Finally, I am organised enough to have joined in with the Design Team for Cardz4Guyz this fortnight.
Crafting has been a bit hit and miss, and blogging even more so, over the past few months. But it’s good to be back.
Our challenge this fortnight is to use Brads or Eyelets on your projects.
My cards actually use stick on brads, but close enough. Personally I am going away from the ones that go through the layers, they can be very bulky, so I have gone with this stick-on type.
My cards feature the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, and that gorgeous car has been fussy cut from the DSP. The cards also feature the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.
The frame on the first card, and the centre panel of the second, were one piece of cardstock which I die cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies.
Make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have been up to here, and share your own projects, we love to see what you have been creating.
Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-A-Bration promotion.
Until the 31st of March for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure.
Hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits. Check back here over the next couple of weeks for some inspiration using this gorgeous stamp set!
Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set.
The mini paper cutter is just fantastic! And the Designer Series Paper is, as always, totally gorgeous!
And now, to my projects for this blog hop.
I am featuring the Power of Hope Bundle today.
The white layer in the background of my cards has been embossed using the Stone 3D Embossing folder from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, then the top two layers have been die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, the middle layer in Pretty Peacock.
I have stamped the image onto some of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration) and cut out the dress, before adhering to the stamped image on the white cardstock.
Here is the inside of my card:
And then I have made a second one in Melon Mambo and using the same Designer Series Paper.
The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is Sujatha Harding
I hope you enjoy hopping through all of the inspiration.
If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:
I think I could really do with spending some time in a Tropical Oasis after all that we have been through with the bushfires over the last few weeks, and undoubtedly difficult times still to come.
Instead, I have actually made a card!!
My card features products from the Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up! from the new mini catalogue, and available until 2nd June 2020.
The background features a new Embossing Folder called Coastal Weave – I love this one, and a strip of the lovely bright Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
The beautiful frangipanis (my favourite flower of all) are from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and dies, have been stamped and then lighted coloured using a blender pen.
I am going to pop my card up on the current Case This Sketch challenge.
Another week of Christmas inspiration with Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
Eventually, I will surpise you with a non-traditional coloured Christmas card, but not this week…..
I have used some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper for my card, and have coloured part of it using a Blender pen.
I have only coloured the part that is inside the frame, made using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders, using the same colours as the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red, with a touch of Soft Suede for the branches.
I have also used Stampin’ Write markers to colour the finer areas rather than the Blender Pen, which I have used on the larger areas.
The sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set which has been die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies….. perfect fit!!
And a very small piece of the Real Red Curly Ribbon to finish off, which has been knotted in the centre and the ends frayed.
Tammy is joining us again this week with another of her gorgeous cards, this time a great fancy fold card featuring the Jolly Seasons Dies.
I love Santa with his reindeer, such a great die.
Did you notice Rudolf, with his red nose?
Thanks for sharing again, Tammy. Gorgeous card!!
If you would like to see what the rest of the Heart of Christmas team did for this week’s hop, you can find all the names on Claire’s blog here.
Thanks for dropping in, and happy stamping!
There’s a lot of concentration happening here, however I think the mess on the table tells the full story!
We had heaps of crafting fun, chatter and laughter, as well as playing with some new goodies at my New Catalogue Launch over the weekend.
Here are the cards that everyone got to create.
Firstly a quick and easy card, just stamped but showcasing how beautiful the large magnolia stamp is, from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.
Everyone got to choose a different colour, so all the cards were a little different.
My card is in the colour, Flirty Flamingo.
Then the real creativity started to happen, using the Magnolia Lane Memories and More kit.
This was the sample I made, but again, everyone got to choose the Memories and More cards and elements that they wanted to use and put them together, so they all turned out very differently.
I love the way the Memories and More kits can be easily turned into beautiful cards, as well as scrapbook pages and pocket pages. I have made a couple of those up as well and will share them with you in another post.
Winter has certainly arrived today here in our little town in Southern New South Wales, Australia. We have every heater on in the house, and lots of warm snuggly clothes on. It is cold, rainy, windy, stormy, and very dreary. Definitely a day to stay inside.
So I thought I should make a card that is nice and bright and cheery.
My card today features another retiring stamp set, the very versatile Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
Other than those few Old Olive leaves, the only colour I have used on my card is Melon Mambo. I have used the technique called “Stamping Off” to reduce the amount of ink on the stamp, making it into a lighter colour, and making it look like a number of different pink colours have been used, instead of just the one.
Then I have used Two Step stamping to stamp the raised flowers which I have fussy cut and layered over the top.
Tomorrow is the big day, the day when our gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! catalogue goes live, so make sure you come back, I have some cards made with new goodies to show you.
Happy stamping! And stay warm if you are in the southern states of Australia.
Only a few days to go until the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live, with all the new goodies. And believe me, there are lots of gorgeous goodies in this one!
In the meantime, I am going to be sharing some cards using a few of the retiring ones, and today I enjoyed some carfty time making these cards with the Sheet Music background stamp.
As a musician, I love this stamp, it is real music, not just random notes, and it is so gorgeous for cards and scrapbook layouts, so I am personally sad to see this one retiring.
It will be one that stays in my personal stash though.
Here are the individual cards….
And then I decided to go with some colour, and chose my favourite, Highland Heather.
The gorgeous butterfly is fussy cut from some retired Designer Series Papers, but they are too special to give away, so I am still using them.
I am going to share my cards to some card Challenges:
Global Design Project – Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges – Masculine Project
CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch Challenge with a focus on the sentiment
Fusion Card Challenge – Sketch Challenge
TGIF Challenges – Make a Set of Cards
I hope you are having a crafty weekend.