw it. And it’s fantastic that it has a matching punch, although mine is on back order (guess it has been pretty popular!) so I had to cut the butterflies out by hand today.
I have used the gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Papers, and some retired doilies that I still have from a few years ago. The butterflies have been coloured using a Blender Pen and some gorgeous new ink colours, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo (they are new to me).
I think my favourite is Highland Heather, how about you?
It’s been so good to get back into some stamping and creating, and the ideas are starting to flow too quickly to keep up with.
I have coloured her with Copic Markers, then layered the image over some silver and white cardstock which I have run through the Big Shot with embossing folders.
And for my second card, I have used the Musical Notes images from Stitchy Bear Stamps.
The duke box is a stamp that came with a magazine, which I have coloured with Copic Markers, and then stamped the sentiment using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp.
Thanks to our fabulous sponsors for this fortnights challenge. Please share you work with us at Simply Papercraft Challenges, we love to see what you have been creating.
For the next couple of weeks at The Male Room we want your masculine style projects to include SPOTS AND STRIPES. Don’t forget you can make any type of papercraft project – but it must be for the men in our lives – both young and old.
I have used some polka dot papers for my background and then layered some strips of cardstock in various colours on an angle over the patterned papers. Such a great way to use up some of those strips that we all seem to collect.
The car stamp and the sentiment were freebies from a magazine I bought recently. Both the car and the “Happy” have been fussy cut and mounted on dimensional tape.
I hope you will join in with our challenge at The Male Room.
Just a quick post today to remind you to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Stars or Stripes Challenge.
I have used both stars and stripes for my card today.
My card features another great masculine digital image from Tiddly Inks, Golf, which comes as a bonus with the Father’s Day Vintage Truck image.
I have made this card for someone special who has gone above and beyond to help us find our new house (more about that soon!!).