Calming Camellia Card Set

Yesterday I shared a single card that I made with the gorgeous Calming Camellia Sale-a-Bration Host set in this post, and today I just wanted to show you the entire set of 5 cards I have made using the same technique, and a little more information.
I’ve often wondered why we don’t decorate the back of our cards, after all, it is part of the card and just as visible to the recipient as the front.
I am also of the opinion that we are now, more than ever, going to be needing to send people letters – as in, real “snail mail” hand-written type letters, sharing our news and our lives. We need the connection it creates.
And so this set of cards is all about those two things. There is no stamping or decoration on the inside of the card, leaving the entire space available for writing a letter.
And the back of the card is decorated.
Here is the card base, Crumb Cake cardstock stamped with Crumb Cake ink:

And then the full card with the front decorated:

And the full set of five cards:

The colours I have used in conjunction with Crumb Cake are from left to right:
Blackberry Bliss, Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy. The colours in the photo don’t quite do the depth of colour in the cards justice.
My favourites are the Blackberry Bliss and Evening Evergreen. How about you?

So to achieve this look, I have stamped the gorgeous flower image in the one of the colours mentioned above, and then using the White Craft ink and a Blender Pen, coloured the petals of the flower. The white craft ink over the stamped image changes the shade of the original image, making it a lot lighter, and making it look as though there is a lot more colouring than just adding white over the top.
I have then added some green to the leaves and some Soft Suede to the stem, also using ink and Blender Pen.

I loved making this set of cards, I may just make a couple of sets to give as gifts to family.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia

My card today features the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Host Stamp set, Calming Camellia, which I have stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock with Night if Navy ink. Then using a Blender Pen I have coloured it with White ink on the petals, Old Olive on the leaves and Soft Suede on the stem.

I plan to make a set of these and some tags as well. They will make a beautiful gift.

I hope you are having a crafty Sunday!

Happy Stamping!

Chris

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Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

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Playing with Colour

I don’t have a card to share with you today, I am spending the day at the lake while my son sails. And while he is, I am enjoying nature, listening to the beautiful Bellbirds, and enjoying this view.

And also playing with colour with some new images. I’m not sure what I will make with this yet but I will share the finished project soon.

Enjoy your day!

Happy stamping!

Chris

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane with Embossing Paste

Hello and welcome back. My card today is another which features both the Daisy Lane stamp set and matching punch, and the Embossing Paste on Clear Window Sheet to create a background.

This time I have used Flirty Flamingo re-inker in some of the Embossing Paste. If you would like to see how I made this background, you can watch the short Facebook Live here.

I am keeping this short and sweet today, but I hope this inspires you to try something a little different.
Happy stamping!
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

NEW! January Class in the Mail

With global shipping issues starting to effect all businesses, including Stampin’ Up! especially here in Australia, we need to start looking at ways to continue creating beautiful cards and projects, both for our own enjoyment and creativity, but also to help others who may be needing something to smile about.

My class is designed to show you how you can use any Designer Series Paper you have (or can get) to make beautiful cards, and how one design can look completely different using different Designer Series Papers.
This class has 4 different designs, and you will make 2 cards from each design with different Designer Series Papers.
This is one of the projects using the gorgeous Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper “Friendly Hello”.

Since this is the first Class in the Mail that I have done for about 10 years!! please be patient with me, I am still figuring out how to get everything working smoothly.
More details are here, and if you are keen to get going, please email me at dotdotstamping@gmail.com or leave a comment below.
The class is only available in Australia (apologies if you are outside Aus!) however I will be offering PDF only soon, and will keep you posted.

And here is my challenge to you today, send or give a card as a Random Act of Kindness (RAK), and put a smile on someone’s face, you just never know how much of a difference that could make. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood and put a card in someone’s letterbox, just saying hi, even if you don’t sign it. We need to come together and support each other and our individual communities to get through this difficult time, so let’s make a card, and then give a card.

Happy stamping!
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Basic White Cardstock is Available!!

Just a quick update today to let you know that we have Basic White cardstock available again in Australia.
To order A4 Basic White cardstock click here.
For Basic White Envelopes click here.
For Basic White 12 x 12 cardstock click here.

And don’t forget to add your FREE Sale-a-Bration item if your order is $90 or over.

If you are outside of Australia you may not understand my excitement, these items have been very hard to get hold of recently. If you are in Australia, my advice would be to get in while they are available!!
I believe that the shipping issues that are currently occurring globally are not going to go away any time soon, so I would ask for patience and understanding as these issues are outside of the control of Stampin’ Up! and in the meantime, there are plenty of other ways to create beautiful cards and other projects.

So keep stamping, and keep creating and sharing your creations with others. You have no idea of the impact one small card can have on someone who is doing it tough.

Happy stamping!
Chris

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane – Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support
You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

For my card today, I wanted to highlight a couple of products from the new Mini Catalogue, one which I have been use quite a lot – the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, and one that may have slipped your notice – the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper, on Page 23.

The Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper is just gorgeous, so sparkly!
I have used some acetate Window Sheet, and have added the background daisies with the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative masks and some Texture Paste.
Stay tuned for a tutorial for this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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1. Kylie Bertucci – Australia  
2. S. Kelli McConkey – InkyHandsWarmHearts – USA  
3. Beth McCullough – Stamping Mom – USA  
4. Sara Sayers – KISS Kreative (UK)  
5. Angie McKenzie – USA  
6. Jessica Hart – Australia  
7. Julia zimmer – Germany  
8. Rachel Aziamadi – Scrapinium – France / Germany  
9. Judith Patterson ~ USA  
10. Trish Soliman – Australia  
11. Rookaya Parak – Canada  
12. Liz Yuille – Old Stables Crafts – UK  
13. Angela Meiritz-Reid – Stamping Beauty NZ  
14. Sandie at Stampwithsandie.blogspot.com UK  
15. Diane Evans – Stampin With Diane (Canada)  
16. Nancy Reynolds – Stampin’ With Nutsy, USA  
17. Shelly Wadge – Australia  
18. Bev Evans – Australia  
19. Krissi Hannahs-StampWithKrissi, USA  
20. Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper – USA  
21. Nancy Endwright – USA  
22. Christy Gridley – Christy’s Stamping Spot – USA  
23. Suzie jewell – USA  
24. Cheryl Hurst – Australia  
25. Mo Rootes  
26. Melissa Faust – Stamp with Melissa – USA  
27. Jenna Moore – Jenna’s Crafting Studio – Canada  
28. Kathi Case USA  
29. Leonie François – Prulleke – the Netherlands  
30. Anne Marie Jakubiec-Canada  
31. Theresa McEntee- USA  
32. Diane Gardner – DeeDeesDazzles.com – USA  
33. Melva Peters (Canada) – Stamping With Melva  
34. Heidi Collins – On Y Go! Stamping – US  
35. Jennifer Blaschak-Card Zen by Jen- USA  
36. Candace Birch, Knotty Birch Studios, Idaho, USA  
37. Janelle Duggan- Australia  
38. Cindy-lou Kyle-Canada  
39. Denise Cox – Birdsnest Designs – Canada  
40. Janice Piechowiak – USA  
41. Tracy held – Trace Of Creativity, Australia  
42. Sue Vine – MissPinksCraftSpot – Australia  
43. Maheswari Rajaguru – Australia  
44. Mandy Witherby – Australia  
45. Rebecca Nutley – Australia  
46. Wendy Varron – USA  
47. Karen Henderson – UK  
48. Verna Mullen – New York, USA  
49. Anne Granger – Canada  
50. Jan Bassett-USA  
51. Bonnie Sanche – Canada  
52. Tamara Semon-Maryland, USA  
53. Lesley Seabrook Canada  
54. Elaine Sewell – UK  
55. Vicky Wright – Australia  
56. Rose Coleman – Canada  
57. Teah Woodward- US  
58. Kate Bolt  
59. Christina Barnes – Australia  
60. Sue Sanders, Suzie Q’s Stamping, U.S.A.  

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters in Party Hats!

The Awesome Otters Sale-a-Bration set is just so cute that I had to make another card with it today, this time combined with some of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper from the new Mini catalogue.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
The hats have been stamped separately in Basic Gray and then coloured very quickly using a Blender Pen with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie ink, and then fussy cut with scissors and adhered with dimensionals. There is some Wink of Stellar on the pompoms.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside as well…..

I hope they give you something to smile about today!
Happy stamping
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters and Gentle Waves Card

Awesome Otters stamp set is one of the great stamp sets available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure for Jan-Feb 2022, and I have combined it with the Gentle Waves background stamp from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue.

The otter has been stamped separately and then fussy cut, and have then added a little shading with ink and a Blender Pen. And the birds come from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, also from the current Mini Catalogue.
The colours I have used are Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight.
I made an Idea Pin for this card which you can watch here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/265923552988586352/

Did you know you can earn the Awesome Otters stamp set just by spending $90 from the Annual catalogue and/or new Mini Catalogue through my online store? (Australian orders only please) I think that’s a great deal, and since there are so many gorgeous new goodies in the new Mini, it’s not difficult to spend $90!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers Single Layer Card

Hi again, and welcome back!
You may remember a few days ago I shared this post with a single layer card featuring the retiring Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, and I thought it would be interesting to make the exact same card using a completely different stamp set and different colours.

This time the card is a thick Very Vanilla cardbase and I have used the Flowing Flowers stamp set, with a few splodges from the Quiet Meadow stamp set (although you could use the splodges on the other flower image from the Flowing Flowers set for this).
The colours are Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.
This is such a gorgeous stamp set, I love the different flower images and the beautiful script on the sentiments. My brain is overloaded with ideas!!
That’s enough from me for today, I am spending the rest of my day working on some tutorial and online class ideas, so stay tuned for those.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

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January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!